PROF. DR. ONN BIN HAJI HASHIM

Onn Haji Hashim received his BSc (Hons) from the University of Malaya in September 1984, and PhD from the University of Glasgow in December 1987.  He joined the academic staff of the University of Malaya in January 1988 and is currently a Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine since 2003.  Onn had spent short sabbaticals at the University of Osaka Medical School Japan in 1991 and the University of Alabama at Birmingham USA in 1994 under sponsorships of the JSPS Fellowship and American Fulbright Award, respectively.  He is recipient of the National Academic Award 2007 in the category of Publication of Journal Article and was appointed as Visiting Professor at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2016.  Onn has delivered more than 50 guest lectures, locally as well as internationally, and conducts regular manuscript writing seminars.  He has supervised 11 PhD and 12 Master candidatures to successful completion and sits on a number of advisory and evaluation committees at university, national and international levels.  Onn studies the champedak seed lectins, which he isolates in his laboratory.  His current research interest is in proteomics, particularly in the use of lectin-based techniques in search of novel biomarkers in serum, urine and saliva samples from patients with different cancers.  He is former Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and is presently member of the editorial board of Biomarker Research.  He was Head of Department of Molecular Medicine from 2006-2009 and 2011-2016 and is currently Head of the University of Malaya Centre for Proteomics Research.

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PROF. DR. BERNARDINE RENALDO WONG CHENG KIAT

Professor Dr. Bernardine Renaldo Wong Cheng Kiat (born 20 May 1957 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia) studied in the University of Malaya (UM) and was awarded a B. Sc. in Science (Second Upper Honours, Physics) in 1980,  M. Sc. (Physics, 1983) and Ph. D. (Physics, 1989) degrees in the field of nuclear reaction theory. After serving as an Instructor at the P. J. Community College from 1988 – 1993, he joined UM as a Lecturer on December 7, 1993, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999, and subsequently was promoted to Professor in 2006. He has over thirty years of undergraduate teaching experience, primarily in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering courses with a focus on the use of computational methods. He has developed and promoted the use of Excel, Matlab, Fortran, and C/C++ software in teaching and research and has taught Computational Mathematics at postgraduate level in the Engineering Faculty. Prof. Bernardine has thirty-five years of experience in theoretical physics in the study of nuclear reaction processes caused by the interactions of heavy nuclei. He has published fifty papers in local and international journals as well as in conference proceedings. His research has been supported by IRPA, SAGA, UMRG and UM-LiTeR grants. His research received a Bronze Medal at the Research, Invention & Innovation Expo in 2005. He has been invited to present invited talks at international conferences. To date, 5 Ph. Ds and 5 M. Sc. degrees have been conferred under his supervision. He currently supervises two Ph. D. candidates. Prof. Bernardine has received Excellent Service Awards from UM for the years 2003 and 2006, and Excellent Service Certificates for the years 1998 and 2007. Prof. Bernardine has held administrative positions at the International & Corporate Relations Office as Deputy Director (September 26, 2007 – January 14, 2010). In this role, Prof. Bernardine has served to build linkages between UM and other higher education institutions of international repute. He served as Acting Director, Kong Zi Institute for the Teaching of Chinese Language from January 15, 2010 – October 31, 2010, to promote the teaching of Mandarin to the Malaysian public. From January 15, 2010 – January 14, 2013, he was Director of the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed) to develop it into a centre of excellence in the field of continuing education through the provision of courses at certificate and executive diploma levels. During his tenure, UMCCed has been recognised as an Academic Responsibility Centre which offers accredited Executive Diploma programmes to the public via the self-accreditation mechanism of UM. Professor Bernardine has led UMCCed in the development and provision of fulltime Diploma programmes, which was realised in July 2013. Prof. Bernardine assisted in the establishment of the private university of UM since January 2010, to realise the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) which has now been established and operates at the City Campus, Jalan Tun Ismail. He served as Vice-President (Academic, Research & Internationalisation) from January 15, 2013 – October 31, 2014. During his tenure thirty (30) programmes were approved. Prof. Bernardine worked with colleagues from the University of Wales to lay the groundwork for the dual-degree programmes. Prof. Bernardine assisted the President/CEO of IUMW to ensure that IUMW becomes an exemplary and innovative international Higher Education Institution. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the International University of Malaya-Wales. Since November 3, 2014 Prof. Bernardine has resumed his role as a Professor at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, UM.

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PROF. DR. ROFINA YASMIN BINTI OTHMAN

Yasmin completed her BSc at University of Surrey and MSc at University of Malaya then received a Chevening scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Plant Virology at the John Innes Institute U.K. She joined UM as a lecturer in the Department of Genetics and Cellular Biology and was appointed a full Professor in 2005. She runs an active research group and has published extensively, focusing on utilising modern biotechnology strategies to tackle fundamental problems in agriculture as well on issues related to BioPolicies, Bioethics and Biosafety. She has filed more than 10 patents and graduated more than 12 PhD and 25 MSc students. She is an associate Fellow of the IMBN and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and was a founding trustee of the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia. She is also a founding member of the Asian Network for Biosafety Education and currently sits on the National Biosafety Board. Yasmin was the first head of the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture and chair of the University’s Biotechnology and Bioproduct Cluster (UMBIO). She is also chief editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. in 2009 she left UM for a 3 year secondment to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Malaysia as Undersecretary of the National Biotechnology Division . During her tenure Malaysia launched the Bioeconomy Initiative Malaysia designed to spur growth of the biotechnology industry. Whilst there, she spearheaded the committee which led to the formation of the National Bioethics Council. She has sat on the Board of Directors of MARDI, the Board of Governors of ICGEB, Trieste and was the National Point of Contact (NPC) for UNESCO’s Microbial Biotechnology Network and SEA-EU-NET (Biotech). She is currently  Director of the University of Malaya Centre for Innovation & Commercilisation and chairman of UM's compliance committee. She is also vice president of the Innovation and Technology Managers Association Malaysia.   see her profile in Scientific American World Vision: http://www.saworldview.com/wv/profiles/yasmin-othman/

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Monirul, IM; Kalam, MA; Masjuki, HH; Zulkifli, NWM; Shahir, SA; Mosarof, MH; Ruhul, AM (2017). Influence of poly(methyl acrylate) additive on cold flow properties of coconut biodiesel blends and exhaust gas emissions. RENEWABLE ENERGY

Ahmad, H; Muhamad, A; Sharbirin, AS; Samion, MZ; Ismail, MF (2017). Tunable Q-switched thulium-doped Fiber Laser using multiwall carbon nanotube and Fabry-Perot Etalon filter. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS

Mardhiah, HH; Ong, HC; Masjuki, HH; Lim, S; Lee, HV (2017). A review on latest developments and future prospects of heterogeneous catalyst in biodiesel production from non-edible oils. RENEWABLE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS

Imdadul, HK; Masjuki, HH; Kalam, MA; Zulkifli, NWM; Kamruzzaman, M; Shahin, MM; Rashed, MM (2017). Evaluation of oxygenated n-butanol-biodiesel blends along with ethyl hexyl nitrate as cetane improver on diesel engine attributes. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION

Ahmad, H; Ismail, MA; Sathiyan, S; Reduan, SA; Ruslan, NE; Lee, CS; Zulkifli, MZ; Thambiratnam, K; Ismail, MF; Harun, SW (2017). S-band Q-switched fiber laser using MoSe2 saturable absorber. OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS

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