Programme : Natural Products Discovery
Programme Leader : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intan Safinar Ismail
Our main approach is enriching the scientific contents of Malaysia’s biological resources through realization of high-value added outcomes, based on its effective and sustainable development. The national asset, in the form of biodiversity with traditional medicinal knowledge, is expected to intensify the potential of developing the asset as a source of national prosperity. This program is directed towards the discovery of new molecular entities from natural resources that have physiological activity and/or novel mechanisms of action as leads for new drug templates. Activities encompass the isolation and structural characterization of bioactive molecules, chemical modification, drug design as well as total synthesis or semi-synthesis of therapeutically important compounds.
- High-caliber and internationally recognized multidisciplinary researchers and staff.
- Advanced facilities of high resolution spectroscopy to support research and services.
- Publications in high impact journals, and patent applied.
- Collaborative network with international institutes through Memorandum of Understanding (Hoshi University,
Japan and H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan) and national institute through
Memorandum of Agreement (Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation)
Updated:: 25/07/2017 [azah]
Institute of Bioscience,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org