Assistant Professor Yap Wai Sum

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Assistant Professor Yap Wai Sum

Assistant Professor | Department of Biotechnology
 

Academic Qualifications

MSc Plant Biotechnology
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry

Areas of Interest
Computational Biology - Population Genetics
Nutrigenomics / ADME Related Genes
Antimicrobial Resistance - synergistic of phytochemical compunds with antibiotic and its mechanim of actions
Research

Research Gran

  1. Name of grant: Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)
    Funder: UCSI Internal Grant
    Project Title: Proteomic profiling to decipher the role of lavender essential oil on reversal antibiotic resistance mechanisms of multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumonia
    Code: Proj-2019-in-FAS-062
    Duration: 1 year
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM 25,000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: Taylor’s University Research Grant
    Funder: Taylor's University
    Project Title: Association and gene-diet interaction effect of AGTR1, FTO and VEGFR-2 gene polymorphisms on metabolic risk factors on chronic non-communicable diseases in Malaysian Punjabis adults
    Code: TRGS/MFS/1/2017/SBS/001
    Duration: 1.5 years
    Role:Co-Investigator
    Amount: RM 47,600
    Status: On-going
  3. Name of grant: Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF)
    Funder: UCSI Internal Grant
    Project Title: Elucidation of reversal antibiotic resistance modifying mechanisms in multidrug resistant Escherichia coli J53 pMG309 by proteomic analysis
    Code: Proj-in-FAS-044
    Duration: 1 year
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM 24,500
    Status: Completed
  4. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: MOHE Grant
    Project Title: Epigenetics of rice under drought and high salinity conditions
    Code: FRGS/2/2013/ST04/UCSI/03/1
    Duration: 3 years
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM 134,300
    Status: Completed
  5. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: MOHE Grant
    Project Title: Enhanced bio-hydrogen production by genetic modification
    Code: FRGS/1/2012/SG06/UCSI/02/1
    Duration: 3 years
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Amount: RM 212,000
    Status: Completed
  6. Name of grant: Research Grant Scheme (RGS)
    Funder: UCSI Internal Grant
    Project Title: Bioassay-guided fractionation and elucidation of synergistic effects of bioactive compounds from methanolic extract of Momordica Charantia L. seed
    Code: Proj-in-FAS-001
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM 50,000
    Status: Completed

Current Research Project

  1. Proteomic profiling to decipher the role of lavender essential oil on reversal antibiotic resistance mechanisms of multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumonia
  2. Association and gene-diet interaction effect of AGTR1, FTO and VEGFR-2 gene polymorphisms on metabolic risk factors on chronic non-communicable diseases in Malaysian Punjabis adults

Publications

  1. Roseline Yap WK, Mei-Hua Lin, Yoshihiro Shidoji and Wai Sum Yap. 2019. Association and interaction effect of VEGFR-2 gene polymorphisms with job stress, mental health, and stress coping on metabolic risk factors of cardiovascular disease in Chinese Malaysian adults. Nutrients. 11(5): 1140.
  2. Zin Quat Tan, Hui Yin Leow, David Charles Weerasingam Lee, Kanakeswary Karisnan, Adelene Ai Lian Song, Chun Wai Mai, Wai Sum Yap, Swee Hua Erin Lim and Kok Song Lai. 2019. Co-Culture Systems for the Production of Secondary Metabolites: Current and Future Prospects. The Open Biotechnology Journal. 13: 18-26
  3. Choi Wai-Chuen, Hon Wei-Min, Mohamad Musa, Lai Kok-Song and Yap Wai-Sum. 2019. Antioxidant Properties of Crude and Cold Ethanol Precipitated Protein from Palm Kernel Cake (PKC) as Potential Cosmeceutical Agent. Journal of Oil Palm Research. 31(1): 159-164.
  4. Shun-Kai Yang, Polly Soo-Xi Yap, Thiba Krishnan, Khatijah Yusoff, Kok-Gan Chan, Wai-Sum Yap, Kok-Song Lai and Swee-Hua Erin Lim. 2018. Mode of Action: Synergistic Interaction of Peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. Carl) Essential Oil and Meropenem Against Plasmid-Mediated Resistant E. coli. Records of Natural Products. 12(6): 582
  5. Wee WC, Lai KS, Kong CL and Yap WS. 2018. Effects of Within-row Plant Spacing and Fixed Fruit Setting on Yield and Quality of Rockmelon (Cucumis melo L.). Horticultural Science and Technology. 36(2): 172-82
  6. Yang KY, Yusoff K, Mai CW, Lim WM, Yap WS, Erin Lim SH and Lai KS. 2017. Additivity vs Synergism: Investigation of the Additive Interaction of Cinnamon bark oil and Meropenem in Combinatory Therapy. Molecules. 22(11): 1733 doi:10.3390/molecules22111733
  7. Soo CS, Yap WS, Hon WM, Ramli N, Md Shah UK and Phang LY. 2017. Co-production of hydrogen and ethanol by Escherichia coli SS1 and its recombinant. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology. 30: 64-70
  8. Soo CS, Yap WS, Hon WM, Ramli N, Md Shah UK and Phang LY. 2017. Co-production of hydrogen and ethanol of Escherichia coli SS1 isolate. Chiang Mai Journal of Science. 44(3): 768-773. 
  9. Yap RWK, Shidoji Y, Yap WS and Masaki M. 2017. Association and interaction effect of AGTR1 and AGTR1 gene polymorphisms with dietary pattern on metabolic risk factors of cardiovascular disease in Malaysian adults. Nutrients. 9: 853
  10. Chia YY, Kanthimathi MS, Khoo KS, Rajajeswaran J, Cheng HM, Yap WS. 2015. Antioxidant and cytotoxicity activities of three species of tropical seaweeds. BMC Complemetary and Alternative Medicine. 15: 339-352

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Best Lecturer Award, 2014 (UCSI University)
  2. Recipient of DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists (2019) Award, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (16 Sep to 15 Dec, 2019; 3 months)