University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Winnie Yap

Head of School (UNMC) - School of Biosciences,

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  • workRoom BA46 Block B, School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8228
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8018

Teaching Summary

My interest is mainly in the field of plant biotechnology, tissue culture, micropropagation and transgenic research. Apart from those already listed, I am also keen into studying the potential of… read more

Research Summary

- Plant improvement via genetic engineering for both commercial and underutilised plant species

- Plant tissue culture on commercial and underutilised crops.

- Evaluation of plant secondary metabolites in in-vitro regenerated plantlets.

Recent Publications

My interest is mainly in the field of plant biotechnology, tissue culture, micropropagation and transgenic research. Apart from those already listed, I am also keen into studying the potential of underutilised crops.

Currently, I am the module convener for these modules:

  • D21BP1: Academic Development and Employability
  • C111P3: Techniques in Biotechnology (UG Level)
  • D224P6: Molecular Techniques in Biosciences (UG level)
  • C13569: Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Plant Genetic Manipulation (UG level)
  • D2D003: Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Plant Genetic Manipulation (PG level)
  • D2D002: Plant Genetic Manipulation-Practical Techniques (PG level)

Past Research

- Plant tissue culture of oil palm

- Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of oil palm

- Bioassay studies on oil palm against bagworms

  • TIONG, Y.W., YAP, C.L., GAN, S. and YAP, WSP, 2018. Kinetic study on oil palm biomass conversion to levulinic acid via indium trichloride-ionic liquids. In: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environmental Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; 16-18 January 20181.IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 164(1), 012007.
  • TIONG Y.W., YAP C.L., GAN S. and YAP, W.S.P., 2018. Conversion of biomass and its derivatives to levulinic acid and levulinate esters via ionic liquids. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS). 57(14), 4749-4766
  • Y.W. TIONG, C.L. YAP, S. GAN and W.S.P. YAP, 2017. Conversion of oil palm biomass to ethyl levulinate via ionic liquids Chemical Engineering Transactions. 56, 1021-1026
  • TIONG, Y.W., YAP, C.L., GAN, S. and YAP, WSP, 2017. Optimisation of levulinic acid production from oil palm biomass via mono-alkylated ionic liquids In: Proceedings of The World Renewable Energy Conference (WRECXVI), Feb 2017, Perth, Australia.
  • TIONG Y.W., YAP C.L., GAN S. and YAP W.S.P., 2017. Ethyl levulinate production from oil plam biomass conversion in InCl3-ionic liquids catalytic system. In: Proceedings of the 17th Congress, Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong.
  • ROY W.L. KHONG, JESSICA S. DUNN, CHEE-MING LIM and WINNIE S.P. YAP, 2016. Why do students attend lectures - Exploring justifications for attendance among undergraduate students from a British university in Asia The Journal of Developing Areas. 50(5), 497-506
  • S.L. WEE, P.G. ALDERSON and W.S.P. YAP, 2015. Establishment of plantlets regeneration systems from nodal, intermodal and leaf explants of Sauropus androgynus Asian Journal of Biotechnology. 7(2), 46-59
  • MURARKA, V AND WINNIE, S.P. YAP, 2011. Transformation of Capsicum annuum using Sonication-Assisted Agrobacterium Transformation (SAAT) In: The 22nd Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar, UKM. Selangor. 19 Mar 2011.
  • WEE, S. L, ALDERSON, P. G. and WINNIE, S.P. YAP., 2010. In vitro plant regeneration of sweet shoot (Sauropus androgynus) using stem internodal explants. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Science and Technology: Application in Industry and Education. 16-17 December 2010. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • WEE, S. L, ALDERSON, P. G. and WINNIE, S.P. YAP., 2010. In vitro plant regeneration of sweet shoot (Sauropus androgynus) from leaves. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management. 8-11 May 2010, Kuala Terrenganu, Terrenganu, Malaysia. pp 384-389
