Dr. Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar - Senior Lecturer

Dr. Siti Aisyah  Abd Ghafar
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Phone: 03-4289 ext:1157 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSc (Biomedical sciences) (UPM)
  • PhD(Medical Biotechnology), UPM

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

  • Experimental Pathology

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Research Methodology

 

RESEARCH AREAS:

  • Natural Product
  • Cancer
  • Molecular research
  • Nanotechnology
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

Title of Research
 
Source
 
Position / Role
 
Total fund
 
Start Date
 
End Date
Anti-proliferative Effects of Crude Banana Soft Pith (BSP) Extracts Against Oral Cancer Cell Lines.
RAGS, KPM
Co-researcher
RM 79,350
16 September 2013
16 March 2016
Chemopreventive properties of Clinacanthus nutans L. leaves extracts against precancerous oral cancer cell lines.
RAGS, KPM
Principal Investigator
RM 39,000
1 Disember 2014
1 Disember 2016
Antibacterial properties of Holothuridea atra (sea cucumber) extracts against Streptococcus mutans in dental caries formation.
Short-term grant’s, USIM
Co-researcher
RM20,000
22 Mei 2015
22 Mei 2017

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Maznah I, Chan K.W, Siti Aisyah A.G. 2009. A Supercritical Fluid Extraction Process of Kenaf Seeds. (Patent no: PI 20084924)
  2. Latifah Saiful Yazan, Jhi Biau Foo, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Kim Wei Chan, Paridah Md Tahir and Maznah Ismail. 2011. Effect of kenaf seed oil from different ways of extraction towards ovarian cancer cells. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 89: 328-332.
  3. Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Latifah Saiful Yazan, Paridah Md Tahir and Maznah Ismail. 2012. Kenaf seed supercritical fluid extract reduces aberrant crypt foci formation in azoxymethane-induced rats. Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology. 64: 247-251
  4. Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Maznah Ismail, Latifah Saiful Yazan, Sharida Fakurazi, Norsharina Ismail, Kim Wei Chan & Paridah Md Tahir. 2013. Cytotoxic Activity of Kenaf Seed Oils Extracted by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Fluid Extractions (KSO-SFE) Towards Human Colorectal Cancer (HT29) Cell Lines. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol. 2013, Article ID 549705, 8 pages.
  5. Nur Akmal Ishak, Maznah Ismail, Muhajir Hamid, Zalinah Ahmad and Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar. 2013. Antidiabetic and hypolipidemic activities of curculigo latifolia fruit:root extract in high fat fed diet and low dose STZ induced diabetic rats. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol. 2013. Article ID 601838, 12 pages.
  6. Norsharina Ismail, Maznah Ismail, Musalmah Mazlan, Latiffah Abdul Latiff, Mustapha Umar Imam, Shahid Iqbal, Nur Hanisah Azmi, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar,  and Kim Wei Chan. 2013. Thymoquinone Prevents β-Amyloid Neurotoxicity in Primary Cultured Cerebellar Granule Neurons. Cellular and Molecular Biology. 33(8): 1159-1169
  7. Ramlah Mohamad Ibrahim, Nurul Syima Hamdan, Rozi Mahmud, Mustapha Umar Imam, Suraini Mohd Saini, Saiful Nizam Abd Rashid, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Latiffah Ab Latiff and Maznah Ismail. 2014. A randomised controlled trial on hypolipidemic effects of Nigella Sativa seeds powder in menopausal women. Journal of Translational Medicine. 12:82.
  8. Nur Diyana Md Zamri, Mustapha Umar Imam, Maznah Ismail, and Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar. 2014. Antioxidative Effects of Germinated Brown Rice-derived Extracts on H2O2-induced Oxidative Stress in HEPG2 cells. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Article ID 371907. (Accepted for publication

PROCEEDINGS:

  1. Mohamad Shahid Izani, Muslim Nur Hakim Hassan, Nadia Halib, Zulfahmi Said, Rohazila Mohamad Hanafiah, Muhammad Kamarulzaman Daud, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar. Antibacterial activity of soft pith (umbut pisang) from Musa x paradisiaca extracts against Streptococcus mutans. 7th National Dental Students’ Scientific Conference, International Islamic University of Malaysia (15 -17 May 2015). – POSTER PRESENTATION.
  2. Ira Hazwani Hasan Fikri , Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Zolkapli Eshak, Zulfahmi Said, Dzulfikar Shamsudin, Hisyam Abd Hamid, Noreen Husain, Nadia Halib. Anti-proliferative Effects of the Banana Soft Pith Fractions against Oral Cancer Cell Line.  2nd International Conference on Advances in Medical Science (ICAMS), Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur (14-16 April 2015). – POSTER PRESENTATION.
  3. Maznah Ismail, Siti Aisyah Abd  Ghafar, Mohd Yusri Noordin, Foo Jhi Biau, Latifah Saiful Yazan & Paridah Md Tahir.Innovation from kenaf by products: Phytosterol rich oil for health. INTROP Research Colloquium (14-16 December 2010). – ORAL PRESENTATION 
  4. Siti Aisyah bt Abd Ghafar, Latifah Saiful Yazan, Paridah Md Tahir & Maznah Ismail. Kenaf seed supercritical fluid extract reduces aberrant crypt foci formation in azoxymethane-induced rats. INTROP Research Colloquium (14-16 December 2010). – ORAL PRESENTATION.
  5. Siti Aisyah A.G, Latifah S.Y & Maznah I.Kenaf seed SFE extract Reduce ACF formation on AOM induced rats. International Conference on Kenaf & Allied Fibres. (1-3 December 2009). – POSTER PRESENTATION
  6. Siti Aisyah A.G, Latifah S.Y, Chan K.W, Maznah I.Cytotoxicity activity of SFE kenaf seeds extracts towards HT29 cell line.Biodiversity and Biotechnology Symposium (19-21 November 2008). – POSTER PRESENTATION
  7. Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Mohd Yusri Noordin, Chan Kim Wei & Maznah Ismail.Anticancer Effect of Kenaf Seed Oil Fractions. Collaboration between KPPK-UPM, UPM. (13/12/2007). – POSTER PRESENTATION

 

AWARDS:

  1. Maznah Ismail, Latifah Saiful Yazan , Paridah Md Tahir, Chan Kim Wei, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Foo Jhi Biau. 2012. Kenaf Bio-Oil as a novel Specialty oil with high phytosterol & antioxidant properties. BioMalaysia 5-7 November (Gold Medal & Best Innovation in Biotechnology Category)
  2. Maznah Ismail, Latifah Saiful Yazan, Chan Kim Wei, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Foo Jhi Biau. Kenaf Bio-Oil from Waste to Health and Wealth. Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 17-19 February. (Silver Medal).

 

 

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