Curriculum Vitae

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. GEOK YUAN ANNIE TAN

Associate Professor
  • Institute of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • 79675842

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM ACTINOBACTERIA
  • MICROBIAL SYSTEMATIC
    Actinomycetes, Actinobacteria

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD, (Bacteriology)
    Newcastle University, Uk
  • BSc, (Microbiology)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Panel assessor for FRGS application
    02 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2020 (University Malaya)
  • Programme Coordinator
    01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2016 (Faculty)
  • JKIT Committee
    01 May 2014 - 30 Apr 2016 (Faculty)
  • Penyelaras Kursus Tahap 1
    20 Aug 2013 - 19 Aug 2015 (Faculty)
  • Panel evaluator for FRGS applications
    18 Apr 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 (University Malaya)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Rundingan Harga
    26 Nov 2012 - 14 Dec 2012 (University Malaya)
  • CEBAR Biosafety committee member
    24 Sep 2010 - 30 Dec 2011 (University Malaya)
  • AJK Peperiksaan Program Kursus Tahap Satu
    02 Jul 2010 - 29 Apr 2011 (Faculty)
  • Penyelia Latihan Mengajar 2008, 2009, 2010
    05 May 2008 - 30 Jul 2010 (Faculty)
  • Committee member for ISO (Departmental Level)
    03 Apr 2006 - 31 Mar 2007 (Faculty)
  • Committee member, AJK Majlis ISB Jasamu Dikenang 2004
    02 Jul 2004 - 31 Dec 2004 (Faculty)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • AJK INSTITUTIONAL BIOSAFETY AND BIOSECURITY COMMITTEE, MEMBER
    2021 to 2023 (University)
  • IBBC, MEMBER
    2019 to 2021 (University)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Invention, Innovation & Design on e-Learning: Bronze Medal
    UPM, 2022 (National)
  • Certificate of Successful Completion
    EU CBRN Centres of Excellence, 2017 (International)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of 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 of Malaya, 2011 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of 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)
  • 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)
  • 1st Prize Oral presentation 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)
  • 2nd Prize Poster winner in the Biological Sciences category, Malaysia International Seminar on Antarctica
    University of Malaya, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2009 (International)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2009 (University)
  • 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 of 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)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Choo, S. W., Mohammed, W. K., Mutha, N. V. R., Rostami, N., Ahmed, H., Krasnogor, N., . . . Jakubovics, N. S. (2021). Transcriptomic Responses to Coaggregation between Streptococcus gordonii and Streptococcus oralis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 87(22). doi: 10.1128/aem.01558-21
  2. Teo, W. F. A., Tan, G. Y. A., & Li, W. J. (2021). Taxonomic note on the family Pseudonocardiaceae based on phylogenomic analysis and descriptions of Allosaccharopolyspora gen. nov. and Halosaccharopolyspora gen. nov. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 71(10). doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.005075
Scopus
  1. Lee Z.Y., Ng Z.Y., Mohd. Nor M.N., Teo W.F.A., Tan G.Y.A. (2022). Streptomyces solincola sp. nov., isolated from soil in Malaysia, International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology. 72(10), . doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.005594
  2. Zainal B.S., Gunasegaran K., Tan G.Y.A., Danaee M., Mohd N.S., Ibrahim S., Chyuan O.H., Nghiem L.D., Mahlia T.M.I. (2022). Effect of temperature and hydraulic retention time on hydrogen production from palm oil mill effluent (POME) in an integrated up-flow anaerobic sludge fixed-film (UASFF) bioreactor, Environmental Technology and Innovation. 28(), . doi:10.1016/j.eti.2022.102903
  3. Teo, W. F. A., Tan, G. Y. A., & Li, W. J. (2021). Taxonomic note on the family pseudonocardiaceae based on phylogenomic analysis and descriptions of allosaccharopolyspora gen. Nov. and halosaccharopolyspora gen. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 71(10). doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.005075
Others
  1. Naresh V.R., Mohammed, W.K., Krasnogor, N., Tan, G.Y.A., Wee, W.Y., Li, Y., Choo, S.W., Jakubovics, N.S. (2019) Transcriptional profiling of coaggregation interactions between Streptococcus gordonii and Veillonella parvula by Dual RNA-Seq. Scientific Reports 9:7664.
  2. Ng, Z.Y.,Fang, B.Z., Li, W.J., Tan, G.Y.A. (2019) Marinitenerispora sediminis gen.nov., sp.nov., a member of the family Nocardiopsaceae isolated from marine sediment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 69(10):3031-3040
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-017-1371-4
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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)
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. M. R. Carlsohn, I. Groth, G. Y. A. Tan, B. Sch tze, 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
Chapter in Books
  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. 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 Proceeding
  1. 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.
  2. Geok Yuan Annie Tan. 2008. Diversity and Bioactivity of Actinobacterial Strains. Proceedings 30th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 74-75.

