Category: Faculty of Science

“Meet The Biosciences Experts” at Sutera Good Earth Exhibition

The Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM demonstrated a few series of workshops during the Sutera Good Earth Exhibition 2019 which was conducted at Sutera Mall in Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai from 13 until 29 September 2019; with the joint cooperation by the Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri (MBIP). The workshops conducted by the Bioscience Experts include:

1. “Artificial Tree Using Marine Microalgae” by Dr. Mohd Farizal Ahmad Kamaroddin
2. “Kitchen Waste for Greener Earth” by Dr Alina Wagiran
3. “Composting Pallet” by Dr. Huszalina Hussin
4. “Bacteria Application in Waste Composting” by Nurul Asshequeen Mohd Nazam

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MoU Renewal between UTM and IKM for the Advancement of Chemistry Professions in Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has maintained its established collaborations with the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM), a statutory professional organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC). Since the first MoU signing between UTM and IKM in the year of 2009, many joint activities have been organised between the institutions. These cover a whole range of professional, educational, social and promotional activities in chemistry. Among others are the academic and professional lectures, academic curriculum advisory, UTM Convocation Award and Johor Chemistry Carnival (Karnival Kimia Johor).

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My Journey as an Amgen Scholar

I am currently a third-year undergraduate student at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM. I have had the privilege to participate in the prestigious research internship program called the Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University in Japan, which was held from 10th June till 5th August 2019. Amgen is a multinational biopharmaceutical company which is based in California. The company provides opportunities for undergraduates from all over the world to conduct research at world-class institutions in the US, Europe, Asia and recently in Australia and Canada too through the Amgen Scholars Program. It is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Harvard University. The program accepts applications for internship in “any disciplines related to the discovery, development, manufacture and delivery of human therapeutics, as well as the overall biomedical and biotechnology enterprise”.

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Faculty of Science UTM Hosted the 7th International Conference And Workshop On Basic And Applied Sciences 2019 (ICOWOBAS 2019)

The 7th International Conference and Workshops on Basic and Applied Sciences 2019 (ICOWOBAS 2019) was successfully held on 14-17 July 2019 at KSL Resorts and Hotel, Johor Bahru. ICOWOBAS is a biennial event between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), Indonesia and Salahaddin University, Iraq, which has been organized since 2007. Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is honoured to be the host of the ICOWOBAS again for the third time running.

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Launching of the Taiwan-Malaysia Innovation Centre for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy (WISE Centre) at UTM

Launching of WISE Centre at UTM was held on 24 April 2019, with NTHU represented by the Senior Vice President Prof. Sinn-Wen Chen and Prof. Ruey-An Doong, while UTM was represented by the then Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Prof. Dr. Nordin Yahaya. Prof. Chen and Prof. Nordin also officiated WISE Centre office, to be used by NTHU visiting professors and researchers on academic and research exchange.

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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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