Mewahyu Dewi

Dewi is a Senior Research Assistant at the Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Indonesia.

She earned BSc in Biology and MBiomed in Biomedical Science from University of Indonesia. Her previous works related to thalassemia at the Laboratory of Red Blood Cell Disorders in the Eijkman Institute. She substantially contributed to several laboratory works, such as the impact assessment of combination of β-thalassemia and Southeast Asian Ovalocytosis to hematology profile and prenatal diagnosis of alpha and beta thalassemia. She has worked in EOCRU since 2011 and working on glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PDd) prevalences and variants in Indonesia as well as conducting in vitro experiments for G6PDd diagnostic tests.

Key publications

Mewahyu Dewi on ResearchGate

Baird JK, Dewi M, Subekti D, Elyazar I, Satyagraha AW. Noninferiority of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency diagnosis by a point-of-care rapid test vs the laboratory fluorescent spot test demonstrated by copper inhibition in normal human red blood cells. Transl Res. 2015 Jun;165(6):677-88. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2014.09.009. Epub 2014 Sep 28.  PMID: 25312015;  PMCID: PMC4451869.

Howes RE, Dewi M, Piel FB, Monteiro WM, Battle KE, Messina JP, Sakuntabhai A,  Satyagraha AW, Williams TN, Baird JK, Hay SI. Spatial distribution of G6PD deficiency variants across malaria-endemic regions. Malar J. 2013 Nov 15;12:418.  doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-418. PMID: 24228846;  PMCID: PMC3835423.

Howes RE, Piel FB, Patil AP, Nyangiri OA, Gething PW, Dewi M, Hogg MM, Battle  KE, Padilla CD, Baird JK, Hay SI. G6PD deficiency prevalence and estimates of affected populations in malaria endemic countries: a geostatistical model-based map. PLoS Med. 2012;9(11):e1001339. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001339. Epub 2012  Nov 13.  PMID: 23152723;  PMCID: PMC3496665.

Piel FB, Patil AP, Howes RE, Nyangiri OA, Gething PW, Dewi M, Temperley WH, Williams TN, Weatherall DJ, Hay SI. Global epidemiology of sickle haemoglobin in  neonates: a contemporary geostatistical model-based map and population estimates. Lancet. 2013 Jan 12;381(9861):142-51. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61229-X. Epub 2012 Oct 25. PMID: 23103089; PMCID:  PMC3547249.

Marzuki NS, Suciati LP, Dewi M, Tridjaja B. Two novel mutations of SRD5A2 gene in Indonesian siblings with clinical 5-alpha-reductase deficiency. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2010  Dec;23(12):1329-33.  PMID: 21714467.

Rozitah R, Nizam MZ, Nur Shafawati AR, Nor Atifah MA, Dewi M, Kannan TP, Ariffin N, Norsarwany M, Setianingsih I, Harahap A, Zilfalil BA. Detection of beta-globin gene mutations among Kelantan Malay thalassaemia patients by polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism. Singapore Med