Assoc. Prof. Dr Tengku Haziyamin Bin Tengku Abdul Hamid

Dr. Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abdul Hamid's recent discovery of a novel strain has enabled a new patent to be drafted and was awarded gold medal in Malaysian Technology Expo 2021 for his new probiotic prototype called ProAquaVcare.

Dr. Tengku Haziyamin received his PhD in Enzyme Technology(2009) from University Putra Malaysia and is currently the Associate Professor in Protein Biotechnology at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His expertise in molecular cloning, protein expression and purification of microbial enzymes stems from his interest in protein stucture and functional studies. Dr. Tengku Haziyamin's experiences in preliminary protein crystallography and CD analysis has enabled him to expand his work into the field of bioinformatics. His passion in anti-microbial proteins has also inspired his work in microbial screenings for probiotic organisms and anti-microbial protein they produced.




 PhD in Enzyme Technology - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Master of Science (Food & Agriculture Biotechnology) - Masters Degree, University of Reading

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) - Bachelor Degree, University College Cork



Area of Specialisation


Biotechnology  ~ Food Biotechnology ~ Bioprocessing - Protein Biotechnology

Biotechnology  ~ Molecular Biology ~ Proteomics

Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Animal and Avian Production ~ Animal Feed - Antimicrobial Protein and Probiotic

Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Genetics ~ Recombinant DNA Techniques - Introduction to Bioinformations


Professional Membership


Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary member), Malaysian Society for Molecular BIology and Biotechnology MSMBB, 2020-2021 Member of Professional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), Malaysia Agricultural Proteomic Society (MAPS), 2020-2021

Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Vice President), Malaysian Society for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (MasBic), 2019

Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), Malaysia Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB), 2018-2018

Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysia Board of Technologies MBOT, 2018-2019

Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary), Malaysian Society for Microbiology (MSM), 2017-2021

Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member (lifetime), Asian Federation of Biotechnology, 2012-present




Gold - International Innovation Award 2021 - MATRADE and Protemp Sdn Bhd,  2021

Award for 15 Years of Service - International Islamic University Malaysia , 2017

Contributing to MyRA 5 Star Rating Achievement , 2017

Silver - Biotech Corp (BioMalaysia) , 2010

IIUM promising Reseracher Award - IIUM, 2010



Selected publications

Muzaini, Nurul Sherina and Mohd Jailani, Nurulhuda and Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Haziyamin (2021) Characterisation of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolated from marine sponge producing salt tolerant proteases. Journal of Agrobiotechnology, 12 (1). E-ISSN 2180-1983 (In Press)

Zainal Abidin, Nur Asimah and Hasan, Nurmusfirah and Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Haziyamin (2020) Isolation of thermophilic esterase or lipase producing bacteria from hot springs at the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Life Sciences. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2087-5517 E-ISSN 2527-4376

Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Haziyamin (2020) Kepentingan memahami struktur protein dalam memerangi dan mengawal sesuatu wabak. Majalah Sains. E-ISSN e-ISSN : 2682-8456


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