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Noor Hasniza Binti Md Zin

Academic Qualification

  • Agriculture - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Master of Science (Plant Biotechnology) - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor of Science (Resource Biotechnolgy) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Noor Hasniza Binti Md Zin

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Noor Hasniza Md Zin obtained her BSc. (Hons) in Resource Biotechnology in 2003 from the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. She then joined Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) as a Research Assistant in the same year and later persued her MSc at the same university in the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science. After confered her MSc. from UPM, she applied an academic post at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and was offered to be an Academic Trainee at the Department of Biotechnology, Kulliyyah of Science in 2007. Later in 2008, she went to the University of Sydney as a PhD candidate and work under the supervision of a Distinguished Professor in Agriculture at the Faculty of Agriculture. Her PhD research was related to proteomic appoaches in food quality (wheat quality). Upon completion of her PhD study in February 2012, she has continued to serve IIUM as a Lecturer. Beginning in 2013 she has started her research work by securing internal research grants from IIUM and external research grant from MOHE. Currently, her research interests are on proteomic analysis of medicinal plant in related to diabetes mellitus and other health diseases, protein expression in medicinal plants and also food quality. Other than that she also collaborated with few of her colleagues in other researches with highly potential impact to the community.
Presently, Assistant Professor Dr. Noor Hasniza is a lecturer at the Department of Biotechnology, Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM.

Area of Specialisation

  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Enzymology
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Proteins - Protein Biotechnology
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Biomedical Sciences ~ Proteomics - Protein expression, proteomic study on food quality

Teaching Responsibilities

FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2012/2013 2013/2014 2020/2021
FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 2015/2016 2020/2021 2016/2017 2012/2013 2018/2019 2017/2018
FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH 2015/2016 2020/2021 2021/2022 2018/2019 2019/2020 2016/2017 2017/2018
HALAL AND HARAM IN FOOD PROCESSING 2016/2017 2015/2016 2019/2020 2017/2018 2018/2019
PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2015/2016 2019/2020 2018/2019 2013/2014 2020/2021 2017/2018 2014/2015 2016/2017 2021/2022

Research Projects

2016 - 2020 Investigation Of Insulin-like Protein Of Some Malaysia Medicinal Plants For Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
2016 - 2020 Protien profiling of the malaysian red butterfly wing (Christia vespertilionis)
2016 - 2019 Fundemental Study of Hypothetical Protiens Involved in Virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae
2014 - 2016 Development of A Streamlined Recombinant Protein Production and Purification Protocols from Selected bacterial Species Applicable for Biochemical , Biophysical and Structural Analyses
2013 - 2015 Proteomic Approach of Meat Science : Comparison of Protein Profile Between Malaysia Organic and Non-Organic Chicken
2013 - 2016 Proteomic Analysis of Bioactive Peptides from Different Plant Parts of Phyllanthus niruni (Dukung Anak)
2013 - 2016 Proteomic Analysis of Rice Storage Proteins in Relation to Nutrient Quality
2021 - Present Salivary Protein as Biomaker for Early Childhood Caries
2020 - Present Elucidating food bio-preservative properties of protein and oil extracted from locally planted Plukenetia volubilis (Sacha inchi) seeds.
2020 - Present Elucidating the potential of Plukenetia volubilis as an antihyperuricemic agent for improving gout.
2019 - Present Mechanism of action of polyphenols in the cashew shoots (Anacardium occidentale) extracts in inhibiting DPP-IV and ?-amylase in vitro as a potential agent for type 2 diabetes mellitus.



2021 Molecular Docking of Polyphenol Compounds from Anacardium occidentalewith Alpha-Glucosidase and Dipeptidyl-Peptidase-4 Enzymes. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 17 (2) pp. 202-216
2019 Anti-diabetic potential of peptide from P. niruri reveals through carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzyme inhibition assay. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 3 (1) pp. 17-19
2019 Comparative study of thaumatin protein from Thaumatococcus daniellii grown at different growth environments. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (2) pp. 668-674
2019 Functional annotation of selected streptococcus pneumoniae hypothetical proteins. Malaysia Journal of Science Health and Technology, 4 (Special Issue, KoSiST 2018) pp. 12-16
2019 In silico structural and functional annotation of nine essential hypothetical proteins from Streptococcus pneumoniae. Indonesian Journal of Chemistry, () pp.
2018 Alpha-amylase inhibitory activity of inhibitor proteins in different types of commercial rice. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 2 (2) pp. 27-29
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
2015 Protein profiling of different plant tissues from herb phyllanthus niruri. Jurnal Teknolog, 77 (24) pp. 95-99
2015 Protein profiling of different plant tissues from herb Phyllanthus Niruri. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (24) pp. 95-99
2015 Proteomic analysis of rice seed storage proteins in relation to nutrient quality of three different commercial rice types. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (24) pp. 7-11
2014 Globulin expression in grain of Australian hard wheat cultivars is affected by growth environment. Cereal Chemistry, 91 (2) pp. 159-168
2014 Growth environment influences grain protein composition and dough functional properties in three Australian wheat cultivars. Cereal Chemistry, 91 (2) pp. 169-175
Conference or Workshop Item

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,
2016 Antibacterial antivities of protein extracts from Andrographis paniculata, Tinospora crispa and Centella asiatica. In: Medical Research Symposium and Pacific Partnership in conjuction with Kuantan Research Day,
2016 Antioxidant and antibacterial properties of different nypa fruticans fruit extracts. In: Health Sciences Symposium 2016 (HSS 2016),
2016 Differential methods of cell lysis for protein profiling of Alexandrium sp. using 2D gel electrophoresis. In: Medical Research Symposium and Pacific Partnership in Conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2016 Protein profilong of chicken breast muscle from different slaughter houses in relation to meat quality. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 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,
2015 Proteomic analysis of bioactive peptide from different plant parts of Phyllanthus Niruri (Dukung Anak) and its anti-diabetic propertes. In: International Conference on Advance in Science and Technology,
2015 Proteomic analysis of rice storage protein in relation to nutrient quality of three different rice cultivars. In: International Conference in Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST),