Aziah Ismail


Assoc. Professor
Field of Expertise


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Aziah Ismail started her career as a senior lecturer at the Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM) on 1st February 2009. Her research interests are in the field of microbial genomics and proteomics including diagnostics platforms such as PCR techniques, isothermal amplification, cloning, protein expression, protein purification, immunochromatography techniques, Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing as well as single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis. She is also involved in bacterial genome sequence analysis for Salmonella strains isolated from such samples, SNP marker analyses for tuberculosis susceptibility; and proteomic approaches to identify specific markers for diagnostic purposes, and one health approach for zoonotic diseases such as leptospirosis and melioidosis in collaboration with other institutions and government agencies. She had secured several research grants in the development of diagnostics from the university, Ministry of Education and industry. The multiplex PCR-lateral flow assay was developed and certified under 13485 (by TUV Rheiland) for the design, development, and manufacturing of the product. Currently she is working with researchers from engineering and chemistry teams on the digitalized biosensor-based diagnostics for typhoid under CREST R&D Open grant. She is also working with Biogenetics Sdn Bhd for development of Covid-19 diagnostics for limited resource settings.
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