SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED AN IMPACTFUL ARTICLEDr Siak Pui Yan |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen and Dr Siak Pui Yan from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for successfully publishing an impactful article titled “Current Status and Future Perspectives about Molecular Biomarkers of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma” in the Cancers (Q1, IF 6.639).
The article gives an insight to readers on the progress of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma biomarker discovery to date, as well as future prospective biomarker development and their translation to clinical use.
This research was supported by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS/1/2020/SKK0/UCSI/02/2) and UCSI University Research Excellence and Innovation (REIG-FMS-2020/009).
BRONZE PRIZE AT THE 2021 SEOUL INTERNATIONAL INVENTION FAIR (SIIF 2021)Goh Xin Yi & Ong Khai Yee |  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Congratulations to the team for winning Bronze Prize at the 2021 Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF 2021), Seoul, Korea. 1 – 4 December 2021
For their invention Chocolate-based drug delivery for Tetrahydrocurcumin (Fast Melting Tablets).
MPS DUOPHARMA BIOTECH GOLD MEDAL AWARD 2020Ms Tan Puay Luan |  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Congratulations Ms Tan Puay Luan, B- Pharm batch 2020, PhD candidate, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University on winning the MPS DUOPHARMA BIOTECH GOLD MEDAL AWARD 2020 at MPS National Pharmacists Convention 2021 which was held from 8th to 11th July 2021.
EDITORIAL BOARD OF GEOSCIENCES LETTERSSenior Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi, FASc |  Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Postgraduate
Geoscience Letters is the official journal of Asia Oceania Geosciencces Society, and a fully open access journal published by Springer Nature. The journal publishes original, innovative and timely research letter, articles and concise reviews on studies of the Earth and its environment, the planetary and space science.
Professor Dr Phang is also Assistant Editor of Journal of Applied Phycology (Springer Nature), Editorial Board Member of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Journal as well as Maritime Technology and Research.
BEST PRESENTER FOR 3-MINUTE POSTER PRESENTATIONHow Yu Hsuan |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
How Yu Hsuan was awarded the Best Presenter for 3-Minute Poster Presentation (3MPP) Award under the Biotechnology (Postgraduate) category at the 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB2021) on 1 – 3 June. Her supervisor is Assistant Professor Dr Pui Liew Phing, Head of the Food Science Department under FOAS.
Her research presentation is entitled Optimisation of milk fermentation incorporated with recombinant Lactococcus lactics NZ3900.
BEST PRESENTER FOR 3-MINUTE POSTER PRESENTATIONChristina Chong Shook Cheng |  MSc Applied Sciences by Research
Christina Chong Shook Cheng was awarded the Best Presenter for 3-Minute Poster Presentation (3MPP) Award under the Biotechnology (Postgraduate) category at the 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB2021) on 1 – 3 June. Her supervisor is Associate Professor Dr Crystale Lim Siew Ying, Deputy Dean of FOAS.
The title of her presentation is Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of WHO priority pathogens isolated from Acute Pharyngitis Patients in Private Primary Care Clinics.
DOUBLE AWARD AT MONASH INITIATE 2021Chu Chee Chin |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Chu Chee Chin was awarded the Best Presentation in Drug Delivery and Nanotechnology Award and the Second Prize Award for the Best Oral Presentation at the Inaugural Monash International Health Science and Technology Conference (MONASH INITITIATE 2021) on 16 – 17 June. Her supervisor is Associate Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin, Head of Research and Postgraduate Studies of FAS.
The title of her research presentation was “Antiaging Potential of Sunscreen Formulated from Nanostructured Lipid Carrier and Palm Oil Tocotrienol-rich Fraction”.
ADVANCING RESEARCH IN PREGNANCYTeoh Ai Ni |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Teoh Ai Ni was selected by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) to present her research at the ASN Nutrition 2021 Live Online conference (ASN Nutrition 2021) on 7 – 10 June. Her research was selected by the committee from ASN Nutrition 2021 to be featured in the media. Her supervisor is Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
The title of her research presentation is “When you eat could affect how well you sleep while pregnant”.
DASILVA AWARD 2021Associate Professor Dr Grrace Ng Hui-Suan |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Dr Grrace Ng, who is also the director of CERVIE, was awarded the DaSilva Award 2021 by Society for Biotechnology, Japan. Her research is titled “An integrated approach for sustainable production of keratinase using aqueous biphasic electrophoresis”.