Grants

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March 2021

Opening the blackbox of phage diversity in Belum rainforest to combat antimicrobial resistant infections

Funding agency: GCRF, U.K.

Amount: GBP 10,000

Type of grant: International

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Andrew Millard (UK lead)

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January 2021

Malaysian Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Bioinformatics-driven Computational Biodiscovery (MACBio)

Funding agency: KKP, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM500,000

Type of grant: National

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Heera Rajandas

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January 2021

Deciphering Paddy Probiotics: A Precision Agricultural ‘moonshot’ for Rice cultivation
 

Funding agency: CREST, Malaysia

Amount: RM1,436,252

Type of grant: National

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Heera Rajandas

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Heera Rajandas (COMBio lead)
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January 2021

Synthesis and evaluation of Novel Chromone Analogues potential against Corona Virus
 

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM150,200

Type of grant: National

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Ravichandran

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2020

Omics driven Computational Biodiscovery in the field of venomics

 

Funding agency: Matching grant with Harvard Medical School

Amount: RM 50,000

Type of grant: International

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Thomas Sicheritz-Ponten

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2020

Scientific Training in Southeast Asia: Phages as Antibacterial Tools to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Funding agency: GCRF. U.K.

Amount: RM165,763.81

Type of grant: International

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Martha Clokie (U.K. lead)

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Sivachandran (COMBio lead)

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April 2019

Exploring New Collaboration in Malaysia With A View To Developing Novel Phage Products


 

Funding agency: International Research Development Fund-Global Challenges Research Fund

Amount: RM11,666

Type of grant: International

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Martha Clokie (UK lead)

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January 2019

Understanding the role of oral and gut microbiome's functional signatures in relation to Schizophrenia


 

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM 200,700

Type of grant: National

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Heera Rajandas

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January 2019

The Bioactive Compounds and Genetic Blueprint of Acmella uliginosa, Myrmecodia tuberosa and Hydnophytum formicarum using A Multi-Omics Driven Approach

Funding agency: UMK Matching grant Scheme

Amount: RM 100,000

Type of grant: National

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Heera Rajandas

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Sivachandran (COMBio lead)

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January 2019

Characterization of transformed salivary microbiota in Malaysian children who experience environmental tobacco smoke exposure based on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM190,400

Type of grant: National

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January 2019

Stemming the rot from within: Bacteriophages as a potential biocontrol agent against macergens causing soft rot diseases



 

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM122,200

Type of grant: National

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Lee Su Yin

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January 2019

Production of fertilizer using food waste






 

Funding agency: FAIRY FOOD INDUSTRIES SDN. BHD. (Industry grant)

Amount: RM 20,000

Type of grant: National

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K. Marimuthu

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January 2019

Deciphering the genetic blueprint of endangered indigenous plants and their associated microbiome using a multi-omics approach

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM142,000

Type of grant: National

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Sivachandran

Embryonic Stem Cells

January 2019

Molecular basis of the plasticity potential of dental pulp stem cells towards regional specific neural precursors

Funding agency: Industry grant

Amount: RM20,000

Type of grant: National

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Sivachandran

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January 2018

Assembly and annotation of genome and transcriptome of Malaysian Medicinal Leech, Hirudinaria javanica and Hirudinaria manillensis

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM72,200

Type of grant: National

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Siventhiran

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2017

Discovering the oral microbiome diversity in the three major ethnic groups in Malaysia and understanding their functional signatures in relation to periodontitis, among smokers and non-smokers

Funding agency: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education

Amount: RM155,500

Type of grant: National

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Heera Rajandas

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2017

Intelligent algorithm based remote Aedes aegypti mosquito and post-dengue patient monitoring, reporting and preventing solutions for Dengue outbreaks in Malaysia
 

Funding agency: CREST, Malaysia

Amount: RM599,000

Type of grant: Industry

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Ravichandran