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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. (Genetic), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2010)

M.Sc. University of Malaya (2003)

B.Sc. (Hon) Industrial Biotechnology, Universityof Malaya (1999)

 

 

 

GRANTED RESEARCH PROJECT

 

RESEARCH PROJECT

ROLE

SOURCE

BEGIN YEAR

END YEAR

1

Molecular markers for identification and verification of Trigona-pollinated putative F1 hybrids in stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

 

Project Leader

FRGS, MOSTI

2016

2019

2

Discovery and identification of high kernel elongation genes in rice (Oryza sativa) by suppression subtractive hybridization

 

Co-Researcher

FRGS, MOSTI

2016

2018

3

Morphological and molecular characterization of Selected Cross Varieties of Oryza sativa for High Quality Traits of Aroma and Apparent Amylose

 

Co-Researcher

FRGS, MOSTI

2016

2018

4

Profiling Of Adulterant In Tongkat Ali Herbal Drink Product Using Real Time Coupled With High Resolution Melting Analysis

Co-Researcher

FRGS, MOSTI

2016

2018

5

Identification of Gene Controlling Flower Developments in Stevia Rebaudiana Sp. Using RNAi Approach

Project Leader

RACE

2015

2016

(Completed)

6

Flowering Shutdown in Stevia rebaudiana via RNAi-mediated Gene Silencing.

 

Project Leader

MTSF/ TORRAY

2014

2016

(Completed)

7

Analysis Of Somatic Hybrids Using Protoplast Fusion In Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.)

Co-Researcher

FRGS/MOSTI

2014

2015

(Completed)

8

Hormonal Regulation of Arenga pinnata (Sugar Palm) In vitro.

 

Project Leader

 

2013

2015

(Completed)

9

Enzyme Modification Involved In Reducing Bitterness And Improving Flavor Profile Of Glycosides In Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni)

Co-Researcher

FRGS/MOSTI

2014

2016

(Completed)

10

IRAP and REMAP Markers To Assess Genetic Diversity Of Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) Accessions.

Co-Researcher

ERGS/MOSTI

2014

2016

(Completed)

11

Non-destructive Method for Carbon Sequestration Determination in Rubber Plantation. (Project-Leader).

 

Project Leader

EXCELLENCE FUND

2010

2012

(Completed)

12

Bitterness Of Steviol Glycosides In Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana L.)

 

Co-Researcher

FRGS/ MOSTI

2013

2016

(Completed)

13

Artificial inoculation on somatic embryo of Aquilaria malaccensis Lank.

 

Co-Researcher

FRGS/MOSTI

2012

2014

(Completed)

14

Application of bio-organic tissue culture media from agricultural waste.

 

Co-Researcher

FRGS/MOSTI

2012

2014

(Completed)

15

Effect Of Selected Plant Growth Regulators And Abiotic Stress Factors On Micropropagation Of Plantlets From Shoot Bud Cultures Of Boesenbergia rotunda (L) Mansf: A Valuable Medicinal Plants

Co-Researcher

EXCELLENCE FUND

2011

2012

(Completed)

16

In vitro regeneration of bakawali (Epiphylum oxypetalum)

Co-Researcher

EXCELLENCE FUND

2011

2012

(Completed)

17

Micropropogation and antioxidant properties of Lycium barbarum (Goji)

Co-Researcher

EXCELLENCE FUND

2011

2012

(Completed)

18

Determination the Potential of Effective Microorganism in Plant Tissue Culture

Project Leader

EXCELLENCE FUND

2010

2011

(Completed)

19

Mass Production of Watermelon (Citrulus lanatus)

Co-Researcher

EXCELLENCE FUND

2009

2011

(Completed)

 

 

SUPERVISION

 

1

NOR YASMIN BINTI MOHAMAD FAUZI

AT950

INDUCTION OF NOVEL Stevia rebaudiana VARIETY FOR TROPICAL CLIMATE THROUGH INDUCE MUTATION USING GAMMA IRRADIATION

20172

20214

 

2

SITI KHADIJAH BINTI MOHD RAIS

AT750

Evaluation on semi dwarf progenies phenotypic (Kulai-Nigerian x URT-Calabar) and genetic diversity based on SSR markers.

