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Wee Boon Siong

 Wee 2013

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry
PhD. (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
MSc. (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
BSc. (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
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Boon Siong Wee, Shakirah Abd Shukor, Ahmad Firdaus Khaidir,Mohd Suhaimi Hamzah, Shamsiah Abdul Rahman, Md SuhaimiElias, Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim and Azian Hashim (2014). Biomonitoring of trace elements using epiphytic lichens collected in a suburban area of Selangor, Malaysia. In: From Sources to Solutions, A.Z. Aris, T.H. Tengku Ismail, R. Harun, A.M. Abdullah and M.Y. Ishak (Eds.). Springer Science, pp. 37 – 41.

Cher Lin Clara Tan, Shaokai Gao, Boon Siong Wee, Akua Asa-Awuku, Beng Joo Reginald Thio (2014). Adhesion of dust particles to common indoor surfaces in an air-conditioned environment. Aerosol Science and Technology 48 (5), 541-551.

I. A. Alnour, H. Wagiran, N. Ibrahim, S. Hamzah, B. S. Wee,  M. S. Elias (2014). Investigate the capability of INAA absolute method to determine the concentrations of 238U and 232Th in rock samples. Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry 299, 177 - 186.

I. A. Alnour, H. Wagiran, N. Ibrahim, S. Hamzah, B. S. Wee,  M. S. Elias, J. A. Karim (2013). Determination of neutron flux parameters in PUSPATI TRIGA Mark II Research Reactor, Malaysia. Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry 296, 1231 – 1237.

B.S. Wee (2013). Neutron activation analysis and its application in Malaysian Nuclear Agency. Housyaka Bunseki 29, 58 – 63.

J.H. Moon, M. Ebihara, B.F. Ni, B. Arporn,P. Setyo. R.M. Theresia, B.S. Wee,N.A. Abd. Salim, P.C.B. Pabroa (2012). A NAA collaborative study on white rice performed in seven Asian countries.Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry 291, 217 – 221.

B.S. Wee, M. Ebihara, A.K.H. Wood (2011). Determination of platinum group elements in terrestrial rocks using nickel sulfide fire assay isotope dilution ICP-MS. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences 15(2), 265 – 272.

M. Ebihara, Y.S. Chung, H.M. Dung, J.H. Moon, B.-F. Ni, T. Otoshi, Y. Oura, F.L. Santos, F. Sasajima, Sutisna, B.S. Wee, W. Wimolsattanapun, A.K.B.H. Wood (2008). Application of NAA to air particulate matter collected at thirteen sampling sites in eight Asian countries: a collaborative study.  Journal of Radioanalytical & Nuclear Chemistry 278, 463 – 467.

Norhayati Mohd Tahir, Poh Seng Chee, Suhaimi Hamzah, Khalik Hj Wood, Shamsiah Abd. Rahman, Wee Boon Siong, Suhaimi Elias and Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim (2008). Analysis of PM10 in Kuala Terengganu using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences 12 (1), 187 – 194.

Md. Suhaimi Elias, Ab. Khalik Wood, Zaleha Hashim, Wee Boon Siong, Mohd. Suhaimi Hamzah, Shamsiah Abdul Rahman, Nazaratul Ashifa Abd. Salim and Ariffin Talib (2007).  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in sediments of the East Coast Off Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences 11 (1), 70 – 75.

Wee Boon Siong, Ab. Khalik Wood, Mohd. Suhaimi Hamzah, Shamsiah Abdul Rahman, Md. Suhaimi Elias and Nazaratul Ashifa Abd. Salim (2007).  Certified reference materials for analytical quality control in neutron activation analysis.  Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences 11 (1), 17 – 22.

E. Saion, A.K.H Wood, Z.A Sulaiman, A.A Alzahrany, M.S Elias and Wee Boon Siong. (2007). Determination of Heavy Metal Pollution in Depth Profile of Marine Sediment Samples from the Strait of Malacca. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 16, 1279 – 1287.

