Research Interests

​The aims of my research is to determine and quantify the presence of different viruses which may be present in the ground and waste water. In the latter we are aiming to quantify the viruses present in the waste water before and after waste water treatment


Selected Publications

  • Morphogenesis of respiratory syncytial virus in human primary nasal ciliated epithelial cells occurs at surface mem...
    M. R. Jumat, Y. Yan, L. Iyer, P. Wong, T. Nguyen, C. Li, B.H. Tan, W. D. Yun and R. J. Sug...
    Virology 484 395-411, (2015)
  • Viperin protein expression inhibits the late stage of respiratory syncytial virus morphogenesis
    M. R. Jumat, T. Nguyen, L. Iyer, R. Stanford, B. H. Tan and R. J. Sugrue
    Antiviral Research 114: 11-20, (2015)
  • Imaging analysis of human metapneumovirus-infected cells provides evidence for the involvement of F-actin and the r...
    M. R. Jumat, T. Nguyen, P. Wong, L. H. Loo, B. H. Tan, F. Fenwick, G. L. Toms and R. J. Su...
    Virology Journal 11: 198, (2014)
  • Genetic characterisation of Influenza B viruses detected in Singapore
    M. R. Jumat, B.H. Tan and R.J. Sugrue
    BMC Research Notes 7: 863, (2014)
  • Evidence for the interaction of the human metapneumovirus G and F proteins during virus-like particle formation
    L. H. Loo, M. R. Jumat, F. Yi, T. C. Ayi, P. S. Wong, N. W. Tee, B. H. Tan and R. J. Sugru...
    Virology Journal 10:294, (2013)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Molecular Virology, School of Biological Sciences, NTU, Singapore, 2014
  • B.Sc. (2nd Upper Hons), Biological Sciences, NTU, Singapore, 2008​

Professional Profile

  • 2015-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2015: Curriculum Specialist, Science Centre Singapore, Singapore
  • 2013-2014: Project Officer, Nanyang Technologicla University, Singapore​

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​