Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Associate Professor Dr Wong Eng Hwa


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Programme Director for School of Medicine Postgraduate Programme , School of Medicine, 01/05/2018 to present
  • Senior Lecturer I, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, 02/11/2009 to present
  • Associate Dean for Postgraduate, Research and Innovation (ADRI), School of Medicine, 01/01/2013 to 31/03/2017
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • PHD IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM), Malaysia
  • Bachelor Of Science (Microbiology), UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
2018
  • Saleemi, M, Palanisamy, N, and Eng Hwa, W. (2018). Alternative Approaches to Combat Medicinally Important Biofilm-Forming Pathogens. IntechOpen Publisher.
Article in Journals
2017
  • 1. J Jeevajothi Nathan, MN Mohd Desa, P Navaratnam, NK Palanisamy, VC Yong, Eng Hwa Wong. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Navindra Kumari P, Ezarina Abdul Rahim, Zaini Mohd Zain, Jamal Hussaini, Eng Hwa Wong, Lwin Lwin Nyein, N. Parasakthi, Ariza Adnan. (ISI-Indexed)
  • 4. Ezarina Abdul Rahim, Zaini Mohd-Zain, Jamal Hussaini, Eng Hwa Wong, Lwin Lwin Nyein, N. Parasakthi, Ariza Adnan, Navindra Kumari Palanisamy. Adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Expression Analysis of Neuraminidase Gene (NanA and NanB) after Interaction of A549 Human Lung Epithelial Cells with Pneumococcal Strains of Various Serotypes. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology 2017: Vol 13(3) September 2017, pp. 210-216 (Scopus-indexed) (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Nathan, J. Jeevajothi; Desa, M. N. Mohd; Navaratnam, P.; Palanisamy, N. K.; Yong, V. C.; Wong, E. H.(2017). Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii in Malaysia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, 50, pp.S78-S79 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kumari, P. Navindra; Rahim, E. A.; Zain, Z. M.; Hussaini, J.; Wong, E. H.; Nyein, L. L.; Parasakthi, N.; Adnan, A.(2017). The role of Toll-like receptors in pathogenesis of pneumococci of various serotypes. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, 50, pp.S76-S77 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohd. Ariff, S.S., Hosseini Fouladi, M., Krishnasamy, N., Namasivayam, S.N., Nabi Poor, M., Madhavan, P., Wong, E. H. Diagnosis of lung related diseases by assessing vibration patterns of structures at the thoracic cavity. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (6th eureca 2016 Special Issue May 2017), 15 – 28, 2017. (ISI-Indexed)
2016
  • Nathan J.J., Desa M.N.M., Yong V.C., Navaratnam P., Palanisamy N.K., Wong E.H. (2016). The emergence of Acinetobacter baumannii ST-6 multidrug resistant: A resilient biofilm producer, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 12(4), pp.265-269 (ISI-Indexed)
2015
  • Mitra N.K., Bindal U., Hwa W.E., Chua C.L.L., Tan C.Y. (2015). Evaluation of locomotor function and microscopic structure of the spinal cord in a mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis following treatment with syngeneic mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology 8(10), pp.12041-12052 (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Mitra, N.K., Bindal, U., Wong, E. H., Chua, C. L. L., Tan, C.Y. (2015), Evaluation of locomotor function and microscopic structure of the spinal cord in a mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis following treatment with syngeneic mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology 8 (10), 12041. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Mitra, N.K., Tan, C.Y., Bindal, U., Chua, C. L. L., Wong, E. H., Parhar, I. S., Soga, T. (2015), Investigating cell surface markers and differentiation potential of compact bone-derived mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation, 03(1), 91-95. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • E.A. Rahim, Z. Mohd-Zain, J.I. Hussaini, E.H. Wong, L.L Nyein, N. Parasakthi, A. Adnan, P.N. Kumari. Differential expression of neuraminidase genes (NanA and NanB) in A549 human lung epithelial cells infected with pneumococcal strains of various serotypes. 10th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance. Songdo ConvensiA, Incheon, Korea, May 14th -15th, 2015. (Abstract published in International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 45/S2 (2015), Impact Factor 4.097; 5 years Impact Factor 4.349. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nilesh Kumar Mitra, Umesh Bindal, Wong Eng Hwa. Evaluation of the effect of Intravenous Mesenchymal Stem Cells on the Histology of Spinal Cord in Mouse treated with Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein. (Abstract published in Malaysian Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 11 (Supp 1), 2015; ISSN 1823:7010). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2014
  • 8. Navindra Kumari, EH Wong, Parasakthi Navaratnam, Shamala Devi Sekaran. Expression of Choline Binding Proteins in Streptococcus pneumoniae strains induced with Penicillin stress. Presented at the 9th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD), March 9th-13th, 2014, Hyderabad, India. (Abstract published in Pneumonia, 2014 March 9-13; 3:1-286; ISPPD-0431). (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2010
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Marzida Bt. Mansor, Ong Siok Yan Gracie, Deepa Anbazhagan and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Iron regulated outer membrane proteins (IROMPs) as potential targets against carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. isolated from a Medical Centre in Malaysia (2010). (Indian Journal of Medical Research, 131, April 2010, pp 578-583) (ISI-Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)
2009
