Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nanobiotechnology, UPM, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Microbiology, UPM, Malaysia
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • European Society for Nanomedicine (ESNAM), Life member, Since 2018 (International)
  • BactiVac Network, Member, Since 2018 (International)
  • Malaysia Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) , Member, 2012 to 2021 (National)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Molecular virology (hepatitis B virus, influenza virus, turnip yellow mosaic virus, bacteriophage) (Viral protein expression and purification; Capsid symmetry and virus architecture; Capsid assembly and stability)
  • Drugs and gene delivery; Vaccine delivery and development. (Virus-like particles, nanoparticles, cell-targeting, cancers)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
2022
  • Wong C.L., Yong C.Y., Lee K.W. (2022) Phage T7 as a Potential Platform for Vaccine Development. In: Thomas S. (eds) Vaccine Design. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2412. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1892-9_5
  • Khalaj-Hedayati, A., Chua, C. L. L., Smooker, P., & Lee, K. W. (2022). Universal influenza vaccine technologies and recombinant virosome production. https://doi.org/10.1016/BS.MIM.2022.04.001
Article in Journals
2021
  • Tan, F. H., Ng, J. F., Alitheen, N. B., Wong, C. L., Yong, C. Y., Lee, K. W., 2021. Recombinant Turnip Yellow Mosaic Virus Coat Protein as a Potential Nanocarrier. J. Appl. Microbiol. (ISI-Indexed)
2020
  • Khalaj-Hedayati, A., Chua, C. L. L., Smooker, P., Lee, K. W., 2020. Nanoparticles in influenza subunit vaccine development: Immunogenicity enhancement. Influenza Other Respir. Viruses. 14, 92-101. (ISI-Indexed)
     
2013
  • Yoon, K. Y., Tan, W. S., Tey, B. T., Lee, K. W., Ho, K. L., 2013. Native agarose gel electrophoresis and electroelution: A fast and cost effective method to separate the small and large Hepatitis B nucleocapsids. Electrophoresis 34, 244-253. (ISI-Indexed)
     
2012
  • Lee, K. W., Tey, B. T., Ho, K. L., Tan, W. S., 2012. Delivery of chimeric hepatitis B core particles into liver cells. J. Appl. Microbiol. 112. 119-131. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Lee, K. W., Tey, B. T., Ho, K. L., Tejo, B. A., 2012. Nano-glue: An alternative way to display cell-internalizing peptide (CIP) at the spikes of hepatitis B virus core nanoparticles for cell-targeting delivery. Mol. Pharm. 9, 2415-2423. (ISI-Indexed)
     
2008
  • Lee, K. W. and Tan, W. S., 2008. Recombinant hepatitis B virus core particles: Association, dissociation and encapsidation of green fluorescent protein. J. Virol. Methods 151. 172-180. (ISI-Indexed)
     
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • New vaccination technology via skin absorption: Elucidation of skin penetration and immunogenicity profiles of an antigen model, Project Leader, 2022 to 2025 (National)
  • Investigation on antiviral effects and immune regulatory activity of Lactobacillus casei & Lactobacillus acidophilus live culture strains and probiotic secreted components against respiratory syncytial virus and rotavirus in vitro, Project Leader, 2022 to 2023 (Private)
  • Serial monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva of patients (Project extension), Co-researcher, 2021 to 2022 (National)
  • Serial monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in the saliva of patients., Co-researcher, 2020 to 2021 (National)
  • Design and Innovation of a Prototype of Versatile Biosensor Using Recombinant IgM Binding Protein (FcMR) , Co-researcher, 2020 to 2021 (Taylor's University)
  • Display of conserved peptide from stalk region of Influenza hemagglutinin on Hepatitis B virus capsid for universal vaccine development via Nano-glue bioconjugation, Project Leader, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPARTICLES FROM PLANT VIRUSES FOR DRUG AND GENE DELIVERY, Project Leader, 2013 to 2016 (National)
  • Display of the conserved antigenic epitopes of influenza virus and cell targeting peptide on HBV nanoparticles., Project Leader, 2013 to 2016 (Taylor's University)
CONSULTANCY PROJECT
(Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
  • Evaluation of antibiotic susceptibility profile of probiotics. , GN Neutraceuticals Sdn. Bhd., 14/06/2022 to 09/09/2022, Consultant  (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Evaluation of bactericidal activity of cosmetics and personal care formulations. , Winnox Cosmeceutics Sdn Bhd, 10/05/2022 to 03/08/2022, Consultant  (Private/Industrial Sector)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • KONG JIA CHEN  (Main Supervisor)
  • HUMAIRA SIDDIQUI  (Main Supervisor)
  • PAO CHAN  (Main Supervisor)
COMPLETED
  • PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INFLUENZA RECOMBINANT VIROSOME USING CONSERVED HEMAGGLUTININ PEPTIDE AND HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIGEN (HBCAG), ATIN KHALAJHEDAYATI  (Main Supervisor)
  • PRODUCTION AND MODIFICATION OF RECOMBINANT TURNIP YELLOW MOSAIC VIRUS COAT (TYMVC) NANOPARTICLE FOR TARGETED DELIVERY INTO PC3 HUMAN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS., TAN FOO HOU  (Main Supervisor)
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
INVITED SEMINAR
  • Aseptic technique and the isolation of microorganisms., Microbiology Workshop , 24/05/2017 to 24/05/2017, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Sungai Buloh campus, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia. (National)
  • Virus-like particle (VLP) - A platform for peptide presentation via genetic & chemical modifications., Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Seminar, 21/03/2014 to 21/03/2014, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University.  (International)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • Molecular Display on Virus/Virus-like Nanomaterials Via Chemical Approach, 1st International Conference on Applied Chemistry (1 ICAC), dated 14-17 march 2015, 14/03/2015 to 17/03/2015, Sohag University and International Society of Applied Chemistry and Community Development (http://www.sohag-univ.edu.eg/isac-chem/) (International)
  • Targeting HeLa cells using hepatitis B virus-like particle (HBVLP) decorated with nanoglue-cell-internalizing peptides. , 5th BBBB International Conference, from drug discovery and formulation strategies to pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics., 26/09/2013 to 28/09/2013, University of Athens (International)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Molecular display on virus/virus-like nanomaterials via chemical approach. In 1st International conference on applied chemistry., 1st International conference on applied chemistry, 14/03/2016 to 17/03/2016, Sohag University and International Society of Applied Chemistry and Community Development (ISAC-CD) (International)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT (IPR)
(Product Name),(Type),(Level)
  • A Protein Purification Method, Patent (National)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • FAOBMB Travel Fellowship 2018, Special, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2018 (Fellowship)
  • Employee Education Subsidy Scheme for Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, 2012-2014 (Taylor s University, Malaysia), Education, Taylor's University, 2012 (Scholarship )
  • Gold Medal Award-the Invention, Research and Innovation Exhibition 2008 (PRPI 08). , Exhibition/Invention, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2008 (Creativity)