FST Postgraduate


The field of plant biotechnology highlights developing new techniques towards improvements for plant production to supply the global need for food, raw materials and fuel. In addition to being a source of food, plants also provide us with many pharmaceuticals and industrial compounds. As our population grows, our daily needs also grow. Through plant biotechnology, the increase in quality crops, increased crop yields and the production of specific characteristics in plants is achievable. In this programme, the students will be exposed to the knowledge and techniques related to plant biotechnology with particular emphasis on aspects of tissue culture and plant molecular biology. 

FST experts

Prof. Dr. Ismanizan Ismail

PhD (Edinburgh)


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

Prof. Dr. Kalaivani a/p K. Nadarajah

PhD (East Anglia)


Expertise:Plant microbe interation, plant biotic and abiotic stresses, soil microbial remediation

Prof. Dr. Wan Kiew Lian

PhD (Cambridge)


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

Dr. Amirah Mohammad Sidik

PhD (Southampton)

✉️ amirahsidik@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant ion and molecular signalling, abiotic stress responses

Dr. Mohd Ikmal Asmuni

PhD (UKMalaysia)


Expertise:Plant Genomics, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Agronomy

Dr. Muhamad Hafiz Che Othman

PhD (Univ. of Western Australia)

✉️ hafiz87@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology

Dr. Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin

PhD (UPMalaysia)

✉️ nora_aziz@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Breeding (Conventional, Molecular & Mutational Breeding), Genetics, Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Noor Liyana Sukiran

PhD (Penn State Univ.)

✉️ liyana@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant molecular biology, Plant physiology, Plant abiotic stress

Dr. Nurulhikma Md. Isa

PhD (Nottingham)


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