Life as a Scientist

SciMy Interview: Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

SciMy Interview: Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

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.

SciMy Interview: Professor Ng Wing Keong

SciMy Interview: Professor Ng Wing Keong

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.

SciMy Interview: Professor Mark Stoneking (Part I)

SciMy Interview: Professor Mark Stoneking (Part I)

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.

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 […]

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 […]

SciMy Interview:  Professor Dato’ Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah

SciMy Interview: Professor Dato’ Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah

interviewed by Dr. Wong Kah Keng and Dr. Lee Hooi Ling Prof. Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah is no stranger in the Neuroscience arena in Malaysia. He was born in Kuantan, Pahang and is currently based in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan […]