PERSONAL DETAIL


DR. MOHAMMAD FIRDAUS BIN ABDUL AZIZ

Faculty of Law
 
  firdausaziz@um.edu.my
 Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/W-4451-2017

BIOGRAPHY


Firdaus Aziz obtained his BSc (Genetics and Molecular Biology) in 2007 from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, before joining the University’s International and Corporate Relations Office as a Special Projects Officer. After successfully awarded with the National Science Fellowship, he furthered his studies at the University of Sheffield, where he graduated in 2011 with MA in Biotechnological Law and Ethics. He then returned to Malaysia and worked at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Following a brief period of ministerial work as a Special Officer to the Deputy Secretary General (Policy and Innovation), Firdaus joined Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) to pursue his doctorate (DPhil in Public Health) at the University of Oxford, which he completed in 2015. Firdaus’s DPhil project focused on regulatory measures to improve the regulatory framework for human stem cell research (hSCR) in Malaysia through comparative legal studies among countries across the globe, particularly focusing on the Commonwealth countries.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (UM Law). He continues to be a research associate of HeLEX and aspires to build strong connection and collaborations between the Centre and Malaysia. His research interests are in the legal and ethical issues of biosciences and emerging technologies. He is also a researcher and production editor at the Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology (CELEST) at the UM Law currently working on the governance of biobanking and stem cell law and policy. He has been actively involved with the UNESCO Bioethics as a trainer for the UNESCO Ethics Teachers Training Courses in the region. 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Stem Cell Society Singapore, Member, 2012 to 2016, (International)
  • The Oxford & Cambridge Society Malaysia, Member, 2014, (International)
  • The Oxford Union, Member, 2014, (International)
  • Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, Associate Member, 2015, (International)
  • UNESCO (Bioethics and Ethics of Science and Technology Section), Facilitator, 2017, (International)
  • Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) , Affiliate Member, 2018 to 2021, (National)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Fellow, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Student Affairs), 02/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
  • Fellow, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Student Affairs), 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
  • Fellow, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Student Affairs), 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
  • Fellow, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Residential College, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Student Affairs), 02/05/2016 to 31/12/2016
  • PENYELARAS, SUBJECT KLUSTER : KURSUS STUDENT HOLISTIC EMPOWERMENT (SHE), University Malaya, 30/07/2019 to 30/07/2020
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa, Eko Kampus and Living Lab, Universiti Malaya, University Malaya, 22/07/2019 to 21/07/2020
  • Coordinator, LawNite 2018/2019, Faculty, 19/10/2018 to 30/04/2019
  • Production Editor of Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology Newsletter, Faculty, 07/10/2018 to 11/04/2019
  • Pegawai Pengungsian, Jawatankuasa Tindakan Kecemasan, Faculty, 25/09/2018 to 25/09/2018
  • Member, UM Hostel Mini Lab Action, University Malaya, 24/06/2018 to 16/07/2018 (UM HOSTEL MINI LAB ACTION )
  • Advisor, UM Law Nite, University Malaya, 21/04/2018 to 21/04/2018
  • Coordinator, Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA) National Conference, National, 09/02/2018 to 11/02/2018
  • Coordinator, ALSA National Conference 2018: 'Working Towards Sustainable Development: Overlooked Communities', Faculty, 05/02/2018 to 10/02/2018
  • Pegawai Pengungsian, Jawatankuasa Tindakan Kecemasan , Faculty, 29/11/2017 to 29/11/2017
  • Committee Member, Conference/Seminar/Public Lecture Committee, Faculty, 06/09/2017 to 31/08/2018 (.)
  • Faculty Relations and Promotions Coordinator, Faculty, 06/09/2017 to 31/08/2018 (.)
  • Committee Member, Occupational Safety and Health Committee, Faculty, 06/09/2017 to 31/08/2018 (.)
  • Coordinator, Biodiversity Law, Faculty, 04/09/2017 to 04/02/2018 (Biodiversity Law)
  • Coordinator, Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics, Faculty, 04/09/2017 to 04/02/2018
  • Advisor, Law Night, Faculty, 04/09/2017 to 14/06/2018
  • Advisor, The Gemilang Awards, Kolej Kediaman Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, University Malaya, 04/09/2017 to 14/06/2018
  • Coordinator, Biosafety Law, Faculty, 06/02/2017 to 14/06/2017
  • Coordinator, Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics, Faculty, 06/02/2017 to 14/06/2017
  • Advisor, Law Night, Faculty, 20/10/2016 to 15/04/2017 (An annual event to celebrate Faculty of Law's achievements. )
  • Coordinator, External Relations and Promotion Activities, Faculty, 07/09/2016 (.)
  • Member, Conference Committee, Faculty, 07/09/2016 (.)
  • Committee Member, Academics Advisory Panel Session 2016/2017, Faculty, 07/09/2016 (.)
  • Committee Member, Bachelor of Law Exam Board Committee, Faculty, 05/09/2016 to 28/08/2017 (.)
  • Committee Member, University of Malaya Research Ethics Committee (Non-Medical), University Malaya, 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2018 (.)
  • Committee Member, Terms and Reference and Procedures for Integrity and Ethics Drafting Committee, University Malaya, 11/08/2016 (.)
  • Committee Member, Bachelor Degree Curriculum Committee - Genetics (ISB), University Malaya, 20/06/2016 (.)
  • Coordinator, UM Marketing and Branding (Law), University Malaya, 01/06/2016 (.)
  • Interviewer (2016/2017 Cohort), Faculty, 23/05/2016 to 23/05/2016 (.)
  • Advisor, Malam Anugerah Gemilang ke-15, Kolej Kediaman Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, University Malaya, 05/02/2016 to 23/04/2017 (An annual event to celebrate Raja Dr Nazrin Shah College's achievements)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Bioethics
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Social Sciences, Law (Regulatory Law)
  • Stem Cell Law and Policy


