The PLS CoRe focuses on two main research arms and their respective research areas and sub-research areas. The research areas and sub-research areas are not exhaustive as the PLS CoRe looks forward to expand the lists to accommodate specific needs and interests of its affiliated researchers.  Following is the list of registered RIG under PLS (based on research areas):

Research Arms

Research Areas

Sub-Research Areas

Registered Research Initiative Groups (RIG)

Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

Cosmeceuticals

Discovery:

Computational chemistry; Medicinal chemistry; Natural products; Phytomedicine; Prebiotics; Probiotics; Rational drug design;

 

Mechanisms of action:

Pharmacology; Toxicology;

 

Delivery:

Biocompatibility; Drug targeting; Drug transport; Formulation; Food science; Molecular recognition; Nano-pharmacy; Pharmacokinetics;

 

Pharmacy practice:

Adverse drug events; Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacovigilance

CLINICAL BIOPHARMACEUTICS RESEARCH GROUP (CBRG)

Head: Wan Iryani Binti Wan Ismail (Dr)

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COLLABORATIVE DRUG DISCOVERY RESEARCH GROUP (CDDR)

Head: Kalavathy Ramasamy (A/Prof Dr)

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GROUP FOR AFFINITY, SAFETY AND EFFICACY STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP

Head: Aishah Bt Adam (Prof Dr)

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Fuctional Foods/ Nutrition/ Nutraceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Life* Sciences

 

* All living organisms like microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings.

 

Biological Sciences

Agrotechnology; Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biotechnology; Cellular differentiation, development and disease; Fermentation; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Molecular imaging;

 

EFFECTIVE MICROORGANISM RESEARCH GROUP (EMRG)

Head: Zainon Bte Mohd Noor (A/Prof Dr)

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ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOMETRY RESEARCH GROUP

Head: Zaini Bin Hamzah (Dr) (Haji)

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HUMAN GENETICS AND BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH GROUP (HUGEB)

Head: Farida Zuraina Binti Mohd Yusof (HJH) (A/Prof Dr)

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MICROBIAL BIORESOURCES AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (MBSD)

Head: Khalilah Bt Abdul Khalil (Dr)

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MOLECULAR MICROBIAL PATHOGENICITY RESEARCH GROUP

Head: Mohamad Faiz Foong Bin Abdullah (HJ) (A/Prof Dr)

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Neuroscience

Alzheimer’s disease; Animal behavioural science; Autism; Autonomic control of circulation; Biosensors for neurochemicals; Behavioural pharmacology; Brain function; Brainwave entrainment; Central control of sympathetic nervous system; Gut-brain axis; Humanoid robotics; Music, Learning & Cognition Neural feedback for Dyslexic children; Neuroimaging; Neuroimmunology; Neuronal plasticity; Neurorehabilitation; Performing arts (music, dance, visual arts) for therapy & rehabilitation; Psycho-acoustics; Rehabilitation technology; Stem cells; Stroke

BRAIN DEGENERATION AND THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH GROUP

Head: Vasudevan Mani (A/Prof Dr)

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MUSIC THERAPY, REHABILITATION & WELLNESS RESEARCH GROUP (MusTReWell)

Head: Valerie Ross (A/Prof Dr)

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NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH GROUP

Head: Rosfaiizah Bt Siran (Dr)

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NEOTERIC REHABILITATION SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP

Head: Fazah Akhtar Bt Hanapiah (Dr)

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