Ahmad Faizal

Metabolit sekunder

Ahmad Faizal is interested in the field of plant secondary metabolite and metabolic engineering. He developes strategies to modulate a triterpene saponin (a class of secondary metabolite) production from medicinal plants. These are including the classic tissue culture techniques, polyploidization, genetic engineering of uncommon plant species using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, flow cytometry, and metabolic engineering.

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Dr. Ahmad Faizal

Gedung Labtek XI Lantai 4.

Lab Mikropropagasi dan Transformasi

Sekolah Ilmu dan Teknologi Hayati - Institut Teknologi Bandung

Ganesa 10, 40132 Bandung. Indonesia



Mahasiswa S3

Mahasiswa S2

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Ahmad Faizal and Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti. 2018. Interaksi mikroba dengan pohon penghasil gaharu genus Aquilaria. In Sri Wilarso Budi, Asep Hidayat, Maman Turjaman (eds). Bioprospek Mikroba Hutan Tropis Indonesia. IPB Press. Bogor pp: 19-47 ISBN: 978-602-440-241-9. [ fulltext ]

Heri Andrianto, Suhardi, and Ahmad Faizal. 2018. Measurement of chlorophyll content to determine nutrition deficiency in plants: A systematic literature review. Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Technology Systems and Innovation (ICITSI). 392-397. [ fulltext ]


Ahmad Faizal, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, Elfa Norisda Aulianisa, Iriawati, Erdy Santoso, and Maman Turjaman. 2017. Formation of agarwood from Aquilaria malaccensis in response to inoculation of local strains of Fusarium solani. Trees, 31: 189-197. [ fulltext ]


Hans Indra Pramana, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2016. The efficiency of growth medium bioconversion into banana (Musa acuminata, AA) plantlet biomass in temporary immersion system (TIS) RITA® bioreactor with different immersion periods. IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences, 4: 133-140. [ fulltext ]

Kenn Foubert, Taposh Gorella, Ahmad Faizal, Paul Cos, Louis Maes, Sandra Apers, Danny Geelen, and Luc Pieters. 2016. Triterpenoid saponins from Maesa argentea leaves. Planta Medica, 82: 1568-1575. [ fulltext ]


Ahmad Faizal and Danny Geelen. 2015. Studies on saponin production in tropical medicinal plants Maesa argentea and Maesa lanceolata. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1677: 090009. [ fulltext ]

Feby Mayorazaki, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2015. Enhancement of photosynthetic rate through photoperiod using LED in cucumber (Cucumis sativus). MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology, 2015: 1-12. [ fulltext ]

Muhammad Fahri Riadi, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2015. The effect of LED light on production of female flowers in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). MATTER: International Journal ofScience and Technology, 2015: 13-23. [ fulltext ]

Muhammad Maulana Malikul Ikram, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, and Ahmad Faizal. 2015. The effect of photoperiodism with LED light on productivity of female flower in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology, 2015: 24-34. [ fulltext ]

Tessa Moses, Jacob Pollier, Ahmad Faizal, Sandra Apers, Luc Pieters, Johan M Thevelein, Danny Geelen, and Alain Goossens. 2015. Unraveling the triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis of the African shrub Maesa lanceolata. Molecular plant, 8: 122-135. [ fulltext ]


Norhayati Daud, Ahmad Faizal, and Danny Geelen. 2013. Adventitious rooting of Jatropha curcas L. is stimulated by phloroglucinol and by red LED light. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant, 49: 183-190. [ fulltext ]

Ahmad Faizal and Danny Geelen. 2013. Saponins and their role in biological processes in plants. Phytochemistry Reviews, 12: 877-893. [ fulltext ]


Kenn Foubert, Annelies Breynaert, Mart Theunis, Rita Van Den Bossche, Guido RY De Meyer, André Van Daele, Ahmad Faizal, Alain Goossens, Danny Geelen, Edward M Conway, Arnold Vlietinck, Luc Pieters, and Sandra Apers. 2012. Evaluation of the anti-angiogenic activity of saponins from Maesa lanceolata by different assays. Natural Product Communications, 7: 1149-1154. [ fulltext ]

Ahmad Faizal and Danny Geelen. 2012. Agroinfiltration of intact leaves as a method for the transient and stable transformation of saponin producing Maesa lanceolata. Plant Cell Reports, 31: 1517-1526. [ fulltext ]


Ahmad Faizal, Ellen Lambert, Kenn Foubert, Sandra Apers, and Danny Geelen. 2011. In vitro propagation of four saponin producing Maesa species . Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture, 106: 215-223. [ fulltext ]

Ellen Lambert, Ahmad Faizal, and Danny Geelen. 2011. Modulation of triterpene saponin production: In vitro cultures, elicitation and metabolic engineering. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 164: 220-237. [ fulltext ]

NoCourse CodeCourseCredit Unit
1BE-2201Plant Biology (Laboratory)1
2BI-2204Project in Plant Science2
4BA-2101Plant Physiology and Development4
5BI-4097Final Project 10.5