PERSONAL DETAIL


ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. GEOK YUAN ANNIE TAN

Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
 
  79675842
  79675908
  gyatan@um.edu.my
 Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-7996-2009


BIBLIOMETRIC DATA


 Total Articles in Publication List  41
 Articles With Citation Data  41
 Sum of the Times Cited   507
 Average Citations per Article   12.37
 h-index   14
 Co-authors   Collaboration Network
 This information is generated from http://researcherid.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Life Member, 2009 to 2030, (National)
  • American Society of Microbiology, Member, 2010 to 2010, (International)
  • World Federation for Culture Collections, Member, 2010 to 2011, (International)
  • Cebar Biosafety Committee, Committee Member, 2010 to 2011, (University)
  • BERGEY'S INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MICROBIAL SYSTEMATICS, Life Member, 2010, (International)
  • Institutional Biosafety and Biosecurity Committee, Committee Member, 2014 to 2015, (University)

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


  • Panel assessor for FRGS application, University Malaya, 02/11/2015
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/06/2015 to 30/06/2016
  • JKIT Committee, Faculty, 01/05/2014 to 30/04/2016
  • Panel evaluator for FRGS applications, University Malaya, 18/04/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Penyelaras Kursus Tahap 1, Faculty, 20/08/2013 (Penyelaras Tahap 1)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Rundingan Harga, University Malaya, 26/11/2012 to 14/12/2012
  • CEBAR Biosafety committee member, University Malaya, 24/09/2010 to 30/12/2011
  • AJK Peperiksaan Program Kursus Tahap Satu, Faculty, 02/07/2010 to 29/04/2011
  • Penyelia Latihan Mengajar 2008, 2009, 2010, Faculty, 05/05/2008 to 30/07/2010 (Evaluating B.Sc.(Ed) students in Sem 3.)
  • Committee member for ISO (Departmental Level), Faculty, 03/04/2006 to 31/03/2007
  • Committee member, AJK Majlis ISB Jasamu Dikenang 2004, Faculty, 02/07/2004 to 31/12/2004

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Natural Products from Actinobacteria
  • Microbial Systematic (Actinomycetes, Actinobacteria)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book
Chapter in Book

2012
  • Tan, G.Y.A. and Goodfellow, M. (2011). Genus: Amycolatopsis. In Bergey s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, edited by G. Garrity et al. Springer. (Invited book chapter contribution) 

2008
  • Vikineswary, S. Christabel, L.J., Tan, Thong, K.L.,Tan, G.Y.A and Affendi,Y.A. (2008) Sponges of Tioman and their actinomycete inhabitants. In. Natural History of the Pulau Tioman Group of Islands. (Eds Phang et al.)pp 35-41. IOES, University of Malaya (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2000
  • Ho, C.C., Tan, G.Y.A., Seow, I., Ajam, N., Tan, E.L., Goodfellow, M., Ward, A.C., Brown, R., Lo, C.W., Cheah, H.Y., Lai, N.S., and Suzuki, K.I. (2000). Isolation, characterization and biological activities of actinomycetes isolated from dipterocarp rain forest soils in Malaysia. In Microbial Diversity in Asia-Technology and Prospects, edited by Nga, B.H., Tan, H.M. and Suzuki, K.I. World Scientific, Singapore, 209-228 
Article in Academic Journals

