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rashidah

 

Associate Professor
B.Sc.(Hons.), University of Sheffi eld, UK
Ph.D., Universiti Putra Malaysia
Ext. 6158; rshidah@usm.my , rashidahrahim@gmail.com
Biochemistry; Enzymology; Biotechnology


Research Profile

The research focuses on the study of molecular adaptation of a hydrolase group enzyme, lipase from extremophiles. Lipase producing bacteria have been screened and isolated from species adapted to the extreme environments as found in the Antarctic and hot springs. The gene that encodes the enzyme will be cloned, characterized and over expressed in order to achieve the ultimate aim of the related research, to study the structure-function relationship of the hydrolytic enzyme.

Current Research

 

  • Isolation and identification of extremophiles.
  • Isolation and identification of lipase producing microorganisms.
  • Cloning and characterization of lipase gene form extremophiles.
  • Proteomics of extremophiles

Collaborators

 

  • University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
  • Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS), Wairekei, New Zealand.
  • University of Henri Poincare, Nancy, France.
  • Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).
  • Advanced Studies of Genomic, Bioinformatics and Proteomic (ASGBP), University of Hawaii.
  • Universitas AirLangga, Surabaya Indonesia.
  • Kansai University, Japan.
  • Enzyme and Microbial Technology Research, Faculty of Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Selected Publications

