Job title: Acting Dean; Head of Education Unit

Institution: Perdana University School of Data Sciences

Researcher ID: A-1099-2011

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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4595-2796


Address: Perdana University, Suite 9.2, 9th Floor, Wisma Chase Perdana, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Research Interest
Structural Bioinformatics | Molecular Modelling | Structure-Based Drug Design | Bioinformatics Education Research

Organisational affiliations
Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) – Vice President (Education & Research)
Malaysian Society Of Bioinformatics And Computational Biology (MaSBiC) – ExCo Member
Malaysia Bioinformatics Network (MyBioinfoNet) – Chair

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Science Malaysia
BSc (Hons) Bioinformatics, University of Malaya

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yam Wai Keat is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Data Sciences at Perdana University. She is currently the Head of Education Unit at the School of Data Sciences at Perdana University. She obtained her BSc (Bioinformatics) from the University of Malaya in 2004 before obtaining a PhD in Structural Bioinformatics from the University of Science Malaysia in 2010.

She is currently the Vice President (Education & Research) for APBioNet (Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network). She is also the Chairperson for MyBioInfoNet, a virtual networking platform for Malaysian Bioinformatics enthusiasts. She also serves as an ExCo member for the Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MasBiC). She was an affiliated member of the Young Scientists Network – Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and was a member of the Royal Chemistry Society.

Prior to joining Perdana University, she was the Programme Director for MSc. in Molecular Medicine at International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia, and was actively coordinating and teaching in various Bioinformatics modules. She has obtained numerous funding grants as PI and co-researcher from the Malaysian government and IMU. Her current research interest includes various structural bioinformatics works, such as molecular dynamics simulation, molecular docking, and structure prediction.