Museum

Situated at G08 and D32, these room exhibit and stores valuable specimens collected during various research expedition. Some are as old as 50 years which was collected by the pioneer researchers when this school is first opened.

This rooms is opened for visit during office hours. Any enquiry can be made through the manager in-charge.

 

Herbarium

1. SEJARAH

          Penubuhan Herbarium di Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat, USM selaras dengan pelaksanaan amali untuk kursus botani. Koleksi spesimen baucer mulai 1971 adalah sumbangan dari para pensyarah sebagai simpanan untuk rujukan pengajaran dan penyelidikan. Asalnya Herbarium USM terletak di Bilik 03-05, Aras Bawah, Bangunan G08, Pusat Pengajian Sains Kaji Hayat kini ditempatkan di Bilik 105-109, Aras Satu, Bangunan D32, Kompleks Rujukan Biodiversiti mulai 2009.

 

 

2. FUNGSI

            Fungsi herbarium USM adalah untuk menyediakan spesimen baucer sebagai koleksi simpanan tumbuhan kering untuk rujukan taksonomi spesies, membekalkan data untuk pengajaran dan penyelidikan, mengendalikan kelas-kelas amali serta mengadakan Kursus Teknik Herbarium.

          Di samping itu, Herbarium juga penting dalam menyokong semua program dan usaha yang dijalankan berkaitan penyelidikan dan perkhidmatan. Salah satu objektif penubuhan Herbarium adalah sebagai pusat rujukan utama wilayah utara Malaysia.

Sehingga kini, koleksi herbarium melebihi 11623 spesies meliputi 200 famili. Antara koleksi herbarium yang ada ialah lumut, paku-pakis, tumbuhan gimnosperma dan angiosperma. Spesimen baucer ini disusun mengikut famili tumbuh-tumbuhan. Koleksi ini melibatkan spesimen penyelidikan oleh para pensyarah, pelajar sarjana dan pelajar Ijazah Kedoktoran serta koleksi untuk pengajaran. Aktiviti penyelidikan yang berkembang pesat menambahkan koleksi herbarium dari masa ke semasa.

          Sistem pengurusan rekod dan pengkalan data baru yang digunakan adalah Sistem Pengurusan Warehouse (Warehouse Management System) iaitu satu sistem murah dan mudah yang memberi gambaran jelas mengenai ‘warehouse’ dalam terma perancangan, pelaksanaan dan kebolehkesanan keseluruhan operasi herbarium.

 

3. HUBUNGI KAMI

EMAIL        :    herbarium@usm.my

Pn. Rosilawati Abdullah

Samb. 2713

013-4382524

tie@usm.my

Cik Hasni Abu Hassan

Samb. 2713

013-4414607

hasni@usm.my

En. Shunmugam

Samb. 4966

014-2414642

shunmugam@usm.my

En. Muhammad Hilmi

Samb. 6162

011-19104593

/Users/Nik/Downloads/Muhdhilmi@usm.my">Muhdhilmi@usm.my

 TELEFON   :

4. LAWATAN

          ALAMAT :

          Bilik Herbarium, Kompleks Rujukan Biodiversiti (D32),

Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

           

          MASA :

          Isnin – Khamis  :  10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

                                           2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

          Jumaat               :  10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

                                           3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

         

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1. TENTANG HERBARIUM

Apakah herbarium?

          Herbarium secara istilah memberi dua maksud :

  1. Koleksi tumbuhan yang dikeringkan dan disusun mengikut label.

             

 2. Suatu bangunan untuk menyimpan koleksi tersebut (koleksi tumbuhan yang dikeringkan).

Herbarium pada dasarnya adalah suatu perpustakaan/muzium bagi tumbuh-tumbuhan awet. Di dalamnya, spesimen disusun dengan teratur untuk kegunaan para penyelidik, pelajar dan juga kajian sejarah. Spesimen-spesimen sama ada ditekan atau disusun dalam rak kabinet herbarium, atau diawet dengan cecair di dalam balang, atau dikeringkan di udara seterusnya disimpan dalam kotak. Spesimen yang dijaga dengan rapi boleh bertahan hingga beratus tahun.

 

2. KUMPULAN UMUM KOLEKSI DI HERBARIUM USM

  1. Dipterokap           
  2. Bakau
  3. Orkid
  4. Paku Pakis
  5. Pemanjat
  6. Rotan
  7. Keladi
  8. Palma
  9. Kumpulan Halia
  10. Tumbuhan Akuatik
  11. Rumpai

3. BORANG

BORANG PERMOHONAN PERKHIDMATAN (klik disini untuk muat turun)

BORANG PENGHANTARAN SPESIMEN (PROJEK TAHUN AKHIR)

(klik disini untuk muat turun)

 

BORANG PENGHANTARAN SPESIMEN 

4. LATIHAN INDUSTRI

          Kami menerima pelajar-pelajar IPTA/IPTS yang ingin menjalani latihan industri. Sila hubungi

Dr. Asyraf Mansor

asyrafm@usm.my

Dr. Rahmad Zakaria

rahmadz@usm.my

1. BERITA

          Bermula tahun 2017, unit herbarium akan menyediakan perkhidmatan herbarium. Perkhidmatan ini merangkumi proses keseluruhan dalam pembuatan spesimen herbarium dan specimen akan di kenal pasti oleh pakar yang berkaitan. Pelanggan hanya dikehendaki membawa tumbuhan yang hendak di spesimenkan. Kadar caj adalah seperti dibawah:

Kategori

Caj per spesis (RM) + 6% GST

Pelajar Tahun Akhir USM

(Projek Tahun Akhir)

Percuma

Pelajar USM (Master dan PHD)

106

Bukan Pelajar USM

106

* 3 replicate untuk 1 spesis.

FAQ

  1. Berapakah  tempoh masa spesimen herbarium siap?

Sebulan dari tempoh spesimen dihantar (± 25 hari bekerja)

Analytical Instrumentation Room

Central instrumentation room located at G08-236. This unit offers services and expertise in various analysis. Among the instruments available here are:

1. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

2. Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) with various detectors

3. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

4. Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)

5. Inductively Coupled Plasma Chromatography Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)

6. Kjehdal Titrator

7. Ultraviolet Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-Vis)

 

Any enquiries, please contact:

1. Puan Roziana (Senior Science Officer) at ext-5879 or email: roziana@usm.my

2. Puan Shafawati (Assistant Science Officer) at 4662 or email: noor_shafawati@usm.my

3. Puan Madiha (Assistant Science Officer) at 4662 or email: nur_madiha@usm.my

 

AAS Atomic Absorption Spectrometry UPLC

HPLC Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry GCMS

ICP OES Inductive couple plasma optical emission spectrometry Kjehdal Titrator

Rashidah 2


rashidah

Lecturer
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.