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Abdul Aziz, M. & Mohd Yusof, A. (2019) Can dynamic consent facilitate the protection of biomedical big data in biobanking in Malaysia?, Asian Bioethics Review, 11(2), 209-222. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2018
  • Bin Abdul Aziz, M. F., Morrison, M., & Kaye, J. (2018). Regulating human stem cell research and therapy in low-and middle-income countries: Malaysian perspectives. New Genetics and Society, 37(1), 2-20. (ISI-Indexed)
Proceeding

2018
  • Mohammad Firdaus Abdul Aziz. (2018) Advancing stem cell research and therapy in Malaysia: what are the ethical and legal challenges? Regenerative Research 7(1): 145 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2014
  • M. F. Bin Abdul Aziz (2014) Stem Cell Therapy: Challenges from Bench to Bedside, Scientific Malaysian, 8: 11-13. 
Others

2018
  • Abdul Aziz, M. F. (2018). Malaysian Biobanks: Is the current governance framework adequate? Center for Ethics and Law in Science and Technology Newsletter. Issue 1. ISSN 2637-031X 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Redefining informed consent in biomedical big data in Malaysia: A theoretical analysis, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2018, NONE, (National)
  • Developing An International Master's Of Research Ethics Program In Malaysia, Consultant, 2018 - 2023, International Funding, (International)
  • Communication-based Regulation : An Intervention Strategy For Unproven Stem Cell Therapy In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Governance of Biobanking in Malaysia: Opportunity and Challenges, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Regtech Project 2.0: Multidisciplinary Courses And Activities, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, International Funding, (International)
  • A Comparative Analysis of Access Governance and Its Challenges for Biobanks, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2018, NONE, (International)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


INVITED SPEAKER
  • A Qualitative Study to Identify An Appropriate Regulatory Framework for Human Stem Cell Research in Malaysia, The 1st Malaysian Society of Cellular and Research Therapy (MSCRT) Stem Cell Symposium 2016, 2016-10-11 to 2016-10-11, Malaysian Society of Cellular and Research Therapy (MSCRT), (National)
  • 1. Ethics Teaching in Action: Introduction to UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum 2. Toolbox: Ethical Analysis Using Different Theoretical Tools, UNESCO Ethics Teachers Training Course, 2017-04-25 to 2017-04-29, UNESCO, (International)
  • Biobanking of Reproductive Tissue: A Malaysian Perspective, Asian Bioethics Review International Research Conference: Governance of Biobanking in Biomedical Research, 2017-05-24 to 2017-05-26, Centre for Biomedical Ethics Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, (International)
  • Redefining informed consent in biomedical big data in Malaysia: A theoretical analysis, BIG DATA ETHICS SYMPOSIUM, 2018-03-05 to 2018-03-06, Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, (International)
  • Governance of Biobanking in Malaysia: Opportunities and Challenges, BIG DATA ETHICS SYMPOSIUM, 2018-03-05 to 2018-03-06, CENTRE FOR BIOMEDICAL ETHICS YONG LOO LIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, (International)
  • 1. Biomedical Big Data: Ethical and Legal Issues 2. Ethics Teaching in Action: Methods in Active Ethics Teaching, UNESCO Ethics Teachers Training Course, 2018-07-30 to 2018-08-03, UNESCO , (International)
  • 1. Biomedical Big Data: Ethical and Legal Issues 2. Ethics Teaching in Action: Methods of Active Ethics Teaching, UNESCO Ethics Teachers Training Course, 2018-08-06 to 2018-08-10, UNESCO, (International)
  • Advancing stem cell research and therapy in Malaysia: What are the ethical and legal challenges? , 17th International Conference of Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks, 2018-08-27 to 2018-08-30, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative medicine Society (TESMA) and Malaysian Biomaterials Society and Malaysian Association of Cell & Tissue Banking, (International)
  • Towards Innovative Regenerative Medicine: From Bench to Bedside., Innovation Forum KL 2018 "Entrepreneurship in Healthcare", 2018-09-21 to 2018-09-21, UM, Innovation Forum KL, Prima Nexus, (National)
  • Stem Cell Research: Ethical and Legal Challenges, UMMC MREC Research Seminar, 2018-12-14 to 2018-12-14, UMMC Medical Research Ethics Committee and Faculty of Law, (University)
  • Regulatory Considerations for Gene Editing in Malaysia, Public Conference on 'Getting the Ethics of Genome Editing Right: Engaging Multiple Perspectives', 2019-04-16 to 2019-04-16, Faculty of Medicine, UM and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, (International)
POSTER
  • The National Bioethics Council of Malaysia: The Promise of Health Research Governance, Pelancaran Majlis Bioetika Negara, 2012-05-22 to 2012-05-22, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, (National)
  • Stem Cell Tourism Revisited: What is the Solution?, Singapore Stem Cell Symposium, 2012-09-06 to 2012-09-07, Singapore Stem Cell Society, (International)
  • A qualitative study to identify an appropriate regulatory framework for human stem cell research in Malaysia , World Stem Cell Summit, 2013-12-04 to 2013-12-06, US Regenerative Medicine Foundation, (International)
OTHERS
  • Drafting of the Strategic Trade Act 2010 Intangible Technology Transfer (ITT) Guidelines, Intangible Technology Transfer (ITT) Workshop , 2016-12-07 to 2016-12-08, MITI Strategic Trade Secretariat, (National)
  • Informed Consent and Biobanks, Mapping the Malaysian Biobanking Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities, 2019-05-02 to 2019-05-02, Youth Scientist Network - ASM and Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology, Faculty of Law, UM, (National)
  • Communication-based Regulation: An Intervention Strategy For Unproven Stem Cell Therapies in Malaysia, Intensive Global Bioethics Training Program, 2019-06-27 to 2019-06-27, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, (International)

