2 February 2023

Rozana Othman

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Kisah minggu ketigabelas

Sehari sebelum warga kampus mula bercuti untuk perayaan Tahun Baru Cina baru-baru ini, pasukan kami sempat menjengah Fakulti Kejuruteraan untuk merakamkan suasana kampus.

Memperkasakan ta’aruf, tafahum dan tasamuh dalam Masyarakat MADANI di Malaysia

Masyarakat majmuk terbentuk di Malaysia melalui sejarah yang panjang. Ia merupakan ciri keunikan tempatan kerana kejayaan menghasilkan miniatur Asia yang mempunyai komposisi pelbagai bangsa utama Asia seperti Melayu, Cina dan India. Takdir sejarah ini perlu diterima dan diperkasakan dari semasa ke semasa.

Let’s craft an ideal 21st century city out of KL

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s. It began as a small tin-mining settlement in the 1850s and was granted city status in 1972. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kuala Lumpur developed rapidly as a centre of tin mining and trade, leading to increased immigration and economic growth.

Normalisasi sembang lucah: Mengemis perhatian murahan

Walau bagaimanapun, banyak unsur gurauan atau lawak jenaka dewasa ini yang berbaur lucah atau mempunyai maksud tersirat dilihat semakin berleluasa dan parah.

Ibu bapa pendamping tumbesaran anak-anak zaman digital

Teknologi telah banyak memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat di seluruh dunia. Walau bagaimanapun, tidak dapat dinafikan, terdapat juga kesan negatif ke atas perkembangan kanak-kanak dan remaja.

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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