The University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research (UMCPR) was formally established in 2009, adjunct to pre-existing basic proteomics facilities at the Medical Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. The centre’s aims are to support and consolidate all proteomics research activities at the University of Malaya and in Malaysia, which had been ongoing for more than a decade prior to the establishment of UMCPR.
UMCPR currently supports more than five proteomic research projects in various disciplines, involving hands-on researchers who are mainly post-graduate students registered with the Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of Malaya. As a well-equipped laboratory completed with highly competent staff, UMCPR offers charged proteomics services and training in specialized proteomics technologies within the University of Malaya as well as from other local universities and research institutions. Among the research projects that are currently ongoing at UMCPR include:
- Bodily fluid cancer biomarkers
- Traditional medicine and natural products
- Snake venoms
- Circadian biology proteomics
- Hair shaft proteins
To cultivate and garner a world-class research culture, members of UMCPR have also initiated collaboration with researchers throughout Malaysia and around the globe and over the years. These joint efforts have produced an average of 10 yearly ISI-indexed publications in the last three consecutive years, as well as awards, recognition and patents.