Dr. Hasmahzaiti Omar

University of Malaya (UM)


  • Biodiversity


  • Rodents (Taxonomy)


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 1999 - 2003
    Bachelor in Biology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • 2003 - 2005
    Master in Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • 2010 - 2013
    PhD in Science and Technology, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)

Working Experience

  • 2014 - 2014
    Ahli Jawatankuasa Perolehan Genetik
    Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • 2014 - 2014
    Penyelaras Jadual Waktu Pengajaran PEB
    Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • 2014 - 2014
    Ahli Jawatankuasa Penilaian Harga dan Teknikal
    Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • 2015 - 2015
    Ahli Jawatankuasa Majlis Jasamu Di Kenang wakil Program PEB
    Zoology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • 2015 - Present
    Ahli Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Program Sarjana Sains Pertanian (Perlindungan Tanaman)
    Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science


  • 2016
    Council Member
  • 2015
    Regional workshop of UNESCO Natural Sciences related Centres and Chairs in Asia and the Pacific: Promoting Interaction and Knowledge Exchange between UNESCO and Natural Sciences
  • 2015
    Lawatan Delegasi College of Science
  • 2015
  • 2014
    The 4th International Symposium on East Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity
  • 2014
    Council Member
    Malaysian Nature Society
  • 2014
  • 2014
    Council Member
  • 2013
    Characterization of Asian Snakehead Murrel Channa striata (Channidae) in Malaysia: An Insight into Molecular Data and Morphological Approach
  • 2009
    Workshop on Shrews Studies in Malaysia, Zoological and Ecological Research Network (ZEN) and Faculty of Science (Postgraduate)


  • 2015
    Travel Grant to Participate "The Vth International Wildlife Management Congress (Iwmc) 2015" , Japan Society For The Promotion of Science (Jsps), 2015
  • 2015
    Travel Grant to Participate Jsps Core-to-Core Program: The 5th International Symposium On Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity, Japan Society For The Promotion of Science (Jsps)


  • 2014 - 2015
    A Reappraisal of The House Shrew Suncus Murinus (Soricidae: Crocidurinae) of Peninsular Malaysia and Its Phylogenetic Relationships With Subspecies
  • 2014 - 2016
    Identification of House Shrew Suncus Murinus Using Bioimaging Approach
  • 2014 - 2017
    Elucidating The Shrews-Filarial Interplay Inhabiting Different Environments Using Functional Genomics Approach
  • 2008 - 2011
    Systematics and Biogeography of Shrews (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) in Peninsular Malaysia


  • 2015
    Shigehiko Uni, Fukuda, M., Agatsuma, T., Bain, O., Otsuka, Y., Nakatani, J., Matsubayashi, M., Harada, M., Omar, H., Ramli, R., Hashim, R., Azirun, M.S. & Takaoka, H. 2015. Onchocerca takaokai n. sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) in Japanese wild boars (Sus scrofa leucomystax): Description and molecular identification of intradermal females. Parasitology International, 64 (6): 493-502. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2013
    Hasmahzaiti Omar, Rosli Hashim, Subha Bhassu, Manuel Ruedi. 2013. Morphological and genetic relationships of the Crocidura monticola species complex (Soricidae: Crocidurinae) in Sundaland. Mammalian Biology 78:446 454. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2011
    Hasmahzaiti Omar, Eleanor A. S. Adamson, Subha Bhassu, Steven M. Goodman, Voahangy Soarimalala, Rosli Hashim & Manuel Ruedi. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships of Malayan and Malagasy pygmy shrews of the genus Suncus (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 59(2): 237 243. (ISI-Cited Publication)


  • 18-12-2015
    Molecular Systematics of Suncus murinus caerulescens, a subspecies house shrew (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) of Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    JSPS Core-to-Core Program
  • 12-11-2015
    New record of S. murinus caerulescens from southwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    Centre of Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture
  • 30-07-2015
    Reappraisal of the Taxonomic Status of the House Shrew Suncus murinus (Soricidae: Crocidurinae) from Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    The Mammal Society of Japan & The Wildlife Society
  • 19-05-2010
    Distribution and morphological analysis of shrew Crocidura monticola in Peninsular Malaysia (Oral)
    Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
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