Noteworthy Projects


1. Type of Grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (January 2019-December 2020) On-going

Title: Proteomic study of Melastoma malabathricum L. in bacteria-assisted phytoremediation of arsenic contaminated

2. Type of grant: GUP Tier 1 (July 2016-December 2018) Completed

Title: Morphological and Photosynthetic Characteristics of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) Applied with Different Levels of Chemical Fertiliser

3. Type of grant: GUP Tier 2 (May 2015-August 2016) Completed

Title: Nephrolepis biserrata as a potential phtoremediation agent: A proteomic Study

4. Type of grant: FRGS (April 2013-March 2015) Completed

Title: Identification of mitochondrial proteome and metabolic changes of Orthosiphon stamineus cells exposed to heavy metal stress

5. Type of grant: Potential Academic Staff (December 2012-February 2013) Completed

Title: Physiological and biochemical characterisation of herbal or medicinal plants potentially used in bioremediation of heavy metals in Malaysia



1. Type of grant: UTM GUP Tier 1 (Feb 2018-January 2020) On-going

Title: Oil palm wastes for sustainable value-added biofertilizer production

Leader: Dr Chong Chun Shiong (FS, UTM)


2. Type of grant: UTM GUP Tier 1 (July 2017- June 2019) On-going

Title: Bacteria-Assisted Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Soils

Leader: Prof Madya Dr Shafinaz Shahir (FBME, UTM)


3. Type of grant: UTM GUP Tier 1 (July 2016- June 2018) On-going

Title: Re-generated NPK-Organo-zeolite as repeated controlled released fertilizer for mulberry plant

Leader: Prof Madya Dr Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek (FBME, UTM)


4. Type of grant: Nagoya University Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (July 2016-March 2017) On-going

Title: Comparative evaluation of phytoremediation potential of plants growing in ex tin mining lands

Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr Chai Tsun Thai (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, UTAR)


5. Type of grant: National Scientific and Technical Council CONICET, Argentina (April 2015-March 2017) On-going

Title: Biological removal of environmental pollutants

Leader: Prof. Dr Wan Azlina Ahmad (Faculty of Science, UTM)


6. Type of grant: FRGS (June 2013-May 2015) Completed

Title: Purification and identification of antiproliferative and antiglucosidase peptides form Malaysian seagrasses, marine sponges and soft corals

Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr Chai Tsun Thai (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, UTAR)


7. Type of grant: GUP Tier 1 (May 2015-October 2016) Completed

Title: Identification of Banana Peels to Produce Potential Functional Jellies

Leader: Dr Mariam Firdhaus Mad Nordin (Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, MJIIT UTM Kuala Lumpur)


8. Type of grant: Internal Flagship (April 2013-March 2014) Completed

Title: Biological Systems as tools for mitigating climate change in the tropics

Leader: Prof. Dr Zaharah Ibrahim (FBME, UTM)