PERSONAL DETAIL


PROF. DR. AMIR FEISAL MERICAN BIN ALJUNID MERICAN

Professor
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
 
  +603-79674189
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  merican@um.edu.my
 Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
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BIOGRAPHY


Prof Dr Amir Feisal Merican obtained a First Class Honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Malaya in 1992. He was appointed as a lecturer in UM in 1995 after successfully completing his DPhil in Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology at the University of Oxford, England. He had also being awarded a MPhil degree in Computational Biology from the University of Cambridge, England in 2006. He has spearheaded the development of the curriculum for both the Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) and Master in Bioinformatics (by coursework) degree programmes, both are the first in Malaysia. He also contributed his expertise at the national level, among the significant contributions include: Director of the Centre for Computational and Systems Biology at the Malaysia Genome Institute of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) (Nov 2009 to Nov 2011), panel evaluator appointed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA, formerly LAN) for Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Science programmes (since 7 March 2002 - present) and expert panel for grants evaluation at MOE/MOHE and MOSTI. He was one of the co-founders and ex-President of the Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MaSBiC). Prof Merican was the founder and former Head of CRYSTAL (Centre of Research in Computational Sciences and Informatics for Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare), a University of Malaya research centre. He has received several distinguished awards: Japanese Bioindustry Association for research in Molecular Systematics with Professor Takayuki Ezaki at Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan (1998), Fulbright Fellowship for research in Bioinformatics with Nobel Laureate Professor Walter Gilbert at Harvard University (2000), Commonwealth Fellowship for research in Molecular Microbial Ecology with Professor Jon Saunders at Liverpool University (2001) and Excellent Service Award, University of Malaya (2003). His expertise is in the area of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Microbial Biotechnology as well as Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He also has interest in Values-based Education (VbE), Immersive Technologies in Education and Business (EdTech, AVR, Edutainment), Digital Human Modeling, Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle (UAV-drones), Smart Gadgets, Systems Biology, Natural Medicine, Prophetic and Islamic Medicine, Halal Science and Innovation, Islamic World View and Islamic Civilisation. Prof Amir Merican is an alumni of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Iskandar, Alor Setar, Kedah (primary school) and Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim, Jitra, Kedah (boarding secondary school).


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, President, 2007 to 2009, (University)
  • MyBioInfoNet, Advisory Board, 2019 to 2021, (National)
  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY, Life Membership, 2020 to 2026, (National)

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


  • Panel Evaluation for lmpact Oriented Interdisciplinary Research Programme (llRG), University Malaya, 01/08/2020 to 31/08/2020
  • Professor Appointed to the Master's examination degree committee, Faculty, 05/03/2020 to 05/03/2021
  • Representing Head of Department to PhD viva, Faculty, 18/06/2019 to 18/06/2019
  • Professor Appointed to the Master's examination degree committee, Faculty, 04/03/2019 to 04/03/2020
  • Head, Crystal Research Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018
  • Member of Thesis reading committee for PhD candidate of VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam., International, 22/01/2016 to 27/02/2016 (Thesis title: Computational Modelling and Analysis of Brain Metabolism in Neurodegenerative Disease.)
  • Head, Crystal Research Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
  • Examiner Committee Member for the MBioinformatics postgraduate degree for academic session 2015/16, Faculty, 20/11/2015 to 02/07/2016 (Examiner Committee Member for the MBioinformatics postgraduate degree for academic session 2015/16)
  • Master of Bioinformatics (MBioinformatics) Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/07/2015 to 30/06/2016 (Master of Bioinformatics (MBioinformatics) Programme Coordinator)
  • Faculty Curriculum Committee Member for Postgraduate Degree, Faculty, 21/05/2015 to 02/07/2016 (Faculty Curriculum Committee Member for Postgraduate Degree)
  • MBioinformatics Curriculum Committee, Faculty, 16/02/2015 (MBioinformatics Curriculum Committee)
  • Head, Crystal Research Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Head, Centre of Research for Computational Sciences and Informatics in Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL) , University Malaya, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Examiner Committee Member for the MBioinformatics postgraduate degree for academic session 2014/15, Faculty, 21/08/2014 to 01/04/2015
  • Member of the Postgraduate Degree Committee (JKIT), Faculty, 01/05/2014 to 30/04/2016
  • Master of Bioinformatics (MBioinformatics) Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 25/03/2014 to 30/06/2015
  • Head, Crystal Research Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 02/01/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Academic Advisor Panel Member Faculty of Science for the Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) Programme, Faculty, 01/01/2014
  • Database Access Committee for MyHVP (Malaysian Node of the Human Variome Project) database, National, 29/10/2013 (Malaysian Node of the Human Variome Project)
  • Committee member for the Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP) and Universiti Malaya Research Fund Assistance (BKP). , University Malaya, 01/08/2013 to 31/12/2015
  • Head, Centre of Research for Computational Sciences and Informatics in Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL), University Malaya, 31/12/2012 to 31/12/2014 (Centre of Research for Computational Sciences and Informatics in Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL))
  • Co-chair of organizing committee, InCoB-ISCB Asia Joint Conference 2011 , International, 30/11/2011 to 03/12/2011
  • Advisor for Seminar and Workshop in Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences 2009. Organised by CRYSTAL UM at Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia, National, 26/10/2009 to 29/10/2009
  • Panel Interviewer for National Science Fellowship (NSF) , National, 22/01/2009 to 22/01/2009
  • Head, Centre of Research for Computational Sciences and Informatics for Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL, UM). (Founder of CRYSTAL). , University Malaya, 01/04/2008 to 14/08/2017
  • Technical Committee Member for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for RMK9 Science Fund Application, University Malaya, 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2009
  • Committee member, Department QAA committee, Faculty, 01/01/2005 to 31/12/2005
  • Bioinformatics Undergraduate Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 01/11/2003 to 30/09/2005 (Bioinformatics Undergraduate Programme Coordinator)
  • Co-chair of organizing committee, Training course on the management of ex situ microbial genetic resources, National, 20/10/2003 to 23/10/2003
  • Member, Departmental Postgraduate Degree Committee, Faculty, 10/10/2002 to 16/10/2004
  • Chairman of organizing committee, Workshop on applications of molecular systematics analysis, National, 21/08/2000 to 26/08/2000
  • Resource Person, Automated Protein Sequencer in AMCAL, UM, Faculty, 01/01/2000 to 31/12/2000
  • Bioinformatics Division Coordinator, Faculty, 01/11/1999 to 31/12/2001 (Bioinformatics Undergraduate Programme Coordinator)
  • Committee member and workshop coordinator, International Course on Current Trends in Microbial Technology for a Sustainable Environment: Exploring Microbial Diversity for Novel Processes, International, 12/10/1998 to 24/10/1998
  • Acting College Master, University Malaya, 27/11/1997 to 28/12/1997 (Bestari (4th) Residential College)
  • College Treasurer, University Malaya, 01/02/1997 to 28/02/2001
  • Editorial team, Buletin ISB, Faculty, 01/01/1997 to 31/12/1997
  • College Fellow, University Malaya, 15/06/1996 to 28/02/2001
  • Preparation of department academic handbook/brochure, Department of Genetics and Cell Biology, Faculty, 01/01/1996 to 31/12/1996
  • Founding member of the Malaysian Grid Forum (MGF), National,  
  • Member of the Human Variome Consortium, International,  
  • Founding member of the Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MaSBiC), National,  
  • President of the Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MaSBiC), National,  
  • Committee member of the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet), International,  

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Immersive Technologies in Education and Business, Edutainment, Classroom 3.0 (EdTech, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (AVR))
  • Application and Development of Informatics- and Omics-Based Approach and Platform for Authentication and Integrity of Food, Confectionery, Beverages, Perfumery, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Products (Halal Science and Innovation)
  • Quranic and Prophetic Food and Remedies in The Modern Science of Healing (Prophetic and Islamic Medicine)
  • Islamic-Driven Science and Technological Innovations in The Medieval and Modern Civilizations (Islamic World View and Islamic Civilisation)
  • Entrepreneurial Studies (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Microbiology (Environmental Microbial Genomics and Biotechnology)
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Smart Gadgets and Instruments
  • Molecular Microbial Ecology and Environmental Biotechnology
  • Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biomolecular Modeling


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2020
  • Merican, AF. (2020) Realizing and Inventing the potentials of Bioinformatics. Transforming biological data into meaningful insights to accelerate discoveries of scientific breakthroughs and shaping the future. University of Malaya Press, ISBN 9789671792704 
Chapter in Book

2020
  • Shaliza Mohd Shariff, Amir Feisal Merican and Asma Ahmad Shariff (2020). Foot Morphological Between Ethnic Groups. In: Norsaadah Zakaria and Deepti Gupta, Apparel Sizing and Design (Second Edition), Chapter 12 (page 317-330), The Textile Institute Book Series, Elsevier Ltd. ISBN 978-0-08-102604-5. 

2019
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Hoda Mirsafian, Adiratna Mat Ripen and Saharuddin Bin Mohamad (2019) Studies of Body Systems. In: Ranganathan, S., Gribskov, M., Nakai, K. and Schönbach, C. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, vol. 3, pp. 94–102. Oxford: Elsevier. 
Article in Academic Journals

2020
  • Kheirollahpour MM, Danaee MM, Merican AFAF, Shariff AAAA (2020). Prediction of the Influential Factors on Eating Behaviors: A Hybrid Model of Structural Equation Modelling-Artificial Neural Networks. Scientific World Journal. May 18;2020:4194293. doi: 10.1155/2020/4194293. PMID: 32508538; PMCID: PMC7251460. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmed Ibrahim Galadima, Madihah Md Salleh, Huszalina Hussin, Chun Shiong Chong, Adibah Yahya, Shaza Eva Mohamad, Suraini Abd-Aziz, Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof, Muhammad Abu Naser and Amir Feisal Merican Al-Junid (2020) Biovanillin: production concepts and prevention of side product formation. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 10(2), 589–609. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-019-00418-0 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kheirollahpour M, Danaee M, Merican AF and Shariff AA (2020). Structural Equation Modeling to Evaluate the Effect of Body Shape Concern and Body Appreciation on Eating Behavior Pattern among University Students. Iran J Public Health. 49 (10): 2011-2013 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmed Ibrahim Galadima, Madihah Md Salleh, Huszalina Hussin, Chong Chun Shiong, Adibah Yahaya, Shaza Eva Mohamad, Suraini Abdu Aziz, Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof and Amir Feisal Merican Al-Junid (2020) Improvement of biovanillin production with two-stage pH control strategy from lemongrass leaves hydrolysates using Phanerochaete chrysosporium ATCC 24725 in batch culture. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-020-00980-y (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ahmed Ibrahim Galadima, Madihah Md Salleh, Huszalina Hussin, Norulsazyani Mohd Safri, Rohaya Mohd Noor, Chun Shiong Chong, Adibah Yahya, Shaza Eva Mohamad, Suraini Abd-Aziz, Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof, Muhammad Abu Naser and Amir Feisal Merican Al-Junid (2020). One-Step Conversion of Lemongrass Leaves Hydrolysate to Biovanillin by Phanerochaete chrysosporium ATCC 24725 in Batch Culture. Waste and Biomass Valorization 11 (8) , 4067-4080. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-019-00730-w (ISI-Indexed)

