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Assistant Professor Dr. Chew Yik Ling

Assistant Professor Dr Chew Yik Ling

Head of Postgraduate Studies | Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

PhD
Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)

Areas of Interest
Bioactivity of tropical plants specifically on anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial activities
Effect of tropical plants and herbal medicine on managing atopic dermatitis
Professional Bodies Membership

  1. Golden Key International Honour Society
  2. Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (MSMBB)
  3. Malaysia Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB)
  4. Malaysian Natural Products Society (MNPS)
  5. American Chemical Society (ACS)
  6. Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (Gesellschaft für Arzneipflanzen- und Naturstoff-Forschung e. V.) 

Research

Research project

Grants

Collaboration

Status

Mechanistic Understanding and Evaluation of AntiInflammatory, Toxicity and Wound Healing Activities of Cassia alata Leaves Polyphenols using Atopic Dermatitis Models (PI)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Monash University, Universiti Putra Malaysia

On-going

Development of a Luteolin Loaded Folate Decorated Vitamin E TPGS-Poloxamer Long Circulating Micelle for Multi Drug Resistant Breast Cancer Smart Targeting (Co-PI)

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

University of Cyberjaya

On-going

Development and Evaluation of A Memantine Hydrochloride Fast Melt Orally Disintegrating Tablet Using Cocoa Butter by Fusion Moulding Method.

UOC Research Grant Scheme

University of Cyberjaya

On-going

Development and Evaluation of Mangosteen and Seaweed Based Shampoo and Conditioner for Anti-Hair Fall, AntiDandruff and Hair Moisturising Effects (PI)

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

On-going

Pharmacokinetic Interaction of Standardized Extract of Vernonia Amydgdalina Del. Leaf with Metformin/Glibenclamide Oral Fixed-Dose Combination Therapy  for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-2019-In-FPS-025

MAHSA University Universiti Sains Malaysia

On-going

Development and Evaluation of Mangosteen and Seaweed Based Face and Eye Serum for Anti-Aging and Anti-Acne Effects

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-2019-In-FPS-021

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On-going

Forced degradation studies and development of a stability indicating method of flibanserin active pharmaceutical ingredient

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-In-FPS-012

-

Completed

Determination of Alendronate Sodium and Acarbose in Tablets: Development and Validation of HPTLC and FTIR Methods

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)

Proj-In-FPS-010

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Completed

 

Supervision:

PhD students (Current)

  • Sang Sze Huey
  • Tan Puay Luan

PhD students (Completed)

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Master students (Current)

  • Xu Zhao 

Master students (Completed)

  • Lee Hon Kent (2020)

Undergraduate students (Current)

  • Lee Zi Xin
  • Lee Sue Kei 

Undergraduate students (Completed)

  • Khor Mei Ann (2020)
  • Goh Yee-Yeong (2017) 

Publications

  • Yik-Ling Chew, Chairunnisa Arasi, Joo-Kheng Goh. Pyrogallol Induces Antimicrobial Effect and Cell Membrane Disruption on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Current Bioactive Compounds (Accepted).
  • Yik-Ling Chew, Mei-Ann Khor, Yau-Yan Lim (2021), Choices of chromatographic methods as stability indicating assays for pharmaceutical products: A review. Heliyon, 7, e06553.
  • Goh, Y. Y., Keshavarzi, F. and Chew, Y. L. (2018). Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis and Pattern of Drug Therapy in Malaysian Children. Dermatitis, 29(3), 151-161. (Published; IF: 2.287) 
  • Chew, Y.L., Mahadi, A.M., Wong, K.M. and Goh, J.K. (2018). Anti-methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) compounds from Bauhinia kockiana Korth. And their mechanism of antibacterial activity. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 18(1), 70.
  • Chew, Y.L., Al-Nema, M. and Ong, V.W.M. (2018). Management and treatment of atopic dermatitis with modern therapies, complementary and alternative medicines: a review. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s13596-018-0300-7, 1-10.  
  • Chew, Y.L., Wong, H.C (2016).  Gypenosides, the cancer buster from Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino and the apoptotic pathways: a review. Oriental Pharmacy of Experimental Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s13596-016-0231-0, 1-12.
  • Chew, Y.L., Chan, E.W.L., Tan, P.L., Lim, Y.Y., Stanslas, J., Goh, J.K. (2011). Assessment of phytochemical content, polyphenolic composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of Leguminosae medicinal plants in Peninsular Malaysia. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11, 12.
  • Chew, Y.L., Goh, J.K., & Lim, Y.Y. (2009). Assessment of in vitro antioxidant capacity and polyphenolic composition of selected medicinal herbs from Leguminosae family in Peninsular Malaysia. Food Chemistry, 116, 13-18.
  • Chew, Y.L., Lim, Y.Y., Omar, M., & Khoo, K.S. (2008). Antioxidant activity of three edible seaweeds from two areas in South East Asia. LWT – Food Science and Technology, 41(6), 1067-1072. 
  • Chan, E.W.C., Lim, Y.Y., & Chew, Y.L. (2007). Antioxidant activity of Camellia sinesis leaves and tea from a lowland plantation in Malaysia. Food Chemistry, 102(4), 1214-1222.  

