The Malaysian Code of Responsible Conduct in Research (MCRCR)

The National Science Council, in collaboration with MIGHT, has recently launched the The Malaysian Code of Responsible Conduct in Research (MCRCR). MCRCR outlines the principles of responsible conduct in research, and the practice. Quoting Prof. Tan Sri Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid, FASc in his foreword: “adherence and compliance with the Code will ensure that research in Malaysia will be pursued earnestly and honestly, with integrity and accountability. It denotes that our researchers and research entities – universities, research institutes, laboratories, research programmes – embrace the accepted code of conduct so crucial in ensuring that research is being pursued vigorously and with propriety. This will boost our Science inherently and internationally.”

It can be freely accessed at MIGHT’s website, or downloaded here.

Congratulations Rusna Shakira, Siti Noor Aisyah and Siti Amirah!

Congratulations Rusna Shakira, Siti Noor Aisyah and Siti Amirah on successfully defending their MSc (Biotechnology) mixed mode dissertation on 16 January 2018!

Rusna optimised bacterial starch degradation, and Siti Noor Aisyah was working with bacterial consortium for higher starch degradation and biohydrogen production using starch wastewater. Siti Amirah investigated the effects of heat pre-treatment on cassava-processing sludge for mixed bacterial culture biohydrogen generation.

All the best in your future endeavour.


Yong, Mah and Nurzulaina Won Awards at FYUP Symposium

Congratulations Yong Jing Xuan, Mah Ming Hui and Nurzulaina Ahmad Zulkifli on winning awards at the recent FYUP Symposium on 15-16 June 2017. Yong received the best poster and best presenter awards, Mah received the best poster award, while Nurzulaina was awarded the best presenter.

Also congratulations Ooi Zhi Sin and Saidatul Umiyah on successfully completing their FYUP presentation in the symposium.

Lily Won the Eppendorf Master of Dexterity Competition

Lily Suhana (MPhil) and her team has won the first place in the Eppendorf Master of Dexterity Competition, defeating the other contestants in Malaysia! She has won herself the Multipette E3x/Repeater E3x. Well done Proteomics pipetting ninja!

Judith Selected to SCELSE Summer Course 2017

Congratulations Judith Audu on being selected to participate in the highly selective Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Science Engineering (SCELSE) Summer Course, at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). This Course will be held from 27 June-15 July 2017, at NTU Campus Singapore.

Well done Judith!

Mubassir Awarded Best MPhil Student

Congratulations MHM Mubassir on being awarded the best MPhil student of the Faculty! He received the award at the Best Postgraduate Student Award Ceremony at the Pulai Springs Resort on 28 April 2017, in conjunction with the 58th UTM Convocation Ceremony.

Well done Mubassir!

Congratulations Shonia!

Congrats Shonia Nair on successfully submitting her MSc dissertation. Shonia has isolated and identified starch degrading bacteria from cassava processing industry. The bacteria has potential applications in wastewater treatment, and biofuel production.

Well done Shonia!

Gram staining of the starch degrading bacterial isolate.

Chew Ping Successfully Defended Her PhD Thesis!

Congratulations Lau Chew Ping on her successful PhD thesis defense today! Chew Ping was investigating the fate of silver nanoparticles in the environment, and their effects on environmental microorganisms.

One paper has been published from this research (read it here), and a few more are in the pipeline.

Well done!

Congratulations Masturah and Judith!

Congratulations Masturah and Judith on successfully securing scholarships for their MPhil and PhD studies!

Masturah secured a MyBrain scholarship for her MPhil study, while Judith secured a consecutive UTM International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) for another semester.

Well done!

Congratulations Mubassir!

Mubassir has successfully defended his MPhil thesis on 1 December 2016, and passed with minor corrections. He was working on the modelling and bioinformatic analysis of Xa21 and PAMP RaxX21, which are the key proteins involved in pathogen triggered immunity in plant.

Congratulations Mubassir!