Plant Science

Plant Science




Department of Plant Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM

Academic QualificationSpecialization and Research Interest

Email @iium.edu.my

Extension  +609 570****

Head of Department

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zarina Zainuddin

BSc. (Hons) in Botany 
University of Malaya (UM)

MSc. in Plant Biotechnology 
University of Malaya (UM)

PhD. in Plant Metabolism 
University of Cambridge

Plant and Algal Biotechnology

Plant and Algal Metabolism




Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif Noh

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology 
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 

MSc. in Agrobiology 
Hokkaido University

PhD. in Agrobiology 
Hokkaido University

Agrobiology Plant Biotechnology Plant Molecular




Asst. Dr. Rozilawati Shahari

BSc. (Hons) in Biology 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Master of Science 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

PhD. in Agritechnology 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Plant Biodiversity
Plant Taxonomy  



Asst. Prof. Dr. Maizatul Akma Ibrahim

BSc. (Hons) in Industrial Biology 
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

PhD. in Biotechnology 
University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Plant Biochemistry





Asst. Prof. Dr. Sahena Ferdosh

BSc. (Hons) in Fisheries 
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

Master of Science
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

  PhD. in Environmental Technology
University Science Malaysia (USM)

Super Critical Fluid extraction


 Fats and Oils

Natural Products



Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Shuhada Muhamad Tajudin 

BSc. in (Hons) Science (Marine Science)
University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

MSc. in Biotechnology 
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

PhD. in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Soil Sciencenurshuhada


Asst. Prof. Dr. Che Nurul Aini Che Amri

BSc.(Hons) in Biology 
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Botany
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

PhD. in Botany
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Plant Anatomy

 Plant Systematic

 Plant Taxonomy


Asst. Prof. Dr Nurul Hidayah Samsulrizal

BSc. (Hons) in Bioinformatics 
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Molecular Biology 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

PhD. in Plant Science
University of Nottingham
Plant Biotechnology



Asst. Prof. Dr Nurul Huda Abdul

BSc. (Hons) in Animal Biology
University Science Malaysia (USM)

MSc. in 
Applied Entomology
University Science Malaysia (USM)

in Applied Entomology
University Science Malaysia (USM)
Entomology Plant Protection Ecologyanhuda


Asst. Prof. Dr Mohd Fauzihan Karim

BSc. in Agricultural Science
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

MSc. in Environmental Plant Physiology
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

PhD. in Plant Physiology
University of Manchester
Plant Stress Physiology Photosynthetic acclimationmfauzihan5150

Asst. Prof. Dr  Halimaton Saadiah Othman

BSc. in Biology 
University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Food Biotechnology 
University Science Islam Malaysia (USIM)

PhD. in Plant Breeding 
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Plant Breeding halimatonsaadiah


Asst. Prof. Dr  Tamil Chelvan A/L Meenakshi Sundram

BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology 
University Malaya (UM)

  MSc. in Plant Biotechnology 
University Malaya (UM)

   PhD. in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Plant Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

 Plant Metabolomics

 Plant Tissue Culture

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nur Sabrina Binti Ahmad Azmi

BSc (Hons) in Biology
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

MSc. in Plant Pathology
 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Ph.D. in Agriculture Science 
Kyoto University
Natural Science

 Biological Sciences


Plant Pathology

 Plant-Microbe Interaction


Asst. Prof. Dr. Md Hoirul Azri Bin Ponari 

BSc (Hons) in Biohealth Science
University of Malaya (UM)

MSc. in Pharmacology
 University of Malaya (UM)

Ph.D. in Biotechnology
 University of Malaya UM)
Plant and Soil Science mhazri



Asst. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Fahmi Bin Yunus 

BSc (Hons) in Plant Biotechnology Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

MSc. in Agrotechnology

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  

Ph.D in Plant Science   
University of  Nottingham  
Plant Genetic Engineering

 Plant Tissue Culture  



Asst. Prof. Dr. Nor Azahana Abdullah

BSc. (Hons) in Plant Science 
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UMS)

