About Us: Forest Genomics and Informatics (fGi) Research Group
Our research aims to conduct fundamental and applied research that will contribute to the enhancement of forest productivity (growth, health and quality), and subsequently the sustainable production of wood from intensively managed planted forests for rapidly expanding wood-based industry and also simultaneously maintaining the environmental diversity.
We focus on three main research areas, namely translational genomics, transcriptomics and informatics to advance our understanding on the genetics and molecular processes controlling economically and ecologically important traits/genes in forest tree species, especially in Acacia mangium superbulk, Neolamarckia cadamba (kelampayan), Duabanga moluccana (sawih), Shorea parvifolia Dyer (meranti sarang punai) and Canarium odondophyllum (dabai). Understanding the molecular basis of these traits/genes enables new research and applications addressing problems of the productivity of these selected forest tree species.
The overall research findings will benefit the forest-based industry in Malaysia in the perpetuation of the forest genetic resources and rehabilitation of forest areas affected by logging. This also testifies to our seriousness in wanting to conserve our natural forest resources and hold true to our strong commitments to the international community on the country’s effort towards sustainable development.
To generate and apply scientific knowledge, genomic technologies and informatics strategically to understand the tree productivity and in the production of improved planting materials for agro-forestry; and committed to developing skilled and trained personnel needed for the country’s socio-economic development.
Our Core Values A-T-C-G
Accountability and Integrity
Adhere to the highest scientific and ethical standards in all our methods and honest in our results, and demonstrate accountability in all our actions
Teamwork and Respect
Respect diversity, the key to innovation, openness and uniqueness, and acknowledge colleagues and partners with trust, mutual respect and sharing of credits
Collaboration and Integration
Inject spirits of innovation and enterprise in R&D, and integrating research findings into the national and global innovation value chain
Managing growth by attracting and keeping the superior people required for creating and achieving continuous improvement and growth
A Trust To Keep, A Dream To Fulfill
‘We provide exceptional research environment to attract the world’s best talents and make the best products for our users’