MSPTM Seminar 2022 (Northern Region: MVZU, Penang)

MSPTM Seminar 2022 (Northern Region: MVZU, Penang)

MSPTM Seminar 2022 (Northern Region: Makmal Veterinar Zon Utara (MVZU), Penang)

Date: 1 Nov 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00AM - 12:15PM
Venue: Makmal Veterinar Zon Utara (MVZU), Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar,
Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
For enquiry:

Dr. Farah Haziqah Binti Meor Termizi
School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

Title: Parasite Among Us

Brief Bio:
Dr. Farah Haziqah Meor Termizi, is a senior lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Main Campus, Penang. She obtained her BSc. (Hon.) degree in 2008 from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang with a major in Management of Vector & Parasite. In 2012, she graduated with an MSc from the same university majoring in Applied Parasitology and further her PhD studies in September 2012 at the Faculty of Science, the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur with the funding kindly provided by the Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS). Her research scope was mainly on veterinary parasitology which focused on ecto- and endoparasites as well as zoonotic parasite diseases in livestock animals. She is the former MSPTM Newsletter Editor 2021/2022 and the 58th MSPTM council member.

Dr. Lee Ii Li
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (UniSHAMS)

Title: Blastocystis: a waterborne parasite

Brief Bio:
Dr. Lee Ii Li, a Senior Lecturer of the Kulliyyah of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah (UniSHAMS) obtained her BSc (Biochemistry), MMedSc (Biochemistry of Natural Plant Products) and PhD (Waterborne Parasitology) from the Universiti Malaya. She researches on Blastocystis as a waterborne parasite since 2008 in the Department of Parasitology, Universiti Malaya and continues the effort in UniSHAMS (formerly known as INSANIAH University College) from 2013 onwards. She detected Blastocystis in rivers within Malaysia and Nepal, which were published in WOS cited journals. She is currently serving as the honorary secretary for Malaysian Society for Parasitology & Tropical Medicine (MSPTM).

Ts. Dr. Chen Chee Dhang
Senior Research Officer Q54
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Topic: Use of Household Insecticide Products: Is the Awareness in Place?

Brief Bio:
Dr. Chen Chee Dhang is currently serving as the Head of Research Officer Grade Q54 in Universiti Malaya. Dr. Chen also the President of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology & Tropical Medicine; and President of the Universiti Malaya Administrator Association. In the research arena, Dr. Chen is a Medical Entomologist and conducts research in Medical and Forensic Entomology. His main research interests are Vector Control (on mosquitoes, flies and cockroaches); and Insecticide resistance. Currently, Dr. Chen is actively involved in nationwide dengue awareness programmes. Dr. Chen has authored 160 publications in international and local scientific journals and presented more than 200 research papers in local and international conferences. He has won numerous awards, notably Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian 2017; Malaysian Public University Administrator Award on Research, Publication and Community Services in 2018, 2020 and 2022, respectively; and United Nations Sustainable Development Award 2019.