Curriculum Vitae

DATIN PROF. DR. INDRA A/P VYTHILINGAM

Honorary Professor
  • Department of Parasitology
    Faculty of Medicine

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY
    Mosquitoes, vectors of diseases, dengue, malaria, JE,
  • INVERTEBRATES
    Mosquitoes, vectors of diseases

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PHD(UM)(1983), (Zoology)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • MSc(ZOOLOGY)(VICTORIA)(1976), (Zoology)
    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • BSc(HONS)(ZOOLOGY)(INDIA)(1972), (Zoology)
    Madras University, India

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Coordinator
    02 Sep 2019 - 12 Nov 2021 (Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • PARASITES AND VECTORS, ASSISTANT EDITOR
    2016 to 2020 (International)
  • MINISTRY OF HEALTH, COMMITTEE MEMBER
    2018 to 2019 (National)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, EXAMINER
    2018 to 2018 (University)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Certificate of Appreciation
    University of Malaya, 2019 (Department)
  • Certificate of Appreciation
    University of Malaya, 2019 (Department)
  • Certificate of Appreciation
    Department of Parasitology, 2019 (Department)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2019 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2018 (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation
    University of Malaya, 2017 (University)
  • Malaysia's Research Star Award
    Ministry of Higher Education, 2017 (National)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Boyle, J. H., Rastas, P. M. A., Huang, X., Garner, A. G., Vythilingam, I., & Armbruster, P. A. (2021). A Linkage-Based Genome Assembly for the Mosquito Aedes albopictus and Identification of Chromosomal Regions Affecting Diapause. Insects, 12(2), 18. doi: 10.3390/insects12020167
  2. Jeyaprakasam, N. K., Pramasivan, S., Liew, J. W. K., Low, L. V., Wan-Sulaiman, W. Y., Ngui, R., . . . Vythilingam, I. (2021). Evaluation of Mosquito Magnet and other collection tools for Anopheles mosquito vectors of simian malaria. Parasites & Vectors, 14(1), 13. doi: 10.1186/s13071-021-04689-3
  3. Li, M. I., Mailepessov, D., Vythilingam, I., Lee, V., Lam, P., Ng, L. C., & Tan, C. H. (2021). Prevalence of simian malaria parasites in macaques of Singapore. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 15(1), 12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009110
  4. Liew, J. W. K., Bukhari, F. D. M., Jeyaprakasam, N. K., Phang, W. K., Vythilingam, I., & Lau, Y. L. (2021). Natural Plasmodium inui Infections in Humans and Anopheles cracens Mosquito, Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(10), 2700-2703. doi: 10.3201/eid2710.210412
  5. Liew, J. W. K., Selvarajoo, S., Phang, W. K., Hassan, M. M., Redzuan, M. S., Kumar, S. S., . . . Vythilingam, I. (2021). Improved Aedes /dengue field surveillance using Gravid Oviposition Sticky trap and dengue NS1 tests: Epidemiological, entomological outcomes and community acceptance. Acta Tropica, 216, 11. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.105829
  6. Pramasivan, S., Ngui, R., Jeyaprakasam, N. K., Liew, J. W. K., Low, V., Hassan, N. M., . . . Vythilingam, I. (2021). Spatial distribution of Plasmodium knowlesi cases and their vectors in Johor, Malaysia: in light of human malaria elimination. Malaria Journal, 20(1), 12. doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03963-0
  7. Yap, N. J., Hossain, H., Nada-Raja, T., Ngui, R., Muslim, A., Hoh, B. P., . . . Lim, Y. A. L. (2021). Natural Human Infections with Plasmodium cynomolgi, P. inui, and 4 other Simian Malaria Parasites, Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(8), 2187-2191. doi: 10.3201/eid2708.204502
  8. Liew, J. W. K., Selvarajoo, S., Tan, W., Zaki, R. A., Vythilingam, I. (2019). Gravid oviposition sticky trap and dengue non-structural 1 antigen test for early surveillance of dengue in multi-storey dwellings: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 8(1), 12. doi:10.1186/s40249-019-0584-y
Others
  1. Isabel Byrne, Wilfredo Aure, Benny O. Manin, Indra Vythilingam, Heather M. Ferguson, Chris J. Drakeley, Tock H. Chua & Kimberly M. Fornace (2021). Environmental and spatial risk factors for the larval habitats of Plasmodium knowlesi vectors in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Scientific Reports ,11:11810 |
  2. John H. Boyle, Pasi M. A. Rastas , Xin Huang , Austin G. Garner, Indra Vythilingam and Peter A. Armbruster (2021). A Linkage-Based Genome Assembly for the Mosquito Aedes albopictus and Identification of Chromosomal Regions Affecting Diapause. Insects, 12:167
  3. Li, MI, Mailepessov., D, Vythilingam., I, Lee., V, Lam., P, Ng., LC, Tan. CH.(2021). Prevalence of simian malaria parasites in macaques of Singapore. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15(1):e0009110.
  4. Brown, R., Chua, T.H., Fornace, K., Drakeley, C., Vythilingam, I. & Ferguson, H.M. (2020). Human exposure to zoonotic malaria vectors in village, farm and forest habitats in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. PLoS NTD.
