Davin H. E. Setiamarga, Ph. D completed his studies at Tokyo University of Agriculture for a Bachelor Degree and The University of Tokyo for a Master and Doctorate Program. Currently, he works as an associate professor of molecular biology at The National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College after a long journey as a researcher in several institutions, such as The University of California and The University of Tokyo. He also participated in training and internship regarding phylogenetics, genomic, and molecular evolution workshops. The research topics that he is involved in are phylogenomics of the cephalopods, Mitochondrial phylogenomics and molecular paleobiology of Amphibians, Transcriptomics, proteomics, genomics, and molecular evolution analyses of biomineralization genes in conchiferan mollusks, Molecular paleobiology and phylogeny of conchiferan mollusks, etc. His latest scientific articles on molecular phylogeny, changes in sea sludge, and marine species at a remote hotspot have been accepted and published.

Dr. Martin Wilkes is an ecologist who graduated from University of Birmingham for Master Degree and University of Worcester for his Ph.D program. He wrote the thesis about the implementation of hydrodynamic view of rivers at multiple scales in order to develop new ways of assessing habitat quality for Atlantic Salmon and modelling the impacts of hydropower development on threatened fish communities in South America. He has several experiences as an environment consultant working in the energy industry and local government relating to waterways and other public infrastructure.

He is interested in data-driven explanations and predictions of biodiversity change to support the environmental science and management communities find solutions to the challenges of maintaining biodiversity, food production and water security in a changing world. Martin Wilkes work involves the application of concepts and methods from biology, ecology, hydrology, hydraulic engineering and geomorphology.


Dr. Eng. Sapto Andriyono, S.Pi., M.T. has an interest in ichthyology, mollusk, bioinformatics, and biodiversity. His higher education background was started at Bogor Agricultural University for a bachelor and Sepuluh November Institute of Technology for Master degree. The dissertation entitled “Molecular studies on marine fish diversity in Java and Bali, Indonesia” was written to complete his Ph.D. degree at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea. From 2008 to 2021, he worked as a researcher at Pukyong National University and Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. His scientific articles are now able to access by various reputed journals.