Curriculum Vitae

PROF. DR. ZULQARNAIN BIN MOHAMED

Professor
  • Institute of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • +603-7967 5890
  • 012-2680863

BIOGRAPHY


A PhD graduate in Human Molecular Genetics from University of Aberdeen, UK, with a special interest in researching DNA variations and Genomics in various organisms. Currently serving Universiti Malaya as an academic, a researcher, and also leading the Faculty of Science as Dean. As Dean, his main focus is to synergize linkages with industrial partners and agencies, and effort that is crucial to ensure graduate employability.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • HEREDITY
    Human Genetics, Medical Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics
  • MOLECULAR GENETICS
    DNA sequence analysis, mutations, sequence diversity
  • GENETIC DIVERSITY
    eDNA, environmental DNA, marine mammals, dolphin
  • GENE EXPRESSION IN HETEROLOGOUS SYSTEMS
    Gene Cloning
  • GENOMIC
    Molecular cloning, genome analysis
  • HEREDITY
    Hereditary Disorder, Colon Cancer, Genetic Screening, Glycogen Storage disorders

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD, (Genomics)
    University of Aberdeen
  • BSC (HONS), (Genetik)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Dean
    01 Jan 2022 - present (Dean Office, Faculty of Science)
  • Dean
    01 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2021 (Institute for Advanced Studies (Ias), Institute for Advanced Studies (Ias))
  • Dean
    01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2020 (Institute for Advanced Studies (Ias), Institute for Advanced Studies (Ias))
  • Director
    16 Jan 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 (Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science)
  • Director
    16 Jan 2016 - 15 Jan 2018 (Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science, Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science)
  • Principal
    01 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 (Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Principal
    01 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 (Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Principal
    01 Aug 2014 - 31 Jul 2016 (Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Acting Head
    04 Sep 2014 - 31 Jan 2015 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Principal
    01 Aug 2012 - 31 Jul 2014 (Kinabalu Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Jul 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Principal
    01 Aug 2010 - 31 Jul 2012 (Kinabalu Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Jul 2011 - 30 Jun 2012 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Oct 2009 - 30 Jun 2011 (Institute of Research Management and Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Principal
    01 Jan 2010 - 31 Jul 2010 (Kinabalu Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Principal
    01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2009 (Kinabalu Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Principal
    01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2009 (Faculty)
  • Principal
    01 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2007 (Kinabalu Residential College, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs))
  • Principal
    01 Apr 2007 - 31 Dec 2007 (Faculty)
  • Timbalan Ketua (Deputy to the Head of Department)
    01 Jan 2007 - 31 Oct 2007 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Timbalan Ketua (Deputy to the Head of Department)
    01 Apr 2005 - 31 Oct 2005 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Document Controller
    01 Nov 2002 - 31 Dec 2004 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Others)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MALAYSIA ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSION COUNCIL, MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST, MEMBER
    2022 to 2024 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • KHIDMAT SETIA 20 AWARD
    , 2013
  • Anugerah Khidmat Setia 20
    UM, 2013 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2011 (University)
  • Silver medal : Scale-up expression of human adiponectin in Pichia pastoris
    Creativity & Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2010, 1-3rd April 2010, 2010 (University)
  • Anjakan Gaji (Salary Upgrade)
    University of Malaya, 2009 (University)
  • Best Oral Presentation : Molecular Genetics of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis in Malaysia
    3rd Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine. May 2009., 2009 (National)
  • Silver Medal : Retrotranposons: High Utility DNA Markers for Plant Genome Analysis
    Research Innovation in the Research Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2007, 2007 (University)
  • Co-receipient of TORAY Science and Technology Research Grant 2007
    Malaysian TORAY Science Foundation, 2007 (National)
  • MAKNA Cancer Research Award 2007
    Majlis Kanser Nasional, 2007 (National)
  • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD
    University of Malaya, 2006 (University)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2005 (University)
  • Representative of Malaysia for International Seminar on Social and Ethical Implications of Recent Developments in Genetics
    Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), UNESCO, 2005 (International)
  • Bronze medal : DNA based characterisation of forensically important blowflies in Malaysia
    Research Innovation in the Research Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2005, 2005 (International)
  • Silver medal : PCR based sex determination of goats for potential use in selective breeding
    Research Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2005, 2005 (University)
  • Sijil Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2005 (Certificate for Service Excellence)
    University of Malaya, 2005 (University)
  • The British Council Higher Education Links (HEL) Research visit to University of Leicester
    The British Council, 2004 (International)
  • Co-receipient of the TORAY Science and Technology Research Grant 2003
    Malaysian TORAY Science Foundation, 2003 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Chia, Y. C., Teh, S. H., & Mohamed, Z. (2020). Isolation and Characterization of Chalcone Isomerase (CHI) Gene from Boesenbergia rotunda. South African Journal of Botany, 130, 475-482. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2020.01.010
Others
  1. Roslan, N (2020) Analyses of Boesenbergia rotunda cell suspension cultures with overexpressed Chalcone synthase (CHS) manifesting changes on the expression level of flavonoid-related genes https://doi.org/10.22452/mjs.vol39no1.2.. Malaysian Journal of Science.
  2. Roslan, N, et al. (2020) Tissue specific expression of chalcone synthase (CHS) transcripts and overexpression of BrCHS in cell suspension cultures of Boesenbergia rotunda. https://doi.org/10.22452/mjs.vol39no2.6. Malaysian Journal of Science.
  3. Febri Doni, Nurul Shamsinah Mohd Suhaimi, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Nazri Ishak, Muhamad Shakirin Mispan (2019) Pantoea: a newly identifed causative agent for leaf blight disease in rice. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection https://doi.org/10.1007/s41348-019-00244-6
  4. Ili Syazwana Abdullah, Ser-Huy The, Fiqri Dizar Khaidizar, Lock-Hock Ngu, Wee-Teik Keng, Sufin Yap, Zulqarnain MOHAMED (2019) Intron retention is among six unreported AGL mutations identified in Malaysian GSD III patients. Genes & Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13258-019-00815-9
  5. Dzulhelmi Muhammad Nasir, Thary Gazi Goh, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Normarashid Yusoff. (2018). Relationships Between Morphology and Web Characteristics of Four Spider Species (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) in Malaysia. Taiwanese Journal of Entomological Studies 3(1): 1-11
  6. Ragaventhan SANMUGAVELAN, Teow Chong TEOH, Nurnadiah ROSLAN, Zulqarnain MOHAMED. (2018). In vitro and in silico studies of chalcone synthase variant 2 in Boesenbergia rotunda and its substrate specificity. Turk J Biol (42), 213-223. doi:10.3906/biy-1710-107
  7. Abdulwali Ablat, Master; Mohammed Farouq Halabi, Jamaludin Mohamad, Muhammad Hafiz Husna Hasnan, Hazrina Hazni, Ser-huy Teh, Jamil A Shilpi,Zulqarnain Mohamed, Khalijah Awang. (2017). Antidiabetic effects of Brucea javanica seeds in type 2 diabetic rats. Accepted in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal.
  8. Al-Idrus, A., Carpentier, S. C., Ahmad, M. T., Panis, B., Mohamed, Z. (2017). Elucidation of the compatible interaction between banana and Meloidogyne incognita via high-throughput proteome profiling. PlosOne, 12(6): e0178438
  9. Rothan, H. A., Bahrani, H., Abdulrahman, A. Y., Mohamed, Z., Teoh, T. C., Othman, S., Rashid, N. N., Rahman, N. A., Yusof, R. 2016. Mefenamic acid in combination with ribavirin shows significant effects in reducing chikungunya virus infection in vitro and in vivo Antiviral Research
  10. Su Han Lum, Soo Sin Choong, Shekhar Krishnan, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Hany Ariffin (2016) GATA1 mutations in a cohort of Malaysian children with Down syndrome-associated myeloid disorder. Singapore Med J 2016; 57(6): 320-324
  11. Sufin Yap, Huey Yin Leong, Fadzlina AA, Haszlin HA Pavai Sthaneswar, Teh Ser Huy, Lock Hock Ngu, Zulqarnain Mohamed (2016) N-carbamylglutamate is an effective sole treatment of acute neonatal hyperammonaemia in a patient with Methylmalonic Aciduria. Neonatology 109(4):303-307
  12. Rothan HA, Ambikabothy J, Abdulrahman AY, Bahrani H, Golpich M, Amini E, Rahman NA, Teoh TC, Mohamed Z, Yusof R. (2015). Scalable Production of Recombinant Membrane Active Peptides and Its Potential as a Complementary Adjunct to Conventional Chemotherapeutics. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0139248. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139248
  13. Rothan HA, Bahrani H, Mohamed Z, Teoh TC, Shankar EM, Rahman NA, Yusof RA. (2015) A Combination of Doxycycline and Ribavirin Alleviated Chikungunya Infection. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126360
  14. Dzulhelmi Muhammad Nasir, Suriyanti Su, Zulqarnain Mohamed and Norma Che Yusoff (2014) New Distributional Records of Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Pakistan J. Zool. 46(6), 1573-1584
  15. Hussin A. Rothan, Hirbod Bahrani, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Rohana Yusof (2014) Fusion of Protegrin-1 and Plectasin to MAP30 Shows Significant Inhibition Activity against Dengue Virus Replication. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94561. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094561
  16. Hussin A. Rothan, Teh Ser Huy, and Zulqarnain Mohamed (2014) Effect of Codon Optimisation on the Production of Recombinant Fish Growth Hormone in Pichia pastoris. The Scientific World Journal Volume 2014, Article ID 514835, 6 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/514835
  17. Hussin A. Rothan, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Mohammadjavad Paydar, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, Rohana Yusof (2014) Inhibitory effect of doxycycline against dengue virus replication in vitro. Arch Virol 159:711 718
  18. Rothan, HA, Zulqarnain, M, Ammar, YA, Tan, EC, Rahman, NA and Yusof, R (2014) Screening of antiviral activities in medicinal plants extracts against dengue virus using dengue NS2B-NS3 protease assay. Tropical Biomedicine 31(2): 286 296 (2014)
  19. SA SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, SN MOHD ZAIN, MZ BILAL MAT, AK SIDAM, RY OTHMAN & Z MOHAMED (2014) Population Distribution of Plant-parasitic Nematodes of Bananas in Peninsular Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana 43(2): 175 183
  20. Hussin A. Rothan , Zulqarnain Mohamed, Pottayil G Sasikumar, Ketha Amarnadh Reddy, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman and Rohana Yusof. (2013) In vitro characterization of novel protegrin-1 analogues against neoplastic cells. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics, DOI 10.1007/s10989-013-9388-2.
  21. Rothan HA, Mohamed Z, Suhaeb AM, Rahman NA, Yusof R. (2013) Antiviral cationic peptides as a strategy for innovation in global health therapeutics for dengue virus: high yield production of the biologically active recombinant plectasin peptide. OMICS. 2013 Nov;17(11): 560-7. doi: 10.1089/omi.2013.0056. Epub 2013 Sep 17
  22. Kumara TK, Disney RH, Abu Hassan A, Flores M, Hwa TS, Mohamed Z, CheSalmah MR, Bhupinder S. (2012) Occurrence of oriental flies associated with indoor and outdoor human remains in the tropical climate of north Malaysia. J Vector Ecol. 37(1):62-8. [doi: 10.1111/j.1948-7134.2012.00200.x.]
