Elizabeth Sidhartha, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Head of Biomedicine

Research Interest


Elizabeth Sidhartha, B.Sc., M.Sc. was awarded the Sembcorp Scholarship for Undergraduates and completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the National University of Singapore, majoring in Life Science and specializing in Biomedical Science. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on elucidating the effects of biomechanical stress on malaria parasites, integrating the fields of engineering and medical sciences. She proceeded to pursue a Master of Science degree at the Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, where she developed a novel scoring system for the risk of angle-closure glaucoma utilizing iris imaging techniques. While doing her master’s study, she also did some epidemiology work examining various eye diseases in a multi-ethnic group population. Upon obtaining her master’s degree, Elizabeth joined Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology to continue her malaria research, working on natural product-based drug discovery projects. Elizabeth is passionate about applying biomedical sciences to promote advancements in healthcare, and nurturing a future generation of highly capable medical scientists.

Research Activity and Highlighted Project

Year Title Partners
Antimalarial activity of Gynura divaricata (daun dewa)
Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology

Selected Publication

Wulandari, D. A., Sidhartha, E., Setyaningsih, I., Marbun, J. M., Syafruddin, D., & Asih, P. B. S. (2018). Evaluation of antiplasmodial properties of a cyanobacterium, Spirulina platensis and its mechanism of action. Natural product research32(17), 2067-2070.

Tun, T. A., Chua, J., Shi, Y., Sidhartha, E., Thakku, S. G., Shei, W., … & Cheng, C. Y. (2016). Association of iris surface features with iris parameters assessed by swept-source optical coherence tomography in Asian eyes. British Journal of Ophthalmology100(12), 1682-1685.

Sidhartha, E., Nongpiur, M. E., Cheung, C. Y., He, M., Wong, T. Y., Aung, T., & Cheng, C. Y. (2014). Relationship between iris surface features and angle width in Asian eyes. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science55(12), 8144-8148.

Sidhartha, E., Gupta, P., Liao, J., Tham, Y. C., Cheung, C. Y., He, M., … & Cheng, C. Y. (2014). Assessment of iris surface features and their relationship with iris thickness in Asian eyes. Ophthalmology121(5), 1007-1012.

Ch’Ng, J. H., Liew, K., Goh, A. S., Sidhartha, E., & Tan, K. S. (2011). Drug-induced permeabilization of parasite’s digestive vacuole is a key trigger of programmed cell death in Plasmodium falciparum. Cell death & disease2(10), e216-e216.


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