The department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology are strengthened with members of different expertise according to different research clusters.
Cell Technology and Bioprocess research cluster at the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM is a group of researchers applying the latest techniques on cells (mammalian/yeast/fungal/microalga/bacteria) to use in bioprocessing technology for biotechnology development.
We are a group of researchers who primarily are experts in plant biology and physiology, breeding, stress management, integrated pest management, disease control and surveillance. The team utilizes its expertise in: (a) generating high yielding resistant varieties adapted to environment; (b) improved disease and pests management to reduce field losses; (c) efficient use of non-renewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate appropriate natural biological cycles and controls; (d) reduce negative imprint to environmental through improved farm practices; (e) sustain economic viability of farm operations; and (f) enhances the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.
Wildlife Conservation and Management research cluster formerly known as the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences in 1982, and is now known as Wildlife Research Group (WRG). Our research focuses on solving the wildlife conflict issue, extinction, conservation, ecology and genetics as well as understanding the ecology of wildlife diseases.