Wee Boon Siong, Ho Manh Dung, Ab. Khalik Wood, Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim, and Md. Suhaimi Elias (2006).  Testing the applicability of k0-INAA at the MINT’s TRIGA MK II reactor.  Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 564, No. 2, 716 – 720.

Wee Boon Siong and Ab. Khalik Wood (2003).  Validation of uncertainty due to geometry of radioactivity counting using gamma spectrometry system.  In:  Analytical Chemistry – Application and Current Issues, Zaini Assim, Fasihuddin B. Ahmad, Ismail B. Jusoh, Lau Seng, and Murtedza Mohamed (Eds.). Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, ISBN 9839257331, pp. 316 – 320.

Wee Boon Siong, E. Padmanabhan, M. Mohamed and B.L.H. Mei (2001).  Impact of resilience on the evaluation of database parameters for soil quality assessments of peat soils in Sarawak.  In: Sustainable Management of Natural Resource, Lau Seng, Gabriel Tonga Noweg, Kasing Apun, Lee Nyanti and Zani Assim (Eds.). Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, ISBN 9839257277, pp. 321 – 330.

My research is mainly focus on environmental chemistry. In my research, various environmental samples were collected and analyzed by utilizing many analytical instruments such as ICP-MS, ICP-AES, AAS and nuclear analytical techniques (NAA and PGA) in order to determine trace/toxic elements in these samples. The aims are to find out the concentrations of these elements and to assess the level of environmental pollution. Examples of my research include air particulate analysis, marine pollution studies, toxic elements in fish and biomonitoring. My other research interest is cosmochemistry where the chemical compositions of meteorites would tell us about the evolution of our solar system in the past. Apart from that, I am interested in QA/QC of analytical methods which is an important part of analytical work. 

Fasihuddin Badruddin Ahmad

Studies on natural products from terrestrial plants, marine organism and biopolimers are my specific interest. Various plants especially from the Annonaceae, Lauraceae, Piperaceae, Menispermaceae and Zingerberaceae families; various macroalgae; sponges and soft corals have been studied and interesting compounds have been isolated in our laboratory. Higher plants and marine organism are remarkable in their ability to produce a vast array of diverse metabolises varying in chemical complexity and biological activity. Natural products have historically served as templates for the development of many important classes of drugs. Further efforts are now being focused on the potential of natural products as agrochemical.

Borneo is the home for many ethnic groups, each maintaining their diverse yet unique ways of life, including the widespread practice of traditional cures and medicines. Even with the availability of modern medicine, traditional medical practices still persist, either as an alternative or as supplement to modern medicine. Many of the plants used are endermic to Borneo such as Goniothalamus velutinus. Thus it is highly probable that with appropriate technology and well coordinated research, new biologically active principals could be discovered especially for the treatment of emerging diseases such as viral diseases, cancer and AIDs, diseases of unknown etiology such as arthritis, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson, genetic diseases and many more. Biopolymers especially starch and modified starch products, galactomannans and biopolymers from macroalgae such as alginates, agar and carrageenan are useful products for various industries especially for stabilizing, gelling, emulsifying, thickening etc. The sources for the biopolymers are abundance and details physicochemical studies and also modification of this product will contribute significantly on the future application of this product.

Fasihuddin B. A. and Din, L.B. 2001. Isolation and characterization of dehydrogonlothalamin from Goniothalamus clemensii. J. of Tropical Medicinal Plants 2: 23-27.

Fasihuddin B. A. and Williams, P.A. 2001. Effect of galactomannans on the thermal and rheological properties of sago starch. J. of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 49:1578-1586.

Fasihuddin B. A. 2000. Medicinal plants used by various ethnic groups in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Sabah Parks Nature Journals 3: 99-108.

Ling Teck Yee

My research areas encompass water and sediment quality and the application of statistics and mathematical modeling in the water and soil environment particularly those related to agriculture and aquaculture industries with the aim of promoting sustainable development for the benefits of mankind.

My academic publications comprise 107 articles in journals, books, proceedings and monographs and a book. The following list is my book and journal publications (2009-2013) and selected proceedings articles.

