FST Postgraduate


Genome science is the study of entire genomes, which are the complete sets of genetic material present in an organism. Genome science research encompasses a wide range of topics, from genome sequencing and analysis to the functional characterization of genes and their interactions. Some of the major areas of focus in genome science research include comparative genomics, gene regulation, epigenetics, metagenomics, and synthetic biology. The findings from genome science research have numerous practical applications, such as in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and environmental science. Genome science research is important for understanding the organization and function of genetic information in living organisms, and for developing new tools and technologies to manipulate and engineer genomes for a variety of applications. As genome sequencing technologies continue to improve and become more accessible, the scope of genome science research is rapidly expanding, making it a dynamic and exciting field.

FST experts

Prof. Dr. Wan Kiew Lian

PhD (Cambridge)


Expertise: Parasite Genomics, Plant Genomics, Molecular Parasitology, Plant Molecular Biology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Munir Abd Murad

PhD (Aberdeen)


Expertise: Microbial Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Molecular Mycology, Plant-Microbe Interactions

Dr. Lam Su Datt

PhD (University College London)


Expertise: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Structural Biology

Dr. Sylvia Chieng

PhD (UKMalaysia)


Expertise: Microbial genomics, Infectious disease, Microbial leaching, Host-pathogen interaction, Diagnosis biomarker