20164

20192

 

3

ALYASA BIN JAIS

AT750

THE PERFORMANCE AND HERITABILITY VALUES OF THE OIL PALM INTERSPECIFIC HYBRID (Elaeis guineensis X Elaeis oleifera) FOR YIELD, BUNCH COMPONENTS ANALYSIS, VEGETATIVE MEASUREMENTS AND FATTY ACID COMPOSITIONS

20162

20184

 

4

SOPIAH BINTI MAT DESA

AT750

AGRONOMIC AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF INDUCED MUTANT RICE VARIETIES IN MALAYSIA

20152

20182

 

5

MOHD FARIT BIN AB HAMED

AT750

F1 HYBRID PRODUCTION OF STEVIA REBAUDIANA VIA Trigona-ASSISSTED POLLINATION

20142

20182

 

6

NOR FADILAH BINTI WOOK

AT750

NOVEL ASSESSMENT OF GENETIC DIVERSITY OF Eurycoma longifolia BASED ON IRAP AND REMAP MARKERS

20142

20182

 

7

NORAIN BINTI MOHD NOR

AT750

GENETIC ANALYSIS AND ASSOCIATION STUDY BETWEEN MOLECULAR MARKERS AND PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERISTIC AMONG F2 POPULATION

20142

20182

 
 

8

NUR AZILIANA BT MOHD YAZID

AT750

MUTATION STUDIES ON LOCAL MALAYSIAN RICE (ORYZA SATIVA) CULTIVARS THROUGH ACUTE & CHRONIC MUTATION

20142

20182

 

9

SYAHIDAH BINTI SULAIMAN

AT750

PHENOTYPIC AND GENETIC ANALYSIS OF GRAIN ELONGATION TRAIT FOR HIGH QUALITY RICES

20142

2016

 
 

10

NORHAYATI BINTI SAFFIE

AT750

GENOTYPIC BY ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION AND PHENOTYPIC STABILITY ANALYSIS OF EIGHT SELECTED CLONES KACIP FATIMAH

20132

20182

 
 

11

MIZAN BIN AWAB

AT736

CALLUS INDUCTION ABILITY OF ROSELLE (Hibiscus sabdariffa L) VARIETIES TERENGGANU AND UKMR-2

20134

20172

 

12

NOR YUSLIZA BINTI KAMARUDDIN

AT736

THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MORPHOLOGY, BIOCHEMICAL, AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF Zingiber officinale ROSCOE

 

2014

2016

 

13

AICAH BINTI PATUHAI

AT736

ESTABLISHEMENT OF MICROPROPAGATION TECHNIQUE FOR Hevea brasiliensis

2015

2017

 

14

FARAH BINTI SUHAIMI

AT736

THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT HORMONES ON TISSUE CULTURE OF Hevea brasiliensis

2015

2017

 

15

ROSINA BINTI BAADU

AT736

EFFECTS OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZA INOCULATION AND FERTILIZATION ON THE GROWTH OF ORYZA SATIVA

2015

2017

 

16

AINA ZAHIRAH BINTI AHMAD ZAKI

AT736

POTENTIAL OF INDUCED-MUTATION IN PINEAPPLE BREEDING

2015

2017

 

17

Norumaimah omar

AT736

INDUCED MUTATIONS FOR IMPROVING YIELD OF Capsicum annuum L. USING GAMMA RADIATION

2013

2015

 

18

NUR AMALINA FARHANA

AT736

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RADIATION ON IN VITRO REGENERATION OF Capsicum annuum VAR KULAI

2013

2015

 