Book:

Ling, T.Y. and Hong, K.S. 2012. Elementary Statistics for Sciences with SPSS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 118pp. ISBN: 9789675527371.

Journal Articles (2009-2013):

1. Ling T.Y., Nyanti, L., Leong, C.K., Wong Y.M. 2013. Comparison of Water Quality at Different Locations at Batang Ai Reservoir, Sarawak, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal 26(11):1473-1481. Impact factor: 0.234. ISI, ISSN:1818-4952, EISSN: 1991-6426.

2. Ling T.Y., Lee T.Z.E., Nyanti, L. 2013. Phosphorus in Batang Ai Hydroelectric Dam Reservoir, Sarawak, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal 28(10): 1348-1354. Impact factor: 0.234. ISSN: 1818-4952:: EISSN: 1991-6426.

3. Ling, T.Y., S.W. Lim, Lesley M. Bilung and L. Nyanti. 2013. Impact of different land uses on the Escherichia coli concentrations, physical and chemical water quality parameters in a tropical stream. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology 2(2):34-43. ISSN: 229-9769. Indexed.

4. Leong, S.S., S. Lihan, Ling T.Y., Chia, H.C., & Lim, C.K. 2013. Isolation and Characterization of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria from Swiftlet Feces in Sarawak, Malaysia. Microbiology Indonesia 7(4):137-143.  ISSN 1978-3477, eISSN: 2087-8575. Indexed.

5. Nyanti, L., T.Y. Ling and Jongkar, G.. 2012. Fish and Crustacean Communities and Fish Length-Weight Relationships of Lutong River, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences 4(1): 102-110. (ISI)

6. Ling, T.Y., Nuraminah J. and L. Nyanti. 2012. Water and Sediment Quality near Shrimp Aquaculture Farm in Selang Sibu River, Telaga Air, Malaysia World Applied Sciences Journal 18(6): 855-860. Impact factor: 0.234. (ISI)

7. Ling, T.Y., Azzyati ZIM and Lesley MB. 2012. Temporal and spatial variations and decay rates of E. coli in river sediment. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 7(1): 16-22. Index factor: 0.051. E-ISSN: 1823-8556. Print ISSN: 1823-8556 (SCOPUS)

8. Ling, T.Y., R. Abdul-Ghani, N. A. Hamdan  and L. Nyanti. 2012. Impacts of Residential Areas and Aquaculture on the Sediment Quality of Semariang Batu River in Sarawak, Malaysia. International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering 3(2):86-90. Global Impact factor: 0.367. Indexed.

9. Nyanti, L., Hii K.M., Sow A., Norhadi I. and Ling T.Y. 2012. Impacts of Aquaculture at Different Depths and Distances from Cage Culture Sites in Batang Ai Hydroelectric Dam Reservoir, Sarawak, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal 19(4):451-456. Impact factor: 0.234. (ISI).

10. Ting, S.H and T.Y. Ling. 2012. Language use and sustainability status of indigenous languages in Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 33(6): 1-17. ISSN 1747-7557,  Impact Factor 0.6. Indexed.

11. Nyanti, L., Nur’Asikin R., T.Y. Ling & Jongkar, G. 2012. Fish diversity and water quality during flood mitigation works at Semariang mangrove area, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana 41(12): 1517–1525. ISSN: 01266039 (ISI, IF)

12. Ling, T.Y., M.J. Dana, S. Bostam and L. Nyanti. 2012. Domestic wastewater quality and pollutant loadings from urban housing areas. Iranica Journal of Energy & Environment 3(2): 129-133. Indexed.

13. Ling, T.Y., D.D. Paka, L. Nyanti, Norhadi I. and J.J.J. Emang. 2012. Water Quality at Batang Ai Hydroelectric Reservoir (Sarawak, Malaysia) and implications for aquaculture. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology 2(6): 23-30. Indexed.

14. Nyanti, L., Ling, T.Y. and Jongkar G. 2012. Physico-chemical characteristics in the filling phase of Bakun Hydroelectric Reservoir, Sarawak, Malaysia. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology 2(6): 92-101 ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online). Indexed.

