Serafim  Papadimitriou

Aziz Ahmad



Dr. Aziz began his career as a lecturer at the Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) in 2001 and was promoted to be Associate Professor in early 2007.Dr Aziz had served in administrative in UMT as Senate (November 2008 – March 2009; December 2014 - current), Head of Publisher of UMT Publisher (2011 – 2012). Deputy Dean (Academics and Student Affair) at Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) from May 2008 to October 2010, Head of Department of Biological Sciences, FST (April 2006 – April 2008), and Head of Marine Biotechnology Research Group (2006-2008). Currently, He is the Dean of Centre for Fundamental and Liberal Education, UMT. His contribution to university has been recognised by receiving UMT Excellence Service Award in 2012 and 2008.


Area of Interest


4)Production of Natural products and stress tolerant mechanism in plants
5)Genetic engineering of fatty acids biosynthesis and Heat-shock protein

top publication

1)Aziz Ahmad and Jack Ribun. 2015. Total phenolic content and antioxidant activity in Nypa fruticans extract. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 10: 87-91.

2)Malinna Jusoh, Saw Hong Loh, Tse Seng Chuah, Ahmad Aziz, Thye San Cha. 2015. Elucidating the role of jasmonic acid in oil accumulation, fatty acid composition and gene expression in Chlorella vulgaris (Trebouxiophyceae) during early stationary growth phase. Algal Research 9: 14-20

3)Aziz, A., Siti Fairuz, M., Abdullah, M. Z., Ma, N. L. and Marziah, M. 2015. Fatty acids profile of salinity tolerant rice genotypes grown on saline soil Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 44: 119-124

4)Zairul-Fazwan, M. Z., Aziz, A. and Cha, T. S. 2015. Isolation and characterization of heat-shock protein 90 (HSP90) specific promoter of Cryptocoryne ciliata Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 44: 84-87

5)Malinna Jusoh,Saw Hong Loh,Tse Seng Chuah, Ahmad Aziz, Thye San Cha. 2015. Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) induced changes in oil content, fatty acid profiles and expression of four fatty acid biosynthetic genes in Chlorella vulgaris at early stationary growth phase Phytochemistry 100

6)Zuraida Ab. Rahman, Ayu Nazreena Othman, Fatin Liyana Izzati Kamaruddin, Aziz Ahmad. 2015 Direct shoot regeneration from callus of Melicope lunu-ankenda Natural Science 7: 81-87

7)Zuraida Ab. Rahman, Ayu Nazreena othman, Zainudin Meon, Aziz Ahmad, Suri Roowi and Arif Zaidi Jusoh. 2015. Establishment of organogenesis protocol for genetic modification of "yello pitaya' Selenicereus megalanthus (cactaceae) International Journal of Plant and Soil Science 7:102-108

8)Al-Madhagi, I.A.H., Hasan, S.M.S, Aziz, A and Yusoff, W.A. 2014. The starch status during growth and development of strawberry plant under tropical climate condition. Acta Horticulturae 1024: 115-120.

9)Keri-Alhadi, I., Aziz A., Abol-Munafi AB. 2014. The selection of viscerosomatic and hepatosomatic indices for the measurement and analysis of Oreochromonis niloticus condition fed with varying dietary maltose levels. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 1: 18-20.

10)Keri-Alhadi, I., Aziz A., Abol-Munafi AB. 2014. Evaluation of apparent digestibility coefficient of different dietary maltose levels in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 5: 1014-1018.

11)Zuraida, AR., Nazreena, O.A., Izzati, K.F.L and Aziz, A. 2014. Establishment and optimization growth of shoot buds-derived callus and suspension cell cultures of Kaempferia parviflora American Journal of Plant Science 5:2693

12)Ma, N.L., T.S., Cha, M. Marziah and A. Aziz. 2013. Comparison of particle bombardment-transformation parameters between stem and calli explants of Aglaonema simplex. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 8(4): 544-552.

13)Zuraida, A.R., K. Rahiniza, A.S. Zulkifli, Z. Alizah, Z. Zamri and A. Aziz. 2013. Hygromycin as a selectable marker in Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Indica rice MR219. Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Science (JTAFS). 41 (1): 71-79

14)Keri-Alhadi, I., Aziz A., Abol-Munafi AB. 2013. Water stability and nutrient leaching of different levels of maltose formulated fish pellets. Global Veterinaria 10: 638-642.

