FST Postgraduate


Botany, also known as plant biology, is a branch of biology that studies plants and their structure, function, growth, and evolution. Botany research encompasses a wide range of topics, from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution, and includes both basic and applied research. Some of the major areas of focus in botany research include plant physiology, plant genetics and genomics, plant ecology, plant systematics, and plant biotechnology. The findings from botany research have practical applications in fields such as agriculture, forestry, horticulture, pharmacology, and environmental conservation. Botany research is important for understanding and addressing some of the most pressing global challenges, such as climate change, food security, and biodiversity loss, making it a vital and exciting field of study.

FST experts

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haja Maideen

PhD (Univ. Of Edinburgh)

✉️ deen@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Biodiversity, Flora, Fern Taxonomy, Molecule Systematic

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noraini binti Talip

PhD (University Of Reading)

✉️ ntalip@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Anatomy, Plant Micromorphology, Plant Palynology, Plant Systematic, Plant Taxonomy

Dr. Babul Airianah Othman

PhD (University of Edinburgh)


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

Dr. Nik Norhazrina binti Nik Mohd Kamil

PhD (University of Liège, Belgium)


Expertise: Botany, Plant Systematics, Plant Taxonomy, Bryology, Biodiversity

Dr. Nur 'Aqilah Mustafa Bakray

PhD (University Of Aberdeen)

✉️ nuraqilah@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Forest Ecology, Plant Ecology, Mycology, Environmental Assessment, Climate Change

Dr. Shamsul Bin Khamis

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ shamsulk@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Botany, Plant diversity and Taxonomy of Spermatophytes