Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vilasini Pillai

>>Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vilasini Pillai

  • PhD, Plant Biotechnology (University of Nottingham)
  • Bsc (Hons) Genetics (University Malaya)
Teaching and Research Experience:
30 years of research experience
Major Research Interests:
Agricultural Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Field of Interests:
Plant Tissue Culture, In Vitro Genetic Manipulation, Bioethics, Biosafety and Bio-regulations

Research Grants and Consultancy Services:

Selected Publications:

  1. Rogayah Sekeli, Janna Ong Abdullah *, Parameswari Namasivayam, Pauziah Muda, Umi Kalsom Abu Bakar, Wee Chien Yeong, Vilasini Pillai RNA interference of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase (ACO1 and ACO2) genes expression prolongs the shelf life of Eksotika (Carica papaya L.) papaya fruit. Molecules 2014, 19, 8350-8362.
  2. Mohamad Fhaizal Mohamad Bukhori1, Ch’ng Song Jin, Norzulaani Khalid, Vilasini Pillai and Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman. Improved protocol for high frequency plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis in Carica papaya. Research in Biotechnology, 4(5): 09-19, 2013.
  3. S. Vasana,f, Camilla Beecha,c,g, J. Nagarajua, Robert I. Rosea,j, Rofina Yasmin Othmana, Vilasini Pillaia, Yeya Touréc,g, Ali Mohammadib,c, Madama Bouaréc,d, Maria Corenac,e, Lee Han Limf, Brij Kishore Tyagic,f, John Mumfordg, M. Megan Quinlang, Luke Alpheyg,i, Vicente Bayardg, Margareth L. Capurrog, Pattamaporn Kittayapongf,g, Mauro T. Marrellig, Kenneth Ombongig, Rachel Reubeng, Janine Ramsey Willoquetg, Jim Laveryh, David A. Bergstenj. Deployment of Innovative Genetic Vector Control Strategies: Progress on Regulatory and Biosafety Aspects and Development of Best-Practice Guidance. As. Pac. J. Mol. Biol. & Biotech, July 2009 Vol. 17 (3), pp75-85.
  4. Ling ACK, Yap CP, Mohd Shaib J and Vilasini P (2007) Induction and morphogenesis of Phalaenopsis callus J. Trop. Agric. And Fd. Sci.Vol 35 (1):147-152
  5. VilasiniPillai, M.R. Davey, J.B. Power Plant Regeneration From Mesophyll Protoplasts Of Centaurea Cyanus, Senecio X Hybridus And Callistephus Chinensis. Plant Cell Report (1990) 9(7): 402-405.
  6. Flasinski, S, V.M. Aquino, R.A. Hautea, W.K. Kaniewski, N.D. Lam, C.A. Ong, PillaiAnd K. Romyanoon (2003), Value Of Engineered Virus Research In Crop Improvement And Technical Cooperation With Developing Countries. Published In www.economia.uniroma
  7. Umi Kalsom Abu Bakar, Lam Peng Fatt, Vilasini Pillai and Habibuddin Hashim (2008) Gentically Modified Horticultural Crops in MARDI pp483-502. Chapter in Breeding Horticultural Crops at MARDI. Published by Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute.
  8. Flasinski, S, V.M. Aquino, R.A. Hautea, W.K. Kaniewski, N.D. Lam, C.A. Ong, PillaiAnd K. Romyanoon (2002). Value Of Engineered Virus Resistance In Crop Plants And Technology Cooperation With Developing Countries. In Economic And Social Issues In Agricultural Biotechnology (Eds: Re Evenson Et Al) Cab International Pp251-268
  9. Vilasini Pillai, Rofina Yasmin Othman and Norzulaani Khalid Confined Field Trial Of Living Modified Plants In Malaysia. Guidelines prepared for the National Biosafety Board, Malaysia. 2012

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