2019
  • Wai-Mun Leong, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Hoda Mirsafian, Saharuddin Mohamad and Amir Feisal Merican (2019) Transcriptogenomics Identification and Characterization of RNA Editing Sites in Human Primary Monocytes using High-depth Next Generation Sequencing Data. Genomics 111:899-905. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shaliza Mohd Shariff, Amir Feisal Merican and Asma Ahmad Shariff (2019) Development of new shoe-sizing system for Malaysian women using 3D foot scanning technology. MEASUREMENT Volume 140, July 2019, Pages 182-184 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Md. Saimul Islam, Md. Aminul Hoque, Md. Sahidul Islam, Mohammad Ali, Md. Bipul Hossen, Md. Binyamin, Amir Feisal Merican, Kohei Akazawa, Nishith Kumar, Masahiro Sugimoto (2019) Mining Gene Expression Profile with Missing Values: An Integration of Kernel PCA and Robust Singular Values Decomposition. Current Bioinformatics 14(1): 78 - 89. DOI : 10.2174/1574893613666180413151654 (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Abu Bakar AR, Ripen, A.M., Manaharan T, Merican AF & Mohamad SB. (2018). Enzymatic inhibitory activity of Ficus deltoidea leaf extract on matrix metalloproteinase-2, 8 and 9. Nat. Prod. Res. 33:1765-1768. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Amirul Ridzuan Abu Bakar, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Amir Feisal Merican, and Saharuddin Bin Mohamad (2018). Experimental and computational approaches to reveal the potential of Ficus deltoidea leaves extract as -amylase inhibitor. Natural Product Research, Natural Product Research 32 (4), 473-476. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2017.1312393 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Shaliza Mohd Shariff, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Asma Ahmad Shariff & Amir Feisal Merican (2017). Evaluation of Foot Arch in Adult Women: Comparison between Five Different Footprint Parameters. Sains Malaysiana, 46(10): 1839–1848 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hoda Mirsafiana, Adiratna Mat Ripenb, Wai-Mun Leong, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Saharuddin Bin Mohamada, Amir Feisal Merican (2017) Transcriptome landscape of human primary monocytes at different sequencing depth. Genomics, 109 (5-6):463-470. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2017.07.003 (Q2) - 2015 / 2016 RG Journal impact 2.53 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hoda Mirsafian, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Wai-Mun Leong, Chai Teng Chear, Saharuddin Bin Mohamad and Amir Feisal Merican (2017) Transcriptome profiling of monocytes from XLA patients revealed the innate immune function dysregulation due to the BTK gene expression deficiency. NATURE Scientific Reports 7, 6836 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06342-5 (Q1) - 2015 / 2016 RG Journal impact 5.47. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Suhana Japar, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed, Amir Feisal Merican Aljunid Merican. (2017). Assessment of abdominal obesity using 3D body scanning technology. Sains Malaysiana, 46(4): 567-573 (Q3) - 2015 / 2016 RG Journal impact 0.42 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yousri Abdelhafiz, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Saharuddin Bin Mohamad and Amir Feisal Merican (2017) Whole genome sequencing and functional features of UMX-103: A new Bacillus strain with biosurfactant producing capability. Accepted for publication in Genes & Genomics on 19 Apr 2017. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yousri Abdelhafiz, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Saharuddin Bin Mohamad and Amir Feisal Merican (2017) Draft Genome Sequence of a Biosurfactant-Producing Bacillus subtilis UMX-103 Isolated from Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil in Terengganu, Malaysia. Current Microbiology DOI: 10.1007/s00284-017-1249-3 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Hoda Mirsafian, Srinivas Srikanth Manda, Christopher J. Mitchell, Sreelakshmi Sreenivasamurthy, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Saharuddin Bin Mohamad, Amir Feisal Merican, Akhilesh Pandey (2016). Long non-coding RNA expression in primary human monocytes. Genomics 108 (1): 37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2016.01.002. Epub 2016 Jan 8 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hoda Mirsafian, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Saharuddin Bin Mohamad and Amir Feisal Merican (2016) Towards a Reference Gene Catalogue of Human Primary Monocytes. OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, Nov 2016, 20(11): 627-634. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hassan NN, Plazzer JP, Smith TD, Halim-Fikri H, Macrae F, Zubaidi AA, Zilfalil BA; Members of Malaysian Node of HVP (2016) Harmonizing the interpretation of genetic variants across the world: the Malaysian experience. BMC Res Notes 9:125. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1798-0 (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Bong YB, Shariff, AA, Majid AM and Merican, AF (2015). Growth curves for school children from Kuching, Sarawak: A methodological development. Asia Pac J Public Health, Volume 27(2): NP1217- NP1227, DOI: 10.1177/1010539512446959. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Abdul Halim-Fikri Hashim, Ali Etemad, Ahmad Zubaidi Abdul Latif, Amir Feisal Merican, Atif Amin Baig, Azlina Ahmad Annuar, Endom Ismail, Iman Salahshourifar, Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin, Marini Ramli, Mohamed Irwan Shah, Muhammad Farid Johan, Nik Norliza Nik Hassan, Noraishah Mydin Abdul-Aziz, Noor Haslina Mohd Noor, Nur Shafawati Bt Ab-Rajab, Rosline Hassan, Rosnah Bahar, Rosnah Binti Zain, Shafini Mohamed Yusoff, Surini Yusoff, Tan Soon Guan, Thong Meow Keong, Hatin Wan-Isa, Wan Zaidah Abdullah, Zahurin Mohamed, Zarina Abdul Latiff, Bin Alwi Zilfalil (2015). The first Malay database toward the ethnic-specific target molecular variation. BMC Research Notes 8:176 doi:10.1186/s13104-015-1123-y (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Yii Bonn Bong, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed and Amir Feisal Merican (2015). Malaysian growth centiles for children under six years old. Annals of Human Biology 42: 108-115, DOI: 10.3109/03014460.2014.912679 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Huszalina Hussin, Madihah Md Salleh, Chong Chun Siong, Muhammad Abu Naser, Suraini Abd- Aziz and Amir Feisal Merican Al-Junid (2015). Optimization of biovanillin production of lemongrass leaves hydrolysates through Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) UTM, 77:31 55-61 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2014
  • Hoda Mirsafian, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Amir Feisal Merican and Saharuddin Bin Mohamad (2014) Amino Acid Sequence and Structural Comparison of BACE1 and BACE2 Using Evolutionary Trace Method. The Scientific World Journal. Article ID 482463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/482463 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Wan Juhari, WK, Md Tamrin, NA , Mat Daud, MHR, Isa, HW, Mohd Nasir, N, Maran, S, Abdul Rajab, NS, Ahmad Amin Noordin, KB, Nik Hassan, NN, Tearle, R, Razali, R, Merican, AF, Zilfalil, BA (2014) A whole genome analyses of genetic variants in two Kelantan Malay individuals. The HUGO Journal 8 (1): 1-5. DOI: 10.1186/s11568-014-0004-0 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hoda Mirsafian, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Aarti Singh, Phaik Hwan Teo, Amir Feisal Merican, and Saharuddin Bin Mohamad (2014). A Comparative Analysis of Synonymous Codon Usage Bias Pattern in Human Albumin Superfamily. Scientific World Journal, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 639682, 7 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/639682, (Q1) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Imdadul Haq, A. B. M. Sharif Hossain, Mohammad Moneruzzaman Khandaker, Amir Feisal Merican, A. Nasrulhaq Boyce and M. Sofian Azirun. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of Different Extracts and Fractions of a Mangrove Plant - Sonneratia alba. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 14: 707-714, (Q2) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Siow-Wee, C., Abdul-Kareem, S., Merican, A.F., Zain, R.B. (2014). A Hybrid Prognostic Model for Oral Cancer based on Clinicopathologic and Genomic Markers. Sains Malaysiana 43(4): 567-573, (Q3) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Abdul Majid Mohamed, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Amir Feisal Merican & Bong Yii Bonn (2014). Fitting multiphasic logistic functions to the lactation curves of Girlando (Gir x Friesian) crossbred dairy cattle in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana 43(7): 987-993 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hussein Sheikh Ali Mohamoud, Muhammad Ramzan Manwar Hussain, Ashraf A. El-Harouni, Noor Ahmad Shaik, Zaheer Ulhaq Qasmi,Amir Feisal Merican, Mukhtiar Baig, Yasir Anwar, Hani Asfour, Nabeel Bondagji, and Jumana Yousuf Al-Aama (2014) First Comprehensive In Silico Analysis of the Functional and Structural Consequences of SNPs in Human GalNAc-T1 Gene. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 904052, 15 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/904052 (Q4) (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Siti Adibah Othman, Roshahida Ahmad, Amir Feisal Merican and Marhazlinda Jamaludin (2013). Reproducibility of facial soft tissue landmarks on facial images captured on a 3D camera. Australian Orthodontic Journal 29:58-65 (Q4) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohamed Najib Salleh, Halim Mad Lazim, Siti Norezam Othman and Amir Feisal Merican (2013). Development of a flexible customized compression garment pattem design system. International Joumal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems (IJAMechS). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chang. S.W., Abdul-Kareem, S., Merican, A.F. and Zain, R.B. (2013). Oral cancer prognosis based on clinicopathologic and genomic markers using a hybrid of feature selection and machine learning methods. BMC Bioinformatics 14:170, doi:10.1186/1471-2105-14-170 (Q1) (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Bong, Y.B., Shariff, A.A., Majid, A.M., Merican, A.F. 2012. Reference charts for height and weight of school children from West Malaysia in comparison with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Iran J Public Health 41(2):27-38. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Md. Aminul Hoque, Kotb Attia, Omar Alattas and Amir Feisal Merican (2011) Metabolic flux distribution and mathematical models for dynamic simulation of carbon metabolism in Escherichia coli. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(12): 2340-2352 (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Shahrizim Zulkifly, Young S Kim, Mohamed Abdul Majid and Amir Feisal Merican (2011). Distribution of lichen flora at different altitudes of Gunung Machinchang, Langkawi Island, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana 40(11): 1201-1208 (Q3) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Siow-Wee Chang, Sameem Abdul Kareem, Thomas George Kallarakkal, Amir Feisal Merican Aljunid Merican, Mannil Thomas Abraham and Rosnah Binti Zain (2011) Feature Selection Methods for Optimizing Clinicopathologic Input Variables in Oral Cancer Prognosis. Asian Pac J Cancer P 12: 2659-2664 (Q4) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Md. Aminul Hoque, Atefeh Taherian Fard, Md. Mosfequr Rahman, Omar Alattas, Kohei Akazawa and Amir Feisal Merican (2011) Comparison of dynamic responses of cellular metabolites in Escherichia coli to pulse addition of substrates. Biologia 66(6): 954-966 (Q4) (ISI-Indexed)

2010
  • Sarinder, K. K. S., Lim, L. H. S., Merican, A.F., Dimyati, K. (2010). Biodiversity information retrieval across networked data sets. Aslib Proc: New Information Perspectives Vol. 62(4/5):514-522 Emerald Group Publishing Limited 0001-253X (Q3) DOI 10.1108/00012531011074744 (ISI-Indexed)

