15 June 2024

Jasmine Elanie Khairat

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Kurang bersyukurkah mereka?

Tugas kita sebagai manusia hanyalah terus berusaha untuk mencapai sesuatu matlamat tanpa perlu terlalu memikirkan hasil akhirnya. Apabila kita terlalu memikirkan hasil akhir sesuatu perkara berkemungkinan akan menjadi penghalang untuk mencapai sesuatu.

Berganding bahu capai kampus neutral karbon menjelang 2030

Seramai 50 orang pelajar ijazah sarjana muda Universiti Malaya (UM) terdiri daripada pelbagai latar belakang pengajian telah terpilih dalam program khas dalam membantu mengenal pasti dan menyelesaikan masalah berkaitan kelestarian di kampus. Ini merupakan sebahagian daripada projek tahun akhir yang wajib dilaksanakan oleh mereka.

The kind blood

It's easy to promise ourselves that we will give when we have more – more money, more time, more energy. But in reality, if giving is not part of our habit, it becomes increasingly difficult to do, no matter how much we have. By making giving a personal habit, we ensure that generosity becomes a natural part of our life.

Our body’s mirror

Your mouth is a fine mirror to your body’s health. It has been reported that, about 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations such as mouth ulcers, blisters, polyps, swollen gums, and other gum issues.

Addressing economic challenges of an ageing Malaysian population

The implementation of various strategies, including pension system reform, private savings promotion, healthcare system strengthening, enhanced elderly care services, social inclusion promotion, and development of an integrated ageing policy, can assist Malaysia in effectively managing the economic and social consequences of an ageing population while maintaining a high standard of living for its senior citizens.

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“I am a microbiology researcher specialising in virology which is the scientific study of viruses. I investigate the interactions between viruses and their host at the cellular level, and we identify how infections by these pathogens cause diseases.

Besides conducting research and fieldwork, I also enjoy teaching and engaging with students keen on studying infectious diseases. I have always been fascinated by viruses, as they are resilient tiny entities about which we know very little.

Viruses have caused multiple outbreaks around the world in the last century. Therefore, we must be vigilant and prepare ourselves for the next pandemic. By understanding our adversaries from within, we are one step closer to devising strategies to fight them effectively.

Viruses are smart, but we need to be smarter.”

Dr. Jasmine Elanie Khairat @drjazmelanie is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science @unimalaya and may be contacted at jasmine@um.edu.my

📷 Jasmine Elanie Khairat