Professor Datuk Dr. A Rahman A Jamal is a professor of paediatric haematology, oncology and molecular biology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is senior principal research fellow of the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI). He is the project leader for The Malaysian Cohort and the Cohort Biobank, the largest in South-East Asia. He was the project director for the UKM Specialist Children’s Hospital (2010-2019). His research interests include cancers, other non-communicable diseases, and cohort studies. He has over 180 indexed publications. One of his latest projects is The Cancer Genome Atlas Malaysia. He is involved in two MRC UK-Malaysia research projects on diabetes and obesity. He is the chairman of National Stem Cell Committee for Ethics in Research and Therapy, Ministry of Health (MOH), a committee member for the Thalassaemia Control Programme (MOH), and member of the National Clinical Trials Committee MOH. He is a fellow of the Academy Sciences of Malaysia and heads a task force for a Precision Medicine Initiative. He is a board member for the Clinical Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd and UKM Kesihatan Berhad. He is a member of the Asia Cohort Consortium, Committee for Longitudinal Population Studies (Welcome Trust UK), International 100K Cohort Consortium, and the International Commission for Human Germline Genome Editing (National Academy of Sciences USA and Royal Society UK).