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Laman Web Dr. Tunung Robin

Tunung Robin (Dr.)

SENIOR LECTURER
BSc. Biotechnology; MSc. Food Safety and Microbiology; PhD Food Safety (UPM)
Field of Expertise: Food Safety
Tel. : +6086-855316
Email: tunungrobin@upm.edu.my
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6990-6615
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tunung_Robin
Google Scholar: Tunung Robin
Scopus: Tunung, R.

Research Interest

  1. Food Safety
  2. Food Safety and Nutrition
  3. Food and Ethnicity

Selected Publications

  1. Tunung, R., Basurra, R.S., Kavita, C., Ribka, A., Chandrika, M., Ubong, A. (2021). Consumption practices and perception of ready-to-eat food among university students and employees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Food Research 5(1): 246-251.
  2. Tunung, R., Anusha, A.C.S., Kavita, C., Ribka, A., Chandrika, M. (2020). Ready-to-eat food consumption practices, food safety knowledge and relation to gender and education level of consumers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Food Research, 4 (5): 1537-1544.
  3. Chandrika, M., Liew, S.L.C., Hassanain, A.T., Mehru, N., Tunung, R., Tuan Zainazor, T.C., Atif, A.B., Rhanye, M.G., May, Z.S., Abm, T.H., Falah, A.M.S., Mustafa, A.S. (2020). Antiviral treatment options for COVID-19 by reduction of viral load and viral shedding. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 4 (6): 74-75.
  4. Chandrika, M., Liew, S.L.C., Hassanain, A.T., Mehru, N., Tunung, R., Tuan Zainazor, T.C., Atif, A.B., Rhanye, M.G., May, Z.S., Abm, T.H., Falah, A.M.S., Mustafa, A.S. (2020). Treatment of gastroenteritis in COVID-19 children. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 4 (6): 76-78.
  5. Chandrika, M., Liew, S.L.C., Hassanain, A.T., Mehru, N., Tunung, R., Tuan Zainazor, T.C., Atif, A.B., Rhanye, M.G., May, Z.S., Abm, T.H., Falah, A.M.S., Mustafa, A.S. (2020). Zinc supplementation for respiratory illness and acute gastroenteritis as complement treatment for COVID-19. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 4 (6): 79-81.
  6. Chandrika, M., Liew, S.L.C., Hassanain, A.T., Mehru, N., Tunung, R., Tuan Zainazor, T.C., Atif, A.B., Rhanye, M.G., May, Z.S., Abm, T.H., Falah, A.M.S., Mustafa, A.S. (2020). Risk factors of COVID-19 transmission in cholera endemic countries. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 4 (6): 82-83.
  7. Ponniah, J., Tunung, R., Son, R., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Malakar, P. K. (2015). Characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from salad vegetables. International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, 5 (2): 137-150.
  8. Akinbankole, A. S., Tunung, R., Tennant, A. M. (2015). Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Pyrene and Anthracene Metabolizing Bacteria Isolated from Oil Contaminated Water and Soil in Malaysia. Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 3 (1): 25-30.
  9. Tunung, R., Jeyaletchumi, P., Noorlis, A., Tang, Y. H., Sandra, A., Ghazali, F. M., Noranizan, M. A., Lesley, M. B., Haresh, K. K., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M., Son, R. (2012). Biosafety of Vibrio parahaemolyticus from vegetables based on antimicrobial sensitivity profiling and RAPD profiling. International Food Research Journal, 19 (2): 467-474.
  10. Wong, W.C., Pui, C. F., Tunung, R., Cheah, Y. K., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M., Son, R. (2012). Prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in burger patties in Malaysia. International Food Research Journal, 19 (4): 1751-1756.
  11. Wong, W. C., Pui, C. F., Tunung, R., Ubong, A., Noor Hidayah, M. S., Ghazali, F. M., Noorlis, A., Cheah, Y. K., Son, R. (2012). Antibiologram pattern among cultures of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from frozen burger patties in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 35 (4): 793-804.
  12. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Chai, L. C., Son, R., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Malakar, P. K. (2012). Assessment of Listeria monocytogenes in salad vegetables through kitchen simulation study. Journal of Tropical Agricultural and Food Science, 40 (1): 55-62.
  13. Sandra, A., Afsah-Hejri, L., Tunung, R., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Tang, J. Y. H., Ghazali, F. M., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M., Son, R. (2012). Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis in ready-to-eat cooked rice in Malaysia. International Food Research Journal, 19 (3): 829-836.
