THE WORLD’S TOP 2% SCIENTISTSSENIOR PROFESSOR DR PHANG SIEW MOI AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR ERIC CHAN WEI CHIANG |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Named in the “2020 Single Year World’s Top 2% Scientists” in the exercise that was released on October 20, Professor Dr Phang was named in the category of marine biology and hydrobiology and under the subfield of biotechnology; Associate Professor Dr Eric was listed for his research in the category of pharmacology and pharmacy and under the subfield of food science.
IUNS INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CAPACITY AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN NUTRITION SCIENCES.NURULSYAHIRAH BINTI AWANG MARSHIDI |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Nurulsyahirah was selected as one of the participants for the IUNS International Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development in Nutrition Sciences.
She is one of the 20 young researchers selected from Asian countries to participate in this workshop.
WOMEN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2021Dr Vaidehi Ulaganathan |  Lecturer, Faculty of Applied Sciences
For receiving the Women Excellence Awards 2021 at the 4th International Conference on Food and Nutrition held on 23 and 24 September 2021. The two-day conference served as a platform to invoke and debate cogent ideas related to the insights and advancements of immunity, nutrition and Covid-19.
BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD AT THE 45TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE MALAYSIAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2021Chan Chong Joo |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Chan Chong Joo, a PhD student from the Faculty of Applied Sciences was awarded the Best Poster Presentation Award out of 69 posters presented, at the 45th Annual Conference of The Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in conjunction with the 2nd International Health and Medical Science Conference, on 18 to 19 August 2021. This event was in collaboration with the Young Scientist Network Malaysia (YSN).
The title of his poster presentation was "Downregulation of Specific Immunoglobulins Responses in Mice Fed with Recombinant Lactococcus Lactis Harbouring Ara H 2.02b Peanut Allergen". His supervisor was Associate Professor Dr Renee Lim Lay Hong from the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
BEST ORAL PRESENTATIONJanice Tay Ee Fang |  Student, Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Congratulations to Janice Tay Ee Fang for winning the “Best Oral Presentation” in International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome (ICOMES) 2021. The congress was hosted by KSSO between 2 and 4 September 2021. Her title of presentation was “Relationship Between Diet Quality with Weight Status Among Urban Poor Adolescents Living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”.
ABPA INCREASES GLUCOSE UPTAKE IN L6 SKELETAL MUSCLE CELLS VIA THE ACTIVATION OF P38 MAPK-GLUT4 PATHWAYAbbirami Balachandran |  Student, Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
for winning the Best Presentation Award out of the 52 posters presented at Asian Symposium of Medicinal Plants and Spices XVII (2021) held on the 18 and 19 August 2021. The title of her poster presentation was “ABPA Increases Glucose Uptake in L6 Skeletal Muscle Cells via The Activation of p38 MAPK-GLUT4 Pathway”.
The event was organised by Malaysian Natural Products Society (MNPS) along with c-organisers such as Institut Kimia Malaysia (KM), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA) and Japan Analytical Industry Co., Ltd. (JAI).
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.
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.