FST Postgraduate


Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms. Genetics research encompasses a wide range of topics, from molecular genetics to population genetics, and includes both basic and applied research. Some of the major areas of focus in genetics research include gene expression, regulation, and editing, genome sequencing and analysis, epigenetics, genetic disorders, and the genetics of complex traits and diseases. The findings from genetics research have numerous practical applications, such as in medicine, agriculture, forensic science, and biotechnology. Genetics research is important for understanding the fundamental mechanisms that govern life, and for addressing many of the challenges facing society today, such as developing new treatments for genetic diseases, improving crop yields, and identifying genetic factors that contribute to human health and disease.

Prof. Dr. Shahrul Hisham Zainal Ariffin



Expertise: Stem cell, Cytotechnology, Biomarker, Human Genetics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noraini binti Talip

PhD (University Of Reading)

✉️ ntalip@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Taxonomy, Plant Systematic, Plant Anatomy, Plant Micromorphology, Plant Palynology

Dr. Izwan Bharudin

PhD (Univ. of Liverpool, UK)

✉️ ibb@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Fungal Biology, Microbial Genomics, Plant Pathogens, Biological Control, Antarctic Microbes

Dr. Jasper E. James

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ jasper.james@ukm.edu.my

Expertise:Molecular Mycology, Antifungal Drug Resistance Mechanisms, Drug-efflux Pump Proteins, Yeast Genetic Engineering, Transcriptomics

Dr. Mohd Ikmal bin Asmuni

PhD (UKMalaysia)


Expertise: Plant Genomics, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Agronomy

Dr. Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin

PhD (UPMalaysia)

✉️ nora_aziz@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Plant Breeding (Conventional, Molecular & Mutational Breeding), Genetics, Agronomy, Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Norfarhan binti Mohd Assa’ad

PhD (ETH Zurich)

✉️ n_farhan@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Bioinformatics, population genomics, comparative genomics, evolutionary genomics