Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Lucas Low VL received his bachelor’ degree in Biodiversity Management with first-class honours from the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu in 2010. He then earned his PhD with ‘distinction thesis’ from the University of Malaya (UM) in 2013, for his studies on the molecular and biochemical basis of insecticide resistance in medically important group of mosquitoes. Following the completion of his PhD study, he was enrolled as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for three years at Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, UM. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), a Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE) in Malaysia.

His current research interests include insect vectors of medical-veterinary importance such as mosquitoes, flies, ticks, fleas, lice and mites; and their associated infectious disease agents. In his scientific career, he has been fortunate to work under the mentorship of the world-renowned black fly taxonomist, Prof. Emeritus Dr. Hiroyuki Takaoka for the discovery of new species and taxonomic classification of black flies in the Oriental region. At present, he owned taxonomic authorities for 11 new species of black flies discovered in Southeast Asia. In recognition of his research excellence in vector-borne diseases, and significant advancement in molecular phylogenetics and systematics of black flies, two new species of black flies Simulium vanluni from Malaysia, and Simulium lowi from Vietnam were named after him in 2017. In March 2020, he organized and chaired the 3rd Asian Simuliidae Symposium which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He has strong research networks in both local and international institutions and has authored more than 130 articles in ISI-indexed journals. He has been a reviewer of several world-leading scientific journals. He is also an Associate Editor of Tropical Biomedicine, an ISI-indexed journal for parasitology, entomology, tropical medicine and other aspects of biomedical research.

He is an active member of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM). He was the Honorary Assistant Treasurer in 2018/2019, and Honorary Assistant Secretary for 2019/2020. He was the organizing committee member for the 54th-58th Annual Scientific Conference of the MSPTM, and the chairperson for the pre-conference rodent database workshop.

He was a recipient for Certificate of Excellent Service in 2018, and Excellence Service Award in 2019, UM. He was also a Nadchatram Medal 2020 recipient for his outstanding research in the field of parasitology and tropical medicine.

Lucas is committed to giving back to the community by raising awareness on vectors and vector-borne diseases among the general public, including community talk in disease outbreak (i.e., Chikungunya) areas.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Technical Working Group of Insecticide Resistance for Public Health Application, National, 01/04/2021 to present
  • ACTING DIRECTOR, Faculty, 20/12/2021 to 31/12/2021
  • Chairman of 3rd Asian Simuliidae Symposium, International, 11/03/2020 to 12/03/2020
  • Deputy Chairman of Mosquito Ovitrap Workshop, National, 20/09/2019 to 20/09/2019
  • Organizing Committee for Scientific Seminar "A fresh look at dengue - Beyond war against Aedes", Faculty, 21/08/2019 to 21/08/2019
  • Session Chairperson for The 55th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, National, 14/03/2019 to 14/03/2019
  • Chairperson for the Rodent Workshop From Field Works to Databases: Sharing Protocols, Knowledge and Data, International, 12/03/2019 to 12/03/2019
  • Valuation Committee Member, Faculty, 27/02/2019 to 27/04/2019
  • Organizing committee for Recollection of Nipah Virus Encephalitis Outbreak: 20 Years After, A Photography Exhibition, University Malaya, 16/01/2019 to 30/04/2019
  • Session Chairperson for The 54th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, National, 15/03/2018 to 15/03/2018
  • Programme Facilitator for Vaccine Luncheon Talk, National, 30/01/2018 to 30/01/2018
  • Working Group for University of Malaya Centre of Excellence , Faculty, 23/10/2017 to 22/10/2018
  • Curriculum Development for Master of Safe Science and Master of Vaccinology , Faculty, 09/08/2017 to 09/08/2018
  • Organizing Committee for Biorisk Management Training Program 2017 , Faculty, 30/10/2017 to 02/11/2017
  • Approval Committee for KW Amanah Fund, Faculty, 02/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
  • Session Chairperson for International Conference of the 50th Anniversary of Ulu Gombak Field Study Centre, International, 24/10/2016 to 24/10/2016
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • Bachelor (Applied Science) UMT, SAINS GUNAAN, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU (UMT)
  • PhD (Vector Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) University of Malaya, CONSERVATION MATERIAL, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Vice President for the 59th Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) Council 2022/2023, Vice President, 2022 to present (National)
  • Subject Editor of Parasitology Research, Associate Editor, 2022 to present (International)
  • Tropical Biomedicine, Associate Editor, 2018 to 2022 (International)
  • Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Committee Member, 2018 to 2021 (National)
  • Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Ordinary Member, 2013 to 2021 (National)
  • Malaysian Scientific Association, Others, 2019 to 2020 (National)
  • Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Assistant Secretary, 2019 to 2020 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES (Parasites, Bacteria, Viruses)
  • PESTICIDE TOXICOLOGY (Metabolic detoxification, Target site alteration)
  • MOLECULAR GENETICS (Genotyping, DNA Barcoding, Phylogeography, Systematics, Evolution)
  • PARASITOLOGY (Ectoparasites, Protozoa, Helminths)
  • ENTOMOLOGY (Mosquitoes, Biting Flies)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • HMX7001 - Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • SSGS6111 - Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • HVX8001 - Advanced Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • SIE1001 - BIOLOGY OF ORGANISMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • SQG7005 - APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • HMX7001 - Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • HVX8001 - ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Takaoka H, Otsuka Y, Huang YT, Low VL, Fukuda M, Ya cob Z. (2022) Descriptions of two new species of the Simulium (Simulium) striatum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Taiwan and Japan, and a revised description of S. (S.) quinquestriatum (Shiraki). Acta Tropica 227: 106293.
    • Elia-Amira NMR, Chen CD, Low VL, Lau KW, Haziqah-Rashid A, Amelia-Yap ZH, Lee HL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2022) Statewide efficacy assessment of insect growth regulators against Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Sabah, Malaysia: An alternative control strategy? Journal of Medical Entomology 59: 301-307.
    • Jeyaprakasam NK, Low VL, Liew JWK, Pramasivan S, Wan-Sulaiman WY, Saeung A & Vythilingam I. (2022) Blood meal analysis of Anopheles vectors of simian malaria based on laboratory and field studies. Scientific Reports 12: 354.
    • Lourdes EY, Ya cob Z, Low VL, Izwan-Anas N, Mansor MS, Dawood MM, Takaoka H & Adler PH. (2022) Natural infections and distributions of parasitic mermithids (Nematoda: Mermithidae) infecting larval black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in tropical streams of Malaysia. Acta Tropica (Accepted)
    • Pramasivan S, Liew JWK, Jeyaprakasam NK, Low VL , Ngui R & Vythilingam I. (2022) Multiplex PCR assay for the identification of four species of the Anopheles Leucosphyrus sub-group in Malaysia. Insects 13: 195.
    • Amelia-Yap ZH, Azman AS, AbuBakar S & Low VL. (2022) Streptomyces derivatives as an insecticide: Current perspectives, challenges and future research needs for mosquito control. Acta Tropica 229: 106381.
    • Azrizal-Wahid N, Sofian-Azirun M, Low VL, Chen CD & Shohaimi S. (2022) Cat owners' perceptions toward flea infestation and flea-borne diseases: Impact for public health and community awareness. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 25: 1-17.
    • Takaoka H, Otsuka Y, Fukuda M, Low VL & Ya cob Z. (2022) Morphological revision of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) ogatai (Rubtsov) in the S. ceylonicum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Japan. Tropical Biomedicine (Accepted)
    • Nasir DM, Su S, Low VL, Mohamed Z & Norma-Rashid Y. (2022) DNA barcodes of tetragnathid spiders (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in Malaysia. Pakistan Journal of Zoology https://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/20200910140935 (WoS)
    • Lau KW, Low VL, Chen CD & Sofian-Azirun M. (2022) Genetic diversity of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in Sarawak, Malaysia and other regions of the world. Journal of Applied Entomology 146: 615-625.
