Our vision is to be the Centre of Excellence for learning and quality research, providing support to the Faculty of Medicine in being a world-renowned center for innovative and quality healthcare, research and learning.
The Department of Biochemistry, founded in 1963, is one of the first departments established in the University of Malaya. For the following four decades since then, the Department of Biochemistry was the sole department at the University providing Biochemistry education for scores of doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare providers. Many hundreds of biochemists have come through this department, earning honours and higher degrees, and honing research skills to contribute further to the nation’s scientific aspirations. In 2002, a new name, Department of Molecular Medicine, was adopted when the Biomedical Science Unit, which runs the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (B.Biomed.Sc) degree programme at the Faculty of Medicine merged with the Department of Biochemistry. In January 2013, the Department of Molecular Medicine became an independent entity, separate from the Department of Biomedical Science.At Present
The Department of Molecular Medicine is involved in the teaching of students enrolled for undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MBBS), Dentistry (BDS) and Pharmacy (BPharm) as well as postgraduate degrees by coursework (as part of the Master’s program in various subspecialties of medicine registered at the Faculty of Medicine and other Faculties). We also offer postgraduate degree courses by research (MMedSc and PhD) and training to undergraduate students from our University and from other Colleges and Universities, who wish to undertake a short research project as part of their undergraduate course.
Postgraduate Masters and PhD students are registered with the University’s Academic Administration and Services Centre (AASC), but conduct full-time research at the Department, supervised by either one or more academic staff. Our facilities are always evolving to accommodate the latest innovations in research. Many of our members of staff are involved in collaborative research with those from clinical and other departments in the Faculty of Medicine, as well as other Faculties and other Universities. Apart from the many Malaysian postgraduate students who have passed this portal on their way to greater heights in their individual careers, foreign students from all over the world have also obtained their degrees here. At present, we have students from many parts of the world conducting research and learning side by side with their Malaysian counterparts.
The Department of Molecular Medicine continues to be a standard bearer for quality research and education, dedicated to upholding the fine traditions of the University and the Faculty of Medicine, as well as charting innovative to multi-disciplinary scientific and research progress towards achieving the vision of great academic excellence and intensified quality research that will be second to none. Since our inception, the Department has consistently been one of the top five highly-published departments in the Faculty.
Prof Dr. Sarni binti Mat Junit
Head of Department
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The staff in the Department of Molecular Medicine are involved in the teaching of students enrolled for degrees in MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and BSc (BPharm).
Current programmes serviced / courses provided by the Department:
The department is not involved in the admission of students into the various undergraduate degree courses. For details regarding the admission into these degree courses, please visit the Academic Administration and Services Centre (AASC).Postgraduate Programmes
The Department offers postgraduate degree courses by research (MMedSc and PhD). Both postgraduate degrees are by dissertation. The postgraduate programmes provide a comprehensive training in research on specific areas through exploration and experimentation. One or more supervisors are assigned to each student. The supervisor’s role is to assist the student to define the research topic and provide guidance in the development of the research project. On completion of the research, the candidate is required to submit a thesis on research findings for examination.
All admissions for the various postgraduate programmes are coordinated by the Academic Administration and Services Centre (AASC).
Research has always been the forte of the Department of Molecular Medicine. Established in 2002 from a merger between the long-standing Department of Biochemistry (formed in 1963) and the Biomedical Science Programme (launched in 1993), the Department currently has 16 academic staff who are all scientists working in diverse areas of research. Equally dedicated to support the research activities at the Department are the postdoctoral fellows, numerous postgraduate students and laboratory managers.
Listed below are the various laboratories and the respective Principal Investigators (PIs) in the Department of Molecular Medicine. Kindly refer to each Academic Staff’s UMEXPERT profile for further information on their research activities. Many of the projects described are carried out in collaboration with other researchers within the Faculty of Medicine.
GENETICS & PROTEOMICS
LIPID & NUTRITION
PROTEIN & INTERACTOMICS
The Department has specialised equipments that are available for use. Kindly contact the department’s Main Office (03-7967 4906) for further information.
The Department of Molecular Medicine aims to be the Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry which will provide leadership in activities for the education, training, research, development, and the provision of services in the domain of medicine, health, and research.Teaching