Kimia Biologi

Chemical biology is the new trend in chemical research worldwide which deals with study at the molecular level. This rapidly growing field covers the chemistry/biology interface research supplied by tools and approaches derived from chemistry. Our laboratories emphasize interdisciplinary research that spans the protein and peptide sciences including biocatalysis, genome bioinformatics, structural and synthetic biology, molecular modelling and nanoemulsion for life-science applications. Metalloenzyme-, peptide- and DNA-based catalysts are being developed for the various organic syntheses of fine chemicals (palm oil esters and epoxides) and chiral pharmaceuticals. These patented methods/products are being used in translational research, for example palm oil esters based nanodelivery systems of drugs (medical) and herbicides (agrichemistry), antifreeze peptides in cryopreservation and downsizing protein (enzyme mimic) to peptide for a plethora of future applications.

Information on Key Researchers:




Chemical Biology


Prof. Dr. Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman


Chemical Biology

Prof. Dr. Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emilia Abd Malek

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslina Ahmad

Dr. Muhammad Alif Mohamad Latif (ASPER)

Dr. Siti Efliza Shaari (ASPER)

Dr. Norazlinaliza Salim (ASPER)

Dr. Intan Diana Mat Azmi (ASPER)

Medicinal Chemistry

Dr. Nur Kartinee Kassim

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thahira Begum

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslina Ahmad

Dr. Siti Munirah Mohd Faudzi

Dr. Nur Hana Faujan (ASPER)

 Bioinformatics, enzyme mimic, genome, protein chemistry, peptide synthesis, structural and synthetic biology, nanodelivery systems

Research Highlights

• More than RM12 million worth of research grants ranging from fundamental, applied and pre-commercial funds locally and globally (SAGA, ScienceFund, TechnoFund, FRGS, ERGS, LRGS-NanoMITE, GMBI, IFN, YPASM, TWAS etc)

• More than 400 articles published in high impact journals and proceedings including keynote/plenary/invited talks worldwide.

• More than 100 awards/recognition to research products, researchers and postgraduates at national and international level

• More than 20 patents being granted and filed for methods and products developed

• More than 10 research collaborations and networking within the country (EMTECH-UPM, UM, USM, UKM, MGI, IPharm, MPOB etc) and overseas (Harvard University, University of Minnesota, University of Edinburgh, Lund University, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Kyoto University, Surya University etc)

Link to Field of Study 
Organic Chemistry 
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry