Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. ZUBAIDAH BINTI YA'COB

  • Senior Lecturer

  • Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC)
  •    0379676670
  •   zyacob@um.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY

Zubaidah Ya'cob holds a PhD with Distinction in Biology (insect vectors) from the Universiti Malaya, in September 2017. She continued her enthusiast in research as a Senior Lecturer at Higher Centre of Excellence (HICoE) Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC) up to present. Since joining the University of Malaya, she has received various research and community grants at both national and international levels, published more than 40 journal papers in ISI-indexed publications and 5 refereed conferences. She is an active reviewer for numerous high-quality journals, which include publishers from EEB, Elsevier and Springer. She is currently an Editor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and actively being a member of several local and international societies include Malaysian Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM), Public Health Entomology (PEKA), Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology (MEZ) and International Society of Global Health (ISoGH)

Her main research interests are vectors (blackfly, ticks and chiggers) and associsted disease agents (parasites, bacteria and virus). Her ongoing research is on ecological and molecular characterization of blackfly, vector of Onchocerciasis agent. She had involved in an international project on Onchocerciasis together with University of Liverpool, New England Biolabs (USA), and Academy of Sciences, Cameroon to evaluate the novel diagnostic screening tool for Onchocerca agent detection in Cameroon, sub-Saharan Africa. She had received intensive training on blackfly taxonomy from the world-class blackfly expert, Profesor Emeritus Dr Hiroyuki Takaoka, Oita, Japan. Her expertise in neglected vector identification has been recognized by the Taiwan Centre of Disease Control (CDC) in 2019 - to work on the Taiwanese blackfly identification specific for the vector control program. She is also a core member of the University of Malaya Simuliidae Research Project (UMSRP) and has involved in black flies surveillance across the Asian countries (i.e. Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and recently in Taiwan) since 2010 up to present. The team (UMSRP), led by Profesor Emeritus Dr Hiroyuki Takaoka (Oita University, Japan), has contributed to novel findings in the discovery of 108 new black fly species to science. She also actively involved in the community engagement program particularly with the school children and indigenous across Malaysia, aiming to raise awareness on vectors of disease agents through the creative-knowledge transfer program.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA PROGRAM LATIHAN & PEMBANGUNAN STAF SEPANJANG PERINTAH KAWALAN PERGERAKAN (PKP 3.0), Faculty, 25/05/2021 to 09/07/2021
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA SPESIFIKASI PEROLEHAN/BEKALAN, Faculty, 28/04/2021 to 28/04/2021
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA PENILAIAN TEKNIKAL DAN KEWANGAN, Faculty, 18/03/2021 to 18/03/2021
  • COORDINATOR SCHEDULED WASTE (SW) FOR BLACK FLY GALLERY AND LABORATORY AT HIR, Faculty, 07/09/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Committee for UMCoE Task Force for Development of Undergraduate Program, University Malaya, 07/01/2019 to 07/01/2020
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA MAJLIS MENANDATAGANI MEMORANDUM PERJANJIAN (MoA) ANTARA UNIVERSITI MALAYA DAN MALAYSIA VACCINES & PHARMACEUTICALS SDN BHD, Faculty, 18/12/2019 to 18/12/2019
  • ACTING DIRECTOR, Faculty, 04/02/2019 to 04/02/2019
  • Committee for Recollection of Nipah Virus Outbreak: 20 Years After, a Photography Exhibition, Faculty, 16/01/2019 to 15/04/2019
  • Master of Caremony (MC) Majlis Penyerahan spesimen lalat hitam Simulium sazalyi ke Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), University Malaya, 24/10/2018 to 24/10/2018
  • Coordinator, Seminar on Imbak Canyon Rainforest Research Training Program (ICCRTP), National, 04/04/2018 to 04/04/2018
  • Committee member, Ahli Jawatankuasa Berkaitan Perolehan (E-proc), Faculty, Faculty, 28/02/2018 to 28/02/2018
  • Working Group for UM-UTP Imbak Canyon Research Outpost, Faculty, 11/01/2018 to 31/05/2018
  • Organizing Committee for Biorisk Management Training Program, National, 30/10/2017 to 03/11/2017
  • Committee Member, Curriculum Development for for Master of Safe Science and Vaccinology, Faculty, 09/08/2017 to 31/12/2017
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • Ph.D (Distinction) (Entomology), LAIN-LAIN BIDANG PENDIDIKAN(ENTOMOLOGY), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • MSc (Zoology), ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BSc (Zoology), ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Malaysian Society for Environmental Epidemiology (MySEE), Member, Since 2021 (National)
  • The Gnatwork (building capacity for research on neglected vectors), Life Member, Since 2019 (International)
  • International Society of Global Health, Member, 2020 to 2021 (International)
  • Entomological Society of Malaysia (ENTOMA), Life Member, Since 2014 (National)
  • Persatuan Entomologi Kesihatan Awam (PEKA), Academic Member, 2020 to present (National)
  • Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Member, 2014 to 2017 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Vector Biology
  • Vector-borne Infectious Diseases (Entomology (Arachno-entomology))
  • Public Health
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • SHEE3324 - CURATORIAL TECHNIQUES IN BIOLOGY, First Degree (2018/2019 - 3 )
  • SXEX1101 - BIOSTATISTIC, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • HMX7001 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • SIE1001 - BIOLOGY OF ORGANISMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2021
    • Takaoka, H., Otsuka, Y., Low, V., Adler, P. H., Fukuda, M., Huang, Y. T., & 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, 9. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106124
    • Lee, H. Y., Loong, S. K., Ya'cob, Z., Low, V., Teoh, B. T., Ahmad-Nasrah, S. N., . . . Adler, P. H. (2021). Culturable bacteria in adults of a Southeast Asian black fly, Simulium tani (Diptera:Simuliidae). Acta Tropica, 219, 7. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.105923
    • Srisuka, W., Aupalee, K., Low, V., Yacob, 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, 9. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.105889
    • Izwan-Anas, N., Ya'cob, Z., Low, V., Lourdes, E. Y., 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, 6. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.105904
    • Takaoka, H., Srisuka, W., Ya'cob, Z., Low, V., & Saeung, A. (2021). A new species of the Simulium (Gomphostilbia) ceylonicum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thailand. Acta Tropica, 217, 7. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.105865
    • Ya'cob, Z., Low, V. L., Tan, T. K., Noor-Izwan, A., Lourdes, E. Y., Ramli, R., . . . Adler, P. H. (2021). Sexually anomalous individuals of the black fly Simulium trangense (Diptera: Simuliidae) infected with mermithid parasites (Nematoda: Mermithidae). Parasitology Research, 120(5), 1555-1561. doi: 10.1007/s00436-021-07087-x
    2020
    • Pavitra, S. P., Yacob, Z., Tan, T. K., Lim, Y. A. L., Low, V. L. (2020). Genetic diversity and differentiation in the blackflies Simulium cheongi, Simulium jeffreyi and Simulium vanluni (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Tropica, 205, 7. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105415
    • Pavitra, S. P., Low, V. L., Tan, T. K., Lim, Y. A. L., Yacob, Z. (2020). Temporal variation in diversity and community structure of preimaginal blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in a tropical forest reserve in Malaysia. Acta Tropica, 202, 10. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.105275
    • Low, V., Srisuka, W., Saeung, A., Tan, T. K., Ya'cob, Z., Yeong, Y. S., & Takaoka, H. (2020). DNA Barcoding of Simulium asakoae (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Northern Thailand. Journal of medical entomology, 57(5), 1675-1678. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjaa081
    2019
    • Yacob, Z., Takaoka, H., Low, V. L., Tan, T. K., 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. doi:10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.02.023
    • Takaoka, H., Low, V. L., Tan, T. K., Yacob, Z., Sofian-Azirun, M., Chen, C. D., . . . Pham, X. D. (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(2), 432-440. doi:10.1093/jme/tjy222
    • Takaoka, H., Yacob, Z., Sofian-Azirun, M., Chen, C. D., Low, V. L., Lau, K. W., Pham, X. D. (2019). A new species of the Simulium (Simulium) crocinum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Vietnam. Tropical Biomedicine, 36(1), 245-251.
    2017
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Chen, C. D., Lau, K. W., Halim, M. R. A., Low, V., Yacob, Z., Abdullah, N. A., Suana, I. W. (2017). Two New Species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Flores, Indonesia. Journal of Medical Entomology, 54(3), 576-586.
    • Takaoka, H., Srisuka, W., Saeung, A. (2017). Simulium maleewongae, a New Species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology, 54(1), 91-99.
    • Yacob, Z., Takaoka, H., Low, V., 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.
    • Yacob, Z., Takaoka, H., Low, V. L., 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.
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Chen, C. D., Lau, K. W., Halim, M. R. A., Low, V. L., YaCob, Z., Abdullah, N. A., Suana, W. (2017). Simulium (Gomphostilbia) lemborense, a new black fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Flores, Indonesia. Zootaxa, 4236(1), 149-156.
