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Dr. Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed Nazir

Email: yusufnazir@ukm.edu.my Phone: 

Current Position: Dr.

Specialisation: Microbial Biotechnology, Fermentation and Bioprocess Technology, Microbial Physiology, Agricultural Engineering.


BSc, MSc (UPM), PhD (Shandong University of Technology, SDUT)

Areas of Research
Microbial Biotechnology, Fermentation and Bioprocess Technology, Microbial Physiology, Agricultural Engineering.


Publications Journals

  1. Nazir, Y., Halim, H., Al-Shorgani, N. K. N., Manikan, V., Hamid, A. A., & Song, Y. (2020). Efficient conversion of extracts from low-cost, rejected fruits for high-valued Docosahexaenoic acid production by Aurantiochytrium sp. SW1. Algal Research, 50, 101977. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q1, IF: 4.53).
  2. Nazir Y., Halim F., Prabhakaran P., Hassan M., Ren X., Naz T., Nosheen S., Mustafa K., Wu Y., Hamid A.A., Song Y. (2020). Different Classes of Phytohormones Act Synergistically to Enhance the Growth, Lipid, and DHA Biosynthetic Capacity of Aurantiochytrium sp. SW1. Biomolecules. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q1, IF: 4.68).
  3. Nazir, Y., Shuib, S., Kalil, M.S., Song, Y. and Hamid, A.A., (2018). Optimization of culture conditions for enhanced growth, lipid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production of Aurantiochytrium SW1 by response surface methodology. Scientific reports, 8(1), pp.1-12. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q1, IF: 4.4).
  4. Nazir Y., Hussain, S.A., Hamid, A.A., and Song Y. (2018). Probiotic and Its Potential Preventive and Therapeutic Role for Cancer, High Serum Cholesterol, Allergic, and HIV Diseases. BioMed Research International. Volume (2018), Article ID 342837. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q2, IF: 2.7).
  5. Naz T.,+, Nazir Y.,+ (equal first author)., Fazili A.A.A., Mustafa K., Xueyuan B., Song Y., (2020). Transformation of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Sustainable Biofuels: Major Challenges and Bioprocessing Technologies. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. (Scopus/ EI Indexed).
  6. Naz, T., Nosheen, S., Li, S., Nazir, Y., Mustafa, K., Liu, Q., Garre, V. and Song, Y., (2020). Comparative Analysis of β-Carotene Production by Mucor circinelloides Strains CBS 277.49 and WJ11 under Light and Dark Conditions. Metabolites, 10(1), p.38. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q2, IF: 3.2).
  7. Yang, J, Khan, M., Kabir, A, Sergio Lopez, Nazir Y., Garre, V. and Song, Y., (2020). Improved SDA Production in High Lipid Accumulating Strain of Mucor circinelloides WJ11 by Genetic Modification. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 20(7), p.1683. (Scopus/ EI Indexed).
  8. Nosheen S., Yang J., Naz T., Nazir Y., Ahmad I., Fazili A.A., Li S., Mustafa K., Song Y., (2020). Annotation of AMP-activated protein kinase genes and its comparative transcriptional analysis between high and low lipid producing strains of Mucor circinelloides. Biotechnology Letters. (Accepted; SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q2, IF: 2.2).
  9. Ren, X., Yan, Q., Li, S., Nazir, Y., Halim, H., Zhao, X. & Song, Y. (2020). Effects of Nitrogen Source on the Lipid Accumulation in Phaeodactylum Tricornutum. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 16(3), 345-353. (Scopus/ EI Indexed)
  10. Hussain, S.A., Nazir, Y., Hameed, A., Yang, W., Mustafa, K. (2019). Optimization of Diverse Carbon Sources and Cultivation Conditions for Enhanced Growth, Lipid and Medium-Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA) Production by Mucor circinelloides. Fermentation, 5, 35. (Scopus/ Pubmed Indexed).
  11. Hussain, S.A., Hameed, A., Nazir, Y., Naz, T., Yang. W., Suleria, H.A.R, and Song, Y (2018). Microencapsulation and Characterization of Polyherbal Formulation (PHF) rich in Natural Polyphenolic Compounds. Nutrients 10, 843. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q1, IF: 4.1).
  12. Manikan Vidyah, Nazir Y, Mohd Sahaid Kalil, Mohd Hafez Mohd Isa, Abdul Jalil Abdul Kader, Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff, and Aidil Abdul Hamid (2015). "A new strain of docosahexaenoic acid-producing microalga from Malaysian coastal waters." Algal Research 9 (2015): 40-47. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q1, IF: 4.4).
  13. Al-Shorgani, Najeeb Kaid Nasser, Hafiza Shukor, Peyman Abdulshahian, Nazir Y, Mohd Sahaid Kalil, Aidil Abdul Hamid, and Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff (2015). "Process optimization of butanol production by clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum N1-4 (ATCC 13564) using palm oil mill effluent in acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation." Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 4(2), pp.244-249. (SCI Indexed; SJR/JCR: Q2, IF: 2.2).


Nazir, M.Y.M., Al-Shorgani, N.K.N., Kalil, M.S. and Hamid, A.A., (2015) September. Enhancement of docosahexaenoic acid production by Schizochytrium SW1 using response surface methodology. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1678, No. 1, p. 030009). AIP Publishing LLC. (SCI Index).


Nazir, Y., Halim, H., Prabhakaran, P., Hamid, A. A., & Song, Y. (2020). Microalgae single cell oil. In Handbook of Microalgae-Based Processes and Products (pp. 419-444). Academic Press.

Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications



  • Excellent PhD thesis (2020).
  • Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD study (2016-2020)
  • Zamalah Research Scheme (MSc Scholarship), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, (2014-2016)


Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant