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.
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.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for application. This fellowship will be awarded to Malaysian women researchers under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research studies in any scientific fields. A total of three outstanding female scientists in Malaysia will be granted a fellowship worth RM 30,000 each.
Dean of Faculty of Medicine is recognised for her contributions to infectious disease research; joins the ranks of world-renowned leaders.
Select Biosciences South East Asia is pleased to present Advances in qPCR and dPCR. Having successfully run the event in Boston, USA, Frankfurt, Germany, Daejeon, Korea and Barcelona, Spain, we look forward to bringing the meeting to Singapore. The event will take place on the 21-22 May 2015.
The Singapore Bioimaging Consortium and Select Biosciences South East Asia are pleased to report on the success of The Clinical Applications of Stem Cells, which took place at The Academia, Singapore General Hospital Campus, Singapore on the 26-27 February 2015.
Press Release from Pollutech 2014: This is what this year’s 3rd Sustainable City Focus at Pollutec sets out to demonstrate. The proposed programme has been drawn up in collaboration with a steering committee1 consisting of local authority associations, institutions, and trade associations. Taking the requirements of urban stakeholders as a starting point, the decision has been taken to adopt a cross-sector approach drawing on the expertise of the trades represented at the show in order to highlight solutions for high performance urban services, the smart fitting out of building and spaces, as well as new governance models to demonstrate, “How to work together to do it better, quicker and cheaper”, in France and internationally.
Dr. Louisa Shobini Ponnampalam from UM has received the prestigious Pew Fellowship to study the impact of rapid, large-scale development in the coastal areas of Peninsula Malaysia on dugong ecology. She is the first Malaysian to be awarded this competitive international grant for marine conservation, a testament to her capabilities and contributions as a scientist and marine conservationist.
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) is working to collaborate with both the United Kingdom (UK) and Japan in financing projects related to science, technology and innovation (STI) in Malaysia.
The ReactionFinder is the online search engine for the ChemInform Reaction Library (CIRX), a part of the ChemInform family. CIRX contains over 1.7 million reactions and covers data from 1990 to the present. CIRX is produced by organic chemists as a useful tool for the synthetic organic chemist. Data are selected from about 100 journals by precise selection criteria.
After more than a decade abroad, Malaysian scientist Dr. Woo Wei-Meng has returned home to commence her new position as Senior Research Fellow in the University of Malaya. Originally a Biology graduate from the National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, Dr. Woo completed an MSc in Biochemistry at the National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan before moving to Santa Cruz, USA for her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California. Her career in academia began at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for six years before being promoted to Research Associate in 2010.