MSc. in Plant anatomy
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)

Ph.D in Plant Biology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Plant Biodiversity
 Plant Ecology

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Razik Midin

BSc. (Hons) in Biology
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

MSc. in Plant & Animal Genetics 
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

PhD. in Biotechnology  
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Plant Cytogeneticmohdrazik


Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Haslinda Binti Noor Hashim
BSc. (Hons) in Bioindustry
 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  

MSc. in Phytochemistry 
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  

PhD in Chemistry Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Natural Product Chemistry

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mohd Syahmi bin Salleh

BSc (Hons) in Bioindustry 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

MSc. in Agriculture Technology 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM) 

Ph.D in Biosciences 
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Plant Breeding and Genetics

 Molecular Breeding

Seed Science and Technology

 Crop Production and Farming Systems




Department of Plant Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM (Study leave)


Name and Designation

Place of study

Field of study

Sr. Noor Syaheera Mohd Yunus

International Islamic University Malaysia  (IIUM)Ph.D in Biosciences

                 RESEARCH AREA


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(Department Briefing : Thursday , 30th September 2021)


6th International Conference on Advancement in

Science and Technology (iCAST 2017)





BATCH 141 GRADUATE (to be updated...)

Publication 2021

  • Zainuddina, Z., Lalungb, J., Yusofb, T. N., Rafatullahb, M., & Ismailb, N. (2021). Biological control of cyanobacterial bloom by leaf biomass. Desalination and Water Treatment219, 157-163.
  • Zainuddin Z., Zuber, M. F. A. M., & Hassan, S. A. (2021). Heavy metals phytoremediation potential of Jatropha curcas, recent developments in Jatropha research, Chapter 8, Nova Science Publishers.
  • Azizan, N. H., Amirdun, N. A., Amirudin, Zainuddin, Z., Sharif, M. F., Chowdhury, A. J. K., & Abidin, Z. A. Z. (2021). Growth optimization of mangrove Streptomyces for enhancement of actinorhodin production. Desalination and Water Treatment219, 217-222.
  • Zainuddin, Z., Mohd-Zim, N. A. Azmi, N. S. A., Roowi, S. H., Samsulrizal, N. H. (2021). Genome editing for the development of rice resistance against stresses. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 44 (3), 599-616.
  • Rahmat, S., Zainuddin, Z., Aidid, E. M., Hashi, A. A. (2021). The 3rd World congress on the integration and islamicisation of acquired human knowledge. Revelation and Science11(1).
  • Zaini, H. H. M., Mohammad, N., & Zainuddin, Z. Screening of potential local seaweeds for nanocellulose production. International journal of Allied health sciences, 3(3), 776-776.
  • Yunus, M. F., Ismail, N. A., Sundram, T. C. M., Zainuddin, Z., & Rosli, N. M. (2021). Commercial Potentials and agronomic status of Etlingera elatior, a promising horticulture plant from Zingiberaceae family. AGRIVITA, Journal of Agricultural Science43(3), 664-676.
  • Talip, N., & Amri, C. N. A. C. (2021). Debunga dan kesignifikan taksonomi famili Jemuju (Acanthaceae). Book, UKM, Bangi, Selangor. ISBN 978-967-2429-25-8.
  • Ishak, A. N., Amri, C. N. A. C. Shahari, R., Tajudin, N. S. (2021). Leaf anatomy and micromorphology of selected euphorbiaceae species in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK). 15(1): 34-36. 