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4940263

  • Nor Yusliza Kamaruddin, Shamsiah Abdullah and Abdul Rahim Harun (2016) The Effect of Gamma rays on the Radiosensitivity and Cytological Analysis of Zingiber officinale Roscoe Varieties Bentong and Tanjung Sepat. Int'l Journal of Advances in Agricultural & Environmental Engg. (IJAAEE) Vol. 3, Issue 1. ISSN 2349-1523 EISSN 2349-1531
  • Nazatul Asikin Muda, Asmah Awal, Mohd Yusoff Abdullah and Shamsiah Abdullah (2016) Embryogenic Callus Induction of Arenga pinnata Wurmb Merr. (Sugar palm) from Basal Stem Explant. Int'l Journal of Advances in Agricultural & Environmental Engg. (IJAAEE) Vol. 3, Issue 1. ISSN 2349-1523 EISSN 2349-1531.
  • Nor Yusliza Kamaruddin and Shamsiah Abdullah (2016) Assessment on the Genetic Variability and Fiber Composition of Gamma Ray induced Mutant Lines of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe). (Accepted for publication).
  • Nur Amalina Farhana Shariffudin, Shamsiah Abdullah, Norumaimah Omar1, Asmah Awal (2015) The Effect of Gamma Radiation on In Vitro Regeneration of Capsicum annuum var. Kulai (In press)
  • Nor Yusliza Kamaruddin, Shamsiah Abdullah and Abdul Rahim Harun (2016) The Effect of Gamma rays on the Radiosensitivity and Cytological Analysis of Zingiber officinale Roscoe Varieties Bentong and Tanjung Sepat. Int'l Journal of Advances in Agricultural & Environmental Engg. (IJAAEE) 3, Issue 1 (2016) ISSN 2349-1523 EISSN 2349-1531.
  • Nazatul Asikin Muda, Asmah Awal, Mohd Yusoff Abdullah and Shamsiah Abdullah Embryogenic Callus Induction of Arenga pinnata Wurmb Merr. (Sugar palm) from Basal Stem Explant. Int'l Journal of Advances in Agricultural & Environmental Engg. (IJAAEE) Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016) ISSN 2349-1523 EISSN 2349-1531
  • Hasan, N.A., M.Y. Rafii, H.A. Rahim, N.S. Ali, N. Mazlan and Abdullah (2015) Introgression of Pi-kh resistance gene into a Malaysian cultivar, MR264 using marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC). Int. J. Agric. Biol., 17: 1172‒1178.
  • Nur Aziliana, M.Y., Shamsiah, A., Faiz. A, Abdul Rahim, H., Rusli, I., Khairuddin, A.R., Site Noorzuraini, A.R. (2015) The effect of chronic irradiation on Malaysia Upland Rice (Oryza sativa) Kuku Belang. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences.
  • Farida Jaafar, Asmah Awal, Shamsiah Abdullah, Fauziah Ismail, Norrizah Jaafar and Nor Azma Yusuf (2015) Bio-potential of Fermented Fruti Waste Solutions on in vitro germination and regenerartion of Lycium barbarum and Aquilaria malaccensis Malays. Apll. Biol. 44(3):127-133.
  • Nursaadiah Salam, Asmah Awal, Shamsiah Abdullah and Nurul Izzati Osman (2015) Optimization of Sterilization Technique and Callus Initiation of Aquilaria malaccensis and Aquilaria subintegra. This paper has been accepted for International Conference on Applied Sciences & Industrial Technology 2015 - Biology & Life Sciences Symposium, 24th – 26th February 2015.
  • Mohamad, O., Mohd. Rafii, Y., Abd. Rahman, M. and Shamsiah, A. (eds.) (2014). A Practical Compendium on Advances of Plant Breeding.
  • Shamsiah, A. (2014). Application of RNAi Technology for Crop Improvement: A Functional Study. In A practical Compendium on Advances of Plant Breeding. pp. 105-108.
  • Nor’Aishah, Y.Mohd Rafii, H. Abdul Rahim, A. Shamsiah, A. Latif, S. Askhani.(2014) Foreground Selection of BC1F1 Families derived from MR 264 x Pongsu Seribu 2 using SSR marker. J. Appl. Sci. & Agric., 9(18): 132-135.
  • N. Norain, A. Shamsiah, H. Abdul Rahim, H. Nor’Aishah, ab. M. Haslinda and W. A. Wan Aminuddin. (2014). Correlation analysis on agronomic characters in F2 population derived from MR264 and Pongsu seribu2. J. Appl. Sci. & Agric., 9(18): 143-147, 2014.
  • Awal A., Nor Fazilah, N., Azvin, M.P., Najwa Hanim, M. and Shamsiah, A. (2014) A successful acclimatization of clonal pineapple for commercialization. 4th International Plantation Industry Conference and Exhibition (IPiCEX2014). 24-25 November 2014. Kuching, Sarawak. (Poster)
  • Nur Saadiah S., Shamsiah, A. and Awal A. (2014) Clonal Propagation of Aquilaria malaccensis 4th International Plantation Industry Conference and Exhibition (IPiCEX2014). 24-25 November 2014. Kuching, Sarawak. (Poster)
  • Marker-Assisted Introgression of Blast Resistance Gene into Malaysian Rice Cultivar MR 264- Poster presented in 2nd International Plant Breeding Seminar, 14-16 Nov 2011.
  • Foreground Selection of Blast Resistant through Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Markers of BC1F1families from MR 264 x Pongsu Seribu 2Poster presented in International Rice Congress, 27 Oct-1 Nov 2014 (Poster)
