DR. MD MAHFUZUR RAHMAN

Md Mahfuzur Rahman has the distinction of completing his first degree in Business Administration (concentration in finance) from International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and received the 'Best Student of the Department' and 'Best Student of the Faculty' award. He also received the 'Academic Excellence Award 2014' from University of Malaya International Student Centre (ISC). Subsequently, he obtained PhD in Finance from University of Malaya in 2015. Currently, he is working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Finance and Banking, University of Malaya (UM). He has taught several courses in Finance, Economics and Business. The list of courses taught includes Financial Management, Managerial Finance, Corporate Finance, Advanced Managerial Finance, Principle of Macroeconomics, Business Statistics, International Finance, Business Mathematics and Credit Management. Presently, he is also serving as a visiting Professor at Management & Science University (MSU). His areas of research interest include investment behavior, financial decision makings, and financial risk management. He studies the relevance of psychological biases in individual investment behaviour. He models behavioral factors in investigating financial decision making, financial risk tolerance, and portfolio diversification. He has led a number of research projects and published 31 research papers in local and international journals. He has given keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. He is also a reviewer of several ISI and Scopus indexed journal.

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PROF. DR. NGEOW WEI CHEONG @ DAVID NGEOW

Professor Dr. Ngeow Wei Cheong is currently a lecturer at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Malaya. He was a visiting professor at the University of California, San Francisco in 2015/2016. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1992 and was a private practitioner for 9 months before he was offered the post of tutorship at his alma matter. Three years later, he took up a house job at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England, where he obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He subsequently returned to Malaysia and was a pioneer lecturer at the then newly established Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He later became a lecturer at the University of Malaya in 2000. He later graduated with a Master in Dental Science studying the effect of a combination of long acting analgesic and local anaesthetic on third molar surgery pain in 2008, and obtained a PhD from the University of Sheffield, specialising on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration by studying the effects of different scar reducing agents on nerve repair. He has published more than 160 scientific papers in local and international journals, and was the Editor of the Malaysian Dental Journal from 2005-2007 and the Editor of the MDA Newsletter for 2015. His research interests are craniofacial anthropometry, variations of the mandibular nerve, and recovery of peripheral nerves after microsurgical repair. He is currently an Honorary Supervisor for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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PROF. DR. JENNIFER ANN HARIKRISHNA

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Ann Harikrishna is a Professor of Genetics & Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Prof. Jenni is a British citizen with permanent residence status in Malaysia. After completing her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Microbiology at the University of Surrey, U.K. she was awarded a Whitbread Scholarship to pursue her doctoral thesis on the molecular genetics of industrial yeast at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Cranfield University, U.K. She graduated in 1990 winning the Chancellors Gold Medal for the most outstanding graduate student of the year. Dr. Jenni then moved to the U.S.A. to take up a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jenni moved to Malaysia in 1991 where she continued her post doctoral research at the University of Malaya, Department of Biology, before joining TropBio Research Sdn Bhd, a small private plant biotechnology company in 1996. In 2001 she joined the Institute of Bioscience at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) as an Associate Professor. Prior to re-joining the University of Malaya in 2006, Dr Jenni was an Associate Professor of Biotechnology at the Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST). Prof. Jenni became a full Professor at the University of Malaya in 2011 and holds joint positions as a member of the Faculty of Science and as the Director of the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculure (CEBAR), University of Malaya. Prof. Jenni also holds a current appointment as an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology at the University of Leicester, UK. Her current research focus is on the functional genomics of moncotolydenous plants including orchid, banana, rice and oil palm.

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