2009
  • Zeti AMH, Shamsir MS, Tajul-Arifin K, Merican AF, Mohamed R, Nathan S, Mahadi NM, Napis S, Tan TW Bioinformatics in Malaysia: Hope, Initiative, Effort, Reality, and Challenges. PLoS Comput Biol 5(8): 2009 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Rowyna Kueh, Abd Rahman Noorsaadah, and Merican Amir Faisal (2009). Electrostatic properties of Escherichia coli wild-type and mutant arginine repressor C- terminal domain (ArgRc) protein-ligand complexes: Insights into molecular interaction and function, Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, 17(1), 11-18 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sarinder K. K. S., Lim L. H. S., Dimyati K. and Merican A. F. (2009) Communication Architecture for Biodiversity Information Retrieval (CABIR) Malaysian Journal of Science 28 (2): 113-125 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2007
  • Sarinder KKS, Lim LHS, Dimyati K and Merican AF (2007) An Indigenous Integration System for Biodiversity Databases. Online Journal of Bioinformatics 8 (1): 56- 60 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2005
  • Shahrizim Zulkifly and Amir Feisal Merican (2005) Some lichens of North Eastern Langkawi and Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Islands. Malaysian Journal of Science 24: 103-110 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2004
  • Azizah Md Asi, Noor Saadah Abdul Rahman and Amir Feisal Merican (2004) Application of the linear interaction energy method (LIE) to estimate the binding free energies of Escherichia coli wild-type and mutant ArgRc-L- arginine protein-ligand complexes. J. Molecular Graphics and Modelling 22: 249-262. (ISI-Indexed)

2003
  • Kueh, R., Rahman, N.A. and Merican, A.F. (2003) Computational docking of L-arginine and its structural analogues to C-terminal domain of Escherichia coli arginine repressor protein (ArgRc). J. Mol. Model. 9: 88-98. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Rowyna Kueh, Noor Saadah Abdul Rahman and Amir Feisal Merican (2003) Generating isopotential contours of L-arginine binding to the C-terminal domain of Escherichia coli arginine repressor protein (ArgRc). KUTPM Journal of Technology & Management 1(2): 39-42 [ISSN 1675-7505] (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2002
  • Alexei Fedorov, Amir Feisal Merican and Walter Gilbert (2002) Large-scale comparison of intron positions among animal, plant, and fungal genes. PNAS 99 (25): 16128-16133 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Rofina Yasmin Othman, Norzamzurina Ismail, Khoo Phay Cheah, Louisa Mok, Yong Kok Chai Yin and Sarinder Kaur (2002) Development of Malaysian Indigenous Microorganisms Online Database System. Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 10(1): 69-72 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Mohamad Ridzuan Kamarudin, Huszalina Husin, Rosnizah Awaludin, Arul Dass and Takayuki Ezaki (2002) Molecular and microbiological characterization of an Acinetobacter sp., isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 10(1): 21-29 [ISSN 0128- 7451] (ISI-Indexed)

2001
  • Tawfiq, M.F., Abdullah, A.R. and Merican, A.F. (2001) Biodegradation of naphthalene, a low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, by bacteria isolated from petroleum contaminated soil. Malaysian Journal of Science 20: 41-49 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Noor Faizul Hadry Nordin and Amir Feisal Merican (2001) Identification of bacterial diversity from oil spill contaminated marine environment in Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 20: 9-14 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Mohamad Ridzuan Kamarudin, Shafiza Marlizan, Nuraizah Md Anis and Amir Feisal Merican (2001) Isolation and characterization of hydrocarbon-utilizing bacteria from soils contaminated with used engine oil and diesel oil.Malaysian Journal of Science 20: 35-39 [ISSN 1394-3065] (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2000
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Azizah Mohd. Asi and Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman (2000) Molecular modeling studies of C- terminal arginine repressor protein (ArgRc) interaction with its co-repressor L-arginine. Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 8(1): 13-25 (ISI-Indexed)

1997
  • Sheau-Hu, Chen, Merican, A.F. and Sherratt, D.J. (1997) DNA binding of Escherichia coli arginine repressor mutants altered in oligomeric state. Mol. Microbiol. 24(6): 1143-1156. (ISI-Indexed)

1994
  • Burke, M., Merican, A.F. and Sherratt, D.J. (1994) Mutant Escherichia coli arginine repressor proteins that fail to bind L-arginine, yet retain the ability to bind their normal DNA binding sites. Mol. Microbiol. 13(4): 609-618. (ISI-Indexed)
Proceeding

2014
  • Bong, Y. B., Merican, A. F., Azhar, S., Mokhtari, T., Mohamed A. M., Shariff A. A. (2014) Three Dimensional (3D) Anthropometry Study of the Malaysian Population. 5th International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, 21 - 22 October 2014, Hometrica Consulting, Lugano, Switzerland. (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Asma Ahmad Shariff,Bong Yii Bonn,Abdul Majid Mohamed and Amir Feisal Merican. 2012. Growth Charts Of Malaysian Preschool Children. Proceeding of ICCS-12. 2012. pp 225- 231. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Bong Yii Bonn, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed (2012). The Growth Pattern of Malaysian School Children and Adolescents. Proceedings of the 12th biennial Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-12; 19-22 December 2012), Doha, Qatar. Volume 23, pp 183-192 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2011
  • Bong Yii Bonn, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed and Amir Feisal Merican (2011). Body Mass Index Of Malaysian School Children and Adolescents. Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Sciences (ICOMSc), 12-13 October 2011, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, ISBN 978-602-19142-0-5 

2010
  • Bong Yii Bonn, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed and Amir Feisal Merican (2010). Growth Curves of School Children in East Malaysia: A Cross-sectional Study. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and Its Applications, Penang, Malaysia, 2 - 4 November 2010, pp 265-272 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Chang Siow-Wee, Sameem, A.K., Mohd Zain, R. and Merican, A.F.M.A. (2010). A Bootstrap-ANFIS framework for oral cancer prognosis based on clinical and genomic markers. 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT), Chengdu, China, 9-11 July 2010, pp 487-491, ISBN 978-1-4244- 5537-9 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Bong Yii Bonn, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed and Amir Feisal Merican (2010). Comparison of Growth Curves for School Children of West Malaysia with the CDC(2000) Chart using LMS Method. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2010, pp 181- 188, ISBN978-967-5878-03-9 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Sarinder K.K.S., Majid. M. A., T.H Chua, Merican AF, Dimyati, K, Ibrahim H, Baljit K.K.S, and Lim L.H.S. (2010). Indigenous Distributed Relational Biodiversity Databases. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST), Bangkok, Thailand, 23 April 2010, pp 503-508 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2008
  • Obaidellah, UH; Radzi, Z; Yahya, NA; Abu Osman, NA and Merican, AF (2008) The Facial Soft Tissue Simulation of Orthognathic Surgery Using Biomechanical Model. 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BIOMED 2008), VOLS 1 AND 2 Volume: 21 Issue: 1-2, page 751-757, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (ISI-Cited Publication) 
  • Obaidellah, UH; Radzi, Z; Yahya, NA; Abu Osman, NA and Merican, AF (2008) A Finite Element Approach for the Planning and Simulation of 3D Reconstruction of Maxillofacial Deformities. 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BIOMED 2008), VOLS 1 AND 2 Volume: 21 Issue: 1-2, page 727-729, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (ISI-Cited Publication) 

2005
  • Sarinder Kaur Kashmir Singh, Mohamed Abdul Majid, Susan Lim L.H, Halijah Ibrahim and Amir Feisal Merican (2005) Integrated Biological Database Initiative (IBDI). An International Conference on Biogeography and Biodiversity Wallace in Sarawak ¿ 150 years later, Kuching, Malaysia, 13-15 July 2005 

2002
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Alexei Fedorov and Walter Gilbert (2002) An extensive survey of intron positions between plant and animal genes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics 2002: North-South Networking, Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 February 2002 

1999
  • Kholis Abdurachim and Amir Feisal Merican (1999) Construction of arginine fusion protein and analysis of its function in Xer site-specific Recombination. Proceedings of the 11th National Biotechnology Seminar, Melaka, Malaysia, 22-24 November 1999, pp 299-302 

1998
  • Azizah Mohd Asi, Amir Feisal Merican and Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman (1998) An approach Towards A Study of Conformation of Escherichia coli Arginine repressor using MSI Insight II Molecular Modelling Tool. Proceedings of the 10th National Biotechnology Seminar, SIRIM Bhd., Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, 27-28 October 1998, pp 171-173 
Extended Abstract

2018
  • Amir F Merican, Effirul Ikhwan Ramlan, Zulkeflie Zamrod, Zilfalil Alwi (2018) Personalised genomics for healthy lifestyle and wellness. Asian Journal of Medicine and Biomedicine, pp 56, Supplementary 3, 2018 (ACMBMB). (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2004
  • Shahrizim Zulkifly and Amir Feisal Merican (2004) Some lichens of Gunung Machinchang, Langkawi Island. In Programme and Abstracts of the 26th. Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Kedah, 25-28 November 2004: pp 65 
  • Sarinder Kaur Dillon, Zahriah Mohammad Pilos and Amir Feisal Merican (2004) Bio-Education through Communication Engineering: The Role of DIGIR. In Programme and Abstracts of the 26th. Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Kedah 25-28 November 2004: page 344-347 
  • Amir Feisal Merican and Muhammad Rashdan Abdul Rashid (2004) Molecular construction of a signatured insertion sequence element IS1071 associated with catabolic traits and a suicide delivery vector. In Programme and Abstracts of the 26th. Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Kedah, MALAYSIA . 25-28 November 2004. Microbes: The gateway to Biotechnology, ISBN 983-2975-31-X, pp 38. 

2003
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Sarinder Kaur, Zahriah M. Pilos, Kaharudin Dimyati and Takeshi Sagara (2003) Data standards, data sharing and communication among heterogenous biodiversity databases. Conference Programme and Abstracts. 2nd. International Conference on Bioinformatics, Penang, Malaysia, 8-10 October 2003, pp 47 

2002
  • Rowyna Kueh, Noor Saadah Abdul Rahman and Amir Feisal Merican (2002) Calculating electrostatic properties of the C-terminal domain of Escherichia coli arginine repressor (ArgRc) ¿ Insights into interaction with L-arginine. In Programme and Abstract, 2nd. International Conference on Structural Biology and Functional Genomics, Singapore, 2-4 December 2002 
  • Rowyna Kueh, Noor Saadah Abdul Rahman and Amir Feisal Merican (2002) Computational docking of L-arginine to the Escherichia coli mutant arginine repressor protein, ArgR D128N. Abstract. 27th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7 October 2002, pp 41 
  • Noor Faizul Hadry Nordin and Amir Feisal Merican (2002) Design of alkM gene primer and analysis of its PCR product. In Programme and Abstracts, 25th. Malaysian Microbiology Society Symposium and 5th. UNESCO National Workshop on the Promotion of Microbiology in Malaysia, Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan , Malaysia, 8-11 September 2002, pp 75 
  • Mohamad Ridzuan Kamarudin and Amir Feisal Merican (2002) Direct microbial DNA extraction from mangrove soil: evaluation of several methodologies. In Programme and Abstracts, 25th Malaysian Microbiology Society Symposium and 5th. UNESCO National Workshop on the Promotion of Microbiology in Malaysia, Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan , Malaysia, 8-11 Sept. 2002, pp 67. 

