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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAILS

Name
  Prof. Dr. Suresh Kumar A/L P Govind
Designation
  Professor
Department
  Department of Parasitology
Faculty
  Faculty of Medicine
Tel. No. (Office)
  03-79674743
E-mail Address
  suresh@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9867-2010
Address(Office)
  Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
PhD, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Msc, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
Bsc, DI CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, BUIES CREEK, NORTH CAROLINA, USA
DIPLOMA, KOLEJ TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN
DIPLOMA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia , President, 2014, (National)

Indian Soceity of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , Life Member, 2010, (International)

MAJLIS PUSAT SATHYA SAI MALAYSIA, Deputy President, 2004, (National)

MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF PARASITOLOGY AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, Member, 2002, (National)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


Jawatan kuasa rayuan , University Malaya, 15-Mar-11 - 31-Dec-12

Member of Senate , University Malaya, 08-Feb-10 - 31-Dec-12

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Diagnostic Parasitology

Drug Trials And Biology Of Parasites

In Vitro Culture And Ultra Structure Of Protozoans

Parasitology (water borne protozoans -Blastocystis )

Parasitology (Trichomonas vaginlis , Microsporidium )

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Book
 
2012

Jeffery, J., Rohela, M., Muslimin, M., Abdul Aziz, S.M.N., Jamaiah, I., Kumar, S., Tan, T.C., Lim, Y.A.L., Nissapatorn, V., Abdul-Aziz, N.M. (2012). Illustrated keys: Some mosquitoes of Peninsular Malaysia. University of Malaya Press. 
 
Chapter In Book
 
2005

Thaddeus K. Graczyk, K. Suresh , and David Lees (2005) Adverse Health Outcome in Shellfish and water A world health organization publication. 
 
2004

Suresh K and Smith HV (2004) Tropical Organisms in Asia , Africa and South America In Water borne Zoonoses Ed by Cotruvo JA, Dufour A., Rees G., Bartram J., Carr R., Cliver DO, Craun GF, Fayer R., Gannon VPJ- A World Health Organization publication 
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2014

Farah Haziqah M.T., Chandrawathani P., Mohd Zain S.N., Suresh Kumar G., Hemalatha C. & Premalaatha B. (2014). A Preliminary Study of Blastocystis sp. from Chicken in Perak and Selangor, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research 5 (1): 21-25. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Kumarasamy V, Roslani AC, Rani KU, Kumar Govind S. 2014. Advantage of using colonic washouts for Blastocystis detection in colorectal cancer patients.Parasit Vectors. 7(1):162. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2013

7.Suresh K and Tan TC (2013) Romancing Blastocystis a 20 year affair in Parasites of South east Asia - Parasites and Vectors publications. 
 
2012

Manuel AM, Kuljit S, Gopala G, Balraj P, Suresh K. The role of worm infestation in allergic rhinitis. Tropical Biomedicine 29(3):360-365(2012) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Dhurga DB, Suresh KG, Tan TC, Chandramathi S. 2012. Apoptosis in Blastocystis spp. is related to subtype.Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 106(12):725-30. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lee LI, Chye TT, Karmacharya BM, Govind SK.2012. Blastocystis sp.: waterborne zoonotic organism, a possibility? Parasit Vectors. 5:130. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2011

Afzan MY , Sivanandam S and Suresh K (2011) Modified Field stain rapid viability test for Trichomonas vaginalis. Journal of Applied Microbiology (ISI-Cited Publication)

95.Yusof A and Kumar S (2011) Ultrastructural changes during asexual multiple reproduction in Trichomonas vaginalis. Parasitology Research (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Afzan, M.Y., Sivanandam, S., Kumar, G.S. .2010. Modified Field's staining a rapid stain for Trichomonas vaginalis.Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 68:159 162. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Suresh K., Init I., Reuel P.a. Rajah S., Lokman H. and Khairul Anuar A. Glycerol with foetal calf serum (1999) A better cryoprotectant for Blastocystis hominis. Parasitology Research 84 (4) 321-322. 

Suresh K., Ho L.c. Ramachandran N.P., Yap E.H. and Singah M. (1998) detection of 64 and 57 kDa immunogenic epitopes in experimental infections of Blastocystis hominis in Wistar rats. International Medical Research Journal 2 (1) (15 16). 
 
2006

T Tan , K Suresh , K Thong , H Smith (2006) PCR fingerprinting of Blastocystis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic human hosts. Parasitology Research 21: 
 
2005

T Tan , K Suresh (2005) Predominance of amoeboid forms of Blastocystis hominis in isolates from symptomatic patients. Parasitology Research 2:1-5 

Viable Blastocystis cysts in Scottish and Malaysian sewage samples. Suresh K. , Smith H.V. , Tan T.C Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Sep ;71:5619-20 
 
2004

Suresh K, Smith HV ( 2004) Comparison of methods for detecting Blastocystis hominis . European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 23: 509-511 
 
2003

Suresh Kumar Govind, Khairul A. Anuar and Huw V. Smith, Response to Tan and Stenzel, and Windsor et al.: Blastocystis reproduction and morphology, Trends in Parasitology, Volume 19, Issue 7, July 2003, Pages 291 292. 

