Avocado Plant in Rimba Ilmu
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Michael Maackara, a Biohealth Science first year South Sudan student handing over to Mr. Khairul (ISB representative) the avocado young plant that he grew from a Kenyan avocado fruit. It will be planted at the plot for fruit trees in Rimba Ilmu.

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COORDINATOR
BIOHEALTH PROGRAMME
ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. DURRIYYAH SHARIFAH BINTI HAJI HASAN ADLI
INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
UNIVERSITI MALAYA
KUALA LUMPUR
New Administrative Staff at ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of two new administrative staff of ISB:

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  • Cik Norlidawati binti Mohamed Sapi
  • Assistant Science Officer C29 (Permanent)
  • Reported on 03.04.2017
  • Biochemistry Programme

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  • Cik Izwani binti Ismail
  • Assistant Science Officer C29 (Permanent)
  • Reported on 03.04.2017
  • Microbiology Programme

Thank you.
 
 
Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
 



CONGRATULATION - DR SAHARUDDIN MOHAMAD
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Dear all esteemed academic staff members,

My heartiest CONGRATULATION to DR SAHARUDDIN MOHAMAD appointed as the Bioinformatics Expert in the Terminology Committee by (Pakar Bidang Bioinformatik dalam Jawatankuasa Peristilahan) by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Malaysia.

Dr. SAHARUDDIN will be representing Malaysia to the 30th Expert Session of Majlis Bahasa Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia (MABBIM) in Jakarta, Indonesia on 3-4 April 2017. Among others, the committee will be discussing matters related to the taxonomy in the Bioinformatics field. Such appointment will definitely increase the visibility of Bioinformatics Programme, University of Malaya at international rankings. Congratulation again to Dr. SAHARUDDIN.

I hope this recognition would drive force the spirit to all Institute of Biological Sciences staff members to continue to excel in their respective fields.

Thank you.
 
 
Nurhayati
-- 
Associate Professor Dr Nurhayati Datuk Hj Zainal Abidin
 
Head
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
 



CONGRATULATIONS - ANUGERAH PERKHIDMATAN CEMERLANG 2017 & SIJIL PERKHIDMATAN CEMERLANG 2017
Assalamu'alaikum wbt &Selamat Sejahtera,ISB small

Dear all esteemed academic and administrative staff members,

My heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to the following staff members for their Excellent Service achievements. I hope these recognition would drive force the spirit to all recipients and other Institute of Biological Sciences staff members to contribute their devotions to Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science  and University of Malaya.  

ANUGERAH PERKHIDMATAN CEMERLANG 2017 (APC)
EXCELLENT SERVICE AWARD 2017

ACADEMIC

1.     PROF. DR. ROFINA YASMIN BINTI OTHMAN   

2.     PROF. MADYA DR. GEOK YUAN ANNIE TAN 

3.     PROF. MADYA DR. SARINDER KAUR A/P KASHMIR

4.     DR. TAN YEE SHIN 

5.     DR. YONG KIEN THAI 

6.     DR. ZAZALI BIN ALIAS 


P&P AND ADMINISTRATIVE

1.     PN. HAMIDAH BINTI ABDULLAH

2.     EN. KHAIRUL AZMI BIN ABDUL RAHMAN 

3.     PN. MASHITAH BINTI MOHAMED ALI 

4.     EN. MOHD HAFIZ BIN MANSOR

5.     PN. NOR SHAHIDAH BINTI MUSTAPHA 

6.     PN. NORMAWATI BINTI KAMARUDDIN 

7.     CIK SUGUNADEVI A/P RAJAGOPAL 

8.     EN. SYED AZMINNUDIN BIN SYED AZIZUDDIN 

9.     EN. ZAINI BIN ABDUL MAJID 

 

SIJIL PERKHIDMATAN CEMERLANG 2017 (SPC)
EXCELLENT SERVICE CERTIFICATE 2017

ACADEMIC

1.     PROF. DR. MOHAMAD SUFFIAN BIN MOHAMAD ANNUAR 

2.     PROF. DR. NOORLIDAH BINTI ABDULLAH 

3.     PROF. MADYA DR. DURRIYYAH SHARIFAH BINTI HAJI HASAN ADLI 

4.     PROF. MADYA DR. ROSLI BIN RAMLI 

5.     PROF. MADYA DR. SUBHA A/P BHASSU 

6.     DR. CHAI LAY CHING

7.     DR. JAMILAH SYAFAWATI BT YAACOB 

8.     DR. SUJATHA A/P RAMASAMY 

9.     DR. TEOH TEOW CHONG 


ADMINISTRATIVE

1.     PN. A'ZIZUN BINTI HAMZAH 

2.     EN. FAISAL HADI BIN MOHD AMIZAM 

3.     PN. HAZWANI BINTI AB LAZAK 

4.     EN. KHAIRUL NIZAM BIN JAMALUDDIN 

5.     EN. MOHD RIDZUAN BIN MAT 

6.     EN. NGADIRAN BIN DOWREE

7.     PN. NORZULIANA BINTI ISMAIL 

8.     CIK SHAHLIMAR BINTI MOHD SALIM 

9.     EN. WAN MOHD NAFISZEE BIN CHIK BUSU 

10.  EN. ZUL AHMAD BIN ABDULLAH 

 
Thank you.
 
 
Nurhayati
-- 
Associate Professor Dr Nurhayati Datuk Hj Zainal Abidin
 
Head
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
 



CONGRATULATIONS - DR CHEN CHEE DANG
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Assalamu'alaikum wbt and Greetings
 
 
Dear Respected Colleagues,
 
I am proud to share with you all the Nadchatram Medalist 2016 - DR CHEN CHEE DANG. The Nadchatram Medal is awarded annually to scientists (below 45 years old) in recognition for an outstanding contribution in research in Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.  Heartiest Congratulations Dr Chen!! 
 
 
Nurhayati
-- 
Associate Professor Dr Nurhayati Datuk Hj Zainal Abidin
 
Head 
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
AWARDS: CONGRATULATIONS
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Dear Respected Colleagues,
 
I would like to share the recent successes of two colleagues who have been conferred with the following awards by the Venus International Foundation, India for their expert contribution in their respective fields:
 
1.  Professor Dr Rosna Mat Taha - Lifetime Achievement in Science Award (Biotechnology)
 
2.  Associate Professor Dr Subha Bhassu - Distinguihed Woman in Science Award (Genetics & Molecular Biology)
 
To both, CONGRATULATIONS!!  
 
 
Nurhayati

Associate Professor Dr Nurhayati Datuk Hj Zainal Abidin
 
Ketua
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Invitation: Bioinformatics Seminar Series January 2017: Drug Design with Discovery Studio
Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 
You are cordially invited to the following seminar:
 
Topic: Drug Design with Discovery Studio
 
Date: Monday, 13 February 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: SD6 Seminar Room, Block D, Bioinformatics Programme,
Organiser: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science,
University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur

 
For free registration, please contact: Dr Teoh Teow Chong
Email: ttchong@um.edu.my

Download the registration form here.
 
Regards.

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Teoh Teow Chong, PhD  
Senior Lecturer  
Bioinformatics Programme  
Institute of Biological Sciences 
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya  
50603 Kuala Lumpur  
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Master of Bioinformatics Coordinator
 
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Self-reporting of VK6 Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi at ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the re-appointment of contract Professor VK6 PROFESOR DR. PHANG SIEW MOI:
 
Duration : 23.01.2017 - 22.01.2018

Placement: Biotechnology Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of New Academic Staff at ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer Grade DS51, Dr. Acga Cheng
 
effective from  23 January 2017.

Placement: Biotechnology Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of New Academic Staff, ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer Grade DS51, Dr. Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad Bin Wan Mokhtar
 
effective from  03 Januari 2017.

Placement: Biotechnology Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Exchange of Internal ISB Admin Staff - En Azhar Megat Radzuan
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YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,
 
 
Exchange of Internal ISB Admin Staff - En Azhar Megat Radzuan

I am pleased to informed that starting 13 December 2016En Azhar Megat Radzuan (Operational Assistant N11) from Procurement Office of ISB has been exchanged to General Office of Genetics & Microbiology Programme. This is a common practice of ISB administrative staff.

We wish to thank En Azhar Megat Radzuan during his service at Procurement Office of ISB. 
 
Thank you

o/b HOD ISB
 
Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
University of Malaya
Faculty of Science 
 
End of Service of YBhg. Datuk Amru and Appointment of JKIT Chairperson
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

I would like to announce that the service of  YBhg. Datuk Professor Dr Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce as Professor (Contract After Retirement) in ISB will end on 01.12.2016. 

The ISB management would like to take this opportunity to thank YBhg Datuk Amru for his dedication and contribution during his service in ISB.

I am pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Halijah Ibrahim has been appointed as the Higher Degree Committee Chairperson from 01.12.2016 till 24.03.2017, to replace YBhg Datuk Amru who has been the Chairperson since 2010.

Thank you.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science I University of Malaya

 
End of Service and Appointment as Research Associate
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

I would like to announce that through the letter dated 11 November 2016, Vice Chancellor, Unversiti Malaya has recognized:  

  • Professor Dr. P Agamuthu - end of service as Professor (Contract After Retirement) on 2.8.2016 and appointed as Research Associate for 2 years in ISB starting 03.03.2016 till 02.08.2018. 


  • Professor Dr. Chong Ving Ching - end of service as Professor (Contract After Retirement) on 23.10.2016 and appointed as Research Associate for 2 years in ISB starting 14.10.2016 till 13.10.2018.
The ISB management would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Agamuthu and Prof. Chong for their dedication and contribution during his service in ISB.

Thank you.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science I University of Malaya

 
Saving the Weird Wet World

Dear campus community,

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Rimba Ilmu, Institute of Biological Sciences

 

cordially invites you to attend the seminar below:

 

Saving the Weird Wet World

—         Experience with the Tasik Chini (Lake)

 

Speaker:            Mr. Cheah Yih Horng, researcher from Forest Research Institute of                            Malaysia (FRIM)

 

Venue:                Auditorium, Rimba Ilmu

 

Time:                   4:00-4:45 pm

 

Date:                   2 December 2016, Friday

 

Summary:

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) botany team has involved in the rehabilitation of Tasik Chini with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE). The team started the rewilding of a threatened elusive aquatic species, Utricularia punctata, in Tasik Chini in 2014 and continues to see through the restoration of the species. Upunctata is an interesting carnivorous aquatic plant, which acquired special technique to catch its preys. It is a native bladderwort found only in Tasik Bera, Tasik Chini and Sungai Kota Tinggi. However, the species could not be located at the latter two sites during field searches in 2009. The effort to reintroduce this jewel into its native habitat was then carried out in different stages, using plant stocks from Tasik Bera. Two small populations were reestablished at sites not affected by soil erosion runoff. This result had led to the establishment of demonstration plots where the governing authorities and the public can get an up-close view of this restored species. Other projects that run concurrently include the conservation and replanting of various aquatic plants in Tasik Chini, as well as soil restoration using native flora. The honour speaker will also discuss on the importance and threats of the wetland habitats in Malaysia. In addition to this, there will be a short hands on session on recognition of some of the native aquatic plants by the end of the session. Hence, please feel free to attend this interesting seminar.

 

 

Regards,
 
Kien-Thai, YONG
Institute of Biological Sciences,
Faculty of Science,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
http://biology.um.edu.my

Tel.: 603-79674687       Email: yongkt@um.edu.my
International Conference 21st BSGC
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Dear fellow colleagues, 
 
Good Day. 
 

BSGC is an annual academic congress organised by three leading universities in Southeast Asia: University of Malaya (UM), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Chulalongkorn University (CU). The purpose of BSGC is to provide a platform for graduate students to present and discuss their latest findings in biological sciences and related disciplines. Every delegate will have opportunity to exchange research ideas as well as participate in social activities for potential institutional collaborations. 


Therefore, we are proud to invite all ISB lecturers to join us at the opening ceremony of 21st BSGC 2016. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. 
 
For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at bsgcum21@gmail.com or visit us at http://umconference.um.edu.my/21stBSGC2016.

 

Thank you,
The 21st BSGC 2016 Conference Secretariat



Dear Dato/Datin/Prof/Dr/Mr/Mdm/Ms,

We are proud to announce that University of Malaya will be hosting an International Conference, 21st Biological Sciences Graduate Congress (BSGC) from 15th to 17th of December 2016 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The committee is now calling for Registration and Abstract Submission from postgraduate students of Institute of Biological Sciences (ISB).

Please note that:
a)Only registered postgraduate students can apply.

b) BSGC will offer student sponsorship to 40 postgraduate students. Please take note that sponsored students may be required to help out committee in organizing the event and also participate in the performance for Gala Night. (To be discussed later).

c) The deadline of the submission for Registration Form and Abstract is 15th of August 2016 (Monday) at 12.00 pm. Any submission after the deadline will not be entertained.

d) Registration Form and Abstract (please refer to attachment) must be submitted by attachment to this mail: bsgcum21@gmail.com

e) Please rename your attachments as:Student ID_21st BSGC_Registration / Abstract

f) For any inquiries, please contact bsgcum21@gmail.com

Best oral and poster presenters will be awarded. Cultural performances by participants from UM, NUS and CU offer a multicultural experience to the participants. Post-conference excursions will be announced later.

BSGC is an annual International Congress organized by graduate students from three collaborating universities:
1. University of Malaya, Malaysia (UM)
2. National University of Singapore, Singapore (NUS)
3. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (CU)

Throughout the years, BSGC has witnessed the participation of participants from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Philippines including Indonesia. This international congress serves as a platform for graduate students to exchange ideas and present their works, besides encouraging possible future global collaborations among the young scientists.

21st BSGC will feature oral and poster presentations which cover four themes:
1. Biodiversity, Ecology and Systematic
2. Applied Science and Biotechnology
3. Biochemistry and Physiology
4. Cell and Molecular Biology

We look forward to welcoming you at 21st BSGC at University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for an inspiring and productive meeting.

Best wishes,
21st BSGC UM committee members
Appointment of Coordinators
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the following coordinators:

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. SAIFUL ANUAR KARSANI
    Coordinator, IUMW-ISB for Biotechnology Program
    Duration: 18.11.2016 - 17.11.2018

2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. LEE CHOON WENG
    Coordinator, MOU/MOA
    Duration: starting 16.11.2016

3. Dr. ADI AINURZAMAN JAMALUDIN
    Coordinator, Undergraduate Program of Islamic Studies and Science (SMPIS)
   
Duration:  01.11.2016 - 30.06.2018

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of New Contract ISB Administrative Staff
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new administrative staff (Clerical/Operational) Grade N19 at ISB effective from 21 November 2016.

Placement: ISB General Office.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of New Contract ISB Academic Staff
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer Grade DS51, Dr. M. Vijayan Manickam Achari 
 
effective from 07 November 2016.

Placement: Bioinformatics Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of New Contract Academic Staff, ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer Grade DS51, Dr. 
Nur Ardiyana Rejab 
effective from 03 November 2016.

Placement: Genetics Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of Genetics Programme Coordinator, ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the following appointment:

Genetics Programme Coordinator: 
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chan Kok Gan
    • Duration :
      01 November  2016 till
       30 
      J
      une 2017
ISB management would like to congratulate Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chan Kok Gan on his appointment and thank Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazia Abdul Majid for her service and commitment during her term as the Programme Coordinator.

Thank you. 

o/b  
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurhayati Zainal Abidin,
HOD ISB

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
 
Staff Members On Sabbatical Leave
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the following staff members on Sabbatical Leave:

  • Prof. Dr. Norma Che Yusof
    Duration : 27.10.2016 till 26.03.2017 (5 months)
    Location  :  Local/Abroad


  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazia Abdul Majid
    Duration : 01.11.2016 till 31.07.2017 (9 months)
    Location  : Local

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
 
Appointment of New Contract Academic Staff at ISB
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer Grade DS51, Dr
Sarah Abdul Razak effective from 01 November 2016.

Placement: Ecology and Biodiversity Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
 
Bioinformatics Seminar Series (October 2016)
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Assalamu'alaikum and Greetings,

Your are cordially invited to the Bioinformatics Seminar Series (October 2016) as follows:

Date: 26th October 2016 (Wednesday)
Venue: SD7, Block D, Institute of Biological Sciences
Time: 10.00 am - 12.20 pm

For the Tentative Program, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Staff Promotion to Associate Professor DS54
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YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Staff Promotion to Associate Professor

I am pleased to announce that upon the approval by the Promotion Selection Committee, the University management has agreed on the promotion of the following staff:

DR. NAZIA ABDUL MAJID 
to Associate Professor Grade DS54 starting 01 JULY 2016.

Hence, we management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on the promotion.

Thank you.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Noorma Wati Haron, Acting HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Staff Promotion to Associate Professor
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YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Staff Promotion to Associate Professor

I am pleased to announce that upon the approval by the Promotion Selection Committee, the University management via the letter dated 31 May 2016 has agreed on the promotion of the following staff:

DR. NORHANIZA AMINUDIN 
to Associate Professor Grade DS54 starting 01 January 2016.

Hence, we management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on the promotion.

Thank you.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Appointment as Head of Research Center
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YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the following Head of Research Center:

  1. Centre for Tropical Biodiversity Research (CTBR)
    Head :   Associate Professor Dr. Noorma Wati Haron
    Duration : 01.10.2016 till 30.09.2017

  2. Centre for Research in Waste Management (CRWM)
    Head :   Dr. Fauziah Shahul Hamid
    Duration :  01.10.2016 till 30.09.2017
Congratulations to A/P Dr. Noorma Wati and Dr. Fauziah.
Thank you.
 
Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
 
MNS CONSERVATION TALK SERIES

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Please join MNS in welcoming our international partner, Birdlife International to a interesting 2-hour talk about their “Forest of Hope Programme”. The talk @knowledge sharing activity will be conducted as part of Conservation Division’s ongoing CEPA programme for MNS members and partners.

Below are the details of the programme:-

Title       :              Birdlife International Forest of Hope Programme
Date      :              14th October 2016 (Friday)
Time     :               3.00 - 5.00 pm
Venue   :               Auditorium, MNS-HQ, Bukit Persekutuan, KL

NOTE:
Number of participants is limited to 30-35 people based on seating capacity. So those who responds to the announcement first do get to book their seats early. Please send an email to hod.conservation@mns.org.my and/ or hornbills@mns.org.my to  confirm your attendance with the following basic information: Name, MNSMembership No/ Partner organisation & Contact No. 

Tentative talk itinerary:

  1. Global Forest of Hope Programme by Birdlife Asia
  2. Ecosystem Restoration Initiative at Harapan Rainforest by Birdlife Indonesia – winner of WCPA Kenton-Miller Award at IUCN World Park Congress 2014      
  3. Conservation intervention at various FOH sites in SE Asia by respective BL country partner
  4. General discussion, including question & answers

List of Speakers:
Dr Hum Gurung (Singapore – BL Forest of Hope Programme);
Mr Dian Agista (Indonesia – Harapan Rainforest);
Mr Bou Vorsak (Cambodia – Western Siem Pang);
Mr Le Trong Trai (Vietnam – Khe Nuoc Trong);
Mr Thaddeus Martinez (Philippines – Mt Irid Angelo);
Balu Perumal (Malaysia – Belum-Temenggor Forest Reserve)

About Birdlife International Forest of Hope Programme:
BirdLife Partners have been working in tropical forest conservation for decades, in more than 50 countries. Around the world Partners are involved in numerous projects to conserve intact forest and restore degraded forest ecosystems, and promote sustainable forest use.

BirdLife’s Forests of Hope Programme brings together and builds on these many successes. Its aims are the prevention of deforestation and the restoration of natural forest in the tropics.  The BirdLife Partnership is working in tropical countries around the world to pilot innovative management, financing and governance systems for forest and biodiversity conservation and restoration. The programme’s effectiveness is maximised by linking forest conservation on the ground to policy and advocacy work at national and international levels. 

Tropical deforestation is one of the most acute ecological tragedies of our modern age. Conserving the world's tropical forests is a struggle in which the international community has largely failed;  and it continues at a frightening rate, of more than 7 million hectares per year.  This equates to around an area the size of one football pitch every 4 seconds. Nevertheless BirdLife Partners are developing innovative approaches to forest conservation that are bringing benefits to forest people as well as the forests and their wildlife at key sites across four continents. 

Related websites for reference:-
http://www.birdlife.org/worldw ide/programmes/forests-hope.
http://www.birdlife.org/asia/n ews/inspiring-hope-through-eco system-restoration

BIOINFORMATICS SEMINAR 21/09/16

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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

You are cordially invited to the BIOINFORMATICS SEMINAR in conjunction with Bioinformatics Program External Examiners Evaluation.

Date: 21st September 2016 (Wednesday)
Venue: Forest of Knowledge (Rimba Ilmu Auditorium)
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm

For the Tentative Program, please click here.
For the Registration Form, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Any inquiries, please contact Dr. Teoh Teow Chong at ttchong@um.edu.my
New Appointments
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 

We are pleased to announce the following:

1. Coordinator, Educational Science (Biology), ISB
Coordinator  :  Dr. Jamilah Syafawati Yaacob
Duration      :  01 September 2016 to 30 June 2017

ISB management would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Yusrizam Sharifuddin for his service and commitment during his term as the Coordinator.

2. Dr. Zul Ilham Zulkiflee Lubes has been appointed as the Acting Coordinator, SPAS programme from 29.08.2016 to 02.09.2016 while Dr Pozi Milow is on annual leave.

Thank you.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science I University of Malaya |
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of New HOD and Deputy HODs
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 

We are pleased to announce the following:

1. A/P Dr. Rosli Ramli as HOD of ISB will end on 31 August 2016. He will be appointed as the Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Degree Programmes starting 01 September 2016.

2. A/P Dr. Normaniza Osman as Deputy HOD (Development & Administration) will end on 31 August 2016.

The management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to thank them during their service as HOD and Deputy HOD of ISB.

The new appointments of ISB administration are as follows:

1. Head, ISB
A/P Dr. Nurhayati Zainal Abidin from 01 September 2016 to 31 August 2018.

2. Deputy Head 1 (Development & Administration), ISB
A/P Dr. Noorma Wati Haron from 01 September 2016 to 30 June 2017.

3. Deputy Head 2 (Academic & Student Affairs), ISB
A/P Dr. Adawiyah Suriza Shuib from 03 October 2016 to 30 June 2017.

The management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on the appointments.

Thank you.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science I University of Malaya |
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of new contract lecturer: Dr Farahaniza Supandi
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,
 
YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 
 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer Grade DS51, Dr Farahaniza Supandi effective from 17 August 2016.

Placement: Bioinformatics Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of Master of Technology Coordinator (Environmental Management)
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Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan, 

We are pleased to announce the following:

Master of Technology Coordinator (Environmental Management) 

Dr. Fauziah Shahul Hamid
Duration : 19 August 2016 to 30 June 2017. 

Congratulations to Dr. Fauziah and thanks to Prof. Dr Agamuthu who had ended his service on 02 August 2016.

Thank you.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science I University of Malaya |
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
Appointment of new contract lecturer: Dr Chang Siow Wee
ISB smallAssalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of a new contract lecturer, Dr Chang Siow Wee effective from 8 August 2016 for 6 months.

Placement: Bioinformatics Programme.

Thank you. 

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences
Universiti Malaya
Faculty of Science 
University of Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178 
World Elephant Day
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Dear friends and colleagues,
 

Today we celebrate the World Elephant Day, dedicated to promote the importance of conserving elephants and other vanishing megafauna.

Here you can read ‘Saving the World’s Megafauna’, a declaration signed by B. Ripple and 41 other scientists to draw attention on the dire situation of the world’s largest animals and a call for more effective conservation measures.(Here you can read the declaration translated to Malay, Thai, Chinese, and other relevant languages).

Have an 
elephantastic day!

Ahimsa

Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz

Associate Professor

School of Environmental Science

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Posted by:

Kien-Thai, YONG
Institute of Biological Sciences,
Faculty of Science,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

http://biology.um.edu.my

Tel.: 603-79674687 Email: yongkt@um.edu.my
Latest Updates In ISB 22 February 2016
 
ISB smallAssalamualaikum and Greetings,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Please be informed regarding the matters below:-

Appointment as the Coordinator for Master of Bioinformatics Course

Please be informed that Dr. Teoh Teow Chong was appointed as the coordinator for Master of Bioinformatics course, starting from 22 February 2016, replacing Dr. Sorayya bibi Malek.

