Curriculum Vitae

DR. NUR AIRINA BINTI MUHAMAD

Senior Lecturer
  • Institute of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • +60379676736

BIOGRAPHY


Dr Airina is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University Malaya. She earned both her Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) and Master of Science (Lipid Biochemistry) degree from University Malaya in 2003 and 2008 respectively. In 2013, she graduated from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom with a PhD in Pharmacology. Her PhD thesis work focuses on magnetoreception. A study on how animals having the ability to detect the Earth’s magnetic field whereby her research was to understand the cellular basis and the mechanism underlying the single domain magnetite of magnetoreceptor cells in fish.

Her research interests include looking at the uses of natural products especially form Traditional Malaysian plants as an alternative medicine. She is interested in investigating the phytochemistry, molecular biology of medicinal plants and bioassays activity of natural products.

Her current research includes the study of various traditional plants that help to reduce hypertension, lowering blood sugar level and oxidative stress. This is an important area to explore as there is still a general lack of knowledge and much misinformation remain about natural products in plants and their uses by people. Besides that, her research interest includes the study of proteolytic enzymes and anti-inflammatory activities of the Butterfly leaf, Christia vespertilionis. Dr Airina is also looking at venturing into projects which involves anti-cancer properties from medicinal plants.

Besides doing research, she is teaching undergraduates students of Biohealth Program, Institute of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University Malaya. Her core teaching subjects includes Pharmacology, Drug Analysis and Analytical Biochemistry. Besides that, she has been teaching various Laboratory courses due to her expertise in Biochemistry. On top of that, Dr Airina has supervised more than 15 undergraduate students for their final year projects and currently supervising and co-supervising up to 4 graduate students. She is the Principal investigator for a research grant and a Co-PI of a research collaborating with MAHSA university. She has authored and co-authored more then 5 research papers with a number of conference proceedings.

She was also appointed as the Secretary and fellow of the Fifth Residential college and has been a residential college fellow for almost 10 years. She is dedicated towards helping students to improve in their soft skills abilities and to expose students towards community engagement programs. Dr Airina is the fellow advisor for various established programs such as the Education Malaysia (EDUMAS), Malaysian Blood Donation (NBD) and other community engagement programs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • Doctoral Degree (PhD)
    Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • MSc, (Biokimia Lipid)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BSC, (Biokimia)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • College Secretary
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • AJK Task Force Program Sarjana Biokesihatan
    01 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2021 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Panel Penasihat Akademik Fakulti Sains (Biokesihatan)
    09 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2021 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • AJK estetika dan Eko ISB
    17 May 2019 - 16 May 2021 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Penyelaras Kelab Pelajar Program ISB
    25 Mar 2019 - 25 Mar 2021 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • AJK Task Force Pengurusan Rekod dan Fail HEP
    15 Jan 2020 - 14 Jan 2021 (University Malaya)
  • College Secretary
    02 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • AJK semakan Kurirkulum Program Biokesihatan
    02 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Panel Temuduga Biasiswa MyBrainSc Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
    04 Apr 2019 - 03 Apr 2020 (National)
  • AJK Jawatankuasa Pusat Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan (OSHE)
    21 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2020 (University Malaya)
  • AJK Fulbright Public Talk Specialist Program
    14 Feb 2020 - 19 Mar 2020 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Quality Manager
    01 Mar 2019 - 29 Feb 2020 (University Malaya)
  • Document Controller
    01 Mar 2019 - 29 Feb 2020 (University Malaya)
  • College Secretary
    05 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Academic Advisor for Biohealth Science Division
    10 Oct 2017 - 09 Oct 2019 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • AJK Lawatan Penilai Luar Program Biokesihatan
    03 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2019 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • ICGPA Task Force
    02 Feb 2018 - 01 Feb 2019 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Fellow
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • College Secretary
    01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Academic Advisor Panel
    10 Oct 2017 - 09 Oct 2018 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Panel Penasihat Akademik Bagi Ijazah Sarjana Muda Sains Biokesihatan
    14 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2018 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • AJK Biosimposium
    09 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • AJK bagi Unit Cenderahati, Majlis Jasamu Dikenang
    10 Aug 2017 - 10 Feb 2018 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • College Secretary
    01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Fellow
    01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Fellow
    01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 (University Malaya)
  • Academic Advisor
    05 Sep 2016 - 04 Sep 2017 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Evaluator
    19 May 2017 - 19 May 2017 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Jawatankuasa Buku Panduan
    27 Mar 2014 - 24 Feb 2017 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Incident Controller
    05 Feb 2015 - 05 Feb 2017 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • College Secretary
    01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Fellow
    01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Fellow
    01 Feb 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • College Secretary
    16 Jun 2014 - 15 Jun 2015 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Fellow
    01 Feb 2014 - 31 Jan 2015 (Dayasari Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Fellow
    01 Feb 2014 - 31 Jan 2014 (University Malaya)
  • Fellow
    23 Aug 2004 - 31 Dec 2006 (University Malaya)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • LONDON JOURNALS PRESS, HONORARY MEMBER
    2020 to 2020 (International)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Evaluator
    Institute of Biological Sciences, 2020 (Department)
  • Evaluator
    Biosymposium 2019, 2019 (Department)
  • Judge
    24th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, 2019 (International)
  • Naib Johan Berkumpulan Pertandingan Bowling Tertutup ISB
    Institut Sains Biologi , 2019 (Department)
  • Evaluator
    Institute of Biological Science, 2018 (Department)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Tan, Hsiao Wei; Lim, Zhi Yin Joan; Muhamad, Nur Airina; Liew, Fong Fong (2022). Potential Economic Value of Chitin and Its Derivatives as Major Biomaterials of Seafood Waste, with Particular Reference to Southeast Asia, JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS. 10(4), 909-938. doi:10.32604/jrm.2022.018183
  2. Khan, A., Muhamad, N. A., Taha, R. M., Mohamad, J., & Al-Shara, B. (2021). Therapeutic potential of saffron, and its chemical components in the treatment of cancers and cardiovascular disorders - a review. International Food Research Journal, 28(5), 871-892.
  3. Khan, A., Muhamad, N. A., Ismail, H., Nasir, A., Khalil, A. A. K., Anwar, Y., . . . Al-Thobaiti, S. A. (2020). Potential Nutraceutical Benefits of In Vivo Grown Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) As Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anticoagulant, and Antidepressant in Mice. Plants-Basel, 9(11), 17. doi: 10.3390/plants9111414
  4. Seifaddinipour, M., Farghadani, R., Namvar, F., Bin Mohamad, J., & Muhamad, N. A. (2020). In Vitro and In Vivo Anticancer Activity of the Most Cytotoxic Fraction of Pistachio Hull Extract in Breast Cancer. Molecules, 25(8), 21. doi: 10.3390/molecules25081776
  5. Seifaddinipour, Maryam; Farghadani, Reyhaneh; Namvar, Farideh; Bin Mohamad, Jamaludin; Muhamad, Nur Airina (2020). In Vitro and In Vivo Anticancer Activity of the Most Cytotoxic Fraction of Pistachio Hull Extract in Breast Cancer, MOLECULES. 25(8). doi:10.3390/molecules25081776
  6. Mohamad, J., Masrudin, S. S., Alias, Z., Muhamad, N. A. (2019). The effects of Pueraria mirifica extract, diadzein and genistein in testosterone-induced prostate hyperplasia in male Sprague Dawley rats. Molecular Biology Reports, 46(2), 1855-1871. doi:10.1007/s11033-019-04638-5
  7. Muhamad, Nur Airina; Mohamad, Jamaludin (2012). Fatty Acids Composition of Selected Malaysian Fishes, SAINS MALAYSIANA. 41(1), 81-94
Scopus
  1. Zambari I.F., Hafid S.R.A., Muhamad N.A. (2022). OPTIMISATION OF THE EXTRACTION METHOD OF RED Christia vespertilionis LEAVES TO YIELD BIOACTIVE PHYTOCHEMICAL AS MONITORED BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY, Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences. 26(2), 415-428
  2. Khan, A., Muhamad, N. A., Taha, R. M., Mohamad, J., & Al-Shara, B. (2021). Therapeutic potential of saffron, and its chemical components in the treatment of cancers and cardiovascular disorders - a review. International Food Research Journal, 28(5), 871-892.
  3. Eder, S. H. K., Cadiou, H., Muhamad, A., McNaughton, P. A., Kirschvink, J. L., Winklhofer, M. (2012). Magnetic characterization of isolated candidate vertebrate magnetoreceptor cells, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(30), 12022-1202700278424 (ISSN).
Others
  1. Khan, A.; Muhamad, N.A.; Ismail, H.; Nasir, A.; Khalil, A.A.K.; Anwar, Y.; Khan, Z.; Ali, A.; Taha, R.M.; Al-Shara, B.; Latif, S.; Mirza, B.; Fadladdin, Y.A.J.; Zeid, I.M.A.; Al-Thobaiti, S.A. (2020) Potential Nutraceutical Benefits of In Vivo Grown Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) As Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anticoagulant, and Antidepressant in Mice. Plants, 9(11), 1414.
  2. N. A. Shukor, A. Ablat, N A Muhamad, J. Mohamad ( 2018)
  3. M. Zakaria, Vijayasekaran, Zul Ilham & Nur Airina Muhamad. 2014. Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Calophyllum Inophyllum Fruits Extracts. Procedia Chemistry 13 pg 218 220
Other Publications
  1. N A MUHAMAD, L F Fong (2017) Study on Organic Acids on Sabdariffa Lynn calyx. Journal of Food Science and Technology. - Unpublished Writting Works
  2. The effect of Pueraria mirifica on zinc transporter expression in testosterone-induced prostatic hyperplasia rat. - Unpublished Writting Works

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2019 - 2020, Mahsa Grant
    A new Biological method for chitin and chitosan extraction from local shrimp and fish scal as dental material ( Consultant)
  2. 2016 - 2016, RU Operation
    Developing The Literacy Skills Of Myanmar Refugee Learners ( Consultant)

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Slot SOP Pengurusan Aktiviti Pelajar , Bengkel Pengurusan Projek Dayasari 2019, Kolej Kediaman Kelima UM (University) (04 Oct 2019 - 05 Oct 2019)
  2. SLOT Inspiring your freshies, Bengkel Pemudahcara Mahasiswa Kolej Kediaman Kelima 2019, Kolej Kediaman Kelima  (University) (02 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2018)
  3. Potensi program akademik Sains Biokesihatan Fakuti Sains Universiti Malaya Menyumbang kepada usaha mewujudkan progaram akademik perubatan Melayu, PERSIDANGAN ANTARABANGSA PERUBATAN MELAYU " PERUBATAN PMELAYU DARI PELBAGAI PERSEPKTIF", APM dan Fakuti Sains (International) (15 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017)
OTHERS
  1. Reviewer of International Eurasian Biochem , International Eurasian Conference on Chemical and Biological Sciences, EurasionBiochem (International) (26 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2020) A comparative Metabolome and proteome analysis to elucidate disease resistance in hot water treated papaya , (Internal Examiner)
  2. (2020) A metabolomics approach to investigate the effects of UV-C treatment and edible coating as a hurdle concept for shelf-life extension and quality maintenance of fresh-cut pineapple , (Internal Examiner)
  3. (2020) NEUROPROTECTION OF CALOCYBE INDICA (PURKAYASTHA & CHANDRA) ON NEURO-2A-BLASTOMA CELL , (Internal Examiner)
  4. (2020) Chemical profile and antimicrobial activity of essential oil and methanol extract peels of Durio zibethinus , (Internal Examiner)
  5. (2020) Total alkaloids from the rhizomes of Ligusticum striatum: A review of chemical analysis and pharmacological activities , (Reviewer)
  6. (2019) Malaysia Society of Applied Biology, (Reviewer)
  7. (2019) Malaysian Journal of Science , (Reviewer)
  8. (2018) Reviewer for Journal Oil Palm Research , (Reviewer)
  9. (2018) Editorial Board member for Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology , (Scientific Committee)
  10. (2018) Reviewer for Jpurnal of Oil Palm Research , (Reviewer)
  11. (2017) Journal of Oil Palm Research., (Reviewer)
  12. (2016) "Osmotic, Oxidative and Salinity Stresses Upregulate the Expressions of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Biosynthesis Genes (THIC and THI1/THI4) in Oil Palm (Elaies guineensis)" for the Journal of Oil Palm Research., (Reviewer)
  13. (2016) Journal of Oil Palm Research. , (Reviewer)
  14. (2014) The Effect of Ganoderma Boninense Infection on the Expressions of Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Biosynthesis Genes in Oil Palm (Elaies guineensis) , (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2019) Advisor of Dinner and Excursion of BSGC, 24th Biological Science Graduate Congress