    • Misbah S, Low VL, Rahim NFM, Jaba R, Basari N, Ya' cob Z & AbuBakar S. (2022) Mitochondrial diversity of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 59: 865-873.
    • Uni S, Udin ASM, Tan PE, Rodrigues J, Martin C, Junker K, Agatsuma T, Low VL, Lim YAL, Saijuntha W, Omar H, Zainuri NA, Fukuda M, Kimura D, Matsubayashi M, Uga S, Takaoka H, Azirun MS & Ramli R. (2022) Description and molecular characterisation of Pelecitus copsychi Uni, Mat Udin & Martin n. sp. (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) from the white-rumped shama Copsychus malabaricus (Scopoli (Passeriformes: Muscicapidae) of Pahang, Malaysia. Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases 2: 100078.
    • Kazim AR, Low VL, Tappe D, Houssaini J & Heo CC. (2022) Rhipicephalus annulatus, R. australis or R. microplus? Discordance between morphological and genetic data among three cattle tick species. Experimental and Applied Acarology 87: 119 131.
    • Kazim AR, Low VL, Tappe D, Houssaini J & Heo CC. (2022) Morphological abnormalities and multiple mitochondrial clades of Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides Supino, 1897 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) Experimental and Applied Acarology 87: 133 141.
    • Siow VWY, Low VL, Tan TK , Wong ML, Leong CS, Ahmad NW & Lim YAL. (2022) Identification of potential vectors of Dirofilaria immitis and Brugia pahangi (Spirurida: Filariidae): First observation of infective third-stage larva of B. pahangi in Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) Pathogens & Global Health 116: 356-364.
    • Vinnie-Siow WY, Tan TK, Low VL, Teoh YB, Prakash BK, Sivanandam S, Sharma RSK & Lim YAL. (2022) Integration of microscopic, serologic and molecular techniques for detection of filarial parasites in dogs in Malaysia. Acta Parasitologica 67: 468-475.
    • Low VL, Azhar SS, Tan TK, Bathmanaban P, AbuBakar S, Chandrawathani P, Nizamuddin HNQ, Hanim MSF, Akma NH, Norlizan MN & Yvonne Ai Lian Lim. (2022) First report of Rickettsia asembonensis in small ruminants. Veterinary Research Communications 46: 979-983.
    • Suria MM, Yap PC, Low VL, AbuBakar S, Lee HY. (2022) Lactic acid bacteria waste infusion as a source of attraction and oviposition stimulation of gravid female Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Tropical Biomedicine (Accepted)
    • Azratul-Hizayu T, Chen CD, Lau KW, Azrizal-Wahid N, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL. (2022) Phenotypic profile of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) exposed to pyrethroid-based mat vaporizers and underlying detoxification mechanisms: A statewide report in Selangor, Malaysia. Parasitology International 86: 102483.
    • Takaoka H, Fukuda M, Otsuka Y, Low VL & Ya'cob Z. (2022) Redescription of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) omutaense Ogata & Sasa (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Japan and its phylogenetic relationship with other members of the S. batoense species-group. Acta Tropica 225: 106207.
    • Low VL, Tan TK, Tohiran KA, Lim YAL, AbuBakar S & Nasir DM. (2022) A novel clade of bat-associated Bartonella detected in the bat fly Leptocyclopodia ferrari (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) parasitizing Cynopterus brachyotis (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Veterinary Microbiology 264: 109284.
    2021
    • Izwan-Anas N, Ya cob Z, Low VL, Lourdes EY, Ramli R, Bolongan G, Takaoka H. (2021) Simulium (Gomphostilbia) aziruni: First record of a black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) attracted to a human in Malaysia. Acta Tropica 218: 105904 . (WoS)
    • Srisuka W, Aupalee K, Low VL, Ya Cob Z, Fukuda M, Saeung A & Takaoka H. (2021) A new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Northern Thailand, with its genetic relationship in the S. asakoae species-group. Acta Tropica 218: 105889. (WoS)
    • Azrizal-Wahid N, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL. (2021) Flea-borne pathogens in the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis and their association with mtDNA diversity of the flea host. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 75: 101621 (WoS)
    • Jeyaprakasam NK, Pramasivan S, Liew, JWK, Low VL, Wan-Yusoff WS, Ngui N, Jelip J & Vythilingam I. (2021) Evaluation of Mosquito Magnet and other collection tools for Anopheles mosquito vectors of simian malaria. Parasites & Vectors 14: 184. (WoS)
    • Elia-Amira NMR, Chen CD, Low VL, Lau KW, Haziqah-Rashid A, Amelia-Yap ZH, Lee HL, Azidah AA, Sofian-Azirun M. (2021) Assessment of the susceptibility status of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)from Interior, Sandakan and Tawau divisions of Sabah, Malaysia based on WHO diagnostic doses of larvicides. Tropical Biomedicine 38: 196-204. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Otsuka Y, Low VL, Adler PH, Fukuda M, Huang YT & Ya cob, Z. (2021) Morphological and genetic revision of cytoform L of the Simulium (Simulium) tani complex from Taiwan, and cytoform D of the S. (S.) suzukii complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the Nansei Islands, Japan. Acta Tropica 224: 106124
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Huang YT, Fukuda M & Ya'cob Z. (2021) Two new black fly species of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) asakoae species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Taiwan. Acta Tropica 222: 106023 (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Huang YT, Fukuda M & Ya cob, Z. (2021) Two new black fly species of the Simulium (Simulium) rufibasis subgroup (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Taiwan. Tropical Biomedicine 38: 403-412.
    • Alghamdi SQ, Low VL, Alkathiry HA, Alagaili AN, McGarry JW & Makepeace BL. (2021) Automatic barcode gap discovery reveals diverse clades of Rhipicephalus spp. and Haemaphysalis spp. ticks from small mammals in 'Asir, Saudi Arabia. Parasites & Vectors 14: 541.
    • Pramasivan S, Ngui R, Jeyaprakasam NK, Liew JWK, Low VL, Hassan NM, Sulaiman WYW, Jaraee R, Rahman RA, Jelip J & Vythilingam I. (2021) Spatial distribution of Plasmodium knowlesi cases and their vectors in Johor, Malaysia: in light of human malaria elimination. Malaria Journal 20: 426.
    • Lee HY, Loong SK, Ya'cob ZY, Low VL, Teoh BT, Ahmad-Nasrah, Yap PC, Sofian-Azirun M, Takaoka H, AbuBakar S, Adler PH. (2021) Culturable bacteria in adults of a Southeast Asian black fly, Simulium tani (Diptera: Simuliidae). Acta Tropica 219: 105923. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Ya'cob Z, Low VL & Saeung A. (2021) A new species of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) ceylonicum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand. Acta Tropica 217: 105865 (WoS)
    • Ya cob Z, Low VL, Tan TK, Noor-Izwan A, Lourdes EY, Ramli R, Takaoka H & Adler PH. (2021) Sexually anomalous individuals of the black fly Simulium trangense (Diptera: Simuliidae) infected with mermithid parasites (Nematoda: Mermithidae). Parasitology Research 120: 1555-1561. (WoS)
    • Azmiera N, Low VL & Heo CC. (2021) Colonization of rabbit carcasses by drain fly larvae, Psychoda sp. (Diptera: Psychodidae): The first report. Acta Parasitologica 66: 706-709. (WoS)
    • Vinnie-Siow WY, Low VL, Tan TK, Teoh YB, Prakash BK & Lim YAL. (2021) Serological survey of canine vector-borne diseases in two animal shelters in central Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 38: 145-149. (WoS)
    • Lau KW, Chen CD, Low VL, Lee HL, Azidah AA & Sofian-Azirun M. (2021) Adulticide resistance status of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Sarawak State, Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 58: 2292-2298.
    • Azratul-Hizayu T, Chen CD, Azrizal-Wahid N, Sofian-Azirun M, Chew FP & Low VL. (2021) Knowledge, attitudes, and practices on the use of household insecticide products: Is the awareness in place? Journal of Integrated Pest Management 12: 48.
