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APEC-Australia Women in Research
Fellowship 2022
Dr. Aemi Syazwani binti Abdul Keyon

Host Institution: University of Tasmania


Project Title: Development of novel sensitive online preconcentration methods in capillary electrophoresis for the analysis of toxic pesticides in wheat


Project outline:

This project aims to develop online dual-preconcentration methods based on electrokinetic supercharging and micelle to cyclodextrin stacking for sensitive capillary electrophoresis analysis of pesticides in Australia and Malaysia wheat. The outcomes of this study are the ability of the novel methods to analyse pesticides faster even at a very low amount, as well as inform non-scientific communities about it through journal articles and STEM engagement programs.

Reasons for applying for fellowship:

The reasons for applying for this fellowship are for me to concentrate on doing research with international collaborators, as well as learning in a research-active culture that will increase my confidence professionally. The expedited research is seen to sustain a long-term partnership, that will catalyse more international research grants, mobility activities and programs between Malaysia and Australia. The best practices in research management will be the most valuable things I will learn.

Past Achievements:

Head of UTM Separation Science and Technology Research Group (2020-current), 6 national grants secured, and 37 high-impact journal articles published (Scopus H index of 14,760 citations).  I was a visiting scientist at Forensic Services of Maldives Police Service, the Maldives in 2018 for knowledge transfer and forensic-analytical chemistry-related consultation.


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