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Fermentation Technology

Fermentation Technology
Open Access

ISSN: ISSN: 2167-7972

Arbakariya B. Ariff

Arbakariya B. Ariff

Arbakariya B. Ariff
Universit Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography


Dr. Arbakariya B. Ariff is currently a Professor at the Department of Bioprocess Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He was born in 9 September 1961. His field of specialization is Fermentation and Bioprocess Technology. Since 1987, he has involved with many research programmes and examples of them were;  (a) Production of organic acids (kojic acid, lactic acid and citric acid) of enzymes (cellulase, glucoamylase, lipase, pullulanase, CGTase  and α-amylase) by fermentation process using bacteria and fungus, wild and recombinant strain (b) Design of impellers for shear sensitive biological system such as plant cells and algae, (c) Biosorption of heavy metals by microbial biomass, (d) Isolation and characterization of microorganisms from petroleum reservoir, (e) Saccharification of lignocellulosic materials to fermentable sugars, (f) Large scale cultivation of probiotic microorganisms for human and aquaculture, (g) Direct fermentation of sago starch to solvent (acetone, butanol and ethanol) by C. acetobutylicum, (h) Optimization of bioprocess using statistical approach such as response surface methodology and aritificial neural network, and (i) Development of biomanufacturing process for production of pharmaceuticals such as interferon and epidermic growth factor.  He is actively involves in postgraduate studies program. To date, more than 20 PhD and 51 MSc students have been graduated under his supervision. He has published more than 165 papers in refereed journal. His experience and expertise were sought after by the scientific communities and he was responsible in setting-up Fermentation Technology Unit, at Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1999, which involved in research and development, contract production and training.
 

Research Interest

Dr. Arbakariya B. Ariff  Research interest includes (a) Production of organic acids (kojic acid, lactic acid and citric acid) of enzymes (cellulase, glucoamylase, lipase, pullulanase, CGTase  and α- amylase) by fermentation process using bacteria and fungus, wild and recombinant strain (b) Design of impellers for shear sensitive biological system such as plant cells and algae, (c) Biosorption of heavy metals by microbial biomass, (d) Isolation and characterization of microorganisms from petroleum reservoir, (e) Saccharification of lignocellulosic materials to fermentable sugars, (f) Large scale cultivation of probiotic microorganisms for human and aquaculture, (g) Direct fermentation of sago starch to solvent (acetone, butanol and ethanol) by C. acetobutylicum, (h) Optimization of bioprocess using statistical approach such as response surface methodology and aritificial neural network, and (i) Development of biomanufacturing process for production of pharmaceuticals such as interferon and epidermic growth factor.
 

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