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Associate Professor Dr. Farahnaz Amini

Associate Professor Dr. Farahnaz Amini

Associate Professor of Human Gene

Associate Professor | School of Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Genetics
MSc Biochemistry 

Areas of Interest
Telomere and DNA damage
Breast Cancer
Public Health
Professional Bodies

Genetic Society of Malaysia/ Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/ Tissue Engineering Society Malaysia 

Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: FRGS
    Funder: MOH
    Project Title: Expression pattern of cell junction molecules in endothelial cells of tumor-free margin in breast cancer patients: Association with post-mastectomy locoregional recurrence 
    Code: FRGS/1/2017/SKK08/UCSI/02/2
    Duration: 3 years
    Role: Principal investigator
    Amount: RM141000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: FRGS
    Funder: MOH
    Project Title: Male Infertility and the association to Non-occupational Exposure to Heavy Metals. 
    Code: FRGS/1/2016/SKK02/UCSI/02/1
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Co-Principal investigator
    Amount: RM58490
    Status: On-going
  3. Name of grant: PSIF
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Factors affecting telomere length in Malay women
    Code: Proj-In-FMHS-029
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principal investigator
    Amount: RM25000
    Status: On-going
  4. Name of grant: PSIF
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Heavy metals in Vegetarians vs Non-Vegetarians Diets: Human Hair as Indicator  
    Code: Proj-In-FMHS-018
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Co-Principal investigator
    Amount: RM25000
    Status: On-going

Conferences

  1. Public health concerns: Knowledge and awareness of modifiable CVD risk factors in Kuala Lumpur. European Public Health Conference 2018. 28th Nov to 1st Dec 2018, Ljubljana Slovenia.
  2. Association between sleep disturbance and lipid profile in Malay women with low vitamin D levels. The 33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia,. Page 63. 24th to 26th July 2018, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  3. Improved anthropometric and metabolic profile in Malaysian adults – A 6 month dietary intervention with 30% calories from protein. The 33rd Scientific Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia,. Page 61. 24th to 26th July 2018, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  4. P53 gene variations in Malaysian Chinese population with periorbital hyperpigmentation. 2017. 12th Malaysia International Genetic Congress (MiGC12). Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. Page 49.
  5. Diet, biochemical markers and interaction with FTO gene polymorphisms in Malaysian adults. 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition. Adelaide, Australia, from 26–29 November, 2017.
  6. Obesity and polymorphism in FTO gene in multi-ethnic Malaysian adults. 1st SOUTHEAST ASIA PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION (SEA-PHN) CONFERENCE in conjunction with Nutrition Society of Malaysia 32nd Annual Scientific Conference. 14 – 17 May of 2017 Kuala Lumpur.
  7. Association of serum leptin levels and LEP gene variation with body composition and insulin resistance in obese Malaysian adults. Nutrition Society of Malaysia, 31st Annual Scientific Conference 2016, 31 May - 1 June 2016 . Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia