• Senior Lecturer II

  • School of Biosciences
    Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
  •    +60356295000(Ext: 5650)
  •   yinquan.tang@taylors.edu.my


Dr Tang Yin Quan


Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cell Biology), UNIVERSITI MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Biomedical Science, UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, Malaysia

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Sciences And Technologies, Nanotechnology, Nano Particle
  • Medical And Health Sciences, Tissue Regeneration, Regenerative Medicine (Stem cells)
  • Medical And Health Sciences, Pharmacology, Medical Pharmacology
  • Medical And Health Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Cardiology
  • Medical And Health Sciences, Medical Microbiology, Virology

Research Interest

  • 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 .

Publications

2021
  • Investigation of scorpion venom-derived anticancer peptides inhibition of metastatic cancer cells growth and induction of apoptosis. (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Oncology - Article in Journals
  • Perspective approaches on melanogenesis inhibition (ISI-Indexed), Dermatologica Sinica - Article in Journals
  • Prospects of antiviral drugs derived from natural products: Targeting SARS-CoV entry and replication (ISI-Indexed), Current Traditional Medicine - Article in Journals
  • A review on advances of treatment modalities for Alzheimer's disease, Life Sciences - Article in Journals
  • Biological Properties of Stigmasterol and other Phytosterols. (SCOPUS-Indexed), Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (MJBMB) - Article in Journals
2020
  • Animal Venom-derived Antimicrobial Peptides: Novel AND Improved Weapon for Cancer Treatment (SCOPUS-Indexed), Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Article in Journals
  • Anticancer Mechanisms of Bioactive Peptides (ISI-Indexed), Protein & Peptide Letters - Article in Journals
  • Convalescent plasma: A potential therapeutic option for COVID-19 patients (ISI-Indexed), ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE - Article in Journals
  • Honokiol: A Review of Its Anticancer Potential and Mechanisms (ISI-Indexed), Cancers - Article in Journals
2019
  • Transforming assessment design and recognition of competency-based skill sets in biosciences graduates - Article in Proceeding
  • Identification of Scorpion Venom-Derived Peptides Inhibiting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)-Mediated Angiogenesis (ISI-Indexed), JOURNAL OF VASCULAR RESEARCH - Article in Journals
2018
  • Understanding the poor angiogenic capacity of the mammalian heart (ISI-Indexed), Vascular Pharmacology - Article in Journals
2017
  • Understanding the poor angiogenic capacity of the mammalian heart (ISI-Indexed), European Journal of Heart Failure - Article in Journals
2016
  • The angiogenic potential of the mammalian heart is halted soon after birth (ISI-Indexed), Human Gene Therapy - Article in Journals
  • Pluripotent Human embryonic stem cell derived neural lineages for in vitro modelling of enterovirus 71 infection and therapy (ISI-Indexed), Virology Journal - Article in Journals
2015
  • Phyllanthus spp. Exerts Anti-Angiogenic and Anti-Metastatic Effects through Inhibition on Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzymes (ISI-Indexed), Nutrition and Cancer - Article in Journals
2014
  • Inhibition of MAPKs, Myc/Max, NF B, and Hypoxia pathways by Phyllanthus prevents proliferation, metastasis and angiogenesis in human melanoma (MeWo) cancer cell line (ISI-Indexed), International Journal of Medical Sciences - Article in Journals
  • Phyllanthus sp a Local Plant with Multiple Medicinal Properties, Journal of Health and Translational Medicine - Article in Journals
2013
  • Phyllanthus suppresses Prostate Cancer Cell, PC-3 Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis through Multiple Signalling Pathways (MAPKs, PI3K/Akt, NF B and Hypoxia) (ISI-Indexed), Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Article in Journals
  • Effect of a Local Malaysian Medicinal Plant (Phyllanthus) against Dengue Virus 2 (ISI-Indexed), BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Article in Journals
2011
  • Evaluation of Phyllanthus, for Its Anti-Cancer Properties - Book Chapter
2010
  • Phyllanthus spp. Induces Selective Growth Inhibition of PC-3 and MeWo Human Cancer Cells through Modulation of Cell Cycle and Induction of Apoptosis. (ISI-Indexed), PLoS ONE - Article in Journals

