PERSONAL DETAIL


DR. LEAW CHUI PIN

Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office
 
  09-7785001
  09-7785006
  cpleaw@um.edu.my
 Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Homepage
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Publons Link
  https://publons.com/researcher/1383038/chui-pin-leaw/

BIOGRAPHY


Dr Chui Pin Leaw was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, on August 22, 1973. She is a senior research fellow of Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya. Her research falls in the field of marine phycology, focusing on the studies of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Her research areas span from taxonomy, molecular systematics and evolution to the genetics and toxigenesis of harmful microalgae. She began her academic career at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), in September 2008, as a senior lecturer DS51 of Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, and a Research Fellow of Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (IBEC). She graduated from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) with a declared major in Marine Science and holds a First Class BSc. (H), and later received her MSc. and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the same university. As one of the key researcher in Malaysian HABs research, Dr. Leaw has published more than 100 publications, including 35 international and national peer-reviewed papers (30 ISI, 5 SCOPUS), >20 proceedings papers, nine technical papers and training modules, >15 popular writing and outreaches, and ~100 abstracts presented. Her track record in research publications is outstanding. This can be testified by the Publish and Perish Author Impact Analysis with an H-Index of 13 (Web of Science), >350 total citations for over 20 papers (Google Scholar H-index, 16, citations, >750). Most of the scientific papers published are in journals of the highest ISI ranking of Quartile 1 and 2 in Marine and Freshwater Biology. In the six-year working period, she has received more than MYR 2M of funding for her research, by securing a total of nine (9) national and international research grants as PI, with core research supported from MOSTI ScienceFunds, and MOE FRGS, RACE. She is also a co-researcher to additional nine national and international research grants. At the international level, she was invited as speaker to several meetings and workshops, including the Horiba International Conference in 2010; Pacific Science Congress in 2011; and Nippon Foundation-POGO, Alfred Wegener Institute Centre of Excellence: Regional Training Program in 2014. With professional association, she is a member of several professional bodies that related to the field of interest, e.g. the International Society for the study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA), the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She is also a committee member of UNESCO-IOC/WESTPAC Harmful Algal Blooms and Toxic Marine Organisms projects. She is actively involved in the editorial task, being appointed as reviewer to high impact factor journals (BMC Evolutionary Biology, PlosONE, Harmful Algae, etc.), and had served on the editorial board as associate editor to the Elsevier impact factor journal, GENE, and its sister journal PLANTGENE. Chui Pin involved directly in developing course portfolio and online courses, as well as teaching various undergraduate courses, particularly the core courses of UNIMAS in Molecular Biology. Online learning approach is adopted in her teaching, which gained her an award in 2009 on the UNIMAS Outstanding Online Learning Award for the course Bioinformatics. In the six-years of supervision, she has mentored more than 40 undergraduate students (FYP). Five PhD student and eight MSc students have been completed under her supervision. Currently, she is supervising two PhD and ten MSc students.
 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Phycological Society of America (PSA) , Academic Member, 2009, (International)
  • Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS/AORI) , Academic Member, 2010, (International)
  • International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA), Academic Member, 2012, (International)
  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY ON TOXINOLOGY, Member, 2017 to 2019, (National)
  • Jawatankuasa Pelupusan Harta Universiti di BMRS, Member, 2018 to 2018, (University)
  • Jawatankuasa Penggubalan Kurikulum Sarjana Sains Samudera dan Tecknologi IOES, Member, 2018 to 2018, (University)
  • Jawatankuasa Penganjuran Bengkel Harmful Algal Blooms, Member, 2018 to 2018, (University)
  • Jawatankuasa Tim Pengurusan Bencana Bangunan BMRS, Member, 2018 to 2020, (University)
  • Jawatankuasa Penganjur (Saintifik) The South China Sea Conference 2019, Member, 2018 to 2019, (University)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Marine Sciences, Marine Biotechnology (Molecular systematics and phylogenetics, comparative genomic and transcriptomic)
  • Harmful Algal Blooms(Habs) and Toxins (Harmful algae taxonomy, biotoxin chemistry, molecular toxigenesis)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2018
  • Mohd Noor, M., Moestrup, O., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T., Chin, G.J.W.L., Usup, G. (2018). Harmful Algae in Malaysia. p. 91. 
Chapter in Book

2019
  • Lim PT, Yñiguez AT, Leaw CP. THE TOXIC MARINE THECATE DINOFLAGELLATE PYRODINIUM BAHAMENSE. In: Subba Rao VD. Dinoflagellates: Classification, Evolution, and Ecological Significance. Nova Science Publisher. 
  • Bates SS, Lundholm N, Hubbard KA, Montresor M, Leaw CP. 2019. Toxic and Harmful Marine Diatoms. In: Seckbach J, Gordon R. Diatoms: Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley, Scrivener Publishing. pp. 389-434. 

