Nik Elena Nik Mohamed


Ms Nik Elena Nik Mohamed

Ms Nik Elena Nik MohamedMs Nik Elena Nik Mohamed
Lecturer/ Manager

Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics
BSc (Biophysical Science) (Australia), MForSc (Australia)
Email: elena@perdanauniversity.edu.my

Ms. Nik Elena is a Lecturer / Manager at the Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics (PU-CBi). She completed a Bachelor of Science (Biophysical Science) degree with an additional major in Genetics at the University of Western Australia. She also obtained a Master of Forensic Science by thesis and coursework at the same university.

Ms. Nik Elena has four years of teaching experience as a Lecturer in Genetics and Molecular Biology, with two years of management experience in a local Bachelors degree programme. She has supervised and co-supervised research projects of several undergraduate students and has extensive experience as a student mentor. She has assisted in the development of bioinformatics curricula and is currently facilitating the running of such programmes at various levels (postgraduate diploma, MSc, and PhD) for the Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics to help build capacity in the country for this growing field. She is also active in biological research, assisting in projects involved in understanding viral diversity by use of bioinformatics methodologies to facilitate better vaccine design against viruses such as Influenza A.

Nik Elena was recently elected as Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) Executive Committee. Previously, she held the post of team leader for the APBioNet Malaysian Secretariat team, assisting with the activities of the network to the scientific community in the Asia-Pacific region. Her responsibilities as the ExCo Secretary include facilitating the organization of the various activities of the Network, including its flagship conference, the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB), which is held annually in the region. She is also active in contributing to the development of the local bioinformatics community. She held the post of Organizing Chairperson for the Introductory Bioinformatics Workshop 2013 held at Perdana University.

Tan S, Nik Mohamed NE, Raman HSA, Khan AM, and August JT. H7N9 Influenza Virus Mutations as Signatures of Human Transmission. 2015. [Manuscript in preparation]

Nik Mohamed NE et al. (2014). Curriculum design of a one-year postgraduate diploma programme for a foundation in bioinformatics: a case study in Malaysia. 2014. [Manuscript in preparation]

Nik Mohamed NE, Raman HSA, Tan S, Azhar NA, Sjaugi MF, Khan AM. Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics: contributing to the growth of bioinformatics in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Biotech News – Bioinformatics (September issue): 18(9), 38-42.

Raman HSA, Tan S, Sjaugi MF, Nik Mohamed NE, Khan AM. Bioinformatics for vaccine target discovery. September 2014 issue. Asia Pacific Biotech News – Bioinformatics (September issue): 18(9), 43-49.

Raman HSA, Tan S, Nik Mohamed NE, Azhar NA, Sjaugi MF, Khan AM. A one-year postgraduate diploma programme for a foundation in bioinformatics: a case study in Malaysia. Bioinformatics Education & Training Session. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2014), Sydney, Australia, 31st July – 2nd August 2014, Article #92. http://bit.ly/1q41LWL

Nik Elena Nik Mohamed (2009). Investigation of blood dynamics : surface flow and droplet stain morphology on fabrics. Master’s thesis.

Project title: Introducing Bioinformatics at the secondary-school level in Malaysia: the pupils’ viewpoint
Research Team: Ms. Nik Elena Mohamed, Ms. Tan Swan, Ms. Hadia Syahirah Abdul Raman, and Assistant Professor Mohammad Asif Khan

Project title: Predicting Avian H7N9 Influenza Virus Transmission to Humans
Research Team: Ms. Tan Swan, Ms. Nik Elena Mohamed, Ms. Hadia Syahirah Abdul Raman, Professor Thomas J. August, and Assistant Professor Mohammad Asif Khan

Project title: Influenza A Virus Vaccine Coverage
Research Team: Ms. Tan Swan, Ms. Nik Elena Mohamed, Ms. Hadia Syahirah Abdul Raman, Professor Thomas J. August, and Assistant Professor Mohammad Asif Khan