SILVER RIBBON & BRONZE RIBBONDarren Darien Naen, Clarence Voon Kai Le, Kenny Lai Chee Chiang & Eunice Teo Ee |  Diploma in Culinary Arts | Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hospitality Management
Congratulations to Darren Darien Naen, Clarence Voon Kai Le, Kenny Lai Chee Chiang and Eunice Teo Ee for being the 1st and 2nd runner up in the recent “Pesta Lada 2022” cooking competition. The competition was organised by the Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) in conjunction with the Pepper Festival 2022 at Plaza Merdeka, Kuching.
COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF PALMATINE WITH METFORMIN AND GLIMEPIRIDE ON THE MODULATION OF INSULIN DEPENDENT SIGNALING PATHWAY IN VITRO, IN VIVO & EX VIVOAssociate Professor Dr Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu & Abbirami Balachandran |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Using computational molecular docking and pharmacokinetics along with an experimental approach with three different models (in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo), the team discovered the antidiabetic effect of Palmatine in modulating the key proteins of the insulin signalling pathway, making it a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment and management of diabetes.
Link to article: https://doi.org/10.3390/ph15111317
INNOVATIVE INSECT MEAL FOR TROPICAL MARINE AQUACULTUREAssistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan |  Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan for receiving RM400,000 Research Grant from WWF-Malaysia to conduct research on the feed formulation of "Innovative Insect Meal for Tropical Marine Aquaculture". This project will be developing a new and sustainable insect-meal aquafeed for marine finfish aquaculture.
MICROBES AND FISH DISEASESAssistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan |  Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
WINNING THE GOLD MEDALKenny Lai Chee Chiang |  Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hospitality Management
Congratulations to Kenny Lai Chee Chiang for winning the Gold Medal in the Sarawak International Culinaire Challenge (SICC 2.0) concurrent with E.A.T: Taste of Borneo Conference at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
BIOPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF WATER-SOLUBLE CURCUMIN ENCAPSULATED IN β-CYCLODEXTRINS ON COLORECTAL CANCER CELLSAssociate Professor Ts Dr Lionel In Lian Aun, Dr Michelle Teo Yee Mun, Dr Fariza Juliana Nordin & Low Zhi Xuan |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Congratulations to Associate Professor Ts Dr Lionel In Lian Aun, Dr Michelle Teo Yee Mun, Dr Fariza Juliana Nordin and Low Zhi Xuan for their recent publication entitled, "Biophysical Evaluation of Water-Soluble Curcumin Encapsulated in β-Cyclodextrins on Colorectal Cancer Cells" in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor = 6.208, Q1).
APPLICATION OF NONTHERMAL PROCESSING AND GREEN EXTRACTION IN FUNCTIONAL FOODSProfessor Dr Nyam Kar Lin |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin on joining the Editorial Board of the Foods Special Issue "Application of Nonthermal Processing and Green Extraction in Functional Foods" (Impact Factor 2021 = 5.561) as a Guest Editor.
WINNING THE FIRST PRIZE IN THE POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDHow Yu Hsuan |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Congratulations to How Yu Hsuan for winning the First Prize in the Poster Presentation Award, with the poster titled "Effect of Protectants on Freeze-Dried Recombinant Food-Grade Lactococcus lactis NZ3900-Fermented Milk Powder Expressing K-ras Mimotope" in the 12th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria, held on 10 – 13 October 2022 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak, Malaysia.
CONGRESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME PLUS (CCP+)Adlin Baizura Binti Ariffin, Head of Academic Collaboration and Praxis, Industry and Community Engagement & Ting Hui Bun, Head of Department, Tourism and Leisure Management |  Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Managementv
Congratulations to Adlin Baizura binti Ariffin and Ting Hui Bun for successfully completing their Congress Certification Programme Plus (CCP+) on 17 October 2022 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
SEROLOGICAL CROSS-REACTIVITY AMONG COMMON FLAVIVIRUSESProfessor Dr Shamala Devi Sekaran, FASc |  Corresponding Author
Congratulations to Professor Dr Shamala Devi Sekaran, FASc for her recent publication ‘Serological Cross-Reactivity among Common Flaviviruses’ in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (Impact Factor 2021=6.073, Tier 1 Journal in Microbiolog