Semi-finalist of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2019

L’Oréal-UNESCO FWIS National program


Widiastuti Setyaningsih has been announced as a 2019 Semi-Finalist of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science, awarded by the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, and PT. Loreal Indonesia. The program invites young Indonesian female researchers to submit their innovative research proposal for the sustainable development and the betterment of communities all over Indonesia. Setyaningsih proposed a research project entitled “Green analytical methods for bioactive compounds in most consumed edible flowers as reliable tools to assist the development of functional foods and nutraceuticals”. The determination of a wide range of phenolic compounds in edible flowers is important in order to take advantage of edible flowers as functional foods and nutraceuticals. This occurrence underlines the need to have reliable analytical methods for the identification and quantification of bioactive compounds in most consumed edible flowers.

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Best Lecturer of FTP UGM 2019

56th Dies Natalis of Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


Widiastuti Setyaningsih has received the Best Lecturer Award 2019 by the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Universitas Gadjah Mada. The award was delivered by The Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology during the 56th Dies Natalis of the Faculty. Her excellent performance in her work with many responsibilities she carried has successfully brought her to the recognition.

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Extraordinary Doctoral Prize

40th Anniversary of University of Cadiz, held Cadiz, Spain.


Widiastuti Setyaningsih has proudly received an honorary award of Extraordinary Doctoral Prize from the University of Cadiz, Spain. The award ceremony was held in which the 40th anniversary of the constitution of the University of Cadiz is commemorated, 28 January 2019. The assessment of the candidates includes the scientific performance of the doctoral thesis, internationalization, and mobility during the Ph.D. study. The result of her research thesis has been disseminated in a number of international conferences, as well as 16 papers that were mostly published in Q1 journals. All the efforts and commitments she put during her doctoral study have paid her with an excellent GPA (10/10) and followed by the other achievements she had received during the study.

Best Publication in Agro Cluster

Malam Insan Berprestasi 2018, held ini Universitas Gadjah Mada.


Meeting the end of 2018, Widiastuti Setyaningsih has received an award of The Best Publication in Agro Cluster. The award was delivered by the Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada for her dedication to research and publication. One of her works has been published in Food Chemistry in 2017 with the title of “Multiresponse Optimization of A UPLC Method for The Simultaneous Determination of Tryptophan And 15 Tryptophan-Derived Compounds Using a Box-Behnken Design with a Desirability Function” received a high evaluation by the Publisher and Publication Board (BPP) of Universitas Gadjah Mada. Her hard works have successfully brought a positive impact to the University, especially to reach a better reputation at the international level.

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Urakami Travel Award

The 12th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN 2015), held ini Yokohama, Japan.


Widiastuti Setyaningsih has received a travel award at the value of ‎¥300.000 in order to attend the ACN 2015 presenting an oral communication entittled “Profile of Individual Phenolics in Rice (Oryza sativa): Varietal Differences, Compounds Distribution and Composition Changes in Grains during Rice Production.” This award has been provided by Urakami Foundation for Food and Food Culture Promotion of Japan (URAKAMIZAIDAN).

Best Poster Award

Food Analysis Congress: Safety, Quality, Novel Technologies, held in Barcelona, Spain (FAC2014).


Widiastuti Setyaningsih won the Best Poster Award at Food Analysis Congress 2014. Her poster entittled “Application of Central Composite Design (CCD) for the Optimization of Ultrasound-assisted Extraction (UAE) of Phenolics from Corn (Zea mays)” has been selected for the award among 186 presented posters during the meeting.

The award was provided by Select Biosciences Ltd., UK in cooperation with ePoster. It is, therefore, the abstract as well as the presented poster can be accessed via ePosterss, The Online Journal of Scientific Posters (ISSN 1754-1417).


The poster can be reached through the following link: ePosters_award

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Best Oral Presentation Award

Ultrasonics 2014 – The 1st International Conference on Ultrasonic-based Applications: From Analysis to Synthesis, held in Portugal. The Conference took place in Costa de Caparica at the 15th to 17th September 2014 .


Widiastuti Setyaningsih won the Best Oral (Shot-gun) Presentation Award at Ultrasonic 2014, acknowledging her brilliant communication in delivering the result of her research entittled “Optimization of the ultrasound-assisted extraction of melatonin from red rice (Oryza sativa) grains through a response surface methodology” .

An article related to her award was remarked on the official website of the University of Cadiz: Please click here for the article

Best Oral Presentation Award

The 4th International Conference on Asia Agriculture and Animal (ICAAA 2014) held in Bangkok, Thailand.


The ICAAA 2014 assigned an award to Widiastuti Setyaningsih as presenting author of an oral presentation. She achieved this award by performing a research presentation entittled “Melatonin Profile during Rice (Oryza sativa) Production.” Henceforth, her paper was selected as the best research article published in Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies (JOAAT).

An article related to her award was remarked on the official website of the University of Cadiz: Please click here for the article