  5. Grace Yap, Diyar Mailepessov, Xiao Fang Lim, Sharon Chan, Choon Beng How, Mahathir bin Humaidi, Gladys Yeo, Chee Seng Chong, Sai Gek Lam-Phua, Ruth Lee, Chiharu Okumura, Indra Vythilingam, and N. G. Lee Ching. (2020). Detection of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Culex Mosquitoes in Singapore. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
  6. Jeyaprakasam NK, Liew JWK, Low VL, Wan-Yusoff WS & Vythilingam I. (2020) Plasmodium knowlesi infecting humans in Southeast Asia: What s next? PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14:e0008900.
  7. Olawale Quazim Junaid, Indra Vythiling, Loke Tim Khaw, Sinnadurai Sivanandam & Rohela Mahmud (2020). Effect of Brugia pahangi co-infection with Plasmodium berghei ANKA in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus). Parasitology Research. doi.org/10.1007/s00436-020-06632-4
  8. Ong NH, Chua CL, Liew JRK, Wan Sulaiman WY, Chan YF, Sam IC, Vythilingam I. Vector competence of Malaysian Aedes aegypti to Zika virus and impact of sequential arbovirus infections. Acta Trop 2020: 105472.
  9. Tan, W., Liew,JWK., Selvarajooa,S., Lim,X.Y., Foo,CJ.,Wardha FR, Robson, R.,Othman,S.,Hadi,HA, Mydin,FHM, Malik,TFAM, Lau, YL., Vythilingam.I. (2020). Inapparent dengue in a community living among dengue-positive Aedes mosquitoes and in a hospital in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Acta Tropica, 204, 105330.
  10. Wong ML, Liew JWK, Wong WK, Pramasivan S, Norzihan MH, Wan Yusoff WS, Jeyaprakasam NK, Leong CS, Low VL & Vythilingam, I. (2020) Natural Wolbachia infection in field-collected Anopheles and other mosquito species from Malaysia. Parasites and Vectors 13:414.
  11. Chua, TH., Manin, BO., Vythilingam, I., Fornace,K and Drakeley, CH. (2019). Effect of different habitat types on abundance and biting times of Anopheles balabacensis Baisas (Diptera: Culicidae) in Kudat district of Sabah, Malaysia. 12;364:1-13
  12. Fornace, KM., Alexander,N., Abidin, TR., Brock, PM., Chua, TH., Vythilingam,I.,Ferguson,HM., Manin, BO.,Wong, ML.,Ng, SH., Cox,J., Drakeley, C. (2019). Local human movement patterns and land use impact exposure to zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo. eLife 8:e47602. 1-17
  13. Goh, X.T., Chua, K.H., Vythilingam, I., Lee, P.C., Tan, T.C., Yap, N.J., Chai, H.C., Nissapatorn, V. and Lim, Y.A.L. (2019). Genetic diversity of Merozoite Surface Protein-1 gene block 2 allelic types in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Malaysia and Thailand. Tropical Biomedicine, 36(1),70-80.
  14. Leong, SC., Vythilingam,I., Liew. JWK., Wong, ML., Wan Yusoff, WS. and Lau, YL. (2019). Enzymatic and molecular characterization of insecticide resistance mechanisms in field populations of Aedes aegypti from Selangor, Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors, 12:236, 1-17
  15. Liew, JWK., Selvarajoo, S., Tan, W., Zaki, RA and Vythilingam, I. (2019). Gravid oviposition sticky trap and dengue non-structural 1 antigen test for early surveillance of dengue in multi-storey dwellings: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Infectious Disease of Poverty. 8:71
  16. Low,VL., Wong,ML., Liew, JWK., Pramasivam, S.,Jeyaprakasam, NK., and Vythilingam,I. (2019). Gender beyond male and female: Occurrence of a gynandromorph in the Japanese encephalitis vector Culex sitiens (Diptera: Culicidae). Acta Tropica, 201, 1-3
  17. Meng Li Wonga, Md Atique Ahmed, Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaimana, Benny O Manind, Cherng Shii Leonga, Fu-Shi Quanc, Tock H Chua, Chris Drakeley, Georges Snounou and Indra Vythilingam. (2019). Genetic diversity of zoonotic malaria parasites from mosquito vector and vertebrate hosts. Infection, Genetics and Evolution
  18. Indra Vythilingam, Wong, M.L. & Wan Yussof,W.S.
  19. Junaid, OQ, Wong KT, Khaw LT, Mahmud R, Vythilingam, I (2018). Histopathology of Brugia pahangi and Plasmodium berghei ANKA co-infection in the Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus). (Tropical Biomedicine in press)
  20. Leong CS, Vythilingam I, Wong, ML, Wan-Yusoff WS, Lau YL (2018). Aedes aegypti(Linnaeus) larvae from dengue outbreak areas in Selangor showing resistance to pyrethroids but susceptible to organophosphates. Acta Tropica, 185; 115-126
  21. Liew, J.W.K., Leong, C.S., Wong, M.L.,Vythilingam, I., Fong, M.Y. Lau, Y.L. (2017). Characterization and Expression Analysis of the STAT Pathway in Anopheles dirus. Chiang Mai J. Sci. 2018; 45(X) : 1-17
  22. Md Atique Ahmed; Ki-Back Chu; Indra Vythilingam; Fu-Shi Quan. Within-population genetic diversity and population structure of Plasmodium knowlesi merozoite surface protein 1 gene from geographically distinct regions of Malaysia and Thailand. (Malaria Journal in Press)
  23. Yap, N. J., Vythilingam, I., Hoh, B. P., Goh, X. T., Muslim, A., Ngui, R., ... & Lim, Y. A. L. (2018). Genetic polymorphism and natural selection in the C-terminal 42 kDa region of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) among Plasmodium knowlesi samples from Malaysia. Parasites & vectors, 11(1), 626. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-3234-5
  24. Ahmad,NA.,Vythilingam,I., Lim,YAL., Zabari,NZ., & Lee,HL. (2017). Detection of Wolbachia in Aedes albopictus and their effects on Chikungunya virus. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96(1), 148-156.
