Dr Hussein Taha



Hussein Taha is an assistant professor from the Environmental and Life Sciences Programme at Faculty of Science in Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He is also affiliated to Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (IBER) in the same university. He is interested in biodiversity research especially that Brunei Darussalam is very rich in flora and fauna. His biodiversity research at present involves DNA barcoding which is a reliable method for species identification. Accurate species identification is necessary for biodiversity assessment. His biodiversity research also involves DNA sequence analysis to check for population genetic structure or genetic variation. In recent years, he and his research team have been working on the following: 1) marine and freshwater fishes, 2) leeches that infect fishes, 3) aquatic snails, 4) mussels, and 5) environmental microbes (bacteria, fungi and microalgae), which are found in Brunei Darussalam or other countries. He is also interested in biotechnological research, particularly on the biotechnological applications of plants and microbes. In UBD, he mainly teaches genetics and biotechnology.


1) PhD Biology (Imperial College London) - 2015
2) MSc Biotechnology (University of Essex) - 2008
3) BSc Biological Sciences (Universiti Brunei Darussalam) - 2006


1) Biodiversity (aquatic organisms and microbes)
2) Population genetic structure or genetic variation (aquatic organisms)
3) Plant and microbial biotechnology


Google Scholar publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KKqY3vcAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
Patent: Membraneless plant microbial fuel cell for generating electricity (UBD patent #U51; filed March 18, 2019)