A new organisation, Taxon Expeditions organises expeditions for non-biologists in Malaysian Borneo. But unlike other ecotourism outfits, the participants are guided by international experts through all the steps of real scientific research. Together, they discover, name, and publish completely new species of wild animals.
Science Cafe KL will be hosting a free public talk on Quantum Physics at The Bee, Publika in Kuala Lumpur. The speaker, Fabien Bouhier is a social media expert at Google by day, and a Quantum Physicist enthusiast by night. His idea is to make knowledge accessible to everybody – with or without any mathematical background – for free.
The University of Sheffield’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett will this week (4 – 11 April 2016) visit Singapore and Malaysia. A key focus of the trip will be to learn more about the region’s strengths in science, engineering and economic growth – meeting with a number of leading scientists, industrialists and educational leaders – and to launch the University’s Kuala Lumpur office.
National Science Challenge (NSC) 2016 is now open for registration. NSC is an annual science competition targeted to Form 4 students nationwide, who will stand a chance to win a study visit to Stockholm, Sweden to witness the annual Nobel Prize ceremony.
In conjunction with the month of the ‘2016 World Tapir Day’, the Malaysian Heritage and History Club (MHHC) will be organising an event, Wild Wildlife with Tenok and Friends, on 2nd April 2016 (Saturday) at Badan Warisan Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).
From March 1 to 13, Scientific Malaysian will be organising our very first Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on our platform with Dr. Betty Kim Lee Sim, Founder of Protein Potential LLC and Executive Vice President of Process Development and Manufacturing at Sanaria Incorporated. Throughout this AMA session, registered members of Scientific Malaysian will have the opportunity to post questions to Dr. Sim via our online discussion platform.
The Dengue Tech Challenge 2016 aims to support proposals for collaborative projects that bring together experts from Malaysia and the United Kingdom to focus on commercialisation of dengue-related research and products in Malaysia. The total fund pledged by PlaTCOM Ventures for Malaysian Principal Applicants from winning teams through the High Impact Programme 2 is RM 3 million, whilst the total fund pledged by the British Council for UK Principal Applicants from winning teams through the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund is GBP 500,000.
Cancer Research Malaysia, together with University of Malaya (UM) and Monash University Malaysia jointly initiated the 1st Malaysia Zebrafish Disease Model Workshop on 11 and 12 November 2015. The 2-day workshop was held in Subang Jaya, Selangor and was attended by nearly 70 scientists from prominent local universities and scientific institutes.
For the last 10 years in Malaysia, it has been L’Oréal’s long term commitment to accelerate the advancement of women in science that will serve as an inspiration for the future generations to come. Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded and provided over RM700,000 research grants to 35 outstanding women scientists and will continue to change the numbers in Malaysia.
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia is proud to collaborate with King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand in organizing ICOBM-2 with the aim to bring together and provide a platform for interaction and exchanging research ideas among experts from various fields of beneficial microorganisms.
The Merdeka Award Secretariat is pleased to announce that the closing date for applications for the 2016 Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment has been extended to Monday, February 29, 2016.
Event report for the 5th International Conference for Young Chemists (ICYC 2015), organised by the School of Chemical Sciences of Universiti Sains Malaysia on the 5th to 7th of August 2015. ICYC is a biennial conference featuring speakers and participants from Malaysia and abroad.