Conferences

  1. International Conference on Scientific Frontiers in Natural Product Based Drugs – by National University of Singapore on 6 – 7 July 2017 (Poster presenter) 
  2. Monash Science Symposium – by Monash University on 21 – 23 November 2016 (Oral presenter) 
  3. International Conference on Innovations, Shifts and Challenges (ICISC) in Leaning and Teaching 2015 Kuala Lumpur – by UCSI University on 20 – 21 November 2015 (Participant)
  4. 13th Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS-13) – by FRIM on 25 – 26 September 2012 (Participant) 
  5. 10th Asian Conference on Analytical Sciences (ASIANALYSIS X), Kuala Lumpur Malaysia – 10 August 2009 (Poster presenter) 
  6. 18th Intervasity Biochemistry Seminar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 17 March 2007 (Poster presenter) 
  7. 10th Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 12 – 13 September 2006 (Poster presenter)

 

 

 

Journal Reviewers

  1. Experimental Gerontology
  2. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
  3. Advancements in Life Sciences
  4. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  5. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  6. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy
  7. Pharmacognosy Magazines
  8. BioMed Research International
  9. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal
  10. Archives of Microbiology
  11. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
  12. Heliyon 

Awards and Recognitions

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Academic Session 2018/2019, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, by Elsevier Scientific Database.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Academic Session 2017/2018, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Academic Session 2015/2016, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University
  • Chew YL, Lim YY, Omar M, & Khoo KS (2008). Antioxidant activity of three edible seaweeds from two areas in South East Asia. LWT- Food Science and Technology, 41(6), 1067-1072, awarded as one of the top ten cited articles 2008-2010 by Elsevier Scientific Database
  •  Monash University Sunway Campus scholarship for postgraduate study (PhD) 2008 - 2011
  • Monash University Sunway Campus scholarship for honours degree of Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) 2006 

External examiner (dissertation)

  • Structure-Activity Relationship of Phytochemicals in Potentiating Antibiotics via Synergy, PhD thesis, Monash University (April 2021) 
  • Development and evaluation of orally disintegrating film containing amlodipine besylate, BPharm thesis, University of Cyberjaya (July 2021)
  • Solubility Enhancement of Amlodipine Besylate by Solvent Evaporation Method, BPharm thesis University of Cyberjaya (July 2021) 
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Soh Siew Chin. “Autism Genetic Testing: Awareness, Perception and Knowledge Among Malaysian Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Kuala Lumpur”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Ng Valynne. “Self-Perception of Health Among Elderly in Selangor, Malaysia”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Pavalashamini A/P Panjacharam. “Influence of Diet on Acne and Acne-Related Quality of Life among Adolescents in Malaysia”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Chin Ji Ho. “Awareness, Perception and Quality of Life of Topical Skin Lightening Users versus Non-Users in Kuala Lumpur”. UCSI University
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Dr Anamta Rehman. “Health Related Quality of Life Among Pakistanian Resident in Malaysia”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Dr Sundar Raj. “The Effectiveness of Dark Chocolate on Blood Pressure among Hypertensive Patients”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Kamaleswary A/P Chinnathambi. “Effect of Diet and Exercise in Metabolic Syndrome”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Herny Tri Setiawati. “The Effectiveness of Oatmeal on Both Appetite Control and Satiety in Obese Adult Population”. UCSI University
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Zulkhairul Naim bin Sidek Ahmad. “Perception of Ageing among Urban Population in Sabah”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine. Kyi Thwe Tun. “Effectiveness of Mediterranean Diet on Weight Management”. UCSI University
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Yau Xin Yi. “Development and Validation of Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) Methods for analysis of Selected Aminoglycoside Antibiotics”. UCSI University.
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Ali Saoud. “Analysis of acarbose in tablets by infrared spectroscopy, high performance liquid chromatography and thin layer chromatography”. UCSI University.

Community contribution

  • Appointed breastfeeding counselor for community research project: Penilaian proses penghasilan dan penggunaan modul pembimbing penyusuan susu ibu terhadap pengetahuan kepercayaan, sikap dan amalan penyusuan susu ibu dan pertumbuhan bayi dalam kalangan ibu B40 di daerah Petaling dan Hulu Langat, collaboration project between Universiti Sains Malaysia and ARBA Foundation (Research ethics approval code: NMRR-19-1569-48702)  

 

Editorial Board Member

  • Free Radicals and Antioxidants
  • Journal of Diseases and Medicinal Plants

Community Engagement

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, by National Lactation Centre (Pusat Laktasi Kebangsaan)