Newsletter September 2016 Release

Dean's message

Greetings from the Faculty of Science (FOS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam. I am pleased to share our faculty newsletter for September 2016. FOS continues to develop via research and academic activities of our staff and students, and we are excited to share these highlights with you. I thank you for your continued support and I hope you enjoy this newsletter.

Biosensors and Biotechnology Laboratory at UBD shine with high impact publications and US patent

Faculty of Science researchers have published a paper discussing a novel detection method for porcine and bacteria using luminescent dyes in the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Journal (Impact factor 7.4). They have also been awarded a United States Patent for the invention of a novel electrochemical DNA biosensor using graphene biochip for species identification.

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Flora Malesiana Symposium Edinburgh 2016

The Flora Malesiana Symposium takes place every three years and is organized by the Flora Malesiana Foundation. This year's symposium held in Edinburgh was attended by Dr Daniele Cicuzza, Assistant Professor of lower plant biology/taxonomy and diversity at UBD.

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Huawei Technologies Brunei sponsored UBD Students

Three students from FOS majoring in Computer Science were chosen to participate in the seeds for the Future Program sponsored by Huawei Technologies Brunei. The students attended lectures relating to Internet and Mobile networking instructed by Huawei and also had the chance to visit two key exhibition halls showcasing Huawei’s latest innovative products.

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The Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Training programme

The Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Training programme took place in July, 2016 and was co-organised by both BruWILD and the IWRC. The programme was funded by The Embassy of the United States, Brunei with additional support provided by the Wildlife Division (Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism), Universiti Brunei Darussalam and International School Brunei (ISB).

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