The ISB management would like to congratulate Dr. Teoh Teow Chong for his appointment. We would also like to thank Dr. Sorayya bibi Malek for her contribution as the Course Coordinator.

Thank you.

From,
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli
Head of ISB
Latest Updates In ISB 19th January 2016

ISB smallAssalamualaikum and Greetings,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Please be informed regarding the matters below:-

1. Transfer Department
Please be informed that Dr. Norliana Khairuddin, Senior Lecturer DS51 was transferred from the Faculty of Medicine to the Microbiology Programme, ISB on the 4th January 2016.

2. Transfer Program
Please be informed that Pn. Hazulina Che Ab Aziz, Assistant Scientific Officer C32 was transferred from the Microbiology Program to the Biohealth Program on the 7th January 2016. She will take over the work of En. Roslan Md Tam, who has been retired on the 1st January 2016.

3. Transfer Department
Please be informed that Pn. Hafizatul Anis Mohamed Zan, Assistant Scientific Officer C32 was transferred from the Faculty of Medicine to the Microbiology Programme, ISB on the 4th January 2016.

Thank you.

From,
Head of ISB
Assoc. Prof. Rosli Ramli

Appointment as Acting Coordinator for Biotechnology Program, ISB - Dr. Jamilah Syafawati Yaacob
Please be informed that Dr. Jamilah Syafawati Yaacob has been appointed as Acting Coordinator in the Biotechnology Programme starting from 26th January 2016 until 10th Febuary 2016, replacing Dr. Faris Mohd Adnan who will be on holiday.

Dr Jamilah

Thank you.

From,
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli
Head of ISB
Latest Updates In ISB 16 February 2016

Assalamualaikum and Greetings,
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YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Please be informed regarding the matters below:-

1. Appointment as the Deputy Dean for Sustainability Science Cluster
Please be informed that Associate Professor Dr. Noor Zalina Mahmood was appointed as the deputy deam for sustainability science cluster, starting from 1 February 2016 until 31 January 2018.

2. Appointment as the Science and Environmental Management Coordinator
Please be informed that Dr. Pozi Milow was appointed as the coordinator for the Science and Environmental Management Program, starting from 16 February 2016 until 30 June 2017.

The ISB management would like to congratulate both Associate Professor Dr. Noor Zalina Mahmood and Dr. Pozi Milow for their appointment. We would also like to thank Associate Professor Dr. Noor Zalina for her contribution as the Science and Environmental Management Coordinator since September 2013.

Thank you.

From,
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli
Head of ISB
Latest Updates In ISB 19 February 2016
ISB smallAssalamualaikum and Greetings,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Please be informed regarding the matters below:-

1. Appointment as the Coordinator for SIK1001/SHES1270 (Biology Practical) Course
Please be informed that Dr. Sujatha Ramasamy was appointed as the coordinator for SIK1001/SHES1270 (Biology Practical), starting from 17 February 2016, replacing Associate Professor Dr. Siti Nursheena who will be on sabbatical leave from1 February 2016 till 31 October 2016.

2. Appointment as the Coordinator for SIJ1001/SHES1200 (Life Process) Course
Please be informed that Dr. Zuliana Razali was appointed as the coordinator for SIJ1001/SHES1200 (Life Process), starting from 17 February 2016, replacing Associate Professor Dr. Fauziah Abdullah who is still on sabbatical leave.

3. New appointment as Senior Lecturer DS51 (Contract)
Please be informed that Dr. Sadegh Mohajer was appointed as senior lecturer in the biotechnology program starting from 16 February 2016 till 15 February 2017.

The ISB management would like to congratulate Dr. Sujatha Ramasamy, Dr. Zuliana Razali and Dr. Sadegh Mohajer for their appointment. We would also like to thank Associate Professor Dr. Siti Nursheena and Associate Professor Dr. Fauziah Abdullah for their contribution as the Course Coordinator.

Thank you.

From,
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli
Head of ISB
MSMS/IOES Seminar 2016

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Dear MSMS Members and ISB academicians,

Your are cordially invited to the MSMS/IOES Seminar 2016 as follows:

Date: 26th Feb 2016 (Friday)
Venue: Bilik Seminar A&B, IPS
Time: 3.20 pm to 4.50 pm

Program:
3.20 pm: Tea & Refreshment
3.45 pm: Topic 1 "Decline in cockle harvests on Selangor mudflats-management aspects"
Speaker: Cik Yana Yahaya, Deputy Director, Fisheries Department, Selangor, Shah Alam, Selangor.

4.15 pm: Topic 2 "Trawl ban and implications on Malaysian Fisheries"
Speaker: Dr. Amy Then, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science University of Malaya.

4.50 pm:End of Program

Each session will be allocated 30 min plus 5 minutes Q and A.

Thank You,
Sasekumar, A.
Editor and Seminar Organizer MSMS
Latest Updates In ISB 08 March 2016
Assalamualaikum and Greetings,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Please be informed regarding the appointment and promotion below:-

1.DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF UMCIC
  • Dr. Yusrizam Sharifuddin
  • Duration : 01.02.2016 till 31.01.2018
2.PROMOTION TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GRADE DS 54
  • Dr. Adawiyah Surina binti Shuib
  • Effective from: 01.01.2016
3.APPOINTMENT TO SENIOR LECTURER DS51 (PERMENANT)
  • Dr. Lim Yat Yuen
  • Effective from: 07.03.2016
The ISB management would like to congratulate them for their appointment and promotion.

From,
Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli
Head of ISB
3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology

3rd Regional conference on biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology

3rd Regional conference on biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology


Welcome to the 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016). The conference is going to be organized by the AIMST University, Malaysia in collaboration with King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand; Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. The conference will be held at the AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia from 20–22 April 2016. The 3rdRC4Bs-2016 intends to provide a platform for scientists, researchers and students to share knowledge, challenges, recent advances and future perspectives in the multidisciplinary areas of biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology.

The 3rdRC4Bs-2016 welcomes academicians, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and
industry players to present their works in a friendly and supportive environment. Both
international and local speakers in the forefront of biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips
and biotechnology will actively engage in this 3-day event.

The theme of the conference is “State-of-the-Art Achievements and Challenges in
Biosensors, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology”.

The scope of the conference includes but not limited to the following:
  • Biosensors
  • Biodiagnostics
  • Biochips
  • Biotechnology
  • Applications of biosensors, biodiagnostics and biochips in biotech industry
  • Current challenges in biotech industry in using biosensors, biodiagnostics and biochips Emerging fields in biosensors, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnological innovations
Who Should Attend?
The 3rd Regional Conference on Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology 2016 (3rdRC4Bs-2016) features several talks [a keynote address, 6 plenary talks and 27 invited talks] and networking events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities in the area of Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology. This conference will also highlight the achievements and challenges in the area of biosensor, biodiagnostics, biochips and biotechnology. During this three-day conference, leading scientists, academicians, executives, investors, developers, analysts, and economists will participate in scientific discussions on diverse and timely regional (and international) industry topics pertaining to Biosensor, Biodiagnostics, Biochips and Biotechnology.

Who will benefit from attending the 3rdRC4Bs-2016 conference?
  • Students
  • Postdocs
  • Scientists
  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Analysts
  • Research Officers
  • Science Officers
  • Consultants
  • Developers
  • Franchisors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investors
  • Managers
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Product and service providers in biotech industry
  • Product and service providers in biosensor domain
  • Product and service providers in biodiagnostic sector
  • Product and service providers in biochips domain
For more information, please click here.
Mandatory Retirement Executive Staff
ISB smallAssalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Mr/Ms,

Mandatory Retirement Executive Staff

With reference to the letter from Human Resource Section date 11.01.2016 we would like to inform that MS NG SHIOW ING who is our Senior Assistant Science Officer Grade C32 from Biotechnology Programme will mandatorily retire on 11.04.2016 with her final date of service at Universiti Malaya on10.04.2016.

Hence, we management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to thank MS NG SHIOW ING during her service at Institute of Biological Sciences.

Thank you.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Tahniah - Congratulations For APC/SPC Recipients

Tahniah - Congratulations for APC/SPC recipients
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Assalam/Good Day,

Dear Profs/Drs/Tuan/Puan,

My heartiest congratulations for APC/SPC recipients this year. Their names as follow. It is hope that this recognition will further motivate them to work harder in delivering their services to UM.

Sekalung tahniah kepada semua staf ISB yang telah dianugerahkan APC/SPC pada tahun ini. Nama mereka adalah seperti di bawah. Adalah diharapkan mereka akan terus cemerlang di dalam menabur bakti kepada UM.

Berikut adalah senarai penerima anugerah APC dan SPC tahun 2016 bagi penilaian prestasi tahun 2015. 

APC - Staf Akademik
1. PROF. MADYA DR. NORMANIZA BINTI OSMAN 
2. PROF. MADYA DR. NURHAYATI BINTI ZAINAL ABIDIN 
3. PROF. MADYA DR. ADAWIYAH SURIZA BINTI SHUIB 
4. DR. AHMAD FARIS BIN MOHD ADNAN 
5. DR. YUSRIZAM BIN SHARIFUDDIN 

 APC - Staf Pelaksana
1. EN. ADNAN BIN ASMADI 
2. EN. AHMAD FAHIM BIN MAHMUD 
3. EN. AHMAD SUHAIMI BIN AWANG 
4. PN. HAPIZAH BINTI NOR ANNIS 
5. EN. MOHAIYIDIN BIN MOHAMED
6. EN. MOHD FARIZWAN BIN MOHD ISMAIL 
7. CIK NORIZAN BINTI MOEZ 
8. PN. NORLIDA BINTI HUSSAIN 
9. EN. RANGAIAH A/L MUTHAYAH 
10. CIK SITI RUGAYAH BINTI MOHD HASHIM 

SPC - Staf Akademik
1. PROF. DR. NOOR HASIMA BINTI A K NAGOOR PITCHAI 
2. PROF. DR. ROSLI BIN HASHIM 
3. PROF. MADYA DR.DURRIYYAH SHARIFAH BINTI HAJI HASAN ADLI 
4. PROF. MADYA DR. GEOK YUAN ANNIE TAN 
5. PROF. MADYA DR. NOORMA WATI BINTI HARON 
6. DR. AZIDAH BINTI ABDUL AZIZ 
7. DR. SAHARUDDIN BIN MOHAMAD 
8. DR. SIM KAE SHIN 
9. DR. SUGUMARAN A/L MANICKAM

SPC - Staf Pelaksana
1. CIK AMNI BAZILAH BINTI SULAIMAN 
2. PN. AZIZAH BINTI MAT YASIN 
3. EN. HASSAN BIN M DIUS
4. EN. IZUWAN BIN CHE ISMAIL 
5. EN. KAMARUDDIN BIN MD ISA 
6. EN. MOHD HAFIZ BIN MANSOR 
7. PN. NORAZLINA BINTI ABDUL RAHMAN 
8. PN. NORMAWATI BINTI KAMARUDDIN 
9. PN. NURUL AIN BINTI IBRAHIM 
10. PN. NURZIHA SARAH BINTI ABDUL RAHMAN 
11. EN. RAJENDRAN KANAPATHY A/L K KANAPATHY 
12. PN. ROSMAWATI BINTI HASHIM 
13. PN. SITI NOR ZURIATI BINTI AZIZAN 
14. CIK SUGUNADEVI A/P RAJAGOPAL 

Thank you,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosli RAMLI
Head
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA

Bioinformatics Seminar - BioEasy

Bioinformatics At Your Fingertips
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Speaker biodata

Siew Fen holds a MSc. in Molecular Biology from University Kebangsaan Malaysia. She has, about 8 years of experience with bioinformatics data analysis. She joined Bioeasy (a Bioinformatics company specialising in next-generation sequencing data analysis) in 2010 and since then have analyse NGS data from different application and different organism.

