GANODERMA BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY (GBP) GROUP

The group is responsible for conducting research and advisory services related to Ganoderma disease, including:

  1. Studies on the biology, epidemiology and etiology of Ganoderma pathogenic to oil palm
  2. Updating the Systematics and Diversity of Ganoderma based on morpho-taxonomy, ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular techniques
  3. Influence of herbicides on Ganoderma basal stem rot disease incidence of oil palm
  4. Studies on the economic impact and loss of production caused by Ganoderma

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Shamala Sundram (Dr.)

Name SHAMALA SUNDRAM (DR.)
Designation Senior Research Officer b01_drshamala
Address MPOB
Biological Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address shamala@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6003-8769 4527
+603-8925 8215 (Fax)
Qualification i. MSc – Plant Pathology, UPM)
ii. B.Sc.– Biology (Hons), UPM
Areas of Research i. Biological control agent
ii. Biology and epidemiology study of Ganoderma
iii. Field and nursery diseases of oil palm
Areas of Expertise Plant pathology and microbiology
Interests i. Ganoderma
ii. Field and nursery diseases
iii. Emerging and exotic diseases of oil palm


Nur Diyana Binti Roslan

Name NUR DIYANA BINTI ROSLAN
Designation Research Officer (C) b02_nurdiayanaroslan
Address MPOB
Biological Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address diyana@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +6003-8769 4348
Qualification i. B. Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology Management, UKM (2009)
ii. M.Sc Plant Biotechnology, UKM (2013)
Areas of Research i. Study of Pathogenicity Malaysian Phytophthora palmivora
ii. Molecular studies on Cadang –cadang Coconut Viroid (CCCVd)
iii. Gene expression on Trichoderma
Areas of Expertise i. Biotechnology
ii. Plant pathology
Interests Studies related to exotic diseases through molecular work


Intan Nur Ainni Binti Mohamed Azni

Name INTAN NUR AINNI BINTI MOHAMED AZNI
Designation Research Officer b02_intan
Address MPOB
Biological Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address intan@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +603-87694348
Qualification i. B. Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
ii. M. Sc. Plant Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Areas of Research i. Plant pathology (emerging and exotic diseases in oil palm)
ii. Molecular Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Areas of Expertise i. Molecular Plant Pathology
ii. Gene Expression
Interests i. Research on Phytophthora palmivora
ii. Gene Expression in Plant Pathology
iii.Molecular Microbiology
iv. Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Oil Palm


Salwa Binti Abdullah Sirajuddin (Dr.)

Name SALWA BINTI ABDULLAH SIRAJUDDIN (DR.)
Designation Research Officer b02_salwa
Address MPOB
Biological Research Division
No. 6 Persiaran Institusi
Bandar Baru Bangi
43000 Kajang, Selangor
E-mail Address salwa@mpob.gov.my
Phone Number +603-8769384103(Office)
+603-8925 8215 (Fax)
Qualification i. B. Sc. (Hons.) Genetics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
ii. M. Sc. Genetics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
ii. Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Areas of Research i. Molecular Plant Microbiology (Bacterial Transformation)
ii. Molecular Plant Pathology (Basal Stem Rot and Ganoderma)
Areas of Expertise i. Molecular Biology Techniques
ii. Gene Transformation
Interests i. Research on Biological Control Agents
ii. Molecular Microbiology
iii. Plant Biotechnology