Health Technology and Medicine
The present era offers more promise for medical research progress than ever before. Reduction of the burden of disease, both morbidity and mortality, remains the focus of medical research at UKM; specifically the prevention of life threatening diseases such as cancer. Among the research actions include understanding the fundamental causes of life threatening diseases and using research to develop treatments or preventative measures to reduce the impact of major diseases. Applications in each of these cascading priority areas would impact on the existing, but also suggest new and additional priority areas within the current UKM medical research portfolio. Further, current and topical research undertakings at UKM also include development of biotechnology and pharmaceutical programmes deemed capable of wealth creation.
UKM leads in areas such as regenerative medicine, particularly tissue engineering, molecular medicine and biomedical engineering. Success in these areas has been made possible through a multi and cross disciplinary approach with collaboration from the Faculties of Science and Technology, Allied Health and Engineering and the Built Environment.
Prof. Dato’ Dr. A. Rahman A. Jamal
UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI)
Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
56000 Cheras, Selangor.