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Title Student receives scholarships from Agong
Date 24th May 2017
Description On 24th May 2017, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship 2017 to 12 students of institutions of higher learning. Among them is our IOES Master Candidate, Mr Heng Wei Khang (Masters of Marine Biology Science). Read more
 


Title Awards from 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference
Venue Qingdao, China
Date 17th - 20th April 2017
Description IOES PhD student, Miss Winnie Lau Lik Sing won the Best Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award for her presentation entitled “Characterization of a new species of Chattonella that caused massive wild fish kill event at the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia” while IOES Master student, Liow Guat Ru won the Best Young Scientist Poster Award for her poster on “Microplastics in sediments of “Monitoring of a paralytic shellfish toxic producer Alexandrium” at the 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference, 17-20 April 2017, Qingdao, China. Read more
 


Title Report from the 2017 Third Xiamen Marine Environmental Sciences Symposium (XMAS-III)
Venue Xiamen University Science and Arts Center, Siming Campus, Xiamen, China
Date 9th - 11th Jan 2017
Description The 2017 Third Xiamen Marine Environmental Sciences Symposium (XMAS-III) was held in Xiamen University Science and Arts Center, Siming Campus, Xiamen, China from January 9th to 11th. This biennial scientific event was attended by more than six hundreds participants. Eleven research staffs and graduate students from Institute of Ocean and Earth Science (IOES), University of Malaya (UM) participated in this symposium. Read more
 


Title Best Oral Presentation (Student and Young Investigator Special Symposium 2016) - Ms Vejeysri Vello
Event 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit: Accelerate Research and Commercialization of Algae
Date 18 - 21 September 2016
Summary We happy to announce that Miss Vejeysri Vello (Ph.D student) won the Best Oral Presentation (Student and Young Investigator Special Symposium) at the 4th Asia-Oceania Algae Innovation Summit: Accelerate Research and Commercialization of Algae, 18-21 September 2016, Wuhan China. She also received the Travel Scholarship for her participation in the same conference.
 


Title Merit Award for Poster presentation at the Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2016: Sustainable Manufacturing for Food, Fuels and Chemicals
Date 30th May - 1st Jun 2016
Summary We happy to announce that Dr. Yeong Hui Yin and her team (Miss Ou Mei Cing, Prof Dr Ka-Lai Pang & Prof. Dr Phang Siew-Moi) won a Merit Award for Poster presentation at the Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2016: Sustainable Manufacturing for Food, Fuels and Chemicals, 30 May – 1 Jun 2016, Singapore.

Mei-Cing Ou, Hui-Yin Yeong, Ka-Lai Pang, & Siew-Moi Phang (2016) Isolation and Optimization of Lipid Production in Selected Malaysian Thraustochytrids. Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2016: Sustainable Manufacturing for Food, Fuels and Chemicals, 30 May – 1 Jun 2016, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, National University of Singapore, Singapore. P 67.
 


Title Workshop on Seaweeds Introduction, Cultivation and Products
Date 2nd May 2016
Venue Bachok Marine Research Station, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya, Bachok Kelantan
Programme
Summary The Workshop on Seaweeds Introduction, Cultivation and Products (Bengkel Pengenalan Rumpai Laut, Pengkulturan dan Produk Rumpai Laut) was successfully organized by the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya (UM), in association with the Equitable Society Research Cluster, University of Malaya with the aim of bringing together the researchers, potential seaweed farmers, local/ coastal communities and government officers in Malaysia to introduce the University of Malaya Grand Challenge Sub – Programme B: Development of Offshore and Onshore Systems for Cultivation of Selected Seaweeds (Leaded by Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi) and Sub – Programme C: Socio-Economic Assessment and Impact of High Value-Added Products Derived From Seaweed (Leaded by Associate Professor Dr Hanafi Hussin to the local and coastal communities at Bachok, Kelantan.
 

Title Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) R&T Cooperation Agreement for Offshore Cultivation of Tropical Macro-Algae for the Production of Aviation Jet Fuel between Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Airbus Group
Date 30th Mar 2016
Time 10am - 11.30am
Venue Seminar Room 1, Level 1, Research Management & Innovation Complex (IPPP), University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur


Title ioes Green Day
Date 30th Mar 2016
Venue Research Management & Innovation Complex, UM


Forum on Sustainable Mining: Case Study of Bauxite Mining in Pahang

We are happy to announce that the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya together with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), will be organising a forum entitled Sustainable Mining: Case Study of Bauxite Mining in Pahang on the 16th of February 2016 at the Auditorium, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya.

