Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology

INTRODUCTION

The Medical Microbiology & Parasitology department is a community of scholars committed to disseminating knowledge on bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology and immunology in relation to medical field. We are also passionate about discovering knowledge about microorganism. Our special interests and expertise encompass some of the most exciting areas of bacteriology ,parasitology and virology, ranging from the microbial physiology to development of diagnostic kits for infectious diseases.

Members of Medical Microbiology & ParasitologyDepartment


Medical Microbiology

farah
Dr. Siti Farah Alwani Mohd Nawi
MBChB(Otago),
M.Path(UM)
ariza
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ariza Adnan
MBBS(UM),
MPath(UKM)
zaini
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaini Mohd Zain
BSc(UM),MSc(Liverpool),
PhD(Oxford)
fadzilah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fadzilah Mohd Noor
MBBS(Unimas),
Mpath(UM)
azlin
Dr. Syahrul Azlin Shaari
MB BCh (Cardiff),
MPath(UM)
jamal
Dr. Jamal Houssaini
MSc(India),
PhD(UM)
navindra
Dr. Navindra Kumari A/P Palanisamy
BSc(UPM),
PhD(UM)
chua
Dr. Chua Ang Lim
BSc(USM),
PhD(USM)
noraziah
Dr. Noraziah Sahlan
MB ChB(Sheffield),
MPath(UM)
nurul azira
Dr. Nurul Azira Mohd Shah
MBBS(UM),
MPath(UsM)
farah roslinda
Dr. Farah Roslinda Mohd Rostam
MB ChB(Sheffield),
MPath(UM)
normi
Dr. Normi Ngah Mohamed
MB ChB(Sheffield),
MPath(UM)
bahiyah
Dr.Siti Norbahiyah Awad
MD(USM),
MPath(UM)

Parasitology

hasanain
Dr. Hassanain Issam Yehya Talib
MB ChB(Iraq),
MSc(Iraq),
PhD(USM)
heo
Dr. Heo Chong Chin
BSc(UKM),MSc(UKM),
PhD(Texas)
azda
Azdayanti Muslim
BSc(UM),MSc(UM),
norafikah
Wan Norafikah Othman
BSc(UM),MSc(UM)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr. Jamal Houssaini

SarcoDetect: Sarcocystis Thermostable PCR Detection Kit (600-IRMI/PRGS 5/3 (2/2016) (PRGS, 2016-2017) RM100,000

A transcriptomic approach in elucidating Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis and occurrence in human and animals. GIP RM 25000, 2017-2018

Light Microscopy, Molecular, Ultrasructural And Serological Identification Of Human Muscular Sarcocystosis At Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor And Hospital Quenn Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu Sabah GIP RM 25000, 2016-2017

A transcriptomic approach in elucidating Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis and occurrence in human and animals. 600-RMI/DANA 5/3/PSF (1/2015) ZAMALAH

 

Dr. Navindra Kumari Palanisamy

Microbiology survival kit . 2017-2019 SINERGI RM 40.000

Characterization of immunostimulatory compounds in S.pneumoniae in relation to TLR responses in cell culture towards understanding the host pathogen interaction. Geran Inisiatif Penyeliaan (GIP) RM 25000. 2016-2017

 

Dr. Fadzilah bt. Mohd Nor @ Ghazali

Genetic Profile Characterization of MDR Casette of Acinetobacter baumanii isolates from Hosp. Sg. Buloh, Malaysia. BESTARI 2017-2019 RM 40,000

 

A/P Dr.  Zaini Mohd-Zain

Elucidation On The Molecular Mechanism Involved In The Conjugal Transfer Of Cefuroxime Resistance Gene From Haemophilus Influenzae Type B To Non-Typeable Haemophilus Influenzae, FRGS, RM 145,170. 2015-2017

 

Dr. Chua Ang Lim

Association of plasmids with antibiotic resistance in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa  (RAGS, 2013-2016) RM 80 000

 

Dr. Syahrul Azlin Shaari

Interaction between soil-transmitted helminth (STH) and gut microbiota by molecular analysis in Malaysia: A supplementary mechanism to the existing hygiene hypothesis. FRGS/1/2015/SKK11/UITM/03/1

 

