Dr Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim is a Senior Professor at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and a fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Currently, she is the Director of International Relations Office (IRO), University of Malaya and serves on the University Senate.
She was the former Deputy Dean (Research) of Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and the past president of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM).
Prof. Lim has received numerous awards and recognitions, among which were the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Medal for being an outstanding young scientist, the University of Malaya Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the category of Excellent Lecturer (for Sciences) and the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) Award.
Prof. Lim’s research focuses on host-parasitic interactions and the epidemiology and control of NTDs in underserved Southeast Asian populations. She has published more than 160 scientific papers and was recently featured as one of the 10 "Science Stars of East Asia" in Nature.