Dr. Abdul Fatah Amir



  • Biodiversity
  • Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS)

Educational Background

  • 1978 - 1981
    Bachelor in Science (Hons.), National University of Malaysia
  • 1996 - 1998
    Master in Business Administration, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • 2005 - 2009
    PhD in Regional Innovation System, University of Malaya

Working Experience

  • 1982 - 1998
    Human Resource Development Bureau, Sabah Chief Minister’s Department
  • 1998 - 2002
    Head, Policy and Commercialization
    Division of the Science & Technology Unit, Sabah Chief Minister’s Department
  • 2007 - 2008
    Head, Quality Management Unit
    Sabah State Secretary Office
  • 2008 - Present
    Sabah Biodiversity Centre


  • 2012
    World Heritage State Technical Committee for nomination of Danum Valley, Maliau Basin and Imbak Canyon as world heritage
  • 2010
    National Biosafety Board, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
  • 2008
    Sabah Biotechnology Advisory Committee


  • 2014 - 2015
    Enhancing value of Sabah’s biological resources for commercialisation
  • 2014 - 2015
    Base Line Study on the Population Size and Foraging Areas of the Horseshoe Crabs (HSC) of Sabah
  • 2014 - 2015
    Discovery of Next Generation of Fluorescent Proteins (FPs)
  • 2012 - 2015
    Unlocking Sabah’s marine and terrestrial biotechnological potential
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