Faculty Research

Institute Block Grant Projects

At our institute, we support a number of research projects from a wide range of health science disciplines, including biomedical sciences, health sciences education, nursing, pharmacy and public health, using our block grant.

Examples of Current Projects:

  • A mixed-method study of collaborative online examination among students in higher education in Brunei Darussalam
  • Development of nanoemulsion mouthwash for patients with advanced cancer
  • BK channel, a potential prognostic marker and therapeutic target for lung cancer
  • Effects of Cosmos caudatus extract, and in combination with resveratrol, in human colorectal cancer cell
  • Effectiveness of Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 infection in Brunei Darussalam: a test negative case control design study
  • Immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccines and levels of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody in the Bruneian population: Phase 2 longitudinal study
  • In vitro and in vivo effect of local standardized Morus alba L. extracts (“daun penawar teratau” or “krakatau”) as potential adjunct for kidney stones
  • Secondary analysis of self-reported COVID-19 vaccine adverse effects
  • Teaching ethics in nursing education: a cross-national qualitative study

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published 14/07/2022
last updated 03/08/2022

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Head of Research Facilities

Animal Model (C. elegans)
Assoc Prof
Dr Mark IR Petalcorin

Assoc Prof Dr Lie Chen

Cell Culture
Assoc Prof
Dr Lie Chen

Microbiology
Sr Asst Prof
Dr Siti Hanna Muharram

Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
Asst Prof
Dr Shirley Lee

Other Facilities of Interest:

UBD Biomedical Genomics Core (BGC) Lab Facility

BGC Lab provides genomic resources, in particular Illumina next generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics support, to research communities at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Projects by BGC Lab:

  • Pharmacogenomic study of the Brunei population
  • Transcriptomic study of Big K channel protein
  • Brunei breast cancer genome project
  • Genetic variants in diabetic chronic kidney disease

Key Contacts:

  • Assoc Prof Dr Hjh Mas Rina Wati Hj Abd Hamid
  • Sr Asst Prof Dr Lu Zen Huat
  • Prof Kenneth Kok Yuh Yen

Precision Genomic Medicine Research Lead
Assoc Prof
Dr Hjh Mas Rina Wati Hj Abd Hamid

Dr Lu Zen Huat

Head of BGC Lab Facility
Sr Asst Prof
Dr Lu Zen Huat

Throwback: BGC Lab presented project results back in December 2021 at the International Symposium on Bioinformatics (#insyb2021)

UBD Herbal Research Group

A number of PAPRSB IHS staff members are involved with UBD’s herbal research.

Faculty affiliates:

  • Assoc Prof Dr Hjh Mas Rina Wati Hj Abd Hamid (committee member)
  • Assoc Prof Dr Long Chiau Ming (doctoral project supervisor)
  • Assoc Prof Dr Mark IR Petalcorin (grant holder)
  • Sr Asst Prof Pg Dr Nurolaini Pg Hj Muhd Kifli (group lead)
  • Sr Asst Prof Dr Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal (master project supervisor)
  • Sr Asst Prof Dr Siti Hanna Muharram (master project supervisor)
  • Sr Asst Prof Dr Suwarni Md Diah (undergraduate project supervisor)
  • Asst Prof Dr Noor Faizah Md Naim (committee secretary)
  • Asst Prof Dr Siti Rohaiza Ahmad (grant holder)
  • Dr Goh Poh Hui (graduate project supervisor)
  • Dr Hazim Ghani (undergraduate project supervisor)
  • Dr Lim Mei Ann (undergraduate project supervisor)

Herbal Group Research Lead
Sr Asst Prof
Pg Dr Nurolaini Pg Hj Muhd Kifli