Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Professor Dr Chong Pei Pei

  • Head of Research - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • School of Biosciences
    Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
  •   peipei.chong@taylors.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY

Subjects taught

·         Medical Biochemistry

·         Applied Molecular Biology

·         Microbiology

·         Genetic Engineering

Research Interest

·         Microbes in infectious diseases

·         Applications of -omics technologies in understanding host-pathogen interactions

·         Host genetics in cancer risks

·         Human papillomaviruses and associated diseases

·         Molecular diagnostics

Book Chapters

1.   Norhafizah Mohtarrudin and Chong Pei Pei. Crystals in the Joint. In: Problem based learning: Cases for medical students. Editors: Malina Osman, Rafidah Hod, Zamberi Sekawi. Vol. 1 No. 1. July 2007. pp.61-77; UPM Press (Selangor, Malaysia). ISSN: 1985-0042

2.   Chong Pei Pei, Eusni Rahayu Mohd Tohit, Syahrilnizam Abdullah. Unsightly eyelid. In. In: Problem based learning: Cases for medical students. (Editor: Hairuszah Ithnin) Vol. 3 No. 1 July 2012, pp.1-19; UPM Press. ISSN: 1985-0042

3.   Chong Pei Pei, Intan Hakimah bt Ismail, Maizaton Atmadini Abdullah. A Featherweight Child. In: Problem based learning: Cases for medical students. Vol 2, No 1 July 2008, pp. 55-71. UPM Press, ISSN: 1985-0042

 

Intellectual Property (Patent)

·         3 Malaysian patents granted (PI 20070524, PI 20083143, MY-163050-A),

·         3 Malaysian patents still pending

·         1 Japan patent (Reg. No. 5621992)

·         1 World patent filing WIPO WO/2010/021534 (Published, 2010)

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Awards & Honours

·         PRPI 2010 (UPM Research & Innovation Exhibition) - 1 Silver medal and 1 Bronze medal

·         Best Research Programme Award – Institute of Bioscience (IBS) Innnovation Week 2010

·         PECIPTA 2009 organized by MOSTI  - Silver medal

·         Various silver and bronze medals, UPM PRPI 2002 – 2009

 

Research Grants Obtained

More than Ringgit Malaysia (RM) 1.6 million dollars cumulative grants obtained since 2001 as principal investigator from:

·         MOSTI E-Science Fund

·         MOHE Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) grant

·         MOSTE TOP-Down BIOTEK fund (multi-institution, high value grant)

·         MAKNA Cancer Research Grant

·         UPM Research University Grants (RUGS)

 

Scholarly Activities/ Consultancy & Administration

·         Visiting Research Associate Professor, National University of Singapore (2013-2014)

·         Acting Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia; 1 April 2011- 16 May 2011; 27 October – 15 November 2011.

·         Research Coordinator (assisting the Deputy Dean), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia; 2009-2011.

·         Head of Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM; 2007-2009

·         Member of Panel Reviewer for accreditation of Masters and PhD Programs by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

·         External examiner for Masters in Biotechnology and Masters in Biological Sciences program, International Medical University (IMU)

·         External Examiner for B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science program in International Medical University

·         External exminer for Masters and PhD candidates in University Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

·         External examiner for PhD candidate by University of Madras, India

 

 

·         Invited speaker

o   Invited Speaker, The Putra Cancer Research Symposium 2017

o   Invited Speaker, Pan-Asian Biomedical Sciences Conference 2014, Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR Hong Kong

o   Invited Speaker, The 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Functional Genomics and Structural Biology 2014

o   Invited Speaker, 20TH Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Scientific Meeting, 26-27th June 2013, University of Malaya

o   Invited Speaker, 8th National Infectious Diseases Seminar and Workshop, 2013

o   Kenote Speaker, 1st AMDI International Biohealth Science Conference (IBSC 2010), Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia

o   Invited Speaker, 18th Annual Malaysian Congress of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia in collaboration with Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists held at Genting International Convention Centre, Genting Highlands, from June 5-8, 2008

o   Invited Speaker, National Seminar and Workshop on Molecular Diagnosis and Typing of Bacterial Pathogens on 26th November, 2008

o   One of two invited speakers at “Gynofort Launch – 2% butoconazole” event organized by the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (sponsored by PM-Hyhens Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd) at Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 10th November, 2007.

