International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Dr Tan Swee Lian
Designation Principal Research Officer (formerly at MARDI)
Qualification PhD (Plant Genetics), Universiti Malaya, 1993
M Agri Sc (Crop Physiology), Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, 1980
B Agri Sc (Hons). (Plant Breeding), Universiti Malaya, 1973
Organization Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI), Serdang, Selangor
Email sliantan@yahoo.com
Tel No. (+603) 79567094
UTAR Contact Person Prof. Dr Ooi Aun Chuan, ooiac@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI), June 1973 – December 2010
Research Interests
  • Research/scientific experience in Plant genetics (Cassava), Plant breeding and Crop improvement (Sweet potato), Crop production (Stevia), Crop physiology (Corn (maize)), Horticulture and Agronomy
Research Projects
  • Project leader of eight successfully completed research projects.
Awards & Honours
  • University of Malaya Agricultural Graduates’ Alumni (UMAGA) Gold Medal Award for the Best All-round Agriculture Student, 1973
    KMN, 1993
  • Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang MARDI (Excellent Service Award) 1988, 1993, 2000, 2003, 2007
  • Anugerah Penerbitan MARDI (Publication Award), 2003
  • Anugerah Kecemerlangan Saintifik Berkumpulan MARDI, 2006/2007
  • Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. 2008
  • Anugerah Maulidur Rasul (S.A.W.), National level (from JAKIM). 2010
  • UMAGA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010
Publications & Presentations
  • Published 266 publications which include 115 conference papers, 68 scientific journal and technical articles, 60 popular articles, 23 books and chapters in books.
Professional Activities
  • Chairman/Chief Editor/Committee member of various editorial and technical committees from the year 1996 till present.
  • Chairman/committee member in various national and international advisory committees/panels from the year 1990 till present.
Consultancy
  • Eight consultancy projects in her areas of expertise from the years 1994 – 2009.
Others
  • President, Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society, 2011 – 2013
  • 1st Vice President, Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society, 2005 – 2011
  • Committee Member, Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society, 2003 - 2005

Quarterly Activites
January - March 2018
  • Adviser on the agriculture programme especially plant breeding) at UTAR
  • Advise on breeding of resistant plants to advance agriculture in UTAR
October - December 2017
  • Adviser on the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • Advise on breeding of resistant plants to advance agriculture in UTAR
July - September 2017
  • Moderator at AgroTech Seminar 15
April - June 2017
  • Report to follow
January - March 2017
  • Advised and inspired the field based agriculture programme at UTAR
  • Advised on breeding of resistant plants to advance agriculture in UTAR
October - December 2016
  • Advised and inspired the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • A source of information on breeding of resistant plants to advance agriculture in UTAR
July - September 2016
  • Advised and inspired the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • A source of information on breeding of resistant plants io advance agriculture in UTAR
January - March 2016
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • A source of information on breeding of resistant plants io advance agriculture in UTAR
October - December 2015
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR - Her experience in agriculture matters is important in the development of a field based agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As a researcher and now President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she developed her skills in horticulture and supports the development of the agriculture science in UTAR through her contributions in UTAR Agriculture Science Journal - assist in promoting UTAR's agriculture programme
  • Agriculture Technology Seminar Series 12 - Moderated 1st session
July - September 2015
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As a researcher and now President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she developed her skills in horticulture and supports the development of the agriculture science in UTAR through her contributions in UTAR Agriculture Science Journal
April - June 2015
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As a researcher and now President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she developed her skills in horticulture and supports the development of the agriculture science in UTAR
January - March 2015
  • No activity
October - December 2014
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR -Her experience in agriculture matters is important in the development of a field based agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she honned her skills in horticulture and supports the development of the agriculture science in UTAR -assist in promoting UTAR's agriculture programme
  • Moderator for Agriculture Technology Seminar Series 10 -A supporter of the Agri-Tech Seminar
July - September 2014
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she honned her skills in horticulture and supports the development of C4 land
  • Link to transgenic research for Sweet potato weevil management
  • Her support to the Agriculture Technology Seminar Series on Emerging Issues is reflected in her decision to be a moderator for the event in November
April - June 2014
  • No activity
January - March 2014
  • A strong supporter of field experiments to enhance the skills of AG undergraduates
October - December 2013
  • As President of the Gardening Societ KL and Selangor, she honned her skills in horticulture and supports the development of C4 land
July - September 2013
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As President of the Gardening Societ KL and Selangor, she honned her skills in horticulture and supports the development of C4 land
April - June 2013
  • Moderator of Agriculture Technology seminar series VII - Integrated Farming Systems
January - March 2013
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
October - December 2012
  • Due to conflict of events, unable to attend acivities organized by F Sc. ( Dr Tan SL is President of the Gardening Society)
July - September 2012
  • Regular advise to the Head of Department on Agriculture syllabus (Effective monitoring of agriculture programme at UTAR)
April - June 2012
  • Invitation to Prof Ooi to share knowledge in home gardening for Selangor and Federal Territory Gardening Society. (To support the role of UTAR in home gardening)
January - March 2012
  • C4 land visit and discussion for UTAR new Agricultural Science course
  • Talk: "Tapping into Biodiversity of Cassava and Sweet potato: Breeding for the Future"
October - December 2011
  • Consult on UTAR's Agriculture Science programme (on-going)
July - September 2011
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As a researcher and now President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she developed her skills in horticulture and supports the development of the agriculture science in UTAR through her contributions in UTAR Agriculture Science Journal
April - June 2011
  • A constant adviser to the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • As a researcher and now President of the Gardening Society KL and Selangor, she developed her skills in horticulture and supports the development of the agriculture science in UTAR