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Mohd Hamzah Bin Mohd Nasir

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Life Sciences - Doctor of Philosophy, Keele University
  • Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics - Masters Degree, La Trobe University
  • Health Science (Honours) in Biomedicine - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • - Certificate, Penang Matriculation College

Mohd Hamzah Bin Mohd Nasir (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Mohd Hamzah bin Mohd Nasir graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Biomedicine from University Science Malaysia (USM) before going on to complete an MSc at the La Trobe University, Australia investigating the DNAJ heat shock protein of human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum, under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Maier.
He then continued his work in malaria research investigating the potential mechanism of cerebral malaria pathogenesis involving matrix-metalloproteases for his Ph.D in Life Sciences at the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, UK. As a Ph.D student, he received three student awards from the British Society for Parasitology (BSP), UK and shortlisted for the UK parliamentary presentation on the issue of neglected tropical diseases session.
He joined IIUM as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Biomedicine, Kulliyyah of Science in 2007. Upon completion of his MSc. and Ph.D, he re-joined the Kulliyyah of Science as a lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology.

Area of Specialisation

  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Medical Biotechnology ~ Other Medical Biotechnology n.e.c. - HSP40 of Plasmodium falciparum. Plasmodium falciparum cultures, recombination (transfection) and fluorescence microscopy. DNA manipulation and protein-protein interactions.

Professional Membership

  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Members), Laboratory Animal Science Malaysia (LASAM)
  • 2018 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Professional Technologist), Malaysia Board of Technologist
  • 2019 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Exco committee member), Laboratory Animal Science Association Malaysia (LASAM)

Teaching Responsibilities

CELL BIOLOGY 2018/2019 2019/2020
GENETICS 2017/2018 2015/2016 2018/2019 2019/2020 2016/2017
Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders 2021/2022
IMMUNOLOGY 2020/2021 2021/2022
Medical Biochemistry 2020/2021
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2015/2016 2018/2019 2016/2017
Medical Pathology for Biotechnologist 2020/2021
PRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY 2017/2018 2015/2016 2016/2017

Research Projects

2019 - 2020 Uji Toksisitas akut SNEDDS ekstrak Pegagan (Centella asiatica.L) dan SNEDDS ekstrak daun kangkung pada embrio ikan zebra (Danio Rerio)
2018 - 2018 Mentoring Six Spirit Scholarship Students for Their Summer Research Training Program at Faculty of Pharmacy
2015 - 2018 Fungal-Assisted Composting (FAC) Approach of Organic Waste
2015 - 2020 Investigation of Harmful Heavy Metals in Shellfishes Using Magnetic Nanoparticles (MNPS)
2021 - Present Physicochemical and cytocompatibility assessment of electrospun chitosan nanofiber from Malaysia black soldier fly cocoon chitin deacetylated in natural deep eutectic solvent.
2021 - Present Procalcitonin as A Predictor of Severe Dengue in Intensive Care Patients
2021 - Present Optimisation, Assembly, Testing, Validation and Scaling Up of the Nanotech Covid19 Rapid Test Kit-Immunology and Cellular Biology
2021 - Present The Role of Polyamines in Chemoprevention Strategy of Cloves (Syzygium Aromaticum) in Doxorubicin-Resistant Liver Cancer Cells
2019 - Present Development of smart wound dressing functionalized PCL/graphene oxide (PCL/GO) nanofibers for potential wound healing.
2019 - Present Mentoring Alfaisal University SPIRIT Program Students
2019 - Present The mechanism of action of EPS from G. lucidem as ?-glucosidase inhibitors and to identify its role in the regulation of blood glucose level
2018 - Present Bacteria-surface interaction of chemically modified Polycaprolactone/Chitosan nanofibers as the antimicrobial application.
2017 - Present Conversion of Waste from Fish and Aquaculture Industry into Value-added Products
2017 - Present Development of Effective Microbes for Decomposition Process
- Structure-based Virtual Interactions of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein for Molecular Diagnostic & Drug Repurposing