2018
  • Chin, P.S., Ang, G.Y., Choo, Y.Y., Tan, E.L., Tee, K.K., Yin, W.F. Chan, K.G. & Tan, G.Y.A. (2017) Prevalence, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Genetic Diversity of Listeria spp. Isolated from Raw Chicken Meat and Chicken-Related Products in Malaysia. Journal of Food Protection 81, 284-289. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Thomas, SM, Convey, P, Gan, HM, Pearce, DA & Tan, GYA (2018) Draft genome sequence of a novel actino-bacterium from the family Intrasporangiaceae isolated from Signy Island, Antarctica. Current Science 115: 1695-1696 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Devaraj, K., Tan, G.Y.A., Chan, K,G. (2017) Quorum quenching properties of Actinobacteria isolated from Malaysian tropical soils. Archives of Microbiology, 199: 897-906. (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Nur Azura, A.B., Yusoff, M., Tan, G.Y.A., Jegadeesh, R., Appleton, D.R. & Vikineswary, S. 2015. Streptomyces sanglieri which colonised and enhanced the growth of Elaeis guineensis Jacq. seedlings was antagonistic to Ganoderma boninense in in vitro studies. Journal of Industrial and Microbial Biotechnology, DOI 10.1007/s10295-15-1724-4. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Busarakam, K, Brown, R, Bull, AT, Tan, GYA, Zucchi, TD, da Silva, LJ, de Souza, WR, Goodfellow, M. (2016) Classification of thermophilic actinobacteria isolated from arid desert soils, including the description of Amycolatopsis deserti sp nov. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 109, 319-334. (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Teo, W. F. A., Wee, W. Y., Choo, S. W., & Tan, G. Y. A. 2015. Draft genome sequence of a marine actinobacteria Sciscionella strain SE31. Marine Genomics, 20, 11-12. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Baranitharan, E., Khan, M. R., Yousuf, A., Teo, W. F. A., Tan, G. Y. A., & Cheng, C. K. 2015. Enhanced power generation using controlled inoculum from palm oil mill effluent fed microbial fuel cell. Fuel, 143, 72-79. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Baranitharan, E., Khan, M.R., Prasad, D.M.R., Teo, W.F.A., Tan, G.Y.A. & Jose, R. Effect of biofilm formation on the performance of microbial fuel cell for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, doi: 10.1007/s00449-014-1239-9. (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Ong Y.H., Chua A.S.M. , Tan G.Y.A. and Ngoh G.C. 2014. Culturable Bacterial Community in a High Temperature EBPR Reactor. Chiang Mai Journal of Science, 41, 970 - 980. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shahbazi, P, Musa, MY, Tan, GYA, Avin, FA, Teo, WFA & Sabaratnam, V. (2014) In vitro and In vivo Evaluation of Streptomyces Suppressions against Anthracnose in Chili Caused by Colletotrichum. SAINS MALAYSIANA 43,697-705. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hema, TG, Getha, K, Tan, GYA, Sahira, HL, Syamil, AM & Fairuz, MYN (2014) ACTINOBACTERIA ISOLATES FROM TIN TAILINGS AND FOREST SOIL FOR BIOREMEDIATION OF HEAVY METALS. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL FOREST SCIENCE 26, 153-162. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Pan SY, Tan GYA, Convey P, Pearce DA & Tan IKP. 2013. Diversity and bioactivity of actinomycetes from Signy Island terrestrial soils, maritime Antarctic. Advances in Polar Science 24(4):1-6 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Mohd Sarmin NI,Tan GYA, Franco CMM, Edrada-Ebel R, Latip J & Mohamad Zin N. 2013 Streptomyces kebangsaanensis sp. nov. an endophytic actinomycete isolated from a Malaysian ethnomedicinal plant, that produces phenazine- 1-carboxylic acid. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (in press) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shahbazi, P., Musa, M.Y., Tan, G.Y.A., Avin, F.A., Teo, W.F.A. & Sabaratnam, V. 2013. Streptomyces strain P42 as a potent biological control against chilli anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum spp. Research on Crops 14(3):935-944. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Bahar Kalyon, Geok-Yuan A Tan, John M Pinto, Cheau-Yee Foo, Jutta Wiese, Johannes F Imhoff, Roderich D S ssmuth, Vikineswary Sabaratnam, and Hans-Peter Fiedler. 2013.Langkocyclines, novel angucycline antibiotics from Streptomyces sp. Acta 3034*. Journal of Antibiotics (accepted) (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Zucchi, T.D., Tan, G.Y.A. and Goodfellow,M. 2012. Amycolatopsis thermophila sp. nov. and Amycolatopsis viridis sp. nov., thermophilic actinomycetes isolated from arid soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 62 (1): 168 - 172. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Zucchi TD, Tan GYA, Bonda ANV, Sarah Frank, Kshetrimayum JD, and Goodfellow M. 2012. Amycolatopsis granulosa sp. nov., Amycolatopsis ruanii sp. nov. and Amycolatopsis thermalba sp. nov., thermophilic actinomycetes isolated from arid soils. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 62: 1245-1251. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Soleiman E. Helaly,Andreas Kulik, Heidi Zinecker, Kamalanathan Ramachandaran, Geok Yuan Annie Tan, Johannes F. Imhoff, Roderich D. S ssmuth, Hans-Peter Fiedler, and Vikineswary Sabaratnam.(2012)Langkolide, a 32-membered Macrolactone Antibiotic produced by Streptomyces sp. Acta 3062. J Natural Products.75:1018-1024 (accepted) (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Brotz E., Kulik A., Vikineswary S., Lim C., Tan G.Y.A., Zinecker H., Imhoff J.F., Paululat T. and Fiedler H-P. 2011. Phenelfamycins G and H, new elfamycin-type antibiotics produced by Streptomyces albospinus Acta 3619. The Journal of Antibiotics 64, 257¿266. (ISI-Indexed)
  • N.M. Zin , K.T. Ng, N. M. Sarmin, K. Getha, G.Y. Tan 2011. Anti-trypanosomal Activity of Endophytic Streptomycete. Current Research in Bacteriology 4(1):1-8 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2010
  • Labeda,D.P., Price, N.P., Tan, G.Y.A., Goodfellow, M. & Klenk, H.-P.(2010) Emended description of the genus Actinokineospora Hasegawa 1988 and transfer of Amycolatopsis fastidiosa Henssen et al. 1987 as Actinokineospora fastidiosa comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 60, 1444-1449 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chong, C.W., Pearce, D., Convey, P.,Tan, G.Y.A., Wong, R.C.S. & Tan, I.K.P. 2010. High levels of spatial heterogeneity in the biodiversity of soil prokaryotes on Signy Island, Antarctica. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42, 601-610 (ISI-Indexed)

