By Azman Zakaria
SERDANG, Sept 14 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences lecturer, Dr Zetty Norhana Balia Yusof has been selected for the Australia - APEC Women in Research Fellowship.
She will be conducting a research on “Screening, identification and isolation of bioactive compounds exhibiting antioxidant and antibacterial activities from selected endemic marine microalgae and macroalgae.”
The Southern Australian coastline has the highest diversity of endemic macroalgae and this study will, hopefully, lead to the production of some useful bioactive
compounds while utilising the abundant bioavailability of both micro and macroalgae in the environment.
Dr Zetty said the opportunity offered by the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship would be a good platform for her to learn about new research technologies, publish research findings, and establish new professional relationship with her academic institution.
“I believe this association with the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship will enhance my research reputation,” she was quoted as saying in the RMIT University web site.
The Australia - APEC Women in Research Fellowship provides financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.
Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded each year for five years (2015 to 2019). Researchers will be hosted by Australian education and research institutions for between one and four months. – UPM
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