Plant Science

Plant Science

About Plant Sciences

The Department has two programmes namely Plant Science Programme and Applied Plant Science Programme aimed at generating and nurturing  competent and skilled graduates with knowledge in plant science with Islamic values to fulfil the needs of public and private sectors in teaching, research and management. The Courses  cover many exciting aspects of modern and conventional plant science, including plant taxonomy and anatomy, ethnobotany, plant diversity and breeding, plant chemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetic engineering, plant-pathogen and plant environment interactions, plant physiology and ecology, and several others. 

The department offers two types of degrees namely 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Plant Science) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Applied Plant Science) 

with concentration packages leading to various interesting fields.



To become a renowned centre of plant science study and research, for students locally and internationally.


  • To provide comprehensive knowledge of plant sciences, both basic and applied.
  • To generate and nurture competent and skilled graduates with knowledge in plant science with Islamic values.
  • To fulfill the needs of public and private plant-based sectors in teaching, research, and business.

More information:

Department of Plant Science,

Kulliyyah of Science

International Islamic University Malaysia

Jalan Istana

Bandar Indera Mahkota

25200 Kuantan, Pahang



Tel : 609-5705247

Fax : 609-5716781 



Department of Plant Science,

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM

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Email @iium.edu.my

Extension  +609 570****

Head of Department

Asst. Dr. Rozilawati Shahari

BSc. (Hons) in Biology 
University Putra Malaysia

Master of Science 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

PhD. in Agritechnology 
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Plant Biodiversity Plant Taxonomy Agronomy




Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdul Latif Noh

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

MSc. in Agrobiology 
Hokkaido Universiti,  Japan 

PhD. in Agrobiology 
Hokkaido University, Japan

Agrobiology Plant Biotechnology Plant Molecular



Prof. Dr. Mohd Shukor Nordin

(Distinguished Academic Fellow)

BSc. in Plant Science 

University of California, Davis

MSc. in Vegetable Crops Breeding 

University of California, Davis

PhD. in Plant Breeding and Genetics 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Plant Breeding and Genetics




Asst. 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. 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 Science



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)

PhD. in Applied Entomology 

University Science Malaysia (USM)


Plant Protection



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 acclimation



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 halimatonsaadiah5149

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 



Asst. Prof. Dr. Md Hoirul Azri Bin Ponari
BSc (Hons) in Biohealth Science
University of Malaya
MSc. in Pharmacology
 University of Malaya
Ph.D. in Biotechnology
 University of Malaya
Plant and Soil Science



Br. Nor Zaihan bin Mohd Noar

Diploma in Actuarial Science 
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Science  

Temple University

Bachelor Degree in Mathematical Science 

Pennsylvania State University

Master in Business Administration 

University of New Haven

Natural Science

Mathematic Science



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 

Plant Genetic Engineering

 Plant Tissue Culture  


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

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 Haslinda Noor Hashim

University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Ph.D in Chemistry

Sr. Noor Syaheera Mohd Yunus

International Islamic University Malaysia 


Ph.D in Biosciences

                 RESEARCH AREA



6th International Conference on Advancement in

Science and Technology (iCAST 2017)




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.