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Fareed Sairi

  • Lecturer
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Faculty of Science and Technology
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Research interests

Marine Biotechnology


I am currently working at the School of of Bioscience and Biotechnology as a lecturer. My previous work and still my current interest involved the study of a unique cell known as Rhogocyte cell. Rhogocyte cells are responsible in the biosynthesis of hemocyanin in mollusc such as gastropod. Hemocyanin is a large respiratory protein that dissolve in the hemolymph similar to hemoglobin, without binding to the blood cells. Hemocyanin has become the interest of the scientific community due to its potent immune-activator properties that can stimulate the host immune system. Therefore, several study had demonstrated its application as a therapeutic agent to treat cancer. However, recent studies had demonstrated that the protein also possess antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer properties when uses directly. My interest however, relates to a different set of questions. Who or what is responsible in synthesizing this huge protein? How does the cells synthesize the protein? Can we control or manipulate the protein synthesis mechanism? Can we produce the protein independent of the animals? How can we use this information to understand the nature?

Co-authors (20)

Publications (2)

  • Modified Dioscorea hispida starch-based hydrogels and their in-vitro cytotoxicity study on small intestine cell line (FHS-74 Int)

    • Ashri A
    • Amalina N
    • Kamil A
    • et al.
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  • Preliminary study on swarming marine bacteria isolated from Pulau Tinggi's sponges

    • Sairi F
    • Idris H
    • Zakaria N
    • et al.
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Professional experience


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Faculty of Science and Technology

October 2015 - Present


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

April 2009 - October 2015(7 years)


PhD in Chemical Engineering

University of Sydney

March 2011 - March 2015(4 years)


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

July 2006 - July 2008(2 years)