1. Neuroscience, Natural Product and Toxicology

    Description: Interdisciplinary research of neuroscience, natural products, and toxicity.

    Objectives:
    • To promote multidisciplinary collaborative research for the fields of neuroscience, toxicology, wound healing, microbiology, and obesity.
    • To develop and study new natural or synthetics-based compounds in treatments of diseases.
    • To source research findings for the benefit of the university and public.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences

    SDG: Good health and well being

  2. Marine Science

    Description: Marine science research focuses on applied science of marine organisms in biomedical field.

    Objectives:
    • To explore the potential of marine resources to be exploited into health products.
    • To disseminate knowledge, understanding and awareness of marine environment's sustainablity.
    • To encourage interdisciplinary research between marine science, biomedical science, and social sciences.

    Key Research Area:
    • - Applied Health Sciences
      - Environmental Sustainability

    SDG:
    • - Good health and well being
      - Life below water
  3. Holistic Environmental & Occupational Health

    Description: Research on the exposure to occupational and environmental health hazards and the impacts on human.

    Objectives:
    • To promote multidisciplinary collaborative research for environmental and occupational safety and health researches.
    • To prevent and manage occupational and environmental injury; illnesses and disabilities; and promotion of workers' health, their families, and communities.
    • To source research findings for the benefit of the government and industries.
    • To respond to the need of the academic researchers to link with governmental and non-governmental organisations.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences, Environmental Sustainability

    SDG: Good health and well being

  4. Embryogenic Model for Anticancer Drug Discovery

    Description:Anticancer drug discovery using vertebrate embryo as a model for drug targeting.

    Objectives:
    • To discover natural products with anticancer properties.
    • To understand the mechanism of anticancer activities of natural products.
    • To develop pharmaceutical products from natural resources.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences

    SDG:Good health and well being

  5. Psychosocial & Behavioural Intervention

    Description: Research that attests to psychosocial and behavioural intervention and innovation.

    Objectives:
    • To pursue research which integrates multi-disciplinary approaches to tackle health and psychosocial issues.
    • To focus on psychosocial behaviour studies and innovative intervention.
    • To support collaborative research that helps improvement of holistic health and well-being for the larger community.
    • To include knowledge transfer programmes and education intervention for medical, scientific, and general population in Malaysia and abroad.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences, Community Interventions

    SDG: Good health and well being

  6. Food-DESK

    Description: Researches of this group focus on functional food development; evaluation of food safety and quality; and investigation of food structures as affected by food processing techniques.

    Objectives:
    • To promote functional food development designed for different target markets.
    • To increase the shelf life of food products using natural preservatives and techniques.
    • To evaluate food safety knowledge, attitude and practices of food handlers and consumers in various types of food establishments.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences, Gastronomy & Nutrition

    SDG: Good health and well being

  7. Computational Drug Discovery of Hypothetical Protein

    Description: Over the last decade, more than 150 complete genomes of diverse bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes have been sequenced, and many more are currently in the pipeline. Our research group focuses on investigating hypothetical proteins available in prokaryote genomes through bioinformatics approach. We focus on annotating hypothetical proteins functionally, structurally, and in computational designing of novel drug and vaccine targets.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences

    SDG: Good health and well being

  8. Virus and Bacteria

    Description: ViBa is a research team comprising of researchers from various areas of Microbiology such as scientific Molecular Microbiology, Virology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology. Our group’s main focus is on bacteriophage and bacteria research. Bacteriophages are viruses which infect and kill bacteria. We believe bacteriophage research to be an area of extreme importance, with great potential still to be explored and exploited in the development of new treatments for infectious diseases. We support collaborative researches that help establish the safety and efficacy of phage therapy for key applications. Our goal also includes education regarding phage therapy for medical, scientific, and general population in Malaysia and abroad.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences, Medical Sciences

    SDG: Good health and well being

  9. CaRes - Cardiovascular Research

    Description:
    • The group conducts research about cardiovascular disease and its risk factors; cardio-metabolic disorders using intact animals, cell studies and molecular analysis.
    • The group focuses on the study of effects of herb extracts (ie. herbal coffee) on reducing the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension).
    • In the Knowledge Transfer Project, the group engages with community to create awareness about the risk factors and practices of cardiovascular diseases.

    Key Research Area: Applied Health Sciences

    SDG: Good health and well being