  23. Rothan, H.A., Teh, S.H, Kamariah Haron & Zulqarnain MOHAMED. 2012. A Comparative Study on the Expression, Purification and Functional Characterization of Human Adiponectin in Pichia pastoris and Escherichia coli. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13 : 3549-3562
  24. Yap S, Abdullah IS, Ngu LH, Teh SH, Ong SY, Chong SY, Boey CCM, Lee WS, Mohamed Z (2012) Molecular spectrum of Glycogen Storage Disease Type III in Malaysian patients. J Inherit Metab Dis (2012) 35 (Suppl 1):S82
  25. Mohamad Osman, Faruq Golam, Shabnam Saberi, Nazia Abdul Majid, Noor Hasima Nagoor and Mohamed Zulqarnain. 2011. Morpho-agronomic analysis of three roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) mutants in tropical Malaysia. Aust J Corp Sci 5(10): 1150-1156
  26. Ser Huy TEH, Mun Yik FONG and Zulqarnain MOHAMED. 2011. Expression and analysis of glycosylation properties of recombinant human erythropoietin gene expressed in Pichia pastoris. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 34 (3): 464-470
  27. Siew Hwa TAN, Edah MOHD ARIS, Hiromu KURAHASHI and Zulqarnain MOHAMED (2010) DNA-based characterisation of forensically important flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Malaysia. Forensic Science International 199:43-49
  28. Siew Hwa TAN, Edah MOHD ARIS, Hiromu KURAHASHI and Zulqarnain MOHAMED. 2010. A New Record of Iranihindia martellata (Senior-White, 1924) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) From Peninsular Malaysia and Female Identification Using Both Morphology-based and DNA- based Approaches. (accepted : Tropical Biomedicine)
  29. Syarifah Aisyafaznim Sayed Abdul Rahman, Zulqarnain MOHAMED, Rofina Yasmin Othman, Rony Swennen, Bart Panis, Dirk De Waele, Serge Remy and Sebastien Christian Carpentier 2010 In planta PCR-based detection of early infection of plant-parasitic nematodes in the roots: a step towards the understanding of infection and plant defence, European Journal of Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1007/s10658-010-9656-3 Online First
  30. Hany Ariffin, Jaime Castillo Garcia, Siti Sarah Daud, Kamariah Ibrahim, Nik Aizah, Gek-Bee Ong, Lee-Ai Chong, Zulqarnain Mohamed. 2009. Gata1 Mutation In Down Syndrome Patients With Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukaemia Does Not Always Confer Good Prognosis. Pediatric Blood Cancer. 53(1): 108-111
  31. Siew Hwa TAN, Edah MOHD ARIS, Johari SURIN, Baharudin OMAR, Hiromu KURAHASHI and Zulqarnain MOHAMED. 2009. Sequence variation in the cytochrome oxidase subunit I and II genes of two forensically important blow fly species, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) and Ch. rufifacies (Macquart) (Diptera:Calliphoridae) in Malaysia. Trop Biomedicine. 26(2): 173 181
  32. Heo Chong Chin, Hiromu Kurahashi, Kazumi Nishida, Tan Siew Hwa, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Mohamed Abdullah Marwi, John Jeffery and Baharudin Omar. 2008. A new record of Fannia prisca Stein, 1918 (Diptera:Fanniidae) from peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 25(3): 254-256
  33. Rasid O A, Wan Nur Syuhada W S, Nor Hanin A, Masura S S, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Ho C L , Sambanthamurthi R and Suhaimi N. 2008. RT- PCR Amplification and Cloning of Partial DNA Sequence Coding for Oil Palm (Elaeis oleifera) Phytoene Synthase Gene. AsPac J. Mol. Biol. Biotechnol.16: 17-24
  34. C. Walton, P. Somboon, S.M. O Loughlin, S. Zhang, R.E. Harbach, Y.-M. Linton,B. Chen, K. Nolan, S. Duong, M.-Y. Fong, I. Vythilingum, Z. Mohamed,Ho Dinh Trung, R.K. Butlin. 2007. Genetic diversity and molecular identification of mosquito species in the Anopheles maculatus group using the ITS2 region of rDNA. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 7: 93 102
  35. Hany Ariffin, Siti Sarah Daud, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Kamariah Ibrahim, T F Lee, L A Chong. 2007. Evaluation of Two Short Tandem Repeat Multiplex Systems for Post Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Chimerism Analysis. Singapore Medical Journal 48: 333-337.
  36. Lau YL, Fong MY, Shamila Hisam, Mohamed Zulqarnain. 2007. Recombinant expression of a truncated Toxoplasma gondii SAG2 surface antigen by the yeast Pichia pastoris. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 38:6-14
  37. Mun Yik Fong, Yee Ling Lau and Mohamed Zulqarnain. 2007. Characterization of secreted rec ombinant Toxoplasma gondii surface antigen 2 (SAG2) heterologously expressed by the yeast Pichia pastoris. Biotechnology Letters 30 (4):611-8.
  38. Zulqarnain Mohamed, Rahimah Ahmad, Ng Sau Yoke, Zubaidah Zakaria, Harun Ahmad, Thong Hung Yew. 2003. A Nonsense Mutation In Exon 8 Of The APC Gene (Arg283Ter) Causes Clinically Variable FAP In A Malaysian Chinese Family. Cancer Sci 94. 725- 728.
  39. Alice Phua Choon Yen, Ramli Abdullah and Zulqarnain Mohamed. 2003. A PCR Based Sex Determination Method for Possible Application in Caprine Gender Selection by Simultaneous Amplification of The Sry and Aml-X Genes. J. Reprod. Dev 49. 307-311.
  40. Yong Phaik Har, Fatimah Harun, Zulqarnain Mohamed & Sarni Mat Junit. 2003. Patients with congenital hypothyroidism demonstrate up-regulated expression of a 50-kDA serum protein. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 8: 95
  41. Thong, KL, Leong, WY and Mohamed Z. 2001. Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism Analysis of Variability of the rpoS Sequence in Environmental and Clinical Isolates of Salmonella typhi. Malaysian Journal of Science 20. 21-25.
  42. Tonkin ET, Mohamed Z, Haites N, Shaw DJ. 1997. Identification Of Candidate Genes For Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP10) Mapping To 7q31- q35. Am J Hum Genet 61. (No.4 SS) 2359.
  43. Mohamed Z, Bell C, Hammer HM, Converse CA, Esakowitz L, Haites NE. 1996. Linkage Of A Medium-Sized Scottish Autosomal-Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa Family To Chromosome 7q. J Med Genet 33. 714- 715.
Article in Proceeding
  1. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., CARPENTIER, S., PANIS, B., MOHD ZAIN, S. N., OTHMAN, R. Y. and MOHAMED, Z. (2011). Understanding plant-Meloidogyne incognita interaction using Proteomics approach. 9th Malaysia Genetics Congress , 28th -30th September, 2011. Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  2. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., MOHD ZAIN, S. N., KHALID, N., OTHMAN, R. Y. and MOHAMED, Z. (2010). Development of sensitive molecular diagnostic tools for the detection of economically important plant-parasitic nematode species infesting Musa. My1Bio Conference 2010, 30-31st October, 2010. Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  3. Fiqri Dizar Khaidizar and Zulqarnain Mohamed. 2009. Mutations Within The Splicing Enhancer Region: Effects Of Arg283Ter Mutation On Normal Splicing As The Basis Of Variable Expressivity Of FAP. 3rd Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine 2-4th May 2009. Renaissance, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Oral paper.
  4. Tan Siew Hwa, Edah Mohd Aris, Hiromu Kurahashi, and Zulqarnain Mohamed. 2009. Use Of Molecular Method In Aid Of Identification Of Ambiguous Medically And Forensically Important Fly Species In Malaysia (Diptera: Calliphoridae And Sarcophagidae). 45th Annual Seminar of the MSPTM. 18-19th March 2009. Grand Seasons Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Oral paper)
  5. Zulqarnain Mohamed, Fiqri-Dizar Khaidizar, Colin Ng. 2008. Mutations in the APC gene in families with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). HUGO's 13th Human Genome Meeting. Sat 27-Tue 30 Sep 2008. Hyderabad, India.
  6. Rahman SA, Md Zain SN, Mohamed Z. 2008. Population Distribution of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of musa spp in Peninsular Malaysia and Molecular Characterisation of Nematode Species. 5th International Congress of Nematology. 13-18 July 2008. Brisbane, Australia (Oral paper)
  7. Ser Huy TEH, Mun Yik FONG and Zulqarnain MOHAMED. 2008. Effect of induction temperature, pH and methanol concentration on the cell growth and production of recombinant human erythropoietin in Pichia pastoris. Association of the Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference (APRU DSC). 14 18 July 2008. Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia. (Oral paper)
  8. Tan, S.H., Mohd-Aris, E., Kurahashi, H., Mohamed, Z. 2008. DNA-based characterisation of some forensically important flesh fly species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Malaysia. The 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences. 6-9 October, 2008. Melbourne, Australia (Oral paper)
  9. Yusmin Mohd-Yusuf, Swan-Sim Yeap, Sook-Khuan Chow, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Maude Elvira Phipps. 2008. PDCD1 and SLE in Malaysian Cohort. HUGO's 13th Human Genome Meeting. Sat 27-Tue 30 Sep 2008. Hyderabad, India.
  10. Zulqarnain Mohamed. 2007. APC Gene Mutations in Hereditary Colon Cancer: Implications in Presymptomatic Diagnosis. 1st KL International Breast and Colorectal Cancer Congress, 9-11 August 2007, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. (Oral Paper/Invited speaker).
  11. MOHAMED, Z., ABD MAJID, M., YONG, K.T., SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A. and OTHMAN, R. Y. (2007). Retrotransposons as Indicators of Bryophyte Diversity, World Conference Of Bryology 2007, 23-27 July 2007, Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  12. S A Rahman, S A., Md.Zain, S. N. and Mohamed, Z. 2007. Distribution Study of Plant-parasitic Nematodes Infesting Banana Plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Molecular Characterisation of Nematode Species. Proceedings of the 7th National Congress on Genetics. 5-7 May 2007. Kota Bharu, Kelantan. (Oral paper)
  13. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., MOHD ZAIN, S. N. and MOHAMED, Z. (2007). Distribution Study of Plant- parasitic Nematodes Infesting Banana Plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Molecular Characterisation of Nematode Species. Seventh National Congress on Genetics, 5-7 May 2007, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
  14. Phipps ME, Mohamed Z, Mahmood AA, Kuppusamy UR, JAMA Tan, Chua KH, Lian LH, Shamala Devi, Edo J, Jinam TA, Yusuf Y, Hong LC, Wee YC, Ku CS, Puah SM, Chew CH. 2006. Human Genomics : Migration & Medicine. BioMalaysia 2006, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
  15. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., MOHD ZAIN, S. N. and MOHAMED, Z. (2006). Isolation of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer region in five species of parasitic nematodes infesting banana plants in Peninsular Malaysia. 3rd Life Sciences Postgraduate Conference, 24-27 May 2006 Malaysian University of Science, Penang, Malaysia.
  16. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., MOHD ZAIN, S. N. and MOHAMED, Z. (2006). Isolation of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer region of parasitic nematodes infesting banana plants in Peninsular Malaysia. University Malayan Seminar of Research, 6-7 September 2006 Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  17. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., MOHAMED, Z., OTHMAN, R. Y. and PHANG, S. M. (2005). Retrotranposons as Indicators of Algal Diversity. International Conference of Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development, 26 29 September 2005, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  18. Maslinda Musa, Fatimah Harun, Zulqarnain Mohamed and Sarni Mat Junit. 2004. Screening for mutations/polymorphims in the TSH receptor gene of congenital hypothyroid patients. Proceedings of the 12th Congress of the Asean Federation of Endocrine Society and 7th Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association Congress, p60.
  19. Maslinda Musa, Irina E. Tenang, Fatimah Harun, Zulqarnain Mohamed and Sarni Mat Junit. 2004. Mutational analysis of the transmembrane domain of human thyrotropin receptor (TSH-R) gene in patients with congenital hypothyroidism. Proceedings of the. 17th FAOBMB /2nd IUBMB Special Meeting / 7th A- IMBN Conference, p207.
  20. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., MOHAMED, Z., OTHMAN, R. Y. and PHANG, S. M. (2004). Isolation and characterisation of retrotransposon sequences in Gracilaria spp.14th MSMBB Scientific Meeting, 19 - 21 July 2004, Century Mahkota, Melaka, Malaysia
  21. SAYED ABDUL RAHMAN, S. A., SIDAM, K., MD ZAIN, S. N. and MOHAMED, Z. (2004). Identification and preliminary molecular characterisation of current plant-parasitic nematode isolates infesting banana plants in Peninsular Malaysia. 1st International Banana Congress, 6-9 July 2004, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort, Penang, Malaysia
  22. Pank Jit Sin, Tan Siew Hwa, Indra Vythilingam, Zulqarnain Mohamed. 2003. Sequence Variations In The ITS2 And CoII Loci Of Anopheles Maculatus Complex. Proceeding of the National Science and Technology Symposium, 2003, Kuala Lumpur.
  23. Sleman Elgared, Zuqarnain Mohamed, Rohani Md. Yasin and Thong Kwai Lin. 2003. gyr A mutation associated with Nalidixic acid resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Malaysia. Proceedings of the Fifth National Congress of Genetics, Kuala Lumpur.
  24. Alice PYC, Ramli A and Mohamed Z. 2002. A PCR- based sex determination method for potential application in goat breeding programmes. 27th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kuala Lumpur.
