PhD

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

Chai Jing Yun

Project: Molecular studies on the interaction of Influenza A virus nucleoprotein with host chaperone proteins

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil Lal

Cheng Hong Sheng

Project: Investigating the metabolic effects and mechanism of actions of ellagitannin geraniin

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee

Cheong Siew Loon

Project: Endophytic biocontrol agents from non-native host plants for the control of Ganoderma in oil palm.

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien

Kanagesswari Muniandy

Project: Genetic and epigenetic characterisation of non-nuclear DNA in rice

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman 

Cheong Poi Yee

Project: Determining the domains on Semaphorin 5A that confer tumor suppressor effects in human gliomas

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

Choo Kar Bee

Project: Synthesis, characterisation and bioactivity evaluation of chiral metal pyridine-NHC compounds

Main Supervisor: Dr. Cheow Yuen Lin

Eng Shu Kee

Project: Oncogenic mutation regulates immunosuppression and drug resistance via tumor-derived exosomes

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Wai Leng

Vishalini Ghobe

Project: The ecology of aquatic invertebrates in tropical peat swamps

Main Supervisor: Prof. Cathy Yule

Ho Siyin

Project: Microencapsulation of catechin with natural and modified cyclodextrin for functional food development

Main Supervisor: Dr. Siow Lee Fong

 

Khoo Xin Hui

Project: Study of the role of tumor-derived exosomes in cisplatin treatment responsiveness of oral cancer cells.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Wai Leng

Liew Pei Sheng

Project: Genome engineering in mammalian cells using the phage N15 protelomerase

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

Tan Hui Li

Project: Fabrication of injectable and self-healing hydrogel for biomaterial tissue engineering and drug delivery

Main Supervisor: Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Andrew Osahor

Project: Bactofection mediated correction of Fabry disease

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

Carrie Sim Siew Fang

Project: Evaluating the use of metal-tolerant endophytes for plant growth and disease control in metal-laden soils

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien

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

Ang Boon Hong

Project: Characteristics of elderly Malaysian drivers and fundamental deciding factors for quit driving

Main Supervisor: Dr. Ngin Cin Khai

Janet Tan Jia Yin

Project: Antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-biofilm and insecticidal of Basella alba and Basella rubra leaves, stems and seeds

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Lim Yau Yan

Too Chin Chin

Project: Exploring novel bioactive compounds from peat swamp forests in Malaysia

Main Supervisor: Prof. Cathy Yule

Wong Chew Ee

Project: Antimicrobial cyclodextrin containing polymers

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Sui Mae

Rasaq Olajide Akinsola

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

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan

Ragul Paramasivan

Project: Development of recombinant multi-epitope proteins based poct diagnosis for multiple stds in human

Main Supervisor: Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Ghan Sheah Yee

Project: Modulating physical propserties of palm oil-based organogels using water.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Thoo Yin Yin

Yeo Eng Hwa

Project: Fractionation and purification of the enzyme(s) activated during T Gondii Tachzoite death

Main Supervisor: Prof. Chow Sek Chuen

Teo Yong Kiat

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

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee 

Anshika Sharma

Project: Molecular and biochemical studies on the PABP family of proteins and its interaction with the nucleoprotein of Influenza A virus

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil Lal

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

Wong Kak Ming

Project: Characterisation of chemical constituent(s) from Hemisgraphis alternata and its wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Emily Goh Joo Kheng

Ramandeep Kaur

Project: Investigating 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

Yong Mei Mun

Project: Chemical constituents and bioactivity of selected traditional medicinal plants

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Emily Goh Joo Kheng

 

Urszula Krzeminska

Project: Development of genetic markers for crows (genus: Corvus) and their application in ecology

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Ishrat Jabeen

Project: Identification of novel rice genes influencing starch digestibility

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Patric Chua Tze Chien

Project: Use of quorum sensing inhibitors as bio-preservatives against spoilage on poultry by Pseudomonas spp


Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Sui Mae

 

Ho Li Yoke

Project: Spray dried xanthones: optimisation and powder characterisation

Main Supervisor: Dr. Siow Lee Fong

Diane Sunira Daniel

Project: Molecular epidemiology, virulence determinants, antibiotic resistance characteristics and whole genome sequencing of Enterococcus faecalis isolated from different sources

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Yaw Chong Wey

Project: Electrochemical studies of antioxidant agents and their applications

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Emily Goh Joo Kheng

Mohana Eswari Ragu

Project: How are small RNAs in the rice embryo influenced by heat stress?

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

Aw Yoong Kit

Project: Identification and characterisation of antimicrobial producing Paenibacillus sp.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Sui Mae 

Karthik Deekonda

Project: Cost effective synthesis of silver manoparticles and their biomedical applications.

Main Supervisor: Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan

Chen Si Hui

Project: Investigation on efficacy and mechanisms of metalophilic fungi for removal of dyes and heavy metals

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien

Chow Yiing Yng

Project: Colonisation studies on endophytic biocontrol agents in non-native host plants

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien

Ong Kuan Shion

Project: Identification and characterisation of antimicrobial producing bacteria isolated from tropical peat swamp forest soil

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Sui Mae 

Yong Yi Yi

Project: Antimicrobial activity of red dragon fruit extracts

Main Supervisor: Dr. Choo Wee Sim

Hikari Oh Kan Fu

Project: The effects of drying on antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of herbal tea leaf extracts

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Lim Yau Yan

Yew Peng Nian

Project: Bioactivity investigation of extracts from porcupine dates

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Lim Yau Yan 

Chan Siew Yin

Project: Low methoxyl pectin from cocoa husks

Main Supervisor: Dr. Choo Wee Sim

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

Darshanaa Chellaiah

Project: Response of stream functioning to the replacement of natural native forests by exotic plantations - a tropical assessment of the impacts of eucalyptus, acacia and palm oil afforestation.

Main Supervisor: Prof. Catherine Yule

Delhousie Daniel Jambun

Project: Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of four etlingera gingers endemic to Borneo

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Sui Mae 

 

Farheena Iqbal

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

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman 

 

 

 

Malik Adewoyin

Project: Wound healing potential of bioactive compounds of Ganoderma lucidum

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Kumaran Narayanan 

 

 

 

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: Antioxidant and anti-atherosclerotic activity of Alternantherasessilis Red

Main Supervisor: Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee 

 

 

Krystle Angelique Santiago

Project: Lichens for new drugs: A metabolomic approach to the bioactivities of the fruticose lichen Usnea from Malaysia and the Philippines and its mycobionts and associated endolichenic fungi.

Main Supervisor: A/Prof. Adeline Ting Su Yien 

 

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 

 

 Lai Kah Man

Project: Attenuating Influenza A virus endocytosis by HB-EGF (Heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor)

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Wai Leng

 

 Irene Lau Mei Yen

Project: Interaction between Nucleoprotein (NP) of influenza A virus (IAV) and NFkB

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sunil Lal

 

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 

 

 


Masters

 

Rupini Yesudasan

Project: Population genetics study of weedy rice

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah

 

Calvin Goh Bok Sun

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

Main Supervisor: Dr. Lee Sui Mae 

 

 

Chrystine Yan Zou Yi

Project: Whole genome sequencing of local Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Main Supervisor: Prof. Sadequr Rahman

 

 

Jayasyaliny Jayaraj

Project: Development of Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS) using Miseq on weedy rice

Main Supervisor: Dr. Song Beng Kah 

 

 


 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