Dr. Alina Binti  Wagiran
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Dr. Alina Binti Wagiran

Senior Lecturer
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemistry from National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

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Alina Wagiran is a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is currently teaching undergraduate students in Biotechnology Programme at Faculty of Biosciences & Medical Engineering.She is currently looking into new niche area such as DNA barcoding and authentication tools in medicinal herbal product especially in Malaysia market.Apart from this, she also conducted research for rice tissue culture and genetic modification. Until now she has published more than 20 research papers.She has served as a member for Royal Society of Biology.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Genetic Transformation
Rice Tissue Culture
Rice Biotechnology
DNA Barcoding

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Abubakar, B.M., F.M. Salleh, M.S.S. Omar and A. Wagiran, 2017. DNA barcoding and chromatography fingerprints for the authentication of botanicals in herbal medicinal products. Evidence-Based Complementary Altern. Med., Vol. 2017. 10.1155/2017/1352948.
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  2. Din, A.R.J.M., F.I. Ahmad, A. Wagiran, A.A. Samad, Z. Rahmat and M.R. Sarmidi, 2016. Improvement of efficient in vitro regeneration potential of mature callus induced from Malaysian upland rice seed (Oryza sativa cv. Panderas). Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 23: S69-S77.
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  3. Arif, S.M., L.M. Nyuk, W. Alina and R. Zaidah, 2016. Evaluation of three RNA extraction methods from three cultivars of Malaysian upland rice. Jurnal Teknologi, 78: 109-112.
  4. Abdullaha, F.I., S.C. Lee, R.A.A.S. Zaidah and W. Alina, 2016. Plant genomic dna extraction for selected herbs and sequencing their internal transcribed spacer regions amplified by specific primers. Nat. Prod. Commun., 11: 1491-1496.
  5. Din, A.R.J.M., R. Hasham, A.R.M. Yunos, A. Wagiran and M.R. Sarmidi, 2015. Stakeholders perception and acceptance towards application of biotechnology in agriculture based industries in Malaysia. Sci. Bull., 19: 58-65.
  6. Jamalnasir, H., A. Wagiran, N. Shaharuddin and A. Abd Samad, 2014. Molecular cloning and characterization of a cDNA encoding a polyketide synthase from Melastoma decemfidum. Biologia, 69: 1482-1491.
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  7. Saddique, A.B and W. Alina, 2013. Molecular cloning and bioinformatic analysis of endosperm specific promoter, &alpha:-globulin (AsGlo1). Jurnal Teknologi, 64: 1-5.
  8. Jamalnasir, H., W. Alina, A.S. Noor and A.S. Azman, 2013. Isolation of high quality of RNA from plant rich in flavanoids, Melastoma decemfidum Roxb ex Jack. Aust. J. Crop Sci., 7: 911-916.
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  9. Cheah, T.W., I. Ismanizan, M.S. Nik, W. Alina and A. Ruslan, 2013. Biosynthesis of very long polyunsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in transgenic Japonica rice (Oryza sativa L). Aust. J. Crop Sci., 7: 1227-1234.
  10. Ayob, Z., W. Alina and A.S. Azman, 2013. Potential of tissue cultured medicinal plants in Malaysia. J. Teknologi, 62: 111-117.
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  11. Ahmad, F.I., S.J. Nur and W. Alina, 2013. Effect of 2,4-D on embryogenic callus induction of Malaysian indica rice, MR123 and MR127. Jurnal Teknologi, 64: 75-78.
  12. Wetten, A.C., J.L. Thomas, A. Wagiran and T. Chiurugwi, 2012. Targeted Biolistics for Improved Transformation of Impatiens balsamina. In: Transgenic Plants: Methods and Protocols. Dunwell, J.M. and A.C. Wetten (Ed.). Humana Press, India., ISBN: 978-1-61779-557-2, pp: 255-265..
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  13. Tasrib, N., W. Alina and R. Zaidah, 2012. Improvement of shoot regeneration of potentially medicinal plant Melaleuca alternifolia Via axillary shoot. Jurnal Teknologi, 59: 33-35.
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  14. Makerly, H., R. Zaidah and W. Alina, 2012. Potential use of partial desiccation treatment for regeneration system of Malaysian indica rice (O. Sativa L.). Jurnal Teknologi, 59: 97-100.
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  15. Javed, M.A., A.S. Azman, H. Topik, W. Alina and A.W.B. Rebaz, 2012. Studies to investigate the interactions of genotypes, culture media and culture temperatures on androgenesis in recalcitrant Indica Rice (Oryza Sativa L.). Jurnal Teknologi, 59: 75-79.
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  16. Hidayat, T., I.A. Farah, K. Chandrica, A.S. Azman and W. Alina, 2012. Molecular identification of Malaysian pineapple cultivar based on internal transcribe spacer region. APCBEE Procedia, 4: 146-151.
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  17. Javed, M.A., F. Huyop, A. Wagiran and F. Salleh, 2011. Identification of QTLs for morph-physiological traits related to salinity tolerance at seedling stage in Indica rice. Proceedia Environ. Sci., 8: 389-395.
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  18. Wagiran. A., I. Ismail, M.Z.C.R. Che and R. Abdullah, 2010. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of the sopentenyltransferase gene in japonica rice suspension cell culture. Aust. J. Crop Sci., 4: 421-429.
  19. Wagiran, A., F. Huyop, F. Suratman, G.K.A. Parvez, H. Ghazali and Z. Rahmat, 2010. Cotyledon with hypocotyl segment as an explant for the production of transgenic Citrullus vulgaris Schrad (Watermelon) mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Biotechnol., 9: 106-118.
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  20. Suratman, F., F. Huyop, A. Wagiran, Z. Rahmat, H. Ghazali and G.K.A. Parveez, 2010. Biolistic transformation of Citrullus vulgaris Schrad (Watermelon). Biotechnology, 9: 119-130.
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  21. Taha, A.M., A. Wagiran, H. Ghazali, F. Huyop and G.K.A. Parveez, 2009. Optimization and transformation of garden balsam, Impatiens balsamina, mediated by microprojectile bombardment. Biotechnology, 8: 1-12.
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  22. Taha, A., A. Wagiran, H. Ghazali, F. Huyop and G.K.A. Parveez, 2009. In vitro regeneration of garden balsam, Impatiens balsamina using cotyledons derived from seedlings. Biotechnology, 8: 44-52.
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  23. Wagiran, A., I. Ismail, C.R.C.M. Zain and R. Abdullah, 2008. Improvement of plant regeneration from embryogenic suspension cell culture of japonica rice. J. Biol. Sci., 8: 570-576.
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  24. Faridah S., A. Wagiran, R. Zaidah, H.F. Zaman and G. Hamidah, 2008. Shoot Regeneration System of Water Melon (Citrulus lanatus). In: Plant, Health and Man: Past, Present and Future. Shyun, C.Y. and N.M. Mustafa (Ed.). Forest Institute of Malaysia Publication, Malaysia., ISBN: 978-967-5221-02-6, pp: 201-209..