  • Juhari, M. A. A. A., Talip, N., Amri, C. N. A. C., Basir, N. S. M., Rahman, M. R. A., Zohari, A. F., Ghazali, M. N., and Siam, N. A. (2021). Taxonomic implication of pollen of some Pterospermum schreb. Species (Malvaceae s.l. Subfam. Dombeyoideae)". Acta Botanica Brasilica (Accepted). https://acta.botanica.org.br/r...
  • Rashid, Z. S. A., Amri, C. N. A. C., & Shahari, R. (2021). Leaf anatomy of the medicinal plant Sphagneticola  trilobata (L.) Pruski. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management (Accepted).
  • Shamsuddin, M. S., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., Tajudin, N. S., Mispan, M. R., & Salleh, M. S. (2021). Early development of Fig (Ficus carica L.) root and shoot using different propagation medium and cutting types. Tropical life sciences research32(1), 83.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., & Rusea G. (2021). Propagation methods, agronomic practices and fruit production of Durio zibethinus L. in Malaysia: A review. Malayan Nature Journal. 73(1), 99-104.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., Kassim, Z., Ahmad, Z. (2021). Morphological structures of Rhizophora apiculata blume and Rhizophora mucronata Lam. Science Heritage Journal (GWS) 5(1), 1-4.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., ShahariR., Amri, C. N. A. C., Nordin, M. S., & Go, R. (2021). A review on medicinal uses of genus DurioMedicinal Plants-International Journal of Phytomedicines and Related Industries13(3), 388-395.
  • Shamin-Shazwan, K., Shahari, Amri, C. N. A. C., & Rusea, G. (2021). Fruit morphology of Durio zibethinus L. in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research (Accepted).
  • Ibrahim, M. A., Husin, A., Ngah, N., & Zakaria, N. H. (2021). Antibacterial activity of benzoyl and halobenzoyl thiourea bearing α- and β-Alanine. Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS) (ACCEPTED).
  • Mustafa, F. F., Ghazali, N. F., Mohamad, H., Ibrahim, M. A., & Zakaria, N. H., (2021). Anti-acanthamoebic activity of methanolic extract of Piper sarmentosum leaves.  Malaysian Journal of Microbiology (ACCEPTED).
  • Al-Shami, S. A., Rawi, C. S. M., Hamid, S. A., Abdul, N. H., Rusli, M. Z., Adnan, W. N. A. W. M., ... & Kong, Y. C. (2021). Congruence patterns of aquatic communities in a tropical river basin, Malaysia. Acta Ecologica Sinica41(1), 50-56.
  • Omar, N. A., Zariman, N. A., & Abdul, N. H. (2021). Pollination in the Tropics: Role of Pollinator in Guava Production. International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology (Accepted).
  • Mia, M. A. R., Sahena F., Ahmed, Q. U., Helaluddin, A. B. M., & Sarker, M. Z. I. (2021). “Bridging indigenous knowledge and scientific evidence for pharmacological studies of Phaleria macrocarpa: A Review”, The Natural Products Journal, 11, article ID: e220321192416
  • Anjum, A., Sultan, M. Z., Sahena F., Islam, M. K., Rashid, M. A., Nahar, L., & Sarker, S. D. (2021). Flavonoid, pterocarpans and steroid from Erythrina fusca Lour. growing in Bangladesh: isolation, and antimicrobial and free-radical scavenging activity. Journal of Medicinal Plants, 20(79), 37-46.
  • Sahena F., Yunus, K., Rashid, M. A., & Sarker, M. Z. I. (2021) Extraction and characterization of fatty acids from the leaves and stems of Clinacanthus nutans using supercritical carbon dioxide. The Natural Product Journal (Accepted).
  • Bari, N. A. A., Sahena F., & Sarker, M. Z. I. (2021). Antimicrobial, antioxidant activities and phenolic content of Malaysian medicinal plant Anisophyllea Disticha. Bangladesh Journal of Botany (Accepted).