  25. Chua, T.H., Manin,B.O., Daim,S.,Vythilingam,I and Drakele, C. (2017). Phylogenetic analysis of simian Plasmodium spp. infecting Anopheles balabacensis Baisas in Sabah, Malaysia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(10): e0005991
  26. Han, T.Z., Han, K.T., Aye,K.H., Hlaing,T.,Thant,K.Z. Vythilingam,I. (2017). Comparison of microscopy and PCR for the detection of human Plasmodium species and Plasmodium knowlesi in southern Myanmar. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 7(8), 1-6.
  27. Joanne S, Vythilingam I, Teoh BT, Leong CS, Tan KK, Wong ML, Yugavathy N, AbuBakar S. Vector competence of Malaysian Aedes albopictus with and without Wolbachia to four dengue virus serotypes. Tropical medicine & international health. 2017 Sep;22(9):1154-65.
  28. Junaid, Q.O., Khaw, L.T., Mahmud.,R., Ong, K.C., Lau, Y.L., Borade,P.U., Liew,J.W.K., Sivanandam,S., Wong,K.T. and Vythilingam,I. (2017). Pathogenesis of Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection in the gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) as an experimental model for severe malaria. Parasite, 24, 38, 1-14.
  29. Lau, S.M., Chua, T.H., Sulaiman, W.Y., Joanne, S., Lim, Y.A.L., Sekaran, S.D.,...Vythilingam, I.(2017). A new paradigm for Aedes spp surveillance using gravid ovipositing sticky trap and NS1 antigen test kit. Parasites & Vectors, 10,151.
  30. Roslan MA, Ngui R, Vythilingam I, Sulaiman WYW (2017) Evaluation of sticky traps for adult Aedes mosquitoes in Malaysia: a potential monitoring and surveillance tool for the efficacy of control strategies. Journal of Vector Ecology 42(2):298-307. doi: 10.1111/jvec.12270
  31. Vythilingam, I. and Wan-Yusoff, W.S. (2017). Dengue vector control in Malaysia: Are we moving in the right direction? Tropical Biomedicine, 34(4), 746-758
  32. Yap, NJ., Goh,XT., Koehler,AV., William, T., Yeo,TW., Vythilingam,I., Gasser, RB & Lim,YAL. (2017). Genetic diversity in the C-terminus ofmerozoite surface protein 1 among Plasmodium knowlesi isolates from Selangor and Sabah Borneo, Malaysia. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 54, 39-46
  33. Catherine L. Moyes, Shearer FM, Huang Z, Wiebe A, Gibson HS, Nijman V, Mohd-Azlan J, Brodie JF, Malaivijitnond S, Linkie M, Samejima H, O Brien TG, Trainor CR, Hamada Y, Giordano AJ, Kinnaird MF, Elyazar IRF, Sinka ME, Vythilingam I, Bangs MJ, Pigott DM,Weiss DJ, Golding N and Hay SI. 2016. Predicting the geographical distributions of the macaque hosts and mosquito vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in forested and non-forested areas. Parasites & Vectors 9:242
  34. Hayley L. Brant., Ewers, R.M., Vythilingam,I., Drakeley,C., Benedick,S.& Mumford,J.D. 2016.Vertical stratification of adult mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) within a tropical rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia. Malaria Journal 15(370):1-9.
  35. Hui Vern Wong,Vythilingam,I., WanYusof,W.S.,Lulla,A., Merits,A.,Chan,Y.F.& Sam,I.C.2016. Detection of Persistent Chikungunya Virus RNA but not Infectious Virus in Experimental Vertical Transmission in Aedes aegypti from Malaysia American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene94(1)182-186
  36. Joanne S, Vythilingam I, Yugavathy N, Leong CS, Wong ML, AbuBakar S. (2016). Unidirectional cytoplasmic incompatibility in Malaysian Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 109(3):366-70
  37. Manin, B.O., Ferguson, H.M., Vythilingam, I., Fornace, K., William, T., Torr, S.J.,... Chua,T.H. (2016). Investigating the Contribution of Peri-domestic Transmission to Risk of Zoonotic Malaria Infection in Humans. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(10): e0005064.
  38. Sam JIC, Chan YF, Vythilingam I, Wan Sulaiman WY. Zika virus and its potential re-emergence in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia 2016; 71(2): 68-70.
  39. Shearer, F.M., Huang,Z., Weiss,D.J., Wiebe,A., Gibson,H.S., Battle,K.E., Pigott,D.M., Brady,O.J., Putaporntip,C., Vythilingam, I. & Moyes,C.L. 2016. Estimating Geographical Variation in the Risk of Zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Countries Eliminating Malaria. PLoS NTD 10(8):1-17
  40. Vythilingam I, Sam JIC, Chan YF, Khaw LT, Wan Sulaiman WY. New paradigms for virus detection, surveillance and control of Zika virus vectors in the settings of Southeast Asia. c 2016; 7: 1452.
