This research cluster group compromising of members researching into four main disciplines i.e. omics, diagnostics, natural products and organic synthesis. We anticipate collaborations for research enhancement between members as well as links with groups across UMP and external organizations both national and international levels.
Our group research on resources from the rich biodiversity found in the sea, land and atmosphere of Malaysia. The strength of our group is not only in attaining the ample natural resources but also in the capacity of the expert researcher’s initiatives to downstream. The experts in the discipline of natural product capable to screen the natural resources such as medicinal plants for their significant biological activities and able consequently standardizing the extraction or fractionation and if necessary even able to isolate lead compounds. The mechanism or mode of action at cellular or molecular level of these samples can be further investigated by our “omics” scientist using their respective tools. Ideally, functional group modifications or complete synthetic build up can be achieved with know how inherent by our organic synthesis scientists. The ability of our group do not end here but continues with the contributions from the discipline of diagnostic utilizing state of the art biosensors for instance in the study of the interaction of the lead compound with physiological biomolecules. This is just one example that gives a unison overview of our capabilities. No doubt on their own each one of these disciplines can and has achieved much potential.