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Press Release: Pollutec 2014

Press Release: Pollutec 2014

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.

News: University of Malaya marine biologist awarded prestigious Pew Fellowship 2014 to study dugong ecology

News: University of Malaya marine biologist awarded prestigious Pew Fellowship 2014 to study dugong ecology

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.

News: MIGHT Collaboration with UK & Japan to Fund Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia

News: MIGHT Collaboration with UK & Japan to Fund Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia

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.

RxnFinder – a tool for synthetic chemist

RxnFinder – a tool for synthetic chemist

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.

News: Cellular Biologist Dr. Woo Wei-Meng returns to Malaysia

News: Cellular Biologist Dr. Woo Wei-Meng returns to Malaysia

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.[1] 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.

News: University of Malaya and the National Institute of Health teaming up to investigate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and/or frontotemporal dementia (ALSFTD)

News: University of Malaya and the National Institute of Health teaming up to investigate amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and/or frontotemporal dementia (ALSFTD)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United States has established a collaborative research effort with the University of Malaya (UM) to characterise the C9ORF72 gene in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and/or frontotemporal dementia (ALSFTD). The objective of this project is to search for a possible explanation on why patients with ALSFTD have different degrees of disease severity.

News: PISA 2012 highlights deteriorating education performance in Malaysia

News: PISA 2012 highlights deteriorating education performance in Malaysia

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The PISA examines the scholastic performance of 15-year-old pupils in mathematics, science and reading. According to the 2012 PISA report published last year, Malaysia was […]

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.