Curriculum Vitae

PROF. DR. RINA A/P N.KARUNAKARAN

Professor
  • Department of Medical Microbiology
    Faculty of Medicine
  • 0379492774

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • BACTERIOLOGY
    Diagnostic Bacteriology
  • BACTERIOLOGY
    Antibiotic resistance

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • FRCPath (UK), (Patologi)
    Royal College of Pathologist, UK
  • MRCPath (UK), (Pathology)
    Royal College of Pathologist, UK
  • MPath (MMB), (Pathology)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • MBBS, (Perubatan)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Committee Members
    01 Jun 2022 - 31 May 2024 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator
    02 Mar 2022 - 01 Mar 2024 (Department)
  • Task Force Member
    01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2023 (National)
  • Coordinator
    23 Mar 2020 - 31 Dec 2023 (Department)
  • Examiner for viva Master of Pathology (Medical Microbiology) Final Examination Session 2022/2023 May 2023
    17 May 2023 - 17 May 2023 (National)
  • Co-coordinator of Bacteriology Diagnostic Unit, MMB Department, UMMC
    23 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2022 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator MPath Part 2 course, MMB Department
    02 Mar 2020 - 01 Mar 2022 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Clinical Administration
    23 Mar 2020 - 31 Dec 2021 (Department)
  • Jawatankuasa Ijazah Tinggi Fakulti Perubatan (JKITFP) (Postgraduate Committee Faculty of Medicine)- one of the Department's representatives (FACULTY) ongoing
    02 Mar 2020 - 30 Nov 2021 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • MEMBER OF THE WRITING GROUP FOR THE NATIONAL PATHOLOGY POSTGRADUATE CURRICULUM
    01 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 (National)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa MPath (MMB) Bahagaian Akhir 2020
    24 Aug 2020 - 09 Dec 2020 (University Malaya)
  • Co-Chairman Jawatankuasa Peperiksaan Bersama Sarjana Patologi (MMB) Bahagian II (Akhir) dari March 2020 (Co-Chairman MPath (MMB) Part II (FINAL) conjoint exam Committee)
    02 May 2020 - 09 Nov 2020 (University Malaya)
  • Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee for the MPath (MMB) Part2 MOCK Practical Training Workshop
    25 Aug 2020 - 27 Aug 2020 (National)
  • Committee Member, Jawatankuasa Penyediaan Data Statistik Antibiotik Jabatan MMB, PPUM (Antibiotic statistics data preparation committee, Department of MMB, UMMC)
    01 Aug 2016 - 01 Oct 2019 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator (Co-) of Immunology/Serology Diagnostic Unit MMB Department, UMMC
    18 Feb 2019 - 01 Oct 2019 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Jawatankuasa Ijazah Tinggi Fakulti Perubatan (JKITFP) (Postgraduate Committee Faculty of Medicine)- one of the Department's representatives (FACULTY) ongoing
    02 Dec 2014 - 30 Sep 2019 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Member of JAWATANKUASA IJAZAH TINGGI KLINIKAL FAKULTI PERUBATAN (Postgraduate Committee, Faculty of Medicine) (still ongoing at time of submission of this for application)
    22 Aug 2011 - 30 Sep 2019 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Malaya Medical Centre
    01 Aug 2016 - 31 Jul 2019 (University Malaya)
  • Coordinator (Co-) for Bacteriology Diagnostic Unit, MMB department, PPUM
    13 Jun 2018 - 17 Feb 2019 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee member for Jawatankuasa Kecil Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (UMMC)
    01 Dec 2014 - 01 Feb 2019 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee for Master of Pathology (MPath) (MMB) Curriculum Review, Department MMB
    15 Sep 2016 - 14 Sep 2018 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Advisor for Master of Pathology (MPath,MMB) Part II Course, MMB Department
    11 Aug 2016 - 10 Aug 2018 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator, Bacteriology Diagnostic Unit, MMB Diagnostic Laboratory, UMMC
    13 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2018 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Member of the 'Jawatankuasa Peningkatan Hubungan Kerjasama Di dalam Bidang Pengajaran dan penyelidikan antara Jabatan MMB dan Jabatan Parasitologi, Fakulti Perubatan, UM
    22 Oct 2015 - 21 Oct 2017 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Participant at the Curriculum Review Workshop, Master of Pathology (Conjoined University Pathology Curriculum Review Meeting)
    10 Oct 2016 - 11 Oct 2016 (National)
  • Master of Pathology (MPath, MMB) Part 2 Coordinator
    13 Jun 2016 - 30 Jul 2016 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee member for Antibiotic Resistance Statistics Data Preparation Committee, from 9.4.14)
    09 Apr 2014 - 08 Apr 2016 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator of Diagnostik Bacteriology Unit, MMB Department, PPUM
    05 Aug 2013 - 01 Jan 2016 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator for MPath (MMB) Part 2 Course, UM
    04 Aug 2014 - 01 Dec 2015 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator for Part 2 exam committee and committee member of Jawatankuasa Peperiksaan MPath (MMB) (conjoint Universities)
    01 Feb 2015 - 27 Nov 2015 (University Malaya)
  • Supervisor (Penyelia) for MMB Department's UMMP Program (University Malaya Medical Program)
    01 Apr 2014 - 01 May 2015 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator for MPath Part 2 Course (MMB)(Master of Pathology Part 2, MMB).
    01 Sep 2011 - 05 Nov 2012 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Penyelaras Unit Diagnostik Bakteriologi, Makmal Diagnostik Mikrobiologi, Jabatan Mikrobiologi Perubatan, PPUM ((Unit Coordinator for the Bacteriology Diagnostic Unit, Medical Microbiology Diagnostic Laboratory, UMMC))
    29 Aug 2012 - 05 Nov 2012 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator Unit Diagnostik Bakteriology, Jabatan MMB, PPUM
    15 Sep 2006 - 01 Nov 2012 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee Member of the Committee for Vetting for the Dental Undergraduate Profesional Exams, year 2, MMB Department, Faculty of Medicine
    25 Sep 2008 - 01 Nov 2012 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator of MPath Part 1 Course (Master of Pathology Part 1), MMB Department
    01 Sep 2011 - 01 Jun 2012 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Super user untuk Projek Naiktaraf Sistem Maklumat Makmal (LIS), PPUM (Super user for the Laboratory Information System (LIS), UMMC upgrade project)
    01 Jul 2010 - 01 Jul 2011 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Curriculum review Committee for Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) (MMB Curriculum review), from MMB Department
    31 Dec 2004 - 01 Dec 2010 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • 4th Laboratory Information System (LIS) Upgrade Project Working Committee Member for Department of MMB, UMMC
    13 Aug 2010 - 17 Aug 2010 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Cooridnator for MFEB3404(Advanced Diagnostic MMB) Course under Biomedical Science
    31 Oct 2006 - 31 Oct 2009 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Involved in Curriculum Review for Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology (Biomedical Science Course), in 2008
    27 Aug 2008 - 27 Aug 2008 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator of the Dental BDS MMB Course for Year 2
    01 Sep 2006 - 25 Jul 2008 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Dental Course Coordinator for Department of MMB
    30 Sep 2006 - 25 Jul 2008 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee Member of The Laboratory Accreditation Committee, MMB Department, UM
    12 Oct 2006 - 12 Oct 2007 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee Member of the MMB Department Accounts Advisor Committee
    22 Sep 2006 - 21 Sep 2007 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee Member of the Department Charges review Committee, MMB Department
    20 Dec 2006 - 01 Apr 2007 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee Member Jawatankuasa Akreditasi Makmal (Laboratory Accreditation Committee, MMB Department, UMMC)
    01 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2006 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee Member of the MBBS Practical Review for MMB Department
    18 Jul 2005 - 01 Oct 2005 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Coordinator for BD(Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Phase 2, MMB Department
    01 Jun 2004 - 01 Oct 2005 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Committee member for Jawantankuasa Ekspo Pameran Penyelidikan (Galeri PTJ) MMB Department, at Universiti Malaya
    14 Jun 2005 - 17 Jun 2005 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Department Quality Manager, MMB Department, PPUM (Hospital)
    26 Jan 2002 - 15 Jul 2003 (University Malaya)
  • Department Quality Manager
    16 Jul 2001 - 15 Jul 2003 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)
  • Assistant Laboratory Coordinator
    10 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2002 (Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MEMBER OF ESCMID (EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES), MEMBER
    2022 to 2024 (International)
  • NATIONAL SPECIALIST REGISTER, MEMBER
    Since 2015 (National)
  • FELLOW, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS, UK, MEMBER
    Since 2008 (International)
  • FELLOW ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS UK, MEMBER
    2008 to 2023 (International)
  • MEMBER OF THE S. AUREUS BACTEREMIA 'ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS' GROUP, UMMC (AHLI PASUKAN ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS S. AUREUS BACTEREMIA, PPUM), MEMBER
    2021 to 2022 (University)
  • NATIONAL SPECIALIST REGISTER (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY), REGISTERED MEMBER
    2015 to 2022 (National)
  • FELLOW, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS, UK, MEMBER
    2008 to 2022 (International)
  • MEMBER OF THE 'ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BACTEREMIA' GROUP, PPUM, MEMBER
    2021 to 2022 (University)
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY, MEMBER
    2020 to 2020 (International)
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY, MEMBER
    2016 to 2016 (International)
  • ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS UK, MEMBER
    2006 to 2008 (International)
  • MEMBER, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS, UK, MEMBER
    2006 to 2007 (International)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • Certificate and Letter of appreciation
    MERDU, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2022 (University)
  • Anugerah Perkhidmatan Setia 20 Tahun 2021
    University of Malaya, 2021 (University)
  • Report of Completion of CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Program course:Human Research (Curriculum Group) DON-Supported Extramural Performers I - Biomedical (Course Learner Group) 1 - Basic Course
    Department of the Navy, CITI Program, US, 2020 (International)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for being a Guest speaker at the Antibiotic resistance Awareness Campaign 2020, Inti International University
    Inti International University, 2020 (Community)
  • Certificate Of Acheivement Completed Hand Hygiene Medical Online Learning Module 2 May 2019
    Hand Hygiene Australia, 2019 (International)
  • Certificate Awarded for attending MSQH 5th Edfition Hospital Stabndards Traiing Programme 16 April 2019
    Malaysia Society for Quality in Health, 2019 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2019 (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation UMMP PBL Training Workshop
    FOM, UM, 2018 (Ptj/ Faculty)
  • Letter of appreciation for being in Evaluation Panel for the FRGS grant Phase 1/2018 level of "Institute Pengurusan dan Pemantauan Penyelidikan (IPPP)"
    IPPP, UM, 2018 (University)
  • Organizing Comiittee of 2nd Basic and Clinical Immunology Course
    Chairman of Organizing Committee, Department of MMB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2017 (Ptj/ Faculty)
  • Letter and Certificate of Appreciation for being an External Reviewer for MOH Malaysia's Clinical Practice Gudielines (CPG) on Management of Rhinosinusitis in Adolescents and Adults
    KKM, 2017 (National)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Participation in the Curriculum Review Workshop, Master of Pathology 2016
    Chairman, Master of Pathology Curricuum Review Committee (National) and USM (School of Medical Sciences), 2016 (National)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2016 (University)
  • Letter of appreciation (Invited speaker at the pre-congress workshop for 37th MPA Congress & Asia Pacific Vaccinology Update)
    Malaysian Paediatric Association and Asia Pacific Paediatric Association, 2015 (National)
  • Sijil Penghargaan (Certificate of Appreciation) for contribution as invited speaker at UMMC Infectious Diseases Master Class
    Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Malaya, 2014 (National)
  • Sijil Penghargaan (Certificate of appreciation) for being invited speaker at Johor Pathology Scientific Meeting
    Persatuan Patologi Johor, 2014 (National)
  • Visiting Fellow at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital MMB Lab 19th-30th November 2012.
    West Midlands Public Health Laboratory, , 2012 (International)
  • Award of Completion Biosafety Level 2 Safety Training August 2011 Emory University& Tidrec, University Malaya, at UM
    Emory University, 2011 (International)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2010 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2007 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2006 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2005 (University)
  • Certificate of appreciation from SPM Department for being a part-time lecturer in the "Epidemiology of Major Communicable Diseases in Malaysia" course for the Master of Public Health candidates 2004/2005 session
    Epidemiology Unit, SPM, FOM, UM, 2004 (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for being an invited speaker at the Infection Control Course (" Current Trends In Infection Control")
    PPUM and Persatuan Kawalan Jangkitan Malaysia, 2004 (National)
  • Certificate of appreciation for participating in the PPUM Point Prevalence Survey
    PPUM, Kawalan Jangkitan, 2004 (University)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2003 (University)
  • Pingat Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh untuk pelajar terbaik Sarjana Patologi 1999, Universiti Malaya
    Universiti Malaya, 1999 (University)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Loong, Shih Keng; Liam, Chong Kin; Karunakaran, Rina; Tan, Kim-Kee; Mahfodz, Nur Hidayana; Abubakar, Sazaly (2024). Non-classical Bordetella sp. (closely related to Bordetella hinzii and Bordetella pseudohinzii) lower respiratory tract infection in a patient with extensive bronchiectasis: a case report, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH. 52(1). doi:10.1177/03000605231214464
  2. Tay, Sun Tee; Merican, Azhar Mahmood; Jabar, Kartini Abdul; Velayuthan, Rukumani Devi; Ayob, Khairul Anwar; Lee, Jiang Lin; Chong, Jennifer; Karunakaran, Rina (2023). Falsarthrobacter nasiphocae periprosthetic joint infection, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 136, 77-80. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2023.08.025
  3. Yap, Polly Soo Xi; Chong, Chun Wie; Ponnampalavanar, Sasheela; Ramli, Ramliza; Harun, Azian; Jamaluddin, Tengku Zetty Maztura Tengku; Khan, Anis Ahmed; Ngoi, Soo Tein; Lee, Yee Qing; Lau, Min Yi; Tan, Shiang Chiet; Kong, Zhi Xian; Woon, Jia Jie; Mak, Siew Thong; Jabar, Kartini Abdul; Karunakaran, Rina; Ismail, Zalina; Salleh, Sharifah Azura; Noor, Siti Suraiya Md; Masri, Siti Norbaya; Taib, Niazlin Mohd; Jasni, Azmiza Syawani; Tee, Loong Hua; Leong, Kin Chong; Lim, Victor Kok Eow; Abu Bakar, Sazaly; Teh, Cindy Shuan Ju (2023). A multicentre study to determine the in vitro efficacy of flomoxef against extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli in Malaysia, PEERJ. 11. doi:10.7717/peerj.16393
  4. Kong, Zhi Xian; Karunakaran, Rina N.; Jabar, Kartini Abdul; Ponnampalavanar, Sasheela; Chong, Chun Wie; Teh, Cindy Shuan Ju (2022). A retrospective study on molecular epidemiology trends of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a teaching hospital in Malaysia, PEERJ. 10. doi:10.7717/peerj.12830
  5. Lee, Yee Qing; Ponnampalavanar, Sasheela Sri La Sri; Chong, Chun Wie; Karunakaran, Rina; Vellasamy, Kumutha Malar; Jabar, Kartini Abdul; Kong, Zhi Xian; Lau, Min Yi; Teh, Cindy Shuan Ju (2022). Characterisation of Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Based on Their Clinical and Molecular Profile in Malaysia, ANTIBIOTICS-BASEL. 11(11). doi:10.3390/antibiotics11111670
  6. Tay, S. T., Wong, P. L., Chiu, C. K., Tang, S. N., Lee, J. L., Hamdan, N. W., . . . Karunakaran, R. (2021). Nocardia kroppenstedtii: a rare pathogen isolated from the spinal vertebral abscess of a patient on long-term immunosuppressive therapy. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 25(2), 605-608. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_202101_24618
  7. Riley, Thomas, V; Collins, Deirdre A.; Karunakaran, Rina; Kahar, Maria Abdul; Adnan, Ariza; Hassan, Siti Asma; Zainul, Nadiah Hanim; Rustam, F. R. Mohammed; Abd Wahab, Z.; Ramli, Ramliza; Lee, Yeong Yeh; Hassan, Hamimah (2018). High Prevalence of Toxigenic and Nontoxigenic Clostridium difficile Strains in Malaysia, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 56(6). doi:10.1128/JCM.00170-18
  8. Low, Y. M., Yap, P. S. X., Jabar, K. A., Ponnampalavanar, S., Karunakaran, R., Velayuthan, R., Chong, C. W., Abu Bakar, S., Yusof, M. Y. M., Teh, C. S. J. (2017). The emergence of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Malaysia: correlation between microbiological trends with host characteristics and clinical factors. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 6, 13.
  9. Khari, F. I. M., Karunakaran, R., Rosli, R., Tay, S. T. (2016). Genotypic and Phenotypic Detection of AmpC beta-lactamases in Enterobacter spp. Isolated from a Teaching Hospital in Malaysia, Plos One. 11(312), Article
  10. Karunakaran, R., Tay, S. T., Rahim, F. F., Lim, B. B., Puthucheary, S. D. (2014). Molecular Analysis of Ciprofloxacin Resistance among Non-Typhoidal Salmonella with Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin Isolated from Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 67(3), 157-1621344-6304.
  11. Karunakaran, R., Tay, S. T., Rahim, F. F., Lim, B. B., Sam, I. C., Kahar-Bador, M., Hassan, H., Puthucheary, S. D. (2012). Ceftriaxone Resistance and Genes Encoding Extended-Spectrum beta-Lactamase among Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Species from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 65(5), 433-435
  12. Sam, I. C., Karunakaran, R., Kamarulzaman, A., Ponnampalavanar, S., Omar, S. F. S., Ng, K. P., Yusof, M. Y. M., Hooi, P. S., Jafar, F. L., AbuBakar, S. (2012). A large exposure to Brucella melitensis in a diagnostic laboratory, Journal of Hospital Infection. 80(4), 321-325
  13. Aye, A. M., Law, C. W., Sabet, N. S., Karunakaran, R., Hanifah, Y. A., Jafar, F. L., Abubakar, S., et al. (2011). Isolation of Aggregatibacter aphrophilus from a patient with acute appendicitis, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. 157(845-847), Article
  14. Karunakaran, R., Halim, H. A., Ng, K. P., Hanifah, Y. A., Chin, E., Jaafar, F. L., Abubakar, S., et al. (2011). Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens intravascular catheter-related bacteremia in a haematology patient: a case report, European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. 1511(1343-1346), Article
  15. Yasin, R. M., Zin, N. M., Hussin, A., Nawi, S. H., Hanapiah, S. M., Wahab, Z. A., Karunakaran, R., et al. (2011). Current trend of pneumococcal serotypes distribution and antibiotic susceptibility pattern in Malaysian hospitals, Vaccine. 2934(5688-5693), Article
  16. Dhanoa, A., Karunakaran, R., Puthucheary, S. D. (2010). SHORT REPORT Serotype distribution and antibiotic susceptibility of group B streptococci in pregnant women, Epidemiology and Infection. 138(7), 979-981
  17. Sam, I. C., Abdul-Murad, A., Karunakaran, R., Rampal, S., Chan, Y. F., Nathan, A. M., Ariffin, H., et al. (2010). Clinical features of Malaysian children hospitalized with community-acquired seasonal influenza, International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 14, E36-E40
  18. Karunakaran, R., Raja, N. S., Hafeez, A., Puthucheary, S. D. (2009). Group B Streptococcus Infection: Epidemiology, Serotypes, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Selected Isolates in the Population beyond Infancy (excluding Females with Genital Tract- and Pregnancy-Related Isolates) at the University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 62(3), 192-194
  19. Karunakaran, R., Puthucheary, S. D. (2007). Burkholderia pseudomallei: In vitro susceptibility to some new and old antimicrobials, Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 39(10), 858-861
  20. Karunakaran, R., Sam, I. C. (2007). Mutations in gyrA and parC in ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 59(4), 803-804
  21. Palasubramaniam, S., Karunakaran, R., Gin, G. G., Muniandy, S., Parasakthi, N. (2007). Imipenem-resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae in Malaysia due to loss of OmpK36 outer membrane protein coupled with AmpC hyperproduction, International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 11(5), 472-474
  22. Lee, W. S., Rajasekaran, G., Pee, S., Karunakaran, R., Hassan, H. H., D Puthucheary, S. (2006). Rotavirus and other enteropathogens in childhood acute diarrhoea: A study of two centres in Malaysia, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 42(9), 509-514
  23. Raja, N. S., Karunakaran, R., Ngeow, Y. F., Awang, R. (2005). Community-acquired vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: a case report from Malaysia, Journal of Medical Microbiology. 54(9), 901-903
Scopus
  1. Tay S.T., Merican A.M., Abdul Jabar K., Velayuthan R.D., Ayob K.A., Lee J.L., Chong J., Karunakaran R. (2023). Falsarthrobacter nasiphocae periprosthetic joint infection, International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 136, 77-80. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2023.08.025
  2. Karunakaran, R., Raja, N. S., Ng, K. P., Navaratnam, P. (2007). Etiology of blood culture isolates among patients in a multidisciplinary teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 40(5), 432-437
  3. Karunakaran, R., Raja, N. S., Quek, K. F., Hoe, V. C. W., Navaratnam, P. (2007). Evaluation of the routine use of the anaerobic bottle when using the BACTEC blood culture system, Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection. 40(5), 445-449
  4. Puthucheary, S. D., Sangkar, V., Hafeez, A., Karunakaran, R., Raja, N. S., Hassan, H. H. (2006). Rhodococcus equi - An emerging human pathogen in immunocompromized hosts: A report of four cases from Malaysia, Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 37(1), 157-161
  5. Karunakaran, R., Marret, M. J., Hassan, H., Puthucheary, S. D. (2004). Eikenella corrodens from a brain abscess, The Malaysian journal of pathology. 26(1), 49-52
  6. Hooi, P. S., Chua, B. H., Karunakaran, R., Lam, S. K., Chua, K. B. (2002). A retrospective review of mucocutaneous infections by human herpesvirus 1 and 2 in an urban population in Malaysia, The Medical journal of Malaysia. 57(1), 80-87
  7. Karunakaran, R., Ngeow, Y. F., Mashor, M. (2002). Isolation of Neissseria meningitidis from an unusual site, The Malaysian journal of pathology. 24(2), 103-105
Others
  1. IC Sam, Abdul-Murad A, Karunakaran R, Rampal S, Chan YF, Nathan AM, Ariffin H. Clinical features of Malaysian children hospitalised with community-acquired seasonal influenza. IJID 14S(2010)e36-e40
  2. Multidrug resistant and sensitive strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Establishing clonal relationship by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis and in vitro antibiotic synergy testing by E test By: Nawi, S. F. A. Mohd; Karunakaran, R.; Thong, K. -L.; et al. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES Volume: 14 Supplement: 1 Pages: E41-E42 Published: MAR 2010
  3. Dhanoa A, Karunakaran R, Puthucheary SD. Serotype distribution and antibiotic susceptibility of group B streptococci in pregnant women. Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Jul;138(7):979-81. doi: 10.1017/S0950268809991105
  4. Karunakaran R, Raja NS, Hafeez A, Puthucheary SD. Group B Streptococcus Infection: epidemiology, serotypes and antimicrobial Susceptibility of selected isolates in the population beyond infancy (excluding females with genital tract and pregnancy related isolates) at the University Malay Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur).JJID2009;62(3): 192-94
  5. Karunakaran R, Sam IC. Mutations in gyrA and parC in ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. J Antimicrob Chemother 2007; 59(4):803-4
  6. Lee WS., Rajasekharan G, Pee S, Karunakaran R, Hassan HH, Puthucheary SD. Rotavirus and other enteropathogens in childhood acute diarrhea: a study of 2 centers in Malaysia. J Paediatric Child Health 2006 Sep; 42(9): 509-14.
  7. NS Raja, Karunakaran R, H Hassan, SD Puthucheary. Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Epidemiology of bacteremia and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in a teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur. JUMMEC 2006; 9: 14-19
  8. Puthucheary SD, Sangkar V, Hafeez A, Karunakaran R, Raja NS, Hassan HH. Rhodococcus equi- an emerging human pathogen in immunocompromised hosts: A report of four cases from Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med public Health 2006 37(1): 157-161.
  9. Hooi PS, Chua BH, Karunakaran R, lam SK, Chua KB. A retrospective review of Mucocutaneous infections by Human Herpesvirus 1 and 2 in an urban population in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia 2002; 57(1): 80-7.
  10. Karunakaran R, Ngeow YF, Mashor M. isolation of Neisseria meningitidis from an unusual site. Malays J Pathol 2002; 24 (2): 103-5

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2022 - 2024, MOSTI-Funding
    Medicine: Development And Evaluation Of "sepsis-poc Test" For Early Diagnosis Of Sepsis And Bloodstream Bacterial, Fungal And Viral Infections ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Resistance Mechanisms, Survival And Clinical Outcomes Of Non-carbapenemase Producing Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research
    TOXIGENIC CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE - DETECTION AND ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY
  4. 2008 - 2010, RU Geran
    MULTI DRUG RESISTANT PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA : ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY AND SYNERGY TESTING BY E TEST AND PULSE FIELD GEL ELECTROPHERESIS OF ISOLATES ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2007 - 2009, RU Geran
    THE SEROTYPES AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL FEATURES OF GROUP B STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS AMONG NON-PREGNANT ADULTS IN UMMC ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  6. 2015 - 2016, Private Funding
    Evaluation of the FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (Filmarray) Panel for Identification of Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Pathogens in the Cerebrospinal Fluid ( Consultant)
  7. 2015 - 2016, Private Funding
    Evaluation of the Filmarray Blood Culture Identification Panel (bioMerieux SA) on selected positive blood culture samples from UMMC patients. ( Consultant)
  8. 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
    The Identification and Susceptibility Profile of Acinetobacter Baumanii Complex from intensive care unit patients, Kuala Lumpur Hospital and the Correlation of 2 methods for susceptibility testing of colistin and tigecycline ( Consultant)
  9. 2009 - 2010, Private Funding
    Serotype distribution and antibiotic susceptibility of group B streptococci in pregnant women. ( Consultant)
International
  1. 2020 - 2024, International Funding
    Subproject 1: Clinical Characteristics And Risk Factors For Mdro Related Ssi Among Trauma Patients ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2020 - 2024, International Funding
    Subproject 2 : Antimicrobial Susceptibility And Genotypic Characteristics Of Mdro Isolated From Surgical Site Infections ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2020 - 2022, Private Funding
    Subproject 1: Clinical characteristics and risk factors for mdro related ssi among trauma patients (15/07/2020 to 30/06/2022) Project No : IF066A-2020 ( Consultant)
  4. 2020 - 2022, Private Funding
    Subproject 2 : Antimicrobial susceptibility and genotypic characteristics of MDRO isolated from Surgical Site Infections (15/07/2020 to 30/06/2022) Project No : IF066B-2020 ( Consultant)
  5. 2018 - 2021, International Funding
    Characterization Of Esbl-producing Escherichia Coli And Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolated From Surgical Infections ( Co-Researcher)
  6. 2015 - 2016, International Funding
    Longitudinal Study Of The Impact Of Changing Trends In Genotypes And Phenotypes Of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Infection In A Tertiary Teaching Hospital In Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)
  7. 2016 - 2016, Private Funding
    The prevalence and molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Malaysian hospital patients with diarrhoea ( Consultant)
  8. 2009 - 2010, Private Funding
    Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistance Pathogens (ANSORP ) project- "Prospective, hospital-based, multinational surveillance on antimicrobial resistance anmd serotypes pf Streptococcus pneumoniae and disease burden of pneumococcal infections in Asian countries in the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine" study 2009 - 2010 ( Consultant)
  9. 2008 - 2009, Private Funding
    Asian network for Surveillance of resistance Pathogens (ANSORP) project-"A prospective multinational surveillance of hospiatl-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in adults in Asia 2008 - 2009 ( Consultant)
  10. 2002 - 2003, Private Funding
    MSD Research (Oasis 11) ( Consultant)
  11. 2001 - 2002, Private Funding
    Omnicare Research ( Consultant)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Interviewer for New Intake of MBBS Candidates 2020, UM
    01 Dec 2020 - 01 Dec 2020 (National)
  • Co-Chairman Conjoint Mpath (Mmb) Part Ii Exams Committee, Department of MMB, University of Malaya
    01 Dec 2020 - 01 Dec 2020 (National)
  • Chairman in a Technical Evaluation Committee for Mmb Department, Ummc, UMMC
    01 Dec 2020 - 01 Dec 2020 (National)
  • Member of The Writing Group for The National Pathology Postgraduate Curriculum, Faculty of Medicine
    01 May 2019 - 01 May 2020 (National)
  • Organizing Committee (Scientific Committee) for The Basic Course in Medical Mycology, Department of Medical Microbiology
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (National)
  • Frgs Grant Application Evaluation, IPPP
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (National)
  • Reviewer for Malaysian Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, Malaysian Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (National)
  • Examiner for Master of Ent Viva November Exams, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, UM
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (National)
  • Examiner for Master of Ent Viva Repeat Exam May 2018, ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (National)
  • Reviewed Manuscript Submitted to Plos One Journal November 2018, PLOS ONE JOURNAL
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (International)
  • Scientific Committee and Chairperson for The Infection Disease Symposium At The Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Equatorial Hotel, Penang, Malaysian Orthopaedic Association
    01 Dec 2018 - 01 Dec 2018 (National)
  • External Reviewer for Moh Clinical Practice Guidelines (Cpg) On "Management of Rhinosinusitis in Adolescents and Adults", Ministry of Health, Malaysia
    01 Jun 2016 - 01 Jun 2016 (National)
  • Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistance Pathogens (Ansorp ) Project- "Prospective, Hospital-Based, Multinational Surveillance On Antimicrobial Resistance Anmd Serotypes Pf Streptococcus Pneumoniae and Disease Burden of Pneumococcal Infections in Asian Countries in The Era of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine", ANSORP
    01 Dec 2009 - 01 Dec 2010 (International)
  • Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistance Pathogens (Ansorp) Project-"a Prospective Multinational Surveillance of Hospiatl-Acquired Pneumonia (Hap) and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (Vap) in Adults in Asia 2008 - 2009, Co-Investigator, 2008 - 2009, Private Funding, (International), ANSORP
    01 Dec 2008 - 01 Dec 2009 (International)

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Guest speaker:Title "Antibiotic resistance, prevention, & control" at INTI Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Campaign, Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Campaign 2020, INTI International Univerisity, INTI International University (University) (11 Mar 2020 - 11 Mar 2020)
  2. Invited for talk: "Antibiotic Resistance, Prevention and Control", World Antibiotic Awareness Week, organized by UTAR's Centre for Research on Communicable diseases (CRCD),- delivered talk to Medical students and UTAR teaching staff, Centre for Research on Communicable Diseases, UTAR (Others) (16 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017)
  3. "Diagnostics in Bacteriology", Pre-congress workshop for 37th MPA Congress & Asia Pacific Vaccinology Update, Malaysian Paediatric Association (National) (16 Sep 2015 - 16 Sep 2015)
  4. "Interpretation of Microbiology Results", UMMC Infectious Diseases Master Class 2014, UMMC (National) (21 Jun 2014 - 21 Jun 2014)
  5. "Leptospirosis: An update", 1st Johor Pathology Scientific Meeting, Persatuan Patologi Johor (National) (12 Mar 2014 - 12 Mar 2014)
  6. "Blood culture and prevention of contamination", Kursus Kawalan Jangkitan untuk Pegawai Perubatan/Pegawai Perubatan Siswazah (10.8.09), organized by PTJ Kawalan Jangkitan at Bilik Bistari, PTJ Pembangunan Insan, PPUM., PTJ Kawalan Jangkitan, PPUM (Others) (10 Aug 2009 - 10 Aug 2009)
  7. "Blood cultures and the UMMC", 6th Bactec User Club Meeting at Penang Gurney hotel: 17- 18 January 2008 Invited speaker, BMS and BD Malaysia (National) (17 Jan 2008 - 18 Jan 2008)
  8. "MIC testing: Why and When", Pfizer sponsored workshop The MMB Workshop, Pfizer (National) (25 Jun 2005 - 25 Jun 2005)
  9. Invited speaker: "Epidemiology and Control of Multi Resistant Organisms", Seminar on Infection Control (Seminar Kawalan Infeksi),, Hospital Putra Jaya (National) (10 Mar 2005 - 10 Mar 2005)
  10. "Epidemiology and Control of Multi Resistant Organisms",, Current Trends in Infection Control Seminar at the UMMC, 15-09-2004 , UMMC (Infection Control Unit) (National) (15 Sep 2004)
  11. Delivered 2 talks, Was an invited speaker (2 talks) at Pfizer's CME Medical Microbiology Workshop (Antimicrobial Susceptibility testing in a Diagnostic Medical Microbiology Laboratory) at Sheraton Subang Hotel + Towers, Pfizer (National) (02 Sep 2004 - 02 Sep 2004)
  12. "Microbiology Teaching Session (Oral presentation)", Pathologists conference , Hotel Crown Princess, KL, 17-12-2003 , Academy of Medicine (Malaysian Society of Pathologists), Malaysia (National) (17 Dec 2003 - 17 Dec 2003)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. The Identification of a Rare Bacterium from a Patient with Prosthetic Joint Infection - A Case Report, Breakfast@UM Health- Live webinar series, UM (National) (13 Sep 2023 - 13 Sep 2023)
  2. Free paper presentation: Rina A/p N. Karunakaran, I-Ching Sam "Molecular epidemiology of ciprofloxacin resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a teaching hospital in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.", IUSTI- Asia Pacific Conference on STI's and HIV/AIDS , International Union against STI (International) (27 Jul 2006 - 30 Jul 2006)
  3. "Mycobacterium fortuitum peritonitis in two CAPD patients."Free paper presentation: Rina A/p N.Karunakaran, Asma Hafeez, Lim Kuo Chieh, Gan Wee Hin, Parasakthi Navaratnam, Ngeow Yun Foong, International Seminar for Tuberculosis control: A Case for Regional Cooperation at Niko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Cannot recall (International) (21 Jul 2003 - 21 Jul 2003)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Necropsobacter rosorum : Isolation and identification of a rare cause of bacteremia Muhammad Fadzil Shahib, Rina N Karunakaran, Tay Sun Tee, Nazirah Abu Bakar, Lim Hong Tak, JAMS10th Annual Symposium (JAMS10), JAMS (Joint Academic Microbiology Seminars) (International) (23 Aug 2021 - 24 Aug 2021)
  2. POSTER at International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection 2017: "Trends in Molecular Epidemiology of Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a tertiary Teaching Hospital in Malaysia". Khong ZX*, Low YM , Abdul Jabar K, Karunakaran R, Ponampalavar S, Chong CW, Teh C. , International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection 2017, International Society of Chemotherapy (International) (24 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017)
  3. Title: Phenotypic and molecular detection of AmpC -lactamase from Enterobacter spp. isolated from clinical sources in a Malaysian hospital. Mohd Khari F. I., Karunakaran R., Rosli R. and Tay S. T. (Mohd Khari F.I. presented the poster)., 'Infections 2015: Infectious Diseases and Microbial Genomics'., Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. (National) (07 Apr 2015 - 08 Apr 2015)
  4. In-Vitro Activity of Selected Antimicrobial Agents Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Isolates from Tertiary Care Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Negar S. Sabet*, MY Yusof, R Karunakaran, AM Aye., 9th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance(ISAAR2013), on March 13th, KL Convention Centre, Malaysia)., ISAAR/MSIDC (International) (13 Mar 2013 - 13 Mar 2013)
  5. Prevalence of ceftriaxone resistance and ESBL genes among non- typhoidal Salmonella species isolated from a tertiary care hospital in Kuala Lumpur. R Karunakaran*, ST Tay, FF Rahim, IC Sam, M Kahar Bador, BB Lim, SD Puthucheary., 12th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases, 2nd - 5th December 2010, Shangri-la, Singapore, Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases (International) (02 Dec 2010 - 02 Dec 2010)
  6. Mulitdrug resistant and sensitive strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Establishing clonal relationship by PFGE and in vitro antibiotic synergy testing by E test. Presentor and first author: Siti Farah Nawi (MPath student at that time), 14th ICID, Miami, Florida, International Society for Infectious Diseases (International) (10 Mar 2010 - 10 Mar 2010)
  7. Prevalence and Resistance patterns of nosocomial pathogens in an adult ICU in Malaysia. Navaratnam P, Ong G, Karunakaran R, Raja NS, Australian and new Zealand College of Anesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting , Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists (International) (06 Mar 2003 - 06 Mar 2003)
PRESENTER
  1. Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia- 2 old STDs, one new test, UMMC Wednesday morning symposium, Faculty of Medicine (Others) (17 Oct 2018 - 17 Oct 2018)
  2. Nipah Virus Outbreak In Malaysia, Weekly Microbiology Meeting, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Medical Microbiology Department (International) (25 Aug 2002 - 25 Aug 2002)
OTHERS
  1. E poster Molecular Investigation of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Isolated from a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Malaysia , JITMM Virtual 2020 (Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting) Tropical disease control amid the COVID-19 pandemic , poster session 5, Mahidol University, Thailand (International) (16 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020)
  2. A comparison of in vitro activity of flomoxef and current broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents against extended-spectrum -lactamase-producing Escherichia coli , Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting 2020 JITMM Virtual 2020 Tropical Diseases Control amid the COVID 15 16 December 2020 , Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University (International) (15 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020)
  3. Oral presentation by PhD candidate at the Malaysian Society for Microbiology Postgraduate Seminar 2016 at UKM: Molecular analysis reveals the ability of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae to acquire multiple carbapenemase determinants and high genetic diversity among carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Kong Zhi Xian, Kartini Abdul Jabar, Rina Karunakaran, Low Ye Mun, Sasheela Ponnampalavanar, Chong Chun Wie, Cindy Teh Shuan Ju, Malaysian Society for Microbiology Postgraduate Seminar 2016, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National) (24 Aug 2016 - 24 Aug 2016)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) Viva Examiner, University, (Internal Examiner)
  2. (2023) Research Proposal Review for Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (for UM Researcher) 2023, University, (Reviewer)
  3. (2023) Viva Panel Examiner Mpath Final Examination (Mmb), National, (Internal Examiner)
  4. (2023) Internal Examiner Conjoint Mpath Final Exams (Mmb), National, (Internal Examiner)
  5. (2023) Internal Examiner for Mpath Candidate Research Report, University, (Internal Examiner)
  6. (2022) Internal Examiner Mmb Dental Undergradute Exams Mmb, University, (Internal Examiner)
  7. (2022) Internal Examiner for Clinical Masters Research Report, University, (Internal Examiner)
  8. (2021) One of The Viva Panel Examiners for The Mpath Exam (Mmb) Repeat Examination Nov 2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  9. (2021) One of The Panel of Viva Examiners for The Mpath Final Examination (Mmb), University, (Internal Examiner)
  10. (2021) Viva panelist (UM) for conjoined Master of Pathology (MMB) Final Exam (Part II) MAY2021, (Internal Examiner)
  11. (2020) Viva examiner MPath MMB Part2 conjoint exams , (Viva examiner MPath MMB Part2 conjoint exams)
  12. (2020) Internal examiner for Peperiksaan Bersama MPath MMB Bahagian Akhir 2020 , (Internal Examiner)
  13. (2020) Viva examiner for MMB, Master of ENT Part 1 exams , (Internal Examiner)
  14. (2020) One of the assessors (penemuduga) for MMBS students entrance interview for Academic session 2020/20 , (Assessor Penemuduga for MBBS Entrance Interview)
  15. (2020) Internal examiner for the MPath Part 1 (MMB) Examination, (Internal Examiner)
  16. (2020) Technical Evaluation Committee for MMB Department, UMMC , (Evaluation)
  17. (2019) MEMBER OF THE WRITING GROUP FOR THE NATIONAL PATHOLOGY POSTGRADUATE CURRICULUM , (member of the writing committee)
  18. (2018) MBBS Entrance Multiple Mini interviews 31st May 2018 , (Interviewer)
  19. (2018) Reviewed manuscript for Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, July 2018 , (Reviewer)
  20. (2018) Evaluator for FRGS Phase 1/2018 Level of "Institut Pengurusan dan Pematauan Penyelidikan (IPPP)" , (Evaluate research grant)
  21. (2018) Technical Evaluation and Chairman of the Technical Evaluation Committee Oct 2018, MMB, for PPUM , (Technical Evaluation)
  22. (2017) Technical evaluation committee chairman Nov 2017 MMB, for PPUM See hardcopy evidence , (Technical Evaluation Committee)
  23. (2017) IPT Evaluation Panel: FRGS Grant application , (Evaluation Panel)
  24. (2016) Viva examiner for Master of ENT Part 1 examination, UM, (Internal Examiner)
  25. (2016) Examiner for research report MPath candidate Dr. Boon Kay Ying (MGA 120002), (Internal Examiner)
  26. (2016) Evaluating Panel for PPP Grant Phase 1/2016 IPPP , (Evaluating Panel for PPP Grant Phase 1/2016 IPPP)
  27. (2015) ADHOC Committee Chairman and member for Masters students proposal: Eric Wong Hong Jian
  28. (2015) Technical evaluation committee and Chairman April 2015 MMB, for PPUM (See hardcopy evidence), (Technical evaluation Committee and Chairman)
  29. (2015) OSKE exams, UMMP, (Internal Examiner)
  30. (2014) Evaluator for Candidature Defense for Master of Medical Science Candidate LIM MUN KIT MGN 120050, (One of the evaluators for Candidature defense)
  31. (2014) Jawatankuasa kecil Penilaian dan Pemantauan Geran penyelidikan peringkat Jabatan), (PPP Grant application evaluation (Department))
  32. (2014) AD HOC COmmittee member for candidate Noorfatin Jihan Zulkefli(Master of Medical Science)
  33. (2014) Technical evaluation Committee Chairman April 2014 MMB, for PPUM See hardcopy evidence , (Technical Evaluation Committee)
  34. (2014) AD HOC COmmittee member and Chairman for candidate Low Ye Mun
  35. (2014) VIva examiner for the Borderline Viva-voce examination for MMB (2nd MBBS Examination), UM, (Viva examiner for the 2nd MBBS examination, UM)
  36. (2014) Examiner for viva-voce examination for the MPath Part 2 (MMB) Conjoined Universities repeat examination NOV 2014 at UPM, (Examiner)
  37. (2013) Viva examiner MBBS peperiksaan Kedua (Tambahan), (Internal Examiner)
  38. (2012) Technical evaluation committee and Chairman May 2012 MMB, for PPUM (See Hardcopy evidence), (Technical Evaluation Committee )
  39. (2010) Candidature defense evaluation on 22.9.2010, (Candidature defense Evaluator for Yalda Khosravi M)
  40. (2009) Technical evaluation committee August2009, MMB, for PPUM (See Hardcopy evidence), (Technical Evaluation Committee )
  41. (2009) Technical evaluation Committee Nov2009 MMB, for PPUM (See Hardcopy evidence), (Technical Evaluation Committee )
  42. (2009) Examiner for Research report for Master of Pathology (MMB) UM Candidate: (April 2009) , (Internal Examiner)
  43. (2009) Technical evaluation Committee May 2009 MMB, for PPUM (See Hardcopy evidence), (Technical Evaluation Committee May 2009)
  44. (2008) Review Biomed course curriculum, (Review curriculum committee MFEB 3404)
  45. (2008) Technical Evaluation Committee Oct 2008 MMB, for PPUM (See hardcopy evidence), (Technical Evaluation Committee )
  46. (2008) See Hardcopy evidence , (Price Evaluation Committee )
  47. (2008) Vetting committee for Dental MMB Programme exams, (Vetting committee for Dental MMB Programme exams)
  48. (2004) Evaluation panel for the Medical Students Elective Program Oral presentation, (Evaluating panel)
  49. (2004) Dental Curriculum Review Committee, (Dental Curriculum Review Committee)
  50. (2004) Point Prevalance survey, PPUM, (Team member)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2020) Co-Chairman of the Conjoint MPath (MMB) Part II Exam Committee from March 2, 2020, Department of MMB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  2. (2020) Co-Coordinator, Bacteriology Diagnostic Unit, MMB Department, UMMC, MMB Department, UMMC
  3. (2020) Coordinator, MPath Part 2 MMB Course, MMB Department, Department of MMB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  4. (2020) Co-Chairman organizing committee for the MPath(MMB) Part 2 MOCK Practical Training workshop, Department of MMB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  5. (2016) Credentialed and Privileged as Senior Consultant in MMB, UMMC since 23rd May 2016, University Malaya Medical Center , Others
  6. (2016) Curriculum Review Committee MPath (MMB), MMB Department. To review existing curriculum and make suggestions for improvement, MMB department, FOM, UM
  7. (2016) Coordinator (co), Bacteriology Unit, MMB Department, PPUM
  8. (2016) Co-reseracher in collaborative research with University of Western Australia (UWA Perth) and Alere: The prevalence and molecular epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Malaysian hospital patients with diarrhoea, UWA/Alere/UM
  9. (2016) Advisor of MPath Part II Course, MMB Department, FOM , UM
  10. (2011) Chairman of the Organizing Committee for: "WORKSHOP: ENSURING QUALITY IN ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING & REPORTING AN UPDATE Crystal Crown Hotel. Organizers: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, UM and MSIDC, University of Malaya and MSIDC
  11. (2010) LIS Upgrade Project Working Committee (On the Committee), Department of Medical Microbiology, UMMC
  12. (2009) Scientific Committee of UK-Malaysia Symposium on Current Strategies in Antimicrobial Therapies, Organized by UM and Sponsored by British High Commission
  13. (2009) A representative from UM (MMB) for the Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistance Pathogens (ANSORP) project- "Prospective, hospital-based, multinational surveillance on antimicrobial resistance anmd serotypes pf Streptococcus pneumoniae and disease burden of pneumococcal infections in Asian countries in the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine" study, ANSORP (Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistance Pathogens)
  14. (2009) Co- supervisor for research Report for Department of Molecular Medicine undergradutae candidate Devamalini., Faculty of Medicine
  15. (2008) A Representative from UM(MMB) for Asian network for Surveillance of resistance Pathogens (ANSORP) project-"A prospective multinational surveillance of hospiatl-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in adults in Asia, ANSORP
  16. (2008) Organizing Committee 2nd Basic and Clinical Immunology Course 2017, Faculty of Medicine, UM
  17. (2008) Pensyarah bagi Bahagian Pertama Kursus Bimbingan Bagi Graduan Perubatan Dari Institusi Yang Tidak Diiktiraf, MMC, MOH, Malaysia
  18. (2008) Penyelia untuk UMMP Program, Jabatan MMB, MMB Department, FOM, UM
  19. (2008) CoordinatorMPath PartII(MMB) course, Department of MMB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  20. (2008) Co-Coordinator Bacteriology Diagnostic Unit, Department of MMB, UMMC, UMMC
  21. (2008) Invited to give a lecture to Masters students at Opthalmology department, FOM, UM, Opthalmology Department, FOM, UM
  22. (2008) Co-supervisor for MBBS Phase II students research project 2009, FOM, UM
  23. (2008) Co-supervisor for MBBS students Phase II research project May/June 2003, FOM, UM
  24. (2003) MSD Research, MSD, International
  25. (2001) Research with Omnicare (Co-investigator from MMB), Omnicare, International
Mentoring
  1. (2024) Academic Advisor to Ummp Group 6 Students, University, (Academic Advisor)
  2. (2022) Academic Advisor for Group 6 Ummp Students ( 8 Students), University, (Mentor)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2022) Characterization of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae with Special Emphasis on the Response of Hypermucoviscous Carbapenem-Resistant klebsiella pneumoniae During Serum Bactericidal Activity, KONG ZHI XIAN
  2. (2015) Genotypic and Phenotypic Trends of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital with Special Emphasis on the Impact of Carbon Utilization on Gene Expression and Metabolism of CRKp., KONG ZHI XIAN
Master
  1. (2021) -, NUR ATIYA BINTI AZIZOL
  2. (2019) -, YOW KAI JIE
  3. (2018) project title will be determined in Yr2, Yow Kai Jie
  4. (2018) Project still being planned, Dr. Azwani binti Abdullah
  5. (2018) -, AZWANI BINTI ABDULLAH
  6. (2017) On epidemiology of adult GBS bacteremia, Dr. Jayamalar Pitchaimuthu
  7. (2017) -, JAYAMALAR A/P PITCHAIMUTHU
  8. (2016) Research on Nontuberculous Mycobacterium species from respiratory samples, Hanis Syazwani MMohd Hassan (MGA 140015)
  9. (2016) IDENTIFICATION AND AMPC-BETA LACTAMASE ANALYSIS OF Enterobacter spp. ISOLATED FROM CLINICAL SOURCES, FATIN IZZATI BINTI MOHD KHARI
  10. (2016) -, HANIS SYAZWANI BINTI MOHD HASSAN
  11. (2015) SUSCEPTIBILITY OF URINARY E.COLI ISOLATES (ESBL PRODUCING AND NON-ESBL PRODUCING ISOLATES) FROM A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN MALAYSIA TO FOSFOMYCIN, Dr. Boon Kah Ying (MGA 120002)
  12. (2015) -, BOON KAH YING
  13. (2015) -, IZYANI BINTI MD SHARIFF
  14. (2014) Research report:Detection of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacter among clinical isolates of Enterobacter spp. at a tertiary hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Roshalina Rosli (MGA 110010)
  15. (2014) Research on CRE and phenotypic detection, Izyani Md Shariff (MMK 150003)
  16. (2013) Molecular Identification of Enterobacter spp. from clinical sources and anlysis of genes involved in AmpC beta lactamases production, FATIN IZZATI BT MOHD KHARI
  17. (2012) Research report was done under Professor Ng Kee Peng's supervision, Dr. Kartini Abdul Jabar (MGA090004)
  18. (2011) The Research Report was done at HKL.THE IDENTIFICATION AND SUSCEPTIBILITY PROFILE OF ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII COMPLEX FROM INTENSIVE CARE UNITS PATIENTS, KUALA LUMPUR HOSPITAL AND THE CORRELATION OF 2 METHODS FOR SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING OF COLISTIN AND TIGECYCLINE., Dr. Nur Izati Mustapa (MGA080012)
  19. (2011) Research Report:Toxigenic Clostridium difficile- Detection and Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Dr. Farah Roslinda Mohd Rustam (MGA 080009)
  20. (2011) -, ROSHALINA BINTI ROSLI
  21. (2010) The Susceptibility Profile, The Prevalence And Detection Of Reduced Susceptibility To Ciprofloxacin, And gyrA mutation Among Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Isolated From The University Malaya Medical Centre, Dr. Lim Bee Bee (MGA 070010)
  22. (2009) Multidrug resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa: establishment of clonal relationship by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and antibiotic synergy testing by E test., Dr. Siti Farah Nawi MGA 06000
  23. (2009) -, KARTINI BINTI ABDUL JABAR
  24. (2008) -, LIM BEE BEE
  25. (2008) -, FARAH ROSLINDA BINTI MOHD RUSTAM
  26. (2008) -, NUR IZATI BINTI MUSTAPA
  27. (2007) -, SITI FARAH ALWANI BT MOHD NAWI
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2013) UMMP. Appointed as Mentor from 2013-2018 for Lai Yuen Sin (MEM130073)
  2. (2008) Research report co-supervisor for Department of Molecular Medicine student Devamalini Rajagopalu
  3. (2008) Co-supervisor for Medical Students Elective Project: Ascending cholangitis as a Complication of post-Kasai procedure in Biliary Atresia
  4. (2007) Co-supervisor for Medical Students Elective project:Studies on Salmonella associated with pet reptiles, rodents and other samll mammals
  5. (2002) Co-supervisor for MBBS Yr 2 students elective project (A study of Blood Culture isolates and their antiicrobial susceptbility profile from intensive care unit patients of University Malaya Meducak Centre, Kuala Lumpur

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2020) BCS - Master of Ent Viva
  2. (2020) MPATH - Master of Pathology Part 2 (Final Year)
  3. (2020) MPATH - Master of Pathology Part 2 (Final Year Viva)
  4. (2020) MPATH - Master of Pathology Part 2 (New Final Year)
  5. (2020) MPATH - Master of Pathology Part 2 (Newpart 2)
  6. (2020) MPATH - Mpath Part 1 Mmb
  7. (2020) MPATH - Mpath Supervision
  8. (2020) MPATH - Teaching Mpath During Clinical Duty
  9. (2020) PHD - Phdsupervision
  10. (2019) MPATH - Mpathpart 2
  11. (2019) MPATHPT1 - Mpathpt1mmb
  12. (2018) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group 1
  13. (2018) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group 2
  14. (2018) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group 3
  15. (2018) MPATH - Mpath Part2 Mmb
  16. (2018) MPATH - Mpathpart2mmb
  17. (2018) MPATH - Mmbpart1groups
  18. (2018) MPATH - Mmbpart2
  19. (2018) MPATH - Mpath Mmb Curriculum Matters
  20. (2018) PGBSC - Postgrad Basic Clinical Science (Ent/Surg)
