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Mohd Hafidz Bin Mahamad Maifiah

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics) - Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne

Mohd Hafidz Bin Mahamad Maifiah (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HALAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Other's position:

Head, International Institute for Halal Research and Training


mhafidzmaifiah@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr. Mohd Hafidz Mahamad Maifiah graduated in Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) and Master of Science (Biotechnology Engineering) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He then completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (MIPS), Australia in 2017. His PhD thesis elucidated the mechanisms of actions of polymyxins mono- and combination therapy against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa adopted metabolomics and transcriptomics approaches. Currently, Dr. Mohd Hafidz is an academic staff at the International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART), IIUM serves as the Head of Postgraduate Management. His research interests cover the areas of halal food and pharmaceutical, plant natural products for bioactive compounds, bacterial resistance, metabolomics, halal supply chain and cold chain management.   


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Phamaceutical Industry ~ Natural Products - Herbal Plant/antimicrobial
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Microbiology ~ Bacteriology - Antimicrobial/Polymyxin/Antimicrobial resistance
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Medical Biotechnology ~ Biomaterial - Biocellulose
  • Natural Science ~ Bioinformatics ~ Systems Biology ~ Cellular Metabolomics - microbial metabolomics
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Food Sciences and Nutrition ~ Halal Products - Halal alternative ingredients


Professional Membership


  • 2021 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member ), Malaysian Society for Microbiology (MSM)
  • 2022 - 2023: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary member), Malaysian Society for Microbiology (MSM)


Teaching Responsibilities


FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2021/2022
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2022/2023
HALAL AGROINDUSTRY 2023/2024
HALAL ASSURANCE SYSTEM 2021/2022
HALAL AUDIT AND CERTIFICATION 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
HALAL PHARMACEUTICALS, COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS 2021/2022 2020/2021
MEAT, POULTRY AND FISHERY INDUSTRY 2023/2024 2022/2023
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2020/2021 2019/2020
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (QUALITATIVE) 2019/2020 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (QUANTITATIVE - MSC) 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (QUANTITATIVE) 2019/2020
SEMINAR 2018/2019 2017/2018
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2021/2022
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES 2022/2023


Supervision


Assessment Of Behaviour Of Rohingya Community On Herpes Simplex Labialis Living In Klang Valley.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Deciphering The Action Of Polymyxins On Pentose Phosphate Pathway Metabolism In Acinetobacter Baumannii: A Metabolite-Based Target Towards Safe Antibiotic Treatment.
Master Completed 2022 Main Supervisor
Assessing The Combinations Of 'Old' Polymyxin Drug And Medicinal Plant Extracts In Combating Gram-Negative Bacteria Towards Development Of Halal And Toyyib Antibiotics.
Master Completed 2022 Main Supervisor
Limiting Factors For Efficient Cold Chain Management In Halal Food Industry.
Master Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Identifying The Enablers And Barriers For Implementation Of Halal Meat Supply Chain At Jombang Indonesia.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Assessing The Consumers Perception Of Unsafe Nutraceutical Products In Malaysia..
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Factors Contributing To Acceptance Of Verify Halal Apps Among Malaysian Consumers .
Master In Progress Co-supervisor


Research Projects


Completed
2021 - 2023 Synergistic Antibacterial Activity of Novel Exogenous Metabolite-polymyxin Combinations against Klebsiella Pneumoniae
2020 - 2020 Certified Halal Executive Training
2019 - 2019 Certified Halal Executive Training
2019 - 2022 Deciphering the mechanism of action of polymyxins on pentose phosphate pathway metabolism in Acinetobacter baumannii in discovering novel antibiotic targets
2018 - 2021 Synergistic killing of novel combinations of `old? polymyxin drug and medicinal plant extracts targeting Gram-negative bacteria
2018 - 2023 Antibacterial activity of phenolic compounds from Carica papaya seed extract as food preservative.
On-Going
2023 - Present Sample Analysis by INHART Laboratory
2023 - Present TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE IN BIOCIRCULAR PROCESS OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL WASTES FORMULATION FOR BLACK SOLDIER FLY CULTIVATION AS ANIMAL FEED AND FRASS IN PADANG BESAR, PERLIS
2023 - Present Development of the rapid real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method for halal authentication of cosmetic products
2022 - Present Sample analysis by INHART Laboratory
2018 - Present Data Management of Various Non-Halal Adulterations and Development of Portable Halal Device


