Science has seen mankind’s quality of life improve by leaps and bounds since the bubonic plague plunged Europe into the Dark Ages. As much as scientific progress in vaccines has resolved historically deadly diseases such as polio and others, the continual emergence of new and old diseases emphasizes the importance of medical biotechnology to improve healthcare delivery.
Throughout history, we have benefitted from these amazing discoveries; from Edward Jenner who created the world’s first vaccination for small pox, to the use of contact lenses to non-invasively monitor blood glucose in diabetic patients, and up to today where scientists have created biotechnology software to identify human faces with DNA left behind at crime scenes as well as wearable tattoos to monitor our important body functions by sending the information directly to the smart phones of our doctors.
Medical biotechnology students at IMU will learn how to contribute towards developing beneficial products to prevent and treat human diseases, learn how to communicate your findings to the general public and eventually to market your own biotechnology products and set up your own companies.
Lim Jia Xin is currently attached to Fermetec Medical Sdn Bhd in Ampang, a company specialising in the sales and services of sports science and medical equipment. Jia Xin recalls fondly of her time at IMU
From the lab sessions, final year project and industrial placement, I am better prepared to work in the research field more than I have expected. Find out more about Chrystine Yan Zou Yi's experience in IMU's Medical Biotechnology programme.
Yi Thern believes that the IMU Medical Biotechnology programme served as a platform for the students to be well prepared in their future career, as the programme not only covers biotechnology subjects but also medical related knowledge which is an added value for the IMU MB graduates that makes them a notch higher than graduates of general biotechnology. Read his experience here.
Erna binti Laere feels that Medical Biotechnology programme has equipped her with a lot of basic yet crucial laboratory skills. I would say that the practical sessions I had during my study in IMU as well as internship experiences greatly improved my laboratory skills. Find out more about her experience here.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
& External Affairs, School of Health
BA (Biological Sciences), Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, USA., ScM (Physiology), John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA., PhD (Toxicological Sciences), John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
BSc (Hons) Biotechnology, Flinders University of South Australia, PhD (Animal Biotechnology), Universiti Putra Malaysia
Associate Professor and Associate
Dean, Academic & Quality,
School of Health Sciences
BSc (Resource Biotechnology), University Malaysia Sarawak , PhD (Plant Biotechnology), Universiti Putra Malaysia
Programme Director and
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Malaya, PhD (Algae Biotechnology), University of Malaya
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