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Dr. Yamunah Devi A/P Apalasamy

Social Wellbeing Research Centre (Swrc)
Faculty of Economics and Administration
 
  +60379673775
  yamunahdevi@um.edu.my
  Social Wellbeing Research Centre (Swrc), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/M-2841-2015
PubMed ID Link
  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Apalasamy


BIBLIOMETRIC DATA


 Total Articles in Publication List  19
 Articles With Citation Data  19
 Sum of the Times Cited   71
 Average Citations per Article   3.74
 h-index   5
 Co-authors   Collaboration Network
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BIOGRAPHY


Yamunah Devi Apalasamy is currently a research fellow at Social Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Malaya. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) from the University of Malaya. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya since 2012. Her main research areas are non-communicable disease, particularly obesity as well as wellbeing and ageing. Her research interest also includes pharmacogenomics of preterm birth, cancer, and hepatitis B as well as health economics. She has also served as a consultant for a project funded by the National Institutes of Health, United States entitled “Global Genomic Medicine”. She has published extensively in many acclaimed international journals such as British Journal of Dermatology, Human Genetics, Pharmacogenetics and Genomics, Pharmacology, Annals of Human Biology, Molecular Biology Report, Journal of Perinatology, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Biomedical Reports, etc. 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity , Life Membership, 2013, (National)
  • Global Genomic Medicine Initiative, National Institutes of Health US, Consultant, 2015 to 2016, (International)
  • Golden Helix Symposia, Organising Committee, 2015 to 2015, (International)
  • Medical Faculty Research Week 2015, Organising Committee, 2015 to 2015, (University)
  • Open Access Journal of Obesity Metabolic Syndrome, Editorial Board Member, 2018 to 2019, (International)
  • Focus Group Discussion, Reference Budget for Malaysian (Health), Expert Panel Member, 2018 to 2018, (National)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Molecular Pharmacology (Pharmacogenomics; Non-Communicable Disease; Obesity)
  • Social Protection; Ageing; Wellbeing


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Article in Academic Journals

