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Geneticist , consultant

Aik-Chin Soh, Malaysian geneticist, consultant. Achievements include bred the semi-dwarf high yielding Dumpy AVROS and Dumpy Yandambi AVROS oil palm varieties. Recipient Outstanding Scientist award, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation, 2005; scholar, University Malaya, 1968-1970, Malaysian Rubber Fund Board, 1968-1970, Oregon State University, 1977-1979.

Background

Soh, Aik-Chin was born on February 8, 1947 in Penang, Malaysia. Son of Cheng-Hai Saw and Ewe-Lai Cheah.

Education

Bachelor in Agricultural Science with honors, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1971. Master in Agricultural Science, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1979.

Career

Agronomist FELDA, Kuala Lumpur, 1971—1973. Lecturer University Malaya, 1975—1976. Plant breeder Highlands Research Unit, Klang, Malaysia, 1979—1986.

Head agricultural research Applied Agricultural Research, Sungai Buloh, 2000—2007. Consultant, advisor oil palm breeding, genetics and biotechnology programs Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Center International Cooperative in Agronomic Research and Development, France.

Achievements

  • Achievements include bred the semi-dwarf high yielding Dumpy AVROS and Dumpy Yandambi AVROS oil palm varieties.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Reviewer: International Journals in field, editor, member editorial board: Sabrao Journal, Journal Oil Palm Research. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Committee member National Accreditation Board, Kuala Lumpur, 2005—2006. Fellow: Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Member: Malaysian Senior Scientists Association, Crop Science Society of America (associate), Inc.

Society Planters.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, backpacking, sports, snorkeling, gardening.

Connections

Married Swee-Keng Leong, September 11, 1976. Children: Felicity Ee-Ping, Emily Ee-Ling.

father:
Cheng-Hai Saw

mother:
Ewe-Lai Cheah

spouse:
Swee-Keng Leong

child:
Felicity Ee-Ping Soh

child:
Emily Ee-Ling Soh