Amir Merican

Amir Feisal Merican


Prof Amir Merican obtained a First Class Honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Malaya in 1992. He was appointed as a lecturer in University of Malaya in 1995 after successfully completing his DPhil in Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology at the University of Oxford, England under the supervision of Prof David J Sherratt. He had also being awarded a MPhil degree in Computational Biology from the University of Cambridge, England in 2006.He has received several distinguished awards: Japanese Bioindustry Association for research in Molecular Systematics with Professor Takayuki Ezaki at Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan (1998), Fulbright Fellowship for research in Bioinformatics with Nobel Laureate Professor Walter Gilbert at Harvard University (2000), Commonwealth Fellowship for research in Molecular Microbial Ecology with Professor Jon Saunders at Liverpool University (2001) and Excellent Service Award, University of Malaya (2003). Prof Amir Merican is an alumni of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Iskandar, Alor Setar, Kedah (primary school) and Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim, Jitra, Kedah (boarding secondary school).

Bioinformatics Biotechnology Cell Biology Computational Biology Computational Science Computer Education Data Science Emerging Technologies Food Science & Technology Genomics Metabolic Sciences Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing Science & Medical Education Scientific Computing & Simulation Synthetic Biology

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University of Malaya
Institute of Biological Sciences
Teaching, Research, Consultation, Administration


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