Journal of Tropical Diseases and Medicine

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Tropical Diseases and Medicine-Biotechnology Industry-Ahmad Firdaus B. Lajis


Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Ahmad Firdaus B. Lajis


Department of Bioprocess Technology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Research Interests:

  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Enzyme Production
  • Esterification
  • Biotransformation
  • Fermentation Bioprocess Technology
  • Downstream Processing
  • Animal Cell Culture
  • Zebrafish
  • Antioxidant Activity Assay


Academic qualifications

1) Doctor of Philosophy (Industrial Biotechnology), Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2016)

2) Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia Campus (2008)

3) Monash University Foundation Year, Sunway College University (2005)

Recent Research Projects Premium

Tocotrienol-Carotenoid Rich Functional Cosmeceutical Products

Career History

1) Researcher, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2016). Biomanufacturing of bacteriocin by Pediococcus acidilacti KP10 based on 100 L stirred tank bioreactor

2) Research officer (temporary), Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (2015). Scaling up process for thermostable alkaline protease production in 2-5 L stirred 2 tank bioreactor using recombinant E. coli and its application in detergent

3) Graduate Intern, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2014). Process development for applying good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification for the production of killed bacterial vaccines based on Pasteurella multocida type A

4) Research Assistant, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2008-2010). Large scale kojic acid production via high performance fermentation process using locally isolated fungus.

5) Undergraduate Intern, Malaysian Nuclear Agency (2007). Microbial population in fuel cell using molecular technique