15 June 2024

Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar

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Kurang bersyukurkah mereka?

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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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Dr. Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar is a Professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences @isb_um, Faculty of Science @unimalaya

He and his research team are actively working on the area of bioprocess technology and advanced biomaterials for the past 10 years. Using medium-chain-length poly-3-hydroxyalkanoates obtained via bacterial fermentation from local renewable resources (including household wastewater!), his laboratory demonstrated its potential applications for making hydrogels, bone scaffolds, nanoparticles and electro-conductive composites.

When asked to reflect on his most significant publication among more than 100 articles he have published in various indexed journals so far, Prof. Suffian mentioned his 2011 paper in Process Biochemistry, which highlights ‘the role of biological catalyst (in this case lipase) to advance sustainable and green synthesis of valuable chemicals through mild reactions’.

This Kuching-born can be reached at suffian_annuar@um.edu.my if you happen to have ideas on how to collect electrons better from bacteria. Mana tahu, kan? 😅

He likes seafood tomyam, by the way.

📷 Photos 1 and 2 by Mohd. Yani Alias for PPP, photo of wastewater treatment facility by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash