January 11, 2020, by Lee Mei Kee

Research highlight of our students

Every year we have students who perform well and exceed all expectations.. here are some of them below

Year 3 BMS PhD student wins the University of Nottingham Postgraduate Prize Award

On 17th May 2017, Ch’ng Qin Ting (Grace) from the School of Biomedical Sciences was awarded a University of Nottingham Postgraduate Prize Award, which is given out for accomplishments in postgraduate research (including conferences and publications) as well as contributions to the postgraduate community.  Prior to the award presentation, Professor O’Malley read out a supporting description by Dr Then Sue-Mian, Grace’s supervisor. She described Grace as a dedicated, methodical and passionate researcher in the lab, an active sportswoman and a tireless contributor and supporter to the postgraduate community within the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Faculty of Science. Along with the prize was a cheque for RM750. Grace is honoured and feels motivated with this award and plans to use the prize money for participation in a future conference.

Third 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. This year’s theme “Embracing Life Sciences”, signifies the provision of a platform for academics and postgraduate (PG) students to exchange views and discuss the latest research findings in life sciences. 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, as our plenary speakers. 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.

Four third year BMS PG students presented their research talks while 10 PG students from the schools of BMS, Biosciences and Pharmacy, participated in the poster presentation. Together with Professor Sandy Loh from the School of Biosciences, the invited speakers judged our poster presentations. The presented topics ranged from cancer, asthma, metabolic to vascular disease-related research and have encouraged fruitful discussions between the academics and the participants. Mr. Wai Jing Luen from the School of Pharmacy won the best poster presentation award.

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