Curriculum Vitae


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    Organic Air Pollutants
    Organic Synthesis
    Modeling and Design


  • PHD, (Lain-Lain)
    Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • MSC(IRVINE)(1985), (Kimia)
    University of California, Irvine
  • BA(CHICO)(1983), (Kimia)
    California State University, Chico


  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
    15 Aug 2020 - 05 Nov 2021 (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Office, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Menjalankan Fungsi Sebagai Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan dan Inovasi)
    15 Aug 2020 - 15 Aug 2020 (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Office, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
    15 Aug 2018 - 14 Aug 2020 (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Office, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
    15 Aug 2015 - 14 Aug 2018 (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Office, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
    01 Apr 2015 - 14 Aug 2015 (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Office, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
    01 Apr 2015 - 14 Aug 2015 (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Office, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jul 2014 - 14 Aug 2015 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2014 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jul 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    03 Jan 2012 - 30 Jun 2012 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2009 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Sep 2007 - 31 Dec 2008 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Sep 2006 - 31 Aug 2007 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Sep 2006 - 31 Aug 2007 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Chancellory)
  • Head of SKET
    01 Apr 2004 - 31 Mar 2006 (University Malaya)


    2021 to 2024 (National)
    2021 to 2023 (International)
    2021 to 2023 (National)
    2021 to 2023 (National)
    2019 to 2022 (National)
    2020 to 2021 (International)
    2017 to 2019 (National)
    2017 to 2017 (National)


  • Pelantikan Semula Sebagai Penilai Luar Kenaikan Pangkat Ahli Akademik Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 2015 (Government)
  • Appointment as Member of The Select Committee For Chemical Sciences Discipline Group
    Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2015 (Government)
  • Pelantikan Panel Penilai Mesyuarat Pemantauan Projek Sciencefund Kluster Bioteknologi
    MOSTI, 2014 (Government)
  • Pelantikan sebagai Ahli Jawatankuasa Anugerah Akademik Negara (AAN)2014 dan 2015 bagi Kategori Anugerah Tokoh Akademik dan Anugerah Ahli Akademik Harapan
    Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, 2014 (Government)
  • Felo
    Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2014 (National)
  • Top Research Scientist Malaysia
    Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2014 (National)
    JAPAN COORDINATOR, 2012 (International)
  • Asian Core Program Lectureship Award
    Singapore ACP Coordinator, NUS, 2011 (International)
    University of Malaya, 2009 (University)
  • Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letter-Most Cited Paper 2006-2009
    Elsevier, 2009 (International)
    , 2007
    University of Malaya, 2006 (University)
    , 2006
    University of Malaya, 2004 (University)
  • CNRS Fellowship
    CNRS, France, 2002 (International)
  • Fulbright Scholar
    Fulbright, 2001 (International)
  • IICT Hall of Fame Citation
    TWOWS, 2000 (International)
  • The Royal Society Malaysian Fellowship: British High Commissioners Chevening Award
    British High Commissioner, 1996 (International)
  • JWT Jones Travelling Fellowship
    Royal Society of Chemistry, England, 1994 (International)
  • ADB Fellowship
    Asian Development Bank, 1993 (International)
  • JSPS
    JSPS-VCC, 1992 (International)


Article in Journal
  1. Ahmad, M. H., Yehye, W. A., Abd Rahman, N., Al-Ani, L. A., Johan, M. R., Lu, J., & Hashim, N. M. (2021). Antioxidant and Cytotoxicity Activities of Butylated Hydroxytoluene Ligands Capped Gold Nanoparticles. Chiang Mai Journal of Science, 48(2), 405-419.
  2. Lani, R., Agharbaoui, F. E., Hassandarvish, P., Teoh, B. T., Sam, S. S., Zandi, K., . . . AbuBakar, S. (2021). In silico studies of fisetin and silymarin as novel chikungunya virus nonstructural proteins inhibitors. Future Virology, 16(3), 167-180. doi: 10.2217/fvl-2019-0090
  3. Liew, Y. J. M., Lee, Y. K., Khalid, N., Rahman, N. A., & Tan, B. C. (2021). Cell-Free Expression of a Plant Membrane Protein BrPT2 From Boesenbergia Rotunda. Molecular Biotechnology, 63(4), 316-326. doi: 10.1007/s12033-021-00304-z
  4. Sukumaran, S. D., Nasir, S. B., Tee, J. T., Buckle, M. J. C., Othman, R., Adb Rahman, N., . . . Chee, C. F. (2021). Analogues of 2 '-hydroxychalcone with modified C4-substituents as the inhibitors against human acetylcholinesterase. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, 36(1), 130-137. doi: 10.1080/14756366.2020.1847100
  5. Abdullah, A. A., Lee, Y. K., Chin, S. P., Lim, S. K., Lee, V. S., Othman, R., . . . Heh, C. H. (2020). Discovery of Dengue Virus Inhibitors. Current Medicinal Chemistry, 27(30), 4945-5036. doi: 10.2174/0929867326666181204155336
  6. Abidin, S. N. Z., Lee, H. V., Asikin-Mijan, N., Juan, J. C., Abd Rahman, N., Mastuli, M. S., . . . Kong, P. S. (2020). Ni, Zn and Fe hydrotalcite-like catalysts for catalytic biomass compound into green biofuel. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 92(4), 587-600. doi: 10.1515/pac-2019-0820
  7. Gunathilake, T., Ching, Y. C., Chuah, C. H., Abd Rahman, N., & Liou, N. S. (2020). Recent advances in celluloses and their hybrids for stimuli-responsive drug delivery. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 158, 670-688. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.05.010
  8. Gunathilake, T., Ching, Y. C., Chuah, C. H., Abd Rahman, N., & Nai-Shang, L. (2020). pH-responsive poly(lactic acid)/sodium carboxymethyl cellulose film for enhanced delivery of curcumin in vitro. Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 58, 10. doi: 10.1016/j.jddst.2020.101787
  9. Keng, F. S. L., Phang, S. M., Abd Rahman, N., Elvidge, E. C. L., Malin, G., & Sturges, W. T. (2020). The emission of volatile halocarbons by seaweeds and their response towards environmental changes. Journal of Applied Phycology, 32(2), 1377-1394. doi: 10.1007/s10811-019-02026-x
  10. Liew, Y. J. M., Lee, Y. K., Khalid, N., Rahman, N. A., Tan, B. C. (2020). Enhancing flavonoid production by promiscuous activity of prenyltransferase, BrPT2 from Boesenbergia rotunda. Peerj, 8, 21. doi: 10.7717/peerj.9094
  11. Meesala, R., Lee, Y. K., Arshad, A. S. M., Abdullah, I., Mordi, M. N., & Abd Rahman, N. (2020). CuBr-Catalyzed One-Pot Three-Component Synthesis of Novel 2-(Carbazolyl)benzothiazoles. Synlett, 31(20), 2054-2058. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1706477
  12. Rasul, R. M., Muniandy, M. T., Zakaria, Z., Shah, K., Chee, C. F., Dabbagh, A., . . . Wong, T. W. (2020). A review on chitosan and its development as pulmonary particulate anti-infective and anti-cancer drug carriers. Carbohydrate Polymers, 250, 17. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.116800
  13. Abidin, S. N. Z., Lee, H. V., Juan, J. C., Abd Rahman, N., Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2019). Production of green biofuel by using a goat manure supported Ni-Al hydrotalcite catalysed deoxygenation process. Rsc Advances, 9(3), 1642-1652. doi:10.1039/c8ra07818a
  14. Ahmad, M. H., Abd Rahman, N., Kadir, F. A., Al-Ani, L. A., Hashim, N. M., Yehye, W. A. (2019). Design and synthesis of sulfur-containing butylated hydroxytoluene: antioxidant potency and selective anticancer agent. Journal of Chemical Sciences, 131(10), 11. doi:10.1007/s12039-019-1682-x
  15. Choo, M. Y., Juan, J. C., Oi, L. E., Ling, T. C., Ng, E. P., Noorsaadah, A. R., . . . Lee, K. T. (2019). The role of nanosized zeolite Y in the H-2-free catalytic deoxygenation of triolein. Catalysis Science Technology, 9(3), 772-782. doi:10.1039/c8cy01877d
  16. Dabbagh, A., Hedayatnasab, Z., Karimian, H., Sarraf, M., Yeong, C. H., Hosseini, H. R. M., . . . Rahman, N. A. (2019). Polyethylene glycol-coated porous magnetic nanoparticles for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutics under magnetic hyperthermia condition. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 36(1), 104-114. doi:10.1080/02656736.2018.1536809
  17. Gautam, V., Chong, W. L., Chin, S. P., Zain, S. M., Rahman, N. A., Vao-soongnern, V., Lee, V. S. (2019). Loop dynamics behind the affinity of DARPins towards ERK2: Molecular dynamics simulations (MDs) and elastic network model (ENM). Journal of Molecular Liquids, 274, 612-620. doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2018.10.157
  18. Hariono, M., Choi, S. B., Roslim, R. F., Nawi, M. S., Tan, M. L., Kamarulzaman, E. E., . . . Wahab, H. A. (2019). Thioguanine-based DENV-2 NS2B/NS3 protease inhibitors: Virtual screening, synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling. Plos One, 14(1), 21. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210869
  19. Heng, H. L., Chee, C. F., Thy, C. K., Tee, J. T., Chin, S. P., Herr, D. R., . . . Chung, L. Y. (2019). In vitro functional evaluation of isolaureline, dicentrine and glaucine enantiomers at 5-HT2 and alpha(1) receptors. Chemical Biology Drug Design, 93(2), 132-138. doi:10.1111/cbdd.13390
  20. Isa, D. M., Chin, S. P., Chong, W. L., Zain, S. M., Abd Rahman, N., Lee, V. S. (2019). Dynamics and binding interactions of peptide inhibitors of dengue virus entry. Journal of Biological Physics, 45(1), 63-76. doi:10.1007/s10867-018-9515-6
  21. Karim, H. A. A., Rungrotmongkol, T., Zain, S. M., Abd Rahman, N., Tayapiwattana, C., Lee, V. (2019). Designed antiviral ankyrin - A computational approach to combat HIV-1 via intracellular pathway by targeting the viral capsid of HIV-1. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 277, 63-69. doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2018.12.030
  22. Lafia-Araga, R. A., Hassan, A., Yahya, R., Abd Rahman, N., Salleh, F. M. (2019). Water absorption behavior of heat-treated and untreated red balau saw dust/LDPE composites: Its kinetics and effects on mechanical properties. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 32(10), 1408-1426. doi:10.1177/0892705718799823
  23. Lim, Y. K., Keng, F. S. L., Phang, S. M., Sturges, W. T., Malin, G., Abd Rahman, N. (2019). Effect of irradiance on the emission of short-lived halocarbons from three common tropical marine microalgae. Peerj, 7, 20. doi:10.7717/peerj.6758
  24. Murthy, S., Hazli, U., Kong, K. W., Mai, C. W., Leong, C. O., Rahman, N. A., . . . Chee, C. F. (2019). Identification of Novel Sesamol Dimers with Unusual Methylenedioxy Ring-Opening Skeleton and Evaluation of their Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities. Current Organic Synthesis, 16(8), 1166-1173. doi: 10.2174/1570179416666191003095253
  25. Alhajj, N., Chee, C. F., Wong, T. W., Abd Rahman, N., Abu Kasim, N. H., Colombo, P. (2018). Lung cancer: active therapeutic targeting and inhalational nanoproduct design. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 15(12), 1223-1247. doi:10.1080/17425247.2018.1547280
  26. Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H. V., Juan, J. C., Noorsaadah, A. R., Ong, H. C., Razali, S. M., Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2018). Promoting deoxygenation of triglycerides via Co-Ca loaded SiO2-Al2O3 catalyst. Applied Catalysis a-General, 552, 38-48. doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2017.12.020
  27. Chan, P. Q., Lee, Y. K., Abd Rahman, N. (2018). Facile Intramolecular Cyclization of N-(2-Hydroxybenzoyl)hydrazones to N,N -Diacetyl Benzo-1,3,4-oxadiazepine Derivatives. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 7(4), 707-710. doi:10.1002/ajoc.201800014
  28. Dabbagh, A., Abu Kasim, N. H., Yeong, C. H., Wong, T. W., Rahman, N. A. (2018). Critical Parameters for Particle-Based Pulmonary Delivery of Chemotherapeutics. Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 31(3), 139-154. doi:10.1089/jamp.2017.1382
  29. Heng, H. L., Chee, C. F., Chin, S. P., Ouyang, Y. F., Wang, H., Buckle, M. J. C., . . . Chung, L. Y. (2018). Synthesis and evaluation of nuciferine and roemerine enantiomers as 5-HT2 and alpha(1) receptor antagonists. Medchemcomm, 9(3), 576-582. doi:10.1039/c7md00629b
