15 June 2024

Rozana Othman

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Kurang bersyukurkah mereka?

Tugas kita sebagai manusia hanyalah terus berusaha untuk mencapai sesuatu matlamat tanpa perlu terlalu memikirkan hasil akhirnya. Apabila kita terlalu memikirkan hasil akhir sesuatu perkara berkemungkinan akan menjadi penghalang untuk mencapai sesuatu.

Berganding bahu capai kampus neutral karbon menjelang 2030

Seramai 50 orang pelajar ijazah sarjana muda Universiti Malaya (UM) terdiri daripada pelbagai latar belakang pengajian telah terpilih dalam program khas dalam membantu mengenal pasti dan menyelesaikan masalah berkaitan kelestarian di kampus. Ini merupakan sebahagian daripada projek tahun akhir yang wajib dilaksanakan oleh mereka.

The kind blood

It's easy to promise ourselves that we will give when we have more – more money, more time, more energy. But in reality, if giving is not part of our habit, it becomes increasingly difficult to do, no matter how much we have. By making giving a personal habit, we ensure that generosity becomes a natural part of our life.

Our body’s mirror

Your mouth is a fine mirror to your body’s health. It has been reported that, about 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations such as mouth ulcers, blisters, polyps, swollen gums, and other gum issues.

Addressing economic challenges of an ageing Malaysian population

The implementation of various strategies, including pension system reform, private savings promotion, healthcare system strengthening, enhanced elderly care services, social inclusion promotion, and development of an integrated ageing policy, can assist Malaysia in effectively managing the economic and social consequences of an ageing population while maintaining a high standard of living for its senior citizens.

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Did you know that there is a wide range of career options for students of pharmacy?

“Of course they will be able to work at the pharmacies and hospitals; but they can also venture into retail/community pharmacy (be the owner of the pharmacy!), pharmaceutical industry (developing and manufacturing pharmaceutical products!), entrepreneurship (making their own products), regulatory affairs and legal stuff (e.g. NPRA and enforcement), and research-cum-academician,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozana Othman, Deputy Dean (Research and Development), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Malaya. She is also currently the Deputy Head, Centre for Natural Products Research and Drug Discovery (CENAR).

Dr. Rozana at her workstation at the Faculty of Pharmacy

Speaking of research, this UM alumni is also the lead investigator in various studies revolving around computational modeling for drug discovery i.e. using computer simulations to create new drugs!

This Brunei-born also helped other research groups in UM to find and test suitable compounds to be potential drugs, particularly using local plants and herbs.

Her next project is on developing an intelligent system that can help quicken the drug discovery route (which currently takes anywhere between 10-15 years!) by simulating the molecular interactions of the potential compounds using machine learning.

Drop Dr. Rozana an email at rozanaothman@um.edu.my if you would like her to help you test your chemical compounds to see for its drug potential, ya?

Siapa tahu you could be a billionaire of a new pharmaceutical company!

Dr. Rozana and her team, Dr. Heh Choon Han (left) and Mr. Asni Mohammad (right)

📸 Profile photos by Mohd. Yani Alias for PPP