2009
  • Helaly, S., Schneider, K., Nachtigall, J., Vikineswary, S., Tan, G. Y. A., Zinecker, H., et al. (2009). Gombapyrones, new alpha-pyrone metabolites produced by Streptomyces griseoruber Acta 3662. Journal of Antibiotics, 62(8), 445-452 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chong, C. W., Tan, G. Y. A., Wong, R. C. S., Riddle, M. J., & Tan, I. K. P. (2009). DGGE fingerprinting of bacteria in soils from eight ecologically different sites around Casey Station, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 32(6), 853-860 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chong, C. W., Dunn, M. J., Convey, P., Tan, G. Y. A., Wong, R. C. S., & Tan, I. K. P. (2009). Environmental influences on bacterial diversity of soils on Signy Island, maritime Antarctic. Polar Biology, 32(11), 1571-1582 (ISI-Indexed)

2008
  • Pang, M.F., Tan, G.Y.A., Abdullah, N., Lee, C.W. & Ng, C.C. 2008. Phylogenetic Analysis of Type I and Type II Polyketide Synthase from Tropical Forest Soil. Biotechnology 7, 660-668. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2007
  • I. Groth, G. Y. A. Tan, J. M. Gonzalez, L. Laiz, M. R. Carlsohn, B. Schutze, J. Wink, & M. Goodfellow. 2007. Amycolatopsis nigrescens sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from a Roman catacomb. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 57, 513 - 519. (ISI-Indexed)
  • § M. R. Carlsohn, I. Groth, G. Y. A. Tan, B. Schütze, H-P. Saluz, T. Munder, J. Yang, J. Wink, & M. Goodfellow. 2007. Amycolatopsis saalfeldensis sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from a medieval alum slate mine. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 57, 1640 - 1646. (ISI-Indexed)
  • § E. M. te Poele, M. N. Habets, G. Y. A. Tan, A. C. Ward, M. Goodfellow, H. Bolhuis & L. Dijkhuizen. 2007. Prevalence and distribution of nucleotide sequences typical for pMEA-like accessory genetic elements in the genus Amycolatopsis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 61, 285¿294. (ISI-Indexed)
  • G. Y. A. Tan, S. Robinson, E. Lacey, R. Brown, W. Kim & M. Goodfellow. 2007. Amycolatopsis regifaucium sp. nov., a novel actinomycete that produces kigamicins. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 57, 2562-2567. (ISI-Indexed)

2006
  • Tan, G.Y.A., Ward, A.C. and Goodfellow, M. (2006). Exploration of Amycolatopsis diversity in soil using genus-specific primers and novel selective media. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 29. 557-569. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, G.Y.A., Robinson, S., Lacey, E. and Goodfellow, M. (2006). Amycolatopsis australiensis sp. nov., an actinomycete isolated from arid soils. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 56. 2297-2301. (ISI-Indexed)

