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Volume 2, Issue 2 March 2013

The Official Newsletter for The Faculty of Agro Based Industry MTE 2013

page Bronze for FIAT Postgraduate Research Colloquium Ruminant Feed Workshop Food Security Workshop Upcoming Events Faces in FIAT SEAASS-Net 1st Annual Meeting 1 1&3

Bronze for FIAT

The UMK delegate to MTE 2013 (top). Mr. Zulhisyam received bronze medal certificate in recognition for the Hm breeding chamber (bottom)

UMK sent a contingent to MTE 2013, submitting 8 product during the Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) held at the Putra World Trade Centre from the 21st to 23rd February, with FIAT submitting one inven ti on. Proj ec t leader for the Hm breeding Chamber for commercial upscalling of leeches, Mr. Zulhisyam Abdul Kari @ accompanied by the Dean, Prof.

Ahmad Anwar Ismail who is also co-inventor manage to grab a bronze during the 3 day exhibition. Overall, the university obtained 4 silver and 2 bronze. This was the first time UMK participated in MTE, shows how research at UMK can be on par with the other well established institution. This is also a good start for FIAT for the year 2013.

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Postgraduate Research Colloquium

A 2 day postgraduate research colloquium (PGRC) semester 1, 2013 was successfully held at UMK Jeli Campus on the 2nd and 3rd of January. The colloquium was participated by the postgraduate students for both FIAT and Faculty of Earth Science. The purpose of the colloquium was to provide a platform for postgraduates to present their research and current progress, while obtaining feedback on their respective projects. Six PhD and 27 MSc candidate took part presenting their research. The list of the presenters and their respective titles can be

Advisor : Prof. Dr. Ahmad Anwar Ismail Editors : Mohd Hafiz Jamaludin

Technical : Nik Ahmad Fakruddin Nik Zulkefli Mohd Salbaharin Ismail

MyFIAT Faculty of Agro Based Industry Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Jeli Campus Locked Bag 100, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan Tel : 09-9477021 Fax : 09-9467158 Email : hafiz@umk.edu.my

Volume 2, Issue 2

March 2013

On the 27th January, Mr. Shaiful Azman Abdul Rahman attended a ruminant feed processing workshop organized by Kelantan Biotech Corp. Sdn. Bhd. The workshop seminar was held at the Rural Transformation Center, Tunjong, Kota Bharu. The first talk was on green forage and agricultural waste as alternative animal

feed was given by Datuk Dr. Mohd Zairi Haji Serlan, the Director of Kelantan Department of Veterinary. The second speaker, Mr. Hassan Zainudi n, Manage r Perkhidmatan Industri Tenusu Pasir Puteh, Kelantan meanwhile gave a talk on the use of commercial feed and its effect on farm economy. The final session for the morning seminar

was given by Mr. Nasir Jamaludin Ab. Rahman, who delivered a talk on the formulation and production of feed. Later in the afternoon, the participant visited a feed production farm in Wakaf Che Yeh, Kota Bharu. The participant was exposed to the techniques in ruminant feed preparation and Mr. Shaiful Azman havstorage. ing a hand in mulching green waste to be made

both FIAT and FSB. The objectiv es of the workshop were to ex po se the concept of food security and Dr Soon (6th from the let) with the participants of the Food Security the four Workshop pillars and dimenOn the 23rd January, a dinated by Dr. Soon Jan sions of food security; Fundamentals of Food Mei was participated by availability, access, utiliSecurity workshop coor- laboratory assistance of zation, stability (AAUS).

Study cases were put forward and discussed during the workshop, first on genetically modified food, and the second on the effect of logging and food security issues on orang asli settlements in Gua Musang. Ultimately, food security does not focus solely on sustainable food production, but also the economic status, political stability and social livelihood of the society within a country.

FIAT participated in the Bio-Kelantan International Carnival 2013 (BIO-K) and set up booth to promote the faculty. The theme for B I O - K 2 0 1 3 , Mengembalikan Kegemilangan Tamadun Islam Melalui Bioteknologi focuses on agriculture, health and industrial biotechnology

was held from the 28th of February to 2nd of March at the Kelantan Trade Center in Kota Bharu. The purpose of the carnival was to encourage biotechnology activities and the involvement of both private and government agency in the development of the state of Kelantan.

FIATs booth at BIO-K 2013

MTE 2013: 1 medal (bronze)

PGRC Sem 1, 2013: 33 presentations over 2 days

PhD Presentation
Ahmed M ahmood Ibrahim Wan Nur Fadilla Wan Hamad Rikzi Wannahari Dony Adrianshah Nazaruddin Shahril Abd Halim Nor Salmi Abdullah Veg etable improvement via pollen grain and anther Synthesis, characterization and physic-chemical studies of modified polyaniline composite


Abs orption studies of heavy metals using agricultural waste as adsorbent: kinetic, equilibrium, isotherm and predictive model Eco-tourism in Jeli, Kelantan Flood impacts on en vironment: a c ase study of Kelantan River, Mala ysia Nutritional values, biological activities and isolation of bioactive c omp ounds from red seaw eed (Gracilariaedulis)

