STEM FOOD FUN – LEARNING THE ART OF SCIENCE THROUGH THE SCIENCE OF FOOD: FUTURE-CASTING THE SCIENCE “CLASSROOM” THROUGH AN INQUIRY-BASED PEDAGOGYAssociate Professor Dr Crystale Lim Siew Ying & |  Department of Biotechnology
For receiving the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) EduSTEMX 2020/2021 grant fund for the following projects: Project Leader, STEM FOOD FUN – Learning the Art of Science through the Science of Food: Future-casting the Science “Classroom” through an Inquiry-based Pedagogy; Grant amount: RM4,000
SECOND RUNNER-UP FOR THE ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD (POSTGRADUATE) IN THE UTAR INTERVARSITY SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 2021 (UISS 2021)Miss Sim Yan Yi |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
She was awarded the Second Runner-Up position the Oral Presentation Award (Postgraduate) in The UTAR Intervarsity Science Symposium 2021 (UISS 2021). Under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin, she presented her research entitled “Application of Hibiscus cannabinus L. KR9 (Kenaf) Leaves Extract As Skin Whitening and Anti-Aging Agents in Natural Cosmetic Prototype: Valorization of a by Product”.
TOP 15 FINALISTS OF THE 2021 YSN-ASM CHRYSALIS AWARDMiss Sim Yan Yi and Teoh Ai Ni |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
They have been selected as the Top 15 Finalists of the 2021 YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and the Young Scientists Network – ASM (YSN-ASM).
BEST POSTER AWARD AT THE ASIA OCEANIA CONFERENCE ON OBESITY (AOCO-MASO) 2021Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur D/O Nachatar Singh |  Faculty of Applied Science
Dr Satvinder won the best poster award at the Asia Oceania Conference on Obesity (AOCO-MASO) 2021, an international conference participated by delegates from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Philippines. Her team presented their research entitled “Associations between chrononutrition and chronotype among Malaysian Chinese young adults: Spotlight on timing”.
RECIPIENT OF THE GLOBAL NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR AWARDDr Vaidehi A/P Ulaganathan |  Faculty of Applied Science
She was awarded the Global Nutrition Early Career Scholar Award by the American Society for Nutrition. The award was supported by Mondelez International.
FIRST PRIZE FOR BEST SCIENTIFIC EPOSTER PRESENTATION IN PROFESSIONAL CATEGORYDr Revathi A/P Rajan |  Faculty of Applied Science
She bagged the first prize award for the Best Scientific ePoster Presentation in Professional Category at the International eConference of Fingerprint Analysis.
FAS STUDENT WON 3RD PRIZE IN 3-MINUTE RESEARCH & INNOVATION COMPETITION 2020Kok Ee Yin |  Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nutrition with Wellness
Congratulations to Kok Ee Yin, a student under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur, on winning the third prize in the national level 3-MINUTE RESEARCH & INNOVATION COMPETITION (3-MRI) 2020. She managed to explain her research in an engaging and concise manner within 3 minutes in video titled “The Association of Light Exposure with Psychosocial Factors among Pregnant Women” under the Undergraduate category. The competition was organised by Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNiSZA).
CONGRATULATIONS PHD CANDIDATE FOR ACHIEVING IN THE 3-MINUTE RESEARCH & INNOVATION COMPETITION (3-MRI) 2020Teoh Ai Ni |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Congratulations to Teoh Ai Ni, a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur, on winning the consolation prize in the national level 3-MINUTE RESEARCH & INNOVATION COMPETITION (3-MRI) 2020 under the Postgraduate category. She managed to explain her research in an engaging and concise manner within 3 minutes in video titled “Circadian Rhythm - The Clock Linking Maternal Health to Infant Growth”. The competition was organised by Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNiSZA).
RECIPIENTS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (FRGS)Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur, Assistant Professor Dr Wong Chen Wai and Associate Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
For their project entitled “Circadian rhythm determination and its association with birth and infant outcome, stress, physical activity and chrononutrition among pregnant women in major cities of West Malaysia: A prospective study.”
For their project entitled “Nanocellulose from Leucaena leucocephala as a bioplastic composite for the creation of an intelligent food packaging material.”
For their project entitled “Bioactive plant seed oils coloaded with nanostructured lipid carriers for UV protection and antioxidant activity.”
THEIR PROJECT RECEIVES A GRANT OF RM250,000 BY THE MALAYSIA RESEARCH UNIVERSITY NETWORK (MRUN)ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR LIONEL IN LIAN AUN and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DR OH SIEW PEI
Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Lionel In Lian Aun (Faculty Of Applied Sciences) and Assistant Professor Dr Oh Siew Pei (Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts) for receiving a grant of RM250,000 By the Malaysia Research University Network (MRUN) through the Young Researchers Grant Scheme (MY-RGS). Their project was titled ‘A dual-pronged approach to increase production of farmed tilapia using lactococcal-based vaccination and enzybiotic’. A total of 6 research projects were selected from a grand total of 238 applications amounting to RM1.5million.