MSPTM Seminar 2022 (Northern Region: USM, Penang)

MSPTM Seminar 2022 (Northern Region: USM, Penang)

MSPTM Seminar 2022 (Northern Region: USM, Penang)

Theme: Vector & Parasite: Awareness Among the Community
Date: 4 Nov 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10:00am - 12:15pm
Venue: School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia


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

Topic 1: Blastocystis: a waterborne parasite
Topic 2: Awareness on Participation in Non-Government Agencies (NGO)

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 1: Use of Household Insecticide Products: Is the Awareness in Place?
Topic 2: Industrial Training Opportunities in Universiti Malaya

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.