  • Islam, T., Ragib, A. A., Sahena F., Uddin, A. B. M. H., Akanda, M. J. H., Mia, M. A. R., Reddy Prasad D.M., Yunus, K. B., & Sarker, M. Z. I. Development of nanoparticles for pharmaceutical preparations using supercritical techniques. Chemical Engineering Communications (Accepted).
  • E’rahim, N. I. K., Nordin, M. S., & Salleh, M. S. Effects of seed priming on seed germination and early seedling growth of chili (Capsicum annum L.) under water deficit condition. Tropical Agrobiodiversity, 2(1), 35-39.
  • Salleh, M. S., Nordin, M. S., Puteh, A., Shahari, R., Zainuddin, Z., Ab-Ghaffar, M. B., & Shamsudin, N. A. A. (2021). Response of rice (Oryza sativa L.) towards seed priming at reproductive stage drought stress. Sains Malaysiana (Accepted).
  • Sazali, S. A., Nordin, M. S., Shamsudin, N. A. A., Shahari, R., Yusop, M. R., Ab Razak, M. S. F., ... & Salleh, M. S. (2021). Susceptibility of Malaysian rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar to saline water submergence based on the morphological traits. Journal Of Agrobiotechnology12(2), 47-55.
  • Wahhab, B. H. A., Samsulrizal, N. H., Edbeib, M. F., Wahab, R. A., Al-Nimer, M. S., Hamid, A. A. A., ... & Huyop, F. (2021). Genomic analysis of a functional haloacid-degrading gene of Bacillus megaterium strain BHS1 isolated from Blue Lake (Mavi Gölü, Turkey). Annals of Microbiology71(1), 1-11.
  • Samsulrizal, N. H., Khadzran, K. S., Sundram, T. S. M., Zainuddin, Z., Shaarani, S. H. N., Azmi, N. S. A., & Harun, S. (2021). Transcriptome profiling of Stevia rebaudiana MS007 revealed genes involved in flower development. Turkish Journal of Biology45(3), 314-322.
  • Samsulrizal, N. H., Mustafa, N. F., Rahim, Z. A., & Nazar, S. N. E. M. (2021). In silico characterization of putative ZAT10 gene in Stevia rebaudiana accession MS007, Big Data in Agriculture, 3(2), 51-55.
  • Khan, A. R., Mokthar, N. I., Zainuddin, Z., & Samsulrizal, N. H. (2021) In silico characterization of UGT74G1 protein in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni Accession MS007. Journal of Tropical Life Science (Accepted).
  • Rosli, R. A., Harumain, Z. A., Zulkalam, M. F., Hamid, A. A., Sharif, M. F., Mohamad, M. A., Noh, A. L., & Shahari, R. (2021). Phytoremediation of Arsenic in Mine Wastes by Acacia mangium. Remediation Journal31(3), 49-59.
  • Karim, M.F., Rosely, N. F. S. M., Kamil, N. M., Amri, C. N. C. (2021). Morpho-physiological and anatomical assessment of different rice varieties subjected to drought stress at early vegetative stage. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 50 (1), 1-10.
  • Karim, M. F., & Johnson, G. N. (2021). Acclimation of photosynthesis to changes in the environment results in decreases of oxidative stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science, 1962.
  • Shaharudin, M. A., Emlee, A. M., & Midin, M. R. (2021). Genome size determination of Garcinia opaca and Garcinia penangiana using Flow Cytometry. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Accepted).
  • Azmi, N. S. A., & Hisham, A. A. (2021). Isolation and morphological identification of soil fungi from agricultural soil in Kuantan. Journal Clean WAS (JCleanWAS), 5(1), 31-34.
  • Jamaludin, A. F., Tajudin, N. S., Shahari, R., Amri, C. N. A. C., Zulkifli, M., & Jamaludin, M. A. (2021) Effectiveness of organic and inorganic fertilizer in enhancing growth of Ipomoea aquatica (Water Spinach) in two different types of soil (Accepted).
  • Rosle, N., Jalil, J. M., Wahab, W. A., Yunus, M. F. B., & Sundram, T. C. M. (2021). Optimisation of culture condition for Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis) callus induction. Tropical Agroecosystem, 2(2), 87-90.