JCSMHS PhD student wins 1st prize for Poster Presentation at the Cambridge-Oxford-Sunway Biomedical Symposium

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (JCSMHS) celebrates another victory of its high achievers this year.

Rahela Zaman, PhD candidate of JCSMHS, has won the 1st prize for poster presentation in the 3rd Cambridge- Oxford- Sunway Biomedical Symposium entitled ‘Diabetes: Disarming the Silent Killer’ that was held on the 26th and 27th March 2019.

Her poster was assessed by two of the prestigious plenary speakers, Professor Kieran Clarke (University of Oxford) and Professor Mark Cooper (Monash University). Supervised by Associate Professor Dr Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury, Professor Iekhsan Bin Othman and Professor Dato' Dr Anuar Zaini Bin Md Zain, Rahela’s research project titled ‘Fabrication of Oral Nano-Insulin Formulation for Regulating Blood Glucose Level’ investigates the potential of nanoparticles to electrostatically bind insulin molecules with sufficient affinity for protection against enzymatic degradation of insulin in the gut. The project is a pre-clinical study of oral insulin formulation and has shown promising findings at in vitro level.

The symposium was a huge success which featured distinguished experts from renowned global research institutions such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Monash University, Australia and JCSMHS, foregrounding the recent advances in diabetes research and how these are being extended to transform patient care.