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Ya'cob Z, Low VL, Tan TK, Noor-Izwan A, Lourdes EY, Ramli R, Takaoka H, Adler PH. Sexually anomalous individuals of the black fly Simulium trangense (Diptera: Simuliidae) infected with mermithid parasites (Nematoda: Mermithidae). Parasitology Research doi: 10.1007/s00436-021-07087-x. (WoS)
    • Izwan-Anas N, Ya'cob Z, Low VL, Lourdes EY, Ramli R, Gilmoore B, Takaoka H. 2021. Simulium (Gomphostilbia) aziruni: First record of a Black fly (Diptera: Simulidae) attracted to human in Malaysia. Acta Tropica, 218, 105904 (WoS)
    • Lee HY, Loong SK, Ya'cob Z, Low VL, Teoh BT, Ahmad-Nasrah SN, 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)
    • 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 (Accepted) (WoS)
    2020
    • Pavitra Soosai Peranathan, Zubaidah Ya'cob, Tiong Kai Tan, Yvonne Lim & Van Lun Low. Genetic Diversity and Differentiation in the Blackflies Simulium cheongi, Simulium jeffreyi and Simulium vanluni (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia (Accepted) (WoS)
    • Low VL, Srisuka W, Saeung A, Tan TK, Ya cob Z, Yeong YS, and Takaoka H. (2020). DNA Barcoding of Simulium asakoae (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Northern Thailand. 1-4, doi: 10.1093/jme/tjaa081 (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 Trop. 202; 105275 (WoS)
    • Ya'cob. Z., Dawood, M.M., Jainih, L., Takaoka, H., & Sofian-Azirun. (2020). Review of Malaysian black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae): Note on a new record of Simulium kalimantanense from Sabah. J. Trop. Biol & Conservation, 17, 11-18 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2019
    • 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 (Accepted) (ISI-Indexed) (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)
    • 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)
    • Takaoka, H., Hayakawa, H & Ya'cob, Z (2019). New record of Simulium (Simulium) thongsahuani (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Med. Entomol. Zool. Vol. 70, No. 1, p. 33-34 (SCOPUS)
    2018
    • 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)
    • 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, 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)
    • Takaoka, H., Low, V.L., Srisuka, W., Ya cob, Z. & Saeung, A. (2018) Morphological and molecular evidence for multiple species in Simulium parahiyangum (Diptera: Simuliidae), a geographic generalist black fly in Southeast Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology (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)
    • Takaoka, H. Ya'cob Z, and Sofian-Azirun M. (2018). Classification, annotated list and keys for the black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa (accepted). (WoS)
    2017
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W., Halim, M.R.A., Low, V.L., Ya cob, Z., Ashikin, N. and Suana, I. W. 2017. Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Flores, Indonesia. Journal of Medical Entomology 54(3): 576-586. (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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    2016
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya cob, Z., Chen, C.D., Low, V.L. and Harmonis. (2016). A new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) from Kalimantan, Indonesia, with keys to identify 19 Bornean species of the Subgenus Gomphostilbia. Journal of Medical Entomology 53(4):798-806. (WoS)
    • Adler, P.H., Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M. Low, V.L, Yacob, Z., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W. and Pham, X.D. (2016). Vietnam, a hotspot for chromosomal diversity and cryptic species in black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae). Plos One 11(10):e0163881. (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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    2015
    • Ya'cob, Z., Takaoka, H. and Sofian-Azirun, M. (2015). Simulium hiroyukii, a new species of the subgenus Gomphostilbia (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Mount Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia. Zootaxa 3911(3): 424-432. (WoS)
    • Pramual, P., Thaijarern, J., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya'Cob, Z., Hadi, U.K., Takaoka, H. (2015). Cytogenetic and Molecular Evidence of Additional Cryptic Diversity in High Elevation Black fly Simulium feuerborni (Diptera: Simuliidae) Populations in Southeast Asia. Journal of Medical Entomology 52(5). DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv080 (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Ya'cob, Z. and Sofian-Azirun, M. (2015). Two new species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Mount Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 52(1): 38-49 (WoS)
    • Ya'cob, Z., Takaoka, H. and Sofian-Azirun, M. (2015). Simulium bakalalanense, a new species of the subgenus Gomphostilbia and three new records of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Mount Murud, Sarawak, Malaysia. Tropical biomedicine 32(4) (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya'cob, Z., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W., & Pham X. D. (2015). The black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thua Thien Hue and Lam Dong Provinces, Vietnam. Zootaxa 3961(1):001-096 (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya'cob, Z., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W., Kevin, F., & Maria, L.L. (2015). Revision of the Simulium (Simulium) melanopus species-group (Diptera Simuliidae) in Sabah, Malaysia. Zootaxa 3985(1):001-030 (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
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., and Ya'cob, Z. 2014. Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Peninsular Malaysia, with keys to 10 Peninsular Malaysian species of the Simulium batoense species- group. Journal of Medical Entomology 51(1):10- 26. (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya cob, Z., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W. and Pham, H.T. 2014. New species and records of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam. Zootaxa 3838(3):347-366. (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya cob, Z., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W. & Pham, H.T. 2014. Female black flies of Simulium (Diptera: Simuliidae) collected on humans in Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam: Description of new species and notes on four species newly recorded from Vietnam. Tropical Biomedicine 31(4):742-748. (WoS)
