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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (at University of Malaya) (till 2009)

Selected Activity/Links

Link Institutions (Contact)

  • Member of the International Banana Genomics Consortium since 2002. Part of an International effort to sequence the whole genome of banana.

  • International banana and Plantain  organization (INIBAP) (Dr  Nicholas Roux) (see www.inibap.org)

  • Molecular Modeling of a CGGMV chimeric virus –  One PhD student completed placement under NSF scheme

  • The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego –Prof. Dr. Jack Johnson/ Dr Tian Wei Lin

  • Associate member International Molecular Biology Network

  • IMBN Japan (Prof Ken Ichi-Arai)

  • Member PROMUSA International Working Group (Fusarium). Currently head of

  • Member PROMUSA International Working Group (Genetic improvement).

  • British Council Higher Education Link (2003-2005)

  • Utilization of biodiversity for Plant improvement (Head of Link Programme) Link has resulted in 4 academic exchanges, student and technical staff training, A National level workshop, Public lecture and development of courseware for Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

  • University of Leicester, United Kingdom (Prof J.S Pat Heslop-Harrison)

  • British Council Higher Education Link 363 (2002-2004)Long term conservation of superior quality planting materials of banana for small farm growers(Link Member) Involves academic exchanges, training of staff and students and workshops. Also the drafting of an undergraduate textbook.

  • University of Derby (Prof. Dr Paul Lynch)

  • Research link on Banana Streak Viruses.

  • John Innes Centre for Plant Science Reseach)Prof Roger Hull

  • Research link on Cucumber Mosaic Virus, cosupervision of PhD student

  • Scottish Crop Research Institute (Dr Peter Palukaitis)

  • Research link on molecular analysis of cryopreserved plant material. One co-supervised PhD student

  • University of Derby (Prof. Dr Paul Lynch)

  • Research link on Banana Improvement. Exchange of scientific information and material, 

  • QUT. Australia (Prof Dr. James Dale)

  • Research Link on QTL analysis in Bananas. placement of student to Scotland (2006)

  • Scottish Crop Research Institute (Dr Robbie Waugh)

  • Training of International Scientist under IAEA link (September 2003)

  • Vietnam (Mrs Nguyen Thi Nu)

  • Training of International scientists form Sri Lanka under UMCCED (2002)

  • Sri Langka National Cotton Research Institute

  • Visit of International Scientists form Vietnam (May 2003

  • Institute of Materia Medica Hanoi, Vietnam (Assoc Prof Dr Nguyen Thuong Dong)

  • Invited lecture at University of Derby (March 2003)

  • University of DerbyDr Paul Lynch

  • Visit of International Scientists from Bangladesh(Oct-Nov 2003)

  • Bangladesh National Rice Research Institute

  • Research link on transgenic virus resistance to PVY

  • Institute of Agriculture , Bogor, Indonesia (Dr S. Sudarsono)

  • Invited Lecture at University of Leeds March 2002

  • Dept of Plant Science University of Leeds (Prof Howard Atkinson)

  • Research placement of International Scientist from Bangladesh

  • Unversity of Dakka

  • Research Placement of International Scientist from Indonesia (2001)

  • Nuclear Research Institute, Indonesia (Ms Sri Devi)

  • Invited Lecture at Scripps Research Institute, San DiegoJune 1997

  • ILTAB, Scripps (Prof Roger Beachy)

  • Honorary visiting Fellow, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University July-August 1997

  • Cornell University (Professor Milton Zaitlin)

 

 

MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION/GROUPS (selected)

Organisation

Role

  • Malaysian Society of Molecular biology and Biotechnology

  • Ex-officio committee member 2004-2009

  • President 1999-2003 (2 terms)

  • Committee member 1996-1998

  • Life Member

  • Editor APJMBB (2009-present)

  • ISPE (Global Scociety for Techbnical professional in pharmaceutical manufacturing and drug development)

  • Member Nov 2011

  • Asia Biosafety Education Network

  • Founding Member (2008-present)

  • International Molecular Biology Network

  • Associate member (nominated)

  • Genetics Society of Malaysia

  • Council Member / Treasurer  (1999-2001), Life Member

  • Science and Technology Commission, National Council of  Women’s Organization

  • Council Member (2003-2005)

  • Society of General Microbiology, U.K

  • Member (1990-2005)

  • Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, National Institute of Agro-biotechnology, BIOVALLEY

  • Member ( 2003-2005)

  • Interim National Institute of Biopharmacy and Natural Products, BIOVALLEY

  • Member ( 2002-2005)

  • Association of Applied Biologist, U.K

  • Member (1990-2004)

  • Malaysian Microbiology Society

  • Life Member, University Representative 1996-1997

  • International Society for Biosafety Research

  • Member (since 2008)

  • International Society for Horticultural Sciences

  • Member (since 2003-2009)

  • Malaysian Association for Plant Protection in the Tropics

  • Member (since 1998)

  • Academic Staff Association, Universiti Malaya

  • Member (since 1996)

  • Islamic welfare association , Universiti Malaya (PKKIUM)

  • Member (since 1986)

