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Mohd Azrul Naim Bin Mohamad

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biotechnology) - Doctor of Philosophy, Wageningen University
  • Biotechnology - Masters Degree, Wageningen University

Mohd Azrul Naim Bin Mohamad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF SCIENCE


aznaim@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Terengganu born Mohd Azrul Naim Mohamad had his secondary education at Malay College Kuala Kangsar. Then, he started his BSc studies in Biotechnology at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), with specialization in Environmental Biotechnology and graduated in 2006. In 2008, he continued with the MSc in Biotechnology at Wageningen University specializing in Marine Biotechnology and obtained his MSc in 2010. His MSc thesis entitled "Biodiversity of Sponge-Associated Microbial Communities of The Dutch Coast" was under the supervision of Dr J. A. M. Perez. In 2010, he started his Ph.D at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University under the supervision of Prof. Hauke Smidt and Dr. Ir. Detmer Sipkema. The Ph.D thesis 'Exploring Microbial Diversity of Marine Sponges by Culture-Dependent and Molecular Approaches' was successfully defended on April 30, 2015. Since February 2015 he started working as a lecturer at Kulliyyah of Science.


Area of Specialisation


  • Natural Science ~ Marine Sciences ~ Advancement of Marine Sciences Knowledge ~ Marine Biotechnology - Aquaculture, Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Genomics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology


Teaching Responsibilities


APPLIED MOLECULAR GENETICS 2019/2020
BASIC GENETIC ENGINEERING 2015/2016 2018/2019 2017/2018 2020/2021 2016/2017 2019/2020
BIODIVERSITY 2016/2017 2017/2018
BIODIVERSITY & CONSERVATION 2020/2021 2019/2020
Environmental Monitoring 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2020/2021
GENETICS 2021/2022 2017/2018 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
MARINE MICROBIOLOGY 2015/2016
MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES 2016/2017 2015/2016
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019 2020/2021 2015/2016 2019/2020
PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS 2017/2018
RECOMBINANT DNA TECHNOLOGY 2019/2020 2021/2022 2020/2021
SOIL MICROBIOLOGY 2016/2017


Research Projects


Completed
2017 - 2021 Phytomining of gold from mine wastes by Jatropha Curcas
2015 - 2017 Bacterial-Assisted Composting (BAC) of Food Waste
2015 - 2018 Fungal-Assisted Composting (FAC) Approach of Organic Waste
On-Going
2020 - Present The Effectiveness of EM Mudball in Remediating Balok River
2018 - Present Environmental DNA Metabarcoding of Fishes in Balok River Kuantan, Pahang
2018 - Present Isolation, Identification And Characterization Of Microbial Producing Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Isolated From Palm Oil Mill Effluent
2017 - Present Development of Effective Microbes for Decomposition Process
2017 - Present Conversion of Waste from Fish and Aquaculture Industry into Value-added Products
2017 - Present Process Development in Simultaneous Saccharification and Co-Fermentation (SSCF) of Monosaccharide Sugars from Jatropha Curcas Seed Cake for Optimum Biothanol Production
2017 - Present In Situ Enzymatic Saccharification of Seawater Pretreated Lignocellulosic by Using Setiu Wetland Halophilic Fungi (SeHF)
2015 - Present Sponge-associated fungal diversity with functional analysis of halogenase and cellulase


Publications


Article

2021 Phytoremediation of Arsenic in Mine Wastes by Acacia mangium. Remediation, 2021 () pp. 1-11
2020 De novo transcriptome dataset of Stevia rebaudiana accession MS007. Data in Brief, 28 () pp. 1-3
2020 Discovery of cold-active protease from psychrophilic bacteria isolated from Antarctic region for bio-prospecting. Malaysian Applied Biology, 49 (1) pp. 55-60
2020 Diversity of cultivable bacteria by strategic enrichment isolated from farmed edible red seaweed, Gracilaria sp.. Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS), 4 (1) pp. 17-20
2020 Environmental forensic study: tracing of pollution sources using environmetric technique in Balok and Tunggak Rivers near Gebeng industrial area, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Desalination and Water Treatment, 191 () pp. 118-125
2020 Functional profiling of bacterial communities in Lake Tuz using 16S rRNA gene sequences. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 35 (1) pp. 1-10
2020 Functional profiling of bacterial communities in Lake Tuz using 16S rRNA gene sequences. Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment, 35 (1) pp. 1-10
2020 Mechanism of antifungal activity of virgin coconut oil on cell membrane of Candida Albicans. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 13 (3) pp. 903-908
2019 Application of direct fluorescence-based live/dead staining for assessment of antifungal activity of coconut oil against candida albicans. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 23 (5) pp. 1-6
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 Treatment of dye wastewater by functionalization of bentonite-methylene blue with sodium persulfate. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, 7 (2) pp. 229-233
2018 Assessment of composting technologies for organic waste management. International Journal of Technology, 9 (8) pp. 1579-1587
2018 Comparative genomics highlights symbiotic capacities and high metabolic flexibility of the marine genus pseudovibrio. Genome Biology and Evolution, 10 (1) pp. 125-142
2017 Fungi found in Mediterranean and North Sea sponges: how specific are they?. PeerJ, 2017 (9) pp. 1-19
2017 High quality DNA from peat soil for metagenomic studies: A minireview on DNA extraction methods. Science Heritage Journal, () pp. 1-6
2015 Isolation and identification of 3-chloropropionic acid degrading bacterium from marine spong. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) , 77 (25) pp. 71-75
2014 Host-specific microbial communities in three sympatric North Sea sponges. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 90 (2) pp. 390-403
2013 Detection of Keto Synthase (KS) gene domain in sponges and bacterial sponges. Annales Bogoriensis, 17 (2) pp. 27-33
2012 Studies on water quality and pathogenic bacteria in coastal water Langkawi, Malaysia. Journal of Environmental Biology, 33 (4) pp. 831-835
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Composting of food waste and its product performance on Ipomoea aquatica. In: Kuantan Research Day 2019,
2018 From sea to terrestrial environment: multifaceted approach of understanding natural biomes. In: International Seminar on Biosciences & Medical Engineering (ISBME) 2018,
2018 The uncultivated majority of peat swamp bacterial and archaeal communities. In: 34th Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2018,
2018 Valorization of fish processing waste: a microbial perspective. In: 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI),
Book

2015 Exploring microbial diversity of marine sponges by culture-dependent and molecular approach. Wageningen University, ISBN: 9789462572867
Book Section

2020 DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of indigenous bacteria in fishes from a tropical tidal river in Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-030-50074-0, pp. 219-235
2018 DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of indigenous bacteria in fishes from a tropical tidal river in Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-90679-9, pp. 351-367