BSc in Science with Major in Biotechnology; MSc in Science with Major in Mycology
I have worked for CABI since 2011. During this time, I have conducted multiple scientific research and development projects, including implementing and managing a GEF-funded project on Invasive Alien Species. As part of my role I assist in projects involving plant health and biosecurity initiatives, where I focus on quarantine, surveillance and pest lists, diagnostics and providing assistance to meetings. I am also involved in biopesticide production and research on beneficial microbes against oil palm Ganoderma disease.
By training I am a mycologist and I have conducted many field collections and taxonomical studies on macrofungi specifically on the Boletes group. Before joining CABI, I worked for three years on an inventory of selected macrofungi of Peninsular Malaysia.
Invasive species are threatening forest habitats in South East Asia. They also indirectly affect the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on forests for food, commodities and energy. CABI and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with partners, have developed a project aimed at conserving globally important forests in the region. The initial aim is to enhance the capacity of Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam to manage their invasive alien species.
Start: 01/12/11 -End: 30/09/16