Suresh Kumar Govind, Khairul A. Anuar and Huw V. Smith, Response to Tan and Stenzel, and Windsor et al.: Blastocystis reproduction and morphology, Trends in Parasitology, Volume 19, Issue 7, July 2003, Pages 291 292. (ISI INDEXED) (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2002

Suresh K., H. V. Smith and Khairul Anuar A. (2002) Multiple reproductive processes in Blastocystis. Trends in Parasitology Vol 18 (12) pg 528 
 
1987

Mak J.W., Lam P.L.W., Noor Rain A. and Suresh K. (1987). Chemoprophylatic studies with Ivermectin against subperiodic Brugia malayi infection in the leaf monkey, Presbytis cristata. Journal of Helminthology 74: 311-314. (ISI INDEXED) (ISI-Cited Publication)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Source), (Level).

Isolation, detection and identification of Blastocystis species from the stray cat and dog population in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2012-2014, ERGS

In vitro culture studies of Blastocystis sp in cats and dogs in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2011-2012, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National

STUDIES TO ELUCIDATE MOLECULAR MECHANISM AND LIFE CYCLE TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGES BETWEEN MORPHOLOGICAL FORMS OF BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS, Co-Investigator, 01/11/2010, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 31/10/2011

STUDIES TO DETERMINE THE ROLE AND ASSOCIATION OF COMMON INTESTINAL PROTOZOA TO COLORECTAL CANCER, Co-Investigator, 01/11/2010, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 31/10/2011

STUDIES TO ELUCIDATE CELLULAR AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS IN BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS ISOLATED FROM SYMPTOMATIC AND ASYMTOMATIC PATIENTS, Co-Investigator, 01/11/2010, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 31/10/2011

ESTABLISHING ROUTE OF TRANSMISSION FOR BLASTOCYSTIS IN COMMUNITIES, Co-Investigator, 15/04/2010, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 14/04/2011

ESTABLISHING THE DETECTION PROTOCOL FOR BLASTOCYSTIS CYSTS FROM WATER SAMPLES, Co-Investigator, 20/04/2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 19/04/2010

ESTABLISHING THE DETECTION PROTOCOL FOR BLASTOCYSTIS CYSTS FROM WATER SAMPLES, Co-Investigator, 20/04/2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 19/04/2010

MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION OF ISOLATES AND LIFE CYCLE STAGES OF BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS ISOLATED FROM PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/04/2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 31/03/2011

STUDIES OF THE CORRELATION BETWEEN BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF BLASTOCYSTIS WITH FUNDAMENTAL IMMUNOPATHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS DURING IN VITRO AND IN VIVO, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/10/2007, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 14/10/2009

STUDIES OF THE CORRELATION BETWEEN BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF BLASTOCYSTIS WITH FUNDAMENTAL IMMUNOPATHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS DURING IN VITRO AND IN VIVO, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2007, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 31/10/2008

PHENOTYPIC AND GENOTYPHIC STUDIES ON THE PROTOZOAN PARASITE, TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/12/2006, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 30/11/2008

In vitro and in vivo susceptibility studies on Microsporidium, PROJECT LEADER, 2004-present, Fundamnetal, National

In vitro and in vivo susceptibility studies of Microsporidium, Principal Investigator(PI), 2004-2005, UM Fundamental

Immune responses and cytokine release in colonic epithelial cells : Blastocystis, Co-Investigator, 2004-2005, Fundamental, National

Occurrence and elimination of Cryptosporidium sp oocysts and Giardia sp cysts in sewage treatment plants, Co-Investigator, 2004-2005, Fundamental , University, National

Development of RAPd for genotypic analysis of Blastocystis, PROJECT LEADER, 2003-2005, IRPA, National

Development of a detection system for Pnuemocystis carinii, PROJECT LEADER, 2002-2003, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), International

Immunological studies and the development of an in vitro culture detection system for Acanthamoeba, PROJECT LEADER, 2001-2004, IRPA, National

Development of chemotherapeutic measures and diagnostic tools in Blastocystis hominis, PROJECT LEADER, 1999-2002, IRPA, National

Immunological and pathological studies on the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis, PROJECT LEADER, 1997-2000, Toray, International

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

Strengtheneing academic and curriculum of college, Consultant, 1999-2003, Information Teknologi Institute (ITI) Malacca

Accreditation of Parasitology Diagnostic Services, Coordinator, 2001-2009, Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory

Diagnostic Fecal Parasites, Consultant, 2003-2009, ParaSEAD

Zoonosis and water, Temporary Advisor, 2003-2020, World Health Organization

Shellfish and water, Coordinator, 2004-2004, World Health Organization

Rolling World Water Guidelines, Temporary Advisor, 2005-2009, World health Organization

