Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Azizi bin Wan Sulaiman, Medical Doctorate, Master in Herbal Medicine and PhD in Pharmacology is a Vice Chancellor at PICOMS International University College, an institution established since 1993 under Majlis Agama Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) patronized by Royal Highness Seri Paduka Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. PICOMS was established to cater the needs of B40 families under Zakat Endowment Fund and entrusted to become Waqf based University. Prior to that, he was an academician and researcher at Kulliyah Pharmacy, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
His research works mainly in natural product development for diabetes mellitus, wound care and cancer. He also successfully introduced complementary therapy ‘Maggot Therapy’ for Diabetic Foot Ulcer patients in Malaysia. He has secured various grants from public and private funds including Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Biotechcorp, Malaysia Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and various private companies. His previous consultancy works include the Head of Research for Herbal Development Office (HDO), BAUNKEM project under the Ministry Agriculture for National Key Economic Malaysia (NKEA), High Impact Economy Project and Head of Commercialization Unit for Integrated Care for Research Animal and Use (ICRACU) under IIUM Kuantan promoting the use of animal testing under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) accreditation. He was also in charged of Zebrafish lab for toxicology and drug discovery screening.
In addition, he has been appointed as Head of INHART Kuantan (Halal Research Institute) for Halal Pharmacy and National Committee for MS 2424: Malaysian Standard for Halal Pharmaceutical Guideline under Malaysian Standard Department. Beside that, his involvement in Traditional and Complementary Medicine includes setting up T&CM unit in IIUM, Maggot Therapy for Diabetes Foot Ulcer in Ministry of Health, Establishment of Unani Medicine practices and MOU with Aligarh Muslim University, India. He is also served as Medical Consultant for Azwa Pharma Sdn. Bhd. in collaboration with East India Technologies Pvt. Ltd. an established ayurvedic company from India. Currently, he managed to register six ayurvedic products with Malaysian National Pharmaceutical Regulatory (NPRA) to enter Malaysia market.
Recently, he has established Malaysian Medical Hemp Society to promote the right usage and medical research in the area of medical cannabis in collaboration with international networks from Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Australia and Netherlands. Under PICOMS International University College, he has established several collaborations with Traditional Malay Medicine industries; Panel expert for establishment Diploma Perubatan Melayu under Kolej SPACE UTM and Akademi Tahfiz Medik and getting Malaysian Qualifications Register (MQA) accreditation in 2020. Submission of Diploma Kemahiran Perubatan Melayu with Akademi Tahfiz Medik, Diploma Kemahiran Urutan Melayu dan Terapeutik with Persatuan Urutan Melayu dan Terapeutik (PUTRAM) Diploma Kemahiran Medikal Spa dan Kosmetik with Akademi Diana and National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS) Development with Persatuan Perubatan Islam Hijamah Malaysia (PERHIJAM), Pertubuhan Penyelidikan Manuskrip Melayu (PERDIMAN), Music Therapy and Terapi An Nur.