Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Dr Lai Zee Wei


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Lecturer I, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, 14/04/2014 to present
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Industrial Biotechnology), UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology), UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, Malaysia
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 2018 to 2019, Member, 2018 to 2019 (National)
  • Organization for Women In Science For the Developing World, Member, 2017 to 2018 (National)
  • Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Member, 2015 to 2017 (National)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Fermentation Technology (bioprocess, upstream)
RESEARCH INTEREST
(Research Area)
  • Isolation and purification of probiotic strains for skin treatment
  • Lipase production from B.cenocepacia using waste oil as replacement substrate
  • Hyaluronic acid production from Streptococcus and recombinant strains
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Introduction to Biotechnology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Introduction to Microbiology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2015)
  • Applied and Industrial Microbiology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2014)
  • Bioprocess Technology, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2014)
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Development of fermentation process for hyaluronic acid production by recombinant Escherichia coli using stirred tank bioreactor, Project Leader, 2017 to 2019 (Taylor's University)
  • Natural deep eutectic solvent for bioethanol production using lignocellulosic biomass, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2018 (Taylor's University)
  • Natural deep eutectic solvent for bioethanol production using lignocellulosic biomass, Co-researcher, 2017 to 2018 (Taylor's University)
  • Hyaluronic acid biosynthesis using Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Project Leader, 2015 to 2017 (Taylor's University)
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • As paper reviewer in International Conference Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Proceeding)
  • As a manuscript reviewer Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (APJMBB), 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • As a manuscript reviewer in Malaysian Applied Biology Journal, 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript Reviewer in Process Chemistry Journal, 2016 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • For undergraduate (Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science) Honors Thesis 2014 to present, 2014 to 2018 (Thesis)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • CHEANG QING HONG  (Main Supervisor)
COMPLETED
  • Isolation Bifido and Lactobacillus from human breast milk, Eilidh Mackay, Bachelor s degree  (Main Supervisor)
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • Expression of hyaluronan synthase (hasA) and production of hyaluronic acid through biosynthesis of recombinant Escherichia coli., SEE 2018 conference on Science, Engineering & Environment (SEE), 12/11/2018 to 14/11/2018, Geomate (International)
  • Biosynthesis of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid by Streptococcus zooepidemicus using oxygen vector and helical ribbon impeller., Proceedings of the International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology 2011, 08/12/2011 to 11/12/2011, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (International)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • Effect of waste oils on lipase production by Burkholderia cenocepacia, International Conference on Advances of Biotechnology,, 23/07/2018 to 25/07/2018, Gavin Conferences (International)
POSTER PRESENTER
  • Hyaluronic acid biosynthesis by Escherichia coli Rosetta (DE3) strains in different mode of bioreactor operation., 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 13/12/2012 to 15/12/2012, Malaysian Society for Microbiology (National)
  • Hyaluronic acid biosynthesis by recombinant Escherichia coli in batch cultivation, National Postgraduate Seminar, 23/07/2012 to 25/07/2012, UM (National)
  • Improvement of hyaluronic acid biosynthesis by Streptococcus zooepidemicus ATCC 39920 and recombinant Escherichia coli Rosetta (DE3), UPM's Research and Innovation, 18/07/2012 to 20/07/2012, UPM (University)
  • Influence of glucose and nitrogen concentration on hyaluronic acid production by Streptococcus zooepidemicus ATCC 39920 using 2-L stirred tank bioreactor., International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria, 25/07/2010 to 27/07/2010, UPM (International)
OTHERS
  • Lipase Production by Burkholderia cenocepacia using waste oils as substrate in shake flask culture, Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar, 21/05/2018 to 23/08/2018, Taylor's University (National)
  • Biosynthesis of lipase by Burkholderia cenocepacia using wasted cooking oil as replacement substrate in shake flask culture., Fundamental Science Congress, 13/11/2017 to 14/11/2017, UPM (National)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • General fellowship from International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), Special, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2018 (Fellowship)
  • UPM's Research and Innovative Competition 2012, Competition, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2012 (Gold medal)
ACADEMIC/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION
(Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar, Malaysian Society of biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2018 to 2018 (Advisor)
  • Women In Sicences Forum, OWSD MC, 2017 to 2017 (Committee Member)
CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
  • Teaching Sciences subject in Chin Education Children Center, 11/10/2017 to 12/10/2017 (Community)
  • Tree Planting in SS3/33 Taman Universiti, Petaling Jaya, 17/10/2015 to 17/10/2015 (Community)
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Elsevier Publishing Workshop, Research, 25/07/2018 to 25/07/2018 (University)
  • Understanding DNA using molecular tools workshop, Research, 02/07/2018 to 04/07/2018 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) for the IUBMB Advanced School 2018- Frontiers in Infection Associated Cancer, Research, 17/06/2018 to 20/06/2018 (International)
  • Share, Create, and re-use Interactive Content with H5P, Non research, 07/05/2018 to 07/05/2018 (University)
  • Incorporating Future Ready Skills with Experiential Learning, Research, 15/05/2017 to 17/05/2017
  • Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar (IBS), Research, 13/05/2017 to 13/05/2017
  • Effective Presentation Skills for Researchers, Research, 12/04/2017 to 12/04/2017
  • Enabling Anytime Anywhere Teaching through Online Interactive Classroom, Research, 07/04/2017 to 07/04/2017
  • SEMINAR KEFAHAMAN HAKCIPTA (SIRI 1), Research, 15/03/2017 to 15/03/2017
  • Protein Expression and Vaccine Production in bioreactors, Research, 10/01/2017 to 13/01/2017