0800 Registration | Tea & Coffee | Setup of Posters
0900 Welcoming Remarks by Mohammad Firdaus Bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Oxford University Malaysia Club
0910 Opening Speech by Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
0920 Keynote Address 1: Professor Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid, Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Keynote Address 2: Professor Robin Grimes, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Chief Scientific Advisor

1000 Plenary Panel Session 1: “The role of government in advancing science in Malaysia.”


  • Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Joint Chairman of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) / President of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  • Professor Mohd Nordin Hasan, Director for the International Council of Science (ICSU) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
  • Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President and CEO of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
  • Ms. Sherene Azura Azli, General Manager of TalentCorp (Malaysian Diaspora Outreach)
1200 Lunch by  zheng

Poster session

1300 Plenary Panel Session 2: “Raising the standards of academic research in Malaysia – challenges faced and lessons from abroad.”


  • Professor Peter Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham Malaysia
  • Professor Chris Grovenor, Head of the Department of Materials, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Chan Kok Gan, Research Coordinator of Universiti Malaya High Impact Research
  • Dr. Charis Quay Huei Li, Maître de conférences (Physics) at Université Paris-Sud, France
1500 Tea & Coffee | Poster session
1520 Plenary Panel Session 3: “Accelerating technology transfer in Malaysia – advancing science and creating more career opportunities.”


  • Dato’ Norhalim Yunus, CEO of Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)
  • Dr. Stuart Kewley, Chairman of The Eurasia Consortium
  • Dr. Rezal Ahmad, CEO of NanoMalaysia Bhd
  • Professor Jose Furtado, Visiting Professor for International Development at Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental (Technology) and Policy
1740 Closing Remarks by Dr. Andrew Chan, Founder of Scientific Malaysian & Vice President of Oxford University Malaysia Club
1750-1830 Networking + Poster Session
1845 Conference Dinner at Oriel College
(pre-dinner drinks at 1845 in Oriel College Champneys Room, dinner will be served at 1915 in the Dining Hall)