  21. (2018) PHD, MSC - Supervision
  22. (2017) MCD - Masters of Clinical Dentistry
  23. (2017) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group1
  24. (2017) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group 2
  25. (2017) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group 3
  26. (2017) MPATH - Mmb Part 1 Group 4
  27. (2017) MPATH - Mpathmmb Part 1group4
  28. (2015) - - Mmscp Yr2
  29. (2015) - - Mpath On Call Teaching On P/H and Weekends
  30. (2015) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp 1
  31. (2015) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp 2
  32. (2015) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp 3
  33. (2015) - - Mpath Part 1 Revision Course
  34. (2015) - - Mpath Part 2
  35. (2015) - - Mpath Part 2 Cme
  36. (2015) - - Mpath Validation Duty Teaching
  37. (2015) - - Postgraduate Basic Clinical Science for Master of Surgery Etc
  38. (2014) - - Mmscp Yr1
  39. (2014) - - Mpath Cme
  40. (2014) - - Mpath Part 1 Group2
  41. (2014) - - Mpath Part 1 Group 3
  42. (2014) - - Mpath Part 1 Group4
  43. (2014) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp1
  44. (2014) - - Mpath Validation Duty Teaching
  45. (2014) - - Mppath On Call Teaching Mmb Phs and Weekends
  46. (2014) - - Postgraduate Basic/Clinical Science Teaching Programme
  47. (2013) - - Mpath On Call Teaching Ph and Weekends
  48. (2013) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp 2
  49. (2013) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp 3
  50. (2013) - - Mpath Part 1 Grp 4
  51. (2013) - - Mpath Part 2 Cme
  52. (2013) - - Mpath Validation Duty Teaching
  53. (2013) - - Postgraduate Basic Clinical Science Programme
Bachelor
  1. (2023) DIA2005 - Medical Microbiology
  2. (2022) DIA2005 - Medical Microbiology
  3. (2020) MIC2007 - Microbial Infections
  4. (2020) MIC3005 - Advanced Medical Bacteriology &Mycology
  5. (2020) MIC4004 - Diagnostic Bacteriology&Mycology
  6. (2020) UMMP - Ummp
  7. (2020) UMMP - Ummp Pbl
  8. (2019) MIC2007 - Microbial Infections
  9. (2018) DIA2005 - Dia2005
  10. (2018) DIA2005 - Medical Microbiology
  11. (2018) MIC3005 - Mic3005
  12. (2018) MIC4004 - Mic4004
  13. (2018) UMMP - Ummp
  14. (2018) UMMP - Ummp Lab Tour and Briefing
  15. (2018) UMMP - Ummp Pbl and Pbl Workshop
  16. (2018) UMMP - Ummp Theme Sessions
  17. (2017) DIA 2005 -
  18. (2017) DIA2005 - Medical Microbiology
  19. (2017) MIC3005 - Advanced Medical Bacteriology and Mycology
  20. (2017) UMMP - Ummp
  21. (2017) UMMP - Ummp
  22. (2016) MFEB4401 - Advanced Medical Microbiology
  23. (2015) - - Ummp
  24. (2015) - - Ummp Pbl
  25. (2015) MFEB2402 - Introductory Diagnostic Microbiology
  26. (2014) - - MBBS
  27. (2014) - - MBBS
  28. (2014) - - MBBS Phase 3
  29. (2014) - - MBBS Remedial Class
  30. (2014) - - Ummp
  31. (2014) DJED2101 - Medical Microbiology (Dental)
  32. (2014) DJED2101 - Mikrobiologi Perubatan (Dental)
  33. (2014) MFEB2401 - Microbial Infection (B)
  34. (2014) MFEB2402 - Introductory Diagnostic Microbiology
  35. (2014) MFEB4401 - Advanced Medical Microbiology
  36. (2013) - - MBBS
  37. (2013) - - MBBS Phase 2
  38. (2013) - - Ummp
  39. (2013) DJED2101 - Medical Microbiology (Dental)
  40. (2013) DJED2101 - Medical Microbiology(Dental)
  41. (2013) MFEB2402 - Introductory Diagnostic Microbiology
  42. (2013) MFEB2402 - Introductory Diagnostic Microbiology
  43. (2013) MFEB4401 - Advanced Medical Microbiology

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee for The Mpath Part 2(Mmb) Mock Practical Training Workshop September 2020, (25 Aug 2020 - 27 Aug 2020)
  • Guest Speaker At Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Campaign 2020, Inti International University, (11 Mar 2020 - 11 Mar 2020)
  • Organizing Committee (Scientific Committee) for The Basic Course in Medical Mycology : Conventional and Molecular Methods in Diagnostic Medical Mycology, (24 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018)
  • Facilitator in The Basic Course in Medical Mycology, (24 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018)
  • Scientific Committee and Chairperson for The Infection Disease Symposium At The Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, Equatorial Hotel, Penang, (11 May 2018 - 11 May 2018)
  • Invited to Deliver Talk "Antibiotic Resistance, Prevention and Control" to Medical Students and Utar Teaching Staff for The World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Organized by Centre for Research On Communicable Diseases (Crcd), Utar- Level, (16 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017)
  • Organizing Committee for The 2nd Basic and Clinical Immunology Course July 2017, Fom, UM, (05 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017)
  • Part of The Organizing Committee (Mmb Subcommittee) for The 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, College of Pathologists, Academy of Medicine, Malaysia (3-5th June 2016) At Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel, (01 Sep 2015 - 05 Jun 2016)
  • Member of The Guru Dharma Society ( Non Profit, Charitable Society ) (Life Member), (01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2022)
  • Chairman of The Organizing Committee for: "Workshop: Ensuring Quality in Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing & Reporting An Update On 1st October 2011, Crystal Crown Hotel. Organizers: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (Msidc), (01 Oct 2011 - 01 Oct 2011)
  • Gave a Talk At Kursus Kawalan Jangkitan Untuk Pegawai Perubatan/Pegawai Perubatan Siswazah- Blood Culture and Prevention of Contamination, (10 Aug 2009 - 10 Aug 2009)
  • Invited to Deliver Talk At 5th Bactec Users Meeting "Blood Cultures, The Ummc Experience" At Gurney Hotel, Penang, (17 Jan 2008 - 18 Jan 2008)
  • Presented Oral Free Paper Presentation At 14th Iusti-Asia Pacific Conference On Sti'S and Hiv/Aids 2006, (30 Jul 2006 - 30 Jul 2006)
  • Invited Speker Delivered Talk At The Mmb Workshop Organized by Pfizer At Subang Sheraton, Kl (2005): Mic Testing: Why and When, (21 May 2005 - 21 May 2005)
  • Was An Invited Speaker (2 Talks) At Pfizer'S Cme Medical Microbiology Workshop (Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in a Diagnostic Medical Microbiology Laboratory) At Sheraton Subang Hotel + Towers, (02 Sep 2004 - 02 Sep 2004)
  • Gave a Presentation to Mmb Department At Birmingham Heartlands Hospital On "Nipah Virus Outbreak in Malaysia" in 2002, (01 Sep 2002 - 01 Sep 2002)
  • Scientific Committee for The 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual Gm of College of Pathologists, Academy of Medicine Malaysia Held At Riviera Beach Resort, Melaka, (21 Jun 2002 - 23 Jun 2002)
  • On The Organizing Committee (Treasurer) for The Seminar: Nipah Virus Encephalitis- An Update, Organized by Department of Mmb, Ummc At Dewan Kuliah 1, Faculty of Medicine, UM, (27 Oct 2001 - 27 Oct 2001)
  • Invited Lecturer, Delivered a Lecture (Infections of Cvs) At 1st Part of Guidance Course for Medical Graduates from Unrecognised Institutions (Bahagian Pertama Kursus Bimbingan Bagi Graduan Perubatan Dari Institusi Yang Tidak Diiktiraf), (  -  )
  • On The Organizing Committee for The Workshop On Laboratory Diagnosis of Dengue (.5.05-13.5.05). Organized by Department of Mmb, UM and Who Centre for Arbovirus Reference and Research (Df/Dhf), (  -  )

COURSE ATTENDED


Internal / External Course
CONFERENCE
  1. TROPICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONFERENCE 2023, The Everly Putrajaya Hotel (13 Mar 2023 - 14 Mar 2023)
  2. INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR AUTHORS, REVIEWERS AND EDITORS OF MEDICAL JOURNALS 2023, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (21 Jul 2023 - 23 Jul 2023)