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ABOUT US

TIDREC serves as a focal point for national and international collaborative research for academic institutions and research industries in Malaysia. TIDREC also emphasizes on education and development of human skills. By advocating safe laboratory science, TIDREC aspires to be an internationally recognized centre of excellence in tropical infectious diseases research and education that serves the health needs of global communities.

University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has identified infectious diseases as one of the most challenging issues faced by mankind. To enhance research in this area, the Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC) was established in 2008 by the University of Malaya as a dedicated one-stop research centre for the advancement of knowledge in tropical infectious diseases, especially diseases that have potential impact on the global community.

TIDREC serves as a focal point for national and international collaborative research for academic institutions and research industries in Malaysia.  At present, TIDREC’s local research partners include Malaysia Genome Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Monash University Sunway Campus. TIDREC’s international research collaborators include the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (NAMRU-2), the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas and all the ICRES and DengueTools participating institutions.

 

The centre also houses the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Reference & Research.

TIDREC also emphasizes on education and development of human skills. The centre organizes seminars, conferences and trainings on infectious diseases and on biosafety and biosecurity. TIDREC was the first research centre in the country to install fully certified modular biosafety level 2 & 3 laboratories for research involving highly virulent pathogens. TIDREC is also the only centre currently operating a mock biosafety level 3 training facility.

 

By advocating safe laboratory science, TIDREC aspires to be an internationally recognized centre of excellence in tropical infectious diseases research and education that serves the health needs of global communities.

BACKGROUND

VISION

A leading, world renowned research centre for the advancement of knowledge in tropical infectious diseases.

MISSION

To advance knowledge by focusing on research in neglected tropical infectious diseases that have potential impact on the global community.