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Tengku Muhamad Faris Syafiq Bin Tengku Zakaria

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Stem Cell Research - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester
  • Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmaceutical Technology) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Certificate Literacy in A.I. - Certificate, Others

Tengku Muhamad Faris Syafiq Bin Tengku Zakaria (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF NURSING


fariss@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Tengku Faris obtained his Phd in Stem cell Research in the United Kingdom. He is a keen researcher, specialising in disease modeling using stem cells. He interested in understanding molecular mechanism of kidney development and associated genetic diseases. His work revolved around making kidney organoids in-a-dish from reprogrammed pluripotent stem cells to recapitulate genetic kidney malformations. Upon stimulation, human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSCs) can be differentiated into nephron progenitors before forming metanephric kidney. These organoids are anticipated to contain most of the kidney cell types and can be utilised as an in vitro disease models. The CRISPR/Cas9 system can be integrated into these models to correct mutations. Although making another version of kidney that are morphologically identical and functioning could be challenging, it is not impossible. He envisioned that the research can accelerate production of biosynthetic or artificial kidney to serve as transplantation alternative.


Area of Specialisation


  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Genetics ~ Stem Cell - Genome Editing


Professional Membership


  • 2020 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society of Malaysia (TESMA)
  • 2020 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Persatuan Genetik Malaysia (PGM)
  • 2021 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian Society for Stem Cell Research and Therapy
  • 2021 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Associate Member), Malaysian Association for Cancer Research


Teaching Responsibilities


BIOCHEMISTRY FOR NURSING 2020/2021
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN NURSING 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT I 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT II 2020/2021
GENERAL PATHOLOGY 2020/2021
INNOVATION IN NURSING 2020/2021
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2021/2022


Research Projects


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On-Going
2021 - Present INTEGRATION OF MAQASID AL-SHARI?AH AS A RECIPROCAL FRAMEWORK IN STEM CELL-DERIVED ORGAN SYNTHESIS
2021 - Present Development of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) Simulation Program as a Distraction Intervention in Acute and Chronic PAin Patients at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @IIUM
2021 - Present In Vitro Evaluation of Safety Profiles, Cellular Responses and Genotoxicity of Nanostructured Tin (IV) Oxide, SNO2 on Human-Derived Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines
2021 - Present Modelling genetic kidney malformations using CRISPR/Cas9-edited 3D organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells to understand pathomechanism of human kidney disorders
2020 - Present Characterisation of Multiplex Probe Melting Curve Profile in a Single Fluorescence Channel for Mutation Detections.
2020 - Present Establishment of Alkaline Phosphatase Monoclonal Antibody towards Fibroblast Cell Line of Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)
2013 - Present IIUM MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH CLUSTER (iMoleC)


Publications