Ms. Hemalatha Murugaiah

>>Ms. Hemalatha Murugaiah
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Qualifications:

  • Bsc in Industrial Biology (UTM, 2008)
  • MSc in Biotechnology (USM, 2012)
Teaching experience:

  • Teaching – (April 2011 – Present) [QIUP]
  • Research – (2008 – Present)
Research Areas of Interest:

  • Strain improvement for enhanced enzyme production
  • Optimization of enzyme production using statistical design

On-going Research Projects:

  • Isolation of enzyme producing bacteria
  • Chitinase production through submerged fermentation using pretreated shrimp waste
  • Optimization of chitinase production using response surface methodology

Administrative Appointments / Committee Involvements:

  • Coordinator for Industrial training (Biotechnology programme)
  • Programme coordinator for foundation in Science (2014-2015)
  • Course coordinator (Bioprocess Technology, Advanced Fermentation Technology, Enzyme and protein Technology and Genomics and proteomics)

Selected Publications:

  1. Hemalatha Murugaiah, Amirul Al Ashraf. Strain improvement for glucoamylase production by Aspergillus niger van Tieghem. 2010. In the 7th regional IMTGT Uninet conference.
  2. Hemalatha Murugaiah, Phor Khai lyn, Amirul Al Ashraf. Glucoamylase production via solid state fermentation by Aspergillus niger van Tieghem. 2009. International Congress of Malaysian society for microbiology.
  3. Hemalatha Murugaiah, Amirul Al Ashraf. Strain improvement and optimization of process parameters for glucoamylase production by Aspergillus niger van Tieghem. 2010.  In 4th Annual PPSKH postgraduate colloquium.

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