  30. Kong, C., Chee, C. F., Richter, K., Thomas, N., Abd Rahman, N., Nathan, S. (2018). Suppression of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation and virulence by a benzimidazole derivative, UM-C162. Scientific Reports, 8, 16. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21141-2
  31. Lim, Y. K., Phang, S. M., Sturges, W. T., Malin, G., Rahman, N. B. A. (2018). Emission of short-lived halocarbons by three common tropical marine microalgae during batch culture. Journal of Applied Phycology, 30(1), 341-353. doi:10.1007/s10811-017-1250-z
  32. Nasir, S. B., Abd Rahman, N., Chee, C. F. (2018). Enantioselective Syntheses of Flavonoid Diels-Alder Natural Products: A Review. Current Organic Synthesis, 15(2), 221-229. doi:10.2174/1570179414666170821120234
  33. Tan, W. L., Lee, Y. K., Ho, Y. F., Yusof, R., Rahman, N. A., Karsani, S. A. (2018). Comparative proteomics reveals that YK51, a 4-Hydroandurantin-A analogue, downregulates the expression of proteins associated with dengue virus infection. Peerj, 6, 26. doi:10.7717/peerj.3939
  34. Thy, C. K., Murthy, S., Lee, Y. K., Yaeghoobi, M., Abd Rahman, N., Chee, C. F. (2018). A Simple Aluminum Bromide-Promoted Diastereoselective Synthesis of Panduratin A Derivatives. Synlett, 29(10), 5. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1591561
  35. Yeong, K. Y., Tan, S. C., Mai, C. W., Leong, C. O., Chung, F. F. L., Lee, Y. K., . . . Rahman, N. A. (2018). Contrasting sirtuin and poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase activities of selected 2,4,6-trisubstituted benzimidazoles. Chemical Biology Drug Design, 91(1), 213-219. doi:10.1111/cbdd.13072
  36. Zulkepli, S., Juan, J. C., Lee, H. V., Abd Rahman, N. S., Show, P. L., Ng, E. P. (2018). Modified mesoporous HMS supported Ni for deoxygenation of triolein into hydrocarbon-biofuel production. Energy Conversion and Management, 165, 495-508. doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2018.03.087
  37. Chen, L., Lee, Y. K., Manmana, Y., Tay, K. S., Lee, V. S., Rahman, N. A. (2015). Synthesis, characterization, and theoretical study of an acrylamide-based magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer for the recognition of sulfonamide drugs. E-Polymers, 15(3), 141-150.
  1. A Strategy toward the Biomimetic Synthesis of (+/-)-Morusalbanol A Pentamethyl Ether, Tee, Jia Ti; Keane, Theo; Meijer, Anthony J. H. M., Khaledi, H, Abd Rahman, Noorsaadah, Chee, Chin Fei, Synthesis, 2016, 48(14), 2263-2270
  2. S. Othman, C. S. Gan, N. Abd Rahman, V. S. Lee and R. Yusof. 2016 Alteration of cell membrane constituents by dengue virus for successive evasion of immune response. FEBS Journal 283 (Suppl 1) 57 DOI:10:10.1111/febs.13807
  3. Sukumaran, S.D., Chee, C.F., Viswanathan, G., Buckle, M.J.C., Othman, R., Abd. Rahman, N. & Chung, L.Y. 2016. Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling of 2'-hydroxychalcones as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Molecules, 21, 955.
  4. Iskandar Abdullah, Chee Chin Fei, Lee Yean Kee, Siva Sanjeeva Rao Thunuguntla, K Satish Reddy, Kavitha Nellore, Thomas Antony, Jitender Verma, Kong Wai Mun, Shatrah Othman, Hosahalli Subramanya, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman.(2015) Benzimidazole Derivatives as Potential Dual Inhibitors for PARP-1 and DHODH. Bioorg Med Chem., 23(15), 4669-4680.
  5. J. T. Tee, M. Yaeghoobi, C. F. Chee, N. A. Rahman (2015) An efficient one-pot synthesis of 2,2-dimethyl- 2H-chromenes via Pd(II)-catalysed coupling and SiO2- promoted condensation of o-halophenols with 2-methyl-3- buten-2-ol. Synthetic Communications. In Press. 15.1056371 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  6. Jia Ti Tee,Chin Fei Chee,Michael J. C. Buckle, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Wei Lim Chong,Hamid Khaledi, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman.2015. Model studies on construction of the oxabicyclic [3.3.1] core of the mulberry Diels Alder adducts morusalbanol A and 441772-64-1. Tetrahedron Letters 56:5082-5085
  7. Tan B.C., Tan S.K., Wong S.M., Ata N., Rahman N.A. & Khalid N. (2015). Distribution of Flavonoids and Cyclohexenyl Chalcone Derivatives in Conventional Propagated and In vitro-Derived Field-Grown of Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Mansf. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015, Article ID 451870, 7 pages.
  8. S Othman, CS Gan, R Othman, R Yusof, NA Rahman. 2014. Modulation of the antigen processing machinery by dengue virus. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 21, 197
  9. Tay, K. S., Rahman, N. A., Abas, M. R. B. 2013, Magnetic nanoparticle assisted dispersive liquid-liquid-microextraction for the determination of 4-n-nonylphenol in water. Analytical Methods 5, 2933-2938.
  10. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.A. & Bin Abas, M.R. 2013. Chemical oxidation of N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide by sulfate radical-based oxidation: kinetics and mechanism of degradation, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 10(1): 103-112.
  11. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.A., Abas, M.R.B., Bernd R.T. Simoneit, 2013. Ozonation of triterpenoids: Implications for early diagenesis of biomarkers in oxic environments. Organic Geochemistry 57, 34-40.
  12. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.A., Abas, M.R.B., 2013. Ozonation of metoprolol in aqueous solution: Ozonation by-products and mechanisms of degradation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20(5), 3115-3121.
  13. Sakirolla, R; Yaeghoobi, M; Abd Rahman, N. 2012. Synthesis of flavanones, azaflavanones, and thioflavanones catalyzed by PMA-SiO2 as a mild, efficient, and reusable catalyst. MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, 143(5), 797-800
  14. Tan Eng-Chong, Lee Yean-Kee, Chee Chin-Fei, Heh Choon- Han, Wong Sher-Ming, Christina Thio Li-Ping, Foo Gen- Teck, Norzulaani Khalid, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Saiful Anuar Karsani, Shatrah Othman, Rozana Othman and Rohana Yusof. Boesenbergia rotunda : From Ethnomedicine to Drug Discovery. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2012, Article ID 473637, doi:10.1155/2012/473637
  15. Tan, EC; Karsani, SA; Foo, GT; Wong, SM; Rahman, NA; Khalid, N; Othman, S; Yusof, R, 2012. Proteomic analysis of cell suspension cultures of Boesenbergia rotunda induced by phenylalanine: identification of proteins involved in flavonoid and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis pathways, PLANT CELL TISSUE AND ORGAN CULTURE, 111(2), 219-229
  16. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.A., Abas, M.R.B. 2012. Degradation of bisphenol A by ozonation: rate constants,influence of inorganic anions, and by-products. Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology 6(01), 77-94.
  17. Xu, YT; Rahman, NABD; Othman, R; Hu, PJ; Huang, ML. Computational identification of self-inhibitory peptides from envelope proteins. 2012 PROTEINS- STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND BIOINFORMATICS, 80 (9), 2154- 2168
  18. Yehye, WA; Rahman, NA; Alhadi, AA; Khaledi, H; Ng, SW; Ariffin, A. Butylated Hydroxytoluene Analogs: Synthesis and Evaluation of Their Multipotent Antioxidant Activities, 2012, MOLECULES, 17(7),7645- 7665
  19. Chin Fei Chee, Lee Yean Kee, Michael J.C. Buckle, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman. 2011. Synthesis of ( )-kuwanon V and ( )-dorsterone methyl ethers via Diels-Alder reaction, Tetrahedron Letters, in press
  20. N. Frimayanti, C. F. Chee, S. M. Zain and N. A. Rahman (2011) Design of new competitive dengue NS2B/NS3 protease inhibitors-A computational approach. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12, 1089- 1100
  21. N. Y. M. Omar, N. A. Rahman, and S. M. Zain (2011). Theoretical Insights into the Enantioselectivity and Mechanism of Diels Alder Reactions Involving Chiral Cationic Oxazaborolidinium Catalyst. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
  22. Nasr Y M Omer, N A Rahman and S M Zain (2011). Enantioselective Organocatalytic Diels-Alder Reactions: A Density Functional Theory and Kinetic Isotope Effects Study. Journal of Computational Chemistry
  23. Neni Frimayanti, Mun Li Yam, Hong Boon Lee, Rozana Othman, Sharifuddin M. Zain and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman (2011). Validation of Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship(QSAR) Model for Photosensitizer Activity Prediction. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 8626-8644; doi:10.3390/ijms12128626
