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Name Prof. Emeritus Yong Hoi Sen
Designation Academician Professor Emeritus Doctor
Qualification B.Sc. (Botany & Zoology), University of Malaya, 1964.
B.Sc. Hons. (Zoology), University of Malaya, 1965.
Ph.D. (Genetics/Zoology), University of Malaya, 1968.
Organization Academy of Sciences Malaysia, University of Malaya
Email hoiseny@gmail.com
Tel No. (+603) 79674023
Fax No. (+603) 79674173
UTAR Contact Person Prof. Dr Ooi Aun Chuan, ooiac@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Professor Emeritus, UM, 2007 - present.
  • Research Associate, UM, 2000-2007.
  • Senior Research Fellow, UM, 1999.
  • Professor for Chair of Zoology, UM, 1986-1998.
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics and Cellular Biology, UM, 1974-March 1986.
  • Lecturer, School of Biological Science, UM, 1968-June 1974.
  • Tutor, Dept. of Zoology, UM, 1965-1968.
  • Student Demonstrator, Dept. of Zoology, UM, 1964-1965.
Teaching Interests
  • Genetics, systematics, biodiversity and evolutionary biology
  • Economic zoology and medical biology
Research Interests
  • Biodiversity
  • Systematics, genetics and ecology of fruit flies and other insect pests
  • Systematics, genetics and evolutionary biology of stingless bees, braconid parasites and other hymenopterans
  • Genetics, immunology and molecular biology of parasites, vectors and hosts
  • Systematics, genetics and evolutionary biology of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish
  • Genetic toxicology
  • Animal and human cytogenetics
  • Malaysian natural heritage
Awards & Honours
  • Professor Emeritus (Genetics & Zoology), University of Malaya, 2007.
  • Senior Fellow (with title Academician), Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 2002.
  • JMN (Johan Mangku Negara), 2002.
  • Foundation Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, 1995.
  • National Science Award, 1995.
  • First Malaysia Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Award, 1994.
  • MPKSN Award for Promotion of Public Understanding in Science and Technology 1996 - Prize and Certificate of Appreciation.
  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 1974.
  • Royal Society & Nuffield Foundation Commonwealth Bursary, 1971.
  • B.Sc. Zoology Book Prize, 1964.
  • University of Malaya Senior Scholarship, 1962-1965.
  • V.I. Queen Victoria Scholarship, 1962-1965.
  • V.I. Goldthorpe Scholarship, 1962-1965.
  • Pahang State Scholarship, 1957-1960.
Publications & Presentations
  • He has published more than 300 articles and 4 books (the citation databases of ISI listed 109 titles in 1998).
  • Editors of several books (Malayan Nature Journal, Malaysian Journal of Science - over 20 years), magazines (Nature Malaysiana - 20 years), monographs, proceedings and Animals volume in Encyclopedia of Malaysia.
Professional Membership
  • Senior Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia.
Funded Research Projects
  • All (national and international) already completed.
Professional Activities
  • Adjunct Professor, UTAR, 2008 - present.
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, KBU International College, 2008-present.
  • Member, Board of Directors, College IKIP Pahang Darul Makmur, present (and past several years).
  • Member, Selection Committee, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Awards and Research Grants, present (and past several years).
  • Committee Member and Judge, ACCCIM Young Innovators Programme, 2007-2008.
  • Editor, Ecological Research, 2006-present.
  • Member, ACCCIM STI Committee, 2006-2008.
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics, 2004-present.
  • Member, Panel of Assessors, National Science Award, 2004.
  • International Judge, Intel-ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair), 2003-2004.
  • Chairman, Panel of Advisors, Inti Journal, 2002.
  • Chairman, Academic Advisory Board, Kolej Bandar Utama. 2000-2008.
  • Honorary Member, Academic Advisory Board, Inti College, Malaysia, 2000-present.
  • Member, Panel of Assessors, National Yong Scientists Award / National Technologies Award, 1996-2003.
  • Member, Technical Committee, National Botanical Gardens, late 1990s.
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, since 1990s.
  • Member, Advisory Board and Scientific Research Committee, Department of Wildlife and National Parks, MOSTE, 1990s.
  • Chairman, Technical Committee for Biological Control of Vertebrates, National Council of Biological Control, 1990s.
  • Member, BioNet International, 1990s.
  • Member, Commonwealth Science Council Advisory Group on Biodiversity and Genetic Resource, late 1990s.
  • Member, Assessment Panel for R&D Projects, Malaysian Rubber Board, late 1990s.
  • Invited as speaker and session chairman in various conferences.
  • External Examiner and Assessor for promotion exercises in various universities
Others
  • Named after the following species of living organisms:
    • Topomyia (Topomyia) yongi, 1990.
    • Trypanosoma yongi, 1992.
    • Johora hoiseni, 1992.
    • Aesalus yongi, 1993 (now Echinoaesalus yongi).
    • Pardalaspinus yongi, 1995.
    • Duliticola hoiseni, 1996.
    • Simulium yongi, 1997.
    • Cladomyrma yongi, 1999.
    • Manota yongi, 2006.
    • Simulium (Gomphostilbia) hoiseni, 2008.
    • Malayozodarion hoiseni, 2008.
    • Kalophrynus yongi, 2009.

Quarterly Activites
January - March 2018
  • Advised on development of agriculture park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Provide advice to UTAR research
  • Collarborate with UTAR Academics and researchers in research projects
October - December 2017
  • Advised on development of agriculture park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Provide advice to UTAR research
  • Collarborate with UTAR Academics and researchers in research projects
  • Adjunct Professor for Faculty of Science with emphasis on Agriculture Science
July - September 2017
  • Moderator at AgroTech Seminar 15
April - June 2017
  • No activity
January - March 2017
  • Followed up and advised on development of agriculture park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Provided advice to UTAR research in the field of genetics and fruit flies
  • Collaborate with UTAR academics and researchers in research projects
October - December 2016
  • Advised on development of agriculture park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Provided advice to UTAR research
  • Collaborate with UTAR academics and researchers in research projects
  • Gave a talk on fruit flies at AgriTech Seminar 14
July - September 2016
  • Advised on development of agriculture park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Provided advice to UTAR research
  • Collaborate with UTAR academics and researchers in research projects
January - March 2016
  • Advise on development of new biodiversity park at UTAR Perak campus
  • Help out in preparing  lecture for 2nd year students on Genetics in Pest Management (UDBA/UDAA3123)
  • Advise on study of stingless bee farming"
October - December 2015
  • Supports research on dragon flies in Biodiversity Park - Helps the study of dragonflies by a final year student
  • Advise on development of new biodiversity park at UTAR Perak campus -follow up on what needs to be done
July - September 2015
  • Supports research on dragon flies in Biodiversity Park
  • Advise on development of new biodiversity park at UTAR Perak campus
April - June 2015
  • Supports research on pest fruit flies in Biodiversity Park
  • Supports research on dragon flies in Biodiversity Park
  • Agriculture Technology Seminar Series 11
January - March 2015
  • Supports research on pest fruit flies in Biodiversity Park
  • Supports research on dragon flies in Biodiversity Park
  • Attended the biodiversity task force meeting
October - December 2014
  • Continue to support reseach on pest fruit flies in Biodiversity Park
  • Was appointed adjunct professor to Faculty of Science and supports development of agriculture science in UTAR
July - September 2014
  • Continue to support reseach on pest fruit flies in Biodiversity Park
April - June 2014
  • No activity from April to June 2014
January - March 2014
  • Continue to support reseach on pest fruit flies in C4 land
  • Consistently supporting development of C4 land
  • Assisted UTAR in assessing completed research projects. Attended UTAR Research Completion Seminar (1 Nov 2013)
October - December 2013
  • Continue to support reseach on pest fruit flies in C4 land
  • Consistently supporting development of C4 land
July - September 2013
  • Continue to support reseach on pest fruit flies in C4 land
April - June 2013
  • Continue to support reseach on pest fruit flies in C4 land
  • Prepare lecture on "Biodiversity of Fruit Flies" for the Agriculture Technology Seminar Series VII
January - March 2013
  • Assist Agriculture Techology Seminar Series 7 in securing a speaker on mushroom.His contact with various fields of agriculture has strong implications for the development of C4 as well as the agriculture programme at UTAR
  • Supports reseach on pest fruit flies in C4 land. His expertise in the field of pest fruit flies in Malaysia will augur well for UTAR students in the Agriculture programme
October - December 2012
  • Agric. Technology Seminar Series VI: Sustainable Agriculture        
  • Attended 2nd Biodiversity Task Force meeting at Faculty Science          
  • Visited C4 land (Observe development of agriculture activities in C4 land)
July - September 2012
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2 (On-going)
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land - UTAR Kampar (On-going)
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum (On-going)
  • Advisor to UTAR in R&D - UTAR Kampar & Setapak (On-going) 
  • Expert assessor for patent filing applications of UTAR (on-going)
April - June 2012
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2 (On-going)
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land - UTAR Kampar (On-going)
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum (On-going)
  • Advisor to UTAR in R&D - UTAR Kampar & Setapak (On-going)   
  • Expert assessor for patent filing applications of UTAR (on-going)
January - March 2012
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land - UTAR Kampar (On-going)
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum (On-going)
October - December 2011
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
  • Advisor to UTAR in R&D
July - September 2011
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
  • Advisor to UTAR in R&D
April - June 2011
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
  • Advisor to UTAR in R&D
January - March 2011
  • Advisor to UTAR in R&D
October - December 2010
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
July - September 2010
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - phase 1A, 1B, 2
  • Advisor to the dev C4 land
  • Advisor to the dev of UTAR's agriculture curriculum
April - June 2010
  • Advisor to landscape of UTAR Kampar - Phase 1A. 1B, 2, ongoing, UTAR Kampar.
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC and UTAR DEF
    • Outcome: (1) Advice on the design of trellis for UTAR Knowledge Square, (2) Landscape rectification for Phase 1A and 1B, (3) Landscape design of Phase 2
  • Advisor to the development of C4 land, ongoing, UTAR Kampar.
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FES, FS and Centre for Bio-Diversity Research
  • Advisor to the development of UTAR's agriculture curriculum, ongoing, UTAR Kampar.
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FS
January - March 2010
  • Visit to Kampar campus and finalise the plan for C4 land, 3 Feb 2010, UTAR Kampar.
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC and UTAR DEF
    • Outcome: 1) Some rectification measures have been recommended to relevant staff of UTAR and landscape consultant; (2) Suitable pegola site has been identified and construction work will be started as soon as possible
  • Meeting to discuss on development plan for C4 land of UTAR Kampar and agriculture programme of UTAR, 26 March 2010, UTAR PJ and Kampar via VC.
    • UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FES, FS and Centre for Bio-Diversity Research
    • Outcome: (1) Detailed implementation plan for C4 land has been drafted; (2) Syllabus of agriculture science programme was discussed, (3) UTAR Agriculture Tech Workshop was suggested
March - August 2009
  • A brain-storming session on R&D was held at UTAR Kampar where UTAR ICPs, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH and Ho CC attended as guest speakers and dialog panel members, 9-Jan-09, 11am at UTAR Kampar.
  • The first site visit of UTAR Kampar campus was held to explore the possible crops and activities for the UTAR Bio-Diversity Park, 12-Mar-09 to 13-Mar-09, 3pm, UTAR Kampar
  • The second site visit of UTAR Kampar campus was held. The focus is on the C4 land identified for the first phase development of UTAR Bio-Diversity Park, 1-May-09, 8am at UTAR Kampar.
  • "To take a closer look at the existing and future campus area for buildings and see how we can plan the landscape of the campus in such that both aesthetic aspects and practical research and species preservation purposes can be achieved," 15-Jul-09, 8am at UTAR Kampar
September - December 2009
  • Visit to UTAR Kampar to survey the campus landscape and make suggestions on necessary improvement. Also, to perform site survey for suitable location of pergola setup with the potential donor, 30-Sep-09, 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from DEF and DGS,
    • Outcome: Some rectification measures have been recommended to relevant staff of UTAR and landscape consultant; (2) Suitabke pegola site has been identified and construction work will be started as soon as possible
  • Meeting to discuss on development plan for C4 land of UTAR Kampar, 6-Nov-09, 8:00pm - 10.30pm
    • Participant: UTAR ICPs and advisors, Francis Ng, Yong HS, Goh SH, Ho CC, Yoon YL and UTAR staff from FES, FS and Centre for Bio-Diversity Research
    • Master plan for the development of C4 land has been drafted
    • UTAR has been recommended to start a new course on agriculture science