Current research activities
Research within the School of Biosciences in Malaysia focuses on:
The School of Biosciences is home to two research centres: Sustainable Crops, which focuses on increasing crop productivity, preserving agricultural biodiversity and reducing agriculture’s environmental impact through biotechnological tools and advanced molecular genetics and breeding strategies.
Centre of Excellence for Postharvest Biotechnology (CEPB), which focuses on reducing postharvest losses, developing novel technologies to extend shelf-life and enhance health promoting nutrients of fruits and vegetables and developing alternative technologies to synthetic fungicides to manage postharvest diseases.
Together with the Crops for the Future Research Centre (CFFRC), a premier international centre for research and development of underutilised crops, the School in Malaysia plays a crucial role in addressing the challenges of global food security.
Links to research centres:
Centre of Excellence for Postharvest Biotechnology (CEPB)
Crops for the Future Research Centre (CFFRC)
Research partners and collaborations
The School has strong collaborations nationally and internationally; including with Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd. (AAR), a centre involved in oil palm research. This collaboration has resulted in a state-of-the-art Biotechnology Research Centre that provides facilities for biotechnology research.
The School has also forged collaboration with Medklinn Sdn. Bhd., the developer of the Cerafusion TM Technology, a generator of ions and controlled levels of ozone for postharvest preservation of horticultural produce. Additionally, the School of Biosciences at the Malaysia Campus enjoys close links with the School in the UK, enabling researchers to tap into combined expertise and facilities that exist between the two campuses.