Dr. Wendy Liu Ying Ying
Senior Lecturer & Programme Coordinator for Biotechnology,
School of Biological Sciences
- PhD (Molecular Microbiology)- Lincoln University, New Zealand (NZ)
- BSc (Hons) Biotechnology- University of Sunderland, United Kingdom (UK)
Teaching and research experience :
- Lecturer- School of Biological Sciences, QIUP ( March 2016-present)
- Tutor & laboratory demonstrator for Plant Science, Biometrics and Bioexperimentation modules (Casual), Faculty of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Lincoln University, New Zealand (March 2011- Feb 2015)
- Phylogenetic analyses of rhizobial housekeeping and symbiosis genes
- Plant nitrogen (N) nutrition of legumes (15N natural abundance, 15N isotope dilution)
- Rhizobial tolerance to environmental stress
- Mechanism of action of plant growth promoting bacterium on barley
- Effect of biofertilisers on dry matter production of vegetables under different external [N]
- Molecular identification of fruit flies via cytochrome C subunit I (COI) gene sequence
- Asian Federation of Biotechnology. Member.
- Genetics Society of Malaysia. Member
- Malaysian Biosafety & Biosecurity Association. Member.
- Malaysian Society of Microbiology. Member.
- Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Member.
- European Federation of Biotechnology. Member.
Research Areas of Interest:
- Plant-microbial interactions (particularly on plant growth promotion via N2 fixation, phytopathogen inhibition and hormone production); plant invasion ecology; phylogenetics; biofertilisers
- Programme coordinator for BSc (Hons) Biotechnology (2017 to date)
- QIU Biosafety Officer
- Member of QIU Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) Committee
- Member of QIU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
- Member of QIU Joint Research Animal Ethics (JREC)
- Advisor for QIU Biotechnology Club
- Course coordinator (Bioinformatics 1, Quantitative Genetics, Nutrition & Food Science, Biostatistics)
- Hodge S., Ward, D. F., Merfield, C. N., Liu W. Y. Y. & Gunawardana, D. (2017). Seasonal patterns of drosophilid flies and parasitoid wasps attracted to rotting fruit and vegetable baits in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Entomologist, 1-9.
- Liu, W. Y. Y., Premaratne, M., Creswell, R., Dash, D., Jack, D. & Andrews, M. (2016). Gorse is a ‘facultative’ N2 fixer. Journal of New Zealand Grasslands, 78, 181-184.
- Sheu, S. -Y., Chen, M. -H., Liu, W. Y. Y., Andrews, M., James, E. K., Ardley, J. K., De Meyer, S. E., James, T. K., Howieson, J. G., Coutinho, B. G., & Chen, W. –M. (2015). Burkholderia dipogonis nov., isolated from root nodules of Dipogon lignosus in New Zealand and Western Australia. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65, 4716-4723.
- Wigley, K., Liu, W. Y. Y., Khumalo, Q., Moot, D. J., Brown, D. S., & Ridgway, H. J. (2015). Effectiveness of three inoculation methods for lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) in two Canterbury soils. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 58(3), 292-301.
- Black, A. D., Ryan-Salter, T. P., Liu, W. Y. Y., Moot, D. J., Hill, G. D. & Andrews, M. (2015). Bradyrhizobia with a distinct nodA gene nodulate the exotic Lupinus polyphyllus L. in New Zealand soils. Proceedings of the XIV International Lupin Conference, 21- 26 June 2015. Milan, Italy.
- Liu, W. Y. Y., Ridgway, H. J., James, T. K., James, E. K., Chen, W. M., Sprent, J. I., Young, J. P. W., & Andrews, M. (2014). Burkholderia sp. Induces Functional Nodules on the South African Invasive Legume Dipogon lignosus (Phaseoleae) in New Zealand Soils. Microbial Ecology, 68, 542-555.
- Andrews, M., Ardley, J. K., Liu, W. Y. Y., James, T. K., Ridgway H. J., James, E. K., & Sprent, J. I. (2014). Similar strains of Burkholderia spp. nodulate the South African invasive legume Dipogon lignosus in New Zealand and Australian soils. Proceedings of the 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference, 29 September- 2 October 2014 (pp. 96-97). Adelaide, Australia.
- Wigley, K., Liu, W. Y. Y., Moot, D. J., & Ridgway, H. (2014). Nodulation frequency of a naturalized rhizobia in lucerne and its effect on dry matter production. Proceedings of the 17th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference, 29 September- 2 October 2014 (pp. 73-74). Adelaide, Australia.
- Liu, W. Y. Y., Ridgway, H. J., James, T. K., Premaratne, M., & Andrews, M. (2012). Characterisation of rhizobia nodulating Galega officinalis (goat’s rue) and Hedysarum coronarium (sulla). New Zealand Plant Protection, 65, 192-196.
- Liu, W. Y. Y., Williams, L., Carter, N., & Andrews, M. (2009). The mechanisms of action of the cereal growth promoting Rhizobium radiobacter strain 204: an assessment. Aspects of Applied Biology, 98, 183-188.
- Liu, W. Y. Y., & Thynne, B. (2009). The ability of Rhizobium radiobacter strain 204 to inhibit the growth of Fusarium culmorum. Aspects of Applied Biology, 98, 217-220.
Liu, W. Y. Y., Ridgway, H., James, T., Larsen, S., & Andrews, M. (2014) The South African invasive legume Dipogon lignosus has brought Burkholderia rhizobial symbionts into New Zealand. Trilepidea, 126, 7. Retrieved from http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/publications/Trilepidea-126-140529.pdf