List of Research Centre at Faculty Medicine

Centre for Population Health (CePH)
Overview

Health economic, public health policy, health cater financing, social epidemiology violence sexual health. 

Founder
Professor Madya Dr. Tin Tin Su

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Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

Overview

The Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) was established in 2007 to respond to the need to better understand the Malaysian HIV epidemic, and to build local capacity in conducting HIV related research. Since its establishment, it has become the leading Centre in Malaysia conducting HIV-related research in various fields including epidemiology, social behavioural, clinical and laboratory based research.

Founder
Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

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Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC)

Overview

CIC was established in February, 1999 under the Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine. It was officially launched by Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Haji Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya on 21st August 1999. It functions as a Clinical Trial Management Organization and a "one- stop" centre designed to facilitate the conduct of safe and credible clinical research by providing a unique collaboration of academic excellence and experience.

CIC also acts as a point of contact to access an integrated network of experienced clinical investigators as well as providing a large pool of potential research subjects including healthy volunteers from the institution. The roles of CIC encompass provision of human resource, finance management, liasing with Medical Ethics Commitee and other clinical services e.g. radiography, laboratory and pharmacy. CIC aims to serve pharmaceutical and biomedical companies in providing a unique combination of academic excellence and experience to expedite safe and quality clinical trials.


Founder
Dr. Hasniza Zaman Huri

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Julius Centre University of Malaya (JCUM)

Overview

The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union. Although the project ended in December 2010 to further strengthen the ties between UMCU, CEBM, RSCM and UM, it was decided that the department would set up a centre which would further the collaboration beyond the remit of the Asia-Link project.

The strengths of the centre lie in its expertise in epidemiology and research, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine. The other main strength of the centre is its close links to its partners in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the centre has been active in carrying out activities both under the Asia-Link programme as well as its own activities separately from the Asia-link programme.

Founder
Professor Madya Dr. Sanjay Rampal Lekhraj Rampal

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The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union. Although the project ended in December 2010 to further strengthen the ties between UMCU, CEBM, RSCM and UM, it was decided that the department would set up a centre which would further the collaboration beyond the remit of the Asia-Link project.

 

The strengths of the centre lie in its expertise in epidemiology and research, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine. The other main strength of the centre is its close links to its partners in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the centre has been active in carrying out activities both under the Asia-Link programme as well as its own activities separately from the Asia-link programme.

The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union. Although the project ended in December 2010 to further strengthen the ties between UMCU, CEBM, RSCM and UM, it was decided that the department would set up a centre which would further the collaboration beyond the remit of the Asia-Link project.

 

The strengths of the centre lie in its expertise in epidemiology and research, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine. The other main strength of the centre is its close links to its partners in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the centre has been active in carrying out activities both under the Asia-Link programme as well as its own activities separately from the Asia-link programme.

The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union. Although the project ended in December 2010 to further strengthen the ties between UMCU, CEBM, RSCM and UM, it was decided that the department would set up a centre which would further the collaboration beyond the remit of the Asia-Link project.

 

The strengths of the centre lie in its expertise in epidemiology and research, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine. The other main strength of the centre is its close links to its partners in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the centre has been active in carrying out activities both under the Asia-Link programme as well as its own activities separately from the Asia-link programme.

The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union. Although the project ended in December 2010 to further strengthen the ties between UMCU, CEBM, RSCM and UM, it was decided that the department would set up a centre which would further the collaboration beyond the remit of the Asia-Link project.

 

The strengths of the centre lie in its expertise in epidemiology and research, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine. The other main strength of the centre is its close links to its partners in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the centre has been active in carrying out activities both under the Asia-Link programme as well as its own activities separately from the Asia-link programme.

The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union. Although the project ended in December 2010 to further strengthen the ties between UMCU, CEBM, RSCM and UM, it was decided that the department would set up a centre which would further the collaboration beyond the remit of the Asia-Link project.

 

The strengths of the centre lie in its expertise in epidemiology and research, medical statistics and evidence-based medicine. The other main strength of the centre is its close links to its partners in the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the centre has been active in carrying out activities both under the Asia-Link programme as well as its own activities separately from the Asia-link programme.

Shimadzu- UMMC Centre for Xenobiotic Studies (SUCXeS)

Overview

Shimadzu-UMMC Centre for Xenobiotic Studies or better known as SUCXeS, is a well equipped and sophisticated teaching, research and service laboratory. It is a multidisciplinary laboratory which is capable of doing analysis on various types of drugs and xenobiotic compounds including poisons, adulterants, toxic compounds, pollutants and natural products. After witnessing the excellent progress and research quality of the laboratory, Shimadzu Corporation has agreed to provide the laboratory with a GCMS. With the availability of another instrument, the activity of the laboratory increased tremendously and the performance of the lab were constantly observed by Shimadzu Corporation.