    • Azratul-Hizayu T, Chen CD, Lau KW, Azrizal-Wahid N, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL. (2021) Bioefficacy of mosquito mat vaporizers and associated metabolic detoxication mechanisms in Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) in Selangor, Malaysia: A statewide assessment. Tropical Biomedicine 38: 327-337.
    2020
    • Low VL, Tan TK, Ibrahim J, AbuBakar S & Lim YAL. (2020) First evidence of Bartonella phoceensis and Candidatus Mycoplasma haemomuris subsp. ratti in synanthropic rodents in Malaysia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 13: 94-96. (WoS)
    • Abd Majid MA, Khoo JJ, Lim FS, Khor CS, Loong SK, Low VL, Lee HY & Abu Bakar S. (2020). Bacterial profililng of headlice isolated from the Orang Asli: a first report in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 37: 884-895. (WoS)
    • Jeyaprakasam NK, Liew JWK, Low VL, Wan-Yusoff WS & Vythilingam I. (2020) Plasmodium knowlesi infecting humans in Southeast Asia: What s next? PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14:e0008900. (WoS)
    • Uni S, Udin ASM, Agatsuma T, Junker K, Saijuntha W, Bunchom N, Fukuda M, Martin C, Lefoulon E, Labat A, Khan FAA, Low VL, Cheah PL, Lim YAL, Ramli R, Belabut DM, Zainuri NA, Matsubayashi M, Omar H, Bhassu S, Uga S, Hashim R, Takaoka H & Sofian Azirun M. (2020) Description, molecular characteristics and Wolbachia endosymbionts of Onchocerca borneensis Uni, Mat Udin & Takaoka n. sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) from the Bornean bearded pig Sus barbatus M ller (Cetartiodactyla: Suidae) of Sarawak, Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors 13: 50. (WoS)
    • Pavitra SP, Ya'cob Z, Tan TK, Lim YAL & Low VL. (2020) Genetic diversity and differentiation in the blackflies Simulium cheongi, Simulium jeffreyi and Simulium vanluni (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Tropica 205: 105415. (WoS)
    • Azrizal-Wahid N, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL. (2020) New insights into the haplotype diversity of the cosmopolitan cat flea Ctenocephalides felis (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae). Veterinary Parasitology 281: 109102. (WoS)
    • Pavitra SP, Low VL, Tan TK, Lim YAL & Ya'cob Z. (2020) Temporal variation in diversity and community structure of preimaginal blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in a tropical forest reserve in Malaysia. Acta Tropica 202: 105275. (WoS)
    • Zafirah Z, Low VL & Azidah, A.A. (2020) Non-monophyly and cryptic lineages between two morphoforms of Megalurothrips usitatus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Peninsular Malaysia: insights from morphological and molecular data. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 23: 554-558. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Wong ML, Liew JWK, Pramasivan S, Jeyaprakasam NK & Vythilingam I. (2020) Gender beyond male and female: Occurrence of a gynandromorph in the Japanese encephalitis vector Culex sitiens (Diptera: Culicidae). Acta Tropica 201: 105207. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Srisuka W, Saeung A, Tan TK, Ya'cob Z, Yeong YZ & Takaoka H. (2020) DNA barcoding of Simulium asakoae Takaoka & Davies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from northern Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology 57: 1675-1678. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Halim MRA, Lau KW, Low VL & Wayan S. (2020) Descriptions of the female, male and mature larva of Simulium contractum Takaoka (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Tropical Biomedicine 37: 683-690. (WoS)
    • Tan TK, Lim YAL, Chua CH, Chai HC, Low VL, Bathmanaban P, Affendi S, Wang D & Panchadcharam C. (2020) Characterization of benzimidazole resistance in Haemonchus contortus: Integration of phenotypic, genotypic and proteomic approaches. Parasitology Research 119: 2851-2862. (WoS)
    • Wong ML, Liew JWK, Wong WK, Pramasivan S, Norzihan MH, Wan Yusoff WS, Jeyaprakasam NK, Leong CS, Low VL & Vythilingam, I. (2020) Natural Wolbachia infection in field-collected Anopheles and other mosquito species from Malaysia. Parasites and Vectors 13:414. (WoS)
    • Sipin Q, Kamal FM, Watanabe M, Rani PAMA, Low VL & Aziz NAA. (2020) Molecular detection of tick-borne haemopathogens in shelter dogs and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) ticks from Peninsular Malaysia. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 73: 101563. (WoS)
    • Ivorra T, Hauser M, Low VL, Tomberlin JK, Aliah NAN, Cammack JA & Heo CC. (2020) Hermetia illucens and Hermetia fenestrata (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) colonization of spoiled stingless bee Geniotrigona thoracica (Hymenoptera: Apidae) hives in Malaysia. Insects 11: 737. (WoS)
    • Amelia-Yap ZH, Tan TK, Prakash BK, Chen CD, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL (2020) First report of Rdl mutant alleles in Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Malaysia. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 57: 359-361. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Tan TK, Khoo JJ, Lim FS & AbuBakar S. (2020) An overview of rickettsiae in Southeast Asia: vector-animal-human interface. Acta Tropica. 202: 105282 (WoS)
    2019
    • Tan TK, Low VL, Ng WH, Ibrahim J, Wang D, Tan CH, Chellappan S & Lim YAL. (2019) Occurrence of zoonotic Cryptosporidium and Giardia duodenalis species/genotypes in urban rodents. Parasitology International 69: 110-113. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Tan TK, Ya'cob Z, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW & Pham XD. (2019) A new black fly species of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) duolongum subgroup (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Vietnam, and molecular comparisons with related species using the COI barcoding gene. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 432-440. (WoS)
    • Haziqah-Rashid A, Chen CD, Lau KW, Low VL, Sofian-Azirun M, Suana IW, Harmonis, Syahputra E, Razak A, Chin AC & Azidah AA. (2019) Monitoring insecticide resistance profiles of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Sunda Islands of Indonesia based on diagnostic doses of larvicides. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 514-518. (WoS)
    • Vinnie-Siow WY, Low VL, Tan TK, Teoh YB, Sivanandam S, Vellayan S & Lim YAL. (2019) Observations of scrotal mass, liver mass, haemolytic jaundice, and central vestibular disorder in Brugia pahangi-infected dogs. Tropical Biomedicine 36: 252-256. (WoS)
    • Haziqah-Rashid A, Chen CD, Lau KW, Low VL, Sofian-Azirun M, Halim MRA, Suana IW, Harmonis, Syahputra E, Razak A, Chin AC & Azidah AA. (2019) Preliminary dengue vector surveillance in the Sunda Islands, Indonesia: Interchange of breeding habitat preferences of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Tropical Biomedicine 36: 60-69. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL & Saeung A. (2019) Morphological and molecular analyses of Simulium rufibasis Brunetti (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 408-415. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Low VL, Tan TK & Sofian-Azirun M. (2019) Description of the female of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) aziruni (Diptera: Simuliidae) and its genetic relationships with members of the Simulium gombakense species-group. Acta Tropica 193: 66-70. (WoS)
    • Elia-Amira NMR, Chen CD, Lau KW, Low VL, Lee HL, Cyril-Tham YS & Sofian-Azirun M. (2019) Dengue vector surveillance in West Coast and Kudat division, Sabah, Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 50: 55-63. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Ya cob Z, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Low VL, Lau KW & Pham XD. (2019) A new species of the Simulium (Simulium) crocinum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Vietnam. Tropical Biomedicine 36: 245-251. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL & Saeung A. (2019) A new species of the Simulium (Simulium) multistriatum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand and its phylogenetic relationships with related species. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 86-94. (WoS)
    • Amelia-Yap ZH, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Suana IW, Lau KW, Elia-Amira NMR, Haziqah-Rashid A, Tan TK, Lim YAL & Low VL. (2019) Pyrethroids use: threats on metabolic-mediated resistance mechanisms in the primary dengue vector Aedes aegypti. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 811-816 (WoS)
    • Amelia-Yap ZH, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW, Suana IW, Harmonis, Syahputra E, Razak A & Low VL. (2019) V1016G point mutation: the key mutation in the voltage-gated sodium channel (Vgsc) gene of pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Indonesia. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 953-958. (WoS)
    • Adler PH, Srisuka W, Low VL, Takaoka H & Saeung A. (2019) High-elevation chromosomal diversity of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Thailand. Insect Systematics and Diversity 3: 1-10. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW, Halim MRA, Low VL & Suana IW. (2019) A new black fly species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4651: 392-400. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Tan TK, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW & Pham XD. (2019) A new black fly species of Simulium (Nevermannia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Vietnam. Acta Tropica 190: 320-328. (WoS)
