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Biosciences Students Win Prizes in Monash Science Symposium 2016


Ms. Sonia Wong How Ming and Mr. Kong Wei Yang receiving their prize

The Monash Science Symposium (MSS) 2016 is one of the highly anticipated meetings that connects researchers, academicians and industrialists from around the world. The aim of this symposium is to provide a meeting for interdisciplinary discussion on scientific issues. This is also a platform for participants to present their studies, explore their potentials, exchange inspiring ideas and establish professional relations with other universities and the industrial sectors.

Two Biosciences students, Ms. Sonia Wong How Ming (PhD candidate) and Mr. Kong Wei Yang (Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology graduate) under supervision of Dr. Eunice Ngai Siew Ching from School of Biosciences, stood out and won prizes in this Symposium, which was held from 21st to 23rd of November 2016 in Monash University Malaysia.

Sonia, with her energetic and animated presentation accompanied by great dictation and good presentation slide, has delivered and convinced the judges about her research idea in just 3 minutes. Her excellent performance stood out among the participants and won the FIRST PLACE in “Research in a Flash” category for her presented title “Is it the TRAIL to breast cancer cure?”. Wei Yang, with his informative presentation slides and comprehensive explanation, won the BEST ORAL PRESENTATION in “Cell Biology and Biochemistry” category for his presented title “The effects of epigenetic drugs Zebularine and Scriptaid on breast cancer cells”.

Sonia and Wei Yang’s excellent performance has shined the name of The University of Nottingham in this event. Heartiest congratulations to Sonia and Wei Yang on their well-deserved awards and well done to both!

Posted on 1st December 2016

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