Trained in medicine at the University of Queensland, followed by attachments at Diabetes and Endocrinology units at Newcastle-upon-Tyne where I obtained the MRCP (UK) in 1989. Submitted a thesis on regulation of hypothalamic function in diabetes and awarded a PhD by the University of Wales in 1993. Since returning from the UK in 1993, has been involved in the treatment of patients with diabetes and endocrine problems at the UM Medical Centre and involved in research, both basic and clinical, in the field of diabetes and endocrinology. My research was funded by both IRPA grants and pharmaceutical companies. Recently awarded an IRPA Prioritised Research grant in the field of Diabetic vasculopathy amounting to RM3.3 million. Appointed as Deputy Dean (Research) in 2000, I have been involved in the management of research both at the national level, as a member or the IRPA Technical Committee for Prioritised research, and have been involved in the evaluation of research grant applications for this category in IRPA and National Biotechnology Directorate. At the University level, I am the Director of the Clinical Investigation Centre at the UM Medical Centre, coordinating all the clinical research activities at the Hospital. I have also developed an interest in the application of ICT in healthcare and am the head of the IT Unit at the UM Medical Centre, coordinating the setting up of an integrated Total Hospital Information System at the hospital. As Deputy Dean (Undergraduate and Diploma Programs) from 2004 to 2006, I have been involved in managing the undergraduate programmes (MBBS, Nursing, Pharmacy and Biomedical Science) and the Diploma programmes at UMMC (Nursing, Radiography and Medical Lab Technology). I have introduced several systems to improve the handling of clinical examinations and processing the marks for examinations in the MBBS programmes. In September 2006, I was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and was concurrently appointed the Director of the UM Medical Centre. I have been awarded fellowships of various professional organisations (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the American College of Endocrinology and the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia).

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Abu Hanifah Haris holds a PhD degree in History of Malaysia (Middle East Influence) from the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His current research interest focuses on the Egyptian influences on the Malay society and Christian-Muslim relations.

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Dr. LAI CHIN WEI is a senior lecturer in the Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre, University of Malaya. He received his Ph.D (2013) from School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, University of Science Malaysia in nanomaterials and nanoscience. Lai’s main research interests are in the areas of chemically modified metal oxide photocatalysts and graphene materials, especially apply in environmental pollution management and solar energy technology. Lai has spent almost 7 years to develop, optimize and simplify the technology lies in the synthesis of nanoparticles, metal oxide nano-architecture and carbon/graphene materials which are of high significance for green energy and environment applications. Lai’s works have been published in more than 90 refereed international top-tier journals with h-index of 15 and 100 international proceedings in materials science, physics, chemistry, and renewable energy researches. In all, Lai has reviewed more than 150 papers in the past few years, mainly for top international journals and conferences. Since 2013, his research has been funded by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, MOHE (FRGS, HIR-MOHE); Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia, MOSTI (E-Science fund, National Nanotechnology Development), and internal University funding (University of Malaya Research Grant). Being a reputable researcher, his enthusiasm and dedication towards research work, Lai has won several prestigious university, national and international awards, such as Gold medal winner-World Invention Awards London (British Invention Show) in 2011 and international Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) in 2013. In addition, he successfully awarded “Sijil Perkhidmatan Cermerlang Universiti Malaya” for his excellent contribution and service in the year of 2013, 2014 and 2015. Through his work nanomaterials and catalysis field, Lai was awarded the University of Malaya Excellence Awards in the category of outstanding researcher- UM Young Researcher (Sciences Discipline) and selected to be a member of the Young Scientist Network – Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) in 2015. Lai is recognised as among the calibre and outstanding young scientists in the country who have the potential of advancing the scientific ecosystem in Malaysia.

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