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

Awarded excellent award melintang, University of Malaya, 1999, (NATIONAL)

Blue Ribband Quality of Service, British Council, 2004, (INTERNATIONAL)

Commonwealth Scholarship, UK Commonwealth body, 2001, (INTERNATIONAL)

Malaysian nominee for UN public service award by MAMPU, MAMPU, 2003, (INTERNATIONAL)

National Young Scientist Award, Minsitry of Science, 1996, (NATIONAL)

Winner of the Gold Medal at the International Innovation exhibition at Geneva, International Innovation, 2002, (INTERNATIONAL)

Winner of the Golden Innovative award for developing an in vitro kit for the detection of Blastocystis, MINDS, 2002, (NATIONAL)

Winner of the Golden Innovative award for developing an in vitro kit for the detection of Blastocystis, University of Malaya, 2001, (NATIONAL)

Winner of the MSPTM medal for outstanding contribution to the field of Parasitology, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2002, (NATIONAL)

Winner of the National Innovation award, MAMPU, Ministry in the Prime Ministers Department, 2003, (NATIONAL)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).
 
Others

Emerging fecal parasites, National Medical Technologists conference, 01 Aug 2002, Society for Medical Rechnolgists, (National)

Attitude the key to a good professional Life, National Medical Technologists Conference, 01 Aug 2002, Society for Medical Laboratory Technologists, (National)

Detection of Blastocystis and Microsporidum in water, M.O.H Annual meeting, 01 Dec 2004, Minsitry of health, (National)

Recent findings on the protozoan parasite , Blastocystis hominis, 2nd International Congress on Tropical Medicine at Liverpool , UK ,. Presented a p, 01 Sep 1998, Parasitological Soceiety, (International)

Care and Concern in eliminating parasitic infection The way forward, 39th Annual Seminar organized by the MSPTM, 03 Mar 2003 to 06 Mar 2003, Malaysian Society of Parasitoogy and Tropical Medicine, (National)

Eliminating parasitic infections the way forward, Annual Seminar organized by the Australian Society of Parasitology, 03 May 2003 to 06 May 2003, Australian Society of Parasitology, (International)

Globalization and Human Values, Management Inst of Malaysia forum, 15 Sep 2004, Management Inst of Malaysia, (National)

Kesukarelaan dalam pembangunan masyarakat, Special function organised by the Chief Minister of Malacca, 17 Jan 2003, Malccca State Exco, (National)

Role of NGO in Dasar Keluarga Negara, Forum organized by the Ministry of Women and Family Development, 20 Aug 2004, Ministry of Women and Family Development, (National)

SUPERVISION

 
Post Graduate Level
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed

Masters Degree, Angela Rima Anak Lono, in vitro growth of microsporidia, 2005/2006

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Chandramathi Samudi, Studies onthe oxidative stress level in stools from normal and cancer and infected by parasite, 2006/2007

Masters Degree, Chin Seow Loong, Establishment of prevalence data on parasitic infections in Malaysia, 2004/2005

Masters Degree, Tan Tian Chye, Studies on the detection and identification of waterborne protozoans, 2004/2005

Masters Degree, Afzan Mat Yusof, In vitro studies on Trichomonas vaginals, 2005/2006

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Haresh Kantilal, Chemotherapeutic studies on the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis, 2003/2004

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Tan Tian Chye, Phenotypic and genotypic Characteristics of the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis, 2006/2007

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Afzan Mat Yusof, Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Trichomonas vaginalis, 2011/2012

Others

Masters Degree, Nisha Silva Edwin, Characterization studies of protein compounds of Blastocystis from symptomatic and symptomatic patients

Masters Degree, Parvathy, Proteomic studies on Blastyocystis hominis from symptomatic and asymptomatic patients

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Subah Supramaniam, Zoonotic studies on the protozoan parasite Blastocystis, 2005/2006

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Dhurga Devi Balakrishnan, Studies on apoptosis of Blastocystis hominis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, 2010/2011

Masters Degree, Gaythri Thergarajan, Phenotypic and genotypic studies on the effects of stressors on Blastocystis hominis, 2010/2011

Masters Degree, Arutchelvan Rajamanikam, Pathophysiology of Blastocystis spp. through the release of cystiene protease, 2010/2011

Masters Degree, Kalyani A/P Raman, Studies to differentiate the transition of molecular changes between phases of Blastocystis hominis, 2010/2011

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Nanthiney Devi A/P Ragavan, In vitro and In vivo studies to characterize phenotypic variant forms of Blastocystis subtype 3 isolated from irritable bowel syndrome patients, 2010/2011

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).

International Linkages established and currently working on joint research activities, Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory Glasgow Scotland, 2002, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).

Community building, Sathya Sai Baba Organization, Consultant , 2010-2013, (International)