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Widya Binti Abdul Wahab
Assistant Professor

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Widya Abd Wahab obtained her first degree from IIUM in 2006 and following that, she joined IIUM to do research on plant cell culture of Jatropha (for biodiesel) and continued to be the demonstrator for the Fats & Oil and Food Toxicology Course. She pursued her MSc in Biotechnology in Australia in 2008, and later her Ph.D in 2009 at Kinga??s College London, where she read Diabetes & Nutritional studies, particularly on coeliac disease. In 2014, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, and assigned to teach Food Toxicology & Assessment.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London
  • Master of Biotechnology - Masters Degree, University of Queensland
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Food Biotechnology ~ Cell Culture Technology - Animal cell culture, production of monoclonal antibody and development of ELISA assay for toxic screening in food
APPLIED MOLECULAR GENETICS 2019/2020
COMMERCIALISATION & CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOTECH 2014/2015 2015/2016
FATS AND OILS CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
FOOD TOXICOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
HALAL AND HARAM IN FOOD PROCESSING 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
INSTRUMENTATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH 2014/2015 2015/2016
INTERNSHIP 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2017/2018 2018/2019
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2016/2017
PROJECT SEMINAR 2014/2015
In Progress
2016 - Present Investigation Of Insulin-like Protein Of Some Malaysia Medicinal Plants For Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
2015 - Present Sponge-associated fungal diversity with functional analysis of halogenase and cellulase
2015 - Present The Developemnt of Halal Collagen Nutraceuticals Tablet from Chicken Feet
Completed
2015 - 2019 The Developemnt of Halal Collagen Nutraceuticals Tablet from Chicken Feet
Article
2016 Coeliac disease: immunogenicity studies of barley hordein and rye secalin-derived peptides. International Journal of Experimental Pathology , 97 (4) pp.303-309

Conference or Workshop Item

2017 Extraction optimization and characterization of collagen from chicken (gallus gallus domesticus) feet. In: 5th International Conference on Chemical, Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Sciences (CAFES-17)
2016 Extraction optimization and properties of collagen from chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) feet. In: Medical Research Symposium (MRS) and Pacific Partnership in Conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016
2016 Antioxidant and antibacterial properties of different nypa fruticans fruit extracts. In: Health Sciences Symposium 2016 (HSS 2016)
2016 Quantification of total phenolic contents and their antioxidant scavenging capacity in selected herbs extract. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016
2016 Antibacterial activities of protein extracts from andrographis paniculata, tinospora crispa and centella asiatica. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016

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