Events

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Just In! Launching our first online Genomics workshop

COMBio is launching our first online 'Introduction to Unix & Genomics' workshop for biologists who are interested in making sense of your NGS data. Contact us to book your places now for the June 2021 session!

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Sharing session with IADA and paddy farmers

Getting up close and personal with IADA and paddy farmers during a sharing session on integrated precision agriculture organized at Seberang Perak with our team members from UPM & RC Buminiaga.

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Celebrating our 3rd UK Research Council Grant with University of Leicester 

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COMBio is now recognised as Research Excellence Consortium for AI by Ministry of Education

Starting 1st January 2021, the consortium comprising of AIMST University (lead), UTM & UTHM will be embarking on biodiversity conservation using omics, supercomputing and AI.

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Our 3rd GCRF fund with UoL

Expanding our phage discovery work, we have secured our third GCRF fund early this year with Dr. Andrew Millard, University of Leicester. We will be decoding rainforest phages using sequencing technology for leads to combat the rising AMR infections. 

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Start of a new research consortium in AI

COMBio, AIMST University together with teams from UTM and UTHM have formed a research consortium for Artificial Intelligence (AI) called MACBio. We have been awarded a fund of RM500,000 by MOE for addressing biodiversity conservation using sequencing technology and AI.  

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Featured in The Guardian, U.K.

Members of COMBio, Drs. Heera and Siva were interviewed for an article on phages. The article was featured in The Guardian. To read the article, follow this link.  

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Precision agriculture with a twist

COMBio together with team members from UPM  and RC Buminiaga successfully secured  funding worth RM1,436,252 from CREST for an integrated precision agriculture for paddy. 

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Genomics workshop at Deakin University

COMBio conducted a Genomics workshop for postgraduate students at Deakin University, Australia in Sept 2019.

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Official opening ceremony of COMBio laboratory

The opening ceremony of COMBio laboratory was officiated by Prof. Emeritus Dr. Harcharan Singh Sidhu in May, 2019. In attendance were all members of COMBio, including our Joint Director and Joint Deputy Director from University of Copenhagen.

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Python workshop

In accordance with our plan to venture into AI, COMBio conducted its first Python workshop at AIMST University in May 2019. 

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MOU signing at the Brain Summit 2018

A memorable MOU signing and exchange ceremony took place at Belum between PBF & COMBio during the BRAIN Summit in September 2018. 

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2018 SHOTGUN METAGENOMICS WORKSHOP

A second Metagenomics workshop was conducted in May 2018.

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PBF & COMBio

A fruitful discussion session with the PBF CEO, Datuk Dr. Abdul Rashid. 

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2018 PHAGE WORKSHOP

Our inaugural phage workshop organized at AIMST University with prominent speakers Prof. Martha Clokie and Dr. Andrew Millard from University of Leicester, U.K.

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Our first workshop as COMBio

We conducted the inaugural workshop at AIMST University in 2017 attended by more than 30 participants for a 5-day Shotgun Metagenomics course.