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Winnie Yap

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science

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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

  • 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
  • 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 and WINNIE, S. P. YAP, RASHDAN, M.M. & 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.

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