Research Centres


Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

The Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) at the Faculty of Medicine (FoM), was established in 2007 and is currently the only HIV and infectious diseases research center in Malaysia and one of a few in the region.

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Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine (CCEEM)

The Julius Centre University of Malaya was borne out of the collaboration of the University of Malaya (UM) with the University Medical Centre, Utrecht (UMCU). UMCU together with the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and UM were earlier members of the Asia-Link project an Asia-Europe Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine project (fondly referred to as Asia-Link within JCUM) Funded by grants form the European Union.

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The Centre for Population Health (CePH) was officially launched by the Vice Chancellor of University of Malaya (UM) on the 18th February 2009. The vision of the CePH is to become a research centre of excellence which will contribute to evidence based health policy formulation for promoting population health and improving the quality of life of the society. A Memorandum of Understanding between UM and the Queen’s University in Belfast, United Kingdom was signed during the launching.

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National Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Research and Learning (NOCERAL)

Established in 2003, National Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Research and Learning (NOCERAL) aims to meet the current and anticipated future demands in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. Since its inception, and with the support of its own orthopaedic foundation (Yayasan Ortopedik) and its international collaborators, NOCERAL has proven its performance in all disciplines, incorporating research, education and clinical services.

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Shimadzu – UMMC Centre for Xenobiotic Studies (SUCXeS)

Shimadzu-UMMC Centre for Xenobiotic Studies or better known as SUCXeS, is a well equipped and sophisticated teaching, research and service laboratory. It is a multidisciplinary laboratory which is capable of doing analysis on various types of drugs and xenobiotic compounds including poisons, adulterants, toxic compounds, pollutants and natural products.

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University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics research (UMCPR)

The University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research (UMCPR) was formally established in 2009, adjunct to pre-existing basic proteomics facilities at the Medical Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. The centre’s aims are to support and consolidate all proteomics research activities at the University of Malaya and in Malaysia, which had been ongoing for more than a decade prior to the establishment of UMCPR.

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University of Malaya Eye Research Centre (UMERC)

University Malaya Eye Research Centre or UMERC was first established on the 27th July 2009 by YB Dato Saifuddin Abdullah as a research arm of Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. UMERC was first proposed to fulfil the need of a strong research support facility in the field of ophthalmology in University of Malaya as well as Malaysia with its first director, Associate Professor Dr. Kenneth Fong Choong Sian. Currently UMERC is led by Associate Professor Dr. Tengku Ain Tengku Kamalden as the head of the research centre.

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University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre (UMRIC)

Establishing UMRIC would encourage new multidisciplinary research initiatives, enhance training in medical imaging sciences by providing educational infrastructure and create new opportunities and funding for collaborative research. It is envisioned that the UMRIC will facilitate creation, management and development of research with maximum commercial potential and even commercialization of research results by providing the physical environment whereby these activities can occur.

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