  41. Meng L. Wong, Tock, H.C, Leong,C.S.,Khaw, L.T.,Fornace,K.,Wan-Yusoff,W.S., William,T.,Drakeley,C.,Ferguson,H.M.,Vythilingam,I. Seasonal and Spatial Dynamics of the Primary Vector of Plasmodium knowlesi within a Major Transmission Focus in Sabah, Malaysia. PlosNTD 9(10):1-15
  42. Pang, S.C.,Chiang, L.P, Tan, C.H.,Vythilingam, I.,Lam- Phua, S.G.,& Ng, L.C.2015.Low efficacy of delthamethrin-treated net against Singapore Aedes aegypti is associated with kdr-type resistance. Tropical Biomedicine 32:140-150
  43. Rumana Akter, Vythilingam, I.,Khaw,L.T.,Qvist,R., Lim,Y.A.L.,Sitam, F.T., Venugopalan,B. & Sekaran, S.D.
  44. Sai-Meng Lau, Vythilingam,I., Doss,JI., Sekaran,S.D., Chua,T.H.,Wan-Yusoff W.S., Chinna,K., Lim, Y.A.L. & Venugopalan, B. 2015. Surveillance of adult Aedes mosquitoes in Selangor, Malaysia. Tropical Medicine International Health DOI10.1111/tmi.12555
  45. Sylvia Joannea,Vythilingama, I, Nava Y, Leong,C.S., Wong,M.L. & AbuBakar,S.
  46. Indra Vythilingam,LimYAL,Venugopalan, B.,Ngui, R., Leong,C.H., Wong, ML,Khaw,LT,Goh, X.T.,Yap,N.JW.,Wan Yusoff, W.S.,Jeffery, J., Zawiah, C.T., Nor-Aszlina, I.,Sharma, R.S.K.,Lau,Y.L. Rohela, M.Plasmodium knowlesi malaria an emerging public health problem in Hulu Selangor, Selangor Malaysia (2009-2013): Epidemiologic and entomologic analysis. Parasites & Vectors 7:434
  47. Joanne, S.,Vythilingam,I.,Nava,Y.and Doss,JI. 2014. Modified technique of Wolbachia removal from Malaysian Aedes albopictus. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 4(7):557-560
  48. SIN-YING KOOU,CHEE-SENG CHONG,INDRA VYTHILINGAM, LEE- CHING NG, AND CHOW-YANG LEE. 2014. Pyrethroid Resistance in Aedes aegypti Larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) From Singapore
  49. Sin-Ying Koou, Chee-Seng Chong,Indra Vythilingam,Chow-Yang Lee,and Lee-Ching Ng. 2014. Insecticide resistance and its underlying mechanisms in field populations of Aedes aegypti adults (Diptera: Culicidae) in Singapore. Parasites & Vectors 7:471
  50. Amirah Amir, Jia Siang Sum, Yee Ling Lau, Indra Vythilingam and Mun Yik Fong. 2013.Colonization of Anopheles cracens: a malaria vector of emerging importance. Parasites and Vectors
  51. Lee C,Vythilingam I,Chong CS, AbdulRazak MA,Tan CH, Pok KY & Ng LC. 2013. Gravitraps for Management of Dengue Clusters in Singapore. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.12-0329.
  52. Nguyen Van Hong, Peter van den Eede, Chantal Van Overmeir, Indra Vythilingam, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Pham Vinh Thanh, Ngo Duc Thang, Nguyen Manh Hung, Le Xuan Hung, Umberto D Alessandro, and Annette Erhard.2013. A Modified Semi-Nested Multiplex Malaria PCR (SnM-PCR) for the Identification of the Five Human Plasmodium Species Occurring in Southeast Asia. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 89(4), 2013, pp. 721 723
  53. Adela Ida Jiram,Indra Vythilingam,Noor Azian Md Yusuf, Yusri Mohd Yusof,Azahari Abdul Hadi&Fong Mun Yik 2012. Entomologic investigation of Plasmodium knowlesi vectors in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia. Malaria Journal 11: 213
  54. I-Ching Sam1*, Shih-Keng Loong1, Jasmine Chandramathi Michael1, Chong-Long Chua1, Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman2, Indra Vythilingam2, Shie-Yien Chan1, Chun-Wei Chiam1, Yze-Shiuan Yeong2, Sazaly AbuBakar1, Yoke-Fun Chan1 2012 Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Chikungunya Virus of Different Genotypes from Malaysia. Plos One 7(11): e50476. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050476
  55. Indra Vythilingam 2012. Plasmodium knowlesi and Wuchereria bancrofti: Their vectors and challenges for the future. Frontiers in Physiology 3:115
  56. Cheong-Huat Tan, Pei-Sze Jeslyn Wong, Mei-Zhi Irene Li, Indra Vythilingam, and Lee-Ching Ng. 2011 Evaluation of the Dengue NS1 Ag Strip_ for Detection of Dengue Virus Antigen in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases 11(6): 789-792.
