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Bio Adiguna BAHARI

Hi! My name is Adiguna Bahari, I was born and raised in Indonesia. I received my bachelor degree from the faculty of agriculture in Kyushu University (Japan) where I worked on malic enzyme overexpression to increase the oil production in  oleaginous single cell microalgae. I pursued my master’s degree in food science from The University of Georgia where I synthesized a novel cocoa butter equivalent from illipe butter and palm mid-fraction using enzymatic interesterification. Now, I am working towards a PhD in Cargill R&D Europe Centre. I will  try  to revise the carrageenan extraction process with the goal to valorize more of the sea weed cell wall components.

The topic of my PhD research is: the development of novel algae-based functional ingredients. I chose the ESR 13 FOODENGINE project with Cargill because of three main reasons. First, Cargill is one of the largest agriculture production, processing and research company. Thereby I could gain valuable work experience that is in very close relation with industrial and market challenges. Second, my research topic will focus on carbohydrate research, with prior experience in protein and lipids research, engaging in this research would be a new and exciting experience. Third, my home country Indonesia is a thriving environment for seaweed and carrageenan supply, and I would like to play a role in this industry as well.

In case you want to know more about my topic, do not hesitate to contact me (show email).