Research Projects & Funding

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1
Dr. Loh Pek Chin
Dr. Wong Hann Ling
Molecular Characterization of Microbes from a Biofertilizer and its Improvement for the
Control of the Basal Stem Rot (BSR) Disease in Oil Palm
RM266,560
External grant
In progress
16/7/2018
15/1/2022
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Dr. Wong Hann Ling
Dr. Loh Pek Chin
Identification and Characterization Beneficial Microbes from a Foliar Fertilizer for the Enhancement of Crop Productivity  
RM140,000
External grant
In progress
16/7/2018
15/7/2020
3
Dr. Phoon Lee Quen
Dr. Tee Chong Siang; Dr. Goh Wei Lim
DNA Content Analysis and Expression of Pathogenesis-Related Genes in Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus spp.) During Pathogen Infection                                                
RM48,000
UTARRF
In progress
20/12/2018
19/6/2020
4
Ms. Chan Mun Yee 
Dr. Tan Gim Cheong; Dr. Kwong Phek Jin
Potential of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) peel extract in ameliorating infertility due to oxidative
stress on murine model
RM87,500
FRGS
In progress 70%
1/1/2019
31/12/2020
5
Dr. Wong Hann Ling
Dr. Loh Pek Chin
Construction of miniaturized broad host range helper plasmids for improving the efficiency of agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation
RM102,200
FRGS
In progress
1/1/2019
31/12/2020
6
Dr. Wong Wey Lim
Dr. Tee Chong Siang, Prof. Dr. Peter Ooi Aun Chuan
Biological control of Lepidopteran pests in oil palm plantations: Host searching behaviors of insect parasitoids
RM87,900
UTARRF
On going 15%
1/6/2019
1/4/2021
7
Dr. Wong Hann Ling
Dr. Loh Pek Chin
Construction of a CRISPR/Cas9-based biosensing system for in vitro detection of DNA from plant pathogens
RM60,000
UTARRF
In progress
1/6/2019
31/5/2020
8
Dr. Teoh Chaiw Yee
Dr. Wong Wey Lim
Potential use of live mealworm feeding for giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii: Health, growth performance, feed utilization and nutritional content
RM53,900
UTARRF
In progress
1/12/2019
19/6/2021
9
Dr. Goh Wei Lim
Prof. Minoru Murata
Population genetic assessment of √óGigantocalamus malpenensis (Poaceae, Bambuseae), a bamboo hybrid of silvicultural potential in Malaysia
RM57,000
UTARRF
In progress 30%
1/12/2019
19/6/2021
10
Dr. Chang Ying Ping
Dr. Lee Kok Chang
Effects of cellulase-xylanase treatments on dietary fiber properties,
prebiotic activity and bioprotein production of palm decanter cake
RM36,900
UTARRF
In progress
1/12/2019
 
11
Dr. Wong Fai Chu
Dr. Chai Tsun Thai, Dr. Ooi Ai Lin
Increased Hydroponic Crop Yields Using Enzyme-digested Protein
Hydrolysates
RM36,400
UTARRF
In progress
2/12/2019
 
12
Dr. Minoru Murata
Dr. Wong Hann Ling
Characterization of centromere-specific proteins in oil palms-Towards systematic haploid plant production
RM69,500
UTARRF
On Going 
20/12/2019
19/6/2020
13
Dr. Yew Ming Kun
Dr. Yew Ming Chian, Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat, Ts. Beh Jing Han, Dr. Teoh Chaiw Yee
Development of green polyurethane lightweight foamed
ferrocement concrete incorporating of macro fibre for ecological floating cage fish
RM45,000
UTARRF
0
21/12/2020
22/12/2021