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Prof Khatijah Listed Among 12 Influential Muslim Women

 

                                                                                               

 

SERDANG, Oct 9 – Professor of Faculty of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff listed among ‘12 influential Muslim women who could inspire you to change the world.’

Their names were published in the report titled ‘12 Influential Muslim Women Who’ll Inspire You to Change The World’ available in the link: www.havehalalwilltravel.com.

Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff, who listed under the Science category, is a microbiologist well known for her research in Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV).

She was appointed as Vice President of the Islamic World Academy of Science, Vice President of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and Council Member of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.

The report stated that Prof. Khatijah, a microbiologist of international repute, is the second scientist from Asia to date, who won the UNESCO Carlos Finlay Prize in 2005 because of her outstanding success in the field.

The report also stated that she makes a constant effort to benefit the field of science by improving human life in which part of her role includes helping to bring and introduce science to breeders in Africa and her research into fighting cancer cell.

The remainder of eleven on the list of ‘12 Influential Muslim Women Who’ll Inspire You To Change The World’ are novelist, Elif Shafak from Turkey; architect, Zaha Hadid (British-Iraq); hijab-wearing model, Mariah Idrissi; entrepreneur and blogger, Vivy Yusof (Malaysia); activist, Hawa Abdi (Somalia); Malala Yousafzai; hijab-wearing rap group, Poetic Pilgrimage; singer and lyrics writer, Yuna (Malaysia); athlete, Ibtihaj Muhammad; world taekwondo champion, Kubra Dagli, and astrophysicist, Dr Rim al Turkmani.

The portal, www.havehalalwilltravel.com focuses on information and halal guides for Muslim tourists.          

Updated:: 10/10/2017 [syifarida]

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