  25. Ng SY, Mohamed Z and Rahimah A. 2002. Identification of APC gene mutations in Malaysian FAP family by using SSCP analysis. 27th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kuala Lumpur
  26. Rahimah A, Mohamed Z, Ng SY and Salihah S. 2002. Nonsense Mutation Detected In Exon 8 Of The Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) Gene In A Malaysian Familial Colorectal Cancer (FAP) Family. 4th HUGO Pacific Meeting and 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand
  27. Mohamed Z. 1999. Retinitis pigmentosa: Linkage studies and mutation screening of candidate genes. Proceedings of the 9th MSMBB Scientific Meeting, Pasir Salak, Perak Darul Ridzwan.(Oral paper)

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Characterization of retrotransposon sequences in selected organisms
  • DNA based characterization and identification of forensically important flesh-flies
  • Genetics of Hereditary Diseases (currently working on hereditary colon cancer)
  • Nematode pests in banana
  • Production of the Human proteins in Pichia pastoris
  • DNA based sexing of livestock embryos
  • Chalcone synthase biosynthetic pathway.

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2021 - 2024, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Using Environmental Dna (edna) To Assess The Biodiversity Of Marine Fish Species As An Indicator Of The Endangered Dolphin Habitat In Matang Estuarine And Coastal Waters, Perak ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Understanding The Regulation Of Seed Dormancy And Longevity Of Malaysian Weedy Rice Through Genetic And Metabolomic Studies ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2020 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Characterisation Of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase (pepc) And Mitochondrial Pyruvate Dehydrogenase (mtpdh) Gene Structures And Their Role During Banana-meloidogyne Incognita Infestation ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2011 - 2013, MOSTI (GENOMICS & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY R&D INITIATIVES, 2010)
    Analysis of Boesenbergia rotunda genome for identification of metabolic engineering targets ( Consultant)
  5. 2011 - 2012, ScienceFund
    Host-pathogen Interaction in Plant-parasitic Pathogen Infestation of Local Banana Varieties. ( Consultant)
  6. 2011 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Population Genetic Studies of Dugesia batuensis BALL, 1970 (Turbellaria, Tricladida, Paludicola) from the Batu Caves, Selangor. ( Consultant)
  7. 2009 - 2011, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Construction and expression of recombinant human adiponectin in prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems and comparative study of its effects on blood parameters. ( Consultant)
  8. 2007 - 2009, MOSTI (ScienceFund)
    Comparative proteomic analysis of genes expressed in banana roots in response in plant-parasitic nematode infestation (subproject) ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  9. 2006 - 2009, ScienceFund
    Molecular Genetic Analysis And Characterisation Of Forensically Important Fly Species In Malaysia. ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  10. 2008 - 2009, MOSTI-MGI
    Mitochondrial DNA based characterisation of the dengue mosquito vector - Aedes aegypti ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  11. 2004 - 2006, Fundamental Research Grant
    Parasite Nematode of Banana Plants in West Malaysia ( Consultant)
  12. 2002 - 2005, NBD Top Down Grant
    Promoter polymorphisms in the IL-10 promoter region in SLE patients (a sub project under the main Top Down project entitled Analysis of the human genomic diversity for potential medical and forensic applications) ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  13. 2005 - 2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Mutation within the splicing enhancer region: Effects of Arg283Ter Mutation on Normal Splicing as the Basis of Variable Disease Expressivity ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  14. 2003 - 2005, Malaysian TORAY Science and Technology Research Grant
    Susceptibility and molecular characterisation study of the plant nematode disease towards cultivated and wild banana plants ( Consultant)
  15. 2000 - 2002, MOSTI (IRPA)
    Elucidation of the genetic causes of hereditary colorectal cancer (FAP) in Malaysian Families ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  16. 2002 - 2002, China Medical Board
    Cloning and expression of the human EPO gene in a eukaryotic expression system ( Consultant)
International
  1. 2019 - 2023, International Funding
    Joint Surveys For Marine Endangered Species (mes) In Malaysia Waters ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2002 - 2005, MOSTI (IRPA)
    Molecular characterisation of the malarial vector (Anopheles maculatus complex) in Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Course Exam Moderator and Examiner for Sbbi4203 General Genetics, OUM
    01 Apr 2004 - 01 Apr 2011 (National)
  • Molecular Diagnosis of Genetic Diseases, Genetics Laboratory, Kuala Lumpur Hospital
    01 Nov 2009 - 01 Nov 2010 (National)
  • Asia Pacific Journal for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    01 Nov 2002 - 01 Nov 2009 (International)
  • Member of Board of Studies, Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences Faculty, UPM, UPM
    01 Nov 2006 - 01 Nov 2007 (National)
  • Setting The Criteria and Standard for Biotechnology Courses, LAN
    01 Nov 2004 - 01 Nov 2005 (National)
  • International Seminar On Social and Ethical Implications of Recent Developments in Genetics, ISESCO
    01 Nov 2005 - 01 Nov 2005 (International)
  • Molecular Genetics of Cancers, CARIF
    01 Nov 2003 - 01 Nov 2004 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


PLENARY SPEAKER
  1. Marine Mammal Conservation: DNA based apporaches in determining biodiversity in seleected dolphin species in Malaysia, The 3rd International Conference On Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Applications, Research, and Technology (ICON SMART 2022), Indonesian Networkof Higher Educations of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MIPAnet) (International) (03 Jun 2022 - 04 Jun 2022)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Pengenalan Mamalia Marin dan Spesis Marin Terancam: Kaedah DNA. , KURSUS PEMINDAHAN PENGETAHUAN PENGURUSAN KONSERVASI SPESIS MARIN TERANCAM DAN DILINDUNGI, PERINGKAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG, PEJABAT PERIKANAN PULAU PULAU PINANG (National) (22 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022)
  2. Genetic Practice in Medicine, FOM 50 Years of Research, FOM (University) (23 Jan 2013 - 24 Jan 2013)
