Goh Yong Meng, PhD, Malaysia

Dr Goh is currently a Professor of Veterinary Physiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is a qualified veterinarian and holds a PhD in Nutrition Physiology, as well as Data Science certification from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Animal Welfare Board, an animal welfare oversight body established under the Animal Welfare Act 2015, apart from his extensive involvement in the subcommittees of the Malaysian Veterinary Council. He has extensive involvement in the area of animal welfare, from drafting of act legislations, code of practices to managing welfare physiology research projects.  He is involved multipartite research projects investigating animal response to distress by virtue of his acclaimed expertise in veterinary electroencephalography. To date, he has published more than 200 articles in leading international peered review journal, and has managed and participated in various multiple international projects involving the European Union, Australia and New Zealand. In recognition to his contribution, he was awarded the outstanding international young scientist award by the Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS) in 2008.