Our Core Trainers

Khayriyyah (Kye) Mohd Hanafiah

Kye conducts research in infectious disease at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia and adjunctly at Burnet Institute, Australia. She was awarded the prestigious Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship in 2017, became the first female Asian Champion of FameLab International in 2018, and received the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia “Youth Award” in 2019. She conducts regular science communication training for students and researchers at various stages of their career, and adjudicated science communication competitions nationally and internationally. She has given numerous public talks and interviews and produced a documentary on sustainable palm oil and short videos to raise awareness on various SDG-related issues. She regularly writes for The Star in her column “Science, She Wrote”.

Rosdiadee (Adee) Nordin 

Rosdiadee is a professional engineer and researcher in the area of wireless communications at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He is an immediate past Vice-Chair of Young Scientists Network (YSN)-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), and a former exco in the Science Communication Working Group in YSN-ASM. He has served as an advisor and editor to Majalah Sains, an independent online science magazine for 12 years. Currently, he is a member of the Engineering and Technology Committee, under the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ). He has written more than 40 popular science articles in various magazines and newspapers, and has vast experience in conducting training and talks related to popular article writing. In 2020, he was named among the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM), a prestigious award under the ASM.

Abhimanyu (Abhi) Veerakumarasivam

Abhi is a Professor of Genetics and the Dean of School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University. He has special interest in cancer and birth defects genetics. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Young Scientists Network – Academy of Sciences Malaysia, the Chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice – Asia and the Co-Chair of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network. He was the first Asian champion of FameLab International in 2016. He has adjudicated several science and science communication competitions including FameLab Malaysia and conducted science communication workshops in more than 20 countries. He has given several interviews on print, radio and live television and believes that science communication is a necessity for all scientists.

Wan Abdul Matiin Wan Abdul Rahim Kamil

Matiin has science, society, and sustainability close to his heart. As a professional in learning and development, he is obsessed with understanding how humans communicate, learn, and grow in a world full of dynamic interactions. In his role as EdTech Lead at education and advisory firm Axiom Learning, he leverages his science and engineering background towards designing high-impact and robust learning experiences for diverse audience profiles. Prior to this, he was actively involved in sustainability research at the Masdar Institute, UAE with a focus on the land-water-energy nexus. His investigations into microbe-mineral interactions and sustainable agriculture have led to scientific publications, conference presentations, op-eds, and even the final stage of FameLab Malaysia 2019.

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