Activities 2014


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1.    Public Lecture: “An engineer’s approach to designing and assessing dental restoration” by Prof. Dr. Alex Fok (Professor and director of Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterial and Biomechanics, University of Minnesota), Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 3/1/2014.

2.    Workshop: “Reviewers workshop and seminar” by Prof. Datuk Dr. Looi Lai Meng (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya), Auditorium (Level 11), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 113/1/2014.

3.    Workshop: “Publication Marketing Tools-Enhancing Research Visibility and Improving Citations” Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim (University of Malaya), Auditorium (Level 11), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 4/2/2013.

4.    Training: “Fast Real Time PCR System (APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS 7500)” by Analisa Resources (M) Sdn Bhd., Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower and Craniofacial Molecular Biology Research Laboratory, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 11/2/2014-12/2/2014 & 5/3/2014.

5.    Seminar: “World’s Most Advanced & Easiest-to-use AFM Performance & Simplicity Perfected” by Crest Group of Companies Sdn Bhd. Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Block D, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 28/2/2014.

6.    Lecture: “The role of salivary proteins particularly statherin in enamel homeostasis-molecular dentistry” by Dr. Paul Anderson (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom), Lecture Hall, Balai Ungku Aziz (BUA), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 6/3/2014.

7.    Workshop: “Session 1: Research Assistant Training Program” by staff from Dental Research Management Centre, Lecture Hall 1, Balai Ungku Aziz/ Computer Room (Level 6), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 11/3/2014-12/3/2014.

8.    Tea session with experts: “Biostatistic and epidemiology” by 1) Dr. Jesus N. Sarol Jr. (University of Philippines, Manila) and 2) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Lide Abu Kassim (Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia), Interaction Room (Level 7), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 14/3/2014.

9.    Lecture: “Statistical tests for small samples” by Dr. Jesus N. Sarol Jr. (University of Philippines, Manila), Lecture Hall 1, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 14/3/2014.

10.    Lecture: “Establishment and Maintenance of Human Induced Pluripotent Cells (IPS)” by Dr. Tetsuji Okamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan), Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 14/3/2014.

11.    Seminar: “Seminar in Dentistry” by Professor Ian Brook (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) Lecture Hall 3 (Block D), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 14/3/2014.

12.    Training: “A Randomized Cross-Over Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Use of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in Dental Practice” by Associate Prof. Dr. Roslan Bin Saub (Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya), Seminar Room, Department of Community Oral Health & Clinical Prevention (Level 2), Block D, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 19/3/2014 - 20/3/2014.


13.    Seminar: “Ibidi - Cells in Focus: Cell-Based Assays, Solutions for Cell Imaging & New Applications for Stem Cell Research & Tissue Engineering” by Dr. Tina Freisinger, Lecture Hall (Level 9) Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 20/3/2014.

14.    Workshop: “Introduction to RASCH Measurement and Winstep Workshop” by Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Lide Abu Kassim (Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia) Computer Room (Level 6), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 26/3/2014-28/3/2014.

15.    Lecture: “Random Lecture principles in education, inculcating professional values and morals in dental education” by Dr. Soledad E.V. Navarro (Philippines Dentists’ Development Cooperative and Pediatric Dentistry Center) Seminar Room (Level 7), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 26/03/2014.

16.    Seminar: “Domains and boundaries in the eukaryotic genome” by Professor Dr. Steve Russell (University of Cambridge, UK) Anggerik Room (Level 3), Institut Pendidikan Siswazah, UM, 28/03/2014.

17.    Lecture Series: “Questionnaire Development & Validation” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof (Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya) Lecture Hall (Meranti), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 08/04/2014.

18.    Workshop: “Advanced Bioinformatics and Metagenomic Data Analysis Training Workshop” by Dr. Suparna Mitra (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Computer Room (Level 6), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 24/04/2014 - 25/04/2014.

19.    Training: “Session 2: Research Assistant Training Program” by DRMC Staffs (Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya) Lecture Hall 1, Balai Ungku Aziz, Faculty of Dentistry, UM /Computer Room (Level 6), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 29/04/2014 - 30/04/2014.

20.    Training: “Training on 3DHistech Digital Slide Scanner” by Innovz Sdn Bhd, Microscope Room (Level 6), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 07/05/2014.

21.    Lecture Series: “Sandwich One2Two Session1/ May 2014” by 1) Dr. Jacob John A/L Chiremel Chandy (Faculty of Dentistry, UM) 2) Dr. Firdaus bin Hariri (Faculty of Dentistry, UM) 3) Prof. Dr. Norsiah Yunus (Faculty of Dentistry, UM) Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 08/05/2014.

22.    Lecture Series: “Sandwich One2Two Session2/ May 2014” by 1) Prof. Dr. Tara Bai binti Taiyed Ali (Faculty of Dentistry, UM) and 2) Dr. Nosizana binti Mohd Salleh (Faculty of Dentistry, UM) Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 29/05/2014.

23.    Workshop & Seminar: “Gibco® Cell Culture Workshop & Seminar” by Timothy Fawcett (BioSciConcept) (1) Auditorium (Level 11), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM (2) Craniofacial Molecular Biology Research Laboratory (CMBRL), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 04/06/2014-06/06/2014.

24.    Workshop: “Laser Capture Microdissection Workshop” by Ms. Lisa Sutton (Analisa Resources (M) Sdn Bhd) Seminar Room (Level 7), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM/ RDL Laboratory (Level 6), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 05/06/2014.
25.    Seminar: “Microelectrode Arrays (MEAs) Training and Seminar” by Bronjo Medi (Singapore) (1) Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM (2) Craniofacial Molecular Biology Research Laboratory (CMBRL), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 24/03/2014-25/03/2014.