2018
  • K. Furuya, M. Iwataki, P. T. Lim, S. Lu, C.P. Leaw, R. V. Azanza, H.-G. Kim, Y. Fukuyo. 2018. Overview of Harmful Algal Blooms in Asia. In: Glibert, P.M., Berdalet, E., Burford, M.A., Pitcher, G.C. & Zhou, M.J. (eds). Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms. Springer Ecological series 232. pp. 289-308. 
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Lim, Z.F., Luo Z., Lee, L.K., Hii, K.S., Teng, S.T., Chan, L.L., Chomerat, N., Krock, B., Gu, H., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T. (2019) Taxonomy and toxicity of Prorocentrum from Perhentian Islands (Malaysia), with a description of a non-toxigenic species Prorocentrum malayense sp. nov. (Dinophyceae). Harmful Algae. 83, 95-108. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mustapa, N.I., Yong, H.L., Lee, L.K., Lim, Z.F., Lim, H.C., Teng, S. T., Luo, Z., Gu, H., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T. 2019. Growth and epiphytic behavior of three Gambierdiscus species (Dinophyceae) associated with various macroalgal substrates. Harmful Algae. 89: 101671 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Luo Z, Lim ZF, Mertens KN, Krock B, Teng ST, Tan TH, Leaw CP, Lim PT, Gu H. In press. Attributing Ceratocorys, Pentaplacodinium and Protoceratium to Protoceratiaceae (Dinophyceae), with descriptions of Ceratocorys malayensis sp. nov. and Pentaplacodinium usupianum sp. nov. Phycologia (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hii, K.S., Lim, P.T., Kon, N.F., Usup, G., Gu, H. & Leaw C. P., 2019. Transcriptional and physiological responses to inorganic nutrition in a tropical Pacific strain of Alexandrium minutum: Implications for nutrient uptakes and assimilation. Gene. 711: 143950 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Liow GR, Lau WLS, Law IK, Hii KS, Mohammad Noor N, Leaw CP, Lim PT. 2019. Phytoplankton community changes in Kuantan Port (Malaysia), with emphasis on the paralytic-shellfish toxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamiyavanichii, Regional Studies in Marine Science, 26: 100504 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Zhai X, Deng Y, Sun Y, Leaw CP, Lim PT, Zhao X, Hu Z, Tang Y (2019) Morphological and ultrastructural comparison and phylogenetic analyses for the East Asian and American/Malaysian ribotypes of Margalefidinium polykrikoides. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica DOI 10.11693/hyhz20190400076 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2018
  • Stephen S. Bates, Katherine A. Hubbard, Nina Lundholm, Marina Montresor, Chui Pin Leaw, (2018) Pseudo-nitzschia, Nitzschia, and domoic acid: New research since 2011. Harmful Algae, 79, 3-43. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Luo, Z., Lim, S.F., Mertens, K., Gurdebeke, P., Bogus, K., Garbonell-Moore, C., Vrielinck, H., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P. T., Chomerat, N., Li, X., Gu, H. (2018) Morpho-molecular diversity and phylogenetic relationship of Bysmatrum species (Dinophyceae) from the South China Sea and France. European Journal of Phycology. 53, 318-335. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohd Noor, N., Adam, A., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P., Lau, W.L.S., Liow, G.R., Mohammad-Bunnori, N., Hamdan, N., Md-Noor, A., Kemat, N., Muniandi, D. 2017. First report of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) caused by Alexandrium tamiyavanichii in Kuantan Port, Pahang, East Coast of Malaysia. Phycological Research. 66, 37-44. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hernández-Becerril, Lau W.L.S., Hii K.S., Leaw C.P., Varona-Cordero F., Lim P.T. 2018. Abundance and distribution of the potentially toxic thecate dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) in the Central Mexican Pacific, using the quantitative PCR method. Frontiers in Marine Science (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Luo,ZH, Hu ZX, Tang YZ, Mertens KN, Leaw CP, Lim PT,;Teng ST, Wang L, Gu HF. 2018. Morphology, ultrastructure, and molecular phylogeny of Wangodinium sinense gen. et sp. nov. (Gymbodiniales, DInophyceae) and revisiting of Gymnodinium dorsalisulcum and Gymnodinium impudicum. Journal of Phycology. 54, 744-761. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mertens K.N., Carbonnell-Moore, M., Pospelova, V., Head, M.J., Highfield, A., Schroeder, D., Gu, H., Andree, K.B., Fernandez, M., Yamaguchi, A., Takano,Y., Matsuoka, K., Nezan, E., Bilien G., Okolodkov, Y., Koike, K., Hoppenrath, M., Pfaff, M., Pitcher, G., Al-Muftah, A., Rochon, A., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P., Lim, Z.F., Ellegaard, M. 2018. Pentaplacodinium saltonense gen. et sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) and its relationship to the cyst-defined genus Operculodinium and yessotoxin-producing Protoceratium reticulatum. Harmful Algae 71: 57-77. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong HL, Mustapa NI, Lee LK, Lim ZF, Tan TH, Usup G, Gu H, Litaker RW, Tester PA, Lim PT, Leaw CP. (2018) Habitat complexity affects benthic harmful dinoflagellate assemblages in the fringing reef of Rawa Island, Malaysia. Harmful Algae 78, 56–68. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, H.C., Tan, S.N., Teng, S.T., Lundholm, N., Orive, E., David, H., Quijano-Scheggia, S., Leong, S.C.Y., Wolf, M., Bates, S.S., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. 2018. Phylogeny and species delineation in the marine diatom Pseudo-nitzchia (Bacillariophyta) using cox1, LSU and ITS2 rRNA genes: A perspective in character evolution. Journal of Phycology. 54, 234-248. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12620 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Er, H.H., Lee, L.K., Lim, Z.F., Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P. T. 2018. Responses of phytoplankton community to eutrophication in Semerak Lagoon (Malaysia). Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2389-0. (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Luo, Z., Yang, W., Leaw, C.P., Pospelova V., Bilien G., Liow, G.R., Lim, P.T., Gu, H. 2017. Cryptic diversity within the harmful dinoflagellate Akashiwo sanguinea in coastal Chinese waters is related to differentiated ecological niches. Harmful Algae. 66: 88-96 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Karafas, S., Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Alves-de-Souza, C. 2017. An evaluation of the genus Amphidinium (Dinophyceae) combining evidence from morphology, phylogenetics, and toxin production, with the introduction of six novel species. Harmful Algae 68: 128-151 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Dai, X., Mak, Y.L., Lu, C., Mei, H., Wu, J.J., Lee, W.H., Chan, L.L., Lim, P.T., Mustapa, N.I., Lim, H.C., Wolf, M., Li D., Luo, Z., Gu, H., Leaw, C.P., Lu, D. 2017. Taxonomic assignment of the benthic toxigenic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus sp. type 6 as Gambierdiscus balechii (Dinophyceae), including its distribution and ciguatoxicity. Harmful Algae 67:107-118 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lau, W.L.S., Law, I.K., Liow, G.R., Hii, K.S., Usup, G., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. 2017. Life-history stages of natural bloom populations and the bloom dynamics of a tropical Asian ribotype of Alexandrium minutum. Harmful Algae 70: 52-63. doi:10.1016/j.hal.2017.10.006 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kon, N.F., Lau, W.L.S., Hii, K.S., Law, I.K., Teng, S.T., Lim, H.C., Takahashi, K., Gu, H., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. 2017. Quantitative real-time PCR detection of a harmful unarmoured dinoflagellate, Karlodinium australe (Dinophyceae). Phycological Research doi: 10.1111/pre.12186 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Kuek, F.W.I., Mujahid, A., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P., Muller, M. 2016. Diversity of DMA(P)-related genes in culturable bacterial communities in Malaysian coastal waters. Sains Malaysiana 45(6):915-931. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim H.C., Teng, S.T., Lim, P. T., Wolf, M. & Leaw, C.P. 2016. 18S rDNA phylogeny of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) inferred from sequence-structure information. Phycologia. 55(2):134-216. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohd Razali, R., Leaw, C.P., Ishak I., Lee, N., Lim, P.T. 2016. Study on the application of local soils for the mitigation of harmful algal blooms, Alexandrium minutum and A. andersonii. Malaysian Fisheries Journal 15:76-86 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Teng, S. T., Tan, S. N., Lim, H. C., Dao, V. H., Bates, S. S. and Leaw, C. P. 2016. High diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia along the northern coast of Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo), with descriptions of P. bipertita sp. nov. and P. limii sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae). J. Phycol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/jpy.12448 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kon,N.F., Lau, W.L.S., Law, I.K., Lim, P.T. & Leaw, C.P. 2016. On-site Rapid detection of toxic Alexandrium tamiyavanichii: integrating the species-specific hydrolysis probe in insulated isothermal polymerase chain reaction (iiPCR). J. Appl. Phycol. DOI 10.1007/s10811-016-0802-y. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Quijano-Scheggia, S., Barajas-Gonzalez, M., Lim, H.C., Leaw, C.P., Olivos-Ortiz, A., Gavino-Rodriguez, J., Perez, J.B., Bates, S.S. 2016. The inhibitory effect of a non-yessotoxin-producing dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium polyedrum (Stein) Dodge, towards Vibrio vulnificus and Staphylococcus aureus. Revista de Biologia Tropical 64(2): 805-816 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, SN; Teng, ST; Lim, HC; Kotaki, Y; Bates, SS; Leaw, CP; Lim, PT 2016. Diatom Nitzschia navis-varingica (Bacillariophyceae) and its domoic acid production from the mangrove environments of Malaysia. Harmful Algae. 60: 139-149. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hii, K.S., Lim, P.T., Kon, N.F., Takata, Y., Usup, G., Leaw, C.P. 2016. Physiological and transcriptional responses to inorganic nutrition in a tropical Pacific strain of Alexandrium minutum: Implications for the saxitoxin genes and toxin production. Harmful Algae 56: 9-21. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, T.H., Leaw, C.P., Leong, C.S.Y., Lim, L. P., Chew, S.M., Teng, S. T., Lim, P. T. 2016. Marine micro-phytoplankton of Singapore, with a review of harmful microalgae in the region. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 34:78-96 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Leaw, C.P., Tan, T.H., Lim, H.C., et al. 2016. New scenario for speciation in the benthic dinoflagellate genus Coolia (Dinophyceae). Harmful Algae 55: 137-149. (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Kon, N. F., Teng, S. T., Hii, K. S., Yek, L. H., Mujahid, A., Lim, H. C., Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P. Spatial distribution of toxic Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) in the southeastern South China Sea-Sulu Sea: A molecular-based assessment using real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay. Harmful Algae.50:8-20. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kuek, F. W. I., Lim, L. F., Ngu, L. H., Mujahid, A., Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Muller, M. 2015. The potential roles of bacterial communities in coral defence: A case study at Talang-talang reef Ocean Science Journal. 50:1-14 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Dao, H. V., Phan, V. B., Teng, S. T., Uchida, H., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Suzuki, T., Pham, K. X. 2015. Pseudo-nitzschia fukuyoi (Bacillariophyceae), a domoic acid-producing species from Nha Phu Bay, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam Fisheries Science 81(3): 533–539 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mustapa, N.I., Teng, S.T., Tan, T.H., Lim, H.C., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. 2015. Character evolution of the benthic thecate dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus (Dinophyceae), with an introduction of the interactive key to species. Malaysian Journal of Science. 34: 37-47. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Teng, S. T., Lim, P. T., Lim, H. C., Rivera-Vilarelle, M., Quijano-Scheggia, S., Takata, Y., Quilliam, M. A., Wolf, M., Bates, S. S., Leaw, C. P. 2015. A NON-TOXIGENIC BUT MORPHOLOGICALLY AND PHYLOGENETICALLY DISTINCT NEW SPECIES OF PSEUDO-NITZSCHIA, P. SABIT SP NOV (BACILLARIOPHYCEAE) Journal of Phycology 51: 706-725 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, S.N., Lim, H.C., Teng, S.T., Lim, P.T. & Leaw, C.P. 2015. Pseudo-nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) identification and delineation using mitochondria cox1 gene sequence as compared to LSU rDNA. 81(5):831-838. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohd Razali, R., Leaw, C. P., Lim, H. C., Nyanti L., Ishak, I. & Lim, P. T. 2015. HARMFUL MICROALGAE ASSEMBLAGE IN THE AQUACULTURE AREA OF AMAN ISLAND, NORTHEN STRAIT OF MALACCA. Malaysian Journal of Science. 34: 24-36 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2014
  • Kremp, A., Tahvanainen, P., Litaker, W., Krock, B. Suikkanen, S., Leaw, C.P., Tomas, C. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships, morphological variation, and toxin patterns in the Alexandrium ostenfeldii (DInophyceae) complex: implications for species boundaries and identities. Journal of Phycology. 50: 81-100. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Teng, S. T., Lim, H. C., Lim, P.T., Dao, V.H., Bates, S.S., Leaw, C.P. 2014. Pseudo-nitzschia kodamae sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), a toxigenic species from the Strait of Malacca, Malaysia. Harmful Algae. 34:17-28. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, H.C., Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Iwataki, M. & Lim P.T. 2014. Phytoplankton assemblage of Merambong Shoal, Tebrau Strait with notes on potentially harmful species. Malayan Nature Journal. 66(1 & 2): 171-181. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Lim, H.C., Leaw, C.P., Teng, S.T., Bates, S.S. & Lim, P.T. 2014. Genetic structure of Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae) populations: implication of a global diversification of the diatom. Harmful Algae 37:142-152. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tester, P.A., Kibler, S.R., Holland, W.C., Usup, G., Vandersea, M.W., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T., Larsen, J., Mohammad-Noor, N., Faust, M.A., Litaker, R.W. 2014. Sampling harmful benthic dinoflagellates: comparison of artificial and natural substrate methods. Harmful Algae 39: 8-25. [IF3.339 (2013) Tier 1] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, H.C., Leaw, C.P., Tan, T.H., Kon, N.F., Yek, L.H., Hii, K.S., Teng, S.T., Mohd Razali, R., Usup, G., Iwataki, M. & Lim, P.T. 2014. A bloom of Karlodinium australe (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae) associated with mass mortality of cage-cultured fishes in West Johor Strait,Malaysia. Harmful Algae 40 : 51-62. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Lim, H.C., Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P. & Lim, P.T. 2013. Three novel species in the Pseudo-nitzschia pseudodelicatissima complex: P. batesiana sp. nov., P. lundholmiae sp. nov. and P. fukuyoi sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), from the Strait of Malacca, Malaysia. Journal of Phycology 49(5):902-916. [IF 2.529 (2013) Tier1] (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Lim, H.C. & Lim, P.T. 2013. The genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in Malaysia, including new records and a key to species inferred from morphology-based phylogeny. Botanica Marina 56(4):375- 398. [IF 1.000 (2013) Tier3] (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Kon, Y.F., Hii, K.S., Tan, T.H., Yek, L.H., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. (2013) First report of marine dinoflagellate, Alexandrium tamutum (Dinophyceae) from Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 32:81-88. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 2.Lim, H. C., Teng, S. T., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T. 2013. Three novel species in the Pseudo-nitzschia pseudodelicatissima complex: P. batesiana sp. nov., P. lundholmiae sp. nov. and P. fukuyoi sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), from the Strait of Malacca, Malaysia. Journal of Phycology. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kon, Y.F., Hii, K.S., Tan, T.H., Yek, L.H., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. (2013) First report of marine dinoflagellate, Alexandrium tamutum (Dinophyceae) from Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 32:81-88. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Yek, L.H., Hii, K.S., Tan, T.H., Kon, N.F., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. (2013) Rapid Detection of Toxic Dinoflagellate, Alexandrium Minutum (Dinophyceae) Using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (Fish). Malaysian Journal of Science 32: 65-80 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Kon, Y.F., Hii, K.S., Tan, T.H., Yek, L.H., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. (2013) First report of marine dinoflagellate, Alexandrium tamutum (Dinophyceae) from Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 32:81-88 [Scopus] (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Yek, L.H., Hii, K.S., Tan, T.H., Kon, N.F., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. (2013) Rapid Detection of Toxic Dinoflagellate, Alexandrium Minutum (Dinophyceae) Using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (Fish). Malaysian Journal of Science 32: 65-80 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Lim, H. C., Teng, S. T., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T. 2013. Three novel species in the Pseudo-nitzschia pseudodelicatissima complex: P. batesiana sp. nov., P. lundholmiae sp. nov. and P. fukuyoi sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), from the Strait of Malacca, Malaysia. Journal of Phycology. 49:902-916 [IF 2.239 (2012) Q2] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kremp, A., Tahvanainen, P., Litaker, W., Krock, B. Suikkanen, S., Leaw, C.P., Tomas, C. (2013) Phylogenetic relationships, morphological variation, and toxin patterns in the Alexandrium ostenfeldii (DInophyceae) complex: implications for species boundaries and identities. Journal of Phycology. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12134 [IF 2.239 (2012) Q2] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, T. H., Lim, P. T., Mohd Razali, R., Leaw, C. P. 2013. Harmful algal species in the Tebrau Strait: an SEM observation of the dinoflagellate assemblage. Annals of Microscopy 13: 4-13. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Teng, S. T., Leaw, C. P., Lim, H. C., Lim, P. T. 2013. The genus Pseudo-nitzschia (bacillariophyceae) in Malaysia, including new records and a key to species inferred from morphology-based phylogeny. Botanica Marina.56(4):375 398 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Teng, S. T., Leaw, C. P., Lim, H. C., Lim, P. T. 2013. The genus Pseudo-nitzschia (bacillariophyceae) in Malaysia, including new records and a key to species inferred from morphology-based phylogeny. Botanica Marina. 56:375-398. DOI 10.1515/bot-2012-0194 [IF 0.912 (2012)] (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Lim, H.C., Lim, P.T., Su, S.N.P., Teng, S.T. & Leaw C.P. 2012. Genetic diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae) in Borneo, Malaysia. Coastal Marine Science 35:58-63. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, H.C., Leaw, C.P., Su, S.N.P., Teng, S.T., Gires, U., Mohammad, N.M., Lundholm, N., Kotaki, Y. & Lim, P.T. 2012. Morphology and molecular characterization of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysian Borneo, including the new species of Pseudo-nitzschia circumpora sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 48(5):1232- 1247. [IF 2.529 (2013) Tier1] (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Lim, H.C., Lim, P. T., Su, S.N.P., Kotaki, Y. & Leaw, C.P. 2012. Morphological observation of two species of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae). Coastal Marine Science 35:52-57. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, P. T., Usup, G., Leaw, C. P. 2012. Harmful Algal Blooms in Malaysian waters. Sains Malaysiana 41(12): 1509-1515. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Usup, G., Ahmad, A., Matsuoka, K., Lim, P. T. & Leaw, C. P. 2012. Biology, ecology and bloom dynamics of the toxic marine dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense. Harmful Algae 14: 301-312 doi:10.1016/j.hal.2011.10.026 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, H. C., Leaw, C. P., Su, S. N. P., Teng, S. T., Lim P. T. 2012. Genetic diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia brasilliana (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysia. Journal of Applied Phycology 24(6):1465-1475. DOI 10.1007/s10811- 012-9803-7 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, H. C., Leaw, C. P., Su, S. N. P., Teng, S. T., Lim P. T. 2012. Genetic diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia brasilliana (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysia. Journal of Applied Phycology 24(6):1465 1475 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, P. T., Su, S.N.P., Lim, H.C., Leaw, C.P., Kamarudin, S.Z., Teng, S.T., Grinang, J. & Kotaki, Y. 2012. Occurrence of Pseudo-nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) at Kuching Estuaries from year 2007 to 2010. Marine Research in Indonesia 37:57-71. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2011
  • Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Tan, T. H., Tuan Halim, T. N., Cheng, K. W., Ng, B. K. & Usup, G. 2011. Thecal fine structure of benthic dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus belizeanus (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae) from the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Phycological Research. 59: 143-146. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Sato, S., Thuoc, C. V., Kobiyama, A. & Ogata, T. 2011. Effects of salinity on growth and toxin production of Alexandrium minutum isolated from a shrimp culture pond in Northern Vietnam. Journal of Applied Phycology. 23: 857-864. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Sato, S., Thuoc, C. V., Kobiyama, A. & Ogata, T. 2011. Effects of salinity on growth and toxin production of Alexandrium minutum isolated from a shrimp culture pond in Northern Vietnam. Journal of Applied Phycology 23: 857-864. [IF 2.326 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Tan, T. H., Tuan Halim, T. N., Cheng, K. W., Ng, B. K. & Usup, G. 2011. Thecal fine structure of benthic dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus belizeanus (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae) from the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Phycological Research 59: 143-146. [IF1.086 (2012)] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hillaluddin, F., Leaw, C. P. & Lim, P. T. 2011. Morphological observation of common pennate diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from Sarawak estuarine waters. Annal of Microscopy 11:12-23. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2010
  • Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Ng, B. K., Cheng, K. W. & Usup, G. 2010. Morphology and molecular characterization of a new species of thecate benthic epiphytic dinoflagellate, Coolia malayensis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46: 162-171 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Kobiyama, A. & Ogata, T. 2010. Growth and toxin production of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) under various nitrogen to phosphorus ratios. Journal of Applied Phycology. 22: 203-210. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Lim, H. C., Su, S. N. P., Mohamed Ali, H., Kotaki, Y., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T. 2010. Toxicity of diatom Pseudo- nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) analyzed using high performance liquid chromatorgraphy (HPLC). Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics 6: 116-119. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Lim, H. C., Su, S. N. P., Mohamed-Ali, H., Kotaki, Y., Leaw, C.P. & Lim, P. T. 2010. Toxicity of diatom Pseudo- nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) analyzed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics 6(2): S116. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, H.C., Su, S.N.P., Hartina, M.A., Kotaki, Y., Leaw, C.P. & Lim, P.T. 2010. Toxicity of diatom Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) analyzed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics 6:S116-S119. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Hillaluddin, F., Leaw, C. P. & Lim, P. T. 2010. Fine structure of diatoms Thalassiosira and Coscinodiscus species (Bacillariophyceae): light and electron microscopy observation. Annal of Microscopy 10:28-35. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Ng, B. K., Cheng, K. W. & Usup, G. 2010. Morphology and molecular characterization of a new species of thecate benthic epiphytic dinoflagellate, Coolia malayensis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46: 162-171. [IF 2.239 (2012) Q2] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Kobiyama, A. & Ogata, T. 2010. Growth and toxin production of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) under various nitrogen to phosphorus ratios. Journal of Applied Phycology 22:203-210. [IF 2.326 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)

2007
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Kaga, S., Sekiguchi, K. & Ogata, T. 2007. Growth response of five non toxic Alexandrium species (Dinophyceae) to temperature and salinity. Marine Research in Indonesia 32(2): 189-195 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P. & Ogata, T. 2007. Morphological variation of two Alexandrium responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning in Southeast Asia. Botanica Marina 50:14-21. [IF 0.910 (2012)] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, P. T. Leaw, C. P., Ogata, T. 2007. Morphological variation of two Alexandrium responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning in Southeast Asia. Botanica Marina. 50:14-21. (ISI-Indexed)

2006
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Kobiyama, A., Koike, K., Ogata, T. 2006. Effects of temperature, nitrate and light on growth and toxin production on two tropical marine dinoflagellate, Alexandrium tamiyavanichii and Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology. 42: 786-799. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Kobiyama, A., Koike, K. & Ogata, T. 2006. Effects of temperature, nitrate and light on growth and toxin production on two tropical marine dinoflagellate, Alexandrium tamiyavanichii and Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 42: 786-799. [IF 2.239 (2012) Q2] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Usup, G, Cheah, M.Y., Ng, B.K., Leaw, C.P., Ahmad, A. 2006. Toxin profile and relative toxicity of three paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin-producing dinoflagellates from Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology 35(2):41-45 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2005
  • Lim, P. T., Usup, G., Leaw, C. P., Ogata. T. 2005. First report of Alexandrium taylori and Alexandrium peruvianum (Dinophyceae) in Malaysia waters. Harmful Algae. 4: 391- 400. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Ng, B. K., Cheah, M. Y., Ahmad, A. & Usup, G. 2005. Phylogenetic analysis of Alexandrium species and Pyrodinium bahamense (Dinophyceae) based on theca morphology and nuclear ribosomal gene sequence. Phycologia 44: 550-565. [IF 1.753 (2010) Q2] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lim, P. T., Usup, G., Leaw, C. P. & Ogata. T. 2005. First report of Alexandrium taylori and Alexandrium peruvianum (Dinophyceae) in Malaysia waters. Harmful Algae 4:391-400. [IF 2.901 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)