·         Chair of conference session

o   Session on Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Pan-Asian Biomedical Sciences Conference 2014, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Visibility

·         Media coverage in New Straitis Times, Berita Harian, Sin Chew Jit Poh Newspaper, and onTV3 on the innovation of CandiTect Kit, a rapid fungal detection kit for Candida species in September 2009

 

Student Supervision

·         Main supervisor for 8 Masters and 8 PhD students who have graduated in previously employed institution

·         Co-supervisor for 14 Masters and 19 PhD students who have graduated in previously employed institution


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Chairperson of International Health and Medical Sciences Conference 2019, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 23/04/2018 to 10/03/2019
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biochem. & Applied Molecular Biology), UMIST & THE VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), THE VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (Snps) (SNPs and cancer association)
  • Bacteriology (molecular genotyping and epidemiology, multidrug resistance)
  • Mycology (host-pathogen interactions, drug resistance)
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Research and Laboratory Management, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Article in Journals
2019
  • Tan, ST, Ismail, A, Hamid, M, Chong, PP, Sun, J. (2019). Soy husk extract improves physical and biochemical parameters of obese–diabetic rats through the regulation of PPARγ expression. Journal of Food Biochemistry 2019;e12843. doi.org/10.1111/jfbc.12843 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Peremalo, T., Madhavan, P., Hamzah, S., Than, L., Wong, E.H., Nasir, M.D.M., Chong, P.P., Ng, K.P. (2019) Antifungal susceptibilities, biofilms, phospholipase and proteinase activities in the Candida rugosa complex and Candida pararugosa isolated from tertiary teaching hospitals. . Journal of Medical Microbiology 68(3): 346-354. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000940. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chin, V.K., Mohd Yusof Asyran, A., Zakaria, Z.A., Abdullah, W.A., Chong, P.P., Nordin, N., Ibraheem, Z.O., Abdul Majid, R., Basir, R. (2019). TREM-1 modulation produces positive outcome on the histopathology and cytokines release profile of Plasmodium berghei-infected mice . (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohammed Harb Albujja, Master; R. Vasudevan; Saleh Alghamdi; Khairul Asri Bin Mohd Ghani; Yazan Ranneh; Patimah Binti Ismail; Chong Pei Pei (2019). The Role of Molecular Genetic Markers (STRs, SNPs) in Diagnosing Prostate Cancer: Where are we now?"
  • Peremalo, T., Madhavan, P., Hamzah, S., Than, L., Wong, E.H., Mohd Nasir, M.D., Chong, P.P., Ng, K.P. (2018). Antifungal susceptibilities, biofilms, phospholipase and proteinase activities in Candida rugosa species complex and Candida pararugosa isolated from tertiary teaching hospitals. Journal of Medical Microbiology (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Chong, P.P., Chin, V.K., Looi, C.Y., Wong, W.F., Madhavan, P., Yong, V.C. (2019). The Microbiome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A Review on the Pathophysiology, Current Research and Future Therapy. Frontiers in Microbiology 2019 Jun 10;10:1136. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01136 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Loh, C.-Y.; Chai, J.Y.; Tang, T.F.; Wong, W.F.; Sethi, G.; Shanmugam, M.K.; Chong, P.P.; Looi, C.Y. The E-Cadherin and N-Cadherin Switch in Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition: Signaling, Therapeutic Implications, and Challenges. Cells 2019, 8(10), 1118. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, S., Ismail, A., Hamid, M., Chong, P., Sun, J. and Tan, S. (2019), "Phytochemicals derived from soya bean husk exert hypoglycemic and anti-adipogenic properties in cell culture models", Nutrition & Food Science , Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/NFS-12-2018-0351
2018
  • Tan, S.H., Syed Husain, S.N.A., Sidik, S.M., Rosli, R., Chong, P.P. (2018). Fas promoter -670 polymorphism and the risk of cervical cancer: A case-control study in multi-ethnic Malaysia. Journal of Epidemiological Research 4(2):1-8.
     