    • Ya'cob, Z. Takaoka, H. & Sofian-Azirun, M. 2014. Simulium ledangense, a new species of the Simulium feuerborni species-group of the subgenus Nevermannia (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Mount Ledang, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3881(3):228-236. (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)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M. & Ya'cob, Z. 2014. Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Cameron s Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia, with keys to 21 species of the Simulium asakoae species-group. Zootaxa 3765(1):54-68. (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya'cob, Z, Hashim, R. & Otsuka, Y. 2014. A New Species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Malaysia, with Keys to 32 Species of the Simulium ceylonicum Species-Group. Journal of Medical Entomology, 51 (3):517-528. (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M. & Ya'cob, Z. 2014. Two new species of the Simulium batoense species-group of Simulium (Gomphostilbia)(Diptera: Simuliidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3774(5):473 480. (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ya cob, Z., Chen, C.D., Lau, K.W. and Pham, X.D. 2014. Three new species of Simulium (Nevermannia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Vietnam. Zootaxa 3866(4):555-571. (WoS)
    2013
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M. and Ya cob, Z. 2013. A new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Langkawi Island, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 50: 701 708. (WoS)
    2012
    • Hiroyuki Takaoka, Mohd Sofian-Azirun, Rosli Hashim, Zubaidah Ya'cob, Chee-Dhang Chen. 2012. Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 49 (4): 803-812. (WoS)
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M. and Ya fcob, Z. 2013. A new species of Simulium (Simulium) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Langkawi Island, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 49: 1195-1205. (WoS)
    • Ramli, R., Ya'cob, Z., Aimi, F. and Ezyan, N. H. (2012). How Valuable is Degraded Habitat to Forest Birds? A Case Study in Bachok, Kelantan. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci. 35 (3): 675 - 688. (SCOPUS-Indexed) (SCOPUS)
    2011
    • Hiroyuki Takaoka, Mohd Sofian-Azirun, Rosli Hashim and Zubaidah Ya cob. (2011).Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia) (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Peninsular Malaysia, with keys to Peninsular Malaysian members of the Simulium ceylonicum species-group. ZooKeys 118: 53 74 (WoS)
    2010
    • Rosli Ramli, Zubaidah Ya cob, Fauzi Aimi and N. H. Ezyan. (2010). A survey of avifauna in Bachok district, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science, 29 (Special Issue): 121-130 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2009
    • Rosli Ramli, Zubaidah Ya cob and Rosli Hashim. (2009). Diversity of birds in Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science, 28 (4), 465-480. (SCOPUS)
    Book Chapter
    2009
    • Rosli Ramli, Zubaidah Ya'cob, Aimi Fauzi, and Ezyan Nor Hashim (2009). How Valuable Degraded Habitat To Forest Birds? A Case Study In Bachok, Kelantan. In Hee, A. K-W., Yap, C-K., Yusoh, O.M., Zaman, F.Q., Nallapan, M., Mohd Zainuddin, N.A.I., Nulit, R., Daud, S.K., Mustafa, M., Yong, C.S-Y., Ismail, A. and Ali, J. (Editors). Harnessing the Potential of Biodiversity, page 15-18. Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-2519-03-4
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2020
    • Clarissa Chung & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2020). Scientist finally finds way home after Cameroon research, The Star, 18 Jul 2020. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/07/18/scientist-finally-finds-way-home-after-cameroon-research
    • Farid Ahmad Tarmiji & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2020). Dr Zubaidah kaji wabak berjangkit di Cameroon. Kosmo, 18 September 2020
    • Muhammad Syairul Islam Basmullah & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2020). Menjejak lalat hitam, vektor Onchocerciasis di Cameroon. Lensa IPT, TV1, 15 August 2020
    2019
    • Nahrizul Adib Kadri & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2019) Ahli entomologi terokai dunia serangga, Berita Harian, 23 February 2019
    • Nahrizul Adib Kadri & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2019). Ahli entomologi peneroka dunia serangga, Kosmo, 9 April 2019
    • Nahrizul Adib Kadri & Zubaidah Ya'cob. 2019. Lalat hitam penanda kebersihan ekosistem sungai. Utusan Malaysia, 24 January 2019
    2018
    • Julie Roshana & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2018). Lalat hitam. Mingguan Wanita, Edisi September 2018, 12 September 2018
    • Zubaidah Ya'cob (2018) Peranan lalat hitam dalam menyeimbangkan ekosistem sungai. Selamat Pagi Malaysia (SPM). TV1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eutKiM9Igkk
    • Nahrizul Adid Kadri & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2018). Lalat hitam penanda kebersihan ekosistem sungai. Kosmo, Inifiniti, 5 Disember 2018.
    • Mahaizura A. Malik & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2018) 'Sifu' umpama bapa. Harian Metro, 29 Oktober 2018.
    • Mahaizura A. Malik & Zubaidah Ya'cob (2018).'Geliga' professor lalat hitam. Harian Metro, 24 Oktober 2018
    • Memahami dunia 'si penghisap darah'. Berita Harian (29 Oktober 2018)
    2017
    • Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., Chen, C.D., Low, V.L., Yacob, Z., Lau, K.W. and Jamil, N.A. Discovery of 111 new species of black flies in the Oriental Region. Asia Research News. 8 August 2017.
    Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
    2020
    • ECR returns home after Covid Travel Ban
    2018
    • Nahrizul Adib Kadri (2018). Uni-Kita > AKTIVITI KAMPUS > Menyelami dunia si penghisap darah
    • Z. Ya'cob (2018). Kampus UOLS U-In-News > ISU > Lalat hitam penanda kebersihan ekosistem sungai https://kampusuols.com/article/422584/U-In-News/ISU/Lalat-hitam-penanda-kebersihan-ekosistem-sungai
    Monograph
    2018
    • Takaoka, H., Ya'cob, Z., & Sofian-Azirun, M. (2018). Classification, Annotated list and keys for the black flies (Diptera" Simuliidae) of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 4498 (1): 001 065
    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.
    2015
    • Takaoka H, Sofian-Azirun M, Ya'cob Z, Chen C. D, & Koon W. L (2015). The Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Thua Thien Hue and Lam Dong Provinces, Vietnam. Zootaxa, 3961 (1): 001 096
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    International Funding
  • Detecting pathogen in vector species: trial of a novel approach to detect pathogens, Consultant, 2019 - 2019 (International)
  • Mites with wings: birds as the missing link in Scrub Typhus, Royal Society, Consultant, 2019 - 2022 (International)
  • One Health Approach To Evaluate The Role Of Oil-palm Habitats In Biodiversity Conversation And Spread Of Vector-borne And Zoonoses In Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 15/02/2022 to 31/12/2022, Institute De Recherche Pour Le Development, France (International)
  • Roach Of The Sky And Ground: Impact Of Pest Animals On Urban Communities, Co-Researcher, 01/02/2022 to 31/12/2022, Institute De Recherche Pour Le Development, France (International)
  • The Tick Cell Biobank: Arthropod Vector Cell Lines For Human And Animal Health, Co-Researcher, 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2026, WELLCOME TRUST  (International)
  • Dna Barcoding And Taxonomic Classification Of Black Flies In Southeast Asia, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2021 to 28/02/2023, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Copenhagen, Denmark  (International)
  • Detecting Pathogens In Vector Species : Trial A Novel Approach To Detect Pathogens, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/12/2019 to 31/03/2021, The Gnatwork (Through Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (BBSRC)) (International)
  • Mites With Wings: Birds As The Missing Link In The Spread Of Scrub Typhus, Co-Researcher, 01/12/2019 to 30/11/2022, Royal Society UK-University of Liverpool (International)
  • Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli (NRE)
  • Urban biodiversity monitoring in Putrajaya: surveillance of insect vectors (Diptera: Simuliidae and Culicidae)and detection of its associated pathogens, Consultant, 2019 - 2019 (National)
  • ScienceFund
  • Ecology and the Migrating Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) across breeding and wintering regions using next-generation sequencing and new GPS-satellite technology, Consultant, 2018 - 2020 (National)
  • RU Operation
  • Black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) surveillance in Malaysia: the potential vector for infectious diseases, Co-Researcher, 2018 - 2019 (National)
  • Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP)
  • Study of fauna of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Malaysia, Consultant, 2015 - 2018 (National)
  • UM Living Lab Grant Programme - SUS (Sustainability Science)
  • River Care: From Classroom to outdoor real education (RC-CORE), Co-Researcher, 01/03/2022 to 28/02/2023, Research University (Government)
  • RU Geran
  • Tidrec-tropical Infections Disease Programme, Co-Researcher, 21/07/2020 to 31/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Tidrec- Tropical Infections Disease Programme, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2019 to 31/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Tropical Infectious Disease Program, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2018 to 30/06/2020, (e-Finance) Research University (Government)
  • RU Geran - UMCares
  • One Health For Underserved Orang Asli Community, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/11/2019 to 31/12/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Transferring Knowledge On Vectors Of Diseases Agents Through School-based Participation In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/05/2018 to 31/10/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Characterization Of Malaysian Black Flies (diptera: Simuliidae) And Their Associated Filarial Parasites, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2019 to 30/09/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (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)
  • Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP)
  • Characterization of blackflies in Asia: biology, taxonomy, and parasitic infection perspectives, Principal Investigator(PI), 19/03/2018 to 19/03/2020, Research University (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Temporal variation of black flies community structure, Host Preferences, and Their Associated Filarial Parasites in Malaysia, Pavitra A/p Soosai Peranathan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • POTENTIAL USE OF BLACK FLY FOR MONITORING STREAM WATER QUALITY, ENGKU MOHAMMAD JALALUDDIN CHE KU ZAINAL, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MITES WITH WING: BIRDS AS THE MISSING LINK TO THE SPREAD OF SCRUB TYPHUS, PRAVEENA RAJASEGARAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Distribution of black fly (genus Simulium) and associated Onchocerca parasites, NOOR IZWAN MOHD ANAS, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Characterization of black fly parasite, in the family of Mermithidae in Malaysia, EMMANUEL YOGAN LOURDES, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    UG Student/Clinical Fellowship
