Food & Nutraceuticals

Food & Nutraceutical department consist of three research unit which is Food Development, Fats and Oil and Bird Nest.
Focused on improving nutraceutical and foods product with high commercial standards and quality through innovative research and developed a new economic opportunities in this sector.ObjectiveTo develop food and nutraceutical products with high nutrition values by facilitating and improving the profile of nutraceutical research.
To be recognized internationally as a laboratory providingworld-class scientific research & consultancy.


Research and development of food product in nutraceutical and functional food.
Collaborative R&D projects including formulation, sensory evaluation, nutrition informative and shelf life studies and others.

Research & Programs

Development of coconut yogurt
Gluten-free flour from pumpkin
Energy bar
Probiotics chocolate
VCO Chocolate
Herbal Chocolate
Rice bran cookies and crackers
High fiber biscuit
Coffee with herbal extract
Development of herbal energy drink
VCO mayonnaise
Varieties of cordial


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Harisun bt Yaa'kob

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Harisun bt Yaa'kob

Head of Food & Nutraceutical,

N22, Institute bioproduk Development (IBD), UTM, Skudai, 81310, Johor Bahru, Johor

+60 12-783 0020

Research Ecosystem
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Nexus - Research & Innovation

Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

DVCRI Profile Johor Bahru Office Kuala Lumpur Office

Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE)

Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre - AMTEC Institute of Noise & Vibration - INV Wireless Communication Centre - WCC

Research Institute

Centre of Excellence (COE)

Institute of High Voltage & High Current - IVAT UTM-MPRC Institue for Oil & Gas - IFOG Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics - CAIRO Centre for Engineering Education - CEE Centre for Advanced Composite Materials - CACM Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing - ICA Institute of Bioproduct Development - IBD

Service Entity

Research Management Centre - RMC Penerbit UTM Press Centre for Community & Industry Network - CCIN Innovation & Commercialisation Centre - ICC University Laboratory Management Centre - PPMU Institut Sultan Iskandar - UTM-ISI

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