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The Faculty of Science UTM will organize a Training Course on the Molecular Microbiology and Microbiomes of Agricultural and Industrial Waste Utilizations, for postgraduate students and researchers from ICGEB member states, from 14-17 August 2023, generously funded by the ICGEB Training Grant. More information about this Course can be found here: https://www.icgeb.org/molecular-microbiology-course-malaysia-2023/ 


In conjunction with this Course, two Public Sessions will be available, featuring prominent local and international speakers, as in the list below. All staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend both the Sessions, with CPD and ACAD points available.

Pre-register your interest at this link, or scan the QR code below.

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8.30 am-4.30 pm
Venue: Senate Hall, Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, UTM Johor Bahru

Prof. Shams Yazdani
ICGEB New Delhi, India
Title: Synthetic and Systems Biology Approaches to Produce Advanced Biofuels from Agricultural Residues

Assoc. Prof. Sanjay Swarup
NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Singapore
Title: Agricultural and Environmental Microbiomes for Climate-resilient Food Production and Waste Utilization

Prof. Ir. Dr. Denny Kok Sum Ng
Sunway University and Academic Research on Palm Oil Sustainability (ARPOS) Network, Malaysia
Title: Recovery of Palm-based Biomass to Achieve Circular Economy

ChM. Dr. Mohd Firdaus Abdul Wahab
UTM, Malaysia
Title: Microbiomes of Palm Oil Waste Conversion to Value Added Products

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainul Akmar Zakaria
UTM, Malaysia
Title: Cr(VI) Toxicity and Its Resistance-Reduction by Locally-isolated Bacteria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koji Iwamoto
UTM (MJIIT), Malaysia
Title: Utilization of Chicken Feather and Other Organic Wastes for Biomass Production using Subcritical Water Treatment Technology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shaza Eva Mohamad
UTM (MJIIT), Malaysia
Title: Microalgae’s Green Revolution: Unleashing the Potential for Waste Utilization and Renewable Solutions

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8.30 am-12.45 pm
Venue: Al-Razi Auditorium, Faculty of Science, Building T02

Dr. Teh Beng Soon
NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Singapore
Title: Diversity and Ecology of Methanotroph Communities in Sediments

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Goh Kian Mau
UTM, Malaysia
Title: Thermophiles Diversity, Genome Science, and Applications: Past and Current Trends

Dr. Nazlina Haiza Mohd Yasin
UKM and ARPOS Network, Malaysia
Title: Phycoremediation and Wastewater Treatment using Microbial Electrodialysis Cells

Dr. Peer Mohamed
UKM and ARPOS Network, Malaysia
Title: Biohydrogen Potential from Malaysian Biomass

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Madihah Md. Salleh
UTM, Malaysia
Title: Green Biorefinery Processes: Transforming Waste into Valuable Resources

Prof. Dr. Fahrul Zaman Huyop
UTM, Malaysia
Title: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Pollutant Degradation

Dr. Yvonne Hii Yiik Siang
SCELSE (NTU), Singapore
Title: Methane to Food