DR. NIKMAN ADLI BIN NOR HASHIM

I am a researcher in human genetics specialising in copy number variations (CNVs) and the impacts of such genetic variations in human health. I am equipped with a comprehensive research background which include biotechnology (BSc), human molecular genetics, population genetics, genomics, cytogenetics, molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, high-performance computing and biostatistics (MSc, PhD). My aim is always to promote wellness and lifestyle solutions through scientifically-driven values and tools in providing personalised disease screenings, therapeutics and preventive strategies, specifically using structural genomic variations (and other genetic variations) as potential therapeutic and screening targets for non-communicable diseases, also known as NCDs (i.e. cancer, obesity, diabetes). As an educator, I always believe in the importance of education to create long-lasting awareness in health.  Specifically, I am interested to investigate differential patterns of structural genomic variations in order to identify the plausible causes, or origins of NCDs in our Malaysian population. I am fascinated by the diversity of our ethnic composition and intrigued to see the genetic patterns of such diverse background. Given the opportunity and the right collaborations, it is hoped that together, we could delineate the genomic architecture of our unique population, which could eventually provide more informative data that are beneficial in our fight against such diseases. My previous work thus far has involved the integration of various bioinformatics components in genetic analytics, and I would like to continue doing so since big data technology is becoming a norm in current and future biological scientific research.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. ADLINDA BINTI ALIP

Dr Adlinda graduated from Southampton University, UK and completed general medical training before being awarded the MRCP by the Royal College of Physician, UK. She obtained FRCR by the Royal College of Radiologist (Clinical Oncology) UK and awarded certificate of completion (CCT) in Clinical Oncology by General Medical Council UK in 2011. She joined University of Malaya as a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Oncologist in 2012. She is a principal and sub investigator for several ongoing and completed clinical trials. She gives talks and presentation locally and in international meetings. Her main areas of interest include Lung, Breast, Genitourinary and Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Radiotherapy.

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