Research Scholarship Scheme


Virulence study of bacteria that caused leaf blight disease in rice plants and isolation of their bacteriophages as biocontrol agents

No. of Vacant(s) : 1 (one)
Appointment Duration: November 2017 - October 2019
Location : UTAR Kampar
Stipend : RM2,500.00/month
Education Level : Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sc/Microbiology/Biological Sc/Biochemistry) or related field

Specific Skills / Knowledge Required: Recruitment of Master degree student
Principle Investigator: Dr Loh Pek Chin
Co-researcher: Associate Prof Dr Wong Hann Ling
- Molecular Microbiology. Must possess molecular biology and bioinformatics background. Experience in isolation and identification bacteria/bacteriophages by DNA sequencing will be an advantage.
- Graduate with CGPA preferably 2.75 and above, and background in biological sciences .
Job Description : Isolation of bacteria and its specific bacteriophages

Candidate need to handle rice plant seedlings in pots (small lab scale) for bacteria and bacteriophages virulence tests

Familiar with bioinformatics tools such as BLASTn, sequences alignment, Ribosome Database Project (RDP), phylogenetic relationship study

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Loh Pek Chin via email at