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SciMy Interview: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mazlin Bin Mokhtar

SciMy Interview: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mazlin Bin Mokhtar

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazlin Mokhtar is a Professor in Environmental Chemistry. He is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation Affairs) of the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He is also the Chairman of the Environmental Quality Council. His research expertise is in Sustainability Science and Governance.

SciMy Interview: Mr Mohd Izmir Yamin of the Malaysian Independence-X team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

SciMy Interview: Mr Mohd Izmir Yamin of the Malaysian Independence-X team at Google Lunar XPRIZE

The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) is the largest incentive competition of all time, aiming to reward the brightest minds of space entrepreneurs to create a new era of economical and easy access to the Moon. Our correspondent, Dr. New Jaa Yien, spoke to the Malaysian team of Independence-X Team, currently led by the Founder and CEO of Independence-X Aerospace Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Mohd. Izmir Yamin, on the team’s progress in racing to the final stage of the competition.

AMA session with Dr. Betty Kim Lee Sim

AMA session with Dr. Betty Kim Lee Sim

From the 1st to 13th of March 2015, Scientific Malaysian organised an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on their online discussion platform with Dr. Betty Kim Lee Sim (@bkimleesim), Founder of Protein Potential LLC and Executive Vice President of Process Development and Manufacturing at Sanaria […]

SciMy Interview: Professor Mark Stoneking (Part II)

SciMy Interview: Professor Mark Stoneking (Part II)

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. This is part II of the interview.

SciMy Interview: Hafizah Noor Isa – Malaysian physicist involved in the direct detection of gravitational waves

SciMy Interview: Hafizah Noor Isa – Malaysian physicist involved in the direct detection of gravitational waves

The recent direct detection of gravitational waves (GW) from the collision of two black holes) by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) laboratories has been lauded as one of the most remarkable scientific breakthroughs in recent times. Little did we know that fellow Malaysian Hafizah Noor Isa is one of the researchers involved in this historic discovery. In an email correspondence with Scientific Malaysian, Hafizah tells us a bit about herself, her involvement in the LIGO collaboration and her comments about the gravitational wave project.

SciMy Interview: L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2015 Fellows

SciMy Interview: L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2015 Fellows

The Malaysian Chapter of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science fellowship award ceremony was held at the Le Meridien Hotel, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur in October 2015. In Malaysia, the initiative has recognised 35 outstanding woman scientists across the country for the past 10 years, with research grant worth over RM700,000 being awarded. Right before the event, Scientific Malaysian correspondent Dr. New Jaa Yien had the opportunity to chat with all three of the 2015 recipients, to get a glimpse of their research project that eventually clinched the honorable award.

SciMy Interview: Prof. Philip Crosier (University of Auckland)

SciMy Interview: Prof. Philip Crosier (University of Auckland)

Professor Philip Crosier is the Professor of Molecular Medicine in the School of Medical Sciences, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His laboratory uses the zebrafish model to investigate aspects of human disease focussing in the areas of innate immunity, hematopoietic stem cell development, cancer and lymphangiogenesis. At a recent zebrafish workshop in Malaysia, the PR team of the Cancer Research Malaysia had the opportunity to speak to Prof. Crosier about his life and research.

SciMy Interview: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mokhtar Saidin

SciMy Interview: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mokhtar Saidin

Professor Dato’ Dr. Mokhtar Saidin is a Professor and the Director of Centre for Global Archaeological Research Malaysia in Universiti Sains Malaysia. He and his team made significant contributions to the exploration of Bujang Valley in Kedah and Bukit Bunuh in Perak. His other contributions include the discovery of Sungai Batu, the oldest civilisation site in Southeast Asia. In this interview, Prof. Mokhtar Saidin shares his experiences being an archaeologist in Malaysia.