Name: Azlinah Binti Mohd Sulaiman
Field: Biotechnology, Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Fermentation, Environmental Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Biomaterial
Level/Position: Research Officer
Research Title: Microbial polymer as a biodegradable carrier for the naturally occurring phenolic compound and also to the fertilizer to control the basal stem rot disease in oil palm and to induce resistance against it.
Dr. Azlinah Mohd Sulaiman received her B. Sc. with Upper Second Class Hons. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2001, M. Sc. In Industrial Biotechnology in 2010 and Ph. D. in 2016 from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is now working as research officer at Ecobiomaterial Research Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, until the present date.
Dr. Azlinah has extensive working experience, starting as a graduate assistant at School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (January 2006 – December 2008); as a temporary lecturer at School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia (November 2008- December 2008); as an Officer at Consumers’ Association of Penang (January 2009- November 2017); as a research assistant at School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia (November 2017 – December 2017) and as a research officer at School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (January 2018 –).
Dr. Azlinah is also involved in administrative work, and she is now an editorial assistant for Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. She is experienced in organizing mini symposium and Kick-Off ceremony at the national and international levels.
Dr. Azlinah has published 3 scientific articles in the national and international journals besides presenting many of her research findings at seminar and conferences, at the national and international levels (> 5). She has received research grant from Universiti Sains Malaysia amounted to RM 17, 750.00 to conduct her Ph. D research project. Her research expertise is in various fields of microbiology, including in medical microbiology (mainly on human pathogenetic microorganisms as well as antimicrobial compounds), in fermentation (biomass, and other metabolites production), in environmental biotechnology (bioremediation of oil contaminated soil, decolorisation of coloured effluents using biological approach), in marine biotechnology (the search and extraction of pigmented bioactive compounds from marine invertebrates) and in biomaterial (extraction and purification of PHA material using biological method).