Welcome Message from Chairperson

Greetings and welcome to our webpage! The Centre for Biomedical and Nutrition Research (CBNR) was established in January 2021 with the goal of bringing together scientists with expertise across various biomedical and nutritional disciplines to advance R&D initiatives pertaining to improvement of human health and wellbeing. Our research focus or strength encompass, but not limited to, the areas of natural products & pharmacognosy, molecular pathology, human & microbial genetics, medical microbiology, medical laboratory diagnostics, biomedical informatics, and community & therapeutic nutrition.

Despite the availability of improved therapeutics and advanced technologies, the burden of many human diseases (both communicable and non-communicable) remains high worldwide. Meanwhile, the high global prevalence of malnutrition constitutes the underlying factors for many of these diseases and adds on to the complication. This emphasises the urgent need for more research to address the knowledge gaps and to develop new technologies and interventions to overcome or alleviate the existing challenges, and has highlighted the important role of CBNR in this.

As part of our quest to be a leading centre of excellence for R&D in biomedical and nutritional sciences, CBNR is committed to actively establishing collaborations with local and international academic institutions, research institutions, healthcare services, and the industry, and fostering multidisciplinary research. We are also committed to producing trained professionals and serving as platform for knowledge sharing and technology transfer in the key research areas. We also strive to uphold our social responsibility in building a healthy, educated, and well-informed society in Malaysia via community outreach programmes and activities. Our aspiration is to accentuate the University's potentials and achievements in biomedical and nutrition research, and enhance its reputation in these fields at the national, regional, and international levels. CBNR will be a supporting testament of the University’s commitment towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the national priority area related to public health, medical sciences, and human nutrition.

We welcome you to get involved in our initiatives and activities and to be part of our exciting yellow brick road!

Thank you.

With best wishes,

Dr. Eddy Cheah Seong Guan