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Mardiana Mohd. Ashaari
Assistant Professor

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Mardiana Mohd Ashaari graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2006 with her first degree and also as the first batch of the course. Her final year degree project entitled “Molecular Detection of Specific Gene for Degradation of Xylene” won a Silver Medal at the 17th International Invention Innovation Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition 2006 (ITEX 2006) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On completion of her first degree, she was appointed as a lab demonstrator at the sam ... show more

  • Ph.D in Environmental Genomics - Doctor of Philosophy, University College Dublin
  • Master of Science in Bioinformatics - Masters Degree, University of London
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Hons.) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Microbiology ~ Environmental Microbiology - Soil microbiology
  • Natural Science ~ Bioinformatics ~ Bioinformatics Tools, Platforms and Technologies ~ Other Bioinformatics Tools, Platforms and Technologies n.e.c - Sequence analysis
  • Natural Science ~ Bioinformatics ~ Specialised Bioinformatics ~ Microbial Informatics - Metagenomics
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Bioremediation - "Environmental Biotechnology
BIOINFOMATICS 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
BIOREMEDIATION 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2008/2009 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY/ POLLUTION 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY/POLLUTION 2015/2016
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS 2015/2016
MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY 2008/2009
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
SOIL MICROBIOLOGY 2016/2017
In Progress
2019 - Present Investigation on production of biosurfactants and their effect on the molecular interactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with ring hydroxylating dioxygenase during biodegradation
2019 - Present Assessment on suitable hydrocolloids for probiotic encapsulation enhancing its viablity and stability
2016 - Present Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of genes involved in flowering of Stevia rebaudiana
2015 - Present Understanding the Contributions and Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for Production of Stevioside and Rebaudioside A in Stevia Rebaudiana Accession Bertam
Completed
2016 - 2019 Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of genes involved in flowering of Stevia rebaudiana
2015 - 2018 Understanding the Contributions and Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) for Production of Stevioside and Rebaudioside A in Stevia Rebaudiana Accession Bertam
2015 - 2019 Fundamental Study of the Structure of the Glycerol-3-Phosphate Acyltransferase (GPAT) Protein from Chlorella Sp. on Understanding the Mechanism of Lipid Synthesis
Article
2018 Isolation and characterization of hydrocarbon tolerant microorganisms from marine environment. International Journal of Integrated Engineering , 10 (6) pp.133-138
2018 Opportunistic bacteria dominate the soil microbiome response to phenanthrene in a microcosm-based study. Frontiers in Microbiology , 9 pp.1-13
2018 Isolation and screening of biosurfactant-producing marine bacteria from Kuantan Port, Pahang, Malaysia. Science Heritage Journal , 2 (2) pp.21-26
2017 Benzo(a)pyrene degradation and microbial community responses in composted soil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research , 24 (6) pp.5404-1
2017 Isolation and characterization of biosurfactant-producing bacteria isolated from petroleum contaminated sites with the potential to be used in bioremediation. Science Heritage Journal / Galeri Warisan Sains (GWS) , 1 (2) pp.11-15
2014 Microbial community structure during fluoranthene degradation in the presence of plants. Journal of Applied Microbiology , 117 pp.74-84
2010 Antibiotic resistance microbes in tropical mangrove sediments, East Coast Peninsular, Malaysia. African Journal of Microbiology Research , 4 (8) pp.640-645

Conference or Workshop Item

2018 Association of biosurfactant production by indigenous bacteria isolated from petroleum contaminated soil with total petroleum hydrocarbon degradation. In: 34th Symposium of The Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2018
2017 Isolation and identification of chlorella-like species for potential application in biofuel production. In: 9th Asian Federation of Biotechnology(AFOB) Regional Symposium 2017
2015 Mining of ring-hydroxylating dioxygenase genes from PAH contaminated soil metagenome. In: ASIAN Congress on Biotechnology 2015
2010 Metagenomics of polycylic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contaminated soil. In: International Conference on Environment (ICENV 2010)

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