STORAGE STABILITY OF RECOMBINANT LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS NZ3900 IN FERMENTED MILKHow Yu Hsuan |  Student, Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
For being awarded Champion in the Postgraduate Research Paper Competition – Poster at the 12th Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (MIFT) National Food Science and Technology Competition held on 4-5 August 2021. The title of her poster presentation was “Storage stability of recombinant Lactococcus lactis NZ3900 in fermented milk”.
MEAL CLOCK: MATERNAL CHRONONUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY IS ASSOCIATED WITH BIRTH OUTCOMESAssistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur D/O Nachatar Singh |  Department of Food Science and Nutrition
For winning first place for the Poster Free Paper Presentation at the 2nd National Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Scientific Conference 2021, on 4 to 5 August 2021. The title of her research presentation was “Meal Clock: Maternal Chrononutrition During Pregnancy is Associated with Birth Outcomes”.
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.
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”.
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”.
MSMBB YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD 2021Associate Professor Ts Dr Lionel In Lian Aun |  Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences
Dr Lionel was awarded the MSMBB Young Scientist Award 2021 at the fourth International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB2021) by the Malaysian Society of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB).
THIRD PLACE IN THE RAPID ORAL PRESENTATION AT THE EMPOWER SEMINAR 2021Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur D/O Nachatar Singh |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Dr Satvinder won the third-place prize in the Rapid Oral Presentation at the Empower Seminar 2021: Combating Non-Communicable Diseases Towards Healthy Ageing on 2 – 3 June 2021.