Amira Suriaty Yaakop


Amira Suriaty Yaakop, Ph.D.

Ph.D. (Biosicence) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 

MSc, (Biotechnology) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,

B. Sc.  (Microbiology) Universiti Sains Malaysia,

+604653 6204

Research Profile

1. Microbiology (polyphasic approach for novel bacteria mining)
2. Genomic analyses
3. Transcriptomic onalyses of halophilic adaptation abilities in J. malaysiesis

Current Research


Secondary Metabolites in novel bacteria
Bioaugmentation ability of marine bacteria
Genome and comparative genomic analyses
Transcriptomic analyses


Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, UTM, Johor
High Impact Research, UM, Kuala Lumpur

Selected Publications


  1. Yaakop, A. S., Chan, K.-G., Ee, R., Lim, Y. L., Lee, S.-K., Manan, F. A., and Goh, K. M. (2016). Characterization of the mechanism of prolonged adaptation to osmotic stress of Jeotgalibacillus malaysiensis via genome and transcriptome sequencing analyses. Scientific Reports.
  2. Yaakop, A. S., Chan, K.-G., Gan, H. M., Goh, K. M., (2015). Draft genome of Jeotgalibacillus campisalis SF-57T, a moderate halophilic bacterium isolated from marine saltern. Marine Genomics 23, 59-60, doi:
  3. Yaakop, A. S., Chan, K.-G., Gan, H. M., Goh, K. M., (2015). Draft Genome Sequence of Yellow Pigmented Jeotgalibacillus alimentarius JY-13T, the First Halophile Strain of the Genus Jeotgalibacillus. Genome Announcements 3, doi:10.1128/genomeA.01224-15.
  4. Yaakop, A. S., Chan, K.-G., Ee, R., Kahar, U. M., Kon, W. C., Goh, K. M., (2015). Isolation of Jeotgalibacillus malaysiensis sp. nov. from a sandy beach in Malaysia, with an emended description of the Jeotgalibacillus genus. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, doi:10.1099/ijs.0.000242.
  5. Willis Poratti, Graciana et al. “Draft Genome Sequence of the Sulfate-Reducing Bacterium Desulfotomaculum Copahuensis Strain CINDEFI1 Isolated from the Geothermal Copahue System, Neuquén, Argentina.” Genome Announcements 4.4 (2016): e00870–16. PMC. Web. 22 Nov. 2017.
  6. Belduz, A. O., Canakci, S., Chan, K.-G., Kahar, U. M., Chan, C. S., Yaakop, A. S., Goh, K. M., (2015). Genome sequence of Anoxybacillus ayderensis AB04T isolated from the Ayder hot spring in Turkey. Standards in Genomic Sciences 10, 1-11, doi:10.1186/s40793-015-0065-2.
  7. Goh, K. M., Chan, K.-G., Yaakop, A. S., Ee, R., (2015). Complete genome of Jeotgalibacillus malaysiensis D5T consisting of a chromosome and a circular megaplasmid. Journal of Biotechnology 204, 13-14, doi:
  8. Goh, K. M., Chan, K.-G., Yaakop, A. S., Chan, C. S., Ee, R., Tan, W.-S., Gan, H. M., (2015). Draft Genome Sequence of Jeotgalibacillus soli DSM 23228, a Bacterium Isolated from Alkaline Sandy Soil. Genome Announcements 3, doi:10.1128/genomeA.00512-15



Amira Suriaty Y. and Goh K.M. (27-29 May 2014). Harnessing of industrial enzymes from marine bacteria Jeotgalibacillus species. International Conference of Beneficial Microbes. Penang, Malaysia.