2005
  • Saintpierre-Bonaccio, D., Amir, H., Pineau, R., Tan, G.Y.A. and Goodfellow, M. (2005). Amycolatopsis plumensis sp. nov., a novel bioactive actinomycete isolated from a New Caledonian brown hypermagnesian ultramafic soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55. 2057-2061. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, G.Y.A., Loni, C., Ho, L.S., N.A. Aziz, N. Z., Syafri, S. and Vikineswary, S. (2005). Survey of culturable actinomycetes from marine macroorganisms and mangrove areas of Langkawi Islands. Malaysian Journal of Science 24. 69-75. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2002
  • Huang, Y., Wang, L., Lu, Z., Hong, L., Liu, Z., Tan, G.Y.A. and Goodfellow, M. (2002). Proposal to combine the genera Actinobispora and Pseudonocardia in an emended genus Pseudonocardia, and description of Pseudonocardia zijingensis sp. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 52. 977-982. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kim, B., Sahin, N., Tan, G.Y.A., Zakrzewska-Czerwinska, J. and Goodfellow, M. (2002). Amycolatopsis eurytherma sp. nov., a thermophilic actinomycete isolated from soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 52. 889-894. (ISI-Indexed)

2001
  • Tan, G.Y., Ho, C.C., Tan, E.L. and Thong, K.L. (2001). Isolation and characterisation of Streptomyces spp. from soils. Asia-Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 9: 139-142. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
Proceeding

2008
  • Chew-Yan Gan, Noorlidah Abdullah, Geok-Yuan Annie Tan and Toh-Seok Kam. Secondary Metabolites from Selected Malaysian Fungi. International Conference on Molecular Chemistry 2008. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 25- 26 Nov 2008. p81. 
  • Geok Yuan Annie Tan. 2008. Diversity and Bioactivity of Actinobacterial Strains. Proceedings 30th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 74-75. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Others

2001
  • Tan, G.Y.A., Ward, A.C. and Goodfellow, M. (2001). Selective isolation of Amycolatopsis strains from environmental samples. In Proceedings of the 148th Ordinary Meeting of Society for General Microbiology, Edinburgh, UK. 
  • Tan, G.Y.A., Ward, A.C. and Goodfellow, M. (2001). Amycolatopsis diversity in environmental samples. In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, Vancouver, Canada. 
  • Tan, G.Y.A. (2001). Selective isolation of Amycolatopsis strains from environmental samples. In Proceedings of the 149th Ordinary Meeting of Society for General Microbiology, Norwich. (Representative of the Systematics and Evolution Group for the Promega Prize Oral Competition) 
  • Tan, G.Y.A., Ward, A.C. and Goodfellow, M. (2001). Detection of Amycolatopsis strains from environmental samples. In Proceedings of the 7th Molecular Microbial Ecology Group Meeting, York, UK. 

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


  • Resistance And Resilience Of Bacteria From Polar Ecosystems, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Characterization And Culture Of Marine Bacteria And Yeasts As Fish And Invertebrate Food, Consultant, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • MOLECULAR STUDIES OF ACTINOMYCETES FROM MARINE ENVIRONMENTS FOR NOVEL GENES AND BIOACTIVE MOLECULES, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2014, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Microbial Responses to Global Change and the Connectivity between Tropical and Polar Environment, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Actinobacterial Diversity in Karstic Caves of Peninsula Malaysia, Others, 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Development of biologically active secondary metabolites from microorganisms for potential applications in pharmacotherapy, Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2010, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Antibacterial marine actinobacteria with polyketide and peptide synthase genes, Others, 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Terrestrial and Marine Ancestry of Actinobacteria, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2012, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Actinobacterial Diversity in Limestone Caves of Peninsular Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Bacterial population in giant freshwater prawn hatcheries, Others, 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Isolation and characterisation of actinomycetes and their actinophages from karstic caves, Others, 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Heavy metal and antibiotic resistance profiling of Actinobacteria from tin tailings: Towards identification of new therapeutic candidates for multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria, Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2011, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Strain Improvement of Streptomyces spp. for Biocontrol of Ganoderma Boninense, Others, 2008 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Detecting and monitoring haematogenous pathogens in peri-prosthetic infection of hip and knee joints, Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2009, Malaysian Toray Science Foundation, (National)
  • Isolation and Characterisation of Antarctic Actinobacteria, Others, 2007 - 2008, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Screening for antimicrobials from actinomycetes for contamination-free micropropagation, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2007, Universiti Malaya (PPF), (National)
  • Metagenomics : Microbial Diversity and Genomes of Unculturable Microbes from Diverse Ecosystems., Co-Investigator, 2004 - 2007, Ministry of Science (IRPA), (International)
  • Molecular and Chemical Characterisation of Actinomycete species, Principal Investigator(PI), 2004 - 2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Actinomycetes/ Actinobacterial diversity and systematics
  • Search and discovery of natural products from microorganisms

