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Dr. Kamariah Hasan

Senior Lecturer,
School of Biological Sciences

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Biology), School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. (June 2008 to October 2013).
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology), School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (July 2002 to December 2007).
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Biotechnology) Honours (November 1998 to March 2002).

Teaching and Research Experience:

  • OUM Demonstrator (2004 – 2005)
  • Graduate assistant (2005 – 2008)
  • Scientific Officer (2011 – 2013)

Professional memberships:

  • Malaysia Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) (since 2014)
  • Malaysian Society for Microbiology (since 2014)
  • Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (PGM) (Since 2017)

Major Research Interest

  • Elucidation of PHA biosynthesis regulatory elements from PHA producers.
  • Studies on genes involved in biofilm formation from bacteria isolated from used contact lens solution.
  • Isolation and characterization of plastic degrading bacteria from landfill area.
  • Isolation of nitrogen fixing bacteria from termite gut.
  • Transcriptomic data analysis of Antarctic psychrophilic yeast, Glaciozyma Antarctica PI12″
Administrative appointment / committee involvements
  • Programme coordinator for Master of Science and PhD in Science (2015 – 2016)
  • Member of QIU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Course coordinator (Genetics, Microbiology, Recombinant DNA & Genetic modification, Advanced Molecular Biology)
  • Course coordinator BBT4301 Research project
  • Advisor for Biotech Club (July 2016 until present)
  • Secretary and Organizing Committee for Perak Science Quiz Challenge (PSQC 2014).
Research Projects

Ongoing 

  • Elucidation of PHA biosynthesis regulatory elements in Pseudomonas sp.
  • Isolation and molecular identification of plastic degrading bacteria from landfill area.
  • Identification of genes from bacteria involved in PE degradation.

Completed

  • Isolation and molecular identification of nitrogen fixing bacteria from termites gut.
  • Isolation and molecular identification of bacteria from contact lens and solution.
  • Isolation and molecular identification of antibiotic resistant bacteria from chicken.

Grants

  • FRGS grant – Co-researcher titled ‘Influence of glycerine pitch on the mechanism of regulation of 4HB monomer compositions in the poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) biosynthesis’ (2014 -2017)
Publications
  1. Kamariah H., Nursyafiqi Z., Nazalan N. (2013). Effect of nutrient and temperature stresses on heat shock proteins expression: Transcriptomic data analysis of Antarctic psychrophilic yeast, Glaciozyma Antarctica PI12″. 6th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica 2013 (MISA6).
  2. Ghanim M.H., Kamariah H., Najimudin N., Abdullah M. Z. (2012). Design of DNA biosensors and amperometric microchips featuring copper electrodes. Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2012 IEEE-EMBS International Conference.
  3. Kamariah, H., Najimudin, N., Samian, M. R. and S. Kumar. (2009). Characterization of phaC1 and phaC2 mutants from Pseudomonas USM4-55. Proceedings in 2nd International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP 2009). 11-13 Nov 2009. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  4. Najimudin, N., Kamariah, H., Samian, M. R., Mohamad, S., S., Kumar. (2008). Elucidation of the roles of PhaC1 and PhaC2 enzymes in Pseudomonas USM4-55. Proceeding in International Symposium on Biological Polyesters (ISBP 2008). 23-26 November 2008. SkyCity, Auckland, New Zealand.
  5. Kamariah, H., Samian, M. R., Najimudin, N. (2006). Regulation studies of phaC1 and phaC2 genes in Pseudomonas sp. USM4-55. Proceedings in Trends In Biotechnology 3. 4th – 6th September 2006. Marriot Putrajaya
 
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