News "A scientist goes to the ends of the earth, for Earth’s sake"
News report on IOES Researcher, Assoc Prof Dr Siti Aisyah Alias entitle "A scientist goes to the ends of the earth, for Earth’s sake"
Not many of us can list both the north and south poles as places we have visited before, but Assoc Prof Dr Siti Aisyah Alias can.
The marine polar reseacher and lecturer is one of few women in the field and she is loving every minute of her work.
As deputy director of the National Antarctic Research Centre (NARC) in the Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme (MARP) at Universiti Malaya (UM), which is also her alma mater, her work focuses on the biodiversity, biochemistry and physiology of marine and polar microbes and fungi. After graduating from UM with a BSc in Ecology in 1991, she went on to obtain her PhD in marine mycology from Britain’s Portsmouth University in 1996.