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					                                   UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA PAHANG
                     FACULTY OF CHEMICAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENGINEERING
                          MASHITAH MOHD. YUSOFF
                          Ph.D (Chemistry) Wichita State University, Kansas, USA 1998
                          M.A. (Chemistry) Western Michigan University, Michigan,
                          USA
                          1991
                          B.S. (Chemistry)
                          ACS-certified chemist
                          Wichita State University, Kansas, USA 1985
                          Phone: 09-5492017/2578/2050 Fax: 09-5492662/2525
                          Mobile: 019-9885800, 017-8110727
                          E-mail: mashitah@ump.edu.my
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 CURRICULUM VITAE OF MASHITAH MOHD. YUSOFF
 Present Address:
 Center for Graduate Studies,
 Universiti Malaysia Pahang,
 Locked Bag 12, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang.
 Phone: 09-5492017/2578/2050 Fax: 09-5492662/2525
 Mobile: 019-9885800, 017-8110727
 E-mail: mashitah@ump.edu.my or
 syntheticstrategies@gmail.com
 NRIC: 620801-07-5916
 Gender: Female
Race: Malay
Religion: Islam
Nationality: Malaysian
Salary Scale: VK7(M4)
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
Ph.D (Chemistry) Wichita State University, Kansas, USA 1998
M.A. (Chemistry) Western Michigan University, Michigan,
USA
1991
B.S. (Chemistry)
ACS-certified chemist
Wichita State University, Kansas, USA 1985
WORK EXPERIENCE
Appointment Nature of appointment or
duties
Employer/Name
of Organization
Periods
(Dates)
Dean of
Graduate
Studies
Establised a Centre for
Graduate Studies; established
guidelines; design and
coordinate activities;
introduced new MSc/PhD
programmes
Universiti Malaysia
Pahang
March 2007
-
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Director,
Research
Management
Centre
Established a Research
Management Centre;
established guidelines; design
and coordinate activities;
strategised funding acquisition
Kolej Universiti
Kejuruteraan &
Teknologi
Malaysia/Universiti
Malaysia Pahang
October
2005 –
February
2007
Professor
• Designed Polymer
Technology and Oleochemical
Technology syllabii; lecture
on Polymer Technology and
Oleochemical Technology
• Conduct research supported
by national top-down funds
• Initiate proposals to acquire
funds for research focus areas
from e-Science/Techno Fund
and FRGS
• Initiate projects for focus
areas to enter into innovation
and design competitions
• Supervise MSc/PhD theses on
Natural Products
Faculty of
Chemical & Natural
Resources
Engineering
Kolej Universiti
Kejuruteraan &
Teknologi
Malaysia/Universiti
Malaysia Pahang
August 2005
– now
Associate
Professor
• Lectured and instructed
field work on Ethnobotany;
serviced School of
Engineering (Engineering
Chemistry 1 and
Engineering Chemistry 2);
serviced School of Science
and Technology (Organic
Chemistry, Polymer
Chemistry, Natural
Products Chemistry,
Spectroscopy and Special
Topics in Chemistry);
supervised Final Year
Projects on Ethnobotany
and Natural Products
Industrial
Chemistry
Programme
School of Science
and Technology
Universiti Malaysia
Sabah
November
2004 –
August 2005
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• Supervised  MSc theses on
Ethnobotany, Natural
Products
• Conducted research
supported by internal funds
(UMS) and a national topdown
fund (NBD)
Deputy Director Managed research,
publications and
postgraduate activities;
designed laboratories for
natural
products/commercialization
of biodiversity research,
collection rooms; databases;
strategised research fund
acquisition; developed
TOR’s for collaborations;
advised on occupational
health and safety
Institute for
Tropical Biology
and Conservation
Universiti Malaysia
Sabah
March
2001 –
November
2004
Associate
Professor
• Lectured and instructed
field work on Ethnobotany;
serviced School of
Engineering (Engineering
Chemistry 1 and
Engineering Chemistry 2);
serviced School of Science
and Technology (Organic
Chemistry, Polymer
Chemistry, Natural
Products Chemistry,
Spectroscopy and Special
Topics in Chemistry);
supervised Final Year
Projects on Ethnobotany
and Natural Products
• Supervised MSc theses on
Ethnobotany, Natural
Products
Institute for
Tropical Biology
and Conservation
Universiti Malaysia
Sabah
April 2002 –
November
2004
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• Co-developed    an MSc by
coursework in Taxonomy
and Biodiversity (lectured
part of a topic on
chemotaxonomy)
• Conducted research
supported by internal funds
(UMS) and a national topdown
fund (NBD)
Curator of
BORNEENSIS
(Medicinal
Plants)
Designed collection room;
coordinated collection and
curation of Sabahan medicinal
plants for BORNEENSIS;
registered with Herbarias of the
World (NY) as curator
Universiti Malaysia
Sabah
2003 –
2004
Lecturer
• Designed and developed a
one-stop Natural
Products/Drug Discovery
facility at the Institute for
Tropical Biology &
Conservation in parallel with
the BORNEENSIS collection
rooms for housing Bornean
natural history specimens
• Developed science electives
for non-science undergraduate
students; developed syllabii
for Engineering Chemistry
courses; developed syllabii for
Ethnobotany, Natural
Products Chemistry and
Special Topics in Chemistry
• lectured and instructed field
work on Ethnobotany;
serviced School of
Engineering (Engineering
Chemistry 1 and Engineering
Chemistry 2); serviced School
of Science and Technology
(Organic Chemistry, Polymer
Institute for
Tropical Biology
and Conservation
Universiti Malaysia
Sabah
1998 –
2002
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Chemistry, Natural Products
Chemistry, Spectroscopy and
Special Topics in Chemistry);
supervised Final Year
Projects on Ethnobotany and
Natural Products
• Supervised MSc theses on
Ethnobotany and Natural
Products
• Conducted individual and
group researches supported
by internal funds (UMS)
Lecturer
Lectured introduction to
chemistry and organic
chemistry (1 semester courses
with labs) for the health
profession (nursing students,
etc.)
