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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.

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.

News: Breakthrough in malaria inoculation for vaccine development

News: Breakthrough in malaria inoculation for vaccine development

A novel method which involves inoculating participants with aseptic cryopreserved P. falciparum sporozoites, manufactured by Sanaria who has fellow Malaysian, Dr. Betty Sim Kim Lee as its vice president, could hasten the progress of developing a malaria vaccine.

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.