  57. Anderios, F., NoorRain,A, Vythilingam, I. 2010. In vivo study of human Plasmodium knowlesi in Macaca fascicularis. Experimental Parasitology 124: 181-189.
  58. Ng LC, Lee KS, Tan CH, Ooi PL, Lam-Phua SG, Lin R, Pang SC, Lai YL, Solhan S, Chan PP, Wong KY, Ho ST, Vythilingam I. 2010. Entomologic and molecular investigation into Plasmodium vivax transmission in Singapore, 2009. Malaria Journal 9:305
  59. Vythilingam, I. 2010. Plasmodium knowlesi in humans: a review on the role of its vectors in Malaysia. A review paper. Tropical Biomedicine 27: 1-12
  60. Apandi,Y., Nazni,W.A., Noor Azleen, Z.A., Vythilingam, I., Noorazian, M.Y., Azahari, A.H., Zainah,Z., Lee H.L. 2009. The first isolation of chikungunya virus from non-human primates in Malaysia. Journal of General and Molecular Virology. 1: 35-39.
  61. Van den Eede, P., Nguyen, V.H., Van Overmeir, C., Vythilingam, I., Ngo, D.T., Xuan, H.L., Nguyen, M.H., Anne, J., D Alessandro, U., Erhart, A. (2009). Human Plasmodium knowlesi infections in young children in central Vietnam. Malaria Journal 8:249.
  62. Tan CH, Vythilingam I, Asmad M, Chan ST, Singh B. 2008. Bionomics of Anopheles latens in Kapit, Sarawak,Malaysian Borneo in relation to the transmission of zoonotic simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi. Malaria Journal 7:52
  63. Vythilingam I, Noorazian MY, Tan CH, Adela IJ, Yusri MY, Azahari AH, NoorParina I, NoorRain A, Lokman Hakim S. 2008 Plasmodium knowlesi in humans, macaques and mosquitoes in Peninsular Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors 1: 26
  64. Dusfor I, Blonaeau J, Harbach RE, Vythilingam I, Baimai V, Trung, HO, Sochanta T, Bangs MJ, Manguin, S. 2007. Polymerase chain reaction identification of three members of the Anopheles sundaicus (Diptera:Culicidae) Complex, malaria vectors in Southeast Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology 44: 723- 731.
  65. Vythilingam,I., J. Jeffery, R.E. Harbach, S.T. Chan, C.H. Tan, and M. Asmad. 2007. Anopheles (Cellia) kokhani, n. sp. (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) from Kapit, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Proceedings of Entomological Society of Washington
  66. Walton C, Somboon P, O loughlin SM, Zhang S, Harbach RE, Linton YM, Chen B, Nolan K, Doung S, Fong MY, Vythilingam I, Mohammed ZD, Trung HD, Butlin RK. 2007 Genetic diversity and molecular identification of mosquito species in the Anopheles maculatus group using the ITS2 region of rDNA. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 7: 93-102
  67. Vythilingam, I, Tan CH, Asmad M, Chan ST, Lee KS, Singh B. 2006. Natural transmission of Plasmodium knowlesi to humans by Anopheles aculat in Sarawak, Malaysia. Transactions Royal Society Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 100: 1087-1088
  68. Vythilingam, I., Sidavong B, Chan ST, Phonemixay T,Vanisaveth V, Sidoulad P, Phetsouvanh R, Lokman Hakim S & Phompida S. 2005. Epidemiology of malaria in Attapeu province Lao PDR in relation to entomological parameters. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hgyiene. 99: 833-839.
  69. Vythilingam, I., P. Mooto, J Jeffery, MS Parameswaran. 2005. Potential mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) vectors of Dirofilaria immitis (Filariidae:Onchocercidae) in two urban areas of Kuala Lumpur and its prevalence in stray dogs. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on urban pest (ICUP). 393- 398.
  70. Vythilingam,I., BM Lux, H Rochani, Tan SB, Tan CH. 2005. Laboratory and field evaluation of the insect growth regulator pyriproxyfen (Sumilarv 0.5G) against dengue vectors. Journal of American Mosquito Control Association. 21: 296-300.
  71. Vythilingam,I., Chan ST, Tanrang Y, Shanmugaratnam, Chooi KH. 2005. The impact of development and malaria control activities on its vectors in the Kinabatangan area of Sabah, East Malaysia. Acta Tropica. 96: 24-30.
  72. Vythilingam,I., Tan CH, Nazni WA. 2005. Transmission potential of Wuchereria bancrofti by Culex quinquefasciatus in urban areas of Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 22: 83-85.
  73. Vythilingam, I. & S Prapto 1992. Laboratory evaluation of IGR chlorfluazuron (IKI7899) against 3 species of mosquitoes. Tropical Biomedicine 9, 55-58.
Books
  1. Lim, YAL & Vythilingam, I. 2013 Parasites and their vectors: A special focus on Southeast Asia.Springer
  2. Vythilingam,I & Hii,J. 2013. Simian Malaria Parasites: Special Emphasis on Plasmodium knowlesi and Their Anopheles Vectors in Southeast Asia.
