PERSONAL DETAIL


DR. ABDULLAH AL-HADI BIN AHMAD FUAAD

Senior Lecturer
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
 
  0379677022 ext 2535
  0379674193
  hadifuaad@um.edu.my
 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Homepage
  https://sites.google.com/um.edu.my/peptide-la
Publons Link
  https://publons.com/researcher/2319622/abdullah-ah-ahmad-fuaad/
Scopus ID Link
  http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=55943324200

BIOGRAPHY


Abdullah Al-Hadi Ahmad Fuaad, or simply Hadi Fuaad, completed his bachelor’s degree (JPA Scholar, Bachelor of Biotechnology – Chemistry, Class of 2010) and research higher degree (UQ International Scholar, Doctor of Philosophy, Class of 2015) from the University of Queensland, Australia. He was supervised by Professor Dr Istvan Toth and Dr Mariusz Skwarczynski. His doctoral and postdoctoral experiences exposed him to diverse research cultures at six different institutes including the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, Queensland Institute for Medical Research, Institute for Glycomics, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Australia, Department of Chemistry Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, and more recently at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States. Then, he received specialist training on state-of-the-art equipment (automatic peptide synthesiser, NMR, MALDI-MS) and high-quality training from excellent researchers in modern peptide chemistry, such as for cyclotides synthesis - tarantula toxin, plant defensins, protease inhibitors and conotoxins, and in Harvard, he was trained as a Nanotoxicology expert (aerosol) under Professor Joseph Brain and Dr Ramon Molina. Currently, his research work involves computational design, synthesis and characterization of peptide antivirals (Principle Investigator – University Malaysia Small Research Grant), and development of peptide-based carriers for anti-cancer drug (PI – Majlis Kanser Malaysia Research Grant) and peptide-based carriers for biopesticide delivery (PI – Frontier Research Grant Scheme). Apart from teaching and research, he is supervising 1 PhD and 2 MSc students. He welcomes individuals interested to further their studies and any interested parties for collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • Australian Chapter of the Control Release Society (Aus-CRS), Member, 2010 to 2020, (International)
  • The Malaysia Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (MyCRS), Member, 2019 to 2020, (National)
  • European Peptide Society (EPS), Member, 2020, (International)
  • The Malaysia Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (MyCRS), Member, 2020 to 2021, (National)

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


  • UM Transformation Plan: Theme 2 - Reimagine Education @ UM (Taskforce Member), University Malaya, 10/03/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • Special Module Taskforce (Committee), Faculty, 08/03/2021 to 30/06/2021
  • Jawatankuasa Penyaringan Kertas Soalan Peperiksaan Bagi Sesi 2020/2021 (Member), Faculty, 26/11/2020 to 30/06/2021
  • Student Mobility (Coordinator), Faculty, 12/10/2020 to 30/06/2022
  • Academic Advisor Bachelor of Applied Chemistry (Panel), Faculty, 09/10/2020 to 30/06/2021
  • Universiti Malaya Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (UM IACUC) (Committee), University Malaya, 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2022 (Expert Member(Safety & Health - Chemistry) )
  • Fellow, Za'Ba Residential College, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Student Affairs), 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Laboratory Safety Training Module Task Force, University Malaya, 04/12/2019 to 31/12/2020
  • Curriculum Review Workshop Team, Faculty, 01/12/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • Crisis Management Plan Task Force, University Malaya, 26/11/2019 to 31/12/2020
  • Glassware Inventory (Coordinator), Faculty, 01/10/2019 to 30/09/2020
  • Laboratory Planning & Improvement Task Force Committee, Faculty, 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020
  • Student Activity Task Force Committee, Faculty, 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020
  • Teaching & Learning Task Force Committee, Faculty, 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020
  • Income Generation Task Force, Faculty, 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020
  • New Student Orientation Task Force, Faculty, 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020
  • Laboratory Safety Guidelines Task Force, University Malaya, 16/08/2019 to 31/12/2020
  • ISO Committee, Faculty, 02/05/2018 to 30/06/2018
  • Master of Forensic Science Task Force Committee, Faculty, 22/03/2018 to 21/03/2021
  • Master of Forensic Science Curriculum Committee, Faculty, 07/03/2018 to 30/06/2018

