Dr. Samingan, M.Si. born in Central of Aceh (now Bener Meriah) on December 1, 1964. In 1977 Madrasah Ibtidaiyah graduated from MIS Suka Damai, in 1981 graduated Madrasah Tsanawiyah at MTsS Lampahan, and in 1984 graduated high school at SMA PGRI 1 Bireuen. In 1989 he graduated from S1 Biology Education at FKIP Unsyiah Banda Aceh, in 1998 graduated from S2 Biology at UGM Graduate School of Yogyakarta, and in 2009 he graduated from S3 Biology at Post Graduate IPB Bogor. In 1990 he was appointed as Lecturer of Biology Education FKIP Unsyiah. The courses offered in Biology Education include Microbiology, Mycology, Cell Biology, and Computer Applications, whereas in the Magisters of Biology Education are Microbiology, Mycology and Cell Biology. The focus of research since 1998 up to now is in the field of mycology associated with exploration and utilization of fungi, especially micro fungi.