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.
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.
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.
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.
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 30, 2021

Induction Session
2020 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM)

ASM’s Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) is an ASM initiative to identify and recognise leading Malaysian research scientists that are actively translating their research into meaningful and impactful outcomes that significantly contribute to the nation’s socio-economic transformation.
March 30, 2021

STDI Webinar | The Aviation Industry: Taking Us to The Skies Again?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the aviation industry to its knees as national borders have been closed to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has resulted in the grounding of thousands of aircraft globally. Airlines not already bankrupt are tottering on the brink. In relation to this, the ASM Science & Technology Development Industry Discipline Group (ASM STDI) in collaboration with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) organised a webinar to highlight the issue of the aviation industry in Malaysia.
June 9, 2021

ASM-AAAS-TWAS
Regional Course on Science Diplomacy

Two trends are becoming clear in the early part of this century; a majority of the challenges facing society have a transboundary, international, or global context; and science, technology and their applications underpin the cause or the cure to these challenges. As a result, science and technology are becoming ever more embedded into the foreign policies and international relations of nations. Given the growing role of science and technology in international relations, The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, The American Association for the Advancement of Science and The World Academy of Sciences have organised the Regional Course on Science Diplomacy in Asia and the Pacific Region.
June 9, 2021

Creation, Nature & Life from Quantum Science Perspectives Online talk by Professor Dr Raymond Ooi FASc

On 26 March 2021, Professor Dr Raymond Ooi FASc conducted an online talk that provided an insight to creation, nature and life from the perspectives of quantum science. Through his online talk, Dr Raymond hoped that viewers will be able to open and elevate their mindset and for them to be able to see nature of things from a new perspective. He also hoped that his talk would make viewers understand the way of nature and universal values as well as to cultivate their mind and soul to manifest a brighter future.
July 5, 2021

TropSc Webinar Series: Naming Nature 2

In 2017, a Naming Nature workshop gathered some of Malaysia’s most experienced taxonomists with a group of young, enthusiastic researchers. They clamoured for a system to better handle identification, digitisation and communication within the community. However, these issues still remain unresolved. Therefore, a webinar with the same title was held to invite further discussions on crafting a future path to address these problems for Malaysia, including taxonomic challenges, specimen digitisation and data stewardship.
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