  3. Molecular genetics of colorectal cancers (FAP), Molecular Genetics Seminar, Genetics Laboratory, HKL (National) (10 Jul 2009 - 10 Jul 2009)
  4. APC Gene Mutations in Hereditary Colon Cancer: Implications in Presymptomatic Diagnosis., 1st KL International Breast and Colorectal Cancer Congress. (09 Aug 2007 - 11 Aug 2009)
  5. Expression of Erythropoietin in Pichia pastoris, MALAYSIA-DPR KOREA Biotechnology Working Group Workshop, Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals (International) (06 Aug 2007 - 09 Aug 2007)
  6. Biotechnology and Science & Mathematics Education, National Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (National) (09 Oct 2004 - 11 Oct 2004)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Use Of Molecular Method In Aid Of Identification Of Ambiguous Medically And Forensically Important Fly Species In Malaysia (Diptera: Calliphoridae And Sarcophagidae)., 45th Annual Seminar of the MSPTM. (18 Mar 2009 - 19 Mar 2009)
  2. DNA-based characterisation of some forensically important flesh fly species (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) in Malaysia., The 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences. (06 Oct 2008 - 09 Oct 2008)
  3. Effect of induction temperature, pH and methanol concentration on the cell growth and production of recombinant human erythropoietin in Pichia pastoris., Association of the Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference (APRU DSC). (14 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)
  4. Population Distribution of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of musa spp in Peninsular Malaysia and Molecular Characterisation of Nematode Species., 5th International Congress of Nematology. (13 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)
  5. Identification of APC gene mutations in Malaysian FAP family by using SSCP analysis., 27th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology., MSBMB (National) (07 Oct 2002 - 07 Oct 2002)
  6. Retinitis pigmentosa: Linkage studies and mutation screening of candidate genes., Retinitis pigmentosa: Linkage studies and mutation screening of candidate genes., MSMBB (National) (02 Sep 1999 - 04 Sep 1999)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. PDCD1 and SLE in Malaysian Cohort., HUGO's 13th Human Genome Meeting (27 Sep 2008 - 30 Sep 2008)
  2. DNA-based characterisation of selected important forensic sarcophagid fly in Malaysia., 17th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (23 May 2008 - 25 May 2008)
  3. Mutation screening of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli gene in FAP-diagnosed patients using Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP) analysis., 17th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (23 May 2008 - 25 May 2008)
  4. Retrotransposons as Indicators of Bryophyte Diversity., World Conference Of Bryology 2007., Science Faculty, UM (International) (23 Jul 2007 - 27 Jul 2007)
  5. Mutation analysis in the APC gene in patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)., 7th National Congress on Genetics. (National) (05 May 2007 - 07 May 2007)
  6. Secretion of recombinant human erythropoietin by Pichia pastoris., 7th National Congress on Genetics., Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (National) (05 May 2007 - 07 May 2007)
  7. Distribution Study of Plant-parasitic Nematodes Infesting Banana Plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and Molecular Characterisation of Nematode Species., 7th National Congress on Genetics. (National) (05 May 2007 - 07 May 2007)
  8. Low Temperature during Methanol Induction Increases the Yield of Recombinant Erythropoietin in Pichia pastoris., The 9th AIMBN Conference & 16th MSMBB Scientific Meeting. (03 Sep 2006 - 05 Sep 2006)
  9. Use of PCR-RFLP to differentiate five flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) of potential forensic importance in Malaysia., The 9th AIMBN Conference & 16th MSMBB Scientific Meeting, MSMBB (International) (03 Sep 2006 - 05 Sep 2006)
  10. Isolation of a cDNA Clone coding for Oil Palm Phytoene Synthase., The 9th AIMBN Conference & 16th MSMBB Scientific Meeting. (International) (03 Sep 2006 - 05 Sep 2006)
  11. Isolation and Characterisation of Retrotransposon Sequences In Gracilaria spp., The 15th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (04 Apr 2005 - 05 Apr 2005)
  12. PCR-based sex determination of goat embryos a prospect for sex ratio manipulation at birth., 15th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (04 Apr 2005 - 05 Apr 2005)
  13. In vivo biological activity of recombinant human erythropoietin produced in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris., The 14th MSMBB Scientific Meeting (National) (19 Jul 2004 - 21 Jul 2004)
  14. Species-specific PCR assay for two Forensically Important Species, Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies in Malaysia., The 14th MSMBB Scientific Meeting (National) (19 Jul 2004 - 21 Jul 2004)
  15. Cryptic Species Among Members of the Anopheles maculatus group: A taxonomist s nightmare., The 14th MSMBB Scientific Meeting (National) (19 Jul 2004 - 21 Jul 2004)
  16. Cloning and Expression of the Nipah Virus Genes in Pichia pastoris, Yeast Recombinant Expression System., The 14th MSMBB Scientific Meeting (National) (19 Jul 2004 - 21 Jul 2004)
  17. Mutational analysis of exon 10 of the human thyrotropin receptor (TSH-R) gene in patients with congenital hypothyroidism., The 14th MSMBB Scientific Meeting. (National) (19 Jul 2004 - 21 Jul 2004)
  18. In vitro construction of the Epo gene via recombinant PCR., The 13th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (05 May 2003 - 07 May 2003)
  19. C To G Single Nucleotide Polymorphism In Intron 5 Of The Human Pax8 Gene., The 13th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (05 Apr 2003 - 07 May 2003)
  20. In vitro construction of the recombinant human erythropoietin gene and subsequent expression in a yeast recombinant system., The 14th National Biotechnology Seminar., MOSTI (National) (01 Apr 2003 - 01 Apr 2003)
  21. Sequence Variations In The ITS2 And COII Loci Of Anopheles Maculatus Complex., National Science and Technology Symposium. (National) (01 Apr 2003 - 01 Apr 2003)
  22. Use of Mitochondrial DNA Sequences for Identification of Forensically Important Insect Species in Malaysia., The 14th National Biotechnology Seminar., MOSTI (National) (01 Apr 2003 - 01 Apr 2003)
  23. gyr A mutation associated with Nalidixic acid resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Malaysia., Fifth National Congress of Genetics., Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (National) (25 Mar 2003 - 27 Mar 2003)
