Women in Science
THREE lecturers from local public universities were chosen as the recipients of the L'Oreal-Unesco For Women in Science Award 2016.
The recipients – UM Faculty of Medicine lecturer Dr Reena Rajasuriar, USM School of Civil Engineering lecturer Dr Fatehah Mohd Omar and USM School of Biological Sciences senior lecturer Dr Nethia Mohana Kumaran, each received a RM30,000 grant from the programme to pursue their respective research.
Reena's research touches on understanding the link between the immune system and the complex ageing process, while Fatehah's and Nethia's research focus on water waste treatment for palm oil industries and customised treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer respectively.
All three recipients were selected from 139 applicants from various fields of sciences in the country by a panel of jury from the Education Ministry, Malaysia National Commission for Unesco and Academy of Science Malaysia – where the projects were evaluated according to its merit and value contribution, originality and purpose, methodology as well as