University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Shu San Loo

Assistant Professor,

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  • workRoom CLG13 Block C
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6(03) 8724 8687

Biography

Dr Loo Shu San is an Assistant Professor at the School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, MSc in Molecular Biology, and PhD in Microbiology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Prior to joining the university, he served as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia, where he focused on projects related to food security and environmental sustainability. In this role, he fostered collaboration between universities, industries, and communities.

Teaching Summary

I am actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Currently, I serve as the module convenor for these modules:

  • BIOS1032 Genes & Cells
  • BIOS1033 Microbial Physiology
  • BIOS2085 Biotechnology for industries
  • BIOS4137 Basic Laboratory Techniques
  • BIOS4142 Industry-Focus Studies

I am also the module contributor for these modules:

  • BIOS1031 Plant Science
  • BIOS1034 Applied Genetics
  • BIOS1037 Biochemistry
  • BIOS2058 Microbial Biotechnology
  • BIOS2103 Agri-food Production Systems
  • BIOS3082 Postharvest Preservation Technology
  • BIOS3083 Advanced Postharvest Technology
  • BIOS4139 Cell Factories (MSc)
  • BIOS4141 Advanced Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

Research Summary

As the world population grows, there's an urgent need for sustainable innovation to increase food production and ensure global food security. My research focuses on harnessing the diverse… read more

Recent Publications

  • LOO, S. S., MOHD-TAIB, F. S., KHOO, C. K. and WAN, K. L., 2022. Characterization of internal transcribed spacer-1 and apical membrane antigen-1 sequences provides insights into the genetic diversity of Eimeria tenella strains. Tropical Biomedicine. 39(3), 476-482.
  • LOO, S. S., MOHAMED, M., MOHD-TAIB, F. S., KHOO, C. K. and WAN, K. L., 2022. Isolation and establishment of Eimeria tenella populations from local broiler chicken farms. Sains Malaysiana. 51(6), 1677-1686.
  • LOO, S. S., LIM, L. S., EFENDI, N. A., BLAKE, D. P., KAWAZU, S. and WAN, K. L., 2019. Comparison of molecular methods for the detection of Eimeria in domestic chickens in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana. 48(7), 1425-1432.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., LOO, S. S., HO, Y. W., ABDULLAH, N., SAAD, W. Z. and WAN, K. L., 2019. Probiotic properties of Lactobacillus isolates from chicken intestines. Journal of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology. 7(2), 8-13.

Current Research

As the world population grows, there's an urgent need for sustainable innovation to increase food production and ensure global food security. My research focuses on harnessing the diverse functionalities of microbes to improve food production systems. This approach offers a sustainable solution to address future climate challenges while maintaining environmental health and meeting consumer demand for chemical-free food.

