Core researcher

Professor Dr. Onn Haji Hashim
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Onn Haji Hashim received his BSc (Hons) from the University of Malaya in September 1984, and PhD from the University of Glasgow in December 1987.  He joined the academic staff of the University of Malaya in January 1988 and is currently a Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine since 2003.  Onn had spent short sabbaticals at the University of Osaka Medical School Japan in 1991 and the University of Alabama at Birmingham USA in 1994 under sponsorships of the JSPS Fellowship and American Fulbright Award, respectively.  He is recipient of the National Academic Award 2007 in the category of Publication of Journal Article and was appointed as Visiting Professor at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2017.  Onn has delivered more than 50 guest lectures, locally as well as internationally, and conducts regular manuscript writing seminars.  He has supervised 12 PhD and 12 Master candidatures to successful completion and sits on a number of advisory and evaluation committees at university, national and international levels.  Onn studies the champedak seed lectins, which he isolates in his laboratory.  His current research interest is in proteomics, particularly in the use of lectin-based techniques in search of novel biomarkers in serum, urine and saliva samples from patients with different cancers.  He is former Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and is presently member of the editorial board of Biomarker Research.  He was Head of Department of Molecular Medicine from 2006-2009 and 2011-2016 and is currently Head of the University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research.

Area of expertise:

  • Human Serum Glycoproteins,
  • Plant Lectins      
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Proteomics
  • Medical Biochemistry

 For further information, refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my/onnhashim.html

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adawiyah Suriza Shuib
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Area of expertise:

  • Immunology - Immunomodulation, Polysaccharide, Inflammation
  • Proteomics, Biomarkers
  • Lectin - Glycoproteins, Abnormal Glycosylation, Biomarker

For further information, refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my/adawiyah.html

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhaniza Aminudin
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Area of expertise:

  • Natural Product Biochemistry
  • Traditional Medicine and Natural Products
  • Proteomics - SELDI, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry

For further information, refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my/hanizaaminudin.html

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Puteri Shafinaz Abd Rahman

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Associate Prof Dr. Puteri Shafinaz Abdul Rahman received her tertiary education at the University of Malaya. After completing her B.Sc and M.Sc in Biochemistry, she was awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Commission, United Kingdom; a Split-site Doctorate scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. (Proteomics) at the Nottingham Trent University and University of Malaya. She completed her Ph.D. in 2007 and shortly after joined the Department of Molecular Medicine as a senior lecturer. She was promoted to be an associate professor in January 2015. As a proteomics scientist, her research mainly focuses on analyses of sera from cancer patients to search for biomarkers that could be utilised for detection of cancers at an early stage. She was acknowledged for her work on proteomics of gynaecological cancer when she was chosen as the first prize winner of the coveted Merck Young Scientist Award in 2008. Apart from laboratory studies, she is also the Head of Central Research Lab Unit and the Manager for Medical Biotechnology Laboratory which are facilities that host the Faculty of Medicine’s state-of-the-art equipment for proteomics and genomics research. Associate Prof Dr. Puteri is also serving as Deputy Dean for Innovative Technology Research Cluster (ITRC) at the University of Malaya.

Area of expertise:

  • Proteomic Technologies - Gel Based and Non-Gel Based Proteomics, Protein and Glycoprotein Expression Profiling, Mass Spectrometry of Proteins and Peptides, Protein Identification
  • Proteomics, Glycoproteomics - Cancer Proteomics, Disease Biomarkers, Natural Plant Products, Human and Mammalian Milk Proteome
  • Molecular Biology - Gene Cloning, Recombinant Protein Expression and Purification
For further information, refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my/terisar.html
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saiful Anuar Karsani
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Area of expertise:

  • Proteomics - Mass Spectrometry of Proteins and Peptides, Protein Identification, Protein Expression Profiling, Gel Based and Non-Gel Based Proteomics
  • Protein Purification – HPLC, Chromatography, Protein Characterization
  • Molecular Biology - Gene Cloning, Recombinant Protein Expression

For further information, refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my/saiful72.html

Dr. Jaime Jacqueline Jayapalan
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Dr. Jaime Jacqueline Jayapalan received her PhD in cancer proteomics from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, in October 2015. She joined the University of Malaya Center for Proteomics Research (UMCPR) in January 2009 and has since served as a Research Officer.  She actively pursues her interest in cancer biomarker researches.  She had utilised both the gel- and non-gel based proteomics approaches as well as lectin in search of novel complementary biomarkers in serum and urine patients with prostate cancer for discrimination of cancer from benign condition.  To date, she has published more than sixteen articles in reputed journals. 

Area of expertise:

  • Serum Proteomics, Glycoproteomics, Urinomics: Cancer & Disease Biomarkers.
  • (Glyco)Protein profiling and identification via gel- and non-gel based proteomics approaches.
  • Protein isolation and purification.

For further information, refer to https://umexpert.um.edu.my/jaime_jacklyn.html

Last Update: May 17, 2017