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nur faeza

Senior Lecturer
Nur Faeza Abu Kassim
B.Sc. (Hons) (Sains Bio-Kesihatan), Universiti Malaya, Malaysia.
M.Sc. (Entomology), University of Queensland, Australia.
Ph.D. (Medical Entomology), University of Sydney, Australia.
ResearcherID: K-2323-2013
Room: G08/132
Ext: 5138; nurfaeza@usm.my
Areas of Interest:
Medical & Molecular Entomology

 

Research Profile

 Mosquito-borne disease transmission & Vector competence.
 Arthropod pests of public health significance.
 Biology, ecology, genetics and control program of mosquito.
 Integrated vector management/Surveillance.
 Microbial interaction & Bio-control.
 Attractant & Insecticide resistance.
 Mosquito repellent & Trapping system.
 GIS mapping program.

Current Research

1. Develop a system that uses the vaporisation of PMD for spatial repellency of mosquitoes.
2. Entomological surveillance of Zika virus in Penang, Malaysia
3. Aplikasi sistem maklumat geografi (GIS) dalam perancangan kawalan dan kutipan data bagi pemerhatian vektor denggi sekitar kawasan Pulau Pinang.
4. Prevalence of sweet potato weevil in sweet potato cultivation areas in Terengganu.
5. Changes in the prevalence of dengue vectors' container habitats in Penang relative to urbanization levels.
6. The effect of inbreeding and larval feeding regime on immature development of Aedes albopictus.
7. The effect of sugar diet on Aedes albopictus biology and behavior.
8. Ecological and genetic diversity of dengue vectors in Penang relative to landscape use: Physiological variations, epidemiological and managerial implications.
9. The distribution of mosquitoes in mangrove forests in Malaysia.
10. Broccoli-derived sulforaphne as a potential treatment for malaria via the activation of the Nrf2 pathway.

 

Collaborators

1. The Department of Medical Entomology, Marie Bashir Institute of Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia.
2. Fordena Pty Ltd & Sumitomo Chemical, Australia.
3. The Entomology Department of Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
4. Penang Tour Guide Association.
5. Ministry of Health & Institute Medical Research, Malaysia.
6. Universiti Malaya, Malaysia.
7. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
8. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
9. Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
10. School of Pharmaceutical, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

Selected Publications

Journals
1. Junaid Rahim, Abu H. Ahmad, Nur Faeza A. Kassim, Hamdan Ahmad, Intan H Ishak, Adanan Che Rus and Hamisu A Maimusa. 2016. Revised discriminating lethal concentrations for resistance monitoring programme on AEDES ALBOPICTUS (SKUSE) (CULICIDAE: DIPTERA) against Temephos and Malathion in Penang Island, Malaysia. Journal of American Mosquito Control Association. IN PRESS.
2. Maimusa A. H., Abu H. Ahmad., Nur Faeza A. Kassim and Junaid Rahim. 2016. Age-stage, two-sex life table characteristics of Aedes albopictus (SKUSE) AND Aedes aegypti (LINNAEUS)) (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) in Penang Island, MALAYSIA. Journal of American Mosquito Control Association. 32(1):1-11.
3. Hamady D., Ooi S.H., Ahmad Abu Hassan, Fatimah Bt Abang, Idris Abd Ghani, Tomomitsu Satho, Fumio Miake, Hamdan Ahmad, Yuki Fukumitsu, Wan Fatma Zuharah, Abdul Hafiz Ab Majid, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim, Nur Aida Hashim, Cirilo Nolasco-Hipolito. 2015. Changes in the biting activity of a dengue vector relative to larval and adult nutritional histories: implications for preventive measures. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 18:507-513.
4. Tomomitsu Satho, Hamady Dieng, Muhammad Hishamuddin Itam Ahmad, Salbiah Binti Ellias, Ahmad Abu Hassan, Fatimah Abang, Idris Abd Ghani, Fumio Miake, Hamdan Ahmad, Yuki Fukumitsu, Wan Fatma Zuharah, Abdul Hafiz Ab Majid, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim, Nur Aida Hashim, Olaide Olawunmi Ajibola, Fatima Abdulla Al-Khayyat and Cirilo Nolasco-Hipolito. 2015. Coffee and its waste repel gravid Aedes albopictus females and inhibit the development of their embryos. Parasites & Vectors. 8:272.
5. Dieng H., O.S. Hui, A.A. Hassan, H. Ahmad, T. Satho, F. Miake, W. F. Zuharah, Y. Fukmitsu, A. Fatimah, I. Abdul Ghani, R. Selvarajoo and N.F.A Kassim. 2015. Occurrence of a mosquito vector in bird houses: developmental consequences and potential epidemiological implications. ACTA TROPICA. Vol. 145. pp. 68-78.
6. Dieng H., O.S. Hui, A.A. Hassan, H. Ahmad, T. Satho, F. Miake, W. F. Zuharah, Y. Fukmitsu, A. Fatimah, I. Abdul Ghani, R. Selvarajoo and N.F.A Kassim. 2014. Knowledge concerning Dengue among educated people on Penang Island, Malaysia. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary. Vol. 1. Issue 28. pp. 54-75.
7. Dieng H., S. Rajasaygar, A.A, Hassan, C.S Md. Rawi, H. Ahmad, T. Satho, F. Miake, W.F. Zuharah, Y. Fukmitsu, A.R. Saad, S.A. Hamid, R.E.M. Vargas, A.H. Ab Majid, Nik Fadzly, N.F.A Kassim, N.A. Hashim, I. Abd Ghani, A. Fatimah and S.A. Bakar. 2014. Indirect effects of cigarette butt waste on the dengue vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). ACTA TROPICA. Vol. 130. pp. 123-130.
8. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, Q. Wang and R.C. Russell. 2013. Australian distribution, genetic status and seasonal abundance of the exotic mosquito Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae). Australian Journal of Entomology. Vol 52, Issue 3, pp. 185-198.
9. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. The importance of males: larval diet and adult sugar-feeding influences reproduction in the mosquito Culex molestus. Journal of American Mosquito Control Association. Vol 28, no. 4, pp. 312-316.
10. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Is the expression of autogeny by Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) influenced by larval nutrition or by adult mating, sugar feeding or blood feeding? Journal of Vector Ecology. Vol 37, no. 1, pp. 162-171.
11. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia: colonisation, stenogamy, autogeny, oviposition and larval development. Australian Journal of Entomology. Vol 51, Issue 1, pp. 67-77.
12. Kassim, N.F.A. and N. Beebe. 2009. Exploring the use of mitochondrial DNA haplotypes as a tool for understanding the introduction and distribution of Aedes camptorhynchus in New Zealand. The University of Queensland Press.