2004
  • Usup, G., Cheah, M. Y., Roziwan, Ng, B. K., Leaw, C. P., Othman, M., Faazaz, A. L. 2004. Identification of the species responsible for the harmful algal bloom event in Selat Tebrau in 2002. Malaysian Applied Biology 35: 59- 62. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Usup, G, Leaw, C. P., Cheah, M.Y., Ahmad, A., Ng, B.K. 2004. Analysis of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin congeners by a sodium channel receptor binding assay. Toxicon 44: 37-43. [IF 2.924 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)

2003
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P. & Usup, G. 2003. Identification of Alexandrium species in Malaysia water using epi- fluorescence Microscopy. Annal of Microscopy 3: 102-107 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2002
  • Usup, G., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Ahmad, A. 2002. Probable toxin producer responsible for the first occurrence of paralytic shellfish poisoning on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology 31(2): 29-35. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Usup, G., Yau, S. T. C., Leaw, C. P. & Ahmad, A. 2002. Histamine levels in some fishes sold at the Bandar Baru Bangi night market. Malaysian Applied Biology 31:79-84 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Usup, G., Leaw, C. P., Ahamd, A. & Lim, P. T. 2002. Alexandrium species (Dinophyceae) in Malaysian waters. Harmful Algae 1:265-275. [IF 2.901 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Usup, G., Leaw, C. P., Ahamd, A. & Lim, P. T. 2002. Phylogenetic relationship of Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) to other Alexandrium species based on ribosomal RNA gene sequences. Harmful Algae 1:59-68. [IF 2.901 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Usup, G., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T. & Ahmad, A. 2002. Probable toxin producer responsible for the first occurrence of paralytic shellfish poisoning on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology 31(2): 29-35. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2001
  • Leaw, C. P., P. T. Lim. A. Ahmad., G. Usup. 2001. Genetic diversity of Ostreopsis ovata (Dinophyceae) from Malaysia. Marine Biotechnology 3: 246-255 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T., Ahmad, A. & Usup, G. 2001. Genetic diversity of Ostreopsis ovata (Dinophyceae) from Malaysia. Marine Biotechnology 3:246-255. [IF 2.739 (2012) Q1] (ISI-Indexed)
Proceeding

2019
  • Hii KS, Law IK, Lau WLS, Lim ZF, Luo Z, Gu H, Leaw CP, Lim PT. (2019) Revealing the distribution and relative abundance of harmful algae species in the South China Sea using metagenomics analysis. 18th Proceeding of ICHA. Nantes, France. 

2018
  • Lee LK, Lim PT, Neo ML, Lim ZF, Hii KS,Lim HC, Gu H, Leaw CP. (2018) TABURAN, KEPADATAN DAN STRUKTUR GENETIK POPULASI DUA SPESIES KIMA (CARDIIDAE: Tridacna) DARI TAMAN LAUT PULAU PERHENTIAN. Proceeding Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2014
  • Lim, H.C., Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Kamarudin, S.Z., Lim, P.T. In Press. Growth response of Pseudo-nitzschia circumpora (Bacillariophyceae) to different salinities. In: Kim, H.G., B. Reguera, G.M. Hallegraeff, C.K. Lee, M.S. Han and J.K. Choi. (eds). Harmful Algae 2012, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Harmful Algae. International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae 2014, ISBN 978-87-990827-4-2. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Teng, S.T., Lim, P.T., Lim, H.C. & Leaw, C.P. In Press. Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in Malaysia: a record of taxa from field investigations. In: Kim, H.G., B. Reguera, G.M. Hallegraeff, C.K. Lee, M.S. Han and J.K. Choi. (eds). Harmful Algae 2012, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Harmful Algae. International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae 2014, ISBN 978-87-990827-4-2. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2012
  • Teng, S. T., Lim, H. C., Leaw, C. P. & Lim, P. T. 2012. Morphological characterization of potentially toxic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysian water. The Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology 2012. Applied Biology: Solutions to Global Challenges and Issues, Terengganu, 1-3 June 2012. No. Oral BD026 (Electronic copy). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Teng, S. T., Lim, H.C., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P. T. 2012. Morphological characterization of the diatom Pseudo- nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysian waters. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology. Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. pp. 107-111. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Hii, K. S., Lim, P. T., Tan, T. H., Leaw, C. P. 2012. Molecular characterization of saxitoxin biosynthetic starting gene, sxtA in the toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium tamiyavanichii. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology. Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. pp. 196-202. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2011
  • Teng, S. T., Lim, H. C., Lim, P. T. & Leaw, C. P. 2011. Development of Pseudo-nitzschia species-specific oligonucleotide primers for ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis. The Proceedings of the 9th Malaysia Genetics Congress (MGC9): Appreciating the Richness of Nature through Genetics. No. O32 (Electronic copy). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, H. C., Lim, L. P., Voon, S. H., Teng, S. T., Leaw, C. P. & Lim, P. T. 2011. Rapid detection of Pseudo-nitzschia species using whole-cell Fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH). The Proceedings of the 9th Malaysia Genetics Congress (MGC9): Appreciating the Richness of Nature through Genetics, Kuching, 28-30 September 2011. No. O31 (Electronic copy). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Teng, S. T., Lim, H. C., Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P. 2011. Development of Pseudo-nitzschia species-specific oligonucleotide primers for ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis. Proceedings of the 9th Malaysia Genetics Congress. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak. O33. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, H. C., Lim, L. P., Voon, S. H., Teng, S. T., Leaw, C. P., Lim, P. T. 2011. Rapid detection of Pseudo- nitzschia species using whole-cell fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Proceedings of the 9th Malaysia Genetics Congress. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak. O32. 