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • SHEE 3188 Ecology & Biodiversity Project (Morphometric Population Structure of Widely Distributed Black Fly, Simulium (Gomphostilbia) cheongi of the Simulium epistum species-group in Malaysia), 2017/2018
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • KOSMO Adaptasi kehidupan baharu nyamuk ancam kehidupan manusia, Infiniti, 25 Ogos 2021, 25/08/2021 to 25/08/2021 (National)
    • Jangan leka dengan bahaya denggi. Bebasnews.my 18 OGOS 2021, 18/08/2021 to 18/08/2021 (National)
    • Kosmo (18 Sept 2020) Dr Zubaidah kaji wabak berjangkit di Cameroon, 18/09/2020 to 18/09/2020
    • RANCANGAN BUAL BICARA DI RTM: LENSA IPT: MENJEJAK VEKTOR LALAT HITAM DI CAMEROON, BENUA AFRIKA, 15/08/2020 to 15/08/2020
    • The Star (18 Jul 2020) Scientist finally finds way home after Cameroon research, 18/07/2020 to 18/07/2020
    • Kosmo (19 Apr 2019) Ahli Entomologi peneroka dunia serangga, 19/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
    • Majlis pengenalan projek Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF) Institutional Links dan bengkel perkongsian ilmu mengenai penyakit bawaan serangga dan kutu, 26/10/2018 to 27/10/2018
    • RANCANGAN TEMU BUAL DI RTM: SELAMAT PAGI MALAYSIA: PERANAN LALAT HITAM DALAM EKOSISTEM SUNGAI, 8 September 2018 , 08/09/2018 to 08/09/2018
    • Citizen Science: Homemade Do It Yourself Mosquito Ovitrap among school-kids community in Klang Valley, Selangor, 26/08/2018 to 30/09/2018
    COURSE ATTENDED
    (Course Title),(Venue),(Duration),(Level)
    Internal / External Course
  • SIMULASI PEMBELAJARAN ONLINE: SOCRATIVE DAN MENTIMETER, Secara Dalam Talian, 14/01/2022 to 14/01/2022
  • MICROSOFT EXCEL 2016 (LANJUTAN), Secara Dalam Talian, 07/01/2022 to 07/01/2022
  • EFFECTIVE COACHING, COUNSELLING AND MENTORING TO DEVELOP OTHERS, Secara Dalam Talian, 13/07/2021 to 13/07/2021
  • AUTOCLAVE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE., Online, 29/06/2021 to 29/06/2021
  • QIACUBE CLASSIC DEMO AND TRAINING, Bilik Konferens Dan Makmal TIDREC (Hir), 15/07/2020 to 15/07/2020
  • BRTMA - MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TROPICAL MEDICINE, Kingwood Hotel, Sibu, Sarawak, 13/11/2019 to 15/11/2019
  • PROGRAM TRANSFORMASI MINDA, Aras 4, Bilik Senat Bangunan Canseleri, 03/09/2019 to 06/09/2019
  • SEMINAR SAINTIFIK "A FRESH LOOK ON DENGUE - BEYOND WAR AGAINST AEDES", The Cube, Level 21, Wisma R&D, Universiti Malaya, 21/08/2019 to 21/08/2019
  • LATIHAN PENGENDALIAN CECAIR NITROGEN DENGAN SELAMAT, Bilik Seminar, Bangunan High Impact Research, Universiti Malaya, 20/08/2019 to 20/08/2019
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Master of Caremony for Asia Pasific Regional Conference on Climate Change and Public Health 2022, 16/03/2022 to 17/03/2022, International, (Event Coordinator)
  • Waspada dengan penyakit bawaan air dan vektor ketika musim banjir- Pakar, Bernama.com (https://www.bernama.com/bm/news.php?id=2036751), 24/12/2021 to 24/12/2021, National, (Discourse)
  • Beware of flood-borne diseases, experts warn , Borneo Post Online (https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/12/23/beware-of-flood-borne-diseases-experts-warn/), 24/12/2021 to 24/12/2021, National, (Discourse)
  • Waspada penyakit bawaan air dan vektor ketika musim banjir, kata pakar, The Malaysia Insight (https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/bahasa/s/358123), 24/12/2021 to 24/12/2021, National, (Discourse)
  • Waspada penyakit bawaan air ketika musim banjir Pakar, Suara Sarawak (https://suarasarawak.my/2021/12/waspada-penyakit-bawaan-air-ketika-musim-banjir-pakar/), 24/12/2021 to 24/12/2021, National, (Discourse)
  • Invited Speaker, 26/08/2021 to 26/08/2021, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Kosmo Newspaper: Title: Adaptasi persekitaran baharu nyamuk ancam kehidupan manusia, 25/08/2021 to 25/12/2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Jangan leka dengan bahaya denggi - BebasNews.my (https://bebasnews.my/?p=67750), 18/08/2021 to 18/08/2021, National, (Discourse)
  • Diversity of nematodes infecting the human-biting black flies, Simulium nigrogilvum (Diptera: Simuliidae) in central Thailand, 18/08/2021 to 07/09/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Manuscript Number: JTIS-D-20-00641R2, Title: Insect Biodiversity of Urban Green Spaces in Penang Island, Malaysia. submitted to: International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Reviewer, Who is biting you? DNA barcodes reveal cryptic diversity in human-biting black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae), Acta Tropica (Elsevier) (ISI-Indexed Journal) , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • MMedSc, Efficacy of Mosquito Coils Impregnated with Lactic Acid Against Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus, Nurul Farhana Mohd Rahim (MGN120026) , 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • MMedSc, Bacteria Communities of Ticks Parasitizing Wild Boars in an Orang Asli Community, Lim Fang Shiang (MGN150038), 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • Reviewer, A new black fly species (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Simulium (Simulium) multistriatum species-group