Dr. Siti Mariam Mohd Nor was educated in local schools before studying Chemistry at Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) between 1992 and 1996. After graduated, she worked as a Science Teacher at Pusat Pengajian Matrikulasi, UPM until 2000, and later at Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology, UPM as a Science Officer for 10 months and then moved to Faculty of Science as a Tutor. In 2002 she went to University of Nottingham, United Kingdom to carry out doctoral studies in synthetic organic under supervision of Professor Gerald Pattenden FRS. Her PhD was awarded in 2007 on the synthesis of cyclic peptides containing thiazole and oxazoline based amino acids. In the same year she was appointed as a lecturer of Organic Chemistry at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UPM. Later, in 2010, she was appointed as a senior lecturer at the same department.
Dr. Mariam currently runs a research projects supported by Research university Grant Scheme (RUGS) and Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). She won a Gold Medal in the Pameran Reka cipta, Penyelidikan & Inovasi (PRPI) 2009 on the synthesis of azole-based cyclic peptides and a new approach towards didmolamides. In 2013, she won Silver Award in Science & Technology Invention & Innovation Exhibition (SCITEX 2013) for the project entitled aaptamine derivatives as potent antibacterial agents.
1) Total Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds.
2) Development of Synthetic Methodologi.
3) Synthesis of Natural Product Derivatives or
4) Heterocyclic Compounds.
5) Cyclic Peptides.