About Us


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.

Mission and Vision

To provide optimal environment and infrastructure required to support and advance proteomics-based medical, biological and biomedical research. 

To be a premier research centre in the field of proteomics at the national and international levels.

  • To provide a well-equipped laboratory for the advancement of proteomics research.
  • To assist the research community by providing services and training in specialized proteomics technologies.
  • To prioritize and provide continued advisory and technical support for proteomics research activities.
  • To consolidate and create network for collaborative research at the university, national and international levels.
Contact us

For further information, kindly contact Dr. Jaime Jacqueline Jayapalan or Puan Jumriah Hiji at :

University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research (UMCPR)
Level 4, B Block,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel:  +603-7967 7583
E-mail :

Last Update: April 13, 2018