Research

  • Identification and evaluation of diagnostic tumour-homing peptides specifically targeting metastatic breast cancer cells using phage-displayed peptide libraries,  Project Leader2020 to 2023, National
  • Glycerol as a sustainable solvent in the extraction of bioactive compounds from Thanaka bark as natural sunscreens,  Co-researcher2020 to 2022, National
  • A novel approach of using mRNAs transcription factor in reprogramming human mesenchymal stem cells into insulin producing cells,  Co-researcher2019 to 2023, National
  • A Novel Approach towards Public Health Salt Reduction Strategy Using Legume-Based Nutritionally Enhanced Reduced Sodium Seasoning with Potential Therapeutic Properties,  Co-researcher2019 to 2023, National
  • Unraveling the role of cellular senescence marker p16INK4a in atherosclerotic lesion fatty streaks foam cells formation,  Co-researcher2019 to 2023, National
  • Investigating the Modulatory Effects of Swietenia Macrophylla Seed Extracts and Limonoid Compounds in Regulating Macrophage Cholesterol Homeostasis ,  Co-researcher2018 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • The role of Glycyrrhizic acid and glabridin on pigmentation as anti-melanogenesis in aging,  Co-researcher2018 to 2020, Taylor's University
  • In silico prediction and in vitro validation of mauriporin-derived peptides as potential therapeutic anticancer agents,  Project Leader2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Investigating the modulatory effects of Swietenia Macrophylla seed extracts and limonoid compounds in regulating macrophage cholesterol homeostasis ,  Co-researcher2018 to 2019, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

  • Malaysia Toray Science Foundation - Science & Technology Research Grant (STRG), Special, Toray Science Foundation, Fellowship , 2021
  • MAKNA Cancer Research Award (MRCA) 2021, Special, National Cancer Council, Fellowship , 2021
  • Best Presenter for Poster Presentation in the "ASIAN CONFERENCE ON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND LABORATORY MEDICINE", Conference, Malaysian Association of Clinical Biochemists (MACB) , Best Presentation , 2021
  • REGISTRATION GRANT AWARD, Conference, European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), REGISTRATION GRANT , 2021
  • Best Poster Presentation, Conference, Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB), Best Poster Award , 2020
  • International e-Learning Carnival & Conference 2019 UTeM (eLCC) , Competition, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM), Gold , 2019
  • KSBMB International Conference 2019, Conference, Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB), Travel Award , 2019
  • Young Scientist Program, Conference, Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB), Best Presentation , 2019
  • Transforming Education through Trailblazing Innovations, Education, Monash University Malaysia campus, Creativity , 2018
  • Silver Award - Putra InnoCreative Competition 2018, Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Creativity , 2018

Paper Presented

  • Investigation of scorpion venom-derived anticancer peptides inhibition of metastatic cancer cells growth and induction of apoptosis., ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Virtual Congress 2021 (ESMO TAT 2021) (CONGRESS), POSTER PRESENTER , 01/03/2021 to 02/03/2021
  • In silico design of biologically active anticancer peptides derived from Royal Jelly,Royalisin, MSBMB-Taylor's Virtual Focused Meeting 2020 (CONFERENCE), POSTER PRESENTER , 19/11/2020 to 19/11/2020
  • Identification of Scorpion Venom-Derived Peptides Inhibiting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)-Mediated Angiogenesis, ESM-EVBO MEETING 2019 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 15/04/2019
  • Transforming assessment design and recognition of competency-based skill sets in biosciences graduates, 1st International e-Learning Carnival and Conference 2019 (eLCC 2019) (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 26/06/2019
  • Scorpion Venom-derived Therapeutic Peptides Inhibiting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)-mediated Angiogenesis, KSBMB International Conference 2019 (CONFERENCE), POSTER PRESENTER , 02/06/2019 to 05/06/2019
  • Identification, Characterization and Validation of Potential Therapeutic Scorpion Venom-derived Peptides with Dual Anticancer and Antimicrobial Activities , The 14th Asian Congress in Biotechnology (CONGRESS), ORAL PRESENTER , 01/07/2019 to 04/07/2020
  • IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC SCORPION VENOM-DERIVED PEPTIDES WITH ANTIANGIOGENIC AND ANTIMETASTATIC ACTIVITIES, National Oncology Pharmacy Conference 2019 (NOPC2.0) (CONFERENCE), POSTER PRESENTER , 09/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
  • In Silico Identification and Biological Evaluation of Anticancer Peptides Derived from Scorpion Venom, ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2018 (CONFERENCE), ORAL PRESENTER , 03/12/2018 to 04/12/2018
  • IN SILICO INVESTIGATION of FUNCTIONAL SCORPION VENOM DERIVED PEPTIDES TARGETING CANCER CELLS, 2018 IUBMB SEOUL (CONGRESS), POSTER PRESENTER , 04/06/2018 to 08/06/2018
  • Phyllanthus spp. as potent antiviral agent against Dengue viruses, 4th Asian Regional Dengue Research Network Meeting, DUKE-NUS Emerging Infectious Diseases Inauguration Symposium (Symposium), Co-author , 08/12/2009 to 11/12/2009