Aisyah Saad Abdul Rahim
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr Aisyah Saad is a registered pharmacist and received her Ph.D.(Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from University of Nottingham, U. K. in 2005. She has been teaching medicinal chemistry to pharmacy undergraduates at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for over a decade. Her science presentations are featured as slide examples in the best-selling Presentation Zen book series. An award-winning educator, her teaching effort was shortlisted in the Top 50 for Wharton-QS Stars Education Awards 2014 out of over 400 applicants worldwide. In addition to serving as USM Manager for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Dr Aisyah Saad conducts regular workshops for educators on effective presentations, interactive lecture and MOOC in her role as university trainer and Mastertrainer at Malaysia Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT).
Her research interests are in extraction of fine chemicals from local plants and synthesis of glyco-modified therapeutic compounds against influenza. In 2011, she was a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Glycomics, Gold Coast Australia—working in the labs of Professor Mark von Itzstein. A former Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr Aisyah also serves as reviewers to several international medicinal and synthetic chemistry journals.