  24. Tay, K. S., Rahman, N. A., Abas, M. R. B. 2011. Characterization of atenolol transformation products in ozonation by using rapid resolution high-performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Microchemical Journal 99, 312-326
  25. Tay, K. S., Rahman, N. A., Abas, M. R. B. 2011. Fenton degradation of dialkylphthalates: Identification of main transformation products and mechanism of transformation. Environmental Chemistry Letters 9, 539-546.
  26. Tay, K. S., Rahman, N. A., Abas, M. R. B. 2011. Removal of selected endocrine disrupting chemicals and personal care products in surface waters and secondary wastewater by ozonation. Water Environment Research 83(8), 684-691.
  27. An Efficient Synthesis of Panduratin A and Isopanduratin A, Inhibitors for Dengue-2 Viral Activities , Chee Chin Fee, Michael C.J. Buckle, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Tetrahedron Letters, 51 (2010) 495 498
  28. Antiviral actions of flavanoid-derived compounds on dengue virus type-2 , Mudiana Muhamad, Lee Yean Kee, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman and Rohana Yusof, International Journal of Biological Sciences, 2010, 6(3), 294-302
  29. Lindayani, K. Norzulaani, H. Ibrahim and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman. 2010. Effect of colchicne on tissue culture derived plants of Zingiber officinale var. rubrum Theilade. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics, 6:11-16
  30. Nasr Y.M. Omar, Noorsaadah A. Rahmana and Sharifuddin Md Zain (2010). An ONIOM Study on the Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reaction Catalyzed by SiO2 Immobilized Chiral Oxazaborolidinium Cation. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 333 (2010)145-157. doi:10.1016/j.molcata.2010.10.011 ,
  31. Shatrah Othman, Noorsaadah A. Rahman and Rohana Yusof. 2010. All Serotypes of Dengue Virus Induce HLA-A2 MHC Class I Promoter Activity in Human Liver Cells. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, in press
  32. Tay Kheng Soon, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman and Mhd Radzi Abas, 2010. Kinetic studies of the degradation of parabens in aqueous solution by ozone oxidation, Environ. Chem. Lett., 8:331-337 (DOI 10.1007/s10311- 009-0229-7)
  33. Tay, K. S., Rahman, N. A., Abas, M. R. B. 2010. Kinetic studies of the degradation of parabens in aqueous solution by ozone oxidation. Environmental Chemistry Letters 8, 331-337.
  34. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.A., Abas, M.R.B. 2010. Ozonation of parabens in aqueous solution-Kinetics and mechanism of degradation. Chemosphere 81: 1446-1453.
  35. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.A., and Abas, M.R.B. 2010. Ozonation of a mixture of dialkylphthalates in aqueous solution. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 85, 726-729.
  36. Yehye WA, Ariffin A, Rahman NA, Ng SW, 2010. N'- [(Biphenyl-4-yl)methylene]-2-[(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4- hydroxybenzyl)sulfanyl]acetohydrazide, Acta Crystallographica Section E, 66, O734-U1479
  37. Yehye WA, Ariffin A, Rahman NA, Ng SW. 2010. 2-[4- Acetyl-5-(biphenyl-4-yl)-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2- yl]phenyl acetate, Acta Crystallographica Section E, 66, O878-U2713
  38. (E)-3-(6-Nitrobenzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-1-(2,4,6- trimethoxy) prop-2-en-1-one, H. Loghmani-Khouzani, N. Abdul Rahman, W. T. Robinson, M. Yaeghoobi and R. Kia, 2009, Acta Cryst., E65, o2545
  39. 2-(1,3-Benzoxazol-2-ylsulfanyl)-1-phenylethanone, Hossein Loghmani-Khouzani, Dariush Hajiheidari, Ward T. Robinson, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Reza Kia, 2009, Acta Cryst. 2009, E65, o2287, doi:10.1107/S1600536809033960
  40. 4-Chloro-2[(E)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-ethyliminomethyl] phenol, Marzieh Yaeghoobi, Noorsaadah Abd.Rahman, Seik Weng Ng., Acta Cryst (E), 2009, E65, O1070 (DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809013348)
  41. Composition of Solvent-Extractable Organic Matter in Atmospheric Particles and Soils Collected at Scott Base, Antarctica, M. Radzi Bin Abas, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Nasr Yousef M.J. Omar, Nik Meriam Sulaiman, Azizan Abu Samah and Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Malaysian Journal of Science, 2009, 28(1), 63-78
  42. Degradation of DEET by Ozonation in Aqueous Solution, Tay Kheng Soo, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Mhd Radzi Abas, Chemosphere,2009,76(9):1296-302
  43. Design and development of a qualitative simulator for learning organic reactions, Y. C. Alicia Tang, S. M. Zain, N. A. Rahman, International Journal of Computers, 2009, 3(1), 96-103
  44. Dipyridinium 2,20-dithiodinicotinate, Wagee A. Yehye, Azhar Ariffin, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Seik Weng Ng, Acta Cryst (E), 2009, E65, O1068 (doi:10.1107/S1600536809013543)
  45. 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, Rowyna Kueh, Abd Rahman Noorsaadah, and Merican Amir Faisal, Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, 2009, 17(1), 11-18
  46. Generating Qualitative Causal Graph using Modeling Constructs of Qualitative Process Theory for Explaining Organic Chemistry Reactions, Alicia Y. C. Tang, Rukaini Abdullah, Sharifuddin M. Zain, and Noorsaadah A. Rahman, International Journal of Information Technology, 2009, 5:1, pp. 1-11. (ISI, 1.61, 2007)
  47. H. Loghmani-Khouzani, D. Hajiheidari, W. T. Robinson, N. Abdul Rahman and R. Kia. 2009. 2-(1,3-Benzothiazol- 2-ylsulfanyl)-1-phenylethanone. Acta Cryst. (2009). E65, o2441 [doi:10.1107/S1600536809033121]
  48. N.Y.M. Omar, N.A. Rahman and S.M. Zain, 2009. Performance Analysis of a Commodity-class Linux Cluster for Computational Chemistry Applications. ASM Sci. J., 3(1), 77-90
  49. Tay, K.S., Rahman, N.Abd. & Abas, Mhd.R.B. 2009. Degradation of DEET by ozonation in aqueous solution. Chemosphere 76, 1296-1302.
  50. W. A. Yehye, A. Ariffin, N. A. Rahman and S. W. Ng. 2009. 2-(3,5-Di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzylsulfanyl)- N '-(3-methoxybenzylidene)acetohydrazide, Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online, 65,O2112-U1658
  51. 2-(3,5-Di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzylsulfanyl) nicotinic acid , Shahirah Mansor, Wagee A. Yehye, Azhar Ariffin, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Seik Weng Ng, Acta Cryst (E), 2008, E64, O1778 (DOI: 10.1107/S160053680826056)
  52. Chin Fei Chee, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, Sharifuddin M. Zain and Seik Weng Ng. 2008. Pheophorbide-b ethyl ester from a chlorella vulgaris dietary supplement. Acta Cryst.(E), E64, O1986
  53. Di-N-butylammonium 2-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4- hydroxbenzylsulfanyl)nicotinate , Shahirah Mansor, Wagee A. Yehye, Azhar Ariffin, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Seik Weng Ng, Acta Cryst (E), 2008, E64, O1779 (DOI: 10.1107/S160053680826202)
  54. Docking of Non-competitive Inhibitors into Dengue Virus Type 2 Protease: Understanding the Interactions with Allosteric Binding Sites, Rozana Othman, Tan Siew Kiat, Norzulaani Khalid, Rohana Yusof, E. Irene Newhouse, James S. Newhouse, Masqudul Alam, and Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, 2008, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Web Release Date: 26-Jul- 2008; (Article) DOI: 10.1021/ci700388k, 2008
  55. Identification of gold binding peptides using a phage display peptide library , Chua, Kek Heng; Wong, Swit Kuan; Abdul Rahman, Noorsaadah; Lau, Tze Pheng; Othman, Rofina Yasmin
  56. N-Acetyl-N -[2-N-methylindolyl]-methoxymethyl]-2- hydroxybenzoylhydrazide , Wagee A. Yehye, Azhar Ariffin, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Seik Weng Ng, Acta Cryst (E), 2008, E64, 01824 (DOI: 10.1107/S160053680826846)
  57. Wagee A. Yehye, Azhar Ariffin, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Seik Weng Ng. 2008. Biphenyl-4-carbaldehyde azine. Acta Cryst (E), 2008, E64, O2444 (DOI: 10.1107/S1600536808038622) (ISI)
  58. Wagee A. Yehye, Azhar Ariffin, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Seik Weng Ng. 2008. N -(3-Bromo-5-chloro-2- hydroxybenzylidine)-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide. Acta Cryst (E), 2008, E64, O2438 (DOI: 10.1107/S1600536808038634) (ISI)