Department of
Chemistry
Wichita State
University (USA)
1996 –
1998
Senior Fellow
Carried out research activities
in organic synthesis and
computational chemistry
Department of
Chemistry,
Wichita State
University (USA)
1993 –
1996
Junior Fellow
Carried out research activities
in organic synthesis and
computational chemistry
Department of
Chemistry,
Wichita State
University (USA)
1992 –
1993
QA/QC Chemist
Carried out routine TPH,
PAH, PCB, herbicide, TCLP
analyses for EPA self
compliance (clients: AMOCO,
Phillips Petroleum, Union
Carbide, Koch Industries,
DOW)
Groundwater
Technologies
Environmental
Laboratories
(GTEL) (USA)
January
1991 –
December
1991
Lecturer in
Chemistry
Lectured introduction to
chemistry (a 1 semester course
with lab) for the health
profession (nursing students,
etc.)
Department of
Chemistry,
Western Michigan
University (USA)
1989 –
1990
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Hazard
Communication
Coordinator
Constructed a database of
Material Safety Data Sheets;
coordinated laboratory safety
and fire safety training
Division of
Environmental
Health and Safety,
Western Michigan
University (USA)
1988 –
1989
Graduate
Teaching and
Research
Assistant
Instructed freshman,
sophomore and junior science
and pre-medical students
chemistry laboratories in
general, organic, analytical
and biochemistry
Department of
Chemistry, Western
Michigan
University (USA)
1986-1988
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Physical Organic and Natural Products Chemistry (Bioprospecting for pharmaceutical &
nutraceutical leads)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (Member No. A/2519/5190/07)
Malaysian Natural Products Society (Member No. 0040)
Society for Medicinal Plant Research GA (Germany) (Member No. 2292)
American Chemical Society (Member No. 01205129)
Malaysian Society of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology
Golden Key Honor Society
COURSES TAUGHT
Organic Chemistry Laboratories (Premedical and Chemistry students)
Biochemistry Laboratory
Chemistry for Science Teachers
Introductory Biochemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Chemistry for the Health Sciences
General Chemistry (Engineering and Premedical students)
Organic Chemistry (Premedical and Chemistry students)
Kimia Polimer
Tajuk-tajuk Khas dalam Kimia Industri
Kejuruteraan Kimia 1 (Kimia Organik and Analisis)
Kejuruteraan Kimia 2 (Kimia Fizikal and Inorganik)
Kimia Hasilan Semulajadi
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Tumbuhan dan Manusia (Etnobotani Tumbuhan Ubatan dan Peraturan & Perundangan
Biodiversiti)
Spektroskopi Organik
Oleochemical Technology
Polymer Technology
SUPERVISION
Postgraduate (Research Mode)
Peter Cheong Choong Hing MSc. {co-supervision} {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Termites and ants control compound(s) from Dolichoderus sp. (thoracicus Group)
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Sabah
Completed: 2002
Januarius Gobilik MSc. {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Some aspects of abundance and distribution of Zingiberaceae and Costaceae in Tabin
Wildlife Reserve, Sabah
Completed: 2003
Lam Nyee Fan MSc. {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Phylogenetic relationship based on flavonoids and ITS regions studies on selected
Boesenbergia species in Sabah
Completed: 2004
Tan Wei Hsiang MSc. {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Chemical studies of selected phenolic compounds from Zingiberaceae species and their
biological activities
Completed: 2004
Idarmawati Ahmad MSc. {committee} {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Taxonomy and phytochemical screening of medicinal plants used by three ethnic groups
in Sabah
Completed: 2004
Naransa Limpot MSc. {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Bioassay-guided fractionation and isolation of free radical scavenging flavonoids from
Zingiber ottensii (ZINGIBERACEAE)
Completed: 2006
Nurul Husna Abd. Hamid MSc. {Universiti Malaysia Sabah}
Investigation into the essential oil constituents and microbial bioactivity of selected
species of genus Alpinia (ZINGIBERACEAE) of Sabah
Completed: 2006
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Sik Ruoh Yean M.Engr. (Ind. Chem.) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Bioassay-guided fractionation and characterization phytoestrogens in the water extract
of Labisia pumila var. alata
To be completed 2008
Chia Keh Liong M.Engr. (Ind. Chem.) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Isolation and structural elucidation of antidiabetic phenolic compounds from Tinospora
crispa (MENISPERMACEAE)
To be completed 2008
Muhd. Malik Mapat M.Engr. (Ind. Chem.) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Isolation and structural elucidation of cytotoxic alkaloids from Tinospora crispa
(MENISPERMACEAE)
To be completed 2008
Ahsanulkhaliqin Abdul Wahab M.Engr. (Bioprocess) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Development of a biological screening system for potential fungi as inducer in the
production of oleoresin from Aquilaria sp.
