Curriculum Vitae


Dr Tang Yin Quan

  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, 01/08/2017 to present
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cell Biology), UNIVERSITI MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Biomedical Science, UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, Malaysia
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY SDN BHD, Malaysia
  • Member - Royal Society of Biology, ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY, United Kingdom
  • Royal Society of Biology, Member, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Academic Member, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • Society of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research, Member, 2018 to 2018 (International)
  • European Society of Cardiology Member, Member, 2016 to 2017 (International)
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Member, 2015 to present (International)
  • Stem cells (Stem Cells)
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Cardiology (Angiogenesis, cardiac regeneration)
  • Virology (Dengue, EV71)
  • Traditional Medicine And Natural Products (Phyllanthus)
(Research Area)
  • Genome editing abrogates tumorigenesis and angiogenesis
  • Stem cells applications in regenerative medicine, disease modelling and drug discovery
  • Discovery and development of peptide-based medicine in human (diabetes, heart diseases and cancer) and infectious diseases .
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Eukaryotic Cell Biology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Cell Biology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Human Pathology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Instrumentation in Medical Diagnostic, Laboratory Science and Blood Banking, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Principles of Drug Discovery and Development, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Genes and Tissue Culture Technology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Human Molecular Genetics, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
  • Tang, YQ., Sekaran, SD.. (2011). Prostate Cancer-From Bench to Bedside. By Dr. Philippe E. Spiess (Ed.), In Intech, Evaluation of Phyllanthus, for Its Anti-Cancer Properties (pp. ).
Article in Journals
  • Yap, MS., Tang, YQ., Yeo, Y., Lim, WL., Lim, LW., Tang, KO., Richards, M., Othman, I., Poh, CL., Heng, BC. (2016). Pluripotent Human embryonic stem cell derived neural lineages for in vitro modelling of enterovirus 71 infection and therapy. Virology Journal. 13 (5). (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tang, YQ., Jaganath, IB, Manikam, R., Sekaran, SD. (2015). Phyllanthus spp. Exerts Anti-Angiogenic and Anti-Metastatic Effects through Inhibition on Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzymes. Nutrition and Cancer. 67(5): 783-795. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tang, YQ., Jaganath, IB., Manikam, R., Sekaran, SD. (2014). Inhibition of MAPKs, Myc/Max, NFκB, and Hypoxia pathways by Phyllanthus prevents proliferation, metastasis and angiogenesis in human melanoma (MeWo) cancer cell line . International Journal of Medical Sciences. 11(6):564-577. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tang YQ., Lee SH., Sekaran SD. (2014). Phyllanthus sp a Local Plant with Multiple Medicinal Properties. JUMMEC. 17 (2)
  • Tang, YQ., Jaganath, IB., Manikam, R., Sekaran, SD. (2013). Phyllanthus suppresses Prostate Cancer Cell, PC-3 Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis through Multiple Signalling Pathways (MAPKs, PI3K/Akt, NFκB and Hypoxia). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 13: doi:10.1155/2013/609581. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lee, SH., Tang, YQ., Rathakrishnan, A., Wang, SM., Ong, KC., Manikam, R., Payne, BJ., Jaganath, IB., Sekaran, SD. (2013). Effect of a Local Malaysian Medicinal Plant (Phyllanthus) against Dengue Virus 2. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 13: doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-192. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tang, YQ., Jaganath, IB., Sekaran, SD. (2010). Phyllanthus spp. Induces Selective Growth Inhibition of PC-3 and MeWo Human Cancer Cells through Modulation of Cell Cycle and Induction of Apoptosis. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12644. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012644. (ISI-Indexed)
