Mohammed J.K. Bashir, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Professor Bashir is specialized in the field of Environmental Engineering at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). His research interests are in the fields of emerging contaminants, resource recovery, sustainable environmental and circular economies, water and wastewater treatment technologies, and waste re-utilisation. Prof. Bashir is actively engaged in research, and international collaboration, as he served as a visiting Professor at the University of Indonesia in 2021 and Hong Kong Baptist University in 2022. Also, he is serving as an external expert at the National Centre of Scientific and Technical Evaluation (NCSTE) in Kazakhstan. Prof. Bashir has published over 250 papers in prestigious high-impact factor journals (WOS) such as Bioresource Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Environmental Management, Waste Management, Chemosphere, Total Science of the Environment, Renewable Energy, Desalination, Journal of Chemical Engineering, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Environmental Technology, Water Science and Technology, and many others. Today, his h index is 41 with a total citation count of 6200. He has secured more than 20 awards, including the best Ph.D research award from the School of Civil Engineering (University Science Malaysia, 2011), excellent teaching performance from UTAR from 2015 to 2020, top cited papers, Silver and Bronze medals from the international exhibition in science and technology, and many others. Prof. Bashir is currently serving as a member on the editorial boards of Separations, Water, Environmental Technology, and others.

Title of Speech: Safeguarding Water Quality: Evalueating and Mitigating Pathogenic Microorganisms in Water Supply Networks

Omda Omran, Ph.D.

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Central Florida

Dr. Omda Omran is a distinguished Medical Professor at the University of Central Florida, renowned for his significant contributions to the field of healthcare and education. With a deep passion for advancing medical knowledge, Dr. Omran has dedicated his career to shaping the next generation of medical professionals. His extensive expertise spans across various disciplines, including clinical medicine, medical research, and academic leadership.

As a respected educator, Dr. Omran has played a pivotal role in developing innovative curricula that bridge theory and practice, ensuring students are well-prepared to excel in their medical careers. His commitment to research has led to groundbreaking insights in areas such as medical diagnostics and patient care, contributing to advancements in healthcare practices. Beyond the classroom, Dr. Omran's guidance and mentorship have inspired countless students to pursue excellence in the medical field. His unwavering dedication to education and research continues to leave a lasting impact on both his students and the broader medical community.

Previous Speakers

Kaushik Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham

Dr. Kaushik Chattopadhyay is an Associate Professor in Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a global health researcher, particularly worked in the UK and Asian countries like India, Nepal, China and Bangladesh. His main research interest is in non-communicable diseases. He is also a medical doctor and health economist by training. He is a management committee member and core staff at The Nottingham Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare, a JBI Centre of Excellence. He is an invited expert group member of the JBI Evidence-based Practice Database.

He has secured highly competitive educational scholarships and collaborative research grants as a principal investigator and co-investigator and published high-quality research in top journals. He has been invited by funding agencies to review educational and research grant applications and to examine doctoral theses. His research work has been covered in national and international media, and he has been interviewed for expert opinion. He has also been invited as a speaker/panellist and journal guest editor and to write editorials and book chapters. He has received several awards for his work including some of the highest Indian diaspora awards.

Title of Speech: Clinical Guideline to Manage Type 2 Diabetes in Adults by Ayurvedic Practitioners

Chao Wang

Chao Wang, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University, London.

Chao Wang is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care Statistic at Kingston University, London. He is an experienced statistician and have been doing research, especially in the field of medicine and health, using applied statistics throughout his academic career, including PhD at Loughborough University, various research and statistician positions previously held at Loughborough University, University of Oxford, and Queen Mary University of London. Throughout his career, he has gained excellent statistical expertise and has research interests in a wide range of topics, including Bayesian analysis, discrete response models, spatial analysis, multilevel and panel data analysis, feature / variable selection, time-series data analysis, structural equation models, missing data handling, and survival analysis. He is also interested in "machine learning" techniques such as artificial neural networks, and medical image analysis such as mammographic feature extraction. Chao's research has attracted over millions (£) of research funding from government or charities, such as UK's National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). He also serves as a consultant for one of UK's major NHS Trusts. His papers have been widely published in academic journals such as Breast Cancer Research.

Title of Speech: Image Analysis for Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

Lili Asma Ismail

Lili Asma Ismail, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Optometry, UCSI University

Dr Lili Asma Ismail is a lecturer and Associate Professor at the School of Optometry, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained her Bachelor of Optometry and Masters in Health Sciences from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is an experienced researcher in optometry and vision sciences. Her previous research includes the visual functions and outcomes of hypertensive retinopathy, contact lens microbial keratitis and dry eye in post contact lens related infection. She started her career at Kobayashi Optical as a practising optometrist. She later joined the public sector and worked as a clinical optometrist at the Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan. She then joined academia as a lecturer in 2004 at the International University of Technology Twintech (IUCTT) and SEGI University as a senior lecturer in 2010. She furthered her career at UCSI University in 2014. Dr Lili is currently active in research and is a principal investigator for a research grant. Her research involves investigating the role of anthocyanins and astaxanthin in myopia progression. Her research interests include myopia control, orthokeratology,contact lens, dry eye disease and community health optometry.

Title of Speech: The Therapeutics Effects of Anthocyanins on Vision, Eye Health and Myopia Progression

Sheiladevi Sukumaran

Sheiladevi Sukumaran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Language and Psychology Postgraduate Studies, Segi University

Associate Professor, Dr. Sheiladevi Sukumaran is a program leader and senior lecture in Segi University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons), Master's in Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Education Management from the University of Malaya. Her job scope currently is managing research postgraduate students. She has taught subjects like Research Method and Statistics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Psychology, Human Anatomy and Physiology.Her interest in research involving Biotechnology, STEM, Science and Technology. She currently involved in numerous research includes FRGS, Grant Program Pembangunan Masa Depan Malaysia, REIG Grants, Seed Grant, PSIF grants and two Segi University Internal Grants. She also has several Scopus publications, ebook, conference proceeding publication and poster presentation. One of the publication in Asia Pacific Journal Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, that won best poster is Knowledge, Attitude and Perception towards Cancer Prevention Practice among Public in Putrajaya Cancer. She has four industrial collaborations that involved eye specialist center, natural product, health device industry and berry product distributor. She is also actively involved in National STEM Malaysia organizing many activities in school and higher education level.

Title of Speech: The Neuroscience of Language: Understanding How the Brain Processes Language