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Lessons offered by Adeline
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Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

A research neuroscientist of 8 years offering biology lessons in Johor Bahru

Methodology

I have previously mentored many students, final year undergraduates and even fellow junior colleagues during the past 8 years. The best way to excel in a given topic is to have proper understanding of the process, hands on experience coupled with graphical illustrations.

Experience

I have 8 years of wet lab research experience in both the university & hospital setting. I specialize in neuroscience working on Drosophila (fly) models of Parkinson's Disease. I am currently looking to share my knowledge with the future generation and hopefully inspire them to love science just as I do.

Rates

Transportation Fee : RM20
Rate for online lessons : RM60/h
Lessons offered by Adeline
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

Adeline's CV

EDUCATION

National University of Singapore (NUS) Aug 08 – May 12
• Bachelor of Life Sciences (Biomedical Science) Honours
• Graduated: July 2012, CAP: 3.69 (2nd Class Lower Honours)

High School Bukit Mertajam (HSBM) May 06 – Dec 07
• Malaysian Higher School Certificate (STPM) – A level

Convent Bukit Mertajam Secondary School (SMKCBM) Jan 01 - Dec 05
• Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) – O level

WORK EXPERIENCE

National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore (NNI) Jan 2014 - Present
Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory, Senior Research Officer
(Prof Lim Kah Leong, Vice-Dean of Research at Lee Kong Chian
School of Medicine, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore)

• In-charge of the drug discovery and pathway screening using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system in Parkinson’s disease
• Responsible for Drosophila Fly stock maintenance and Fly food preparation as well as Fly lab administrative and safety matters including fly lab consumables and reagents purchases
• Involved with Drosophila Fly work such as culturing, mating, drug
treatment and aging flies
• Performed behavioural fly assays such as climbing and flight assays
• Acquired skills of fly brain dissection and performing Immunofluorescence
staining on fly brains followed by Confocal Microscopy
• Learnt specialised techniques such as to operate the
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS)
• Skilled at utilizing the HPLC system for analysis of dopamine levels in fly brain samples

• Administration role as an interim Lab Manager
 Was in charge of lab daily operations, procurement of lab chemicals, consumables and reagents and monitoring and maintenance of lab equipment and safety
 Also, managed lab administrative and grant matters, lab duties and events

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Physiology, Oct 12 – Dec 13
Neurobiology/Ageing Programme, Research Assistant
• Performed molecular techniques such as Western blot, Reverse
transcription polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR), Site-directed
mutagenesis, Cloning, Immunoprecipitation, Confocal microscopy, and
Bacteria transformation
• Experienced in Cell Culture techniques such as Passaging cells and
Transfection
• Learnt and acquired skills in mouse work techniques such as genotyping,
mouse primary corticol neuron preparations and animal behavioural experiments,
Rotarod performance test on mice
• Attended and Awarded the “Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals”
(RCULA) course certificate on mice handling

Center for Life Sciences (CeLs), Honours Student June 11 – May 12
• Involved in a collaboration research project with Dr. Albert Pinhasov
of Ariel University Center (AUC) of Samaria regarding behavioural and
molecular psychiatry
• Carried out molecular techniques such as Immunofluorescence staining,
Western blot, Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR), Confocal
Microscopy in the neurobiology programme laboratories
• Assisted in the usage of electrophysiology system (single unit recording)
in monitoring brain neuronal activity of living rodents

Acumen Research Laboratories Pte Ltd., Intern Oct 10 – Dec 10
• Engaged in a group project tasked to research and write a review paper
regarding biomarkers for Meningococcal sepsis

