University of Glasgow
Tatas studied a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Glasgow. He is a leading researcher of photosynthesis pigments in Indonesia. Currently, he is a lecturer and director of the research centre for photosynthetic pigments at Ma Chung University. He was invited to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in 2013, and is the president elect of the Indonesia Chemical Society. Tata’s research has influenced the government’s policy on the use of synthetic food colours, to turn to a more environmentally sustainable solution.
During his doctoral degree at the University of Glasgow, Tatas had the opportunity to study under one of the most respected scientists in his field. This has enabled him to have international exposure and research collaborations. Tatas says what he learned from his UK study experience has been a prestigious asset that has shaped his perspective in building a nation through research and science.