Gludhug Purnomo

Dr Gludhug Purnomo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a population geneticist focusing on the evolutionary history of anatomically modern humans. Currently, my research interest is focused on the genomic diversity and the demographic history of the indigenous community in Wallacea and Sahul (once combined New Guinea and Australia a land mass during the Pleistocene) regions in particular Indonesia. Indonesian has diverse ethnicity and performs as a niche for more than 500 ethnic groups and 700 language groups. Locating between 2 continents (Asia and Australia), the archipelago is a bridge for multiple paths of modern human migration routes. Multiple migrations occurred in the region in the last 50 thousand years and provide unique genetic background. Using genetic information, I will seek to shed light on the evolutionary processes and population demographic history within this region

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2021 Research Assistant The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
    2008 - 2018 DNA Analyst The Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Indonesian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Javanese Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2022 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2004 - 2008 Atma Jaya Catholic University Indonesia Bachelor of Science
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2022 - 2024 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Genetic Continuity and Population Dynamics in Eastern Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Leonard .
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Genetic Continuity and Population Dynamics in Eastern Indonesia The University of Adelaide M. Phil Master Full Time Leonard
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage - CABAH. Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Email: gludhug.purnomo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor Second Floor
  • Room: 205E
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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