Welcome to Malaysian Node of the Human Variome Project

The ethnic population of Malaysia comprises of 50.4% Malays and 11% other bumiputras who form the majority of the population. The other major ethnic groups are Chinese and Indians.
The proposed genome wide mapping of these ethnic groups will provide us the genetic map of the country's migration history and uncover the extent of genetic similarities between the various ethnic populations.

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Head Of MyHVP

Message from the Head, MyHVP

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"The Malaysian Node of the Human Variome Project represents the Malaysian node of HVP which comprises of 69 researchers from 15 Malaysian universities and institutes. The launch of the Malaysian node of the Human Variome Project was held on October 9th, 2010 at the Medical Faculty of Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang. The event was officiated by Dr. Vilasini A/P Pillai N.V. who represented Professor Emeritus Dato’ Zakri Abdul Hamid, the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia..."

Zilfalil Bin Alwi, MBBS, PhD

What is MyHVP?

Genomics is the study of the genome of an individual. Genome is the entirety of a person's hereditary information encoded in the DNA. The field of genomics includes research into and identification of the entire DNA sequence variation of the individual and fine-scale genetic mapping efforts.

The various ethnic groups in Malaysia show different patterns of historical migrations and speak languages which belong to the branches of the language tree. However, cultures in Malaysia have crossed the communities of ethnicity since the very beginning of the country's history. Hence, the proposed genome wide mapping of these ethnic groups will provide the genetic map of the country's migration history and uncover the extent of genetic similarity among the various ethnic populations.

 

 

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The Objective Of MyHVP

To create the human genome variation map of the major ethnic groups in Malaysia and to study its implications on ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI), pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics, toxicogenomics, archeogenomics, forensics, genome wide disease association studies (GWAS) and the country's migration history.

About Us

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The ethnic population of Malaysia comprises of 50.4% Malays and 11% other bumiputras who form the majority of the population. The other major ethnic groups are Chinese and Indians.

The proposed genome wide mapping of these ethnic groups will provide us the genetic map of the country's migration history and uncover the extent of genetic similarities between the various ethnic populations.

Thus, it will also allow the study on the implications of storing a rich database on the common diseases in Malaysia as well as its ethical, legal and social implication on our society.

A Malaysian node of the international Human Variome Project (HVP), the MyHVP, will conduct this significant study. The consortium is made up of 69 researchers from various institutions in the country including Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti KebangsaanMalaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA), Multimedia University (MMU), MonashUniversity Malaysia and Jabatan Kimia Malaysia.


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Contact Info

Phone:+609-7676531 / +6097676543
Fax:+609-7676543
Address: School of Medical Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
E-mail: myhvp@usm.my