Curriculum Vitae

DR. NUR ARDIYANA BINTI REJAB

Senior Lecturer
  • Institute of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • 03-79675851

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • MOLECULAR GENETICS
    Plant molecular genetics, Secondary Cell Wall, Protein localisation

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD (Plant Molecular Biology), (Biological Sciences)
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • MSc (Plant Genetics & Crop Improvement), (Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement)
    University of East Anglia
  • BSc (Hons)(Genetics & Molecular Biology), (Genetics and Molecular Biology)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Steering committee member for CEBAR strategic planning (CSP)
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025 (Faculty)
  • Programme Coordinator
    20 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2023 (Faculty)
  • Project Member
    17 Oct 2022 - 17 Sep 2023 (Faculty)
  • Project Member
    09 Oct 2022 - 17 Sep 2023 (Faculty)
  • Task Force Leader
    02 Feb 2021 - 01 Feb 2023 (Department)
  • Task Force Member
    02 May 2018 - 01 May 2022 (Department)
  • Inaugural Lecture Committee, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
    23 Jan 2020 - 23 Jan 2022 (Faculty)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Promosi Program Fakulti Sains
    01 Feb 2020 - 01 Feb 2021 (Faculty)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Laman Sesawang Institut Sains Biologi
    26 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2021 (Faculty)
  • Steering Committee, MALAYSIA NATIONAL BANANA CONGRESS (MNBC) 2021
    03 Mar 2021 - 08 Sep 2021 (National)
  • Taskforce iCGPA committee
    29 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2020 (Faculty)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pelan Strategik Fakulti Sains-Teaching and Learning
    22 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Faculty)
  • Panel Academic Adviser
    03 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2019 (Faculty)
  • Organizing Committee Biosymposium 2019
    17 May 2019 - 17 May 2019 (Faculty)
  • Library Representative Committee, Faculty of Science
    01 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2019 (Faculty)
  • Panel Academic Adviser
    14 Aug 2017 - 09 Sep 2018 (Faculty)
  • Organizing Committee Biosymposium 2018
    11 May 2018 - 11 May 2018 (Faculty)
  • Inaugural Lecture Committee, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
    11 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2018 (Faculty)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MEMBER OF MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (MSPP), MEMBER
    2022 to 2023 (National)
  • MEMBER OF GENETICS SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA, MEMBER
    2022 to 2023 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2022 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2021 (University)
  • JSPS HOPE Fellow
    Japanese Society For The promotion Of Science, 2018 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Mazumdar, Purabi; Jalaluddin, Nurzatil Sharleeza Mat; Nair, Indiran; Tian Tian, Tan; Rejab, Nur Ardiyana Binti; Harikrishna, Jennifer Ann (2022). A review of Hydrocotyle bonariensis, a promising functional food and source of health-related phytochemicals, JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE. (), . doi:10.1007/s13197-022-05516-y
  2. Rajendram, Arullthevan; Mostaffa, Nur Hikmah; Dumin, Walftor; Oke, Mushafau Adebayo; Simarani, Khanom; Somasundram, Chandran; Razali, Zuliana; Rejab, Nur Ardiyana; Al-Idrus, Aisyafaznim (2022). Dual activity of Meloidogyne incognita-regulated Musa acuminata Pathogenesis-related-10 (MaPR-10) gene, GENE. 809(), . doi:10.1016/j.gene.2021.146041
  3. Supramani, Sugenendran; Rejab, Nur Ardiyana; Ilham, Zul; Wan-Mohtar, Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad; Ghosh, Soumya (2022). Basal stem rot of oil palm incited by Ganoderma species: A review, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY. (), . doi:10.1007/s10658-022-02546-2
  4. Zulrushdi, Amalia Qistina; Rejab, Nur Ardiyana; Mahmod, Intan Filzah; Mohamed, Zulqarnain; Ishak, Muhammad Nazri; Mispan, Muhamad Shakirin (2022). Seed morphological traits associated with weedy rice escaped from imazapic plus imazapyr herbicide treatment, PHYTOPARASITICA. (), . doi:10.1007/s12600-022-01021-2
  5. Kugan, H. M., Rejab, N. A., Sahruzaini, N. A., Harikrishna, J. A., Baisakh, N., & Cheng, A. C. (2021). Circadian Rhythms in Legumes: What Do We Know and What Else Should We Explore? International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(9), 15. doi: 10.3390/ijms22094588
  6. Abd-Aziz, N., Tan, B. C., Rejab, N. A., Othman, R. Y., Khalid, N. (2020). A New Plant Expression System for Producing Pharmaceutical Proteins. Molecular Biotechnology, 62(4), 240-251. doi: 10.1007/s12033-020-00242-2
Others
  1. Zulrushdi, A. Q., Rejab, N. A., and Mispan, M. S. (2022). Seed dormancy status of tropical weedy rice population in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana (ISI-Indexed. Status: Accepted)
  2. Raai, M. N., Mohd Zain, N. A., Osman., Rejab, N. A., Sahruzaini, N. A., Cheng, A. (2020). Effects of shading on the growth, development and yield of winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus). Ciencia Rural. 50(2), e20190570
  3. Sahruzaini, N. A., Rejab, N. A., Harikrishna, J. A., Khairul Ikram, N. K., Ismail, I., Kugan, H. M., and Cheng, A. (2020). Pulse Crop Genetics for a Sustainable Future: Where We Are Now and Where We Should Be Heading. Front. Plant Sci., 11: 531
  4. Nakano, Y., Yamaguchi, M., Endo, H., Rejab, N. A., Ohtani, M. (2015). NAC-MYB-based transcriptional regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis in land plants. Front Plant Sci 6: 288
  5. Rejab, N. A., Nakano, Y., Yoneda, A., Ohtani, M., Demura, T. (2015). Possible contribution of TED6 and TED7, secondary cell wall-related membrane proteins, to evolution of tracheary element in angiosperm lineage. Plant Biotechnology 32: 343-347
  6. Song, X., Ohtani, M., Hori., Takebayashi, A., Hiroyama, R., Rejab, N. A., Suzuki, T., Demura., T., Yin, T., Yu, X., Zhuge, Q. (2015). Physical interaction between SnRK2 and PP2C is conserved in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Biotechnology 32: 337-341
  7. Howard, T., Rejab, N. A., Griffiths, S., Leigh, F., Leverington-Waite, M., Simmonds, J., Uauy, C., Trafford, K. (2011). Identification of a major QTL controlling the content of B-type starch granules in Aegilops. Journal of Experimental Botany 62(6):2217-2228
Books
  1. Najiah Mohd Sadali, Siti Nur Akmar Mazlin, Nurzatil Sharleeza Mat Jalaluddin, Fiqri Dizar Khaidizar, Nur Ardiyana Rejab, Nurhisyam Zakaria (2019) 30 Facts on the Plant Biotech Facility. Ed. Najiah Mohd Sadali, Jennifer Ann Harikrishna

