Awards

 

2017 Awards

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Abiramy Krishnan won 1st Prize, Excellent Oral Presentation (Postgraduate Student - Biology) - Krishnan, A., Alias, Z., Aravena, M.G., Smykla, J. & Alias, S.A. (2017). Alpha amylase from polar and tropical soil microfungi. 7th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA7), 15-17 August 2017, Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu

2

Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen receives Senior Visiting Fellowship, for project "Diversity and toxigenesis of amnesic shellfish toxin-producing diatoms in the Western Pacific region" from State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL), Xiamen University, Jan – Dec 2017

3

Dr Yeong Hui Yin and Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen receive Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang and Sijil Perkhidmatan Cemerlang respectively from University of Malaya

4

Dr Song Sze Looi receives Malaysia Toray Science Foundation Award

5

Heng Wei Khang receives Biasiswa Yang di-Pertuan Agong from Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia

6

Lim Yong Kian receives Travel Grant to attend Third Croucher Summer Course on Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems from 16 to 22 July 2017 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

7

Lim Zhen Fei, Liow Guat Ru, Nurin Izzati Binti Mustapa, Tan Suh Nih and Winnie Lau Lik Sing receive Young Scientist Travel Grant to attend 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference from 17-20 April 2017 at Qingdao, China

8

Liow Guat Ru won Best Young Scientist Poster Award - Liow, G.R., Law, I.K., Tan, S.N., Lau, W.L.S., Leaw, C.P. & Lim, P.T. (2017). Monitoring of a paralytic shellfish toxin-producer, Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) in Kuantan Port, Pahang using the qPCR detection. 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference, 17-20 April 2017, Qingdao, China

9

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi and ‘Izazi Azzahidah Amin won Silver medal - Juan Joon Cing, Izazi Azzahidah Amin, Phang Siew Moi, Lai Chin Wei, Ong Hwai Hyuan, Ling Tau Chuan & Pan Guan Tin for invention of "Eco-friendly red seaweed pulp-based battery", UMP TVET Exposition 2017, 19-20 Sept 2017, Sport Complex, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang campus

10

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi and ‘Izazi Azzahidah Amin won Bronze - Juan Joon Ching, Izazi Azzahidah Amin, Lai Chin Wei, Phang Siew Moi, Pan Guan Tin & Thiomas C.K. Yang. (2017). Pulp from Gelidium red seaweed:marine-palnt to an eco-friendly separator for aluminium battery, International Conference and Exhibitions on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2017), 7-9 Oct 2017, Stadium Tertutup Kompleks Sukan Negeri Gong Badak, Kuala Nerus, Kuala Terengganu

11

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi and Dr Ng Fong Lee won Newton Prize 2017 (£200,000) on November 2017 - Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi, Associate Professor Dr Vengadesh Periasamy, Dr Ng Fong Lee, Mr Muhammad Musoddiq Jaafar (University of Malaya), Dr Adrian Fisher and Dr Kamran Yunus (Cambridge University) with project "Integrating Algal Biophotovoltaics for Bioelectricity Production with Agro-Industrial Wastewater Remediation Using Tropical Algae", UK National Commission for UNESCO

12

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi receives Outstanding Researcher-Distinguished Researcher Award, UM Excellence Award 2017

13

Siti Syairah Atiqah Binti Azhar won 1st Prize, Excellent Oral Presentation (Postgraduate Student - Physical) - Azhar, S.S.A., Chenoli, S.N. & Abu Samah, A. (2017). Teleconnection between Antarctic Sea Ice Extend variability and Indian Summer Monsoon. 7th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA7), 15-17 August 2017, Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu

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Tan Suh Nih won Best Student Poster Award - Tan, S.N., Teng, S.T., Lim, H.C., Kotaki, Y., Bates, S.S., Leaw, C.P. & Lim, P.T. (2017). Distribution of the diatom Nitzschia navisā€varinginca (Bacillariophyceae), a domoic acid producer from Malaysian waters at The Third Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-III), 9-11 Jan 2017, Xiamen University

15

Winnie Lau Lik Sing won Best Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award -  Lau, W.L.S., Law, I.K., Teng, S.T., Hii, K.S., Leong, S.C.Y., Takahashi, K., Iwataki, M., Leaw, C.P. & Lim, P.T. (2017). Characterization of a new species of Chattonella that caused a massive wild fish kill event at the northerneast coast of Peninsular Malaysia. 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference, 17-20 April 2017, Qingdao, China

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Wong Hao Jie won 2nd Prize, Excellent Oral Presentation (Postgraduate Student - Biology) - Wong, H.J., Mohamad-fauzi, N., Idid, M.R., Convey, P. & Alias, S.A. (2017). Growth and morphological responses of polar fungi, Pseudogymnoascus spp. toward UV-B irradiances. 7th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA7), 15-17 August 2017, Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu

 

2016 Awards

1_____ Abiramy A/P Krishnan@Ramasamy won 2nd Place Oral Presentation Asian Region -Krishnan, A., Convey, P., Aravena, M., Smykla, J. & Alias, S. (2016). Influence of temperature on amylase and cellulase activity from polar and tropical soil microfungi.  XXXIV SCAR, 20-30 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 143
2

Assoc Prof Dr Hanafi Hussin and Assoc Prof Dr Lim Phaik Eem receive Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang while Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen receives Sijil Perkhidmatan Cemerlang from University of Malaya

3

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi and Dr Yeong Hui Yin won Best Poster Award (Merit) - Mei-Cing Ou, Hui-Yin Yeong, Ka-Lai Pang & Siew-Moi Phang (2016). Isolation and optimization of lipid production in selected Malaysian Thraustochytrids. Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2016: Sustainable Manufacturing for Food, Fuels and Chemicals, 30 May - 1 June 2016, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp 67

4

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi won Silver Award on Innovation of 'Eco-Friendly Red Seaweed Pulp-based Battery', 7th Exposition on Islamic Innovation (i-NOVA) 2016, 8-9 Nov 2016, Dewan Tuanku Canselor, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

5

Vejeysri Vello receives Travel Scholarship at The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit: Accelerate Research and Commercialization of Algae, 18 – 20 September 2016, Wuhan, China

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Vejeysri Vello won Best Oral Presentation - Vello, V., Phang, S.M., Chu, W.L., Abdul Majid, N., Lim, P.E., Chew, F.Y. & Swarup, S. (2016) Metabolome profiles responding to physiological changes in Chlorella and Parachlorella strains during exponential and stationary growth stages. The 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit: Accelerate Research and Commercialization of Algae, 18-21 September 2016, Wuhan, China


