Multiarray Biosensors and Biochips: Towards the Dream of Total Food Security Analysis


Total analysis of food components has been a long cherished dream and is an integral part to ensure food security from farm to fork. Regulatory measures, public awareness and comprehensive market monitoring are key players to ensure total security in safe and healthy foods.


Researcher: Dr. Md. Eaqub Ali, Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT)

Design, Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanomaterials with Raman and Biomolecular Fingerprints for Biosensor and Microarray Integration


Short length DNA biomarkers as the probe sequence ensure the uniqueness, and traceability of the meat species even in the highly processed products. Nanoparticles functionalized with single-stranded thiolated DNA sequences and thiolated Raman Tag will serve to identify the fingerprint of the corresponding target species. Immobilized probe DNA will specifically and selectively hybridize with the corresponding target DNA sequences and generate identical SERS spectra.


 Researcher: Dr. Wageeh Abdulhadi Yehye, Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre

Detection of Dopamine – A Sensitive and Cheaper Alternative


Dopamine can be oxidized on an electrode surface, which is the basis of detection of the molecule using electrochemical techniques. The modified electrode, Pt/UltraPPy, gave a detection limit of 0.67 nano molars for dopamine, lower than most reports in ranges of micro molars. The presence of ascorbic acid and uric acids, commonly found with dopamine in biological samples, do not affect the detection of dopamine using this method.


Researcher: Prof. Dr. Wan Jefrey Basirun, Dept. Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Market Assessment and Technology Commercialization of Biochip Product for Food Security Detection


The food security and safety improvement depend on the ability to identify, detect and trace food pathogens. The research group led by Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Dato Mohamad Zailani, University of Malaya, has been investigating the determinants for adopting of detection technology to ensure food safety among food manufacturers.


Researcher: Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Dato Mohamad Zailani, Dept. Operation and Management Information System, Faculty of Business and Accountancy

Shariah Issues in Halal Food Authentication Technology


The rapid development of production technology and food processing has raised various issues related to halal and haram. The production of such foods can raise the issue of halal haram, and can even cause negative effect towards the consumer safety. Conditions can change the status of the food products which is originally halal to become haram. There are weaknesses in every of the technology developed beside challenges in the usage of this authentication technology.


Researcher: Dr. Mohd Anuar bin Ramli, Dept. Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies

Clean Water Supply from Self-cleaning Solar Powered Mobile Ultrafiltration System – from the Research Lab to the Communities


The Water Services Industry Performance Report by SPAN stated that 10% of the residences in the rural areas are still without clean water supply and is especially critical during disaster incidents such as flooding. The ultrafiltration system developed is a mobile unit that can be dispatched to any site in a very short time and is able to process significant quantities of water in the 500-1000 L/h range, depending on the quality of the raw water. It can produce clean water from various water sources such as river water, well water, lakes, and rainwater. The installation is relatively easy and able to provide clean water within minutes after commissioning



  1. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua
  2. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohamad Azlan Hussain

Dept. Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Last Update: November 24, 2017