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Muhamad Rusdi Bin Ahmad Rusmili

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D (Pharmacology) - Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Sciences) - Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Muhamad Rusdi Bin Ahmad Rusmili (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Muhamad Rusdi Ahmad Rusmili is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Basic Medical Sciences,Kulliyyah of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He obtained his B.Pharm (Hons)  from IIUM and later, his Ph.D from Monash University. His doctorate research mainly involves in the utilization of proteomics technology and pharmacological techniques to identify and characterize neurotoxic activity of krait venoms and toxins. His research interests are mainly on the effect of exotic venoms, the efficacy of anti-venom, characterization of novel proteins from venom and their potential applications.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacology ~ Toxicology - Toxinology Snake venom Scorpion venom
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Biomedical Sciences ~ Proteomics - Qualitative LCMSMS Protein sequencing Quantitative and qualitative HPLC Protein purification and characterization
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacy ~ Neurotoxicology - Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor

Professional Membership

  • 2018 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Exco), Malaysian Society on Toxinology

Teaching Responsibilities

ANTI-INFECTIVES AGENTS 2015/2016 2019/2020 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
BODY SYSTEM I : CARDIOVACULAR & HAEMATOLOGY 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017 2015/2016
BODY SYSTEM II : RESPIRATORY & URINARY SYSTEM 2016/2017 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018
BODY SYSTEM III : MUSCULOSKELETAL & SENSORY ORGANS 2018/2019 2014/2015 2016/2017 2019/2020 2017/2018 2015/2016
BODY SYSTEM IV: GASTROINTESTINAL &HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEMS 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017
BODY SYSTEM VI : CNS 2016/2017 2017/2018 2019/2020 2020/2021
CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 2020/2021 2014/2015 2015/2016 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY 2018/2019 2019/2020 2015/2016 2020/2021 2014/2015 2016/2017 2017/2018
IMMUNOLOGY 2018/2019
MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2016/2017 2014/2015 2019/2020 2015/2016 2017/2018 2018/2019
PHARMACOLOGY OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 2016/2017 2015/2016 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020
RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2017/2018 2016/2017

Research Projects

2017 - 2021 Comparison of neutralization efficacy for Thailand's Hemato Polyvalent antivenom, Malayan pit viper and Green Pit Viper antivenom against Malaysian mountain pit viper (Ovophis convictus)
2018 - Present Characterization of neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of non-conventional three finger toxins from Malaysian spitting cobra (Naja sumatrana) venom



2021 A Biochemical and Pharmacological Characterization of Phospholipase A2 and Metalloproteinase Fractions from Eastern Russell’s Viper (Daboia siamensis) Venom: two major components associated with Acute Kidney Injury. Toxins, 13 (8) pp. 1-18
2020 In vitro immunological cross-reactivity of thai polyvalent and monovalent antivenoms with asian viper venoms. Toxins, 12 (12) pp.
2020 Lipid accumulation modulation by garcinia atroviridis fruit extract in 3T3-L1 adipocyte cells. Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature, 10 (4) pp. 303-316
2019 Applying an innovative educational procedure in medical biochemistry: can first year pharmacy students gain the benefits?. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3 Special Issue) pp. 785-785
2019 Variations in neurotoxicity and proteome profile of Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus) venoms. PLoS ONE, 14 (12) pp. 1-19
2018 Cytotoxic, antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing activity of L-amino acid oxidase from Malaysian Calloselasma rhodostoma on human colon cancer cells. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, 123 (5) pp. 577-588
2018 Non-neurotoxic activity of Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus) venom from Thailand. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases, 24 (1) pp. 1-9
2017 A pharmacological examination of the cardiovascular effects of Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus) venoms. Toxins, 9 (4) pp. 1-11
2017 Talk with expert: Jellyfish toxins. Malaysian Society on Toxinology Newsletter, 1 () pp. 13-15
2017 The use of venom and venom-derived products in medicine and cosmetics: the ethical issues from Islamic perspective. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Special Issue 1) pp. 1-6
2016 Isolation and pharmacological characterization of α-Elapitoxin-Ot1a, a short-chain postsynaptic neurotoxin from the venom of the Western Desert Taipan, Oxyuranus temporalis. Toxins , 8 (3) pp. 1-12
2016 Proteomic characterization and comparison of Malaysian Tropidolaemus wagleri and Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus venom using shotgun-proteomics. Toxins, 8 (10) pp. 299-1-299-14
2015 Comparison of the neurotoxic and myotoxic effects of two Moroccan scorpion venoms and their neutralization by experimental polyclonal antivenom. Life Science Journal, 124 () pp. 1-7
2014 In-vitro neurotoxicity of two Malaysian krait species (Bungarus candidus and Bungarus fasciatus) venoms: neutralization by monovalent and polyvalent antivenoms from Thailand. Toxins, 6 (3) pp. 1036-1048
2014 Isolation and characterization of α-elapitoxin-Bf1b, a postsynaptic neurotoxin from Malaysian Bungarus fasciatus venom. Biochemical Pharmacology, 88 (2) pp. 229-236
2014 Isolation and characterization of a presynaptic neurotoxin, P-elapitoxin-Bf1a from Malaysian bungarus fasciatus venom. Biochemical Pharmacology, 91 (3) pp. 409-416
2014 Proteomic analysis of moroccan cobra naja haje legionis venom using tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Proteomics, 96 () pp. 240-252
2014 Proteomic characterization and comparison of Malaysian Bungarus candidus and Bungarus fasciatus venoms. Journal of Proteomics, 110 () pp. 129-144
2012 In vitro vascular activity of crude bungarus candidus and bungarus fasciatus crude venoms. Toxicon, 60 (2) pp. 169
2012 Proteomic analysis and pharmacological activities of the venom of the Moroccan cobra Naja haje legionis. Toxicon, 60 (2) pp. 211
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Neurotoxic effect of Malaysian cobra venoms and neutralization by Thai's antivenoms.. In: 11th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries,
2018 Applications of mass spectrometry in identification of potential anticancer proteins from snake venoms. In: ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management - AMSEM 2018,
2018 Marine animals and snakes: their venoms and poisons for therapeutics. In: ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management - AMSEM 2018,
2018 Marine animals and snakes: their venoms and poisons for therapeutics?. In: ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management - AMSEM 2018,
2017 Garcinia atroviridis fruit extract alters lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 cell line model. In: International Conference on Natural Products 2017,
2017 In vitro and in vivo studies of cardiovascular disturbance following envenomation by Malayan Krait (Bungarus Candidus). In: Asean Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation (Poisoning) Management: 4th International Symposium,
2016 Venomics and pharmacological activities of Malaysian kraits : bungarus candidus and bungarus fasciatus. In: ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management : the 4th International Symposium,
2014 Venom proteome of Malaysian Bungarus candidus and Bungarus fasciatus . In: 62nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics,
2013 Isolation and pharmacological characterization of a short neurotoxin, α-elapitoxin-Bf1b (α-EPTX-Bf1b) from Malaysian Bungarus fasciatus. In: XI Congress of the Pan American Section of the International Society on Toxinology and the XII Congress of the Brazilian Society of Toxinology.,
2013 Venomics proteomics. In: 10th Australian Peptide Conference,
2012 Isolation and proteomics characterization of a novel muscarinic toxin from Bungarus candidus (Malayan Krait) crude venom . In: 1st Malaysian Proteomics Conference,
2011 Assessment of the quality of the examination in pharmacy curriculum. In: 6th Congress of the Asian Medical Education Association: Trends in Medical Education,