  • University Women’s Association, Universiti Malaya

  • Member (since 1994)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

  • Asian Molecular Biology Network (AIMBN), Associate Member, (International)
  • International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Member, (International)
  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Associate Member, 2012, (National)
  • National Science and Research Council, National sub-committee on R&D Priority Setting for S&T development, 2012, (National)
  • The National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (Board of Trustees), Founding Member, 2012, (National)
  • Majlis Profesor Negara, Committee Member, 2012, (National)
  • Biotechnology for the 10th Malaysia Plan under the economic Planning Unit (National) , Chairperson, 2011-2012, (National)
  • Interagency committee on the implementation of the BiologicalWeapons Convention and the Seventh review conference , Member, 2011, (National)
  • Technical Subcommitee on The Biogical Weapons Convention Act Malaysia (Ministry of Defence) , Member, 2011, (National)
  • National Bioethics Council Malaysia , Secretariat , 2011, (National)
  • STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THE DRAFTING OF THE BIOLOGICAL WEOPONS CONVENTION ACT MALAYSIA, Member, 2011, (National)
  • ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (APJMBB), Chief Editor, 2011, (National)
  • National Biosafety Board Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment Malaysia, Member, 2010-2013, (National)
  • Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), Advisory Council, 2010, (National)
  • UNESCO MICROBIOLOGY/MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY NETWORK, Executive Secretary , 2010, (International)
  • Biotechnology Biodiversity Commitee State of Pahang , Member, 2010-2012, (National)
  • Melaka Biotechnology Corporation , Board Member, 2010-2012, (National)
  • Standards in Agriculture, Standards Malaysia , Committee Member, 2010, (National)
  • International Council for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Board Member, 2009, (International)
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) , Board of Governers, 2009, (International)
  • Biotechcorp Seed Fund CTAG-A , Committee Member, 2009-2012, (National)
  • Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Board of Governers (Member - alternate), 2009-2013, (National)
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR BIOSAFETY RESEARCH (ISBR), Member, 2008, (International)
  • WORKING GROUP ON BIOSAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT, MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Chairman, 2008-2009, (National)
  • UNIDO South-South Netwrok for Biosafety Education, Member, 2007-2007, (International)
  • Asia Pacific Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Agribiotechnology for Asia Pafic Conference on Plant Tissue Culture & Agribiotechnology (APaCPA) 2007, Committee Member, 2007-2007, (International)
  • International Banana Genomics Consortium, Member, 2006, (International)
  • National committee SME focal point under the 3rd Industrial Master plan, SMIDEC, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (MITI), Committee Member, 2006-2008, (National)
  • NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY, MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION MALAYSIA , Committee Member, 2006-2009, (National)
  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia Agriculture Biotechnology Task Force, Academy of Science Malaysia , Committee Member, 2006-2009, (National)
  • Genetically Modified Advisory Committee (GMAC), Advisory Committee, 2005-2009, (National)
  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY FOR MOLECULAR BIOLOGY DAN BIOTECHNOLOGY, President (2004-2005), 2004, (National)
  • GENETICS SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA, Chairperson, 2003-2003, (National)
  • GENETICS SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA , Treasurer, 2000-2001, (National)
  • GENETICS SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA , Editorial Board, 2000-2001, (National)
  • GENETICS SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA , Convenors of Consultative Working Groups (Microbial Genetics CWG), 2000-2001, (National)
  • GENETICS SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA, Life Member, 1994, (National)

 

 

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

  • Diagnosis and control of Banana Viruses, Consultant, 1996-2006, Dept. of Agriculture Malaysia (Plant Protection Division)
  • Company Teaching Scheme, Consultant Supervisor, 1997-2002, TropBio Sdn.Bhd.,Technology Park, K.L
  • Development of new technologies for Commercial Banana Production, Consultant, 1998-2020, Commercial Tissue Culture Unit ,Institute of Biological Sciences
  • National Council Committee for the importation of organic material, Expert Advisor, 2001-2006, Department of Agriculture (Plant protection Division)
  • Application of technologies for tissue culture of tropical ornamental plants, Consultant, 2001-2005, Terra Garden Biotechnology Sdn Bhd.
  • National Council for the eradication of Citrus Greening Disease, Expert Advisor, 2001-2002, Department of Agriculture (Plant protection Division)
  • Field testing of banana with commercial potential, Collaborative Research, 2004-2006, Synergy Farms Sdn. Bhd.
  • Study on the lack of correlation between education and training of graduates and employers expectation (Top-Down Research Project), Consultant, 2004-2007, Ministry of Women and Family Development
  • Genetic Modification Advisory Council, Expert Advisor, 2006-2009, Ministry of Natural Resources Malaysia
  • Development of vaccine for WSSV, Co-Researcher, 2007-2009, Global Satria /UM
  • Ganoderma Reserach Programme, Expert Advisor, 2009-2015, Sime Darby Plantations

 

 

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).

