School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Ezatul Ezleen

Ezatul Ezleen Binti Kamarulzaman, Dr.
J02 Room 130
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tel : 604-6577888 Ext. 4089


Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Courses taught

  • FAR 114/3 – Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • FAR 212/2 – Principles of Medicinal Chemistry
  • FEL 373/2 – Drug Modeling

Research Interest

Drug design and discovery of anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-obesity diseases


1.Computer-aided drug design
Molecular docking, Virtual screening, Quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR), Pharmacophore

2. Synthesis of molecules for application in therapeutic disease
Small molecule derivatives, Peptides, Photosensitizers

Selected Publication

  1. Ludovic Colombeau, Ezatul Ezleen Kamarulzaman, Celine Frochot, Regis Vanderesse. Synthesis of Zinc 5-(4-propargylamidocarboxyphenyl)-10, 15, 20-triphenylchlorin. (2011) Trends in Organic Chem. 15, 33-40.
  2. Thomas, N., Pernot, M., Vanderesse, R., Becuwe, P., Kamarulzaman, E., Da Silva, D., Francois, A., Frochot, C., Guillemin, F., Barberi-Heyob, M. (2010). Photodynamic therapy targeting neuropilin-1: Interest of pseudopeptides with improved stability properties. Biochem. Pharmacol. 80, (2), 226-235.
  3. Ph. Huetz, E. E. Kamarulzaman, H. A. Wahab, and J. Mavri.  (2004) Chemical Reactivity as a Tool to Study Carcinogenicity: Reaction between Estradiol and Estrone 3,4-Quinones Ultimate Carcinogens and Guanine. J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci.  44, 310-314.


Current Research

1. Anti-viral
Design and synthesis of new drug derivatives for dengue and influenza diseases.

2. Anti-cancer
Design, synthesis, photophysical properties and biological evaluation of peptides-conjugated photosensitizer targeting neuropilin-1 for photodynamic therapy.

3. Anti-obesity
Hits to lead identification of potential medicinal plants targeting pancreatic lipase for anti-obesity properties.


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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
11800 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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