26.    Seminar: “Latest Genomics Technologies in Cancer Research” by Dr. Chen Chao (BGI Tech Solution Co., Ltd) Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 20/06/2014.

27.    Lecture series: “Sandwich One2Two Session/ June 2014” by 1) Dr. Okba Mahmoud andAssoc. Prof. Dr Siti Adibah (Faculty of Dentistry, UM) Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 26/06/2014.

28.    Seminar and Workshop: “Gibco® Cell Culture” by Timothy Fawcett (BioSciConcept) at (1) Auditorium, Level 11, Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM (2) Craniofacial Molecular Biology Research Laboratory (CMBRL), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 04/06/2014-06/06/2014.

29.    Workshop: “Laser Capture Microdissection Workshop” by Ms. Lisa Sutton from Analisa Resources (M) Sdn Bhd at Seminar Room (Level 7), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM/ RDL Laboratory (Level 6), Faculty of Dentistry, UM 05/06/2014.

30.    Seminar: “Latest Genomics Technologies in Cancer Research” by Dr. Chen Chao from BGI Tech Solution Co., Ltd at Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 20/06/2014.

31.    Lecture: “Sandwich One2Two Session/ June 2014” by Dr. Okba Mahmoud & Dr Siti Adibah at Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 26/06/2014.

32.    Public Lecture: “Is Cancer An Inflammatory Disease?” by Prof. Paul Murray from Birmingham (Cancer Research UK Centre, University of Birmingham, UK) at Lecture Room (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 01/07/2014.

33.    Public Lecture: “The Oral Microbiome and Systemic Health” by Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake from University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia at Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 08/07/2014.

34.    Public Lecture: “Importance of Competencies & Professional Practice in Clinical Curricula - International & Hong Kong Univ. Experiences” by Assoc. Professor. Dr. Michael Burrow from University of Hong Kong at Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 07/08/2014.

35.    Public Lecture: “Implant Overdentures as the Minimal Standard of Care in the Edentulous” by Prof. John Mark Thomason (Professor of Prosthodontics & Oral Rehabilitation) from School of Dental Science Newcastle University” at Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 07/10/2014.

36.    Public Lecture: “Oral cancer and Precancer (Oral potentially malignant disorders); Journey to understand the enemy” by WM Tilakaratne from Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 14/07/2014.

37.    Public Lecture: “Evidenced based Tooth Whitening: Dispelling Myths” by Professor Paul Brunton (Director of Student Education and Professor of Restorative Dentistry) from School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK at Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 16/07/2014.

38.    Public Lecture: “DMD Programme University of Harvard” by Ms Laura Rushford, Ms. Ana Calles & Mr. Matthew McShane at Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 17/07/2014.

39.    Public Lecture: “Allergic to the Dentist?” by Professor Martin Thornhill from University of Sheffield, Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 17/07/2014.

40.    Lecture: “Perio-endo interrelationships” by Prof. Esmonde F. Corbet at Lecture Room 3 (DK3), Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 05/08/2014.

41.    Exhibition: “Oral Cancer Awareness Day 2014” at Waterfront Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak, 08/11/2014.

42.    Scientific meeting: “IADR-SEAADE Annual Scientific Meeting” at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak, 11/08/2014 - 14/08/2014.

43.    Seminar: “Confocal Raman Microscopy: Dentistry, Medical & Pharmaceutical” by representative from Aseptec SDN BHD at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 20/8/2014.

44.    Lecture: “Spatial Analysis Technology for Improving Services by Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant, (Academic Icon) from University of Western Australia” at Computer Room (Level 6), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 17/09/2014.

45.    Seminar: “Faculty of Dentistry 7th Research Day” by Committee Members of the Faculty of Dentistry 7th Research Day Organisation at Balai Ungku Aziz, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 18/09/2014-19/09/2014.

46.    Presentation: “Park Systems: AFM with Nanoindentation Presentation” by Mr. Ahram Kim at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 11/04/2014.

47.    Seminar: “Questionnaire Validation Seminar” by Dr. Norintan Ab. Murat at Dewan Meranti, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 11/11/2014.

48.    Lecture: “Disease in a Dish: Generation and utilisation of cell models from patient-derived iPSCs to further our understanding of Parkinson’s disease” by Mark Federici at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 11/11/2014.

49.    Public Lecture: “Oral Cancer – Recent Advancement on the Field” by Prof. Stephen Prime at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 17/11/2014.

50.    Lecture: “S1to2: Research in Oral Potentially Malignant Lesions” by Dr. Michael Goodson at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 17/11/2014.

51.    Public Lecture: “The Role of Senescent Cells in Fibrosis and Novel Methods for their Detection” by Prof Eric Parkinson at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 19/11/2014.

52.    Workshop: “Demo: Periodontology Surgical Workshop Program” by various speakers at Balai Ungku Aziz, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 21/11/2014.

53.    Public Lecture: “MSX1 Transcription Factor Enhances Osteogenic Differentiation and Sterol Metabolism in Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells” by Prof. Kato & Prof. Hayaty at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry, UM, 01/12/2014.

54.    Demonstration: “Eppendorf Cell Culture Clinic - Reducing Contamination, Improving Cell Growth” by Ms. Lim Pei Ching at Lecture Hall (Level 9), Postgraduate and Research Tower, Faculty of Dentistry,UM, 10/12/2014.