  59. "Nonsubstrate Based Inhibitors of Dengue Virus Serine Protease: A Molecular Docking Approach to Study Binding Interactions between Protease and Inhibitors", Lee Yean Kee, Tan Siew Kiat, Habibah Abdul Wahab, Rohana Yusof and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, 2007, 15 (2), 53-59
  60. A Search for Vaccines and Therapeutics for Dengue: A Review , Habibah Abd. Wahab, Rohana Yusof and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Current Computer Aided Drug Design, 2007, 3 (2), 101-112.
  61. In silico analysis of one-dimensional secondary structure of Dengue virus type 2 NS2B/NS3 protease complex from prediction methods against crystal structure , Rozana Othman, Habibah Abdul Wahab, Rohana Yusof and Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, In Silico Biology, 2007, 7(2), 0022,
  62. Levels and distributions of organic source tracers in air and roadside dust particles of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nasr Yousef M. J. Omar, M. Radzi Bin Abas, Noorsaadah A. Rahman, Norhayati Mohd. Tahir, Ahmed I. Rushdi, Bernd R. T. Simoneit, Environ Geol, 2007, 52, 1485-1500
  63. "Effect of Carbenicillin on Somatic Embryos Formation of Papaya (Carica papaya L. var. Eksotika I)", M. B. Mohamad Fhaizal, N. Abdul Rahman, N. Khalid and V. Pillai, Malaysian Journal of Science, 2006, 25 (2), 47-54.
  64. A Revisit into the DEN2 NS2B/NS3 Virus Protease Homology Model: Structural Verification and Comparison with Crystal Structure of HCV NS3/4A and DEN2 NS3 , Lee Yean Kee, Rozana Othman, Habibah Abdul Wahab, Rohana Yusof and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Malaysia Journal of Science, 2006, 25(1), 15-22.
  65. Antiviral Assay of Q. Lusitanica on Dengue Virus Type-2 Replication , Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Hadinur, Sylvia Muliawan, Nurshamimi Abd. Rashid, Mudiana Muhamad and Rohana Yusof, Dengue Bulletin, 2006, 30, 260-269
  66. Distributions and Health Risks of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Atmospheric Aerosols of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nasr Yousef M.J. Omar, Tan Chin Mon, Noorsaadah A. Rahman, M. Radzi Bin Abas, Science of the Total Environ., 2006, 369, 76-81,
  67. Identification and Emission Factors of Molecular Tracers in Organic Aerosols from Biomass Burning: Part 3. Grasses, Daniel R. Oros, M. Radzi bin Abas, Nasr Yousef M.A.J. Omar, Noorsaadah A. Rahman, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Applied Geochemistry, 2006 21. 919-940.
  68. Inhibitory Activity of Cyclohexenyl Chalcone Derivatives and Flavanoids of Fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Towards Dengue-2 Virus NS3 Protease, Tan Siew Kiat, Richard Pippen, Rohana Yusof, Halijah Ibrahim, Norzulaani Khalid, and Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2006, 16(12). 3337-3340.
  69. Screening of selected Zingiberaceae extracts for dengue-2 virus PROTEASE inhibitory activities , Tan Siew Kiat, Richard Pippen, Rohana Yusof , Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Halijah Ibrahim and Norzulaani Khalid, Sunway Academic Journal, 2006, 3, 1-7.
  70. Structural Analysis of Peptides that Interact with Newcastle Disease Virus , Chia SL, Tan WS, Shaari K, Abdul Rahman N, Yusoff K, Satyanarayanajois SD, Peptides, 2006, 27(6), 1217-1225.
  71. The full-length clone of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus and its Application as an Expression System for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Ooi Aik Seng, Tan Siang Hee, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman, Rosmawati Mohd and Rofina Yasmin Othman, Journal of Biotechnology, 2006, 121(4), 471-481.
  72. A Search for Dengue 2 Virus Inhibitor From Tripeptides and Hexapeptides , Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Teoh, K. T. and Rohana Yusof, Malaysian Journal of Science, 2005, 24(2), 13-20.
  73. Effects of Auxilliary Chemicals On Ozonation of Industrial Dyes , Rajeswary K. Ramasamy, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, C.S. Wong, and N.K. Abu Bakar, Malaysian Journal of Science, 2005, 24(2), 109-116
  74. Inhibitory potential of Quercus Lusitanica Gall Extract on the Protein Expression of Dengue Virus Type 2, S.Y. Muliawan, S. K. Lam, K. Sidek, N. Abd. Rahman , O.H. Hashim, R. Yusof, J.of Science and Technology in the Tropics, 2005, 1, 117-124.
  75. Simple One-medium Formulation Regeneration of Fingerroot (Boesenbergia rotunda [L.] Mansf. Kulturpfl.) via Somatic Embryogenesis, SK Tan, R Pippen, R Yusof, H Ibrahim, N Rahman, and N Khalid, In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Plant, 2005, 41(6), 757-761.
  76. Application of the linear interaction energy method (LIE) to estimate the binding free energies of Escherichia coli wild-type and mutants arginine repressor C-terminal domain (ArgRc)-L-arginine protein-ligand complexes. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling , Azizah Mohd. Asi, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Amir Faisal Merican, 2004, 22, 249-262.
  77. Organic Composition of aerosol particulate matter during a haze episode in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, M. Radzi Bin Abas, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Nasr Yousef M.A. J. Omar, M. Jamil Maah, Daniel R. Oros, Angelika Otto, and Bernd R. T. Simoneit, Atm. Env., 2004, 38. 4223-4241.
  78. "The Effect of pH on Colour, COD and TOC Reduction of Dye Molecules by Ozonation", Rajeswari K.Ramasamy, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Wong Chiow San, Malaysian Science Journal, 2003, 22, 127-131.
  79. Computational docking of L-arginine and its structural analogues to C-terminal domain of Escherichia coli arginine repressor protein (ArgRc) , Rowyna Kueh, Noorsaadah Abdul Rahman and Amir Feisal Merican, J Mol Model, 2003, 9: 88-98
  80. Construction of Combinatorial Library of Cyclopeptides And Screening For Biological Activities , Teh Chee Kheng, Rohana Yusof and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Malaysian Science Journal, 2003, 22, 29-34.
  81. Desymmetrisation of Cyclic Dienes. An efficient Strategy for Natural Products Synthesis, N. Abd. Rahman and Y. Landais, Current Organic Chemistry, 2002, 6, 1369-1395.
  82. Ligand Specificity of the Genetic Variants of Human Alpha-1-acid Glycoprotein. Generation of a 3D-QSAR Model for Drug Binding to the A Variant, Francoise Herve, Guilia Caron, AJean-Claude Duche, Patrick Gaillard, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Anna Tsantili-Kakoulidou, Pierre-Alain Carrupt, Philippe d Athis, AJean-Paul Tillement and Benard Testa, Molecular Pharmacology, 1998, 54. 129-138.
  83. Dehydration of a-Silylalcohols in the Reductive Conversion of Esters and Ketones into Alkenes, Alain Chene, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Ian Fleming, 1997, Tetrahedron Lett 38(13). 2381.
  1. Heavy Organics in the Atmosphere: Sources and Mass Spectrum, Nasr Yousef M.AJ. Omar, Mhd. Radzi Abas, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Bernd R. T. Simoneit, 2006, Penerbit Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN: 983-100-332-2.
  2. Macromolecular and Industrial Chemistry (An OUM Module, SBCH4103) (ISBN 983-3491-45-6), Mhd. Radzi Abas, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Nor Kartini Abu Bakar, UNITEM Sdn. Bhd., 2005.
  3. Azizan Baharuddin, Durriyyah Sharifah Hasan Adli, Noor Saadah Abd Rahman and Zanariah Abdullah. 1994. Women's Involvement in Science and Technology in the Universities of Malaysia. Institute for Policy Research, Kuala Lumpur.
Chapter in Books
  1. An Ontology-based Reasoning Framework for Reaction Mechanisms Simulation , Alicia Tang Y. C., Sharifuddin M. Zain, Noorsaadah A. Rahman, and Rukaini Abdullah, Second International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management, Z. Zhang and J. Siekmann (Eds): Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), 2007, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 18-29.
Article in Proceeding
  1. "Designing Organic Reaction Simulation Engine Using Qualitative Reasoning Approach", Y.C. Alicia Tang, S.M.Zain, N. Abdul Rahman, Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science (ACS'08), 2008, 81-86
  2. Alicia, Tang Y.C Zain, Sharifuddin Mohd. Abdul Rahman, Noorsaadah Abdullah, Rukaini, 2008. QRIOM: A QPT-based simulator for composing and reasoning qualitative models for learning organic reactions. International Symposium on Information Technology 2008 (ITSim 2008), 2008, 3, pp 1-8 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-2327- 9, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631972)
Other Publications
  1. IAU HORIZON, Vol 26 (1), Pg 28 - Original Writing