  • LOO, S. S., MOHAMED, M., MOHD-TAIB, F. S., KHOO, C. K. and WAN, K. L., 2022. Isolation and establishment of Eimeria tenella populations from local broiler chicken farms. Sains Malaysiana. 51(6), 1677-1686.
  • LOO, S. S., MOHD-TAIB, F. S., KHOO, C. K. and WAN, K. L., 2022. Characterization of internal transcribed spacer-1 and apical membrane antigen-1 sequences provides insights into the genetic diversity of Eimeria tenella strains. Tropical Biomedicine. 39(3), 476-482.
  • SHAARI, N. A. L., JAOI-EDWARD, M., LOO, S. S., SALISI, M. S., YUSOFF, R., GHANI, N. I. A., SAAD, M. Z. and AHMAD, HAFANDI, 2019. Karyotypic and mtDNA based characterization of Malaysian water buffalo. BMC Genetics. 20(1), 1-6.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., LOO, S. S., HO, Y. W., ABDULLAH, N., SAAD, W. Z. and WAN, K. L., 2019. Probiotic properties of Lactobacillus isolates from chicken intestines. Journal of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology. 7(2), 8-13.
  • LOO, S. S., LIM, L. S., EFENDI, N. A., BLAKE, D. P., KAWAZU, S. and WAN, K. L., 2019. Comparison of molecular methods for the detection of Eimeria in domestic chickens in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana. 48(7), 1425-1432.
  • LOO, S. S., HO, S. K. and WAN, K. L., 2018. Evaluation of SAG2-specific IgG response in chickens immunised and challenged with Eimeria tenella using antigen-specific ELISA. In: 54th Annual Scientific Conference of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.
  • LOO, S. S., JAOI-EDWARD, M., SALISI, M.S. and SHAARI, N.L., 2018. Molecular identification of water buffalo subspecies by PCR-RFLP analysis of cytochrome b gene. In: 18th Australasian Animal Production Congress.
  • LEO, T. K., EBRAHIMI, M., KAKA, U., ABU, J., KASIM, A., LOO, S. S., LAI, K. S., KARSANI, S. A., GOH, Y. M. and SAZILI, A. Q., 2018. Effect of caponization on muscle, liver and adipose tissue fatty acid composition, lipid peroxidation, and cholesterol in breast muscle of Cobb 500 broilers. Online Journal of Veterinary Research. 22(8), 727-735.
  • LOO, S. S. and WAN, K. L., 2017. Isolation and characterisation of Eimeria tenella isolated from a broiler farm in Malaysia. In: 26th International of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology.
  • LOO, S. S., LIM, L. S., EFENDI, N. A. and WAN, K. L., 2016. Detection of Eimeria species infecting local chickens using PCR assays. In: 52nd Annual Scientific Conference of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.
  • LOO, S. S., BOEDIONO, A. and ZAINAL-ZAHARI, Z., 2016. Sumatran Rhinoceros – The verge of extinction in Malaysia. In: NIBM Convention 2016.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., HO, Y. W., SIEO, C. C., WAN, K. L., AHMAD-AZIM, A., SITHAMBARAM, S. and LOO, S. S., 2015. Effects of Lactobacillus isolated from broiler chickens on growth performance and coccidiosis infection towards broiler chickens. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Life Sciences Revolution 2015. 149-151.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., LOO, S. S., SIEO, C. C., HO, Y. W. and WAN, K. L., 2014. Acid and bile tolerance test of Lactobacillus isolated from broiler chicken intestine as probiotic. In: 18th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., LOO, S. S., SIEO, C. C., KALAVATHY, R., LIM, S. M., LAI, K. S. and HO, Y. W., 2014. In vitro screening of Lactobacillus with adherence property from broiler chicken intestines. In: National Postgraduate Seminar 2014.
  • ROMAINO, S. M. N., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., LOO, S. S., HAFIZ, M. M., HAFIZ, M. D., ISWADI, M. I., KASHIANI, P., ROSLI, M. K. A., SYED-SHABTHAR, S. M. F., MD-ZAIN, B. M. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2014. Species identification of Malayan Gaur, Kedah-Kelantan and Bali cattle using polymerase chain reaction-restricted fragment length polymorphism. Genetics and Molecular Research. 13(1), 406-414.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., LOO, S. S., SIEO, C. C., KALAVATHY, R., LIM, S. M., WAN, K. L. and HO, Y. W., 2014. Screening of Lactobacillus isolated from broiler chickens for probiotic characteristics. In: International Agriculture Congress 2014.
  • FADHILAH, W. N. S., LOO, S. S., SIEO, C. C., HO, Y. W. and WAN, K. L., 2013. Preliminary screening of probiotic characteristics of Lactobacillus isolated from broiler chickens. In: International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2013.
  • LAI, W. H., ENCHE-BAHARUDDIN, N. N. D., LOO, S. S., AMID, A., DAUD, F., ABAS-MAZNI, O. and SALEH, M. N., 2013. Vitrification of dikaryotic mycelial cells from Lignosus rhinoceros. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science. 36(3), 249-260.
  • LAI, W. H., LOO, S. S., RAHMAT, N., SHAHARUDDIN, S., DAUD, F., ZAMRI, Z. and SALEH, M. N., 2013. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of wild Tiger’s milk mushroom (Lignosus rhinocerus) collected from Pahang, Malaysia and its nutritional value and toxic metal content. International Food Research Journal. 20(5), 2301-2307.
  • ISWADI, M. I., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., HAFIZ, M. M., ROMAINO, S. M. N., LOO, S. S., FAHRUL, F. J., ABDULLAH, P., YUSOF, D., HARON, A. W. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2013. Assessment of Fresh Semen Quality of Domesticated Banteng (Bos Javanicus D’alton, 1823) in Sabah, Malaysia. Borneo Science. 32, 23-32.
  • ABD-HAMID, A., LOO, S. S., LEO, T. K., LESLIE, D. E., PANANDAM, J. M., ALIMON, A. R., KARSANI, S. A. and SAZILI, A. Q., 2012. Pre-rigor and post-rigor proteolytic changes of semimembranosus muscle in Bali cattle. In: 37th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • LESLIE, D. E., SAZILI, A. Q., LEO, T. K., LOO, S. S., ALIMON, A. R., PANANDAM, J. M. and KARSANI, S. A., 2012. Meat quality evaluation of Bali cattle subjected to integration and concentrate-based finishing systems. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Animal Nutrition. 296-300.
