Pande Putu Erawijantari

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Turku, Finland

Hello, I am Pande!

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher under Turku Collegium for Science, Medicine, and Technology at University of Turku where I worked mainly with group of Turku Data Science Group with close collaboration with Turku Hypertension Center. In this group, I take part in exploring the gut microbiome world through various data analysis approaches toward clinical application.

Originally my initial training was in biology, where I have worked on the deep-sea metagenomics study, synthetic biology, and phytochemical effectiveness as anticancer treatment. Currently, I am mostly working behind the computer. My current and proposed postdoctoral project focuses on bioinformatic analysis of human gut microbiome variation and health associations in a large population cohort of Finnish individuals. This study uses the multi-omics approaches, which involve the metagenomics and metabolomics analyses on human fecal samples. I used Python, R, and shell scripting for my projects, which mostly run in the cluster computer. Complexity and fast-growing data in microbiome study also push me to learn a lot of new skills, which are a fascinating process. I am particularly interested in understanding the roles of microbiome as an effect or consequence in human health conditions. I am passionate about the multidisciplinary and interactive research project, particularly pursuing my interest and developing a new research idea related to the gut microbiome variation and its implication to human health condition.

Aside as a researcher, I am also a mom who love to spend time with my daughter. I like to read a book with her, mostly about parenting, popular science, and children story books. I love singing, Balinese dancing, and trying new food recipes.


  • Gut microbiome
  • Bioinformatics
  • Multi-omics analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Reproducible research
  • Causal inference


  • D.Sc in Life Science and Techology, 2017-2020

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • M.Sc in Biological Information, 2015-2017

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • B.Sc in Biology, 2010-2014

    Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung Institute of Technology)