  14. Patrick, G. B., Nishibuchi, M., Tunung, R., Son, R. (2012). Molecular characterization of clinical isolate of Vibrio cholerae isolated form outbreak cases in Malaysia. International Food Research Journal, 19 (3): 1267-1274.
  15. Tunung, R., Ghazali, F. M., Noranizan, M. A., Haresh, K. K., Lesley, M. B., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M., Son, R. (2011). Rapid detection and enumeration of pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw vegetables from retail outlets. International Food Research Journal, 18: 67-78.
  16. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Chai, L. C., Son, R., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Malakar, P. K. (2011). Evaluation of Listeria spp. and L. monocytogenes at selected vegetable farms. Journal of Tropical Agricultural and Food Science, 39 (2): 255-266.
  17. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Chai, L. C., Son, R., Cheah, Y. K., Ghazali, F. M., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, M., Malakar, P. K. (2011). Quantitative risk assessment of acquiring listeriosis from consumption of minimally processed vegetables. International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, 4: 248-263.
  18. Ubong, A., Tunung, R., Noorlis, A., Elexson, N., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Ghazali, F. M., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M., Son, R. (2011). Prevalence and detection of Vibrio spp. and Vibrio cholerae in fruit juices and flavored drinks. International Food Research Journal, 18 (3): 1163-1169.
  19. Pui, C. F., Wong, W. C., Chai, L. C., Tunung, R., Jeyaletchumi, P., Noor Hidayah, M. S., Ubong, A., Farinazleen, M. G., Cheah, Y. K., and Son, R. (2011). Salmonella: A foodborne pathogen. International Food Research Journal, 18: 465-473.
  20. Petrus, E. M., Tinakumari, S., Chai, L. C., Ubong, A., Tunung, R., Elexson, N., Chai, L. F., Son, R. (2011). A study on the minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of Nano Colloidal Silver on food-borne pathogens. International Food Research Journal, 18: 55-66.
  21. Elexson, N., Chai, L. C., Pui, C. F., Tunung, R., Ubong, A., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Son, R., Nishibuchi, M. (2011). Simultaneous detection of Salmonella spp., Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium in raw salad vegetables and vegetarian burger patties. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2: 1077-1081.
  22. Elexson, N., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Tunung, R., Ubong, A., Son, R. (2011). Time course study on the growth of Salmonella Enteritidis on raw vegetables used in sandwiches. International Food Research Journal, 18 (4): 1505-1508.
  23. Noorlis, A., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Wong, W. C., Tunung, R., Pui, C. F., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Son, R. (2011). Antibiotic resistance and biosafety of Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus from freshwater fish at retail level. International Food Research Journal, 18 (4): 1523-1530.
  24. Noorlis, A., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Ponniah, J., Tunung, R., Tang, J. Y. H., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Son, R. (2011). Prevalence and quantification of Vibrio species and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in freshwater fish at hypermarket level. International Food Research Journal, 18: 689-695.
  25. Lee, H. Y., Chai, L. C., Pui, C. F., Tunung, R., Wong, W. C., Shuhaimi, M., Cheah, Y. K., Farinazleen, M. G., Nishibuchi, M., Son, R., (2011). Using RAPD-PCR as molecular assessment on the performance of CHROMAgarTM Listeria and PALCAM agar on isolation of Listeria spp. and L. monocytogenes from foods. International Food Research Journal, 18: 501-506.
  26. Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Jeyaletchumi, P., Chai, L. C., Tuan Zainazor, T. C., Ghazali, F. M., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M. and Son, R. (2010). Prevalence and Quantification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Salad Vegetables at Retail Level. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 20(2): 391-396.
  27. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Chai, L. C., Son, R., Farinazleen, M. G., Cheah, Y. K., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Pradeep, K. M. (2010). Assessing the risk of acquiring listeriosis from consumption of minimally processed vegetables using a step-wise risk assessment. Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry, 3 (06): 587-596.
