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SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED AN IMPACTFUL ARTICLE

Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen and Dr Siak Pui Yan from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for successfully publishing an impactful article titled “Current Status and Future Perspectives about Molecular Biomarkers of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma” in the Cancers (Q1, IF 6.639).

The article gives an insight to readers on the progress of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma biomarker discovery to date, as well as future prospective biomarker development and their translation to clinical use.

This research was supported by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS/1/2020/SKK0/UCSI/02/2) and UCSI University Research Excellence and Innovation (REIG-FMS-2020/009).


SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED AN IMPACTFUL ARTICLE

Dr Siak Pui Yan |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen and Dr Siak Pui Yan from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for successfully publishing an impactful article titled “Current Status and Future Perspectives about Molecular Biomarkers of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma” in the Cancers (Q1, IF 6.639).

The article gives an insight to readers on the progress of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma biomarker discovery to date, as well as future prospective biomarker development and their translation to clinical use.

This research was supported by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS/1/2020/SKK0/UCSI/02/2) and UCSI University Research Excellence and Innovation (REIG-FMS-2020/009).


CONGRATULATIONS TO SOBITHA LUXSHMI A/P MOGAN

Sobitha Luxshmi A/P Mogan |  Doctor of Medicine

For publishing her first fiction novel titled "Anything For You" that is available on Amazon.


The book is dedicated to her mother and late grandfather. She said her utmost gratitude goes to her mother in supporting her endeavour in writing the novel and her late grandfather in being her inspiration.


SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED AN IMPACTFUL ARTICLE

Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen for successfully publishing an impactful article in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS).

The article titled “Understanding Lung Carcinogenesis from a Morphostatic Perspective: Prevention and Therapeutic Potential of Phytochemicals for Targeting Cancer Stem Cells” provides a comprehensive overview of how normal lung tissues operate in relation with lung carcinogenesis to redefine better targets for lung cancer stem cells.

This paper was a result of an international collaboration with University Medical Centre of Groningen (UMCG), Netherlands.


BEST PRESENTER FOR 3-MINUTE POSTER PRESENTATION (3MPP)

Assistant Professor Dr Eugenie Tan Sin Sing |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr Eugenie Tan Sin Sing for winning the Best Presenter for 3-Minute Poster Presentation (3MPP) in the Professional category at the 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ICMBB2021) held from 1 to 3 June 2021


SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED AN IMPACTFUL ARTICLE

Assistant Professor Dr Tan Chung Keat |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr Tan Chung Keat from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for successfully publishing an impactful article in the Scientific Reports.

The research article entitled “Effect of tiger milk mushroom (Lignosus rhinoserus) supplementation on respiratory health, immunity and antioxidant status: an open-label prospective study” reported that supplementation of tiger milk mushroom (TMM) significantly (p<0.05) suppressed the level of interleukin 1β, interleukin 8, malondialdehyde, and respiratory symptoms.

This research was conducted in collaboration with Nexus Wise Sdn. Bhd., Selangor, Malaysia.


THE WORLD OF OPTOMETRY (TWOP) WEBINAR

Assistant Professor Dr Shah Farez Othman |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr Shah Farez Othman for being selected as a speaker at The World of Optometry (TWOP) Webinar on 13 March 2021.

He gave a talk entitled “Optometrist: Profession or Occupation?”


EXPERT PANEL FOR THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (MOSTI) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) FUND

Professor Dr Shamala Devi A/P K.C. Sekaran |  Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Dr Shamala Devi A/P K.C. Sekaran

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

for being appointed as an expert panel for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Research and Development (R&D) Fund

1 January 2021 - 31 December 2023


PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO HEAVY METALS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH FETAL GROWTH, TELOMERE LENGTH AND DNA DAMAGE IN NEWBORNS

Assistant Professor Dr Normina Ahmad Bustami |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Received The Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) RM130,900.00 funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) 2020.

Co-researchers:

1.Assistant Professor Dr Eugenie Tan Sin Sing (Co-PI, UCSI)

2. Assistant Professor Dr Tan Chung Keat (UCSI)

3. Associate Professor Dr Farahnaz Amini (UCSI)

4.Assistant Professor Dr Marjan Sadat Seghayat (UCSI)

5.Dr Vinodhini Bhaskaran (Sri Kota Medical Specialist Centre)


IDENTIFYING THE SIGNATURE BIOMARKER(S) OF EARLY METASTASIS EVENT IN NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA USING HETEROTYPIC MULTICELLULAR TUMOUR SPHEROID

Assistant Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen |  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Receive The Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) RM244,800.00 funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) 2020.

Co-researchers:

1.Associate Professor Dr Lionel In Lian Aun (Co-PI, UCSI)

2.Professor Dr Hoh Boon Peng (UCSI)

3.Associate Professor Dr Wong Pooi Fong (UM)

4.Heng Win Sen (University Medical Centre Groningen)