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Nazira Binti Zubir

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Engineering (Biomedial) (with distinction) - Masters Degree, University of Malaya
  • Master of Engineering (Biomedical) (With Distinction) - Masters Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Science - Bachelor Degree, University of Adelaide

Nazira Binti Zubir

Matriculation Lecturer
IIUM Gambang Campus

CENTRE FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES


nazira@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Nazira is a Senior Biology Lecturer (DG52) at CFS, IIUM and currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering at Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. She graduated from Adelaide University, Australia with a B.Sc. (major in Pharmacology & Physiology). Then, she obtained Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical with Distinction (CGPA:4) from University of Malaya. She has diverse working experiences, including broadcasting, editorial and education. She has been with RTM, TV3, PETROSAINS Sdn. Bhd. (subsidiary of PETRONAS) before joining the Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia (CFSIIUM) in December 2005. She has taught different levels of Biology subjects offered to the students at CFS since 2006 (Biology I, Biology II, Biology III, Practical Biology and General Biology(for engineering students). She was appointed as the Head of Biology Department in January, 2018. Before that, she was the Course Coordinator(CC) for Biology Department for several years since 2010. She is also Biology question vetter/moderator as well as question setter for 'Peperiksaan Semester Program Matrikulasi' (PSPM) under Ministry of education (MOE/KPM) since 2008. During her service at CFSIIUM, she has obtained a few awards: Best Teacher Award (CFS Level) in 2010, Exemplary Teacher Award (CFS Level) in 2011 and Best Teacher Award (Sciences, University Level) in 2012. She has received merit based promotion for DG44 in Sept, 2014; for DG48 in June, 2016 and for DG52 in January, 2018. Nazira is the lead Biology author for 3 vols of books: Natural Science from the Worldview of Qur'an (NSWVQ): An introduction. The books were published in April 2018 by Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books (ITBM). ISBN 978—967-430-462-1 (SET) ISBN 978-967-430-459-1 –VOL 1 ISBN 978-967-430-460-7 – VOL 2 ISBN 978-967-430-461-4 – VOL 3 She also acted as advisor/organizer for the 'Staff Mobility Programme'(under MSD,IIUM), 'Educational Visit to Perth, Western Australia' (Biology Dept, CFS, IIUM) from 23-27 June 2018. She was appointed as Co-Researcher for Project Title:'Investigating the Decline in the Enrolment of Science Stream Post SPM Students into Pre University STEM Programs' under the IIUM-UMP-UiTM Sustainable Reseacrh Collaboration Grant 2020 (SRCG) from 23 December until 22 December 2022. Currently, she is also one of the reviewers for research articles to be published in Journal of Healthcare Engineering, HINDAWI limited, London, United Kingdom.


Area of Specialisation


  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Physiology ~ Human Physiology
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Food Biotechnology ~ Biosensor
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Botany ~ Plant Physiology
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Cell Biology
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Biomedical Engineering ~ Biomechanics
  • Natural Science ~ Material Sciences ~ Advanced Materials ~ Biocompatible Materials/Biomaterials
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Biomedical Engineering ~ Tissue Engineering
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacology ~ Toxicology
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Botany ~ Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Immunology


Teaching Responsibilities


BIOLOGY 2008/2009
BIOLOGY 2 2008/2009
BIOLOGY 3 2010/2011
BIOLOGY I 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010
BIOLOGY II 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2010/2011 2009/2010
BIOLOGY LAB 1 2008/2009
BIOLOGY LAB 2 2008/2009
PRACTICAL BIOLOGY 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014


Award & Recognition


28 Jun, 2012 Pekerja Terbaik - IIUM during Quality Day June 2012 University
17 Oct, 2011 Exemplary Teacher Award - CFS, IIUM University
13 Nov, 2010 Long Service Award (5 years) - CFS, IIUM University
13 Nov, 2010 Best Teacher Award for 2010 - CFS, IIUM University
29 Jul, 2010 Vertical Salary Movement from Grade DG41 to DG44 - IIUM University
01 Jul, 2009 Diagonal salary movement from DG41P1 to DG41P2 - CFS University


Publications


Article

2016 Optical thermal imaging for breast cancer diagnosis. International Journal of Engineering Invention (IJEI), 5 (9) pp. 1-10
2016 Silk in biomedical engineering: A review. International Journal of Engineering Inventions (IJEI), 5 (8) pp. 18-29
Book

2018 Natural science from the worldview of the Qur'an: an introduction - volume 1. Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM), ISBN: 978-967-430-459-1
2018 Natural science from the worldview of the Qur'an: an introduction - volume 2. Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM), ISBN: 978-967-430-460-7
2018 Natural science from the worldview of the Qur'an: an introduction - volume 3. Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM), ISBN: 978-967-430-461-4
2012 Discovering your body system. Pearson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., ISBN: 978-967-349-234-3
Monograph

2016 Application of Fuzzy Logic in Medicine. In: ,
2016 Fabrication and Characterization of Polycaprolactone (PCL)-Silk-Hydroxyapatite (HA) based scaffold. In: ,
2016 Setting up a new Radiology Center Technology for improvement : Data mining (Image Mining Technique). In: ,
2016 Tendon bioreactor. In: ,
2016 Visualization of medical images using VTK (Report). In: ,
2015 Electrochemical biosensor : amperometric – glucose sensor. In: ,