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Investigating the modulatory effects of Swietenia Macrophylla seed extracts and limonoid compounds in regulating macrophage cholesterol homeostasis , Co-researcher, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • In silico prediction and in vitro validation of mauriporin-derived peptides as potential therapeutic anticancer agents, Project Leader, 2018 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • The role of Glycyrrhizic acid and glabridin on pigmentation as anti-melanogenesis in aging, Co-researcher, 2018 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • As an editor member of International Journal of Neuroinformatics, my job description are as follows: 1. Chooses the philosophical direction of the publication. 2. Screening of manuscripts submitted for possible publication 3. Determine whether article to be accepted or rejected, 2018 to 2022 (Article in Journal)
  • Undergraduate ("Biomedical Science", "Biotechnology" and "Food science and Nutrition) Honors theses, 2017 to 2017 (Thesis)
  • Manuscript reviewer for Scientific Reports - Nature (Manuscript number: SREP-16-00746-T), 2016 to 2016 (Article in Journal)
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
  • SOON TSUEY NING  (Main Supervisor)
  • TARINI A/P VEERAPPAN , Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
  • Tanish Rave, Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
  • Anticancer properties of human salivary-derived peptides targeting MCF-7 breast cancer cells, Gloria Ng Hui Ying, Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
  • Anticancer activity of Hybrid Peptide, RetroMad1 against cancer cells, Vyvian Lee Yee Ting, Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
  • Discovery and development of potent and non-toxic anticancer peptides from Scorpion Venom, Kirubhan Nadarajan, Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
  • Investigation of the correlation between antioxidant and anticancer properties of Forsythia Suspensa, Ligustrum lucidum and Lycium chinense fruit water plant extract on breast cancer cell line, MANOSHA A/P RAGUNATHAN , Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • In Silico Identification and Biological Evaluation of Anticancer Peptides Derived from Scorpion Venom, ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2018, 03/12/2018 to 04/12/2018, Sunway University and University of Cambridge (International)
  • Understanding the poor angiogenic capacity of the heart, 21st ICGEB Annual Symposium, 14/06/2016 to 15/06/2016, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (International)
  • IN SILICO INVESTIGATION of FUNCTIONAL SCORPION VENOM DERIVED PEPTIDES TARGETING CANCER CELLS, 2018 IUBMB SEOUL, 04/06/2018 to 08/06/2018, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB) (International)
  • The angiogenic potential of mammalian heart is halted soon after birth, ESGCT and ISSCR Congress, 17/10/2016 to 22/10/2016, European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (International)
  • Phyllanthus suppresses prostate (PC-3) and melanoma (MeWO) cancers proliferation and induces apoptosis through multiple signalling pathways, 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 25/04/2015 to 28/04/2015, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) (International)
  • The anticancer properties of Malaysia local medicinal plant, Phyllanthus against melanoma and prostate cancer cells, International Research Symposium on Population Health, Malaysia, 19/11/2013 to 20/11/2013, Centre for Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (International)
  • Effects of Potential of Malaysian Medicinal Plant (Phyllanthus) Against Dengue Virus Type 2 (DENV2), 9th Asia-Pacific Congress Medical Virology (APCMV), 06/06/2012 to 08/06/2012, Australian Society for Microbiology (International)
  • The anti-metastatic and anti-angiogenesis properties of Phyllanthus species, 18th International Student Congress of (Bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS), 07/06/2011 to 10/06/2011, International Student Congress of (Bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) (International)
  • Potential Anticancer Properties of Phyllanthus Against Skin Melanoma and Prostate Cancer Cells, Creativity and Innovation Expo University of Malaya 2010, 01/04/2010 to 03/04/2010, University of Malaya (National)
  • Anticarcinogenic properties of extracts derived from medicinal plant, Phyllanthus on human skin and prostate cancer cells, UK-Malaysia Symposia of Cancer Drug Discovery and Development, 24/02/2010 to 25/02/2010, Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (Carif) (International)
  • Understanding the poor angiogenic capacity of mammalian heart, Myocardial Function & Cellular Biology of the Heart Meeting 2017, 25/05/2017 to 28/11/2017, ESC of "Myocardial Function" and "Cellular Biology of the Heart" (International)
  • Understanding the poor angiogenic capacity of mammalian heart, HFA Winter Meeting on Translational Heart Failure Research, 25/01/2017 to 28/01/2017, Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA)  (International)