2018
  • B Riazalhosseini, Z Mohamed, YD Apalasamy & et al. (2018). Interlukine-6 gene variants are associated with reduced risk of chronicity in hepatitis B virus infection. Biomedical Report (ISI-Indexed)
  • B Riazalhosseini, Z Mohamed, YD Apalasamy & et al. (2018). Genetic variant in DLC1 gene is associated with increased risk of chronicity of disease in hepatitis B infection. Int J Clin & Exp Pathology (ISI-Indexed)
  • Prevalence of HLA-DQ Alleles and Haplotypes in Patients with Hepatitis B Infection. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS). (2018) Volume 43, No 1, pp 159-168. ISSN (Online) 2313-4402 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • HY Choong, Z Mohamed, LL Tan, DBC Wu, FH Shabaruddin, M Dahlui, YD Apalasamy & et al. (2017). Is universal HLA-B*15:02 screening a cost-effective option in an ethnically diverse population? A case study of Malaysia. Br J Dermatol. 177 (4):1102-1112. (ISI-Indexed)
  • B Riazalhosseini, Z Mohamed, YD Apalasamy & et al. (2017). Circulating microRNA as a marker for predicting liver disease progression in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Rev Soc Braz Med Trop. 50 (2).161-1664 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • B Riazalhosseini, Z Mohamed, YD Apalasamy et al. (2016). Association between microRNA-196A2 and microRNA-146A polymorphisms and progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with viral hepatitis B. Pharmacogenet Genomics, 26 (2), 74-9 (ISI-Indexed)
  • IM Langmia, YD Apalasamy & et al. (2016). Impact of IL1B gene polymorphisms and IL1B levels on susceptibility to spontaneous preterm birth in Malay Women. Pharmacogenet Genomics, 26(11), 505-5095 (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Riazalhosseini B, Mohamed Z, Apalasamy YD, Eng HS, Mohamed R.Association between microRNA-196A2 and microRNA-146A polymorphisms and progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with viral hepatitis B.Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2015 Nov 2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Langmia IM, Apalasamy YD, Omar SZ, Zain SM, Mohamed Z. Protein profiling of women with spontaneous preterm birth. Pharmacology. 2015;96(1-2):44-8 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Apalasamy, Y. D., Rampal, S., Salim, A., Moy, F. M., Su, T. T., Majid, H. A., Bulgiba, A., Mohamed, Z. 2015. Polymorphisms of the Resistin Gene and Their Association with Obesity and Resistin Levels in Malaysian Malays. BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS 53(4-6) MAY 2015 (ISI-Indexed)
  • M Langmia, YD Apalasamy & et al. 2015. Interleukin 1 receptor type 2 gene polymorphism is associated with reduced risk of preterm birth. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med.1-41 (ISI-Indexed)
  • IM. Langmia, YD Apalasamy & et al. (2015). Progesterone receptor (PGR) gene polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to preterm birth. BMC Med Genet. 16:63 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Immaculate Langmia, Yamunah Apalasamy, Siti Suki, Siti Omar, and Zahurin Mohamed. Genetic association of AKAP10 gene polymorphism with reduced risk of preterm birth.2015.Journal of Perinatology. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yamunah Devi Apalasamy and Zahurin Mohamed. 2015. Obesity and Genomics: Role of technologies in unravelling complex obesity architecture. Hum Genet. 134(4):361-74 (Tier 1) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Immaculate Mbongo. Langmia, Yamunah Devi Apalasamy, Shamsul Zain, Siti Zawiah Omar, Zahurin Mohamed. 2015. Association of VEGFA gene polymorphisms and VEGFA plasma levels with spontaneous preterm birth. Pharmacogenet Genomics. Apr;25(4):199-204 (Tier 1) (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Yamunah Devi Apalasamy, Moy Foong Ming, Sanjay Rampal, Awang Bulgiba, Zahurin Mohamed. 2013. Genetic Association Study of INSIG2 rs7566605 polymorphism with obesity-related metabolic traits in Malaysian Malays.Genetic associations of the INSIG2 rs7566605 polymorphism with obesity-related metabolic traits in Malaysian Malays. GENETICS AND MOLECULAR RESEARCH: GMR 13(3):4904-4910 · JULY 2014 Impact Factor: 0.85 · DOI: 10.4238/2014.July.4.4 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yamunah Devi Apalasamy, Sanjay Rampal, Agus Salim, Moy Foong Ming, Awang Bulgiba, Zahurin Mohamed. 2014 .Association of ADIPOQ gene with obesity and adiponectin levels in Malaysian Malays. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REPORTS 41(5) · JANUARY 2014 Impact Factor: 1.96 · DOI: 10.1007/s11033-014-3147-0 (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Apalasamy YD, Ming MF, Rampal S, Bulgiba A, Mohamed Z (2013).Association of Melanocortin-4 Receptor Gene Polymorphisms with Obesity-related Parameters in Malaysian Malays. Ann Hum Biol. Jan;40(1):102-6. (Tier 2; Impact Factor = 1.98) (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Y.D. Apalasamy, M.F. Ming, S. Rampal, A. Bulgiba and Z. Mohamed. 2012. Genetic association of SNPs in the FTO gene and predisposition to obesity in Malaysian Malays. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 45(12) AUGUST 2012. Impact Factor: 1.08 DOI: 10.1590/S0100-879X2012007500134 (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Apalasamy YD, Ming MF, Rampal S, Bulgiba A, Mohamed Z.2011. Gender-Dependent Association of a β2- Adrenergic Gene Variant With Obesity Parameters in Malaysian Malays.Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. [Epub ahead of print] (ISI-Indexed)

