COVID TESTING & RESEARCH

BRI COVID-19 TESTING TEAM

THESE ARE OUR NUMBERS 

7

A total of seven researchers were in this team, all with unique expertise.

Dr. Zarina Amin - Human pathogens
Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar - Genetics
Prof. Dr. Lee Ping Chin - Microbiology
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kenneth F. R - Molecular Biology
Dr. Christopher V.L.Y - Bioinformatics
Dr. Cahyo Budiman - Protein Science
Dr. Noor Hydayaty M.Y - Genetic Engineering
Dr. Nur Athirah Yusof - Protein Science

3

Full time commitment from our Biosafety officers and lab personnel. The heart of this team, who were there day and night.

Salmi Afidah S. - Trained Biosafety officer
Mony Mian - Trained personnel for BSL3
Vidarita Maikin - Trained personnel on Genomics

4

We have tested thousand of samples received from four main hospitals in Kota Kinabalu including:

Makmal Kesihatan Awam (MKAKK)
Hosp. Angkatan Tentera Wil. Kota Kinabalu (HATKK)
Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu
KPJ Specialist Hospital Kota Kinabalu

3305 

We have conducted RT-PCR analyses on thousands of samples receive, mostly in VTM.  

3305 samples tested with RT-PCR

The team was established on 1st of April 2020 and the last samples tested was on 24th of June 2020.

1 April - 24 June 2020 (3 months)

COVID-19 RESEARCH IN BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

THESE ARE OUR RESEARCH ON COVID-19

Generation Of Spike-Expressing Pseudovirus For Screening Of COVID19 Protease Inhibitors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teoh Peik Lin

Spike Protein Derived Peptide Epitope For An Opsonic Nanoparticle Vaccine Candidate Against Multiple Strain

Dr. Khairul Azfar Kamaruzaman

A Novel Approach Of NMR-Fragment Based Drug Discovery For Inhibitors Targetting Viral Proteins Of A Malaysian SARS-CoV2

Dr. Cahyo Budiman

Development Of A Rapid 15 Minutes Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Test Kit For COVID-19

Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar

Improvement Of A Multiplex RT-PCR Kit For Specific Identification Of COVID-19 (Asian Cluster)

Grace Joy Chin Wei Lie

Mass Screening COVID-19 Detection: Development Of A Lowcost, Sensitive And Highly Specific Method Using Multiplex SYBR Green Based Real Time PCR Assay

Dr. Nur Athirah Yusof

COVID-19 In Sabah: Factors Associated With Infection And Mortality From A National Registry

Dr. Zarina Amin

Inhibition Of COVID-19 Virus Gene Expression And Replication By Artificial MicroRNA For Usage As DNA Vaccine In Gene Therapy

Dr. Noor Hydayaty Md Yusuf

Genome Sequencing OF SARS-CoV-2 Virus Strains In Sabah

Dr. Christopher Voo Lok Yung

In Silico Screening of Malaysian Tropical Plant Compounds against Structural and Non-Structural Proteins of SARS-CoV-2

Dr. Cahyo Budiman

Characterization and Selection of COVID-19 Protein Coding Genes for the Development of DNA Vaccines via a Synthetic Biology Approach

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kenneth Francis Rodrigues

The Use of Sabah Microalgae to Produce SARS-CoV-2 Antigens as Part of a Molecular Factory-Based Therapeutics Strategy for COVID-19

Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar

Production of Kappalec© with therapeutic potential against coronavirus

Dr. Wilson Yong Thau Lym

Biosurveillance of Wild Animals as Reservoirs for Viral Zoonotic Diseases
by Metagenomics

Dr. Yew Chee Wei

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