Food insecurity topic goes all the way at Falling Walls Lab Malaysia 2016

The Asia Institute of Medical, Science and Technology (AIMST) hosted the first Falling Walls Lab of Malaysia on 20 August 2016.

The Falling Walls Lab Malaysia brought together more than 50 aspiring researchers from a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines spanning from renewable energy to big data.

A distinguished jury comprising of industry and academia representatives selected the most innovative idea. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Malaysia travels to Berlin and participates in the Falling Walls Lab Finale on 8 November 2016. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference within the scope of an A.T. Kearney scholarship. 

Meet the winner

Dr. Umayal Munusamy     Malaysia     University of Malaya     Breaking the Wall of Food Insecurity

Accordance to climate changes, extreme weather events have become apparent as one of the major constrains in crop production. A reduction in production was noticed in most crops that are sensitive. Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) which are able to induce positive effects in plant growth, under stressful conditions, will help farmers to overcome the problem of plant growth inhibition.

Meet the jury

Prof. Dr. Mohd. Baidi. Bahari, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R & I and Infrastructure), AIMST University

Prof. Uda Bin Hashim, Director, Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia, Perlis

Associate Prof. Dr. Rohana Yusof, Director, Northern Corridor Research Centre (NCRC), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Associate Prof. Dr. Leela Anthony, Deputy Dean-PG & Research & Admin, Associate Professor in Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University

Hafizudin Ishak, Commercialisation Specialist, PlaTCOM Ventures


The Jury, Deputy Vice Chancellor of AIMST University and the winners of the Malaysia Lab.

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