Magazine/Internet Articles
1. http://www.astroawani.com/video-malaysia/kaedah-kawalan-vektor-aedes-mungkin-boleh-diguna-kesan-zika-105670
2. http://news.usm.my/index.php/english-news/3322-human-activities-primary-cause-of-dengue-and-zika
3. http://www.theborneopost.com/2016/02/12/tingkatkan-pengetahuan-mengenai-penyakit-bawaan-nyamuk-dr-nur-faeza/
4. http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bm/sp/newssports.php?id=1214811
5. http://www.karangkraf.com/berita/manusia-punca-utama-aedes-zika-merebak-1.487382
6. http://www.sinarharian.com.my/mobile/edisi/utara/manusia-punca-utama-aedes-zika-merebak-1.487382
7. http://www.mynewshub.cc/2016/02/11/tingkatkan-pengetahuan-mengenai-penyakit-bawaan-nyamuk/
8. https://sukaweb.penang.gov.my/pkn/Akhbar.nsf/ff4f9fa0a2840a8b482575e6002c4ea0/e7e967b8963458cb48257f57000cadd5/$FILE/ira%20scan_2016-02-12_32.PDF
9. Kassim, N.F.A. and C.E. Webb. 2014. The Mysterious life of the London Underground Mosquito. Bio Bulletin. Vol. 2. pp. 6-7.
10. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2013. Study finds introduced mosquito species active all year round. The University of Sydney media release website: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newscategoryid=2&newsstoryid=11999
11. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2013. From the London Underground, mosquito brings winter of discontent. The Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper. NSW.
12. C.E. Webb and Kassim, N.F.A. 2013. The Curious Life of the London (Down) Underground Mosquito. Mosquito Bites Magazines.
13. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Are southern cities of Australia under threat from the mosquitoes below? The 2012 SEIB/SIBRN Colloquium.
14. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Local research finds super adaptive mozzie that lives in sewers reproduces without first sucking blood. Australian Popular Science website: http://www.popsci.com.au/science/local-research-finds-super-adaptive-mossie-that-lives-in-sewers-reproduces-without-first-sucking-blood
15. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Egg first, blood later for underground mozzie. ABC SCIENCE Online (News in Science) website: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/06/20/3529316.htm
16. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. An underground mozzie that postpones its blood feast. The University of Sydney media release website: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=9450
17. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2011. An exotic mosquito exploits cryptic urban habitats in southern Australia: Implications for water conservation strategies and mosquito-borne disease risk. The Broad Street Pump. Issue 26, pp 4. Sydney.

Conference Proceeding
1. Hamisu A. M., Nur Faeza A K., Abu H. A. and Junaid R. 2016. Isolation and identification of Lactobacillus in the midgut of wild caught Aedes aegypti: A step toward finding suitable paratransgenesis candidates. The International Conference on Beneficial Microbes; ICOBM 2016. Phuket, Thailand. - WON The Young Scientist Award -
2. Naziri, M. A. & Kassim, N. F. A. 2016. The Effect of Sugar Concentration on Aedes albopictus Fecundity, Biting Behavior and Survivorship: Implications for mosquito-borne disease in Malaysia. The Asia Dengue Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3. T. N. Saffawati T. Ismail., Nur Faeza A. Kassim., Khairun Yahya and Cameron E. Webb. 2016. Day biting habits of mosquitoes associated with Mangrove Forests in Merbok, Kedah. The 2nd Entomology Postgraduate Symposium; ENTOPOST 2016. Selangor, Malaysia.
4. N. Atikah Farhah M., Nur Faeza A. Kassim and Abdul Hafiz A. M. 2016. Ecological, biological and genetic structure of dengue vector, Aedes albopictus in urban area of Penang Island. The 2nd Entomology Postgraduate Symposium; ENTOPOST 2016. Selangor, Malaysia.
5. Maimusa A. H., Nur Faeza A. Kassim., A. Abu Hassan and R. Junaid. 2016. Desiccation tolerance as a function of age, humidity and temperature in pupae of the dengue vector Aedes albopictus (SKUSE) and Aedes aegypti. The 2nd Entomology Postgraduate Symposium; ENTOPOST 2016. Selangor, Malaysia.
6. Maimusa A. H., Abu Hassan A. and Nur Faeza A. Kassim. 2016. Age-stage, two-sex life table characteristics of Aedes albopictus (SKUSE) AND Aedes aegypti (LINNAEUS)) (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) in PENANG Island, MALAYSIA. The 12th PPSKH Postgraduate Bio-colloquium, USM Penang, Malaysia.
7. Azimah Abd Rahman, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim and Shuhaida Shuib. 2014. Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) in Habitat Modelling of SCOLOPACIDAE AND CHARADRIIDAE Bird Populations in MATANG RESERVE FOREST, PERAK. Paper presented as poster presentation at The International Conference on Mangroves of Asia- Pacific Countries in View of Climate Change 2014. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
8. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2013. The biology, distribution and genetics of Culex molestus in Australia? Paper presented as oral presentation at The 6th International Congress of the Society of Vector Ecology. La Quinta, USA.
9. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Understanding the biology and ecology of an exotic mosquito to assess public health risks in urban areas of Australia. Paper presented as poster presentation at 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society in Tasmania, Australia.
10. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Understanding the biology and ecology of an exotic mosquito Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) to assess public health risks in urban areas of Australia. Paper presented as virtual poster (Student Competition) at The 60th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Knoxville, USA.
11. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Culex molestus in Australia: Does this underground mosquito pose a mosquito-borne disease risk in Australia? Paper presented as oral presentation at The CIDM-Public Health Colloquium Program. Westmead, Australia.
12. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Culex molestus in Australia: Implications of a unique biology on mosquito-borne disease risk. Paper presented as Oral presentation at The 11th Arbovirus Research in Australia & 10th Mosquito Control Association of Australia Symposium in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
13. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. Culex molestus and implications for mosquito-borne disease risk in Australia. Paper presented as Oral presentation at The 24th International Congress of Entomology in Daegu, South Korea.
14. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2012. How does the biology of exotic mosquito Culex molestus influence mosquito-borne disease risk in Australia? Paper presented as Oral presentation in the Postgraduate Research Seminar. Westmead, Australia.
15. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2011. An exotic mosquito exploits cryptic urban habitats in southern Australia: Implications for water conservation strategies and mosquito-borne disease risk. Paper presented as Oral presentation in Symposium Emerging Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity Colloquium. University of Sydney, Australia.
16. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2011. Culex molestus Forskal (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia: colonisation, stenogamy, autogeny, oviposition and larval development. Paper presented as Oral Presentation in the 59th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, USA.
17. Kassim, N.F.A., C.E. Webb, and R.C. Russell. 2011. Understanding the unique biology of an introduced mosquito species: Implications for mosquito-borne disease in Australia. Paper presented as poster in the Hospital Week/ Research Symposium. Westmead, Australia.

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