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PROFILE


Name: Associate Prof. Dr. Amir Feisal Merican Bin Aljunid Merican

Designation: Associate Professor

Department: Institute of Biological Sciences

Faculty: Faculty of Science

University: University of Malaya, Malaysia




ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

DPhil (Protein Biochemistry), OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, UK

MPhil (Computational biology), CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, UK

BSc (Microbiology, Hons Class I), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP

Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, President, 2007-2009, (National)


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biomolecular Modeling

Environmental Biotechnologycomputational Biology/Bioinformatics

Computational Biology/Bioinformatics


AREAS OF RESEARCH

Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, 2008

Halal foods and products, 2008

Molecular Microbial Ecology (MME) and biotechnological potentials of xenobiotic-degrading microbes especially petroleum hydrocarbon and pesticide/herbicide degraders; MME and/or biotech potentials of methanogens, SRB, archaea, ammonia oxidizing bacteria and extremophiles (ii) Water and wastewater biotechnology (iii) Lichens taxonomy and its biotechnology applications, 2008

Protein modeling eg. protein-ligand interactions (ii) Systems biology; Metabolic modelling (iii) Evolutionary informatics (iv) Biological database design; information and knowledge management and data communications (v) Computational Grid technology.

Environmental Microbial Biotechnology, 2008

Grid infrastructure for scientific computing. Towards development of a campus wide research grid, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005-2007

Study of metalloenzyme in biodegradation using computational and experimental approach, Co-Investigator, 2008

Three-Dimensional Analysis for Craniofacial Anomalies: A Non-Invasive Study, Co-Investigator, 2009-2010, UMRG

Integrated Biological Database Initiative (IBDI), Co-Investigator, 2007-2009, CRYSTAL

Integrated Biodiversity Databases- Networking malaysian Biodiversity Resources using Innovative Menthods and Computational Tools, Co-Investigator, 2007-2008


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Excellence Service Award, University of Malaya, 2004

Commonwealth Fellowship, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 2001, (International)

FULBRIGHT Malaysian Scholar Program , J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, 2000, (International)



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