Life as a Scientist

SciMy Interview:  Professor Dato’ Dr. Lam Sai Kit

SciMy Interview: Professor Dato’ Dr. Lam Sai Kit

interviewed by Dr. Valerie Soo and Dr. Lee Hooi Ling Emeritus Prof. Dato’ Dr. Lam Sai Kit is a renowned medical virologist whose outstanding research in infectious diseases has earned him many prestigious awards, including the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health from Thailand, a […]

Survival Tips for PhD Students

Survival Tips for PhD Students

by Juliana Ariffin Everyone starts graduate school for different reasons. Some may have always had a passion for science, others are determined to push the boundaries of human knowledge and discover their inner Einstein. You may even be a bit of an idealist and desire […]

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Lim Boo Liat

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Lim Boo Liat

This is a two-part interview where Dr. Lim walked us through his journey of becoming an established zoologist in Malaysia. In the first part of this interview, we get to know Dr. Lim’s humble beginning as a Lab Assistant at the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) post World World II (WWII) in 1947 to eventually being offered a Master of Science (MSc.) degree without having a formal Bachelor (BSc.) degree.

The Night Watch: Working the night shift at CERN

The Night Watch: Working the night shift at CERN

The ATLAS Control Room (ACR) resembles a starship bridge at a lower level of alertness, with some individuals attempting to write analysis code, one of my neighbours watching a movie and another making conversation over Skype. We’re also nervously eyeing the shift leader’s banjo case, wondering when the instrument might come out to play. Welcome to the ACR late night special.

A Step Towards a Future in Cancer Research

A Step Towards a Future in Cancer Research

An undergraduate internship experience by Lim Mei Chee. Having lost my grandfather and cousin to cancer, I have long vowed to myself that one day, I will help in the quest to find a cure or to improve the situation. As a Biomedical Sciences student, I was given the opportunity to learn more about how our body systems work.

PhD in Vienna (Part II)

PhD in Vienna (Part II)

Mamduh Zabidi shares his experience as a PhD student in Vienna, Austria. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP).

Meet the Scientist: Prof. Sudesh Kumar

Meet the Scientist: Prof. Sudesh Kumar

Prof. Sudesh Kumar (PhD, RIKEN Institute & Saitama University, Japan) is a Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). His specialisation is in the field of microbiology, genetics and polymer chemistry of microbial polyesters (bioplastics). Prof. Sudesh has published more than 90 original research articles, two books, four patents, with more than ten PhD students graduated under his supervision, and he was awarded with multiple national and international grants. He is currently a RIKEN1 programme coordinator in USM. In this interview, we gain insights into his humble academic path to becoming an established scientist in biomaterials research.

Education experience from different continents (Part I)

Education experience from different continents (Part I)

I had a rare opportunity to pursue a degree in Biochemistry at Purdue University, USA with a scholarship from the Malaysian government. An American undergraduate degree is typically a 4-year programme.