Adriel Hernando


College / University

Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Chemogenetic control of nanobodies system, mesenchymal and embryonic stem cell culture, confocal microscopy, live-cell time-lapse imaging, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, bacterial transformation, molecular cloning, lentiviral transduction, genomic and plasmid DNA extraction, electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, RNA extraction and qRT-PCR, FACS sorting, cryosectioning tissues, Imaris and ImageJ analysis.

Projects / Research

  • 2021: Characterization of a rapid and reversible tool based on chemogenetic activable nanobodies for relocalization of transcription factors. Prof David Suter, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • 2019 – 2020: Directing the chondrogenic differentiation of human Wharton’s jelly mesenchymal stem cells using spider silk-based micropattern. Dr Anggraini Barlian, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • 2019: Investigate the effect of muscle-specific S6K1 gene knockout on aging neuromuscular junction morphology to understand sarcopenia progression. Dr Tsai Shih-Yin, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2021: EPFL School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program Scholarship
2019: Amgen Scholars Program Scholarship (Asia Region, National University of Singapore)
2017 – 2020: Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship


I am intrigued to understand the onset and progression of age-related diseases. Many of these illnesses have unknown causes. Therefore, studying aging as the main driving force for such diseases helps to uncover the mysteries. My research interests are to investigate factors that contribute to aging and seek to apply regenerative medicine such as stem cells for treatment. In particular, I am interested to learn the epigenetic changes that happen as we grow old and how it impacts our health.