MSc Presentation
Nurul Husna Baruddin Paritala Vikram Roslan Effandy Moham ed Ali Zeti Ermiena Surya Mat Hussin Nor Hidayah Bohari Mardhiana M ohamed Normasarah Hj. Ab. Rahman Adnan Ismail Rhushalshafira Rosle Norshahniza Mohamed Nor Ashikin Shaari Mardhiah Hayati Mohammad Asrul Afandi Halim Nor Raza nah Che Ibrahim Nur Hanisah Mohamed Arif Nur Ain Abd Aziz Nur Atiqah Abdullah Nurul Ain Abdullah Nurul Ain M azni Siti Hajar Norziela wati Salleh Wan Norqay yum Nadia Wan Arifin Nasiha h Mokhtar Madihah Yusof Siti Marlia Mohd Don Ahmad Syafiq Mohamed Amirah Mohd Fikri Tissue culture and molec ular marker ban ana Microwave assisted synthesis of some benzimidazoles an d its antimicrobial activity Gr owth and germination rate of embryo resc ue in exotic palm of Oenocarpus as affected by eight different types of media Micropop agation and anter culture of kenaf Optimization of proteas e production b y s olid state fermentation Production of biodiesel from the extraction seeds of Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin) Early develop ment and antibiogram emp hasis on Anabas testudineus Evaluation of performanc e potential in Kedah-Kelantan (KK) c attle in nucleus herd The us ed of remote s ensing technology in G eo-Science: a case study of soil mapping using vegetation anomaly Study on capabilities of remote sensing techniques for mineral prospecting vegetated areas Flood causes, impact and mitigation from geological aspects in K ota Bharu The allelophatic effect of Ageratum conyzoides on selected sp ecies of crops Optimization yield of glycosides from stevia plant Study of onion growing on the hilly lan d of Jeli, K elantan Elucidation mec hanis m of chlorophyll to anthoc yanins in detached le aves of Gynothodes subalanceolata (pitang leaves) Antimicrobial and bleaching agent from oxalic acid extracted from loc al fruits in Malaysia W ax removal in textile manufacturing wastewater using surf actant modification of rice straw Study of hea vy metals and microbial contaminants along Kelantan C oast Study of molecular genetic and diversity of Or th os iphon stamineus for plant improvement Phylogeography and taxonomy of Lactar -bat in Malaysia Phylogenetic study of Araceae (tribe: Aroid eae) in Kelantan Study on growth and mortality rate of Rafflesia kerii in Lojing Highland, Gua Mus ang, Kelantan Assessment of three floral at Lojing low-lan d froest, G ua Musang, Kelantan Bio-composite properties of lignocellulos es resources from palm oil frond and kenaf b ast fiber Particle boar d from mixture of oil palm frond and pineapple leaf fiber Properties of c ompressed oil palm frond reinforc ed with fiber glass Properties of high strength, durable and economically viable composites lumbar from cultivated bamboo ( Gigantochloascortechinii) and christmas grass ( Fhemed aargu ens L. Hack)

Mr Zulhisyam presenting the Hm breeding chamber to the judges during MTE 2013

Volume 2, Issue 1

March 2013


Upcoming events
Research Methodology Short Course for FYP 1 and 2
2 March 8.30 am1.00 pm Prof Rezaul Karim INTRO TO RESEARCH Proposal Writing Thesis writing- UMK format 2.30 pm-5.00 pm Dr Suhaimi Osman LITERATURE SEARCH & LITERATURE REVIEW Library facilities References Online Information source Referencing 9 March 2.00 pm-7.00 pm Assoc. Prof. Ruhul Amin & Dr Kumara Thevan DATA ANALYSIS (FYP 2) Introduction Data presentation Data analysis Statistical analysis 16 March 8.30 am-4.00 pm Assoc. Prof. Ruhul Amin, Dr Kumara Thevan & Dr. Dwi Susanto DATA ANALYSIS Introduction Software for data analysis Excel / SPSS 23 March 8.30 am-10.30 am Dr Amir Husni PREPARING DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION

30 March 8.30 am-12.00 pm Dr Amir Husni $ Prof. Rezaul Karim PREPARING DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION Tips to writing a good discussion/conclusion Referencing format (UMK style) Thesis submission process

9 March 8.30 am-1.00 pm Dr Shamsul and Mr. Leony EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Research design


ASEAN Regional Conference on Food Security, 8-11 October 2013, Penang

Dr. Soon Jan Mei PhD (Royal Agricultural College, Coventry University, UK) MSc (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) BSc (Hons) (Universiti Malaysia Sabah) Research interest: HACCP, food safety management, food processing

Nik Nur Azwanida Zakaria MMed Sc (Sheffield University, UK) BSc Biotechnology (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA) Research interest: Nutrition, molecular biology and genetic

The SEAASS-Net 1st Annual Meeting in session

The 1st (South East Asia Animal Science Student Networking) (SEAASSNet was held at UiTM Perlis on the 30th January was participated by students from Indonesia; Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Jambi University (Unja), Lampung University (Unila), and Jenderal Soedirman University (Unsoed). Malaysia was represented by students form Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Technology MARA (UiTM) Perlis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). A seminar was also held on the same day where 8 papers were presented. FIAT MSc student, Dr. Adnan Ismail presented a paper entitled Evaluation of Performance Potential in Kedah Kelantan (KK) Cattle (Bos indicus ) In Tanah Merah Nucleus Herd . The Next annual meeting will be hosted by UMS.