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


  • Training on isolation of photosynthetic bacteria, 2010-2010, Johor Biotechnology & Biodiversity Corporation

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


  • Certificate of Successful Completion, Eu Cbrn Centres of Excellence, 2017, (International)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Anugerah Penerbitan, Frim, 2015, (National)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award, International Congress of The Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2013, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2011, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2010, (University)
  • Naist International Scholarship to Msc Student Lim Chew Theng, Nara Institute of Sciences and Technology, Japan, 2010, (International)
  • 2nd Prize for Poster Competition in The Uk-Malaysia Symposium On Drug Discovery and Development for Cancer, Carif, 2010, (International)
  • Bronze Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Biosciences & Biotechnology, Innovation and Creativity Expo, University of Malaya, 2010, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2009, (University)
  • 1st Prize Oral Presentation in The Biological Sciences Category, Malaysia International Seminar On Antarctica, University of Malaya, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2009, (International)
  • 2nd Prize Poster Winner in The Biological Sciences Category, Malaysia International Seminar On Antarctica, University of Malaya, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2009, (International)
  • 1st Prize Poster Winner in The Biological Sciences Category, Malaysia International Seminar On Antarctica, University of Malaya, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2009, (International)
  • Icmsm 2009 Merit Award for Poster Presentation, Malaysia Society for Microbiology, 2009, (International)
  • Skim Jemputan Pakar Latihan Dalam R&D (Expt) Program Hcd (Sti) Mosti, Mosti, 2009, (National)
  • Science & Technology Research Grant, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation, 2007, (International)
  • Bronze Medal in Ekspo Penyelidikan Rekacipta & Inovasi UM 2007, University of Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2006, (University)
  • Two Bronze Medals in Ekspo Penyelidikan Rekacipta & Inovasi UM 2006, University of Malaya, 2006, (University)
  • Bronze Medal in Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta & Inovasi UM 2005, University of Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Iums Travel Fellowship, International Union of Microbiological Society, 2003, (International)