2000
  • Mohammed F-Tawfiq, Noor Faizul Hardry Nordin, Abdul Rani Abdullah and Amir Feisal Merican (2000). Biodegradation of naphthalene by Acinetobacter sp. Abstracts. 4th. UNESCO National Workshop on Promotion of Microbiology in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 August 2000, pp 23 

1999
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Stephen Vogelius Wiener, Saras Sinnakkannu and Abdul Rani Abdullah (1999). Characterization of Microbial Populations in Clay Soil Contaminated With Metsulfuron-Methyl, A Sulphonyl Urea Herbicide. In Programme and Abstracts, 22nd. Microbiology Symposium and JSPS-NRCT/DOST/LIPI/VCC Seminar, Park Royal Resort, Penang, Malaysia, 21-24 November 1999, pp 28 
  • Azizah Mohd Asi, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Amir Feisal Merican (1999) Computer Modeling of L-arginine- ArgRc Interactions: Mutational Analysis and Co- Repressor Substitution. Programme and Book of Abstracts. 4th. Graduate Congress 1999. Department of Biological Sciences, The National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 15th. November 1999 
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Azizah Mohd Asi and Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman (1999) Modeling of L-arginine-ArgRc Interactions. Abstract Book. The Ninth Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Sri Bayu Riverine Resort, Pasir Salak, Perak, Malaysia, 2-4 September 1999 

1997
  • Amir Feisal Merican, S. Marlizan, C.L. Choo and D. Yahya (1997) Petroleum biodegradation potential of indigenous Malaysian Soil Microorganisms. Abstracts. 2nd International Conference On Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry In the Tropics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-11 April 1997, pp 36 
Technical Report

2002
  • Azizah Mohd Asi, Amir Feisal Merican and Noor Saadah Abdul Rahman (2002). A study of the structure of the C- terminal Escherichia coli arginine repressor protein using InsightII molecular modeling tool, in Accelrys Resource Center, depicted in Accelrys Inc. web site: http://accelrys.com/resource-center/case- studies/archive/studies/argrepressorprotein.html 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2016
  • Invited to speak in a popular morning talk show "SELAMAT PAGI MALAYSIA" aired on major, state-owned free-to-air television network channel, TV1 (RTM). The show aired on Wednesday, 27th July 2016. Talked entitled "Cambah Pengalaman Pembelajaran Kanak-Kanak Sekolah Menggunakan Talipon Pintar (Enhancing Experiential Learning For School Children Using Smartphone) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMvJ8LXPHM ). 

2011
  • Growing Up Healthy, by Asma Ahmad Shariff, Abdul Majid Mohamed, Amir Feisal Merican, Zilfalil Alwi and Bong Yii Bonn. The New Straits Time, StarEducate Column, 17 July 2011, pg 14 

2010
  • MySize Bukan hanya Untuk Pakaian, by Khairunnisa Sulaiman. Utusan Malaysia, Seksyen Sains dan Teknologi, 11 March 2010. 

2009
  • Interview with TV9 during the morning programme of Nasi Lemak Kopi; 30 August 2009. 
  • Interview with TV3 during the morning programme of Malaysia Hari Ini; 13 July 2009. 
  • MySize Standardkan Saiz Ukuran Rakyat Malaysia, by Khairunnisa Sulaiman. Utusan Malaysia, Seksyen Sains dan Teknologi, 19 Februari 2009. 

2003
  • Lichens. The STAR, 6 May 2003, pg. 11 

1999
  • Bioinformatics: Betting On A Better Tomorrow, by SH Lim. Business Technology Magazine, August 1999, pp 15. 
List of Written Works That Have Not Been Published

2012
  • Lee Peng Karen-Ng, Nurjannah Adenan, Effirul Ikhwan Ramlan, Arif Anwar, Sok Ching Cheong, Amir Feisal Merican, Robert George Hercus, Akzam Saidin , Narayanan Prepageran, Zuraiza Mohamad Zaini, Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, Mannil Thomas Abraham, Keng Kiong Tay, Wan Mahadzir Wan Mustafa and Rosnah Binti Zain. Evidence of field cancerization in oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC) through whole transcriptome RNA-Seq analysis (Submitted to BMC Genomics) 
  • Omar Mohd Rijal, Zuraini Dahlan, Norliza Mohd Noor, Amir Feisal Merican, Yusrizam Sharifuddin and Sharifah Alwiyah Syed Sahil. A Statistical Investigation on the Malaysian Sizing Survey Data: A Pilot Study (Submitted to Journal of the Textile Institute in April 2011) 
Others

2010
  • Azah MS, Che-Wan AH, Endom I, Halim BS, Hatin WI, Ida- Madieha A, Majdah Z, Maran S, Merican AF, Mohamed MS, Mohamed-Said MS, Mokhtar S, Nazri M, Noorizan AM, Norliza N, Nur-Aini AR, Phipps ME, Rizman I, Rosbi S, Rosline H, Rosni A, Seah LH, Nur-Shafawati AR, Tan SG, Thong MK, Zarina AL and Zilfalil BA (2010). The Malaysian Human Genome Variation Consortium. Human Variome Project: Implementation and Integration Meeting, 10 - 14 May 2010, UNESCO, Paris, France, pg. 58. 
  • Zain, RB, Anwar, A, Karen-Ng, LP, Cheong, SC, Zaini, Z,Prepagaran, N, Hercus, R, Idris, NM, Saidin, A, Chia, JY, Merican, AF, Abraham, MT, Tay, KK, Mustaffa, WMW, Norain, AT, Rahman, ZAA nad Jallaludin, A (2010) Selected transcriptome profiles of oral cancer suggestive of field cancerisation using second generation sequencing. Oral Diseases 16(6) pp 521 

2009
  • Zain R.B., Karen-Ng L.P., Anwar A., Aisyah N., Cheong S.C. Ismail S.M., Prepagaran N., Hercus R., Saidin A., Merican A.F., Abraham M.T., Tay K.K., Mustaffa W.M.W., Norain A.T. and Rahman Z.A.A. Transcriptome Sequencing of Oral cancer - Considerations/Sample Preparation Requirements in Ensuring Quality Output. Program and Abstract Book for the Fourth Meeting of the Asia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 06 Nov 2009 to 07 Nov 2009, Asia Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Abstract No. 118, pg 41 
  • Karen-Ng L.P., Rahman Z.A.A., Prepagaran N., Hercus R., Anwar A., Aisyah N., Saidin A., Ismail S.M., Merican A.F., Abraham M.T., Tay K.K., Mustaffa W.M.W., Norain A.T., Cheong S.C. and Zain R.B.(2009) Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) discovery in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Tokyo Medical and Dental University International Summer Program 2009 Recent Advances in Cancer Research and 8th Surugadai International Symposium New Waves in Personal Genomics. Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan, 6th-9th September, 2009, Poster No. 13, pg 42. 
  • RB Zain, LP Karen-Ng, R Hercus, A Anwar, N Aisyah, A Saidin, N Prepagaran, SM Ismail, ZAA Rahman, AF Merican, MT Ibrahim, KK Tay, WMW Mustaffa, AT Norain and SC Cheong (2009) Whole transcriptome profiling of oral cancer. Poster Presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting 2009, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA, April 18-22, 2009, Abstract No. 5209. 

2005
  • Muhammad Rashdan Abdul Rashid and Amir Feisal Merican (2005) Isolation and Identification of Phthalate Utilizers among Residents of Industrial Wastewater (Poster). Malaysian Science & Technology Congress 2005 (MSTC-COSTAM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2005 

2004
  • Amir Feisal Merican, Muhammad Rashdan Abdul Rashid, Mohd Ridzuan Kamarudin and Hamzah Mohd Salleh (2004) Utilization of Insertion Sequence Element IS1071 as an Indicator of Organic Pollutants and Microbial Genetic Adaptation in Malaysian Environments (Poster). 26th Symposium of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Langkawi Lagoon Resort, Kedah, MALAYSIA. 25-28 November 2004. * Best poster in Molecular Biology category. 

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


  • Real-time Big Data Analytics And Iot Integration For Lake And River Conservation Management, PI, 2019 - 2021, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-IISS, (National)
  • Program Cabaran Kurus Dan Sihat Online, Co-Researcher, 2019 - 2020, RU Geran - UMCares, (National)
  • Insights On The Roles Of Matrix Metalloproteinases (mmps) In Disease Progression Based On Sequence Information And Structural Features From Human, Apes And Rodents, PI, 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Insights of sequence variations and three dimensional (3D) protein structural mapping of normal and disease-causing variants in human primary monocytes, PI, 2016 - 2019, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Whole genome sequencing and transcriptome profiling of a biosurfactant-producing bacteria, B. macerans TS 9-8, for bioremediation applications, PI, 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Metabolomics study of Ficus deltoidea for therapeutic discovery, Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2017, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (University)
  • Phenotypic variations of Malaysian population based on body and foot size and shape using statistical and modelling approaches, Co-Investigator, 2014 - 2017, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (University)
  • lndigenous community opportunities and Needs Addressed through Networked Educational, Healthcare and Communication TechnologiesStrategies Malaysia [inCONNECIS.my], Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2014, , (University)
  • Phenotypic Variations in the Malaysian Population, Others, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • ICT & Orang Asli - InCONNECTs, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2018, PAPAC/PACIT, (University)
  • In silico analysis and visualization of the functional consequences of short genetic variation in selected high-throughput 'omics' cancer and PID datasets obtained from Malaysian patients., Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, High Impact Research (HIR), (University)
  • Mining for robust extremozymes and unique secondary metabolites from an indigenous hyperthemophilic Geobacillus sp through deep sequencing and computational approaches for industrial biotechnology applications, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2015, ScienceFund, (University)
  • Establishing statistical models of growth curve using anthropometric cross-sectional data of Malaysian population, Co-Investigator, 2011 - 2014, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (University)
  • Enhancement of MyBracelet and Application of its 2D barcode technology in patient management in selected clinics in UMMC, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • Modelling of growth curve on Malaysian school children, Co-Investigator, 2011 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • Computer-aided-customized compression garment-design for athlete., Co-Investigator, 2011 - 2013, MOHE SPORT GRANT, (University)
  • Oral Cancer Diagnostic and Communication System UMODENTIES, Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • Application of novel matrix attachment region (MAR) elements for the development of high expression system in mammalian cells for production of complex recombinant proteins, Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, MOSTI, (University)
  • Three-Dimensional Analysis for Craniofacial Anomalies: A Non-Invasive Study (2nd Year), Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • Creating an autonomous virtual patient in second life to perform Objective Standardized Clinical Examination (OSCE) in oral medicine and oral cancer diagnosis and management, Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • Three-Dimensional Analysis for Craniofacial Anomalies: A Non-Invasive Study (1st Year), Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (University)
  • IMPLEMENTION OF A GRID-BASED INFRASTUCTURE-LEVEL ARCHITECTURE FOR BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, PI, 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • The Malaysian Digital Body: A Study of size and shape of the Malaysian population, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • THE MALAYSIAN DIGITAL BODY: A STUDY OF SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE MALAYSIAN POPULATION, PI, 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Whole transcriptome sequencing-based analysis of oral cancer tumor samples validation analysis of oral cancer transcriptome study, Co-Investigator, 2008 - 2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Dynamic characteristics of substrate metabolism and metabolic control analysis of Escherichia coli: A systems biology approach, Co-Investigator, 2008 - 2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Integrated Biological Database Initiative (IBDI), Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2009, CRYSTAL, (National)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A RELIABLE QUESTIONAIRE FOR MEASURING THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) FOR PATIENT CARE IN HOSPITALS, PI, 2007 - 2008, RU Geran, (National)
  • Design and fabrication of a prototype Hajj Smart Bracelet, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Oral cancer transcriptome mapping, Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2009, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Integrated Biodiversity Databases- Networking malaysian Biodiversity Resources using Innovative Menthods and Computational Tools, Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2009, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Chemical analysis on lichens of Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2006, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Grid infrastructure for scientific computing. Towards development of a campus wide research grid, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2007, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Aquatic and terrestrial resources of North East Langkawi, Co-Investigator, 2004 - 2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Communication between online heterogenous repositories: An application of simple object access protocol (SOAP) for rapid knowledge discovery, Principal Investigator(PI), 2003 - 2003, Asia Pacific Telecommunity, (National)
  • Isolation, Identification & Characterization of Microorganisms From Hydrocarbon Waste-Contaminated Sites, Principal Investigator(PI), 1999 - 2000, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Molecular ecology and biochemistry of hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms., Principal Investigator(PI), 1999 - 2004, MOSTE IRPA RM7, (National)
  • Molecular biology and biochemistry of petroleum degrading microorganisms., Principal Investigator(PI), 1999 - 2004, MOSTE IRPA RM7, (National)
  • Exploration of gene function and regulation during developmental events, Principal Investigator(PI), 1996 - 2003, MOSTE Biotechnology Topdown RM7 , (National)
  • Biodiversity database and gene bank for selected Malaysian biological resources, Co-Investigator, 1996 - 1998, NEDO-JBA (JAPAN), (National)
  • Molecular characterization of larvicide toxin from Clostridium bifermentans, Principal Investigator(PI), 1996 - 1997, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)

