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Women scientists show young girls anything is possible

Dr. Chen Pelf Nyok, whos currently leading a community based terrapin conservation project in Terangganu.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian women scientists took to social media to celebrate International Women’s Day, to promote their work and encourage more girls to take up science in school.

The Society for Conservation Biology – Malaysia Chapter paid tribute to members in a series of posts, together with the profile photos of the scientists and details about their work, on Twitter and Facebook.

Among those featured were Lim Voon Ching, whose work on the DNA barcoding of bats is supported by the National Geographic Society, Ummi Aqilah Haron, who is researching new alternatives to antibiotics, using natural products to treat dental plaque and improve oral health, and Dr Wong Ee Phin who studies hormone metabolites in elephant dung.

“This International Women’s Day, a day when all women are celebrated worldwide, we take the opportunity to pay tribute to our local women scientists as well as promote our own research and science,” said its vice-president Dr Chen Pelf Nyok.

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