Dr. Kong Kin Weng obtained his first degree in Nutrition and Community Health and Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He was then pursued his study and received his PhD in Molecular Medicine from University of Malaya. His PhD was sponsored by the prestigious Higher Learning Academic Training Scheme from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and Bright Sparks Scheme from University of Malaya. He joined University of Malaya as a SLAI Fellow in 2011 and he is currently a senior lecturer at Department of Molecular Medicine. His research interest covers a broad range of area including molecular nutrition, food chemistry and food composition analysis. He is an active researcher and passionate in the research on underutilised crops as the sources of medicinal or functional foods, by targeting their bioactive components.

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Noraini Ahmad received her MSc degree in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, while PhD degree in Physical Chemistry, both from University of Malaya, Malaysia. She went for a research attachment at the Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IQAC-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain in 2010 and 2011 funded by InForm Project, EU-FP7 and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, respectively. She was a lecturer at the Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for almost 4 years before joining University of Malaya in 2008. Presently, she is a senior lecturer and final year project coordinator at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. Her research interests are focussed on colloidal chemistry, liquid crystal and nanotechnology formulation for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and nutraceutical applications. She has been selected as one of ASEAN Nanobiotechnology experts to represent Malaysia at the Workshop of Scientists from Russia and the ASEAN Countries (Nanobiotechnology: Achievement and Scope), Vladivostok, Russia in 2015. She has been awarded with a number of research grants as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. Besides, she has won numerous awards locally and internationally. Currently, she is supervising 4 PhD and 4 MSc students. Apart from teaching and research, Noraini is also an active member in her department, holding a number of administrative posts and technical committee members.

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B.Eng (Biomedical), Ph.D (Biomedical), CEng MIET (UK), CPEng MIEAust (AU) NER , PEng MIEM (MY)

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