Issue 10 / 2015

To the Malaysian Scientist…

To the Malaysian Scientist…

To the Malaysian Scientist…Keep pressing on! Malaysia needs you.

Issue 10 Special Feature: High Impact Papers by Malaysians

Issue 10 Special Feature: High Impact Papers by Malaysians

As part of the Special Feature for Issue 10, we introduce a new section to highlight high impact publications from Malaysians globally.

SciMy Interview: Professor Datuk Dr. A. Rahman A. Jamal

SciMy Interview: Professor Datuk Dr. A. Rahman A. Jamal

interviewed by Dr. Wong Kah Keng Prof. Datuk Dr. A. Rahman (MD, MRCP, PhD) is the founding director of the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI) at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Kuala Lumpur. He graduated from UKM in Medicine in 1985 and obtained his […]

SciMy Interview: Dr. Lim Boo Liat (Part II)

SciMy Interview: Dr. Lim Boo Liat (Part II)

interviewed by Dr. Lee Hooi Ling In the first part of the interview (Issue 8), Dr. Lim Boo Liat offered a glimpse into his life before World War II and his journey to becoming a zoologist in the Institute for Medical Research. Although officially retired […]

Event Report: Science@Malaysia 2014

Event Report: Science@Malaysia 2014

As part of the effort to promote scientific advancement in Malaysia, the inaugural Science@Malaysia conference was recently organised by Scientific Malaysian and Oxford University Malaysia Club (OUMC) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Life at CERN: The Mythbuster Edition

Life at CERN: The Mythbuster Edition

A column by Yi Ling Hwong Deep beneath the plains of the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, in a man-made tunnel stretching over 27 km, lies one of humankind’s greatest engineering feats of all time. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the flagship accelerator of the European […]

Exploring an age-old question: Can we demystify skin color?

Exploring an age-old question: Can we demystify skin color?

by Dr. Ang Khai Chung In February 2009, while I was still a graduate student at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), I received a call from the Director of Academic Heritage Museum, Emeritus Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hood Salleh, to be present at his office. He introduced […]

The PhD graduate’s quandary in Malaysia: where are all the jobs?

The PhD graduate’s quandary in Malaysia: where are all the jobs?

One of the films that best allegorises the experience and purpose of pursuing a PhD degree is the sublime 2012 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi directed by David Gebb. Jiro, regarded by food critics and fans alike as the world’s greatest sushi chef, has spent decades mastering the art of preparing the best rice and fish for sushi.