Monday, 25 February 2013


Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field derived from computational and biologicalsciences. Its multidisciplinary nature has created a niche for specialists trained inboth biology and computing, and it has required distinct teaching cooperation fromexperts in these two different areas. Consequently, teaching bioinformatics willrequire specialist educators with in-depth knowledge of the two different components-- biology and computer science. Because this is quite a daunting task, mostuniversities lack the necessary specialists and experienced bioinformatics staff. Theymust therefore resort to the logical route of interdisciplinary and cross-facultyteaching. However, interfaculty teaching subsequently raises the issue of‘ownership’, and consequently creates concerns regarding teaching and learningcultures, as it is obvious that each discipline has an its own inherent culture. In thisarticle, we examined the curricula and their implementations at two Malaysianuniversities. Because both universities place their bioinformatics courses in opposingdepartments, we aimed to study how educators overcome the interdisciplinarybarrier. In addition, we concisely explain the components that constitute thebioinformatics field, analyse the unique education criteria that are required to produceindividuals with bioinformatics training and provide an overview of globalbioinformatics education to further improve our implementation of bioinformaticseducation

Monday, 30 July 2012

A Bridge Across and Beyond

A Bridge Across and Beyond, is a public artwork by American artist Richard Hunt, located at the Blackburn Center on the Howard University campus in Washington, D.C., United States. A Bridge Across and Beyond was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1993.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Above, Over and Beyond

Above, Over And Beyond is Hale's third album released on April 28, 2008 by EMI Philippines. The album contains singles Pitong Araw, Leap Of Faith, Over And Over (And Over Again) and Sandali Na Lang.


Having to deal with the pressure they encountered due to their instant success after the release of their two preceding albums, Hale decided to make a 10-month hiatus from the music industry as they reasoned out it was affecting their status as musical artistes and their performances. During their time of hiatus, they established the Treehouse Productions where they would help the needy children suffering from illnesses through music.

It was not long until Hale was motivated to put in work for their third effort. After the release of the first single of this album, Pitong Araw, the album was later released on April 28, 2008

Friday, 26 August 2011


Beyond was a rock band formed in Hong Kong in 1983. The band became prominent in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia. They were also very popular in mainland China. The band was, and still is, widely considered as the most successful and influential Cantonese band from Hong Kong. In 1993, the group's founder and key vocalist Wong Ka-kui died due to an accident while filming a show in Japan. Beyond continued to perform and record after Wong Ka-kui's death. In 2005, the remaining members Paul Wong, Wong Ka-keung, and Yip Sai-wing decided to pursue their own solo careers, and Beyond officially disbanded.