Richard Sutejo, S.TP., Ph.D.

Head of Master in BioManagement

Research Interest


Richard Sutejo, S.TP., Ph.D. is an Indonesian national. He won the NTU Ph.D. Scholarship program in 2006 and received his Doctorate in Biological Sciences from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2011. He came from various life-science backgrounds: Food Science and Technology, Biomedicine, and Bioinformatics.

Prior to pursuing his doctorate degree, Dr. Richard Sutejo taught Food Microbiology, Food Biochemistry, and Food Processing Microbiology courses at the University of Pelita Harapan, Indonesia. While pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Richard Sutejo worked as Research Staff. Upon the completion of his doctorate study, he joined the Department of Physiology of the National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow. 

His main interest is host-pathogen interactions in the field of, but not limited to, virology/microbiology and -omics analysis. He is currently focusing his research on relevant state-of-the-art Biomedicine research and leveraging Indonesia-based biodiversity, such as studies on infectious disease-host interaction, molecular study on infectious diseases, investigating the role of bioactive compounds and its effect on the molecular mechanism, stem cell and regenerative medicine, and skin biology and health.


Year Award Source
DIKTI Grant Winner

Research Activity and Highlighted Project

Year Title Partners
Daun Gatal Research Project
Virus – Host Interaction

Selected Publication

Wong, P. S., Sutejo, R., Chen, H., Ng, S. H., Sugrue, R. J., & Tan, B. H. (2018). A System Based-Approach to Examine Cytokine Response in Poxvirus-Infected Macrophages. Viruses, 10(12), 692.

Sutejo, R. (2014). Epidermodysplasia verruciformis-symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. Cermin Dunia Kedokteran, 41(5), 342-346.

Ravi, L. I., Li, L., Sutejo, R., Chen, H., Wong, P. S., Tan, B. H., & Sugrue, R. J. (2013). A systems-based approach to analyze the host response in murine lung macrophages challenged with respiratory syncytial virus. BMC genomics, 14(1), 1-18.

Ravi, L. I., Li, L., San Wong, P., Sutejo, R., Tan, B. H., & Sugrue, R. J. (2013). Lovastatin treatment mitigates the pro-inflammatory cytokine response in respiratory syncytial virus infected macrophage cells. Antiviral research, 98(2), 332-343.

Sutejo, R., Yeo, D. S., Myaing, M. Z., Hui, C., Xia, J., Ko, D., … & Sugrue, R. J. (2012). Activation of type I and III interferon signaling pathways occurs in lung epithelial cells infected with low pathogenic avian influenza viruses. PloS one, 7(3), e33732.


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