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


  • A short course on activated sludge. Microbial identification and waste water treatment processes., Consultant, 2004-2004, PETRONAS Research and Scientific Services Sdn Bhd
  • Contract Microbiological Analysis, Consultant, 2001-2010, LFD Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam

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


  • Letter of Appreciation from Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) University of Malaya for Submission of The Mohe Post-Covid-19 Special Research Grant. Letter Dated 5 May 2020 and Signed by The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) UM. , Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (Ippp), UM, 2020, (University)
  • Frgs Evaluation Panel 2020, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2020, (National)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Centre for Research Grant Management, Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (Ippp) University of Malaya as Invited Panel of Assessor for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Frgs) Phase 1/2019. Letter Dated 1 July 2019 and Signed by The Director Centre for Research Grant Management., Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (Ippp) University of Malaya, 2019, (University)
  • Silver Medal for a Project - "Rimba: An Edutainment Experience in Teaching & Learning - Linking Unique Physical Locations to The Digital World". Lnternational Conference and Exposition On Lnventions by Lnstitutions of Higher Learning 2019 (Pecipta 2019), Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2019, (International)
  • Silver Medal for a Project - "Mezoo: Mobile Encyclopedia of The Zoo", Lnternational Conference and Exposition On Lnventions by Lnstitutions of Higher Learning 2019 (Pecipta 2019), UTHM, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. , Ministry of Education Malaysia, 2019, (International)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Islamic Science University of Malaysia (Usim) as Invited Panel of Assessor for The University Internal Grant. Letter Dated 19 May 2016 and Signed by The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Usim, Usim, 2017, (National)
  • Bronze Medal for a Project "Mezoo: Mobile Encyclopedia of The Zoo", Pecipta 2017, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia., Pecipta 2017 Organized by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2017, (National)
  • Selected Qr Codes Generated from The Mezoo Research Project With Zoo Negara Malaysia Were Adopted On The Stamps and First Day Covers of a Special Pos Malaysia Edition Entitled "Seven Wonders of Malaysia Flora and Fauna". This Special Issue Coincided With The First Anniversary of The Baby Panda Nuan Nuan and The 10 Years of Its Parents (Liang Liang and Xing Xing). The Stamps and First Day Covers Were Officially Launched by The Crown Prince of Selangor On 23rd August 2016., Pos Malaysia, 2016, (National)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Centre for Research Grant Management, Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (Ippp) University of Malaya as Panel of Assessor for Bkp Grant Scheme 2015/2016. Letter Dated 27 April 2016 and Signed by The Director Centre for Research Grant Management., University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Centre for Research Grant Management, Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (Ippp) University of Malaya as Invited Panel of Assessor for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Frgs) Phase 1/2016. Letter Dated 25 May 2016 and Signed by The Director Centre for Research Grant Management., University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Contribution to The 4th Amazed (All Malaysian Zoo Educators) Conference 2015 Which Was Held On 10th October 2015., Zoo Negara Malaysia, 2015, (National)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Centre for Research Grant Management, Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (Ippp) University of Malaya as Panel of Assessor for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Frgs) Phase 1/2015. Letter Dated 20 November 2015 and Signed by The Director Centre for Research Grant Management., University of Malaya, 2015, (International)
  • Letter of Appreciation from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (Mohe) for Completing The Evaluation of Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (Frgs) 2015. Letter Dated 17 September and Signed by The Director General of Higher Education, Mohe., Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, 2015, (International)
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition for Contribution in Organizing The 18th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress 2014, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 6-8 January 2014. Role: Judge, Faculty of Science, 2014, (Ptj)
  • Khidmat Setia 20 Award, 2012
  • University of Malaya Loyal (Faithful) Service Award (20 Years), University of Malaya, 2012, (University)
  • Bronze Medal for Research 'Mybracelet: a Smart Bracelet for Digital Storage and Retrieval of Personal and Health Information', University Malaya Research, Invention & Innovation Expo 2009, 2009, (University)
  • Bronze Medal for Research 'Mybracelet: a Smart Bracelet for Digital Storage and Retrieval of Personal and Health Information', Malaysia Technology Expo 2009 (Mte 2009; 19-21 February 2009), 2009, (National)
  • Bronze Medal for Research 'Mybracelet: a Smart Bracelet for Digital Storage and Retrieval of Personal and Health Information', Biomalaysia 2008, 2008, (National)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University of Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Excellence Service Certificate, University of Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Excellence Service Award, University of Malaya, 2004, (University)
  • Excellence Service Award, University of Malaya, 2004, (University)
  • Bronze Medal for Research 'Communication Among Online Heterogenous Repositories for Rapid Knowledge Discovery' (Amir Feisal Merican, Sarinder Kaur, Zahriah M. Pilos and Takeshi Sagara). Cluster 4: Technology and Communication; Class C: Electronic-Electricity-Computer Science-Radio-Television-Video-Telecommunications), Expo Science and Technology 2003 (7-9 August 2003), 2003, (National)
  • Acknowledgment Certificate 'Excellence With UM', University of Malaya, 2001, (University)
  • Commonwealth Fellowship, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 2001, (International)
  • Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Program, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, 2000, (International)
  • Japan Bioindustry Association Fellowship, Japan Bioindustry Association, 1998, (International)

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


PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • The Malaysian National Technology Roadmap for Bioinformatics, 3rd Seminar on Forest Biotechnology, 2008-11-11 to 2008-11-12, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, (National)
  • Bioinformatics and Integrated Omics-based Research: Technological advances and associated resources, 12th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology, 2012-06-01 to 2012-06-03, Malaysian Society of Applied Biology and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), (National)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Enhancing Bioinformatics R&D Capacity in University of Malaya by Global Cooperation and High Performance Computing., MyREN Roadshow, 2005-06-14 to 2005-06-14, (University)
  • Bioinformatics Roadmap in Malaysia, Bioinformatics in UiTM: The Way Ahead, 2009-02-26 to  , UiTM, (University)
  • Grid experiance: The GRID and Integrative Computational Biosciences, 1st KnowledgeGRID Malaysia Forum, 2009-03-18 to 2009-03-19, KnowledgeGRID Malaysia, IIUM, (National)
  • Development of the GeRANIUM Initiative., Schools on Advanced Computing and Grid Technologies for Research (ACGRID-II KL) 2009, 2009-06-08 to  , CNRS, INFN, KnowledgeGRID, NUKLEAR MALAYSIA, UM, (National)
  • The Malaysian Sizing Survey (MySIZE), Seminar on Standards Sizing Systems for Clothing (MS 2019:2006), 2009-11-10 to  , SIRIM Bhd, (National)
  • Computer Based Drug Discovery: Deep RNA-Seq Analysis of Classical Monocytes Reveal Gender-related Differences in the Immune System (Hoda Mirsafian, Adiratna Mat Ripen, Thamilvaani Manaharan, Diviyah N., Nurul Ain, Saharuddin Bin Mohamad and Amir Feisal Merican)., Pharma+Bio Asia 2015 Conference, Kuala Lumpur; 2 - 4th September 2015. , 2015-09-04 to  , (International)
  • Mobile Encyclopedia of the Zoo (MEZoo), The 4th AMAZED (All Malaysian Zoo Educators) Conference 2015, 10th October 2015, 2015-10-10 to  , Zoo Negara Malaysia and Malaysian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (MAZPA), (National)
  • Drone Technology for Environmental Applications, 11th International Fundamental Science Congress, 2019-10-30 to 2019-10-31, Department of Chemistry Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (International)
PRESENTER
  • Petroleum biodegradation potential of indigenous Malaysian soil microoraganisms, 2nd International Conference on Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry in the Tropics, 1997-04-07 to 1997-04-11, (International)
  • Characterization of microbial populations in clay soil contaminated with metsulfuron-methyl, a sulphonyl urea herbicide, 22nd Microbiology Symposium and JSPS-NRCT-DOST/LIPI/VCC Seminar, 1999-11-21 to 1999-11-24, (National and Japan)
  • An extensive survey of intron positions between plant and animal genes, International Conference on Bioinformatics 2002: North-South Networking, Thailand, 2002-02-06 to 2002-02-08, (International)
  • Data Standards, Data sharing and Communication among heterogeneous biodiversity databases, 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics 2003, Malaysia, 2003-10-08 to 2003-10-10, (International)
  • Development of computational metabolic models in microbial populations for wastewater bioremediation (Group 5: Water and Wastewater Management and Technologies) in JSPS-VCC Comprehensive Seminar on Construction and Creation of Sustainable Society based on the Zero-discharge Concept, Kyoudai Kaikan, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, Join seminar by the Kyoto University, Japan and University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2003-12-15 to 2003-12-17, JSPS-VCC Core University Program 'Environmental Science', (International)
  • Hajj Digital Bracelet: A bracelet for digital storage and retrieval of personal identification and health information of hajj pilgrimage. , National Seminar on Hajj Best Practices, Malaysia, 2007-05-28 to 2007-05-30, Hajj Research Cluster and Islamic Centre, University Science Malaysia, (National)
  • Realizing and Inventing the potentials of Bioinformatics: Transforming biological data into meaningful insights to accelerate discoveries of scientific breakthroughs and shaping the future, Inaugural lecture, 2020-02-20 to 2020-02-20, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, (University)
OTHERS
  • Big Data Sciences and Bioinformatics for Biodiversity and Forest Management. , TAPIR TALKS: MNS Public Forum Series Online. Big Data Sciences and Bioinformatics for Biodiversity and Forest Management. , 2020-12-09 to 2020-12-09, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), (International)

