Monthly Archives: November 2021

Viva-Voce of Ummu Habibah

Salam and hi peeps!

Yesterday, 16th November was the day for viva-voce of Ms. Ummu Habibah binti Faisal, one of Master’s student under my supervision. Her main supervisor is Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Nor’azizi bin Othman and the co-supervisors are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hirofumi Hara and myself. The title of her project is Identification of Genes Encoding Lignin Depolymerization Enzymes in Agrobacteriam Sp. Strain S2.

The external examiners was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abdul Hamid (IIUM) and the internal examiners was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koji Iwamoto (MJIIT). She has also successfully published her work in the Microbiology Resource Announcements Journal.

Faisal, U. H. et al. 2021. “Draft Genome Sequence of Lignin-Degradin g Agrobacterium Sp. Strain S2, Isolated from a Decaying Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch.“ Microbiol Resour Announc 10 (19). doi: 10.1128/mra.00259-21. (Q3, IF: 0.88)

Alhamdulillah, Ummu Habibah passed the viva with corrections and we wish her all the best for her future endeavours.

Congratulations, Bibah!

Nest-Bio Venture Lab (NBVL) Meeting with Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Hi peeps!

On the 2nd of November, we had a meeting with our industrial partner from Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. headed by Dr. Izumi Dateyama. Our side was led by Prof. Dr. Muhamad Ali Muhammad Yuzir, supported by Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Nor’azizi Othman.

Several issues were discussed particularly in term of managing the labs from both parties. We hope that this collaborative effort between MJIIT and Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. will be a stepping stone for more collaboration with international industrial partners in the near future.

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success”. – Henry Ford