School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

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Muhammad Irfan Bin Abdul Jalal

  • PGR - Statistics
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  • Address: School of Mathematics & Statistics 4th Floor, Herschel Building Newcastle University NE1 7RU

About me:

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Queen's University of Belfast (MBChB, BaO), 2006
PG degree: Master of Medical Statistics, Malaysian University of Science (Msc Medical Statistics, USM),2011
Other relevant qualifications: Graduate Statistician, Royal Statistical Society (GradStat, RSS), October 2016 Graduate Statistician, American Statistical Society (GradStat, ASA), November 2016

Research Interest: Bayesian Inference, Survival Analysis, Medical Statistics

Research publications:

a)Damitri TAD, Azman S, Muhammad Irfan AJ, Yusoff MSB, Shamsuddin S,Hasnan J. PF-4 Induced apoptosis in breast cancer In Vivo Study: The role of the caspase family. (In review. Submitted to Anticancer Research early February 2017)

b) Xinwee Chen, Wan N Ariffin, Nani Draman, Nadiah Wan-Arfah, Muhammad I AJalal, Han H Chen, Nyi N Naing. A placebo-controlled trial of ‘one-minute qigong exercise' on the reduction of blood pressure among patients with essential hypertension. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2016;21(2):82-88. (SCOPUS-indexed journal). DOI: 10.1111/fct.12254.

c) Al-Astani TAD, Shamsuddin SH, Idris FM, Wan Mansor WA, AJ Muhammad Irfan, Jaafar H. Rapamycin and PF4 induces apoptosis by upregulating Bax and downregulating survivin in MNU- induced breast cancer. Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014;15(9):3939-44. Impact factor: 1.5

d) Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Ahmad Fuad Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Najib Mat Pa, Azriani Abd Rahman, Mohd Ismail Ibrahim, Mohd Irfan Abdul Jalal, Nor Azwany Yaacob. Impacts of a community-academic partnership program facilitated by medical students on a student community: a reflection on MySTAR. Procedia – Social Behavioral Sciences 2014;116:734-738.

e) Biswa MB, Kirnpal KBS, Mazian I, Muhammad Irfan AJ, Engku Ibrahim Syubli ES. Current Concept of Bacterial Vaginosis in Cervical Cancer. Journal of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014;3(1):1-7. DOI:

f) Mohamad N, AJ Muhammad Irfan, Hassan A, Ibrahim MA, Salehuddin R, Nor Hidayah Abu Bakar. Pattern of QTc prolongation in Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) subjects receiving different methadone dosages: A prospective cohort study. Pak J Med Sci 2013;29(5):1132-1136. doi: Impact Factor: 0.20 [Corresponding author].

g) BM Biswal, AM Sulaiman, HC Ismail, H Zakaria, MI Abdul Jalal, KI Muhammad. AOS14 Phase II clinical study of combination chemotherapy with herb Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) in breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer. April 2012; 48(supp 4):S8–S9 (abstract). Impact factor: 5.061

h) ArifinWN, Nadiah WA, Irfan M, Wee CX, Draman N, Naing NN. Intraclass correlation in practice: Assessment of reliability of manual blood pressure measurement among assessors in a clinical trial. Education in Medicine Journal, 2011; 3(2): e44-e52 doi:10.5959/eimj.3.2.2011.or5

Thesis title: Bayesian Survival Analysis Using Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation (INLA)