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  • Educational Visit to Malaysian Association of the Blind: An Eye-opening Experience for IMU Nursing Students
On 19 April 2021, Ngu Kah Fui and Rachel Netto A/P Joseph Gerald Netto (NU118 Nursing students) had the opportunity to visit the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB), Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur. They were accompanied by Madam Yee Bit Lian, their nursing lecturer, to the center to learn more about the visually impaired. It was an eye-opening experience for them to learn more about the everyday lives of the visually impaired, especially with regards to their education and to equip them with skills that can prepare them for their future careers. Continue reading about it on IMU News.
  • Gaining Knowledge on Medical Biotechnology at IMU’s Virtual Medical Biotechnology Day 2021
This year, a virtual IMU Medical Biotechnology Day 2021 (MB Day 2021) with the theme “Biotechnology Innovation for Diseases” was organised with an e-poster competition, game sessions and an intriguing talk. The emphasis is on the application of innovative biotechnology tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat current diseases. Students from IMU’s Foundation in Science programme (FIS) and external students, nationally or internationally, were invited for the e-poster competition. Continue reading about it on IMU News.
  • An Educational and Insightful Hands-On Workshop at IMU for International School Students
2 March 2020 – Eleven Year-13 students from the Tenby International School participated in a hands-on workshop on ‘Real-world Applications of Molecular Biology’ at the IMU campus in Bukit Jalil. Conducted by Dr Kok Yih Yih, a lecturer from the Medical Biotechnology programme, this workshop introduced the students to real-world applications of molecular biology and they were given the opportunity to experience the basic molecular biology techniques, gel electrophoresis, in the laboratory. The participants commented that the workshop was a great platform for them to experience what they have learnt in textbooks and it has enhanced their conceptual understanding on the selected lab technique. Continue reading on IMU News.
  • Learning about Research Opportunities at School of Health Sciences’ Research Day
Conducting research is an important component for the development of scientific thinking and adds to the body of knowledge. At the International Medical University (IMU), providing these opportunities for students at all levels, regardless of discipline is an important factor in their education. It is also important for these students to have a platform to present and share their research outcomes. With this in mind, the University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) organised its very first Research Day on 26 October 2018. The event, which was one of the key celebratory events held in conjunction with the SOHS 10th Anniversary Celebrations, showcased research works from students of various disciplines. The theme of the event was “Quality Life Through Innovation” and it was attended by more than 150 students and staff. Read more on IMU News.

Engagement Activities

  • Educational Visit to Malaysian Association of the Blind: An Eye-opening Experience for IMU Nursing Students
On 19 April 2021, Ngu Kah Fui and Rachel Netto A/P Joseph Gerald Netto (NU118 Nursing students) had the opportunity to visit the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB), Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur. They were accompanied by Madam Yee Bit Lian, their nursing lecturer, to the center to learn more about the visually impaired. It was an eye-opening experience for them to learn more about the everyday lives of the visually impaired, especially with regards to their education and to equip them with skills that can prepare them for their future careers. Continue reading about it on IMU News.
  • Gaining Knowledge on Medical Biotechnology at IMU’s Virtual Medical Biotechnology Day 2021
This year, a virtual IMU Medical Biotechnology Day 2021 (MB Day 2021) with the theme “Biotechnology Innovation for Diseases” was organised with an e-poster competition, game sessions and an intriguing talk. The emphasis is on the application of innovative biotechnology tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat current diseases. Students from IMU’s Foundation in Science programme (FIS) and external students, nationally or internationally, were invited for the e-poster competition. Continue reading about it on IMU News.

Achievements

  • Honouring Research at the First Virtual Malaysian Symposium of Biomedical Science
The 11th Malaysian e-Symposium of Biomedical Science (MYSYMBIOS), a national-level undergraduate symposium, took place on 6 and 7 March 2021 via the ZOOM platform. This year, the International Medical University (IMU) was conferred the honour to host this annual symposium, with the aim of gathering final-year students, researchers, and intellectual figures in biomedical science across Malaysia and providing them with the platform to present their research. Universities which had hosted this event include Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), the latter which was the preceding host in 2019. Despite a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year’s event, held on the virtual platform in accordance to the safety guidelines from the Ministry of Health, was a novel and exciting experience for many. Read more about it on IMU News.
  • Dr Premdass Ramdas Secured RM126,800 in 2020 Fundamentals Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) Awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Malaysia
Dr Premdass Ramdas from the Division of Applied Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology (ABSB) had successfully secured RM126,800 In the recent 2020 Fundamentals Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Malaysia. His research project titled “Comparative transcriptomic and proteomic analyses if three-dimensional multicellular breast tumour spheroids following treatment with tocotrienols” is a collaborative effort between International Medical University (IMU), Monash University Malaysia (MUM) and University of Malaya (UM). The co-investigators in this research project are Dr Mangala Kumari (IMU), Jeya Sheela Anandha Rao (IMU), Prof Ammu K. Radhakrishnan (MUM) and A/Prof Puteri Shafinaz Abdul Rahman (UM). With this research grant, his team aims to evaluate the tumour-targeted tocotrienol delivery systems in an in vitro 3D environment that resembles tumour microenvironment of human breast cancer.