Dr. Reinhard Pinontoan


Department Chair of Biotechnology


Dr. Reinhard Pinontoan is the Department Chair of Biotechnology Study Program. His areas of interest include environmental science, and health science. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Science from Nagoya University, and a Post-doctoral Training on Cancer Research Nagoya University Bioscience and Biotechnology Center and Shanghai Cancer Institute.


  • 1997 - Doctor in Agriculture Science. Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1994 - Master in Agriculture Science. Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1989 - Bachelor of Science. Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia
Post Doctoral Training:
  • 2005 - Training programme on cancer research. Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, China
  • 1999-2001 - Post-doctoral fellowship at Nagoya university Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya, Japan
Work Experiences:
  • 2006-now - Lecturer, Pelita Harapan University, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • 2001-2004 - Research associate, Research and Education Center for Genetics Information, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan
  • 1997-1999 - Lecturer/ Researcher (講師。研究機関研究員), Nagoya University Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya, Japan
  • Postdoctoral fellowship for foreign researcher, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Scholarship recipient, Yoneyama Rotary International Foundation (Japan)
  • Scholarship recipient, Asahi Glass Foundation (Japan)
  • Scholarship recipient, Aichi prefecture Government Foundation (Japan)
Journal Publications:
  1. Michelle, Siregar, R. A. N., Sanjaya, A., Lucy, J., & Pinontoan, R. (2020). Methylene blue decolorizing bacteria isolated from water sewage in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity, 21(3), 1136-1141. doi: 10.13057/biodiv/d210338
  2. Lucy, J., Raharjo, P. F., Elvina, E., Florencia, L., Susanti, A. I., & Pinontoan, R. (2019). Clot lysis activity of Bacillus subtilis G8 isolated from Japanese fermented natto soybeans. Applied Food Biotechnology, 6(2), 101-109. doi: 10.22037/afb.v6i2.22479
  3. Angelia, C., Sanjaya, A., Tanudjaja, E., Victor, H., Cahyani, A. D., Tan, T. J., & Pinontoan, R. (2019). Characterization of alpha-amylase from Aspergillus niger aggregate F isolated from a fermented cassava gatot grown in potato peel waste medium. Microbiology and Biotechnology Letters, 47(3), 364-371. doi: 10.4014/mbl.1811.11011
  4. Wong, H. –L*., Pinontoan, R*., Hayashi, K., Tabata, R., Yaeno, T., Hasegawa, K., Kojima, C., Yoshioka, H., Iba, K., Kawasaki, T., & Shimamoto, K. (2007). Regulation of NADPH oxidase by binding of small GTPase Rac and Ca2+ with the N-terminal extension in rice. Plant Cell, 19(12), 4022-4034. doi: 10.1105/tpc.107.055624 (*Co-first author)
  5. Pinontoan, R., Krystofova, S., Kawano, T., Mori, I.C., Iida, H., & Muto, S. (2002). Phenylethylamine induces an increase in cytosolic Ca2+ in yeast. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 66(5), 1069-1074. doi: 10.1271/bbb.66.1069
  6. Kawano, T., Pinontoan, R., Hosoya, H., & Muto, S. (2002). Monoamine-dependent production of reactive oxygen species catalyzed by pseudoperoxidase activity of human hemoglobin. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 66(6), 1224-1232. doi: 10.1271/bbb.66.1224
  7. Anderca, M.I., Furuichi, T., Pinontoan, R., & Muto, S. (2002). Identification of a mitochondrial nucleoside diphosphate kinase from the green alga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Plant Cell and Physiology, 43(11), 1276-1284. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcf155
  8. Mori, I.C., Pinontoan, R., Kawano, T., & Muto, S. (2001). Involvement of superoxide generation in salicylic acid-induced stomatal closure in Vicia faba. Plant and Cell Physiology, 42(12), 1383-1388. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pce176
  9. Pinontoan, R., Yuasa, T., Anderca, M. I., Matsuoka, T., Mori, H. & Muto, S. (2000). Cloning of a cDNA encoding a 66-kDa Ca2+-dependent protein kinase (CDPK) from Dunnaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology, 36(3), 545-552. doi: 10.1046/j.1529-8817.2000.99185.x
  10. Kawano, T., Pinontoan, R., Uozumi, N., Morimitsu, Y., Miyake, C., Asada, K., & Muto, S. (2000). Phenylethylamine-induced generation of reactive oxygen species and ascorbate free radicals in tobacco suspension culture: Mechanism of oxidative burst mediating Ca2+ influx. Plant and Cell Physiology, 41(11), 1259-1266. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcd053
  11. Kawano, T., Pinontoan, R., Uozumi, N., Miyake, C., Asada, K., Kolattudy, P. E., & Muto, S. (2000). Aromatic monoamine-induced immediate oxidative burst leading to an increase in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration in Tobacco suspension culture. Plant and Cell Physiology, 41(11), 1251-1258. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcd052
  12. Furuse, M., Matsumoto, M., Pinontoan, R., Saito, N., Sugahara, K., & Hasegawa, S. (1999). Intracerebroventricular injection of glucagon-like peptide-I inhibit water intake of the neonatal chick. Japanese Poultry Science, 36(4), 229-235. doi: 10.2141/jpsa.36.229
  13. Yaman, M. A., Kita, K., Pinontoan, R., & Okumura, J. (1998). Influence of refeeding with vitamin, mineral and fiber on protein synthesis and messenger ribonucleic acid content in the liver and muscle of fasted chicks. Journal of Animal Science, 11(5), 545-549. doi: 10.5713/ajas.1998.545
  14. Pinontoan, R., Okumura, J., & Muramatsu, T. (1997). Effect of extra-embryonic membranes on whole-body protein synthesis of chicken embryos in a stationary culture. Animal Science and Technology, 68(8), 748-751. doi: 10.2508/chikusan.68.748
  15. Pinontoan, R., Okumura, J., & Muramatsu, T. (1997). Effects of chicken embryo extract and epidermal growth factor on whole-body protein synthesis in cultured chicken embryos. Animal Science and Technology, 68(4), 377-380. doi: 10.2508/chikusan.68.377
  16. Muramatsu, T., Pinontoan, R., & Okumura, J. (1995). Biopotency of fetal bovine serum, and insulin and insulin-like growth factors I and II in enhancing whole-body protein synthesis of chicken embryos cultured in vitro. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C Pharmacology Toxicology Endocrinology, 111(2), 281-286. doi: 10.1016/0742-8413(95)00049-t
  17. Pinontoan, R., Okumura, J., & Muramatsu, T. (1994). Tu-chung (Eucommia ulmoides) leaf extract does not enhance whole-body protein synthesis in the chicken embryo cultured in vitro. Japanese Poultry Science, 31(5), 363-367. doi: 10.2141/jpsa.31.363
  18. Pinontoan, R., Okumura, J., & Muramatsu, T. (1994). Chicken whole-embryo culture as a quick and convenient system for searching physiologically active compounds. Kobayashi, T., Kitagawa, Y. and Okumura, K. Eds. Animal Cell Technology: Basic and Applied Aspects, 6, 475-479. doi: 10.1007/978-94-011-0848-5_72
  19. Kita, K., Nakagawa, S., Pinontoan, R., Okumura, J., & Muramatsu, T. (1993). Protein synthesis measured in the whole body of chick embryos cultured in vitro. British Poultry Science, 34(5): 1043-1047. doi: 10.1080/00071669308417664
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