  • WEE, S. L, ALDERSON, P. G. and WINNIE, S.P. YAP, 2010. In vitro plant regeneration of sweet shoot (Sauropus androgynus) using nodal explants. In: Proceedings of the Biotechnology Symposium IV on Harnessing Biological Resources Through Biotechnology. 1-3 December 2010. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • RUSLAN, A, LEAW, C.L, WINNIE S.P. YAP and & YUEN, L.H., 2005. Immature embryo: A useful tool for oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) genetic transformation studies Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 8(1), 24-34
  • WINNIE S.P. YAP, 2004. Co-transformation of oil palm with insect resistance genes In: Proceedings of the 14th Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. 19-21 July. Malacca, Malaysia.
  • ABDULLAH, R, CHARI, C and WINNIE, S.P. YAP & YUEN, L.H., 2003. Transgenic oil palm with stably integrated CpTI gene confers resistance to bagworm larvae.. In: VASIL, I.K., ed., Plant Biotechnology 2003 and Beyond: A celebration and a showcase. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 163-164
  • WINNIE, S.P. YAP, & RUSLAN, A., 2002. Genetic Engineering of Oil Palm for Insect Resistance via Agrobacterium tumefaciens In: Proceedings of the Annual Workshop National Science Fellowship. 19-20 January. Kuala Lumpur.
  • WINNIE S.P. YAP, CHARI, C and YEUN, L.H. LEE, G.F. LEAW, C.L. & RUSLAN, A., 2000. Genetic engineering of oil palm towards insect resistance. In: The Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture & Agribiotechnology. 19-23 November. Singapore.
  • RUSLAN, A, R, YEUN, L.H, RASHDAN, M.M, JOSEPH, J.L, WINNIE, S.P. YAP, CHARI, C, SITI AZMA, J, LEE, M.P, RIDWAN, A.R and LEAW, C.L. & LEE, G.F., 2000. Current status of genetic engineering of oil palm for pest and disease resistance. In: The Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture & Agribiotechnology. 19-23 November. Singapore. (In Press.)
  • CHARI, C, WINNIE S.P. YAP, G.F and YEUN, L.H. & RUSLAN, A, 2000. Bioassay of plants containing CpTI gene against bagworms. In: The Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture & Agribiotechnology. 19-23 November. Singapore.
  • RASHDAN, M.M, WINNIE, S.P. YAP, SITI AZMA, J and JOSEPH, J.L. & RUSLAN, A., 2000. Development of Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer system for oil palm In: The Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture & Agribiotechnology. 19-23 November. Singapore.
  • YEUN, L.H., LEAW, C.L., YAP, W.S.P., RASHDAN, M.M and RUSLAN, A., 1999. Transfer of insect resistant gene into oil palm. In: SIVAPRAGASAM, A, ISMAIL, A.A, SIDAM, A.K, CHEAH, U.B, CHUNG, G.F, CHIA, T.H, DZOLKHIFLI, O, HO, T.H, HUSSAN, A.K, LEE, S.S, LIM, J.L, LUM, K.Y, MOHAMED, S, NATHAN, G, ONG, C.A and VIJAYSEGARAN, S. & ZAINAL ABIDIN, M.A, eds., In Plant Protection in the Tropics: Tropical plant protection in the information age Malaysian Plant Protection Society. 23-25
  • WINNIE S.P. YAP., 1999. Selection of transgenic oil palm carrying the CpTI gene and their bioassay studies. In: Proceedings of the 9th Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology. Perak.
  • RUSLAN, A, L.H, RASHDAN, M.M, LEAW, C.L. ALIZAH, Z and WINNIE, S.P. YAP, & WEE, Y.H., 1999. Genetically modified oil palm for pest and disease control.. In: SIVAPRAGASAM, A, ISMAIL, A.A, SIDAM, A.K, CHEAH, U.B, CHUNG, G.F, CHIA, T.H, DZOLKHIFLI, O, HO, T.H, HUSSAN, A.K, LEE, S.S, LIM, J.L, LUM, K.Y, MOHAMED, S, NATHAN, G, ONG, C.A and VIJAYSEGARAN, S. & ZAINAL ABIDIN, M.A., eds., In Plant Protection in the Tropics: Tropical plant protection in the information age. Malaysian Plant Protection Society. 47-50.

Faculty of Science

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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