Centre for Drug Research USM

CDR Activities


The Centre for Drug Research (CDR) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) had a strong presence at the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN), which took place from October 1st to 3rd, 2022. The event brought together researchers, academicians, and professionals from various fields to discuss and share their latest findings in neuroscience. With numerous achievements at the event, including awards and newly elected positions, it was indeed a fruitful weekend for the CDR.

The following is a list of CDR Contributions and Accolades at the MSN Meeting.

Prof. Dr. Vikneswaran Murugaiyah's Talk on Natural Products

CDR's Director, Prof. Dr. Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, delivered an engaging talk titled "Natural Products as Disease-modifying Leads for Neurodegenerative Diseases." He shared insights into the potential of natural products in developing novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, emphasizing the importance of continued research in this area.

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PhD Students' Oral Presentations and Awards

CDR PhD students, Mohamad Anuar Ahad and Yunusa Suleiman, both gave oral presentations at the event. Anuar's outstanding presentation earned him 3rd place for Best Oral Presentation, showcasing the quality of research conducted at the CDR.

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Poster Presentations and Awards

CDR Research Officer Ms. Noorul Hamizah Mat and MSc student Fatin Farhana Shahnon presented their research through poster presentations. Hamizah's impressive work won her 2nd place for Best Poster Presentation, further highlighting the CDR's excellence in neuroscience research.

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MSN Best Publication and Young Investigator Awards

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zurina Hassan received the MSN Best Publication 2020 for an article published in 2019, while Dr. Rahimah Hassan won the MSN Young Investigator Award 2021 for an article published in 2020. These awards demonstrate the exceptional quality of research conducted at the CDR and its impact on the field of neuroscience.

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Dr. Siti Rafidah Yusof Elected as MSN Vice President

CDR Deputy Director, Dr. Siti Rafidah Yusof, was elected as the MSN Vice President during the society's AGM held on October 1st, 2022. Her appointment reflects the strong leadership and expertise within the CDR.

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The 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences was a resounding success for the Centre for Drug Research at USM. With multiple presentations, awards, and newly elected positions, CDR demonstrated its commitment to advancing neuroscience research and contributing to the scientific community. The achievements of the CDR team at the event are a testament to their dedication, hard work, and collaborative spirit, which will undoubtedly continue to drive future success in the field of neuroscience.

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Centre for Drug Research,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia.
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