The Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS)

The Belum Rainforest Summit (BRainS) is back for its second edition from 18-21 September 2018 and will be hosted at the same venue at the Belum Rainforest Resort, Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia. This time the Summit will be co-organised by the Perak State Government, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia).

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the Summit is expected to welcome over 100 attendees representing government officials, research scientists, conservationists, NGOs, community leaders and policy makers. A dynamic mix of discussion panels, insight presentations and enhanced networking opportunities will build knowledge and foster collaboration on how best to conserve our tropical rainforest biodiversity with a special reference to the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex (BTRC) in Perak, Malaysia.

The main theme for BRainS 2018 is “FOREST, BIODIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: A BALANCED APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”. The Summit will focus on the following 5 topics:

1. Biodiversity and ecosystem services
2. Social forestry and community
3. Wildlife conservation
4. Stakeholder participation and governance
5. Forest, REDD+ and Climate Change

For more information kindly contact Mr. Zulfadhlan Ahmad Khushairi ( or 03-77107066) or log on to

Download: Flyer BRAINS 2018

Invitation & Dissemination Of Seminar On Parasitic Infection In East Coast Malaysia

Greetings from INFORMM!


We are pleased to inform you that the INFORMM and MSPTM will be co-organizing the above seminar at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus at Kelantan on 1st October 2018 (Monday). The theme of the event is “SEMINAR ON PARASITIC INFECTION IN EAST COAST MALAYSIA: Current Status on Prevalence, Diagnosis, Management and Related Issues”.

In this regard, it’d be very grateful if you can help us to disseminate this event through MyOHUN website. If you have some little time, we appreciate much if you can also help us to share this event through other higher institutions including UPM, UKM and UM.

Last but not least, may we cordially invite you and other MyOHUN members to attend this inaugural parasitic infection seminar held in East Coast of Malaysia.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Some details abaout the event are as follows:


Parasitology research is a long-established field in Malaysia. Despite the well-established sophisticated techniques in most of the current research institutions in Malaysia, the field of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) still requires more research, attention and affirmative action, thus it is important to increase communication and networking among parasitologists, other scientists and health personnel.

In line with the efforts of the Malaysian Government to improve public health in the East Coast, the Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM) aims to take the initiative to organize an inaugural seminar, entitled “Parasitic Infection in East Coast Malaysia: Current status on Prevalence, Diagnosis, Management and Related Issues”. This will hopefully provide Malaysian researchers and health personnel better insights into the current status, issues, research gaps and progress made on the topic of parasitic infection in Malaysia especially in the East Coast region.


Date                : 1st October 2018 (Monday)

Time               : 8.00 – 5.00

Venue            : Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains

Malaysia Kampus Kesihatan, Kelantan.

Fee                 : RM50


Click here for online registration and method of payment


MyCPD points for USM staff.



Registration and enquiries

Basyirah Ghazali

09-767 2423


Nur Fatihah Mohd Zaidi

09-767 2419

Seminar of Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi from University of Liverpool

TIDREC will be hosting an invited researcher, Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi, from the University of Liverpool UK, on the 29 August 2018. Dr Lesley will be giving a talk on the use of tick cell lines in the research of ectoparasite-borne diseases. We think Dr Lesley’s work will be of great interests to the members of MYOHUN.
Will you be able to help us to spread the words to MYOHUN members so people who are interested can join the seminar?
The details are as the following:
Title: The Tick Cell Biobank: a resource for research on ticks, other arthropods and the diseases they transmit
Speaker: Dr Lesley Bell-Sakyi, University of Liverpool, UK
Date: 29 August 2018
Time: 1030 to 1130
Venue: Seminar room, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Organizer: Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya
Download the event brochure for more details

Fellowship Opportunities in Japan

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

“2019 Research Fellowship Program” has been released. The deadline of application is August 31st, 2018.


Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a Doctorate degree; must be 49 years old or under;  not have been in Japan previously; have firm positions and professions in their home nations; etc.
Host Institution In Japan:
Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
Fellowship Details:
Stipend for research and stay, Insurance, Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and Lump sum on arrival
Period & Number of Fellowships:
For a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year.


For details, please download the following PDF file of “Fellowship Announcement (PDF)

or visit the official website:

Scholarship Program for ASEAN

We are pleased to announce that admission to the MS and phD programme for academic year 2018 for the department of veterinary public health, faculty of veterinary science, Chulalongkorn university is open. Please find the attached guide and application of the scholarship for ASEAN.

We are now accepting applications in the following area:

Food safety

  1. Aquatic animals and products
  2. Campylobacters and related bacterial species: monitoring and control/prevention measures
  3. Antibiotic residues in meat

Antimicrobial resistance

  1. Bacteria from aquatic animals and products: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring and resistance mechanisms
  2. Foodborne pathogens and indicator bacteria: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring, resistance mechanisms and diagnostic tool.
  3. Hospital-acquired bacteria: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring, resistance mechanisms.
  4. Pet-associated bacteria: phenotypic and genotypic monitoring, and resistance mechanisms.

Emerging diseases

  1. Avian influenza: monitoring and diagnostic tool.

Please send all the documents required to by 28 May 2018 for the first-round screening.

Best Regards,

Rangsiya Prathan

Download: Application FormGuidelines

Open Call for Congress Fellowship Applications

The 5th International One Health Congress offers early career scientists a unique opportunity to present their latest work, and to meet and foster collaborations with the international One Health community in a four days high-level congress.

