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.
July 24, 2020

ASM FAScinate™ Series

In conjunction with the ASM’s 25th Anniversary, this new concept of FAScinate™ is not limited to the lecture style. The new branding of more casual talk aims to engage with more public and fascinate them with science. Featuring the tagline “Open Minds, Spark Ideas” in which through the series of talk, it will become a platform for ASM Fellows to share their thoughts and knowledge that will open the minds of people and spark new ideas. This session featured four ASM Fellows: Professor Dato’ Dr Balwant Singh Gendeh FASc, Dato’ Professor Emeritus Dr Hashim Yaacob FASc, Professor Dr Zainal Abidin Talib FASc and Professor Ir Dr Lee Sze Wei FASc.
July 24, 2020

The Future Belongs to the Tropics
A Celebration of the International Day of the Tropics

In conjunction with the International Day of the Tropics, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar for the Celebration of the International Day of the Tropics on 29 June 2020. This webinar served to remind Malaysians of our past and current successes as well as provoke thought on the potential for leadership roles for Malaysia to play.
July 24, 2020

Forum Norma Baharu COVID-19 | PETROSAINS STEM LIVE Show with YSN-ASM

Dr Chai Lay Ching and Dr Nadiah Ghazali joined PETROSAINS Science Facilitator Ms Norhayati Zulkifli at the PETROSAINS STEM Live on 20 May 2020 via Facebook Live and YouTube Live. PETROSAINS STEM Live is created as a space for discussions with STEM experts to discuss current issues from the point of view of STEM. It provides interesting and relevant information that is useful for everyone.
July 8, 2020

ASM ArtScience™ on Fresh Brew, RTM TV1

Continuing the circuit of promoting excellence at the intersection of art and science, Academician Professor Emerita Dato’ Seri Dr Mazlan Othman FASc and Wan Zaleha Radzi appeared on RTM TV1’s Fresh Brew show to promote the ASM ArtScience™ initiative on 31 May 2020. The show was hosted by Terrence Dass and Zooey Teo.
July 8, 2020

What if the World Goes Online Learning?

Science Café Johor Bahru has organised a virtual Science Café JB session with Dr Nurbiha A. Shukor titled “What if the World Goes Online Learning?” on 29 May 2020. Dr Nurbiha is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is also currently the Manager of Creative Multimedia and Learning Technologies at UTM.
July 8, 2020

Power of Music for Athletes and Home Exercises

The Science Café series is brought to you by the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM). It is a programme that aims to bring understanding of science to the public. In the first ever virtual Science Café programme, Mr Shawn Keng has brought along his fellow YSN-ASM member Dr Garry Kuan to talk about the power of music for athletes and home exercises.
June 4, 2020

Eradicating COVID-19 with Science and Technology

Agenda Awani in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) engaged ASM Fellows to show how science and technology plays a role in Malaysia’s fight against COVID-19. Hosted by Mr Kamarul Bahrin Haron, the show featured ASM Fellows Professor Dato' Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman FASc, Professor Datuk Dr Awg Bulgiba Bin Awg Mahmud FASc and Professor Dr Mahendhiran Nair FASc
June 4, 2020

Effects of the Movement Restriction Order (MCO) from a Scientific Perspective

A webinar via Facebook Live was moderated by YB Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of MOSTI, on 7 April 2020. The webinar featured Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Health, and Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Also joining Tan Sri Jemilah and YB Khairy was Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine, University Malaya (UM), consultant psychiatrist at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and avid mental health activist.
June 4, 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on the Water Industry

The guest of honour for RTM’s #BicaraNaratif segment was Datuk Ir Abdul Kadir Mohd Din FASc, ASM Fellow and President of the Malaysian Water Association (MWA). Datuk Abdul Kadir stated that water is an important basic necessity required by humans. We can last longer without food, but we will perish sooner without water.
April 24, 2020

Manipulating Biological Matter with Sound Waves

10 March, Kuala Lumpur - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) have co-organised a Lecture on Acoustofluidics by Professor Thomas Laurell from Lund University, Sweden. During the lecture, Professor Laurell described basic development and design of acoustofluidic systems as well as applications and development of the novel research field. Acoustofluidics is a relatively new research field that combines acoustics with microfluidics to enable gentle yet high performing manipulation of biological matter. Well-defined and localised acoustic forces are used to precisely move cells in a process called acoustophoresis.
April 24, 2020

Dialogue on Environmental Law with Dr Christina Olsen Lundh

Failure to fully implement and enforce these laws is one of the greatest challenges in mitigating climate change, reducing pollution and preventing widespread species and habitat loss. As such, a strong political will is needed to ensure effective implementation and enforcement. In response to this, the Embassy of Sweden in collaboration with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) has organised a Dialogue on Environmental Law, featuring the esteemed Dr Christina Olsen Lundh, Swedish Environmental Law Expert and Judge. This event aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and best practices between Sweden and Malaysia. Dr Lundh is in Malaysia to attend the Malaysian Judges Conference from 16 to 18 March 2020 in Langkawi Island.
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