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Tengku Haziyamin Bin Tengku Abdul Hamid

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Enzyme Technology - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Master of Science (Food & Agriculture Biotechnology) - Masters Degree, University of Reading
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) - Bachelor Degree, University College Cork

Tengku Haziyamin Bin Tengku Abdul Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abdul Hamid did his B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland in 1995 and his MSc (Food & Agricultural Biotechnology) at University of Reading, United Kingdom in 1996. He initially began his academic career as a Tutor at University Technology Malaysia, Skudai, and later joined Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia in 2003. In 2009, he received his PhD (Enzyme Technology) at University Putra Malaysia (UPM). Since then, he has been involving in the academic activities in the Department of Biotechnology. Currently his taught subjects are Protein Biotechnology, Principle of Biochemistry, Enzymology, Research Methodology and Commercialization & Current Issues in Biotechnology.  He was appointed the Head of Department (2009-2010), and then Deputy Dean Academic (2010-2014) for Kulliyyah of Science. Later, he was appointed as Head at Research Management Center (RMC), for IIUM Kuantan Campus for 2017. He as been invited as reviewer for numerous manuscripts, including those from Scopus and WoS. He has regularly been appointed as external examiners for Msc and Phd theses in his field throughout Malaysia. Since 2019, he has been appointed as Vice President 1 for Malaysian Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MasBic). He is also a lifetime member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB), a Professional Technologist (Ts) and has joined Malaysian Society for Microbiology (MSM) and Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB)His expertise in molecular cloning, protein expression and purification of microbial enzymes are part of his interest in protein structure and functional studies. He also have experiences in preliminary protein crystallography and CD analysis. This has also brought and expand of his works into bioinformatics area.  His interest in microbial proteins and enzymes had resulted in a lot of microbial screening work being done from diverse ecosystems. All of these are aimed at using protein engineering approach in order to understand their biological roles. His passion in anti-microbial proteins has also inspired his work in microbial screenings for probiotic organisms and anti-microbial protein they produced. His recent discovery on a novel strain has enabled a new patent being drafted and awarded with Gold in Malaysian Technology Expo 2021 for his new probiotic prototype called ProAquaVcare.

Area of Specialisation

  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Food Biotechnology ~ Bioprocessing - Protein Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Molecular Biology ~ Proteomics
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Genetics ~ Recombinant DNA Techniques - Introduction to Bioinformations
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Animal and Avian Production ~ Animal Feed - Antimicrobial Protein and Probiotic

Professional Membership

  • 2012: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member (lifetime)), Asian Federation of Biotechnology
  • 2017 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary), Malaysian Society for Microbiology (MSM)
  • 2018 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysia Board of Technologies MBOT
  • 2018 - 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), Malaysia Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB)
  • 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Vice President), Malaysian Society for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (MasBic)
  • 2020 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary member), Malaysian Societry for Molecular BIology and Biotechnology MSMBB
  • 2020 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), Malaysia Agricultural Proteomic Society (MAPS)

Teaching Responsibilities

COMMERCIALISATION AND CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021 2016/2017 2019/2020
ENZYMOLOGY 2012/2013 2019/2020 2014/2015 2016/2017 2010/2011 2021/2022 2013/2014 2009/2010 2017/2018 2008/2009 2018/2019 2011/2012 2020/2021
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS 2011/2012 2014/2015 2012/2013 2010/2011 2009/2010 2013/2014
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2002/2003 2003/2004
MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY 2002/2003 2003/2004
PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY 2019/2020 2017/2018 2020/2021 2018/2019
PROJECT SEMINAR 2010/2011 2009/2010
PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2009/2010 2013/2014 2012/2013 2008/2009 2020/2021 2014/2015 2019/2020 2017/2018 2021/2022 2011/2012 2018/2019 2016/2017 2010/2011 2003/2004

