Staff Directory

Mohd Firdaus Bin Nawi

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Master of Science - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor of Science - Bachelor Degree, Kolej Universiti Sains & Technologi Malaysia (KUSTEM)

Mohd Firdaus Bin Nawi (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile


had obtained my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti
Putra Malaysia. My dissertation entitled “
of the intestinal immunity development in juvenile tiger grouper,
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775)
following oral exposure to bioencapsulated vibriosis vaccine.
” that supervised by Prof. Dr. Mohd
Zamri Saad was mainly about application of live feed (rotifer and artemia) as vaccine carrier
to stimulate adaptive immunity as well as to reduce mortality due to vibriosis among juvenile
tiger grouper. The thesis was elected as Best PhD Thesis by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and I was nominated by the faculty to receive UPM University Award 2018 (Doctor of Philosophy Gold Award).

Throughout of Ph.D. study, my other research project include detection of channel catfish
virus (CCV) in cage-cultured
Pangasius hypophthalmus in Sungai Pahang, Temerloh,
Malaysia and determination of best feed-based vaccination regime
against streptococcosis in
red tilapia,
Oreochromis spp in Kenyir Lake, Terengganu. Those two projects are
collaborative work between National Fish Health Research Institute, Fisheries Research
Institute and Universiti Putra Malaysia, which I was one of the group members. Our findings
were further verified and approved when it were accepted for publication in several peer-
reviewed ISI indexed journals and were presented in several international as well as national

Previously in 2011, I was graduated as Master of Science in Immunology with dissertation
entitled “Immune Responses To
Streptococcus agalactiae In Red Tilapia, Oreochromis Spp.
Following Vaccination With Non-Adjuvanted And Adjuvanted Vaccine Incorporated Feed
Pellets”. The study aimed to formulate vaccine incorporated fish pellet that was acceptable by
the fish and able to stimulate protective immune response against streptococcosis. The feed-
based vaccine was successfully developed and applied for patenting in year 2012.

My teaching experiences also have prepared me to teach a wide range of courses. As an
adjunct lecturer at Manipal International University (MIU) from February 2013 to September 2014, it was develops my teaching skill to deliver knowledge in the easiest way to be
understand by the undergraduate. My teaching and research assistant experiences in
Universiti Putra Malaysia are also worth mentioning. I was trained to prepare materials for
pre- and post-teaching sessions, many administrative works, arrange the workshops and
meetings and manage the research grant.


Dr. Mohd Firdaus bin Nawi

Area of Specialisation

  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Fisheries Sciences ~ Marine Fisheries - Fisheries Technology
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Veterinary Sciences ~ Immunology (Including Immunochemistry) - Immunology

Teaching Responsibilities

FINAL YEAR PROJECT (1) 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT (2) 2021/2022 2020/2021
FISH HEALTH 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Fisheries Products and Quality Control 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
Fisheries Technology 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
Fishery Economics And Marketing 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
MARINE EXPEDITION 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020
Post Harvest Processing and Technology 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2021/2022
USRAH IN ACTION 2 2022/2023