Chapter in Books
  1. Vythilingam, I. (2021). Mosquito utopias and dystopias. in Mosquitopia ed Hall, M and Tamir, D. 261-273
  2. Hii,J., Vythilingam,I., & Roca-Feltrer, A. (2018). Human and Simian Malaria in the Great Mekong Subregion, and challenges for elimination. In S. Manguin & Vas Dev (Eds.), Towards malaria elimination, a leap forward - Lessons learned and future challenges (pp. 95-127). London, UK: IntechOpen
  3. Wong,H.V., Chan,Y.F., Sam,I.C.,WanYusof,W.S. Vythilingam,I. In Chu,J.J.H & Ang,S.K. (Editors) Chikungunya Virus: Methods and Protocols. 1-333. New York,Humana Press
  4. Vythilingam,I. 2014. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus: Surveillance and management. In Kumar, Rodrigues and Dias (editors). Major tropical Diseases: Public Health Perspective. 240-254. Broadway Publishing House, Goa India
  5. Lee,K.S.& vythilingam,I. 2013. Plasmodium knowlesi:Emergent human malaria in Southeast Asia. In Lim, Y.A.L., & Vythilingam,I. (ed). Parasites and their vectors: A special focus on Southeast Asia. 5-31. Springer
  6. Ng LC and Vythilingam I. Vectors of flavivrus and their control. Molecular Virology and control of flavivirus Editor Pei Yong Shi. Caister Academic Press

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2019 - 2023, Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
    Geographical distribution and bionomics of the vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi malaria with reference to malaria elimination in P. Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2018 - 2020, Others MOHE
    Combating dengue with innovative paradigm shift strategies ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  3. 2017 - 2019, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Pathobiology of Malaysian Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus to Zika virus and co-infection with dengue and chikungunya viruses ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2014 - 2017, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Study on interaction of co-infection of filarial and malaria parasites in murine model ( Consultant)
  5. 2015 - 2017, Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)
    Novel Smart Trapping System for Gravid Female Aedes SMART-Z ( Consultant)
  6. 2012 - 2014, High Impact Research (HIR)
    The phylogeography and ecology of human and non- human primate malarias and their vectors, in Malaysia. ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  7. 2013 - 2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Inmate immune response against P. falciparum and P. knowlesi among Malaysian healthy individuals. ( Consultant)
  8. 2011 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Distribution and diversity of Wolbachia infection on Aedes albopictus in Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
International
  1. 2012 - 2015, UK Research Councils initiative
    Defining the biomedical, environmental and social risk factors for human infection with zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi malaria ( Co-Researcher)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • International Health Regulation (2005) Roster of Experts, World Health Organisation
    01 Jul 2018 - 01 Jul 2022 (International)
  • Technical Assessor, Singapore Accreditation Council
    01 Dec 2019 - 01 Dec 2021 (International)
  • External Reviewer for The Mid-Term Review (Mtr) of The Malaria Programme, WHO
    01 Nov 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 (International)
  • Integrated Vector Management for Aedes Control, Ministry of Health
    01 Jul 2018 - 01 Jul 2019 (National)
  • International Consultant Vector-Borne Diseases Research Group, Medical Research Center, Jazan University
    01 Jul 2017 - 01 Jul 2019 (International)
  • Member of The Who Vector Control Advisory Group (Vcag) On New Tools Since 2013, World Health Organisation
    01 Dec 2013 - 01 Dec 2017 (International)

PAPER PRESENTED


PLENARY SPEAKER
  1. Mosquito Borne Diseases and their vectors: Emerging and reemerging problems, War against Mosquito Borne Diseases, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (International) (19 Aug 2015 - 20 Aug 2015)
  2. New tools for dengue control, Brain storming Conference on dengue Scenario in India: disease burden, surveillance and control, Centre for Research in Medical Entomology (Indian Council of Medical Research) (International) (25 Jul 2013 - 26 Jul 2013)
  3. Simian malaria challenges for the future: man:monkeys:mosquitoes, International malaria symposium, Universiti Sabah Malaysia (International) (16 Apr 2013 - 17 Apr 2013)
  4. Malaria Zoonoses: Emerging Public Health Concern, 49th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (National) (19 Mar 2013 - 20 Mar 2013)
  5. Vector control operations in dengue: are we moving in the right direction?, Fifth ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, College of public health and college of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Philippines Society of Parasitology (International) (14 May 2012 - 17 May 2012)
  6. Zoonosis and wildlife diseases, 48th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (National) (28 Mar 2012 - 28 Mar 2012)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. New strategies for vector control to prevent dengue transmission, 27th Conference of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) and 44th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) , Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (International) (19 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019)
  2. Alternative/complementary vector control methods in reducing dengue transmission, 4th ASIA Dengue Summit, The ADVA group (International) (14 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019)
  3. Current status of Plasmodium knowlesi vectors, The National scientific conference on infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and The 8th ASEAN conference on Ttopical medicine and parasitology, Vietnam Infectious Disease Society (International) (26 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018)