Abstract

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops and improves on methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and creating software to analyse and interpret biological data to meaningful information. Massively parallel next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology is revolutionizing biological research across a wide range of applications, including whole-genome sequencing, RNA-expression profiling, discovery of transcription factor binding sites, and microbial community identification. However, the transformation of this genomic data into biological information is not trivial. This seminar will focus on the application of bioinformatics in biological research using NGS data and solutions from BioEasy.

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Molecular Docking & Molecular Dynamics Workshop
Molecular Docking & Molecular Dynamics Workshop, 7 - 8 June 2016
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Dear Professor/ Dato/ Datin/ Dr/ Mr./ Miss:

Greetings from Centre of Research for Computational Sciences & Informatics for Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture, and Healthcare (CRYSTAL).

You are cordially invited to join CRYSTAL Workshop Series 2016:

LIGAND-PROTEIN INTERACTION: MOLECULAR SIMULATION APPROACH

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Date: 7 - 8 June 2016
Venue: SD 7, 2nd Floor, Block D (Bioinformatics), Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Organizer: Centre of Research for Computational Sciences & Informatics for Biology, Bioindustry, Environment, Agriculture, and Healthcare (CRYSTAL), UM

The details of workshop is available in the pamphlet attached in this email. For registration, kindly fill in the for at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X-pjeb6pivyLiWSqBkaitU5I2O0kWsDoJSxGTTg0E5U/viewform?usp=send_form

For more information on workshop and registration fees, kindly contact Mr. Chris Chang at +60379677149 or email at cclw86@um.edu.my

For the brochure, please click here.
Nature Art Fest At Rimba Ilmu
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Kien-Thai, YONG, PhD
Institute of Biological Sciences,
Faculty of Science,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Academic Staff Appointment
Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

We are please to inform the appointment of the following academic staff:

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Name : DR. NURUL AMALINA BINTI MOHD ZAIN
Position : Senior Lecturer DS51 (Contract)
Placement : Ecology & Biodiversity Programme
Date of reporting : 18.04.2016






Dr Nurul Amalina is a SLAB/SLAI fellow under the Institute of Biological Sciences.

Thank you.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Pejabat Ketua
Institut Sains Biologi
Fakulti Sains I Universiti Malaya
Tel ~ 603-7967 4118 I Fax ~ 603-7967 4178
Change of Portfolio and Placement
isb_logoAssalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,



CHANGE OF PORTFOLIO AND PLACEMENT

The Dean of Faculty of Science dated 25 April 2016 is referred.

The Faculty of Science has decided and approved the change of placement of EN MOHD SAIMI ABDUL HAMID, Assistant Administrator (P/O) Grade N17, to Higher Degree Unit, Dean's Office starting 03 May 2016.

ISB Administration is taking this opportunity to Congratulate En Saimi for his dedication and commitment in ISB since 15 August 2000.

All his tasks in ISB will be assisted by Puan Normawati Kamaruddin at the Head's Office until the restructuring.

Thank you.

O/B HOD ISB

Normawati Kamaruddin
Pejabat Ketua
Institut Sains Biologi
Fakulti Sains IUniversiti Malaya
Bioinformatics Seminar
ReportBioeasy1
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or please download the pdf here.
Earth Day Celebration 2016

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Earth Day Celebration 2016
2 Mei 2016, Monday
Rimba Ilmu, UM
9.00AM - 4.00PM

❗❗❗C.A.R.E is COMINGβ—β—β—πŸ˜±

What is C.A.R.E ???

Conserve Animals, Reduce Extinction !!!

Hi and hello everyoneπŸ“£πŸ“’πŸ˜Ž

You are cordially invited to visit us at RIMBA ILMU BOTANICAL GARDEN for the Earth Day Celebration and learn more about the relationship between wildlife and us:

🚩Why must we conserve them?
🚩Do you know that they are being used as MEDICINEπŸ’Š
🚩Do you know that they are being traded and kept as PETS🐯
🚩Do you know that they are being used in FASHION industryπŸ’ƒπŸ»

Want to know more about this INTERESTING EVENT in UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA?
πŸ“’πŸ“£ Come and join us on:

πŸ—“ 2 Mei 2016
⌚ Monday
🏑 Rimba Ilmu, UM
⏰ 9.00AM - 4.00PM

FREE ENTRANCE!!!πŸ’Έ

So what are you waiting for? 😎

SAVE THE DATE FOR US !!!!!

We provide you:
πŸ“± Interesting GAMES and EXHIBITION
πŸ’Ώ International Science Film Screening
🌳 Guided Walk into the University Botanical Garden
🎁 GOODIES for early birds!!!

ALSO, don't forget to invite your friends. 😊😊😊
See you guys there!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Organized by:

Ecology & Biodiversity Students
Institute of Biological Science

University of Malaya

πŸ•·πŸπŸ’πŸ πŸŸπŸ†πŸ…πŸƒπŸ€πŸ‘πŸŽπŸŒ΄πŸŒ±πŸπŸ‚πŸŒΊπŸŒΎπŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸŒ³πŸŒ²

Any inquiries can contact:
Miera - 013 5854581
Fitry - 017 7995791
ANNOUNCEMENT: BIOSYMPOSIUM 2016
Assalamu'alaikum and Greetings,
BioSym2016
Dear Everyone,

This year for the first time, ISB will organize and gather Presentation of Research Projects by Final Year Students simultaneously.

Date : 20 May 2016 (Friday)
Time : 8.00 am - 5.30 pm
Kompleks Dewan Kuliah Fakulti Sains (KDK)


Biosymposium 2016 
will be the platform for 144 Final Year Project (FYP) students from all eight undergraduate programs to present their research findings via Oral or Poster Presentations. Preparations are currently and actively underway.

To all FYP supervisors, please take note the following deadlines:

6 May 2016 :
Submission of Research Titles to FYP Coordinators of your respective programs.

13 May 2016 :
Submission of Abstract to FYP Coordinators of your respective programs.

Specific guidelines will be given by the FYP Coordinators. These abstracts will be uploaded on the ISB Website for others to view. Therefore, please ensure that your students adhere STRICTLY to the guidelines as there is not much time for us to edit.

Let's make Biosymposium 2016 a success, everyone!

Thank you.

