Dr Liyana Azmi, FPSK USIM Lecturer is among the 5 young national scientists who were recognized to represent Malaysia in the 72nd Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. It will take place from 25 to 30 June.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Chang Lih Kang said, according to the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), the five scientists are Dr Liyana Azmi, 34, from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Dr Norhasmira Mohammad, 33 (Universiti Teknologi MARA), Dr Wong Yin How, 35 (Taylors University), Dr Afifah Mohamed, 33 and Dr Wong Sok Kuan, 34 (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). ASM in a statement today, said they would join the other 630 selected young scientists globally who would be interacting with about 40 Nobel Laureates in the meetings dedicated to the field of physiology and medicine.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Chang Lih Kang in the same statement said there is a need to provide opportunities for young Malaysian scientists to participate in globally recognised programmes, such as the Nobel Laureate Meetings.
“These young scientists become valuable assets to the scientific community by sharing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. This step is crucial to ensure that the new generation of scientists is equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to face future challenges,” Chang was quoted in the statement.
Meanwhile, ASM president who also serves as Science, Technology and Innovation Advisor to the government, Datuk Dr Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen said Malaysia’s participation was part of ASM’s efforts through international collaboration to empower young scientists by providing them with opportunities to collaborate with leading scientists worldwide.
“It also offers them valuable exposure, including expanding networks, sharing ideas, knowledge, and research. This programme is expected to inspire and motivate them to advance science and technology, thus positively impacting society,” he said.
According to ASM, Malaysia has sent 84 young scientists, including this year’s participants, to participate in the Nobel Laureate Meetings since 2004.
In addition, the young scientists will participate in sessions including lectures, open discussions, and opportunities to casually meet the Nobel Prize laureates through the ‘Laureate Lunch’, it said. (19 June 2023)
(News source: Astro Awani)