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Awards

 

  • Best paper award – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine at the IADR – SEA Annual Scientific Meeting held at Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines 2008 for paper titled ‘Expression of Ki-67 and MMP-1 in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC), Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) and Fibroepithelial Hyperplasia (FEH)’. (Authors: Nigel-Pong LS, Lu TU, Zaini ZM, Cheong SC, Zain RB.)
  • Chow AT, Lim GS, Saleh A, Zain RB. Histopthology, MMP-1, integrin beta-4 and nodal metastases in oral cancer. Seventh scientific meeting of IADR Malaysian section and ninth annual general meeting. Junior travel award.
  • Zaini ZM, Queck KL, Zain RB. TNF a-308 Polymorphism in Malaysian and Taiwanese oral cancer patients. 10th Debtal Students Scientific Conference, 17-18 December 2008, Universiti Malaya. Recipient of 2nd Place, Oral presentation Category

 

  • Bronze medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2009 for paper titled Expression of Ki-67, and MMP-1 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), oral lichen planus (OLP) and fibroepithelial hyperplasia (FEH) (Authors: Zaini ZM, Nigel-Pong LS, Lu TY, Cheong SC, Zain RB).
  • Bronze medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2009 for paper titled Gene expression in human oral squamous cell carcinoma is influenced by risk factor exposure (Authors: Zain RB, Cheong SC, Chandramouli GVR, Saleh A, Lau SH, Sivakumeran S, Pathmanathan R, Prime SS, Teo SH, Patel V, Gutkind JS.)
  • Bronze medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2009 for paper titled MDM2 SNP309 does not confer an increased risk to OSCC but may modulate the age of disease onset (Authors: Zain RB, Hamid S, Yang YH, Karen-Ng LP, Ismail SM, Lim KP, Mustafa WMW, Abraham MT, Teo SH, Cheong SC)
  • Silver medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2009 for paper titled Using factor analysis to determine dietary risk to oral cancer (Authors: Razak IA, Amtha R, Zain RB, Basuki B, Roeslan BO, Gautama W, Purwanto DJ)
  • Silver medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2009 for paper titled Factors influencing physical and social functions among oral cancer patients prior to treatment (Authors: Raja Latifah RJ, Cheong SC, Survashe MR, Zain RB, Razak IA, Sallam A, Doss JG, Ghani WMN, Saub R, Ismail R)
  • Travel Award to Japan 2009 for paper titled Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Discovery in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC). (Authors: Karen-Ng LP, Rahman ZAA, Prepagaran N, Hercus R, Anwar A, Aisyah N, Saidin A, Ismail SM, Merican AF, Tay KK, Mustaffa WMW, Norain AT, Cheong SC, Zain RB)
  • UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship by International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Oral Pharyngeal Cancer Branch (NIH), Bethesda, US. Establishment of mouse models to understand oral cancer development (Nov 2009-Feb 2010). Gan Chai Pei (Pelajar Pascaijazah yang diselia oleh Prof. Dr. Rosnah Md Zain Dr. Cheong Sok Ching (CARIF)
  • Biasiswa /National Science Fellowship/ (NSF), 2009. Analysis of selected differentially expressed genes and network pathway associated with oral cancer. Nurjannah binti Adenan (Pelajar Pascaijazah yang diselia oleh Prof. Dr. Rosnah Md Zain)
  • UICC Cancer Prevention Campaign Grant. Mouth Cancer Awareness Campaign: Determining baseline awareness and campaign effectiveness

 