Research Projects

2021 - 2023 Medicinal Uses and Prospects of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) in Mariculture
2020 - 2023 Pathogenesis of Nervous Necrosis Virus (NNV) in Juvenile Asian Seabass
2020 - 2022 Transfer of Breeding, Cultural Techniques and Disease Management for Patin Hitam (Pangasianodon hypopthalmus) among fish farmers in Pekan, Pahang.
2023 - Present Metagenomics Analysis of the Bacterial Communities and Their Functional Profiles in Water and Sediments of the Pahang River
2023 - Present Effect of Storage Temperature on the Stability of Antibacterial Effectiveness of Garlic Juice Extract and SirehMAX
2023 - Present Effectiveness of Newly Developed Rapid Detection Kit Detecting Streptococcus Agalactiae in Oreochromis SPP in Different Water Body
2023 - Present Efficacy of Garlic (Allium Sativum L.) Juice Extract on Pangasianodon Hypophthalmus Against Edwardsiella Ictaluri
2023 - Present Determination of Humoral and Mucosal Antibody Response Subsequence to Vaccination of Inactivated Recombinant Vaccine in Oreochromis spp.
2022 - Present Epidemiology of Edwardsiella Ictaluri in Cage Cultured Pangasius SPP in Pahang River
2022 - Present Metagenomics Analysis of Bacterial Communities and Their Functional Profiles in Water and Sediments of The Pahang River
2022 - Present Transfer of Knowledge on Breeding and Larvae Rearing of Patin Siam
2022 - Present Pathogenicity and Development of Immunoassay Method for VNN in Asian Seabass (Lates Calcarifer)
2022 - Present Assessment of Immunodiagnostic Kit for Rapid Detection of Freshwater Fish-Borne Streptococcosis
2019 - Present Assessment of serotonin precursors and fluoxetine in reducing cannibalistic behavior among tiger grouper juvenile.
2019 - Present Investigation on antimicrobial and anti-quorum sensing activities of indigenous medicinal plants of Pahang, Malaysia against pathogenic bacteria isolated from diseased Pangasius nasutus



2022 Current status and advances of fish vaccines in Malaysia. Veterinary World, 15 (2) pp. 465-482
2022 Olive oil by-products in aquafeeds: opportunities and challenges. Aquaculture Reports, 22 () pp. 1-11
2022 Persistent detection of Tilapia lake virus in wild tilapia and tinfoil barbs.. Veterinary World, 15 (36) pp. 1097-1106
2020 On-farm epidemiological surveillance of genetically improved farmed tilapia (gift) cultured at floating net cages in Pahang, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 49 (8) pp. 1819-1827
2020 Retrospective identification of bacterial depository revealed that streptococcus iniae was responsible for some of the streptococcosis cases in cultured red tilapia in Malaysia since 2006. Tropical Agricultural Science, 43 (2) pp. 231-238
2019 A review of betanodavirus vaccination as preventive strategy to viral nervous necrosis (VNN) disease in grouper. Aquaculture International Journal, 27 (5) pp. 1565-1577
Conference or Workshop Item

2022 Assessment of antibacterial activity of fresh garlic juice extract against Vibrio spp. isolated from hybrid grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus x Epinephelus lanceolatus): An in vitro study. In: 11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11),
2022 Assessment of serotonin precursors and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) in reducing cannibalistic behavior among hybrid grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus ♂) x (E. fuscoguttatus♀) juvenile. In: 3rd Tropical Ocean and Marine Sciences International Symposium (TOMSY2022),
2022 Effects of piper betle extract supplementation diet as a natural antibiotic growth promoter (NAGP) to kelah (Tor tambroides). In: 11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11),
2022 Field evaluation of palm oil adjuvanted feed-based streptococcosis vaccine efficacy in red hybrid tilapia. In: 11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11),
2022 In-vitro responses of peritoneal macrophages of marine red hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) model to vibriosis: A comparative study between vaccinated and non-vaccinated fish. In: 11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11),
2022 Pathogenicity of different betanodavirus strains in Asian Seabass (Lates Calcarifer) under temperature fluctuation stress. In: 11th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA11),
2021 Marine school: school for sustainable marine livelihood. In: Karnival Inovasi UTeMEX2021,
2019 Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). In: Program Taklimat Dan Demonstrasi Penggunaan Teknik Elisa Bagi Tujuan Penyelidikan,

2022 Progress report on fish health: project collaborations between FRI (NaFisH, FRITD, FRIGL) & IPTA (UPM, IIUM, UMK) 2018-2020. Fisheries Research Institute (FRI), ISBN: 978-967-2946-24-3
2018 Progress report on fish health project collaborations between FRI (NaFisH, FRITD, FRIGL) & IPTA (UPM, IIUM, UMK) 2016-2017. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-0633-32-9
Book Section

2019 Histology of fish. In: UPM Press, ISBN: 978-967-344-887-6, pp. 56-134