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Zaitunnatakhin Binti Zamli

Academic Qualification

  • Anatomy - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • Master of Science (Anatomy and Human Biology) - Masters Degree, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Zaitunnatakhin Binti Zamli (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES


zaitun@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Zaitunnatakhin Zamli obtained her Bachelor of Biomed. Sc (Hons) degree from IIUM in 2006. She then joined IIUM as an Assistant Lecturer for one year prior to furthering her studies. She received her M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Anatomy from University of Western Australia and University of Bristol, U.K., respectively.
During her Ph.D years, she looked at the role of chondrocyte apoptosis and subchondral bone changes during initiation and progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in spontaneous animal models. This research had produced a number of publications at local and international levels.
Presently, Dr. Zaitunnatakhin is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Science, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, IIUM.


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Biomedical Sciences ~ Diagnostic Imaging - Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT)
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Anatomy ~ Other Anatomy n.e.c. - 1.Systemic Anatomy; 2.General & Systemic Anatomy
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Anatomy ~ Technique and Instrumentation - Histological techniques [i.e. Paraffin and Plastic embedding, Cryosectioning of soft and hard (decalcified or undecalcified) tissues].
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Research ~ Ergonomics - Ergonomic Risk Assessment
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Anatomy ~ Histology
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Medical Diagnostic Imaging ~ Bone Densitometry - Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry


Professional Membership


  • 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Malaysian Anatomical Association
  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Life Member), Persatuan Sains Bioperubatan Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


ANATOMY 2013/2014 2016/2017 2014/2015 2015/2016
ANATOMY 1 2017/2018 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019 2021/2022
ANATOMY 2 2020/2021 2017/2018 2019/2020 2018/2019
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH SCIENCES 2016/2017
ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROLOGY FOR AUDIOLOGY 2014/2015 2015/2016
BIOMEDICAL ETHICS FROM ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE 2013/2014
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2008/2009
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE 2018/2019 2020/2021
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 2020/2021 2019/2020
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY IN HEALTH SCIENCES 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
EMBRYOLOGY & ONCOLOGY 2013/2014
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY 2014/2015 2013/2014
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2016/2017
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT 2 2017/2018 2018/2019
GENERAL AND SYSTEMIC ANATOMY 2008/2009
HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT 2014/2015
HUMAN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION 1 2020/2021 2013/2014 2019/2020 2017/2018 2018/2019 2015/2016 2016/2017 2014/2015 2021/2022
HUMAN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION 2 2014/2015 2020/2021 2017/2018 2013/2014 2015/2016 2018/2019 2019/2020
HUMAN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 2013/2014
INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES 2016/2017 2013/2014 2015/2016 2014/2015
LABORATORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT 2019/2020 2020/2021
NANOMEDICINE IN HEALTHCARE 2018/2019 2014/2015 2017/2018
OCULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
ORTHOPAEDIC & TRAUMATOLOGY 2018/2019 2019/2020
PHYSIOLOGY 1 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2015/2016
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (MHSC) 2015/2016
RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2020/2021
RESEARCH PROJECT 2 2020/2021
SYSTEMIC ANATOMY 2009/2010
THE ALIMENTARY AND HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEMS 2012/2013


Research Projects


Completed
2015 - 2018 Structural changes and molecular mechanisms of bone remodeling in two different regions of subchondral bone during early osteoarthritis
2014 - 2018 Non-viral Gene Transfer Approaches for Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Proof of Concept
2014 - 2018 Differential Remodeling of Subchondral Bone Plate and Trabecular Bone of the Tibia in Spontaneous Animals Models of Osteoarthritis
On-Going
2020 - Present Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) and Ergonomic Risk Factors Screening
2019 - Present `Mati Putik? (Female Sexual Dysfunction): Formulation for Healing based on Malay Medical Manuscript Analysis
2019 - Present Medical Appraisal and Conservation of a 19th Century, Codex Unicus Nipah-leaf Malay Medical Manuscript At the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia


Award & Recognition


09 Jul, 2020 Murabbi Award (Medical and Health Sciences) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
20 Mar, 2020 KAHS Young Murabbi Award 2020 - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences KCDIO
08 Jul, 2019 Murabbi Award 2019 - Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences KCDIO
04 Dec, 2017 Recipient of DIES ProGrant Alumni Workshop 2017 Sponsorship at University of Cologne, Germany - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) International
27 Feb, 2017 Recipient of MEVLANA Exchange Programme Sponsorship 2017 - Council of Higher Education, Turkey International
18 Apr, 2016 Recipient of ProGrant Indonesia 2016 Sponsorship - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) International


