The International AIDS Society (IAS) and National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Fellowship is a fellowship programme established in 2009 to promote research in drug use and HIV. One of the recipients of this year’s fellowship award is Dr Sin How Lim, a postdoctoral researcher from the University of Malaya. Scientific Malaysian News Editor, Azilleo Kristo Mozihim had the opportunity to speak to him at the IAS 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur.
The 8th CUTSE International Conference will be held in Curtin University, Sarawak Campus; Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Science, Sustainability, and Solutions.” The CUTSE International Conference provides a platform to disseminate knowledge and information on recent innovations and practices in engineering and sciences to all.
This September, the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS-ITBC) will provide ecological conservation training to approximately 20 government officer participants under the Integrated Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Training Course. Eligible candidates include government officials from ASEAN, the Pacific islands, South Asian and African nations.
Researchers speaking on the final day of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) have focused on HIV epidemic trends in Asia and the Pacific, new vaccine insights and HIV and Hepatitis C comorbidity.
Reflecting a broad range of issues, Tuesday’s plenary speakers speaking at the second plenary session of the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) examined the issues of HIV and inflammation, an update on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and the social determinants and structural barriers at play in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s HIV epidemics.
With the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in Cambodia plummeting from 20,000 in the early 1990s to around 1,300 in 2012, a new initiative called Cambodia 3.0 is being implemented to achieve the elimination of new HIV infections in the country by 2020.