Ahli Jawatankuasa Penasihat Pengubahsuaian Genetik (GMAC) – Laman Web Rasmi Jabatan Biokeselamatan

Member of the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC)

​​​​​Bil. Name Position Expertise
Prof. Dr. Mohd Faiz Foong Abdullah
Department of Science Biomolecule
Universiti Tenologi Mara Malaysia (UiTM)
Molecular biology, environmental microbiology, and genetic engineering

 2 Puan T.S Saraswathy Former Senior Research Officer
Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
Virology, genetics, biosafety, biocontainment and biorisk management
 3 Dr. Jothi Malar Panandam Former Lecturer
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Animal breeders, population genetics and molecular genetics.
 4 Dato Dr. Sim Soon Liang Advisor
Malaysian Pepper Board
Plant breeding, agronomy and plant tissue culture.
 5 Dr. Norliza Tendot Abu Bakar Senior Research Officer
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Biochemistry, molecular biology and genomic function.
 6 Dr. Norwati Muhammad Deputy Director General (DDG) (Research)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Plant genetics and genomics, molecular biology and plant biotechnology.
 7 Dr. Kodi Isparan Kandasamy Science Advisor
BioTech Plantations Management Sdn. Bhd.
Genetic engineering, plant biology/ botany, plant breeding and plant pathology.
8 Dr. Rahizan Issa Former Senior Research Officer
Bacterial Unit
Infectious Diseases Research Center (IDRC)
Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
Environmental microbiology/molecular biology.
 9 Dr. Adiratna Mat Ripen Senior Research Officer
Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
10 Puan Shafini Abu Bakar Chief Assistant Director
Laboratory Development Section
Laboratory Branch
Food Safety and Quality Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia
Food Analysis mainly GMO, nucleic acid, microbiology and chemical analysis.
 11 Prof. Madya Dr. Choong Chee Yen Lecturer
Faculty of Science
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Plant biology / botany, molecular biology and genetics.
 12 Prof. Dr. Chan Kok Gan Lecturer
Faculty of Science
Universiti Malaya
Legislation, assessment and risk management of biosafety, molecular biology.
 13 Dr. Teo Tze Min Entomologist/Agronomist
Entomological Society of Malaysia (ENTOMA)
Molecular biology and entomology.
 14 Dr. Saifullizam Abdul Kadir Senior Veterinary Officer
Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar
Animal breeders and genetics.
 15 Prof. Madya Dr. Sharifah Syed Hassan Cluster Leader Infection and Immunity,
Tropical Biologi Platform
Monash University Malaysia
Recombinant, basic and molecular DNA technology, and viral animal vaccines.
 16 Encik Harun Bin Ahmad Director
Biotechnology Division
Department of Chemistry Malaysia
Molecular Biology, Environmental Microbiology and Food Microbiology
 17 Dr. Mohd Hefni Rusli Chief
Plant Pathology and Biosecurity Unit
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
Mycology, Plant Biology/Botany, Plant Pathology and Molecular Biology
 18 Puan Sabariah Kamis Senior Assistant Director General
Plant Biosecurity Division
Department of Agriculture
Plant Pathology and Risk Assessment
 19 Dr. Kumitaa Theva Das Senior Lecturer
Advanced Medical and Dental Institute
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Genetics, Genetics Engineering, Virology, Risk Assessment, Molecular Biology and GMO/LMO Detection


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