Dr Mohd Jainlabdin

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Research interests

PhD Candidate in Biology, School of Biological Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom

The incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) has increased considerably in recent years among immunocompromised patients. The methods currently used for diagnosis of IFIs in hospitals have limitations such as lacking sensitivity, specificity and often unable to detect the infection in its early stages. Molecular methods based on nucleic acid detection from biological samples are promising as they can provide a rapid, specific and sensitive results. My research of interest is in development of functional nucleic acids based tools for the better management of primary and emerging fungal infections. The tools will be developed in the simplest form yet with the high quality of the diagnostic system in a realisation of the bench-to-bedside concept.  

Educational background

MSc in Health Science (Biomedical Sciences), School of Diagnostic and Applied Health Sciences, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) have risen dramatically in recent years among high-risk immunocompromised patients. Rapid detection of fungal species is crucial to timely and accurate antifungal therapy. The multiplex PCR assays were developed to identify simultaneously genus and species of pathogenic fungi based on the distinct size of amplicons. The tests able to detect clinically relevant fungi and differentiate resistant species rapidly and accurately, which can contribute to the timely implementation of an effective antifungal regime. The assay developed was granted national Patent pending status: PI 2015001974.


Jainlabdin, M. H., Chua, A. L., Nizam, T. M., & Santhanam, J. (2018). Dual panel multiplex PCR assay for rapid detection of medically important fungi and resistant species of Candida and Aspergillus. Sains Malaysiana47(3), 489-498. DOI: 10.17576/jsm-2018-4703-08


Academic Trainee in Faculty of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

The Department of Basic Medical Science is responsible for improving the quality and relevance of science education for future nurse practitioners. One of the objectives towards its establishment is to develop novel, advanced and diverse research activities of graduate students through collaboration with the other faculties and universities in both national and international levels.


Department of Basic Medical Science for Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Introduction to Mycology and Parasitology

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