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.
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.
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.
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.