    • Elia-Amira NMR, Chen CD, Low VL, Lau KW, Haziqah-Rashid A, Amelia-Yap ZH, Lee HL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2019) Adulticide resistance status of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Sabah, Malaysia: A statewide assessment. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 1715-1725. (WoS)
    • Azrizal-Wahid N, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL. (2019) Risk factors associated with flea infestation on cats. Tropical Biomedicine 36: 810-821. (WoS)
    2018
    • Muhammad-Rasul AH, Ramli R, Low VL, Ahmad A, Grudpan C, Kookkalya S & Khaironizam MZ. (2018) Taxonomic revision of the genus Poropuntius (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 4472: 327-342. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) A new species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Acta Tropica 182: 1-3. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL & Saeung A. (2018) Five new species of the Simulium decuplum subgroup of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) batoense species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand and their phylogenetic relationships. Acta Tropica 182: 271-284 (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL & Saeung A. (2018) A new species of the Simulium (Simulium) striatum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand, and its differentiation from two related species based on a fast-evolving nuclear gene. Journal of Medical Entomology 55: 561-568. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) Characterization of Simulium (Simulium) hackeri Edwards (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Malaysia: Morphological description of the pupa and larva, and DNA barcoding. Acta Tropica 185: 110-114. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL & Saeung A. (2018) A new species and a new record of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) gombakense species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand. Acta Tropica 185: 156-166. (WoS)
    • Amelia-Yap ZH, Chen CD, Sofian-Azirun M & Low VL. (2018) Pyrethroid resistance in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Southeast Asia: present situation and prospects for management. Parasites & Vectors 11: 332. (WoS)
    • Prakash BK, Low VL, Tan TK, Vinnie-Siow WY, Lim YAL, Morvarid AR, Azman AS, Yeong YS, AbuBakar S & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) Detection of Hepatozoon canis in the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus and domestic dogs in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 55: 1346-1348. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Tan TK, Huang YT, Fukuda M & Ya'cob Z. (2018) A new species of the Simulium (Simulium) argentipes species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Taiwan, and its phylogenetic relationships with four related species. Journal of Medical Entomology 55: 884-892. (WoS)
    • Low VL & Prakash BK. (2018) First genetic characterization of the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato in Peninsular Malaysia. Experimental and Applied Acarology 75: 299-307. (WoS)
    • Elia-Amira NMR, Chen CD, Lau KW, Lee HL, Low VL, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) Organophosphate and organochlorine resistance in larval stage of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Economic Entomology 111: 2488-2492. (WoS)
    • Lau KW, Chen CD, Lee HL, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) Bioefficacy of insect growth regulators against Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidea) from Sarawak, Malaysia: A statewide survey. Journal of Economic Entomology 111: 1388-1394. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Prakash BK, Lim YAL, Tan TK, Vinnie-Siow WY, Sofian-Azirun M & AbuBakar S. (2018) Detection of Anaplasmataceae agents and co-infection with other tick-borne protozoa in dogs and Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato ticks. Experimental and Applied Acarology 75: 429-435. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Takaoka H, Adler PH, Tan TK, Weng FCH, Chen CY, Lim YAL, Yacob Z, Chen CD, Sofian-Azirun M & Wang D. (2018) A novel molecular and chromosomal lineage of the anthropophilic Simulium (Simulium) rufibasis subgroup (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Taiwan. Parasitology Research 117: 3137-3143. (WoS)
    • Prakash BK, Low VL, Vinnie-Siow WY, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Morvarid AR, AbuBakar S & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018). Detection of Babesia spp. in dogs and their ticks from Peninsular Malaysia: Emphasis on Babesia gibsoni and Babesia vogeli infections in Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal Medical Entomology 55:1337-1340. (WoS)
    • Chen CD,Chin AC, Lau KW, Low VL, Lee HL, Lee PKY, Azidah AA, Azidah & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) Bioefficacy evaluation of commercial mosquito coils containing metofluthrin, d-allethrin, d-trans allethrin, and prallethrin against Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) in Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 56: 1651-1655. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Srisuka W, Ya'cob Z & Saeung A. (2018) Morphological and molecular evidence for multiple taxa in Simulium parahiyangum (Diptera: Simuliidae), a geographic generalist black fly in Southeast Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology 55: 1453-1463. (WoS)
    • Khadijah S, Wahaf ANS, Syahmi MI, Tan TK, Low VL, Azrul LM, Chong JL, Lim YAL & Abdullah CI. (2018) Nematode control failure due to anthelmintic resistance in a sheep farm in Malaysia: First identification of the F200Y mutation in the isotype 1 -tubulin gene. Tropical Biomedicine 35: 999-1006. (WoS)
    • Amelia-Yap ZH, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW, Suana IW, Harmonis, Syahputra E, Razak A & Low VL. (2018) Efficacy of mosquito coils: Cross-resistance to pyrethroids in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) from Indonesia. Journal of Economic Entomology 111: 2854-2860. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Norma-Rashid Y, Ubaidillah R, Yusoff A, Prakash BK, Tan TK, Chen CD & Sofian-Azirun M. (2018) Does colour matter? Genetic differentiation of colour morphs of the Asian golden web spider Nephila antipodiana (Araneae: Nephilidae). Animal Biology 68: 417-427. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW, Halim MRA, Low VL & Suana IW. (2018) Three new species of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the Lesser Sunda Archipelago, Indonesia. Tropical Biomedicine 35: 951-974. (WoS)
    2017
    • Tan TK, Panchadcharam C, Low VL, Bathmanaban P, Lee SC, Chua KH, Sharma RSK, Romano N, Tay ST, Quaza NHN & Lim YAL. (2017) Occurrence of gastro-intestinal parasites among small ruminants in Malaysia: highlighting Dicrocoelium infection in goats. Tropical Biomedicine 34: 963-969. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Tan TK, Prakash BK, Vinnie-Siow WY, Tay ST, Masmeatathip R, Hadi UK, Lim YAL, Chen CD, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) Contrasting evolutionary patterns between two haplogroups of Haematobia exigua (Diptera: Muscidae) from the mainland and islands of Southeast Asia. Scientific Reports 7: 5871. (WoS)
    • Uni S, Udin M, Agatsuma T, Saijuntha W, Junker K, Omar H, Lim YAL, Sivanandam S, Lefoulon E, Martin C, Belabut DM, Kasim S, Halim MRA, Zainuri NA, Bhassu S, Fukuda M, Matsubayashi M, Harada M, Low VL, Chen CD, Suganuma N, Hashim R, Takaoka H & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) Morphological and molecular characteristics of Malayfilaria sofiani Uni, Mat Udin & Takaoka n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) from the common treeshrew Tupaia glis Diard & Duvaucel, 1820 (Mammalia: Scandentia) in Peninsular Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors 10: 194. (WoS)
    • Saeung A, Srisuka W, Low VL, Maleewong W & Takaoka H. (2017) Descriptions of the female and larva of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) udomi (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand, and its transfer to the Simulium asakoae species-group. Acta Tropica 172: 14-19. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL, Maleewong W & Saeung A. (2017). Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Myanmar, and their phylogenetic relationships with related species in the S. asakoae species-group. Acta Tropica 176: 39-50. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) Uncovering the mask of the Simulium feuerborni complex (Diptera: Simuliidae): description of a new pseudocryptic species Simulium pairoti from Malaysia. Acta Tropica 169: 133-141. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Ya'cob Z, Chen CD, Low VL & Harmonis. (2017) A new species and seven new records of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Kalimantan, Indonesia. Tropical Biomedicine 34: 437 448. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Norma-Rashid Y, Yusoff A, Vinnie-Siow WY, Prakash BK, Tan TK, Noorhidayah M, Chen CD & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) Pleistocene demographic expansion and high gene flow in the Globe Skimmer dragonfly Pantala flavescens Fabricius (Odonata: Libellulidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Zoologischer Anzeiger 266: 23-27. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW, Halim MRA, Low VL, Ya'cob Z, Abdullah NA & Suana IW. (2017) Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Flores, Indonesia. Journal of Medical Entomology 54: 576-586. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) First description of a new cryptic species, Simulium vanluni from Peninsular Malaysia: an integrated morpho-taxonomical and genetic approach for naming cryptic species in the family Simuliidae. Acta Tropica 167: 31-39. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Ya' cob Z, Chen CD, Lau KW, Low VL & Suana IW. (2017) The black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from the Lesser Sunda Archipelago, Indonesia. Acta Tropica 169: 170-186. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Low VL & Saeung A. (2017). A new black fly species of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) epistum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand. Acta Tropica 176: 373 379. (WoS)
    • Chin AC, Chen CD, Low VL, Lee HL, Azidah AA & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) Comparative efficacy of commercial mosquito coils against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Malaysia: a nationwide report. Journal of Economic Entomology 110: 2247-2251. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Prakash BK, Tan TK, Sofian-Azirun M, Anwar FHK, Vinnie-Siow WY & AbuBakar S. (2017) Pathogens in ectoparasites from free-ranging animals: Infection with Rickettsia asembonensis in ticks, and a potentially new species of Dipylidium in fleas and lice. Veterinary Parasitology 245: 102-105. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Srisuka W, Saeung A, Maleewong W & Low VL. (2017) A new black fly species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Laos. Journal of Medical Entomology 54: 1543-1551. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Chen CD, Lau KW, Halim MRA, Low VL, Ya'cob Z, Abdullah NA & Suana IW. (2017) Simulium (Gomphostilbia) lemborense, a new black fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Flores, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4236: 149-156. (WoS)
    • Lau KW, Chen CD, Lee HL, Low VL, Moh HH & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017) Ovitrap surveillance in Sarawak, Malaysia: A comprehensive study. Tropical Biomedicine 34: 795-803. (WoS)
    2016
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Pramual P, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Distribution pattern of black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) assemblages along an altitudinal gradient in Peninsular Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors 9: 219. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Pramual P, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Breeding habitat preference of preimaginal black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Tropica 153: 57-63. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Takaoka H, Pramual P, Adler PH, Yacob Z, Chen CD, Yotopranoto S, Zaid A, Hadi UK, Lardizabal ML, Nasruddin-Roshidi A & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Three taxa in one: cryptic diversity in the black fly Simulium nobile (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Southeast Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 972-976. (WoS)
    • Adler PH, Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Low VL, Ya'cob Z, Chen CD, Lau KW & Pham XD. (2016) Vietnam, a hotspot for chromosomal diversity and cryptic species in black flies (Diptera: Simulidae). PLoS ONE 11: e0163881. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Ya'cob Z, Chen CD, Low VL & Zaid A. (2016) Simulium (Gomphostilbia) merapiense sp. nov. (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Java, Indonesia. Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 76-82. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Takaoka H, Pramual P, Adler PH, Ya'cob Z, Huang YT, Pham XD, Ramli R, Chen CD, Wannaket A & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Delineating taxonomic boundaries in the largest species complex of black flies (Simuliidae) in the Oriental Region. Scientific Reports 6: 20346. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Low VL, Sofian-Azirun M, Otsuka Y, Ya'cob Z, Chen CD, Lau KW & Lardizabal ML. (2016) Dimorphic male scutal patterns and upper-eye facets of Simulium mirum n. sp. (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors 9: 136. (WoS)
    • Chen CD, Takaoka H, Tan PR, Lau KW, Low VL, Leong CS, Karen-Chia HM & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Distribution and abundance of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in recreation parks in Selangor State, Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 33: 583-588. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Sofian-Azirun M & Norma-Rashid Y. (2016) Playing hide-and-seek with the tiny dragonfly: DNA barcoding discriminates multiple lineages of Nannophya pygmaea in Asia. Journal of Insect Conservation 20: 339-343. (WoS)
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Ya'cob Z, Chen CD, Low VL & Harmonis. (2016) A new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Kalimantan, Indonesia, with keys to identify 19 Bornean species of the subgenus Gomphostilbia. Journal of Medical Entomology 53: 798-806. (WoS)
    2015
    • Low VL, Vinnie-Siow WY, Lim YAL, Tan TK, Leong SC, Chen CD, Azidah AA & Sofian-Azirun M. (2015) First molecular genotyping of A302S mutation in the gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor in Aedes albopictus from Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 32: 554-556. (WoS)
    • Choy, S. H., Mahdy, M. A., Al-Mekhlafi, H. M., Low, V. L., & Surin, J. (2015). Population expansion and gene flow in Giardia duodenalis as revealed by triosephosphate isomerase gene. Parasites & vectors, 8(1), 454. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1084-y (WoS)
    • Low VL, Tay ST, Kho KL, Koh FX, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Panchadcharam C, Ong BL, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2015) Molecular characterisation of the tick Rhipicephalus microplus in Malaysia: new insights into the cryptic diversity and distinct genetic assemblages throughout the world. Parasites & Vectors 8: 341. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Adler PH, Sofian-Azirun M, Srisuka W, Saeung A, Huang YT, Hadi UK, Pham XD & Takaoka H. (2015) Tests of conspecificity for allopatric vectors: Simulium nodosum and Simulium shirakii (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Asia. Parasites & Vectors 8: 297. (WoS)
    • Tan TK, Low VL, Lee SC, Panchadcharam C, Tay ST, Ngui R, Bathmanaban P, Kho KL, Koh FX, Sharma RSK, Jaafar T, Nizam QNH & Lim YAL. (2015) Detection of Schistosoma spindale ova and associated risk factors among Malaysian cattle through coprological survey. The Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research 63: 63-71. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Takaoka H, Adler PH, Ya'cob Z, Norma-Rashid Y, Chen CD & Sofian-Azirun M. (2015) A multi-locus approach resolves the phylogenetic relationships of the Simulium asakoae and Simulium ceylonicum species groups (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Malaysia: evidence for distinct evolutionary lineages. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 29: 330-337. (WoS)
    2014
    • Tan TK, Low VL, Lee SC, Panchadcharam C, Bathmanaban P & Lim YAL. (2014) Gastro-intestinal parasitism among two swine populations in Malaysia: Highlighting the zoonotic transmissible protozoan Balantidium coli infections. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research 5: 63-68. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Tan TK, Panchadcharam C, Low VL, Lee SC, Ngui R, Sharma RSK & Lim YAL. (2014) Co-infection of Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus spp. among livestock in Malaysia as revealed by amplification and sequencing of the Internal Transcribed Spacer II DNA region. BMC Veterinary Research 10: 38. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Adler PH, Takaoka H, Ya'cob Z, Lim PE, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Chen CD, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal high genetic diversity but low genetic differentiation in the black fly Simulium tani Takaoka & Davies along an elevational gradient in Malaysia. PLoS ONE 9: e100512. (WoS)
    • Leong CS, Chen CD, Low VL, Karen-Chia HM, Azidah AA & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Multiple resistance of Culex vishnui Theobald against four major classes of insecticides in an agricultural area in Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 31: 241-260. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Tan TK, Lim PE, Domingues LN, Tay ST, Lim YAL, Goh TG, Panchadcharam C, Bathmanaban P & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Use of COI, CytB and ND5 genes for intra- and inter-specific differentiation of Haematobia irritans and Haematobia exigua. Veterinary Parasitology 204: 439-442. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Lim PE, Chen CD, Lim YAL, Tan TK, Norma-Rashid Y, Lee HL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Mitochondrial DNA analyses reveal low genetic diversity in Culex quinquefasciatus from residential areas in Malaysia. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 28: 157-168. (WoS)