15. Ma, X.R., Sim, E.U.H, Ling, T.Y., Tiong, T.S., Selva, S.K. & Khoo, A.S.B. 2012. Expression Trend of Selected Ribosomal Protein Genes in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Malaysian J Med Sci, 19 (4), 24-31 ISSN. 1394-195X Indexed.

16. Nolasco-Hipolito, C., O.C. Zarrabal, R. M. Kamaldin, Ling, T.Y., S. Lihan, K. Bujang and Y. Nitta. 2012. Lactic acid production by Enteroccocus faecium in liquefied sago starch. AMB Express 2:53. ISSN: 2191-0855 doi:10.1186/2191-0855-2-53 Indexed.

17. Nyanti L., G. Berundang, T.Y. Ling. 2011. Treatment of shrimp pond effluent in sedimentation pond in the tropics. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 5(4): 381-387 ISSN 1934-8932 Indexed.

18. Nyanti, L., G. Berundang and T.Y. Ling. 2011. Shrimp pond effluent quality during harvesting and pollutant loading estimation using Simpson’s rule. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology 1(5): 208-213 ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online). Indexed.

19. Ling, T.Y., Hazel N.M.F.P., L. Nyanti and M.C. Miod. 2011. Sediment oxygen demand of the Santubong River and their contributing factors. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology 1(6): 162-168. ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online). Indexed.

20. Ling, T.Y., Mildred E., L. Nyanti and Mordi B. 2011. Impacts of Land Use on Water and Sediment Quality of Sampadi River, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal 13(6): 1465-1470. ISSN  : 1818-4952   :: EISSN : 1991-6426 (ISI)

21. Ting, S.H, and T.Y. Ling. 2011. Ethnic identity of young Malaysians in Sarawak. Malaysian Journal of Youth Studies 5: 165-176. (ISSN: 1367-6261)

22. Ling, T.Y., M.C. Miod, L. Nyanti, Norhadi I. and J.J.J. Emang. 2010. Impacts of aquaculture and domestic wastewater on the water quality of Santubong River, Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering USA 4(4):11-16. Indexed.

23. Ling, T.Y., Srikaran, R., Kho, C.P. and Nyanti, L. 2010. Organic matter, nutrients and trace metals of the Serin River. World Applied Sciences Journal 8(4): 496-502. (ISI)

24. Ling, T.Y., T. F. Siew, and L. Nyanti. 2010. Quantifying pollutants from household wastewater in Kuching, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal 8(4):449-456. (ISI).

25. Nyanti L., G. Berundang, T.Y. Ling. 2010. Short term treatment of shrimp farm wastewater using water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). World Applied Sciences Journal 8(9):1150-1156. (ISI)

26. Ling, T.Y., S. Lipan and H. Singh. 2010. Performance of oxidation ponds in removing heavy metals from pig farm wastewater. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 5(3):163-169. (ISI)

27. Ling, T.Y., D. Buda, L. Nyanti, Norhadi I., J.J.J. Emang. 2010. Water quality and loading of pollutants from shrimp ponds during harvesting. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 4(6):13-18. Indexed.

28. Ling, T.Y., H. J. Jong, K. Apun, W. H. Wan Sulaiman. 2009. Quantifying Escherichia coli release from soil under high intensity rainfall. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 52(3): 785-792. ISSN 0001-2351, (ISSN 0001-2351, IF 0.889, Indexed.

29. Ling, T.Y., K. Apun, S. R. Zainuddin. 2009. Performance of a pilot-scale biofilters and constructed wetland with ornamental plants in greywater treatment. World Applied Sciences Journal 6(11):1555-1562. (ISI).

30. Ling, T.Y., C.S. Ng, Nyanti L. and D. Buda. 2009. Oxygen demand of the sediment from the Semariang Batu River, Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal 7(4): 440-447.(ISI)

31. Ling, T.Y., Cornellia M., and L. Nyanti. 2009. Impact of agricultural activities, motor vehicles and e-waste on sediment characteristics of the Serin River, Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (USA) 9(3): 13-22. ISSN 1934-8932 Indexed.

