Biodiversity Day in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity 2018Celebrating 25 years of Action for BiodiversityDate: 12 May 2018, Saturday, 8.00am - 5.00pmVenue: Level 5, Imperial Hotel, Kuching
From left to right, Dr Wu LingYan (front), Prof Pierce Chow (behind), Dr Yeo Tiong Chia, Ms Siti Muhaini bt Haris Fadzillah, Ms Liang Ai Leng, and Dr Ng Lee Tze
The SBC team recently met with Professor Prof Pierce Chow and his team, Dr Wu LingYan and Ms Liang Ai Leng at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore.
The Santubong Peninsula, situated on the mouth of the Sarawak River is dominated by the rainforest-clad slopes of Mount Santubong. The area offers a range of nature-based tours and activities that expose visitors to the mangrove forests, rivers, near shore waters and mudflats. These habitats are home to variety of wildlife which make Santubong, one of the best sites in Sarawak to experience the fascinating wildlife in a natural setting.
Proboscis monkeys, a large primate with distinctive features between its males and females, are exclusively found in the rainforests of Borneo. The male Proboscis monkey is not only one of the largest monkeys in Asia but they are also one of the world's most distinctive mammals, having a long and fleshy nose and a large, swollen stomach.
Andy Bass examines gecko specimens in SBC’s zoological collection
Andy is co-founder of Biological & Popular Culture, Inc. (https://biopop.com) that develops and offers biology art or “living art” for popular culture in order to enrich our understanding of the relationship between nature, science and humanity. BioPop is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation, a US biotechnology company. Andy was recently in Kuching on a familiarisation trip to SBC and Borneo, to draw inspiration from our local biodiversity.
Here at the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre I am a visiting Fulbright scholar affiliated with the Traditional Knowledge Programme. As a professional botanist, my project in Malaysia for the next five months is to meet and work with botanists, assist with documenting ethnobotanical collections, and to share and exchange ideas about herbarium management and technique. I hope and expect to learn much from my colleagues here, and I also hope to contribute what I can.
As a recent graduate from Yale University with a B.S. intensive in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, my main research interests lie in immunology, cancer, and drug discovery.
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