Let us congratulate Mr. Md. Jahid Hassan, an MEngSc student and graduate research assistant at the Faculty of Engineering (FOE), for clinching the Best Paper Award at the 2nd IEEE National Biomedical Engineering Conference (NBEC2023) held from 5th to 7th September 2023 at Ames Hotel, Melaka. His article on “Real-time segmentation of IHC images from microscope using deep learning architecture” was co-authored with supervisor Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi, co-supervisor Dr. Fazly Salleh Abas, postdoctoral researcher Dr. Wan Siti Halimatul Munirah Wan Ahmad, and medical collaborators Prof. Dr. Lai Meng Looi (University Malaya Medical Center), Dr. Jenny T. H. Lee (Sarawak General Hospital), and Dr. See Yee Khor (Hospital Seberang Jaya).

NBEC2023 was organised by the Engineering Service Division of the Ministry of Health (MoH) Malaysia in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the IEEE Kuala Lumpur Subsection. With the theme “Adaptation Towards Green & Emerging Healthcare Technology”, the conference was officiated by Datuk Dr. Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health Malaysia. Earlier at the same conference, Prof. Mohammad Faizal delivered an invited lecture titled “Towards Personalized Medicine: Automated Scoring of Hormone Receptor for Breast Cancer Treatment Recommendation”.