Dr. Amirah Hurzaid

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Dr. Amirah Hurzaid
Tel    : 04-6535945
Faks  : 04-6576000
Email : amirahhurzaid@usm.my

Molecular genetics, marine invertebrates, zoology, population genetics, phylogeography, biodiversity

 

Profile

Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D (Marine Oceanography), 2020, National Taiwan University
  • Master of Science (Zoology), 2013, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • BAScIStud. (Hons). Biotechnology, 2009, University of Malaya

Research

Key Research Areas:

  • Molecular genetics
  • Zoology
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Population genetics
  • Phylogeography
  • Biodiversity
  • Integrated approach in taxonomy
  • Environmental biology

Publication

  1. Chan, T. Y., Muchlisin, Z. A., & Hurzaid, A. (2021). Verification of a pseudocryptic species in the commercially important tiger prawn Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798 (Decapoda: Penaeidae) from Aceh Province, Indonesia. The Journal of Crustacean Biology, 41(1), ruaa096.
  2. Hurzaid, A., Chan, T. Y., Mohd Nor, S. A., Muchlisin, Z. A., & Chen, W. J. (2020). Molecular phylogeny and diversity of penaeid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) from South‐East Asian waters. Zoologica Scripta 49(5), 596- 613.
  3. Hurzaid, A., Ibrahim, J., Zalina, A. and Siti Azizah, M. N. (2014). Genetic structure of the Asian Grass Frog, Fejevarya limnocharis (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) of Peninsular Malaysia: a preliminary report. Zoological Studies, 53 (77): 1-7.
  4. Ibrahim, J., Sim, E. C. and Hurzaid, A. (2013). Development of eggs and larvae of the Common Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio polytes (L.) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) in Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 65,   (2 & 3): 47- 53.
  5. Shahriza, S., Ibrahim, J., Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Nur Hafizah, I., Amiruddin, I., Hurzaid, A. & Zalina, A. (2013). An Addition of Reptiles of Gunung Inas, Kedah, Malaysia. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 20 (3): 171- 180.
  6. Hurzaid, A., Yap, C. H., Mohd Azmeer, A. B., Ahmad Ridzuan, Y. A., & Ibrahim, J. (2013). Diversity and Density of Amphibians at Sungai Enam, Temengor Forest Reserve, Perak, Malaysia. In A. Latiff, B. K. Daniel, K. Zainon, A. K. Zulfadhlan, I. Nurul Irdayu, N. R. Eza Feizaty, S. Alizah, M. Mohd Syaiful, H. Mohd Najmi, & Y. A. Ahmad Ridzuan. Proceedings of the 2nd Temengor Scientific Expedition 2012. Paper presented at The 2nd Temengor Scientific Expedition 2012, Pulau Banding Foundation, Pulau Banding, 22- 25 August (pp. 353- 364). Petaling Jaya, Selangor: Pulau Banding Foundation.
  7. Hurzaid, A., Mohd Azmeer, A. B., Dionysius, S., Nurolhuda, N., Reuben, S., Ahmad Ridzuan, Y. A., & Ibrahim, J. (2013). An Updated Checklist of the Herpetofauna of the Belum- Temengor Forest Reserves, Hulu Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. In A. Latiff, B. K. Daniel, K. Zainon, A. K. Zulfadhlan, I. Nurul Irdayu, N. R. Eza Feizaty, S. Alizah, M. Mohd Syaiful, H. Mohd Najmi, & Y. A. Ahmad Ridzuan. Proceedings of the 2nd Temengor Scientific Expedition 2012. Paper presented at The 2nd Temengor Scientific Expedition 2012, Pulau Banding Foundation, Pulau Banding, 22- 25 August (pp. 365- 388). Petaling Jaya, Selangor: Pulau Banding Foundation.
  8. Ibrahim, J., Hurzaid, A., Shahriza, S., Nur Hafizah, I., Zalina, A., Nurliza, A. M., & Nur Hafizah, C. Z. (2013). Updated Checklist of Amphibians of Pulau Jerejak, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia. Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences, 91: 36- 40.
  9. Ibrahim, J., Hurzaid, A., Shahriza, S., Nur Hafizah, I., Zalina, A., Yap, C. H., Nurliza, A. M., & Nur Hafizah, C. B. (2013). Additions to the Herpetofauna of Jerejak Island, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 64(4): 213- 232.
  10. Ibrahim, J., Zalina, A., Shahriza, S., Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Nur Hafizah, I., Hurzaid, A., Nurul Dalila, A. R., Muin, M. A., & Amirudin, I. (2012). Checklist of the Herpetofauna of Bukit Perangin Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 41 (6): 691- 696.
  11. Ibrahim, J., Hurzaid, A., Shahriza, S., Nur Hafizah, I., Zalina, A., Nurliza, A. M., & Nur Hafizah, C. B. (2012). Additions to the herpetofauna of Jerejak Island, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia. USM-PSU International Conference on Art and Sciences 2012 (ICAS 2012). Transforming Research for Sustainable Community. 2nd-4th December 2012.
  12. Yap, C. H., Zalina, A., Hurzaid, A., Belabut, D., & Ibrahim, J. (2012). Diversity and Density of Amphibians at Sungai Kampi, Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Penang, Malaysia. (Seminar Biodiversiti Perhilitan 2012, 20th-23rd November 2012, Ipoh, Malaysia). Jabatan Perhilitan.
  13. Belabut, D., Norhayati, A., Amalina, I., Zalina, A., Yap, C. H., Mohd Asyraff, M. S., Hurzaid, A., Ibrahim, J., Paul, Y., Tan, P. E., Norfariza, M. K., Osman, N., Tang, T. K., Ahmad, S., Helpis, I., & Yong, H. M. (2012). Amphibian Fauna Diversity and Endemism in the Pulau Tioman and Taman Negara Pulau Pinang, Peninsular Malaysia. (Seminar Biodiversiti Perhilitan 2012, 20th-23rd November 2012, Ipoh, Malaysia). Jabatan Perhilitan.
  14. Ibrahim, J., Sim, E. C., & Hurzaid, A. (2012). Development of eggs and larvae of the Common Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio polytes (L.) (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) in Malaysia. International Conference of Multidisciplinary Research 2012, 1st- 3rd November 2012, USM, UniSYiah, Unikuala.