Research Projects

2017 - 2020 Computational investigation on the interaction of ?-Glucosidase with the cell wall component of pathogenic fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina
2015 - 2019 Routine versus clinically indicated replacement of peripheral intravascular catheter: Factors determining incidence of phlebitis
2015 - 2016 An Assessment on Microbial Contamination in Drinking Water Wells Exposed to Different Degrees of Submergence during Flood
2015 - 2019 The Mechanistic Role of Active Site Residues in Non-Stereospecific Haloacid Dehalogenase E (Dehe) Using Computational Approach
2014 - 2018 Identification of 3CP-Degrading Bacteria from Marine Sponge and its ?-dehalogenase Gene
2013 - 2017 The Separation of Plasmid DNA Technologies Using the Normal and Tangential Flow Filtration - The Development Process to Purify DNA for DNA Vaccination
2013 - 2016 Proteomic Analysis of Rice Storage Proteins in Relation to Nutrient Quality
2012 - 2016 Optimisation and Purification Studies of Bioactive Peptides or Bacteriocin-like Protein isolated from Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Non-Broiler Chicken (Gallus-gallus)
2012 - 2015 The characterization and studies on nti-neoplastic properties of purified bacteriocin from lastic acid bacteris isolated from non broiler chicken
2010 - 2011 Extraction and Characterization of Chitin and Chitosan Contents from Local Squid(s)and Tilapia Fish Scales
2010 - 2013 Sigma subunit-Dependent adaptation of physiology and metabolic functions in burkholderia for effective bioremediation process
2010 - 2013 Investigation Of MRSA Occurrence In Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan And Iium Kuantan
2009 - 2012 Isolation of lactic acid bacteria(LAB)producing inhibitory proteins from local poultry and fermented food
2019 - Present Assessment on suitable hydrocolloids for probiotic encapsulation enhancing its viablity and stability
2019 - Present Investigation on production of biosurfactants and their effect on the molecular interactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with ring hydroxylating dioxygenase during biodegradation
2017 - Present Characterizing phytoremediation capacity of Jatropha curcas and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for remediating bauxite mining sites
2004 - Present Functional Food and Nutraceuticals Research Unit (FFNRU)

Award & Recognition

26 Mar, 2021 Gold - International Innovation Award 2021 - MATRADE and Protemp Sdn Bhd International
31 Aug, 2017 Award for 15 Years of Service - International Islamic University Malaysia University
27 Jan, 2017 Contributing to MyRA 5 Star Rating Achievement - University
09 Aug, 2010 Silver - Biotech Corp (BioMalaysia) International
09 Jun, 2010 IIUM promising Reseracher Award - IIUM University



2021 Characterisation of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from marine sponge producing salt tolerant proteases. Journal of Agrobiotechnology, 12 (1) pp.
2021 Characterisation of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from marine sponge producing salt tolerant proteases. Journal of Agrobiotechnology, 12 (1) pp.
2020 Isolation of thermophilic esterase or lipase producing bacteria from hot springs at the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Life Sciences, () pp. 1-15
2020 Keharmonian kerajaan, saintis bendung COVID-19. Berita Harian, () pp. 10
2020 Kepentingan memahami struktur protein dalam memerangi dan mengawal sesuatu wabak.. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2020 Kolumnis: politik populis ancaman tangani COVID-19. Berita Harian, () pp. 10
2020 Lactic Acid Bacterium with antimicrobial properties from selected Malay traditional fermented foods. International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, 4 (1-2) pp. 13-24
2020 Lactococcus lactis strains from intestinal organ of black tips shark Carcharhinus limbatus producing nisin-like bacteriocin active against Shrimp and fish pathogens (vibrio parahaemolyticus and vibrio alginolyticus). Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Food Science, 10 (3) pp.
2020 Peranan proses pelipatan protein terhadap penyakit prion. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2020 Pigmented pseudoalteromonas sp. isolated from marine sponge with anti-microbial activities against selected human pathogens. European Journal of Biology and Biotechnology, 1 (5) pp. 1-5
2019 The mechanistic role of active site residues in non-stereo haloacid dehalogenase E(DehE). Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 90 () pp. 219-225
2018 Effect of 2014 massive flood on well water qualities: a case study on Kelantan River basin, Malaysia. Journal of Water and Land Development, 2018 (38) pp. 127-136
2017 Expression of the dspA/E gene of Erwinia amylovora in non-host plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment, 31 (1) pp. 85-90
2017 In silico binding interactions of dehalogenase (Dehe) with various haloalkanoic acids. Galeri Warisan Sains, 1 (1) pp. 4-6
2017 Investigation on plasmid DNA separation under vacuum suction using cellulose generated and polyethersulfone ultra filters. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 7 (7) pp. 46-50
2017 Lactic acid bacteria with antimicrobial properties isolated from the instestines Of Japanese Quail (Coturnix coturnix Japonica). Galleri Warisan Sains, 1 (1) pp. 10-12
2017 Lactococcus lactis strain A5 producing nisin-like bacteriocin active against gram positive and negative bacteria. Tropical Life Science Reserach, 28 (2) pp. 107-118
2017 The role of DSPF, the type III secretion chaperone of DspA/E of Erwinia amylovora, in pathogenicity in host and non-host plants. The Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 27 (1) pp. 309-315
2016 New lipase producing Betaproteobacteria strains of Caldimonas sp. and Tepidimonas sp. isolated from a Malaysian hotsprings. Malayan Nature Journal, 68 (Part 1 & 2) pp. 83-90
2015 An S188V mutation alters substrate specificity of non-stereospecific α-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase E (DehE). PLoS ONE, 10 (3) pp. 1-21
2015 Anti-proliferative activities of purified bacteriocin from enterococcus mundtii strain c4l10 isolated from the caecum of Malaysian non-broiler chicken on cancer cell lines. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7 (2) pp. 334-337
2015 Detection and characterization of enterocin encoding genes in enterococcus mundtii strain C4L10 from the cecum of non-broiler chicken. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7 (4) pp. 131-136
2015 Isolation and identification of 3-chloropropionic acid degrading bacterium from marine spong. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) , 77 (25) pp. 71-75
2015 Isolation of moderately halophilic lipase producing bacteria from sponges in Pahang coastal water, Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (25) pp. 57-61
2015 New lipase producing β-proteobacteria strains caldimonas sp. and tepidimonas sp. isolated from a Malaysian hot springs. Sains Malaysiana, 44 (5) pp. 701-706
2014 Anti-proliferative bacteriocins active against MRSA from coagulase negative Ent. mundtii strain C4L10 isolated from non-broiler chicken. Journal of Probiotics & Health, 2 (2) pp. 53
2014 Molecular characterization of monochloroacetate-degrading arthrobacter sp. Strain d2 isolated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia agricultural area. Bioremediation Journal, 18 (1) pp. 12-19
2013 Identification of functional residues essential for dehalogenation by the non-stereospecific α-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase from Rhizobium sp. RC1. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 53 () pp. 1-7
2013 Identification of functional residues essential for dehalogenation by the non-stereospecific a-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase from Rhizobium sp. RC1 . Journal of Basic Microbiology, 53 () pp. 1-7
2013 Isolation of coagulase negative Enterococcous sp. strains from non-broiler chicken producing bacteriocin active against Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Agrobiology , 30 (1) pp. 33-42
2013 Isolation of lactic acid bacteria strain Staphylococcus piscifermentans from Malaysian traditional fermented shrimp cincaluk. International Food Research Journal, 20 (1) pp. 125-129
2013 Isolation of pigment-producing strain of Staphylococcus kloosii from the respiratory tree of Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt, 1835) from Malaysian waters. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 24 (1) pp. 85-100
2013 Lactic acid bacteria: bacteriocin producer: a mini review. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy, 3 (4) pp. 2319-4219
2013 Molecular modelling and functional studies of the non-stereospecific α-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase (DehE) from Rhizobium sp. RC1 and its association with 3-chloropropionic acid (β-chlorinated aliphatic acid). Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 27 (2) pp. 3725-3736
2012 Isolation and screening of lactic acid bacteria, Lactococcus lactis from Clarias gariepinus (African catfish) with potential use as probiotic in aquaculture. African Journal of Biotechnology, 11 (29) pp. 7494-7499