To be completed 2007
Tuan Fatimatul Zahara Tuan Ismail M.Engr. (Ind. Chem.) {Universiti Malaysia
Pahang}
Isolation of fragrant Sesquiterpenes from Aquilaria Malaccensis (Gaharu)
To be completed 2009
Mohd. Zahari Tajol Hassan Ph.D (Biotech.) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Development of Tinospora crispa as a Nutraceutical - Bioassay-guided isolation and
identification of markers
To be completed 2009
Fazliana Mansor Ph.D (Biotech.) {advisor, student registered at Karolinska Institute,
Sweden}
Studies on Labisia pumila var. alata extract with phytoestrogenic effects: impact on
biological activities and gene expression
To be completed 2009
Saiful Nizam Tajuddin DEngr (Ind. Chem.) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Essential Oil Quality and Standards Based on Novel Marker Compounds Isolated and
Identified for Aqualaria malaccensis (Gaharu)
To be completed 2010
Nurulhusna Ab. Hamid Ph.D (Biotech.) {Universiti Malaysia Pahang}
Identification of pheromones responsible for regulating sexual behavior in Aedes aegypti
To be completed 2010
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Undergraduate
I actively supervise and co-supervise between 15-30 Industrial Chemistry,
Biotechnology, Conservation Biology or Forestry undergraduate Final Year Projects
annually since 1998. In addition, I also supervise between 5-10 industrial training
students from various government and private institutions of higher learning.
In the USA, I normally supervise between 2-3 undergraduate students doing
independent study and research annually.
FACULTY BOARD/COMMITTEES
Member of:
University Senate (KUKTEM/UMP) 2005-present
University Research Committee (UMS)
2001-2004
University Postgraduate Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
University Development Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
University Academic Training Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
Chair of:
Committee for the formation of the Faculty of Industrial
Sciences & Technology (KUKTEM/UMP)
2006 - now
Institute Research Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
Institute Postgraduate Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
Institute Building Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
Institute Development Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
Institute Academic Training Committee (UMS) 2001-2004
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EXPERT EVALUATION PANEL/COMMITTEE
FRGS Evaluation Panel for Pure Sciences Ministry of
Higher Education
2007
IRPA External Member of Evaluation Panel for Science &
Engineering, Kolej Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia
(KUSTEM)
2005
UMS IRPA Technical Evaluation Panel for Science &
Engineering
2003 – 2005
UMS Tender Technical Evaluation Panel for Chemical
Instruments
2002 and 2005
Member of Chemistry Programme Evaluation Panel, Kolej
Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM)
2003
EDITORIAL BOARD/REFEREE
Editorial Board, Journal of Tropical Medicinal Plants 2001 - 2005
International Editorial Board, Borneo Research Bulletin USA 2004 - 2005
Referee, Journal of Borneo Science 2002 - 2005
ADVISORY/CONSULTANCY/WORKING GROUPS
UMP Working Committee Pahang State Biotechnology Strategic Action Plan (2007)
MOSTI mission to BioBoston (USA) (2007)
MOSTI mission to BioChicago (USA) (2006)
National Biotechnology Directorate mission to Beijing and Shanghai Universities and
Research Institutes to foster Malaysia-China collaboration in biotechnology (2004)
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Akademi Sains Malaysia mission to the Bioorganic Conference, Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow, Russia (2002)
Sabah State Working Group on Herbal 2001 – 2005
Consultant on Medicinal and Ornamental Plants of the Klias Peat Swamp Forest –
UNDP/GEF (Completed, final report submitted)
Consultant for SIRIM Berhad’s Technical Committee on Herbal – Standard
documentation of herbals (ongoing)
Working Group on Priority Areas for IRPA Rancangan Malaysia ke 8 2001
MiGHT’S mission to help promote Malaysian herbs at the Natural Products Expo in Los
Angeles (2001)
“Town Hall” Meeting on Priority Herbs for the National Biotechnology Directorate
Ongoing Involvement in funding Herbal Biotechnology Research Rancangan Malaysia
ke 8 2001
FUNDED RESEARCH/GRANTS
Plants used in traditional medicine along the Sabah West Coast
Principal investigator
RM5,000
UMS Short term grant 44/98 [1998-1999] Final Report submitted
Ethnobotanical survey over uses of plants in traditional medicine by the Rungus people
in Sabah using the IK Journal concept
Principal investigator
RM1,000
LOA APO 99/017 IPGRI [1999-2000] (International) Final Report submitted
Phytochemical screening of 101 Sabahan medicinal plants
Principal investigator
RM10,000
UMS Short term grant 35/99 [1999-2000] Final Report submitted
Chemical and biological studies on plants of the family Zingiberaceae
Principal investigator
RM5,000
UMS Short term grant 36/99 (1999-2000) Final Report submitted
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Estrogenic and Androgenic Effects of Kacip Fatimah
Principal investigator for Project 1
RM255,000
National Biotechnology Directorate BTK13 : 06-05-01-002 [2002-2005] Final Report
submitted.
Documentation of flora and fauna used in traditional healthcare by the Orang Sungai
communities in the Kinabatangan
Co-principal investigator
RM80,000
06-01-10-EA0010 IRPA [2002-2003] Final Report completed.
Termites pests biocontrol agents from Dolichoderus spp.
Co-principal investigator
RM172,640
01-02-10-0027-EA0024 IRPA [2002-2004] Final Report in the form of an MSc thesis
completed.
Application of supercritical fluid extraction and supercritical fluid chromatography for
the
enrichment of vital natural chemicals in Sabahan herbs with emphasis on Zingiber
officinale
Principal investigator
RM50,000
UMS Fundamental Grant B-0804-11-PR/U003 [2002-2004] Final Report Submitted.
Synthetic Strategies Towards Discotic Liquid Crystals Having Azo Chromophores for
Optical Storage Materials
Co-principal investigator
RM180,000
01-02-10-0035-EA0033 IRPA [2003-2005] Final Report to be submitted.
