Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan
Usman Sumo Friend Tambunan is Professor of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Indonesia since 1997. He earned his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 1986. Afterward, he carried out postdoctoral research at Kansas University, USA and in Taiwan. Since then, he has been a lecturer for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at Universitas Indonesia. Prof. Tambunan research interests focus on drug and vaccine design using computational method for avian influenza, ebola virus, dengue virus, and cervical cancer. His research includes the development of natural products, cyclic peptides, and fragment-based drug design to find a drug candidate to combat these diseases. For his research achievement and dedication, he has been rewarded with Satya Lencana in 2010 and 3rd Best Professor at Universitas Indonesia in 2009.