In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Professor Balbir Singh

Malaria Detective

Balbir Singh, Ph.D., is the Director of the Malaria Research Centre at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. He received his graduate degree in Biochemistry, his M.Sc. in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

He started working on malaria in 1984 at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, initially as a postdoctoral Research Assistant on cytoadherence in Plasmodium falciparum and later as a Beit Medical Fellow. He returned to Malaysia in 1992 to take up a lectureship at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1992 before moving to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in 1999. His research interests have centred on molecular aspects of malaria, with a particular interest in Plasmodium knowlesi, a monkey malaria parasite that is now the main cause of malaria in humans in Malaysia.

Balbir Singh