  1. Fatimah Azzahrah A. R., Rashidah A. R and Darah I. (2010) Identification of Lipase-Producing Psychrophilic Yeast, Leucosporidium sp. The Internet Journal of MicrobiologyTM ISSN: 1937-8289. Volume 9, No. 1 (19).
  2. Anuradha B., Nisha M., Darah I. and Rashidah A. R (2010) Thermostable Lipase Production By Geobacillus Thermodenitrificans. The Internet Journal of MicrobiologyTM ISSN: 1937-8289. Volume 8, No.2 (24).
  3. U. Devi Chandran, Z. Abdul Halim, O. Sidek, Darah, I, J. Mohamad-Salleh, N. Mohamad and Rashidah A.R (2010) Electronic Nose to Detect Sulphate Reducing Bacteria Which is An Agent of Corrosion. International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2010), 11-13th May, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. Sabrina, S., Rashidah, A. R., Darah, I., Nazalan, N. and Razip, S. (2009) Cloning of Thermostable Lipase from Thermotolerant Bacterium Geobacillus thermodenitrificans, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  5. Noor Mazuin, A. B., Darah, I. and Rashidah, A. R.(2009) Identification of Liapse Producing Bacillus licheniformis Isolated from Volcanic Area of Cangar, Surabaya, Indonesia, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  6. Noor Mazuin, A. B., Darah, I. and Rashidah, A. R. (2009) Optimisation of Thermostable Lipase Production by Bacillus licheniformis in a Medium Containing Fermentable Sugars, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  7. Teoh Chai Sin, Darah, I. and Rashidah, A. R. and Ibrahim, C. O. (2009) Optimization of Physical Parameters for the Fermentable Sugar Production Via Solid Substrates Fermentation Using Alkaline-Pretreated Rice Straw, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  8. Teoh Chai Sin, Darah, I. and Rashidah, A. R., Ibrahim, C. O. (2009) Production of Fermentable Sugar Via Solid Substrates Fermentation By Mix Cultures Using Rice Husk and Rice Straw, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  9. Fatimah Azzahrah A. R., Rashidah, A. R. and Darah, I. (2009) Screening of Lipase Activity from Psychrophilic Microorganisms, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  10. Fatimah Azzahrah A. R., Rashidah, A. R. and Darah, I. (2009) Identification of Lipase Producing Microorganism from Antarctic Isolates, 2nd USM-UNAIR Collaborative Conference, 10-11th February, 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  11. Teoh Chai Sin, Darah, I., Rashidah A.R. and Ibrahim, C.O (2008) Solid State Fermentation of Rice Straw and Rice Husk For Fermentable Sugars Production, Proceeding of the 6th IMT-GT UNINET Conference 2008, 28-30th August 2008, Penang.
  12. Teoh Chai Sin, Darah, I., Rashidah A.R. and Ibrahim, C.O (2008) Pretreament of Rice Straw For the Fermentable Sugars Production Via Solid State Fermentation, Proceeding of the 6th IMT-GT UNINET Conference 2008, 28-30th August 2008, Penang.
  13. Lizhu, Han, Nur Aqilah, Darah, I., Isnaeni, Rashidah A. R. and Ibrahim, C.O. (2008) Protease Inconstant: A Thermotolerant Bacteria With Potential For Production of Thermostable Lipase, Proceeding of the 6th IMT-GT UNINET Conference 2008, 28-30th August 2008, Penang.
  14. Lizhu, Han, Nur Aqilah, Darah, I., Isnaeni, Rashidah A. R. and Ibrahim, C.O. (2008) Purification and Characterisation of a Thermostable Amylase Produced by a Thermotolerant Proteus Inconstant, Proceeding of the 6th IMT-GT UNINET Conference 2008, 28-30th August 2008, Penang.
  15. Shanmugapriya P. and Rashidah A. R. (2008) Purification and Characterisation of an ATP-dependent Phosphofructokinase from Leucosporidium antarcticum (Antarctic yeast), Proceeding of SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference, 8-11th July 2008, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  16. Rashidah A. R., Sabrina, S. and Tan H. S. (2007) Lipolytic Enzyme From The Antarctic Microorganisms. Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Enzymes in the Environment: Ecology, Activity and Applications. 15-19 July, Viterbo, Italy. Pg 34
  17. Rashidah A. R., Sabrina, S., Ainihayati A. R., Shanmugapriya, P., Nazalan, N and Razip. (2007) S. Psychrophilic Enzymes from The Antarctic Isolates Proceeding of the International Symposium Asian Collaboration in IPY 2007-2008, 1st March, Tokyo, Japan. Pg 116-119
  18. P. Shanmugapriya and A. R. Rashidah (2007) Partial Purification of An ATP-dependent Phosphofructokinase from Leucosporidium antarcticum (Antarctic Yeast), chapter in Fundamental Research At USM 2002-2005, Volume 2 (ISBN 983-861-320-7), Universiti Sains Malaysia, pg 41-46.
  19. Rashidah A. R., Sabrina S., Nazalan N. and Razip S. (2006) Cloning of Lipase Gene from Psychrophilic Microorganism Isolated from Antarctica Fresh Water Sample. 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  20. Belal Omar, Nornisah Mohamed, Rashidah Abdul Rahim and Habibah A Wahab (2006) Natural Flavonoids for the treatment of Hyperuricemia, Molecular Docking studies. Proceedings of World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Seoul, Korea. Pg 176- 180
  21. Rashidah A. R., Nazalan N., Razip S. and Phaik Chin K. (2005)
  22. Lipase Producing Psychrophilic Microorganism Isolated from Antarctica. XXVIII Symposium on Polar Research, Tokyo, Jepun.
  23. Rashidah A. R. (2005). Protein Profile of Psychrotolerant Microorganisms From Antarctica. Seminar on Antarctic Research in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  24. Rashidah A. R., Abu Bakar S., Mahiran B. and Raja Noor Zaliha R. A. R. (2005) Palm-Based Fatty Alkanolamides, chapter in Specialty Esters : Alternative Green Synthesis Process, pg 25-39.
  25. Rashidah A. R., Nazalan N. and Li Chieen O. (2004) Identification of Glycolytic Enzyme (PFK) Producing Psychrophilic Bacterium. XXVII Symposium on Polar Research, Tokyo, Jepun.
  26. Rashidah A.R, Abu Bakar S. Mahiran B and Che Nyonya A.R (2001) Enzymatic Synthesis Of Palm Based Fatty Monoethanolmides: Product Analysis And Comparative Study. Malaysian Journal Of Biochemistry And Molecular
  27. Biology 6, 1-6.

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