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Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery

Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Products Discovery (AuRIns) is devoted to drug discovery from natural resources and the analysis of herbal medicines. Natural products offer a vast and virtually unlimited source of new agents for the pharmaceutical industries. At AuRIns, we conduct basic and applied multidisciplinary research to understand the biological and chemical properties for medicinal plants and microbial metabolites for potential development into pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals.

A significant part of our research is dedicated to Malaysian plants, which are particularly diverse and numerous. The main objective is to provide scientific rational to the traditional usage of local medicinal plants through biological testings, isolation, purification and structural elucidation of the chemical constituents. Our phytochemical methodologies heavily utilize modern and advanced chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. 

Besides plants, microorganisms are among the greatest contributors to new drugs of natural origin. Natural products from microorganisms play a pivotal role in the development of new therapeutics. Malaysian microbial wealth is huge and virtually unexplored as source of new drug. AuRIns researchers have developed an integrated platform to quickly and reliably dereplicate microbial extracts and identify new bioactive chemical entities. In addition, other related research themes such as synthesis of bioactive natural products, supramolecular chemistry and computational chemistry are also explored.

Research Summit Day (RSD) 2017 was held at Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor (DATC) on 18th January 2017. This event was organized by Institute of Research Management and Innovation (IRMI) to recognize the achievement of UiTM researcher.

Corresponding to UiTM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Emeritus Dato' Dr Hassan Said mandate in promoting UiTM visibility at global level, a quality research not only become an asset to university, as well as stepping stone to promote UiTM as key player in research area.

4-Star Rating by IRMI

Institute of Research Management and Innovation (IRMI) of UiTM has recently subscribe a PURE portal form Elsevier to promote and increase UiTM online visibility. This online platform will feature a research information of UiTM Academic Staff such as research filed expertise, research output and research network access through Scopus database.

PURE-UiTM Research Profiles can be accessed via link: https://uitm.pure.elsevier.com


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