  24. Nonsense Mutation Detected In Exon 8 Of The Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) Gene In A Malaysian Familial Colorectal Cancer (FAP) Family., 4th HUGO Pacific Meeting and 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics., HUGO-Pacific (International) (27 Oct 2002 - 30 Oct 2002)
  25. A PCR-based sex determination method for potential application in goat breeding programmes., 27th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology., MSBMB (National) (07 Oct 2002 - 07 Oct 2002)
  26. Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP) analysis of exon 15 of the APC gene in a Malaysian FAP family., The 10th MSMBB Scientific Meeting., MSMBB (National) (14 May 2000 - 16 May 2000)
PRESENTER
  1. FINDING ANSWERS IN DNA, Inaugural Lecture Series, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science (University) (11 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017)
  2. Mutational Analysis in the APC Gene in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis., The 9th AIMBN Conference & 16th MSMBB Scientific Meeting, MSMBB (International) (03 Sep 2006 - 05 Sep 2006)
OTHERS
  1. Barcoding of LIFE, 18th MSMBB Scientific Meeting, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (National) (18 Aug 2009 - 20 Aug 2009)
  2. Genetic relationships between eight blow fly species (Calliphoridae: Chrysomya) of forensic importance in Malaysia., 18th MSMBB Scientific Meeting , The Malaysian society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (National) (18 Aug 2009 - 20 Aug 2009)
  3. Mutations Within The Splicing Enhancer Region: Effects Of Arg283Ter Mutation On Normal Splicing As The Basis Of Variable Expressivity Of FAP., 3rd Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (International) (02 May 2009 - 04 May 2009)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2014) Article review - High level expression, purification and characterization of active human C1q and tumor necrosis factor related protein 1 in Escherichia coli , (Reviewer)
  2. (2013) Journal Article Review - CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF HUMAN ERYTHROPOIETIN GENE IN Pichia pastoris EXPRESSION SYSTEM , (Reviewer)
  3. (2013) Expert panel for Science Fund Applications - Molecular Biology , (Reviewer)
  4. (2013) Journal Article Review - Incidence of thrombocytopenia in seropositive dengue patients. , (Reviewer)
  5. (2013) Journal Article Review - Evaluation of immunogenicity and protective efficacy of an apxIIC mutant , (Reviewer)
  6. (2013) Expert panel for grant review - Proposal evaluation. , (Reviewer)
  7. (2011) Sequence polymorphisms of mtDNA HVS-I, HVS-II and HVS-III regions in 8 Malay sub-ethnic groups of Peninsular Malaysia , (External Examiner)
  8. (2011) THERIOGENOLOGY: Manuscript # THERIO-D-11-00544, (Reviewer)
  9. (2010) Isolation and Development of Microsatellite Markers of Channa striata. (MBiotech), (Internal Examiner)
  10. (2010) Insect Science: Manuscript ID INS-2010-01-005 , (Reviewer)
  11. (2010) A study of Periostin Gene and Its Isoforms in Colorectal Carcinoma Cases. (MSc), (External Examiner)
  12. (2009) JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE: Manuscript # JB27-08 , (Reviewer)
  13. (2009) Identification Of microRNA Genes And Their Targets In Whiteleg Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). (MSc) , (Internal Examiner)
  14. (2009) Genotype And Allele Frequencies Of Nine Str Loci In Sikhs From Malaysia. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  15. (2009)
    • Project involved Cloning in Pichia pastoris.
    • Project proposal evaluation for MOSTI R&D Fund.
    , (Advisory Committee)
  16. (2008) Genotype And Allele Frequencies Of Nine Str Loci In Sikhs From Malaysia. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  17. (2007) Improving the sensitivity and specificity of Feacal tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening. (PhD) , (External Examiner)
  18. (2007) Molecular study on Downregulated Genes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. (MSc) , (External Examiner)
  19. (2007) Identification and Characterisation of Human Susceptibility Genes for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. (MSc), (External Examiner)
  20. (2006) THERIOGENOLOGY: Manuscript # THERIO-D-06-00241 , (Reviewer)
  21. (2006) GUT Journal: Manuscript # GUT/2006/091413 , (Reviewer)
  22. (2006) Denaturing High-performance Liquid Chromatography of MECP2 Gene in Malaysian Patients with Rett Syndrome. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  23. (2006) Evaluating HER-2/NEU Gene Amplification by fluorescence in situ hybridization in recurrent and metastatic breast cancer from Malaysian Patients. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  24. (2006) CANCER DETECTION AND PREVENTION: Manuscript # 2226 , (Reviewer)
  25. (2005) Evaluation and optimization of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from mangrove soil for studies in microbial ecology. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  26. (2005) Sequence Variation Of Latent Membrane Protein 1 (Lmp1) From Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  27. (2005) Mutation detection in Pax8 in FCH patients. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  28. (2004) Evaluation And Optimization Of Extraction And Purification Methods For Obtaining PCR-Amplifiable DNA From Mangrove Soil For Studies In Microbial Ecology. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  29. (2004) Application Of STMS Markers For Diversity Analysis In Banana. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  30. (2004) BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS: Manuscript # bp049613w , (Reviewer)
  31. (2002) Molecular Investigation of the MHC Class I Chain-Related Gene A (MICA) Polymorphism, Typing Application, and Possible Role in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  32. (2002) Generation of Expressed Sequence Tags from a Malaysian Red Seaweed, Gracilaria Changii (GRACILARIALES, RODHOPHYTA). (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  33. (2002) Frekuensi Genotip Dan Alel Sembilan Lokus Ulangan Tandem Pendek Dalam Lima Kaum Asli Dari Malaysia Timur. (MSc), (Internal Examiner)
  34. (2001) Genetic Polymorphisms at the Noncoding Segments in Human Mitochondrial DNA from Malaysia. (PhD) , (Internal Examiner)
  35. (2001) In-vitro mutation induction by gamma irradiation for the improvement of a triploid banana, pisang berangan AAA. (PhD), (External Examiner)
  36. (2001) Genetic variability studies in a selected population of Azadirachta excelsa (Sentang) with AFLP marker technology. (PhD) , (Internal Examiner)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2013) External Reviewer for Promotion, UMT, National
  2. (2013) Ahli Jawatankuasa Teknikal Penilaian Permohonan Taraf Pemastautin Tetap (PR) bagi Individu Berkemahiran Tinggi dalam Bidang Bioteknologi, MOSTI