  • 1Gold medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2010 for paper titled ‘Image Cytometry in determining the ploidy status of the tissue’ (Authors: Haki I Ibrahim, Zain RB, Shanmuhasuntharam P, Zakariah Z)
  • Silver medal at the University of Malaya Research and Innovation Expo 2010 for paper titled ‘Characterization and Multiliniage Differentiation of Post Natal Stem Cells from Dental Pulp’. (Author: Musa S, Abu Kasim NH, Ab Aziz ZA, Zain RB, Govindasamy V, Totey S, Bhonde RR, Abdullah AN, Ronald VS)
  • ITEX Silver Medal at the 21st International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition ITEX 2010 for paper titled ‘Tooth and Diabetes Connection: Control of Hyperglycemia’. (Author: Musa S, Govindasamy V, Abdullah AN, Ronald VS, Zain RB, Abu Kasim NH, Ab Aziz ZA, Bhonde RR).
  • Won 1st prize worth USD 500.00 for presentation of abstract titled ’Genetic polymorphism and risk of oral cancer’ presented at 1st Malaysian Oncology Society-Egyptian Oncology Society, 1-2 May 2010.
  • Best presenter for the session. Saleh A, Zain RB, Hussaini H, Felicia N, Tanavde V, Hamid S, Abraham MT, Teo SH, Cheong SC. Distinct cancer signature of different sites of oral cavity. Dental Postgraduate Students Seminar 2010, 29-30 June 2010, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya.
  • Outstanding poster. Vincent CVK, Rahman ZAA, Sharifah NA, Abraham MT, Mustafa WMW, Tay KK, Ismail SM, Zaini Z, Zain RB. Molecular cytogenetic of oral squamous cell carcinoma. 35th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 27th – 28th July 2010, Equatorial Hotel, Bangi.
  • Outstanding poster. Gan CP, Chong CE, Hamid S, Abraham MT, Zain RB, Teo SH, Rahman ZAA, Cheong SC. Expression of GNA 12 and IFITM3 and their roles in oral cancer. 35th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 27th – 28th July 2010, Equatorial Hotel, Bangi.
  • UICC Cancer Prevention Campaign Grant. Mouth Cancer Awareness Campaign: Determining baseline awareness and campaign effectiveness
  • Finalist candidate for Young Researcher Award. Vincent CVK, Rahman ZAA, Sharifah NA, Abraham MT, Mustafa WMW, Tay KK, Ismail SM, Zaini Z, Zain RB. Chromosomal aberrations in OSCC with lymph node metastasis and non metastasis identified by molecular cytogenetic technique. 9th Asian Congress on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25th -28th November 2010, Kuala Lumpur     Conventional Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
  • UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship by International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Oral & Pharyngeal Cancer Branch (NIH), Bethesda, US. Establishment of mouse models to understand oral cancer development (Nov 2009-Feb 2010). Gan Chai Pei (Pelajar Pascaijazah yang diselia oleh Prof. Dr. Rosnah Md Zain & Dr. Cheong Sok Ching (CARIF)

 

 

  • Silver Medal at the 22nd International, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (20-22 May 2011) for research project entitled ‘Dental stem cells produce insulin:a breakthrouh in type 1 diabetes treatment’. (Authors: Prof. Madya Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu KasimProf. Madya Dr. Sabri MusaProf. Dr. Rosnah Mohd. Zain Dr. Zeti Adura Che Abdul Aziz Dr. Mariam Abdullah Dr. Vijayendran Govindasam Aimi Naim Abdullah Veronica Sainik Ronald).
  • Bronze Medal at the 22nd International, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (20-22 May 2011) for research project entitled ‘Mesenchymal stem cells from dental pulp: a new tool in liver dysfunction treatment’. (Authors: Prof. Madya Dr. Sabri Musa, Prof. Madya Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Prof. Dr. Rosnah Mohd. Zain, Dr. Zeti Adura Che Abdul Aziz, Dr. Mariam Abdullah, Dr. Vijayendran Govindasamy, Aimi Naim Abdullah, Veronica Sainik Ronald).
  • Best Oral Presentation at the 4th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine 2011, 9-77 October 2011, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia for the research project entitled ‘Expression of EMT markers are associated with pattern of invasion in oral cancer. (Authors: YH Kong, SN Syed Zanaruddin, WMN Ghani, ZA Abdul Rahman, MT Abraham, R Anand, SH Lau, RB Zain, Sok Ching Cheong).

 

  • Best Oral Presentation at the 5th Dental Postgraduate Seminar, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 4-5 September 2012 for research project entitled ‘Genetic Alterations of Chromosome 8 genes in Oral Cancer’. (Author: Zachary Yong Wei Ern, Zuraiza Mohd Zaini - supervisor, Rosnah Binti Zain - supervisor).
  • Travel award to Taiwan for an International Scientific Instrument Workshop. (Awarded to Siow Ming Yhong, Rosnah Binti Zain – supervisor)

 

 

  • Best of the best Award in biological and medical sciences (Genomic DNA copy number alterations in carcinogenesis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and their clinical significance), University of Malaya Researcher’s Conference 2013 for Prof Dr Rosnah Zain, 19-20 November 2013, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2nd place for best poster award (Inhibition of the Interferon Inducible Transmembrane Protein (IFITM) Suppresses Cell Proliferation by Inducing Cellular Senescence; molecular medicine group), The 1st National Conference for Cancer Research & 5th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM) for Mr. Sam Kin Kit, 8-10th November 2013, The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 3rd place for best poster award (Co-Expression of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Markers LAMC2 and TWIST1 is Associated with Poor Overall Survival in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma; cancer group), The 1st National Conference for Cancer Research & 5th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM) for Ms. Kong Yink Heay, 8-10th November 2013, The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.

 

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