    2013
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Tan TK, Chen CF, Leong CS, Lim YAL, Lim PE, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) Enzymatic characterization of insecticide resistance mechanisms in field populations of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). PLoS ONE 8: e79928. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Lim PE, Leong CS & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) Current susceptibility status of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) against DDT, propoxur, malathion and permethrin. Journal of Medical Entomology 50: 103-111. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Lim PE, Leong CS & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) Co-occurrence of mosquito larvae in stagnant water in residential areas in Malaysia. Asian Biomedicine 7: 375-380. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lim PE, Lee HL, Lim YAL, Tan TK & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) First molecular genotyping of insensitive acetylcholinesterase associated with malathion resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus Say populations in Malaysia. Pest Management Science 69: 1362-1368. (WoS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lim PE, Lee HL, Tan TK, Lim YAL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) First molecular genotyping of voltage gated sodium channel alleles in Culex quinquefasciatus populations in Malaysia. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 107: 127-131. (WoS)
    • Chen CD, Low VL, Lau KW, Lee HL, Nazni WA, Heo CC, Azidah AA & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) First report on adulticide susceptibility status of Aedes albopictus (Skuse), Culex quinquefasciatus (Say) and Culex vishnui (Theobald) from a pig farm in Tanjung Sepat, Selangor, Malaysia. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 29: 243-250. (WoS)
    2012
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Lim PE, Leong CS & Sofian-Azirun M. (2012) Nationwide distribution of Culex mosquitoes and associated habitat characteristics at residential areas in Malaysia. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 28: 160-169. (WoS)
    2010
    • Chuah TS, Low VL, Cha TS & Ismail S. (2010) Initial report of glufosinate and paraquat multiple resistance that evolved in a biotype of goosegrass (Eleusine indica) in Malaysia. Weed Biology and Management 10: 229-233. (WoS)
    Article in Proceedings
    2022
    • Kavitha R, Low VL, Azirun MS, Chen CD, Ahmad FMS, Shanti N, Zaibunnisa AH & Farida ZMY. (2022) The hidden biodiversity of the blowfly Chrysomya megacephala revealed by the Cytochrome b gene. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 1019: 012024.
    2016
    • Low VL, Takaoka H, Adler PH, Ya'cob Z, Norma-Rashid Y, Chen CD & Sofian-Azirun M. (2015) Phylogenetic relationships of the Simulium asakoae and Simulium ceylonicum species groups (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Malaysia. Medical Entomology and Zoology 67 (Supplement): 95. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Chen CD, Lau KW, Takaoka H, Tan PR, Chin AC, Low VL, Norma-Rashid Y, Ya'cob Z & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Insecticide susceptibility status of black fly, Simulium nobile (Diptera: Simuliidae) against DDT, dieldrin, propoxur, malathion and permethrin in Malaysia. Medical Entomology and Zoology 67 (Supplement): 95. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H, Pramual P, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2016) Breeding habitat preference of preimaginal black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in tropical streams of Peninsular Malaysia. Medical Entomology and Zoology 67 (Supplement): 94. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2014
    • Low VL, Tan TK, Lim PE, Domingues LN, Tay ST, Lim YAL, Goh TG, Panchadcharam C, Bathmanaban P & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Genetic characterization of Haematobia irritans and Haematobia exigua. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research 5 (Supplement): 244-245. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Tan TK, Panchadcharam C, Low VL, Lee SC, Ngui R, Sharma RSK & Lim YAL. (2014) Molecular characterization of Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus spp. in Malaysian livestock. Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research 5 (Supplement): 246-247. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Chen CD, Takaoka H, Yacob Z, Low VL, Lau KW & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) The diversity of black flies in Peninsular Malaysia. International Science Index 8:281. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2013
    • Chen CD, Takaoka H, Lau KW, Low VL, Leong CS, Karen-Chia HM & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) Distribution and abundance of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in two recreation parks in Selangor State, Peninsular Malaysia. Medical Entomology and Zoology 64 (Supplement): 57. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Tan TK, Chen CF, Leong CS, Yvonne Lim AL, Lim PE, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2013) Biochemical detection of propoxur resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus Say populations in Malaysia. Proceeding of 8th Malaysia Indonesia Brunei Medical Sciences Conference. pp. 173. (ISBN 978-979-16208-2-6) (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2012
    • Low VL, Lee HL, Sofian-Azirun M, Lau KW, Heo CC & Chen CD. (2012) Laboratory performance of a bait station containing imidacloprid against German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Linnaeus, 1767). Proceeding of International Environment and Health Conference 2012. pp. 84-92. (ISBN 978-983-44173-0-7) (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Chen CD, Leong CS, Lee HL, Karen-Chia HM, Izzul AA, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2012) Adulticide susceptibility of Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex vishnui obtained from paddy field in Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia. Proceeding of International Environment and Health Conference 2012. pp. 78. (ISBN 978-983-44173-0-7) (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Lim PE, Leong CS & Sofian-Azirun M. (2012) Current susceptibility status of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) against four major classes of insecticides. Medical Entomology and Zoology 63 (Supplement): 49. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2011
    • Leong CS, Chen CD, Lee HL, Izzul AA, Chia KHM, Low VL, Lau KW, Sofian-Azirun M. (2011) Insecticides susceptibility in Culex quinquefasciatus Say obtained from rice cultivation area in Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia. Medicine and Health 6 (Supplement): 277-278. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Leong CS, Chen CD, Izzul AA, Chia KHM, Low VL & Sofian-Azirun M. (2011) Distribution and abundance of medically important mosquitoes obtained from paddy field in Sekinchan, Selangor, Malaysia. Proceeding of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 10th International Annual Symposium. pp. 39-41. (ISBN 978-967-5366-60-4) (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Leong CS. & Sofian-Azirun M. (2011) Larvicide susceptibility status of Culex quinquefasciatus Say obtained from Klang Valley and East Coast, Peninsular Malaysia. Medicine and Health 6 (Supplement): 275-276. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Low VL, Chen CD, Lee HL, Leong CS, Chia KHM & Sofian-Azirun M. (2011) Insecticide susceptibility status of Culex quinquefasciatus larvae obtained from Perak, Terengganu and Kelantan, Malaysia. Proceeding of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 10th International Annual Symposium. pp. 202-204. (ISBN 978-967-5366-60-4) (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Chen CD, Nazni WA, Jeffery J, Ramli R, Lau KW, Low VL, Chia KHM & Sofian-Azirun M. (2011) Entomofauna obtained from forensic entomological studies conducted in a secondary forest in Ulu Gombak, Selangor. Medicine and Health 6 (Supplement): 223-224. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2019
    • SPOKOJAN Mosquito Coil, TV1
    • Penyakit berjangkit bawaan nyamuk dan sengkenit dalam kalangan anjing, Buletin Bicara Veterinar
    • First intersex mosquito species found in Pahang, New Straits Times
    • Malaysians in Antarctica for 'necrobiome' research, New Straits Times
    • UiTM-led team to conduct Antarctic research, The Star
    • Lima penyelidik ke Antartika, Sinar Harian
    Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
    2017
    • Discovery of 111 new species of black flies in the Oriental Region, Asia Research News
    Monograph
    2017
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Ya' cob Z, Chen CD, Lau KW, Low VL, Pham XD & Adler PH. (2017) The black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Vietnam. Zootaxa 4261: 1-165.