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


  • FUTURISE PARTNERSHIP: Drone Tech For Environmental and Healthcare Applications, FUTURISE, 2019, (National)
  • SEJAHTERA EDUCATION ADVOCATES (SEA), IIUM-UM-USIM-UTEM-UPSI-UTP-UTM-NGO-PRIVATE SCHOOLS, 2019, (National)
  • MOU with Yunus Emre Institute, Turkey, Yunus Emre Institute, Turkey, 2019, (International)
  • Joint research project, Malaysan Node of the Human Variome Project, 2014, 60, (National)
  • Joint research project with Professor Akhilesh Pandey, John Hopkins University, USA and University of Malaya under the MOHE-HIR programme, 2014, 24, (International)
  • Digital Human Modeling - MySize, Digital Human Research Centre, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, Japan, 2014, (International)
  • Joint research project on Computer Aided Compression Garment Design System, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Universiti Malaya, 2014, 24, (National)
  • Human Variome Project, Human Variome Project, Professor Dr Richard G.H. Cotton (Chair) , 2010, (International)
  • Scientific exchange programme for undergraduate students in Bioinformatics, Universiity of Malaya and Han University, Netherlands, 2009, 5, (International)

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


  • Bioinformatics Dictionary (Molecular Biology) in Malay language, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Chairman, 2020-2020, (National)
  • Review the Master of Science Applied Microbiology (AS724) programme offered by UiTM for recognition, UiTM, Committee Member, 2020-2020, (National)
  • Committee member for the Bioinformatics Programme Curriculum Review., Institute of Biological Sciences, UM, Committee Member, 2019-2019, (University)
  • Evaluation Committee Member for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia., Ministry of Education Malaysia., Panel Evaluator, 2019-2019, (National)
  • Advisory Board Member of MyBioInfoNet, MyBioInfoNet Centre, Advisor, 2019-2021, (National)
  • Evaluation Committee Member for Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia., Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia., Committee Member, 2017-2017, (National)
  • Panel Interviewer for MyBrainSc (MOHE), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Panel Interviewer, 2017-2017, (National)
  • Expert panel for Bioinformatics, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Institute of Language and Literature Malaysia), Expert Panel Member, 2013-2015, (National)
  • Committee member for the Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP) and Universiti Malaya Research Fund Assistance (BKP), University of Malaya, Committee Member, 2013-31 Dec, 2015, (University)
  • Industrial consultation on the issue of establishing sizing code for clothing in Malaysia, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Malaysia (KPDNKK), Expert Advisor, 2013-2013, (National)
  • Board of Studies for Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics, Perdana University Malaysia, Perdana University Malaysia, Board Member, 2013-2013, (National)
  • Panel for Academic Advisor Faculty of Science for the Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) Programme, University of Malaya, Panel Member, 2013-present, (University)
  • Panel Interviewer for National Science Fellowship (NSF), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Panel Interviewer, 2009, (National)
  • Panel Member for the ICT and Computational Sciences Cluster, University of Malaya, Panel Member, 2009-2010, (University)
  • Member of Technical Committee for KnowledgeGrid Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI; ICT Policy Division), Technical Advisor, 2008-present, (National)
  • Coordinator for the National Technology Roadmap for Bioinformatics, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, Coordinator, 2007-present, (National)
  • Technical Committee Member for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for RMK9 Science Fund Application, University of Malaya (RMC), Technical Advisor, 2006-2009, (University)
  • National Technology Roadmap for Bioinformatics, MIMOS Bhd and MOSTI, Committee Member, 2005, (National)
  • Workshop on the analysis of employment in biotechnology (24th to 26th September 2004, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan)., National Vocasional Training Council (MLVK) of the Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia and ITTC, Expert Advisor, 2004, (National)
  • Preparation of a 'Guidelines on Criteria and Standards for Programmes offered at Private Institutions of Higher Learning in the field of Biotechnology'., National Accreditation Board (LAN; now known as MQA)., Expert Advisor, 2004-2005, (National)
  • Expert evaluation panel for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology academic degree programmes (foundation,diploma,undergraduate and postgraduate) in Private Higher Learning Institutions (Appointed since 7 March 2002 under LAN and 14 Aug 2008 under MQA)., Malaysia Qualifications Agency (formerly known as Lembaga Akreditasi Negara, LAN), Expert Evaluation Panel, 2002-present, (National)
  • Member for Higher Degree Committee to evaluate postgraduate applications to the Institute of Biological Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences, Committee Member, 2002-2005, (University)

