Infectious Disease

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research in the field of bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and virology that is conducted at the Faculty of Medicine UKM goes under the collective name of “Infectious Diseases”. Research in our group is carried out in several scientific areas which generates a diversified environment where cross integration between different fields has the potential to generate novel and groundbreaking concepts.

 

MEMBERS OF RESEARCH GROUP

NoNameEmailExpertise/research interestSCOPUS LinkGoogle Scholar linkUKM Sarjana link
1Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alfizah Hanafiah (Group leader)alfizah@ppukm.ukm.edu.myHelicobacter pylori infection, molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance, gastric cancerScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
2Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asrul Abdul Wahabsaw@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
3Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neoh Hui-Minhui-min@ppukm.ukm.edu.mygenome surveillance and molecular detection of antimicrobioc-resistant pathogensScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
4Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramliza Ramliramliza@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
5Assoc. Prof. Datin. Dr. Noor Zetti Zainol Rashidzetti@ppukm.ukm.edu.myVirology & infectious diseases (viral hepatitis, HIV, respiratory viruses), molecular diagnostics, immunisationScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
6Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tzar Mohd Nizam Khaithirtzar@ppukm.ukm.edu.myMedical Mycology, antimicrobial susceptibilityScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
7Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ding Chuan Hundingch@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
8Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rohaizat Hassanrohaizat@ppukm.ukm.edu.my  ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
9Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazarudin Safiannazarudin@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
10Assoc. Prof. Dr. Petrick @ Ramesh Periyasamypetrick@ppukm.ukm.edu.myInfectious Diseases ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
11Assoc. Prof. Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamidarabinose@hotmail.com ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
12Assoc. Prof. Andrea Ban Yu-Linandreaban@gmail.com ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
13Datin Dr. Anita Sulongdranita@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
14Dr. Syamsa Rizal Abdullahsyamsarizal.abdullah@ppukm.ukm.edu.myForensic Entomology, Medical EntomologyScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
15Dr. ‘Azlin Mohd Yasinazlinmy@ukm.edu.myTissue parasite, Soil-Transmitted Helminth, EctoparasiteScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
16Dr. Anisah Nordinanisah.nordin@ukm.edu.myMedical Parasitology, Free-living AmoebaScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
17Dr. Emelia Osmanemelia.osman@ukm.edu.myMolecular Diagnosis of Parasitic Infection, Serum ProteomicScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
18Dr. Aishah Hani Azilaishah.azil@ppukm.ukm.edu.myMedical Entomology, Biology and Control Parasite and Disease VectorScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
19Dr. Zulkarnain Md Idriszulkarnain.mdidris@ukm.edu.myMalaria, Parasite Epidemiology, Modelling TransmissionScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
20Dr. Wathiqah Wahidwathiqah.wahid@ppukm.ukm.edu.myClinical Parasitology, Medical ParasitologyScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
21Dr. Asiyah Nordinasiyah.nordin@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
22Dr. Jauhary Effendy Juma’atjauhary@ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
23Dr. Muttaqillah Najihan Abdul Samatmuttaqillah@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
24Dr. Sharifah Azura Sallehdrazura@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
25Dr. Siti Norlia Othmanctnorlia@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
26Dr. Umi Kalsom @ Satariah Alisatariah@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
27Dr. Wong Kon Kenwkk@ppukm.ukm.edu.myVirology & infectious diseases (Epidemiology and Strain sequence heterogeneity of respiratory viruses in humans)ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
28Dr. Zalina Ismailzalina.ismail@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
29Dr. Adli Aliadli.ali@ppukm.ukm.edu.my ScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana
30Dr. Najma Korinajmakori@ukm.edu.myInfectious DiseasesScopusGoogle ScholarUKM Sarjana

We are looking for Postgraduate Master or PhD Students and Post-doctoral fellow who are highly motivated and who are curious to know more about infectious diseases. If you are interested to join our team, please contact:

Name: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alfizah Hanafiah (Group leader)
Email: alfizah@ppukm.ukm.edu.my

 

