ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. LILY AZURA BINTI SHOAIB

Dr Lily Azura Shoaib  is a clinical specialist and a senior lecturer in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Malaysia. She gained her Master of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry fromEdinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute, the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and bachelor in Dental Surgery from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo in the year 2000. Her research interests centre around cariology, special care dentistry, oral health quality of life and dental education. 

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DR. ABDULLAH AL-HADI BIN AHMAD FUAAD

ChM. Dr. Abdullah Al-Hadi Ahmad Fuaad, or simply Hadi Fuaad, is a professional certified chemistry under Malaysia Chemist Act 1975. He has completed his bachelor’s degree (JPA Scholar, Bachelor of Biotechnology – Chemistry, Class of 2010) and research higher degree (UQ International Scholar, Doctor of Philosophy, Class of 2015) from the University of Queensland, Australia. He was supervised by Professor Dr Istvan Toth and Dr Mariusz Skwarczynski. His doctoral and postdoctoral experiences exposed him to diverse research cultures at six different institutes including the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, Queensland Institute for Medical Research, Institute for Glycomics, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, Institute for Molecular Bioscience in Australia, Department of Chemistry Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, and more recently at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States. Then, he received specialist training on state-of-the-art equipment (automatic peptide synthesiser, NMR, MALDI-MS) and high-quality training from excellent researchers in modern peptide chemistry, such as for cyclotides synthesis - tarantula toxin, plant defensins, protease inhibitors and conotoxins, and in Harvard, he was trained as a Nanotoxicology expert (aerosol) under Professor Joseph Brain and Dr Ramon Molina. Currently, his research work involves computational design, synthesis and characterization of peptide antivirals (Principal Investigator – University Malaysia Small Research Grant), and development of peptide-based carriers for anti-cancer drug (PI – Majlis Kanser Malaysia Research Grant) and peptide-based carriers for biopesticide delivery (PI – Frontier Research Grant Scheme). Apart from teaching and research, he is currently supervising 4 PhD and 2 MSc students. He welcomes individuals interested to further their studies and any interested parties for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Visit my Peptide Lab for more info 

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. SAHARUDDIN BIN MOHAMAD

Dr. Saharuddin bin Mohamad received his Bachelor of Engineering (Bioengineering) in 1998 and Master of Engineering (Bioengineering) in 2000 from the University of Tokushima, Japan. He successfully completed his Doctor of Engineering degree in functional system engineering in 2003 at the same university. Then, he took up a post-doctoral position in bioinformatics at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan until 2004.  He was appointed as lecturer in Bioinformatics Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya ever since. His research interest focuses on structural bioinformatics, with special interest in computer-aided drug design and protein engineering. He also engages in molecular bioinformatics research projects related to analysis and data mining of the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data in genomics, metagenomics, whole-exomic and trancriptomics. Furthermore, he involves in translational bioinformatics research projects with his collaborators from Institute of Medical Research, Malaysia. He actively involves in teaching and development of courses for Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) and Master of Bioinformatics at the University of Malaya. He served as Programme Coordinator for Bachelor of Science (Bioinformatics) Degree Program from 2013 to 2014 and re-appointed as the coordinator from 2019 to 2020. He was appointed as Advisory Board Member of MyBioInfoNet (Malaysia Bioinformatics Network) for 2019-2021 session. He was elected as vice president of the Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MaSBiC) for 2018-2020 and 2020-2022 session. He was appointed as the Head of Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science from January 2020 to January 2022.  Currently, he serves as the Head of Centre of Research in Systems Biology, Structural, Bioinformatics and Human Digital Imaging (CRYSTAL), University of Malaya since 2017.

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