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


  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research. Title: Studies on a full length clone of Southern Bean Mosaic Virus. Candidate: Chua Kek Heng. Appointed as examiner: 16 June 1998., Internal Examiner (1998) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (UM). Title: Studies on the mosquito larvicidal toxin of the Clostridium bifermentans serovar Malaysia (Cbm) Candidate: Nirmala Devi a/p Arumugam. Appointed as examiner: 11 April 2003., Internal Examiner (2003) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (UM). Title: Degradation of medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAMCL) in mangrove and forest soils. Candidate: Lim Siew Ping. Appointed as examiner: 15 October 2002., Internal Examiner (2002) ,  ( )
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Identification and confirmation of urinary human chorionic gonadotropin using in-gel digestion and LC/MS/MS analysis' (Ref: JBSC 002/02) for the Journal Biosciences., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal (2002) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for MSc degree by research. Title: Realignment algorithm in different combination of multiple alignments and classifier for remote protein homology detection. Candidate: Mohamad Firdaus Abdullah. Faculty of Computer Science and Information System, UTM., External Examiner - Thesis And Viva (2010) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (USM). Title: Bioinformatics: Inference of population genetic structure of Peninsular Malaysia Malay Sub-ethnic groups using SNPs microarray multilocus genotype data. Candidate: W. Nur Hatin binti W. Isa. Appointed as examiner: 16 August 2011., Thesis ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (UM). Title: Analysis and design of Musaceae genetic resources knowledge-base. Candidate: Rohana Che Nordin (SGR040002). Appointed as examiner: 31 March 2009., Internal Examiner (2009) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for MSc degree by research. Title: Graph partitioning nethod for detecting functional modules in protein interaction network. Candidate: Afnizanfaizal Abdullah. Faculty of Computer Science and Information System, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)., External Examiner - Thesis And Viva (2010) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (UM). Title: Development of database on genetic resources of Rutaceae. Candidate: Ramlah binti Kadir (SGR060019). Appointed as examiner: 25 March 2009., Internal Examiner (2009) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (UM). Title: Detection and molecular analysis of shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli isolated from food and clinical sources. Candidate: Uma Maheswari a/p Balasubramaniam. Appointed as examiner: 9 May 2003., Internal Examiner (2003) ,  ( )
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree. Title: Development of ancestry informative markers (AIMS) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) panel for Malaysian Malay population for ancestry and medical applications. Candidate: Padilah binti Yahya (USM). Appointment date: 16 November 2020., Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Assessor for promotion to Associate Professor for a senior lecturer in UTHM., Promotion ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • External Examiner - Thesis And Viva (2020) Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree. Title: Synthesis, Characterization and Molecular Docking of 1,3-Thiazole Derivatives as Antimicrobial Agents. Candidate: Iswatun Hasanah binti Abdullah Ripain (G1718730). International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Appointment date: 15 September 2020., Thesis ,  (2020 - 2020)
  • Judging UM 3-Minute Thesis Competition 2019, Judge For Um 3-minute Thesis Competition ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'A Systems Approach to Study Dynamic Correlations at the Transcriptome Scale' (Ref: GICS-D-18-01753) for the journal BMC GENOMICS., Article In Journal ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree (UM). Human Rhinovirus: The Molecular Epidemiology, Transmission Networks And Symptom Severity Of Acute Respiratory Tract Infection. Candidate: NG KIM TIEN (MHA130030)., Thesis ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Diploma in Biotechnology (A 6789), Nilai University, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Expert Assessor Panel ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree (IIUM). Bioprospecting of Cellulose-degrading enzymes from Malaysian Palm Oil Mill Effluent by Functional Metagenomic Approach. Candidate: Farah Fadwa Benhelgacem (G1329298), Thesis ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Review Research Grants Application for FRGS 2019 under STG (Sains Teknologi Gunaan). Appointed by MoE., Review Research Grants ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) in Biotechnology (A 9990), Nilai University, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Expert Assessor Panel ,  (2019 - 2019)
  • Evaluate thesis for PhD degree, Department of Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Title: Statistical Modeling for Metabolomics Data Analysis in Presence of Outliers and Missing Values. Candidate: Nishith Kumar. Appointed as examiner: 15 May 2018., Thesis ,  (2018 - 2019)
  • Internal Expert Panel for FRGS application proposal (MyGrants). Appointed by RMC, University of Malaya., Research Proposal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • External Expert Panel to evaluate research proposal from USIM's academic staff for Internal Funding. Appointed by RMC, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Research Proposal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Review a manuscript (Mini Review) entitled 'Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) - an emerging key player in innate immunity' (Ref: Manuscript ID 302144) for the Frontiers in Immunology, section Microbial Immunology, Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Compliance Audit for Full Accreditation, Postgraduate programmes (MScBiotechnology, MSc Food Technology, PhD Biotechnology), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Pahang, Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal ,  (2017 - 2018)
  • External Expert Panel for FRGS application proposal (MyGrants). Evaluated one proposal from USIM. Appointed by RMC, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Research Proposal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree (by research). Title: Evaluation of the antibiotics and secondary metabolites biosynthetic potential of Plantactinospora sp. KBS50, a rare marine-derived actinomycete. Candidate: Mr Holed Anak Juboi, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (Sarawak Campus). Appointment date: 24 August 2017., Thesis ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Using a 3D scanner in designing compression products supporting external treatment' for Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe (ISI-indexed Q3)., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Judging research presentations & exhibits during the Poster Exhibition (Research), Academic Open Week, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 19 April 2017, Judging Research Presentations & Exhibits ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Verification Audit for Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Biotechnology, University Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Nilai, Negeri Seembilan, Judging Research Presentations & Exhibits ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Construct and Criterion Validity of the Malaysia Version of Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) ' (Ref: APSMART_2017_6) for the Asia Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilition and Technology (Elsevier B.V.)., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree (UM). Title: Flavonoid pathway gene discoveries in Boesenbergia rotunda through RNA-Seq transcriptome profiling of cell suspension cultures in response to phenylalanine. Candidate: Noor Diyana binti Mustafa (SHC080079). Appointment date: 16 May 2017, Thesis ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Computational complexity of algorithms for sequence comparison, short-read assembly and genome alignment' (Manuscript ID: BIB-16-0307) for Briefings in Bioinformatics (ISI-indexed Q1), Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Review a manuscript entitled ‘Whole genome study approaches: distribution according to omics types, hierarchy and building a framework for terminology development’ (Manuscript ID: OMI-2016-0144) for OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology., Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree (UPM). Title: Ukuran Antropometri Dalam Pembangunan Saiz Pakaian Kanak-Kanak Berumur 6 Tahun di Malaysia. Candidate: Siti Balkis bt Bari (GS32815). Appointed as examiner: 9 June 2016., Thesis ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree in Biophysics (by research), Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. Title: Reactivity of Nucleotide Inhibitors on the Polymerases of Archaeological Virus. Candidate: Samah Magdy Ahmed Mahdy. Appointed as examiner: 16 August 2016., Thesis ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree (UM). Title: Antimicrobial Resistance and Genomic Diversity of Escherichia coli strains in Malaysia. Candidate: Ho Wing Sze (SHC100015). Appointment date: 23 March 2016, Thesis ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Assessor Panel for the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) Evaluation Committee under the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Appointed from 1 July 2015 to 31 June 2017., Assessor Panel ,  (2015)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for PhD degree. Title: Genomics and Bioinformatics Enabled Insights into Lifestyle and Aquatic Adaptation of a Food-borne Pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Candidate: Suma Tiruvayipati (SHC110092). Appointment date: 15 May 2015., Thesis ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Evaluation panel for research grant application managed by the Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP) at the level of University of Malaya. Appointed from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016., Evaluation Panel ,  (2015)
  • Evaluate thesis for PhD degree. Title: Computational modelling and analysis of brain metabolism in neurodegenarative diseases. Candidate: Farahaniza Supandi. Department of Clinical Genetics, VU University Medical Centre, Netherlands., Thesis ,  (2015 - 2016)
  • Technical Consultant on the issue of establishing sizing code for clothing in Malaysia. Consulted by the Consumer Standards Division, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Malaysia (KPDNKK)., Technical Consultant ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Gender differences in the growth of breastfed and formula-fed Chinese infants in the GUSTO cohort' (SPAE-2014-0166) for Acta Paediatrica (ISI-indexed Q2). Mac 2014., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Expert Assessor Panel for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics appointed by Malaysian Qualifications Agency, Expert Assessor Panel ,  (2014 - 2015)
  • Assess new academic programme (MQA) - Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology (PA34078), International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), Kuala Lumpur, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research (UM). Title: B Cell Defects in Primary Immunodeficiency Patients in Malaysia: Chear Chai Teng (SGR110055). Appointed as examiner: 15 July 2013., Thesis ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Review A Manuscript entitled 'PGK1 and PKM2 as novel transcriptional targets for PPAR gamma - implications in breast cancer therapeutics' for International Journal of Biological Sciences, Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal (2012) ,  (2012)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'PGK1 and PKM2 as novel transcriptional targets for PPAR gamma in breast cancer pathophysiology' for Journal of Drug Targeting, Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal (2012) ,  (2012)
  • External Examiner - Thesis And Viva (2012) Evaluate thesis and viva for MSc degree by coursework and research. Title: Computational studies on Thermostability of Endoglucanase ftom Fusarium oxysporum. Candidate: Shukree Waesoho (G0824331). Department of Biotechnology Engineerng, Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia. Appointment date: 23 March 2012., External Examiner (2012) ,  (2012 - 2012)
  • Technology Assessment Consultant for MSC Malaysia Multimedia Super Corridor Research and Development Grant Scheme (MGS) to carry out (i) Detailed assessment/due diligence of the MGS application based on technical merits, R&D Management Capabilities and Financial planning (ii) Monitoring of the approved MGS project, Technology Assessment Consultant ,  (2011)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Comparison of genes related to floral scent biosynthesis expressed during early and late flower developmental stages in cempaka putih (Michelia alba) using subtractive hybridization approach and bioinformatics' for the Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Science., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal (2011) ,  (2011)
  • Evaluate thesis and viva for MSc degree by coursework and research. Title: Computer-aided design of Thermostable B-Glucuronidases. Candidate: Ayesha Masrur Khan (G0623694). Department of Biotechnology Engineerng, Kulliyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia., External Examiner - Thesis And Viva (2010) ,  (2010)
  • Expert review panel to review R&D&C funding to be awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia. Duration of appointment: 2 years from June 2010., Expert Review Panel (2010) ,  (2010)
  • Judging research presentations & exhibits during the University of Malaya 2010 Innovation and Creativity Expo, 1-3 April 2010, Judge For Innovation And Creativity Expo (2010) ,  (2010)
  • Assess new academic programme (MQA) - Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (KA9324), Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) College, Kuala Lumpur, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2010 - 2010)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Diploma in Health Informatics (A7621), Masterskill University College of Health Sciences, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2010 - 2010)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Master of Science in Food Biotechnology (APA0234), Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), Negri Sembilan, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2010 - 2010)
  • Assess new academic programme (MQA) - Diploma in Medical Informatics (KA9656), Science and Technology Islamic College, Bachok, Kelantan, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2010 - 2010)
  • Evaluate thesis for MSc degree by research. Title: Design and development of Ficus Identification Database System. Candidate: Tee Chiou Hau (GS16913). Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Appointed as examiner: 4 March 2010, Thesis (2010) ,  (2010)
  • Enternal Expert Panel for Science Fund application proposal. Evaluated two proposals related to computational biology. Appointed by Infocomm Research Alliance (IcRA), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)., External Evaluation Panel (2009) ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - MSc Biotechnology (A4623), AIMST University, Kedah, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Science (Hons) Bioinformatics (A6684), Multimedia University (MMU) (Malacca Campus), Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Foundation in Biosciences (A8394), University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNIM), Semenyih, Selangor, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Plant Biotechnology, University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNIM), Semenyih, Selangor, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Master of Science in Crop Biotechnology, University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNIM), Semenyih, Selangor, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Diploma Biotechnology (A6789), Nilai University College, Negri Sembilan, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Industrial Biotechnology (Hons) (A9126), UNISEL, Selangor, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Evaluate a research proposal entitled 'Computational biology of psychrophilic yeast for novel biotechnology' for MGI, BIOTEK, MOSTI, Malaysia., Evaluate Research Proposal (2008) ,  (2008)
  • Assessor for a Masters degree research proposal entitled 'Mathematical modeliing of growth curve of Malaysian School Children'. Candidate Bong Yii Bonn (Entry session 2008/09, University of Malaya)., Independent Assessor - Masters Degree (2008) ,  (2008)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Computational Analyses of RNA Three-Dimensional Structure' for the Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal (2008) ,  (2008)
  • Assess new academic programme (MQA) - Master of Science (Biotechnology) by coursework (KA 9411), UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2008 - 2008)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Science (Hons) Industrial Biotechnology (A6092), International University College of Technology TWINTECH (IUCTT), Kuala Lumpur, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2008 - 2008)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology (A6654), International University College of Technology TWINTECH (IUCTT), Kuala Lumpur, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2008 - 2008)
  • Review a manuscript entitled 'Nonsubstrate based inhibitors of dengue virus serine protease: a molecular docking approach to study binding interactions between protease and inhibitors' (Ref: 04/07/June) for the Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology., Review A Manuscript Submitted To A Journal (2007) ,  (2007)
  • Evaluate oral presentations for the Biochemistry and Physiology Theme during the 12th Biological Science Graduate Congress (BSGC), University of Malaya, 17-18 December 2007, Judge For Scientific Presentations (2007) ,  (2007 - 2007)
  • External Expert Panel for Science Fund application proposal (Cluster Chemical and Biotechnology 1/2007), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)., Evaluate Research Proposal (2007) ,  (2007 - 2007)
  • Assess academic programme for accreditation (MQA) - Bachelor of Bioinformatics (Hons) (A5719), UNISEL, Selangor, Assess Academic Programme For Accreditation ,  (2007 - 2007)
  • Assess new academic programme (LAN) - Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology (KA5522), Universiti Industri Selangor, Shah Alam, Selangor, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2004 - 2004)
  • Assess new academic programme (LAN) - Bachelor Bioinformatics with Honours (KA5719), Universiti Industri Selangor, Shah Alam, Selangor, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2004 - 2004)
  • Assess new academic programme (MQA) - Master of Science in Biotechnology (KA5523), Universiti Industri Selangor, Shah Alam, Selangor, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2004 - 2004)
  • Assess new academic programme (LAN) - Diploma in Biotechnology (KA5241), Academy Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil,Kuala Lumpur, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2004 - 2004)
  • Assess new academic programme (LAN) - Bachelor of Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (KA4822), Sepang Institute of Technology, Selangor, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2003 - 2003)
  • Assess new academic programme (LAN) - Bachelor Bioinformatics (KA34086), Kolej Universiti Teknologi dan Pengurusan Malaysia, Shah Alam, Selangor, Assess Proposal For New Academic Programme ,  (2002 - 2002)

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


  • Contribution in Secondary Education in Badan Permuafakatan Pendidikan MARA Malaysia (MUAFAKAT Malaysia) as Chairman Ulul Albab Bureau., (National), 06/09/2019 until 05/09/2021
  • Contribution in Secondary Education in Badan Permuafakatan MRSM ULUL ALBAB Gemencheh as Deputy Chairperson , (Secondary school), 26/04/2019 until 25/04/2021
  • A project with Zoo Negara, MeZoo (Mobile Encylopedia of the Zoo) - using smartphone to access information on animals in the Zoo., (National), 01/01/2014 until 31/12/2017
  • Masjid Kompleks Tabung Haji, Kelana Jaya, Selangor. Role: Mosque Committee Member , (Community), 01/05/2009 until 01/05/2012
  • Parents-Teachers Association, Sek. Keb. Sri Kelana, Jalan SS5B/3, 47301 Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Role: Committee member. , (Community), 01/02/2008 until 01/02/2009
  • Parents-Teachers Association, Sek. Keb. Sri Kelana, Jalan SS5B/3, 47301 Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Role: Deputy Chairman. , (Community), 01/03/2007 until 01/03/2008
  • Dewan Pemuda Masjid Malaysia. Role: Member of Expert Consultant Committee, (National), 01/01/2007 until 01/01/2009

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
(Product Name), (Type), (Reference), (Year), (Level).


