Z Chik completed his PhD in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of London, UK in 2007. He later joined the Department of Pharmacology, University of Malaya and promoted to Associate Professor in 2015 and currently serves as a Head of Department. His scope of research includes bioavailability and pharmacokinetic studies in human and animal models. His other research includes the development of transdermal and topical drug delivery system using semi solid base such as palm oil derivatives and PLGA nanoparticles. Apart from human trials and preclinical studies in animals, his research also covers the screening and testing of natural product compounds derive from selected local plants. He also actively provided consultation to pharmaceutical companies to conduct bioequivalence testing for generic drug products. He has over 30 publications that has been cited over 100 times and has been serving as a reviewer in various reputable journals.