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Actinomycetes/ Actinobacterial diversity and systematics
  • Search and discovery of natural products from microorganisms

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2012 - 2014, ScienceFund
    MOLECULAR STUDIES OF ACTINOMYCETES FROM MARINE ENVIRONMENTS FOR NOVEL GENES AND BIOACTIVE MOLECULES ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Microbial Responses to Global Change and the Connectivity between Tropical and Polar Environment ( Consultant)
  3. 2009 - 2012, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Terrestrial and Marine Ancestry of Actinobacteria ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2009 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Actinobacterial Diversity in Limestone Caves of Peninsular Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2009 - 2011, ScienceFund
    Heavy metal and antibiotic resistance profiling of Actinobacteria from tin tailings: Towards identification of new therapeutic candidates for multidrug-resistant pathogenic bacteria ( Consultant)
  6. 2008 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Strain Improvement of Streptomyces spp. for Biocontrol of Ganoderma Boninense ( Supervisor)
  7. 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Bacterial population in giant freshwater prawn hatcheries ( Supervisor)
  8. 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Isolation and characterisation of actinomycetes and their actinophages from karstic caves ( Supervisor)
  9. 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Actinobacterial Diversity in Karstic Caves of Peninsula Malaysia ( Supervisor)
  10. 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Antibacterial marine actinobacteria with polyketide and peptide synthase genes ( Supervisor)
  11. 2009 - 2010, ScienceFund
    Development of biologically active secondary metabolites from microorganisms for potential applications in pharmacotherapy ( Consultant)
  12. 2007 - 2009, Malaysian Toray Science Foundation
    Detecting and monitoring haematogenous pathogens in peri-prosthetic infection of hip and knee joints ( Consultant)
  13. 2007 - 2008, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Isolation and Characterisation of Antarctic Actinobacteria ( Supervisor)
  14. 2005 - 2007, Universiti Malaya (PPF)
    Screening for antimicrobials from actinomycetes for contamination-free micropropagation ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  15. 2004 - 2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Molecular and Chemical Characterisation of Actinomycete species ( Principal Investigator(PI))
International
  1. 2004 - 2007, Ministry of Science (IRPA)
    Metagenomics : Microbial Diversity and Genomes of Unculturable Microbes from Diverse Ecosystems. ( Consultant)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Training On Isolation of Photosynthetic Bacteria, Johor Biotechnology & Biodiversity Corporation
    01 Oct 2010 - 01 Oct 2010 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Biodiversity of Actinomycetes for Biotechnology, International Training Course on Biotechnological Utilization of Tropical Resources, China Academy of Tropical Agriculture Sciences (International) (01 Nov 2008 - 08 Nov 2008)
  2. Amycolatopsis Diversity, 14th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, Newcastle University (International) (26 Aug 2007 - 01 Sep 2007)
  3. Amycolatopsis: A New Beginning, 13th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes (International) (01 Dec 2003 - 05 Dec 2003)
EVENT ORGANISER
  1. Diversity of culturable actinobacteria from Signy Island, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, University of Malaya, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, MOSTI (International) (01 Apr 2009 - 03 Apr 2009)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Community structure and taxonomic diversity of dominant bacteria in arid soil from Alexander Island, Antarctica, XXXI SCAR Open Science Conference (International) (03 Aug 2010 - 06 Aug 2010)
  2. Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes From Karstic Cave, 14th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress (International) (10 Dec 2009 - 12 Dec 2009)
  3. Strain Improvement of Actinobacteria for Biocontrol of Ganoderma boninense, 14th Biological Science Graduate Congress (International) (09 Dec 2009 - 12 Dec 2009)
  4. Studies on culturable actinobacterial diversity of Kandu Cave in Malaysia, 14th Biological Science Graduate Congress, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (International) (09 Dec 2009 - 12 Dec 2009)
  5. Spatial heterogeneity of soil bacterial community patterns on Signy Island, maritime Antarctica, International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2009, University of Malaya & Malaysian Society for Microbiology (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  6. Influence of Marine Vertebrates on Soil Bacterial Diversity at Signy Island, Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium (International) (26 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009)
  7. Polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing Pseudomonas spp. isolated from Signy Island, Antarctica, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (International) (01 Apr 2009 - 03 Apr 2009)
  8. Molecular Diversity of Bacteria in Antarctic and Arctic soils, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference (International) (08 Jul 2008 - 11 Jul 2008)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Effects of different carbon sources on bacterial community in bioflocculants and water quality of the Jade Perch biofloc system, 35th Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, UM & MSM (National) (01 Dec 2022 - 02 Dec 2022)