  28. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Son, R., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Nishibuchi, M., Nakaguchi, Y., Malakar, P. K. (2010). Quantification of Listeria monocytogenes in salad vegetables by MPN-PCR. International Food Research Journal, 17: 281-286.
  29. Usha, M. R., Fauziah, M., Tunung, R., Chai, L. C., Cheah, Y. K., Farinazleen, M. G., Son, R. (2010). Occurrence and antibiotic resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in retail broiler chicken. International Food Research Journal, 17: 247-255.
  30. Usha, M. R., Tunung, R., Chai, L. C., Ghazali, F. M., Cheah, Y. K., Nishibuchi, M. and Son, R. (2010). A study on Campylobacter jejuni cross-contamination during chilled broiler preparation. International Food Research Journal, 17: 107-115.
  31. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Son, R., Farinazleen, M. G., Cheah, Y. K. (2010). Review: Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in foods. International Food Research Journal, 17: 1-11.
  32. Jeyaletchumi, P., Tunung, R., Margaret, S. P., Cheah, Y. K., Farinazleen, M. G., Pradeep, K. M., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M. and Son, R. (2010). Listeria monocytogenes in raw salad vegetables sold at retail level in Malaysia. Food Control, 21: 774-778.
  33. Tuan Zainazor, C., Noor Hidayah, M. S., Chai, L. C., Tunung, R., Mohamad Ghazali, F., Son, R. (2010). The scenario of norovirus contamination in food and food handlers. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 20 (2): 229-237.
  34. Haryani, Y., Tunung, R., Zuraini, M. I., Son, R. (2009). Species differentiation of fish samples by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of cytochrome b gene. Jurnal Perikanan dan Kelautan, 14(1): 48-57.
  35. Haryani, Y., Tunung, R., Chai, L. C., Lee, H. Y. Tang, S. Y. and Son, R. (2008). Characterization of Enterobacter cloacae Isolated From Street Foods. ASEAN Food Journal, 15(1): 57-64.
  36. Chai, L. C., Fatimah, A. B., Ghazali, F. M., Lee, H. Y., Tunung, R., Shamsinar, A. T., Laila, R. A. S., Thahirahtul, A. Z., Malakar, P. M., Nakaguchi, Y., Nishibuchi, M. and Son, R. (2008). Biosafety of Campylobacter jejuni from Raw Vegetables Consumed as Ulam with Reference to their Resistance to Antibiotics. International Food Research Journal, 15(2): 125-134.
  37. Tunung, R., Chai, L. C., Usha, M. R., Patrick, G. B., Farinazleen, M. G., Fatimah, A. B., Pradeep, K. M. and Son, R. (2007). “Incidence and characterization of Salmonella species in street foods and clinical samples.” Journal of Food Safety, 27: 345-361.
  38. Tunung, R., Chai, L. C., Usha, M. R., Lee, H. Y., Fatimah, A. B., Farinazleen, M. G. and Son, R. (2007). Characterization of Salmonella enterica isolated from street foods and clinical samples in Malaysia. ASEAN Food Journal, 14(3): 161-173.
  39. Chai, L. C., Tunung, R., Usha, M. R., Jurin, W. G., Fatimah, A. B., Farinazleen, M. G., Son, R., Malakar, P. K. (2007). Thermophilic Campylobacter spp. in salad vegetables in Malaysia. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 117: 106-111.
  40. Ong, S. B., Zuraini, M. I., Cheah, Y. K., Jurin, W. G., Tunung, R., Haryani Y., Ghazali, F. M. and Son, R. (2007). “Meat molecular detection: Sensitivity of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) in species differentiation of meat from animal origin.” ASEAN Food Journal, 14(1): 51-59.
  41. Ooi, W. L., Haryiani, Y., Lesley, M. B., Tunung, R., Jurin, W. G., Wong, C. M. V. L., Cheah, Y. K. and Son, R. (2006). “Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) in poultry, vegetable, environmental and clinical sources.” Journal of Malaysian Applied Biology, 35(1): 49-56.
  42. Gunsalam, J. W., Radu, S., Benjamin, P. G., Selamat, J., Robin, T. (2006). Evidence of cross-contamination of Aeromonas Hydrophila by fingerprinting: Significance for food safety. Journal of Food Safety, 26(4): 302-312.
  43. Lesley, M. B., Son, R., Cheah, Y. K., Chandrika, M., Tunung, R., Bahaman, A. R., Raha, A. R., Suhaimi, N., Yousr, A. H. and Mitsuaki, N. (2005). Random Amplified Polymorphic Dna-PCR Typing of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Isolated from Local Cockles (Anadara granosa). American Journal of Immunology, 1(1): 31-36.

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