CONFERENCE/PRESENTATION
• Presented a poster at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) Research Day, 26th April 2019 and won a Commendation Award for Best Junior Researcher Award (Basic Science and Translational Research)
• I was an invited speaker to give an oral presentation of my work on the “Neuroprotective potential of L-Ergothioneine in Drosophila models of Parkinson’s Disease” at the DUKE-NUS Neurobiology Department Retreat, 8th November 2019
• Attended at the 14th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry Conference 2016 where I presented my poster titled, “AF6 protects against dopaminergic dysfunction and mitochondrial abnormalities in Drosophila models of Parkinson’s Disease”
• Volunteered for events such as Move to Beat Parkinson organized by the Parkinson’s Society of Singapore, 27th April 2019 and NNI Brain Awareness Roadshow at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub, 18th and 19th May 2019. Organized booth setup to raise awareness among the public on Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and What we are doing in terms of research to help people with PD

TEACHING APPOINTMENT/MENTORSHIP
• Presenter for the annual STEP-NUS Sunburst Brain Camp (2016 – 2019) to educate local and international high school students about Drosophila and its role as a vital model in Parkinson’s Disease research
• Represented my lab as a NNI FReNs Scientific Seminar Committee Member (2019) in hopes of fostering better communication and collaborations between the NNI Research Community
• Taught and guided many students, interns and junior research assistants in the lab to perform various experimental techniques which are required for their respective projects





PUBLICATIONS
Adeline H. Basil, Sim Joan P. L., Lim Grace G. Y., Lin Shuping, Chan Hui Ying, Engelender Simone, Lim Kah-Leong (2017) AF-6 Protects Against Dopaminergic Dysfunction and Mitochondrial Abnormalities in Drosophila Models of Parkinson’s Disease. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Adeline H. Basil*, M. Gross*, R. Rajkumar, M. Kirby, A. Pinhasov, G.S. Dawe (2018) Social defeat-induced Cingulate gyrus immediate-early gene expression and anxiolytic-like effect depend upon social rank. Brain Research Bulletin
Sim, J.P.L., Ziyin, W., Basil, A.H. et al. (2020) Identification of PP2A and S6 Kinase as Modifiers of Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase-Induced Neurotoxicity. Neuromolecular Medicine
Toh, Hui Ting, Sreekanth Rajan, Jun Yeob Yoo, Adeline-Henry Basil, Ziyin Wang, Geraldine Goh, Kah-Leong Lim, and Ho Sup Yoon (2019) "Nurr1 ligands ameliorate behavioural deficits on Parkinson's disease-context in vivo models." IBRO Reports
Chee-Hoe Ng, Adeline H. Basil, Liting Hang, Royston Tan, Kian-Leong Goh, Sharon O'Neill, Xiaodong Zhang, Fengwei Yu, Kah-Leong Lim (2017) Genetic or pharmacological activation of the Drosophila PGC-1α ortholog spargel rescues the disease phenotypes of genetic models of Parkinson's disease. Neurobiology of Aging
Hang, L., Basil, A.H. & Lim, KL. (2016) Nutraceuticals in Parkinson’s Disease. Review Paper in Neuromolecular Medicine 18, 306–321
Zhang C, -W, Adeline H, B, Chai B, -H, Hong E, T, E, Ng C, -H, Lim K, -L (2016) Pharmacological or Genetic Activation of Hsp70 Protects against Loss of Parkin Function. Neurodegenerative Diseases
Lim, G.G.Y.*, Chua, D.S.K.*, Henry-Basil, A., Chan, H.Y., Chai, C., Arumugam, T., Lim, K.L. (2015) Cytosolic PTEN-induced Putative Kinase 1 is stabilized by the NF-κB pathway and promotes non-selective mitophagy. The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Grace G. Y. Lim, Katherine C. M. Chew, Xiao-Hui Ng, Adeline Henry-Basil, Roy W. X. Sim, Jeanne M. M. Tan, Chou Chai, Kah-Leong Lim. Proteasome Inhibition Promotes Parkin-Ubc13 Interaction and Lysine 63-Linked Ubiquitination (Research Article | published 02 Sep 2013 | PLOS ONE)
Ramamoorthy, R., Henry Basil, A., Nesher, E., Gross, M., Pinhasov, A., & Dawe, G.S., Immediate early gene expression associated with Dominant-Submissive behaviour in mice, 8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, July 14th-18th, Barcelona 2012.(Abstract accepted)

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