In light of recent events in Kuantan, it is becoming extremely difficult to ignore the existence of unregulated mining of bauxite. The mining activities begun in early 2013, first on a small scale in Balok, but later expanded to other areas like Bukit Goh, Bukit Sagu and Sungai Karang. This sudden surge in bauxite mining in Malaysia commenced following the banning of bauxite exports from Indonesia in January 2014 to encourage its own domestic metal processing industry. This forum will gather scientists, environmentalists and policy makers to exchange information and discuss the process and mechanism of the bauxite mining.

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Research teams from Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya (IOES) and State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution (SKLMP), City University of Hong Kong jointly conducted a sampling trip on benthic harmful algae blooms (BHAB) from September 29th – 30th Sept 2015. A total of 6 participants with 3 representatives from SKLMP headed by Associate Director of SKLMP, Dr Leo Chan joined the trip.

During the trip, samples from various benthic substrates were collected from different depths ranging from 3-18m around the fringing reefs at Pulau Rawa, Terengganu. SKLMP demonstrated their method of collecting benthic algae using a pump made of PVC connected to a tube with the other end attached to a filter funnel for larger surface area. This method requires one diver operating the pump while another diver locate the desired natural substrate and brush its surface to dislodge attached algae. The pump device consists of sieves acting as a filter system to remove larger unwanted constituents. Teams from IOES showed artificial substrates sampling methods by placing plastic screen adjacent to natural substrates (e.g. corals, seaweed) and screens were retrieved after 24 hours. Sand samples were collected by using centrifuge tube to scoop 3-5 cm from the surface of sand patches underwater. All samples were processed at IOES laboratories after sampling.

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Rice and Food Heritage among Sama-Bajau

Ritual reveals much about culture through its elements, structure, and function. Dr. Hanafi Hussin discusses the significance of rice and other food such as buwas kuning, panyam, and durul in the rituals of the Sama-Bajau communities of Sabah with BFM 89.9. He also compares the functions of rice offerings of the Sama-Bajau with Malay rituals such as main puteri.

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Jellyfish for sale

Dr. Rizman and his student, Syazwan's jellyfish photo is now available in stamp and First Day Cover in Pos Malaysia.

Title Microscopy Workshop
Venue Bachok Marine Research Station, IOES
Date 20 April 2015
Programme

Title Beach Cleaning: A Decent Act for the “Sand-Castle Builder”
Venue Melawi Beach in Kuala Rekang, Bachok
Date 24th Feb 2015
Programme
 

Title Silver Medal for Novel Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) based algae-fuel cell (AFC) for generation of electricity from photosynthesis. Bioinnovation 2014, KLCC, 20-21 November 2014.
Recipients PROF. PHANG SIEW MOI, DR. VENGADESH PERIASAMY, MISS NG FONG LEE, MR. MUHAMMAD MUSODDIQ JAAFAR, MR. CHAN ZHIJIAN, MISS AISYAH IBRAHIM, DR. KAMRAN YUNUS, DR. ADRIAN C. FISHER
Venue KLCC
Date 20 - 21 November Sep 2014
 

Title Visit from Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Venue Bachok Marine Research Station, University of Malaya
Date 24 Sep 2014
Programme
 

Title Visit from Hanyang University, South Korea
Date 4-5 Sep 2014
Venue Bachok Marine Research Station, University of Malaya
Programme
 

Title Visit from Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
Date 20 Aug 2014
Venue Bachok Marine Research Station, University of Malaya
Programme
 

Title IOES field trip to Bachok Marine Research Station
Date June 2014
Programme
 

Title Visit of Xiamen University, China
 

Title Visit of Peking University, Shenzhen, China
Date 17th - 25th Mar 2013
 

Title AMIC-EADS-UM MoU Signing
Date 26th Mar 2013
 

Title Visit of First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, China
Date 24th Aug 2013

Title Research collaboration with with University of East Anglia
Date Sep 2011