  4. Plasmodium knowlesi: Man, Monkeys, Mosquitoes, 48th Anniversary of Department of Parasitology, Mahidol University, Thailand, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriaj Hospital, (International) (23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017)
  5. Mosquito trap: Paradigm shift for dengue vector control, 11th International Congress of Tropical Pediatrics, International Society of Tropical Pediatrics (International) (04 Aug 2017 - 07 Aug 2017)
  6. Plasmodium knowlesi: Outdoor transmission of malaria, Entomology and Vector control for malaria elimination Regional meeting & Workshop, APMEN- Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (International) (07 Nov 2016 - 10 Nov 2016)
  7. Plasmodium knowlesi:An emerging zoonotic malaria problem in Southeast Asia, 9th National Conference on Medical Arthropodology on "EMERGING AND RE-EMERGING VECTOR-BORNE" DISEASES: SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL, Department of Zoology, Osmania University (International) (20 Aug 2016 - 21 Aug 2016)
  8. Paradigm shift for dengue vector control, 7 ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya (International) (17 May 2016 - 19 May 2016)
  9. Collaboration is essential for the successful control of knowlesi malaria, 52nd Annual Scientific Conference Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (National) (02 Mar 2016 - 03 Mar 2016)
  10. Dynamics of malaria vectors in relation to Plasmodium knowlesi, The 1st Borneo Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases Society Kota Kinabalu Sabah (International) (15 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015)
  11. Symposium: Plasmodium knowlesi an emerging pathogen of public health importance: Vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi transmission, 63rd American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hgyiene, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (International) (02 Nov 2014 - 06 Nov 2014)
  12. Parasitic Zoonoses, Colloquim on Current status of Zoonoses in malaysia and Southeast Asia, My HUN, SEAOHUN, USAID (International) (20 Mar 2014 - 21 Mar 2014)
  13. Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in humans: an emerging public health problem, First International Conference on Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases , Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kuala Lumpur- Royal College of Medicine Perak (International) (06 Dec 2012 - 07 Dec 2012)
  14. Ecology of malaria vectors and their Plasmodium parasites in Malaysia, 24th International Congress of Entomology 2012, Entomological Society of Korea, Korean Society of Applied Entomology  (International) (19 Aug 2012 - 24 Aug 2012)
  15. Entomological aspects of Plasmodium knowlesi transmission in relation to malaria elimination, APMEN III Meeting , APMEN (International) (09 May 2011 - 12 May 2011)
  16. Entomological aspects of P. knowlesi transmission. , WHO informal consultation on the public health implications of malaria in humans due to Plasmodium knowlesi, WHO, WPRO (International) (22 Feb 2011 - 24 Feb 2011)
  17. Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases, 47th Annual Conference of the Malaysia Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (National) (03 Feb 2011 - 04 Feb 2011)
  18. Sustainable approaches to dengue vector management in Singapore, Pest Summit , Pest Control Association Asia Pacific (International) (12 Oct 2010 - 14 Oct 2010)
  19. Vector Control in a changing environment, 4th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology,, Environmental Health Institute. Singapore Mircobiology Society and REDI (International) (02 Jun 2010 - 04 Jun 2010)
  20. Update on Plasmodium knowlesi 5th human malaria parasite, 6th European Congress of Tropical Medicine., European Congress of Tropical Medicine (International) (06 Sep 2009 - 10 Sep 2009)
  21. Simian malaria in Malaysia with special reference to Plasmodium knowlesi, Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2008, SEAMEO TROPMED (International) (13 Oct 2008 - 14 Oct 2008)
  22. Emerging threats of vector borne diseases in Malaysia, 43rd Annual Scientific Seminar of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine & Centenary Celebration of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene London , Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine and Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hgyiene (International) (20 Mar 2007 - 22 Mar 2007)
  23. Resurgent vector borne diseases as a health problem in Malaysia, 18th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Congress 2006 Veterinary Association Malaysia, Malaysian Veterinary Association (25 Aug 2006 - 27 Aug 2006)
  24. Malaria: Current approaches and future prospects for prevention and control. , 42nd Annual Scientific Seminar of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (National) (01 Mar 2006 - 02 Mar 2006)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Tropical Biomedicine:What the Editors expect from authors and peer reviewers, 48th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Biomedicine (National) (27 Mar 2012 - 27 Mar 2012)
PRESENTER
  1. Insights to vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi. Control and intervention of malaria vectors- Ross-Macdonald model, CURRENT TOOLS TO COMBAT MALARIA With Special Focus on Plasmodium Knowlesi , Parasitology Department (International) (04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019)
  2. Natural transmission of Plasmodium knowlesi in humans in peninsular Malaysia: an emerging zoonotic infection, 3rd ASEAN Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Thailand Society of Parasitology (International) (22 May 2008 - 24 May 2008)
  3. Plasmodium knowlesi in humans in Peninsular Malaysia, 44th Annual Scientific Seminar of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Biomedicine (National) (20 Mar 2008 - 21 Mar 2008)
