Personal profile


Dr. Ramlah Mohamad Ibrahim joined Monash University Malaysia as a Lecturer in July 2023. She earned her PhD in Medical Biotechnology with a specialization in Nutrigenomics from University Putra Malaysia. Her doctoral research focuses into the nutrigenomic activities of functional foods in in regulating molecular mechanisms involved in obesity pathway. During her doctoral journey, Dr. Ramlah’s research was recognized with the award of a Graduate Initiative Grant, which supported her research endeavours. In her previous role as a dedicated researcher, she was actively involved in various projects encompassing in vitro, in vivo studies, and clinical trials. Her work has been published in several high-impact journals, emphasizing the far-reaching impact of her research. Currently, her research interest focuses on translating nutrigenomics findings into practical applications in clinical and community health practices aiming to make substantial contributions to the understanding and management of metabolic syndrome and obesity

Monash teaching commitment

NUT1028 - Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle 

NUT2023 - Nutrition and Chronic Disease 

Research interests


Nutritional Sciences

Supervision interests

I am interested in supervising research projects in the following areas:

Nutritional sciences 

Functional Foods/Nutraceuticals 


Metabolic syndrome 

Community service

Volunteer - Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia

Volunteer - Clinical and Cander Resource Education Unit (CCARE)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Nutrigenomic, Doctor of Philosophy , Anti- obesity activities of edible bird nest on 3T3-L1 adipocytes and high fatcholesterol diet-induced obese rabbits, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Award Date: 8 Sept 2022

Nutritional Sciences , Master Science , Effects of Nigella sativa L. seed powder on menopausal women with metabolic syndrome, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Award Date: 9 Oct 2014

Nutrition and Community Health , Bachelor of Science , Anti-colon cancer properties of methanolic extracts from Curculigo latifolia

Award Date: 12 Jun 2008

External positions

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

21 Mar 202321 Mar 2025

Research area keywords

  • Nutrigenomics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Functional foods

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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