 

Teaching

  • JIB 226 Genetics (2020/2021 onwards)
  • JIB 436 Scientific Writing and Special Topics in Biology (2020/2021 onwards)
  • JIB 534 Biotechnology (2020/2021 onwards)
  • JIB 590 Project (2020/2021 onwards)
  • JUJ 103 Distance Learning and Computer Literacy (2020/2021 onwards)

Recognition

 

Academics recognition and leadership:

  • The Public Service Department Malaysia (JPA) Scholarship (2005- 2008), National
  • National Science Fellowship (NSF) (2010), National
  • Academic Staff Training Scheme, USM (2011- 2013), National
  • Post Graduate Research Grant (PRGS) (2011-2013), University of Science Malaysia, University
  • Academic Staff Training Scheme, USM (2015- 2020), National

Participating in seminar

  1. Hurzaid, A., Chan, T. Y., Mohd Nor, S. A., Muchlisin, Z. A., & Chen, W. J. (2019). Molecular phylogeny and diversity of penaeid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) from South‐East Asian waters. Paper presented at The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting 2019, 26th – 30th May 2019, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  2. Hurzaid, A. (2018). The stomatopod dactyl club: a formidable damage-tolerant biological hammer. Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 9th May 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
  3. Hurzaid, A. (2017a). Molecular data reveals hidden diversity within commercially exploited South-East Asia Penaeidae. Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 22nd November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan.
  4. Hurzaid, A. (2017b). Color vision in marine organisms: example from stomatopods. Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 25th October 2017, Taipei, Taiwan.
  5. Hurzaid, A. (2017c). Biological invasions: the case of the killer shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894). Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 19th April 2017, Taipei, Taiwan.
  6. Hurzaid, A. (2017d). DNA barcoding of twenty- eight shrimp species (Decapoda: Penaeidae). Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 24th May 2017, Taipei, Taiwan.
  7. Hurzaid, A. (2016a). Biofluorescence in fish: evolution and functions. Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 30th March 2016, Taipei, Taiwan.
  8. Hurzaid, A., and Chen, W. J. (2016b). Phylogenetic relationships of Neoscopelidae: with special emphasis on Neoscopelus microchir. Annual meeting of the Ichthyological Society of Taiwan and the Asian Society of Ichthyologists 2016, 18th – 21st May 2016, Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
  9. Hurzaid, A. (2016c). Bioluminescence in the ocean: Examples from the Loliginidae. Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 8th June 2016, Taipei, Taiwan.
  10. Hurzaid, A. (2015). Objectified boldness and aggressiveness in zebrafish, Danio rerio: impacts on social rank, reproductive and inheritance. Seminar presented at Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, 28th October 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.
  11. Zalina, A., Hurzaid, A., Ibrahim, J., & Siti Azizah, M. N. (2013). DNA Barcoding of Ranidae Frogs of Peninsular Malaysia. Poster presented at The 5th International Barcode of Life Conference, 27th- 31st October 2013, Kunming, China.

Professional Membership

  • Member, The Crustacean Society

 

 

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