M'sian wins Asean-US Science Prize for Women 2020


Modified 1 Sep 2020, 7:30 am

The head of the Medical Microbiology Department at the Universiti Malaya’s Faculty of Medicine, Dr Chan Yoke Fun, was announced as the winner of the Asean-US Science Prize for Women 2020.

In a statement posted on Asean's official website on Monday, Chan (above) also received a US$20,000 (RM82,000) cash award. Honourable mention went to Assistant Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Dr Shefaly Shorey, who received a US$5,000 (RM20,000) cash award.

Chan focused her research on developing a vaccine to combat a virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease, as well as brain infection diseases in children...

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