  2. Diversity of Culturable Actinomycetes from a Limestone Cave in Malaysia, 12th World Federation for Culture Collections Conference (International) (26 Sep 2010 - 01 Oct 2010)
  3. Bacterial Community Structure in Tundra Soils and Marine Sediments from Ny-Alesund, Norway, XXXI SCAR Open Science Conference  (International) (03 Aug 2010 - 06 Aug 2010)
  4. DGGE Analysis of Bacterial Community in Soils from Different Sites in Ny- lesund, International Polar Teachers Conference & IPY Oslo Science Conference (International) (06 Jun 2010 - 12 Jun 2010)
  5. Characterisation of actinobacteria isolated from Signy Island soils, International Polar Teachers Conference & IPY Oslo Science Conference (International) (06 Jun 2010 - 12 Jun 2010)
  6. Metal tolerance of actinobacteria, Innovation and Creativity Expo, University of Malaya (University) (01 Apr 2010 - 03 Apr 2010)
  7. Antimicrobials from Actinobacteria, UK-Malaysia Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development for Cancer, CARIF, British High Commission, MOSTI (International) (24 Feb 2010 - 25 Feb 2010)
  8. Strain Improvement of Actinobacteria for Biocontrol of Ganoderma boninense, International Congress of Malaysia Society of Microbiology (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  9. Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes From Karstic Cave, International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  10. Bacteria population in giant freshwater prawn hatchery models, International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  11. PCR detection of bacteria in blood from patients with joint infections, International Congress of Malaysia Society of Microbiology (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  12. Isolation of Actinobacteria from Padina sp., International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology  (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  13. Studies on actinobacterial diversity of Kandu Cave using culture-dependent method, International Congress of Malaysia Society of Microbiology (International) (01 Dec 2009 - 04 Dec 2009)
  14. Antifungal potentials of marine and marine-derived Streptomyces spp., 15th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes (International) (20 Aug 2009 - 25 Aug 2009)
  15. Identification of actinomycetes antagonistic to Ganoderma boninense, a pathogen of oil palm, 15th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes (International) (20 Aug 2009 - 25 Aug 2009)
  16. Actinobacterial Diversity in Limestone Caves of Peninsula Malaysia, 15th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes , Shanghai Jiaotong University (International) (20 Aug 2009 - 25 Aug 2009)
  17. Diversity of Actinobacteria in Signy, a Maritime Antarctic Island, Xth SCAR International Biology Symposium (International) (26 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009)
  18. Diversity of culturable actinobacteria from Signy Island, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (International) (01 Apr 2009 - 03 Apr 2009)
  19. Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis of Bacterial Diversity in Soil and Sediment Samples from Ny- lesund, Norway, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (International) (01 Apr 2009 - 03 Apr 2009)
  20. Bacterial DGGE diversity variations between penguin rookeries and elephant seal wallows on Signy Island, 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (International) (01 Apr 2009 - 03 Apr 2009)
  21. Molecular Detection of Bioactive Actinobacteria, University of Malaya s Research, Invention & Innovation Expo 2009 , University of Malaya (University) (13 Jan 2009 - 15 Jan 2009)
  22. Secondary metabolites from selected Malaysian fungi, International Conference on Molecular Chemistry (International) (25 Nov 2008 - 26 Nov 2008)
  23. Molecular Characterization of Actinobacteria Strains, 30th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National) (16 Aug 2008 - 18 Aug 2008)
  24. Temporal variations of bacterial diversity in ornithogenic soil from Gourlay Peninsula, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference (International) (08 Jul 2008 - 11 Jul 2008)
  25. Assessment of bacteria diversity in environmental samples from Schirmacher Osasis, Antarctica, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference (International) (08 Jul 2008 - 11 Jul 2008)
  26. Occurrence and Diversity of Polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing Bacteria in Antarctic Soils, SCAR Open Science Conference (International) (12 Jul 2006 - 14 Jul 2006)
  27. Bacterial Diversity in Environmental Samples from Antarctica, SCAR Open Science Conference, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (International) (12 Jul 2006 - 14 Jul 2006)
PRESENTER
  1. Characterisation of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria from Oil Palm Rhizosphere , Asian Congress of Biotechnology 2015, Asian Federation of Biotechnology (International) (16 Nov 2015 - 17 Nov 2015)
  2. Practical on DNA extraction & PCR amplification , Actinomycete Workshop III: Actinomycete Biology and Biotechnology (National) (07 Dec 2009 - 08 Dec 2009)
  3. Diversity and Bioactivity of Actinobacterial Strains, 30th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National) (16 Aug 2008 - 18 Aug 2008)
  4. Biological screening, Actinomycete Workshop II, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya & School of Arts & Science, Monash University (National) (29 Jul 2005 - 30 Jul 2005)
  5. Molecular identification of isolates, Actinomycete Workshop I, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya (National) (17 Dec 2004 - 17 Dec 2004)
OTHERS
  1. Biosafety aspects of GM soil living microbes, Postgraduate Diploma in Biosafety, UNIDO-University of Malaya (CEBAR) (University) (20 Jul 2007)

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) External Examiner for Bsc (Hons) Medical Biotechnology Programme (Imu), National, (External Examiner)
  2. (2022) External Examiner of Master Thesis (Sunway University), National, (External Examiner)
  3. (2012) Poster Judge for National Postgraduate Seminar 2012, (Judge)
  4. (2012) M.Sc. thesis, (Internal Examiner)
  5. (2010) Microbial Ecology, (Reviewer)
  6. (2010) Malaysian Journal of Microbiology , (Reviewer)
  7. (2010) M.Sc. & M.Biotech thesis examiner , (Internal Examiner)
  8. (2009) PhD thesis from University of Cape Town, South Africa, (External Examiner)
  9. (2008) Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology, (Reviewer)
  10. (2008) Malaysiana, (Reviewer)
  11. (2008) Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, (Reviewer)
  12. (2007) Tropical Life Sciences Research, (Reviewer)
  13. (2007) 3rd Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, (Scientific Committee)
  14. (2007) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology , (Reviewer)
  15. (2006) M.Sc. and M. Biotech. thesis, University of Malaya , (Internal Examiner)
  16. (2005) Malaysian Journal of Science , (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2012) Research Collaboration in Actinomycetes, JIC, UK & MGRC, International
  2. (2011) Research Collaboration in Natural Products from Actinomycetes, CARIF & SDTC, National
  3. (2008) 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.
  4. (2008) Teacher for Microbiology Courses, Monash University Sunway Campus
  5. (2006) Research Collaboration on Antarctic Biological Sciences, British Antarctic Survey, University
  6. (2004) Trainer/ Teacher for Laboratory Assistant Bridging Program, University of Malaya

