RESEARCH ATTACHMENT AT UM

Program Summary
This program offers opportunities for research attachment in the field of basic Biological and Biomedical Sciences to enable academic staff from universities from developing countries to be attached with ongoing research projects at different faculties at University Malaya.

Who to Participate:
Academic staff who working at different faculties namely Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Applied Medical Sciences, Public Health, and Nursing, who are employed in academic and research institutions in developing countries providing undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs.

Schedule and Duration
This program offers opportunity for academic staff to work with selected ongoing projects which generally should be minimum of one month and will be open for longer period (one year) depending on the proposal potential.

Research attachment may commence at any time of the year depending on the agreement between the principal investigator (at UM) or the selected project and the participants.

Benefits for the Participants:

  • This program provides an opportunity to work under High Impact Projects with training on cutting edge technology at different state of art laboratory and research facilities at UM.
  • Depending on the contribution in data collection, participants for research attachment will co-author of the research publication(s), should there be any such outcome uses the data.
  • This Program will also lead to the establishment of research collaboration with UM.

Scope of Research Attachments:

Participants who want to come to UM for research attachment are requested to find the project of their interest through any of the following website:

Choosing from UM Experts: https://umexpert.um.edu.my/

From this website, research expertise and their ongoing projects can be identified by clicking the top-down menu and selecting “Areas of Expertise” or “research

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING AT UNIVERSITY MALAYA

Program Summary
This program offers hands on technical training opportunity for academic and technical staff to be trained in handling and management of advanced techniques in the fields of Basic Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Who to Participate
Academic and Technical staff working at different faculties namely Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Applied Medical Sciences, Public Health, and Nursing, who are employed in academic and research institutions in developing countries providing undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs.

Schedule and Duration

Technical Training:
Generally will begin in May/June (or at any time of the year for a group of 10 participants).
This training will be flexible in terms of time which is supposed to be from 1 to 7 weeks and will offer hands on training for a specific or a wide range of cutting edge technology in the fields of Analytical Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Microscopy, Microbiology, Cell culture, Histopathology as well as in physical and mechanical characterization of biological materials.

Benefits for the Participants:
1. Participants for the technical training will become skilled in handling advanced instruments used in teaching and research in the field of Basic Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
2. Participants for the technical training will also learn how to manage instruments, chemicals and reagents in the research laboratory.

Recognition and Certification:
Successful completion of the given task during the research attachment would be recognized by sharing the authorship of any research publications containing any data generated by the participant

Upon successful completion, at the end of the technical training each participant will be awarded with a certificate by the University Malaya.

Sessions for Technical Training:
Technical training is designed in such a way that both academic and technical/laboratory personnel get benefits from it. Training comprises of both theoretical courses and practical sessions.

Theory (Course) Sessions are designed either for young academic yet to pursue their PhD and technical/laboratory personnel as follows. Courses will be conducted by internationally reputed academic staff of University Malaya.

Courses for young academic staff (yet to pursue PhD) [1 day]

  1. Writing research paper for high Impact Journal  (2 Hours)
  2. Research Ethics (1 Hours)
  3. Biostatistics and Clinical studies (4 Hours)

Courses for Technical/Laboratory (administrative) personnel [1 day]

  1. Handling of Hazardous materials  (2 Hours)
  2. Biosafety and health hazards (2 Hours)
  3. ISO Certification (2 Hours)
  4. Archive & Data Retention Policy (2 Hours)

Practical training sessions [4 days a week] will provide lectures on the background, applications, as well as hands on experience to use the instruments in group/individual as appropriate. The participants may choose any group(s) of the following techniques. Hands-on training on any one of the following groups would require one week.

  1. Module 1: Microscopy and Imaging
    1. Compound Microscopy
    2. Atomic force Microscopy
    3. Fluorescent Microscopy
  1. Module 2: Cell Culture
    1. Separation of stem cells from different human tissues
    2. In vitro culture
    3. Cell viability assay and live cell count
  1. Module 3: Analytical Biochemistry
    1. Protein extraction and quantification
    2. SDS-PAGE
    3. ELISA
    4. Electrophoresis
    5. Chromatography
  1. Module 4: Molecular Biology
    1. DNA/RNA extraction
    2. Real-time PCR
  1. Module 5: Histopathology
    1. Histology
    2. Immunohistochemistry
    3. Western Blotting
  1. Module 6: Physical and mechanical Properties of Biological Samples
    1. Differential scanning calorimetry
    2. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
    3. Thermogravimetric Analysis
  1. Module 7: Microbiology and Immunology
    1. Bacterial culture/sub-culture and quantification
    2. Staining for species identification
    3. Cultural an morphological properties of selected bacterial species
    4. ELISA based advance technique