2010
  • Hillaludin, F., Leaw, C. P. & Lim, P. T. 2010. Morphological observation of pinnate diatom, Amphiprora, Surirella, Delphineis, Navicula, Nitzschia, Cylindrotheca and Pleurosigma species (Bacillariophyceae) from estuarine waters. Proceedings Conference on Marine Ecosystem of Malaysia: Management of Resources for Human and Environmental Well-being, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cherating, Pahang, 22- 24 June 2010. pp. 241-258 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Kamarudin, S. Z., Hilaluddin, F., Leaw, C. P. & Lim, P. T. 2010. Phytoplankton composition in two estuarine waters of Sarawak. Proceedings Conference on Marine Ecosystem of Malaysia: Management of Resources for Human and Environmental Well-being, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cherating, Pahang, 22-24 June 2010. pp. 226-240 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, P. T., Usup, G. & Leaw, C. P. 2010. A review on harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Malaysian waters. Proceedings Conference on Marine Ecosystem of Malaysia: Management of Resources for Human and Environmental Well-being, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cherating, Pahang, 22-24 June 2010. pp. 79-87. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P., Kobiyama, A. & Ogata, T. 2010. Ecophysiological adaptations of two paralytic shellfish toxins producing dinoflagellates, Alexandrium tamiyavanichii and Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). The Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Harmful Algae. Hong Kong, China. pp. 80-82. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2007
  • Lim, P. T., Daniel Ngilek, P. S., Leaw, C. P., Bojo, O. & Usup, G. 2007. Transformation of Paralytic shellfish toxin in benthic clam Polymesoda simils, fed with toxic dinoflagellate, Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Proceedings of Natural Resources and Environmental Management & Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) 2007. pp. 197-202 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2006
  • Ahmad, A, Ngiwol, K., Leaw, C. P., Usup, G. 2006. DGGE analysis of bacteria present in cultures of toxic and non-toxic marine dinoflagellates from Malaysia. Proceedings of the 28th Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology. pp. 18-22. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2004
  • Lim, P. T., Leaw, C. P. & Usup, G. 2002. First paralytic shellfish poisoning in the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. In Phang, S. M., Chong, V. C., Ho, S. S., Mokhtar, N., Ooi, J. L. S. (eds.) Marine Science into New Millennium: New perspectives and challenges. University of Malaya, Maritime Research Center, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 661-667. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Extended Abstract

2018
  • Lee LK, Lim PT, Neo ML, LIm ZF, Hii KS, Lim HC, Gu H, Leaw CP. (2018) Distribution and population structure of two giant clam species (Cardiidae: Tridacna) of Perhentian Islands Marine Park, Malaysia. 4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium. Cebu City, Philippines. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Technical Report

2019
  • Leaw CP, Lim PT, Chan AA, Hii KS, Gu H, Lee LK, Lim ZF. 2019. Exploring the diversity of zooxanthellae associated with corals of Perhentian Islands Marine Park by deep sequencing approach. Technical Report. Marine Park and Resource Management Division, DOF, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro based Industry, Putrajaya, Malaysia. p. 40. 

2018
  • Lim PT, Leaw CP, Chan AAC, Abdulah N. (2018) Distribution, abundance and population structure of giant clams (Cardiidae: Bivalvia) of Perhentian Islands Marine Park, Terengganu. Technical Report, Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia. pp. 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2015
  • Kosmo, 2015. Kerang-kerangan masih beracun. 
  • Berita Harian. 2015. Larangan makan kerang-kerangan dari Sungai Geting diteruskan. 

2014
  • The Star Two. 2014. Toxic tides. 
  • Utusan Malaysia. 2014. Kejadian Ombak Merah di Persisiran Pantai. 
Article in Non-Refereed Journals

2018
  • Lim PT, Leaw CP, Wang P, Lu D, Chan LC, Chan LL, Khokiattiwong S, Zhu W, Saransuth N. (2018) IOC/WESTPAC training workshop on introductory scientific diving for benthic dinoflagellate sampling and processing. Harmful Algae News. 61, 20-21. 
  • Lim HC, Teng ST, Hii KS, Leaw CP, Lim PT. (2018) SEAFDEC-MFRD Regional Training Course on Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Studies. Harmful Algae News. 61, 22-23. 

2017
  • Lim, P.T., Tan, T.H., Leaw, C.P. 2017. SEAFDEC-MFRD Regional Training Course in Malaysia. Harmful Algae News 58: 11. 
  • Lim, H.C., Iwataki, M., Zhu, W., Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T. 2017. IOC/WESTPAC scientists shape the future of HAB research. Harmful Algae News. 56:18-19. 

2016
  • Liow, G.R., Lim, P.T., Tan, S.N., Leaw, C.P. 2016. Encystment and excystment of the tropical strains of the toxic Alexandrium minutum (DInophyceae). Harmful Algae News 52:10. 
  • Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Lau W.L.S., Law I.K., Lim, P.T. 2016. Recurrence of harmful dinoflagellate Karlodinium austral along the Johor Strait. Harmful Algae News 52:5 

2015
  • Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T. 2015. Harmful Algal Bloom and its impacts: the scientific efforts towards a better solution. UM Research Bulletin, Vol. 1 (1), pp. 22-23. 

2014
  • Lim, H.C., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. Teng, S.T. 2014. An unprecedented bloom of Gonyaulax polygramma in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Harmful Algae News 49: 9 
  • Teng, S.T., Dmitriev, D.A., Bates, S.S., Lim, H.C., Lim, P.T., Leaw, C.P. 2014. Introducing a web-based interactive identification key to species of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae). Harmful Algae News 49: 14 

2012
  • Leaw, C. P. 2012. Discovering poison gene. Asian Research News 2012. p. 11. 

2011
  • Lim, P. T. & Leaw, C. P. 2011. First report of Pyrodinium bahamense in the Straits of Malacca. Harmful Algae News 45: 5. 
Others

2018
  • Leaw CP, Lim PT (2018) Training Course Manual for Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Studies: Techniques in molecular characterization and detection of HAB species and toxins. IOES, UM. pp. 36. 
  • Leaw CP, Lim PT (2018) Training Course Manual for Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Studies: Techniques in microalgal culturing and maintenance. IOES, UM. pp. 44. 

