Dr Hasnawati Saleh (Nana) earned her PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Melbourne in 2010 following a Master of Science degree from the University of Queensland in 2004. She also spent time as a visiting research student at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Kagoshima, Japan (1996-1997).
Nana is one of the founding members of the Indonesian Academy of Young Scientists (ALMI), and served as the first Secretary General. She was also the Director of two Indonesian Academy of Sciences visionary consensus reports (2014-2019): the SAINS45-Indonesian Science Agenda towards the Independence Century (2045), and Science for Indonesian Biodiversity, both compiled by prominent Indonesian young scientists from different disciplines and institutions. In 2016 Nana also worked as the first Program Manager for the Indonesian Science Fund (DIPI).
Nana was a 2017 Global Fellow of the IVLP Global Women Leaders in STEM, selected from 50 countries by the US Department of State. She has conducted postdoctoral research at the Prince Henry’s Institute in Clayton, Melbourne (2010-2011) and has worked as a Consultant Investigator (2011-2014) at Novartis – Hasanuddin Clinical Research Initiative.