Current students

PhD

 

Aarthi Ramesh

Project: Investigation of cellular transcripts in GLA complemented cardiomyocyte model of fabry disease

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

 

Akshaya Parasuraman

Project: Transcriptomic and Proteomic Profiling of Malaysian Rice for Identification of Biomarkers Differentiating Weedy and Cultivated Rice

Main Supervisor: Dr Song Beng Kah

 

Asha Devi Pallujam

Project: Evolutionary dynamics of the gut microbiome across honey bees

Main Supervisor: Dr Lee Wai Leng

 

Ashley Yip Jia Wen

Project: The molecular studies on the role of SOCS3 protein in SARS-CoV-2-induced cytokine storm

Main Supervisor: Dr Tan Ji Wei

 Beenish Zia Butt

Project: Biogenic synthesis of common nanoparticles using extracts from endophytes

Main Supervisor: Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien
 Caleb Cheah

Project: Exopolymeric substances from bacteria as biomolecules for green approach to metal removal

Main Supervisor: Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien
 

Chamodini Nisansala Thilakarathna

Project: Extraction of Madhuca longifolia (Mahua) Seed Oil and Its Modification for Potential Application as Cocoa Butter Substitute

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Yee Ying

 

Clerance Cheong Su Yee

Project: Determination of novel and common mutation of Fabry disease in Malaysia

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Kumaran Narayanan

 Chua Ru Wei

Project: Profiling the bioactivities of endophytes from the aerial plant Orchidaceae

Main Supervisor: Prof Adeline Ting Su Yien
 Chong Wai Ting

Project: Hypocholestrolemic Palm-based Liquid Coconut Milk Substitute Infused with Nanocrystal Cellulose

Main Supervisor: Dr Lee Yee Ying
 

Gurpreet Kaur A/P Jarnail Singh

Project: Antimicrobial resistance in the community in Segamat: Persistence and dynamics in the Enterobacteriaceae

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

 Harpreet Kaur A/P Ranjit Singh

Project: Characterization of the Immune Response in Orang Asli Population Infected with Intestinal Parasites.

Main Supervisor: Prof. Qasim Ayub
 Hiu Jia Jin

Project: Immunoinformatics and Epitope Mapping of Cobra Venom Cytotoxin in Next Generation Antitoxins

Main Supervisor: Dr Michelle Yap Khai Khun
 Kirsty Anne Illingworth

Project: Functional properties of protein isolates from the seeds of Moringa oleifera

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong
 

Lim Chie Min

Project: Antiviral studies on betacyanin against influenza A virus - molecular studies on mechanism of action

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Choo Wee Sim

Lim Pei Tee

Project: Study of the potential biomarkers for cisplatin sensitivity in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Wai Leng

Ooi Luyi

Project:  Synthesis and bioactivity of multi-target-directed compounds for Alzheimer's Disease.

Main Supervisor: Dr.Yeong Keng Yoon

 

Lee Boon Jen

Project: Encapsulation of bioactive compounds from calamansi lime by-products by spray drying, and its cytoprotective effects against oxidative stress in neurons

Main Supervisor: Dr. Thoo Yin Yin

Lee Da Yi

Project: Genome-wide association mapping and phenotyping for agronomic traits in Malaysian weedy rice (Oryza sativa)

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah

 

Liew Hern Liang

Project: The antimicrobial properties and molecular mechanisms of lysine-rich cationic peptides derived from snake venom

Main Supervisor: Dr Michelle Yap Khai Khun

Sundus Khan 

Sundus Khan

Project: Development of chemical sensor for the detection of selected antioxidant compounds. 

Main Supervisor: Prof Emily Goh Joo Kheng

 

Su Kar Yan

Project: Autophagy-exosome crosstalk in cisplatin chemoresistance of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Wai Leng
Wong Yin Cheng 

Wong Yin Cheng

Project: Construction of Linear Chromosome That Is Mitotically Stable in Mammalian Cells

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

Goh Boon Hee

Project: Study of potential anti-hypertensive effect of ellagitannin geraniin and its mechanism of action

Main Supervisor: Dr Joash Tan Ban Lee

Goh Yit Kheng

Project: Biotic and abiotic components in Typic Quartzipsamment soils in suppressing basal stem rot

Main Supervisor: Prof Adeline Ting Su Yien

 

