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Muhamad Hartono

PhD Student. Funded by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Muhamad is a PhD candidate supervised by Dr Ljiljana Fruk (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology department) and advised by Dr Daniel Munoz-Espin (Oncology department). His research focuses on developing a nano-sensor to detect cellular senescence post cancer therapy. This involves screening for the secretory phenotypes (SASP) that senescent cells excrete as a potential biomarker/stimulus and designing nanoparticles capable of reacting to this stimulus. Prior to the PhD, Muhamad completed an MSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) and an MPhil in Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge. Both his MPhil and PhD at Cambridge are funded by the Gates Cambridge scholarship.

Selected publications

  •  Li G, Trausel F, van der Helm MP, Klemm B, Brevé TG, van Rossum SAP, Hartono M, Gerlings HHPJ, Lovrak M, van Esch JH, Eelkema R.

Tuneable Control of Organocatalytic Activity through Host-Guest Chemistry. 

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2021 Jun 14;60(25):14022-14029. doi: 10.1002/anie.202102227.

  • Michelle P. van der Helm, Guotai Li, Muhamad Hartono, and Rienk Eelkema.

​Transient Host−Guest Complexation To Control Catalytic Activity. 

J Am Chem Soc. 2022 Jun 1;144(21):9465-9471