PUBLICATIONS

1Sukri A, Lopes BS, Hanafiah A. 2021. The emergence of multidrug-resistant Helicobacter pylori in Southeast Asia: a systematic review on the trends and intervention strategies using antimicrobial peptides. Antibiotics 10:1061. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10091061
2Rajalingham Sakthiswary, Syahrul Sazliyana Shaharir, Asrul Abdul Wahab. (2022). Frequency And Clinical Significance Of Elevated Igg4 In Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review. – Biomedicines.  1-12.
3Ismail MAH, Kamarudin N, Abdul Samat MN, Raja Abdul Rahman RMF, Saimun S, Tan TL, Neoh HM. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Clonal Replacement in a Malaysian Teaching Hospital: Findings from an Eight-Year Interval Molecular Surveillance. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Mar 19;10(3):320. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10030320. PMID: 33808728; PMCID: PMC8003425.
4Azlina Ibrahim, Isa Naina Mohamed, Lau Chee Lan, Ramliza Ramli, Najma Kori, Petrick Periyasamy. (2021). An Observational Prospective Study On The Appropriateness Of Ceftriaxone Use In Medical Wards Of Ppukm. – International Journal Of Infectious Diseases (Ijid).  104.
5Rashid ZZ, Lee PC, Ali UK, Samat, A, Tang SF. Multiplex real-time PCR detection of respiratory viruses in lower respiratory tract infections in children. Sains Malaysiana 2018, 47(11), pp. 2821–2829
6Mohd Nizam Tzar, Wan Husna Barakah Meor Jamaludin, Asrul Abdul Wahab, Chuan Hun Ding. (2022). Exophiala Dermatitidis, “The Real Black Fungus” Fungemia In A Patient With Covid-19. – Idcases.  1-3.
7Ting Siau Mei Valerie, Chuan Hun Ding, Asrul Abdul Wahab. (2021). Brain Abscess Caused By Salmonella Enteritidis Following Craniotomy For Meningioma: A Case Report And Literature Review. – Malaysia Journal Of Pathology.  333-336.
8Rahmat Dapari, Mohd Hafizuddin Mahfot, Ahmad Iqmer Nashriq Mohd Nazan, Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, Nazri Che Dom, Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul Rahim. (2022). Acceptance Towards Decriminalization Of Medical Marijuana Among Adults In Selangor, Malaysia. – Plos One.  1-17.
9Mohd Rizal A. Manaf, Azmawati Md Nawi, Noorlaili Md Tauhid, Hanita Othman, Md Rizam A. Rahman, Hanizah Md Yusoff, Nazaruddin Safian, Pei Yuen Ng, Zahara A. Manaf, Nor Bayah Abd Kadir, Kevina Yanasegaran, Siti Munirah Abd Basir, Sowmya R., Kurubaran G.. (2021). Prevalence Of Metabolic Syndrome And Its Associated Risk Factors Among Staffs In A Malaysian Public University. – Scientific Reports.  1-11.
10Petrick Periyasamy, Ng Boon Hau, Umi Kalsom Satariah Ali, Zetti Zainol Rashid, Najma Kori. (2021). Aerosolized Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk: Surgical Or N95 Masks?. – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.  1150-1152.
11Hafiz Aizat Shuhaimi, Boon Hau Ng, Yu-Lin Andrea Ban, Nik Nuratiqah Nik Abeed, Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid. (2021). Intrapleural Alteplase And Dnase For Complex Tuberculous Pleural Effusion. – Respirology.  236-237.
12Mas Fazlin Mohamad Jailaini, Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid, Andrea Ban Yu-Lin, Boon Hau Ng, Nik Nuratiqah Nik Abeed. (2021). The Successful Of Intrapleural Alteplase And Pulmozyme In Treating Rhodococcus Empyema In An Immunocompromised Patient. – Respirology.  196-197.
13Zalina Ismail, Siti Fatimah Abdullah, Asrul Abdul Wahab, Tuan Suhaila Tuan Soh, Anita Sulong. (2021). Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method (Mcim) For Detection Of Carbapenemase Production In Klebsiella Spp. – International Journal Of Infectious Diseases.  27.
14Syamsa, R.A, Omar, B., Ahmad, F.M.S., Hidayatulfathi, O., Shahrom, A.W. (2017). Comparative fly species composition on indoor and outdoor forensic cases in Malaysia. Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine. 45:41-46
