June 3, 2019, by Lee Mei Kee
UNM Biomedical Sciences students won oral and poster award in 30th IBS
The Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar (IBS) is a scientific event organized by local and private universities alternatively and annually in collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB). The event aims to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) to nurture young potential scientists of Malaysia. IBS also provides a platform for undergraduates to showcase and present their final year research projects as well as to exchange ideas, findings and experiences with other like-minded people in the field.
This year, the 30th IBS was proud to be hosted in University of Nottingham Malaysia by the Division of Biomedical Sciences and School of Biosciences. The event was organized on 4th May with a theme of ‘Breaking the Barriers of Science’. A total of 14 universities participated in the event, namely IIUM, IMU, Monash, MSU, NUMed, Taylors, UCSI, UiTM, UKM, UM, UPM, UTAR, UTHM and of course Nottingham.
Four final year students from Division of Biomedical Sciences, including Anas Yamin, Nicole Sian Tanchu, Tan Xuan Ying Noreen and Zahraa Ahmed Mohamed Lotfi Abdellatif presented their posters in the event. To top it off, Noreen Tan with her marvellous calmness, enthusiasm, managed to sell her research findings to the judges and won the prize for the best poster presentations. The title of her project was ‘Virulence profile and antibiotic susceptibility assessment of Staphylococcus aureus clinical strains from Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’, supervised by Dr Alice Kong.
Meanwhile, Lim Yen Ting supervised by Dr Pung Yuh Fen, has competed in the oral presentation in the event. Out of 21 oral presenters, he won the prize for the best oral presentations. His project title was ‘Agarwood tea water extract inhibits gluconeogenesis through activation of AMPK signalling pathway’.
Overall, the participated students have gained the opportunity to showcase their research findings and exchanged ideas with researchers from different institutions.
In addition, we were proud to be the host organizing the 30th IBS in our campus. The organizing committees were comprised of the final year students from our Division and School of Biosciences. Apart from spending time in their academia and final year project, they invested a lot of time and effort in making the event successful.
Congratulations to all the oral and poster winners in the event. Special thanks to the sponsors and University of Nottingham Malaysia for their support on this event.
Article by: Lim Yen Ting & Tan Xuan Ying Noreen (BMS Year 3 student)