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Role of secondary cell wall in plant defense mechanism during pathogen attack (Plant defense, Secondary cell wall)
  • Gene functional analysis using model plants, Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana sp. (gene, functional analysis, Arabidopsis thaliana, nicotiana, mutant, TDNA lines, overexpression)
  • Role of actin during secondary cell wall formation (cell wall, arabidopsis thaliana)
  • Flowering mechanism in Musa acuminata (flowering, banana)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2022 - 2024, University Grant
    Ex Situ Conservation And Use Of Banana Species In Peninsular Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Understanding The Regulation Of Seed Dormancy And Longevity Of Malaysian Weedy Rice Through Genetic And Metabolomic Studies ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2020 - 2023, RU Geran - Fakulti Program
    Evaluation Of Nonpathogenic Ganoderma Spp. As Biocontrol Agent Against Ganoderma Boninense Infection On Oil Palm Plantlets In A Modified Airlift Bioreactor (malb) ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2019 - 2022, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-FNW
    Development Of Improved Banana Variety Through Cold Plasma Treatment ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2018 - 2020, Others MOHE-Top 100
    Comparative Analysis Of Energy Metabolism And Adaptation Of Pandanus Amarylifollius Under Drought Condition ( Co-Researcher)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2019) Biosymposium 2019 , (Assessor)
  2. (2019) 24th Biological Science Graduate Congress 2019 , (Assessor )
  3. (2019) Validation and Functional Analysis of Marhd3 a Predicted Salt Responsive Gene from Musa acuminata cv. Berangan, (Internal Examiner)
  4. (2019) Manuscript for Scientific Report. #SREP-19-XXXXX , (Reviewer)
  5. (2019) Manuscript for Journal of Oil Palm Research. Manuscript #JOPR-2019 , (Reviewer)
  6. (2018) Expression of Putative Disease Resistant Genes Against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense in plants, (Internal Examiner)
  7. (2018) Journal of Oil Palm Research. Manuscript # JOPR-2018-0143.R1, (Reviewer)
  8. (2018) Biosymposium 2018 , (Evaluator)
  9. (2017) The Biosymposium 2017, (Evaluator)
  10. (2017) Isolation, characterization and overexpression of CHALCONE SYNTHASE gene in suspension cultures of Bosenbergia rotunda , (Internal Examiner)
  11. (2016) In Silico Analysis of Salt responsive Root Hair Defective 3 (RHD3) gene from banana (Musa acuminata cv Berangan) and functional validation in Arabidopsis thaliana, (Assessor for candidature defence)
  12. (2016) 21st Biological Science Graduate Congress 2016, (Judge)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2016) MICROPROPAGATION, SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS AND GENETIC FIDELITY ASSESSMENT OF PEPPER (PIPER NIGRUM L.), Kho Pei Ee
Master
  1. (2019) Isolation and Expression Analysis Suppressor of Overexpression of Constans 1 (SOC1) from Musa acuminata cv. Berangan, Nur Fatin Husna Binti Mohd Yunos
  2. (2018) UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CYTOSKELETON DURING SECONDARY CELL WALL FORMATION, AULYA SHAMEL BINTI MOHD SALLEH
  3. (2017) Analysis of Musa PR-1 gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana upon M incognita inoculation, Arullthevan A/L Rajendram
  4. (2017) RESISTANCE STATUS OF ECHINOCHOLA CRUS-GALLI AND ISCHAEMUM RUGOSUM IN NORTH-WEST SELANGOR TOWARDS IMIDAZOLINE HERBICIDE (TO BE CHANGED)., Amalia Qistina Bt. Zulrushdi