  • Drug design and synthesis
  • Organic pollutants in the atmosphere
  • Molecular modelling


  1. 2013 - 2015, Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS)
    Exploration of methods to immoblise organocatalyst on magnetic nanoparticals and its applications ( Consultant)
  2. 2012 - 2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Pharmaceuticals Removal from Waters by Ozone Oxidation Technology ( Consultant)
  3. 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Determination of pharmaceuticals in Malaysia water environment and studies on their removal by sulfate radical oxidation technology ( Consultant)
  4. 2010 - 2012, NBD Initiative - IPharm
    Hits-to-Lead : Designing Dengue Virus Inhibitors ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2010 - 2012, IPharm
    Design of H1N1 Antivirals ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  6. 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Molecular Design of New Potential Lead Inhibitor for Dengue Virus Type 2 NS@b/3 - QSAR Approach ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  7. 2008 - 2010, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    An Insight into Melanogenesis and Melanosome Transfer in Human Skin ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  8. 2007 - 2009, ScienceFund
    Development of Chemotherapeutic Agents for Dengue ( Consultant)
  9. 2007 - 2009, ScienceFund
    An Approach Towards Bioactive Marine Macrolide Synthesis ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  10. 2002 - 2008, MOSTI (IRPA)
    The effect of Conformation on Protein ( Consultant)
  11. 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Degradation of Biorecalcitrant Pesticides by Ozonation ( Consultant)
  12. 2002 - 2007, NBD-MOSTI
    Development of Novel Virus Vectors For Biopharmaceutical Applications ( Consultant)
  13. 2002 - 2007, NBD-MOSTI
    Marine Natural Product Discovery; Generation of Combinatorial Library of Compounds Using Marine Natural Product Templates and Development of Marine Natural Product Cheminformatics System ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  14. 2004 - 2006, Yayasan Felda Berhad
    Enhancement of the Natural Production of Carpaine in Papaya (Carica papaya L.) var. Eksotika through Biotechnological Approach ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  15. 1993 - 1993, United Nations (Population Studies) Grant
    Penglibatan Wanita dalam Sains di Universiti Tempatan ( Consultant)
  1. 2007 - 2009, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation
    Degradation of biorecalcitrant pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) by ozone oxidation ( Consultant)
  2. 2007 - 2008, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    Degradation of phenolic compounds by ozonation ( Consultant)
  3. 2005 - 2007, SAGA
    Study of the Selectivity of Diel-Alder Reaction involving Chiral Cationic Catalysts ( Consultant)
  4. 2004 - 2006, Academy of Science (SAGA)
    Design of chemotherapeutic agent for dengue virus protease ( Consultant)


