Prasiswazah FST



Biochemistry Programme

Have you ever wondered what causes diseases like cancer and diabetes? Are you interested in developing new therapeutic drugs? The field of Biochemistry provides the key to understanding disease and how disease can be treated. You will also be exposed to the fundamentals of life’s molecular structures and processes. Biochemistry is at the core of various fields of biology and is involved in a large number of impactful scientific discoveries in medicine and biotechnology.

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

Career Prospects

Core lecturers

Prof. Dr. Wan Kiew Lian

Genomics, Molecular parasitology (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roohaida Othman

Plant biotechnology, Genomics, System biology (

Dr. Izyanti Ibrahim

Enzymology, Protein biochemistry (

Head of Programme

Dr. Shazilah Kamaruddin

Enzyme Biotechnology, Fungal Molecular Biology

Dr. Babul Airianah Othman

Microbial and Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Shahidan

Biological sensor, Biochemistry (

Dr. Shevin Rizal Feroz

Protein biochemistry, Ligand-protein interactions

Dr. Mohd Rohaizad Md. Roduan

Cancer biology, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy

Dr. Fariza Juliana Nordin

Cancer mechanistic study, cancer drug discovery

Entry requirements

General requirement:

  1. Complete 12 years of Primary and High School education; and
  2. Obtain High School (e.g. Higher Secondary Certificate, Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Tawjihiyah, Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas, High School Diploma); and
  3. Meet minimum English requirement set by faculty; and
  4. Pass UKM interview (if required) ; and
  5. Meet faculty specific requirement;

Specific programme requirement:

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