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.
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.
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”.
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 SCIENCE AT HARVARDJoel Phua Jia Meng |  BSc (Hons) Biotechnology
Joel Phua Jia Meng (an alumnus of the BSc (Hons) Biotechnology programme) was selected to do a year-long high impact research at Harvard University during 2020, under the UCSI University’s Star Trek programme.
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).
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).