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Welcome to Scientific Malaysian

Welcome to Scientific Malaysian

Scientific Malaysian is created as a platform to connect Malaysian scientific researchers across the world to discuss research issues in Malaysia, to promote collaboration and to establish network. Regardless of whether they are in the applied sciences (engineers, biomedical scientists) or pure sciences (biologists, chemists, […]

Help a Malaysian scientist study clues to skin cancer

Help a Malaysian scientist study clues to skin cancer

In 2005, Dr Keith Cheng’s lab at Penn State University, United States uncovered one of the most pervasive genetic mutations on SLC24A5, the contributor to the light skin color of Europeans. When compared to Africans, Europeans are 10-20 times more susceptible to the deadliest form of skin cancer—melanoma. Despite their similarly light skin color, East Asians have melanoma incidences similar to Africans. Dr Kai Chung Ang, a Malaysian postdoctoral researcher working at Cheng’s lab and his colleagues will be working on a project to understand this difference. To proceed with this research project, Dr Ang and his colleagues require funds to cover travel costs for their fieldwork.

Khazanah-Oxford Merdeka Scholarships (PhD/Masters)

Khazanah-Oxford Merdeka Scholarships (PhD/Masters)

The Khazanah-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarships, established to mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence, are intended to enable outstanding Malaysian students to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. The closing date for 2014 scholarship applications is 28 January 2014.

Competition: Science Essay Competition for ASEAN Young Talents (ESTI 2013)

Competition: Science Essay Competition for ASEAN Young Talents (ESTI 2013)

Undergraduates, postgraduates and young engineers, architects, technologists, industrialist of ASEAN countries are invited to use their innovative ideas and analytical skills to compete for one of three ASEAN ESTI Essay Writing Prizes. The Theme for the Essay Competition is ‘The Importance and Challenges of Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation Education to The Young Children in ASEAN Region’. The closing date for this competition is 31st of January 2014.

L’Oréal Malaysia Honors Three Outstanding Women in Science

L’Oréal Malaysia Honors Three Outstanding Women in Science

This year, another three outstanding young women in material science was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship and each will also receive a research grant worth RM20,000. These three young women scientists were selected out of 68 submissions by an esteemed jury panel, their research proposal was evaluated based on the scientific impact, quality of research, publications, work experience and previous awards received.

Press Release: UTAR and UM students emerged as winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013

Press Release: UTAR and UM students emerged as winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and Universiti Malaya (UM) Master degree students emerged as joint-winners of the 2nd Outstanding Technopreneur Competition 2013 under the Young Intellectual Category. The Competition which was organized by Malaysian Scientific Association and WENCOM Career Consultancy and began in 2012 is one which provides career development for Science and Technology students with entrepreneurial potential.

Site News: Issues with Members Approval [Fixed]

Site News: Issues with Members Approval [Fixed]

We are currently experiencing issues with our members approval system. If you have already filled in our registration form, please be patient as we are currently working to fix the problem. For those of you who are interested in becoming a member of Scientific Malaysian, […]

Grant: Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2013

Grant: Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment 2013

Merdeka Award Grant for International Attachment was announced in October 2011, by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The aim of the grant is to allow deserving Malaysians between ages of 22 to 35 to engage in short term collaborative projects of up to 3 months at an internationally-recognised host institution.