Essential Oil Quality and Standards Based on Novel Marker Compounds Isolated and
Identified for Aqualaria malaccensis (Gaharu)
Principal Investigator
Science Fund MOSTI 02-01-16-SF0005 [2006-2007] On-going
Aedes Pheromone: Isolation, identification and characterization of pheromones from
Aedes aegyptii
Co-principal investigator
Ministry of Health Malaysia JPP/IMR 11/2006 [2006-2008] On-going
Networking with UK institutions of higher learning to develop an ethnobotany research
and M.Sc. programme at Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Royal Society Travel Grant (U.K.) [2003]
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PUBLICATIONS
Journals
1. M.M. Yusoff, H. Ibrahim, N.A. Hamid, K.L. Chia, R.Y. Sik and N. Limpot.
Comparative distribution of essential oil constituents of Alpinia ligulata and Alpinia
nieuwenhuizii of Sabah (Malaysia). Manuscript submitted to Journal of Essential Oil
Research (USA).
2. H. Ibrahim, M.M. Yusoff, N.A. Hamid, R.Y. Sik, K.L. Chia and N. Limpot. Utility of
chemical constituents of essential oils in relation to plant classification: the case of
Alpinia latilabris and Alpinia malaccensis of Malaysia. Manuscript submitted to
Journal of Essential Oil Research (USA).
3. Atsuko Takano, Johnny Gisil, Mashitah Yusoff and Takuji Tachi. 2005. Floral and
pollinator behavior of flexistylous Bornean ginger, Alpinia nieuwenhuizii
(Zingiberaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution. 252: 167-173.
4. Sri Nurestri Abd. Malek, Halijah Ibrahim, Hong Sok Lai, Lee Guan Serm and Chan
Kam Seng, Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff and Nor Azah Mohd. Ali. 2005. Essential Oils of
Zingiber ottensii and Zingiber zerumbet from Sabah, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of
Science. 24: 49-58
5. Md Lutfor Rahman, Carsten Tschierske, Mashitah Yusoff, and Sidik Silong 2005.
Synthesis and liquid crystalline properties of a disc-shaped molecule with
azobenzene at the periphery. Tetrahedron Letters. 46 (13): 2303-2306
6. Januarius Gobilik, Anthony Lamb and Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2005. Two new species
of Plagiostachys (Zingiberaceae) from Sabah (Borneo). Sandakania. 16:49-56.
7. Gobilik, J. and Yusoff, M.M. 2005. Zingiberaceae and Costaceae of the Trus Madi
Range. J. Tropical Biology & Conservation. 1: 79-93. ISSN 1832-3902
8. Mashitah M Yusoff, Goroh Pasok and Berhaman Ahmad. 2003. Traditional
medicinal plants of the Dusun Tobilung of Kampong Toburon, Kudat, Sabah,
Malaysia. Borneo Research Bulletin (USA). 34:120-128. ISSN: 0006-7806
9. Talaty, E.R. and Yusoff, M.M. 1998. Regioselectivity in Nucleophilic Ring-Opening
of Aziridinones. Journal of Chemical Society Chemical Communication. 985-986
10. Reibenspies, J.H., Talaty, E.R. and Yusoff, M.M. 1998. Crystal Structure of 1,5-Ditert-
butyl-2-iminoimidazolin-4-one. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. 213: 325-326
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11. Reibenspies, J.H., Yusoff, M.M. and Talaty, E.R. 1998. Crystal Structure of 1,5-Ditert-
butyl-2-(methylamino)-2-imidazolin-4-one. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. 213:
323-324
12. Talaty, E.R., Reibenspies, J.H. and Yusoff, M.M. 1997. Synthesis and X-ray
Analysis of (RS)-N-tert-butyl-2-anilino-3,3-dimethyl-butanamide. Journal of
Chemical Crystallography. 27: 727-730
13. Talaty, E.R., Yusoff, M.M., Ismail, S.A., Gomez, J.A., Keller, C.A. and Younger,
J.M. 1997. Preparation of Substituted Imidazolidinones and Hydantoins by Ring-
Expansion of Aziridinones. Synlett. 6: 683-684
14. Yusoff, M.M. and Talaty, E.R. 1996. Ring-Expansion of an aziridinone to a
Hexahydrotriazine Through the Agency of a Novel Rearrangement. Tetrahedron
Letters. 37: 869-870
Books/Parts Of Books
1. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff. 2008. Mekanisme Tindakbalas Organik. Manuscript in
preparation.
2. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff. 2008. Herbs and their Uses in Malaysian Traditional
Medicine. Manuscript in preparation.
3. Januarius Gobilik and Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2005. Gingers of Imbak Canyon.
Submitted to Sabah Foundation for Imbak Canyon Scientific Monograph.
4. Sik Ruoh Yean, Naransa Limpot, Ng Kok Lian and Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2005.
Macronutrient value of Labisia pumila var. lanceolata from Imbak Canyon.
Submitted to Sabah Foundation for Imbak Canyon Scientific Monograph.
5. Naransa Limpot, Mustafa Saleh, Sik Ruoh Yean and Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff.
2004. Essential oils of Litsea cubeba (LAURACEAE). In Crocker Range Scientific
Expedition 2002 (Maryati Mohamed, Takuji Taachi, Zulhazman Hamzah and
Jamili Nais, eds). Kota Kinabalu: JICA and Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 33-38.