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


INVITED SPEAKER
  • Amycolatopsis: A New Beginning, 13th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, 2003-12-01 to 2003-12-05, (International)
  • Amycolatopsis Diversity, 14th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, 2007-08-26 to 2007-09-01, Newcastle University, (International)
  • Biodiversity of Actinomycetes for Biotechnology, International Training Course on Biotechnological Utilization of Tropical Resources, 2008-11-01 to 2008-11-08, China Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences, (International)
PRESENTER
  • Molecular identification of isolates, Actinomycete Workshop I, 2004-12-17 to 2004-12-17, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, (National)
  • Biological screening, Actinomycete Workshop II, 2005-07-29 to 2005-07-30, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya & School of Arts & Science, Monash University, (National)
  • Diversity and Bioactivity of Actinobacterial Strains, 30th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2008-08-16 to 2008-08-18, Malaysian Society for Microbiology, (National)
  • Practical on DNA extraction & PCR amplification , Actinomycete Workshop III: Actinomycete Biology and Biotechnology, 2009-12-07 to 2009-12-08, (National)
  • Characterisation of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria from Oil Palm Rhizosphere , Asian Congress of Biotechnology 2015, 2015-11-16 to 2015-11-17, Asian Federation of Biotechnology, (International)
POSTER
  • Occurrence and Diversity of Polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing Bacteria in Antarctic Soils, SCAR Open Science Conference, 2006-07-12 to 2006-07-14, (International)
  • Bacterial Diversity in Environmental Samples from Antarctica, SCAR Open Science Conference, 2006-07-12 to 2006-07-14, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, (International)
  • Assessment of bacteria diversity in environmental samples from Schirmacher Osasis, Antarctica, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference, 2008-07-08 to 2008-07-11, (International)
  • Temporal variations of bacterial diversity in ornithogenic soil from Gourlay Peninsula, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference, 2008-07-08 to 2008-07-11, (International)
  • Molecular Characterization of Actinobacteria Strains, 30th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2008-08-16 to 2008-08-18, Malaysian Society for Microbiology, (National)
  • Secondary metabolites from selected Malaysian fungi, International Conference on Molecular Chemistry, 2008-11-25 to 2008-11-26, (International)
  • Molecular Detection of Bioactive Actinobacteria, University of Malaya s Research, Invention & Innovation Expo 2009 , 2009-01-13 to 2009-01-15, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Diversity of culturable actinobacteria from Signy Island, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, 2009-04-01 to 2009-04-03, (International)
  • Bacterial DGGE diversity variations between penguin rookeries and elephant seal wallows on Signy Island, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, 2009-04-01 to 2009-04-03, (International)
  • Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis of Bacterial Diversity in Soil and Sediment Samples from Ny- lesund, Norway, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, 2009-04-01 to 2009-04-03, (International)
  • Diversity of Actinobacteria in Signy, a Maritime Antarctic Island, Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium, 2009-07-26 to 2009-07-31, (International)
  • Actinobacterial Diversity in Limestone Caves of Peninsula Malaysia, 15th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes , 2009-08-20 to 2009-08-25, Shanghai Jiaotong University, (International)
  • Identification of actinomycetes antagonistic to Ganoderma boninense, a pathogen of oil palm, 15th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, 2009-08-20 to 2009-08-25, (International)
  • Antifungal potentials of marine and marine-derived Streptomyces spp., 15th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, 2009-08-20 to 2009-08-25, (International)
  • Strain Improvement of Actinobacteria for Biocontrol of Ganoderma boninense, International Congress of Malaysia Society of Microbiology, 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, (International)
  • PCR detection of bacteria in blood from patients with joint infections, International Congress of Malaysia Society of Microbiology, 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, (International)
  • Bacteria population in giant freshwater prawn hatchery models, International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, (International)
  • Isolation of Actinobacteria from Padina sp., International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology , 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, (International)
  • Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes From Karstic Cave, International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, (International)
  • Studies on actinobacterial diversity of Kandu Cave using culture-dependent method, International Congress of Malaysia Society of Microbiology, 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, (International)
  • Antimicrobials from Actinobacteria, UK-Malaysia Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development for Cancer, 2010-02-24 to 2010-02-25, CARIF, British High Commission, MOSTI, (International)
  • Metal tolerance of actinobacteria, Innovation and Creativity Expo, 2010-04-01 to 2010-04-03, University of Malaya, (University)
  • DGGE Analysis of Bacterial Community in Soils from Different Sites in Ny- lesund, International Polar Teachers Conference & IPY Oslo Science Conference, 2010-06-06 to 2010-06-12, (International)
  • Characterisation of actinobacteria isolated from Signy Island soils, International Polar Teachers Conference & IPY Oslo Science Conference, 2010-06-06 to 2010-06-12, (International)
  • Bacterial Community Structure in Tundra Soils and Marine Sediments from Ny-Alesund, Norway, XXXI SCAR Open Science Conference , 2010-08-03 to 2010-08-06, (International)
  • Diversity of Culturable Actinomycetes from a Limestone Cave in Malaysia, 12th World Federation for Culture Collections Conference, 2010-09-26 to 2010-10-01, (International)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Diversity of culturable actinobacteria from Signy Island, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, 2009-04-01 to 2009-04-03, University of Malaya, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, MOSTI, (International)
ORAL
  • Molecular Diversity of Bacteria in Antarctic and Arctic soils, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference, 2008-07-08 to 2008-07-11, (International)
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing Pseudomonas spp. isolated from Signy Island, Antarctica, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, 2009-04-01 to 2009-04-03, (International)
  • Influence of Marine Vertebrates on Soil Bacterial Diversity at Signy Island, Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium, 2009-07-26 to 2009-07-31, (International)
  • Spatial heterogeneity of soil bacterial community patterns on Signy Island, maritime Antarctica, International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2009, 2009-12-01 to 2009-12-04, University of Malaya & Malaysian Society for Microbiology, (International)
  • Studies on culturable actinobacterial diversity of Kandu Cave in Malaysia, 14th Biological Science Graduate Congress, 2009-12-09 to 2009-12-12, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, (International)
  • Strain Improvement of Actinobacteria for Biocontrol of Ganoderma boninense, 14th Biological Science Graduate Congress, 2009-12-09 to 2009-12-12, (International)
  • Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes From Karstic Cave, 14th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, 2009-12-10 to 2009-12-12, (International)
  • Community structure and taxonomic diversity of dominant bacteria in arid soil from Alexander Island, Antarctica, XXXI SCAR Open Science Conference, 2010-08-03 to 2010-08-06, (International)
OTHERS
  • Biosafety aspects of GM soil living microbes, Postgraduate Diploma in Biosafety, 2007-07-20 to  , UNIDO-University of Malaya (CEBAR), (University)

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


  • Research Collaboration in Actinomycetes, JIC, UK & MGRC, 2012, 36, (International)
  • Research Collaboration in Natural Products from Actinomycetes, CARIF & SDTC, 2011, 24, (National)
  • Research Collaboration on Antarctic Biological Sciences, British Antarctic Survey, 2006, 72, (University)

