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Nur Hafizah Binti Azizan

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology) - Masters Degree, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Nur Hafizah Binti Azizan (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF SCIENCE


fizahazizan@iium.edu.my
2623


Expert Profile


Nur Hafizah Azizan obtained her BSc (Hons) (Resource Biotechnology) and MSc (Molecular Biology) from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Her final year project was in human DNA polymorphism (D1S80) and her MSc project was in crude oil bioremediation. She graduated with a PhD from The Australian National University in 2015. For her PhD, she worked on engineering of the metal binding site of Methyl Parathion Hydrolase.
Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Kulliyyah of Science, at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).


Area of Specialisation


  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Molecular Biology ~ Gene Isolation - Environmental Microbiology- Isolation and characterization of bacterial DNA
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Bioremediation - Oil bioremediation
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Enzymology - Environmental proteomics- Metal binding studies; Protein engineering


Teaching Responsibilities


CELL BIOLOGY 2019/2020 2018/2019 2020/2021
ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2019/2020
ENZYMOLOGY 2015/2016 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2020/2021 2019/2020
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
FUNDAMENTAL OF MICROBIOLOGY 2021/2022 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019
INSTRUMENTATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH 2019/2020 2018/2019 2015/2016 2017/2018 2016/2017
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY 2016/2017 2017/2018
PRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY 2016/2017 2015/2016 2017/2018


Research Projects


Completed
2015 - 2018 Over expression of Actinomcyete relA and rshA genes to enhance secondary metabolite production
2010 - 2013 Study of Gene Expression Level of CMV in Capsicum annum cultivars
On-Going
2020 - Present The Effectiveness of EM Mudball in Remediating Balok River
2019 - Present In vitro propagation of Etlingera elatior J. (Torch ginger) via indirect regeneration
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
2019 - Present Study of Catechol 2,3-Dioxygenase gene in oil clean-up crews isolated from Sungai Balok.
2017 - Present The effect of coculture on rare actinomycete, Actinophytocola sp. with live/dead cells of bacteria in eliciting secondary metabolite production


Publications


Article

2021 Growth optimization of mangrove Streptomyces for enhancement of actinorhodin production. Desalination and Water Treatment, 219 () pp. 217-222
2021 Growth optimization of mangrove Streptomyces for enhancement of actinorhodin production. Desalination and Water Treatment, 219 () pp. 217-222
2021 Growth optimization of mangrove Streptomyces for enhancement of actinorhodin production. Desalination and Water Treatment, 219 () pp. 217-222
2020 Pellet diameter of Ganoderma lucidum in a repeated-batch fermentation for the trio total production of biomass-exopolysaccharide-endopolysaccharide and its anti-oral cancer beta-glucan response. AIMS Microbiology, 6 (4) pp. 379-400
2020 Screening of biodegradation potential for n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon among isolates from the north-western tip of Pahang. Desalination and Water Treatment, 191 () pp. 207-212
2020 Screening of biodegradation potential for n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon among isolates from the north-western tip of Pahang. Desalination and Water Treatment, 191 () pp. 207-212
2018 Isolation and characterization of hydrocarbon tolerant microorganisms from marine environment. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (6) pp. 133-138
2018 Isolation and screening of biosurfactant-producing marine bacteria from Kuantan Port, Pahang, Malaysia. Science Heritage Journal, 2 (2) pp. 21-26
2018 Phylogenetic study of presumptive oil-degrading microbes isolated from the North-Western tip of Pahang. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (6) pp. 128-132
2018 Science@iium. science@iium, () pp. 1-40
2018 science@iium. science@iium, (December 2018) pp. 1-40
2017 Study of cucumber mosaic virus gene expression in Capsicum annuum. Science Heritage Journal, 1 (2) pp. 29-31
2016 Crude oil bioremediation by indigenous bacteria isolated from oily sludge. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (11-2) pp. 61-66
2009 DNA polymorphism of D1S80 locus in modern Malay sample population of Sarawak. Sains Malaysiana, 38 (2) pp. 143-147
Conference or Workshop Item

2018 Actinophytocola sp. K4-08: rare actinomycete with potential biosynthetic capability. In: 34th Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2018,
Book Section

2020 Study of Glucose-6-Phosphate dehydrogenase activity assay in mangrove streptomyces for actinohordin and undercylprodigiosin production. In: Noor Publication, ISBN: 978-620-2-79106-9, pp. 17-24
2020 Study of Glucose-6-Phosphate dehydrogenase activity assay in mangrove streptomyces for actinohordin and undercylprodigiosin production. In: Noor Publication, ISBN: 978-620-2-79106-9, pp. 17-24
2011 Microbial communities and water quality of aquaculture potential Penor River, Pahang, Malaysia . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-197-0, pp. 250-262