2012 Molecular identification and biodegradation of 3-chloropropionic acid (3CP) by filamentous fungi-Mucor and Trichoderma species isolated from UTM agricultural land. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 9 (1) pp. 120-124
2012 The isolation and characterization of coagulasenegative Staphylococcus sp. from intestine of a Malaysian rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) . Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology, 2 (1) pp. 54-58
2011 A review on non-stereospecific haloalkanoic acid dehalogenases. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10 (48) pp. 9725-9736
2011 Antioxidant properties of soft coral Dendronephthya sp. International Journal of Pharmacology, 7 (2) pp. 263-267
2011 Isolation of lactic acid bacteria from Malaysian non-broiler chicken (Gallus Gallus) intestine with potential probiotic for broiler feeding. IIUM Engineering Journal, 12 (4) pp. 133-139
2011 Purification and properties of a new dehalogenase enzyme from Pseudomonas sp. B6P grow in 3- chloropropionate (3CP). African Journal of Biotechnology, 10 (4) pp. 610-614
2010 Molten Globule-Triggered Inactivation of a thermostable and solvent stable lipase in hydrophilic Solvents. The Protein Journal, 29 (4) pp. 290-297
2009 Characterization and solvent stability of strep-tagged purified recombinant lipase from thermostable and solvent tolerant Bacillus sp. strain 42. . Annals of Microbiology, 59 (1) pp. 111-118
2009 Crystallization of N-terminal Strep-tagged Fusion Lipase from Thermostable Bacillus sp. Strain 42.. Acta Chrytallography, A65 () pp. 155
2009 The role of lid in protein-solvent interaction of the simulated solvent stable thermostable lipase from bacillus strain 42 in water-solvent mixtures. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 23 (4) pp. 1524-1530
2008 Overexpression and characterization of strep-tagged thermostable organic solvent-stable lipase from Bacillus sp. strain 42. Journal of Biotechnology, 136 (S1) pp. 335
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 The isolation of Lactic acid bacteria strains from Black tips shark Carcharhinus limbatus producing bacteriocin with potential to be used as probiotic in aquaculture. In: International Conference By Biotechnology Society Of Nepal (ICBSN-2021),
2019 Jatropha curcas as a potential plant for bauxite phytoremediation. In: "International Symposium on Bioremediation, Biomaterial, Revegetation, and Conservation 2018, IS BIOREV 2018",
2019 Molecular docking analysis of β-1,4-Glucosidase from trichoderma harzianum against mycelial cell wall components of macrophomina phaseolina. In: 2nd International Conference on Biosciences and Medical Engineering (ICBME) 2019,
2019 The mechanistic role of active site residues in non-stereo Haloacid Dehalogenase E (DehE). In: 2nd International Conference on Biosciences & Medical Engineering 2019,
2016 Assessment on the quality on drinking wells exposed to different degrees of submergence during flood in Kelantan. In: Persidangan Kajian Bencana Banjir 2014,
2015 Protein profiles and antimicrobial activity of common Sunda Toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus paratoid secretions. In: 3rd International Conference on Biological, Chemical and Environmental Sciences (BCES-2015),
2014 Anti-proliferative bacteriocin active against MRSA from coagulase negative Ent. mundtdii strain C4L10 isolated from non broiler chicken. In: 3rd International Conference & Exhibition on Probiotics, Functional & Baby Foods,
2013 Gram-positive bacteria with commercial potentials from the intestines of Holothuria (Mertensiothuria) leucospilota (Brandt, 1835) (Timun laut) and Stichopus horrens Selenka, 1867 (Gamat) from Malaysia. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2013,
2013 The structural and functional studies of the non-stereospecific α-haloacid dehalogenase (DehE) from rhizobium sp. RC1 . In: Biomicroworld2013,
2012 Elucidation of Pigment Biosynthetic Pathways – Towards Integration of Metabolomics, Metabolic Flux Analysis, and Metabolic Engineering. In: 2012 IIUM’s 1st International Postgraduate Research Conference (IIPRC 2012),
2012 Lactic acid bacteria with probiotic potential producing antimicrobial proteins against methicilin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from Malaysian non-broiler chicken. In: 15th International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS) and Exhibition, IBS 2012: Innovative Biotechnology for a Green World and Beyond,
2010 Isolation and characterization of lactic acid bacteria from clarias macrocephalus (African Catfish) for potential probiotic purposes. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
2010 Isolation and screening of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from non-broiler chicken (Gallus gallus) for potential probiotic. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
2008 Protein-solvent interaction and simulation studies of solvent stable and thermostable lipase from Bacillus strain 42 in water-solvent mixtures . In: Protein Design and Evolution for Biocatalysis,

2012 Future direction biotechnology education in Malaysia. Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, ISBN:
Book Section

2017 Probiotics and health. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789674184469, pp. 3-48
2016 Taxonomical analysis of of beta-haloalcanoic asid-degrading bacteria. In: Penerbit UTM Press, ISBN: 9789835213465, pp. 20-46
2011 Bacteriocin as safe antimicrobial agent . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182007, pp. 133-140
2011 Chitin and chitosan from fresh water fish tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) scale . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182007, pp. 223-235
2011 Probiotic for sustainability protein source in Malaysia . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182007, pp. 126-132
2010 Asid absisik. In: Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka/UTM, ISBN: 9836273379, pp. 24-25
2010 Auksin. In: Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka/UTM, ISBN: 9836273379, pp. 24-25
2010 Giberelin. In: Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka/UTM, ISBN: 9836273379, pp. 139-140
2010 Immunologi. In: Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka/UTM, ISBN: 9836273379, pp. 168-170