The Health and Life Sciences Postgraduate Conference 2014 will be held for two days, 10-11th June 2014 at Renaissance Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan and is opened to 100 participants.

The theme of the conference is “Beyond Scientific Discoveries” which emphasizes on providing graduate students with knowledge and information on the elements and skills required to become great individuals and successful scientists carrying research for the greater good of humankind.

The theme is based on the key aims of this conference; to provide a platform for the students to learn more of the skills other than laboratory techniques and to acquire information on the future beyond the scientific research, especially in health and life sciences field through a series of plenary lectures by distinguished speakers. Additionally, the conference will have poster session by postgraduate participants and exhibitions by vendors.


Conference Scope

The Health and Life Sciences Postgraduate Conference 2014 is open to all postgraduate students in the field of Health and Life Sciences:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Dentistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Biotechnology


Conference Topic and Speakers

The conference is geared towards providing information and knowledge beyond bench work. Highlights of the conference include the knowledge of essential skills and values needed to be successful and productive researchers.


YBhg Dato' Dr Mohd Nazlee Kamal, CEO Biotechcorp Sdn. Bhd.

Topic: "Career after Scientific Discoveries"

Nowadays, the unemployment rate in Malaysia is high due to the limited positions available that are suitable for those with a Masters or PhDs. The presenter will talk about the job opportunities locally or internationally for students with health and life sciences background. The students will learn about job prospects, which are not limited to research institutes or companies that they can apply when they graduate.


Dr Stephen W. Turner, CTO of Pacific Biosciences, USA

Topic: "Preparing for Success in 21st Century Science"


Professor Dr Abdul Karim bin Alias, USM

Topic: "Creating a Personal Learning Environment"

Personal Learning Environment's (PLE's) is a concept of building a dynamic learning environment using various social media and online communities to create integrated environments and networks that promote personal learning for personal and professional development. It is very important for 21st century researchers to build their own PLE in order to keep up with the new development in their subject matter as well as to develop network of peers in related field. This presentation will conceptualize the PLE within the context of higher education and explore some of the ways in which research can be facilitated using online social tools. The participant will be exposed to a variety of learning tools to build their own PLE to empower lifelong, collaborative, and reflective learning as well as for personal and professional development. 


Professor Dr Jafri Malin bin Abdullah, USM

Topic: "Future of Scientific Research"

Scientific discovery is considered as a respectable object of investigation and has significant value to the community. Research conducted with no merit is wasteful of resources. Therefore, it is necessary for the students to be aware of the direction of scientific research in Malaysia. Having realized the direction, the students are able to conduct research or make parallel changes in order to fulfill the country’s mission in science.


Dr Othman bin Talib, UPM

Topic: "The Chemistry between Literature Search and Writing"

The talk encompasses the importance of reading scientific journals and publishing manuscripts. The talk will provide details on the requirement in preparing good manuscripts and thesis.

Dr Wesam Ahmed Al Madhoun, International Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Topic: "Challenges Facing Health and Environmental Education in Palestine"

In Palestine, 43.5% of the population are below the age of 15 years; 40.8% in West Bank and 47.9% in the Gaza Strip. Demographic trends with such high young-aged cohorts entail greater investment required in specific sectors such as education. It is therefore imperative that sound government policies are set in place to match and meet the demands of such a youthful Palestinian population.


Dr. Chan Ying Ying, TreeCode Sdn. Bhd.

Topic: "Leading the Flow with NovoCyte - the New Star of Benchtop Flow Cytometry!"

Flow cytometry is routinely used in the diagnosis of health disorder, especially blood cancer, but has many other applications in both research and clinical practice. Given its extensive application, tremendous improvement had been made to flow cytometers. ACEA's Biosciences new Benchtop Flow Cytometer revolutionalize user's experience with its exceptional performance, ease of use and low investment cost. NovoCyte is a load-sample-and-go instrument and highly automated. Hence, without the need for a dedicated operator and large resources, the NovoCyte system fulfills every researcher's dream to own and utilize a flow cytometer.

For any enquiries and concerns related to the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the conference secretariat.

Secretariat HeLiPC2014

Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM)
Health Campus
Universiti Sains Malaysia
16150 Kubang Kerian

Telephone: +609 767 2402/2404/2411
Fax: +609 764 8673 / +609 765 6836
Email: helipc2014@gmail.com