Universiti kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was acknowledged by the Malaysian Government as research university on the 11th October 2006. As a research university, among its roles are to generate, absorb and adapt global knowledge to gain new knowledge, ideas, creativity and high quality innovation through technology transfer. To achive these, eight research niches were developed. Drug Discovery Research Group is under Natural Products Cluster which belongs to Health Technology and Medicine Niche.
- Natural Products (Annonaceae, Guttiferae, Zingiberaceae and Myrsinaceae)
- Bioactivity studies (anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular and insecticide)
- Scope (Herbal Analysis and Quality Control, Immunology, Phytochemistry and Ethnobotany)
- Drug Design and Synthesis