Prof. Madya Dr. Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi

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Prof. Madya Dr. Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajid
Phone   : 04-6532318/ 6533839
Fax       : 04-6576000
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Molecular Genetics, Molecular Entomology, Insect detoxifying enzymes, Lifelong Learning


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Genetics) 1990, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) (Biology), 1984, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom


Key Research Area: 

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Entomology
  • Insect detoxifying enzymes
  • Lifelong Learning


Selected Journal Articles:

  1. Asekunowo, P. O., Haque, R. A., Razali, M. R., Avicor, S. W., Wajidi, M. F. F. (2017) Dose-, time-and lipophilicity-dependent silver(I)–N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: Synthesis, characterization and interaction with plasmid and Aedes albopictus DNA. Applied Organometallic Chemistry,vol 31: e3655. doi: 10.1002/aoc.3655. (ISI)
  2. Fatma M.A. El-garj, Mustafa F.F. Wajidi, Silas W. Avicor (2016) Allelic variants of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases: Constitutive and insecticide-mediated expression in a Malaysian strain of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). European Journal of Entomology, 113: 507–515. (ISI)
  3. Fatma M.A. El-garj, Mustafa F.F. Wajidi, Silas W. Avicor (2016) Identification and analysis of a processed cytochrome P450 pseudogene of the disease vector Aedes aegypti. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 9(10):973-978. (ISI)
  4. El-garj, F.M.A., Avicor, S.W. and Wajidi, M.F.F. (2016) Xenobiotic-induced expression of detoxification genes, CYP4H28v2 and CYP4H31v2 in the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti. Tropical Biomedicine 33(3): 409–419. (ISI)
  5. Avicor, S. W., Wajidi, M. F. F., Jaal, Z. & Yahaya, Z. S. (2016) Molecular cloning, sequence analysis and developmental stage expression of a putative septin gene fragment from Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Acta Biochimica Polonica, 63: 1-4. (ISI)
  6. Chan Hiang Hao, Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi, Zairi Jaal (2014) Molecular Cloning and Xenobiotic Induction of Seven Novel Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases in Aedes albopictus. Journal of Insect Science, 14: 10.1093/jisesa/ieu025. (WoS)
  7. Avicor, S.W., Wajidi, M. F. F., El-garj, F. M. A., Jaal, Z., Yahaya, Z.S (2014) Insecticidal Activity and Expression of Cytochrome P450 Family 4 Genes in Aedes albopictus After Exposure to Pyrethroid Mosquito Coils. Protein Journal, 33: 457–464. (WoS)
  8. Syuriza A Shukor, Mustafa FF Wajidi, Silas W Avicor, Zairi Jaal (2014) Purification and expression of glutathione S-transferase from a Malaysian population of Aedes albopictus(Diptera: Culicidae). Biologia, 69 (4): 530-535 (WoS)
  9. Chroust, K., Jowett, T., Farid-Wajidi, M.F., Huang, J.Y., Ryskova, M., Wolf, R. & Holoubek, I. (2001) Activation or detoxification of mutagenic and carcinogenic compounds expressing human glutathione S-transferase. Mutation Research 498: 169-179. (ISI)
  10. Jowett T., Wajidi, M.F.F., Oxtoby, E. & Wolf, C.R. (1991) Mammalian genes expressed in Drosophila: a transgenic model for the study of mechanisms of chemical mutagenesis and metabolism. EMBO Journal 10:1075-1081. (ISI)


  • JIB 438 - Biological Safety
  • JIB 434 - Biotechnology
  • JIB 322 - Molecular Biology
  • TMR 501 – Genomics and Medicine
  • JIB 223 – Cell Biology & Genetics



  1. Rabiatul Basria S.M.N. Mydin (2016) Cellular and Molecular Impacts of Titania Nanotube Arrays Interaction with Human Colorectal Cancer Cell Lines HT-29, Human Osteosarcoma Cell Lines SAOS-2 and Human Dermal Fibroblast Cell Lines HDF-A. (Main supervisor: Professor Ishak Mat. Co-supervisor: Professor Srimala Sreekantan; Associate Professor Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi,)
  2. Silas Wintuma Avicor (2015) Characterization of novel cytochrome P450 and septin genes of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae). (Main supervisor: Associate Professor Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)
  3. Fatma Mosbah Ali Elgarj (2014) Molecular cloning, characterization and expression of cytochrome P450 family 4 genes in the mosquito Aedes aegypti Linnaeus.(Main supervisor: Associate Professor Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)
  4. Chan Hiang Hao (2013) Characterization of resistance and cytochrome P450 monoxygenases in Permethrin selected Aedes albopictus Skuse. Main supervisor: Professor Dr Zairi Jaal; Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)
  5. Layla Omran Elmajdoub (2013) Studies of various strains of Echinococcus granulosus in Livestock in Libya: Prevalence, Ultra-structure and genotypes of hydatid cysts. (Main supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi; Co-supervisor: Professor Abd. Wahab A. Rahman, Professor Siti Azizah Mohd Nor)
  6. Nor Hazwani Ahmad (2013) Effects of Catharanthus roseus aqueous extract on Jurkat cells and normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (Main supervisor: Professor Dr. Ishak Mat; Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Dr. Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)


  1. Sanggari a/p Anamalai (2016) Isolation, identification and PCR detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in cow milk samples from Perak. (Main supervisor: Associate Professor Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)
  2. Ahmad H. Ibrahim (2010) Amplification, cloning and characterization of genomic sequences coding for RNA helicase gene from Aedes aegytpi. (Main supervisor: Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)
  3. Marina Mokhtar (2003) Pengklonan dan pencirian gen GST daripada Bactrocera papayae. (Cloning and characterization of a GST gen from Bactrocera papayae) (Main supervisor: Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi; Co-supervisor: PM Dr Zairi Jaal).
  4. Adam Malik b. Ahmad Zambri (2002) Penulenan enzim glutation S-transferase (GST) daripada larva Bactrocera papayae dan kajian corak pengekspresanya sepanjang fasa perkembangan serangga. (Purification of the glutathione S-transferase (GST) enzyme from Bactrocera papayae larvae and its pattern of expression during the developmental stages of the insect) (Main supervisor: Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)
  5. Syuriza bt. Ahmad Shukor @ Jaharuddin (2001) Kajian enzim glutation S-transferase daripada nyamuk vektor Aedes aegypti. (A study on the glutathione S-transferase enzyme in the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti). (Main supervisor: PM Dr Zairi Jaal; Co-supervisor: Dr Mustafa Fadzil Farid Wajidi)


  1. Life Member of Malaysian Society of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB)
  2. Life Member of Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (Malaysian Genetics Society)
  3. Ordinary Member of the Malaysian Soceity for Applied Biology
  4. Member of monitoring committee under the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (2013-2017)
  5. Member of USM Occupational Health and Safety committee (2015-2017)
  6. Chairman of USM Biological Safety Committee (2012- 2016)