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Faculty of Medicine Research Grant, UiTM
  • Molecular Identification of Forensically Important Mites and Their Potential Application in Death Investigation, Co-Researcher, 2022 - 2024, Faculty of Medicine Research Grant, UiTM (National)
  • Private Funding
  • Awareness Program on Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis among Schoolchildren from Orang Asli Communities: Application of Health Learning Package (HELP), Consultant, 2020 - 2021 (National)
  • Necrobiome Community Structure and Soil Chemistry Profiles Associated with Penguin Carcasses and its Correlation with Bone Density under Antarctica Climate, Consultant, 2019 - 2022 (National)
  • Enhancing Public Knowledge On Ectoparasites And Associated Pathogens From Companion Animals: A Proactive Action Research, Principal Investigator(PI), 16/04/2021 to 15/04/2023, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) (Private)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Assessing the diet of avian aerial insectivores (Family: Apodidae and Hirundinidae) and their associated gut microbiome using high-throughput sequencing, Consultant, 2020 - 2022 (National)
  • Insecticidal Mechanism Of Streptomyces Sp. Ksf 103 And Its Effect On Dengue Virus Replication In Aedes Aegypti, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/09/2021 to 06/09/2023, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • Dna Barcoding And Elucidation Of Cryptic Diversity In Thrips Species (thysanoptera) On Starfruit (averrhoa Carambola), Co-Researcher, 01/09/2019 to 30/11/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • Characterization Of Malaysian Black Flies (diptera: Simuliidae) And Their Associated Filarial Parasites, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2019 to 30/09/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • RU Operation
  • Pyrethroid Resistance and Associated Mechanisms in the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019 (National)
  • International Funding
  • Assessing the Roles of Blackflies in the Transmission of Zoonotic Filarial Parasites in Indigenous Communities in Peninsular Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2018 (International)
  • The Tick Cell Biobank: Arthropod Vector Cell Lines For Human And Animal Health, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2026, WELLCOME TRUST  (International)
  • Dna Barcoding And Taxonomic Classification Of Black Flies In Southeast Asia, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2021 to 28/02/2023, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Copenhagen, Denmark  (International)
  • RU Geran - UMCares
  • One Health For Underserved Orang Asli Community, Co-Researcher, 01/11/2019 to 31/12/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
  • Geographical Distribution And Bionomics Of The Vectors Of Plasmodium Knowlesi Malaria With Reference To Malaria Elimination In P. Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 01/01/2019 to 30/09/2023, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • RU Geran - Fakulti Program
  • Implications Of Urbanization On Insect Assemblages In Kuala Lumpur Urban Forest Areas, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2018 to 31/05/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Government Agency
  • Kajian Tentang Mikroorganisma Tanah Dari Ekosistem Hutan Dan Kompoun Baru Untuk Digunakan Sebagai Anti-infeksi , Principal Investigator(PI), 01/08/2018 to 31/07/2020, YAYASAN PAHANG (Government)
  • Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP)
  • Characterization of blackflies in Asia: biology, taxonomy, and parasitic infection perspectives, Co-Researcher, 19/03/2018 to 19/03/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Understanding The Roles Of Vectors In The Transmission Of Pathogens In Animals And Humans: Implications For The Prevention And Control Of Zoonotic Diseases, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/12/2016 to 07/03/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Systematics and molecular phylogenetic studies of ponerine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) in Malaysia., Co-Researcher, 26/10/2015 to 26/10/2017, Research University (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science)
  • Dna Barcoding And Species Boundary Delimitation Of Insect Vectors And Parasites In Malaysia And Neighbouring Countries, Principal Investigator(PI), 29/08/2016 to 29/02/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Determination Of Insecticide Resistance Patterns, Enzymatic Characterization And Alternative Vector Control Measures Of Insect Vectors (diptera: Culicidae, Simuliidae), Co-Researcher, 29/08/2016 to 29/02/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Molecular Phylogenetics And Characterization Of Insecticide Ressitance Gene In Malaysian Medically Important Dipteran (culicidae, Simuliidae, Calliphoridae), Co-Researcher, 01/05/2013 to 01/07/2016, Research University (Government)
  • Insecticide Susceptibility Status Of Medically Important Dipteran (culicidae, Simuliidae, Calliphoridae) In Malaysia Using Acute Toxicity Test And Biochemical Tools, Co-Researcher, 01/05/2013 to 01/06/2016, Research University (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    External Supervision
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Necrobiome Community Structure and Soil Chemistry Profiles Associated with Penguin Carcasses and its Correlation with Bone Density under Antarctica Climate, Nur Adilla Binti Zaini, Universiti Teknologi Mara (Uitm) (Post Graduate Student)
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • Molecular Characterization of Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae), and Occurrence of Pathogens in Ticks and Host Dogs, Prakash A/L Batah Kunalan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Cat flea infestation, evolution and endosymbionts, and community awareness towards fleas and flea-borne diseases, Noor Azrizal bin Abdul Wahid, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Efficacy Assessment of Commercial Mosquito Coils and Associated Pyrethroid Resistance Mechanisms in Aedes aegypti from Indonesia, Amelia Yap Zheng Hua, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • Characterization of Dirofilaria Parasites and Their Association with Vectors and Animal Hosts, VINNIE SIOW WEI YIN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Host Preferences of Blackfies and Their Associated Filarial Parasites in Malaysia, Pavitra A/P Soosai Peranathan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Insecticide Resistance and Its Effect on the Genetic Diversity of Aedes albopictus in Sabah, Malaysia, Nur Elia Amira Binti Mohd Roslin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Comparative Bioefficacy of Household Insecticide Products against Mosquitoes in Malaysia, Azratul Hizayu Binti Taib, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Genetic Variation and Spatial Distribution of the Simian Malaria Vectors of Peninsular Malaysia, Sandthya Pramasivan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Insecticidal Effect of Actinobacteria on Medically Important Mosquitoes, Amelia Yap Zheng Hua, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Ecology, Genetic Diversity and DNA Barcoding of Thrips (Thysanoptera) Species on Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola), Abdul Munir Bin Mohd Zaki, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Bionomics of Simian Malaria Vectors and Molecular Characterisation of their Parasites in Peninsular Malaysia, Nantha Kumar Jeyaprakasam, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Ecological and molecular characterizations of black flies in Malaysia, Noor Izwan Mohd Anas, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Blackfly-symbiont interactions: Ecology, morphology and DNA profiling, Emmanuel Yogan Lourdes, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • DNA barcoding and digitalisation of black flies in Vietnam, PUTT QI YAN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • DNA Barcoding and digitalization of blackflies in indonesia, HEW YAN XIN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Insecticidal mechanism of Streptomyces sp. KSF103 and its effect on chikungunya virus replication in Aedes aegypti, TAN KER SHIEN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    UG Student/Clinical Fellowship
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • SHEE 3188 Ecology and Biodiversity Project, 2013/2014
    • SHEE 3188 Ecology and Biodiversity Project, 2014/2015
    • Internship Programme from Management Science University, Malaysia, 2013/2014
    • Internship Programme from Management Science University, Malaysia, 2014/2015
    • SHEE 3188 Ecology and Biodiversity Project, 2016/2017
    • Internship Programme from Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2017/2018
    • Internship Programme from International Islamic University Malaysia, 2018/2019
    • MIC4005 Research in Biomedical Science, 2021
    PATENT/IPR
    (Product Name),(Type),(Level)
    • Simulium shoufengense Takaoka, Low & Ya' cob,  (International)
    • Simulium pumatense Takaoka, Low & Pham, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium yvonneae Takaoka & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium sazalyi Takaoka, Ya cob & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium haiduanense Takaoka, Low & Huang , New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium khaokhoense Takaoka, Srisuka & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium huaikaeoense Takaoka, Srisuka & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium vinhphucense Takaoka & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium sapaense Takaoka & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium obliquum Takaoka & Low, New species discovery (International)
    • Simulium mirum Takaoka, Sofian-Azirun & Low, New species discovery (International)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Community talk at a Chikungunya outbreak village in Bidor, Perak, 22/01/2020 to 22/01/2020
    • Community talk at a Chikungunya outbreak village in Air Kuning, Perak, 12/12/2019 to 12/12/2019
    • Knowledge transfer of mosquito ovitrap to COMBI (Communication for Behavioural Impact) programme, 30/09/2019 to 30/09/2019
    • Tree planting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme at Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Selangor, Malaysia, 22/09/2018 to 22/09/2018
    • Conservation project for Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor (TWNS) Selangor State Park, Treat Every Environment Special Sdn Bhd (TrEES) , 15/05/2017 to 15/05/2018
    • Charitable activities for stray dogs, 07/07/2013 to 30/04/2017
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Dengue Awareness Drawing Competition - Perak 2021, 29/10/2021 to 30/10/2021, National, (External Assessor)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Panel of Judges of MSPTM Photography Competition 2020, 2021 to 2021 (Competition)
