PERSONAL DETAIL


Prof. Dr. Suresh Kumar A/L P Govind

Department of Parasitology
Faculty of Medicine
 
  +603-79674743
  suresh@um.edu.my
  Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
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BIBLIOMETRIC DATA


 Total Articles in Publication List  48
 Articles With Citation Data  48
 Sum of the Times Cited   984
 Average Citations per Article   20.50
 h-index   19
 Co-authors   Collaboration Network
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • MAJLIS PUSAT SATHYA SAI MALAYSIA, Deputy President, 2004, (National)
  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF PARASITOLOGY AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, Life Membership, 2009 to 2021, (National)
  • Indian Soceity of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , Life Member, 2010, (International)
  • Sathya Sai Central Council of Malaysia , President, 2014, (National)
  • SM Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Editorial Board Member, 2016 to 2017, (International)
  • University of Malaya, Committee, 2018 to 2021, (University)
  • YAYASAN PERPADUAN MALAYSIA, Board Of Directors, 2018 to 2019, (National)

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


  • Head of Department, Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, 01/08/2018 to 31/12/2030
  • Head of Department, Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, 01/08/2016 to 31/07/2018
  • Head of Department, Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, 01/10/2015 to 31/07/2016
  • Ahli Ganti bagi Wakil Universiti, University Malaya, 29/08/2018 to 18/02/2021
  • Bentara for UM Convo 2017, University Malaya, 21/10/2017 to 24/10/2017 (Pembawa Cokmar dalam Perarakan Besar Istiadat Konvokesyen)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja 1 Jawatankuasa Mempromosikan Persefahaman dan Keharmonian di antara Penganut Agama (JKMPKA) Sesi 2016-2017, National, 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017 (Jabatan Perdana Menteri Malaysia)
  • Jawatan kuasa rayuan Universiti, University Malaya, 25/01/2015 to 25/01/2018 (Jawatankuasa ini adalah berperanan untuk menimbang dan membuat keputusan berhubung rayuan pelajar)
  • Pemegang Bentara , University Malaya, 11/11/2014 to 30/11/2016 (I have been carrying the official Bentara for convo for the past 4 years )
  • Penasihat Kursus Jalinan Masyarakat, University Malaya, 02/06/2014 to 01/06/2016 (Bertanggungjawab dalam memberi nasihat serta pandangan kepada Jawatankuasa Induk Kursus Jalinan Masyarakat)
  • Member of Senate , University Malaya, 08/02/2010 to 31/12/2012 (attend senate meetings once a month)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Parasitology (Trichomonas vaginlis , Microsporidium )
  • Parasitology (water borne protozoans -Blastocystis )
  • In Vitro Culture and Ultra Structure of Protozoans
  • Drug Trials and Biology of Parasites
  • Diagnostic Parasitology


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2012
  • Jeffery, J., Rohela, M., Muslimin, M., Abdul Aziz, S.M.N., Jamaiah, I., Kumar, S., Tan, T.C., Lim, Y.A.L., Nissapatorn, V., Abdul-Aziz, N.M. (2012). Illustrated keys: Some mosquitoes of Peninsular Malaysia. University of Malaya Press. 
Chapter in Book

2013
  • Suresh KG, Tan TC; Romancing Blastocystis: A 20-Year Affair. In: Lim YAL, Vythilingam Is (eds). Parasites and their vectors: A special focus on southeast asia: Springer Vienna, 2013, 131-154. 

2005
  • Thaddeus K. Graczyk, K. Suresh , and David Lees (2005) Adverse Health Outcome in Shellfish and water  A world health organization publication. 

2004
  • Suresh K and Smith HV (2004) Tropical Organisms in Asia , Africa and South America In Water borne Zoonoses Ed by Cotruvo JA, Dufour A., Rees G., Bartram J., Carr R., Cliver DO, Craun GF, Fayer R., Gannon VPJ- A World Health Organization publication 
Article in Academic Journals

2018
  • Arutchelvan Rajamanikam., & Suresh Kumar., Chandramathi Samudi., and Madhav Kudva. Exacerbated symptoms in Blastocystis sp.-infected patients treated with metronidazole: two case studies. Parasitology Research https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-5948-x (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sheela Devi,S. and Suresh, K. Immunogenic and Antigenic Heterogeneity of Blastocystis sp. Subytpe from Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Individuals. Tropical Biomedicine Journal, March, Vol. 36 (1) 2019 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Gaythri Thergarajan., Suresh K. Govind & Subha Bhassu. In vitro and in vivo thermal stress induces proliferation of Blastocystis sp. Parasitology Research (2018) 117:177–187 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Thergarajan G., Govind SK., and Bhassu S. In vitro and in vivo thermal stress induces proliferation of Blastocystis sp. Parasitol Res. 2017 Nov 29. doi: 10.1007/s00436-017-5688-3. (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Dhurga, DB., Suresh K. and Tan TC. Granular formation during Apoptosis in Blastocystis sp. exposed to metronidazole (MTZ). Vol 11 (7). Plos One doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155390 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kalimuthu Nithyamathi., Samudi Chandramathi and Suresh Kumar. Predominance of Blastocystis sp. infection among school children in Peninsular Malaysia. Plos One 11(2):e0136709 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kalyani R & Suresh K & Tan TC (2016) Increase number of mitochondrion- like organelle in symptomatic Blastocystis subtype 3 due to metronidazole treatment. Parasitol Res 114:2999 3005 (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Sonal G, Suresh K and Norhaniza A (2015) Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia): a possible therapeutic candidate against Blastocystis sp. Parasites & Vectors 8:332 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nanthiney DR, Suresh KGovind, Tan TC & Sanjiv M (2015) .Factors that influence the shedding of Blastocystis cysts in an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patient an evidence-based case study. Parasitol Res 114:2999- 3005 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandramathi S, Suresh K, Anita ZB, Rokiah P, Kuppusamy UR. Urinary Advanced Oxidation Protein Product (AOPP): A Potential Oxidation Damage Marker for Cancer . West Indian Medical Journal, In press. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ragavan ND, Kumar S, Chye TT, Mahadeva S, Shiaw-Hooi H (2015) Blastocystis sp. in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Detection in Stool Aspirates during Colonoscopy. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0121173. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121173 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Anitamalar DR & Suresh KG. 2015 Modified fields stain: ideal to differentiate Dientamoeba fragilis and Blastocystis sp.Parasitol Res DOI 10.1007/s00436-014-4296-8 (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Hemalatha Chandrasekaran, Suresh Kumar Govind , Chandrawathani Panchadcharam ,Premaalatha Bathmanaban , Kalyani Raman, Gaythri Thergarajan : Subtype 6 in Blastocystis sp. From Ostrich - Lipid storage in vacuolar forms and cross-infectivity of cysts. Parasites & Vectors 2014 7: 469 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Farah Haziqah M.T., Chandrawathani P., Mohd Zain S.N., Suresh Kumar G., Hemalatha C. & Premalaatha B. (2014). A Preliminary Study of Blastocystis sp. from Chicken in Perak and Selangor, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research 5 (1): 21-25. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Kumarasamy V, Roslani AC, Rani KU, Kumar Govind S. 2014. Advantage of using colonic washouts for Blastocystis detection in colorectal cancer patients.Parasit Vectors. 7(1):162. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Samudi Chandramathi, Kumar Suresh, Sinnadurai Sivanandam1, Umah Rani Kuppusamy. Stress Exacerbates Infectivity and Pathogenicity of Blastocystis hominis: In Vitro and In Vivo Evidences. PLoS ONE 2014 9(5): e94567 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Gaythri T, Suresh K, Subha B, Kalyani R: Identification and Characterisation of Heat Shock Protein 70 in Thermal Stressed Blastocystis sp. PLoS ONE 2014 9(9): e95608 (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Rajamanikam A, Govind SK; Amoebic forms of Blastocystis spp. - evidence for a pathogenic role. Parasites & Vectors 2013;6:295. (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • I. L. Lee, T. C. Tan, P. C. Tan, D. R. Nanthiney, M. K. Biraj, K. M. Surendra, K. G. Suresh (2012) Predominance of Blastocystis sp. subtype 4 in rural communities, Nepal. Parasitology Research April 2012, Volume 110, Issue 4, pp 1553-1562 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Afzan MY, Suresh K, (2012) Pseudocyst forms of Trichomonas vaginalis from cervical neoplasia. Parasitology Research. DOI 10.1007/s00436-012-2848-3. (ISI-Cited Journal) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Afzan MY, Suresh K (2012) Phenotypic variant forms of Trichomonas vaginalis trophozoites from cervical neoplasia patients. Experimental Parasitology. Volume 131, Issue 3, July 2012, Pages 267-273 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lee LI, Chye TT, Karmacharya BM, Govind SK.2012. Blastocystis sp.: waterborne zoonotic organism, a possibility? Parasit Vectors. 5:130. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Manuel AM, Kuljit S, Gopala G, Balraj P, Suresh K. The role of worm infestation in allergic rhinitis. Tropical Biomedicine 29(3):360-365(2012) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Dhurga DB, Suresh KG, Tan TC, Chandramathi S. 2012. Apoptosis in Blastocystis spp. is related to subtype.Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 106(12):725-30. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • 95.Yusof A and Kumar S (2011) Ultrastructural changes during asexual multiple reproduction in Trichomonas vaginalis. Parasitology Research (ISI-Indexed)
  • Afzan MY , Sivanandam S and Suresh K (2011) Modified Field stain rapid viability test for Trichomonas vaginalis. Journal of Applied Microbiology (ISI-Indexed)

2010
  • Afzan, M.Y., Sivanandam, S., Kumar, G.S. .2010. Modified Field's staining a rapid stain for Trichomonas vaginalis.Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 68:159 162. (ISI-Indexed)

2007
  • Tan, T.C., Suresh, K.G. (2007) Evidence of plasmotomy in Blastocystis hominis. Parasitol. Res. 101:1521-1525 (ISI-Indexed)

2006
  • T Tan , K Suresh , K Thong , H Smith (2006) PCR fingerprinting of Blastocystis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic human hosts. Parasitology Research 21: (ISI-Indexed)

2005
  • Viable Blastocystis cysts in Scottish and Malaysian sewage samples. Suresh K. , Smith H.V. , Tan T.C Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Sep ;71:5619-20 
  • T Tan , K Suresh (2005) Predominance of amoeboid forms of Blastocystis hominis in isolates from symptomatic patients. Parasitology Research 2:1-5 

2004
  • Suresh K, Smith HV ( 2004) Comparison of methods for detecting Blastocystis hominis . European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 23: 509-511 

2003
  • Suresh Kumar Govind, Khairul A. Anuar and Huw V. Smith, Response to Tan and Stenzel, and Windsor et al.: Blastocystis reproduction and morphology, Trends in Parasitology, Volume 19, Issue 7, July 2003, Pages 291 ¿ 292. (ISI INDEXED) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Suresh Kumar Govind, Khairul A. Anuar and Huw V. Smith, Response to Tan and Stenzel, and Windsor et al.: Blastocystis reproduction and morphology, Trends in Parasitology, Volume 19, Issue 7, July 2003, Pages 291 292. 

2002
  • Suresh K., H. V. Smith and Khairul Anuar A. (2002) Multiple reproductive processes in Blastocystis. Trends in Parasitology Vol 18 (12) pg 528 (ISI-Indexed)

2001
  • Suresh K., Rajah Salim H., Jamaiah I. & Khairul Anuar. Blastocystis sp. high- rise flat dwellers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2001. Transaction of the Royal Society of Tropical Medical and Hygiene (ISI-Indexed)

1999
  • Rajah Salim H, Suresh K, Velayan S, Mak JW, Khairul Anuar A, Init I, Vennila GD, Saminathan R and Ramakrishnan K.1999. Blastocystis in animal Handlers. Parasitology Research 85(12):1032-1033. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Suresh K., Init I., Reuel P.a. Rajah S., Lokman H. and Khairul Anuar A. Glycerol with foetal calf serum (1999) A better cryoprotectant for Blastocystis hominis. Parasitology Research 84 (4) 321-322. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Harsh K., Suresh K., Khairul Anuar A., Vennila GD. 1999. The Difficulty and Effects of Treatment in a Patient With Blastocystis hominis. International Medical Research Journal. 3(2): 85-88 

1998
  • Suresh K., Ho L.c. Ramachandran N.P., Yap E.H. and Singah M. (1998) detection of 64 and 57 kDa immunogenic epitopes in experimental infections of Blastocystis hominis in Wistar rats. International Medical Research Journal 2 (1) (15-16). (ISI-Indexed)

1995
  • Singh M, Suresh K, Ho LC, et al.; Elucidation of the life cycle of the intestinal protozoan Blastocystis hominis. Parasitology Research 1995;81:446-450. (ISI-Indexed)

1993
  • V. Zaman, G. C. Ng, K. Suresh, E. H. Yap, M. Singh. 1993. Isolation of Blastocystis from the cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattidae). Parasitology Research. 79(1): 73-74 (ISI-Indexed)

1987
  • Mak J.W., Lam P.L.W., Noor Rain A. and Suresh K. (1987). Chemoprophylatic studies with Ivermectin against subperiodic Brugia malayi infection in the leaf monkey, Presbytis cristata. Journal of Helminthology 74: 311-314. (ISI INDEXED) (ISI-Indexed)

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


  • Occurrence and elimination of Cryptosporidium sp oocysts and Giardia sp cysts in sewage treatment plants
  • Immune responses and cytokine release in colonic epithelial cells : Blastocystis
  • In vitro and in vivo susceptibility studies on Microsporidium
  • Development of RAPd for genotypic analysis of Blastocystis
  • Development of a detection system for Pnuemocystis carinii
  • Immunological studies and the development of an in vitro culture detection system for Acanthamoeba
  • Development of chemotherapeutic measures and diagnostic tools in Blastocystis hominis
  • Immunological and pathological studies on the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis
  • Meta-Analysis Of The Malaysian Human Gut Micobiota Associated With Blastocystis sp. In Relation To Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Based On Systematic And Molecular Tools, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Skim Geran Penyelidikan Trans-Displin (TRGS), (National)
  • Elucidating The Interaction Between Blastocystis sp. And Microbial Diversity To Study Its Effect On Healthy Individuals And Patients With Different Stages Of Colorectal Cancer, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2021, Skim Geran Penyelidikan Trans-Displin (TRGS), (National)
  • Studies To Elucidate The Role Of Pathogenic Intestinal Bacteria, Viruses, And Fungi In Regulating Mucosal Immunity Of Patients With Colorectal Cancer In A Stage Dependent Manner, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Skim Geran Penyelidikan Trans-Displin (TRGS), (National)
  • Studies on the impact of microbiota on Blastocystis sp. and the elucidation of its pathophysiological characteristics., Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Isolation, detection and identification of Blastocystis species from the stray cat and dog population in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2014, Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS), (National)
  • In vitro culture studies of Blastocystis sp in cats and dogs in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2011 - 2012, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • STUDIES TO ELUCIDATE CELLULAR AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS IN BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS ISOLATED FROM SYMPTOMATIC AND ASYMTOMATIC PATIENTS, , 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • ESTABLISHING ROUTE OF TRANSMISSION FOR BLASTOCYSTIS IN COMMUNITIES, , 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • STUDIES TO DETERMINE THE ROLE AND ASSOCIATION OF COMMON INTESTINAL PROTOZOA TO COLORECTAL CANCER, , 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • STUDIES TO ELUCIDATE MOLECULAR MECHANISM AND LIFE CYCLE TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGES BETWEEN MORPHOLOGICAL FORMS OF BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS, , 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION OF ISOLATES AND LIFE CYCLE STAGES OF BLASTOCYSTIS HOMINIS ISOLATED FROM PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • ESTABLISHING THE DETECTION PROTOCOL FOR BLASTOCYSTIS CYSTS FROM WATER SAMPLES, , 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • STUDIES OF THE CORRELATION BETWEEN BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF BLASTOCYSTIS WITH FUNDAMENTAL IMMUNOPATHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS DURING IN VITRO AND IN VIVO, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2009, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • PHENOTYPIC AND GENOTYPHIC STUDIES ON THE PROTOZOAN PARASITE, TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2006 - 2008, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • In vitro and in vivo susceptibility studies of Microsporidium, Principal Investigator(PI), 2004 - 2005, UM Fundamental, (National)

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


  • Leadership a, 2010-2010, Governemnt and Private sector
  • Rolling World Water Guidelines, 2005-2005, World health Organization
  • Shellfish and water, 2004-2004, World Health Organization
  • Zoonosis and water, 2003-2003, World Health Organization
  • Diagnostic Fecal Parasites, 2003-2003, ParaSEAD
  • Accreditation of Parasitology Diagnostic Services, 2001-2001, Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Strengtheneing academic and curriculum of college, 1999-1999, Information Teknologi Institute (ITI) Malacca

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


  • Profesional Special Award - International Research Innovation Invention Solution Exposition (Iriise), University of Malaya, 2018, (University)
  • Gold - International Research Innovation Invention Solution Exposition (Iriise), University of Malaya, 2018, (University)
  • Penghargaan Panel Penilai Skim Geran Penyelidikan Fundamental (Frgs) Fasa 112018 Peringkat Institut Pengurusan Dan Pemantauan Penyelidikan, Pusat Pengurusan Geran Penyelidikan, Universiti Malaya, 2018, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation as Plenary Presenter At 7th Malaysian Lasallian Educator Conference (Malec), "Education for Peace, Justice and Huminity, Palm Seremban Mall, 7th Malec Seremban, 2018, 2018, (National)
  • Sijil Penghargaan Sebagai Penceramah "Be Mindful and Live Harmony" Anjuran Institut Latihan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekuku Sungai Buloh, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, 2018, (Government)
  • Silver Medal in Medical Category , 46th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva , 2018, (International)
  • Sijil Penghargaan Kerana Sumbangan Bakti Sebagai Penceramah Kursus Kepimpinan Pengurusan Tertinggi Program Farmasi, Kkm, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, 2018, (National)
  • Kenaikan Pangkat Ke Profesor Gred B , University of Malaya , 2017, (University)
  • Sandosham Medal Award 2017, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2017, (National)
  • Dr. S. C. Parija Oration Award, Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology, 2016, (International)
  • Khidmat Setia 20 Award, 2015
  • National Educare Award, Association of Private Universities and Colleges, 2015, (National)
  • Global Malayalee Award, All Malaysian Malayalee Award, 2015, (International)
  • Fellow to The Academy of Science, Academy of Science, 2015, (National)
  • Member of National Unity Consultative Council Appointed by The Prime Minister'S Office, Prime Minsiter 'S Office, 2014, (National)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2010, (University)
  • Science and Technology Award 2008, Malaysian Toray Science Foundation (Mtsf), 2008, (National)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2004, (University)
  • Blue Ribband Quality of Service, British Council, 2004, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2003, (University)
  • Winner of The National Innovation Award, Mampu, Ministry in The Prime Ministers Department, 2003, (National)
  • Malaysian Nominee for Un Public Service Award by Mampu, Mampu, 2003, (International)
  • Winner of The Msptm Medal for Outstanding Contribution to The Field of Parasitology, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2002, (National)
  • Winner of The Golden Innovative Award for Developing An in Vitro Kit for The Detection of Blastocystis, Minds, 2002, (National)
  • Winner of The Gold Medal At The International Innovation Exhibition At Geneva, International Innovation, 2002, (International)
  • Winner of The Golden Innovative Award for Developing An in Vitro Kit for The Detection of Blastocystis, University of Malaya, 2001, (National)
  • Commonwealth Scholarship, Uk Commonwealth Body, 2001, (International)
  • Awarded Excellent Award Melintang, University of Malaya, 1999, (National)
  • National Young Scientist Award, Minsitry of Science, 1996, (National)

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


INVITED SPEAKER
  • Woman, know thy strength, Ladies' International Symposium, 2016-08-13 to 2016-08-13, All Malaysian Malayalee Association, (National)
  • Blastocystis spp. Understanding opoptosis and elucidating pathogenic mechanisms, 10th National Conference of Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology, 2016-11-02 to 2016-11-06, Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology, (International)
  • An overview on Blastocystis infection in Southeast Asia, including its epidemiology, pathogenicity and present distribution patterns in the region. , 26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP 2017) , 2017-09-04 to 2017-09-08, MSPTM, MOA, Veterinar, (International)
  • TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH SECTOR : METAMORPHOSIS, MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA, HOTEL ROYALE CHULAN DAMANSARA, PETALING JAYA, 24 NOVEMBER 2017, 2017-11-24 to 2017-11-24, MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA (MOH), (National)
  • Transformation in Health Sector : Metamorphosis, Kursus Kepimpinan Pengurusan Tertinggi Program Farmasi, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) Tahun 2018, 2018-04-18 to 2018-04-18, Bahagian Dasar & Perancangan Strategik Farmasi, KKM, (National)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Education for peace, justice and humanity, 7th Malaysian Lasallian Educators Conference, 2018-03-18 to 2018-03-21, Malaysian Lasallian Educators , (National)
  • International NGO excellent award & CSR award program , International NGO & CSR Summit 2018, 2018-08-15 to 2018-08-15, Mahez Foundation and Internation Sadguru Foundation (India), (International)
ORAL
  • Shedding of Blastocystis sp. cysts in an irritable bowel syndrome patient., The 51st Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2015-02-03 to 2015-03-04, Malaysia Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , (National)
  • An alternative treatement against Blastocystis sp, 51st Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, , 2015-03-03 to 2015-03-04, Malaysia Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , (National)
  • Thermal Stress Induces Proliferation Of Blastocystis sp. , 51st Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine,, 2015-03-03 to 2015-03-04, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine , (National)
  • Variation of proteases suggesting pathogenic variability in Blastocystis sp., The 51st Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2015-03-03 to 2015-03-04, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, (National)
  • NOVEL DISCOVERY GENES IN THE STUDY OF INNATE SYSTEM IN RESPONSE TO PATHOGENS, International Conference on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2018 , 2018-08-15 to 2018-08-16, MSMBB, (International)
OTHERS
  • Recent findings on the protozoan parasite , Blastocystis hominis, 2nd International Congress on Tropical Medicine at Liverpool , UK ,. Presented a p, 1998-09-01 to  , Parasitological Soceiety, (International)
  • Attitude the key to a good professional Life, National Medical Technologists Conference, 2002-08-01 to  , Society for Medical Laboratory Technologists, (National)
  • Emerging fecal parasites, National Medical Technologists conference, 2002-08-01 to  , Society for Medical Rechnolgists, (National)
  • Kesukarelaan dalam pembangunan masyarakat, Special function organised by the Chief Minister of Malacca, 2003-01-17 to  , Malccca State Exco, (National)
  • Care and Concern in eliminating parasitic infection The way forward, 39th Annual Seminar organized by the MSPTM, 2003-03-03 to 2003-03-06, Malaysian Society of Parasitoogy and Tropical Medicine, (National)
  • Eliminating parasitic infections the way forward, Annual Seminar organized by the Australian Society of Parasitology, 2003-05-03 to 2003-05-06, Australian Society of Parasitology, (International)
  • Role of NGO in Dasar Keluarga Negara, Forum organized by the Ministry of Women and Family Development, 2004-08-20 to  , Ministry of Women and Family Development, (National)
  • Globalization and Human Values, Management Inst of Malaysia forum, 2004-09-15 to  , Management Inst of Malaysia, (National)
  • Detection of Blastocystis and Microsporidum in water, M.O.H Annual meeting, 2004-12-01 to  , Minsitry of health, (National)
  • Kepelbagaian Dalam Bingkai Kesatuan, Forum Integrasi "Kepelbagaian dalam bingkai kesatuan" bagi Program Minggu Integrasi Kenchana, 2017-02-08 to 2017-02-08, Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN), (National)

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


  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2018, 12, (International)
  • International Linkages established and currently working on joint research activities, Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory Glasgow Scotland, 2002, (International)

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


  • PANEL UNTUK SESI PROPOSAL DEFENCE IJAZAH SARJANA FALSAFAH INSTITUT PENGAJIAN SISWAZAH SEMESTER 2, SESI 2017/2018, NSTITUT PENGAJIAN SISWAZAH, UM, Panel Penilai, 2018-2018, (University)
  • PANEL PENILAI SKIM GERAN PENYELIDIKAN FUNDAMENTAL (FRGS) FASA 112018 PERINGKAT INSTITUT PENGURUSAN DAN PEMANTAUAN PENYELIDIKAN - menilai 1 kertas cadangan permohonan FRGS fasa 112018., Pusat Pengurusan Geran Penyelidikan, Universiti Malaya, Panel Penilai, 2018-2018, (University)
  • Penyelaras Program, Drug and Alcohol abuse, Relationship matters, the lack of good time management (Time wastage) and Smoking (D.A.R.T.S), Universiti Malaya, Coordinator, 2018-2019, (University)
  • Penceramah bagi kursus Kepimpinan Pengurusan Tertinggi Program Farmasi, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) Tahun 2018, Bahagian Dasar & Perancangan Strategik Farmasi, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, Penceramah, 2018-2018, (National)
  • Jawatankuasa Eksekutif CCIC di Bawah Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet bagi mengenalpasti dan memantau penyertaan masyarakat India di dalam program dan projek-projek Kerajaan (CCIC), Ministry of Health Malaysia, Ccic Executive Committee, 2017-2018, (National)
  • Community building, Sathya Sai Baba Organization, Consultant, 2010-2013, (International)

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


  • Blastocystis prevalence and subtypes in autochthonous and immigrant patients in a referral centre for parasitic infections in Italy. PLOS ONE, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Advisory Board of International Conference on Oral Immunology and Oral Microbiology (ICOIOM), 14-15 August, 2018., Icoiom ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Prevalence of Cryptosporidium, Blastocystis and Other Opportunistic Infections in Patients with Primary and Acquired Immunodeficiency. Parasitology Research, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Comparative analysis of size, phenotype, and generation time of Blastocystis subtypes 1-3 and 6 obtained from diarrheic and non-diarrheic subjects: A laboratory observation. Journal: Experimental Parasitology, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)

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


  • Invited Speaker - UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY 2018 THE RIGHTS TO PEACE FORUM UN REPRESENTATIVE - September 21, 2018 10:00am- 2:00 pm Pullman Hotel, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur., (International), 21/09/2018 until 21/09/2018
  • Invited Speaker for Seminar on Stress management, (Private), 24/06/2018 until 24/06/2018
  • Panel Juri bagi pertandingan University of Malaya Three Minute Thesis (UM3MT), (University), 27/03/2018 until 27/03/2018
  • Advisory Board Member of ICOIOM (International Conference on Oral Immunology & Oral Microbiology, 2018, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, (University), 14/03/2018 until 31/12/2018
  • Penyelaras Program Dart Universiti Malaya, (University), 01/03/2018 until 28/02/2019
  • Ahli Technical Working Group di bawah Jawatankuasa Eksekutif CCIC berperanan untuk memberi pandangan dan nasihat kepakaran kepada Jawatankuasa Eksekutif CCIC yang berperanana untuk memantau Unit Pembangunan Sosioekonomi Masyarakat India (SEDIC) selaku agensi pelaksana sasaran-sasaran yang telah digariskan di bawah Pelan Tindakan (Blueprint) Masyarakat India Malaysia. , (Government), 14/07/2017 until 13/07/2017
  • Penceramah Kursus Pengurusan Stress untuk Guru dan Anggota Kumpulan Pelaksana, Sekolah Menengah Rantau, Negeri Sembilan, (Government), 10/04/2017 until 10/04/2017
  • Jemputan sebagai Panel Forum Integrasi "Kepelbagaian dalam Bingkai Kesatuan" bagi Program Minggu Integrasi Kenchana anjuran Peserta Program Diploma Pascasiswazah Pengurusan Awam (DPA) INTAN Tahun 2016, (National), 08/02/2017 until 08/02/2017
  • Ahli Lembaga Penasihat Institut Kajian dan Latihan Integrasi Nasional (IKLAN), Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional, (National), 01/01/2017 until 31/12/2018
  • Penceramah bagi Seminar Pendidikan - Towards effective research supervision untuk tenaga pengajar Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu Sg. Buloh, (Government), 01/12/2016 until 01/12/2016
  • Director of Sathya Sai Academy for Human Values , (Country), 01/01/2014 until 16/01/2017
  • President of the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia , (Country), 25/12/2013 until 18/01/2016
  • Member of the National Unity Consultative Council , (Country), 28/11/2013 until 24/11/2016
  • Academic Board member for the Sathya Sai Primary School , (Country), 01/01/2013 until 16/01/2017

SUPERVISION


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

Completed
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Afzan Mat Yusof, Genotypic and Phenotypic Characterization of Trichomonas vaginalis, 2011/2012
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Tan Tian Chye, Phenotypic and genotypic Characteristics of the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis, 2006/2007
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Chandramathi Samudi, Studies onthe oxidative stress level in stools from normal and cancer and infected by parasite, 2006/2007
  • Master Degree, Angela Rima Anak Lono, in vitro growth of microsporidia, 2005/2006
  • Master Degree, Afzan Mat Yusof, In vitro studies on Trichomonas vaginals, 2005/2006
  • Master Degree, Chin Seow Loong, Establishment of prevalence data on parasitic infections in Malaysia, 2004/2005
  • Master Degree, Tan Tian Chye, Studies on the detection and identification of waterborne protozoans, 2004/2005
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Haresh Kantilal, Chemotherapeutic studies on the protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis, 2003/2004

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Arutchelvan Rajamanikam, Studies to elucidate the pathophysiology of Blastocystis sp. in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, 2014/2015
  • Master Degree, Gaythri Thergarajan, Phenotypic and genotypic studies on the effects of stressors on Blastocystis hominis, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Dhurga Devi Balakrishnan, Studies on apoptosis of Blastocystis hominis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Arutchelvan Rajamanikam, Pathophysiology of Blastocystis spp. through the release of cystiene protease, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Kalyani A/p Raman, Studies to differentiate the transition of molecular changes between phases of Blastocystis hominis, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Nanthiney Devi A/p Ragavan, In vitro and In vivo studies to characterize phenotypic variant forms of Blastocystis subtype 3 isolated from irritable bowel syndrome patients, 2010/2011
  • Master Degree, Subah Supramaniam, Zoonotic studies on the protozoan parasite Blastocystis, 2005/2006

Others
  • Master Degree, Parvathy, Proteomic studies on Blastyocystis hominis from symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
  • Master Degree, Nisha Silva Edwin, Characterization studies of protein compounds of Blastocystis from symptomatic and symptomatic patients