  • Ban, E.Z., Lye, M.S., Chong, P.P., Yap, Y.Y., Lim, S.Y.C., Abdul Rahman, H. (2018) Association of hOGG1 Ser326Cys, ITGA2 C807T, TNF-A -308G>A and XPD Lys751Gln polymorphisms with the survival of Malaysian NPC patients. PLoS One. 13(6):e0198332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198332. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Madhavan P, Jamal F, Pei CP, Othman F, Karunanidhi A, Ng KP. Comparative Study of the Effects of Fluconazole and Voriconazole on Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis and Candida rugosa Biofilms. Mycopathologia. 2018 Jun;183(3):499-511. doi: 10.1007/s11046-018-0243-z.\ (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Tan, S.T.; Ismail, A., Muhajir, H., Chong, P.P., Chong, S.J., Tan, S.S. (2018). Soy Husk Exerts Binary Actions against Hyperglycemia and Adipogenesis in cell-culture models. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
     
  • Madhavan, P., Patil, S.S., Chong, P.P. (2018). Current perspective on Cervical Cancer and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination in South East Asia. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
     
  • Movahed, E., , M.Y., Tan, Cheong, H.C., Lee, Y.Q., Cheok, Y.Y.., Tay, S.T., Chong, .P.P., Wong, W.F., Looi, C.Y. (2018). Lung-infiltrating T Helper 17 Cells is the Major Source of Interleukin-17A During Pulmonary Cryptococcus neoformans Infection" (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Chong, P.P. *, Chin, V.K., Wong, w.F., *, Madhavan, P., Yong, V.C., Looi, C.Y. (2018). Transcriptomic and Genomic Approaches for Unravelling Candida albicans Biofilm Formation and Drug Resistance – An Update. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ng TS, Looi, LJ, Ong, BS, Chong PP. Antifungal and anti-biofilm effects of shallot (Allium ascalonicum) aqueous extract on Candida albicans. J Herbmed Pharmacol. 2018; 7(4): 236-242. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Chin, V.K., Mohd Yusof, A.A., Zakaria, Z.A., Abdullah, W.O., Chong, P.P., Nordin. N., Ibraheem, Z.O., Abdul Majid, R., Basir, R. (2018). TREM-1 modulation produces positive outcome on the histopathology and cytokines release profile of Plasmodium berghei –infected mice. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
2017
  • Ban, E.Z., Lye, M.S., Chong, P.P., Yap, Y.Y., Lim, S.Y.C., Abdul Rahman, H. (2017). Haplotype CGC from XPD, hOGG1 and ITGA2 polymorphisms increases the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Malaysia. PLoS One. 12(11), e0187200. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Bo, Z.M., Tan, G.M., Saranpal, C.S., Ng, K.P., Chong, P.P., Lim, C.S.Y. (2017). Novel Candida albicans multilocus sequence typing (MLST) strains and potential Candida species hybridization in blood isolates of candidemia patients in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2&3: 1-4. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2016
  • Teoh, H.K., Chong, P.P., Abdullah, M., Sekawi, Z., Tan, G.C., Leong, C.F., Cheong, .SK. (2016). Small interfering RNA silencing of interleukin-6 in mesenchymal stromal cells inhibits multiple myeloma cell growth. Leukemia Research. 40, 44-53. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ng, T.S., Desa, M.N.M., Sandai, D., Chong, P.P., Than, L.T.L. (2016). Growth, biofilm formation, antifungal susceptibility and oxidative stress resistance of Candida glabrata are affected by different glucose concentrations. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 40, 331-338. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ali, F., Ismail, A., Esa, N.M., Pei, C. (2016).Cocoa polyphenols treatment ameliorates visceral obesity by reduction lipogenesis and promoting fatty acid oxidation genes in obese rats through interfering with AMPK pathway. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology .118(4), 564-575. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Tan, Y.H., Sidik, S.M., Husain, S.N.A.S., Lye, M.S., Chong, P.P. (2016). CYP1A1 MspI polymorphism and cervical carcinoma risk in the multi-ethnic population of Malaysia: A case-control study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 17 (1), 57-64. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Latiffah, A.L., Zaidah, I., Chong, P.P., Sabariah, A.R., Mehrnoosh, A.Z. (2016). Comparative assessment of a self-sampling device and gynecologist sampling for cytology and HPV DNA detection in a rural and low resource setting: Malaysian experience. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 16 (18), 8495-8501. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Chin, V. K., Lee, T. Y., Rusliza, B., & Chong, P. P. (2016). Dissecting Candida albicans Infection from the Perspective of C. albicans Virulence and Omics Approaches on Host–Pathogen Interaction: A Review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(10), e1643 (ISI-Indexed)
2015
  • Ali, F., Ismail, A., Esa, N.M., Pei, C.P., Kersten, S. (2015). Hepatic genome-wide expression of lipid metabolism in diet-induced obesity rats treated with cocoa polyphenols. Journal of Functional Foods. 17, 969-978. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ng, T.S., Chew, S.Y., Rangasamy, P., Mohd Desa, M.N., Sandai, D., Chong, P.P., Than, L.T.L. (2015). SNF3 as high affinity glucose sensor and its function in supporting the viability of Candida glabrata under glucose-limited environment. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6, 01334. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Choo, K.K., Chong, P.P., Ho, A.S.H., Yong, P.V.C. (2015). The role of host microfilaments and microtubules during opsonin-independent interactions of Cryptococcus neoformans with mammalian lung cells. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 34 (12), 2421-2427. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Aminuddin, F., Ali, F., Ismal, A., Pei, C.P., Hamid, M. (2015). Cocoa polyphenol-rich extract enhances the expression levels of PPAR-γ in the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue of obese-diabetic rats fed a high-fat diet. International Journal of Pharmacology. 11 (4), 307-317 (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Liew, Y.K., Hamat, R.A., Belkum, A.V., Chong, P.P., Neela, V. (2015). Comparative exoproteomics and host inflammatory response in Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections, bacteremia, and subclinical colonization. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 22 (5), 593-603. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Liew, Y.K., Hamat, R.A., Nordin, S.A., Chong, P.P., Neela, V. (2015). The exoproteomes of clonally related Staphylococcus aureus strains are diverse. Annals of Microbiology, 65 (3), 1809-1813. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ng, T.S., Desa, M.N.M., Sandai, D., Chong, P.P., Than, L.T.L. (2015). Phylogenetic and transcripts profiling of glucose sensing related genes in Candida glabrata. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology. 8 (11), e25177. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Lye, M.-S., Visuvanathan, S., Chong, P.-P., Yap, Y.-Y., Lim, C.-C., Ban, E.-Z. (2015). Homozygous wildtype of XPD K751Q polymorphism is associated with increased risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Malaysian population. PLoS ONE. 10 (6), e0130530. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ali, F., Ismail, A., Esa, N.M., Pei, C.P. (2015). Transcriptomics expression analysis to unveil the molecular mechanisms underlying the cocoa polyphenol treatment in diet-induced obesity rats. Genomics. 105 (1), 23-30. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Md Roduan, M.R., Mohtarrudin, N., Pei, C.P., Osman, M., Dusa, N.M. (2015). High expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in high grade human prostate adenocarcinoma. Sains Malaysiana. 44 (5), 727-733. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Saranpal, C.-S., Chong, P.P., Ng, K.P., Lim, C.S.Y. (2015). Genetic relatedness of Candida albicans bloodstream infection clinical isolates in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 11 (3), 294-299. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Choo, K.K., Chong, P.P., Ho, A.S.H. & Yong, V.C. (2015). Effect of Inoculum Size and Culture Age on the Cellular Properties and Host-Pathogen Interactions of Cryptococcus neoformans. British Microbiology Research Journal. 7(2), 100-108.
     
2014
  • Chong, P.P., Tung, C.H., Rahman, N.A.B.A., Yajima, M., Chin, F.W., Yeng, C.L.S., Go, E.S., Chan, C.M.L., Yawata, N., Yamamoto, N. (2014). Prevalence and viral load of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) in pterygia in multi-ethnic patients in the Malay Peninsula. Acta Ophthalmologica. 92 (7), e569-e579. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Lee, P.Y., Gam, L.H., Yong, V.C., Rosli, R., Ng, K.P., Chong, P.P. (2014). Identification of immunogenic proteins of Candida parapsilosis by serological proteome analysis. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 116 (4), 999-1009. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ohba, K., Ichiyama, K., Yajima, M., Gemma, N., Nikaido, M., Wu, Q., Chong, P., Mori, S., Yamamoto, R., Wong, J.E.L., Yamamoto, N. (2014). In vivo and in vitro studies suggest a possible involvement of HPV infection in the early stage of breast carcinogenesis via APOBEC3B induction. PLoS ONE. 9 (5), e97787 (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Lee, P.Y., Gam, L.H., Yong, V.C., Rosli, R., Ng, K.P., Chong, P.P. (2014). Immunoproteomic analysis of antibody response to cell wall-associated proteins of Candida tropicalis. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 117 (3), 854-865. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Alizadeh, F., Abdullah, S.N.A., Chong, P.P., Selamat, A.B. (2014). Expression Analysis of Fatty Acid Biosynthetic Pathway Genes during Interactions of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) with the Pathogenic Ganoderma boninense and Symbiotic Trichoderma harzianum Fungal Organisms. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 32 (1), pp. 70-81. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Khodavandi, A., Alizadeh, F., Vanda, N.A., Karimi, G., Chong, P.P. (2014). Possible mechanisms of the antifungal activity of fluconazole in combination with terbinafine against Candida albicans. Pharmaceutical Biology. 52 (12), 1505-1509. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Lee, P.Y., Yong, V.C., Rosli, R., Gam, L.H., Chong, P.P. (2014). Cloning, expression and purification of squalene synthase from Candida tropicalis in Pichia pastoris. Protein Expression and Purification. 94, 15-21. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Chin, V.-K., Foong, K.-J., Maha, A., Rusliza, B., Norhafizah, M., Chong, P.P. (2014). Multi-Step Pathogenesis and Induction of Local Immune Response by Systemic Candida Albicans Infection in an Intravenous Challenge Mouse Model. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 15 (8), 14848-14867. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Sulaiman, S., Chong, P.P., Mokhtarudin, R., Lye, M.S., Wan Hassan, W.H. (2014). Comparison of nested and ELISA based polymerase chain reaction assays for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnant women with preterm complications. Tropical Biomedicine. 31 (1), 36-45. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Chin, V.K., Foong, K.J., Abdullah, M., Basir, R., Mohtarrudin, N., Chong, P.P. (2014). Pathogenesis of systemic Candida glabrata infection in an intravenous challenge murine model. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8 (5), 3421-3428. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Khodavandi, A., Alizadeh, F., Namvar, F., Mohamad, R., Pei, C.P. (2014). Anti-Candida potential of Allium ascalonicum Linn: Antibiofilm activity and biomolecular mechanism of action. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 8, 349-356 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Visuvanathan S, Chong PP, Yap YY, Lim CC, Tan MK, Lye MS. (2014). Distribution and haplotype associations of XPD Lys751Gln, XRCC1 Arg280His and XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphisms with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the Malaysian population. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 15(6), 2747-51. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Chin VK, Foong KJ, Maha A, Rusliza B, Norhafizah M, Chong PP. (2014). Early expression of local cytokines during systemic Candida albicans infection in a murine intravenous challenge model. Biomedical Reports. 2(6), 869-874.
     
