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ULMAA’s Interesting and Successful Alumni Series – Professor Balbir Singh

ULMAA’s Interesting and Successful Alumni Series – Professor Balbir Singh

As we begin to reach out to the University of Liverpool alumni in Malaysia, we have found Professor Balbir Singh from Johore who has built up his reputation and track record in Malaria research. We shall schedule a special interview with him in the near future.

Professor Balbir Singh
– PhD. Immunology/Microbiology (University of Liverpool)
– MSc. Applied Parasitology & Medical Entomology (University of Liverpool)
– BSc. Honours (2:1) Biochemistry (University of Liverpool)

He is currently the Director, Malaria Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

One of the current research projects is on Molecular epidemiological, population genetic and clinical studies on Plasmodium knowlesi and other potentially zoonotic malaria parasites in Malaysian Borneo. Principal Investigators: B. Singh, D. Conway & J. Cox-Singh. Project Grant from The Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom of RM 1,614,760 (2006-2009).

Total research funding acquired todate is approximately RM 5.26 million (RM 4,084,840, UK pounds sterling 158,450 & US $14,880) from The Wellcome Trust, The Beit Trust, The World Health Organisation, The Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology & the Environment, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

He was the local supervisor for Dr Mohd. Rusli Abdullah, a PhD student registered at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on project entitled ‘The Impact of Environmental Changes on Malaria Transmission in the State of Kelantan, Malaysia’ (1994-1997). Dr. Mohd, Rusli completed his PhD successfully in 1998. He was also supervising Dr Elizabeth Mathai, a Visiting Fellow from India, at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on malarialogical and immunological techniques (1986-1987).

He was Local Secretary for Malaysia for The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom and Honorary Fellow of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom.


June 15, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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