Once again, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) provided its expertise in STEM education to the Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM) in organising the second edition of the STEM Up Challenge, held on 24 April 2019.
ASM Fellow Professor Dr Wickneswari Ratnam FASc delivered her Fellows’ Lecture titled Tropical Plant Genetics and Genomics: Investment for Future Security. The lecture was held in UKM Bangi on 18 March 2019, which also doubled as UKM’s series of Syarahan Perdana.
Continuing its legacy of encouraging cancer research in Malaysia via its annual Cancer Research Award, MAKNA once again recognised three outstanding recipients in cancer studies. Now in its 18th year, 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.
“Get Inspired and Be the Inspiration” was the theme for this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowship Roadshow. The Roadshow was held on 29 March 2019 at the Research Management & Innovation Complex, University of Malaya.
In November 2018, the Ministry of Education (MOE) through its Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pemandu Dana Penyelidikan Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi appointed the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) to perform a thorough review of the Mid-Term Review of Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education).
Halal Science can be defined as Halal Knowledge attained systematically through observation and experimentation study and practice to describe and explain the natural phenomena that relates to Halal practices.
In conjunction with the International Women’s Day, the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) celebrated the achievements of Malaysian women scientists by organising a National Conference on Scientific Achievements by Malaysian Women on 9 March 2019.
The key to impactful research is an effective publishing strategy. That was the lesson that Dr Jeffrey Robens from Nature Research came to teach in the Workshop on Effective Publishing Strategies on 23 January 2019.