Studying hard to rise above disability

Monday, 26 September 2016

Proud moment: Siti Safura posing with father Jaapar Abdullah and mother Kalsom Abdul Wahab after the Perdana University Inaugural convocation ceremony at IOI Marriott Hotel in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Siti Safura Jaapar may be suffering from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) but it does not stop her from studying hard to find answers to help people with similar conditions.
The 33-year-old has just received a post-graduate diploma in bioinformatics and is now pursuing a PhD programme in Health, with a focus on bioinformatics (a combination of biology and IT).

“I enjoy studying and I want to find answers to SMA so that people with my condition could be helped,” she said after the Perdana Uni­versity Inaugural Convocation here yesterday.

Siti Safura, who also holds a Master’s degree in phytochemistry, started her PhD in February after completing her post-graduate diploma in January.

Sumber:  The Star Online  –