Research Interests

  • Biodiversity and distribution of dinoflagellates
  • Morphological characterization (taxonomy/systematics) and molecular phylogenetic analyses of potentially novel dinoflagellates in the Red Sea
  • Ecological dynamics of harmful algal bloom (HAB) and toxic dinoflagellates in the Red Sea
  • Vulnerability of dinoflagellates to global change (e.g. UV-B radiation, ocean warming, etc.)
  • Culture experiments (e.g. dinocysts germination, stress responses, etc.)

Selected Publications

  • Genetic diversity of Moestrupia oblonga (Dinophyceae) from coastal areas of Okinawa Island, Japan
    D.A. Prabowo, M.M.R Shah, T. Horiguchi, S. Suda
    Marine Biodiversity, Volume 46, Issue 1, 197-209, (2016)
  • Diversity of Crypthecodinium spp. (Dinophyceae) from Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
    D.A. Prabowo, O. Hiraishi, S. Suda
    Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Volume 21, 181-191, (2013)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D – Marine and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, 2015
  • M.Sc – Chemistry, Biology and Marine Science, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, 2012
  • B.Sc. – Department of Marine Science and Technology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2016-Current, Postdoctoral fellow, Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2016, Research fellow, Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
  • 2013-2014, Participated in the Japan-South Africa collaborative research project - Evolution of Algae in the Indo-Pacific: A Japan-South Africa Comparison (Strategic International Research Cooperative Program) of Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency
  • 2010-2015, Research and Teaching Assistant, University of the Ryukyus, Japan

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • International Phycological Society (IPS)
  • International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA)
  • Japanese Society of Phycology (Sorui)
  • Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF)
  • Phycological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA)

Awards

  • University of the Ryukyus President Honorary Award 2015, Best Ph.D graduate, Japan
  • Student Travel Award 2014, 16th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA), New Zealand
  • Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Awardee 2010-2015, Japan
  • Bayer Ecominds Award 2009, Indonesia
  • Indonesia Best Student Award 2007, Ministry of Education, Indonesia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering (BESE)