Issue 1 / 2011

Featured Member – Dr Mohammad Asif Khan

Featured Member – Dr Mohammad Asif Khan

Dr Mohammad Asif Khan is an Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics at the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM), with an adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), USA. He obtained his PhD […]

Featured Member – Tim Mak

Featured Member – Tim Mak

Tim Nam Mak is a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany. He holds a BSc (First Class Honours) in Biotechnology from Monash University Malaysia. He did a summer research project in 2005/2006 at the Australian National University, Canberra, working […]

Featured Member – Ghows Azzam

Featured Member – Ghows Azzam

Ghows Azzam is a DPhil student in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in the University of Oxford. He previously did his Masters in Developmental Cell Biology (with Distinction) at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, where he published a paper in Development. He also holds a […]

Featured Member – Hooi Ling Lee

Featured Member – Hooi Ling Lee

Hooi Ling Lee is a PhD researcher (Surface Science) in the School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU), Republic of Ireland. She holds a MSc degree by research from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), where she worked on the formulation […]

Free Range/Organic Eggs

Free Range/Organic Eggs

Is it as “green and clean” as it marketed to be, or is there a sinister secret good-intentioned consumers are unaware of?

The Detective

The Detective

Mixture of the pop song from the radio and the ventilation noise from the tissue culture hood fills the air of a small, rectangular-shaped room. The most precious tool within the laboratory, the pipette, was firmly-held in his left hand while various other flasks, tubes, containers were shifted intensively. Hands gloved and labcoated, Justin had been manipulating the cancerous cells since the crepuscular hours. The cells had to be grown in a sterile environment – confined within plastics or glasses – the living conditions tantamount to those endured by the Bubble Boy1. His nose inadvertently came in contact with the window glass of the hood, leaving a spot of sebum that partially blurred the vision, forcing him to abandon whatever he held within the hood to clear up the spot with 70% ethanol.

Higgs and the kitten

Higgs and the kitten

One year ago before I came to CERN I had no idea what the Higgs boson was, I thought a wormhole is where birds are sent to when they die and Quark is a kind of food I like. I thought life was the biggest concoction of coincidental and wicked confusion, until one day someone tried to explain the string theory to me.

Introduction to Scientific Malaysian

Introduction to Scientific Malaysian

Scientific Malaysian is created as a platform to connect Malaysian scientific researchers across the world to discuss research issues in Malaysia, to promote collaboration and to establish network. Regardless of whether they are in the applied sciences (engineers, biomedical scientists) or pure sciences (biologists, chemists, […]