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Competition: The Great Lab Challenge

Competition: The Great Lab Challenge

The Great Lab, organised by a group of undergraduate students passionate about science and supported by CREST Malaysia, is an innovation challenge open to all Malaysian students from pre-university level all the way through to postgraduate level. The aim of the challenge is to cultivate an innovative spirit within Malaysian students as well as expose our students to the scene of industrial research and development back home in Malaysia, through a comprehensive competition involving aspects of proposal writing, ideas pitching as well as eventual product design and development.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship 2014

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship 2014

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship is now open for Malaysian women researchers under the age of 40 years, who are PhD holders or currently pursuing research study in the field of Life Sciences. A financial assistance of RM30, 000 each will be granted to 3 young female researchers. Registration for application of fellowships in the field of Life Sciences will be open from now till 30th May 2014.

Conference: The 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

Conference: The 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

The Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) is organising the 6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (ACTMP) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5-7 March 2014. The Congress is organised in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of the MSPTM. The theme for the congress is “GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN TROPICAL DISEASES: Bridging Gaps and Building Partnerships”.

Scientific Malaysian Magazine Issue 7

Scientific Malaysian Magazine Issue 7

The 7th issue of Scientific Malaysian magazine is now published! As always, the magazine is free for all to download (members and non-members of Scientific Malaysian).

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.