  • Nurul Izzati Osman, Asmah Awal, Norrizah Jaafar Sidik and Shamsiah Abdullah, 2013. Callus Induction and Somatic Embryogenesis from Leaf and Nodal Explants of Lycium barbarum L. (Goji). Biotechnology, 12: 36-45.
  • Osman, N.I., Awal, A., Norrizah, J.S. and Shamsiah, A. (2012). Antioxidant activities of in vitro seedlings of Lycium barbarum (Goji) by diphenyl picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4 (4): 137-141.
  • Osman, N.I., Awal, A., Norrizah, J.S. and Shamsiah, A. (2012). In vitro Regeneration and Antioxidant Properties of Lycium barbarum. The 3rd International Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conference and Exhibition. 9th – 11th June 2012. Johore, Malaysia. [This paper is already accepted for publication in Jurnal Teknologi in 2013. E-ISSN 2180-3722/ISSN 0127-9696].
  • Saiyidah Nafisah Hashim Norrizah Jaafar Sidik, Yaseer Suhaimi Mohamad and Shamsiah Abdullah. (2012) Effects of Natural and Synthetic Cytokinin Hormone on Shoot Regeneration of Rockmelon (Cucumis Melo) Glamour Cv. by Using Nodal Explants. ISBEIA 2012.
  • Fazleen A.F., Nasuddin, O. & Shamsiah, A. (2012) Economic Growth, Political Freedom and Human Development: China, Indonesia and Malaysia. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3:2. pp 291-299.
  • Engku Azlin Rahayu Engku Ariff, Nazip Suratman and Shamsiah, Abdullah (2012) Height-related Changes in Stomatal Conductance, Chlorophyll Content Index and Diameter of Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) Saplings. ISBEIA 2012.
  • Awal, A., Othman, N., Abdul Razak, B., Shamsiah, A., Nor Azma, Y. and Nurul Izzati O. (2012) Current Scenarios, Challenges and the way forward of Biotechnology Research to Enhance Plantation Sectors in Malaysia. Proceeding 1st International Plantation Conference, Bogor, Indonesia. December 19th-21st, 2012. Pp 192-196. [ISBN 978-979-97511-6-4]
  • Awal, A., Shamsiah, A., Abdul Razak, B., Nazatul Asikin, M. and Nurul Izzati O. (2012) In vitro Regeneration and Acclimatization of Bakawali (Epiphyllum oxypetalum). Proceeding 1st International Plantation Conference, Bogor, Indonesia. December 19th-21st, 2012. Pp 274-288. [ISBN 978-979-97511-6-4]
  • Nazatul Asikin, M., Awal, A., Shamsiah, A., and Marzhuki, H. (2012) In vitro Clonal Propagation of Rice (Oryza sativa) Variety MR219. Proceeding 1st International Plantation Conference, Bogor, Indonesia. December 19th-21st, 2012. Pp 173-180. [ISBN 978-979-97511-6-4]
  • Awal, A., Norrizah, J.S., Nor Fazilah, N., Azvin, M.P., Najwa, M. and Shamsiah, A., (2011). Micropropagation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus Merr) CV. Josapine.Acta Horticulturae, No: 923, pp 163.
  • Shamsiah, A., Norrizah, J.S., Nurathrah, S., Khairul Azmir, M. and Awal, A. (2011). Effect of BAP Concentration on in vitro Shoot Multiplication and Callus Induction of Jatropha curcas. Acta Horticulturae, No: 923, pp 203.
  • Engku Azlin Rahayu Engku Ariff, Nazip Suratman and Shamsiah, Abdullah. (2011) Stomatal Conductance, Chlorophyll Content, Diameter and Height in Different Growth Stages of Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) Saplings. ISBEIA 2011.
  • Norrizah, J.S., Awal, A., Abdul Razak, B., Shamsiah, A. and Risaib Shah R. (2011). In vitro Cultures of Pogostemon cablin This paper was presented at International Horticulture Congress on 22nd – 27th August 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. [Submitted to Acta Horticulturae].
  • Norizan Ahmat, Nik Fatini Nik Azmin, Nurunajah Ab Ghani, Sharipah Ruzaina Syed Aris, Norrizah Jaafar Sidek, Shamsiah Abdullah, Halila Jasmani. (2010). Bioactive xanthones from the pericarp of Garcinia mangostana. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 6:2. pp 123-127.

 

RESEARCH AWARDS:

 

  1. Gold Medal (2016) MAGIC2016 – Producing Stevia F1 Hybrids Through Trigona-assisted Pollination.
  2. Gold Medal (2016) iidex2016 – Producing Stevia F1 Hybrids Through Trigona-assisted Pollination.
  3. Gold Medal (2016) iidex2016 – Thaumatococcus danielli: A potential sweetener Crops as an Intercrop Under Rubber Plantation
  4. Gold Medal (2014). riid2014 – Development of Rice Blast Disease Resistance Elite Variety from MR264 X Pongsu Seribu 2”.
  5. Silver Medal (2014). Malaysia Agriculture Innovation Challenge (MAgic 2014) Bioorganic Media.
  6. Bronze Medal (2014). Malaysia Agriculture Innovation Challenge (MAgic 2014) Construction of RNAi vector for flower-related gene in Stevia rebaudiana.
  7. Silver Medal (2014). Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (iidex2014).
  8. Gold Medal (2011). IID FPA 2011. Production of EM from Matured Coconut Water and Rice Wash water.
  9. Silver Medal (2011). IID FPA 2011. Rice Wash Water Vinegar.
  10. Bronze Medal (2011). IID FPA 2011. Bioorganic Tissue Culture Media.