As part of the Special Feature for Issue 11, we highlight high impact publications from Malaysians globally.
Prof. Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman (FRACP, MBBS) is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur. Prof. Adeeba shares with us her experiences in advocating the progress of HIV/AIDS in Malaysia in terms of its treatment, prevention and research, as well as the community response towards the disease.
Prof. Ng Wing Keong is the Professor of Aquaculture Nutrition at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He started the Fish Nutrition Laboratory in 1997 and heads a research programme with the purpose of improving our knowledge on nutrient utilisation by aquatic organisms.
Professor Mark Stoneking is a world-renowned geneticist in the field of human evolution. He (along with Professor Rebecca Cann and the late Professor Allan Wilson) is known for proposing the Mitochondrial Eve hypothesis in 1987. We caught up with Prof. Stoneking while he was in Malaysia to give a talk at the Monash University Malaysia in March 2015.
Water is absolutely essential for the survival of every living thing on Earth including plants, animals and humans. Water is used for various activities throughout human daily life from domestic to industrial purposes. However, there are several causes of the deterioration of water quality. Natural phenomenon such as flood and soil erosion, as well as anthropogenic sources such as agriculture and industry wastes, are the main causes of water pollution. There is a high demand for clean water to satisfy the needs of rapid development and increasing human population. Therefore, water resources need to be well conserved and managed to ensure sustainable development.