A. Microbiology Laboratory, Biology Department

     Faculty Of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

     University of Brawijaya



Microbes (or microorganisms) are organisms that are too small to be seen by the unaided eye. They include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, microalgae, and viruses. Microbes live in familiar settings such as soil, water, food, and animal intestines, as well as in more extreme settings such as rocks, glaciers, hot springs, and deep-sea vents. The wide variety of microbial habitats reflects an enormous diversity of biochemical and metabolic traits that have arisen by genetic variation and natural selection in microbial populations.

Some of this microbial play an important role in the production of fermented foods such as bread, yogurt, and cheese. Some soil microbes release nitrogen that plants need for growth and emit gases that maintain the critical composition of the Earth’s atmosphere. Other microbes challenge the food supply by causing yield-reducing diseases in food-producing plants and animals. In human and animal bodies, different microbes help to digest food, ward off invasive organisms, and engage in skirmishes and pitched battles with the human immune system in the give-and-take of the natural disease process.

Microbial biotechnology, enabled by genome studies, will lead to breakthroughs such as improved vaccines and better disease-diagnostic tools, improved microbial agents for biological control of plant and animal pests, modifications of plant and animal pathogens for reduced virulence, development of new industrial catalysts and fermentation organisms, and development of new microbial agents for bioremediation of soil and water contaminated by agricultural runoff. Microbial genomics and microbial biotechnology research in microbiology laboratory is critical for advances in food safety, food security, biotechnology, value-added products, human nutrition and functional foods, plant and animal protection, and furthering fundamental research in the agricultural sciences.


General Information
1. Name of Laboratory : Microbiology Laboratory
2. Founded : 1992
3. Head of Laboratory : Dr. Suharjono, M. Si.
4. Location : Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Brawijaya
5. Type : Profit / Non Profit
6. Status : Operating
7. Company Size : 6 employees ( 5 lecturers and 1 technician)
8. 2009 revenue : Rp. 7.500.000
9. Mailing Address : Laboratorium Mikrobiologi, Jurusan Biologi Fakultas MIPA Universitas Brawijaya 65145  Jl. Veteran Malang, Indonesia
10. Phone Number : 0341 – 575840
11. Fax : 0341 – 554403
12. e-mail : csharjono@yahoo.co.id
13. Web : http://biologi.ub.ac.id
1. Reason for the stablishment : The laboratory of Microbiology, Biology Department was established to support  Teaching-learning process especially in Practical laboratory activities, to support Researches and public services.
2. Phylosophy : Microorganism was played an important role in human living and ecosystem conservation. They were important to produced industrial and food product, for biofertilizer, bioremediation of polluted ecosystem, biocontrol of pest and pathogen, and played an important role as pathogen for plant, animal, and human.
Service and Product
1. Main Products : Mushroom, Bacterial Cellulose (Nata de Coco), Microbiological isolates and slide preparates, and consultation service.
2. Main services : a. Student Practical and Research Activities
b. Microbiological analysis of soil, water, food and beverage, etc.
c. Microbiological analysis of organic fertilizer
d. Microbiological analysis of plant pathogen
e. Composting of organic matter
 f. Identification of microbes, etc.
3. Target Customers : a. Student of UB and other universities
b. Food and beverage industries
c. Biofertilizer industries
d. agriculture, fisheries, and poultry  department, etc.
Strength and Succeses
1. Competitive advantages : a. application of microbes to control of pest horticultural Plants.
b. Increasing application of organic fertilizer  to reduce chemically fertilizer
c. Increasing application of microbe in biodegradation of industrial waste.
d. Microbe identification based on genetic and molecular characteristics.
2. Successes : a. Production, Purification and Cloning of The Xylanase Gene of Acremonium sp.  TM-28.
b. Production of microbial consortium to degradation of Detergent wastewater, and composting of agricultural waste.
c. Production of microbe to control of mosquito larvae, fusarium as plant pathogen, and purple scale insect as pest of citrus plant.
Human Resources : a. Dr. Suharjono, M.Si. (Environmental Microbiologist/Head of Laboratory)
b. Tri Ardyati, Ph.D. (Food and Industrial Microbiologist)
c. Yoga Dwi Jatmiko, S.Si., M.Sc. (Food and Industrial Microbiologist)
d. Irfan Mustofa, S.Si., M.Si. (Environmental Microbiologist).
e. Dra. Nanik Dwi Rahayu (Technician)
Tools and Technologies
: a. Laminar Air Flow
b. Incubator aerobic and anaerobic
c. Automatic autoclave
d. Spectrophotometer
f. Research Microscope
g. Centrifuge 5804 R
h. Shacker Inkubator, etc.
i. PCR Machine
j. Microbiological reagen and medium, etc.
Business partnership
Many Institutions in Indonesia
Laboratory Activities
a. Practical laboratory
b. Student (S1, S2, and S3)and staff  Research
c. Public service (Microbiological analysis and bioassay, Consultation, and training).
d. Scientific publication
e. Curriculum development.

Price and Schedule Mikcrobia Analysis

E. coli air minum Rp. 150.000 14
TPC Rp. 150.000 14
Salmonella Rp. 150.000
Staphylococcus aureus Rp. 150.000
Pseudomonas Rp. 150.000
Total Jamur Rp. 150.000  14
Penambat N Rp. 150.000
Streptomyces Rp. 150.000
Actinomycetes Rp. 150.000
Bacillus Rp. 150.000
Selulolitik Rp. 150.000
 Lipolitik Rp. 150.000
 Proteolitik Rp. 150.000
Amilolitik Rp. 150.000
Identifikasi jamur Rp. 300.000 14
Lactobacillus Rp. 150.000 14
Azotobacter  Rp. 150.000
Rhizobium Rp. 150.000
Sacharomyces Rp. 150.000
Acetobacter Rp. 150.000
Pengahasil Fitohormon Auxin (Indole Acetic Acid) Rp. 150.000 14
Uji Patogenitas (Tanaman membawa sendiri) Rp.100.000 14
Kadar air Rp. 50.000 7
pH Rp. 50.000 7
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