Award & Recognition

09 Nov, 2020 Community Award- Nanotech COVID-19 Sensor - MIT Solve International



2021 COVID19: bahaya varian Delta dan bagaimana ia menakluki dunia. Majalah Sains, 12 Aug 2021 () pp.
2021 Naked Eye Colorimetric Glucose Detection Using Microplate Reader. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1892 (012020) pp. 1-5
2021 The 100 most cited articles in zebrafish: a bibliometric perspective. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries (EJABF), 25 (2) pp. 935-946
2021 The promise of the Zebrafish model for Parkinson’s disease: today’s science and tomorrow’s treatment. Frontiers In Genetics, 12 () pp. 1-17
2020 An investigation of tap water quality in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 49 (1) pp. 191-196
2020 Apa yang berlaku pada tubuh apabila berlaku jangkitan SARS-CoV-2 ?. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2020 COVID 19: Kit ujian antigen atau kit ujian antibodi. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2020 Cytotoxicity, antioxidant activity and chemical constituents of piper sarmentosum ethanolic extract. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 4 (2) pp. 1257-1265
2020 Effects of pegagan (Centella asiatica L.) ethanolic extract SNEDDS (self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems) on the development of zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos. Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences, 12 (4) pp. 457-461
2020 Electrosprayed alginate nanoparticles as CRISPR Plasmid DNA delivery carrier: preparation, optimization, and characterization. Pharmaceuticals, 13 (8) pp. 1-29
2020 Ikan Zebra (Danio rerio) : bintang baharu model haiwan penyelidikan bioperubatan. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2020 Kit Ujian Pantas COVID-19 IgG/IgM. Majalah Sains, () pp.
2019 Antioxidant and cytotoxic effects of Curcuma mangga and Bosenbergia rotunda ethanolic extracts on Mcf-7 cancer cell lines. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 3 (2) pp. 10-14
2019 Composting of food waste and its product performance on ipomoea aquatica. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3: Special Issue: Research Towards Sustainable Development Goals) pp. 818
2019 The effect of oral probiotic Streptococcus salivarius K12 on Candida albicans biofilm formation. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 18 (Supplementary Issue 2) pp.
2018 The effect of aqueous extracts of Nigella sativa on breast cancer cell line MCF-7: An in vitro study. Science Heritage Journal | Galeri Warisan Sains (GWS), 2 (1) pp. 13-17
2017 In vitro evaluation of porcupine bezoar extracts as anticancer agent on A549 -A preliminary study. Advances in Biotechnology and Microbiology, 5 (1) pp. 1-8
2012 Effects of different methods of slaughtering on protein expression in chicken meat . IIUM Engineering Journal, 13 (1) pp. 27-33
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Prevalence of cow milk protein allergy (CMPA) and soy allergy and its association with T-IgE and specific IgE composition from lactating maternal serum. In: International Conference on Research and Practices in Science, Technology and Social Sciences (I-CReST) 2020,
2019 Activation of endothelial cells and its potential involvement in blood-brain barrier damage in cerebral malaria: an in vitro study. In: The 2nd International Postgraduate Symposium In Biotechnology 2019 (IPSB),
2019 Composting of food waste and its product performance on Ipomoea aquatica. In: Kuantan Research Day 2019,
2019 The effect of Pegagan ethanolic extract (Centella asiatica L) self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system (SNEDDs) in the development of Zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019),
2018 Dithiocarbamate-immobilized silica coated magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles for solid-phase extraction of lead in shellfish. In: International Conference of Analytical Sciences (SKAM31),
2012 Alterations in the endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier in cerebral malaria. In: British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting and Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar,
Book Section

2020 In vitro model of the blood brain barrier. In: Penerbit UTM Press, ISBN: 978-983-52-1740-1, pp. 73-100
2020 In vitro model of the blood brain barrier. In: Penerbit UTM Press, ISBN: 978-983-52-1740-1, pp. 73-100