About us

Message from the Head of School

Science at Monash is at the forefront of teaching and research in pure and applied sciences. Why choose others when you can be different?

School of Science at Monash University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of applied microbiology, biotechnology, food science and technology, genomics and bioinformatics, medical bioscience, medicinal chemistry, and tropical environmental biology.

We focus on providing students with relevant scientific knowledge and essential skills such as communication skills, critical thinking, analytical thinking, teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills which are valuable to employers. Students’ learning is enhanced with laboratory and research-led teaching, exciting field trips and internship program which are important to provide a holistic learning experience and to foster graduate who can adapt to the challenging work environment.

Our staff are also actively engaged in research areas of crop science, cell biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, food science and technology, genomics, microbiology and ecology. We built strong local, international and industry collaborations to ensure current research development will benefit the community and we embed the latest trend in our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

I encourage you to find out more about our courses and research at this site. I look forward to welcoming you to the School of Science, to begin your lifelong learning experience with us.

Meet our Head of School

Associate Professor Emily Goh Joo Kheng joined Monash University Malaysia in July 2005. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemistry and PhD in Electroanalytical Chemistry from University Putra Malaysia. She became the head of school in 2017.

Associate Professor Goh has served on multiple committee boards including the International Organising Committee of Asian Conferences on Engineering and Natural Sciences in 2015 and 2016, the International Symposium on Women in Science and Engineering; and OWSD Young Women Scientists 2011 Award Ceremony. She also chaired the life science sessions in the 2014 International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science in Sapporo (Japan).

Her expertise lies in electroanalytical chemistry and natural product chemistry. Her research interests include the isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from Malaysian medicinal plants, synthesis of bioactive compounds, and the development of chemical sensors for the application in food, environment and pharmaceutical industries.

Currently, she is working on the synthesis of imidazo naphythyridine derivatives as drugs for congestive heart failure and the fabrication of chemical sensors using electrochemical methods to detect the presence of antioxidants.

She has contributed to more than 30 scholarly journals while being the recipient of 8 research grants spanning from 2007 to 2018.

Associate Professor Goh is focused on providing students with relevant scientific knowledge and essential skills which are valuable to employers. She is determined to provide a holistic learning experience and to foster graduates who can adapt to the challenging work environment.