Dr. Hassanain Issam Yehya Talib 

IDENTIFICATION OF A TOXIN GENE IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NASAL CARRIAGE AMONG PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN SUNGAI BULOH HOSPITAL. 600-IRMI/GIP 5/3 (0051/2016)

DIAGNOSTIC MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP. 600-IRMI/DANA 5/3/REI (0008/2016)

EXPLORATION OF A FATAL TOXIN GENE IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NASAL CARRIAGE AMONG PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN SUNGAI BULOH HOSPITAL-SELANGOR. 600-RMI/RAGS 5/3 (63/2014)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Fadzilah bt Mohd Nor @ Ghazali, Molecular Detection of Mutations within the Quinolone Resistance-Determining Regions in Non Typhoidal Salmonella Isolates from Malaysia (Health). (2017).

Fadzilah bt Mohd Nor @ Ghazali Inference of Genetic Polymorphisms of CYP2DP6 in six tribes of the Malaysian Orang Asli from Whole Genome Sequencing Data (Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers) (2017).

Mohd-Nor, F., Abu- Bakar, N.A., Mohd-Isa, N., Wahab, Z.A. and Mohd-Zain, Z. (2017) Molecular Detection of Mutations within the Quinolone Resistance-Determining Regions in Non Typhoidal Salmonella Isolates from Malaysia. Health, 9, 640-648.

Ezarina Abdul Rahim, Zaini Mohd-Zain, Jamal Hussaini, Eng Hwa Wong, Lwin Lwin Nyein, N. Parasakthi, Ariza Adnan, Navindra Kumari P. qRT-PCR expression analysis of Neuraminidase Gene (NanA and NanB) in A549 Human Lung Epithelial Cells Infected with Pneumococcal Strains of Various Serotypes. (Accepted for publication; Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 2017)

Chen CD, Wan-Norafikah O, Lau KW, Lee HL, Heo CC, Leong CS, Sofian-Azirun M (2017). Laboratory study on the repellent bioefficacy of diethyl phenyl acetamide (DEPA) against Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus). Journal of Mosquito Research. 7(2): 9-14.

Wan-Norafikah O, Chen CD, Mohd-Amir MH, Azahari AH, Zainal-Abidin AH, Nazni WA, Mariam M, Mohd-Shahizan J, Sofian-Azirun M (2017). Mosquito larval surveillance in a rice field in Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia. Advanced Science Letters. 23(2): 1480-1483.

Chen CD, Wan-Norafikah O, Nurin-Zulkifli IM, Lee HL, Faezah K, Izzul AA, Abdullah AG, Lau KW, Norma-Rashid Y, Sofian-Azirun M (2017). Biting behaviour of medically important mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine. 34(1): 199-211.

Wan-Norafikah O, Lee HL, Loke, SR, Andy-Tan WA, Lau KW, Sofian-Azirun M, Azidah AA, Nor-Azlin MR, Chen CD (2017). Simulation field study on the efficacy of the thermal application of a synergized pyrethroid formulation against Aedes aegypti (Linn.) and Culex quinquefasciatus Say. Tropical Biomedicine. 34(2): 471-477.

Hassanain AL-Talib, Ayad Hameed, Alyaa Al-khateeb. Efficacy and safety of superficial chemical peeling in treatment of active acne vulgaris: Brazilians Annals of Dermatology, 2017; 92(2): 212 – 216. (ISI, Scopus).

Mohd Shukri Baba, Abu Hasan Zainal-Abidin, et al. Gancidin W, a potential low-toxocity antimalarial agent from an endophytic Streptomyces SUK 10. Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2017:11 351-363.

Navindra Kumari Palanisamy, Parasakthi Navaratnam, Shamala Devi Sekaran. Quintuplex PCR to detect antibiotic resistanG?ce genes in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, UiTM, 2016, (1)(2): 22-28.

Jeevajothi Nathan, J., Mohd Desa, M.N, Navaratnam, P., Palanisamy, N.K., Yong, P.V.C., Wong, E.H. (2016). The emergence of Acinetobacter baumannii ST-6 multidrug resistant: a resilient biofilm producer, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology.

Hamidreza Namazi, Jamal Houssaini (Dr.), Amin Akrami, Osmar N. Silva, Albert Wong, Vladimir V. Kulish, The fractal based analysis of human face and DNA variations during aging (2016). BioScience Trends, DOI; 10.5582/bst.2016.01182. Impact Factor 1.533.

