Dean and Professor of Medical Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Prof. Sekawi’s previous appointments include Deputy Dean, Head of Department, Technical Officer for the World Health Organization (based in Fiji) and Visiting Scientist at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He is recognised by his peers as an expert in his field with his appointments as internal and external examiners at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been an invited speaker at many seminars and conferences. He is actively involved in research, has secured several research grants, has extensive publications and has won numerous research awards. His main research is on multi-resistant bacteria and virology (particularly hepatitis and respiratory viruses). He also supervises many postgraduate students. He was involved as a WHO Consultant on several occasions to the Solomon Islands, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea to assist on laboratory strengthening. He is actively involved in professional bodies, he had organized several national and international conferences.