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Event Report on the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2016 – “Synthetic Biology, Meet Traditional Knowledge”

Event Report on the 13th UN Convention on Biological Diversity 2016 – “Synthetic Biology, Meet Traditional Knowledge”

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.

Event Report: Science@Malaysia 2014

Event Report: [email protected] 2014

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.

Event Report: The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter: EmTech Singapore 2014

Event Report: The Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter: EmTech Singapore 2014

by Yong Wei Chong Gabriel Since 1999, the MIT Technology Review has celebrated the world’s best young innovators through its annual Innovators Under 35 (TR35) awards. In 2007, the TR35 honorees were presented at the Tech Review’s first conference on emerging technologies – simply known […]

Event Report: ASM Science Communication Workshop

Event Report: ASM Science Communication Workshop

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.

7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

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.

NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE 2012 IN PUTRAJAYA

NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE 2012 IN PUTRAJAYA

Report by Jasmine Leong. Photos by Xander Chong On the 24th of October 2012, National Science Challenge was held in the Federal Government Administrative Centre in Putrajaya. The event was graced by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed, former Prime Minister of Malaysia and Tan Sri Dr […]

4TH TECHNOPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION (TISE) 2012

4TH TECHNOPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION (TISE) 2012

Report by Jasmine Leong. Photos by Xander Chong Creating a Bright Future through Science, Technology and Innovation: In October 2012, Scientific Malaysian (SciMy) was proud to be one of the co-organisers of the 4th Technopreneurship and Innovation Symposium and Exhibition (TISE) that was held in […]

Event Report: 6th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) 2012

Event Report: 6th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) 2012

Novel to Nobel: Better research, better doctors, better health. by Jasmine Leong The 6th National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR) was held in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur from the 26th to 28th of September 2012. This event was officiated by the Minister […]