2013
  • Etemad, A., Ramachandran, V., Pishva, S.R., Heidari, F., Aziz, A.F.A., Yusof, A.K.M., Pei, C.P., Ismail, P. (2013). Analysis of Gln223Agr polymorphism of Leptin Receptor gene in type II diabetic mellitus subjects among Malaysians. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 14 (9), 19230-19244. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Liew, Y.K., Neela, V., Hamat, R.A., Nordin, S.A., Chong, P.P. (2013). Modified silver staining in 2DE improves protein detection even at extremely low sample concentration. Electrophoresis. 34 (3), 397-400. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Atshan, S.S., Nor Shamsudin, M., Lung, L.T.T., Sekawi, Z., Pei Pei, C., Karunanidhi, A., Jeevajothi Nathan, , Mateg Ali, A., Ghaznavi-Rad, E., Abduljaleel, S.A., Awang Hamat, R. (2013). Genotypically different clones of Staphylococcus aureus are diverse in the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and biofilm formations. BioMed Research International . 515712. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Sajali, N., Mohd Desa, M.N., Thian Lung, L.T., Pei, C.P. (2013). Anti-hyphal formation property of allicin in suppression of Aspergillus fumigatus growth. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 9 (3), 245-252. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Khodavandi, A., Tahzir, N.A.B., Cheng, P.W., Chen, P.Y.V., Alizadeh, F., Hrmal, N.S., Pei, C.P. (2013). Antifungal activity of Rhizome coptidis and Alpinia galangal against Candida species. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. 7 (3), 1725-1730. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Review a manuscript for the journal Microbial Pathogenesis. The title of the manuscript is "MMTV involvement in human breast cancer: evidence for, against and possible causes of controversies"., 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Review a revised manuscript for Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences. Title of manuscript is "Identification of Gene Mutations in Colorectal Cancer by Next Generation Sequencing with a 7-Gene Panel"., 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Review a manuscript for journal BMC Medical Genetics. Title of manuscript is Effect of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 activity on risk for developing Gilbert's syndrome., 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Review manuscript for The Open Infectious Diseases Journal. The manuscript is titled "Pattern of Antifungal Susceptibility in Pathogenic Molds by Microdilution Method at a Tertiary Care Hospital" , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • The Role of EBNA-1 Gene Expression in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Chromosome Rearrangement, 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Viva Voce for Amos Goh Eng Liang (M.Sc. Applied Sciences) by Research, 2018 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • Review a manuscript for the journal BMC Medical Genetics. Title of manuscript: "Genetic associations in community context: a mixed model approach identifies a functional variant in the RBP4 gene associated with HDL-C dyslipidemia" , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Review a manuscript for journal Frontiers in Microbiology, for the section on Microbial Symbioses. Title of manuscript is "The Influence of Microbial Symbiosis: Emerging Roles of Human Microbiome in Cancer"., 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Review manuscript for Journal of Medical Microbiology. Manuscript is titled "Can Dalbavancin Be Used as a Catheter Lock Solution?", 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of Next Generation Sequencing and Applications, 2012 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Associate Editor for Biomedical Research journal; regularly assigns reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal and liaise with authors and reviewers, 2009 to 2025 (Article in Journal)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • Sri Raja Rajeswari a/p Mahalingam, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • Shafinah bt Ahmad Suhaimi, PhD/ Doctoral  (Co-supervisor (External))
  • Choo Sulin, Celine, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • SRI RAJA RAJESWARI A/P MAHALINGAM  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • CHOO SULIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • ZAIDAH BINTI IBRAHIM  (Main Supervisor)
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Creating International Visibility, Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World, Malaysia National Chapter Relaunch, 21/08/2019 to 21/08/2019, Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (International)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Omics Approaches to Dissect host-pathogen interaction in Staphylococcus aureus infections, 7th International Conference on Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases, 04/06/2018 to 05/06/2018, Conference Series ILC Ltd (International)
ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION
(Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • 2nd International Conference on Oral Microbiology & Oral Immunology, Society for Oral Microbiology and Oral Immunology, and Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2019 to 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Committee Member for Evaluation of Research Grants, Ministry of Education Malaysia, Ministry of Education, Malaysia, 2019 to 2019 (Committee Member)
  • International Conference of Health and Medical Sciences 2019 (IHMSC2019), Faculty of Health and MEdical Sciences, Taylor's University, 2018 to 2019 (Chairman)
  • External Examiner for End of Semester Examination for Semester 2, B.Sc. (Hons) Biomedical Science program, International Medical University, International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia, 2018 to 2019 (External Examiner)
  • Appointment as Evaluation Panel by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry for evaluation, monitoring of academic programs and education facilities offered by Higher Institutions of Learning., Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), 2017 to 2020 (Panel Evaluator)