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Edible Bird Nest Swiftlet: Production, Health and Product Quality


Edible Bird Nest Swiftlet: Production, health and product quality
Center of Excellence on Swiftlets
FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Programme Leader

Prof Datin Paduka Dato' Dr Aini Ideris - Avian Medicine

Co-Researcher

2. Prof Dr. Saleha Abdul Aziz - Veterinary Public Health
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jalila Abu - Avian Medicine 

Synopsis:

The edible bird nest (EBN) swiftlet industry in Malaysia is rapidly growing due to the demand for EBNs nests world-wide. The Aerodramus fuciphagus species that is found only in the South East Asian region is the main target for the industry. There are limited scientific publications on the EBN swiftlet in Malaysia such as their genetics and subspecies delineations, various aspects of quality control, variability of diet of this special species, health status and susceptibility to important avian viruses and other important aspects.

Ongoing research in various areas will benefit the industry and economic importance for Malaysia. Many issues related to the industry and government has been addressed especially on the export of the raw nests, product quality, nitrite issues and market surveys by this group and research collaborators from University National Malaysia, University Malaysia Perlis, SIRIM, University Malaysia Kelantan and University Science Malaysia. Therefore, with regards on the above issues and current and future challanges, UPM has been elected as the Center of Excellence on Swiftlet in 2011 by Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industry.


Keywords    :  edible bird nest swiftlet, health, quality control


Research Highlights:

  • Top down research grant from Ministry of Agricultural and Agro Based Industry. Elected UPM as the Centre of Excellence on Swiftlet in 2011.

  • Research group members headed by section head. In each group, a number of researchers that already well known in their field of research and as expert consultants to government agencies, such as Department of Veterinary Services, Malaysian Department of Plant Protections and Ministry of Health and as well as animal industries. Very strong group of research collaborators all over Malaysia involve in this program with their own niche of experts and disciplines.

  • Research laboratories of various disciplines which involve in all research areas are available which include the Department of Veterinary Services, Faculty of Agriculture UPM (Department of Animal Science, Department of Plant Protection) and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Bacteriology and Virology Laboratories).

  • The networking and linkages include having very strong relationship with Malaysian together with the supports from Department of Veterinary Services to support industry needs and outline of research programs.

List of Project

 

Head

Title

Assoc Prof Dr Hafidzi Mohd Noor

UPM

Geographic distribution and ecological roles of distinct subpopulations of Aerodramus fuciphagus in Malaysia.

Assoc Prof Dr Syed Abdul Rahman Al-Haddad Syed Mohamed

UPM

Swiftlets Wave Sound Detection, Recognition and Synthesis through Spectrogram Processing.

Prof Dr Jothi Malar Panandam

UPM

Genetic Characterisation of the Malaysian Edible Bird's Nest Swiftlets

Prof Dr Idris Abdul Ghani

UKM

Interaksi fenologi pokok, kepelbagaian serangga dan burung walit.

Dr Megat Al-Imran

UPM

Penyelidikan dan Penerbitan Dokumentari Burung Walit Ke Persada Dunia

Profesor Dr Jalila Abu

UPM

Health And Disease Surveillance On Edible-Nest Swiftlets Aerodermus Spesies.

Madam Hajah Azizon Abdullah

UMK

Faktor-faktor Yang Mempengaruhi Kualiti Tinja Burung Walit Di Malaysia Dan Potensi Penggunannya Untuk Penjanaan Ekonomi.

Assoc Prof Dr Saiful Nizam Tajuddin

UMP

Effective & Sustainable Ranching: Study on Chemical Interaction Between Floral Scent and Edible Bird Nest Attraction.

Profesor Datin Paduka Dato' Dr. Aini Ideris

UPM

Evaluation of antiviral properties of edible bird nest (EBN) extract against influenze A virus (IAV) infection.

Assoc. Prof Dr Christopher Lim Thiam Seong

UPM

Medicinal Properties, Nutritional Values and Safety Profiles of Edible Bird’s Nest.

Mr Mohd Rashid Rabu

MARDI

The study on Marketing and Competitiveness of Malaysian Swiftlet Industry

Assoc Prof Dr Azhar Kasim

UPM

Optimizing Feeds and Feeding for Edible-Nest Swiftlets.