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Mohd. Yasim B. Mohd Yusof, Marzida Bt. Mansor, Deepa Anbazhagan, Ong Siok Yan Gracie, and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Disruption of ade B gene has a greater effect on resistance to meropenems than ade A gene in Acinetobacter spp. isolated from University Malaya Medical Centre (2009). Singapore Medical Journal. Vol 50 (8): 822-826. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Parasakthi Navaratnam, and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Detection and characterization of class I integrons among carbapenem-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter spp. in Malaysia (2009). Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection, Vol 42; 54-62. (ISI-Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)
2007
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Parasakthi Navaratnam and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Rapid Detection of Non-Enterobacteriaceae directly from positive blood culture using fluorescent in-situ hybridization (2007). Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. October 2007, Vol 25 (4) 391-394. (ISI-Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Therapeutic Mechanistic Approach Using Arjunolic, Chebulinic Acid and Polymethoxy Flavones in the Management of Obesity, Project Leader, 2017 to 2022 (Taylor's University)
  • Prevention of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease) in ageing: A study of synergistic effects of natural plant compounds on the degeneration of -amyloid proteins, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2021 (Taylor's University)
  • Enhancement of human health and wellbeing in Asian cities, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • Diagnosis of lung related diseases by assessing vibration patterns of structures in the thoracic cavity, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2018 (Taylor's University)
  • Molecular characterization of EPA genes in C. glabrata and its pathogenesis in antifungal resistance, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Investigation and characterization of Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) - conditioned media in an in vitro model of wound healing, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Elucidation of metabolic profiles of Acinetobacter baumannii infection in mammalian lung cells, Project Leader, 2015 to 2017 (Taylor's University)
  • Characterization of the Antifungal Susceptibility Patterns, Molecular Genetic Profiles and Biofilm Architecture Among Clinical Isolates of Candida rugosa. , Co-researcher, 2015 to 2016 (National)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
COMPLETED
  • ELUCIDATION OF HOST PATHOGEN INTERACTION DURING LUNG INFECTION CAUSED BY MULTIDRUG RESISTANT Acinetobacter baumannii, JAYAKAYATRI A/P JEEVAJOTHI NATHAN  (Main Supervisor)
ONGOING
  • LAI WOON FUI  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • MEA HING JIAN  (Main Supervisor)
  • MANSAB ALI SALEEMI  (Main Supervisor)
  • BILAL AHMAD  (Main Supervisor)
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • Proteomic Profiling Of Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606 And Ab-13 Using 2-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis., 17th Asia-Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection cum 8th International Infection Control Conference. , 30/08/2018 to 02/09/2018, Hong Kong Society for Microbiology and Infection & Hong Kong Infection Control Nurses Association (International)
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii in Malaysia. , 11th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance & 3rd International Interscience Conference on Infection and Chemotherapy (ISAAR & ICIC 2017) , 14/09/2017 to 16/09/2017, Asia Pacific Foundation For Infectious Diseases & The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases. (International)
POSTER PRESENTER
  • Bacterial Clearance and Cytokine Profiles in a Rat Pneumonia Model Infected with Acinetobacter baumannii. , International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2015, 07/12/2015 to 10/12/2015, Malaysian Society for Microbiology  (National)
  • Detection and characterization of plasmid mediated Class 1 Integron among IMP-4 producing and non-producing carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp. from University Malaya Medical Centre. , 6th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR), Singapore 2007. , 06/03/2007 to 09/03/2007, Asia Pacific Foundation for Infectious Diseases (APFID) (International)
  • Molecular Epidemiology and Characterization of IMP-4 Metallo- Metallo- -lactamases in Multiresistant Acinetobacter spp. isolated in University Malaya Medical Centre, 9th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Disease , 01/12/2004 to 05/12/2004, Infectious Disease Association of Thailand (International)
OTHERS
  • Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae during Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Serious Menace. , International Conference on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2018. 15th and 16th August 2018, , 15/08/2018 to 16/08/2018, Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) and the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) (National)
  • In vivo Expression of Acinetobacter baumannii Virulence Genes during Pneumonia Infection. , International Conference on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 2018. , 15/08/2018 to 16/08/2018, Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) and the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) (National)
  • Invitro antifungal susceptibility test using micro-broth dilution method of Amphotericin, B, Fluconazole, Voriconazole and Ketoconazole against Candida rugosa biofilm., 11th World Congress on Virology and Infectious Diseases. May 17-18, 2018, , 17/05/2018 to 18/05/2018, OMICS International  (International)
