Biodiversity & Biological Oceanography Laboratory (OBB)

The Biodiversity & Biological Oceanography Laboratory (OBB) is one of the laboratory units that provides facilities to accommodate research conducted. This research laboratory is equipped with modern equipment such as HPLC, Rosette Water Sampler, PAM-Diving Pump Fluorometer, Microplate Reader and several other tools that assist in biological and biodiversity studies. This laboratory serves to provide and ensure the best facilities to researchers and postgraduate students in carrying out activities related to ocean exploration especially in the field of biology and biodiversity.


Our Main Objectives:

  • Provide conducive space and complete infrastructure for biological oceanographic and biodiversity research
  • Become a platform for supervisors and postgraduate students to conduct research
  • To ensure that the scientific and biodiversity aspects are consistent with the rapid knowledge of ocean studies.
  • Assist research groups in INOS and UMT in carrying out sampling activities at the study site and analyzing samples in the laboratory


  1. Biodiversity & Biological Unit

    Biological Oceanography Lab 1 – Molecular & Genomics

    Biological Oceanography Lab 2 – Tissue Culture

    Biological Oceanography Lab 3 – Proteomic @ Protein Analysis

    General Laboratory – HPLC & Natural Product

    Biodiversity Lab 1 and 2 : -Identification and analysis of biological samples such as coral, plankton, benthos, fish, crabs -Identification and analysis of geological samples such as foraminifera, soil, water

  2. Scuba Unit 


  1. Rosette Water Sampler
  2. Diving Pump Fluorometer
  3. Scuba Equipment
  4. Plankton Net
  5. YSI Coral Point Count with Excel (CPCe)
  6. Inverted Microscope
  7. Microplate Reader
  8. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  9. Autoclave
  10. UV Vis Spectrometer
  11. Thermal Cycler (PCR)
  12. Gel Documentation
  13. Refrigerated Microcentrifuge
  14. Ice Maker
  15. Electrophoresis Set
  16. Environmental Plant Growth Chamber
  17. Image Master 2-D Platinum
  18. Rotary Evaporator
  19. Bio Safety Cabinet Class 2

Subarjo bin Merehojono

Technical Manager

Senior Science Officer
Tel: +609-6683266
Fax: +6096692166

Nurhayati binti Mat Semawi

Assistant Science Officer
Tel: +609-6683416
Fax: +6096692166

Ahmad Nazila bin Ali

Assistant Science Officer
Tel: +6096683747
Fax: +6096692166

Nor Hazinah binti Asbar

Assistant Science Officer
Tel: +6096683458
Fax: +6096692166