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Assistant Professor Ts Dr Tan Chung Keat

Assistant Professor | School of Healthy Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine

Academic Qualifications

PhD Biochemistry
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry 

Areas of Interest
Environmental Health
Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress
Phytochemistry (antioxidant, natural product)
Public Healthy (environmental pollution, healthy aging)
Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
    Project Title: Prenatal exposure to heavy metals and its association with fetal growth, telomere length and DNA damage in newborns
    Code: FRGS/1/2020/SKK06/UCSI/02/3
    Duration: 2020-2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Amount: RM 130,900
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: 
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)
    Project Title: Expression pattern of cell junction molecules in endothelial cells of tumor-free margin in breast cancer patients: Association with post-mastectomy locoregional recurrence
    Code: FRGS/1/2017/SKK08/UCSI/02/2
    Duration: 2020-2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Amount: RM 141,000
    Status: On-going
  3. Name of grant: 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Pattern of Consumption and Heavy Metals Contamination in Commercial Infant Food (CIF): Assessment of Potential Health Risk
    Code: REIG-FMS-2020/010
    Duration: 2020-2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Amount: RM 49,000
    Status: On-going
  4. Name of grant: 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Association between Heavy Metals in Cord Blood with Telomere Length and DNA Damage in Newborns
    Code: REIG-FMS-2020/045
    Duration: 2020-2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Amount: RM 49,910
    Status: On-going
  5. Name of grant: FRGS
    Funder: MOHE
    Project Title: PM2.5 Particulate Matter in Ambient Air and Associated Health Risks: A Comparative Study Between Indoor and Outdoor Workers
    Code: FRGS/2/2014/SKK10/UCSI/03/1
    Duration: 4 years (2014 - 2018)
    Role: Principal investigator
    Amount: RM165800
    Status: Completed

 

Current Research Project 

  1. Prevalence, determinants and knowledge about herbal medicine and non-hospital utilisation during COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Symptoms, quality of life and psychological health post-COVID-19 infection
  3. Dietary supplements intake during COVID-19 pandemic (Review)
  4. Impact of Covid-19 on Psychological and Behavioral Changes among Malaysian: A Cross Sectional Study 

Publications

  1. Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Teik Kee Leo, Chung Keat Tan (2021). Effect of tiger milk mushroom (Lignosus rhinocerus) supplementation on respiratory health, immunity and antioxidant status: an open-label prospective study. Scientific Reports, 11:11781
  2. Sugunesvaran P, Tan CK and Nurhayati BMM. 2021. HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AND SLEEP QUALITY AMONG COPD PATENTS IN MALAYSIA, Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 21(1): 112-120.
  3. Amira M. Fatin, Thavin K. Mathana Sundram, Sin Sing E. Tan, Marjan Sadat Seghayat, Chew Kek Lee, Nevedur Rehman, Chung Keat Tan. (2020). Classification and Characteristics of Periorbital Hyperpigmentation. Skin Research Technology, 26: 564-570.
  4. SYLVESTER M.A., AMINI F., TAN C.K. 2020. Electrospun Nanofibers in Wound Healing, Materials Today: Proceedings, 29, 1-6
  5. Navedur Rehman, Chin Chwen Ch’ng, Thavin Kumar Mathan Sundram, Chew Kek Lee, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Chung Keat Tan. 2020. Efficacy and Safety of Azithromycin in Moderate Acne Vulgaris. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16(2): 69-74
  6. Normina Ahmad Bustami, Yu Bin Ho, Chung Keat Tan, Ahmad Zaharin Aris, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan. 2020. Consumption of Manjakani Among Postpartum Mothers and Risk of Heavy Metal Contamination. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16(2): 75-82
  7. Normina Ahmad Bustami, Ho Yu Bin, Tan Chung Keat, Ahmad Zaharin Aris, Eugenie Tan Sin Sing 2020. Heavy Metals in Danggui (Angelica sinensis) consumed by postpartum mothers and its health risk, Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16(3): 113-117
  8. S.J. Kosasih, CK Tan, E.S.S. Tan. 2020. Impact of Mobile Phone Use on Headache and Sleep among Working Adults in Surabaya Indonesia. ASM Science Journal, 13 (Special Issue 5): 217-222
  9. Suppiah TSS, Thavin KMS, Tan ESS, Lee CK, Normina AB, Tan CK. Acne Vulgaris and its’ Association with Dietary Intake: A Malaysian Perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2018, 27(5): 1141-1145
  10. Evaluation of histopathological changes in idiopathic cutaneous hyperchromia at the orbital region
  11. AB Normina, T Noradhiah, CK Tan, YB Ho, MS Seghayat and ESS Tan. Consumption Pattern of Malay Herbal Medicines during Pregnancy and Postpartum among Malaysian Mothers. Proceedings, 2018, 2(12), 179
  12. Thavin KMS, Tan ESS, Cheah SC, Lim HS, Seghayat MS, Normina AB, Tan CK. Impact of air pollution on food intake among indoor and outdoor workers: a comparison. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition (supplement) 2017;23:S106
  13. Juzer A, Mustansir A, Lee CK, Tan CK, Tan ESS & Navedur R. Cap Wearing and Quality of Life in Patients with Androgenic Alopecia amongst Indian Population. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing. 2017; 3(2)