Profesor Dato’ Dr Tengku Azmi bin Tengku Ibrahim

UPM

The Digestive System Of The Swiftlets -An Ultrastructural Study

Prof. Dr. Abdul Salam Babji

UKM

The Development of Bird’s Nest Downstream Products 

Profesor Dr Rehana Abdullah Sani

UPM

Parasites of Aerodramus fuciphagus in Perak, Malaysia

Profesor Dr. Saleha Abdul Aziz

UPM

Evaluation of the Quality of Edible Birds’ Nests Produced in Malaysia

Madam S. Thavamanithevi

SIRIM

Characterization and Standardization of Edible Birds Nest (EBN) - Determination of Sialic Acid

Madam  Sarifah Rejab

SIRIM

Compositional Variations of  Nitrites, Nutritional, Mineral and Heavy Metal  in Raw-clean Edible-birdnest(EBN) : Method Validation

Profesor Dr Lim Yang Mooi

UTAR

A study on Edible Bird’s Nest: Immunomodulation, neuronal differentiation of Mesencymal stem cell and neuronal regeneration capability

Dr. Lee Ting Hun

UTM

Development of Quality Index for Edible Bird’s Nest After Cleaning and Processing

Dr. Lee Ting Hun

UTM

The potential of Edible Bird’s Nest (EBN) Extract as Anti-Cancer Agent and Immunoadjuvant on Human Breast Cancer

Profesor Dr Jothi Malar Panandam

UPM

Genetic Characterisation of the Malaysian Edible Bird's Nest Swiftlets

Dr Rozaihan Mansor

UPM

Protein Characterization of Malaysian Edible Bird Nest using Proteomic Approach

Dr  Mokrish Md Ajat

UPM

In vitro assessment of lipid/cholesterol storage metabolism in 3T3L-1 cells and HepG2 cells supplemented with EBN.

Dr Aswir Abdul Rashed

IMR

Effects of a functional food ingredient in birds nest

For brain and cognitive tissues development

Profesor Dr Zunita Zakaria

UPM

Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from Swiflets and Edible Birds Nest (EBN ) and the Anti-bacterial Properties of EBN

Assoc Prof Dr Zainab Hamzah

UNIMAP

Quality Assessment and Control of Raw Edible Bird Nest (EBN) and its Processed Products using Sensor Technology

Profesor Dr Abdul Rahman Omar

UPM

Development of multiplexTaqman real time  polymerase chain reaction method for rapid and sensitive authentication of edible bird’s nest

Prof Dr Mohd Shahwahid

UPM

Economic analysis of Edible Bird Nest industry of Malaysia

Dr Nurshuhada Binti Solahudin

DVS

Critical Success Factor in Swiftlet Farming

Prof Dr Mohd Rais

UM

Investigating the Importance of Edible Bird Nest in the Management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

Prof Salam Babji

UKM

Enhancing Digestibility of Edible Bird Nest by Hydrolysis and Size Reduction: In-vivo and In-vitro method

Profesor Madya Dr Hafandi Ahmad

UPM

The effects of sialic acid from swiftlet’s EBN on brain cognitive function of trans-generational rats/mice.

Dr Yong Ee Ling

UTM

Integrated Nano-ozonation and Sonication Process for the Removal of Nitrogen Species in Edible Bird Nest.

Profesor Maznah Ismail

UPM

A single blind randomized control trial on anti-aging and cardio-protective properties of edible bird nest in pre-menopause women.

Profesor Dr Jothi Malar A/P Oanandam

UPM

Microsallite Analysis of the Edible Nest Swiftlet, Aerodramus fuciphagus Thunberg, in Malaysia.

Profesor Madya Dr Lau Seng Fong

UPM

Effect of Edible Bird Nest Extract on Osteoarthritis Progression In The Rabbit Model

 

Total budget received: 6 million

1. Evaluation of the Quality of Edible Bird Nests Produced in Malaysia.
2. Genetic Characterization of the Malaysan Edible Bird Nest Swiftlets.
3. Study on Population Status of Swiftlet Aerodermus fuciphagus, its Ecology and Behaviour with Emphasis on Feeding Behaviour in Different Habitats
4. Optimizing Feeds and Feeding for Edible-Nest Swiftlets.
5. Health and Disease Surveillance on Edible Bird Nest Swiftlet Aerodermus species.

Recent Publications:


Edible Bird Nest Industry Conference 2012 (November 2012): Poster Abstract

Chow G .H., Jalila A., Arshad S.S., Tan S. W., Siti Khatijah M., & Ong K. W.
Detection Of Newcastle Disease Virus In Edible-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus) Ranched Under An Oil Palm Plantation In Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia

Fhaisol M.A., Intan-Shameha A.R., Zuki, A.B.Z., and Azhar K.
Gross Morphology Of The Intestine Of Edible Bird's-Nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus Fuciphagus) And House Swift (Apus Nipalensis).

Derwin M.D.S.A., Arshad S.S., Mehrbod P., Kamaruddin A.I., Bande F., Jalila A. and Fadzilah-A'ini A.K.
A Preliminary Study On In Vitro Evaluation Of ANTIVIRAL PROPERTIES OF BIRD NEST EXTRACT AGAINST ANIMAL CORONAVIRUS

 

Updated:: 08/10/2019 [mjamil]

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