ISBN 983-2643-33-3
6. Atsuko Takano, Mashitah Yusoff and Johnny Gisil. 2004. The Zingiberaceae of
Crocker Range Park: A preliminary survey, checklist and generic key. In Crocker
Range Scientific Expedition 2002 (Maryati Mohamed, Takuji Taachi, Zulhazman
Hamzah and Jamili Nais, eds). Kota Kinabalu: JICA and Universiti Malaysia
Sabah. 17-26. ISBN 983-2643-33-3
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7. Avelinah Julius, Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff and Maryati Mohamed. 2003. Plants used
in the traditional healthcare of the Orang Sungai communities in the
Kinabatangan floodplain. In Lower Kinabatangan Scientific Expedition (Maryati
Mohamed, Atsuko Takano and Rajah Indran, eds). Kota Kinabalu: Universiti
Malaysia Sabah. 121-137. ISBN 983-2369-11-8
8. Maryati Mohamed, Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff and Hainidah Jamlee. 2003. Preliminary
study on ethnozoology of the Lower Kinabatangan Orang Sungai. In Lower
Kinabatangan Scientific Expedition (Maryati Mohamed, Atsuko Takano and Rajah
Indran, eds). Kota Kinabalu: Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 139-145. ISBN 983-2369-
11-8
9. Januarius Gobilik, David Magintan, Axel Dalberg Poulsen and Mashitah Yusoff.
2003. Gingers at the Dagat Limestone Ridge, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah. In
Tabin Limestone Scientific Expedition (Maryati Mohamed, Menno Schilthuizen
and Mahedi Andau, eds). Kota Kinabalu: Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 49-60. ISBN
983-2369-08-8
10. Mashitah Yusoff, How Siew Eng and Finchley Jonius. 2000. Plants used in
traditional medicine in the Klias Peninsular. In Klias-Binsulok Scientific
Expedition (Maryati Mohamed, Mashitah Yusoff and Sining Unchi, eds). Kota
Kinabalu: Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 75-85. ISBN 983-2188-42-3
11. Maryati Mohamed, Mashitah Yusoff and Sining Unchi. 2000. Klias-Binsulok
Scientific Expedition. Kota Kinabalu: Universiti Malaysia Sabah. ISBN 983-2188-
42-3
12. Abdul Halim Othman, Sarim Mustajab, Felix Tongkul, Noor Edine Belkhamzah
and Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff. 1999. Etika Akademik UMS. Kota Kinabalu:
Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 14pp
13. Mashitah M. Yusoff. 1998. Chemistry of a small heterocycle. Ph.D dissertation.
Ann Arbor: UMI - Dissertations Publishing. PUBLICATION NO. AAT 9900419.
ISBN 059197357X
14. Mashitah M. Yusoff. 1991. Selected studies on certain iron sandwich complexes.
Masters thesis. Ann Arbor: UMI - Dissertations Publishing. PUBLICATION NO.
AAT 1346655.
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Proceedings
1. Lutfor, M. R.; Yusoff, M.; Tschierske, Carsten; Pelzl, Karsten; Baumeister, Ute;
Silong, S. 2005. Nematic and smectic mesophase formation by a novel
triphenyleneazobenzene
hybride molecule. In: Electronic-liquid crystal communications. - Kent,
Ohio. S. 1-10
2. Mashitah M. Yusoff, Berhaman Ahmad, Maryati Mohamed and Rashid Abdul
Samad. 2005. Checklist of medicinal and edible plants of the communities inhabiting
the vicinity of the Klias peat swamp forest reserve, Sabah, Malaysia. Proceedings 9 th
Sabah Inter Agency Tropical Ecosystem Research Seminar. (Frederick Kugan and
Chey Vun Kean, eds). Sandakan: Sabah Forestry Department. 81-88. ISBN 983-
9554-17-4
3. Mashitah Yusoff, Januarius Gobilik, Monica Suleiman, Mohd. Fairus Jalil, David
Magintan, Sukup Akin and Johnny Gisil. Exotic plants in Sabah’s indigenous
material medica. 2004. Proceedings 5th Sabah Inter-Agency Tropical Ecosystem
Seminar (John Tay, Waidi Sinun, Chan Hing Hon and Darline Lim-Hasegawa,
eds). Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Foundation. 125-132. ISBN989-3078-00-1
4. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff, Simon Tay Lai Hong and Berhaman Ahmad. 2004. Plants
used in traditional healthcare by the Bisaya of Kuala Penyu, Sabah, Malaysia. In
Natural Products R&D: Transforming Rainforest Industries. (Mashitah M. Yusoff,
ed). 223-229. ISBN983-2369-12-6
5. Mashitah M. Yusoff (Ed.) 2004. Natural Products R&D: Transforming Rainforest
Industries. Kota Kinabalu: Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 239pp. ISBN983-2369-12-6
6. Maryati Mohamed, Mashitah Yusoff and Atsuko Takano. 2003. Prosiding Seminar
Hasil Ekspedisi Saintifik Hilir Kinabatangan dan Bengkel
Etnobotani/Etnozoologi. Kota Kinabalu: JICA and Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
ISBN 983-41152-7-X
7. Salleh Ibrahim, Nurhanisah Abdullah, Julius Kulip and Mashitah Yusoff. 2002.
Kemaskini: Tumbuhan ubatan Kadazandusun Tatana, Kuala Penyu, Sabah,
Malaysia. In Proceedings Borneo Research Council 7th Biennial International
Conference (Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan, ed). Submitted.
8. Peter Cheong Choong Hing, Maryati Mohamed and Mashitah Yusoff. 2001. A
potential pest repellant from black cocoa ants Dolichoderus sp. (Thoracicus group).
In Fine chemicals from natural resources (Ahmad Sazali Hamzah, ed.). Shah Alam:
UiTM. 85-91. ISBN 967-958-144-6
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9. Berhaman Ahmad, Monica Suleiman and Mashitah Yusoff. 2000. A survey of plants
used in traditional medicine along the Sabah west coast. In Proceedings Borneo
Research Council 6th Biennial International Conference (Michael Leigh, ed). Kota
Samarahan: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. 441-445
10. Sukup Akin, Berhaman Ahmad and Mashitah Yusoff. 2000. Tumbuh-tumbuhan
yang digunakan dalam perubatan tradisional oleh kaum Rungus, Matunggong,
Kudat, Sabah.In Proceedings of the Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
(Chang Yu Shyun, Mastura Mohtar, Vimala Subramaniam and Zainon Abu
Samah, eds). Kepong: FRIM. 238-245. ISBN 983-2181-18-6
11. How Siew Eng and Mashitah Yusoff. 1999. Status of Medicinal Plants Research in
Sabah. In Proceedings Medicinal plants in the 21st century (Nathan Ganapathy,
ed). Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia
12. How Siew Eng and Mashitah Yusoff. 1999. Some abstracts pertaining to nontimber
forest products (Plants used in medicine in Sabah). In Sustainable
utilization of non-timber forest products: issues and prospects (Mohd. Yaakub Hj.
