Dr Kamariah Long from Malaysian Agriculture Research & Development Institute has proven to be an outstanding researcher and inventor in science and technology, honored with 60 awards in Research Achievements both locally and internationally.
She distinguishes herself with significant and ongoing research spanning over more than 2 decades specialising in the field of microbial enzyme technology, food biotechnology especially in fats and oils modification and functional foods.
Her noteworthy contribution has led to a great leap in the local oils and fats industry, alongside with other inventions in nutraceutical products. She has cleared myths surrounding coconut oil (Minyak Kelapa) and conducted a wide range of research covering the nutritional value to support the coconut industry.
Kamariah also performs multiple roles in developing increasing opportunities for the Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO/Minyak Kelapa Dara) industry in Malaysia. She is very proud of her significant contribution in establishing Malaysia as one of VCO producers of the world. ItWorks! brand of Virgin Coconut Oil produced from Dr. Kamariah’s technology together with Cocorosco Sdn Bhd is now sold not only in Malaysia but also in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, China and Singapore.