Daniel Tan obtained both DVM and PhD at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Having worked on shrimp White Spot Syndrome Virus for his PhD project. While in the university, he had also involved in PCR based diagnostic kit which won multiple awards including Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000), Salon International des Inventions de Genève (2001) and International Invention and New Products Exposition (INPEX 2002). Through involvement in aquaculture and food microbiology, his had gain research skill and interests in microbiology and agrobiotechnology. He worked for Sarawak Biodiversity Centre for about seven years, helping to establish the microbiology labs for research on antibiotic producing microorganisms isolated from forest. He continued research on forest microbes with Swinburne, aiming to use these beneficial microbes as biofertiliser for eco-friendly industry forest plantation. He is currently work with Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Sarawak Timber Association, Daitoku Sdn. Bhd. and TKK Agriculture Development Sdn. Bhd.
His research interests revolved around discovering and developing practical applications based on microbiology, such as biofertilizers for planted forest, oil palm, pineapple and other crops, as well as bioremediation, biological control, and other subjects pertaining to biodiversity conservation.
Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the following areas/ projects:
Please contact Dr. Daniel Tan for more information on the above topics.
|Name||Degree||Area of Research||Start year||Role|
|Alan Chua||MSc||Applied microbiology||2015||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Mertensia Kho||MSc||Oil palm biofertiliser||2015||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Wendy Ong||MSc||Silviculture biofertiliser||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Stanley Ho||MSc||Silviculture biofertiliser||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|John Sabang||PhD||Mycorrhizal fungi||2015||Co-supervisor|
|Chan Wen Loong||MSc||Applied microbiology||2015||Co-supervisor|
|Armstrong Ighodalo Omoregie||PhD||Biocement||2016||Co-supervisor|