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Medical biotechnology: prospects in Malaysia

Isa, Nur Firdaus (2018) Medical biotechnology: prospects in Malaysia. In: International Seminar on Biosciences & Medical Engineering (ISBME) 2018, 15th April 2018, Skudai, Johor.

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Abstract

The blooming interdisciplinary research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is well-received by scientists who perceived this as a massive opportunity to the great era of medical biotechnology. In Malaysia, tropical diseases, vector borne diseases, and endemic infectious diseases are commonly associated with our population, but its pathogenesis and how we address it at the molecular level is still lacking. Our current team consists of medical biotechnologists working on structural biology, molecular pathology and biomaterial science, allowing to gain insights into health and diseases that would not have been possible by sticking to one approach. We work across a range of different areas of human disease associated with our population such as melioidosis, pneumococcal disease, and sexually-transmitted infection. Collectively, our work help bridging the knowledge gap on how biological molecules work on the molecular scale and how they contribute to biological functions and disease development. Our aim is to explore molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for human health and disease, and to develop integrated strategies to address common diseases. The work we undertake may provide direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies across a wide range of disease areas, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives and wellness of individuals suffering from illnesses. More onto our ongoing work addressing issues in selected disease in our population, challenges faced in our research and strategies to bring about changes that will benefit science and medical research in Malaysia, will be discussed further in this talk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 8298/63651
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical biotechnology, Malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr Nur Firdaus Isa
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 10:19
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2018 10:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63651

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