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Aaronn Avit Ajeng, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Email (Work/Ads)aaronnavit@um.edu.my
  • AffiliationUniversiti Malaya (UM)
  • ExpertiseBiology and Biochemistry
  • Contact No(+60)14-970 xxxx

About Me

Dr. Aaronn Avit Ajeng is a researcher in Biology and Biochemistry from the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. in Biology and Biochemistry from UM at the age of 27. He also holds a second upper class Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (hons) from the same university. His research interests include Biology and Biochemistry (Metabolomics), Biotechnology (Applied Microbiology) and Bioengineering.

For his doctoral thesis, he bio-formulated and bioengineered a carbon-based material, biochar with effective Bacillus consortium with response surface methodology (RSM) software and investigate the optimal conditions for microbial survival, as well tested its efficiency on the growth response of oil palm seedlings (Elaeis guineensis) and analyzed the metabolite profiles through metabolomics platform.

His invention has been filed for national patent/intellectual property protection and recently received its official trademark from Perbadanan Harta Intelek Malaysia / Malaysia Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO). He has successfully published more than 17+ peer-reviewed scientific articles and one book chapter in reputable journals throughout his PhD candidacy and reviewed 5+ scientific manuscripts for high-impact journals. For his notable achievements in academics, he has received several international awards from Human Life Advancement Foundation (HLAF) in 2022 and Rising Star Scientist from University of Nottingham in 2022.

Research Interests

Molecular Biology (Metabolomics)

Metabolomics is an emerging field and is broadly defined as the comprehensive measurement of all metabolites and low-molecular-weight molecules in a biological specimen.

Applied Microbiology

The study of the microbial world and the way it interacts with our own. It looks at how we can harness and utilize the powers of the microbes for biotechnological applications.


Application of engineering principles to improve disease prevention and treatment, agricultural production, energy sustainability, and more.


A multidisciplinary field that involves the integration of natural sciences and engineering sciences in order to achieve the application of organisms, cells, parts thereof and molecular analogues for products and services.

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