Dr. Wan Bayani Wan Omar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology

B.Sc., 1994, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
M.Sc., 2003, Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia
Ph.D, 2011, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom

 

Contact Details
Level 4, SMES Building
School of Marine and Environmental Sciences
21030 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu

Tel: +609 – 6683780
Fax: +609 – 6683193
E-mail: bayani@umt.edu.my

Research Interest

My current research interests is to understand fundamental aspects of cellular and molecular tool related with pollution in microalgae which resulted in many problem for human health. These fundamental aspects include the mechanism of the microalgae in confining this environmental problem. Microalgae have unique ability to bind with metals and are the promising bioindicators. The use of cellular and molecular tools can provide early warnings of physiological alterations in organisms exposed to environmental stress or pollution. I use Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases (MAPKs) such as p38 and JNK. These protein kinases  are important amplifying molecules in the cell signaling cascades that can transduce stress signals into cellular responses. I am also interested in studying the genetic diversity of  plant and invertebrate by using seed storage protein and DNA as a genetic marker, respectively.

Current Project

Title : Mechanism of Lead (Pb) and Mercury (Hg) detoxification by MAP Kinases (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases) in Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and Scenedesmus sp.
Position: Leader.
Grant name & amount received: Fundamental Reseach Grant Scheme (FRGS): RM 87,000.00
Project Period: 16/12/13 → 16/12/15.

Special Interest Group (SIG)
Wetland Ecosystem Conservation (Cluster Marine Sciences & Oceanography)
Marine Biodiversity and Resources (Cluster Marine Biotechnology & Biomaterials)
Kenyir Geopark Research (Cluster Lake Ecosystem and Tropical Biodiversity)

Course Taught
Genetic (BIO3201), (Undergraduate), UMT
Scientific Writing (BIO3208), (Undergraduate), UMT

Graduate Students

Name of student: Nur Hidayah Kamilia Bt Rassman
Project title: Mechanism of Lead (Pb) and Mercury (Hg) detoxification by MAP Kinases (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases) in Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and Scenedesmus sp.
Year graduated: Ongoing research, (2014 – present)
E-mail: GSK2123@umt.edu.my

Publications

2014
W. Bayani W.O., Hazlina Ahamad Zakeri and, Jamilah Mohd and Hani Nadhirah, Z. Genetic diversity of Sonneratia alba and Sonneratia caseolaris based on seed storage proteins patterns. In Proceeding of National Seminar on Heath Ecosystem 2014, Terengganu, 17-18 June 2014. 49. Poster.

W. Bayani W.O., Hazlina Ahamad Zakeri and Umiey Fahietah, M.F. Genetic diversity of medicinal plants of the family Melastomataceae based on seed storage proteins patterns. In Proceeding of National Seminar on Heath Ecosystem 2014, Terengganu, 17-18 June 2014. 50. Poster.

W. Bayani W.O., Hazlina Ahamad Zakeri, Jamilah Mohd and Noor Aziera, M.U. Genetic diversity of Hibiscus tiliaceus and Hibiscus sabdariffa based on seed storage proteins patterns. In Proceeding of National Seminar on Heath Ecosystem 2014, Terengganu, 17-18 June 2014. 51. Poster.

W. Bayani W.O., Hazlina Ahamad Zakeri, Jamilah Mohd and Nur Hazwani, S. Genetic diversity of Bruguiera spp (mangrove) based on seed storage proteins patterns. In Proceeding of National Seminar on Heath Ecosystem 2014, Terengganu, 17-18 June 2014. 52. Poster.

W. Bayani W.O., Hazlina Ahamad Zakeri and M. Azhar, A. Optimization of SDS-PAGE conditions and analysis of seed protein diversity in Fagaceae (Chestnut) based on seed storage protein pattern from Taman Tropika Kenyir. In Proceedings of the 13th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology. Cherating, Pahang, Malaysia, 8-10 June 2014. 93-98.

2013

Wan Bayani W.O. and Morris.P.C. Protein Interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana by using Bimolecular Fluorescences Complementation (BiFC). In Proceeding of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 12th International Annual Symposium, Terengganu, 8-10 October 2013.1083-1088.
W. Bayani W. O, Noraznawati, I. and S. Zubaidah, M.R. Preliminary Study the Expression of Stress-activated p38 MAP Kinase in Response to Endotoxin Induction of Escherichia coli in the Tropical Oyster, Crassostrea iredalei. In proceeding of 9th National Biology Symposium. Thistle Port Dickson Resort, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, 28-30 Mei 2013. In Press.

2009

Wan Bayani W.O., Shafie, M.S. and Kasim, Z. 2009. DNA Extraction from Different Preserved Tissue of Cassidula aurisfelis for PCR study. Nature and Science.7:8-14.
Wan Bayani W.O., Mohammad Shafie, S. and Zaleha, K. Study on Genetic variability of Cassidula aurisfelis (snail) by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNAs. 2009. African Journal of Biotechnology.8:6117-6119.