The Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR) is a centre of research excellence at the University of Malaya whose mission is to “create a platform for world class research, development, applications and training with outputs and products that interface between the fundamental and applied sciences.” In addition to its focus on research, a major objective of CEBAR is also to strengthen, promote and synergize links with industry with a vision to bridge academic research and industry needs.
The Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture is both a physical and virtual centre which synergizes the considerable existing capacity and resources within the University of Malaya targeting niche areas such as phytopharming, agriculture waste bioremediation, molecular breeding and selection and molecular diagnostics of plant and animal diseases.
The virtual structure of the centre promotes and epitomizes the borderless transfer and exchange of information and resources between members and partners and local and global stakeholders of CEBAR. Physically the core laboratories of CEBAR are located within the main campus of the University, a 750-acre (309-hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur , the capital city of Malaysia .In 2005 University Malaya celebrates its 100th anniversary. (http://www.um.edu.my).