  • Host Pathogen Interactions Of Pneumococcal Infection; Using A549 As A Model For Respiratory Infections., 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD), 15/04/2018 to 19/04/2018, International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) Association (International)
  • The role of cell wall surface proteins and adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains in host pathogen interaction. , 18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2018., 01/03/2018 to 04/03/2018, International Society for Infectious Diseases, USA (International)
  • Cytotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles And Nanoprisms On A549 Human Lung Epithelial Cell. , 4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2017., 14/12/2017 to 15/12/2017, The International Institute of Knowledge Management. (International)
  • The role of Toll-like receptors in pathogenesis of pneumococci of various serotypes. , 11th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance & 3rd International Interscience Conference on Infection and Chemotherapy (ISAAR & ICIC 2017) , 14/09/2017 to 16/09/2017, Asia Pacific Foundation For Infectious Diseases & The Korean Society Of Infectious Diseases. (International)
  • Evaluation of locomotor function and histology of spinal cord in mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis following treatment with mesenchymal stem cells., 7th Asia Pacific International Congress of Anatomists 2016 , 17/03/2016 to 20/03/2016, National University of Singapore (International)
  • Variation of pneumococcal cell wall structure from serotypically different strains. , International conference on Biomedical & Health Sciences Research 2015, 25/12/2015 to 27/12/2015, University Putra Malaysia (National)
  • Genotypic Characteristics of Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 14 and 23f., International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2015, 07/12/2015 to 10/12/2015, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National)
  • Detection of Cell Surface Proteins Associated to Virulence in Streptococcus pneumoniae Strains of Different Serotypes., International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2015, 07/12/2015 to 10/12/2015, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National)
  • Effect of Mesenchymal On The Mouse Model Of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. , 26th Annual Scientific Meeting Of Malaysian Society Of Neurosciences, 2015., 05/06/2015 to 07/06/2015, MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF NEUROSCIENCES (National)
  • Differential expression of neuraminidase genes (NanA and NanB) in A549 human lung epithelial cells infected with pneumococcal strains of various serotypes. , International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance, 2015. , 14/05/2015 to 15/05/2015, Asia Pacific Foundation for Infectious Diseases  (International)
  • Evaluation of histology and locomotor changes in a mouse model of experimental autoimmune demyelinating disorder. , 25th Annual scientific meeting of Malaysian Society of Neurosciences, 2014, 20/06/2014 to 22/06/2014, Malaysian Society of Neuroscience. (National)
  • Expression of Choline Binding Proteins in Streptococcus pneumoniae strains induced with Penicillin stress., 9th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD), 2014, 09/03/2014 to 13/03/2014, International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (International)
  • International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2013, Investigation of in-vitro biofilm formation by a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR Ab). Presented at the , 12th 15th December 2013., 12/12/2013 to 15/12/2013, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National)
  • A Mouse Model of Experimental Autoimmune Demyelinating Disorder., 4th International Neuroscience Symposium, 2013., 28/09/2013 to 28/09/2013, Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia (National)
  • Molecular Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii Clonal Lineage using Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST), 9th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR 2013), 13/03/2013 to 15/03/2013, Asia Pacific Foundation for Infectious Diseases (APFID) (International)
  • Detection of IMP Metallo-beta-lactamases in Multiresistant Acinetobacter spp. isolated in University Malaya Medical Centre, 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Pathologist, AMM July 2004, held at, 15/07/2004 to 18/07/2004, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (National)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • Outstanding Scientist in Microbiology, Special, Venus International Foundation, 2018 (Outstanding Scientist in Microbiology)
  • Outstanding Abstract Award, Conference, Korean Society of Infectious Diseases (KSID), 2017 (Outstanding Abstract Award)
  • Best Poster Award , Conference, Singapore NeuroScience Association, 2016 (Best Poster Award)
  • 3.Best Oral Presentation Award, Conference, Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2016 (Best Oral)
  • Best Poster Award , Conference, Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 2015 (Best Poster Award)
  • Silver Medal Award for Invention and Innovation , Exhibition/Invention, University of Malaya (UM), 2004 (Silver Medal Award for Invention and Innovation )
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Flagship Project, Research, 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017
  • Head Injury Approach to D&M & Radiology in Head Injury (SoM only), Research, 17/03/2017 to 17/03/2017
  • Outcome Based Assessment in Integrated System Based Curriculum (SoM only), Research, 10/03/2017 to 10/03/2017
  • MINI SYMPOSIUM ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: MAJOR CHALLENGES AND RESEARCH UPDATES, Research, 17/01/2017 to 18/01/2017
  • Academic Lecture by Professor Simon Croft, Research, 16/01/2017 to 16/01/2017