Megadiverse countries are worried that commercially valuable DNA sequences stored digitally would allow access to anyone without needing physical access to the genetic resources. This could lead to biopiracy, where such information could be exploited without any benefits flowing back into the source country. The greatest fear, perhaps, is how these products could be commercialised, patented, then sold back to the original countries as food, drugs, or other necessities.
As part of the effort to promote scientific advancement in Malaysia, the inaugural [email protected] conference was recently organised by Scientific Malaysian and Oxford University Malaysia Club (OUMC) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
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The “Science Communication Workshop: Science needs a new language” on the 14th of November 2013 was held in conjunction with the World Innovation Forum KL 2013 at the KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. This workshop was organised by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and the British High Commission. Approximately 30 participants from ASM, Petrosains and Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) attended this workshop. Its aim was to connect the ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s’ to more effectively communicate science with the public.
On the 30th of June 2013, the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention 2013 was held at the KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The conference was officiated by the IAS President and Nobel Laureate Prof. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institute Pasteur in Paris and International Conference Chair for IAS 2013, and Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Local Co-Chair of IAS 2013 and Director of Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) of University of Malaya.