2015- 2005 Awards

1_____ Bronze Medal. Phang Siew Moi, Vengadesh Periasamy, Ng Fong Lee, Muhammad Musoddiq Jaafar, Siti Aisyah Ibrahim, Siti Zulfikriyah Azmi, Kamran Yunus and Andrian C. Fisher (2015) Novel Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) based Algal Fuel Cell (AFC) for Generation of Electricity from Photosynthesis. Pecipta 2015, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, 4-6 Dec 2015
2 Lee Choon Weng. Research Fellowship Taiwan MOST (NTD380,000) June-Oct 2015, Ministry of Science & Technology, Taiwan
3 Tan Suh Nih . JST Sakura exchange Program in Science at Asian Natural Environmental Science Center (ANESC), The University of Tokyo. 2015.
4 Lim Yong Kian . NERC International Opportunities Fund Sponsorship for National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) Summer School Training Program NCAS Field Measurement Course 2015, 12-22 May 2015, Isle of Arran, Scotland
5 Winnie Lau Lik Sing. Best Student Poster Presentation, The Second Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 7-9 Jan 2015, Xiamen, China
6 Winnie Lau Lik Sing. Best Student Poster Presentation, The Second Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 7-9 Jan 2015, Xiamen, China
7 Bronze Medal. Ng Fong Lee, Muhammad Musoddiq Jaafar, Siti Aisyah Ibrahim, Vengadesh Periasamy, Phang Siew Moi, Chan ZhiJian, Kamran Yunus and Andrian C. Fisher (2014) Novel Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) Based Algae-Fuel Cell (AFC) For Generation of Electricity from Photosynthesis.International Innovation, Design and Articulation (i-IDeA 2014) Universiti Teknologi Mara (Perlis) 16-19 Sept 2014
8 Young Scientist Award-World Food Congress -2014 – Dr. Ranga Rao Ambati, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, who is among the eight winners of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) Outstanding Young Scientist Award Winners 2014
9 Silver Award. Phang Siew Moi, Vengadesh Periasamy, Ng Fong Lee, Muhammad Musoddiq Jaafar, Chan ZhiJian, Siti Aisyah Ibrahim, Kamran Yunus and Andrian C. Fisher (2014) Novel Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) Based Algae-Fuel Cell (AFC) For Generation of Electricity from Photosynthesis, BioInnovation Awards 2014, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, 20-21 Nov. 2014 2014
10 Bronze Medal. Ng Fong Lee, Muhammad Musoddiq Jaafar, Siti Aisyah Ibrahim, Vengadesh Periasamy, Phang Siew Moi, Chan ZhiJian, Kamran Yunus and Andrian C. Fisher (2014) Novel Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) Based Algae-Fuel Cell (AFC) For Generation of Electricity from Photosynthesis, International Innovation, Design and Articulation (i-IDeA 2014) Universiti Teknologi Mara (Perlis) 16-19 Sept 2014 2014
11 Lim Phaik Eem receives Esteemed member of the panel of judges at International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition, 8-10 May 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2014
12 Lim Hong Chang receives Travel Award at JFIT-UNESCO. 9th International Scientific Symposium, 22-25 April 2014, Sheraton Hotel, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam 2014
13 Best Young Scientist Poster Award on Habitat preference of potentially harmful benthic dinoflagellates in the fringing reefs of TalangBesar Island, Malaysia awarded by 9th IOC WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium, Vietnam, 2014. 2014
14 Chin Yao Xian receives the Best Student Oral Macroalgae at the 5th Congress of International Society for Applied Phycology 2014 on Evaluation of Malaysian Seaweeds for Anti-diabetic Potential awarded by 5th Congress of International Society for Applied Phycology, Sydney, Australia, 2014.
15 Lau Chai Ming receives Student award on paper "What connects tropical coral reef to mangrove?" awarded by 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium in PingTung, Taiwan, 2014.
16 Nina Ho Ann Jin receives Student award on paper "Tropical fish habitat utilisation patterns: comparison between habitats of coral reefs and seagrass meadows" awarded by 3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium in PingTung, Taiwan, 2014.
17 Louisa S Ponnampalam receives the Anugerah Perdana Belia Negara (APBN) 2014 (Special Category) by Kementrian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia, May 2014.
18 Louisa S Ponnampalam receives the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation 2014 by The PEW Charitable Trusts, March 2014.
19 Emienour Muzalina bt Mustafa receives Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Miza (YPASM) Research Grant 2013 awarded by Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Miza (YPASM), Penang, Malaysia, 2013.
20 Audra Shaleena Paliany, Siti Aisah Alias receive CityU-Molitoris Scholarships for Marine Mycology 2012-13 for Outstading Oral Presentation on The antibacterial activity of marine derived fungi from Peninsular Malaysia awarded by Asian Mycological Congress 2013 and the 13th International Marine and Freshwater Mycology Symposium, Beijing, China, 2013
21 Ranga Rao Ambati receives Fellow Award-2013 awarded by Society of Applied Biotechnology, India, 2013.
22 Poong Sze Wan, Lim Phaik Eem, Phang Siew Moi receive 3rd Prize, University of British Columbia Award awarded by 21st International Seaweed Symposium: Seaweed Science for Sustainable Prosperity, International Seaweed Association (ISA), Bali, Indonesia, 2013
23 Best Poster Award. Molecular analyses on red algal parasite growing on Gracilaria salicornia (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from Malaysia. International Conference of South China Sea 2012, 21-24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
24 Best Poster Award. Morphology and molecular phylogeny of Malaysian crustose brown algae (Phaeophyceae). International Conference of South China Sea 2012, 21-24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
25 Best Poster Award. Evaluating perchloric acid for the saccharification of selected seaweeds. International Conference of South China Sea 2012, 21-24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
26 Best Poster Award. Marine Aquaculture, Biotechnology and Product Applications. International Conference of South China Sea 2012, 21-24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
27 Poster Award (Runner-up). Effect of increased CO2 and temperature on growth, photosynthesis and lipid content of tropical Chlorella. International Conference of South China Sea 2012, 21-24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
28 Gold Medal (Biosciences & Biotechnology). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Production of An Algal Oral Vaccine for White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Marine Penaeid Prawns. Innovation and Creativity Expo 2010 University of Malaya, 1-3 April 2010, University of Malaya.
