Activities in 2014






26 Feb 2014(Wed)

2 pm

DDK4, FSc, UTAR Perak Campus

Navigating the Future with Knowledge-based Agriculture

Prof. Guu Yuan-KuangPresident of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan

28 Feb 2014 (Fri)

9 am-5 pm

A003 Auditorium, Heritage Hall Building

UTAR Mini Scientific Symposium (UTAR USMS II)

Final year undergraduate students from Departments of Biomedical Science, Chemical Science and Biological Sciences presenting their Final Year Projects

2 Mar 2014 (Sun)

9 am-5 pm

A003 Auditorium, Heritage Hall Building

UTAR-TVE-PANAP Joint Workshop

Promoting Pesticides Reduction and agro-biodiversity/

Up-scaling and Sharing experiences of the film dissemination “Hopper Race”

in Asia Pacific

1.    “Rice plant hopper outbreaks and contributing factors and biodiversity-based ecological agriculture solutions”

Prof. Dr. Peter A. C. Ooi                     (Department of Agricultural and Food Science, Faculty of Science, UTAR, Malaysia)

2.    “Impacts of pesticides on health and the environment”                   Sarojeni V. Rengam(Executive Director, Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP))

3.    “System of Rice Intensification & Benefits” Prof. Dr. Norela Sulaiman (School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia )

4.    Screening of  Hopper Race documentary on agro-biodiversity in Asian rice farming

14 Mar 2014 (Fri)

2.30 pm


Scientific Talk: “Genetics in Plant Breeding”

Dr. Choon-Lin Tiang

Postdoctoral Associate, Plant Breeding and Genetics (PB&G), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Cornell University, USA

27 Mar 2014 (Thurs)

10 am

A003 Auditorium, Heritage Hall Building

Scientific Talk: “Human physiological responses to cold environments & recent studies of physiological anthropology”

Dr. Takayuki Nishimura

Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

28 May 2014 (Wed)

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.


A003 Auditorium, Heritage HallBuilding

Scientific Talk: “Genetic Diversity of Human Skin Colour”

Dr. Ang Khai Chung

Research Associate, Pennsylvania State UniversityCollege of Medicine

31 May 2014 (Sat)

9am – 5pm

Faculty of Science, UTAR Perak Campus

Agriculture Technology Seminar Series 9: Food Science and Agriculture”

1. Mr. Teh Sar Moh Nee

(Regional Director (Peninsular Malaysia), Kuala LumpurKepong Bhd.)

“The Palm Oil Industry – Some Value Added to Nutrition”


2. Prof. Dr. Aminah bt. Abdullah

(Professor, Food Science Department, School of ChemicalSciences and Food

Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM, Malaysia)

“Is Sensory Evaluation Important in Food Products?”


3. Prof. Dr. Azhar b. Mat Easa

(Dean, School of IndustrialTechnology, Universiti Sains Malaysia )

“Innovation in Food Science = Wealth creation in Agriculture (the potential

case of Ulam Raja extract)”


4. Mr. Chong Chin Yin

(Agriculture Services Officer, Nestlé Manufacturing (M) Sdn. Bhd.)

“Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives - Nestlé”


5. Dr. Kooi Eng Teong

(President , Ayamas Food Corporation Sdn. Bhd. )

“Poultry Integration: From Farm to Fork”


6. Prof. Dr. Abd. Salam b. Babji

(Professor, Food Science Department, School of ChemicalSciences and Food

Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM, Malaysia)

“R&D and FPD for Meat, Poultry and Fish Supply Chain Management

throughout Upstream and Downstream Processing”

14 – 15 June 2014 (Sat & Sun)9am – 5pmUTAR Perak CampusUTAR National Postgraduate Fundamental and Applied Sciences Seminar (UTAR NPFASS) 2014.

Prof. Emeritus Yong Hoi Sen

University of Malaya (UM)

Title: Genetics and Systematics of Murid Rodents


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Leong Weng Kee

Nanyang Technology University (NTU) Singapore

Title: Organometallic Clusters – A Personal Journey from Chemistry to Biology and Nanoscience


Prof. Ramesh a/l T. Subramaniam

University of Malaya (UM)


Dr. Chan Kok Gan

University of Malaya (UM)



Prof. Alexander Chong Shu Chien

University of Science Malaysia (USM)

Molecular Aquaculture


21- 22 June 2014 (Sat & Sun)

10am- 5.30pm

Cameron Highlands, Pahang

 Agriculture Workshop I: “Organic Farming - A Sustainable Future Farming”

List of speakers to be confirmed later