Johari, Maryati Mohamed and Mary Sintoh, eds). Kota Kinabalu: Universiti
Malaysia Sabah. 127-145. ISBN 967-9910-51-2
Conferences
1. Mashitah M. Yusoff, Halijah Ibrahim and Nurulhusna A. Hamid. 2007. Chemical
distribution in the essential oils of two species of Alpinia endemic to Borneo. Paper
presented at International Symposium On Essential Oils (ISEO 07). 10-13 September
2007. Graz (Austria).
2. Halijah Ibrahim and Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2007. Plant-based ethnic remedies for
hypertension from Malaysia. Paper presented at International Symposium On
Medicinal Plants (GA 07). 3-6 September 2007. Graz (Austria).
3. Mashitah M. Yusoff, Halijah Ibrahim and Nurulhusna A. Hamid. 2006. Chemical
Constituents and Antimicrobial Properties of the Essential Oils of two Alpinia
Species from Sabah (Malaysia). Paper presented at International Symposium On
Essential Oils (ISEO 06). 10-13 September 2006. Grasse (France).
4. Januarius Gobilik, Axel D. Poulsen and Mashitah Yusoff. 2006. Notes on
Zingiberaceae and Costaceae as Indicators of Forest Condition at Tabin Wildlife
Reserve (TWR), Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia. Paper presented at 4th International
Symposium on the family Zingiberaceae. 3-6 July 2006. Singapore.
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5. Nurulhusna Ab. Hamid, Halijah Ibrahim and Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff. 2005.
Antimicrobial activities of the essential oils of two Alpinias from Tenom, Sabah.
Paper presented at XXI Malaysian Natural Products Society. 22-23 November 2005.
Kuala Lumpur: Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, UKM KL.
6. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff, Naransa Limpot, Mohd. Nor Hazlee Sharudin And
Aminuddin Mohamad. 2005. Perbandingan Paras Logam Di Dalam Tongkat Ali Dan
Kacip Fatimah Di Dalam Pasaran Dengan Kaedah Spektroskopi Serapan Atom.
Paper presented at Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 2005 - Harnessing
Cures from Nature: Trends & Prospects. 13-14 September 2005. Kuala Lumpur:
FRIM.
7. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff, Sik Ruoh Yean, Naransa Limpot and Malik Mapat. 2005.
Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Selected Edible Flora of Sabah, Malaysia. Paper
presented at Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 2005 - Harnessing Cures
from Nature: Trends & Prospects. 13-14 September 2005. Kuala Lumpur: FRIM.
8. Yong Z. Zubairi, Mashitah M. Yusoff, Berhaman Ahmad and Hakimi Khairuddin.
2005. Documentation On The Use Of Plants In Traditional Healthcare Among The
Indigenous Communities Of The Klias Peninsular. Paper presented at International
Conference on the Indigenous People 2005. 4-5 July 2005. Kuala Lumpur: Universiti
Malaya
9. Mashitah Mohd. Yusoff, Berhaman Ahmad, Hamilda @ Francisca Majit And
Aminuddin Mohamad. 2005. Uses Of Plants In Traditional Healthcare Of The Dusun
Of Kampong Sinua, Keningau, Sabah. Paper presented at International Conference
on the Indigenous People 2005. 4-5 July 2005. Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya
10. Sik Ruoh Yean, Maryati Mohamed and Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2004. The chemical
constituent of Oecophylla smaragdina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Paper
presented at 20th Annual Seminar of the Malaysian Natural Products Society.
Kucing. 29-30 November.
11. Nurhuda Manshoor, Mustafa Saleh and Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2004. 5-Hydroxy-6-
methoxy-inden-1-one from Eurycoma longifolia Jack. Paper presented at 20th
Annual Seminar of the Malaysian Natural Products Society. Kucing. 29-30
November.
12. Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2004. Natural products and drug discovery (Invited Paper 2).
Paper presented at Sabah Pharmacy Society Conference. Kudat Marina. 4-7
October.
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13. Mashitah M. Yusoff, Berhaman Ahmad, Maryati Mohamed and Rashid Abd.
Samad. 2004. Ethnobotany Field Notes: A Preliminary Report On Medicinal
Plants Used By The Communities Inhabiting The Vicinity Of The Klias Forest
Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia. Paper presented at 9th Sabah Inter Agency Tropical
Ecosystem Seminar. Forestry Department Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. 30 Sept.
14. Mashitah M. Yusoff and Maryati Mohamed. 2004. Challenges of Medicinal Plants
Research and Development: Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s experience. Paper
presented at Medicinal plants and Herbal Industry Seminar. FRIM and Universiti
Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. 23 August.
15. Atsuko Takano, Johnny Gisil, Mashitah Yusoff and Takuji Tachi. 2004. P-34
Observation on floral behavior and pollinators of flexistylous ginger, Alpinia
nieuwenhuizii Val. (Zingiberaceae) from Borneo. Paper presented at International
Symposium on Asian Plant Diversity and Systematics (IAPT) SYMPOSIUM
(Species Biology and Reproduction) National Museum of Japanese History,
Sakura, Chiba. July 29 (Thu) - August 1.