29 Second Prize, Best of Category Award (Biosciences & Biotechnology). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Production of An Algal Oral Vaccine for White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Marine Penaeid Prawns. Innovation and Creativity Expo 2010 University of Malaya, 1-3 April 2010, University of Malaya.
30 Gold Medal. Roslan Hashim et. al. Modified L-Block Breakwater for Mangrove Rehabilitation Project. UM Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta & Inovasi 2009. University of Malaya, 2009
31 Silver Medal (Biosciences). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Inhibition of Microalgal Extracts on the Expression of Epstein-Barr Viral Antigens LMP1, EBNA1 and Zebra in Lymphoblastoid Cell Lines. Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi UM 2009. University of Malaya. 2009
32 ronze Medal. Roslan Hashim et. al. UM Peat-Based Building Construction Products. UM Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta & Inovasi 2009. University of Malaya, 2009
33 Bronze Medal (Biosciences). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Analyses of expressed sequence tags from an agarophyte, Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi UM 2009. University of Malaya. 2009
34 Bronze Medal. Lee Choon Weng et. al. Protistan bacterivory and viral lysis in tropical coastal waters of Peninsular Malaysia. Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi UM 2009. University of Malaya. 2009
35 Gold Medal. Phang Siew Moi et. al. Response of sea ice algae towards stress: Biochemical properties of sea ice algae around Casey Station, Antartica. UM Invention & Innovation Expo 2007. University of Malaya. 2007
36 Gold Medal. Phang Siew Moi et. al. Protoplast isoaltion and regeneration from Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). UM Invention & Innovation Expo 2007. University of Malaya. 2007
37 Silver Medal. Roslan Hashim et. al. Lightweight Peat-Based Materials For Embankment Construction. UM Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta & Inovasi 2007. University of Malaya. 2007
38 Silver Medal. Phang Siew Moi et. al. Phylogenetic analysis of Malaysian Sargassum species. UM Invention & Innovation Expo 2007. University of Malaya. 2007
39 Silver Medal. Lee Choon Weng et. al. Functionality of Microbial Loop: A Study of Vertical Carbon Transfer. Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi UM 2007. University of Malaya. 2007
40 Gold Medal. Phang Siew Moi et. al. A Process for producing transgenic seaweeds via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Biotechnology Asia 2006. Federation of Asian Biotechnology Association (FABA). 2006
41 Bronze Medal (Invention & Innovation). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Micropropagation of Gracilaria changii through protoplaset isolation and regeneration. Research, Invention & Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2006. University of Malaya. 2006
42 Bronze Medal (Fundamental Research). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Combination of morphometric and molecular analysis for unravelling the Malaysian Sargassum species. Research, Invention & Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2006. University of Malaya. 2006
43 Bronze Medal (Fundamental Research). Phang Siew Moi et. al. Towards identification of molecular sex markers for Gracilaria changii, a red seaweed. Research, Invention & Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2006. University of Malaya. 2006
44 Bronze Medal. Phang Siew Moi et. al. Transcriptomic analyses of an agar producing seaweed, Gracilaria changii. Pameran Reka Cipta, Penyelidikan dan Inovasi Universiti Putra Malaysia 2006. Universiti Putra Malaysia. 2006
45 Bronze Medal. Lee Choon Weng et. al. Carbon flux through bacteria in a eutrophic tropical environment: Port Klang waters. Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi UM 2006. University of Malaya. 2006
46 Bronze Medal. Lee Choon Weng et. al. Characterization and diversity of culturable marine bacteria isolated from coastal waters around Malaysia. Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi UM 2006. University of Malaya. 2006
47 Best Poster. Phang Siew Moi et. al. Seaweed Resources of the Northeast Langkawi Islands. Univesity of Malaya Research Seminar 2006. University of Malaya. 2006
48 Best Poster Award. Chong Ving Ching et. al. Langkawi's Mangroves and Coral Reefs: Evidence of Coastal Habitat Connectivity from Fish Migrations for Feeding and Habitat Use. Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan University of Malaya. IPPP (Institut Pengurusan Dan Pemantauan Penyelidikan), University of Malaya. 2006
49 Gold Medal. Roslan Hashim et. al. L-Block Revetment: Erosion control and sand trap system. 33rd ITEX, Geneva, Salon International Des Inventions Geneve, 2005. World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO. 2005
50 Gold Medal. Roslan Hashim et. al. L-Block Revetment: Erosion control and sand trap system. 33rd ITEX, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 2005. World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO. 2005
51 Gold Medal. Chong Ving Ching et. al. Rhodobac: For Healthy Fish and Prawns and a Clean Environment. 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products 2005, Geneva. Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE). 2005
52 Gold Medal (Biotechnology) Phang Siew Moi et. al. Production of Transgenic Gracilaria changii, a Malaysia Red Seaweed, Succeeded Through Agrobacterium mediation. Pameran Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan 2005. R & D Expo IPTA, 30 Sept – 2 October 2005, Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2005.
53 Gold Medal (Invention & Innovation) Phang Siew Moi et. al. Production of Transgenic Gracilaria changii succeeded through Agrobacterium mediation. Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi 2005.
54 Gold Medal (Invention & Innovation) Phang Siew Moi et. al. Production of Clonal Planting Materials from the Malaysian Red Seaweed, Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta) . Ekspo Penyelidikan, Rekacipta dan Inovasi 2005, Universiti Malaya
55 Silver Medal. Phang Siew Moi et. al. Process for producing transformed seaweed through Agrobacterium-mediation. Seoul International Invention Fair 2006. Pacific Hall COEX. 2006
56 Bronze Medal. PT-Cement Column: Foundation Alternative for Peaty Soils. SIIF (Seoul International Invention Fair) 2006. Korean Invention Promotion Society, 2006.
57 ITEX Bronze Medal (Invention) Phang Siew Moi et. al. Production of transgenic Gracilaria changii a Malaysian red seaweed, succeeded through Agrobacterium mediation. 16th International Invention Innovation Industrial Design & technology Exhibition 2005 (ITEX2005), Kuala Lumpur, 19-21 May 2005.

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