fGiL Lecture Series: MIND POWER, INSIDE OUT
Biotechnology has been identified as one of the key strategic sectors that will support the growth of the Malaysian economy. It is anticipated that growth in this sector will contribute approximately 2.5% of national GDP by 2010, 4.0% by 2015 and 5.0% by 2020. This is supported by leveraging on the strength of the country’s diverse natural resources. However, the capacity and capability of Malaysian talent in biotechnology will determine the growth and progress of this sector. Emerging regional neighbours, such as Singapore, India and Taiwan are gradually extending their influence in the international biotech arena and this was mainly due to their strong emphasis on their human capital development initiatives.
Hence, this fGiL Lecture Series will be an important avenue for biotech workforce including undergraduate and postgraduate students to enhance efficiency and knowledge capabilities as well as competitiveness in the global biotechnology platform in the future. This is also in line with the government initiatives to enhance the quality of domestic biotech workforce. Furthermore, it also provides a platform for a gathering and sharing of experiences among the undergraduate and postgraduate students at the fGiLab.
To build the self-confidence of researchers in scientific discourse;
To improve critical thinking skill of researchers in solving problems and issues involving scientific investigations;
To enhance research culture and to improve competitiveness among researchers, and
To build a stimulating environment to nurture Great Minds.