PROFESSOR DATIN PADUKA DR TEO SOO HWANG OBE
CEO & HEAD OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMME, CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA
Perhaps it is not known to many, but a group of Malaysian researchers discovered that there are more than 10 different genome types of breast cancer and is in the process of developing targeted treatments for each genome. It was a huge breakthrough in terms of medical research, and the person leading the pack is Professor Dr Teo Soo Hwang. The professor comes off as a rather shy lady who—once she warms up to you—will gladly have never ending discussions on how proud she is of her team’s hard work.
When asked if she had envisioned herself becoming not just the head of a breakthrough research, but also the recipient of a knighthood from the Queen of England, she smiled and told us that growing up, all she wanted to be was a piano teacher!
Photography EDMUND LEE; Styling WEECHEE; Hair BIBIAN LEONG; Makeup DEIDRE CHONG; Skirt, shoes & bag, BALLY; Shirt dress, COS; Watch, RADO HYPERCHROME 1314; Location APW