  • RIMBA: An edutainment experience in teaching and learning - linking unique physical locations to the digital world, COPYRIGHT, 13/03/2020, (NATIONAL)
  • MYHEALTHYFIT, COPYRIGHT, 23/12/2019, (NATIONAL)
  • MEZoo: Mobile Encyclopedia of the Zoo, TRADEMARK, 2015071795, 19/12/2015, (NATIONAL)
  • Mobile Encyclopedia of the Zoo (MEZOO), COPYRIGHT, LY2015002797, 23/12/2015, (NATIONAL)
  • MyBRACELET: A smart bracelet for digital storage and retrieval of personal and health information. ,  
  • CABIR: Communication Architecture for Biological Information Retrieval, Database and network,  

SUPERVISION


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

Completed
  • MASTER DEGREE, Muhammad Adib Bin Ruzman, Codon bias in human primary monocytes, 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Yousri Abdelmutalab Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Genomics and functional features of a novel biosurfactant producing Bacillus subtilis UMX-103., 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Amirul Ridzuan Abu Bakar, Bioinformatics approaches in understanding the therapeutic potential of Ficus deltoidea., 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Hoda Mirsafian, Gene Expression Signatures of Human Primary Monocytes from healthy Individuals and XLA patients using Deep RNA Sequencing Analysis, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Shaliza Mohd Sharif, Application of Three Dimensional (3D) Human Body Modelling for the Development of Standard Shoe Sizing System for Malaysian Women, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Bong Yii Boon, Mathematical Modeling of Growth Curve for School-age children in Malaysia, 2009/2010
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Noor Faizul Hardy Noordin, RpoN-dependent adaptation of Burkolderia spp for bioremediation purposes, 2009/2010
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Chang Siow Wee, The application of artificial intelligence techniques in oral cancer prognosis based on clinical and genomic markers, 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Sarinder Kaur Kashmir Singh, Model driven database integration system for retrieval of biodiversity information, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Mak Yoke Lai, Classification of lichen species using Artificial Neural Networks, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Shahrizim Zulkifly, Distribution of lichen flora at different altitudes of Gunung Machincang, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, 2003/2004
  • MASTER DEGREE, Mohamad Ridzuan Kamaruddin, Evaluation and optimization of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from mangrove soil for studies in microbial ecology, 2001/2002
  • MASTER DEGREE, Noor Faizul Hadry Nordin, Molecular biological analysis of hydrocarbon degraders from oily waste polluted sites, 2001/2002
  • MASTER DEGREE, Rowyna Kueh Boon Lan, Interactions of C-terminal domain of Escherichia coli arginine repressor protein (ArgRc) with L-arginine and its structural analogue, 2001/2002
  • MASTER DEGREE, Azizah Mohd Asi, Molecular modeling studies of C-terminal arginine repressor protein (ArgRc) interaction with its co-repressor, L-arginine, 1998/1999
  • MASTER DEGREE, Mohamad F. Tawfiq, Biodegradatiom of the low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon naphthalene by bacteria isolated from a petroleum-contaminated soil, 1998/1999
  • MASTER DEGREE, Kholis Abdurachim Audah, Construction of Escherichia coli arginine repressor fusion protein and analysis of its function in Xer site-specific recombination, 1997/1998

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Al-abrar Abdul Wahid, Real-time Big Data Analytic and IoT Integration for Lake and River Conservation Management, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Norsyazmi Bin Mohd, The Relationship Between Body Shape, Body Composition, and Dietary Intakes in Collegiate and Semi-Pro Rugby Players, 2017/2018
  • MASTER DEGREE, Muhammad Syahrul Nizam Mohd Ruzani, Insights of sequence variations and three dimensional (3D) protein structural mapping of normal and disease-causing variants in human primary monocytes., 2016/2017
  • MASTER DEGREE, Suhana Binti Japar, Body shape and size using 3D body scanner as an indicator of disease prevalence and nutritional status among urban women., 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Maryam Hamouleh Kheirollahpour, Four Differenet Approaches to Structural Equation Modelling for Evaluating Influential Factors Affecting Weight Problem in Youth in Malaysia, 2014/2015
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • SHEB3396 Bioinformatics Industrial Training, 2016/2017, 6
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (4 students), 2012/2013, 4
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (2 students), 2010/2011, 2
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (3 students - Mohd Hanifa Amer - SEB070014; Nurshamin Mashkon - SEB070021; Anaqi Ahmad Salleh - SEB070021), 2009/2010, 3
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (3 students - Fakhrulisham Razali - SES060125; Basyirah Abd Rahman - SES00058; Nur Adilah Kassim - SES060487), 2008/2009, 3
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (8 students - Noor Khaireyah - SES040562; Mohd Firdaus - IES050049; Mohd Hasbi - IES050051; Roshahida - SES040767; Mazlina - SES040440; Ummu Hani - IES050127; Nurhafizah - IES050094; Mohd Mirza - SES050483), 2007/2008, 8
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (4 students), 2005/2006, 4
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (3 students), 2004/2005, 3
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (4 students - Lee Yuet Yean; Mira; Noor Zakiah Ghazali; Mohd Azri Azman), 2003/2004, 4
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (6 students); SHES3185 Microbiology Project (3 students); SHES3182 Industrial Biotechnology Project (1 student), 2002/2003, 10
  • SHES3181 Bioinformatics Project (5 students - Yong Chooi Fong - SES990345; Kok Chai Yin - SES990247; Khoo Phay Cheah - SES990239; Yong Chooi Fong - SES990345; Louisa Moak Soo Fung - SES990234), 2001/2002, 5
  • SHES3180 Industrial Biotechnology Project (2 students - Mohd Zicky, Tan Chee Yan); SHES3180 Microbiology Project (1 student - Mohd Ridzuan), 1999/2000, 3
  • SHES3180 Biochemistry Project (2 students - Shariffah Talha Syed Hassan; Huszalina Hussin); SHES3180 Industrial Biotechnology Project (1 student - Noor Faizul Hardy Nordin), 1998/1999, 3
  • SN492 Microbiology Project (2 students - Rosnizah Awaluddin; Nuraizah Mohd Anis), 1997/1998, 2
  • SN492 Microbiology Project (1 student - Shafiza Marlizan), 1996/1997, 1

Ongoing
  • SHES3186 Bioinformatics Project (4 students), 2013/2014, 4

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


POST GRADUATE
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, 2019/2020(1), 4, 28
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, 2018/2019(2), 9, 28
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, 2016/2017(1), 8, 42
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, 2015/2016(1), 10, 42
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, 2014/2015(1), 4, 42
  • FUNCTIONAL BIOINFORMATICS, 2008/2009(2), 12, 3
FIRST DEGREE
  • GENOMICS, 2019/2020(1), 18, 28
  • GENOMICS, 2018/2019(2), 9, 28
  • GENOMICS, 2017/2018(1), 20, 28
  • GENOMICS, 2016/2017(2), 14, 21
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, 2016/2017(1), 6, 42
  • GENOMICS, 2015/2016(1), 6, 42
  • CURRENT TOPICS IN BIOINFORMATICS, 2013/2014(1), 21, 6
  • GENOMICS, 2013/2014(1), 25, 42
  • GENOMICS, 2012/2013(1), 21, 42
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOINFORMATICS, 2012/2013(1), 22, 20
  • BASIC OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP CULTURE, 2008/2009(1), 10, 1
  • Genomics, 2008/2009(1), 48, 42
  • Biomolecular modeling, 2008/2009(2), 48, 42
  • Biological Systems and Processes, 2008/2009(1), 32, 3
  • Biomolecular modeling, 2008/2009(1), 17, 42
  • Molecular Biology and Genetic engineering, 2008/2009(2), 33, 42
  • SPECIAL BIOINFORMATIC TOPIC, 2007/2008(2), 56, 3
  • Biological Systems and Processes, 2007/2008(1), 51, 15
  • Genomics, 2007/2008(1), 20, 42
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, 2007/2008(2), 53, 42
  • BIOMOLECUL MODELLING, 2007/2008(2), 56, 42
  • Biomolecular Modeling, 2006/2007(2), 46, 42
  • SPECIAL BIOINFORMATIC TOPIC, 2006/2007(2), 46, 3
  • Cell Biology, 2006/2007(2), 158, 12
  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, 2006/2007(2), 82, 42
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, 2005/2006(1), 64, 42
  • BIOMOLECUL MODELLING, 2005/2006(1), 43, 42
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 2005/2006(1), 260, 21
  • SPECIAL BIOINFORMATIC TOPIC, 2004/2005(2), 28, 2
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 2004/2005(1), 276, 21
  • BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL I, 2004/2005(1), 76, 12
  • BIOMOLECUL MODELLING, 2004/2005(1), 74, 42
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, 2004/2005(2), 55, 42
  • MEMBRANE BIOCHEMISTRY AND SIGNALS TRANDUCTIONS, 2004/2005(1), 24, 15
  • MEMBRANE BIOCHEMISTRY AND SIGNALS TRANDUCTIONS, 2003/2004(2), 10, 15
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 2003/2004(1), 120, 24
  • BIOMOLECUL MODELLING, 2003/2004(1), 42, 42
  • SPECIAL BIOINFORMATIC TOPIC, 2003/2004(2), 33, 2
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, 2003/2004(2), 89, 42
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 2003/2004(1), 254, 21
  • BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL I, 2003/2004(1), 65, 12
  • SPECIAL BIOINFORMATIC TOPIC, 2002/2003(2), 55, 2
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 2002/2003(1), 352, 21
  • MEMBRANE BIOCHEMISTRY AND SIGNALS TRANDUCTIONS, 2002/2003(2), 87, 15
  • QUANTITATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY, 2002/2003(2), 78, 10
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 2002/2003(1), 140, 24
  • BIOMOLECUL MODELLING, 2002/2003(1), 39, 45
  • BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL I, 2002/2003(1), 65, 12
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, 2002/2003(2), 90, 42
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2001/2002(2), 74, 15
  • BIOCHEMISTRY OF MEMBRANES & SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, 2000/2001(1), 29, 14
  • BIOCHEMISTRY, 1999/2000(2), 20, 14
  • BIOCHEMISTRY OF MEMBRANES & SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION, 1999/2000(1), 4, 14
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 1999/2000(1), 120, 14
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 1999/2000(1), 57, 15
  • BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL II, 1999/2000(1), 36, 9
  • INDUSTRIAL TRAINING / FIELD WORK, 1999/2000, 18, 18
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 1999/2000(2), 100, 14
  • BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 1999/2000(2), 60, 12
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY PRACTICAL I, 1999/2000(2), 12, 6
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY PRACTICAL II, 1999/2000(2), 18, 12
  • BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL I, 1999/2000(2), 64, 12
  • MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 1999/2000(2), 6, 45
  • QUANTITATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY, 1999/2000(2), 68, 10
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY PRACTICAL I, 1999/2000(1), 15, 6
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY PRACTICAL II, 1998/1999(1), 5, 12
  • INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, 1998/1999(1), 5, 10
  • BIOCHEMISTRY, 1998/1999(2), 30, 12
  • BIOCHEMISTRY PRACTICAL I, 1998/1999(1), 36, 6
  • QUANTITATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY, 1998/1999(2), 36, 15
  • SUMBER GENETIK & KEJURUTERAAN GENETIK, 1998/1999(2), 23, 17
  • BIOCHEMISTRY & PRIMARY METABOLISM, 1998/1999(1), 16, 6
  • CELL BIOLOGY, 1998/1999(1), 75, 10
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 1998/1999(3), 47, 17
  • BAKTERIALOGI AM, 1997/1998(1), 30, 39
  • INSTRUMENTASI,KAEDAH MIKROBIOLOGI DAN PENGURU, 1997/1998(2), 21, 12
  • GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 1997/1998(1), 26, 34
  • BAKTERIALOGI AM, 1996/1997(1), 38, 40
  • SUMBER GENETIK & KEJURUTERAAN GENETIK, 1996/1997(2), 31, 17
  • INSTRUMENTASI,KAEDAH MIKROBIOLOGI DAN PENGURU, 1996/1997(2), 30, 13
  • PRINSIP & PENGGUNAAN BIOTEKNOLOGI, 1995/1996(2), 22, 4
  • SUMBER GENETIK & KEJURUTERAAN GENETIK, 1995/1996(2), 22, 16