Author: Enzyme Research Lab, Department of Biosciences,Faculty of Science, UTM

Faculty of Science Seminar Series 19: Invited speaker from University of York, UK

Along with the international workshop entitled Transforming Oil Palm Residues into New Income Streams co-organized by Dr. Chong Chun Shiong (Environmental Biotechnology Research Group, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM) and Prof. Dr. Neil Bruce (Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, United Kingdom), Prof. Bruce has also been invited as the speaker for Faculty of Science seminar series on 17th April 2019 at seminar hall, T02, Department of Biosciences.

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International Workshop on Transforming Oil Palm Residues——Biosciences Department, Faculty of Science in collaboration with University of York, UK

An international workshop entitled “Transforming Oil Palm Residues into New Income Streams” was successfully held on 15th and 16th April 2019 at Raja Zarith Sofiah Library, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This workshop is co-organized and led by Project Leader of Newton Fund: Dr. Chong Chun Shiong (Environmental Biotechnology Research Group, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM) and Prof. Dr. Neil C. Bruce (Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, United Kingdom).

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UTM’s Lam Ming Quan: A PhD YK scholar had his research internship at University of York, UK

Mr. Lam Ming Quan, a PhD student under sponsorship of Yayasan Khazanah (YK), from Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia did his research internship twice at the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), Department of Biology, University of York, United Kingdom (Nov – Dec 2017 & Jun – Jul 2018). His research is one of the main projects under an international collaboration: Newton Fund (UK-SEA-NUOF). As the main aim of the Newton Fund is to build the capacity and capabilities of Malaysians in terms of scientific research, Lam is supervised by experienced researchers from both universities.

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Newton Fund (UK-SEA-NUOF) Progress: Visit to University of York, UK

Research team of UTM under sponsorship of Newton Fund, led by Dr. Chong Chun Shiong (Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science), visited Centre for Novel and Agricultural Products (CNAP), Department of Biology, University of York, UK from 30th June to 6th July 2018.

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Newton Fund (UK-SEA-NUOF) Progress: A Workshop between University of York, UK and UTM

A workshop was successfully organized on 11th April 2018 at T02, Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering (FBME), UTM by research team involving in Southeast Asia Small Scale Research Partnerships-Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (UK-SEA-NUOF), as known as Newton Fund in short. The research project under this fund is an international collaboration between United Kingdom and Malaysia, led by Professor Neil Bruce (University of York, United Kingdom) and Dr. Chong Chun Shiong (FBME, UTM), starting March 2017 with research title: Sustainable production of compost, biofuels and chemicals from oil palm residues.

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