An IMU’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate, Dang Nguk Ling won the first prize for Poster Presentation at the 7th Malaysian International Antarctica Seminar (MISA), held in Kuala Terengganu from 15-17 August 2017. Dang presented a poster titled “Phylogenetic Analysis of Microalgae Isolated from Signy Island, Antarctica” in this seminar. The poster presentation was based
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Imagine yourself living in an era where robots takes over the jobs of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals, having genetic test revealing the day of your death, and artificial intelligence taking over the whole healthcare industry. These might all seem remote now but undeniably this is the future of medicine that technological development might
Dr Mai Chun Wai, a lecturer from the School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (IMU), recently secured RM146,916.00 under the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) for a research project titled “Mechanistic Basis of Tumour Evasion from Cytotoxic T Cells (CTL) Surveillance in Pancreatic Cancers”. The primary aim of this project is to investigate how the
What will the work of faculty be like in the coming 20 to 30 years? Over the last decade, the higher education system has undergone tremendous transformation to serve the large and diverse public. New institutional types and approaches to education have emerged leading to the formation of a non-homogenous faculty group today. Some institutions
IMU Alumna among 150 University Students who Met with Danish Senior Executives at a Denmark Talent Conference
IMU Alumna, Emilie Hovah, 23, from Mauritius recently had a unique experience at a global talent conference in Denmark. As a member of an exclusive community of dedicated, international young students, she had the chance to discuss global career opportunities in Denmark with high-level executives from Danish global companies. On 12 December, a group of
A/Prof Ng Chew Hee (Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, IMU), Dr Alan Khoo Soo Beng (Adjunct A/Prof at Institute for Research, Development and Innovation, IMU; Head, Molecular Pathology Unit, Cancer Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research) and their research group submitted an entry for the Poster Competition at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Eating is one of the most basic activities of daily living to sustain life. Eating is not just about satisfying our hunger. Food plays a major role in health as the saying goes: You are what you eat. Hence, eating should be done in a healthful manner as good nutrition is very important in enhancing
Research is considered as an important pillar of a university. Involvement in research has become an increasingly important component of the undergraduate curricula. Research experience allows undergraduate students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine an area of interest, and jump start their careers as researchers. Through exposure to
A team of researchers led by Prof Leong Chee Onn, Head of the Center for Cancer and Stem Cell Research (Institute for Research, Development, and Innovation, IRDI) had identified a growth factor which can mediate survival of breast cancer cells. The paper titled Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 4 (FGFR4) and Fibroblast Growth Factor 19 (FGF19)
Each time when we purchase medicines or nutritional supplements over the counter from any pharmacies, it has never dawned on us the time, effort, and processes it takes to come up with such products. Extensive pre-clinical or laboratory research has to be done to bring a new drug to the market, which may take at