FST Postgraduate


Biotechnology is a field of study that combines biology and technology to develop innovative products and processes for a wide range of applications. Biotechnology research encompasses a broad range of topics, including genetic engineering, synthetic biology, bioinformatics, bioprocessing, and nanobiotechnology. This research has numerous applications in fields such as medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and industrial manufacturing. Biotechnology has led to the development of new drugs, vaccines, and medical treatments, as well as innovations in agriculture such as genetically modified crops and livestock. It has also contributed to advances in renewable energy production and waste management. The scope of biotechnology research continues to expand as new technologies and applications are developed, making it an exciting and rapidly evolving field.

FST experts

Prof. Dr. Ismanizan bin Ismail

PhD (Univ. Of Edinburgh)

✉️ maniz@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Cell Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, Plant Cell Culture and Secondary Metabolite, Plant Molecular Biology

Prof. Dr. Shahrul Hisham Zainal Ariffin



Expertise: Stem cell, Cytotechnology, Biomarker, Human Genetics

Prof. Dr. Wan Kiew Lian

PhD (Cambridge)

✉️ klwan@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Parasite Genomics, Plant Genomics, Molecular Parasitology, Plant Molecular Biology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Munir Abd Murad

PhD (Aberdeen)


Expertise: Microbial Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Molecular Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Shazrul Fazry bin Sa`Ariwijay

PhD (Queensland)

✉️ shazrul@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Food Biotechnology, Functional Food, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roohaida Othman

PhD (Southampton)

✉️ roohaida@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Biochemistry, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Functional Genomics, Algal Molecular Biology

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Saiful Irwan Zubairi

PhD (London)

✉️ saiful-z@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Food Bioprocessing, Food Engineering, Food Technology, Biomaterial, Chemical Engineering

Dr. Babul Airianah Othman

PhD (University of Edinburgh)


Expertise: Microbial and Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry, Food Biotechnology, Functional Food

Dr. Doris Quay Huai Xia

PhD (University of London)

✉️ dorisquay@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: High Temperature superconductorsStructural Biology (X-ray Crystallography), Molecular Biology, Computational Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry

Dr. Izyanti Ibrahim

PhD (Dublin)


Expertise: Protein Biochemistry, Enzymology

Dr. Izwan Bharudin

PhD (Univ. of Liverpool, UK)

✉️ ibb@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Fungal Biology, Microbial Genomics, Plant Pathogens, Biological Control, Antarctic Microbes

Dr. Lam Su Datt

PhD (University College London)


Expertise: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Structural Biology

Dr. Mohamed Yusuf bin Mohamed Nazir

PhD (Shandong University of Technology, China)


Expertise: Microbial Biotechnology, Fermentation and bioprocess technology, Food Microbiology and Biotechnology

Dr. Mohd Fareed Mohd Sairi

PhD (Sydney)


Expertise: Applied Microbiology, Bioprospecting, Machine learning application, Antimicrobial peptide

Dr. Muhamad Hafiz Che Othman

PhD (University of Western Australia)

✉️ hafiz87@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology

Dr. Nazlina Haiza binti Mohd Yasin

PhD (Kyushu Institute of Tech.)


Expertise: Environmental Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, Biorefinery, Renewable Energy

Dr. Nur Hazlin binti Hazrin Chong

PhD (Univ. of NSW, Australia)

✉️ hazlin@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Microbial Ecology

Dr. Nur Hidayah Jamar

PhD (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)


Expertise: Applied Microbiology, Food Toxicology

Ts. Dr. Nurul Aqilah binti Mohd Zaini

PhD (Reading)


Expertise: Food Microbiology, Food Bioprocess, Fermentation Technology, Purification Technology, Reutilisation of Food Waste

Dr. Nurulhikma Md Isa

PhD (University Of Nottingham)


Expertise: Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Development & Cell Signaling, Plant Abiotic Stress

Dr. Sylvia Chieng

PhD (UKMalaysia)


Expertise: Microbial genomics, Infectious disease, Microbial leaching, Host-pathogen interaction, Diagnosis biomarker

Dr. Wan Syaidatul Aqma binti Wan Mohd Noor

PhD (Dublin)


Expertise: Environmental Microbiology, Bioremediation, Environmental Biotechnology