DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES

The Study of Biological Systems in The Perspective of Complexity Science

Research themes

  • The increase in efficacy based albumin
  • Rheology albumin therapy in a variety of pathological conditions (diabetes, infection, cancer, etc.)
  • The Herbal Medicine as a complex substance in therapy

Lecturers and researchers in thus group

  • Prof. Sutiman B. Sumitro, D.Sc.
  • Dr. Sri Widyarti, M.Si
  • Sofy Permana, M.Sc., D.Sc

Description & Strategy

Biological systems are built and driven by many interacting macromolecules. It implies that macromolecules do not work alone to support living systems, but the system that works inside is a complex system of molecules that interact with other complex systems of molecules or ions that act as central compounds or cofactors. This complex system can ultimately build intelligence at the level of implementing life processes (enzymes, DNA, albumin, etc.). If there is inefficiency in the work system of the body, it is estimated that work inefficiency will also occur at the macromolecular level. This phenomenon inspires that the biological function of macromolecules under normal conditions is different from pathological conditions. It is known that free radicals are energy in living processes that require an electron flow system to carry out work processes efficiently. Under pathological conditions, the free radical-based electron flow system works inefficiently.

Many studies state that albumin functions as an antioxidant in the blood and a scavenger, regulating the flow of electrons so that an efficient work process occurs. Under pathological conditions, the inefficient flow of energy results in an increase in free radicals. For this reason, the study of the character and working system of albumin is very important in revealing the capacity of albumin in maintaining the dynamics of the energy flow system in the body.

Ovalbumin is the albumin in egg whites. Ovalbumin has the ability to form complexes through weak bonds with other smaller molecules. These characters can be used as a delivery system for active ingredients, antioxidants, vitamins, etc., in order to be more effectively transferred from the digestive system to the blood circulation system.