Proceedings Articles:

1. Ling, T.Y., Nor-Amalina R. & Nyanti, L. 2013. Water quality of Salak River during temporary cessation of flood mitigation works. In Proceedings of 12th International UMT Annual Symposium, Advancements in Marine and Freshwater Sciences, 8-10 Oct. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. 116-122.

2. Ling, T.Y., Srikaran, R., Kho, C.P., Nyanti, L. 2012. Modeling Water Quality of Serin River, Malaysia, using Qual2k Model. In Proceedings of International Conference on Environment (ICENV 2012), 11-13 Dec., Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 795-804.

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  • Kasing Apun

    My early research work focused on isolation and characterization of microbes from various environments. The emphasis was on searching for active indigenous microorganisms that can be exploited in the biotechnological conversion of biodegradable compounds into value-added products. An active soil bacterium isolated from sago pith waste has been successfully characterized and reported. Further study involving this microorganism is being actively pursued to investigate its biochemical properties with a view to better understand the mechanism involved in biodegradation.

    My recent work has focused on studying the occurrence and differentiation of microbes of importance from environmental and food sources. Analysis involved the use of conventional methods as well as using state-of the art technology involving molecular tools. The molecular tools include plasmid DNA analysis, ribotyping, hybridisation using DNA probes, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Among the microorganisms studied were B. pseudomallei, Bacillus sp., Aeromonas sp., Enterobacter and most recently, E. coli 0157 :H7.

     

    Apun, K., Bujang, K.B., Jong, B.C and Salleh, M.A. 1996. Enzymatic activities of a locally isolated bacteria on sago waste residue. In C. Jose & A.Rasyad (Eds.). Sago -The Future Source of Food and Feed. Riau University Press, Indonesia, pp.129-135.

     

    Apun, K., Yusof, A.M. and Jugang, K. 1999. Distribution of bacteria in tropical freshwater fish and ponds. International J. of Environmental Health Research 9 : 285-292.

     

    McBurney, W.T., McCartney, A.L., Apun, K., McConnell, M.A. and Tannock, G.W. 1999. Pertubation of the enterobacterial microflora detected by molecular analysis. Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease 11 : 175-179.

     

    Apun, K., Jong, B.C., & Salleh, M.A. 2000. Screening and isolation of a cellulolytic and amylolytic Bacillus from sago pith waste. Journal of General and Applied Microbiology 46 (5) : 263-267.

    Apun, K., Ismail, G. and Hii, W, H. 1997. Isolation of B. pseudomallei from soils and its characterisation by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Proc. 10th National Biotechnology Seminar, 27-28 October 1998, Kuala Lumpur, pp.174-177.

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    My major research interests cover two main disciplines: Bacterial Characterization and Biofuel Production.

    1. Bacterial Characterization

    My early research was on the molecular characterization and genetic analysis of Vibrio cholerae 01 from clinical samples. These included the studies to determine the genetic relatedness among isolates through PCR-based methods and the screening of specific genes (tcp, ace, ctx and zot) during cholera outbreaks. Other studies include the monitoring, isolation and molecular characteristics of  other important Vibrio spp. (V. cholerae non-01, V. parahaemolyticus, V. alginolyticus, V. vulnificus) from food and environmental sources in Sarawak. The more recent addition to my bacterial research is on the screening, phenotypic characterization and molecular ecology of potentially pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes and other opportunistic microbes that are present as indigenous microbiota (Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp.) on the human body. One on-going exercise is to generate information on the emergence and prevalence of antimicrobial agents resistance, as a regular exercise to monitor the presence of multi-resistant strains. This is aimed to determine the pattern of resistance towards popular hospital prescribed antibiotics and antimicrobial agents (i.e. tetracycline and chloramphenicol). Analysis would also involve the use of conventional methods as well as using state-of the art technology involving molecular tools, such as plasmid DNA analysis and polymerase chain reaction based methods (RAPD, ERIC, BOX elements, Nested, Multiplex and specific gene monitoring). Ultimately, these efforts are hoped to cover major important naturally occurring food borne pathogens.

