Dr. Nurul 'Izzah Mohd Sarmin
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Dentistry
UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus
Jalan Hospital
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan
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Academic Qualification BSc, MSc, PhD (UKMalaysia)
Expertise / Specialization •    Bacteriology
•    Molecular Biology
•    Bacterial Taxonomy
Professional Affiliation/ Membership Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN)
Research Interest •    Endophytic actinomycetes
•    Natural products
•    Oral microorganisms
•    Medicinal plants


Isolation & characterization of bioactive endophytic actinomycetes from Malaysian medicinal plants (PhD.)

Identification of endophytic Streptomyces sp. by using molecular techniques (MSc.)

Determination of the level of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in colostrums from normotensive and hypertensive mothers’ milk. (BSc.)


Nurul 'Izzah Mohd Sarmin, Geok Yuan Annie Tan, Christopher M.M. Franco, RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, Jalifah Latip, and Noraziah Mohamad Zin. 2013. Streptomyces kebangsaanensis sp. nov. an endophytic actinomycete isolated from a Malaysian ethnomedicinal plant, that produces phenazine-1-carboxylic acid. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63:3733-3738.

Sarmin, N.I.M, Zin, N.M, Ng, K.T., Sidik, N.M., Kaewkla, O. & Franco. C.M.M.  2012. Tumbuhan Etnoperubatan Sebagai Perumah Actinomycetes Endofit Yang Bersifat Bioaktif. Sains Malaysiana 41(5): 547-551.

Zin, N.M., Ng, K.T., Sarmin, N.M., Getha, K. & Tan, G.Y. 2011. Anti-trypanasomal Activity of Endophytic Streptomycete. Current Research in Bacteriology 4(1), 1-8.

Zin, N.M., Loi, C.S., Sarmin, N.M. & Rosli, A.N. 2010. Cultivation-dependent  characterization of endophytic actinomycetes. Research Journal of Microbiology 5(8), 717-724.

Noraziah M. Zin, Nurul I. M. Sarmin, Norazli Ghadin, Dayang F. Basri, Nik M. Sidik, W. M. Hess & Gary A. Strobel. 2007. Bioactive Endophytic Streptomycetes from the Malay Peninsula. Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Microbiology letter 274(1), 83-88.


Nik Mohd Mazuan NM Rosdy, Nurul 'Izzah Mohd Sarmin, Norashikin Salleh, Suzila Sukri, Siti Nooraini Abd Latip, Azrin Rahayu Basri, Azrina Mokhtar, Wan Hazita Wan Hasan & Norfazillah Zaini. 2015. Infection Prevention and Control Manual and Policies, Faculty of Dentistry UiTM.  


Nurul ‘Izzah Mohd Sarmin & Noraziah Mohamad Zin. Cytotoxic Effect of Bioactive Compound Phenazine-1-carboxylic Acid from Streptomyces kebangsaanensis sp. nov. on Human Hepatic Cell Line.  International Congress of The Malaysian Society For Microbiology 2015 7-10 December 2015, Bayview Beach Resort

5th International Public Health Conference, 26-27 August 2015, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Eddy Hasrul Hassan, Nurul ‘Izzah Mohd Sarmin, Najla Abdul Ghafar, Norhysam Kipli, Fatimah Suriati Sulaiman. Novel Rapid Detection and Quantification System of HBV DNA for Occult HBV Infection. 23rd Asia Pacific Cancer Conference (APCC) 2015, 30 September 2015, Bali, Idonesia

Nurul Izzah M. Sarmin, Noraziah M. Zin, Ng. K.T., Onuma Kaewkla & Christopher M. Franco. 2010. Anti-bacterial Activity of Endophytic Streptomycete SUK12 Isolated from Portulaca oleracea. International Symposium of Health Sciences (i-SIHAT), 9-10 December 2010, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Nurul Izzah M. Sarmin, Noraziah M. Zin, Onuma Kaewkla & Christopher M. Franco. 2009. Characterization of Endophytic Actinomycetes From Selected Medicinal Plants and Their Antimicrobial Activities. International Congress of Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 1-4 December 2009, Park Royal Hotel, Penang.

Nur Ain, Nur Syahira Nabila, Aida Nur Ashikin, Nurul ‘Izzah. Anti-microbial effects of turmeric extracts against common oral pathogen: An in vitro study. 5th Dental Students' Symposium 2015, 15 April 2015, Faculty of Dentistry UiTM

Najla Abdul Ghafar, Norhysam Kipli, Nurul ‘Izzah Mohd Sarmin, Eddy Hasrul Hassan. Human HBV DNA Detection and Quantification through Invertase-based System: A Pilot Study. 5th Dental Students' Symposium 2015, 15 April 2015, Faculty of Dentistry UiTM

Muhammad Fareez Abd Jalil, Nurulhana Jali, Nurul 'Izzah Binti Mohd Sarmin, Afzan Adilah Ayoub. In vitro antibacterial activity of Psidium guajava Linn. and Centella asiatica extracts against Enterococcus faecalis. 4th UiTM Dental Students' Symposium 2014, 11 March 2014, Faculty of Dentistry UiTM



Eddy Hasrul Bin Hassan, Nurul 'Izzah Binti Mohd Sarmin, Hasnah Begum Binti Said Gulam Khan. Courseware Development (OER) - Microbiology: Respiratory Module. National University Carnival on eLearning 2014 (NUCeL2014), 14-15 November 2014

Award Table Clinic Competition, 6th UiTM Dental Students’ Scientific Symposium 2016
20 April 2016 – 1st Prize

International Business Invention, Innovation & Design 2016 (ibiid 2016)
1-2 March 2016 – GOLD AWARD

Research Innovation Symposium & Exposition 2015 (RISE 2015). 15-16 November 2015 – GOLD AWARD

The International Invention, Inovation & Design Competition (IID Johor)
29 October 2015 – GOLD AWARD

Invention, Innovation, & Design Exposition 2015 (iidex2015)
27-30 April 2015 – BRONZE AWARD

Invention Innovation & Design Expo 2013 (iideX 2013), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). 15-17 March 2013 - BRONZE MEDAL

Invention, Innovation & Design, Faculty of Dentistry UiTM 2012
(Novel endophytic actinomycetes: Opportunities of New Antimicrobial Natural Products Discovery) - SILVER MEDAL

Postgraduate Research Poster 2010 (Anti-bacterial activity of  endophytic  streptomycete SUK 12  isolated from Portulaca oleracea) - BRONZE MEDAL