Dr Lee Khai Wooi

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nanobiotechnology, UPM, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Microbiology, UPM, Malaysia

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular virology (hepatitis B virus, influenza virus, turnip yellow mosaic virus, bacteriophage)
  • Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Drugs and gene delivery; Vaccine delivery and development.

Research Interest

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  • Nanoparticles in influenza subunit vaccine development: Immunogenicity enhancement. (ISI-Indexed), Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses - Article in Journals
  • Histidine-tagged turnip yellow mosaic virus (TYMV) coat protein: Virus-like particle (VLP) formation and its stability under extreme chemical and thermal conditions., Journal of Virological Methods - Article in Journals
  • Nickel affinity precipitation of histidine-tagged turnip yellow mosaic virus-like nanoparticle from crude Escherichia coli lysate, Journal of Chromatography A - Article in Journals
  • Native agarose gel electrophoresis and electroelution: A fast and cost effective method to separate the small and large Hepatitis B nucleocapsids. (ISI-Indexed), ELECTROPHORESIS - Article in Journals
  • Delivery of chimeric hepatitis B core particles into liver cells. (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Applied Microbiology - Article in Journals
  • Nano-glue: An alternative way to display cell-internalizing peptide (CIP) at the spikes of hepatitis B virus core nanoparticles for cell-targeting delivery. (ISI-Indexed), Molecular Pharmaceutics - Article in Journals
  • Recombinant hepatitis B virus core particles: Association, dissociation and encapsidation of green fluorescent protein. (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Virological Methods - Article in Journals


  • Design and Innovation of a Prototype of Versatile Biosensor Using Recombinant IgM Binding Protein (FcMR) ,  Co-researcher2020 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 Leader2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Display of the conserved antigenic epitopes of influenza virus and cell targeting peptide on HBV nanoparticles.,  Project Leader2013 to 2016, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

  • FAOBMB Travel Fellowship 2018, Special, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Fellowship , 2018
  • Employee Education Subsidy Scheme for Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, 2012-2014 (Taylor s University, Malaysia), Education, Taylor's University, Scholarship , 2012
  • Gold Medal Award-the Invention, Research and Innovation Exhibition 2008 (PRPI 08). , Exhibition/Invention, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Creativity , 2008

Paper Presented

  • Engineering Turnip yellow mosaic virus coat nanoparticles for drugs delivery to cancer cells, IUBMB Advanced School 2018-Frontiers in Infection-Associated Cancer (WORKSHOP), POSTER PRESENTER , 17/06/2018 to 20/06/2018
  • Aseptic technique and the isolation of microorganisms., Microbiology Workshop (SEMINAR), INVITED SEMINAR , 24/05/2017 to 24/05/2017
  • Virus-like particle (VLP) - A platform for peptide presentation via genetic & chemical modifications., Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Seminar (SEMINAR), INVITED SEMINAR , 21/03/2014 to 21/03/2014
  • Targeting animal cancer cells using plant virus-like nanoparticles produced in Escherichia coli. , 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology in Health Care (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 23/11/2017 to 24/11/2017
  • Turnip yellow mosaic virus (TYMV) capsid as potential molecular nanocarrier: Production and characterization of surface chemistry. In 4th International congress on nanoscience & nanotechnology, University Sains Malaysia (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 28/01/2016 to 29/01/2016
  • Virus-like nanoparticles of turnip yellow mosaic virus produced in Escherichia coli: Expression, purification and stability characterization., 4th International congress on nanoscience & nanotechnology (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 28/01/2016 to 29/01/2016
  • Molecular display on virus/virus-like nanomaterials via chemical approach. In 1st International conference on applied chemistry., 1st International conference on applied chemistry (CONFERENCE), PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER , 14/03/2016 to 17/03/2016
  • 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. (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 26/09/2013 to 28/09/2013
  • Molecular Display on Virus/Virus-like Nanomaterials Via Chemical Approach, 1st International Conference on Applied Chemistry (1 ICAC), dated 14-17 march 2015 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 14/03/2015 to 17/03/2015