λ-CARRAGEENAN PROMOTES PLANT GROWTH IN BANANA VIA ENHANCEMENT OF CELLULAR METABOLISM, NUTRIENT UPTAKE, AND CELLULAR HOMEOSTASISAssistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan |  Department of Biotechnology
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan for his recent publication entitled, "λ-Carrageenan promotes plant growth in banana via enhancement of cellular metabolism, nutrient uptake, and cellular homeostasis" in the Scientific Reports - the 5th most-cited journal in the world (Impact Factor = 5.516, Tier 1 journal).
DEEP EUTECTIC SOLVENTS AS GREEN AND EFFICIENT MEDIA FOR BIOCATALYTIC PROCESSESAssociate Professor Dr Eric Chan Wei Chiang & Associate Professor Dr Wong Chen Wai |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
DEEP EUTECTIC SOLVENTS AS GREEN AND EFFICIENT MEDIA FOR BIOCATALYTIC PROCESSESLim Win Yee & Ng Ying Ki |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Congratulations to Lim Win Yee and Ng Ying Ki for their recent publication entitled, "Deep eutectic solvents as green and efficient media for biocatalytic processes" in the Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering book.
COMPARATIVE STUDIES OF PALMATINE WITH METFORMIN AND GLIMEPIRIDE ON THE MODULATION OF INSULIN DEPENDENT SIGNALING PATHWAY IN VITRO, IN VIVO & EX VIVOAssociate Professor Dr Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu & Abbirami Balachandran |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Using computational molecular docking and pharmacokinetics along with an experimental approach with three different models (in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo), the team discovered the antidiabetic effect of Palmatine in modulating the key proteins of the insulin signalling pathway, making it a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment and management of diabetes.
MICROBES AND FISH DISEASESAssistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan |  Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
INNOVATIVE INSECT MEAL FOR TROPICAL MARINE AQUACULTUREAssistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan |  Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan for receiving RM400,000 Research Grant from WWF-Malaysia to conduct research on the feed formulation of "Innovative Insect Meal for Tropical Marine Aquaculture". This project will be developing a new and sustainable insect-meal aquafeed for marine finfish aquaculture.
BIOPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF WATER-SOLUBLE CURCUMIN ENCAPSULATED IN β-CYCLODEXTRINS ON COLORECTAL CANCER CELLSAssociate Professor Ts Dr Lionel In Lian Aun, Dr Michelle Teo Yee Mun, Dr Fariza Juliana Nordin & Low Zhi Xuan |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Congratulations to Associate Professor Ts Dr Lionel In Lian Aun, Dr Michelle Teo Yee Mun, Dr Fariza Juliana Nordin and Low Zhi Xuan for their recent publication entitled, "Biophysical Evaluation of Water-Soluble Curcumin Encapsulated in β-Cyclodextrins on Colorectal Cancer Cells" in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor = 6.208, Q1).
APPLICATION OF NONTHERMAL PROCESSING AND GREEN EXTRACTION IN FUNCTIONAL FOODSProfessor Dr Nyam Kar Lin |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin on joining the Editorial Board of the Foods Special Issue "Application of Nonthermal Processing and Green Extraction in Functional Foods" (Impact Factor 2021 = 5.561) as a Guest Editor.
WINNING THE FIRST PRIZE IN THE POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDHow Yu Hsuan |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Congratulations to How Yu Hsuan for winning the First Prize in the Poster Presentation Award, with the poster titled "Effect of Protectants on Freeze-Dried Recombinant Food-Grade Lactococcus lactis NZ3900-Fermented Milk Powder Expressing K-ras Mimotope" in the 12th Asian Conference on Lactic Acid Bacteria, held on 10 – 13 October 2022 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak, Malaysia.
EMULSION FORMULATED USING HIBISCUS TILIACEUS L. EXTRACT AND FLAXSEED OIL FOR TOPICAL APPLICATIONLim Win Yee |  Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Congratulations to Lim Win Yee for the recent publication entitled ‘Emulsion Formulated Using Hibiscus tiliaceus L. Extract and Flaxseed Oil for Topical Application’ published in Industrial Crops & Products. Q1 (JCR); Impact Factor 2021 = 6.449; under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr Wong Chen Wai and Associate Professor Dr Eric Chan Wei Chiang.