Dr. Muhammad Farhan Bin Abd Wahab

University of Malaya (UM)


  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy


  • Rodents (Ecology)
  • Rodents (Taxonomy)


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 2010 - 2013
    Bachelor in Science (Biology), Universiti Teknologi Mara
  • 2014 - 2015
    Master in Science (Conservation Biology), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 2016 - 2022
    PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Universiti Malaya

Working Experience

  • 2016 - 2016
    Cataloguer Museum for MyBIS
    Universiti Malaya
  • 2013 - 2013
    Industrial Trainee
    Kuala Pilah Veterinary Department
  • 2017 - 2018
    Research Assistant
    Universiti Malaya
  • 2021 - 2021
    Assistant Project Manager
    Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA)
  • 2022 - 2022
    Lecturer in Biology
    Universiti Teknologi Mara (Jengka, Pahang)


  • 2021
    Participated in International Workshop – Conservation Genetics in the Tropics hosted by the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Spain
  • 2021
    Webinar on indicators for genetic diversity in CBD post-2020 framework. G-Bike – Genomic Biodiversity Knowledge for Resilient Ecosystems
  • 2018
    Small mammals exhibition in Universiti Malaya Research Carnival (UMRC) at Dewan Tunku Canselor, Universiti Malaya
  • 2018
    Gibbon Exhibition at GEMS international school
  • 2017
    2nd ASEAN Biology Camp at Phuket Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • 2017
    School Science Exhibition at SMK Jenjarom, Selangor
  • 2016
    JSPS Program in Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2015
    ‘Conservation Wildlife Tiger’ seminar by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
  • 2012
    BioSmarTeam, UiTM, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
  • 2011
    World of Biology Conferences (WOBC’11) at UiTM Shah Alam


  • 2017
    Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special) Grant. Biogeography and Systematics Relationship of Water Shrews (Chimarrogale hantu and Chimarrogale phaeura) in Malaysia, No. Grant: BKS031-2017 (2017-2018)
  • 2017
    Travel grant to participate ‘2nd Biology ASEAN Camp 2017’, Phuket Rajabhat University (2017)
  • 2016
    Travel grant to participate JSPS CORE-TO-CORE PROGRAM collaboration with Prof. Masaharu Motokawa, University Kyoto, Japan (2016)


  • 2016 - 2022
    Biogeography and Systematics of the Eulipotyphlan (Chimarrogale, Hylomys and Crocidura) from Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 2014 - 2015
    Diversity of True Flies (Insecta: Diptera) at Kuala Lompat Reserve Forest, Pahang.
  • 2010 - 2013
    Population Growth of Lemna spp. in Pond Water.


  • 2022
    Abd Wahab, M.F., Motokawa, M., Anwarali Khan, F.A., & Omar, H. (2022). Biogeography and Systematics of the Eulipotyphlans (Genus Chimarrogale, Hylomys and Crocidura) from Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 2022
    Abd Wahab, M.F., Motokawa, M., Anwarali Khan, F.A., Pathmanathan, D., & Omar, H. (2022). Phylogenetic relationships and morphological variation of gymnures (Galericidae: Hylomys) from Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana.
  • 2021
    Wan-Azman, W.N.S., Mazlan, N., Abd Wahab, M.F., Taib, A.A., Mali, S., & Khan, F.A.A. (2021). Silvered Langur (Trachypithecus cristatus) Survey in Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary, Miri, Sarawak. Journal of Tropical Biology & Conservation (JTBC), 18, 243-250.
  • 2021
    Saarani, M.A.F., Abd Wahab, M.F., Mohamad Harris, N., Saad, N., & Omar, H. (2021). The Non-volant Terrestrial Small Mammals at Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation (JTBC). 18, 173-184.
  • 2020
    Abd Wahab, M.F., & Omar, H. (2020). Kenali Cencurut Mamalia Unik.
  • 2020
    Abd Wahab, M.F., Pathmanathan, D., Motokawa, M., Anwarali Khan, F.A., & Omar, H. (2020). Taxonomic assessment of the Malayan water shrew, Chimarrogale hantu Harrison 1958 and reclassification to the genus Crossogale. Mammalian Biology, 100 (4), 399-409.


  • 15-11-2018
    Revalidation of genus Crossogale (Thomas, 1921): Integrating the taxonomic status of the Malayan water shrew, Chimarrogale hantu (Harrison,1958) among Asiatic water shrews (Keynote)
    University Malaya Research Carnival (UMRC 2018). University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2017
    Biogeography and Systematics of Chimarrogale hantu and Chimarrogale phaeura (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) in Malaysia. (Oral)
    7th International Symposium on Asian Vertebrate Species Diversity (AVIS 2017). University of Yangon, Myanmar.
  • 01-07-2016
    Biogeography, Systematics and Ethology of Chimarrogale hantu and Chimarrogale phaeura (Eulipotyphla: Soricidae) in Malaysia. (Oral)
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Program (JSPS Program). Kyoto University, Japan.
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