Associate Professor Dr Nurhayati Datuk Hj Zainal Abidin
(Chairman, Biosymposium 2016)
Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Universiti Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden: Invitation to Launch Of New Trails

Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden: Invitation to Launch of New Trails
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Date: 14 May 2016

Good afternoon Prof/Assoc Prof/Dr/Sir/Madam,



INVITATION TO LAUNCH OF NEW TRAILS IN THE RIMBA ILMU BOTANIC GARDEN


The Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden cordially invites you to the official opening of two new trails in Rimba Ilmu. The details of the launch are as follows:

Date: 14 May 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: Activity Centre, Rimba Ilmu (Please see attachment for directions)

The two trails to be opened are:

The K. M. Wong Botanist Trail, that explores the Kingham Arboretum, a 12-hectare site where over 1,000 trees were planted in the early 2000s as part of the Millennium Forest initiative. Many of the trees are rare, obscure or lesser-known rainforest species native to Malaysia.

The Wild Fruits Trail, that cuts through a site of forest fruit trees that have been collected throughout the country since the 1970s. Far from being a dusun or orchard, these are “wild” fruits that include wild durians, bruas (a mangosteen relative) and belimbing pipit (a berry-like starfruit relative), to name a few.

The launch programme includes guided walks through both trails.

(Dress code: suitable for forest environments. Rimba Ilmu recommends long-sleeved shirts and trousers, as well as mosquito repellent.)

In conjunction with UM’s ongoing 111th Anniversary celebrations, a total of 111 trees have been tagged across both trails. The entire effort since April 2015, from tree identification and trail mapping to tree tagging and trail clearing, was initiated and run by a team of student volunteers coordinated by The Rimba Project, a campus sustainability Living Lab under the Sustainability Science (SuSci) Research Cluster.

We hope you can join us for this meaningful event. If you would like to join us, please register at this link:
www.tinyurl.com/rimbatrail

Thank you.

The Rimba Project
c/o Rimba Ilmu Botanic Garden
University of Malaya

www.umrimba.com

facebook.com/umrimba

Download poster here

Mandatory Retirement
Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

Prof. Dato Dr. Aishah
Mandatory Retirement

With reference to the letter from Human Resource Section dated 26 March 2016 we would like to inform that YBHG. PROFESOR DATO' DR. AISHAH SALLEH will retire mandatorily on 06.06.2016 with her last service at Universiti Malaya on 05.06.2016.

Hence, we management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to thank Y.Bhg.Profesor Dato' Aishah during her service at Institute of Biological Sciences.

Thank you.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Extension Of Appointment
Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,isb_logo

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,


Appointment of Deputy Heads and Programme Coordinators

With reference to the the above matter, I would like to inform that the HOD has extended the appointment of Deputy Heads and Programme Coordinators for one (1) year starting 01 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

ISB would like to express our appreciation for all your dedication and commitment and continue to excel at ISB.

Thank you.


No

Appointment

Duration

Name

1

Deputy Head 2
(Academic & HEP)

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Assoc Prof Dr Nurhayati Binti Zainal Abidin

2

Deputy Head 3, Genetics & Microbiology

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Prof Dr Noor Hasima Binti A K Nagoor Pitchai

 

Coordinator

1

Ekology & Biodiversity

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Dr. Azidah Abd Aziz

2

Biochemistry

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Dr. Zazali Alias

3

Biotechnology

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Dr. Ahmad Faris Mohd Adnan

4

Bioinformatics

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

AP Dr. Sarinder Kaur a/p Kashmir Singh

5

Biohealth Science

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

AP Dr. Durriyyah Sharifah Binti Haji Hasan Adli

6

Genetics & Cell Biology

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Dr. Nazia Abdul Majid

7

Microbiology

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

AP Dr. Geok Yuan Annie Tan

8

Applied Science in Islamic Studies

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Dr. Nazia Binti Abdul Majid

9

Master of Technology (Environmental)

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Prof. Dr. P.Agamuthu

10

Master of Technology
(Biotechnology)

01.07.2016

30.06.2017

Dr. Tan Yee Shin













Normawati Kamaruddin

Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Optional Retirement
Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera,

En. Kamaruddin,

We are pleased to announce that the last date of your service is on 30.06.2016.

ISB would like to take this opportunity to express our highest appreciation for your dedication and commitment during your service at ISB.

We wish you all the best in your future undertakings.

Thank you.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Promotion To GRADE C32
isb_logoAssalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,


PROMOTION OF SCIENCE OFFICER FROM GRADE C27 TO C32

I am pleased to announce the following:

Puan Rosfizah binti Zuki - Assistant Science Officer Grade C32 effective 1 July 2016.

Placement: Bioinformatics Programme

Hence, we management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on the promotion.

Thank you.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Appointment Of Permanent Position
isb_logoAssalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,



Appointment of Permanent Staff

Following the appointment exercise of Lecturers Grade DS51 to permanent position carried out recently, I am pleased to announce that the University Management has approved the appointment of the following ISB Academic Staff to PERMANENT position effective July 2016.

  1. Dr. Gokula Mohan a/l Duchiyanda Mohan - Biochemistry
  2. Dr. Hasmahzaiti Omar - PEB
  3. Dr. Mohd Zuwairi Saiman - Genetics
  4. Dr Muhamad Shakirin Mispan - PEB
  5. Dr. Nurul Ashikin Abdullah - PEB
  6. Dr. Rosazlin Abdullah - SPAS
  7. Dr. Sujatha Ramasamy - Biohealth
  8. Dr. Zul Ilham Zulkiflee Lubes - SPAS
  9. Dr. Zuliana Razali - Biochemistry

ISB management would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and look forward to their excellent services in the future.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya

Promotion To Science Office Grade C44
Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,                                          isb_logo

YBhg Datuk/Dato'/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Tuan/Puan,

I am please to announce the promotion of the following staff:

  • Puan Norlida binti Hussain- Science Officer Grade C44
Effective 28 June 2016
Placement: Institute of Biological Sciences.
Hence, we management of ISB would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on the promotion.

o/b Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Ramli, HOD ISB.

Normawati Kamaruddin
Head Office
Institute of Biological Sciences|Universiti Malaya
Last Update: August 25, 2016