Professor Dr Cheong Sok Ching, Senior Group Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer Team, Cancer Research Malaysia was named the fourth Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali Professorial Chair today for her work in using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology to identify genes that are essential for oral squamous cell carcinoma.
The Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali Professorial Chair at the Universiti of Malaya is an initiative by the Malaysian Women Graduate Association. The Professorial Chair was created in order to honour the contribution and the triumphs of Malaysian women in education and research, particularly in science and technology.
Previous Chairs were Prof Dr Halijah Ibrahim (2003), Prof Dr Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman (2010) and Prof Dr Noor Hayaty Binti Abu Kasim (2015).
Prof Dr Cheong Sok Ching, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, Datin Fauziah Hj Mohd Ramly (Yang Dipertua, Malaysian Women Graduates Association).