Available opening for staff exchange in Malaysia

Organization Name / Department
School of Science
Organization Short Name
Monash University
Website of the organisation
Organization Type
Higher Education Institution
Research Fields
Life Sciences (LIF) Chemistry (CHE) Environment and Geosciences (ENV)
Sub-Fields / Keywords
Microalgae; carbon capture; sustainaib
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action(s) of interest
  • Doctoral Networks
  • Staff Exchanges
Short Description of Your Project Idea/ Expertise offered to potential project partners/ Looking for specific expertise from potential project partners
I’m on a mission to change the way people perceive and use microalgae.

Prior to this, microalgae biomass was insufficiently characterised to enable full exploitation of the benefits as sustainable feedstock and ingredients for humans. My past research provided the tools and strategies to advance the understanding of microalgae uses. We unveiled microalgae’s potential as antioxidant sources through food industry-driven research questions, while considering mounting concerns on the impacts of climate change via climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

This research vision aligns with UN SDG2.2, by introducing alternative food biomass from aquatic sources with low carbon emission, highly nutritious and proven antioxidant properties.

My ongoing research will continue to provide innovative and sustainable bioactive ingredients to benefit food companies and end-users for health and well-being maintenance.

The mission needs the support of research in science, technology and management. I welcome collaborations from both industry, academia, and the curious mind. Please write to me at foo.suchern@monash.edu.

Short Description of the Organization / Department
The School of Science strongly supports the Campus’ vision to add value to the country and region through research innovation and external engagement. The School has a strong research profile with over 60 PhD students and 40 MSc/Honours students. We collaborate closely with Monash’s Faculty of Science in Clayton, Australia and a number of other world-leading international institutions.

Our research is supported by well-equipped facilities that meet the demands of academic research and industrial collaborations. We have a dynamic group of experienced full-time academic staff with established research track records in the areas of:

Health Sciences
Tropical and Environmental Biology
Food and Plant Sciences
Genomics and Bioinformatics

Click facilities/infrastructure list https://www.monash.edu.my/science/research/research-facilities

Previous Related Projects / Research Experience
cLINk Mobility Grant Scheme
• Award authority: cLINK mobility Erasmus mundus grant for studies at cLINK partner University, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom European Union (EU) (Ref: 372242-1-2012-1-UKERA MUNDUS EMA21)
• Award level: International
• Duration: September 2015-July 2016 (10 months)

Research grants
New Colombo Plan Global Science Citizens for the Sustainable Development Goals
• Fund Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
• Quantum: AUD 180 000.00
• Role: Co-Investigator
• Status: On-going

ELON MUSK XPRIZE Carbon capture grant
• Fund Source: Elon Musk XPRIZE foundation
• Quantum: USD 250 000.00
• Role: Program Advisor
• Status: On-going

Sustainability Community Grant Scheme
• Fund source: Campus research management, Monash University Malaysia
• Quantum: RM 250 000.00
• Role: Principal Investigator
• Status: Completed

Main Collaboration Partners
• Malaysia
• Singapore
• United Kingdom
Contact Person / Position in the Organization
Foo Su Chern (Lecturer)