Prof. Sim Si Mui (1ST Prize winner)
Sim Maw Shin (2nd prize winner)
Dr. Nur Lisa Zaharan (3rd Prize winner)
Best Poster Award
The 2015 Golden Helix Symposium “Next Generation Pharmacogenomics”
The 2015 Golden Helix Symposium “Next Generation Pharmacogenomics” was successfully held from 11th -13th March, 2015 at Connexion @ Nexus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 17 International Speakers presented at the symposium and more than 230 participants from 20 different countries had participated in it.
It is an honour to announce that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner for the Best Poster Awards came from Pharmacology Department, Faculty of Medicine, UM. The judges were among the International and Regional Invited Speakers.
Many congratulations to the following winners:
Prof. Sim Si Mui, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
An Indian Polyvalent Antivenom Protects Against the Naja kaouthia (Monocellate cobra) Venom-Induced Neuromuscular Blockade and Reverses the Cardio-Depressant Effect in Isolated Tissue Preparations
P. T. Tan a, S. M. Sim a, N. H. Tan b
Sim Maw Shin, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
MicroRNA Expression Profiling of Methamphetamine Dependence in Rat Nucleus Accumbens Tissue
M. S. Sim a, I. S. Parhar b, T. Soga b, P. Vijayapandi a, Z. Mohamed a
Dr. Nur Lisa Zaharan, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
The Role pf NPY rs16147 and rs5574 Polymorphisms On Obesity Parameters and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Urban Malaysian Adolecents
Nur Lisa Zaharan, Shamsul Mohd Zain, Anahita Hamidi and Zahurin Mohamed
Ms Kavita S. Subramanian (supervisor Professor Ivy Chung)
The Novartis Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program
The Novartis Next Generation Scientist (NGS) Program is an intensive internship program for talented and motivated research scientists from emerging countries. This program is designed to foster both their scientific and professional development. Guided by Novartis mentors, the interns work on a jointly-agreed upon, pre-competitive scientific or clinical project and also participate in a leadership development program designed to enhance their decision-making and communication skills.
Novartis HQ had received 524 applications including 6 potential candidates from Malaysia. After reviewing the on-line applications, telephonic interviews and interactions with some of the home mentors, the NGS committee had shortlisted the candidate pool to 34 candidates from which they have selected 20. Thus, Kavita should be very proud to be the first Malaysian to be selected in this program.
Professor Ng Chirk Jenn
- Dr. Lee Yew Kong,
- Associate Professor Khatijah Abdullah Lim
- Professor Khoo Ee Ming
- Professor Low Wah Yun
Primary Care Medicine
Inaugural PhAMA Ministry of Health Innovation and Research Award 2014
Heartiest congratulations to the Decision Making in Insulin Therapy (DMIT) Team for winning the inaugural PhAMA Ministry of Health Innovation and Research Award 2014 (http://www.phama.org.my/index.cfm?&menuid=70).
The team is led by Professor Ng Chirk Jenn from the Department of Primary Care Medicine, and his team members include researchers from FOM (Dr. Lee Yew Kong, Associate Professor Khatijah Abdullah Lim, Professor Khoo Ee Ming and Professor Low Wah Yun), UPM and the Ministry of Health.
The PhAMA Award is a national award that recognizes high quality innovative research that contributes significantly to health care in Malaysia.
The DMIT team has developed a practical and innovative solution to support people with type 2 diabetes in making informed healthcare decisions. This project was funded by the UMRG and you can find out more about their research work at: http://dmit.um.edu.my