PROF. MADYA DR. EMELIA OSMAN
A PhD graduate from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia and hold a position as a senior lecturer in the Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. She specialises in molecular parasitology with emphasis on biomarker discovery and molecular diagnostics for parasitic diseases.
DR. ANISAH NORDIN
Anisah Nordin received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1997 and had served as a veterinary officer in a local dairy farm before continuing her studies and receiving the MMedSc. degree in the field of Parasitology & Medical Entomology in 2002 at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Currently, she is a senior lecturer in the Department of Parasitology & Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM where she has set up a specialized laboratory for culture and maintaining the lifespan of free living amoebas that have been isolated from the environment and clinical samples. She is also a Member of the Working Committee on Animal Welfare (Research) Regulations, Department of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, and President of Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysian (LASAM).
DR. 'AZLIN MUHAMMAD @ MOHD YASIN
She is a passionate educator and has 17 years of experience in educating undergraduate and postgraduate medical students including Master’s Degree students such as Doctor of Pathology and Doctor of Public Health. Currently, she is also involved in Personal and Professional Development (PPA) courses especially related to communication skills modules. Dr. Azlin is also a consultant parasitologist for diagnostic laboratory services in Malaysia with expertise in intestinal parasites and tissue parasites. She is also a member of the Faculty Evaluation Committee and internal auditor for master’s and postgraduate programs at UKM. She tends to conduct research in the field of intestinal parasitic infections among Orang Asli and children in Malaysia. To date, she has published more than 50 articles in international research journals, authored 2 chapters in a book as well as written 2 books on parasitic infections and tropical health.
DR. AISHAH HANI AZIL
Dr. Aishah Hani Azil is a senior lecturer at the Department of Parasitology & Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM with over 15 years of teaching experience in the field of medical entomology and parasitology. She has been involved in dengue vector research since he was a master’s student at UKM until her MSc (Liverpool) and Ph.D (UniSA). Her latest research includes mosquito-borne diseases surveillance, vector control, Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes and oviposition attractants for Aedes. She has also written many articles in newspapers, magazines and virtual education portals.
DR. SYAMSA RIZAL ABDULLAH
SYAMSA RIZAL ABDULLAH, PhD (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. He specialises in entomology forensic and medical entomology. He has vast experience in education, research, academic writing and laboratory diagnostic services pertaining to the field of entomology forensic and medical entomology in which he specialises.
DR. ZULKARNAIN MD IDRIS
Dr. Zulkarnain Md Idris is a senior lecturer and parasitologist in the Department of Parasitology & Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM. He is a PhD graduate from the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden (2012-2017). His PhD research has received several awards including the sole recipient of the World Infection Fund (Världsinfektionsfonden, Vif) award from the Swedish Initiative in 2014 for his contributions in efforts and methods to combat disease transmission in developing countries. As a recipient of the ASEAN Science and Technology Innovation Fund (ASTIF) from the ASEAN Secretariat, he is currently actively conducting research to detect the potential and risk of zoonotic malaria infections, asymptomatic Plasmodium knowlesi in Peninsular Malaysia, malaria transmission and molecular research in Southeast Asia. as well as research on food-borne trematode, Opisthorchis viverrini infection in the sub-Mekong region, Thailand.
DR. WATHIQAH WAHID
Dr. Wathiqah obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. After a few years of clinical service under the Ministry of Health Malaysia, she aspires to pursue her career in academia. She joined Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and completed her Master of Medical Sciences with a specialty in Parasitology where her research project focused on lung parasitic infection. She currently holds the post of lecturer in the Department of Parasitology & Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, UKM and her commitment to graduate student training continues. Her research focuses on clinical parasitology and medical entomology. Besides, she is also interested in exploring research with the One Health approach.