15)Aziz A and Nur-Halim M.S. 2012. Antioxidant activity in pineapple cav N36 plantlets culture under aluminium stress. Malaysian Applied Biology 42(1): 23-28.

16)Keri Alhadi Ighwela, Aziz Ahmad and A.B. Abol-Munafi. 2012. Haematological changes in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed with varying dietary maltose levels. World Journal of Fish and Marince Sciences. 4(4): 376-381.

17)Isam Abdulbaset H.A., Sayed M. Zain Hasan, Aziz Ahmad, Abdullah m. Zain and Wan Abdullah Yusoff. 2012. The possible role of exogenous hormone in influencing thelength and dry matter of strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa Duch) peduncle. Advances in Environmental Biology. 6(3): 1307-1311.

18)Willy Y, Cha T S., Aziz A. 2012. Factors affecting Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Nannochloropsis. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management. 7(2): 153-163.

19)Cha, T.S., Yee, W. & Aziz, A. 2012. Assessment of factors affecting Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of the unicellular green alga, Chlorella vulgaris. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 28(4) 1771-1779. (DOI10.1007/s11274-011-0991-0)

20)Norhayati Yusuf, Aziz A. and Nurhuda Y. 2012. Effects of salinity on growth and chlorophyll content of Aglaonema simplex cultures. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 7(1): 37-41.

21)Keri Alhadi Ighwela, Aziz Ahmad, Abdullah Md Zain and Abol-Munafi (2012). Combined titrimetric and polarimetric methods for determination of maltose in malting barley. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy. 2(2): 236-237.

22)Keri Alhadi Ighwela, Aziz Ahmad, and Abol-Munafi (2012). Production of cellulose from barley husk as a partial ingredient of formulated diet for Tilapia fingerlings. Journal of biology, Agriculture and Helthcare. 2(2): 19-24.

23)Cha, T.S., Chen, J.W., Goh, E.G., Aziz, A. & Loh, S.H. 2011. Differential regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis in two Chlorella species in response to nitrate treatments and the potential of binary blending microalgae oils for biodiesel application. Bioresource Technology 102: 10633-10640.

24)Aziz Ahmad, Nur Suraya Abdullah and Sayed M. Zain Hasan, (2011), The effects of NaCl on the mineral nutrient and photosynthesis pigments content in pineapple (Ananas comosus) in vitro plantlets, Acta Horticulturae, 902: 245-252

25)Cha, T.S., Chen, C.F., Yee, W., Aziz, A. & Loh, S.H. 2011. Cinnamic acid, coumarin and vanillin: alternative phenolic compounds for efficient Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of the unicellular green alga, Nannochloropsis sp. Journal of Microbiological Methods 84: 430-434.

26)Adzemi Arshad, Nurul-Aini Maruzuki and Aziz Ahmad, (2011), Effect of foliar copper fertilizer on pineapple cv. N36 planted on BRIS Soil at East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia., Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 12(5): 1678-1682

27)Isam Abdulbaset Haidar Al-Madhagi, Sayed M. Zain Hasan, Aziz bin Ahmad, and Wan Abdullah bin Yusoff., (2011), The interaction effect of photoperiod and exogenous hormone on the dry matter of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch), Agricultural Journal, 6(6) : 340-346

28)Sayed M Zain Hasan, Isam Al-Madhagi, Aziz Ahmad, Wan Abdullah bin Yusoff, (2011), Effect of photoperiod on propagation of strawberry (Fragaria x ananas Duch)., Journal of Horticulture and Forestry, 3(8) : 259-263

29)Keri Alhadi Ighwela, Aziz Ahmad, A.B. Abol-Munafi. (2011). Condition factors as an indicator of growth and feeding intensity of Nile Tilapia fingerlings (Oreochromis niloticus) feed on differnet levels of maltose. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Science. 11(4): 559-563

30)Ighwela Keri Alhadi, Ahmad Aziz, Zain Abdullah Md, Abol-Munafi A.B. 2011. Extraction and analysis of malt from germinated barley seeds. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 45(3): 227-232