Speakers’ Profiles


12th Mendel Lecture

Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore

Association Between Genetic Variants and Pre-Disease and Disease Phenotypes

YBhg. Professor Dato Dr Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah
University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

“Five Decades Of Oil Palm Breeding at IOPRI: Achievements and Future Challenges”

Dr Edy Suprianto
Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute (IOPRI)

Utilizing Genome Engineering to Study The Role and Function of Small RNAs

Dr Mohd Ghows Mohd Azzam
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Paleogeography Of Southeast Asia: Putting The Puzzle Together Through Molecular Data

Prof. Dr. Siti Azizah Mohd Nor
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Nitrogen Fixation in Paenibacillus: Beyond The Standard Model

Prof. Dr. Nazalan Najimudin
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Turning Big Data into Small Data through Crowdsourced Curation: Integrating All Types of Medical and Scientific Knowledge

Dr. Todd Taylor
RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, in Yokohama, Japan

Exploiting Germplasm for Oil Palm Trait Development – A Case for Drought Tolerance

Dr. Sharifah Shahrul Rabiah
Felda Global Ventures Research and Development Sdn. Bhd

Leveraging on The Unique Properties of Semen DNA for Forensic Casework Applications

Dr. Seah Lay Hong
Department of Chemistry Malaysia

Association of Genetics Variants with Obesity and Its Related Traits in the Malaysian Population Sample

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Say Yee How
Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Transcriptome Analysis of Salivary Glands of Edible Bird’s Nest (EBN) Producing Swiftlets

Prof. Dr. Rahman Omar
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Microbial Synthetic Biology for Agricultural Biotechnology Applications

Dr. Ahmad Bazli Ramzi
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Harnessing the Power of Genetics to Study Development of the Forebrain

Dr. John Mason
University of Edinburgh

The Zoonotic Malaria Parasite Plasmodium Knowlesi: from Double Identity to Phenotypic Difference

Prof. Dr. Fong Mun Yik
University of Malaya

Genetic Guideline of Seed and Seedlings Transfer for Japanese Tree Species

Prof. Dr. Yoshihiko Tsumura
University of Tsukuba, Japan