August 14, 2017, by Wan Yong Ho
3rd Annual Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Postgraduate Research Symposium
The Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Postgraduate Research Symposium is an annual event organized by the Department of Biomedical Sciences to provide a platform for academics and postgraduate (PG) students to exchange views and discuss about latest research findings.
The theme of this year was “Embracing Life Sciences” and we were honoured to have Professor Ian MacDonald, the head of the School of Life Sciences, UNUK, and Associate Professor Kanthi from the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, to be our guest speakers and judges for the poster presentation competition. Another judge for the poster presentation competition was Professor Sandy Loh from the School of Biosciences.
During the keynote lecture sessions, Prof Ian discussed about “Obesity – Development, Treatment and its Implications for Health” while Assoc Prof. Kanthi discussed about the roles of different natural products as potential anti-cancer and anti-obesity agents. Many interesting topics were raised during the sessions and it was believed that the talks enlightened and encouraged young scientists to carry out more breakthrough research in the field of life sciences. Four 3rd year BMS PG students took part in the oral presentation and many critical questions were raised and discussed during the session.
A total of 10 PG students from the schools of BMS, Biosciences and Pharmacy, participated in the poster presentation and their topics included latest findings on cancer, asthma, metabolic and vascular disease-related research. Mr. Wai Jing Luen from the School of Pharmacy won the best poster presentation award.
Last but not least, the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the organizing committee would like to thank all the for their support towards the 3rd Annual BMS PG Research Symposium. See you guys next year!
Article by: Chong Zhi Xiong (BMS Year 2 student)