Prof. Jafri Malin Abdullah
Jafri Malin Abdullah is a professor of neurosciences and currently heads the neurosciences department of Universiti Sains Malaysia. He received the Young National Malaysian Scientist Award in 1999 for inventing an endoscope used to operate the brain, while he was under the tutelage of professors Jacques Caemaert and Luc Calliauw from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He was awarded the Diploma of Certification of Specialization in Neurosurgery, and later, obtained his PhD in 1995 (Magna Cum Laude) from the same university.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the European Stroke Society. On the international level, he has served as a committee member of the Neuroscience Program Network, International Brain Research Organization, and president of the Malaysian chapter of the Society
His work is currently focused on functional neurophysiological monitoring for neurointensive care, microstimulation for deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, intraoperative monitoring, and epilepsy surgery. A small component of his research also touches on neurooncology and stem cells.
He supports the ‘Decade of the Mind’, an international initiative to help advance the scientific understanding of how the mind and complex behaviors are related to the activity of human brains and neuroscience research.
Prof. Jafri Malin Abdullah at TEDxKL 2013: