March 2, 2021

2020 YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award Grand Final Pitch

The YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award was formerly known as the YSN-ASM Rising Star Award in 2019. This award is targeted specifically at final-year Malaysian PhD students. The award aims to identify and nurture promising PhD candidates to become future pillars of our Science, Technology, and Innovation ecosystem. Selected finalists will also experience continued support and mentoring for the next five years. This step is to ensure that these finalists are groomed to be outstanding researchers who will contribute towards Malaysia’s STI ecosystem.
March 2, 2021

STDI Webinar Series | The Space Industry: Are the Stars Within Our Reach?

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Science & Technology Development and Industry (STDI) Discipline Group organised a webinar titled “The Space Industry: Are the Stars Within Reach?” on 13 January 2021 via Zoom. This webinar was a platform of discussion among the experts, key stakeholders and publics on the development of space industry in Malaysia.
February 26, 2021

TropSc Webinar | International Mountain Day: Mountains and Life

On 11 December 2020, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF), the International Science Council, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC-ROAP), and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed “Mountains and Life” in conjunction with International Mountain Day.
February 26, 2021

2020 MAKNA Cancer Research Award

Continuing its legacy of encouraging cancer research in Malaysia via its annual Cancer Research Award, MAKNA once again recognised outstanding recipients in cancer studies. The annual MAKNA Cancer Research Award (MCRA) was launched in 2001 to support cancer research in order to push towards discovering potential cures for the disease.
January 26, 2021

Ensuring Malaysia’s Resilience Against Zoonotic Diseases

The Forum and Workshop on Zoonoses in Malaysia took place on 20 November 2020 in two parts: the Forum in the morning took place on Zoom, while the Workshop in the afternoon was conducted on the Microsoft Teams platform. The forum aims to provide an overview on the current policies, landscape and initiatives, issues, and challenges as well as effective strategies towards ensuring Malaysia’s resilience against zoonotic diseases.
January 26, 2021

2020 YSN-ASM Virtual Colloquium

Like clockwork, the YSN-ASM Colloquium is here again. This annual programme is organised by the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia. This year, the Colloquium was held virtually from 4 to 5 December 2020 in view of the current pandemic situation, keeping everyone safe and sound in the comfort of their homes or office. Boasting the highest attendance to date, the 2020 YSN-ASM Colloquium continues its role as an avenue for the YSN-ASM members and affiliates to gather, get acquainted, build network, and formulate programmes to advance the nation’s science, technology, and innovation.
January 26, 2021

2020 Virtual National Science Challenge

For the first time, the National Science Challenge is held entirely online, thus named Virtual National Science Challenge. It also carries the theme “Towards a Pandemic-resilient Community Through Science”. On 9 November 2020, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia broadcasted the Grand Final of the 2020 VNSC via Zoom, Facebook Live, and the Ministry of Education’s Youtube Channel, EduWebTV.
January 26, 2021

YSN-ASM Science Café | Eat, Therefore I Am: an Insight into Personalised Nutrition

This session of Science Café KL featured YSN-ASM member Associate Professor Dr Razinah Sharif. Dr Razinah is a lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Director of the Biocompatibility Laboratory at UKM. She is also a researcher the Centre for Healthy Ageing and Wellness, Faculty of Health Sciences (H-Care) UKM. Have You Ever Wonder Why You Cannot Gain Weight? Have You Ever Wondered Why You Can Gain Weight Easily? Can Knowing More About Your Genes Help You to Eat Move and Live Better? In this Science Café session, Dr Razinah shares how nutrition affects your DNA and how your genes respond to what you eat.
January 26, 2021

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia organised a Memorial Lecture in conjunction with the announcement of the Dr Ranjeet Bhagwan Singh (RBS) Medical Research Grant recipients for 2019 and 2020. The online session was broadcasted via Zoom, Facebook Live and ASM’s YouTube Channel. In attendance during the event was Professor Datin Paduka Dr Teoo Soo Hwang FASc, Chair of the RBS Medical Trust Fund Selection Committee. Together with her was the guest of honour Dato’ Parang Abai @ Thomas, Deputy Secretary General (STI Planning and Culture) from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia.
January 26, 2021

FAScinate™ Talk Series

ASM is back with another installment of the FAScinate™ Series on 3 November 2020. This time around, it featured three immensely brilliant ASM Fellows to showcase their expertise in three interesting and captivating presentations. Previously known as the ASM Fellows’ Lecture Series, this new branding evokes a more casual vibe that aims to increase public engagement and fascinate them with science. Featuring the tagline “Open Minds, Spark Ideas”the FAScinate™ Series is a platform for ASM Fellows to share their thoughts and knowledge that will open the minds of people and spark new ideas. Featured ASM Fellows in this FAScinate™ Series are Professor Dato’ Dr Tengku Aizan Tengku Abdul Hamid FASc, Professor Dr Vikineswary Subaratnam FASc & Professor Dr Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman FASc.
November 26, 2020

Future of the Tropics Engineering For Sustainability: Water & Energy For The Tropics

The Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed “Engineering for Sustainability: Water and Energy in the Tropics” on 22 September 2020. Tropical regions are rich in natural resources that can benefit the people who live there. The existence of rivers and rain-fed arable land in tropical areas provide the conditions for most renewable energy sectors to flourish.
November 26, 2020

Future of the Tropics Coffee: Black Gold of the Tropics

The Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF), the International Science Council, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC ROAP), and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed “Black Gold of the Tropics” in conjunction with International Coffee Day on 1 October 2020.
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