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


  • Genetic Diversity of Coral Symbionts in Selected Scleractinian Corals at the Fringing Reefs of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Revealing the Genetic Connectivity of Endangered Giant Clams Tridacna (Cardiidae) in Malaysia for Transboundary Conservation, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Oxidative stress: Unlocking the changes of ROS-mediated cellular response in Scleractinian corals towards multiple stressors, Co-Investigator, 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Assessing Plankton Composition Shift In Sungai Geting, Tumpat In Relation To Harmful Algal Blooms Using Metagenomics, Consultant, 2018 - 2019, RU Geran, (National)
  • Mechanisms Of Red Tides And Hypoxia As Ecological Marine Disasters And Technologies For Its Early Warning Along The Malaysian Waters, With Emphasis On Johor Strait, Consultant, 2018 - 2021, International Funding, (International)
  • Investigating The Coral Resilience In Perhentian Island Based On The Diversity Of Zooxanthellae Symbiodium Species (dinophyceae), Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, Government Agency, (National)
  • Ensuring Seafood Safety And Biosecurity Through Sustainable Mariculture And Fisheries, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran, (National)
  • Mechanisms Of Red Tides And Hypoxia As Ecological Marine Disasters And Technologies For Its Early Warning Along The Malaysian Waters, With Emphasis On Johor Strait, Consultant, 2018 - 2021, International Funding, (International)
  • Source And Fate Of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (cfp) - Toxins And Its Implications On Coral Reef Ecosystem Health And Seafood Safety, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, MOSTI-International Collaboration Fund (ICF), (National)
  • Rapid detection of harmful algal bloom species using DNA barcoding and advanced molecular approach, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2019, UNIMAS Shell Chair, (National)
  • Distribution, Abundance And Population Structure Of Giant Clams (cardiidae : Bivalvia) Of Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Consultant, 2017 - 2018, Government Agency, (National)
  • Raphidophytes Chattonella species, potential fish killer of wild and cultured fishes: characterization and detection for Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) management, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2019, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Distribution Of Toxic Dinoflagellate In East And West Coast Of Peninsular Malaysian Waters, Consultant, 2017 - 2018, RU Geran, (National)
  • Development Of Selected Molecular Platform For The Simultaneous Detection Of Multiple Harmful Algal Blooms Species, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2015, RU Geran, (National)
  • What Triggers The Initiation Of Pyrodinium Bloom On The Coast Of Pahang? An Offshore Field Investigation Along Kuantan Coast, Consultant, 2014 - 2017, MOSTI-Science Fund, (National)
  • Investigating mechanisms underlying population and community dynamics of benthic harmful algal bloom (BHAB) species in two distinct Malayisan coral reef ecosystems, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2017, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Investigating Mechanisms Underlying Population And Community Dynamics Of Benthic Harmful Algal Bloom (bhab) Species In Two Distinct Malaysian Coral Reef Ecosystems, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2017, MOSTI-Science Fund, (National)
  • Culture Collection of Harmful Microalgae in BMRS: a source of culture provision and knowledgebase transfer, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2015, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Establishment of Research and education network on coastal marine science in Southeast Asia, COMSEA: Comparative study of HABs dynamics in two Malaysian coastal embayments, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Dana KPT, (National)
  • Benthic harmful algal bloom (BHAB) species assemblages in the coral reefs of Sarawak, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2014, UNESCO IOC-Yesuo Fund, (International)
  • Comparative study of benthic harmful algal bloom (BHAB) species assemblages in two distinct coral reef ecosystems, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2014, Shell Chair Fund, UNIMAS, (National)
  • Determination of potentially harmful microalgae in aquaculture areas of Aman Island, Penang, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2014, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Toxigenesis of the amnesic shellfish-toxin producing diatom, Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae), Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2015, RACE, (National)
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment of harmful algal blooms (HABs) species in ships ballast water using molecular tools, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2014, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Her research niche area is marine phycology, particularly in the studies of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Focus on the molecular aspects, her research span from molecular systematic, evolution to the genetics of toxigenesis.

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


PRESENTER
  • TABURAN, KEPADATAN DAN STRUKTUR GENETIK POPULASI DUA SPESIES KIMA (CARDIIDAE: Tridacna) DARI TAMAN LAUT PULAU PERHENTIAN, Seminar Penyelidikan Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia 2018, 2018-04-18 to 2018-04-19, Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia, (National)
POSTER
  • Bloom of Karlodinium australe (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae) associated with massive fish mortality along the West Johor Strait, Malaysia, The second Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 2015-01-07 to 2015-01-10, Xiamen University, China, (International)
  • Revealing the distribution and relative abundance of harmful algae species in the South China Sea using metagenomics analysis, 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26, ISSHA, (International)
ORAL
  • Characterizing the raphidophyte, Chattonella sp. associated with massive fish mortality on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26, ISSHA, (International)
OTHERS
  • Analysis of a putative saxitoxin biosytnetic gene, sxtI of Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). , IOC/WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium: A wealthy Ocean for prosperity in the Western Pacific, 2014-04-22 to 2014-04-25, IOC-WESTPAC, (International)
  • Rapid detection of harmful raphidophyte, Chattonella sp. using whole-cell FISH, The second Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 2015-01-07 to 2015-01-10, Xiamen Univeristy, China, (International)
  • Spatial distribution of toxic Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) in the southeastern South China Sea-Sulu Sea: a molecular-based assessment by real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay, The second Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 2015-01-07 to 2015-01-10, Xiamen University, (International)
  • Encystment and excystment of toxic tropical dinoflagellate, Alexandrium minutum in laboratory controlled conditions , JSPS-CCore-RENSEA Second Joint Seminar on Coastal Ecosystems in Southeast Asia, 2018-02-27 to 2018-03-01, JSPS, (International)
  • Habitat complexity affects benthic harmful dinoflagellate assemblages in the fringing reef of Rawa Island, Malaysia, 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26, ISSHA, (International)
  • Wide distribution of the domoic-acid-producing benthic diatom Nitzschia navis-varingica at mangrove forests along the Strait of Malacca, 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26, ISSHA, (International)
  • The role of nutrient-related genes in understanding the saxitoxin production of Alexandrium minutum, 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26, ISSHA, (International)
  • Phylogenetic and morphological comparisons of Chattonella spp. collected from Southeast Asia, 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26, ISSHA, (International)

