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Academic staff of

Department of Biotechnology,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM


Name and Designation

Academic Qualification

Specialization and Research Interest



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Head of Department

Asst. Prof. Dr. Suhaila Mohd Omar

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology with Management (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), MTech in Environmental Management (Universiti Malaya), PhD in Biotechnology (University of New South Wales)

  • Environmental & Solid Waste Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Metagenomics
  • Extremophiles
  • Microbial enzyme
  • Environmental Ecology
osuhaila 5051

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nor Omar

BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry
(Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Dip. in Personnel Management (UKM), MSc. in Chemistry (UKM), PhD in Chemistry (Liverspool John Moores University)

  • Fats abd Oils
  • Natural Product
  • Organic Synthesis 
mnoromar 5047

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abdul Hamid

BSc. in Biochemistry (University College Cork), MSc. in Food & Agriculture Biotechnology (University of Reading), PhD in Enzyme Technology (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
  • Biochemistry
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Biotechnology (Protein, Microbiology or Molecular Biology)







Asst. Prof. Dr. Phang Ing Chia

BSc. in Industrial Biology (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), PhD in Biotechnology (University of Canterbury)
  • Plant Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
ingchia 5044

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hasniza Md Zin

BSc. (Hons) in Resource Biotechnology (University of Malaysia Sarawak), MSc. in Plant Biotechnology (University Putra Malaysia), PhD (University of Sydney)
  • Enzymology
  • Plant protection (bioherbicide)
  • Microbiology (Bacteria and fungi producing secondary metabolites)
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Food quality analysis
hasnizamz 5046

Asst. Prof. Dr. Noraslinda Mohd Bunori

BSc in Biochemistry, MSc in BiochemistryPhD in Biochemistry (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

  • Biochemistry
  • Proteomics
  • Bioinformatics
noraslinda 5057

Asst. Prof. Dr. Zaima Azira Zainal Abidin

BSc. in Biotechnology (Dublin City University, Ireland), MSc. in Microbiology (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), PhD in Marine Science (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

  • Molecular biology
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Plant transformation
  • Microbial natural product
  • Marine microbiology
  • Molecular biology, SEM, HPLC
zzaima 5048

Asst. Prof. Dr. Anil Azura Jalaluddin

BSc. in Biochemistry & Biotechnology (Carleton University), MSc. in Biotechnology (Universiti Malaya), PhD in Chemistry (University of Otago)

  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Plants Biotechnology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Medical Biotechnology
anilazura 5045

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Shukri Mohd Aris

BSc. in Biomedical Sciences (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Master of Community Health Science in Environmental Health (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), PhD in Environmental Science (King's College London)

  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Environmental Chemistry
mamshukri 5054

Asst. Prof. Dr. Normah Haron

B. (Hons) in Nutrition
(University Kebangsaan Malaysia), Masters in Nutrition (University Kebangsaan Malaysia), PhD in Food Science and Technology (University of New South Wales)

  • Nutrition and health sciences
  • Analytical method
  • Bioactive compounds (polyphenols) in Natural products
normahh 5037

Asst. Prof. Dr. 'Aisyah Rehan

BSc. in Biomedical Science (University Malaya), MSc. in Human Molecular Genetics (Imperial College London), PhD in Structural Biology (The University of Auckland)
  • Recombinant DNA cloning
  • Recombinant protein expression and purification
  • Biochemical and Biophysical assays on target recombinant proteins 
mraisyah 2618

Asst. Prof. Dr. Tan Teng Ju

B. in Science Bioindustry (University Putra Malaysia), PhD in Food Science & Technology (Cornell University, NY)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Food Engineering 
tan 5056


Asst. Prof. Dr. Azzmer Azzar Abdul Hamid

BSc. (Hons) in Biology (University Technology Malaysia), MSc. in Biotechnology (University Technology Malaysia), PhD in Biotechnology (International Islamic University of Malaysia)
  • Microbial Isolation & identification
  • Protein modeling (docking & simulation)
azzmer 5036

Asst. Prof. Dr. Widya Abdul Wahab

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology (International Islamic University of Malaysia), MSc. in Biotechnology (University of Queensland), PhD in Diabetes & Nutritional Science (King's College London)   widya 5059

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Faez Sharif

BSc. (Hons) in Industrial Biology (University Technology Malaysia), MSc. in Biotechnology (University Technology Malaysia), PhD in Animal Cell Biotechnology
(University Putra Malaysia)
  • Biotechnology
  • Animal Cell Biotechnology
  • Biocomposting
  • Microbiology
faez 5052

Asst. Prof. Dr. Khairul Bariyyah Abd Halim

BSc. in Bioinformatics
(University Malaya), MSc. in Bioinformatics (University of East Anglia), PhD in Biochemistry (University of Oxford)
  • Computational Biochemistry
  • Computer-aided drug
  • Structural Biochemistry
kbariyyah 2621

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Azrul Naim Mohamad

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology
(International Islamic University of Malaysia), MSc. in Marine Biotechnology (Wageningen University),
PhD in Marine Microbial Ecology (Wageningen University)
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Aquaculture Biotechnolog
aznaim 2611

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mardiana Mohd Ashaari

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology (International Islamic University of Malaysia),
MSc. in Bioinformatics with System Biology (Birkbeck College, University of London),
PhD in Environmental Genomics (University College Dublin)
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Genomics
mardianama 2620

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamzah Mohd Nasir

B. Health Science (Hons) in Biomedicine (University Science Malaysia), MSc. in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics (La Trobe University), PhD in Life Sciences (Keele University)

  • Molecular parasitology
  • Malaria in-vitro study
  • Neurobiology
  • Blood brain barrier and Parasitology
hamzahn 2619

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nor Hafizah Azizan

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology
(University of Malaysia Sarawak), MSc. in Molecular Biology (University of Malaysia Sarawak), PhD in Chemistry (Australian National University)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Protein Engineering
fizahazizan 2623

Asst. Prof. Dr. Zakuan Azizi Shamsul Harumain

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology (International Islamic University of Malaysia),
MSc. in Environmental Biotechnology (University of Putra Malaysia), PhD in Biology (University of York)
  • Bioremediation
  • Phytoremediation
  • Phytomining
  • Environmental biology and biotechnology
  • Biodiversity
zak 2622

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siti Fairuz Che Othman

BSc Biotechnology (International Islamic University Malaysia), MSc Food Technology (University Science Malaysia), PhD Food Science and Nutrition (Food colloids and processing) (University of Leeds)

  • Food colloids and processing; Food Oral Processing, Sensory studies
fairuzothman 2718

Sr. Nor Faezah Ansari

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology (University of Malaya), MSc. in Industrial Biotechnology (Universiti Sains Malaysia), PhD in Biotechnology (University of Malaya)

  • Bioprocess technology (fermentation, bioreactor)
  • Biomaterials (Polyhydroxyalkanoates)
  • Biopolymer degradation