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Nanotoxicity (Precision Cut Lung Slices (PCLS) Nanotoxicity Assay)
  • Immunology (Peptide-based Vaccines, Self-adjuvanting Vaccine)
  • Vaccines (Animal Study, ELISA, Catalytic Assay)
  • Intrumentation Methods (HPLC, LCMS, MS/MS, AAS, NMR, CD, DLS, TEM, FTIR-UV)
  • Medical Chemistry (Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Peptide Chemistry)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Article in Academic Journals

2021
  • Lang, C., Mission, E.G., Ahmad Fuaad, A.A., Shaalan, M. (2021). Nanoparticle tools to improve and advance precision practices in the Agrifoods Sector towards sustainability - A review. Journal of Cleaner Production, in-press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126063 (ISI-Indexed)

2020
  • Arumugam, A. C., Agharbaoui, F. E., Khazali, A. S., Yusof, R., Abd Rahman, N., Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H. (2020). Computational-aided design: minimal peptide sequence to block dengue virus transmission into cells. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, Accepted. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2020.1866074 (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Durek, T., Cromm, P. M., White, A. M., Schroeder, C. I., Kaas, Q., Weidmann, J., Ahmad Fuaad, A., Cheneval, O., Harvey, P. J., Daly, N. L., Zhou, Y., Dellsen, A., Osterlund, T., Larsson, N., Knerr, L., Bauer, U., Kessler, H., Cai, M., Hruby, V. J., Plowright, A. T., Craik, D. J. (2018) Development of novel melanocortin receptor agonists based on the cyclic peptide framework of sunflower trypsin inhibitor-1, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 61, 3674-3684. (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2016). The use of microwave-assisted solid-phase peptide synthesis and click chemistry for the synthesis of vaccine candidate against hookworm infection. Methods in molecular biology, 1403, 1307-1312. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2015
  • Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Pearson, M. S., Pickering, D. A., Zhao, G., Loukas, A. C., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2015). Lipopeptide nanoparticles: Development of vaccines against hookworm parasite. ChemMedChem, 10(10),1647-1654. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Pearson, M. S., Becker, L., Zhao, G., Loukas, A. C., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2015). The use of conformational cathepsin-d derived epitope for vaccine development against schistosoma mansoni. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 23(6),1307-1312. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Eskandari, S., Stephenson, R. J., Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Apte, S. H., Doolan, D. L., Toth, I. (2014). Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled and self-adjuvanting asymmetric multi-epitope lipopeptides of ovalbumin. Chemistry – A European Journal, 20, 1-12. (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Azmi, F., Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2014). Recent progress in adjuvant discovery for peptide-based subunit vaccines. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 10(3), 778-796. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Azmi, F., Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Giddam, A. K., Batzloff, M. R., Goof, M. F., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2014). Self-adjuvanting vaccines against group a streptococcus: Application of fibrillized peptide and immunostimulatory lipid as adjuvant. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 22(22), 6401 – 6408. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Liu, T. Y., Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Toth, I., Skwarczynski, M. (2014). Self-assembled peptide-polymer conjugates as vaccines. Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today. 32, 18-22. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Jia, Z., Hartas, J., Ziora, Z. M., Lin, I., Moyle, P. M., Batzloff, M. R., Good, M. F., Monteiro, M. J., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2014). Polymer-peptide hybrids as a highly immunogenic single dose nanovaccines. Nanomedicine (Lond), 9(1), 35-43. (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Azmi, F., Skwarczynski, M., Toth, I. (2013). Proteins and peptides conjugation via cuaac ‘click’ chemistry. Molecules, 18(11), 13148-13174. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Skwarczynski, M., Ahmad Fuaad, A. A. H., Rustanti, L., Ziora, Z. M., Aqil, M., Batzloff, M. R., Good, M. F., Toth, I. (2011) Group A streptococcal vaccine candidates based on the conserved conformational epitope from M protein. Drug Delivery Letters, 1, pp2-8. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

