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University is a place where researchers have the freedom to discover new knowledge and to innovate. Hence, in line with this, academicians and researchers are the pillar of strength of our foundation in the University of Malaya (UM).



Research on Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
Research on Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
Endocrine disrupters are exogenous hormone-like compounds which mimic natural hormones by occupying the binding site of hormone receptor. The other type of disruption mechanism includes antagonism of hormones or inhibition of the synthesis and metabolism of hormones. Many of known endocrine disrupters are environmental estrogens and it is for this reason that feminization is often observed in the environment. In addition to estrogen-like compounds, some other endocrine disrupter is known to show anti-estrogenic activity, or thyroid hormone activity. Disruption of the endocrine system will lead to the failure of reproduction and subsequently to the loss of biological species. Nationwide monitoring has been done in 2000 and 2001 in Malaysia to establish a baseline and a comprehensive database in Malaysia. The monitoring projects include several programs on environment monitoring including river, drinking water, food products, human blood, cord blood of population. Our research program on endocrine disruptors started several years ago by the formation of the University of Malaya Endocrine Disrupters research group. The aim is to explore the possible adverse effects suspected due to environmental chemicals on the reproductive and other high-integrated biological systems in humans and animals. However, on one hand for human effect, except for a few accidentally exposed cases with a high-dose of TCDDs(Dioxins) or Diethylstilbesterol (DES), most human hazards indicated such as cancers or reproductive disorder seem to be much controversial and require more precise cohort-type studies to prove the evidences.

Nipah Encephalitis - Mahathir Science Award 2006 Faculty Of Medicine, University Malaya
Nipah Encephalitis - Mahathir Science Award 2006 Faculty Of Medicine, University Malaya
The Mahathir Science Award was instituted by the Academy of Science Malaysia in recognition of scientists or institutions who have contributed to cutting-edge tropical research that have had an impact on society. The Award is Malaysia's most prestigious science award. The recipients extend beyond the boundaries of Malaysia. In fact the first award in 2005 was by Professor John Mackenzie from Queensland, Australia for his contributions in solving the problems related to Japanese encephalitis virus, and the 2007 award was by Professor J Malik Peiris, of University of Hong Kong, for the discovery of the SARS virus.

Learning to Write May be a Health Hazard: One Experienced and Skilled Writer's Encounter
Learning to Write May be a Health Hazard: One Experienced and Skilled Writer's Encounter
Paper presented at SPELT - Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers "Innovative Teachers:Agents of Change"

The Psychology of Chinese Behavior Seen In Spoken Discourses
The Psychology of Chinese Behavior Seen In Spoken Discourses
This research highlights the fact that as the younger generation of Chinese become more and more exposed to modern advancements like western cultures through movies, education, music, fashion and other popular trends, they have also evolved to become less like their parents who still preserve their traditional Chinese ways of being polite to their elders, caring for their parents and being less offensive when having conversations with their parents and more like their western counterparts who are more selfish, individualistic and direct in their ways.

Modeling and Observational Studies of Antarctic Katabatic Wind (MOSAK)
Modeling and Observational Studies of Antarctic Katabatic Wind (MOSAK)
This project is under the action group of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) headed by Prof. Azizan Abu Samah.

Climatology of Strong Wind Events Over the Costal Antarctic Zone
Climatology of Strong Wind Events Over the Costal Antarctic Zone
Another aspect of Antarctic research by Atmospheric Science Team comprises carrying out the first detailed analysis of Antarctic-wide climatology of these strong wind events (SWE)

SHAMALA DEVI A/P K.C SEKARAN
SHAMALA DEVI A/P K.C SEKARAN
Biography   Professor Shamala Devi was born on the 16th of February, 1954 in Johor Bahru. The 3rd of 5 siblings, she completed her primary and secondary education in the Infant Jesus ...

MOHD ROSLAN BIN MOHD NOR
MOHD ROSLAN BIN MOHD NOR
Roslan is a graduate in the new field of inquiry Islamicjerusalem Studies. He is the first Malaysian to have a privilege  graduated in this area of studies and the ...

CHRISTOPHER GUNASEELAN A/L D J JESUDASON
CHRISTOPHER GUNASEELAN A/L D J JESUDASON
Outline of Work profile: I was given a scholarship by concerns in England (1974) to complete my higher Secondary education; I then read the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge, specializing in ...

BO KYUNG KIM
BO KYUNG KIM
Pianist Dr. Kim Bo-Kyung, born in South Korea, received her Doctoral degree in piano performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, she obtained a Master's degree ...

SALMAH BINTI ISMAIL
SALMAH BINTI ISMAIL
Title: Application of DNA Technology in Determining the Virulence Genes Responsible for Haemorrhagic Septicaemia of Pasteurella multocida Serotype B by Using ‘Shotgun’ Cloning Author: Salmah Ismail Source: Asian ...

KUANG CHING HEI
KUANG CHING HEI
Kuang Ching Hei is currently an associate professor attached to the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya. She has a PhD in Sociolinguistics earned from the University of ...

AHMED WASIF REZA
AHMED WASIF REZA
Dr. Ahmed Wasif Reza is currently working as a a Senior Lecturer in University of Malaya, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia. Being an academic staff, he is ...

AHMED ALY DIAA MOHAMMED SARHAN
AHMED ALY DIAA MOHAMMED SARHAN
Ahmed Sarhan graduated with a PhD. in Precision Engineering Department, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. During his work in Japan for around 6 years, he gained an experience in the field of ...

SEDEK BIN ARIFFIN
SEDEK BIN ARIFFIN
  My name is Dr. Sedek Ariffin. I received my primary education at National Primary School Khir Johari and secondary education at Islamic National Secondary School. After that, I continued ...

ERFAN ZAL NEZHAD
ERFAN ZAL NEZHAD
Erfan Zalnezhad graduated with a PhD. in Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During his work in Malaysia for around 3 years, he gained an experience in the ...

TIMOTHY JAMES WATSON
TIMOTHY JAMES WATSON
Associate Professor Dr Timothy (Ibrahim) qualified from King's College (University of London), United Kingdom in 2002. He completed his internship and residency in several highly regarded hospitals in London and ...

SHIRLEY CHUA JIN LIN
SHIRLEY CHUA JIN LIN
  Shirley Chua Jin Lin holds a PhD degree in Asset & Facilities Management and Bachelor degree in Building Surveying from the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, ...

SHATIRAH BINTI MOHAMED AKIB
SHATIRAH BINTI MOHAMED AKIB
Dr. Shatirah Binti Mohamed Akib is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She pursued her A-Level education from ...

LAI KHIN WEE
LAI KHIN WEE
B.Eng (Biomedical), Ph.D (Biomedical), CEng, MIET (UK)

Last Update: June 02, 2017