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About Irene Tan Kit Ping


Present Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, University of Malaya

Research Interests

Bacteriology (prokaryotes diversity and communities, archaebacteria, psychrophiles), Bioplastic (polyhydroxyalkanoates, palm oil, fatty acids, biodegradability, biocompatibility,), and Fermentation Technology (lactic acid, agroindustrial byproducts as substrates, PHA, process optimisation)

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Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Program, USA, 2001, (International)
  • GBF International Training Programme Award for outstanding contribution to the development of biotechnology in the recipient's country, Gesellschaft fuer Biotechnologische Forschung (GBF), Braunshweig, Germany, 1996, (International)
  • Postdoctoral research in the University of Leon, Spain, Spanish government, 1991, (International)
  • Postgraduate university course in microbiology and biotechnology, Osaka U and Kyoto U, UNESCO and Japanese government, 1979, (International)
  • Visiting Scientist to Nagoya University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 1998, (International)

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