  • Board of Governers, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), 2009, 24, (International)
  • National Focal Point, Sub committee on Biotechnology ASEAN COST, 2009, 24, (International)
  • Resource person for Regional Risk assessment meeting, CBD Secretariat UNDP, 2008, 1, (International)
  • Member, Asian Biosafety Education Network, 2008, 36, (International)
  • Unido South South Biosafety Network, UNIDO, 2006, 36, (International)
  • Country representative, UNESCO microbiology network, 2006, 36, (International)
  • CHICHE award HEL British Council, University of Leicester, 2003, 24, (International)

 

 

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).

  • Jawatankuasa pengimpotan Bahan organik, Jabatan Pertanian Malaysia, Expert Advisor, 2003-2005, (National)
  • Science and Technology Management Training Course for Researchers in OIC, OIC/Academy Sciences Malaysia, Resource Person, 2005-present, (International)
  • National Genetic Modification Advisory Council(GMAC), Ministry of Natural Resource and The Environment Malaysia, Expert Advisor, 2006-2010, (National)
  • Jawatankuasa halatuju Bioteknologi Kebangsaan (National steering committee for Biotechnology), Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia MOHE, Committee Member, 2006-2009, (National)
  • Jawatan kuasa National SME Focal Point dibawah Pelan Induk Perindustrian ke-3 (IMP3)(National commitee SME focal point under the 3rd Industrial Master plan), SMIDEC, Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia(MITI), Committee Member, 2006-2008, (National)
  • Asia Pacicfic Journal for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology/IPPP UM Publishers, Chief Editor, 2006-present, (International)
  • Academy of Sciences Malaysia Agricuture Biotechnology Task Force, Academy of Science Malaysia, Committee Member, 2006-2010, (National)
  • The second international meeting of academic institutions and organizations involved in biosafety education and training 16-18 April 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Secretariat of the Convention for Biological Diversity, Montreal Cananda, Resource Person, 2007-2007, (International)
  • Committee Member of World Conference of Bryology 2007 (WCB2007), UM, Committee Member, 2007-2007, (International)
  • Biotechnology Agriciuture Expert Review Panel, Brain Gain Malaysia, Academy of Sciences Malaysia/MOSTI, Expert Advisor, 2008-2010, (National)
  • Committee Member of Main Organising Committe of 7th International Conference on Plant Protection in the Tropics, Malaysian Plant Protection Society (MAPPS), Committee Member, 2008-2008, (International)
  • Working Group on Biosafety Risk Assessment and Management, Ministry of Natural Resource and the Environment, Chairman, 2008-2009, (National)
  • Commitee member of the Cluster Working Group (CWG) on Agriculturee Biotechnology, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Committee Member, 2009-2012, (National)
  • Advisor, Biotechnology & Bioproduct Cluster, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Malaya, Expert Advisor, 2009-2012, (National)
  • Program Brainstorming dan Team Building Bersama Y.B Menteri, MOSTI, , 2009-2009, (National)
  • Technology Foresight Workshop 2009, National Biotechnology Division, MOSTI (BIOTEK), Chairman, 2009-2009, (National)
  • Panellist, Biotechnology Workforce Development Symposium 2009, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Expert Advisor, 2009-2009, (National)
  • Opening Ceremony of the Business Matching Summit Between Malaysian Companies and Koren Biotechnology Companies, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation, Researcher, 2009-2009, (International)
  • The 6th Ordinary Session of The World Commission on The Ethics of Sceintific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST), MOSTI, UNESCO, Malaysian National Commission for Unesco, Researcher, 2009-2009, (International)
  • National Consultation Forum on Standards for Biotechnology-Group Presentation by Convenors, SIRIM,MOSTI, STANDARDS Malaysia, Malaysian Biotehnology Corporation (Biotechcorp), Chairman, 2009-2009, (National)
  • Management Lab Malaysia Brain One-Stop Centre (MyGain), MOSTI, Resource Person, 2010-2010, (National)
  • International Conference on Food Safety and Security under Changing Climate, UPM,Selamat Sustainable Network(SS-NW),International Conference on Food Safety and Security under Changing Climate (FCC2010),MOA, Committee Member, 2010-2010, (International)
  • Committee Member of 3rd National Conference on Laboratory Animal Science, Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia, Committee Member, 2010-2010, (National)
  • Agritech & Biotech Investment Forum 2010 : Sustainability & Innovation in Agritech & Biotech Sector for Food Security, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute, Panellist, 2010-2010, (International)
  • CEBAR Biosafety Committee (CBC), Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), Universiti Malaya, Committee Member, 2010-Present, (National)
  • Bengkel Mengarusperdana Pertanian dalam Model Baru Ekonomi, Kluster Pertanian & Makanan, Majlis Profesor Negara, Researcher, 2010-2010, (National)
  • Workshop for the Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Report, Ministry of Natural Resource and the Environment, Expert Advisor, 2011-2011, (National)
  • Kongres Profesor Negara 2011, Majlis Profesor Negara, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia, Researcher, 2011-2011, (National)
  • Panel Member for Discussion of Transfering university research to the private sector to make 'smart cities'/Innovative communities., Universiti Malaya, Panel, 2012-2012, (International)
  • BIO-BORNEO 2012, MOSTI, Chairman, 2012-2012, (National)

 

 

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