By: Nurul Ezzaty Mohd Azhari
Photo: Mozaid Idris
SERDANG, May 15 – A lecturer from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (FBSB), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Prof. Dr. Rosfarizan Mohamad, delivered an inaugural lecture entitled "Crafting Biomanufacturing Strategies Sustainable Biotechnology Future" at Dewan Kuliah Utama, Bio Tech 1, here, last Friday.
In her lecture, she shared strategies for the development of bioprocessing and biomanufacturing to enhance the production of biotechnology products, particularly aimed at ensuring sustainability in the future of the biotechnology field.
She highlighted some examples of the importance of industrial applications in biotechnology products including kojic acid, hyaluronic acid and nanocellulose bacteria, which are widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
"The aim of this research is to further diversify the biotechnology product materials for large-scale industrial needs.
"The strategies employed in this research include screening, isolation, improvement of industrial strains, optimisation of conditions and culture media, bioreactor configuration and process control systems, bioreactor operation modes and nanotechnology and bioprocessing," she said.
She also mentioned the application of nanotechnology in bioprocessing helps accelerate and enhance the production of biotechnology products, as well as fostering new innovation in this field.
Furthermore, she stated, in general, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing processes should yield efficient production with competitive value to ensure sustainability in the biotechnology field.
The Inaugural Lecture Series is a programme aimed at providing scholarly lectures by esteemed faculty members appointed to the position of Professor at the university. These lectures are delivered to other faculty members and university guests, focusing on specialised work and research aligned with Goal 2 of the UPM Strategic Plan 2021-2025, which aims to establish research and innovation hubs that generate value-based sustainable ecosystem. - UPM
Date of Input: 15/05/2023 | Updated: 17/05/2023 | hairul_nizam
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