  • Reviewer of Global Ecology and Conservation (ISI-Cited) , 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Tropical Natural History, 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Mitochondrial DNA Part B-Resources (ISI-Cited), 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Sains Malaysiana (ISI-Cited), 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology , 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Environmental Pollution (ISI-Cited) , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Experimental Parasitology (ISI-Cited) , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Small Ruminant Research (ISI-cited), 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Experimental and Applied Acarology (ISI-Cited) , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (ISI-Cited), 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Wellcome International Training Fellowship, 2020 to 2020 (Research Proposal)
  • Reviewer of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (ISI-Cited), 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Medical Entomology (ISI-Cited) , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Parasitology Research (ISI-Cited) , 2020 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases (ISI-Cited) , 2020 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Annals of Applied Biology (ISI-Cited), 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Micron (ISI-Cited), 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Malaysian Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine (ISI-Cited), 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Mitochondrion (ISI-Cited), 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Folia Parasitologica (ISI-Cited) , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of PRISM, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Neotropical Entomology (ISI-Cited) , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Biologia (ISI-Cited), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Environmental Entomology (ISI-Cited), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (ISI-Cited) , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine , 2018 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Parasite (ISI-Cited) , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research (SCOPUS-Cited), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Parasitology (ISI-Cited) , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Malaysian Applied Biology (SCOPUS-Cited), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (ISI-Cited), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Pest Management Science (ISI-Cited) , 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Medical and Veterinary Entomology (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Systematic Entomology (ISI-Cited), 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Tropical Insect Science (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Agricultural and Forest Entomology (ISI-Cited), 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ISI-Cited), 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Zootaxa (ISI-Cited), 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Scientific Reports (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Acta Tropica (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Insect Science (ISI-Cited), 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Mosquito Research, 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Vector Ecology (ISI-Cited), 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Tropical Biomedicine (ISI-Cited) , 2016 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of PeerJ (ISI-Cited) , 2015 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Freshwater Science (ISI-Cited) , 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research , 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Parasites & Vectors (ISI-Cited) , 2015 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Heredity (ISI-Cited) , 2014 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Turkish Journal of Zoology (ISI-Cited) , 2014 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Entomology and Nematology, 2013 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Agricultural Science Research , 2013 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology (ISI-Cited) , 2013 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer of PLoS ONE (ISI-Cited), 2013 (Article in Journal)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Research Collaboration, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2017 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Animal Infectious Diseases and Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia , 2015 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Thailand, 2015 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, 2014 (National)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, US, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, USA, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2013 (University)
  • Research Collaboration, Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, 2012 (National)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2012 (University)
  • Research Collaboration, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, 2011 (National)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • 56th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2020 - 2020 (Committee Member)
  • 55th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2019 - 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Wellcome Trust Grantsmanship Workshop, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2019 - 2019 (Committee Member)
  • National Policy and Guideline for Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity (Arthropod, Aquatic and Fieldwork) Workshop, National Public Health Laboratory, Ministry of Health, 2019 - 2019 (Facilitator)
  • Current Tools to Combat Malaria-with Special Focus on Plasmodium knowlesi, Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance, 2019 - 2019 (Mesa Correspondents)
  • 54th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2018 - 2018 (Committee Member)
  • International Conference of the 50th Anniversary of Ulu Gombak Field Study Centre, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 2016 - 2016 (Committee Member)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • MyOHUN Travel Grant for Participation at the Eighth International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED) 2021, Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), 2021 (GENERAL ACHIEVEMENTS)
    • Nadchatram Medal 2020 , Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2021 (GENERAL ACHIEVEMENTS)
    • Student Best Oral Presentation (Second Prize), Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2020 (COMPETITION)
    • Student Best Oral Presentation (First Prize), Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2020 (COMPETITION)
    • Student Best Oral Presentation, SBS Postgraduate Conference 2019, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2019 (RESEARCH)
    • Good Clinical Practice, National Committee for Clinical Research, 2019 (RESEARCH)
    • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD, University of Malaya, 2019 (CERTIFICATE)
    • 2nd Asia Pacific Rickettsia Conference Travel Award, United States Of America Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 2019 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Presentation Award, International Conference of Universiti Malaya Academia-Coummunity Engagement (UMACE) 2019, 2019 (EDUCATION)
    • Second Runner-Up, Student Oral Presentation, 24th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, University of Malaya, 2019 (COMPETITION)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2018 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Second Prize, Student Poster Presentation, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) Mid-Year Seminar in Honour of Professor Mak Joon Wah , International Medical University, 2018 (COMPETITION)
    • 9th Tick and Tick-borne Pathogen Conference & 1st Asia Pacific Rickettsia Conference Travel Award, United States of America Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 2017 (RESEARCH)
    • Patronym: Simulium (Simulium) lowi, a new black fly species in Vietnam, Zootaxa, 2017 (RESEARCH)
    • Patronym: Simulium (Simulium) vanluni, a new black fly species in Malaysia, Acta Tropica, 2017 (RESEARCH)
    • World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Travel Scholarship, 24th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Australia, 2013 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Poster Presenter, 8th Malaysia Indonesia Brunei Medical Sciences Conference, Universitas Indonesia, 2013 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Poster Presenter, 2nd International Symposium on Zoonoses and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Zoonoses Environment and Wildlife Ecological Dynamics, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2011 (RESEARCH)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • Insect Identification, YTL Cement, 01/12/2020 to 01/12/2020 (National)
    • Preliminary Testing on Mosquito Repellent Soap against Aedes aegypti, CozyCare Sdn. Bhd., 01/11/2017 to 01/11/2017 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SPEAKER
  • Emerging rickettsiosis and malaria in Malaysia, International Joint Symposium on Tropical Infectious Diseases, 13/11/2022 to 16/11/2022, TIDREC/TIDCL/ICMR-NIMR/DMR/IMPE (International)
  • Emerging zoonotic diseases and their vectors in Malaysia, The Fifth Global Health Security and Research Partnership , 26/11/2021 to 26/12/2021, Incheon National University  (International)
  • Scientific writing strategies, Institute of Medical Molecular Biotechnology (IMMB) Research Talk, 07/07/2021 to 07/07/2021, Institute of Medical Molecular Biotechnology (IMMB), UiTM (National)
  • A review of mosquito vectors of public health and veterinary importance in Malaysia, 4th International Symposium of Global Health Security of Incheon National University, 19/11/2020 to 19/11/2020, Convergence Research Center for Insect Vectors, Incheon National University (International)
  • An overview of arthropod vectors of public health and veterinary importance in Malaysia: from biology to diagnostics, Seminar for Tropical Diseases Cooperation Laboratory (TIDCL), 31/10/2019 to 31/10/2019, Ajou University School of Medicine (International)
  • Pathogens in urban rodents and companion animals, and their associated ectoparasites, Seminar 'Environmental Microbiology and Virology', 16/01/2019 to 16/01/2019, Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC) (University)
  • Malaysia-Korea collaboration in emerging infectious diseases: Identification of etiological agents causing febrile illness among Malaysians, 3rd Korean International Cooperation for Infectious Disease Meeting, 17/05/2018 to 18/05/2018, Korean International Cooperation for Infectious Disease (International)