University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of Pharmacy

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Zhi Yuan Kok

Assistant Professor,



Zhi Yuan obtained his Masters of Pharmacy (MPharm) and Ph.D. degree in the field of medicinal chemistry at the University of Nottingham (UoN), the latter of which funded by the prestigious UoN Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence. After spending just under 3 years as a medicinal/organic chemist collectively at Sygnature Discovery in Nottingham and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Zhi Yuan rejoins the University of Nottingham Malaysia as an assistant professor. Apart from being a keen chemist, Zhi Yuan has a strong interest in GPCRs, as well as exploring the wider use of fluorescent compounds for the understanding of biological processes and drug development purposes.

Expertise Summary

- Medicinal Chemistry

- Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Teaching Summary

Subject areas of competence: Medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular pharmacology

Module convener/contributor for the modules:

Bachelor of Pharmacy: PHAR1036 (Essential Skills for Pharmacists), PHAR1038 (Bacterial and Fungal Infections)

Master of Pharmacy: PHAR1033 (Fundamental of Pharmacy), PHAR1034 (Human Life Cycle), PHAR1035 (Digestive System), PHAR2044 (Infections 1), PHAR2045 (Infections 2), PHAR2051 (Cardiovascular)

Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences: PHAR1026 (Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry), PHAR2010 (Pharmaceutical Analysis and Spectroscopy), PHAR3014 (Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design)

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School of Pharmacy

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Selangor Darul Ehsan

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