Dr. Soh Aik Chin – a recent recipient of the Malaysian Toray Science Foundation 2005 Science & Technology Award

We are proud to announce that Dr Soh Aik Chin, the Head of Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd., was presented the prestigious Malaysian Toray Science Foundation 2005 Science & Technology Award. This award is given to two outstanding scientists/researchers annually since its inception in 1994. Dr. Soh is the first from the private sector to receive it.

Dr. Soh has contributed to scientific knowledge in the form of publications in international journals with high impact factor and to the advancement of new technologies/products in the field of plant breeding and genetics in particular the oil palm. He is the lead researcher in the development of the commercially successful Dumpy DxP oil palm seeds. Further details are available at here.

A panel of 7 eminent national scientists from various disciplines evaluated his submission, presentation and interview.

The award comprises a certificate and RM30,000.