Dr. Chai Lay Ching
Chair, Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia; Senior Lecturer, University of Malaya
Lay Ching Chai, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. She is the Chair of the Young Scientists Network- Academy of Sciences Malaysia. She is an active researcher with her research focus on improving the safety and security of food system in the region. Dr Chai has established numerous collaborative researches with the food industry and governmental agencies to achieve her scientific endeavor. She was appointed as the scientific advisor of International Life Science Institute Southeast Asia region for her active research and achievement in the food safety field. Dr Chai is also a strong advocate for research integrity and is one of the key players in pushing for responsible conduct of research in Malaysia and the region. She is one of the main-authors of the first Malaysian Module for Responsible Conduct of Research, which was published in 2018. In 2018, Dr Chai was awarded the L’Oreal-UNESCO for Woman in Science Malaysia award.