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2022) SQG7012 - Molecular Techniques in Crop Protection
Bachelor/First Degree
  1. (2022) SIE1003 - Cell Biology
  2. (2022) SIL1001 - Cell Biology
  3. (2022) SIL2008 - Molecular Genetics
  4. (2021) SIE1003 - Cell Biology
  5. (2021) SIL1001 - Cell Biology
  6. (2021) SIL2008 - Molecular Genetics

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Moderator for Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Webinar, “Towards Precision Agriculture”., (27 Jul 2020 - 27 Jul 2020)
  • Dunia Kecil Di Sekeliling Kita (Rumah Pengajian Xavier) (AJK), (03 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019)
  • Kultur Tisu Tumbuhan Untuk Remaja Di Rumah Pengajian Xavier (AJK and Participant), (02 Nov 2019 - 02 Nov 2019)
  • Ajk Dekorasi Taman Konservasi Di Taman Herba, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato Undang Musa Al-Haj (AJK), (28 Oct 2019 - 28 Oct 2019)
  • Fasilitator Benkel Arduino, Sempena Karnival Ekspolari Stem dan Kerjaya (AJK and Participant), (11 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019)
  • Program Khidmat Masyarakat Dengan Kerjasama Pusat Khidmat Masyarakat Dewan Undangan Negeri Bagan Pinang dan Univeriti Malaya (Participant), (02 Mar 2019 - 02 Mar 2019)
  • Exhibitor in The Sri Aman International Environmental & English Youth Leadership Summit 2018, (16 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018)
  • Committee Member of Soil Fun Run 2017, (11 Nov 2017 - 11 Dec 2017)
  • Program Member in UMCARES Project. Title: Perladangan Pisang Pembangunan Ekonomi Golongan Sasaran #Janabanana, (01 Aug 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)