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    UiTM Negeri Sembilan Visits the University of Hyogo, Japan for Potential Collaborations

    UiTM Cawangan Negeri Sembilan (UiTMCNS) has shown excellent performance in bridging collaborations with international bodies and continues to initiate more international research collaborations. One of the leading Universities in Japan, the University of Hyogo (UH) is known to actively promote joint research with other local and international academic institutions where the outcome is hoped to benefit the society at large. Thus, the collaboration between UiTMCNS and UH can be beneficial to both parties in achieving each other’s objectives.

    A delegate from UiTMCNS visited UH back on June 2nd, 2023, and held a meeting session to discuss potential collaborations with the University. Both deputy rectors of UiTMCNS, Ts. Dr. Noorlis Ahmad and Dr. Siti Sara Ibrahim attended the meeting to present the proposal and discuss potential relationships and activities between the two prominent universities. The meeting was attended by Prof. Hideo Nishitani and Prof. Kohei Hatta as a representative of UH. The UiTMCNS delegate was also given a laboratory tour by the hosting staff members showcasing the current ongoing research that was being conducted using high-end instruments in UH.

    The meeting session between UiTMCNS and UH was initiated by the appointment of Dr. Mu’adz Ahmad Mazian, a UiTMCNS senior lecturer as a two-month visiting researcher at the UH. Dr. Mu’adz was appointed to conduct research on elucidating the mechanisms of CRL4Cdt2 ubiquitin ligase that regulates the cell cycle along with the hosting university’s research team.

    The delegate of UiTMCNS also took the opportunity to visit the X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) which is the first in Japan, named SPring-8 Angstrom Compact Free Electron Laser (SACLA) located in the RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Harima Science Garden City, Japan. The state-of-the-art facility housed a number of research instruments that utilized the high electron energy primarily for protein structure characterizations.

    The collaboration between UiTMCNS and UH could potentially result in a number of impactful research with the application of high-tech instruments especially the research instruments that are available in the RIKEN SPring-8 Center.