Experts

Dr. Mariana Bt. Ahamad

Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
Gender
Female

Expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Medical
  • Molecular
  • Science
  • Invasive Alien Species

Specialization

  • Rodents

Locality

  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak

Educational Background

  • 1996 - 2002
    PhD in Medical Zoology, University Malaya
  • 1991 - 1993
    Master in Zoology, University of Malaya
  • 1986 - 1989
    Bachelor in Zoology, University Malaya
  • 1995
    Diploma in Science & Technology, Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka
  • 2002
    Certificate in Medical-Veterinary Acarology, Ohio State University, USA
  • 2002
    Certificate in Introductory Acarology, Ohio State University, USA

Working Experience

  • 1993 - Present
    Research Officer & Head of Acarology Unit
    Institute for Medical Research

Contribution

  • 2011
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Sungai Sedim, Kulim, Kedah
  • 2011
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Banjaran Hijau – Gunung Inas, Kedah
  • 2008
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Taman Negeri Bukit Panchor dan Pulau Jerejak, Pulau Pinang
  • 2008
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Pulau Pangkor, Perak
  • 2007
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Gunung sekitar Cameron Highlands
  • 2006
    Participation
    Maliau Basin Scientific Expedition: Journey through Sabah's Lost World
  • 2006
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Banjaran Gunung Bintang, Perak
  • 2006
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Panti, Johor
  • 2005
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Gunung Mandi Angin, Terengganu
  • 2005
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Bukit Belata, Selangor
  • 2005
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai, Kedah
  • 2004
    Participation
    Biodiversity expedition in Bukit Labohan and Ma' Daerah, Terengganu
  • 2003
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Gunung Stong, Kelantan
  • 2003
    Participation
    Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan Simpan Ulu Muda, Kedah

Recognition

  • 2011
    WHO Informal Consultation Meeting on Development of Web-based Global Points of Entry (PoE) Vector Identification Platform.
  • 2002
    Silver Medal, Invention / Innovation of Allergens for Skin Testing, Kementerian Sains, Teknologi & Alam Sekitar

Research

  • 2013 - 2013
    Establishment of genetic barcodes for some potential hosts of hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)
  • 2011 - 2013
    Detection and identification of pathogenic organisms in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae)
  • 2008 - 2011
    Detection of rickettsioses of public health importance in acarine ectoparasites (ticks & mites) using PCR
  • 2006 - 2009
    Species distribution of ticks on small mammals in human settlements in urban, sub-urban & rural areas of Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2006 - 2009
    Ecology & epidemiology of human otoacariasis in the state of Pahang
  • 2002 - 2003
    Distribution of mites, weevil and their allergen level in rice and its raw processed products in Malaysia.

