Neuroscience and Brain Development

Investigate how the mind and brain works that manifest in the person behaviour, focusing on neuroplasticity and brain Immunochemistry Cellular Mechanism. The research areas are cognitive neuroscience, electro-encephalography, functional brain imaging, cellular mechanism of neurodegenerative disorders, regenerative medicine and neuro-psychiatry. The cluster also developes Brain Bank to support research activities on neurodegenerative diseases of which its pathogenesis remains unclear, such as Alzheimer Disease, Autism, Addiction, Depression.

Ongoing Research

  • The role of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) Immunohistochemistry in diferentiating diffuse astrocytoma from astrocytosis: diagnostic study.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid biomarker and brain tissue biopsy on normopressure hydrocephalus: study on amyloid-beta and phospho-tau protein as prediction factor.
  • Gambaran Neuroplastisitas pada Fenomena Fantom Paska Amputasi Anggota Gerak Akibat Trauma: Penelitian Pendahuluan.
  • Computer based games for improving working memory in ADHD children: fMRI BOLD study.
  • qEEG analysis of brain electro-cortical activity during executive coaching.


  • The Amygdala’s Neurochemical Ratios after 12 Weeks Administration of 20 mg Long-acting Methylphenidate in Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder: A Pilot Study Using 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience).
  • Effectiveness of Mindfulness Therapy Among Adolescent With Conduct Disorder in Jakarta, Indonesia (Science Direct).
  • Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) Piscuit and Oil Supplement and Its Effect on Lipid Profile, Oxidative Stress and Cognitive Function of The Elderly (IJSBAR/International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research).
  • Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis (N Engl J Med)The Role of Autosuggestion in Geriatric Patients’ Quality of Life: A Study on Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology Pathway (Social Neuroscience).
  • MMP-9, brain edema, and length of hospital stay of patients with spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage after hematoma evacuation along with the administration of tigecycline (Medical Journal of Indonesia).
  • Design and Fabrication of Stimulated Bioreactor for Neural Stem Cell Engineering (SIMBION Project) (International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering).
  • Metabolic Activity Value in The Posterior Cingulate Cortex Using F-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Brain to Predict the Severity of Alzheimer’s (World Journal of Nuclear Medicine).
  • PSD 95 and NMDAR Alteration as Plasticity Responses After Intermittent Hypobaric Hypoxia Induction in Sprague-Dawley Rats (Advanced Science Letters).
  • Permanent flame-blunted monofilament of middle cerebral artery occlusion technique for ischemia stroke induction in animal models (Medical Journal of Indonesia).
  • Depression and its link to other symptoms in menopausal transition (Middle East Fertility Journal).
  • FSH to Estradiol ratio can be used as Screening Method for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Postmenopausal Women (Climacteric).
  • Internet Addiction among Adolescents in Jakarta: A Challenging Situation for Mental Health Development (Journal of International Dental and Medical Research).
  • Validation of the Indonesian Version of Psychotic Symptom Rating Scale (Ina-PSYRATS) Hallucination Subscscale (Journal of Physics: Conference Series).
  • XANAP: A real-world, prospective, observational study of patients treated with rivaroxaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation in Asia (Journal of Arhytmia).
  • Cerebral small vessel disease in Indonesia: Lacunar infarction study from Indonesian Stroke Registry 2012–2014 (SAGE Open Medicine).
  • Effect of Centella asiatica Supplementation on Striatum Function in Mice According to Various Developing Stages (Advanced Science Letters).


  • Victorian Brain Bank.
  • Netherland Institute for Neuroscience (NIN).
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).
  • Swiss German University.
  • Surya University.
  • Faculty of Technology, Universitas Indonesia.