15Tengku Shahrul Anuar, Norhayati Moktar, Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani, Emelia Osman, Azlin Mohd Yasin, Anisah Nordin, Siti Nor Azreen, Fatmah Md Salleh, Nuraffini Ghazali, Mekadina Bernadus, Hesham M…. (2012). Giardiasis Among Different Tribes Of Orang Asli In Malaysia: Highlighting The Presence Of Other Family Members Infected With Giardia Intestinalis As A Main Risk Factor. – International Journal For Parasitology.  42(9):871-880.
16Sook-Luan Ng, Anisah Nordin, Norzana Abd Ghafar, Yusof Suboh, Noraina Ab Rahim And Kien Hui Chua. (2017). Acanthamoeba-Mediated Cytopathic Effect Correlates With Mbp And Ahlbp Mrna Expression. – Parasites And Vectors.  1-14.
17Zainudin NS, Nasarudin SNS, Periyasamy P, Moktar M, Noordin R, Osman E. 2016. Diagnosis of disseminated microsporidiosis: Detection of circulating E.nterocytozoon bieneusi in blood of HIV/AIDS patients. Tropical Biomedicine. 33(4): 761-770
18Mohd Farihan MY, Aishah Hani A, Nazarudin S, Ahmad Firdaus MS, Mohd Khadri S. 2021. Comparative Analyses On Synthetic Membranes For Artificial Blood Feeding Of Aedes Aegypti Using Digital Thermo Mosquito Blood Feeder (DITMOF). -Pertanika Journal Of Science & Technology. 2073-2086.
19Idris ZM, Chan CW, Kongere J, Gitaka J, Logedi J, Omar A, Obonyo C, Machini BK, Isozumi R, Teramoto I, Kimura M, Kaneko A. High and Heterogeneous Prevalence of Asymptomatic and Sub-microscopic Malaria Infections on Islands in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 14;6:36958. doi: 10.1038/srep36958.
20Wahid W, Ahmad Fahmi NA, Mohd Salleh AF, Mohd Yasin ‘. Bronchopulmonary lophomoniasis: A rare cause of pneumonia in an immunosuppressed host. Respir Med Case Rep. 2019 Oct 11;28:100939. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2019.100939. PMID: 31667075; PMCID: PMC6812266.
21Mohd Azrul Hisham Ismail, Norhidayah Kamarudin, Muttaqillah Najihan Abdul Samat, Raja Mohd Fadhil Raja Abdul Rahman, Saberi Saimun, Toh Leong Tan And Hui-Min Neoh. (2021). Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (Mrsa) Clonal Replacement In A Malaysian Teaching Hospital: Findings From An Eight-Year Interval Molecular Surveillance. – Antibiotics.  1-10.
22Aishah Hani Azil, Umi Kalsom Ali, Azlin Mohd Yasin, Sharifah Azura Salleh. (2021). Awareness And Preparedness Of Healthcare Workers Against The First Wave Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Survey Across 57 Countries. – Plos One.  1-29.
23Zetti Zainol Rashid, Siti Norlia Othman, Muttaqillah Najihan Abdul Samat, Umi Kalsom Ali, Wong Kon Ken. (2020). Diagnostic Performance Of Covid-19 Serology Assays. – Malaysian Journal Of Pathology.  13-21.
24Petrick Periyasamy, Ng Boon Hau, Umi Kalsom Satariah Ali, Zetti Zainol Rashid, Najma Kori. (2021). Aerosolized Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk: Surgical Or N95 Masks?. – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.  1150-1152.
25Kon Ken Wong, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Kok Pim Kua.  (2021).  N-Acetylcysteine As Adjuvant Therapy For Covid-19 – A Perspective On The Current State Of The Evidence.  – Journal Of Inflammation Research.  2993-3013. 
26Zalina Ismail, Siti Fatimah Abdullah, Asrul Abdul Wahab, Tuan Suhaila Tuan Soh, Anita Sulong. (2021). Modified Carbapenem Inactivation Method (Mcim) For Detection Of Carbapenemase Production In Klebsiella Spp. – International Journal Of Infectious Diseases.
27Leire Solis, Julia Nordin, Johan Prevot, Nizar Mahlaoui, Silvia Sanchez Ramon, Adli Ali, Elodie Cassignol, John W Seymour, Martine Pergent. (2022). The Pid Life Index: An Interactive Tool To Measure The Status Of The Pid Healthcare Environment In Any Given Country. – Orphanet Journal Of Rare Diseases.  1-8.
28Petrick Periyasamy, Ng Boon Hau, Umi Kalsom Satariah Ali, Zetti Zainol Rashid, Najma Kori. (2021). Aerosolized Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk: Surgical Or N95 Masks?. – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.  1150-1152.