Publications


Article

2020 Prevalence of computer-related musculoskeletal discomfort among International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) female students. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 23 (S1) pp. 94-94
2020 Regional and compartmentalized variation of subchondral bone mineralization and microarchitecture in hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 28 (Supplement 1) pp. S174-S174
2020 The cartilaginous tissue formation using sry (Sex determining region Y)-BOX9 and telomerase reverse transcriptase genes transfected chondrocytes: In vivo approach = Formasi tisu tulang rawan menggunakan sry (Penentu jantina rantau Y)-BOX9 dan telomeras gen transkripsi berbalik kondrosit transfeksi: Pendekatan in vivo). Sains Malaysiana, 49 (5) pp. 1067-1080
2019 Cartilaginous matrix components production in the in vivo ‘cell-scaffold’ construct. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 ( Special issue) (3) pp. 807-807
2019 Matrix production in chondrocytes transfected with sex determining region Y-Box 9 and telomerase reverse transcriptase genes: an in vitro evaluation from monolayer culture to three-dimensional culture. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 16 (3) pp. 285-299
2018 Structural changes and the differential expression of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of nuclear factor kB ligand (RANKL) in subchondral bone during the development of osteoarthriti. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal, 47 (6) pp. 87-96
2018 Structural changes and the differential expression of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of nuclear factor kB ligand (RANKL) in subchondral bone during the development of osteoarthritis. Malaysian Applied Biology, () pp.
2016 Subchondral bone plate changes more rapidly than trabecular bone in osteoarthritis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17 (9) pp. 1-11
2015 Subchondral bone plate remodels more rapidly than trabecular bone in osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 23 (supp.2) pp. A299
2015 Temporal and topographical variation of subchondral bone changes in a spontaneous animal models of osteoarthritis . The Malaysian Journal of Microscopy, 11 (supp.1) pp. 46
2014 Subchondral bone plate thickening precedes chondrocyte apoptosis and cartilage degradation in spontaneous animal models of osteoarthritis. BioMed Research International , 2014 () pp. 1-10
2014 Toxicity effects of water extracts of Holothuria atra Jaeger in mice. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 4 (8) pp. 614-617
2013 Increased chondrocyte apoptosis is associated with progression of osteoarthritis in spontaneous guinea pig models of the disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14 (9) pp. 17729-17743
2012 Toxic effects of Sapium baccatum (Ludai) extract in rats (Kesan toksik ekstrak Sapium baccatum (Ludai) ke atas tikus). Sains Malaysiana, 41 (11) pp. 1423-1429
2011 Chondrocyte apoptosis: a cause or consequence of osteoarthritis?. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 14 (2) pp. 155-166
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Students’ perception and effectiveness of learning human structure and functions II (AHS 1023) through problem-based learning (PBL): a preliminary study. In: Malaysian Anatomical Association Conference 2019,
2018 Structural changes and the differential expression of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of nuclear factor kb ligand (RANKL) in subchondral bone during the development of osteoarthritis. In: The 15th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology (MSAB 2018),
2018 The remodelling of tibial trabecular bone in spontaneous animal model of osteoarthritis. In: The 15th Symposium of the Malaysian Society of Applied Biology (MSAB 2018),
2017 Association between the subchondral bone plate and articular cartilage thickness during the progression of osteoarthritis in Dunkin Hartley guinea pigs. In: 2nd International Anatomical and Biomedical Scientific Conference 2017,
2017 The prevalence of musculoskeletal discomfort among female wearing different heights and shapes of heel shoes in Kuantan. In: 2nd International Anatomical and Biomedical Scientific Conference 2017,
2016 Effects of SRY (Sex Determining Region Y)-Box 9 (SOX9) and Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) genes transfection in chondrocytes seeded on three-dimensional scaffolds: gross observation and cell proliferation assay. In: 6th MTERMS 2016 in conjunction with 2nd Malaysian Stem Cells Meeting,
2016 Identifying transfection efficiency and cartilaginous markers expression in chondrocytes overexpressed with SRY (Sex Determining Region Y)-Box 9 (SOX9) gene: A preliminary analysis in an in vitro model . In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016),
2016 In vitro and in vivo non-viral SRY (Sex Determining Region Y)-box 9 (SOX9) and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) genes transfer in chondrocytes: work in progress. In: KAHS Research Week (KRW) 2016 in conjunction with 1st Allied Health Scientific Colloquium (AHSC) 2016,
2016 The role of subchondral bone plate porosity during the development of osteoarthritis in guinea pigs. In: 3rd Pan Asian Biomedical Science Conference 2016,
2016 Viability and glycosaminoglycan content in chondrocytes transfected with SRY (sex-determining region y)-BOX 9 and telomerase reverse transcriptase genes. In: 3rd Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Conference 2016 Kuala Lumpur,
2014 In vivo toxicity study of aqueous extracts of cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass). In: 5th Malaysian Symposium of Biomedical Science,
2014 The inclusion of Philosophy of Science (PoS) in science curriculum at Malaysian public universities. In: K.A.H.S. Research Week 2014,