Dr. Rajanaidu Nookiah

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)


  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular

Educational Background

  • 1981
    PhD in Quantitative Genetics, University of Birmingham (UK)

Working Experience

  • 1971 - Present
    Oil palm Breeder


  • 2016
    Collection, Conservation and Utilization of oil palm genetic resources


  • 2016
    KMN By Agong in 1992 Tan Sri B. C. Sekhar Award for Scientific Contribution Fellow, Academy Sciences Malaysia
  • 2016
    KMN by AGONG in 1992 Tan Sri Dr B.C. Sekhar Award for Scientific Contribution -2016


  • 1971 - 2016
    Oil Palm Breeder


  • 2016
    Rajanaidu, N and Ainul,M.M (2013).Conservation of oil palm and coconut genetic resources. In Conservation of Tropical Plant Species. Edited by M.M. Normah, H.F. Chin, Barbara M.Reed.Springer.pp189-212.


  • 2016
    Planting materials: History and Progress (Oral)
    Incorporated Society of Planters(ISP)


  • 1971 - 2016
    Provided consultancy in the field of oil palm breeding and seed production to a number of plantation companies in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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