Talk By Prof. Dr. Shiraiwa

On 5 December 2016, Algal Biomass iKohza joint with Metabolic Engineering & Molecular Biology research lab had received guest from University of Tsukuba, Prof. Dr. Shiraiwa. The talk was about “Global Climate Change and Algal Biotechnology”.







Visitor from IUPAC, Dr. Lida Schoen

On 11/08/2016, our ikohza have received one guest from Holland, Dr Lida Schoen.


She also gave a talk to MEMOBIO members with the title, ‘Promoting Chemistry across the globe through the YAC programme”.





Dr. Lida Schoen received a doctorate in (analytical) Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1972. Since then she has been involved in education in chemistry and Teacher Training (Amsterdam).  In 1996 she started her own educational consultancy, with mainly governmental commissions. Examples are experimental materials for a new chemistry curriculum (A-level), e.g on spectrometry and biochemistry and for general science on the male pill. A last commission came from the Social Security to write a curriculum and teaching materials to reintegrate unemployed people by means of computer work.  Lida is co-creator with Keith Kelly of the YAC (Young Ambassadors for Chemistry) project and is an active team member and promoter of Science Across the World programme.  In 2007, Lida was made a Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau by her Majesty the Queen for her contributions to Science education in and raising public understanding of chemistry.

Celebration of Hari Raya 2016 MEMOBIO & ALGAL ikohza

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The Muslim community in Malaysia and all over the world celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri, or also known as Hari Raya Puasa, to conclude the Ramadan holy month of fasting. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is regarded as a merry celebration as it marks a person’s triumph and success on discipline and self-resistance which symbolizes refinement and rebirth.

On 22 July 2016, our ikohza have celebrated Hari Raya after the slide presentation from our guest from the Tsukuba University. We served the foods like rendang, biscuits, cakes, nasi himpit, and many more.

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Presentation by the guests from Tsukuba University

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Our visitors from Tsukuba University and the postgraduate’s students of MEMOBIO and AlGAL ikohza

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Our Head of Ikohza, Prof Datin Zuriati Zakaria gave a short speech

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  • Rin-koh is one of the Japanese’s culture that have been practicing in the university. At the MJIIT, we applied this culture among students and lecturers. Thus, every week, there will be a Rin-koh session is a mandatory activity for each i-kohza.
  • The purpose of this activity is to encourage students to be more confident which is good for practicing their presentation’s skills. Besides that, it exposes students to the real working environment especially when attending meeting or presenting their ideas in the future. It is also a platform for students to gain more knowledge and sharing ideas.
  • The Rin-koh is mainly attended by i-kohza group’s members which are lecturers and students, however lecturers from other university are sometimes invited. Students from other faculties are also welcome to attend. Content of presentation slides can be from research paper, progress report, to demonstrate research skills or sharing research input.


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A Visit from Prof Alexandre Pokrovsky representing Kazan National Research Technology University, TARTASTAN, Russia




Official Visit by YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh (Minister of Higher Education) Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia to Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) (MEMOBIO ikohza)

DATE: 8 November 2015

TIME: 2.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m

Venue:Ecological Engineering Laboratory and MEMOBIO ikohza



Asian Congress On Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015)

Congratulations !

Postgraduate student from Metabolic Engineering and Molecular Biology (MEMOBIO) ikohza, Ms Nurtasbiyah Binti Yusuf won the best poster presentation at the Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015) with the tittle of Isolation of Thermophilic Actinomycetes from Decaying Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB).

This conferences was held on 15-19 November 2015 at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.



International Conference on Sustainability Initiatives (ICSI 2015) In Conjunction with 8th Asean Environmental Engineering Conference (AEEC)

The International Conference on Sustainability Initiatives (ICSI 2015) was successfully held at Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. On 24-25 August 2015, in conjunction with the 8th Asean
Environmental Engineering Conference (AEEC). It was funded and supported by ASEAN Uni-Network Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net). ICSI was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of UTM, Professor Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Bin Omar. The conference attracted more than 150 participants from the networks well as leading universities in ASEAN and from supporting universities in Japan. There were 94 papers presented of which 75 were for oral presentations and 19 for poster presentations during the two-day conference.


ICSI was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of UTM, Professor Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Bin Omar

Plenary lectures were given by 4 prominent speakers, firstly, by Secretary General to the Ministry of Higher Education, Dato’ Seri Zaini Ujang, Emeritus Professor Saburo Matsui of Kyoto University, Mr. Joseph Tek Choon Ye, CEO and Managing Director of IJM Plantations (M) Berhad and Professor Ian Jonathan Scowen from University of Lincoln. There were 4 keynote speakers; Professor Satoshi Takizawa of Tokyo University, Professor Shiro Saka of Kyoto University, Professor Yoshihiro Shiraiwa from University of Tsukuba and Professor Zainuddin Abd. Manan, Dean Faculty of Chemical Engineering in UTM Johor Bahru. Participants were invited to a dinner at Felda Villa on the first day of the conference.


MemoBio ikohza played an important role in the organisation of the conference. The Head of ikohza, Prof DatinDr Zuriati Zakaria was the Chairperson of the conference and most of the Secretariat members are students for the ikohza. A small exhibition was also held during the conference and the Chairperson gave out certificates to the participants of the exhibition.

Visit from University of Tokyo (Prof. Hideaki Nojiri)


On 27th October 2015, we were visited by Prof. Hideaki Nojiri from Department of Environmental Biochemistry, University of Tokyo. In the span of three hours, Prof Hideaki Nojiri gives his public lecture. Prof. Hideaki Nojiri also had the chance to hear the presentation from 3 of the students whose title work are related to his field. Overall, it was a productivel visit to both of the parties. Through the discussion, a lot of knowledge and ideas have been shared. MEMO-BIO would glad to welcome more visitors whether foreign or local to experience our environment here in UTM.


Prof Hideaki Nojiri was given his speech to students


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Jactim Research Proposal Competition 2015




Congratulations-JACTIM research proposal competition winner from MEMO-BIO ikohza which is represented by Farah Syafiqah Binti Ismail.



The award for the first prize is given to champion from MEMOBIO ikohza

(JACTIM-Research Proposal Competition: Master Category).


List JACTIM:Research Proposal Competition 2015  participants from Memobio Ikohza


  • Siti Norayuni Binti Mohd Zulkeflle
  • Nuurul Nadrah Binti Mohd Said
  • Nurul Syahirah Bt Shamsol Anuar
  • Farah Syafiqah Binti Ismail