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2011 Ph.D University Henri Poincaré of Nancy (Plant Biology and Forestry)

2006 M.Sc Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (Plant Genetics and Breeding)

2000 B.Sc. University College of Science and Technology Malaysia (Conservation and Biodiversity Management)



Andrew  is a lecturer in the School of Food Science and Technology at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). His appointment to the position of Lecturer (2011) at the University has afforded him the opportunity to develop a dynamic research, from national and international research collaborations. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biodiversity and M.Sc. in Plant Genetics and Breeding from the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. In 2007 he began doctorate studies at the University Henri Poincaré of Nancy in France and completed his Ph.D. in 2011 after having studied the biodegradative capabilities of the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium. This project led to an intense interest in glutathione s-transferases enzymes and biochemical functions. In addition to his research efforts, he returned from Nancy to Malaysia and continued his career at the LAPDiM. At this time he became involved in diversity of tropical fungi studies funded through the University grant and collaborated with his previous laboratory in Nancy. He taught several courses at the University for undergraduate students. His research continues to focus on biodegradative mechanisms and the role of enzymes in response to pollutant compounds. 

Research Interests

Specialties: My research interests focus on the biodiversity, phylogeny and taxonomy, molecular biology and biochemistry of fungi, especially white rot-fungi, Phenorachaete chrysosporium and Schizophyllum commune. Other interests include also ecology of macrofungi and forest conservation. I have collected extensively fungi samples in Malaysia since 2011 which are includes work on a variety of microbiology techniques, bioinformatics approaches, sequences analysis and enzymatic assays

 Selected Publications


Ngadin, A.A., Geri C., Shepley, M., Nurul Faziha, I. and Mohamed Sidique, S.N. (2018). Importance of Soil Microbes for Vulnerable Rafflesia tuan-mudae Becc. (Rafflesiaceae) in Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. 70(2): 157-160. [Mnj]

Nurul Faziha, I., Shamsul Bahri, A.R., Suhaizan, L., Iffah Hazirah, M.N. and Ngadin, A.A. (2017) Protein Profiling of hevb1 and hevb3 in Hevea Species Obtained from the 1995 Germplasm Collection. Malays. Appl. Biol. 46(3): 239–245. [Mabjournal]

Ng, L.C., Ngadin, A.A., Azhari, M., and Zahari, N.A. Potential of Trichoderma spp. as Biological Control Agents Against Bakanae Pathogen (Fusarium fujikuroi) in Rice. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology (2015) [Asian Journal of Plant Pat.]

Wahizatul, A.A., Ngadin, A.A., Ng, L.C. and Pong, K.K. (2013). Identification and characterization of fungi accociated with red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus: A microscopy study. Malaysian Journal of Microscopy. 9: 127-132.

Thuillier A., Ngadin, A.A., Caupert, C., Billard, P., Jacquot, J.P., Gelhaye E., and Morel, M.. Functional diversification of fungal glutathione transferases from the Ure2p class. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2011). [Pubmed]

Meux, E., Proper, P., Ngadin, A.A., Didierjean, C., Morel, M., Dumarçay, S., Lamant, T., Jacquot, J.-P., Favier, F. & Gelhaye, E. Glutathione transferases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium: a S-glutathionyl-P-hydroquinone reductase belongs to a new structural class. J. Biol. Chem. 286: 9162-9173 (2011). [Pubmed]

Morel, M., Ngadin, A.A., Droux, M., Jacquot, J.P. & Gelhaye, E. The fungal glutathione S-transferase system. Evidence of new classes in the wood-degrading basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 66: 3711-3725 (2009a). [Pubmed]

Hasan, S.M.Z., Ngadin, A.A., Shah, R.M., Mohamad, N. Morphological variability of greater yam (Dioscorea alata L.) in Malaysia. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization. 6: 52-61 (2008).[Cambridge Journals]

 Book Chapter:    

Melanie Morel, Andrew A. Ngadin, Jean-Pierre Jacquot and Eric Gelhaye. “Reactive oxygen species in Phanerochaete chrysosporium”: Relationship between Extracellular Oxidative and Intracellular Antioxidant Systems, Advances in Botanical Research, Vol. 52, Chapter 6, Jacquot, J.P., Kader, J.C., Delseny, M., Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, Pp 154-178 (2009b)[ScienceDirect]

Andrew A. Ngadin and Sayed, M. Zain Hasan. Phenotypic relationship among greater yam (Dioscorea alata L.) accession in Malaysia. Agrobiodiversity in Malaysia, 1st. version, Pp 92-102 (2008)


Ngadin, A.A., Caupert, C., Billard, P., Jacquot, J.P., Gelhaye E., and Morel, M. 2010. Specificities of Ure2p-related Glutathione S-transferases in Phanerochaete chrysosporium. IMC9: The Biology of Fungi proceeding.

Meux, E., Morel, M., Ngadin, A.A., Prosper, P., Favier, F., Jacquot, J.P., Didierjean C., and Gelhaye, E., 2010. The omega glutathione s-transferases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium: structural and biochemical characterization. IMC9: The Biology of Fungi proceeding.

Morel, M., Perot, R, Ngadin, A.A., and Gelhaye, E. 2009. The glutathione transferases family ofPhanerochaete chrysosporium. Focus on the omega class. Redoxins proceeding.

Ngadin, A.A., Morel, M., Jacquot, J.P. and Gelhaye E. 2008. Functional Study of Glutathione-S-transferases from Phanerochaete chrysosporium. 14th SFRRI proceeding.