Nazmul MHM, Jamal H, Rashid MA, Karim Al-Jashamy, Saeid Reza Doustjalali, Negar Shafiei Sabet (2016).     Plasmid profile analysis of clinical isolates of Acinetobacter species in Malaysia. RES J PHARM BIOL CHEM SCI. Volume 7, Issue 6, 307-10 2016. (Scopus).

Nazmul MHM, Jamal H, Rashid MA, Karim Al-Jashamy, Saeid Reza Doustjalali, Negar Shafiei Sabet (2016).     Prevalence of verotoxin gene among the clinical isolates of non-O157 diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in Malaysia. RES J PHARM BIOL CHEM SCI. Volume 7, Issue 6, 1798-1802  2016. (Scopus).

Geik Yong Ang, Choo Yee Yu, Vinothini Subramaniam, Mohd Ikhmal Hanif Abdul Khalid, Tuan Azlin Tuan Abdu Aziz, Richard Johari James, Aminuddin Ahmad, Thuhairah Abdul Rahman, Fadzilah Mohd Nor, Adzrool Idzwan Ismail, Kamarudzaman Md. Isa, Hood Salleh, Lay Kek Teh, and Mohd Zaki Salleh.  Detection of CYP2C19 Genetic Variants in Malaysian Orang Asli from Massively Parallel Sequencing Data.  PLOS ONE.  2016; PONE-D-16-22756R1 [EMID:55f1339460060b7e] (ISI/ SCOPUS) .

Nor Azizah Abu, Fadzilah Mohd Nor, Mariam Mohamad, Anis Siham Zainal Abidin, Ariza Adnan, Noor Shafina Mohd Nor, Anita Kaur.  Community acquired bacteraemia in Paediatrics: Epidemiology, aetiology, and patterns of antimicrobial resistance ina tertiary care centre, Malaysia.  Med J Malaysia.  2016; 71: 3. (SCOPUS)

Tuan Azlin Tuan Abd. Aziz, Lay Kek Teh, Muhd Hanis, Md Idris, Zakaria Bannur Lydiatul Shima Ashari, Adzrool Idzwan Ismail, Aminuddin Ahmad,  Kamarudzaman Md.Isa, Fadzilah Mohd Nor, Thuhairah Hasrah Abdul Rahman,  Syahrul Azlin Shaari, Hamid Jan Mohamed, Nornazliya Mohamad, and Mohd Zaki Salleh.  Increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and insulin resistance among Orang Asli in Peninsular, Malaysia. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16: 284  DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2848-9 (ISI/ SCOPUS, IF 2.264)

Lay Kek The, Vinothini Subramaniam, Tuan Azlin Tuan Abd. Aziz, Lian Shien Lee, Mohamed Izwan Ismail, Choo Yee Yu, Geik Yong Ang, Mohammad Richard James Johari, Rose Iszati Ismet, Nor Saadah Sahak, Aminuddin Ahmad,  Thuhairah Hasrah Abdul Rahman,  Fadzilah Mohd Nor,  Syahrul Azlin Shaari, Mustaffa Omar,  Adzrool Idzwan Ismail, Kamarudzaman Md.Isa, Hood Salleh,  and Mohd Zaki Salleh.  Systematic characterization and comparison of the CYP2C9 variability of the Orang Asli in Malaysia with 12 populations.  Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics. 2016; DOI 10.1016/j dmpk.2016.04.004 (ISI/ SCOPUS, IF 2.568)

S.S. Mokhtar , N.A. Mohd Mokhsin , F. Mohd Nor , S.A. Shaari , H. Nawawi , B.P. Hoh, T. Rahman. Status of inflammation, endothelial activation and prothrombogenesis among Negritos and Malays with metabolic syndrome. Atherosclerosis 252 (2016), pg. e127

Shaari, N. Sahlan. The conventional and the new: Comparison between Kinyoun-stained light microscopy and Auramine-stained light-emitting diode (LED) fluorescent microscopy methods, for AFB detection in culture positive sputum. Malaysian J Pathol (2016); 38(2), pg. 204

A. Shaari, N. Ngah Mohamed, S. Mohd Sofian. Smear-negatives in new cases of tuberculosis. Malaysian J Pathol (2016); 38(2),  pg. 220

