The present Doodle celebrates the life of Dr. Lim Boo Liat, an renowned Malaysian zoologist and driving expert on everything connected with Malaysia’s biological diversity. He helped start Malaysia’s public zoo and composed in excess of 300 logical distributions about mammalogy and parasitology.
On this day in 2003, Dr. Lim turned into the main Southeast Asian and fourth Asian to be granted an Honorary Membership to the American Society of Mammalogists.
While going to secondary school in Klang, Selangor, Dr. Lim regularly visited the school nursery to notice the existence of little creatures and insects found there. He was just 16 when World War II came to Malaysia, and needed to stop his studies to support his family.
In 1947, after the war, he went after a temporary Lab Assistant position at the Institute of Medical Research (IMR).
In 1952, he was advanced as a super durable Lab Assistant and was engaged with various logical campaigns. Dr. Lim directed research and went to attended conferences regarding parasitic effects for natural life conduct.
From 1955 to 1969, he distributed in excess of 80 logical papers on vertebrate creatures and was approached to head a recently established Medical Ecology Division at the IMR.
Seeing his true capacity and skill in the field, a couple of teachers from European universities made ready for him to seek after his Master’s Degree, notwithstanding his absence of formal education. Truth be told Dr. Lim didn’t actually accept his Bachelor’s Degree before his sponsorship to the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
He got back to Malaysia in 1972 and kept running the Medical Ecology Division, this time as an undeniable zoologist. Dr. Lim accepted his PhD in Zoology at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1977 and was welcome to assist with running the Vector Biology Control Research Unit at the World Health Organization.
His commitments to the area of zoology and biodiversity have propelled the up and coming age of researchers from Malaysia. From a brief lab collaborator to a honorary individual from the American Society of Mammalogists, Dr. Lim is a brilliant illustration of immense expertise. He has various types of parasites and creatures named after him, and is a 2013 beneficiary of the Merdeka Award.