Congratulations to Siti Aisyah Abdul Razak!!

We would like to congratulate Siti Aisyah Abdul Razak, our MSc student for winning the 1st prize of the Laboratory Abstract (Poster Presentation) during the 14th Malaysian Society of Haematology Annual Scientific Meeting in Johor Bahru from 20th – 22nd April 2017. The title of her abstract was “Genetic Modifiers of HbF and Phenotypic Severity in Malaysian β-Thalassemia patients”. In this project, we determined Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) that could modulate disease severity in Malaysian β-Thalassemia patients. Identification of these SNPs will be important for personalized medicine and future management of β-Thalassemia patients.