Conferences

  1. Chung Keat Tan, Chin Chwen Ch’ng, Thavin Kumar Manthana Sundram, Shiau Chuen Cheah, Chew Kek Lee, Yin New Aung, Navedur Rehman, Farahnaz Amini, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan. 2021. Quality of Life, Willingness-to-Pay and Time Trade-Off for Periorbital Hyperpigmentation. Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Virtual Conference, 21st -23rd Sept 2021, page 34. 
  2. Thavin Kumar Mathana Sundram, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Shiau Chuen Cheah, Hwee San Lim, Marjan Sadat Seghayat, Normina Ahmad Bustami, Chung Keat Tan. 2021. Air Pollution and Real Time Hospital Admissions for Eczema and Asthma in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Virtual Conference, 21st -23rd Sept 2021, page 32. 
  3. Sharmanee Thiagarajah, Effiong P. E., Siyumbwa S. N., Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Chung Keat Tan, Farahnaz Amini, Normina Bustami, Edmond Siah Chye Ng (2021). Antimicrobial Effect of Quercus Infectoria and Acorus Calamus in Wound Model. 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ICMBB), 1st-3rd June 2021, page 137
  4. Thavin Kumar Mathana Sundram, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Shiau Chuen Cheah, Hwee San Lim, Marjan Sadat Seghayat, Normina Ahmad Bustami, Chung Keat Tan (2021). Air Pollution Skin Effects and Hospital Admissions for Eczema in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ICMBB), 1st-3rd June 2021, page 145 
  5. Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Yu Bin Ho, Chung Keat Tan, Farahnaz Amini, Normina Bustami, Sharmanee Thiagarajah, Edmond Siah Chye Ng (2021). Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) Residues in Surface Water Bodies from Selangor (Malaysia): Occurrence and Environmental Risk Assessment. 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (ICMBB), 1st-3rd June 2021, page 162 
  6. Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and its Association with Ocular, Nasal, Skin Dryness and Itchiness: An Occupational Comparative Study. International Conference on Environment (ICENV 2018), Park Royal Hotel, Penang 11-13 Dec 2018, USM
  7. Impact of air pollution on appetite and food intake between indoor and outdoor workers: A prospective cohort study. The19th Congress of PENSA, Seoul Korea, 13-16 June 2018, ASPEN
  8. C.K. Tan, E.S.S. Tan, M.S. Seghayat and K. Thavin (2018). Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and its Impacts on Respiratory Symptoms. 8th International Conference on Environment (ICENV 2018), Penang, Malaysia. 11th to 13th December 2018.
  9. Stephanie Julia Kosasih, Tan Chung Keat, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan (2018). Mobile Phone Use and Self Reported Headache among Working Adults in Surabaya, Indonesia. 12th APRU Global Health Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 28 to 30th October 2018.
  10. Thavin KMS, Tan ESS, Cheah SC, Lim HS, Seghayat MS, Normina AB, Tan CK (2018). Impact of Air Pollution on Appetite and Food Intake between Indoor and Outdoor Workers: A Prospective Cohort Study. 19th Congress of PENSA 2018, Korea. 13th to 16th June 2018.
  11. Normina Ahmad Bustami, Noradhiah Tumirin, Tan Chung Keat, Ho Yu Bin, Marjan Sadat Seghayat, Eugenie Tan Sin Sing (2017). Consumption Pattern of Malay Herbal Medicines during Pregnancy and Postpartum among Malaysian Mothers. 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition. Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia. 26th- 29th November 2017.
  12. Amini F, Thazin NWO, Okechukwu PN, Seghayat MS, Tan ESS, Tan CK, Normina AB, Thiagarajah S (2017). P53 Gene Variations in Malaysian Chinese Population With Periorbital Hyperpigmentation. 12th Malaysia International Genetics Congress. Bangi-Putrajaya Hotel, Selangor, 25th-27th September 2017.
  13. Jeevananthan GT, Normina AB, Thiagarajah S, Tan CK, Tan ESS, Amini F, Seghayat MS (2017). Consumption Pattern of Omega-3 among Pregnant Mothers. The 3rd International Conference on Public Health. Armada Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 27th – 29th July 2017.
  14. Mundraje N, Tan CK, CK Lee, Rehman N, Normina AB, Seghayat MS, Amini F, Thiagarajah S, Tan ESS (2017). The Impact of Acne Vulgaris on Quality of Life in Adult Patients. The 3rd International Conference on Public Health. Armada Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 27th – 29th July 2017.
  15. Thavin KMS, Tan ESS, Cheah SC, Lim HS, Seghayat MS, Normina AB, Tan CK (2017). Impact of Air Pollution on Food Intake among Indoor and Outdoor Workers: A Comparison. 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition Conference. Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, 14th-27th May 2017.
  16. Tan CK, Klajo B, Tan ESS and Thiagarajah S (2016). Awareness and Perception on Stem Cells Therapy among Medical Professionals in Klang Valley. 6th Malaysian Tissue Engineering and Regenrative Medicine Scientific Meeting. The Light Hotel, Penang, 17th – 18th Nov 2016.
  17. Yeow Hui Qian, Tan Eugenie Sin Sing, Tan Chung Keat, Lee Chew Kek, Rehman Navedur (2016). Sun-Protection Knowledge and Habits among People With and Without Freckles. 11th Allied Health Scientific Conference Malaysia, Hotel Istana. Sept 6-7th 2016.
  18. Marjan S Seghayat, Ng Sing Beng, Farahnaz Amini, Ahmad Bustami, Tan Chung Keat, Eugenie Tan Sin Sing, Deepali Sharma (2016). Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Quality of Life and Metabolic Index.7th Malaysian Endocrine & Metabolic Society Annual Congress. Pullman Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, 19th -22nd May 2016.
  19. Ng Sing Beng, Normina Ahmad Bustami, Marjan Sadat Seghayat, Tan Chung Keat, Eugenie Tan Sin Sing, Farahnaz Amini, Lee Chew Kek (2016). A Retrospective Study of Botulinum Toxin Type A on Palmar Hyperhidrosis. 41st Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Bio-chemistry and Molecular Biology. Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 17th – 18th Aug 2016.
  20. Normina AB, Ng CY, Marjan SS, Eugenie TSS, Tan CK, Farahnaz A & Deepali S (2015). Survey on the Social Demand and Future Prospective of Anti-aging Medicine amongst Malaysians. 2nd USIM International Conference on Medicine & Health, Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Istana. Oct 17-18th, pg 75.
  21. Bavani Naido Munisamy Naidu, Normina Binti Ahmad Bustami, Eugenie Sin Sing Tan, Tan Chung Keat, Sritharan Rao, Gayatri Jeevananthan, Marjan Sadat Seghayat (2015). Knowledge on Calcium Consumption for Osteoporosis Prevention: A Pilot Study. 2nd USIM International Conference on Medicine and Health (ICMH). Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 17th - 18th Oct 2015.
  22. Suppiah TSS, Tan ESS, Lee CK, Normina AB, Tan CK (2015). Acne Vulgaris and its’ Association with Dietary Intake: A Malaysian Perspective. 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 26th - 29th Jan 2015.
  23. Vijay F, Normina AB, Seghayat MS, Tan SS, Tan CK, Amini F, Sharma D (2014). Awareness and perception of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy among Malaysian: a pilot study. National conference on aging 2014, Vistana Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur. 19th - 20th Nov 2014.

Contributions to Society

  1. Speaker. Online Video Series, Role of Antioxidants onSkin Aging.  School of Healthy Aging, Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine, UCSI, 2021
  2. Committee member. Webinar Series, Recent Advances in Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine. School of Healthy Aging, Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine, UCSI, 2021
  3. Public Talk – Effects of Tiger Milk Mushroom Supplementation in Improving Respiratory Health. Nexus Wise HQ, Damansara Intan, Selangor. 29th December 2021 
  4. Committee member of ‘Know and Protect your Skin’, School of Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine, UCSI (2019)
  5. Committee member of ‘Autism Awareness and Acceptance’, School of Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine, UCSI (2018)
  6. Public Talk – Whitening Effects of Niacinamide. International Medical Aesthetic Conference & Exhibition (IMACE 2018). Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre (KLCC). 4th to 5th August 2018
  7. Committee Member. UCSI Spreads The Blue 2.0. 27th July 2018. UCSI University.
  8. Committee Member. Autism Speaks. It's Time to Listen, Embrace Differences. 2nd April 2018. UCSI University.
  9. Chair of Technical. Medical Camp for Rohingya. School of Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine, UCSI (2017)
  10. Committee Member. Medical Camp for Rohingya. 11th November 2017. UCSI University.
  11. Advisor. CARE 4 LIFE. 1st October 2016. UCSI University.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Affiliated member of Young Scientist Network of Academy Science Malaysia (YSN-ASM) (2021)
  2. International Sponsor Award: Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA), for the Innovation “Urinary Sodium Test Strips” (2021)
  3. Gold Medal, for the Innovation “Urinary Sodium Test Strips”, in International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (2021)
  4. Bronze Price, for the Innovation “Urinary Sodium Test Strips”, in 2021 Seoul International Invention Fair (2021)

Networks & Industry Linkages

  1. Nexus Wise Sdn Bhd: Eggshell membrane extract and joint health, proof of concept (POC) development, Principal Investigator, 2021-present
  2. Vanity Cosmeceutical Sdn Bhd: Efficacy of Niacinamide Product in Skin Whitening, Principal Investigator, 2017-2018
  3. UG International Sdn Bhd: Efficacy of HAO Hair Tonic in Stimulating Hair Growth, Principal Investigator, 2015-2017