Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kouda Entry_239: BNP launching

Hey guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates. But as usual, I’ve been neck-deep in workload.

Haven’t had the time to make a comic strip, because I’ve been helping out with the Bionexus Partnership launching (and announcement of the Malay Genome) event here at the lab / UiTM Puncak Alam.

I was given the task to make the gift for the deputy prime minister, as well as work on/help out with the montage for the event itself.

Here’s the video montage if you’re interested to watch. My face pops up every now n then (if you can spot me la. Lol):-

PROMISE–BNP launching and Malay Genome announcement

It was my first time doing the voiceover for an official video. Had to control macho nih. Haha.

And here’s the artwork that I made exclusively as a gift for the Timbalan Perdana Menteri:-


Oh kantoi Prof. Zaki (reflection on the left) taking a photo of the artwork. He’s my co-super, so I’ll let it slide. Lol. My colleague, Rose is on the right. She helped out with the construction/maintenance of the Malaysian Genome Browser. #Bangga

Artist’s comments:-
The artwork basically shows a few DNA strands coming together to form a human being. It shows that we (living organisms) are all a construct of our own unique genetic information, which is composed of the four nucleotides; A, G, C, and T.

By sequencing and understanding our genomic information, we can better understand how we function, and also we will be able to produce more efficient medication.

Sequencing the Malay genome is just the beginning. There is still a lot of research to be done. The guys working on human genome projects will be freakin busy from now on. I’m studying bacterial genome, so lain citer la. Ekekeke~.