Curriculum Vitae


Professor Dr Chong Pei Pei


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)


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


·         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

  • Impact Lab Director, Digital Health and Innovations Impact Lab, 01/09/2021 to present
  • Head of Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 01/10/2021 to 31/12/2022
  • Chairperson of International Health and Medical Sciences Conference 2019, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 23/04/2018 to 10/03/2019
  • 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
  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (Snps) (SNPs and cancer association)
  • Bacteriology (molecular genotyping and epidemiology, multidrug resistance)
  • Mycology (host-pathogen interactions, drug resistance)
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Research and Laboratory Management, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
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Article in Journals
  • Chong, P.P. (2022). Unraveling POLN germline mutations in familial nasopharyngeal carcinoma: Complementary evidence from gene association and molecular studies. eBioMedicine, 86, 104326/ (ISI-Indexed)
  • Namdari, S., Chong, P. P., Behzad-Behbahani, A., Geramizadeh, B., Nazhvani, A. D., Sekawi, Z., & Farhadi, A. (2022). Human herpesvirus 6A and 6B and polyomavirus JC and BK infections in renal cell carcinoma and their relationship with p53, p16INK4a, Ki-67, and nuclear factor-kappa B expression. Microbiology and immunology, 66(11), 510–518. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Wong S, Chong P, Lee S. Association of High-risk Human Papillomavirus Titer and Pathogenic Co-infections with Cervical Tissue Cytopathology. EJMO. 2022; 6(4): 282-298 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Farhadi A, Namdari S, Chong PP, Geramizadeh B, Behzad-Behbahani A, Sekawi Z, Sharifzadeh S. Epstein-Barr virus infection is associated with the nuclear factor-kappa B p65 signaling pathway in renal cell carcinoma. BMC Urol. 2022 Feb 7;22(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12894-022-00964-2. PMID: 35130882; PMCID: PMC8822771. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chong P.P., Rubin J.B., Abdullah M., Conforti F., Klein S.L., Liu W. (2022). Editorial: Differential Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors due to Age and Sex Factors . Frontiers in Immunology 13, 2022. DOI=10.3389/fimmu.2022.941254 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nuratiqah F., Chin, V.K., Chong P.P., Lim WF, Lim CW, Basir R, Chang SK, Lee TY. (2022). Riboflavin as a promising antimicrobial agent? A multi-perspective review. Current Research in Microbial Sciences 3, 2022:100111. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Ng, C. X., Affendi, M. M., Chong, P. P., & Lee, S. H. (2022). The potential of plant-derived extracts and compounds to augment anticancer effects of chemotherapeutic drugs. Nutrition and Cancer, doi:10.1080/01635581.2022.2069274
  • Thomas, D. A. ., Lee, J. V. K., Choo, S., Rao, H. ., & Chong, P. P. (2022). Effects of fresh garlic extract on Candida albicans sessile cells, biofilms and biofilm associated genes, Flo-8 and Ndt80. Life Sciences, Medicine and Biomedicine, 6(1).
  • Dirong, G.; Nematbakhsh, S.; Selamat, J.; Chong, P.P.; Idris, L.H.; Nordin, N.; Fatchiyah, F.; Abdull Razis, A.F. Omics-Based Analytical Approaches for Assessing Chicken Species and Breeds in Food Authentication. Molecules 2021, 26, 6502. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sharif Nia, H., Chong, P. P., Yiong Huak, C., Gorgulu, O., Taghipour, B., Sivarajan Froelicher, E., Pahlevan Sharif, S., & Rahmatpour, P. (2021). Clinical accuracy and agreement between tympanic and forehead body temperature measurements for screening of patients with COVID-19. Journal of clinical nursing, 10.1111/jocn.16166. Advance online publication. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Foo, J.B.; Looi, Q.H.; How, C.W.; Lee, S.H.; Al-Masawa, M.E.; Chong, P.P.; Law, J.X. Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes and MicroRNAs in Cartilage Regeneration: Biogenesis, Efficacy, miRNA Enrichment and Delivery. Pharmaceuticals 2021, 14, 1093. (ISI-Indexed)
  • S. Choo, P.P. Chong, S.T. Tay, E.H. Wong, P. Madhavan, P. Yong. Inhibition of sessile and biofilm growth in various Aspergillus species by allicin associated with disruption to structural changes in cell wall. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 101(S1) (2021) 8–119. (ISI-Indexed)
  • N. Sajali, M.N. Mohd Desa, L.T.L. Than, V.K . Chin, P.P. Chong. (2021) Allicin modulates expression of cell wall-related genes in Aspergillus fumigatus. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 101(S1) (2021) 384–402 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kanabalan RD, Lee LJ, Lee TY, Chong PP, Hassan L, Ismail R, Chin VK. (2021) Human tuberculosis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex: A review on genetic diversity, pathogenesis and omics approaches in host biomarkers discovery. Microbiological Research 246:126674. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Alshrari, A. S., Hudu, S. A., Asdaq, S., Ali, A. M., Kin, C. V., Omar, A. R., Pei, C. P., & Sekawi, Z. (2021). Bioinformatics analysis of rhinovirus capsid proteins VP1-4 sequences for cross-serotype vaccine development. Journal of infection and public health, 14(11), 1603–1611. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nematbakhsh, S., Pei, C. P., Selamat, J., Nordin, N., Idris, L. H., & Razis, A. F. A. (2021). Molecular regulation of lipogenesis, adipogenesis and fat deposition in chicken. Genes, 12(3) doi:10.3390/genes12030414 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chai, J.Y., Sugumar, V., Alshawsh, M.A., Wong, W.F., Arya, A., Chong, P.P., Looi, C.Y. The role of smoothened-dependent and-independent hedgehog signaling pathway in tumorigenesis (2021) Biomedicines, 9 (9), art. no. 1188. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Harinash Rao, Sulin Choo, Diajeng Sekar Adisuri, Sri Raja Rajeswari, Priya Madhavan, Abdah Md. Akim*, Pei Pei Chong*. 2021. Approaches for Mitigating Microbial Biofilm-related Drug Resistance: A Focus on Micro- and Nanotechnologies. Molecules, 26(7):1870. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kang X, Handayani DOD, Chong PP, Acharya UR. Profiling of pornography addiction among children using EEG signals: A systematic literature review. (2020) Comput Biol Med. 2020 Aug 18;125:103970. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.103970. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Barantalab, F.,Chong, P.-P.,Lee, C.,Yiau, S.K.X.,Chang, K.M.,Seman, Z.,Abdullah, M. (2020) Plasma and cell lysate proteins associated with treatment outcome in acute myeloid leukaemia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences 16 (2) ,pp.23 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Albujja MH, Messaudi SA, Vasudevan R, Al Ghamdi S, Chong PP, Ghani KA, Ranneh Y, Alaidarous M, Ismail P. (2020) Identification of Potential Genes for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Prostate Cancer Susceptibility in Four X-chromosome Regions with High Frequency of Microvariant Alleles. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2020 Aug 1;21(8):2271-2280. doi: 10.31557/APJCP.2020.21.8.2271. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Mohammed H.Albujja, Ramachandran Vasudevan, Saleh Alghamdi, Chong P.Pei, Khairul A.Bin Mohd Ghani, Yazan Ranneh, Patimah B.Ismail. A review of studies examining the association between genetic biomarkers (short tandem repeats and single-nucleotide polymorphisms) and risk of prostate cancer: the need for valid predictive biomarkers. Prostate International (article in press)
  • Chin, VK, Yong, VC, Chong PP, Nordin, SA, Basir, R, Abdullah, M. (2020). Mycobiome in the Gut: A Multiperspective Review. Mediators of Inflammation 2020(2):1-16. DOI: 10.1155/2020/9560684 (ISI-Indexed)
  • RChoo S, Chin VK, Wong EH, Madhavan P, Tay ST, Yong PVC, Chong PP. Review: antimicrobial properties of allicin used alone or in combination with other medications. Folia Microbiol (Praha). 2020 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s12223-020-00786-5. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohammed H.Albujja, Ramachandran Vasudevan, Saleh Alghamdi, Chong P.Pei, Khairul A.Bin Mohd Ghani, Yazan Ranneh, Patimah B.Ismail. (2020). A review of studies examining the association between genetic biomarkers (short tandem repeats and single-nucleotide polymorphisms) and risk of prostate cancer: the need for valid predictive biomarkers. Prostate International (article in press) doi:10.1016/j.prnil.2019.11.003
  • Saleemi, M. A., Ahmad, B., Benchoula, K., Vohra, M. S., Mea, H. J., Chong, P. P., Palanisamy, N. K., & Wong, E. H. (2020). Emergence and molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 and HIV to target host cells and potential therapeutics. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 85, .1-14. [ISI/Scopus Indexed, Impact Factor: 2.773] (ISI-Indexed)
  • Barantalab, F., Chong, P.P., Lee, C., Kang, S.X.Y, Chang, K.M., Seman, Z., Abdullah, M. (2020). Plasma and Cell Lysate Proteins Associated With Treatment Outcome in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Mal J Med Health Sci 16(2): 23-29. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Lee SH, Looi CY, Chong PP, Foo JB, Looi QH, Ng CX, Ibrahim Z.(2020) Comparison of Isolation, Expansion and Cryopreservation Techniques to Produce Stem Cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous teeth (SHED) with better Regenerative Potential. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. doi: 10.2174/1574888X15666200928110923. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32988356. (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)
  • Choo, K., Chin, V., Chong, P., Ho, S., & Yong, V. (2019). Cell surface proteins of Cryptococcus neoformans mediate adherence and internalisation into mammalian cells. Journal of Health And Translational Medicine, 22(2), 24-30. doi:10.22452/jummec.vol22no2.4 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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. (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. (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.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • New vaccination technology via skin absorption: Elucidation of skin penetration and immunogenicity profiles of an antigen model, Co-researcher, 2022 to 2025 (National)
  • Innovative Silver Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Phytochemicals for Targeting Candida glabrata Biofilm: Unravelling Its Modulatory Effects on Gene Expression, Host Oxidative Response and Antimicrobial Defense, Co-researcher, 2021 to 2024 (National)
  • Investigating anticancer activity of anti-MIRNA 21, MIR-145 mimics and Doxorubicin Cocktail packaged in nanoparticles conjugated with A6 Tumour-homing peptide for targeted inhibition of triple-negative breast cancer , Co-researcher, 2020 to 2024 (National)
  • Multi-use Illuminated Cervical Sampling Device (PapLight Pro) and Artificial Intelligence-driven Pap Smear Image Analysis, Project Leader, 2019 to 2022 (National)
  • Profiling of Pornography Addiction among Children using Neuro-Physiological Computational Model (NCM), Co-researcher, 2019 to 2022 (National)
  • A framework for automated cancer cells detection using computer vision and deep learning algorithms, Co-researcher, 2019 to 2023 (National)
  • Preparation and evaluation of novel allicin-encapsulated 3-D printed microbots for targeting antimicrobial-resistant microbes, Project Leader, 2019 to 2023 (National)
  • Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites in Combination with Allicin for Targeting Fungal Biofilm of C. Albicans, C. Neoformans and A. Fumigatus , Project Leader, 2018 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • Invited Reviewer : eBioMedicine (member of The Lancet family of journals, and has an Impact Factor of 8 143 (2020 Journal Citation Reports , Clarivate 2021). Manuscript Title: Rare POLN variants confer risk for familial nasopharyngeal carcinoma through weaken Epstein-Barr virus lytic infection, 2022 to 2022 (Article in Journal)
  • Review Editor in Microbial Immunology for the journal Frontiers in Microbiology , 2022 to 2023 (Article in Journal)
  • External Examiner for RMIT University, Australia. Student: Debolina Majumdar Degree: Doctor of Philosophy Thesis title: Characterisation of novel proteins secreted by Campylobacter jejuni and their potential relevance to chicken colonisation, 2022 to 2022 (Thesis)
  • Review Editor in Microbial Immunology for journal Frontiers in Microbiology, 2022 to 2024
  • Reviewer for Promotion to Associate Professor, 2022 to 2022
  • External Examiner - University of Malaya- Master of Medical Science Name of Student: Alexandria Sonia Karajacob (S2004674/1) Program: Master of Medical Science Title of Thesis: MYCOBIOME DIVERSITY IN ORAL THRUSH PATIENTS VERSUS HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS , 2022 to 2022 (Thesis)
  • Guest Editor for the Conference Proceedings Abstracts Compilation with 74 abstracts, for Taylor's University Graduate Research Symposium 2021, along with professors and academic staff from Mahidol University, Thailand and Shiraz University, Iran., 2021 to 2022 (Article in Proceeding)
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis from RMIT University, Australia, 2021 to 2021 (Thesis)
  • To screen through the manuscripts submitted and recommend to be reviewed by appointed reviewers, or to reject the submitted manuscripts, and to recommend final acceptance of manuscripts, 2021 to 2022 (Article in Journal)
  • Special Topic Editor for Frontiers in Immunology (Q1 journal, impact factor 8.9, most cited immunology journal). Topic title: Differential Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors due to Age and Sex Factors Other Co-Editors for this special topic included: 1. Prof Dr. Sabra Klein, Johns Hopkins University 2. Prof Dr. Joshua B, Rubin, Washington University in St Louis 3. Prof. Dr. WanLi Liu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 4. Prof. Dr. Maha Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia 5. Dr. Fabio Conforti, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, 2021 to 2022 (Article in Journal)
  • Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers in Immunology (Q1 journal, impact factor 8.786) This journal is the official journal of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)., 2021 to 2024 (Article in Journal)
  • Thesis Examiner for University of New England, NSW, Australia for thesis titled Fungal Feelings: the role of the mycobiome in the development and treatment of depression . , 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • External Examiner for Thesis and Viva of Ph.D. student for University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for Jasper Elvin James, thesis titled "Azole resistance in Fusarium solani species complex: investigation of resistance mechanisms , 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • 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)
  • 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 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 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 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 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)
  • Viva Voce for Amos Goh Eng Liang (M.Sc. Applied Sciences) by Research, 2018 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • The Role of EBNA-1 Gene Expression in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Chromosome Rearrangement, 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • 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)
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
  • 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)
  • DIAJENG SEKAR ADISURI  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • ZAIDAH BINTI IBRAHIM  (Main Supervisor)
  • NINA YOUNESZADE  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • HARINASH RAO A/L PRECASA ROE  (Main Supervisor)
  • HON HUI JUEN  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • NG CHU XIN  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • SHARON RACHEL WONG  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • SITI HAJAR BINTI YUSOFF  (Main Supervisor)
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells with Anti-miRNA21 and Doxorubicin via Nanoparticles, UPM-MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory CanRes Webinar Series, 26/05/2022 to 26/05/2022, UPM-MAKNA Cancer Research Laboratory (National)
  • 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)
  • 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)
(Product Name),(Type),(Level)
(Contribution Details),(Donor/Contributor),(Type),(Category)
  • Sponsorship grant from Malaysian Research Grant from the NIH, MOH amounting to RM 43,695.00 in the form of research reagents and consumables for a research project on "Serial Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 in Saliva of Patients". , National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institut Kesihatan Negara, Ministry of Health, Research Materials (Gift)
  • External Assessor For Promotion to Associate Professor, University of Malaya, 2020 to 2020 (External Referee/Assessor)
  • 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)