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​Dr. Adzzie Shazleen was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) (Hons) by Monash University in 2011. She pursued her PhD in Microbiology at the same university, studying the characterization of novel rare Actinobacteria from mangrove and their bioactivities. After graduating in 2016, she worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC), Universiti Malaya. She took up the position of a lecturer in Microbiology at the School of Science in August 2020.

During her PhD, she discovered a new genus of rare Actinobacteria from a mangrove named after Monash University, Monashia flava. She also discovered two new species of rare Actinobacteria. Her current research is still focusing on the bioactivities of the secondary metabolites of Actinobacteria and their potential therapeutic applications. 

For interest in potential collaborations and research projects (undergraduate and postgraduate), please contact Dr. Adzzie at the email address above.

Research interests

Microbiology, Bacteriology, Actinobacteria, Infectious diseases, Antimicrobial agents

Monash teaching commitment

  • BIO1022 (Life on Earth)
  • BTH2830 (Fundamentals of Microbiology)
  • BTH3722 (Medical Microbiology)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology, Doctor of Philosophy, Discovery of novel rare actinobacteria isolated from mangrove environment in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Monash University Malaysia

Award Date: 5 Oct 2016

Biotechnology, Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), Detection of genome instability during somatic embryogenesis of oil palm , Monash University Malaysia

Award Date: 12 Nov 2011

Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Award Date: 13 Nov 2010

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

2 Feb 201714 Feb 2020

Research area keywords

  • Microbiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial agent
  • Azman AS
  • Actinobacteria
  • Secondary metabolites

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