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From the Director's Desk

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Institute of Bioscience (IBS). 
  
Established in 1996, IBS was the first research institute founded in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with the mandate to boost Research and Development (R&D) and postgraduate training in various fields of biological sciences. Today, IBS has grown into a premier research centre in UPM, with a mission to seek new knowledge, advance the research frontiers in the fields of life and medical sciences, and biotechnology and help the society discover new ways to innovate products for wealth creation and healthy living.
 
IBS with its excellent facilities supported by high-calibre scientists, well-trained support staff and excellent postgraduate students, work together in a high impact and integrated group. Our research niche is Molecular Biomedicine and Therapeutics which focuses on cutting edge interdisciplinary research in discovery of new entities – drugs, nutriceuticals and nutricosmeceuticals from natural resources, development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics against infectious diseases including cancer and marine biotechnology. In 2010, IBS was recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education as one of the six Higher Institution Centres of Excellence (HICoE) in the country for research in animal vaccines and therapeutics.
 
Institute of Bioscience is proud to house one of the best high-end imaging facilities in the country with advanced and sophisticated microscopy instruments. Other core facilities are the Comparative Medicine & Technology Unit for rodent breeding and testing, the 
 
Fermentation Technology Unit and High-end Spectroscopy facility. In addition, IBS also maintains a 2-ha Agriculture Conservatory Park which has a collection of more than 500 species of medicinal plants for research and teaching. Besides research, we also offer laboratory services and training to researchers from local and overseas institutions. With its sterling performance, IBS will continue its excellence in research and innovation by collaborating with universities, research centers and industries in meeting the changing needs of the nation and the world.
 
I hope you’ll find the information given in the website enlightening and useful.  Do write to us if you need further information. 

Abdul Rahman Omar (DVM, PhD)
Director
Institute of Bioscience
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang 
Selangor

Phone : 03-89472111
Email : aro@upm.edu.my

Updated:: 24/08/2017 [azah]

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