Publications


Article

2023 Porcine and bovine-derived ingredients: Islamic rules in halal pharmaceutical products. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 28 (3) pp. 41-57
2022 Bacterial metabolomics: sample preparation methods. Biochemistry Research International, 2022 (9186536) pp. 1-14
2022 Combination of polymyxin B and Aquilaria malaccensis extract enhanced the killing and inhibited the growth of Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 18 (1) pp. 27-36
2022 Concerns about food safety actualisation is of the utmost importance in the toyyiban principle. @ Halal, 4 (21) pp. 15-15
2022 Deciphering the action of polymyxins on pentose phosphate pathway metabolism in Acinetobacter Baumannii: a metabolite-based target towards safe antibiotic treatment. IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 3 (Supplement 1) pp. 9-9
2022 Exogenous metabolite feeding on altering antibiotic susceptibility in Gram-negative bacteria through metabolic modulation: a review. Metabolomics, 18 (47) pp. 1-12
2022 In silico genome-scale metabolic modeling and in vitro static time-kill studies of exogenous metabolites alone and with polymyxin B against Klebsiella pneumoniae. Frontiers in Pharmacology, () pp. 1-10
2022 Integrated metabolomic and transcriptomic analyses of the synergistic effect of polymyxin–rifampicin combination against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Biomedical Science, 29 (89) pp. 1-19
2022 Isotopic tracer for absolute quantification of metabolites of the pentose phosphate pathway in bacteria. Metabolites, 12 (11) pp. 1-12
2022 Logo, sijil halal hindar rasa ragu pengguna. Berita Harian Online, 25 Mar 2022 () pp.
2022 Malaysian Muslim consumers’ awareness, confidence, and purchase behaviour on halal meat and its products after the meat cartel scandal. Food Research, 6 (6) pp. 273-279
2021 Novel antimicrobial development using genome-scale metabolic model of Gram-negative pathogens: a review. The Journal of Antibiotics, 74 (2) pp. 95-104
2020 Antibacterial activity of ethanolic leaf extract of Aquilaria malaccensis against multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative pathogen. Food Research, 4 (6) pp. 1962-1968
2020 Antibacterial test and toxicity of plant seed extracts: a review. Food Research, 4 ((Suppl. 1) (2020)) pp. 12-27
2020 Detection of pork in processed meat products by species-specific PCR for halal verification: food fraud cases in Hat Yai, Thailand. Food Research, 4 ((S1)) pp. 244-249
2020 Integriti halal jamin aspek keselamatan makanan. Berita Harian, () pp. 11
2020 Response surface optimization of yield of agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis) leaf extract using Soxhlet extraction. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (6) pp. 1926-1934
2020 The thrombolytic and cytotoxic effects of nigella sativa (L.) seeds: the prophetic medicine. International Journal of Halal Research, 2 (2) pp. 70-77
2019 Benchmarking of halal food products using similarity measures – a conceptual retrieval model. Journal of Information Systems and Digital Technologies, 1 (1) pp. 17-24
2019 In vivo anxiolytic and in vitro anti-inflammatory activities of water-soluble extract (WSE) of Nigella sativa (L.) seeds. Natural Product Research, 35 (16) pp. 2793-2798
2019 In vivo anxiolytic and in vitro anti-inflammatory activities of water-soluble extract (WSE) of Nigella sativa (L.) seeds. Natural Product Research, () pp. 1-6
2019 Metabolic responses to polymyxin treatment in acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606: integrating transcriptomics and metabolomics with genome-scale metabolic modeling. MSYSTEMS, 4 (1) pp. 1-15
2019 Revisiting an ‘old’ antibiotic class polymyxins by drug combination therapy targeting Gram-negative superbugs: Toyyiban perspective. Journal of Halal Industry and Services, 2 (1) pp. 1-12
2019 Supervised identification of Acinetobacter Baumanni strains using artificial neural network. Journal of Information Systems and Digital Technologies, 1 (2) pp. 16-23
2018 Genome-scale metabolic modeling of responses to polymyxins in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. GigaScience, 7 (4) pp. 1-18
2018 Isolation and identification of bacteria-producing cellulose from tropical fruit for Halal capsule application. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 8 (4-2) pp. 1591-1596
2017 Untargeted metabolomics analysis reveals key pathways responsible for the synergistic killing of colistin and doripenem combination against Acinetobacter baumannii. Scientific Reports, 7 () pp. 1-12
2016 Acinetobacter baumanniiphenylacetic acid metabolism influences infection outcome through a direct effect on neutrophil chemotaxis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113 (34) pp. 9599-9604
2016 Global metabolic analyses identify key differences in metabolite levels between polymyxin-susceptible and polymyxin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Scientific Reports, 6 () pp. 1-17
2011 Molecular cloning and production of recombinant phytase from Bacillus Subtilis ASUIA243 in Pichia Pastoris. IIUM Engineering Journal, 12 (4) pp. 1
2011 Screening and optimization of media components for phytase production of ASUIA 279 in Pichia pastoris system using statistical design. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, () pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 A review of hindering factors for halal certification adoption among Muslim-owned mall and medium enterprises (SMEs) of food industry in Malaysia. In: International Halal Science Conference 2023 (IHASC23),
2021 Strengthening the efficiency of cold chain management in halal food industry by identifying the crucial barriers. In: Virtual International Halal Science Conference 21: "Enhancing and Strengthening Halal Industry through Science",
2019 Antibacterial test, toxicity and food application of plant seed extracts: a review. In: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019 (GloHaS 2019),
2011 Screening and optimization of media components for phytase production of ASUIA 279 in Pichia pastoris system using statistical design. In: 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2011),
Book Section

2023 Concerns about food safety. Actualisation is of the utmost importance in the toyyiban principle. In: Revon Maedia Sdn Bhd, ISBN: 978-629-97445-2-8, pp. 51-53
2023 Streamlining cold chain management for halal integrity. In: Revon Media Sdn Bhd, ISBN: 978-629-97445-2-8, pp. 202-204
2020 A conceptual framework highlighting barriers in cold chain management for Halal food products in South-East Asian countries. In: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN: 978-0-367-34997-4, pp. 51-67
2020 A conceptual framework highlighting barriers in cold chain management for Halal food products in South-East Asian countries. In: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN: 978-0-367-34997-4, pp. 51-67
2019 Global metabolic analyses of acinetobacter baumannii. In: Humana Press, ISBN: 978-1-4939-9117-4, pp. 321-328