Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman

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Universiti Putra Malaysia


Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman, male, chemist, attended Raja Tun Azlan Shah Science School with flying colours. He graduated with a Double Major of B. Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry and Computer Science (1995), and received his Ph.D in Catalysis Chemistry (1999) at the University of Southampton, England. He developed skills in catalysis at synchrotron radiation in Daresbury and Grenoble, protein engineering at Osaka University and genetic engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Mohd Basyaruddin is a true multidisciplinary scientist, his interests encompass broad areas from single atom to complex biomacromolecule. He is among the pioneer chemists in this country to synergise experimental results with theoretical insights. He currently is leader of more than 10 research projects with grants from Malaysia and international bodies, including several ‘top down’ national projects, securing more than RM 15 million to conduct research. He has supervised more than 20 PhD and 40 MS postgraduate students (including international students). He has published more than 200 papers in cited journals and proceedings, specifically in the area of protein chemistry and engineering, biocatalysis, nanobiotechnology and computational chemistry. He also has patented more than 10 patents internationally. He has won more than 70 medals and awards at international and national scientific invention. He also won Young Scientist recognition from various bodies including ACS, IUPAC and IAP. Recently he won the National Intellectual Property Award 2009 and was named The Outstanding Young Malaysian 2008. He was the Head of Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, UPM and currently the Director of Structural Biology Research Centre, Malaysia Genome Institute.