    2. Biofuel Production

    Production of liquid biofuel (bioethanol and biodiesel) is presently one of the hottest research topic globally. Thus, biofuel production is the latest addition to my research port-folio after completing my doctorate in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, majoring in Biorenewable Resources Technology with special emphasis on Biofuel Production. My research covers both Second Generation Bioethanol and Third Generation Biofuel (Microbial Lipids) studies. For the production of biofuel via the two platforms, we are looking into the feasibility of production by using agricultural waste (i.e. sago waste, palm oil waste) and industrial waste. The method employed for bioethanol production will include the enzyme based simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) procedure.  In this part of the studies, several key parameters that will be investigated include pretreatment technologies and feedstocks testing. As for the production of microbial lipids, selected oleaginous fungi will be screened for suitability against several variables such as feedstock types, retention periods and other bio-chemo-physio parameters. The long term goal is to hit small scale production. We hope to partner up with local biofuel producers and foster strong collaboration ties in this area.

    1.       Son Radu, Micky Vincent, Kasing Apun, Raha AR, Patrick GB, Yuherman, Gulam R (2002) Molecular characterization of Vibrio cholerea 01 outbreak strains in Miri, Sarawak (Malaysia).  Acta Tropica 83: 169-176. (Q1, IF – 2.56). Link
    2.             Apun Kasing, Chang PP, Sim Edmund Ui Huang, Micky Vincent. (2005) Clonal diversity of Escherichia coli isolates from marketed beef in East Malaysia. World Journal of Microbiology Biotechnology 22: 661-667. (Q2, IF – 1.50). Link
    3.       Apun Kasing, Chong Yee Ling, Abdullah MT, Micky Vincent. 2008. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of Escherichia coli isolates from food, animals and wildlife animals in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 3(6): 409-416. (Q2, IF – 0.84). Link
    4.       Micky Vincent, Anthony L. Pometto III and J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2011. Evaluation of potential fungal species for the in situ simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of cellulosic material. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology 7(3): 129-138. (Q4, IF – 0.490). Link
    5.       Micky Vincent, Anthony L. Pometto III and J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2011. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of ground corn stover for the production of fuel ethanol using Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Gloeophyllum trabeum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli K011. Journal of Microbiology and  Biotechnology 21(7): 703–710. (Q2, IF – 1.19). Link
    6.             Lesley, M. B., Velnetti, L., Cheah, Y. K., Son, R., Kasing, A., Samuel, L., Micky, V. and Nishibuchi, M. 2011. Antibiotic resistance and plasmid profiling of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from cockles (Anadara granosa) at Tanjung Karang, Kuala Selangor. International Food Research Journal 18(3): 1183-1188. (Q2, IF – 0.880). Link
    7.       Micky Vincent, Anthony L. Pometto III, J. (Hans) van Leeuwen. 2014. Ethanol production via simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of sodium hydroxide treated corn stover using Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Gloeophyllum trabeum. Bioresource Technology (ISSN 09608524) 158: 1–6. (Q1, IF – 4.750). Link
    8.             Micky, V., Nur Quraitu’ Aini, T., Velnetti, L., Patricia Rowena, M. B., Christy, C. and Lesley Maurice, B. 2014. Development of a SYBR green based real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for specific detection and quantification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus from food and environmental samples. International Food Research Journal (ISSN 19854668) 21(3): 921-927. (Q2, IF – 0.880). Link
    9.             Micky V., Nor Hasni H. and Ennry E. 2014. Production of bioethanol from office waste via Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation. Bioremediation Science & Technology Research (e-ISSN 2289-5892). 2(1): 19-22. Link
