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Dr. Harisun Yaakob

 

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Dr. Harisun Yaakob

Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Harisun bt. Yaakob is the senior lecturer at the Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysiaand has been in service for the past 15 years. She graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 where she obtained her PhD(Biological Sciences). Prior to that, she completed her MSc in 2006 (Bioprocess Engineering) and BSc (1999) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Her professional expertise is on food and nutraceutical product development, lipid delivery systems, probiotic, phytochemical and cell culture.She is an excellent researcher, shown by her publications, consultancy work and many prestigious awards received by her for local and international products and innovation competition. She has been invited as a plenary speaker and for delivering many oral presentations atseveral international and national scientific meetings and seminars. Her contributions on establishing a platform of laboratories and R&D activities in IBD UTM have made the institute as a reference centre for bioproduct, herbal, phytochemical and biochemical processing in the country. She is also a course tutor and practical instructor for the postgraduates and short courses organized by IBD, as well as for other academic duties such as the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.