Merisa Bestari Faiz
- 2014 – Present, PhD Candidates, Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney
- 2008-2013, M. Eng. (Chemical Engineering) & B. Eng (Bioprocess Technology), Fast Track Program, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Title: The Origins Of Induced Antimicrobial Resistance to Nanosilver: Toward Mitigation of Its Global Spread.
Many consumer products contain nanosilver because of its antimicrobial activity. However, nanosilver can cause some bacteria to rapidly adapt and flourish. The aim of this research is to investigate the origins of induced antimicrobial resistance to nanosilver. The generated information is transferrable to the fundamental elucidation of the potential cell acquired resistance across the broader range of nanomaterials beyond nanosilver. The knowledge is vital for the protection and well-being of the international community and the environment. The expected outcomes of this research are the information of cytotoxicity origin of nanosilver and mechanism of cell defence to toxicity.
Awards and achievements
- 2014, Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend from University of New South Wales
- 2013, Graduated from Chemical Engineering Department, Universitas Indonesia with Cum Laude Predicate (M.Eng degree)
- 2012, Summer Research Scholarship from University of Queensland
- 2012, Graduated from Chemical Engineering Department, Universitas Indonesia with Cum Laude Predicate (B.Eng degree)
- 2012, Excellent Research Award from PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk
- 2011, Fast-Track Program Scholarship from Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI)
- 2010, PPA Scholarship from Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI)
- Hermansyah, Heri, Merisa Bestari Faiz, Rita Arbianti, Tania Surya Utami, and Yopi. 2013. “Preparation and Kinetic Study of Rhizopus Oryzae Whole Cell as Biocatalyst for Biodiesel Synthesis.” Journal of Life Science and Technology 1: 168–171.