Vani Juliyanti

Project: Characterization of microbes associated with rice roots

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

 

Aurelie Sarah Mok Tsze Chung

Project: Isolation, purification and characterization of novel antimicrobials produced by Variovorax species

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

 Heerman Kumar A/L Sandra Kumar

Project: Genetic diversity of intestinal nematodes and host immune response genes in the Orang Asli community

Main Supervisor: Prof. Qasim Ayub
 Mahreen Rani Naseer

Project: Modified natural macromolecule as organic pollutant sensor and as dynamic compound carrier in drug delivery system

Main Supervisor: Prof Emily Goh Joo Kheng
 

Gan Wei Khang

Project: Cocoa shell waste as a novel template for hybrid antimicrobial agents

Main Supervisor: Dr Yeong Keng Yoon

 

Gayan Chandrajith Vidana Gamage

Project: Anthocyanins from Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) and blue pea flower (Clitoria ternatea): Potential natural food colorants

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Choo Wee Sim

 Ian Lim Chun Hoong

Project: The study of the effects of influenza A virus on the microRNA profiles of infected human cell lines

Main Supervisor: Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien
 Isra Ahmad Farouk

Project: The study of the effects of influenza A virus on the microRNA profiles of infected human cell lines

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil K. Lal

Md Hamed Hussain

Project: Metagenomic Analysis of Human Gut Mycobiome in the Community of Segamat, Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Md Mainul Hasan Sarker

Project: MicroRNA Expression Profiling and Target Identification of Weedy Rice in Different Temperature Conditions

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah

Nazmul Hasan Muzahid

Project: Stool antigen test for the characterization of H. pylori infection and detection of virulence genes

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Madhuri Pulijala

Project: Identification of de novo mutations in recurrent spontaneous miscarriages using high throughput sequencing

Main Supervisor: Prof. Qasim Ayub
 

Jeremy Ng Jeack Ceen

Project: Targeting the Toxoplasma sirtuin, TgSIR2A as a novel therapeutic strategy for Toxoplasmosis

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 

Khe Jia Ming

Project: Silver and Copper N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Potential Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Agents

Main Supervisor: Dr. Cheow Yuen Lin

 

Maggie Sudo Pui San

Project: Genomic variations and association study of agronomic traits in Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand weedy

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah

 

Malinda Prabhath Madhusankha Garusinghe Devage

Project: Development of a Coconut Milk - Spice Oleoresin Emulsion and Evaluation of the Economic Feasibility

Main Supervisor: Dr. Thoo Yin Yin

 

Mansura Mokbul

Project: Production and functionality analysis of cocoa butter alternative produced from rice bran oil, mango fat kernel and pumpkin seed oil blend in chocolate compound and/or coating

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

 

Marjia Sultana

Project: Preparation of hydrogel beads containing both probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids.

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Choo Wee Sim

 

Mary Ling Hui Yee

Project: Development of novel biodegradable membrane from oil palm biomass for daily use materials

Main Supervisor: Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan

 

Mrudula Guggilla

Project: Encapsulation of Terminalia bellerica by using spray drying method and study on food application

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

 

Muhammad Azamuddeen bin Mohamad Nasir

Project: Assessment and monitoring of Malaysian freshwater biodiversity using traditional surveys and eDNA

Main Supervisor: Prof Qasim Ayub

 

Muhammad Zarul Hanifah bin Md Zoqratt

Project: Characterization of Pristine Malaysian Peat Soil Microbiomes Using Metagenomics and Culturing of Ecologically-Relevant, Culturally-Elusive Bacteria

Main Supervisor: Prof Qasim Ayub

Nurhamimah binti Misuan

Project: Investigation of the mechanisms of cytotoxicity for cobra venom cytotoxin using computational and experimental approaches

Main Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Yap Khai Khun

 

Ruben Amirthalingam

Project: Biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles from spices and its bioactivities

Main Supervisor: Prof Adeline Ting Su Yien

 

Sonia

Project: Human recombinant -Gal A production in E. coli for enzyme replacement therapy in fabry disease

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Kumaran Narayanan

 

Tammy Tan Xing Mei

Project: Targeting protein degradation pathways to induce cell death in non-solid tumors.

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 

Tan Karl Vern

Project: Role of sirtuins in the regulation of Toxoplasma gondii interconversion

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 

Ten Kah Ern

Project: Insights into the RNA modification events and transcriptome profiling of Acinetobacter baumannii  during infection in Galleria mellonella larvae

Main Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Tan Hock Siew

 

Teoh Ru Wei

Project: Characterisation of cellulose nanofibre from oil palm and its application in food packaging film

Main Supervisor: Dr. Thoo Yin Yin

 

Tiew Kai Hao

Project: Continuous biosorption of lead using immobilized exopolysaccharides in a packed bed column

Main Supervisor: Prof Adeline Ting Su Yien

 

Tiffany Tan Mei Quan

Project: The gene expression and proteomechanges of cellular responses to cytotoxin

Main Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Yap Khai Khun

 

Tong Shi Cheng

Project: Extending the use of palm kernel towards the development of nutritious and shelf stable fermented milk alternatives

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Yee Ying

 

Towhid Hasan

Project:  Effects of fat and sugar replacers on the physicochemical properties of ice cream mix model systems

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

 

Wong Keat Yi


Project: Effect of alt. sweeteners & carbohydrate polymers on compound chocolate applications

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

Quek Wei Ping, Rex

Project: Development of Rapid Quantification of MCPDE and GE,and Effective Mitigation Strategy in palm-derive

Main Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Yap Khai Khun
 Umama Shahid

Project: Investigating riboswitches in Enterobacteria as potential antimicrobial drug targets

Main Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Tan Hock Siew
 

Vindya Nilakshi Wijesinghe

Project: The antiviral effects of betacyanin from red spinach against dengue virus (DENV)

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Choo Wee Sim

 

Wan Jun Kit

Project: Immunomodulatory effect of MP/NP (nonbiodegradable & bioplastics) on the innate&adaptive immune system

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

Wong Bao Chi

Project: Essential Shigella sonnei virulence factors associated with Caenorhabditis elegans infection detected through transposon insertion sequencing

Main Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Tan Hock Siew

 Wong Li Wen, Vivian

Project: 3D-printing of bone construct with antimicrobial properties

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee
 Wong Xi Khai

Project: Nutmeg Waste for Fragment-Based Drug Discovery: A Semi-Synthetic Approach

Main Supervisor: Dr. Yeong Keng Yoon
 Yong Yanning

Project: Unveiling the Molecular Basis of Toxin-Receptor and Toxin-Membrane Interactions in Cytotoxicity

Main Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Yap Khai Khun
 

Zhijack Fong

Project: Study of ferroptosis in colon cancer cells

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Wai Leng

 Zuhaili binti Yusof

Project: Improving the Stability of Fucoxanthin from a Tropical Marine Microalgae, Chaetoceros calcitrans

Main Supervisor: Dr. Foo Su Chern

Masters

 

Chai Woon Yao

Project: Enhancing rosmarinic acid production from Lamiaceae family of plant with tunable LED lights

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Choo Wee Sim

 Cheng Wai Teng

Project: Prevalence of antibiotic resistance by Staph and Strep species from the Segamat community, Johor

Main Supervisor: Dr Joash Tan Ban Lee
 Dilukshi Vichakshana Karunasena Ginithillawala Arachchilage

Project: Application of High Pressure Homogenization in solvent extraction and comparison of drying methods

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Choo Wee Sim

Nishat Anan

Project: Synergistic effects of flavonoid compounds against neurotoxin-induced toxicity in neuroblastoma cells.

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 

Rupany Selvam

Project: Development of aptamer-based biotherapeutics as antitoxin and antimicrobial agents via SELEX and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) approaches

Main Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Tan Hock Siew

 

Shadreen Fairuz

Project: Synthesis of Imidazo Naphthyridine Derivatives and evaluation of their bioassay activities

Main Supervisor: Prof Emily Goh Joo Kheng

 

Tang Wenn Wenn

Project: The effectiveness and safety of Nostoc strains for arsenic bioremediation

Main Supervisor: Dr. Foo Su Chern

Umme Kawser

Project: Quantifying the impacts of dams on downstream thermal regimes in tropical rivers

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

 

Vivek Jayasimhan

Project: Ant-plant symbioses trade-offs and its role in forest restoration projects

Main Supervisor: Dr. Yeong Keng Yoon

 

Wilhelm Eng Wei Han

Project: Population Genetics and Genomics application for conservation of Hornbills in Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Prof. Qasim Ayub