About – FOM Research Thrust

RESEARCH THRUSTS

There are four research thrust areas in FOM:
  • Infectious Diseases & Immunity
  • Cancer & Drug Discovery
  • Public Health and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Aging & Regenerative Medicines

The Four Thrust Areas

Infectious Diseases
& Immunity

Combating infectious diseases
  • Organisms
  • Viruses (HIV, arboviruses, enteroviruses, respiratory viruses)
  • Bacteria (melioidosis, gram-negative and gram-positive)
  • Fungi (opportunistic &dematiaceous)
  • Parasites (malaria, helminths, opportunistic parasites)
  • Aspect Studies
  • Epidemiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, immunology, diagnostics, antibiotic resistance, insect vectors, health education

Public Health
& NCDs

Tackling cancer and developing new therapeutics
  • Public Health
  • Social and Environmental determinants
  • Upstream Determinants
  • Health equity
  • Disparities in health
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Social and community intervention
  • Health service and health systems research
  • Occupational Health Research
  • Major NCDs
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Injury and Violence
  • NCD Risk Factor
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity, Obesity
  • Tobacco Control

Cancer & Drug Discovery

Understanding chronic diseases at the individual and population levels
  • Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials
  • Digital Healthcare
  • Risk and aetiologic research
  • Outcome and Survivorship Research
  • Psychosocial and Palliative Care
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Health Literacy

Aging & Regenerative Medicine

Promoting healthy ageing
  • Falls
  • Dysautonomia
  • Polypharmacy
  • Cerebral autoregulation
  • Dementia
  • Biomarkers
  • Assessment tools
  • Care provision
  • Frailty
  • Biomarkers
  • Assessment
  • Prevention
  • Parkinson’s
  • Microbiota
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic effects
  • Continence/Sex
  • Social Participation
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Stem Cell Therapy

Research Thrust Leaders

Prof Dr Jamal I-Ching


infectious diseases & immunity

Associate Prof Dr Noran Naqiah Binti Mohd Hairi

Public health and ncds

Prof Dr Nur Aishah Binti Mohd Taib

Cancer & Drug Discovery

Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin


aging & regenerative medicine