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


  • Exploring Local Gene Silencing In Rock Melon Using Dsrna-peptide Nanocomplexes For Sustained Protection Against Cucumber Mosaic Virus, PI, 2019 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Computational Studies and Synthesis of Cyclic Peptides as Potential Inhibitor for Dengue Virus, PI, 2018 - 2020, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Development Of A Novel Liposome-based Hybrid Anticancer Drug For Colorectal Cancer Therapy, PI, 2018 - 2021, Private Funding, (National)
  • Development of Selective Melanocortin Receptor Agonist and Antagonists, Others, 2015 - 2017, National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (Project Grant), (National)
  • Immunity and Pathogenesis in Tropical and Infectious Diseases: Implications for Vaccines and Drug Development against group A Streptococcus, hookworm and schistosome (PhD Project), Others, 2011 - 2015, National Health Medical Research Council Australia (Program Grant), (National)

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


  • Expert Interview for Beirut Explosion (Chemistry), Kosmo, 2020, (National)
  • Harvard School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health, 2019, (International)
  • Harvard School of Public Health Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health, 2018, (International)
  • Jsps Hope Fellow, Japan Society for The Promotion of Science, 2018, (International)
  • Makna Cancer Research Award 2017, Majlis Kancer Nasional (Makna), 2018, (National)
  • Scmb'S Top Performing Tutors for First Semester 2013, The University of Queensland, Australia, 2013, (University)
  • Scmb'S Top Performing Tutors for Second Semester 2012, The University of Queensland, Australia, 2013, (University)
  • Uq International Scholarship (Uqi) for Phd Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia, 2011, (International)
  • Scmb'S Top Performing Tutors for Second Semester 2010, The University of Queensland, Australia, 2010, (University)
  • Jassen-Cilag Summer Scholarship, The University of Queensland, Australia, 2008, (University)
  • The Public Service Department (Jpa) Overseas Scholarship, Government of Malaysia, 2005, (Government)

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


OTHERS
  • Lipopeptide Vaccines against Blood-feeding Hookworm, 10th HOPE Meetings with Nobel Laureates, 2018-03-09 to 2018-03-16, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, (International)

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


  • Evaluation of Animal Ethics Application (Nov 2020), Universiti Malaya Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (UM IACUC), Expert Advisor, 2020-2020, (University)
  • Expert Opinion Legal Processional Priviledge, GeraldSamuel Advocates and Solicitors, Expert Advisor, 2018-2018, (Industry)

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


  • Chair and examiner (Candidature Defense) for PhD student (17027736), Candidature Defense ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Examiner (Proposal Defense) for PhD student (S2028388), Proposal Defense ,  (2021 - 2021)
  • Thesis external examiner for MSc Student (UKM - P94276), Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Thesis examiner for SID17014475, Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Evaluation of Manuscript JPS-OA-17-0080 entitled "COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON EXTRACTION STRENGTH OF ETHANOL AND PALM-WINE OF SOME PHYTOCHEMICAL CONTENTS IN LEMON GRASS (CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS) from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria" for the Journal of Physical Science., Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)

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


  • Fostering e-Learning Culture Sharing Session (Committee), (Department), 08/03/2021 until 08/03/2021
  • Malaysia National Banana Congress (Taskforce Member), (National), 05/03/2021 until 31/12/2021
  • Fostering e-Learning Culture Sharing Session (Speaker), (National), 04/03/2021 until 04/03/2021
  • FRGS Grant (Panel Reviewer), (Ptj), 16/02/2021 until 18/02/2021
  • Departmental Promotion for PASUM (Speaker), (Ptj), 11/02/2021 until 11/02/2021
  • Early Career Researchers and The Pandemic - Malaysia Interview (Interviewee), (Community), 21/01/2021 until 21/07/2022
  • Online final assessment submissions using pdf files on ADeC Wordpress (Writer/Contributor), (University), 24/06/2020 until 24/06/2020
  • SPeCTRUM Clinic (Speaker), (University), 18/06/2020 until 18/06/2020
  • H5P Webinar (Speaker), (University), 23/04/2020 until 23/04/2020
  • Smoke-free Malaysia Explore Race 2020 (Taskforce Member), (Community), 09/03/2020 until 30/06/2020
  • Bridging Translational Cancer Research Forum (Speaker), (University), 03/03/2020 until 03/03/2020
  • MoA Signing between Universiti Malaya - Chiang Mai University (Emcee), (University), 09/12/2019 until 09/12/2019
  • Chemistry Carnival (Volunteer), (Department), 30/11/2019 until 30/11/2019
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology) Survey by Geomatika University College (Respondent), (University), 13/07/2018 until 13/07/2018
  • Intellectual discussion with final year students (Applied Science Program; Course ISES4101 Ijtihad Dalam Isu-Isu Sains Dan Pemikiran Saintifik) on scientific and Islamic perspectives of vaccination (Panel), (University), 05/12/2017 until 05/12/2017

SUPERVISION


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

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Noraminuddin Johari Bin Zaidi, FABRICATION OF CELLULOSE-BASED SMART HYDROGEL FROM OIL PALM EMPTY FRUIT BUNCH (OPEFB) AS SOLID DEPOT FOR ORAL DELIVERY OF DENGUE VIRUS PEPTIDE VACCINE, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Nur Adilah Binti Abdul Rahman, DEVELOPMENT OF PEPTIDE-BASED DENGUE VACCINE, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Norburhanuddin Johari Bin Zaidi, SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL SUPERIOR ANTIVIRAL PEPTIDE (AVP) FOR THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES AS A SCAFFOLD TO PROMPT RESPONSE AGAINST EMERGING VIRAL DISEASES, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Maimunah Bt Asem Shehadeh Saleh Ali, DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF PEPTIDES FOR RNA BIOPESTICIDE DELIVERY IN AGRICULTURE, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Abdin Shakirin Bin Mohd Norpi, CHITOSAN-BASED NANOCARRIER AS VACCINE AGAINST GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS, 2020/2021
  • MASTER DEGREE, Aathe Cangaree A/p Arumugam, IDENTIFICATION OF MINIMAL PEPTIDE SEQUENCE TO BLOCK DENGUE VIRUS TRANSMISSION INTO CELLS, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), M Tamilarasi A/p Muniandy, TUMOUR-TARGETED DELIVERY OF CISPLATIN USING CHITOSAN NANOCARRIERS FOR LUNG CANCER THERAPY, 2020/2021

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


POST GRADUATE
  • CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, 2020/2021(1), 14, 21
  • CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, 2019/2020(1), 15, 21
  • FOOD ANALYSIS, 2017/2018(2), 8, 3
  • FOOD ANALYSIS, 2017/2018(2), 3, 2
  • FOOD ANALYSIS, 2017/2018(2), 3, 30
  • FOOD ANALYSIS, 2017/2018(2), 8, 36
FIRST DEGREE
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I, 2020/2021(1), 9, 42
  • ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2020/2021(2), 14, 42
  • NATURAL PRODUCTS AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES, 2020/2021(1), 24, 14
  • BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2020/2021(2), 70, 14
  • SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED CHEMISTRY, 2020/2021(2), 22, 14
  • ETHICS AND SAFETY, 2020/2021(2), 25, 10
  • INSTRUMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN CHEMISTRY, 2019/2020(1), 37, 14
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I, 2019/2020(1), 15, 36
  • BASIC ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2019/2020(1), 11, 42
  • ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I, 2017/2018(2), 11, 42
  • ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I, 2017/2018(2), 11, 6
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III, 2017/2018(2), 12, 6
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III, 2017/2018(2), 12, 42
  • ETHICS AND SAFETY, 2017/2018(2), 11, 10
  • Concepts of Organic & Biological Chemistry 2, 2012/2013(1), 40, 6
  • Advance Organic Chemistry, 2012/2013(2), 40, 6
  • Inorganic Chemistry 1, 2011/2012(1,2), 120, 6
  • Organic Chemistry 1, 2010/2011(1,2), 120, 6
  • Chemistry 1, 2009/2010(1,2), 60, 2