  • The poor angiogenic potential of mammalian adult heart, Joint International Meeting Perspectives in Vascular Biology, 26/09/2016 to 28/09/2016, "German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology" & "Endothelial Signalling and Vascular Repair" (International)
  • Early differential changes in microvascular barrier function in response to Dengue virus, 45th Parasitological Society of Southern Africa (PARSA) Conference, 28/08/2016 to 31/08/2016, Parasitological Society of Southern Africa  (International)
  • Microvascular Endothelial Cells Responses towards Dengue Virus Infection, 2nd Conference on Impedance-Based Cellular Assays, 21/08/2013 to 23/08/2013, Universit t Regensburg (International)
  • Blood-Brain Barrier Responses to African Trypanosome Infection, 2nd Conference on Impedance-Based Cellular Assays , 21/08/2013 to 23/08/2013, Semmelweis University (International)
  • Inhibitory Potential of Malaysian Medicinal Plant (Phyllanthus) Against Dengue Virus Type 2 (DENV2), National Postgraduate Seminar (NPS2012), 14/06/2012 to 15/06/2012, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya (University)
  • Phyllanthus spp. as potent antiviral agent against Dengue viruses, 4th Asian Regional Dengue Research Network Meeting, DUKE-NUS Emerging Infectious Diseases Inauguration Symposium, 08/12/2009 to 11/12/2009, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore  (International)
(Contribution Details),(Donor/Contributor),(Type),(Category)
  • Anticancer evaluation of RetroMad1 peptides, Biovalence Sdn Bhd, Research Materials (Gift)
  • Anticancer evaluation of semi-synthetic natural compounds from University of Duhok , University of Duhok, Research Materials (Gift)
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • Transforming Education through Trailblazing Innovations, Education, Monash University Malaysia campus, 2018 (Creativity)
  • Silver Award - Putra InnoCreative Competition 2018, Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2018 (Creativity)
  • Travel Grant, Education, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, 2018 (Fellowship)
  • IUBMB YSP Observer Fellowship, Conference, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), 2018 (Fellowship)
  • 24th IUBMB-15th FAOBMB Congress (IUBMB Seoul 2018) - Travel Grant, Conference, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), 2018 (Fellowship)
  • The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships programme: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Education, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy , 2015 (Fellowship)
  • National Science Fellowship, Education, Ministry of Higher Education, 2009 (Fellowship)
(Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
  • Volunteer in "Program Keusahawanan Taylors-CIMB Islamic (PPR Sri Pantai & PPR Kg Limau)", 03/02/2018 to 03/02/2018 (Community)
  • Volunteer in "Program Keusahawanan Taylors-CIMB Islamic (PPR Kg Muhibbah)", 27/01/2018 to 27/01/2018 (Community)
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Let's Integrate Technology into the Classroom, Non research, 17/11/2017 to 17/11/2017 (University)
  • Research Engagement @ Taylor's, Research, 10/11/2017 to 10/11/2017 (University)
  • Human Resource Policies, Non research, 27/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 (University)
  • Talk on Malaysian Research Assessment (MyRA) , Research, 27/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 (University)
  • Be Visible Through Research Expert Management System (REMS) , Research, 27/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 (University)
  • Taylor's Graduate Capabilities, Non research, 25/10/2017 to 25/10/2017 (University)
  • Managing & Appreciating Leaner's Diversity, Non research, 23/10/2017 to 23/10/2017 (University)
  • Academic Policies & Procedures (Part 2), Non research, 11/10/2017 to 11/10/2017 (University)
  • Academic Policies & Procedures (Part 1), Non research, 09/10/2017 to 09/10/2017 (University)
  • TEG & University Induction, Non research, 06/10/2017 to 06/10/2017 (University)
  • Teaching & Learning Support @ Intellect and Information Exploration, Non research, 06/10/2017 to 06/10/2017 (University)
  • SBS Sharing Session: Innovative Assessment Strategies and Tools , Non research, 04/10/2017 to 04/10/2017 (Department/School)
  • Maximising Learning through Collaborative Classroom (X-Space) , Non research, 20/09/2017 to 20/09/2017 (University)
  • Your TIMES Begins, Non research, 19/09/2017 to 19/09/2017 (University)
  • Taylor's Teaching & Learning Framework, Research, 19/09/2017 to 19/09/2017 (University)
  • Successful Delegation: Supervise and Encourage , Research, 23/08/2017 to 23/08/2017 (University)
  • Building Trust Incrementally , Non research, 23/08/2017 to 23/08/2017 (University)
  • Choosing the Right Team Culture , Non research, 23/08/2017 to 23/08/2017 (University)
  • Basic and Clinical Immunology Course 2013, Research, 23/07/2013 to 27/07/2013 (International)