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Maizatul Akma Binti Ibrahim

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biotechnology) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Bachelor of Science (Industrial Biology) - Bachelor Degree, University Teknologi Malaysia

Maizatul Akma Binti Ibrahim (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Dr Maizatul Akma Ibrahim received her Bachelor's degree (Honours) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2007 and later pursued her Ph.D (Biotechnology) research in 2009 at University Malaysia Terengganu and graduated in 2013. Dr Maizatul has the expertise in handling and studying pathogenic microorganisms, synthetic compounds, computational chemistry and mathematical modelling tools, as well as tissue culture. She also has experience in working in the field of biomaterials and protozoology.
Dr Maizatul joined International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Plant Science, Kulliyyah of Science.

Area of Specialisation

  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Botany ~ Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Natural Science ~ Material Sciences ~ Advanced Materials ~ Biocompatible Materials/Biomaterials
  • Natural Science ~ Mathematical Sciences ~ Applied Statistics ~ Statistical Modelling
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Animal Biotechnology ~ Cell Line Culture
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Biopharmacy Biotechnology ~ Drug Discovery
  • Natural Science ~ Chemical Sciences ~ Applied Chemical Sciences ~ Drug Intermediates from Indigenous Sources
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Cell Biology

Teaching Responsibilities

MEDICINAL PLANT PRODUCTS 2019/2020 2018/2019 2021/2022 2020/2021
NUTRACEUTICALS AND COSMECUETICALS 2020/2021 2021/2022 2019/2020
PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY 2021/2022 2019/2020 2016/2017 2020/2021 2015/2016 2017/2018 2014/2015 2018/2019
PLANT CELL BIOLOGY 2016/2017 2015/2016
PLANT DIVERSITY 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2014/2015
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT SCIENCE 2015/2016 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019 2016/2017 2019/2020
PRODUCTION OF HERBAL AND MEDICINAL PLANTS 2017/2018 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019

Research Projects

2017 - 2020 Pest of plant-base food products; biology and management.
2016 - 2019 Phenolic Compounds of Piper Sarmentosum (Kaduk) Methanolic Extracts, the Anti-Amoebic Properties and the Adverse Effects on Human Corneal Epithelial Cells
2015 - 2019 Phenolic Compounds of Piper Sarmentosum (Kaduk) Methanolic Extracts and Their Anti-Amoebic Properties
2014 - 2018 Genetics of Heat Tolerant Vegetable Soybeans [Glycine Max (L.) Merrill] Varieties under Malaysian Conditions
2020 - Present Prototype for Multi-purpose Solution (MPS) of Contact Lenses with Advanced Formulation against Acanthamoeba (K-CARE).



2020 Anti‑fungal study on aqueous and ethanolic leaves extracts of Piper sarmentosum. Matrix Science Pharma, 4 (1) pp. 13-17
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 Phytochemical screening and antibacterial activity determination of peperomia pellucida extract. Tropical Agrobiodiversity (TRAB), 1 (1) pp. 4-6
2020 The study of antioxidant activities of piper sarmentosum and piper nigrum. Tropical Agrobiodiversity (TRAB), 1 (1) pp. 1-3
2020 Virgin coconut oil as antioxidant and treatment on metabolic disorders: a short review. International Journal Of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (4) pp. 1602-1607
2019 Antibacterial activities of piper sarmentosum (kaduk) methanolic extract. Acta Scientifica Malaysia, 3 (2) pp. 21-24
2019 Antioxidant and cytotoxicity activity of phenolic compounds from Piper sarmentosum Roxb. against T47D human breast cancer cell. The Natural Products Journal, () pp.
2019 Effects of leaf maturity of piper sarmentosum (kaduk) on its antioxidant level. Science Heritage Journal, 3 (2) pp. 15-17
2019 Plants as potential repellent against oryzaephilus species. International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, 2 (3) pp. 243-268
2018 Phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Kaduk (Piper sarmentosum Roxb.). Malayan Nature Journal, 70 (2) pp. 195-202
2017 Evaluation on field performance of vegetable soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) varieties grown at two locations in Malaysia. Malaysian Applied Biology, 46 (1) pp. 125-129
2015 Phenotypic evaluation of fifteen glycine max (L.) merrill (Vegetable Soybean) varieties under mineral and bris soils OF Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (24) pp. 107-112
2015 Phenotypic evaluation of fifteen glycine max (l.) merrill (vegetable soybean) varieties under mineral and bris soils of Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 77 (24) pp. 107-112
2014 Anti-amoebic properties of carbonyl thiourea derivatives. Molecules , 19 () pp. 5191-5204
2014 Evaluation of gellan gum film containing virgin coconut oil for transparent dressing materials. Advances in Biomaterials, 2014 () pp. 1-12
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Antibacterial activity of benzoyl and halobenzoyl thiourea bearing α- and β-alanine. In: Virtual Symposium on Sciences 2020,
2019 Antioxidant activity and in vitro cytotoxicity study of the phenolic compounds from piper sarmentosum.. In: International Environment And Health Conference 2019,
2018 Antioxidant activity and in vitro cytotoxicity study of the phenolic compounds from Piper sarmentosum. In: International Conference of Analytical Sciences (SKAM31),
2017 Identification of phenolic compounds in crude methanolic extract of Piper sarmentosum leaves. In: 6th International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2017),
2016 Cytotoxicity study of newly-synthesized carbonyl thiourea derivatives on pathogenic Acanthamoeba and its quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) analysis. In: 2nd International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy (ICIP 2016),
2015 Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity studies of synthesized amino acid thiourea derivatives on acanthamoeba spp. and human corneal epithelial cells. In: Asian Congress On Biotechnology 2015,
2015 Phenotypic evaluation of fifteen Glycine max (L.) Merrill (vegetable soybean) varieties under mineral and bris soils of Malaysia. In: 5th International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2015),