Ungke Anton Jaya

Ungke is a Senior Virology Laboratory Analyst at the Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Indonesia.

He earned BSc in Biology and MBioMed in Biomedical Science from University of Indonesia. He has been involved in numerous viruses studies for over 20 years with his main interests being virology diagnostics, emerging viruses and biology molecular methods. He contributed a co-investigator in a number of virology studies, including identifying emerging viruses in West Java, analyzing viral etiology from febrile patients from various region in Indonesia, and developing a production series of Chikungunya virus and Japanese virus antigen for IgM MAC-ELISA method. He was trained in  arbovirus diagnostics and H5N1 sequencing techniques by the CDC in the USA.

Key publications

  1. Sari K, Myint KSA, Andayani AR, Adi PD, Dhenni R, Perkasa A, Ma’roef CN, Witari NPD, Megawati D, Powers AM, Jaya UA. Chikungunya fever outbreak identified in North Bali, Indonesia. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg.2017 Jul 1;111(7):325-327.
  2. Perkasa A, Yudhaputri F, Haryanto S, Hayati RF, Ma’roef CN, Antonjaya U, et al. Isolation of Zika virus from febrile patient, Indonesia Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 May.
  3. Riswari SF, Ma’roef CN, Djauhari H, Kosasih H, Perkasa A, Yudhaputri FA, Artika IM, Maya Williams, van der Ven, A, Myint KS, Alisjahbana B, Ledermann J, Powers AM, Jaya UA. Study of viremic profile in febrile specimens of chikungunya in Bandung, Indonesia. J Clin Virol.2016 Jan; 74:61-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2015.11.017. Epub 2015 Nov 17.
  4. Wiyatno A, Antonjaya U, Ma’roef CN, Riswari SF, Djauhari H, Artika IM, Monagin C, Schneider BS, Myint KS, Alisjahbana B, Safari D, Kosasih H. Detection and identification of coxsackievirus B3 from sera of an Indonesian patient with undifferentiated febrile illness. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2016 Aug 31;10(8):880-3. doi: 10.3855/jidc.7573.
  5. Putri DH1, Sudiro TM, Yunita R, Jaya UA, Dewi BE, Sjatha F, Konishi E, Hotta H, Sudarmono P. 2015. Immunogenicity of a candidate DNA vaccine based on the prM/E genes of a dengue type 2 virus Cosmopolitan genotype. Jpn J Infect Dis.2015; 68(5):357-63. doi: 10.7883/yoken.
  6. Myint KS, Kosasih H, Artika IM, Perkasa A, Puspita M, Ma’roef CN, Antonjaya U, Ledermann JP, Powers AM, Alisjahbana B. West Nile Virus Documented in Indonesia from Acute Febrile Illness Specimens. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2014; 90(2):260-262. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.13-0445.
  7. Kosasih H,de Mast Q, Widjaja S, Sudjana P, Antonjaya U, Ma’roef CN, Riswari SF, Porter KR, Burgess TH, Alisjahbana B,,van der Ven A, and Williams M. Evidence for Endemic Chikungunya Virus Infections in Bandung, Indonesia. Powers AM, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2013; 7(10):e2483.  doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002483.
  8. Kosasih H,Widjaja S, Surya E, Hadiwijaya SH, Butarbutar DP, Jaya UA, Nurhayati, Alisjahbana B, Williams M. 2012. Evaluation of two IgM rapid immunochromatographic tests during circulation of Asian lineage Chikungunya virus. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 43:1. 55-61. PMID: 23082554
  9. H Kosasih, IN Ibrahim, R Wicaksana, B Alisjahbana, Y Hoo, UA Jaya, S Widjaja, I Winoto, M Williams, and PJ Blair. Evidence of human hantavirus infection and zoonotic investigation of hantavirus prevalence in rodents in Western Java, Indonesia. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. June 2011, 11(6): 709-713. doi:10.1089/vbz.2010.0093.
  10. KA Barbara, A Farzeli, IN. Ibrahim, UA Jaya, AYunianto, I Winoto, Ester, D Perwitasari, S Widjaja, AL Richards, CA Stoops, M Williams and PJ Blair. 2010.  Rickettsial infections of fleas collected from small mammals on four islands in Indonesia. Journal of Medical Entomology 47(6):1173-1178.2010 doi: 10.1603 /ME10064.

Email: ungkeajy@gmail.com