The Open Call for Congress Fellowship Applications has been launched on 1 August 2017. The competition is open to participants from all over the globe. One Health Fellows will receive financial support to cover the registration fee, accommodation for the duration of the conference, and travel (economy class).

If you’re interested in applying for the One Health Fellowships, please go to One Health Platform website for more info.


SEAOHUN Fellowship Program Round 2!

We are excited to announce the launch of the SEAOHUN Fellowship Program. This Fellowship will provide an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals to gain practical, trans-disciplinary experience and contribute productively to One Health related projects at several host organizations. Eligible applicants must be current graduate students or faculty members under age 40 from One Health related fields and must be the citizens of SEAOHUN member and expansion countries; Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Applicants must have professional competency in spoken and written English. Priority will be given to requests for transdisciplinary fellowships. A monthly stipend of approximately $1,500 per month will be provided and round trip economy class airfare. The fellowship must be at least 3 months, not longer than 5 months, and completed by December 31, 2017.

Important timeline:

  • Applications must be received by April28 th, 2017 (5pm, Bangkok time)
  • Successful applicants will be notified by May 9st, 2017

Please access this link for more detail and the application form:

For inquires and application submission, please contact:
Ms. Jutamart Jattuchai (May)
Project officer, SEAOHUN Foundation at

Only six fellowship will be funded in 2017, so please help us spread the news about this great opportunity!

One Health International Summer Course

The international summer course in One Health will again be offered in 2017 at University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark.

8 May – 9 June 2017: 5-weeks internet-based module

Mid August 2017: One week on-campus module in Copenhagen, Denmark

It aims to provide knowledge, skills and competences regarding efficient solutions to the multifaceted global challenges to human, animal and environmental health through cross-disciplinary research, education and collaboration between relevant institutions and stakeholders.

The summer course focuses on zoonoses, emerging diseases, and emerging health-related problems (drug resistance, toxins, pollution, etc.).

For more information and registration, please visit website:

Download Flyer:

Deadline for application: 1 April 2017

Master’s Degree Scholarship 2017 by SEAOHUN

South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) is offering scholarships for selected students to pursue graduate degrees at approved academic institutions in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Criteria for Applicants:

  • Must be a citizen of a SEAOHUN member country (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) or a SEAOHUN expansion country (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Bangladesh)
  • Plan a career in human, animal, or environmental health applying One Health principles
  • Must not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application
  • Must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student in the SEAOHUN Scholarship Eligible Programs: International One Health related Master’s Degree programs 2017 in SEAOHUN member countries as attached.

Sponsorship Package:

SEAOHUN may provide the full grant of yearly tuition and stipend OR a partial grant that covers only the yearly tuition fee, depending on the SEAOHUN committee judgement and budget. The maximum award is $12,300 per year.

Application Timeline:

  • Application must be submitted to SEAOHUN Foundation at least 3 months prior to the commence date of academic program.
  • The applications time of SEAOHUN Scholarship 2017 will be closed on 15th June 2017 (application DEADLINE).
  • The following deliverables are expected from successful applicants:
  • Quarterly progress reports submitted to the SEAOHUN Secretariat
  • Proof of successful degree completion within two weeks after graduation
  • Deliver at least one presentation at a scientific conference to demonstrate successful application of One Health knowledge within a year after degree completion
  • Prepare one article with photos for publication on the SEAOHUN website describing the experience, insights and perspectives gained during your studies

Application Package:

  • The application must be endorsed and signed by your Head of Department or Faculty Dean
  • Proof of acceptance from the program
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae
  • A vision statement not to exceed 1000 words (Calibri, 12 points) that describes how you will apply the knowledge gained from your studies in your career and how it will contribute to the application of One Health principles
  • A copy of the photo page of your valid passport


Download application form at

The 26th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology

About WAAVP and WAAVP 2017

The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) was formally established on 16th August, 1963. It is the largest international veterinary parasitology organisation in the world. WAAVP is a non-profit organization for scientists who study the parasites of animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology.

WAAVP Conferences have given parasitologists an opportunity to learn about the parasitological perspectives of the host country, and to enjoy the culture!

Malaysia is delighted to be the first country in South East Asia to host the 26th WAAVP conference in the iconic Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 4 – 8 Sep 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Truly Asia.  This is the result of great team work and effort from the Malaysian Society of the Parasitology & Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) together with Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and with strong support given by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Malaysia (MOA) and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

Abstract Submission

The organising committee for the WAAVP 2017 would like to invite prospective authors to submit abstracts for oral, rapid oral and poster presentations at the Conference. The committee particularly encourages graduate students to participate in the Conference. Abstract submissions will open on 1st July 2016 and close on 31st March 2017.

Combating Zoonoses: Strength in East-West Partnerships

The Conference will focus on Parasitology with the following themes:

  1. Zoonoses & One Health
  2. Human Food & Water Borne Pathogens
  3. Novel Parasite Control Options & Diagnostic
  4. Drug Resistance & Therapeutics
  5. Drug Residues in Food
  6. Biotechnology & Genetics
  7. Parasitic Disease & Animal Welfare
  8. Herbal Remedies & Antiparasitics
  9. Asian Parasitic Issues
  10. Poultry & Swine
  11. Ruminant Livestock
  12. Wildlife & Exotics
  13. Primates
  14. Aquatic Animals
  15. Companion Animals
  16. Equine  
  17. Teaching and Learning Veterinary Parasitology
  18. MSPTM Seminar

For more info, please visit WAAVP 2017’s official website