Current students

PhD

Project:

 

Aarthi Ramesh

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

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Athena Ng Xin Hui

Project: The role of nucleoside triphosphate hydrolases (NTPases) of Toxoplasma gondii in modulating host innate immune response (pyroptosis).

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 Beenish Zia Butt

Project: Biogenic synthesis of common nanoparticles using extracts from endophytes

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien
 Caleb Cheah

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien
 

Clerance Cheong Su Yee

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Kumaran Narayanan

 Harpreet Kaur A/P Ranjit Singh

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Qasim Ayub
 Kirsty Anne Illingworth

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

Lim Pei Tee

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

Main Supervisor:    Dr. Lee Wai Leng

Ding Zhen Shern

Project: Characterization of the role of sirtuins by Toxoplasma gondii in modulating its growth and survival

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

Rasaq Olajide Akinsola

Project: Optimizing the process of gene delivery using invasive E.coli vector

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

Teo Yong Kiat

Project: Structure-mechanism relationship of phenolic acids and antibiotics against pathogenic bacteria

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Mah Wee Li

Project: Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of antimicrobial activities of Chiral Copper (II) and Silver (I) Pyridine-N-Heterocyclic Carbene complexes

Main Supervisor: Dr. Cheow Yuen Lin

Ramandeep Kaur

Project: nvestigating hnRNP-IAV nucleoprotein interactions and their role in influenza A virus life cycle

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil Lal

Nooryasmin Anwar

Project: Potentiation of antibiotic action via synergism with flavonoids

Main Supervisor:  Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Nur Zawanah binti Zabidi

Project:  Role of influenza A virus and hos factor RNF43 in regulation of cell cycle progression

Main Supervisor:   Prof. Sunil Lal

Farheena Iqbal

Project:  Study of adoptive genetic variation in house crow (Covus splendens)

Main Supervisor:    Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Nuraina Anisa binti Dahlan

Project: Tissue engineering using biopolymer materials and potential application in the skin repair and regeneration

Main Supervisor:   Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Chai Jun Ching

Project: TAntioxidant and anti-atherosclerotic activity of Alternantherasessilis Red  

Main Supervisor:   Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Allan Ng Wee Ren

Project: Fabry Disease: Mutation characterization among Malaysian and genetic complementation

Main Supervisor:    A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

Lee Jin Min

Project: A multidisciplinary-based approach to dengue diagnostics and mosquito control.

Main Supervisor:   Dr. Robyn Wilson

Ethel Jeyaseela Jeyaraj Asirvatham

Project: Investigation of the potential antibacterial, antibiofilm, and antiinfective properties of pomegranate, goji berries, purple cauliflower, and red radish.

Main Supervisor:   Dr. Choo Wee Sim

Farooq Omar Maan Al-Ajli

Project:  Saker falcon (Falco cherrug): Investigating a genomic and metagenomic markers to infer phylogeograph patterns and distinguish wild, captive and hybrid individuals.

Main Supervisor:   Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Ooi Luyi

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

Main Supervisor:   Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Yap Ling Sze

Project:  L-asparanginase produced from endophytes: production, optimization and anticancer activities.

Main Supervisor:   A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien

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

Chin Jia May 

Chin Jia May

Project: Bio-priming seeds to improve tolerance against biotic and abiotic stresses

Main Supervisor:    A/Prof. Adeline Ting

Md Moinul Hoque 

Md. Moinul Hoque

Project: Gene expression analysis in human cells upon Toxoplasma infection to identify drug target. 

Main Supervisor:    Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

Priyanka Parhi 

Priyanka Parhi

Project: Influence of prebiotics on the viabilities and survival of Lactobacillus sp. and Bifidobacterium sp.

Main Supervisor:    Dr. Choo Wee Sim

Sundus Khan 

Sundus Khan

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

Main Supervisor:    A/Prof. Emily Goh

 

Su Kar Yan

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

Main Supervisor:    Dr. Lee Wai Leng
Nurul Hidayah 

Nurul Hidayah binti Adenan

Project: Actinobacteria and their potential in removal of triphenylmethane dyes. 

Main Supervisor:    A/Prof. Adeline Ting

Jacky Dwiyonto 

Jacky Dwiyanto

Project: Prevalence of ESBL-producing enterobacteriaceae among healthy community in Malaysia

Main Supervisor:    Prof Sadequr Rahman

Calvin Goh 

Calvin Goh Bok Sun

Project: Identification and isolation of novel antimicrobial-producing bacteria using modified iChip technology.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Ooi Teng Sin

Ooi Teng Sin

Project: Antioxidant and sensory study of VCO-substitute chocolate using control-fermented cacao beans.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Siow Lee Fong

Selina 

Selina Gan Peck Ting

Project: Light-mediation to induce the production of valuable compounds in fungi.

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting

Jahid 

Jahid Md Mahabub Islam

Project: Novel Bio-based Nano-capsule for Targeted and Controlled Drug Release.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Kavitha 

Kavitha R Ganesan Nathan

Project: Molecular and biochemical studies on the 14-3-3 family of proteins and their interactions with the NP of Influenza A virus

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil Lal

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: A/Prof Adeline Ting Su Yien

Chrystine Yan Zou Yi

Project: Whole genome sequencing of local Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

 

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: A/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: A/Prof Lim Yau Yan
 

Gayan Chandrajith Vidana Gamage

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

Main Supervisor: Dr. Choo Wee Sim

 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: A/Prof. Qasim Ayub

Hazel Yean Ru Ann

Project: Analysis of Clearfield Rice in Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah

 

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

 

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: Dr. Choo Wee Sim

 

Mrudula Guggilla

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

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

 

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

 

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: A/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

 

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
 

Wan Jun Kit

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

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 Wong Li Wen, Vivian

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

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee
 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. Choo Wee Sim

Masters

 

Aw Yong Poi Yi

Project: The anti-allergic effects of Kelulut honey via the regulation of inflammatory mediators of HMC-1 cells

Main Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Yap Khai Khun

 Ashwini Puniyamurti

Project: Role of Filamin towards viral nucleoprotein in an Influenza A infection

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil K. Lal
 Cheng Wai Teng

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

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman
 Chua Ru Wei

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Adeline Ting Su Yien
 

Hira Javaid

Project: Comparative analysis & Computational method for the analysis of next generation Bacterial sequences

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah

Nishat Anan

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

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

 Mohd Syamil bin Abdul Razak

Project: The Effects of Red and Blue Light-Emitting Diodes on the Growth and Phenolic Contents of Misai Kucing

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Lim Yau Yan
 Doan Ngoc Phuong Anh

Project: Enzymatic extraction of tocopherol and tocotrieonol

Main Supervisor: A/Prof Siow Lee Fong

Marie Andrea Laetitia Huët

Project: Prevalence of fungi in the gut of healthy Malaysians

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

 Fadilla Ramadhani Wahyudi

Project: Identifying positively selected genetic variants of the Chinese, Malay and Indian population groups

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman
Shaheena Shehnaz Ahmed Rifaaie Thowfeek

Project: Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae among the healthy community in Segamat, Johor.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Michelle Ong Wei Kim

Project: Inclusion complexation (IC) of betacyanins extracted from red pitahaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) with β-cyclodextrin (CD) and preparation and characterization of betacyanins-β-CD-grafted alginate

Main Supervisor: Dr. Choo Wee Sim

Loh Sze Le

Project: Supramolecular approach In understanding macromolecule adaptations and their capabilities as Functional material

Main Supervisor: Dr. Cheow Yuen Lin