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Mahaletchumy Arujanan

Country of origin: Malaysia Currently in: Malaysia, Malaysia General field of specialization: Interdisciplinary
Academic Background


2013 Doctorate Interdisciplinary
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


creating awareness on biotechnology, especially agribiotechnology. Communicating science to various stakeholders such as scientists, policy makers, students, regulators, legislators, industry, consumers, farmers, politicians, etc. Bridging the communication gap between scientists and the media to facilitate better dissemination of information on biotechnology to the public. To enhance public acceptance of biotechnology.


Malaysian Bio-Industry Organization
Academy of Sciences of Malaysia
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Oct 2010
TWAS 2010 Regional Prize for Public Understanding of Science, East Asia, SEA and Pacific Region

Other Awards

May 2015
100 most influential people in biotechnology in the workd
Scientific American Worldview
Aug 2015
Women in biotechnology law and regulation
Listed among 23 women in biotechnology law and regulation in Biotechnology Law Report published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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