  4. Simian malaria in Malaysia, International Colloquim, Malaria Control in the Mekong Region: challenges and opportunities, Centre for Malaria Parasitoloigy and Entomology Vietnam and Institute for Tropical Medicine, Anterwep (International) (03 Dec 2007 - 05 Dec 2007)
  5. Natural transmission of Plasmodium knowlesi to humans by Anopheles latens in Malaysian Borneo, 2nd ASEAN Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. , Padjadjiram University  (International) (21 May 2006 - 23 May 2006)
  6. Potential mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) vectors of Dirofilaria immitis (Filariidae:Onchocercidae) in two urban areas of Kuala Lumpur and its prevalence in stray dogs, 5th International Conference on Urban Pests. (05 Jul 2005 - 07 Jul 2005)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2016) Subject Editor for Journal ' Parasites and Vectors, (Editor)
  2. (2006) Editor Journal Tropical Biomedicine, (Editor)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2021) Expert Advisory Panel Vector Biology and Control, WHO, International
  2. (2021) Corordinator of Insectary, Dept. Parasitology, FOM , UM
  3. (2021) Research Coordinator, Dept. Parasitology, FOM , UM
  4. (2019) TECHNICAL ASSESSOR UNDER THE SAC LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME, Singapore Accreditation Org, International
  5. (2019) Member of Technical Committee on Zioonotic Malaria, Ministry of Health Malaysia, National
  6. (2019) TECHNICAL ASSESSOR UNDER THE SAC LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME, Singapore Accredation Council
  7. (2017) International Consultant for Vector Borne Disease Group, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia, International
  8. (2013) WHO Vector Control Advisory Group on New Tools, World health Organisation, International
  9. (2012) DDT Expert Group, DDT Stockholm Convention, International

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2022) Entomological Studies of Simian Malaria Vectors and Molecular Characterisation of Their Parasites in Peninsular Malaysia, NANTHA KUMAR JEYAPRAKASAM
  2. (2022) Genetic Studies, Spatial Distribution and Development of a Molecular Marker for Identification of Simian Malaria Vectors in Malaysia, SANDTHYA A/P PRAMASIVAN
  3. (2021) GRAVID OVIPOSITING STICKY TRAP AND DENGUE NS1 ANTIGEN TEST KIT FOR EARLY DENGUE SURVEILLANCE IN SELANGOR MALAYSIA: A RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL, SIVANESWARI A/P SELVARAJOO
  4. (2020) Genetic variation and spatial distribution of the simian malaria vectors of Peninsular Malaysia, SANDTHYA PRAMASIVAN
  5. (2020) Bionomics of Simian Malaria Vectors and Molecular Characterisation of its Parasites in Peninsular Malaysia, NANTHA KUMAR JEYAPRAKASAM
  6. (2019) Rapid Diagnosis & Infectiousness of Asymptomatic & Symptomatic Dengue, James Tan
  7. (2019) Genetic variation and spatial distribution of the simian malaria vectors of Peninsular Malaysia, Sandthya d/o Pramasivan
  8. (2018) CLUSTER RANDOMIZED TRIAL: GRAVID OVIPOSITING STICKY TRAP (GOS) AND NS1 ANTIGEN TEST KIT FOR DENGUE VECTOR SURVEILLANCE IN SELANGOR, MALAYSIA, Sivaneswari A/P Selvarajoo
  9. (2018) Characterising the Spatial Dynamics and Natural Transmission of Dengue Viruses in Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus Population in Malaysia., MUHAMMAD AIDIL BIN ROSLAN
  10. (2014) Study on interaction of co-transmission of malaria and lymphatic filariasis, Junaid Olawale Quazim
  11. (2014) Insecticide status (resistance/susceptibility) of field collected Aedes aegypti from Selangor and its under lying mechanisms, Leong Chering Shii
  12. (2013) Use of GIS and gravitraps for surveillance and control of dengue vectors, Lau Sai Meng
  13. (2013) Molecular epidemiology of simian malaria vectors with special reference to the Anopheles leucosphyrus group, Wong Meng Li
  14. (2010) Genome Expression Analysis of Anopheles cracens and Anopheles latens Responses to Plasmodium knowlesi Infection, Amirah binti Amir
Master
  1. (2023) lmpact of Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV) E1-226A and E1-226V Genotypes on CHlKV Spatiotemporal Distribution and Effectiveness of Wolbachia to limit CHIKV lnfection in Aedes Aegypti in Malaysia, Izzati Kausar Azman
  2. (2019) PATHOBIOLOGY OF MALAYSIAN AE.AEGYPTI AND AE.ALBOPICTUS TO ZIIKA VIRUS AND CO-INFECTION WITH DENGUE AND CHKUNGUNYA VIRUSES, ONG NYEE HUEY
  3. (2017) Pathobiology of Malaysian Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus to Zika virus and co-infection with dengue and chikungunya viruses, Ong Nyee Huey
  4. (2013) GENOTYPIC VARIATIONS OF AEDES AEGYPTI IN MALAYSIA AND ITS RELATION TO DENGUE TRANSMISSION, Nava Yugavathy Selvaraja
  5. (2013) Detection of Wolbachia in field-collected Aedes albopictus, Noor Afizah Ahmad
  6. (2012) Study of infection pattern and dynamics of Wolbachia in Malaysian Aedes albopictus, Sylvia Joanne

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2021) MGOB - Mph/Mmedscph
  2. (2017) MGOB - Program Mph/Mmedscph
Bachelor
  1. (2021) MIC2014 - Diagnostic Parasitology
  2. (2021) MIC3012 - Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology
  3. (2021) UMMP - Pbl
  4. (2017) MJEB3403 - Basic Diagnostic Parasitology
  5. (2017) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Education Examination Osce
  6. (2017) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Education Pbl Block 8
  7. (2017) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Programme Block6 Haematology
  8. (2017) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Programme Block Foundation
  9. (2016) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Programme Pbl Block 3
  10. (2016) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Education Pbl Block 2 Foundation
  11. (2016) UMMP - University of Malaya Medical Programme Block 10
  12. (2014) MJEB3402 - Advanced Course in Diagnostic Parasitology
  13. (2013) MJEB3402 - Advanced Course in Diagnostic Parasitology