Sharifah SyedHassan

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

General title: Vector competence: mRNA, miRNA and proteomics profiling of CHIKV, naturally mutated CHIKV and coinfections with dengue

General Title: Role of ADE and DENV proteins in dengue immunity and protection

1995 …2023

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Personal profile


Associate Professor Dr. Sharifah Syed Hassan started her career in the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Malaysia in 1984, after graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from UPM, Malaysia.  She headed the Veterinary Vaccine Unit and Veterinary Diagnostic Unit of the Institute and promoted to the post of Director of the Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Malaysia and Director of Research for the Department of Veterinary Services (2003-2007), Ministry of Agriculture, Malaysia. She received her PhD from University of Oxford (2000), in the area of Life Sciences (molecular virology).

She joined Monash University Malaysia (MUM) in 2008.  Dr. Sharifah is a molecular virologist at the Infectious Disease Laboratory of the JCSMHS, Monash University Malaysia (MUM). Her earlier works in MUM were focussed on host-pathogens interactions involving Influenza viruses.  With her expertise in recombinant DNA technology, she has also developed a recombinant Lactococcus-surface displayed multiple-influenza antigens vaccine against influenza. Her Group has  also produced various recombinant proteins of Influenza and various Flaviviruses for use in  downstream research.Her current interests are on host-pathogens interactions, especially involving Flavivirus infections such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis viral infections. Her group has developed and established Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus midgut cDNA library for use in host-viral interaction studies. Her group also established in-vitro and in-vivo assays for studies involving antiviral effects of various compounds of natural products against Dengue viruses. Currently, her group at MUM has also completed two longitudinal community-based studies on dengue viral infections in collaborations with the Ministry of Health offices of Shah Alam and Segamat. Her Team had also collaborated with the MUM  Clinical School of Johor Bharu on projects involving dengue, dengue-like illnesses and respiratory tract infections funded by US NAMRU2 (2017-2020).

She headed the Infection and Immunity Cluster of the Tropical Medicine and Biology Platform of MUM (2013-2021).Dr. Sharifah teaches in the disciplines of Immunology and  Microbiology for pre-clinical Year 1 and 2 MBBS (MD) students. She was the discipline coordinator for the teaching of Microbiology (2012-2015) and to date is the discipline coordinator for the teaching of Immunology in MUM.

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

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Coursework, Monash University

Feb 2013Feb 2014

Award Date: 6 Apr 2014

Life Sciences (molecular virology), PhD, Functional Analysis of the Outer Capsid Proteins Vp2 and Vp5 of Bluetongue Virus, University of Oxford

Oct 1995Nov 1999

Award Date: 8 May 2000

Microbiology, MSc in Veterinary Microbiology, Degree by Coursework, University of Surrey

Sept 1989Dec 1990

Award Date: 5 Feb 1991

Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

Feb 1978Mar 1983

Award Date: 13 Aug 1983

Research area keywords

  • Flavivirus
  • recombinant DNA
  • host-viral interactions

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