Al-Talib , N. I. S. Mohd Nasir, H. Yaziz, N. F. Zulkafli, N. A. Adani, A. I. Noor Rashidi, C. Murugaiah, S. A. Shaari. Potassium aluminium sulphate (alum) inhibits growth of human axillary malodor-producing skin flora. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (2016), pg. 59-63

A. Tuan Abdul Aziz, L. K. Teh, M. H. Md Idris, Z. Bannur, L. S. Ashari, A. I. Ismail, A. Ahmad, K. Md Isa, F. Mohd Nor, T. H. Abdul Rahman, S. A. Shaari, H. J. Mohamed, N. Mohamad and M. Z. Salleh. Increased risks of cardiovascular diseases and insulin resistance among the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia. BMC Public Health (2016) 16:284

Latif B, Muslim A & Heo CC (2016). Human and animal pentastomiasis in Malaysia: Review. The Journal of Tropical Life Science 6(2): 131-135.

Wan-Norafikah O, Lee HL, Norazizah A, Mohamad-Hafiz A (2016). Repellency effects of an ozone-producing air purifier against medically important insect vectors. Tropical Biomedicine. 33(2): 396-402. 

Wan-Norafikah O, Lee HL, Loke SR, Andy-Tan WA, Chen CD (2016). Efficacy of cold fogging of a synergized pyrethroid formulation against Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus under simulated field conditions. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 6(12): 987-989.

Caszo B, Muslim A, Awang Z, Omar E, Ibrahim E, Singh HJ (2017). The Effects of Leptin Administration On Renal Function In Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (2016). Asian journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. Vol 10 (1) 1-3.

Muslim A, Sharudin PS, Yunus A, Omar N, Zakaria A, Mohamad (2016). Detection of Sarcocystis parasites in Meats from Local Market in Selangor. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences. Vol 1(2) 18-21.

Latif B, Muslim A (2016). Human and Animal Sarcocystosis in Malaysia: A Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 6 (11), 982-988.

Hassanain Al-TalibNoor Alicezah Mohd Kasim, Azrul Abdul Aziz, Niena Nazleen Rashid, Nazihah Azizan, Shairah Ridzuan,  Alyaa Al-khateeb. Antimicrobial Effect of Malaysian Green Tea Leaves “Camellia Sinensis” on the Skin Microbiota: Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 2016; 12(5): 1-5. (Scopus).

Hassanain Al-Talib, Norliana Dalila Mohamad Ali, Mohamed Harreez Suhaimi, Siti Shafika Nabila Rosli, Nurul Huda Othman, Nur Ain Sakinah Mansor, Amira Kartini Sulaiman Shah, Nurul Syuhada Ariffin, Alyaa Al-Khateeb. Antimicrobial effect of malaysian vegetables against enteric bacteria. Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2016; 6(3): 211–215. (Scopus).

Hassanain Al-Talib, Nur Izzati Syamimi Mohd Nasir, Hafizuddin Yaziz, Nur Fatihah Zulkafli, Nur Aqidah Adani, Ahmad Ikhwan Noor Rashidi, Chandrika Murugaiah, Syahrul Azlin Shaari. Potassium Aluminium Sulphate (Alum) Inhibits Growth of Human Axillary Malodor-Producing Skin Flora in Vitro. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, 2016; 1(1):59-63.

Chandrika Murugaiah, Praneetha Palasuberniam, Mohamad Salih Falah and Hassanain Al-Talib. Food based Oral Rehydration Therapy: Towards a Better Cholera Treatment. Journal of Probiotics & Health, 2016; 4(3):1-3.

Al-Khateeb A, Al-Talib H. Genetic Researches Among Malaysian Familial Hypercholesterolaemic Population. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre, 2016; 19(2): 1-10. (Scopus).

Alyaa Al-Khateeb, Mohd Sapawi Mohd, Zurkurni Yusof, Hassanain Al-Talib, Bin Alwi Zilfalil. Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Malaysian Diabetic Patients. International Archives of Medicine, 2016; 9 (102): 1-7. (Scopus).

 

CONTACT

Dr. Siti Farah Alwani Mohd Nawi (Head of Department)

Tel : 03  6126 7645

Email:sitifarah@salam.uitm.edu.my

Address:

          Faculty of Medicine,

          Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

          Sungai Buloh Campus,

          Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh,

          Selangor Darul Ehsan,

          Malaysia