Dr Yeo Siok Koon

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Food Biotechnology, UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Food Technology, UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA, Malaysia

Professional Qualification


Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Food Science/ Technology, Food Microbiology, Food Product Development

Research Interest

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  • Oral probiotic and its delivery carriers to improve oral health: A review (ISI-Indexed), Microbiology - Article in Journals
  • The effect of electroporation on the growth characteristics and antimicrobial activity of lactic acid bacteria (ISI-Indexed), Malaysian Journal of Microbiology - Article in Journals
  • Soy fermentation by indigenous oral probiotic Streptococcus spp. and its antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens (ISI-Indexed), International Food Research Journal - Article in Journals
  • Development of indigenous Streptococcus salivarius TUCC 1253-fermented soy oral strip using Box-Behnken design for oral health (SCOPUS-Indexed), Food Research - Article in Journals
  • Development and characterization of pumpkin crackers containing live culture of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Malaysian Journal of Microbiology - Article in Journals
  • Simulation of decontamination and transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis, and Listeria monocytogenes during handling of raw vegetables in domestic kitchens (ISI-Indexed), FOOD CONTROL - Article in Journals
  • Comparison of the Microbiological Quality and Safety between Conventional and Organic Vegetables Sold in Malaysia (ISI-Indexed), FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY - Article in Journals
  • Isolation and characterization of an atypical Metschnikowia sp. strain from the skin scraping of a dermatitis patient (ISI-Indexed), PLoS ONE - Article in Journals
  • Identification and characterization of Daldinia eschscholtzii isolated from skin scrapings, nails, and blood (ISI-Indexed), PeerJ - Article in Journals
  • Effect of Electroporation on Bioconversion of Isoflavones and Probiotic Properties of Parents and Subsequent Passages of Bifidobacterium Longum. (ISI-Indexed), Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Article in Journals
  • Hypolipidemic effect of Goami-3 rice (Oryza sativa L. cv. Goami-3) on C57BL/6 mice is mediated by the regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha and -gamma. (ISI-Indexed), Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry - Article in Journals
  • Effect of fermentation on the phytochemical contents and antioxidant properties of plant foods. - Book Chapter
  • Probiotics and the BSH-related Cholesterol Lowering Mechanism: A Jekyll and Hyde Scenario (ISI-Indexed), Critical Reviews in Biotechnology - Article in Journals
  • Effect of electroporation on viability and bioconversion of isoflavones in mannitol-soymilk fermented by lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (ISI-Indexed), Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture - Article in Journals
  • Effect and Application of Sublethal Ultrasound, Electroporation and UV radiations in bioprocessing (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Microbiology - Article in Journals


  • Effect of physical treatments on the bacteriocin production of lactic acid bacteria,  Project Leader2017 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Development of probiotic-fermented-soy-based orally-dissolving strip for oral health,  Co-researcher2014 to 2017, National
  • Development and characterisation of biscuit coated with yogurt containing probiotic and prebiotic.,  Project Leader2014 to 2015, Taylor's University
  • The immuno-modulatory effects of Lactobacillus on macrophage responses to P. acnes,  Co-researcher2014 to 2015, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

  • Bioeconomy Innovation Awards 2017 - Bronze awards under Agriculture / Agro-based Industry Category (Most Commercial Ready), Exhibition/Invention, Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Creativity , 2017
  • Bioeconomy Innovation Awards 2017 -Bronze awards under Agriculture / Agro-based Industry Category (Most Innovative Product), Exhibition/Invention, Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Creativity , 2017
  • Exemplary Meritorious Academic Staff (EMAS), Education, Taylor's University, Teaching Innovation , 2015

Paper Presented

  • Incorporation of microencapsulated Lactobacillus acidophilus is hot tea, 14th ASEAN Food Conference (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 24/06/2015 to 26/06/2015