from Thailand, Zootaxa (ISI-Indexed) , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • BREEDING SITES OF DENGUE MOSQUITO VECTORS, Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) IN DUMAGUETE CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES. The Official Research Publication of Negros Oriental State University Commission on Higher Education Recognized JIP Journal per CMO 50 s 2017, ISSN 0119-4607 , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Surveillance and Insecticide Susceptibility Status of Aedes Mosquitoes in West Coast and Kudat Division, Sabah, Malaysia, M.Sc. Candidature Defense , 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Reviewer of Hydrobiologia (ISI-Cited) , 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Sharing Expertise, Centre of Research, Diagnostic and Vaccine Development, Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, 2019 (International)
  • Research Collaborator, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), 2018 (National)
  • Research Collaboration, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2018 (National)
  • Research Collaboration, Science Biology, University of Malaya, 2018 (University)
  • Research Collaboration, Politeknik Kesehatan Medan (POLTEKKES KEMENKES MEDAN), 2018 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Ilmu Linkungan, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Negeri Padang, Sumatera, Indonesia, 2015 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Faculty Science & Technology, University Technology Yogyakarta (UTY), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Insect Systematic Department, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Institute of Tropical Disease (ITD), Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Mataram, Indonesia, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University, Samarinda, Kalimantan, Indonesia, 2014 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2014 (National)
  • Research Collaboration, Division of Parasitology & Medical Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia, 2013 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, National Institute of Food Control, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2013 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Thailand, 2013 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, USA, 2013 (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2009 (University)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Editorial Board Member for Frontiers in Tropical Disease (Vector Biology), Frontiers in Tropical Disease, 2020 -  (Editor)
  • 56th Annual Scientific Conference of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology & Tropical Medicine in Conjunction with 3rd Asian Simuliidae Symposium 11-12 March 2020, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 2020 - 2020 (Committee Member)
  • Recollection of Nipah Virus Outbreak: 20 Years After, A Photography Exhibition, TIDREC, 2019 - 2019 (Committee)
  • BRTMA - MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TROPICAL MEDICINE, SEGI UNIVERSITY, 2019 - 2019 (Judge For Poster And Oral )
  • (Research Leave) Training on field collection and identification of vector Simulium at Taiwan Centre of Disease Control (CDC), CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) TAIWAN, 2019 - 2019 (Resource Person)
  • Rodent Workshop From Fieldworks to Databases: Sharing Protocols, Knowledge and Data, TIDREC, 2019 - 2019 (Committee)
  • BRTMA - MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TROPICAL MEDICINE, SEGI UNIVERSITY, 2019 - 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Ant Parataxonomic Workshop, Zoological and Ecological Research Network (ZEN) and Faculty of Science , 2018 - 2018 (Resource Person)
  • HiCoE audit for Section C - Quantity and Quality Research, Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya, 2018 - 2018 (Contributor)
  • Vaccine Luncheon Talk, Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Malaya, National, 2018 - 2018 (Vip Escort & Engagement)
  • Wakil alumni bagi program haluansiswa 2018, Institut Sains Biologi, Universiti Malaya, University of Malaya, 2018 - 2018 (Resource Person)
  • Editorial Board member for Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Science Publishing Group, 2018 - 2020 (Editor)
  • Black Fly Taxonomy Workshop, Zoological and Ecological Research Network, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 2016 - 2016 (Secretariat)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD, University of Malaya, 2021 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Editorial Board Member for Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, Frontiers in Tropical Diseases Editorial Office, 2020 (RESEARCH)
    • Expert panel in Mass Media: Menjejak Lalat Hitam Di Cameroon, Lensa IPT TV1, 2020 (RESEARCH)
    • Appointment as an Honorary Member of the Panel of Judges for the Free Paper Competition, SeGi College, 2019 (RESEARCH)
    • Patronym: Simulium (Gomphostilbia) izuae, A New Blackfly Species from Malaysia, Journal of Medical Entomology, 2013 (RESEARCH)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SEMINAR
  • Review of Malaysia Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae): Note on Significant Findings from Knagkawat Reserve, Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA), Sabah, Ming Garden Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 16 April 2019., Borneo Geographic expedition Seminar 2019, 16/04/2019 to 17/04/2019, University Malaysia Sabah and Sabah Foundation (National)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • BLACK FLY RESEARCH IN MALAYSIA: CURRENT PROGRESS AND FUTURE DIRECTION, BRTMA - MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TROPICAL MEDICINE, 12/11/2019 to 15/11/2019, SEGI UNIVERSITY (MAIN) (International)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • Transferring Knowledge on vectors of disease agents through school-based participation in Malaysia. , PERSIDANGAN AKADEMIA-KOMUNITI UNIVERSITI MALAYA 2018, 18/12/2018 to 19/12/2018, THE COMMUNITY AND SUSTAINABLE CENTRE (UMCARES) (National)
  • Ya'cob, Z., Takaoka, H., & Sofian-Azirun, M. (2018). An Updated Review of Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. 23-24 July 2018, Faculty of Veterinary Parasitology, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia., 2nd Asian Simuliidae and 1st National Veterinary Parasitology Symposium 2018, 23/07/2018 to 24/07/2018, Bogor Agricultural University (International)
  • Ya'cob Z. Takaoka H. Low VL. Sofian-Azirun M. (2018). New species of Simulium (Simulium (Diptera: Simuliidae) from Genting Highlands, Malaysia, Seminar Saintifik Entomologi & Pest Kali Ke-5, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM), 10/07/2018 to 12/07/2018, Persatuan Entomologi Kesihatan Awam (PEKA) anjuran bersama Bahagian Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu (KKM) dan Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pulau Pinang (National)
  • Low VL, Takaoka H, Adler PH, Ya'cob Z, Norma-Rashid Y, Chen CD & Sofian-Azirun M. Phylogenetic relationships of the Simulium asakoae and Simulium ceylonicum species groups (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Malaysia, 68th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology, 15/04/2016 to 17/04/2016, Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology (International)
  • Ya'cob Z. Takaoka H., Pramual P. Low VL. & Sofian-Azirun, M. Breeding habitat preference of preimaginal black flies in tropical streams of Peninsular Malaysia, 68th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology, 15/04/2016 to 17/04/2016, Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology (International)
  • Ya cob, Z., Takaoka, H., & Sofian-Azirun, M. (2015). The black flies of Johor and taxonomic note on two new species, Simulium (Nevermannia) ledangense sp. nov. and Simulium (Gomphostilbia) johorense sp. nov., The International Conference on Biodiversity, 16/11/2015 to 17/11/2015, University Tun Hussien Onn (International)
  • Ya'cob Z and Ramli R. (2010). The Relationship between monthly rainfall and bird diversity in secondary forest: a case study in Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan. , The 1st National Conference on Natural Resources, 18/05/2010 to 19/05/2010, University Malaysia Kelantan (International)
  • POSTER PRESENTER
  • Ya'cob Z, Takaoka H & Sofian-Azirun M. (2017). Exploring the fauna of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Peninsular Malaysia: Discovery of 20 New Species., 8th Biodiversity Seminar 2017 , 20/11/2017 to 23/11/2017, Department of Wildlife and National Park with United Nation Development Program (UNDP) (International)
  • Ya cob, Z., Takaoka, H., Pramual, P., Low, V. L., & Sofian-Azirun, M. (2016). Distribution pattern of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) assemblage along an altitudinal gradient in Peninsular Malaysia. , The 1st Asian Simuliidae Symposium, 25/07/2016 to 27/07/2016, Mahasarakham University (International)
  • Low VL, Takaoka H, Pramual P, Adler PH, Ya'cob 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., The 1st Asian Simuliidae Symposium, 25/07/2016 to 27/07/2016, Mahasarakham University (International)
  • Ya cob, Z., Takaoka, H., Sofian-Azirun, M., & Chen, C. D. (2014). Fauna of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) along elevational gradients in Malaysia with taxonomic notes on four new species and three new records. , International Symposium on Insects (ISOI),, 01/11/2014 to 03/11/2014, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) (International)
  • Low VL, Takaoka H, Ya'cob, Z, Lim PE, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Chen CD, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Mitochondrial COI gene reveals high genetic diversity in black fly Simulium tani from different elevations of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia., The 10th Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference, 07/05/2014 to 10/05/2014, Family Medical Centre, HCMC, Vietnam (International)
  • Ya'cob Z. & Ramli R. (2010). The efficacy of degraded forest reserves in conserving understorey birds of primary forest., The International Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), 19/07/2010 to 16/07/2010, Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (International)
  • Ya'cob Z. & Ramli R. (2009). Temporal change of birds in Kenaboi Forest Reserve in Peninsular Malaysia., The 3rd Regional Conference on Natural Resources in the Tropics (NRTrop3), 03/08/2009 to 05/08/2009, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia (International)
  • OTHERS
  • Dengue virus surveillance in Aedes albopictus and Ae.aegypti from urban schools around the district of Petaling Jaya, Selangor following vector-borne disease awareness campaign, 6th World One Health Congress Virtual Edition 2020, 30/10/2020 to 03/11/2020, One Health Platform ( Co-organiser: University of Edinburg, Scotland and by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, Africa CDC and the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance) (International)