  3. (2011) Member of a Working Committee of the Allied Health Profession Act for Science Officers (Geneticist/Clinical Scientist) Medical Geneticist, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  4. (2010) Sessional Expert on Molecular Genetics, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, National

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2016) ISOLATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND OVEREXPRESSION OF CHALCONE SYNTHASE GENE IN SUSPENSION CULTURES OF BOESENBERGIA ROTUNDA, NURNADIAH BINTI ROSLAN
  2. (2011) Molecular Genetics of Glycogen Storage Disorders, Ili Syazwana Abdullah
  3. (2011) DNA based analysis of spiders, Muhammad Dzulhelmi Muhammad Nasir
  4. (2011) Cloning and expression of hGF, Farnaz Emamdoust
  5. (2007) Cloning and expression of the adiponectin gene in eukaryotic expression systems, Hussin Alwan Rothan
  6. (2006) Isolation and characterisation of the chalcone synthase gene, Fatemeh Shahhosseini
  7. (2004) Expression of Toxoplasma gondii SAG2 surface antigen by the yeast Pichia pastoris, Lau Yee Ling (University of Malaya (UM))
  8. (2004) Characterisation and analysis of plant parasitic nematodes in banana, Syarifah Aisyafaznim Sayed Abdul Rahman
  9. (2003) DNA based identification of forensically important insects in Malaysia, Tan Siew Hwa
  10. (2003) Cloning and expression of the EPO gene in eukaryotic expression systems, Teh Ser Huy
  11. (1998) PCR Sexing of mouse embryos, Nor Ashikin Md Noor (University of Malaya (UM))
Master
  1. (2020) GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF WING VENATION FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SELECTED FORENSICALLY IMPORTANT FLIES, NUR AYUNI DAYANA BINTI MOHD PUAAD
  2. (2015) Recombinant peptide fusion as antivirals, Norsakinah Yusoff
  3. (2015) Recombinant fusion antimicrobials peptides and antivirals, Mohamad Nabil Fiqry Mohd Tamrin
  4. (2015) Isolation and Characterization of Chalcone Isomerase (CHI) Gene from Boesenbergia Rotunda, YVONNE CASHINN CHIA
  5. (2014) Geometric morphometric analysis of wings of various forensically important blow flies and flesh flies in Malaysia, NUR AYUNI DAYANA BINTI MOHD PUAAD
  6. (2014) Cloning and characterisation of CHS and its variants, Nurfairuz Abdul Latiff
  7. (2013) Molecular characterisation of GSD1, Amirah Assyiqqin Abd Rahman
  8. (2012) Plant Parasitic nematodes, Mohamad Taufiq Bin Ahmad
  9. (2012) Molecular genetics of wasps, Nurul Atikah Abu Bakar
  10. (2008) Proteomics of Kesum, Sharida Shoib
  11. (2008) Mutations screening and analysis of splicing mutations, Fiqri Dizar Khaidizar
  12. (2008) Mutation screening of the APC gene in colorectal patients, Farnaz Emamdoust
  13. (2008) Cloning of Adiponectin gene in Pichia pactoris, Nassrin AbdulGlel
  14. (2008) Cloning of Adiponectin gene in E coli, Loai Abdelati
  15. (2007) DNA based characterisation of banana nematodes, Neda Alimohammadi Nafchi
  16. (2007) Cloning of Phytoene synthase gene in Oil palm, Wan Nur Syuhada Wan Sulaiman
  17. (2003) Retrotransposons in Algae, Pravind Chandra (University of Malaya (UM))
  18. (2003) Establishment of a DNA based sexing protocol for potential application in goat breeding programmes, Alice Phua Choon Yen
  19. (2002) Molecular characterisation of the malarial vector (An maculatus complex) population distribution, Pank Jit Sin
  20. (2001) Mutation screening of the APC gene in a Malaysian FAP family, Ng Sau Yoke
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2009) Mosquito genetics, cloning in pichia, mutations screening of FAP, forensic flies, dragonflies, genetics in Islamic Issues.
  2. (2009) 6 months training of 2 Korean interns supported by the Rural Development Administration (RDA), Korea, under the Global Internship Program.
  3. (2009) 2 months training of 2 Saudi individuals (personal financial support). Both are currently attending M. Biotech course.
  4. (2008) Cloning in pichia, Nematodes in banana, mutations screening of FAP, forensic flies, Islamic issues.
  5. (2007) Retrotransposons in bryophytes, Nematodes in banana, mutations screening of FAP, forensic flies, dragonflies, Genetics in Islamic issues
  6. (2007) 3 months training of interns (UCSI industrial training)
  7. (2006) Retrotransposons in bryophytes, Nematodes in banana, mutations screening of FAP, forensic flies, dragonflies.
  8. (2006) 3 months training of intern (UCSI industrial training)
  9. (2005) Forensic flies, Cloning of EPO, mutation screening of FAP, cytogenetics (Co-supervisor)
  10. (2004) Forensic flies, Cloning of EPO, mutation screening of FAP
  11. (2003) Molecular Genetics of APC, Mosquito population genetics.
  12. (2002) Molecular genetics of APC, Promoter analysis of SLE (IL10), Mosquito population genetics, Sexing of Goat embryos
  13. (2001) Molecular genetics of APC, Cytogenetics
  14. (2000) SSCP in bacterial identification
  15. (1999) Mutation Screeening of the APC gene

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2011) Research Methodology
  2. (2008) SHGB6105 - Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  3. (2007) SHGB6105 - Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Bachelor
  1. (2022) SIL1001 - Cell Biology
  2. (2022) SIL3008 - Human Genetics
  3. (2020) SIL3004 - Advanced Genetics
  4. (2017) SHEN3140 - Advanced Genetics
  5. (2017) SIL2008 - Molecular Genetics
  6. (2017) SIL2008 - Molecular Genetics
  7. (2017) SIL3004 - Advanced Genetics
  8. (2016) SHES3341 - Human Genetics
  9. (2015) SHEN2241 - Molecular Genetics
  10. (2015) SHEN3140 - Advanced Genetics
  11. (2014) SHEN2241 - Molecular Genetics
  12. (2014) SHEN3140 - Advanced Genetics
  13. (2014) SHES1201 - Cell Biology
  14. (2013) SHES1201 - Cell Biology
  15. (2013) SHES2343 - Bioinformatics and Phylogenetics
  16. (2012) SHES1201 - Cell Biology
  17. (2012) SHES2241 - Molecular Genetics
  18. (2012) SHES2343 - Bioinformatics and Phylogenetics
  19. (2012) SHES2345 - Instrumentation
  20. (2012) SHES3140 - Advanced Genetic
  21. (2011) SHES1201 - Cell Biology
  22. (2011) SHES2241 - Molecular Genetics
  23. (2011) SHES3140 - Advanced Genetic
  24. (2010) SHES2241 - Molecular Genetics
  25. (2010) SHES3140 - Advanved Genetic
  26. (2009) SHES2240 - Basic Genetics
  27. (2009) SHES2240 - Basic Genetics
  28. (2009) SHES2241 - Molecular Genetics
  29. (2009) SHES2257 - Instrumentation, Microbiological Methods and Data Management
  30. (2009) SHES3140 - Advanced Genetics
  31. (2009) SHES3341 - Human Genetics
  32. (2008) SHES2240 - Basic Genetics
  33. (2008) SHES2241 - Molecular Genetics
  34. (2008) SHES3140 - Advanced Genetics
  35. (2008) SHES3341 - Human Genetics
  36. (2007) SHES2241 - Molecular Genetics
  37. (2007) SHES3140 - Advanced Genetics