Founder
Professor Dr. Mustafa Ali Mohd

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University of Malaya Bioequivalance and Testing Centre (UBAT)

Overview

The University of Malaya Bioequivalence and Testing Centre (UBAT) started out as part of a research project in the late 1990s when the then Deputy Director of University Hospital, Professor CT Chua, realized that generics were generally sub-standard, that the number of Bioequivalence (BE) studies were steadily increasing and noted the surge in request for BE studies from 2006 onwards. In 2008, UBAT was established. Both its clinical and bioanalytical sites are located at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and the Department of Pharmacology, University of Malaya, respectively.

Facilities at Clinical Site

  • 2 well-equipped clinical/examination ward (each ward with 30 beds)
  • ECG machine, blood pressure monitor and the necessary equipment for pharmacokinetic sampling
  • Breath analyzer
  • Urine drug scan kit
  • Drug storage/archive facility
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Temperature-controlled storage area

Facilities at Analytical Site

  • LCMS/MS
  • HPLC
  • Freezers (–80 °C, –40 °C, –20 °C) and refrigerators equipped with a back-up generator system
  • Microbalance
Founder
Profesor Madya Dr. Zamri Chik

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University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research (UMCPR)

Overview

The University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research (UMCPR) was formally established in 2009, adjunct to pre-existing basic proteomics facilities at the Medical Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.  The centre’s aims are to support and consolidate all proteomics research activities at the University of Malaya and in Malaysia, which had been ongoing for more than a decade prior to the establishment of UMCPR. 

UMCPR currently supports more than five proteomic research projects in various disciplines, involving hands-on researchers who are mainly post-graduate students registered with the Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of Malaya.  As a well-equipped laboratory completed with highly competent staff, UMCPR offers charged proteomics services and training in specialized proteomics technologies within the University of Malaya as well as from other local universities and research institutions.  Among the research projects that are currently ongoing at UMCPR include:

  • Bodily fluid cancer biomarkers
  • Traditional medicine and natural products
  • Snake venoms
  • Circadian biology proteomics
  • Hair shaft proteins

To cultivate and garner a world-class research culture, members of UMCPR have also initiated collaboration with researchers throughout Malaysia and around the globe and over the years.  These joint efforts have produced an average of 10 yearly ISI-indexed publications in the last three consecutive years, as well as awards, recognition and patents.

For further information kindly contact Dr. Jaime Jacqueline Jayapalan or Puan Jumriah Hiji at 03-79677583.

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University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre (UMRIC)

Overview

In the last 10 years, the resolution, speed, volume of coverage and commercial availability of non-invasive imaging methods have improved many fold and at the same time the contrast resolution for metabolic and functional imaging of the body has shifted the thrust of medical imaging from anatomy (structure) to physiology (function). Medical imaging, in addition to producing images of anatomical structure, can now make measurements of physiological function, opening new diagnostic possibilities. These recent developments depended on the innovation of medical physicists, biomedical engineers, physicians and computer scientists. Progress will depend on further such interdisciplinary collaborative efforts and research.

Establishing UMRIC would encourage new multidisciplinary research initiatives, enhance training in medical imaging sciences by providing educational infrastructure and create new opportunities and funding for collaborative research. It is envisioned that the UMRIC will facilitate creation, management and development of research with maximum commercial potential and even commercialization of research results by providing the physical environment whereby these activities can occur.

Founder
Profesor Dr. Kartini Rahmat

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Virtual Reality Centre (VRC)
Overview

Virtual Reality, 3d Medical Biomodelling, 3D Medical Printing, Medical Instrument Design and prototyping, Computer Cluster, Linux Clusters. 

Founder
Profesor Dr. Vickneswaran Mathaneswaran
University of Malaya Eye Research Centre (UMERC)

The UMERC is the research arm of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Malaya. It will carry out research in areas of clinical ophthalmology, basic and applied science in ophthalmology and in the epidemiology of eye diseases. The Department of Ophthalmology has 15 members of academic staff that carry out clinical work, research and teaching in all aspects of ophthalmology. The department has more than 40 postgraduate clinical master’s students and is active in research and teaching.

Head
Associate Prof. Dr. Tengku Ain Fathlun Binti Tengku Kamalden

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Last Update: November 24, 2017