Ishak Tambi Kechik


1. Name: Ishak Tambi Kechik, Prof. Dato’ Dr.

2. Occupation: Scientist, Academician

3. Date and place of birth: October 24, 1943, Seberang Perai

4. Education:

  1. PhD, Wye College, University of London, England (1968-1971)
  2. B.VetSc & BSc (AH), College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, University of Punjab, Pakistan (1962-1967)
  3. High School Bukit Mertajam, Penang
  4. Primary School, Bukit Mertajam, Penang


5. Contributions:

  1. President/Chief Executive Officer Allianze College of Medical Sciences Penang
  2. Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia (1995, 1998- 2000)
  3. Dean, Centre of Biological Science Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (1979-1982)
  4. Professor in Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1980)
  5. Former Vice-Chancellor, Masterskill University College of Health Sciences
  6. Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  7. Assoc. Prof, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  8. Lecturer, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  9. Lecturer, University of Malaya
  10. Assistant Veterinary Officer
  11. Member, Malaysian Nature Society
  12. Member, Malaysian Society of Applied Biology
  13. Member, Malaysian Biochemical Society
  14. Member, Malaysian Society of Animal Production
  15. Member, Scientific Council, MARDI
  16. Alternate Member, Malaysian Examination Council
  17. Member, Consultation and Anti-Corruption Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (2009)
  18. Chairman, Board of Directors, Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle University Network (IMT-GT Uninet) (for 1999/2001 term)
  19. Member, Board of Governors, Malaysian National News Agency (1998)


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Honorary Doctorate in Science – Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (2001)
  2. Tokoh Maal Hijrah Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for Hijrah Year 1422 (2001)
  3. Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perlis (DPMP) which carries the title “Dato” – Perlis State Government (1996)
  4. Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) which carries the title “Dato” – Penang State Government (1989)
  5. Johan Mangku Negara (JMN) – Federal Government (1989)
  6. Pingat Kelakuan Terpuji (PKT) – Penang State Government (1984)
  7. Received Fellowship Inter-University Council United Kingdom to continue research using RIA technique at University of Reading, England (Mac 1978 – Aug 1978)
  8. Received Fellowship International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to study and carry out research using “Radioimmunoassay” (RIA), University of Missouri, Colombia, USA ( Sept 1977 – Feb 1978)
  9. Received Fellowship under the Colombo Plan (Australia) to attend a course of “Radionuclides in Medicine and Biology” at Lucas Heights, Sydney, Australia (1973)



New Malaysian Who’s Who. (2nd ed.) (Vol. 1). (1995). Kuala Lumpur: Kasuya Publishing Sdn. Bhd.


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