Sony Suharsono

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Phone/Fax: +62-251-8622833

Postal Address:

Department of Biology
Bogor Agricultural University
Bogor 16680, Indonesia


Professor of Plant Genetics and Breeding, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia

Educational Background/working experience:

Prof. Dr. Ir. Suharsono DEA received his Bachelor degree in Agronomy from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia, his Master degree on Molecular Biology from Université de Nantes, France, and his PhD on Molecular Biology from Université de Bordeaux II, France.

In 2011, The Research Center for Biological Resources and Biotechnology of IPB and Research Centre of Wageningen University (WUR), the Netherlands began a research partnership on “Growth, development and production of Jatropha curcas in Indonesia”, examining the influence of interaction between genotype, environment and management on the productivity of Jatropha curcas. Among the researchers involved are Prof. Ken Giller (WUR), Dr. Raymond Jongscaap (WUR), Dr. Maja Slingerland (WUR) and Prof. Sony Suharsono (PPSHB IPB). Prof. Sony Suharsono’s involvement in this research partnership also marks his contribution in the “JARAK: The commoditization of an alternative biofuel crop in Indonesia” project. He is also involved in formulating the strategy and methodology of the plant science research of this project, together with Dr. Maja Slingerland and Juliana Tjeuw (WUR PhD student).

Research Focus (Thematic):

Research Focus (Geographical): Indonesia

Contribution to E-Publication:

Is Jatropha a miracle crop producing high yields on marginal lands?

(Main) Publications:

2012       Kajikawa, M., K. Morikawa, M. Inoue, U. Widyastuti, S. Suharsono,  A. Yokota,  & K. Akashi, Establishment of bispyribac selection protocols for Agrobacterium tumefaciens-and Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of the oil seed plant Jatropha curcas LPlant Biotechnology,29(2), 145-153.

2012       Sakurai, N., Y. Ogata, T. Ara, R. Sano, N. Akimoto, A. Hiruta, H. Suzuki, M. Kajikawa, U. Widyastuti, S. Suharsono, A. Yokota, K. Akashi, J. Kikuchi, D. Shibata, Development of KaPPA-View4 for omics studies on Jatropha and a database system KaPPA-Loader for construction of local omics databases Plant Biotechnology,29(2), 131-135