16. Mashitah M. Yusoff. 2003. Traditional knowledge and bioprospecting. Paper
presented at Seminar Traditional Healers and Ethnobotanical Knowledge: Bio-
Prospecting from Traditional Knowledge. Konrad Adeneur Foundation and
Institute for Development Studies. Hotel Promenade, Kota Kinabalu. 25-26 Sept.
17. Julai Timor, Yusoff, M.M., Majidah A., Sharaniza A.R., Wan Nazaimoon W.M. 2002.
In-vitro toxicity studies of kacip fatimah water extract. Paper presented at
International Conference on Traditional and Complementary Medicine. Sunway
Lagoon Resort, Kuala Lumpur. 14-16 October.
18. Yusoff, M.M., Ahmad, B. and Yeo, S.T. 2002. Medicinal plants of two Dusun
communities. Paper presented at International Conference on Traditional and
Complementary Medicine. Sunway Lagoon Resort, Kuala Lumpur. 14-16 October.
19. Yusoff, M.M., Eddie, E.C.M. and Ahmad, B. 2002. Medicinal Plants in the Sabahan
tamu. Paper presented at International Conference on Traditional and
Complementary Medicine. Sunway Lagoon Resort, Kuala Lumpur. 14-16 October.
20. Cheong, P., Mohamed, M. and Yusoff, M.M. 2001. Biocontrol agent(s) from
Dolichoderus sp. Paper presented at the 17th. National Seminar of the Malaysian
Natural Products Society, Grand Blue Wave Hotel, Shah Alam. 17-18 October.
21. Mashitah Yusoff. 2001. GC fingerprinting of herbal preparations: Tongkat Ali and
pegaga. Paper presented at Herbal Biotechnology Seminar. Institute for
Development Studies. Pacific Sutera, Kota Kinabalu. April.
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22. Yusoff, M.M., Mohamed, M., Dalimin, M.N. and Sintoh, M. 2001. Health Tourism:
Specialty Natural Products and Healthcare. Paper presented at IDS Seminar on
Health Tourism. Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
23. Mohamed, M., Sintoh, M. and Yusoff, M.M. 2001. Smart partners in R&D of
Biodiversity: IDS-UMS. Paper presented at IDS Seminar on Biodiversity Resources
with References to Specialty Natural Products: The Prospects of Utilising R&D
Findings in Sabah. Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
24. Yusoff, M.M., Suleiman, M., Jalil, M.F., Magintan, D., Gobilik, J., Akin, S. and Gisil,
J. 2000. Exotic plants in the Sabah pharmacopoiea. Paper presented at Sabah Inter-
Agency Tropical Ecosystem Seminar V. Shangri La, Tanjung Aru
25. Tay, S., Ahmad, B. and Yusoff, M.M. 2000. A preliminary survey of plants used in
traditional medicine by the Bisaya of Kuala Penyu, Sabah. Paper presented at
Malaysian Science Technology Congress. Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.
26. Eddie, E.C.M., Jalil, M.F. and Yusoff, M.M. 2000. A preliminary survey of market
trends and potential of plants used in traditional medicine in Sabah. Paper presented
at Malaysian Science Technology Congress. Promenade Hotel, Kota Kinabalu.
27. Akin, S., Ahmad, B. and Yusoff, M.M. 2000. Plants used in traditional medicine by
the Rungus of Mantunggong, Kudat, Sabah. Paper presented at PLANTS2000.
FRIM, Kuala Lumpur.
28. Ahmad, B., Suleiman, M. and Yusoff, M.M. 2000. A survey of plants used in
traditional medicine along the Sabah West Coast. Paper presented at borneo2000
(Borneo Research Council). Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuching.
29. Yusoff, M.M. 1999. Phytomedicinal Trends in Sabah - Issues and Perspectives. Paper
presented at HERBS, An International Conference. MINES, Kuala Lumpur.
30. Mohamed, M. and Yusoff, M.M. 1999. Herbal remedies in Malaysia in the 21st.
century. In Proceedings Herbal Medicine into the Millenium (P.G. Waterman, ed.).
Southern Cross University, Lismore.
31. Yusoff, M.M. and Mohamed, M. 1999. Medicinal plants, cure for the 21st century.
Plenary paper presented at the International Pharmacy Symposium. Shangri La,
Tanjung Aru.
32. How S.E. and Yusoff, M.M. 1998. Research on medicinal plants in Sabah. Paper
presented at Medicinal Plants: Cure for the 21st Century. UPM, Serdang.
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33. Talaty ER, Zandler ME Dreger EB and Yusoff MM. 1998. Analysis of the bending
potentials of ten-valence-electron species of the type HAB. American Chemical Society
Midwest Regional Meeting. November.
34. Talaty ER and Yusoff MM. 1998. Regioselectivity in nucleophilic ring-opening of
aziridinones. American Chemical Society Fall Meeting. Boston. August.
35. Yusoff, M.M. 1998. Synthesis and x-ray analysis of (RS)-N-tert-butyl-2-anilo-3,3-
dimethylbutanamide. 130th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science.
Wichita. April.
36. Yusoff M.M. and Talaty ER. 1997. Ring-expansion of an aziridinone to a
hexahydrotriazine involving a novel rearrangement. American Chemical Society Fall
Meeting. Las Vegas. September.
37. Talaty ER and Yusoff M.M. 1996. Synthesis of analogues of creatinine. American
Chemical Society Spring Meeting. New Orleans. March.
38. Talaty ER and Yusoff M.M. 1995. Organic synthesis based on aziridinones.
International Meeting of Chemical Societies of Pacific-Rim Countries
(PACIFICHEM95). Honolulu. December.
39. Talaty ER and Yusoff M.M. 1994. Synthetic applications of aziridinones. American
Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting. November.
40. Talaty ER and Yusoff M.M. 1994. Novel synthesis of specifically-substituted
glycocyamidines. American Chemical Society Spring Meeting. San Diego. March.
