Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin: Helping out and making doa for the unfortunate ones
The management committee of UMBI would like to wish all staff members (including staff of The Malaysian Cohort), postgraduate students and research assistants, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. For those heading out to their respective kampungs, do travel safely and take adequate breaks. Let us all also remember the unfortunate victims of the MH17 and their relatives, especially the Malaysians who will be sorely missed by their loved ones during Raya.
Let us offer prayers to them and hope they will all be blessed by Allah. Let us also take note of the event in Gaza and the massacre of the Palestinians and the attack on their homes, hospitals, schools and other buildings. Whatever our religious faith is, this attack is inhumane and unethical in every sense of the word. Let us all pray to God so that the heinous ‘crime’ will end soon and let us all contribute if possible to the various funds to help the Palestinians. There is an article in the Lancet (by 24 signatories) to protest against the military onslaught by Israel and denouncing the aggression and the ruthless assault on defenceless civilians (http://www.thelancet.com/gaza-letter-2014). Again, wishing everyone at UMBI a happy festive break.
Ever wonder what would be the effect of combining Vitamin E and Piper Betle (daun sireh in Malay) in terms of their medicinal properties? Well, wonder no more. The team from UMBI led by our very own anti-oxidant expert, Professor Dato’ Dr. Wan Zurinah, has shown that the combination of gamma-tocotrienol and hydroxyl-chavicol (a major bioactive compound in Piper betle) inhibits the growth of human glioma cells by inducing cell death or apoptosis. This research is part of the Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICOE) project on Cancer Biomarkers. Read More...
In the most recent cycle of the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, 3 applications from UMBI were successful. The 3 researchers from UMBI are: Associate Professor Dr. Norfilza Mokhtar (cancer research), Dr. Neoh Hui Min (infectious diseases research) and Dr. Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib (cancer research). The management congratulates the 3 successful applicants and look forward to their research findings in future. Read More...
AP Dr. Norfilza Mokhtar Dr. Neoh Hui Min Dr. Nurul Syakima Ab Mutalib
AP Dr. Norfilza
Dr. Nurul Syakima
UMBI Postgraduate Research Seminar 2014
The First UMBI Postgraduate Research Seminar (PGRS) was successfully held at the UMBI auditorium on the 3rd of June 2014. This event was also one of the many events in conjunction with the 44th anniversary of UKM. This seminar was organized by UMBI’s postgraduate students and research assistants under the mentorship of Dr Neoh Hui Min. What is unique about this seminar was the ‘3-minute presentation’ as part of the poster competition. The aim was to allow students to pitch their research concisely and making it interesting for the audience. Read More...
Voices from the Lab
By Ryia Illani Mohd Yunos
Take charge of your bench It’s called “your project” for a reason. Whatever reason it is, own it and have a pride in it. Try to make the most of it. A successful scientist proactively develops hypotheses and designs experiments without waiting for someone to tell them exactly what to do. Read More..
Take charge of your bench
It’s called “your project” for a reason. Whatever reason it is, own it and have a pride in it. Try to make the most of it. A successful scientist proactively develops hypotheses and designs experiments without waiting for someone to tell them exactly what to do. Read More..
Stories And Activities
Today marks the 11th anniversary of UMBI. It has been quite a journal. Our beginning was humble and small. UMBI was quietly launched on the 1st of July 2003 with the appointment of the first director and shared a small office with the research secretariat of the Faculty of Medicine. The university gave UMBI RM25,000 to start its operations, a small sum to many but to us it was an impetus to begin our journey. Read more..
At the recent senate meeting of UKM, the members were informed of the alarming decline in the number of applications for the various post-graduate training programmes in UKM. Apparently, this is the phenomenon seen also in the other universities. A special task force will be set up to look into this issue. Read more..
UMBI had the honour of hosting the Ambassador of the Czech Republic on the 2nd of June 2014. His Excellency, Mr. Rudolf Hykl was accompanied by his deputy head of mission, Mr. David Jarkulisch. The main purpose of the visit by the ambassador was to explore the possibility of establishing research collaboration between UMBI and one of the leading research institutes in the Czech Republic, the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine (IMTM).Read more..
The baseline data from The Malaysian Cohort has been published in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE). The IJE is ranked 3rd amongst 158 journals in the Public Health discipline.
Due to the relocation of UMBI to its new building, Standards Malaysia came to audit the 2 accredited laboratories of UMBI. The Surveillance and Relocation Assessment Verification for MS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 was carried out on the 9-10th June 2014 and the MS ISO 15189:2007 on the 10-11th June 2014, by a team of assessors from Standards Malaysia. Read more..
Date: 17 July 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 12 p.m - 2.00 p.m
Venue: Seminar Room , Level 5
Introduction to Targeted Element Testing
Rapid, Robust and Highly Sensitive Element Testing using Agilent 7700x ICP-MS
Date: 19 - 21 August 2014
Time: 9.00 a.m -4.30 p.m.
Venue: Mega View Banquet Hall, KL Tower
(19 Aug 2014)
MYC.R.O. SDN BHD, 12th Floor, Clinical Block, UKM Medical Centre, Jalan Ya’acob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
(20 - 21 Aug 2014)
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