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Exploring biomedical science
BACHELOR of Biomedical Science student Ahmad Adli Hamizi Fairus from the Management and Science University (MSU) was one of four researchers selected by Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) in July on a full sponsorship by the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
“My MSU experience prepared me with early exposure to research,” said the alumnus.
“I also interacted with Japanese students on the mobility programme to MSU, which made fitting in with Japanese society and culture a lot easier.”
Terengganuborn Ahmad Adli, who is undertaking master’s level research into immunology, graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) degree after his foundation studies in science biology/health science, both at MSU.
During the Kyutech programme, he was placed under the supervision of Prof Dr Madya Toshinari Maeda, the namesake for Maeda Laboratory, at the Department of Biological Functions Engineering of the Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering located within the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park in Japan.
“It was still a challenge for me in Japan, so my early experiences really helped,” said Ahmad Adli.
Those challenges included the cold weather and unfamiliar food.
As for the language barrier, he took it as an opportunity to improve his spoken Japanese.
He is no stranger to selfdevelopment, as he had been privy to similar programmes.
The MSU Scholars Association president is also a recipient of the Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (Teraju) scholarship.
“The combined exposure at MSU and Teraju built both my competency in research and my confidence to apply for the Sakura Science Plan Programme.
“I hope to contribute new findings to medical research, especially in the area of cardiovascular disease,” said the young researcher, who plans to pursue his research at PhD level in preparation for an academic career at MSU.
I hope to contribute new findings to medical research, especially in the area of cardiovascular disease. Ahmad Adli Hamizi Fairus