Lai-Meng Looi is Senior Professor of Pathology at the University of Malaya (UM) and Senior Consultant Histopathologist to its Medical Centre. Looi is a Foundation Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and Chief Censor of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia. She serves on the national committees for organ transplantation, stem cell research and legislation of human cloning. Looi has a research interest in amyloidosis, kidney disease and tumour pathology, on which she has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and has delivered more than 300 invited lectures. She also devotes considerable time to workshops to promote scientific writing, research methodology and biomedical ethics among young researchers in the Asia-Pacific region.