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sivameenambigai A/p Veeriah, THE PRACTIVE, LEGAL AND ETHICAL PERCEPTION OF SELECTIVE-NON-TREATMENT OF SEVERELY ILL OR IMPAIRED NEONATES IN MALAYSIA, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Amirul Zaki Bin Fadzir, -, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sivameenambigai A/p Veeriah, THE PRACTIVE, LEGAL AND ETHICAL PERCEPTION OF SELECTIVE-NON-TREATMENT OF SEVERELY ILL OR IMPAIRED NEONATES IN MALAYSIA, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sivameenambigai A/p Veeriah, THE PRACTIVE, LEGAL AND ETHICAL PERCEPTION OF SELECTIVE-NON-TREATMENT OF SEVERELY ILL OR IMPAIRED NEONATES IN MALAYSIA, 2017/2018

Completed
  • Master Degree, Hii Lu Yien, Prosecution by Pharmacy Enforcement Division in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Nor Azlinda Binti Othman, Analysis of an Appropriate Regulatory Framework to Address Pharmaceutical Cybercrime in Malaysia, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Kah Hey Loh, The Governing Regime of Passive Euthanasia in Malaysia, 2017/2018
  • Master Degree, Mohd Syafiq Bin Mod Zin, Misuse in Retail Pharmacy Supply of Diphenhydramine (DPH) based medicine: Legal Challenges, 2016/2017
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • LEXB 3181: PROJECT PAPER, 2017/2018, 4
  • LEXB 3181: PROJECT PAPER, 2016/2017, 4

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


POST GRADUATE
  • BIOSAFETY LAW, 2018/2019(1), 30, 42
  • BIOSAFETY LAW, 2017/2018(2), 30, 42
  • BIODIVERSITY LAW, 2017/2018(1), 30, 42
  • BIOSAFETY LAW, 2016/2017(2), 30, 42
  • BIODIVERSITY LAW, 2016/2017(1), 30, 42
  • BIOSAFETY LAW, 2015/2016(2), 30, 42
FIRST DEGREE
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND LEGAL ASPECTS IN NURSING, 2018/2019(1), 10, 4
  • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS, 2018/2019(1), 45, 70
  • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS, 2017/2018(1), 45, 70
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2017/2018(1), 4, 14
  • PROFESSIONALISM AND LEGAL ASPECTS IN NURSING, 2017/2018(3), 10, 4
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2017/2018(2), 4, 14
  • LAW & SOCIETY, 2017/2018(2), 150, 70
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2016/2017(1), 4, 14
  • LAW & SOCIETY, 2016/2017(2), 150, 70
  • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS, 2016/2017(2), 45, 70
  • ACADEMIC PROJECT, 2016/2017(2), 4, 14
  • LAW AND SOCIETY, 2015/2016(2), 150, 56