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The Unit of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health was established in August 2011.It is located at the first floor of Bangunan Perwira which is adjacent to the Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health building in Kem Perdana, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur.

The unit is though young and new, its academic staff are well experienced in teaching medical students in both the traditional and integrated medical curriculum. The teaching activities of the Unit of Biochemistry is carried out in modern shared facilities of the Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health. These include a lecture room with conducive environment, a well equipped state of art multidisciplinary laboratory for the medical students to perform wet and dry biochemistry practicals as well as the tutorial rooms for small group teaching and learning. Currently, the department is committed to the teaching of medical biochemistry to the pioneer batch of 47 talented year one medical students who had enrolled for the 5 year MD programme.

The unit is in the planning stage to establish a Research Laboratory with latest clinical chemistry analytical equipments that will enable the launching of postgraduate programme in Medical Biochemistry soon. Meanwhile, the faculty are engaged in collaborative research on amino acid kinetics and on the molecular mechanism of leptin action with other established public Research University around Kuala Lumpur, funded by the Government Agencies. Other research interest of the department is on the biochemical basis of melatonin and other antioxidants in health and disease.

The Unit of Biochemistry has embarked on a path in pursuit of quality teaching and excellent research that will complement in achieving the vision and mission of the Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health and the National Defence University of Malaysia.

Contact information:
Biochemistry Unit
Fakulti Perubatan dan Kesihatan Pertahanan
Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia
Kem Sungai Besi
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-90513400 ext 1021
Fax: +603 9051 3042
E-mail: alaudeen@upnm.edu.my

Head of Unit
Prof Dr Shaik Alaudeeen Bin Mohd Moktar
Tel: +603-90513400 ext 1021
E-mail: alaudeen@upnm.edu.my

Assoc Prof Dr Justin Vijay Gnanou
Tel: +603-90513400 ext 1018
E-mail: justin@upnm.edu.my

Last Updated: 26 March 2012