Publication

  • 2015
    Azima LH, Mariana A, Baharudin O, Ahmad Taufik Y, Vishalani VN & Gen Takaku. (2015). First report of Macrocheles scutatiformis (Acari: Macrochelidae) found on insect and soil beneath animal carcasses in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 44(5): 681-686.
  • 2014
    Mariana A, Zuhaizam H, Mohd Subail H, Ahmad Taufik Y, Muhamad J, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2014). Senarai semak awal ektoparasit akarin di hutan-hutan sekitar Lata Belatan dan kaki Gunung Tebu, Terengganu. Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al. (Eds). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 22: 285 – 292 (ISBN: 978-967-0539-11-9).
  • 2013
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Nor Zalipah M, Mohd Shahfiz A, Ho TM. (2013). Infestasi ektoparasit akarin pada roden, tupai dan kelawar di Banjaran Bintang – Gunung Inas. Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al. (Eds). Banjaran Bintang Gunung Inas, Kedah: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 20: 130-137 (ISBN: 978-967-0539-07-2).
  • 2013
    Madinah A, Mariana A, Fatimah A, & Abdullah MT. (2013). A preliminary field survey of ectoparasites of rodents in Urban Park, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Tropical Biomedicine 30(3):547-551.
  • 2013
    Mariana A, Halimaton I, Mohd Kulaimi B, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Norzalipah M, Shukor MN, Abdul Hamid A, Ho TM. (2013). A Survey of Acarine Ectoparasites of Bats (Chiroptera) in Malaysia. Journal of Medical Entomology 50(1): 140-146.
  • 2012
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Zuhaizam H, Ho TM. (2012). Infestasi ektoparasit akarin pada roden di hutan sekitar destinasi pelancongan di Pulau Pangkor, Perak. Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al.(Eds). Hutan Pulau Pangkor, Perak: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 19: 171-178 (ISBN: 978-983-9269-93-2).
  • 2012
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Zuhaizam H, Intan Nurlemsha B, Muhammad Norhazizi H, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Ho TM. (2012). Perbandingan ektoparasit akarin di Bukit Panchor dan Pulau Jerejak. Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al.(Eds). Taman Negeri Bukit Panchor dan Pulau Jerejak: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 17: 87-95 (ISBN: 978-983-9269-94-9).
  • 2011
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Nor Zalipah M, Ho TM. (2011). Tinjauan awal ektoparasit akarin di hutan simpan Banjaran Gunung Bintang. Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al.(Eds). Taman Negeri DiRaja Belum, Perak: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 15: 194 - 202 (ISBN: 978-983-9269-88-8).
  • 2011
    39. Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Halimaton I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Ho TM. Taburan ektoparasit akarin di Taman Negeri DiRaja Belum. (2011). Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al.(Eds). Taman Negeri DiRaja Belum, Perak: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 15: 187 - 193 (ISBN: 978-983-9269-88-8).
  • 2011
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Mohd Shahfiz A, Ho TM. (2011). Taburan ektoparasit akarin di hutan gunung sekitar Cameron Highlands. Dalam: Abd. Rahman Abd. Rahim et al.(Eds). Hutan pergunungan Cameron Highlands, Pahang : Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 14: 206 – 212 (ISBN: 978-983-9269-87-1).
  • 2011
    Madinah A, Fatimah A, Mariana A. (2011). Ectoparasites of small mammals in four localities of wildlife reserves in Peninsular Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine & Public Health, 42(4): 803-813.
  • 2011
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Suhaili ZA, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Nor Zalipah M, Ho TM. (2011). Acarine ectoparasites of Panti Forest Reserve, a well known site for bird watching in Johore, Malaysia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 1(1): 1-5.
  • 2009
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Ho TM, Halimaton I, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Abdul Hamid A. (2009). A preliminary checklist of acarine ectoparasites of Eucalyptus Camp. IN : Prof Dato Dr Ibrahim Komoo et al. (Eds.). Maliau Basin: Physical Environment & Biological Diversity of Northern Rims. Academy of Science Malaysia & Yayasan Sabah. pp 217 – 230
  • 2009
    Mariana A, Ho TM, Lau TY, Heah SK, Wong AL. (2009). Distribution of arthropods in rice grains in Malaysia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2(5) : 1-7.
  • 2009
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Suhaili ZA, Ho TM, Shahrul-Anuar MS, Nor Zalipah M. (2009). Ektoparasit Akarin di Hutan Simpan Panti. Dalam: Razani Ujang et al.(Eds). Hutan Simpan Panti, Johor: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal & Kepelbagaian Biologi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 11: 174 - 178.
  • 2008
    Mariana A, Mohd Kulaimi B, Halimaton I, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2008). Tinjauan ektoparasit akarin di Hutan Simpan Bukit Belata. Dalam: Azahar Muda et al.(Eds). Bukit Belata, Selangor : Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 9: 161 – 166.
  • 2008
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2008). Ticks (Ixodidae) and other ectoparasites in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia, Southeast Asia J Trop Med Pub Hlth 39 (3) : 496 - 506.
  • 2007
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Ho TM. (2007). Fauna Ektoparasit di Bukit Labohan, Ma’ Daerah, Terengganu. IN: Sharma et al. (Eds.). Biodiversity Expedition in Bukit Labohan and Ma’ Daerah, Terengganu : 50 - 57. WWF-Malaysia, Petaling Jaya.
  • 2006
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2006). Fauna ektoparasit di Hutan Simpan Pasir Raja. Dalam: Azahar Muda et al. (Eds). Hutan Simpan Gunung Mandi Angin, Terengganu : Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 7 : 327 – 335.
  • 2006
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2006). Fauna ektoparasit pada beberapa altitud di Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai. Dalam: Shaharuddin, MI et al. (Eds). Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai, Kedah : Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 6 : 317 – 327.
  • 2005
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2005). Fauna ektoparasit di Hutan Simpan Gunung Stong. Dalam: Shaharuddin, MI et al. (Eds). Taman Negeri Gunung Stong, Kelantan : Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 5 : 103 – 109.
  • 2005
    Chuluun B, Mariana A, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B. (2005). A preliminary survey of ectoparasites of small mammals in Kuala Selangor Nature Park. Tropical Biomedicine 22(2) : 243 – 247.
  • 2005
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2005). A survey of ectoparasites in Gunung Stong Forest Reserve, Kelantan, Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Pub Hlth 36(5): 1125 – 1131.
  • 2005
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2005). Fauna ektoparasit di Hutan Simpan Ulu Muda. Dalam: Shaharuddin, MI et al. (Eds).Hutan Simpan Ulu Muda, Kedah : Pengurusan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Biologi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan 3 : 89 – 98.
  • 2005
    Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2005). A survey of ectoparasites in Gunung Stong Forest Reserve, Kelantan, Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Pub Hlth 36(5): 1125 – 1131.
  • 2002
    Mariana A. (2002). The biology and distribution of allergen producing mites with particular reference to Blomia tropicalis (Acarina : Astigmata : Echimyopodidae) in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. PhD thesis, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2000
    Mariana A, Ho TM, Sofian-Azirun M, Wong AL. (2000). House dust mite fauna in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. Southeast Asian J. Trop Med & Pub Hlth 31(4): 712-721.
  • 1996
    Mariana A, Ho TM, Saleh I & Indudharan R. (1996). Species distribution of ticks in two localities in Kelantan. Tropical Biomedicine 13(2): 185-88
  • 1996
    Mariana A & Ho TM. (1996). Distribution of Blomia tropicalis in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 13: 85-88.

Presentation

  • 17-12-2008
    Mariana A. Distribution of arthropods in rice grain and processed rice products in Malaysia. MTSF Research Report Session, 16 – 17 December 2008, Kuala Lumpur. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 05-08-2008
    Mariana A. Acarine ectoparasites of Cameron Highlands. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Gunung Cameron Highlands, Pahang, 4 – 5 Ogos 2008, Kuantan, Pahang. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 11-12-2007
    Mariana A. Acarine ectoparasites of Bintang-Hijau, Perak. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Bintang Hijau, 10 – 11 Dis 2007, Lumut, Perak. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 04-12-2007
    Mariana A. Acarine ectoparasites of Panti Forest Reserve, Johor. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Panti, 3 – 4 Dis 2007, Johor Bahru. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 29-08-2006
    Mariana A. Survey of ectoparasites in Bukit Belata, Hulu Selangor. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Hutan Negeri Selangor, 28 – 29 Ogos 2006, Shah Alam. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2006
    Mariana A. A preliminary checklist of acarine ectoparasites of Eucalyptus Camp, Maliau Basin, Sabah. Seminar on Maliau Basin Scientific Expedition: Journey Through Sabah’s Lost World, 28 – 29 November 2006, Putrajaya. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 29-11-2005
    Mariana A. Fauna ektoparasit di altitude berbeza Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Hayat (Bio-Diversiti) Hutan Simpan Gunung Jerai, Kedah, 27 – 29 November 2005, Sungai Petani. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 07-09-2005
    Mariana A. Fauna ektoparasit di Hutan Simpan Gunung Mandi Angin. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Gunung Mandi Angin, Terengganu, 5 – 7 September 2005, Kuala Terengganu. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 04-10-2004
    Mariana A. Biodiversity Research Expeditions. IMR CME Seminar, 4 October 2004, Kuala Lumpur. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 04-08-2004
    Mariana A. A survey of ectoparasites in Bukit Labohan, Ma’ Daerah. Seminar Inventori Kepelbagaian Biologi Bukit labohan, Ma’ Daerah, Terengganu, 3 – 4 August 2004, Kuala Terengganu. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 25-04-2004
    Mariana A. A survey of ectoparasites in Gunung Stong Forest Reserve. Seminar Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Hayat Hutan Simpan Gunung Stong, Kelantan, 24 – 26 April 2004, Kota Bharu, Kelantan. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 16-02-2004
    Mariana A. Ticks (Ixodidae) and other ectoparasites in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve. Seminar on Biodiversity Scientific Expedition to Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, 14 – 16 February 2004, Pedu Lake Kedah. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 31-07-2003
    Mariana A. Preliminary findings of ectoparasites in Hutan Simpan Royal Belum, Perak. ‘Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Hayat Hutan Simpan Royal Belum, Perak’, 25 July – 1 Aug 2003, Pulau Tali Kail Camp, Grik, Perak. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 29-03-2003
    Mariana A. Preliminary findings of ectoparasites in Hutan Simpan Ulu Muda, Kedah. ‘Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Hayat Hutan Simpan Ulu Muda, Kedah’, 23 – 29 March 2003, Lasor Camp, Baling, Kedah. (Oral)
    Department of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia
  • 29-12-2002
    Mariana A. Preliminary findings of ectoparasites in Hutan Simpan Kekal Gunung Stong, Kelantan. ‘Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Hayat Hutan Simpan Kekal Gunung Stong, Kelantan’, 23 – 29 May 2003, Perdana Resort Camp, Jeli, Kelan (Oral)
    Department of Forestry , Peninsular Malaysia
  • 18-06-2002
    Mariana A. The biology and distribution of allergen producing mites with particular reference to Blomia tropicalis in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. PhD thesis presentation, 18 June 2002, University of Malaya. (Oral)
    Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
  • 17-12-2000
    Mariana A. Distribution of dust mites in Paediatric wards. 2nd Public Health Conference, 17-19 April 2001, Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya, Malaysia. (Paper)
    Ministry of Health
  • 24-03-1995
    Mariana A. Distribution of Blomia tropicalis in Malaysia. 31st Annual Scientific Seminar of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, 24 March 1995, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Oral)
    Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
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