  • McHo/Icho Training Program, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
    01 Aug 2006 - 01 Aug 2013 (International)


  1. Composition of Extractable Organic Pollutants From Haze Samples of Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Women: Environment, Energy and Biotechnology Conference, TWOWS (International) ( )
  2. Conformational Study of Piperine using BIOSYM, International Conference on IT and Expert Systems in Agriculture (International) ( )
  3. International Research Collaboration in the Connected World: Experiences of the Antarctica Expedition, Retooling and Reskilling the Academy Conference, UPM (National) ( )
  4. Molecular Modeling in Biological Sciences, 8th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Malaysian Society of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology (National) ( )
  5. Ring Expansion of Silacyclobutane to 2-Halo-1-Silacyclopentane, 5th JSPS-VCC Seminar on Integrated Engineering, JSPS-VCC (International) ( )
  6. Setting Up of Quality Assurance System for University of Malaya in the Context of the Development of the National Quality Assurance Management in Malaysia, Assessing Quality in Higher Education Conference, QA Australia (International) ( )


  1. (2016) Evaluation for Loreal-Unesco Award, (Jury Panel for Loreal-Unesco Award)
  2. External examiner for our Bachelor of Science (Hons) Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme from 2010 - 2011 at International Medical University(IMU) Malaysia, (External Examiner)
  3. External examiner for the BSc (Chemistry) program at UiTM, (External Examiner)
  4. Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (ISSN 1675-7319). , (Reviewer)
  5. International Scientific Committee for ICS-UNIDO, Trieste, (Scientific Committee)
  6. Journal of Integrated Biosciences (, (Editorial Board)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2012) Ahli Jawatankuasa Teknikal Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan (R&D) Peringkat Negara Pertubuhan Kerjasama Islam (OIC), Pertubuhan Negara-Negara Islam dan Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi
  2. (2011) Pengerusi Kumpulan Kerja Pakar, MOSTI
  3. (2010) Asian CORE Program FY2010, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) , International
  4. (2010) Chairperson for the Organic and Bioorganic (Chemistry (OBC) Session for 16th Malaysia Chemical Congress, Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM)
  5. (2010) Top Research Scientists Malaysia Project , Malaysia Academy of Science
  6. (2010) Malaysian Coordinator for Asian-Core Project in Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry Program, Global COE Program (Japan)
  8. (2008) International Scientific Committee , International Centre for Science and High technology - United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (ICS-UNIDO), International
  9. (2008) Technical Committee for K3M, IKM
  10. (2008) 12th Asian Chemical Congress, Scientific Commitee (Organic Section)
  11. (2007) Jawatankuasa Penubuhan Program Sarjana Muda Kepujian (Kimia Industri) , Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
  12. (2007) Members of the International Scientific Committee ( , ICS-UNIDO
  13. (2006) Chemistry Education in Malaysia University, IKM
  14. (2005) International Chemistry Olympiad Committee, Ministry of Education
  15. (2005) Training Committee for Malaysian to the International Chemistry Olympiad, Ministry of Education
  16. (2005) Selection Committee Member for Lindau Program, Academy of Science, Malaysia
  17. (2002) Research Collaboration, Universiti Putra Malaysia, National
  18. (2002) Research Collaboration, University of Science, Malaysia, National
  19. (2002) Research Collaboration, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, National
  20. (2002) Committee Member for SAGA Chemistry Cluster, Academy of Science, Malaysia
  21. (2002) Advisory Member to GETRIB, Hyderabad, India, GETRIB
  22. (2002) Panel Member for IGS Grant, MOSTI
  23. (2001) Research Collaboration, University of Bordeaux I, France, International
  24. (2001) Research Collaboration, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, International
  25. (2000) Research Collaboration, Oregon State University, Corvalis, International
  26. (1999) Panel Member for IGS Grant, MOSTI
  27. (1996) Research Collaboration, University of Cambridge, International
  28. (1994) Research Collaboration, University of California, Riverside, International
  29. (1993) Research Collaboration, School of Pharmacy, University of Lausanne, International
  30. (1993) Technical Evaluation Panel Member for IRPA RM8, MOSTE
  31. (1992) Research Collaboration, Kyoto University, Japan, International


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  2. (2023) Diels-Alder Reaction of Cinnamoyl Dienophiles and Terpene Dienes and its Application Towards the Synthesis of Natural Products, THY CHUN KENG
  4. (2023) Development of Hydrotalcite-Based Catalysts for Renewable Diesel Production via Deoxygenation Reaction, SHAJARATUN NUR BINTI ZDAINAL ABIDIN


  1. (2006) SHGB6111 - Bioinformatics
  2. (2005) SHGB6111 - Bioinformatics
  3. (2004) SHGB6110 - Process Engineering Principles
  1. (2010) SCES3327 - Organic Synthesis
  2. (2009) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  3. (2009) SCES3327 - Organic Synthesis
  4. (2008) SCES2320 - Food Chemistry
  5. (2008) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  6. (2008) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  7. (2007) SCEP1252 - Basic Chemistry I
  8. (2007) SCES2323 - Medicinal Chemistry
  9. (2007) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  10. (2007) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  11. (2007) SCES3327 - Organic Synthesis
  12. (2006) SCES2220 - Organic Chemistry Ii
  13. (2006) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  14. (2006) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  15. (2006) SCES3327 - Organic Synthesis
  16. (2006) SCES3327 - Organic Synthesis
  17. (2005) SCES2323 - Medicinal Chemistry
  18. (2005) SCES2323 - Medicinal Chemistry
  19. (2005) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  20. (2005) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  21. (2005) SCES3120 - Organic Chemistry III
  22. (2004) SCEP2252 - Basic Chemistry Ii
  23. (2004) SCES2220 - Organic Chemistry Ii
  24. (2004) SCES3327 - Organic Synthesis


  • A Medicament for Treating Dengue, Rohana Yusof, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Mudiana Muhamad, Tan Siew Kiat and Norzulaani Khalid, (PI 20092756).
    Patent (National)
  • Novel Compounds to Treat Dengue, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Rohana Yusof, Lee Yean Kee, Mudiana Muhamad, Yannick Landais, (PI20092757).
    Patent (National)
  • Medicament for Dengue Fever, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Rohana Yusof, Teoh Kim Tat (Patent # P1 00060021). Date Filed: 4/1/2006
    Patent (National)
  • Recombinant Plants Virus Epitope Expression Construct and Its Use in the Detection of Hepatitis B Antibodies, Rofina Yasmin Othman, Tan Siang Hee, Ooi Tak Seng, Tan Weng Siang, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman (Patent # PI 20051172). Date Filed: 18/03/05
    Patent (National)


  • Memher of Asm Working 6roup On Science Outlook (Stl Talent), (09 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
  • Panel Penilai Teknikal dan Komersil Technofund Mosti, (30 Jul 2012 - 31 Dec 2012)
  • Ahli Panel Race 2012, (14 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012)
  • Chairman, Training Committee for Malaysian Selection for Chemistry Olympiad, (09 Aug 2011 - 31 Dec 2012)
  • Head Mentor At The 42nd International Chemistry Olympiad, (12 Jul 2010 - 31 Oct 2010)
  • K3m 2013 Technical Committee, (01 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2013)
  • Head Mentor for Malaysian Team, 40th International Chemistry Olympiad, (12 Jul 2008 - 22 Jul 2008)
  • Mentor, 39th International Chemistry Olympiad, (12 Jul 2007 - 22 Jul 2007)
  • Mentor, 38th International Chemistry Olympiad, (06 Jul 2006 - 16 Jul 2006)
  • Panel Judge, Kuiz Sains Kebangsaan, (01 Apr 2006 - 05 Apr 2006)