    10.            Micky Vincent, Lai Lee San, Ng Lee Tze and Kasing Apun. 2014. Application of PCR-Based DNA fingerprinting techniques for the genetic differentiation of Vibrio cholerae Non-01/Non-0139 isolates from Kuching, Sarawak. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology (ISSN 229-9769) 4(2): 21-34. Link
    11.            Micky Vincent, Noor Amalina Mahamad Norrezi, Kopli Bujang, Dayang Salwani Awang. Adeni. 2014. The effect of substrate concentration on enzymatic hydrolysis of selected food waste for glucose production. Bioremediation Science & Technology Research (e-ISSN 2289-5892) 2(2): 1-4. Link
    12.            Chan, C.S.W., Lau, S., Husaini, A.A.S.A., Zulkharnain, A., Apun, K., Bilung, L.M. and Vincent, M. 2014. Identification of methane-producing bacteria from palm oil mill sludge (POMS) with solid cud from ruminant stomach. Journal of Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology (e-ISSN 2289-5906). Journal of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology. 1(1): 23-26. Link
    13.             Lesley, M.B., Yong, S.F., Velnetti, L., Pui, C.F., Micky, V., Apun, K. and Chong, Y.L. 2014. Incidence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus at estuarine region of Sg. Sarawak (Sarawak) influenced by physicochemical parameters. Bioremediation Science & Technology Research (e-ISSN 2289-5892). 2(1): 9-13. Link
    14.             Pui Chai Fung, Lesley Maurice Bilung, Nur Bainun Mohd Zin, Nurulhuda Najihah Binti Zainal Abidin, Micky Vincent, Kasing Apun. 2014. Risk of acquiring Vibrio parahaemolyticus in water and shrimp from an aquaculture farm. Kuroshio Science (ISSN 1882-823X) 8(1): 59-62. Link
    15.            Lesley Maurice Bilung, Micky Vincent, Kasing Apun and Mohd Tajuddin Abdullah. 2014. A study of bacterial species from wildlife and environmental samples from selected national parks in Sarawak, Malaysia.  Research Update. 10(1): 12.
    16.            Lesley Maurice Bilung, Yong Sy Fuh, Velnetti Linang, Adom Benjamin, Micky Vincent, Kasing Apun, Samuel Lihan and Chien Su Lin. 2014. Genomic diversity of cholera outbreak strains in East Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences (ISSN 1675-8544) 10(2): 19-26. (Q4, IF – 0.10). Link
    17.            Micky Vincent, Berry Rence Anak Senawi, Ennry Esut, Norizawati Muhammad Nor and Dayang Salwani Awang Adeni. 2015. Sequential saccharification and simultaneous fermentation (SSSF) of sago hampas for the production of bioethanol. Accepted by Sains Malaysiana. (Q2, IF – 0.650).
    18.             Micky Vincent, Christy Chan Sien Wei and Kasing Apun. Molecular confirmation and characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus from retailed fish. Accepted by International Food Research Journal (ISSN 19854668) 21(3): 921-927. (Q2, IF – 0.880).
    19.            Christy Chan Sien Wei, Lau Seng, Awang Ahmad Sallehin Awang Hussaini, Azham Zulkharnain, Kasing Apun, Lesley Maurice Bilung and Micky Vincent. 2015. Biogas production from palm oil empty fruit bunch (PO-EFB) by co-digestion using palm oil mill effluent (POME) sludge and solid cud from ruminant stomach. Accepted by Journal of Oil Palm Research. (Q3, IF – 0.18).
    20.       Micky Vincent, Empina Jabang, Norizawati Muhamad Nur, Ennry Esut, Leo Bulin Unting, Dayang Salwani Awang Adeni. Simultaneous co-saccharification and fermentation of sago hampas for bioethanol production. Accepted by Agriculture Engineering International: CIGR. (Q3, IF – 0.40).
    • Grand Prize for University Research from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (2009).
    • George Washington Carver (GWC) Award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Biorenewables  from the Bioeconomy Institute of  Iowa State University (2010).
    • Bronze Medal from UNIMAS during the 2011 Research and Development Expo for work on “Cheap Biodiesel from Spent Cooking Oil”.
    • Bronze Medal from UNIMAS during the 2011 Research and Development Expo for work on “Bioethanol from Office Waste for Fuel”.
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