  • LEO, T. K., LESLIE, D. E., LOO, S. S., NORIZAN, N., EBRAHIMI, M., PANANDAM, J. M., ALIMON, A. R., KARSANI, S. A. and SAZILI, A. Q., 2012. An evaluation on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Bali cattle finished in integration (oil palm plantation) and feedlot system. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Animal Nutrition. 306-310.
  • LESLIE, D. E., LEO, T. K., LOO, S. S., AGHWAN, Z. A., ALIMON, A. R., PANANDAM, J. M., KARSANI, S. A. and SAZILI, A. Q., 2012. Pre-rigor beef quality assessment of Bali cattle subjected to different finishing systems in Malaysia. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 11(20), 3766-3771.
  • LEO, T. K., LESLIE, D. E., LOO, S. S., EBRAHIMI, M., AGHWAN, Z. A., PANANDAM, J. M., ALIMON, A. R., KARSANI, S. A. and SAZILI, A. Q., 2012. An evaluation on growth performance and carcass characteristics of integration (Oil palm plantation) and feedlot finished Bali cattle. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 11(18), 3427-3430.
  • ROMAINO, S. M. N., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., LOO, S. S., HAFIZ, M. M., ISWADI, M. I. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2012. Development of molecular methods for species identification of Malaysian Gaur, Kedah-Kelantan, Bali cattle and Selembu. In: 33rd Annual Conference for Malaysian Society of Animal Production.
  • ROMAINO, S. M. N., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., LOO, S. S., HAFIZ, M. M., ISWADI, M. I., PEDRAM, K. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2011. Rapid identification of Selembu species by using PCR-RFLP method. In: 32nd Annual Conference for Malaysian Society of Animal Production.
  • ISWADI, M. I., HAFIZ, M. M., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., HAFIZ, M. D., ROMAINO, S. M. N., LOO, S. S., FAHRUL, F. J., ZAWAWI, I. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2010. Analysis of fresh ejaculated semen from Malayan Gaur (Bos gaurus hubbacki). In: 31st Annual Conference for Malaysian Society of Animal Production.
  • HAFIZ, M. M., ISWADI, M. I., ROMAINO, S. M. N., HAFIZ, M. D., LOO, S. S., FAHRUL, F. J., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2010. Comparison of viability and morphology between fresh and cryopreserved Malayan Gaur (Bos gaurus hubbacki) spermatozoa. In: 31st Annual Conference for Malaysian Society of Animal Production.
  • ROMAINO, S. M. N., HAFIZ, M. M., LOO, S. S., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., PEDRAM, K. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2010. Species identification of Malaysian cattle using PCR-RFLP method. In: 11th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology.
  • ROMAINO, S. M. N., HAFIZ, M. M., LOO, S. S., PEDRAM, K. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2010. Development of molecular markers for species identification of Malaysian Gaur, Kedah-Kelantan and Bali cattle. In: Regional Seminar on Science, Technology & Social Sciences 2010.
  • LAI, W. H., YEO, C. C., LOO, S. S. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2010. Detection of DNA damage in cryopreserved mycelial cells of Lignosus rhinocerus (Tiger's milk mushroom) using comet assay. In: Regional Seminar on Science, Technology & Social Sciences 2010.
  • MASLINDA, M., LOO, S. S., FAZLY-ANN, Z. A., SHAHARUM, S., KHAIRIAH, M. S., ZAINAL-ZAHARI, Z. and ABAS-MAZNI, O., 2010. Karyotype of the Malayan Gaur (Bos gaurus hubbacki). In: 31st Annual Conference for Malaysian Society of Animal Production.
  • LOO, S. S., BLAKE, D. P., MOHD-ADNAN, A., MOHAMED, R. and WAN, K. L., 2010. Eimeria tenella glucose-6-phosphate isomerase: molecular characterization and assessment as a target for anti-coccidial control. Parasitology. 137(8), 1169-1177.
  • LOO, S. S., MOHD-ADNAN, A. and WAN, K. L., 2007. Molecular characterisation of glucose-6-phosphate isomerase gene from Eimeria tenella. In: 43rd Annual Scientific Seminar of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.
  • LING, K. H., RAJANDREAM, M. A., RIVAILLER, P., IVENS, A., YAP, S. J., MADEIRA, A. M. B. N., MUNGALL, K., BILLINGTON, K., YEE, W. Y., BANKIER, A. T., CARROLL, F., DURHAM, A. M., PETERS, N., LOO, S. S., ISA, M. N. M., NOVAES, J., QUAIL, M., ROSLI, R., SHAMSUDIN, M. N., SOBREIRA, T. J. P., TIVEY, A. R., WAI, S. F., WHITE, S., WU, X., KERHORNOU, A., BLAKE, D., MOHAMED, R., SHIRLEY, M., GRUBER, A., BERRIMAN, M., TOMLEY, F., DEAR, P. H. and WAN, K. L., 2007. Sequencing and analysis of chromosome 1 of Eimeria tenella reveals a unique segmental organization. Genome Research. 17(3), 311-319.
  • LING, K. H., LOO, S. S., ROSLI, R., SHAMSUDIN, M. N., MOHAMED, R. and WAN, K. L., 2007. In silico identification and characterization of a putative phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate 5-kinase (PIP5K) gene in Eimeria tenella. In Silico Biology. 7(1), 115-121.
  • LOO, S. S. and WAN, K. L., 2006. Cloning and characterisation of a partial glucose-6-phosphate isomerase gene from Eimeria tenella. In: 31st Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • LOO, S. S., YAP, S. J. and WAN, K. L., 2005. Data mining for simple sequence repeats in expressed sequence tags from Eimeria tenella, Plasmodium falciparum and Neospora caninum. In: 10th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, Department of Biological Sciences.
  • LOO, S. S., LING, K. H., YEE, W. Y., MOHAMMED, R. and WAN, K. L., 2003. A survey of repetitive elements in chromosome one and two of Eimeria tenella. In: 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics.

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