Postgraduate research opportunities

Various research opportunities for potential PhD/Master’s (research) students are available within JCSMHS and school associated platforms, namely BRIMS and SEACO.  The list below shows a non-exhaustive list of the research projects our researchers are undertaking. You may contact the respective researcher to discuss about the research opportunity or write in to mum-jcsmhs.grdegrees@monash.edu for information on admissions.

PhD

No.

Supervisor

Tentative Title of Project / Area of Research

Minimum Eligibility for PhD Admission

Grant Funded

1

Main Supervisor:
Prof Shajahan Yasin

Co-Supervisor: Prof Tin Tin Su

Public Health Research: Innovating behaviour and health surveillance for cardiovascular disease prevention in Malaysia

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

Funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Education and MRC-UK

2

Prof Tin Tin Su

Dr Tan Min Min

Active and Successful Ageing: a Malaysian Perspective

<Gerontology, public health, social epidemiology>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

N/A
3

Prof Tin Tin Su

Dr Tan Min Min

Dr Devi Mohan

Implementation of community education and navigation programme for breast cancer early detection

<Public health, implementation research, Non Communicable Diseases>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

N/A
4

Prof Tin Tin Su

Dr Jeevitha Mariapun

Assoc Prof Dr Sivakumar Thurairajasingam

Mental Health wellbeing  and Quality-Of-Life among Postpartum Mothers

<Public health, Social epidemiology, reproductive health, psychology>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

N/A
5

Prof Tin Tin Su

Assoc Prof Dr Quek Kia Fatt

Dr Jeevitha Mariapun

Longitudinal analysis of the clustering and transition of cardio-vascular disease risk factors among community dwellers

<Public health, Non Communicable Diseases, epidemiology>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

N/A
6

Prof Tin Tin Su

Dr Nowrozy Jahan

The identification of causes of death among non-medically certified deaths in Malaysia using verbal autopsy

<Public health, social epidemiology>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

N/A
7

Goh Pei Hwa

Sexuality and wellbeing among young adults in Malaysia H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
8

Goh Pei Hwa

Adriana Ortega

Technology use and romantic relationship functioning H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
9 Assoc Prof Shamsul HaqueAutobiographical memory, identity and mental health H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
10 Assoc Prof Shamsul HaqueTrauma, memory and mental health among forcefully displaced population H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
11 Assoc Prof Shamsul HaqueConstruction of autobiographical memories within the self-memory system H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
12 Prof Dato’ Dr Khalid Bin Abdul Kadir The effects of Tocotreinol rich Vitamin E derived from palm oil in primary diabetes prevention and in ameliorating the complications of diabetes: clinical and biochemical studies.*

*Please contact the supervisor for more details

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%

FRGS Grant and support from Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Pharmaceutical Companies

13 Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan Epigenetic changes induced in leucocytes following daily supplementation of human milk oligosaccharide and tocotrienols using a mouse model of tetanus toxoid vaccination

*Please contact the supervisor for more details
H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% Grant Funded
14 Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan

Comparative transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of three-dimensional multicellular breast tumour  spheroids following treatment with tocotrienols.

*Please contact the supervisor for more details

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
15 Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan Comparative study of the effects of consuming major edible oils on health

*Please contact the supervisor for more details
H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
16 Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan Discovery of biomarkers of following supplementation of tocotrienols in two human glioblastoma cells using quantitative proteomics profiling strategies

*Please contact the supervisor for more details
H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
17

Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan

Dr T Valliammai Jayanthi

Evaluating the potential of daily supplementation of vitamin E from palm oil to improve sperm health and quality

*Please contact the supervisor for more details
H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
18 Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan Effects of eight-week probiotic supplementation on epigenetics changes in host immune system and psychophysiology parameters among athletes: A Randomised Control trial

*Please contact the supervisor for more details
H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% Grant Funded
19

Prof Ammu K Radhakrishnan

Assoc Prof Uma Devi A/P M Palanisamy

Elucidating the role of long non-coding RNA in development of breast cancer

*Please contact the supervisor for more details
H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70% N/A
20

Prof Iekhsan Othman

Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Assoc Prof Rakesh Naidu

Identification of antigenic proteins from the venom of Malaysian venomous snakes using tandem mass spectrometry

<Antivenom/ Alternative Antivenom Studies>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%N/A
21

Prof Iekhsan Othman

Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Assoc Prof Rakesh Naidu

Dr Md Farooq Shaikh

Preliminary investigation on the potential anti-venom activity from Malaysian common herbs and medicinal plant on the venom of Malaysian venomous snakes

<Antivenom/ Alternative Antivenom Studies>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%N/A
22

Prof Iekhsan Othman

Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Assoc Prof Rakesh Naidu

Comprehensive Proteomics Analysis of Malaysian Venomous Snakes Using Multiple Chromatography Techniques and Tande Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

<Snake Venom Proteomics (Venomics)>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%N/A
23

Dr Md Farooq Shaikh

Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Prof Iekhsan Othman

Investigation of the anticonvulsive effect of the venom from Malaysian venomous snakes (Malaysian pit vipers and Malaysian cobras)

<Neurodegenerative Diseases/Alzheimers’>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%N/A
24

Assoc Prof Rakesh Naidu

Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Prof Iekhsan Othman

Cytotoxic activities of cytotoxin from Malaysian cobra venom in human colon cancer cells

<Anticancer>

H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%N/A
25Professor Dr Md Ezharul Hoque ChowdhuryOral nano-insulin formulations to control blood sugar level in diabetic ratsH2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%NA
26Main Supervisor: Assoc Prof Rakesh Naidu

Co-Supervisor:
Prof Iekhsan Othman
Anti-Cancer Activity and Molecular Mechanism of Selected Diarylpentanoids in Human Cancer CellsH2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%NA
27Main Supervisor: Assoc Prof Rakesh Naidu

Co-Supervisor:
Prof Iekhsan Othman
Chemosensitisation Effects and Mechanisms of Action of Curcumin against Selected Chemotherapeutic drugs in Human Cancer Cells.H2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%NA
28Assoc Prof Dr Lee Learn Han

Dr Vengadesh Letchumanan
Synthesis and expression of Streptomyces-derived novel anti-MRSA protein for in vitro and in vivo studiesH2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%FRGS Grant
29Assoc Prof Dr Lee Learn Han

Dr Vengadesh Letchumanan
Molecular characterization, virulence determinants and antibiotic resistance mediation of Vibrio species: an emerging trend detected in seafoodH2A / CGPA> 3 /WAM >70%US-FDA International Collaboration, National Industry Grant

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Masters

No.

Supervisor

Tentative Title of Project / Area of Research

Minimum Eligibility for PhD Admission

Grant Funded

1

Prof Maude Phipps

Deciphering the Genomics and Adaptation to Dive-Induced Hypoxia in Sea Nomads of South East Asia.

H2B /WAM >65%

FRGS Grant

2 Assoc Prof Shamsul HaqueThe role of laboratory generated schema in the recall of event memories H2B /WAM >65% N/A
3

Prof Iekhsan Othman

Dr Syafiq Asnawi

Proteomic characterization of the venom from Malaysian commonly found jellyfish

<Jellyfish Venom>

H2B /WAM >65%N/A
4Professor Dr Md Ezharul Hoque ChowdhurySilencing expression of growth factor receptors and key enzymes of major energy metabolism pathways in breast cancer cellsH2B /WAM >65%FRGS Grant

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