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The University of Nottingham Malaysia PhD student wins best presenter award at science symposium


Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering PhD student Yap Jing Ying won the best presenter award at The Monash Science Symposium that was held from 21 to 23 November 2018 at Monash University Malaysia. The symposium served as a platform for emerging ideas in the areas of applied microbiology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry and drug discovery, environmental and agricultural sciences, genomics and bioinformatics, and food science and technology. The theme of the symposium was “Passions Converge, Ideas Emerge” and was geared towards the advancement and connectedness of scientific individuals from different parts of the world.

Jing Ying who is from the Food and Pharmaceutical Research Group, Department of Chemical& Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering participated in Research in a Flash that was held on 23 November 2018 at Monash University Malaysia. Her presentation entitled “Effects of drying on the total phenolics content and antioxidant properties of papaya leaves” earned her the Best Presenter in Research in a Flash competition. A total of 15 researchers participated in this competition from both public and private universities.

“I wish to extend my tremendous gratitude to the Faculty of Engineering for providing sponsorship for me to carry out this research. Special acknowledgement goes out to my supervisor Dr Hii Ching Lik for his continuous support in this project,” said Jing Ying.

“I’m proud to see her achievements and the hard work she has carried out since 2016, when she first got involved in this project. The research will have a great impact on treatment against dengue,” said Dr Hii, who was also keynote speaker at the conference.

Previously, Jing Ying was awarded as best poster presenter in Postgraduate Research Showcase and first runner up in 3MT competition held at UNM this year.


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Posted on 13th December 2018

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