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


  • Ahli Wakil Tetap Kumpulan Kerja Teknikal (KKT) Biotoksin Marin & Air Tawar, Seksyen Nutrisi dan Jawatankuasa Analisis Makanan, Pusat Analisis Keselamatan Air Minum, Makanan dan Alam Sekitar, Jabatan Kimia Malaysia , 2018, 12, (National)
  • Collaborative Research and Scientific Exchange, National Research Insitute of Chinese Medicine, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, 2016, 12, (International)
  • Pakar Biodiversiti (MyBIS), Kementerian Sumber Asli dan Alam Sekitar (NRE), 2016, 12, (National)
  • Collaborative Research and Scientific Exchange, State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong, 2016, 12, (International)
  • Ahli Wakil Tetap Kumpulan Kerja Teknikal (KKT) Biotoksin Marin & Air Tawar, Jawatankuasa Analisis Makanan, Jabatan Kimia Malaysia, 2014, 12, (National)

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


  • Jawatankuasa Penganjur Saintifik - South China Sea Conference 2019, IOES, UM, Committee Member, 2018-2019, (University)
  • Collaborative Research and Scientific Exchange, National Research Insitute Of Chinese Medicine, Ministry Of Health And Welfare, Taiwan, Researcher, 2016-present, 2016, (International)
  • Collaborative Research and Scientific Exchange, State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong, Researcher, 2016-2019, (International)
  • Associate Editor of PLANTGENE (Elsevier), Elsevier Publisher - PLANTGENE, Associate Editor, 2014-2019, (International)
  • Expert Panel dan Ahli Wakil Tetap Kumpulan Kerja Teknikal (KKT) Biotoksin Marin dan Air Tawar di bawah Jawatankuasa Analisis Makanan (JKAM), Jabatan Kimia Malaysia, Expert Advisor, 2014-2019, (National)
  • Collaborative Research, Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Co-researcher, 2014-2019, (International)
  • Associate Editor of GENE (Elsevier), Elsevier Publisher - GENE, Associate Editor, 2014-2019, (International)
  • Steering Committee of UNESCO IOC WESTPAC Project of Toxic Marine Organisms (TMO), UNESCO IOC WESTPAC, Committee Member, 2013-2018, (International)
  • UNESCO IOC WESTPAC Project of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB), UNESCO IOC WESTPAC, Committee Member, 2013-2019, (International)
  • Collaborative Research of Marine Sciences under AORI-JSPS, AORI-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Committee Member, 2011-2019, (International)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • Frontiers in Marine Science, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Harmful Algae News (UNESCO IOC Newsletter on Toxic Algae and Algal Blooms), Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2012)
  • Journal of Phycology, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series, Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Harmful Algae (Elsevier), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Harmful Algae, Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • Journal of Applied Phycology (Wiley), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • SpringerPlus (Springer), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Fondecyt Science Council Chile, Project ,  (2016)
  • Phycologia, Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Journal of Applied Phycology (Wiley), Article In Journal ,  (2016)
  • Phycological Research (Wiley), Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • GENE (Elsevier), Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • BMC Evolutionary Biology, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Sains Malaysiana, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Associate Editor of GENE (Elsevier), Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2018)
  • Associate Editor of PLANTGENE (Elsevier), Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2018)
  • PLoS ONE, Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • Harmful Algae (Elsevier), Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • Biochemical Systematics and Ecology (Elsevier), Article In Journal ,  (2013)

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed
  • Master Degree, Yong Hwa Lin, Spatio-temporal heterogeneity of benthic harmful dinoflagellate assemblages at the fringing reefs of Rawa Island, Kelantan, Malaysia, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Winnie Lau Lik Sing, Development of molecular platform for the detection of harmful algal bloom species, Alexandrium minutum, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Liow Guat Ru, The life cycle of two paralytic shellfish toxin-producing dinoflagellates, Alexandrium minutum and Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) IN MALAYSIA, 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Teng Sing Tung, Taxonomy and molecular phylogenetics of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysian waters, with a construction of a web database, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Samson Lee Tze Hung, Isolation of microalgae from Kuching, Sarawak, and assessment of their potential for biofuel production and bioremediation of nutrient-rich media, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Roziawati Mohd Razali, Studies of potentially harmful microalgae in seleted aquaculture sites of Aman Islands, Penang: Occurrence, management and mitigation, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Hii Kieng Soon, Characterizing transcriptional and subcellular response of genes related to nutrient uptake and toxin production in toxic Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae), 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Yek Leh Hie, Rapid detection of marine toxic dinoflagllates, Alexandrium species by whole-cell in situ hybridization using TSA, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Kon Nyuk Fong, Development of quantitative molecular tools for the detection of harmful algal blooms (HABs) species in Malaysia, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Tan Toh Hii, Distribution, abundance and diversity of benthic harmful dinoflagellate assemblages in the coral reefs of Malaysia, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Lim Hong Chang, Molecular characterization and toxigenesis of amnesic shellfish toxin producing diatom, Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae), 2011/2012
  • Master Degree, Felicity Kuek Wen Ik, The effects of climate change and water quality on coral diseases and their impacts on marine communities, 2011/2012
  • Master Degree, Fareha Hj. Hilaluddin, Morphological characterization of diatom species (Bacillariophyceae) in Malaysian waters by electron microscopy, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Hii Kieng Soon, Molecular characterization of the biosynthetic genes cluster encoding the paralytic shellfish-toxin Saxitoxin in dinoflagellates Alexandrium (Dinophyceae), 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Teng Sing Tung, Genetic diversity of harmful diatom Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) from Malaysia, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Siti Zubaidah Binti Kamarudin, Phytoplankton community shift and its related water parameters in two estuaries in Kuching, Sarawak, 2009/2010
  • Master Degree, Tan Toh Hii, Morphological and molecular characterization of toxic and potentially toxic dinoflagellates, (Dinophyceae) from Malaysia, 2009/2010

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Er Huey Hui, PHYTOPLANKTON DYNAMICS IN RELATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABILITY IN THE AQUACULTURE AREAS OF SEMERAK LAGOON, 2017/2018
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Tan Suh Nih, Morphology, Molecular Characterization and Toxin Production of Amnesic Shellfish Toxins - Producing Diatom, Pseudo-Nitzschia and Nitzschia Species (Bacillariophyceae) From Malaysia, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Lee Li Keat, BENTHIC DINOFLAGELLATE ASSEMBLAGES ASSOCIATED WITH CIGUATERA FISH POISONING (CFP) AT FRINGING CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM OF PERHENTIAN ISLANDS, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Lim Zhen Fei, Diversity of sand-dwelling dinoflagellates (Dinophyceae) from Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Malaysia, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Nur Aqilah Binti Muhamad Darif, Usage of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Investigating Nutrient Limitations in Microalgae, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Law Ing Kuo, INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABILITY ON HARMFUL MICROALGAE DYNAMICS AT SELECTED SITE ON EAST COASTS OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Nurin Izzati Mustapa, TAXONOMY, GENETIC DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE HARMFUL BENTHIC DINOFLAGELLATE, GAMBIERDISCUS (DINOPHYCEAE) IN CORAL REEFS OF MALAYSIA, 2015/2016
  • Master Degree, Aysha Mariam Binti Mohamed Javeed, The ecological and taxonomical studies of benthic harmful algal blooms, 2014/2015