AYU DIAWI ISMAYAWATI さん
- AYU DIAWI ISMAYAWATI さん
生命機能科学教育コース 2年 AYU DIAWI ISMAYAWATI さん
Many people are particularly interested in foods with beneficial bioregulatory functions such as prevention of lifestyle-related diseases, but in reality, the research field on bioregulatory functions is stagnant. My research will investigate functional food based on the Kopi Luwak production. I will explore the possibility of undigested foods, inspired by Kopi Luwak. The bioregulatory function of undigested foods has not been elucidated even by Kopi Luwak, and I believe that there are great secrets and expectations. It is desired that it can be reproduced in vitro instead of using an individual organism such as a civet cat. I will develop novel functional food products using undigested protocol.
After graduate my master degree, I went back to Indonesia. I got a job as university lecturer in 2019. At the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, I had a chance to conduct research collaboration with Professor Sakakibara and stayed in Miyazaki for two months to analyze the bioactive compound of functional food. During this time, I realized that I need to increase my skill and knowledge. I noticed that in the doctoral programs in Japan, student more focuses on research. I want to investigate and develop the beneficial food and beverage to the human health. Therefore, I decided to pursue my doctoral study in April 2021.
As Doctoral student, I spend my time mostly in the laboratory. However, I always make time for light exercise such as walking. I walk at least 3 km every day. In the holiday, I enjoy doing my hobby such as shopping, cooking and cleaning. I go to grocery stores to buy some foods material and spices. I also like watching cooking shows on television or on the YouTube channel. Furthermore, I try to practice these recipes and sometimes I modify them to make them more interesting and tastier.
Since I was hired for the Next Generation Researcher Challenging Research Program, my student life has dramatically changed. Firstly, I can do concentrate on my research without any worrying about financial problems. Secondly, I allocated the research funds, and therefore, can purchase the reagents and materials, which are mandatory for proceeding my research, based on my estimates. Finally, collaboration research projects between Kobe University and University Muhammadiyah Malang, which are undergoing projects, are the precious and exciting opportunity on my research experience.
I will provide understanding and education to the community to consume healthy food for their better life with research innovation. For this purpose, I need to participate the projects of the food science in Japan, and conduct research about the functional food science. And finally, I would like to become a key person who can contribute to the development of functional food science in Japan and also my home, Indonesia.