2 February 2023

Khor Sook Mei

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Kisah minggu ketigabelas

Sehari sebelum warga kampus mula bercuti untuk perayaan Tahun Baru Cina baru-baru ini, pasukan kami sempat menjengah Fakulti Kejuruteraan untuk merakamkan suasana kampus.

Memperkasakan ta’aruf, tafahum dan tasamuh dalam Masyarakat MADANI di Malaysia

Masyarakat majmuk terbentuk di Malaysia melalui sejarah yang panjang. Ia merupakan ciri keunikan tempatan kerana kejayaan menghasilkan miniatur Asia yang mempunyai komposisi pelbagai bangsa utama Asia seperti Melayu, Cina dan India. Takdir sejarah ini perlu diterima dan diperkasakan dari semasa ke semasa.

Let’s craft an ideal 21st century city out of KL

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s. It began as a small tin-mining settlement in the 1850s and was granted city status in 1972. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kuala Lumpur developed rapidly as a centre of tin mining and trade, leading to increased immigration and economic growth.

Normalisasi sembang lucah: Mengemis perhatian murahan

Walau bagaimanapun, banyak unsur gurauan atau lawak jenaka dewasa ini yang berbaur lucah atau mempunyai maksud tersirat dilihat semakin berleluasa dan parah.

Ibu bapa pendamping tumbesaran anak-anak zaman digital

Teknologi telah banyak memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat di seluruh dunia. Walau bagaimanapun, tidak dapat dinafikan, terdapat juga kesan negatif ke atas perkembangan kanak-kanak dan remaja.

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Dr. Khor, or Naomi to those close to her, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya.

She and her team specialises in developing biosensors using specific cell biomarkers. Together they have developed a number of biosensors, including the detection of breast cancer, diabetes, dengue, and prediction of heart attack. Interestingly, they also developed specialised sensors to detect carcinogenic (cancer-causing) compounds in food, e.g. acrylamide in highly-processed foods and chloropropanols in soy sauce.

Drop her an email at naomikhor@um.edu.my if you have original ideas on developing a new type of biosensor, or you just want to know her experience growing up in Penang, ya?

assorted bottles on brown wooden shelf

📷 Lab and profile photos by Mohd. Yani Alias for PPP. Photo of soy sauce bottles by Lachlan Rennie on Unsplash