Ummul Hanan binti Mohamad completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Science (Research) at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA. She also received her Bachelor in Science (Hons.) from the same university. She was offered a UITM Fellowship Scheme to pursue her PhD on a research project titled “NADH Dehydrogenase as a Molecular Target for Artemisinin Related Anti-Malaria Drug Screening in a Yeast Model” from 2010 to 2014. She had five years research experience on molecular biology with a strong background on microbiology work. During her PhD, she was mostly involved in yeast handling and DNA manipulation. Her laboratory skills include gene deletion, transformation, cloning, PCR, gel electrophoresis and mutagenesis. In addition, she is exposed to laboratory skills concerning protein. This work includes protein expression, His-tagged protein purification, SDS-PAGE and protein staining. Moreover, she also handled bacterial cloning, plasmid modification, electroporation, preparation of media, buffer and competent cells as well as performed the drug susceptibility and screening assay. Nonetheless, bioinformatics is also her strong points as she had designed primers, devised pre-cloning analysis, performed alignment and sequencing analysis using recognized bioinformatics software. She is also familiar with scientific writing skill as well poster and oral presentation. Currently, she is working as a molecular biologist in Malaysian Genomic Resource Centre.
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