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


  • PARTNER (Participatory Action Research Through Negotiation and Empowerment of the Residence)- Molecular And Biomarker Study Of Genes Related To Obesity And Metabolic Alterations In Low Income Urban Population In Kuala Lumpur, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2014, University Malaya, (National)
  • Pharmacogenomics Study Of Possible Anti-obesity Agent From Catha Edulis Plant Extract And Its Main Alkaloid Cathinone On Obese Animal Model, Consultant, 2013 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • Molecular Analysis of Genes Predisposing to Obesity in Malaysian Subjects, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • ASSOCIATION OF CANDIDATE GENES PREDISPOSING TO OBESITY IN MALAYSIAN SUBJECTS, Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)

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


  • University Malaya Excellence Awards (Acum 2012), University of Malaya, 2012, (University)

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


PRESENTER
  • STATISTICAL GENETIC WORKSHOP: APPLICATION IN GENOMICS AND PHARMACOGENOMICS, , 2013-10-28 to 2013-10-30, Department of Pharmacology, University Malaya, (University)
POSTER
  • Y.D Apalasamy, F.M.Moy, S. Rampal, A.M Bulgiba, Z.Mohamed. G-2458A Lep Gene Polymorphism is associated with body mass index (BMI) in the Malaysian population. International Conference on Personalized Medicine, 5th Joint Conference on Pharmacogenetics of Central South University-Inje University-The Chinese University of Hong Kong held in cooperation with the Pacific Rim Association for Clinical Pharmacogenetics (PRACP), 2009-09-19 to 2009-09-20, Central South University-Inje University-The Chinese University of Hong Kong held in cooperation with the Pacific Rim Association for Clinical Pharmacogenetics (PRACP), (International)
  • Apalasamy Yamunah Devi, Mohamed Zahurin,Rampal Sanjay, Bulgiba Awang, Moy Foong Ming. Melanocortin 4 receptor gene polymorphism and association with cholesterol levels in Malaysian Malays. 4th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and the Human Genome Meeting, 14-17 March 2011, Dubai, UAE , 4th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and the Human Genome Meeting, 2011-03-14 to 2011-03-17, Human Genome Organization and Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, (International)
  • Mohamed Zahurin, Apalasamy Yamunah Devi, Rampal Sanjay, Bulgiba Awang, Moy Foong Ming. Association of INSIG2 RS7566605 Polymorphism with Obesity-Related Parameters in Malaysian Malays. 4th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and the Human Genome Meeting., 14-17 March 2011, Dubai, UAE , 4th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and the Human Genome Meeting, 2011-03-14 to 2011-03-17, Human Genome Organization and the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, (International)
  • Yamunah Devi Apalasamy, Thanet Sornda, Narong Jaturas, Moy Foong Ming, Sanjay Rampal, Awang Bulgiba, Zahurin Mohamed. Association of an ADIPOQ Polymorphism with Obesity Parameters in Malaysian Malays. 26th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, 18-20 May 2012. Penang, Malaysia , 26th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, 2012-05-18 to 2012-05-20, Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, (National)
ORAL
  • Yamunah DA, F.M.Moy, S. Rampal, A.M Bulgiba, Z.Mohamed. Association of a FTO Gene Variant with Obesity in Malaysian Malays. Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO) 2011 Scientific Conference on Obesity, 28-29 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO) 2011 Scientific Conference on Obesity, 2011-06-28 to 2011-06-29, Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity (MASO), (National)

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


  • International Journal of Neuroscience, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Malaysian Ageing and Retirement Survey (Physical Health Measurement), Project ,  (2018 - 2019)
  • Breast Cancer, Article In Journal ,  (2017 - 2017)
  • Reviewer for Molecular Biology Reports, Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer for Annals of Human Biology, Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Endocrinology, Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)

SUPERVISION


FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Final Year Research Project), 2015/2016, 1
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Industrial Training), 2014/2015, 1
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Industrial Training), 2013/2014, 1