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


  • Trainer/ Speaker for International Training Course on Biotechnological Utilization of Tropical Resources: Biodiversity of Actinomycetes for Biotechnology, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, China Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences, Haikou, Hainan, China., Resource Person, 2008-2008, (International)
  • Teacher for Microbiology Courses, Monash University Sunway Campus, Resource Person, 2008-2008, (University)
  • Trainer/ Teacher for Laboratory Assistant Bridging Program, University of Malaya, Resource Person, 2004-2008, (University)

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


  • Poster Judge for National Postgraduate Seminar 2012, Poster ,  (2012 - 2012)
  • M.Sc. thesis, Thesis ,  (2012 - 2012)
  • Microbial Ecology, Article In Journal ,  (2010 - 2010)
  • Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, Article In Journal ,  (2010 - 2011)
  • M.Sc. & M.Biotech thesis examiner, Thesis ,  (2010 - 2012)
  • PhD thesis from University of Cape Town, South Africa, Thesis ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, Article In Journal ,  (2008 - 2008)
  • Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, Article In Journal ,  (2008 - 2010)
  • Malaysiana, Article In Journal ,  (2008 - 2009)
  • Tropical Life Sciences Research, Article In Journal ,  (2007 - 2010)
  • 3rd Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, Abstracts ,  (2007 - 2007)
  • International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Article In Journal ,  (2007 - 2013)
  • M.Sc. and M. Biotech. thesis, University of Malaya, Thesis ,  (2006 - 2010)
  • Malaysian Journal of Science, Article In Journal ,  (2005 - 2010)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Treasurer and committee member of National Postgraduate Seminar 2012, (National), 11/07/2012 until 31/12/2012
  • Organised the national level Actinomycete Workshop III, (National), 07/12/2009 until 08/12/2009
  • Treasurer for International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2009, (International), 02/02/2009 until 29/10/2010
  • Participated in Expedition to Antarctica with British Antarctic Survey, (International), 27/11/2006 until 31/01/2007
  • Participated in Expedition to Antarctica with British Antarctic Survey, (International), 25/11/2005 until 23/01/2006
  • Organised the national level Actinomycete Workshop II, (National), 29/07/2005 until 30/07/2005
  • Organised the national level Actinomycete Workshop I, (National), 17/12/2004 until 17/12/2004
  • Participated in Expedition to Langkawi organised by Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, (University), 04/04/2004 until 07/04/2004

SUPERVISION


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

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Lim Peek Eek, Characterisation of Polymer Degrading Actinomycetes, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Teo Wee Fei Aaron, Antibacterial Activities of Marine Actinomycetes, 2009/2010
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Foo Cheau Yee, Actinobacterial Diversity in Limestone Caves, 2009/2010
  • Master Degree, Fazirah Bt. Abdullah, Bacterial Diversity in Prawn Larvae Hatcheries, 2009/2010
  • Master Degree, Nanthini A/p Jayaram, Antibacterial Activities of Actinobacteria, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Gan Chew Yan, Secondary metabolites from microorganisms and plants, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Hema Thopla, Characterisation of Metal Tolerant Actinomycetes, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Al Azhar Bin Hassin, Nitrogen-fixing Bacterial Diversity, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Ezzatul Bt. Syahadah, Antifungal Activities of Actinomycetes, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Yap Siew Mei, Actinobacterial Diversity of Karstic Caves, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Lim Mei Sim, Detection of Hematogeneous Pathogens in Blood from Patients with Joint Infection, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Lim Chew Theng, Strain Improvement of Actinomycetes for Biocontrol of Ganoderma boninense, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Pedram Shahbazi, Microbial Diversity in Rhizosphere of healthy and diseased Chilli, 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Chong Chun Wie, Prokaryotic Diversity in Antarctic Soils, 2007/2008
  • Master Degree, Mumtaz Hidayahtullah Bt Yatau, Antifungal Potentials of Marine and Marine-derived Streptomyces spp., 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Goh Yuh Shan, Evaluation of PHA-producing bacteria isolated from Antarctica, 2006/2007
  • Master Degree, Chin Lib Kent, Actinobacteria diversity in soil samples from polar environments, 2006/2007
  • Master Degree, Leelatulasi A/p Salwoom, Antarctic Bacterial Diversity using DGGE, 2004/2005

