King congratulates M’sian scientist Serena

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  • Monday, 21 Oct 2019

Good deeds: Sultan Abdullah handing over contributions for tithes and study aid to Abdul Ghani Ghafar Naina Mohammad, who represented students from public institutions in the Federal Territory, at an event in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Also present were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof, Lembah Pantai MP Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil and Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) chairman Datuk Seri Syed Hussien AlHabshee. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has congratulated United Kingdom-based Malaysian scientist Dr Serena Nik-Zainal on being conferred the 2019 Dr Josef Steiner Cancer Research Award.

“Dr Serena’s hard work, talent, and ground-breaking research must be a source of inspiration to all our people. With perseverance and outstanding work ethics, we can all reach for the stars as Dr Serena has clearly demonstrated.

“I wish her the very best, with continued outstanding success in pioneering cancer research that will ultimately help cancer patients,” according to a statement from Istana Negara yesterday.

Media reports stated that Dr Serena won the award at the University of Bern in Switzerland on Friday for her success in conducting a study to speed up the holistic interpretation of the cancer genome.

She was a medical graduate at the University of Cambridge’s Cancer Research Unit under the sponsorship of Petronas. — Bernama
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