Natrah Fatin Mohd Ikhsan

Natrah Fatin Mohd Ikhsan

Assoc. Professor
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Dr. Natrah Ikhsan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She is also an Associate Researcher in the Aquatic Animal Health and Therapeutics Laboratory, Institute of Bioscience, UPM, and an Interim Member of Laboratory of Sustainable Aquaculture, International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, UPM. Currently, she is the Deputy Dean of Graduate studies, Research and International, Faculty of Agriculture, UPM. She was previously the acting President and Vice President of Malaysian Fisheries Society, and the Treasurer of World Aquaculture Society- Asian Pacific Chapter.

Dr. Natrah specializes in the field of Aquatic Microbial Ecology particularly in the development of innovative and sustainable microbial management strategies through understanding of the host-microbe interaction for enhanced microbial stability. Among her current research focus is on quorum sensing sociomicrobiology – its pathogenic and probiotic role particularly in bacteria, algae & other hosts in aquaculture ecosystem. Through active participation in the aquaculture societies, she has been involved in organization and co-organization of seminars and conferences (local & international) and industry meetings.

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