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2019) STUDIES ON PROTEOLYTIC ENZYME PROPERTIES AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF LEAF EXTRACT OF BUTTERFLY WING (MARIPOSA CHRISTIA VESPERTILLONIS), IZZAH FARHAH BINTI ZAMBARI
  2. (2018) MASS PROPAGATION AND IN VITRO FLOWERING OF SAFFRON (CROCUS SATIVUS L.), ASIF KHAN
  3. (2017) POPULATION DYNAMIC,LIFE CYCLE AND FEEDING STIMULANT OF BEETLE PEST OF MAGIFERA INDICA IN MALAYSIA, KAMARULNIZAM BIN SHAMSULAMAN
  4. (2017) Isolation and characterization of xanthine oxidase inhibitors from Vernonia amygdalina in hyperucemic rats, CHE WAN IMANINA BINTI CHE WAN TAKWA
  5. (2016) POPULATION DYNAMIC,LIFE CYCLE AND FEEDING STIMULANT OF BEETLE PEST OF MAGIFERA INDICA IN MALAYSIA, KAMARULNIZAM BIN SHAMSULAMAN
  6. (2014) POPULATION DYNAMIC,LIFE CYCLE AND FEEDING STIMULANT OF BEETLE PEST OF MAGIFERA INDICA IN MALAYSIA, KAMARULNIZAM BIN SHAMSULAMAN
Master
  1. (2018) The effect of Aquilaria malaccensis in reducing oxidative stress in sodium tungstate induced rats., SYAHLINIZA BEGUM BINTI HABEEB MOHAMED
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2016) SHEK 3183 Final year Project
  2. (2015) Study on medicinal phytochemicals of Curcuma xanthorrhiza and Curcuma domestica
  3. (2014) Characterization of magnetosensitive structure in fish.
  4. (2013) Studies on extraction of liberica green coffee and its inhibitory effect on body weight gain mice
  5. (2013) Effect of unripe Coffee liberica on weight loss in mice
  6. (2013) Antidiabetic, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of ethanolic extract of Asplenium nidus in Alloxan induced Albino Mice
  7. (2013) Antidiabetic and antioxidant effect of Cymbopogan citratus in Alloxan induced albino mice

TEACHING


Bachelor
  1. (2017) SHEK3101 - Analytical Biochemistry
  2. (2017) SHEK3173 - Biohealth Science Practical Ii
  3. (2017) SHEK3183 - Research Project in Biohealth Science
  4. (2017) SHEK3183 - Research Project in Biohealth Science
  5. (2017) SIK3008 - Analysis of Drugs
  6. (2016) SHEK3173 - Biohealth Science Practical Ii
  7. (2016) SHEK3305 - Drug Analysis
  8. (2015) SHEK3103 - Pharmacology
  9. (2015) SHES1270 - Biology Practical
  10. (2014) SHEK2273 - Biohealth Science Practical I
  11. (2014) SHEK3101 - Analytical Biochemistry
  12. (2014) SHEK3103 - Pharmacology
  13. (2014) SHEK3104 - Primary Metabolism
  14. (2014) SHEK3173 - Biohealth Science Practical Ii
  15. (2014) SHEK3183 - Research Project in Biohealth Science
  16. (2014) SHES1270 - Biology Practical
  17. (2013) SHEK3104 - Primary Metabolism
  18. (2013) SHEK3173 - Biohealth Science Practical Ii

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Panel Bagi Slot Selamat Pagi Malaysia (Tv1) Sebagai Felo Penasihat Program 1 Education Malaysia., (31 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Oil Palm Research, (31 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017)
  • Pembentang Slot Setiausaha, (09 Feb 2017 - 09 Feb 2017)
  • Part of The Biohealth Science Division Team in Preparation of The Programme Self Assessment Record (Psar), (18 Nov 2016 - 08 Dec 2016)
  • Judge for Sri Aman Language Carnival, (20 Jul 2016 - 20 Jul 2016)
  • Panel Evaluator for Institute of Biological Science Biosymposium., (20 May 2016 - 20 May 2016)
  • Evaluation Panel for The Ppp Grants, (21 Jan 2016 - 21 Jan 2016)