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Normah Binti Haron

Academic Qualification

  • Food Science and Technology - Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Health Science (Nutrition) - Masters Degree, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Nutrition with Honours - Bachelor Degree, University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Normah Binti Haron (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF SCIENCE


normahh@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Normah Haron is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, teaching food concentration subjects, namely Food Biotechnology, Analytical Methods for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals, Chemistry and Biochemistry of Natural Products and Food, Nutrition and Health. She obtained her BSc (Hon) and MSc from University Kebangsaan Malaysia in Nutrition and Health Sciences.
Upon completion, she worked as a research officer in Family Health Development Division, Ministry of Health, Putrajaya for a year (from January 2008 till December 2008) and had taken part in the analysis of the Malaysian Adult Nutrition Survey (2003). She became an academic trainee at the Kulliyyah of Science and pursued her Ph.D in Food Science and Technology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia from July 2009 till September 2013.


Area of Specialisation


  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Food Sciences and Nutrition ~ Nutrient Composition of Food - Bioactive compounds and phytochemicals in plant


Teaching Responsibilities


ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND NUTRACEUTICALS 2013/2014 2015/2016 2018/2019 2016/2017 2020/2021 2019/2020 2014/2015 2017/2018
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS 2015/2016 2014/2015
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY OF NATURAL PRODUCTS 2016/2017 2015/2016
Fats and Oils Chemistry and Technology 2021/2022
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021
FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 2017/2018 2013/2014 2018/2019 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
FOOD CHEMISTRY & BIOTECHNOLOGY 2015/2016
FOOD TOXICOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT 2020/2021 2021/2022 2019/2020 2018/2019
FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH 2015/2016 2019/2020 2018/2019 2020/2021 2014/2015 2021/2022 2016/2017
OCEANOGRAPHY 2015/2016
REGULATION AND ETHICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2020 Investigation Of Insulin-like Protein Of Some Malaysia Medicinal Plants For Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
2015 - 2019 The role of bioactive compounds from Anacardium occidentale (Pucuk Gajus) as antihyperglycaemic agents for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes
2015 - 2019 Profiling the phenolic compounds and their antioxidants properties in selected aromatic plants in Malaysia
2014 - 2019 Optimization of Operating Conditions for Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil
2014 - 2018 Profiling of Bioactive Compounds in Malaysian Herbs
On-Going
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.
2018 - Present Mechanisms of action of phenolic compounds from Anacardium occidentale in stimulating glucose uptake via regulation of GLUT 4 and its related microRNAs in 3T3-L1 Adipocyte Cells
2018 - Present Investigation of chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of patchouli essential oils produced by conventional methods and supercritical fluid extraction for natural food preservative
2018 - Present Mechanisms of action of phenolic compounds from Anacardium occidentale in stimulating glucose uptake via regulation of GLUT 4 and its related microRNAs in 3T3-L1 Adipocyte Cells


Publications


Article

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
2020 The effect of bioactive polyphenols from Anacardium occidentaleLinn. leaveson α-Amylase and dipeptidyl peptidase IV activities. Indonesian Journal of Chemistry, 20 (5) pp. 1010-1017
2019 Antimacrobial Properties of gynura procumbens (Sambung Nyawa) leaves In methanolic and acidic extracts. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES, 3 (2) pp. 605-615
2019 Antioxidant capacity of the green leafy vegetables using oxygen radical antioxidant capacity (ORAC), 2,2'-Azino-Bis (3Ethylbenzothiazoline-6-Sulphonic Acid (ABTS) and 2,2-Diphenyl-1-Picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assays. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 3 (1) pp. 1-7
2019 Phenolic profiling of selected herbal plants: free, soluble bound and insoluble bound phenolics and their antioxidant activities. Advances in Bioresearch, 10 (1) pp. 9-15
2019 The effect of bioactive polyphenols from anacardium occidentale linn. Leaves on α-amylase and dipeptidyl peptidase iv activities. Indonesia Journal of Chemistry, () pp.
2019 Total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) extracts. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (2) pp. 725-733
2019 Total phenolic contents and antioxidant scavenging capacity in free and bound extracts of Christia vespertilionisis (daun rerama). International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (2) pp. 649-657
2018 Quantitative protein expression of Malaysian Phaleriamacrocarpa. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology , I, 6 (2) pp. 18-22
2016 Extraction optimization and properties of collagen from chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) feet. International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 15 (Supplement issue) pp. 37
2008 Antioxidants intake and status, and oxidative stress in relation to breast cancer risks: a case-control study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 9 () pp. 343-350
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Proximate Analysis of Gluten-Free Milk Boosting Cookies Made from Banana Flower (Musa paradisiaca). In: Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices XVII (2021) (ASOMPS 2021),
2018 Quantification of phenolic compounds in selected herbs using HPLC. In: 34th International Conference on Natural Products 2018 (ICNP 2018),
2018 Quantitative protein expression of Malaysian Phaleria macrocarpa. In: 151st IIER International Conference,
2018 The role of bioactive compounds from Anacardium Occidentale Linn. On alpha amylase and dipeptidyl peptidase IV as antidiabetic agent for type 2 diabetes mellitus management. In: 34th International Conference on Natural Products (ICNP 2018),
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 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 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 Development of LC/MS-MS method for analysis of polyphenols in Malaysian traditional vegetables . In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015,