Working & Research Experiences

February 2004 – Present


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Lecturing biotechnology subjects (general biology, cell biology & molecule, genetics, waste management, genetic engineering, molecular biotechnology, molecular biology technique, screening of biotechnological organisms). Conducting research in plant biotechnology & tissue culture; focuses on Malaysian traditional medicinal plants.
October 2010 – April 2011 Demonstrator Imperial College London, UK
  Tutoring in subjects such as Statistics and Modern Mathematics, and demonstrator to lab practical for subjects such as Biochemistry, Plant Physiology and Protein Technology
October 2007 – June 2011  

Postgraduate Student


Imperial College London, UK

  Identified proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana phloem to generate Arabidopsis phloem proteome database. Studied the expression of florigen (FT) protein in Arabidopsis’s wild type and ft null mutant to establish the systemic signaling in relation to regulation of flowering time.
June 2001 – February 2004  

Contract Research Officer


Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

  Carrying research on oil palm flowers by studying the gene expression involved in flowering.
June 1999 – May 2001  

Postgraduate student


Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

  Involved in the analysis of tissue specific expression of oil palm genes during floral development (oil palm). Established in situ hybridization protocol for oil palm & won best poster presentation for the work done.
April 1999 – June 1999  

Research Assistant


Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

  Carrying out continued work from undergrad project in oil palm flowering.
May 1998 -February1999  

Undergraduate student


Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

  Morphological & anatomical study was done on oil palm flower whereby the flower development was classified for better understanding.