SUPERVISION


Under Graduate Students
  1. (2010) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3150 Literature Review
  2. (2009) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3150 Literature Review
  3. (2008) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3182 Biotechnology Project SHES3150 Literature Review
  4. (2007) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3182 Biotechnology Project
  5. (2006) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3184 Genetics & Molecular Biology Project
  6. (2005) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3184 Genetics & Molecular Biology Project SHES3150 Literature Review
  7. (2004) SHES3185 Microbiology Research Project SHES3184 Genetics & Molecular Biology Project
Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2009) Actinobacterial Diversity in Limestone Caves, Foo Cheau Yee
  2. (2008) Secondary metabolites from microorganisms and plants, Gan Chew Yan
  3. (2007) Microbial Diversity in Rhizosphere of healthy and diseased Chilli, Pedram Shahbazi (University of Malaya (UM))
  4. (2007) Prokaryotic Diversity in Antarctic Soils, Chong Chun Wie (University of Malaya (UM))
  5. (2006) Evaluation of PHA-producing bacteria isolated from Antarctica, Goh Yuh Shan (University of Malaya (UM))
Master
  1. (2010) Characterisation of Polymer Degrading Actinomycetes, Lim Peek Eek
  2. (2009) Bacterial Diversity in Prawn Larvae Hatcheries, Fazirah bt. Abdullah
  3. (2009) Antibacterial Activities of Marine Actinomycetes, Teo Wee Fei Aaron
  4. (2008) Actinobacterial Diversity in Antarctic soils, Pan Shing Yi
  5. (2008) Actinobacterial Diversity of Karstic Caves, Yap Siew Mei
  6. (2008) Antibacterial Activities of Actinobacteria, Nanthini a/p Jayaram
  7. (2008) Antifungal Activities of Actinomycetes, Ezzatul bt. Syahadah
  8. (2008) Characterisation of Metal Tolerant Actinomycetes, Hema Thopla
  9. (2008) Detection of Hematogeneous Pathogens in Blood from Patients with Joint Infection, Lim Mei Sim
  10. (2008) DGGE Analysis of Bacterial Diversity in Arctic Soils, Yew Wen Chyin
  11. (2008) Nitrogen-fixing Bacterial Diversity, Al Azhar bin Hassin
  12. (2008) Strain Improvement of Actinomycetes for Biocontrol of Ganoderma boninense, Lim Chew Theng
  13. (2007) Antifungal Potentials of Marine and Marine-derived Streptomyces spp., Mumtaz Hidayahtullah bt Yatau
  14. (2006) Antimicrobial Potential of Selected Actinomycetes isolated from the Marine Ecosystem, Nur Rahimatul Hayati bt Abdul Rahman
  15. (2006) Antagonistic Activity Of Selected Marine-Derived Streptomyces spp. Against Plesiomonas shigelloides, Angelyn Melaya
  16. (2006) Actinobacteria diversity in soil samples from polar environments, Chin Lib Kent (University of Malaya (UM))
  17. (2004) Antarctic Bacterial Diversity using DGGE, Leelatulasi a/p Salwoom

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2008) SHGB6107 - Biotechnology in Health Science and Medicine
Bachelor/First Degree
  1. (2022) SIR2011 - Bacteriology
  2. (2022) SIR3005 - Industrial and Environmental Microbiology
  3. (2022) SIR3008 - Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  4. (2013) SHEQ2104 - Eukaryotic Microorganisms
  5. (2013) SHEQ3380 - Microbiology Project
  6. (2011) SHES2256 - Bacteriology Ii
  7. (2011) SHES2250 - General Microbiology
  8. (2011) SHES2150 - Eucaryotic Microorganism
  9. (2011) SHES3395 - Microbiology Industrial Training
  10. (2010) SHES1270 - Biology Practical
  11. (2010) SHES2250 - General Microbiology
  12. (2010) SHES2250 - General Microbiology
  13. (2010) SHES3395 - Microbiology Industrial Training
  14. (2010) SHES2256 - Bacteriology Ii
  15. (2010) SHES2257 - Instrumentation, Microbiological Methods and Data Management
  16. (2010) SHES3357 - Pathogenic Microbiology
  17. (2009) SHES3357 - Pathogenic Microbiology
  18. (2009) SHES2256 - Bacteriology Ii
  19. (2009) SHES2250 - General Microbiology
  20. (2008) SHES3395 - Microbiology Industrial Training
  21. (2008) SHES3395 - Microbiology Industrial Training
  22. (2008) SHES2250 - General Microbiology
  23. (2008) SHES3357 - Pathogenic Microbiology
  24. (2008) SHES2250 - General Microbiology
  25. (2008) SHES2256 - Bacteriology Ii
  26. (2008) SHES2150 - Eucaryotic Microorganism
  27. (2008) SHES2257 - Instrumentation, Microbiological Methods and Data Management

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Treasurer and Committee Member of National Postgraduate Seminar 2012, (11 Jul 2012 - 31 Dec 2012)
  • Organised The National Level Actinomycete Workshop Iii, (07 Dec 2009 - 08 Dec 2009)
  • Treasurer for International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2009, (02 Feb 2009 - 29 Oct 2010)
  • Participated in Expedition to Antarctica With British Antarctic Survey, (27 Nov 2006 - 31 Jan 2007)
  • Participated in Expedition to Antarctica With British Antarctic Survey, (25 Nov 2005 - 23 Jan 2006)
  • Organised The National Level Actinomycete Workshop Ii, (29 Jul 2005 - 30 Jul 2005)
  • Organised The National Level Actinomycete Workshop I, (17 Dec 2004 - 17 Dec 2004)
  • Participated in Expedition to Langkawi Organised by Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, (04 Apr 2004 - 07 Apr 2004)