Prof. Dr.

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My research interest is in marine biotechnology, focuses on the discovery of potential biochemical compounds in marine organisms, particularly marine microbes and marine invertebrate including sponges and horseshoe crabs. This includes exploring for potential microbes associated with marine organisms. I am now working closely on functional protein from haemolymph plasma of Horseshoe crabs particularly involve in coagulation factors. My biggest achievement in research is the awarding of research granst from various agency including Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Sabah Biodiversity with amount of RM7,083,342 as principal or co-researcher. In this area, I supervised more than 23 students postgraduate and 70 students for final year dissertation and graduated 1 PhD and 11 MSc. student as supervisor. As a Principle investigator for Horseshoe crabs research group (HCRG-UMT), we have published a book and 2 chapter in a book specialised on horseshoe crabs. We also produced a prototype called TAL Kit in 2011 with patent granted in 2015. My contribution to research has been recognized by few awards including a silver prize at Seoul International Invention Fair 2011 (SIIF 2011), a gold medal at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, a gold medal at University Malaysia Terengganu Research Day Exhibition 2011 and a silver medal at Biomalaysia 2010 Conference & Exhibition. Some of the finding from our research were also published in Scopus and index journal worldwide.

Research Programme:

Marine Microbes and Environments

Field/ Expertise:

Natural Product Biology, Marine Biotechnology

BSc. (Hon), PhD. (UKM)

PhD. (Herriot Watt)



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