41. Talaty ER and Yusoff MM. 1993. Synthesis of novel cyclophosphamides. American
Chemical Society Fall Meeting. Chicago. August-September.
42. Talaty ER and Yusoff M.M. 1993. Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds having potential
medicinal interest. American Chemical Society Spring Meeting. Denver. March-April.
43. Talaty ER, Yusoff M.M., Gomez JA and Ismail SA. 1992. Synthesis of five-membered
heterocycles based on aziridinones. American Chemical Midwest Regional Meeting.
Lawrence. November.
44. Talaty ER, Gomez JA, Dillon JA, Ismail SA and Yusoff M.M. 1987. Novel synthesis of
glycocyamidines, hydantoins and sterically-hindered α-mercapto amides. American
Chemical Society Fall Meeting. New Orleans. September.
45. Talaty ER, Dillon JA, Gomez J, Ismail S, Yusoff MM. 1986. New synthetic methods
based on aziridinones. IUPAC International Conference on Organic Synthesis.
Moscow USSR. August 10-15.
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PATENTS PENDING
PI 20054784 Malaysia, filed 12 October 2005
11/330701 USA, filed 12 January 2006
2006-065705 Japan, filed 10 March 2006
200610065810.0 China, filed 24 March 2006
RESEARCH COMMERCIALIZED
Process for the preparation and method of standardization of Labisia pumila water
extract with Pharmaniaga Berhad On 23rd April 2007
DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS
Malaysian Standards
MS 1860:2005 Herbs and Herbal Products – Vocabulary
MS 1865:2005 Essential Oils – General Rules for Packaging, Conditioning an
Storage
MS 1866:2005 Essential Oils – General Rules for Labelling and Marking
Containers
MS ISO 212:2005 Essential Oils – Sampling
MS ISO 356:2005 Essential Oils – Preparation of Test Samples
MS ISO 4720:2005 Essential Oils – Nomenclature
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HONORS & AWARDS
IENA 2007 Gold Medal Award for “Antiinflammatory Oil from Halia Bara (Zingiber
officinale var. rubrum)” Invention – Nuremberg, Germany
ITEX 2007 Gold Medal Award for “Integrated biotech process for production of
biodiesel from microalgae” Invention – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ITEX 2006 Gold Medal Award for “Medicinal Massage Oil from Halia Bara (Zingiber
officinale var. rubrum)” Invention – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian Technology Expo 2006 Silver Medal Award for “Medicinal Massage Oil
from Halia Bara (Zingiber officinale var. rubrum)” Invention – Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Employee Service Excellence Award Universiti Malaysia Sabah 2002
Third Prize Webmaster, Pertandingan Merekabentuk Laman Web Universiti
Malaysia Sabah 2000
Who’s who among students in American Universities and Colleges
Who’s who among international students in American Universities and Colleges
Dean’s Honor Roll Wichita State University
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education’s Softskills Training For Trainers Level 4
2007
Workshop on Benchmarking IPTA (Ministry of Higher Education & National
Productivity Corporation) 2005
Training on FT-IR 2003
Training on 600MHz FT-NMR 2003
Training on GC-MS/MS 2003
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Training on LC-MS/MS 2003
Training on Pistar 180 CD spectrometer 2003
MATRADE Seminar Branding for the World 2003
BTN-MiGHT Convention on Unifying the Nation Through Science and Technology
2003
Seminar Pembangunan dan Halatuju Industri Halia 2002
Crocker Range Scientific Expedition 2002
How to conduct clinical trial in herbal medicine 2002
Bengkel Pengurusan Penyelidikan 2002
Training on HPLC 2002
Training on GC-FID 2002
Lower Kinabatangan Scientific Expedition 2001
Kursus Pengajaran dan Penyelidikan UMS 2000-2001
Bengkel Penulisan Ilmiah UMS 2000
Bengkel Penulisan Gaya UMS 2000
Bengkel Harta Intelek UMS 2000
Outward Bound Course Certificate No. 8786 2000
Imbak Valley Scientific Expedition 2000
Kursus Induksi UMS Kumpulan Pengurusan & Profesional serta Gred setaraf dengan
Kumpulan B 2000
Klias-Binsuluk Scientific Expedition 1999
Mashitah M Yusoff Page 25 12/9/2007
LEADERSHIP
Ahli, Alumni Kelab-kelab UMNO Luar Negara current
State Superintendent (Nursing), St. John Ambulance Malaysia (Sabah) 2002-2003
Board of Directors, African-American Museum, Wichita 1996-1998
Advisor, Associated Malaysian Students of Wichita 1996-1998
President, Global Learning Center, Wichita State University, 1996-1998
Secretary, Global Learning Center, Wichita, 1994-1995
Graduate Senator, Student Government Association, Wichita State University, 1994-
1995
Setiausaha Kebormat, Kelab UMNO Michigan (Kalamazoo) 1989-2000
Ketua Wanita, Kelab UMNO Michigan (Kalamazoo) 1988-1989
Student Leadership Council, Western Michigan University 1987-1988
Vice President and Secretary for International Relations, Malaysian Students
Organization, Kalamazoo 1987-1988
Secretary for Publications, Malaysian Students Organization, Kalamazoo 1986-1987
Vice President, Associated Malaysian Students of Wichita 1985-1986
Kursus Kepimpinan BTN, Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas, Cheras 1984
Editor-in-chief, REBANA newsletter of the Associated Malaysian Students of
Wichita 1982-1984
Founder, Associated Malaysian Students of Wichita 1982
Kursus Kepimpinan BTN, Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas, Cheras 1980
Kursus Kepimpinan BTN, Sekolah Menengah Convent, Bukit Mertajam 1979