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.
November 26, 2020

YSN-ASM Science Café KL Is Nanotechnology Safe?

On 20 September 2020, a YSN-ASM Science Café was organised to explore the promise of nanotechnologies and the public fear or rejection it may create. The novel features of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) offer enormous potential for technological progress in the 21st century. The advantages of nanoparticles, such as the increased solubility of nanosuspensions and their low production costs have resulted in their rapid commercialisation in various applications, raising concerns regarding their safety for human health and the environment.
November 26, 2020

YSN-ASM Science Café KL Food Poisoning: Appearance Can Be Deceiving

In the 30 August 2020 episode of YSN-ASM Science Café KL, Shawn Keng introduced us to Associate Professor Dr John Tang Yew Huat. Dr John completed his Masters in Microbiology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and subsequently his Doctoral Degree in Food Safety from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Food Science, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA). Dr John shared the importance of understanding food safety, food poisoning and how it affects our everyday life.
October 13, 2020

YSN-ASM Science Café Johor
REKABENTUK PEMBELAJARAN DALAM TALIAN

On 14 August 2020, the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised a Science Café Session on Rekabentuk Pembelajaran Dalam Talian (“Designing Online Learning”). The session was moderated by Dr Jaysuman featuring Dr Noor Dayana Abd Halim, YSN-ASM Affiliate and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
October 13, 2020

YSN-ASM Science Café KL
LURKING SNAKES ON THE RUN

On 15 August 2020, the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised a Science Café Session titled Lurking Snakes on the Run. The session was moderated by Shawn Keng and featured Dr Tan Choo Hock, Senior Medical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Dr Tan leads the Venom Research and Toxicology Lab (Vetox Lab) at UM’s Department of Pharmacology.
October 13, 2020

YSN-ASM Science Café KL
Are Your Meds Suitable for You?

The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised another Science Café session, this time with Dr Baharudin Ibrahim, YSN-ASM Member and Lecturer from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM Penang. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the definition of health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. Medicines are chemicals used in the maintenance of health and the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, or cure of disease or promote physical or mental wellbeing.
October 13, 2020

Youth for the Tropics
Webinar Sessions in Celebration of International Youth Day

In conjunction with International Youth Day, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised two webinars themed “Youth for the Tropics” on 12 and 13 August 2020. The webinars aimed to create awareness among youths in the tropics of the issues vital to them and celebrate youths who have made valuable contributions through science, policy engagement and social entrepreneurship in solving problems of the tropics.
August 26, 2020

Challenging Inequality Malaysian Young Scientist Promotes Equality in the Engineering Community

The 11th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on the theme “Challenging Inequalities”, with a focus on areas such as youth, income, technology, gender, and education. The forum was organised by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat.
August 26, 2020

People and Mangroves In celebration of the International Day of the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

In conjunction with the International Day of the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed ‘People and Mangroves’ on 28 July 2020. The webinar provided an overview of the latest scientific findings and conservation efforts of mangroves. Three representatives from local communities who directly depend on mangroves for their livelihoods also shared their precious and colourful experiences.
August 25, 2020

YSN-ASM Science Café Johor | Hand Sanitiser: Fake or Genuine?

The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) Science Café is a programme that aims to bring science to the public. Viewing its success in the Central Region of Peninsular Malaysia, the programme has since spread its wings to the southern region with the Science Café Johor. Science Café Johor is hosted via Zoom by Dr Jaysuman Pusppanathan and broadcasted via Facebook Live. This episode featured ChM Dr Shahrul Nizam Ahmad from the School of Chemistry and Environment, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).
July 24, 2020

33rd ASM IdeaXchange
Structural Changes in the Global Economy: Building an Agile and Resilient Malaysian STIE Ecosystem

The 33rd ASM IdeaXchange was held on 26 June 2020 with the title Structural Changes in the Global Economy: Building an Agile and Resilient Malaysian Science, Technology, Innovation, and Economy (STIE) Ecosystem. The session featured Professor Dr Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair FASc, ASM Fellow and Vice President of Research & Development at Monash University Malaysia and was moderated by ASM Vice President YM Tengku Datuk Dr. Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen Tengku Ibrahim FASc.
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