Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor Dr Tam Sheh May

  • Head of Research - Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

  • School of Biosciences
    Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
  •    +603-56295651

  • Head of Research , Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, 01/10/2017 to present
  • PhD in Plant Molecular Systematics & Evolution, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  • Master of Science in Floristic Diversity & Conservation, UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (Hons), UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
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Article in Journals
  • Tam, SH, Ewe, JA (2018). Utilizing a discovery learning, real-world based fruit juice clarification experiment to enhance teaching and learning of biological enzyme concepts. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 6(6), 21-36.
  • Tan, J.P.C., Tam S.M. and R. Kiew. A new Begonia (Begoniaceae) from Endau Rompin National Park, Johor, Malaysia. Phytokeys (In press)
  • Ong, P.T. and S.M. Tam. 2018. Bulbophyllum annandalei and its pollinator. The Orchid Review 126 (1323): 146-149.
  • Yeo, BPH, LC Foong, SM Tam, V Lee, and SS Hwang. 2017. Gene Isolation Using Degenerate Primers Targeting Protein Motif: A Laboratory Exercise. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education doi:10.1002/bmb.21089. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Foong L.C., Ho A.S.H., Lim Y.M., Tam S.M.(2017). A modified ctab-based protocol for total RNA extraction from the medicinal plant Impatiens balsamina (Balsaminaceae) for next-generation sequencing studies. Malaysian Applied Biology, 46(2), pp.87-95 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Sudianto E., Neik T.-X., Tam S.M., Chuah T.-S., Idris A.A., Olsen K.M., Song B.-K. (2016). Morphology of Malaysian Weedy Rice (Oryza sativa): Diversity, Origin and Implications for Weed Management. Weed Science, 64(3), pp.501-512 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ort, B, CS Cohen, KE Boyer, LR Reynolds, LR, SM Tam, and S Wyllie-Echeverria. 2014. Conservation of eelgrass (Zostera marina) genetic diversity in a mesocosm-based restoration experiment. PLoS ONE 9(2): e89316 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Song, B-K, T-S Chuah, SM Tam and K Olsen. 2014. Malaysian weedy rice shows its true stripes: wild Oryza and elite rice cultivars shape agricultural weed evolution in Southeast Asia. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Azman, AS, C Mhiri, M-A Grandbastien and SM Tam. 2014. Transposable elements and the detection of somaclonal variation in plant tissue culture: a review. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 43(1): 1-12 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Tam, SM, JB Hays and RT Chetelat. 2011. Effects of suppressing the DNA mismatch repair system on homeologous recombination in tomato. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 123: 1445-1458 (ISI-Indexed)
Article in Proceeding
  • Lim, CSN, W Ratnam and SM Tam. 2018. Efficient Multiple Shoot Regeneration for Use in Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation of Acacia mangium Willd. PROCEEDINGS OF IUFRO - INAFOR JOINT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Transcriptomics study of the methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) biosynthesis pathway in Impatiens balsamina L., Project Leader, 2015 to 2017 (National)