DR. NURUL SYAKIMA AB MUTALIB
TERM OF APPOINTMENT= 1 -09-2020 – 31-08-2023 (3 YEARS)
Dr Syakima’s research leadership was evidenced with the appointment in various important management positions in UMBI such as the Head of Quality Assurance, Team Leader for COVID-19 RT-PCR testing, Chief Technical Officer, Lead Coordinator of Cancer Biobank, Team Leader of Cancer Genomics and Visiting Fellow of Newcastle University (UK). Her expertise in cancer research has been recognized with numerous awards, including the distinguished UK-based Rutherford Strategic Link Short Term Grant Fellowship Award by Newcastle University. Under her excellent research leadership and activities, UMBI has developed high standard research performance in recent years with Dr Syakima directly contributing to 6 IPs, 88 published articles, 51 conference papers, 2 books, and 6 book chapters.
The numbers and quality of publications she published exceeded aspirational expectation of a young scientist and already meeting exceptional research performance of a senior researcher. She has a solid track record in securing competitive national and international grants. She is the PI (5 projects totalling RM510k), co-PI and co-investigator (21 projects totalling RM5.488million) for a total of 26 competitive grants totalling at an astounding RM5.998million (year 2013-2020). With 12 grants completed with publications and postgraduates as outputs, her excellent postgraduate supervision leads to 11 graduates (year 2017-2020) and currently supervising 10 postgraduates. Her leadership and achievements in Molecular Medicine and Genomics field have led to international recognition, evidenced by an upward trajectory on citations track, leading to a total cumulative citation of 1255 and h-index of 19. The high h-index and citations clearly depicted the impact of Dr Syakima’s research and indicating her leadership and expertise by scientists worldwide.
ASSOC. PROF. DR. GOH CHOO TA
TERM OF APPOINTMENT= 1-08-2020 – 31-07-2025 (3 YEARS)
Dr. Goh Choo Ta is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM) and he has 10 years experience in the field of chemical governance and chemical safety, particularly on the area of Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). In 2010, Dr. Goh was appointed by Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (MITI) as National GHS Project Coordinator for the project entitle ‘Training and Capacity Building for the Implementation of the GHS in Malaysia’.
Dr. Goh works closely with various agencies in Malaysia on issues related to chemicals management, such as MITI, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and Department of Environment (DOE). Beside that, he also collaborates with international organisations such as United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to carry out projects related to chemicals management. Dr. Goh has been invited by various national and international agencies to deliver papers related to chemicals management and GHS. Beside that, Dr. Goh has being awarded as project leader/lead consultant for 14 research/consultancy projects. Dr. Goh is currently a trainer for the professional training courses, namely Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 2013, Environmentally Hazardous Substances (EHS), Chemical Safety in Laboratory, and Chemicals Management.
DR. NORAIDATULAKMA ABDULLAH @ MUDA
TERM OF APPOINTMENT= 1 APRIL 2021 – 30 MAC 2024
Dr. Noraidatulakma Abdullah is a research fellow in UKM Medical Molecular Biological Institute (UMBI), University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She obtained her first bachelor degree (Bsc (Hons)) in Genetics from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (2002) and Master of Community Medicine (Epidemiology & Statistics) from UKM in 2008. She then joined UMBI in 2009 as a research fellow and attained her Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics from University of Newcastle, Australia in 2018. She has interests in all areas of Medical Statistics (biostatistics) and epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, molecular epidemiology and their applications in health and medicine. Her main research interest is on non-communicable disease (NCD). She has received 16 local and international research funding over her career as either a Lead or Associate Investigator. She has also supervised 1 PhD and 4 Master students.
ASSOCIATE PROF DR.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT= 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 31 OGOS 2023
Associate Prof. Dr. Hui-min Neoh graduated from Juntendo University, Tokyo in 2007 with a PhD in Medical Sciences (Bacteriology). She is an associate professor and senior research fellow in the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), UKM. Her research team works on bacteria antibiotic resistance mechanism and virulence (especially on MRSA), pathogen molecular and genomics surveillance, arbovirus sero-epidemiology, sepsis, and also on the association of gut microbiome with colorectal cancer. Hui-min is also involved in science communication on the importance of antimicrobial resistance to the public, and in a pilot study to implement sequencing for pathogen identification and infection control in UKM Medical Centre.
DR. NOR ADZIMAH JOHDI
TERM OF APPOINTMENT= 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 31 OGOS 2023
Dr. Nor Adzimah Johdi graduated from Imperial College London, UK in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Immunology). She previously earned her BBMedSc. with honours from University of Malaya and MSc. (Oncology) from the University of Nottingham, UK. Currently, she is a research fellow in the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI), UKM. Her research team works on the Immunomodulatory & pathobiology of T cells in human cancers; cancer immunotherapy and cancer biology. She has received several National and University grants and published in several high-impact journals. She welcomes research collaborations and opportunities for networking with other scientists/students who are passionate about this field.