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Professor Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar

Profesor Dr. Abdul Rahman Omar

Doctor of Philosophy (1997) - Cornell University, New York, USA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1991) - Universiti Pertanian Malaysia

Field of Expertise : Immunology
Research : Immunology & Molecular Virology

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Department of Veterinary Pathology & Microbiology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

VPM5360 - Veterinary Immunology
VPM5361 - Infection & Immunity

VPM6500 - Special Topic Immunology

Selected publications 

1. Mehdi Rasoli, Swee Keong Yeap, Sheau Wei Tan, Kiarash Roohani, Ye Wen Kristeen-Teo, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Yasmin Abd Rahaman, Ideris Aini, Mohd Hair Bejo, Pete Kaiser, Abdul Rahman Omar. (2015). Differential modulation of immune response and cytokine profiles in the bursae and spleen of chickens infected with very virulent infectious bursal disease virus. BMC Veterinary Research 11:75.

2. Looi Qi H, Aini I, Md Zuki AB and Omar AR. (2015). Morphology comparison of swiftlet species from natural and man-made habitats in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana 44 (4); 49-502

3. Roohani K, Tan SW, Yeap SK, Ideris A, Bejo MH, and Omar AR. (2015). Characterisation of the genotype VII Newcastle disease virus (NDV) Isolated from NDV vaccinated chickens and the efficacy of LaSota and recombinant genotype VII vaccines against challenge with velogenic NDV. Journal of Veterinary Science 16(4):447-57. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2015.16.4.447.

4. Rahaman YA, Yeap SK, Tan SW, Hair-Bejo M, Fakurazi S, Kaiser P, and Omar AR. (2015). In vitro characterization of chicken bone marrow-derived dendritic cells following infection with very virulent infectious bursal disease virus. Avian Pathology. 10.1080/03079457.2015.1084997

5. Ahmad Naqib Shuid, Nikoo Safi, Amin Haghani, Parvaneh Mehrbod, Mohd Syamsul Reza Haron, Sheau Wei Tan and Abdul Rahman Omar (2015). Apoptosis transcriptional mechanism of feline infectious peritonitis virus infected cells. Apoptosis 20(11):1457-1470. doi: 10.1007/s10495-015-1172-7.

6. Firouzamandi M, Moeini H, Hosseini SD, Bejo MH, Omar AR, Mehrbod P, El Zowalaty ME, Webster TJ, Ideris A. (2016). Preparation, characterization, and in ovo vaccination of dextran-spermine nanoparticle DNA vaccine coexpressing the fusion and hemagglutinin genes against Newcastle disease. International Journal of Nanomedicine 11:259-267. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S92225

7. Firouzamandi M, Moeini H, Hosseini D, Bejo MH, Omar AR, Mehrbod P, Ideris A. (2016). Improved immunogenicity of Newcastle disease virus inactivated vaccine following DNA vaccination using NDV HN and F genes. Journal of Veterinary Science, 17(1):21-6. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2016.17.1.21.

8. Yasmin AR, Yeap SK, Hair-Bejo M, Omar, AR. (2016). Characterization of chicken splenic-derived dendritic cells following vaccine and very virulent strains of infectious bursal disease virus infection. Avian Diseases 60(4):739-751.

9. Satharasinghe DA, Murulitharan K, Tan SW, Yeap SK, Munir M, Ideris A, Omar AR. (2016). Detection of inter-lineage natural recombination in avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 using simplified deep sequencing platform. Frontier in Microbiology 30;7:1907.

10. Kristeen-Teo YW, Yeap SK, Tan SW, Omar AR, Ideris A, Tan SG, Alitheen NB. (2017). The effects of different velogenic NDV infections on the chicken bursa of Fabricius. BMC Veterinary Research 31;13(1):151. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1071-y.

11. Bande F, Arshad SS, Omar AR, Hair-Bejo M, Mahmuda A, Nair V. Global distributions and strain diversity of avian infectious bronchitis virus: a review. Animal Health Research Review. 18(1):70-83. doi: 10.1017/S1466252317000044.

12. Looi QH, Amin H, Aini I, Zuki M, Omar AR.*. (2017). De novo transcriptome analysis shows differential expression of genes in salivary glands of edible bird's nest producing swiftlets. BMC Genomics. 18(1):504. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3861-9.

13. Khairat JE, Balasubramaniam V, Othman I, Omar AR, Hassan SS. (2017). Interaction of recombinant Gallus gallus SEPT5 and brain proteins of H5N1-avian influenza virus-infected chickens. Proteomes. 2017 Sep 12;5(3). pii: E23. doi: 10.3390/proteomes5030023.

14. Yong C, Yeap SK, Omar AR, Tan WS. (2017). Advances in the study of nodavirus. Peer J 7;5:e3841. doi: 10.7717/peerj.3841. eCollection 2017.

15. Azadeh Bahadoran, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Yeap Swee Keong, Nikoo Safi, Hassan Moeini, Mohd Hair Bejo, Mohd Zobir Hussein, and Abdul Rahman Omar. (2017). Induction of a robust immune response against avian influenza virus following transdermal inoculation with H5‐DNA vaccine formulated in modified dendrimer‐based delivery system in mouse model. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 30;12:8573-8585. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S139126. eCollection 2017.

16. Yap S, Zakaria Z, Othman SS, Omar AR. (2018). In vitro treatment of lipopolysaccharide increases the invasion of Pasteurella multocida serotype B:2 into bovine aortic endothelial cell. Journal of Veterinary Sciences 19(2):207-215. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2018.19.2.207.

17. Mohd Isa Farhanah, Abd Rahman Yasmin, Isa Nurulfiza, Mohd Hair-Bejo, Ideris Aini, Claire Powers, Omobolanle Oladapo, Venugopal Nair, Jia-Shiun Khoo, Ahmad Kamal Ghazali, Wai-Yan Yee, Abdul Rahman Omar. (2018). Bursal transcriptome profiling of different inbred chicken lines reveals key differentially expressed genes at 3 days postinfection with very virulent infectious bursal disease virus. Journal of General Virology, 99(1):21-35. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000956

18. Farhanah MI, Yasmin AR, Khanh NP, Yeap SK, Hair-Bejo M, Omar AR. (2018). Bursal immunopathology responses of specific-pathogen-free chickens and red jungle fowl infected with very virulent infectious bursal disease virus. Archives of Virology doi: 10.1007/s00705-018-3841-7.

19. Khanh NP, Tan SW, Yeap SK, Lee HJ, Choi KS, Hair-Bejo M, Bich TN, and Omar AR. (2018). Comparative pathogenicity study of Malaysian QX-like and variant infectious bronchitis virus strains in chickens at different age of exposure to the viruses. Journal of Comparative Pathology, doi 10.1016/j.jcpa.2018.04.006

20. Mostafa Abdolmaleki, Swee Keong Yeap, Sheau Wei Tan, Dilan Amila Satharasinghe, Muhammad Bashir Bello, Mohammad Zareian Jahromi, Mohd Hair Bejo, Abdul Rahman Omar, Aini Ideris (2018). Effects of Newcastle disease virus infection on chicken intestinal intraepithelial natural killer cells. Frontier in Immunology, DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01386

21. Mohammed Zareian Jahromi, Mostafa Abdolmaleki, Muhammad Bashir Bello, Swee Keong Yeap, Mohd Hair-Bejo and Abdul Rahman Omar. (2018). Differential activation of intraepithelial lymphocyte-natural killer cells in chickens infected with very virulent and vaccine strains of infectious bursal disease virus. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, pii: S0145-305X(18)30146-0. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2018.06.004.

Updated:: 06/09/2021 [mjamil]


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