Completed
  • Master Degree, Pan Shing Yi, Actinobacterial Diversity in Antarctic soils, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Yew Wen Chyin, DGGE Analysis of Bacterial Diversity in Arctic Soils, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Angelyn Melaya, Antagonistic Activity Of Selected Marine-Derived Streptomyces spp. Against Plesiomonas shigelloides, 2006/2007
  • Master Degree, Nur Rahimatul Hayati Bt Abdul Rahman, Antimicrobial Potential of Selected Actinomycetes isolated from the Marine Ecosystem, 2006/2007
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3150 Literature Review, 2009/2010, 6
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3182 Biotechnology Project SHES3150 Literature Review, 2008/2009, 6
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3182 Biotechnology Project, 2007/2008, 10
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3184 Genetics & Molecular Biology Project, 2006/2007, 10
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3184 Genetics & Molecular Biology Project SHES3150 Literature Review, 2005/2006, 4
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3184 Genetics & Molecular Biology Project, 2004/2005, 4

Ongoing
  • SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3150 Literature Review, 2010/2011, 5

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


POST GRADUATE
  • BIOINFORMATICS, 2009/2010(2), 9, 9
  • BIOINFORMATICS, 2008/2009(2), 16, 10
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 2007/2008(2), 50, 6
  • BIOINFORMATICS, 2007/2008(2), 26, 10
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 2006/2007(2), 27, 8
  • BIOINFORMATICS, 2006/2007(2), 29, 9
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 2005/2006(2), 4, 8
  • BIOINFORMATICS, 2005/2006(2), 10, 9
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 2004/2005(1), 5, 8
  • BIOINFORMATICS, 2004/2005(2), 8, 9
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, 2003/2004(2), 26, 10
FIRST DEGREE
  • MICROBIOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL, 2013/2014(1), 11, 30
  • ACTINOBACTERIOLOGY, 2013/2014(1), 15, 44
  • BIOLOGY OF ORGANISM, 2012/2013(1), 157, 8
  • EUKARYOTIC MICROORGANISMS, 2012/2013(1), 20, 43
  • BACTERIOLOGY (II), 2012/2013(2), 26, 44
  • MICROBIOLOGY PROJECT, 2012/2013(1,2), 14, 38
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2010/2011(1), 68, 37
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2010/2011(1), 31, 44
  • BACTERIOLOGY II, 2010/2011(1), 36, 41
  • MICROBIOLOGY INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, 2010/2011(1), 1, 2
  • INSTRUMENTATION, MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS AND DATA MANAGEMENT, 2009/2010(2), 22, 3
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2009/2010(1), 32, 41
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 2009/2010(1), 55, 12
  • MICROBIOLOGY INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, 2009/2010(3), 49, 15
  • BACTERIOLOGY II, 2009/2010(2), 31, 41
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2009/2010(2), 28, 29
  • PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY, 2009/2010(2), 31, 8
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2009/2010(1), 86, 29
  • INSTRUMENTATION, MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS AND DATA MANAGEMENT, 2008/2009(2), 31, 7
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2008/2009(2), 86, 30
  • PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY, 2008/2009(2), 51, 10
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 2008/2009(1), 113, 24
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2008/2009(1), 43, 38
  • BACTERIOLOGY II, 2008/2009(2), 38, 40
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2008/2009(1), 75, 25
  • MICROBIOLOGY INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, 2007/2008(3), 46, 15
  • MICROBIOLOGY INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, 2007/2008(2), 4, 5
  • BACTERIOLOGY II, 2007/2008(2), 35, 41
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2007/2008(2), 86, 31
  • INSTRUMENTATION, MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS AND DATA MANAGEMENT, 2007/2008(2), 28, 8
  • PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY, 2007/2008(2), 51, 10
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2007/2008(1), 39, 41
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 2007/2008(1), 131, 24
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2007/2008(1), 99, 29
  • PATHOGENIC MICROBIOLOGY, 2006/2007(2), 52, 40
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2006/2007(2), 138, 10
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2006/2007(1), 125, 10
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2006/2007(1), 48, 44
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2005/2006(2), 51, 43
  • ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY, 2005/2006(3), 25, 43
  • IMUNOLOGY, 2005/2006(1), 68, 43
  • IMUNOLOGY, 2004/2005(1), 63, 43
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2004/2005(2), 36, 46
  • ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY, 2004/2005(2), 64, 43
  • ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY, 2003/2004(2), 28, 43
  • EUCARYOTIC MICROORGANISM, 2003/2004(2), 47, 46