Associate Professor Dr. Teo Swee Sen

Associate Professor | Department of Biotechnology

Academic Qualifications

PhD Genetic Eng & Molecular Biology
MSc Genetic Eng & Molecular Biology
BSc (Hons) Biology

Areas of Interest
Wound Healing Potential of Carrageenan
Aquaponic system using food waste
Sustainable waste water treatment

Research Grant

  1. Name of grant: CERVIE
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Bioethanol and biofertilizer production from seaweed biomass
    Code: -
    Duration: 3 Years
    Role: PI
    Amount: RM 24,800
    Status: -
  2. Name of grant: River Care Fund
    Funder: Yayasan Hasanah
    Project Title: Orang Asli River Hydroponic System
    Duration:  1 Year
    Role: PI
    Amount: RM 5,000
    Status: -
  3. Name of grant: Khind StarFish Foundatiom
    Funder: Khind StarFish Foundatiom
    Project Title: Feel and Heal: compost
    Code: -
    Duration: 1 Year
    Role: Advisor
    Amount: RM 3,700
    Status: -

Current Research Project

  1. Development of Anti-Inflammatory, Wound Healing and Skin Whitening /SPF Protection Cream  and Hydro Gel from carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii
  2. Designing prototype micro-technology for sustainable management of Natural Water Resource
  3. Investigate on the efficiency of Eco-Enzyme produce on waste water.


  1. Yap, Q.C. and Teo, S.S. (2019) Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Growth Performance in Saltwater, Soil and Aquaponic System. Agriculture and Food Sciences Research
  2. Regina, LZL and Teo SS (2019) Designing Prototype Micro-technology for Sustainable Management of Natural Water Resource in Batu Pahat River, Johor. International Journal of Marine Science and Research IJMBR-19-RA-156
  3. Lim, W.M. and Teo SS (2019) Identification of Antioxidant Properties of Morus rubra. International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine 12(1): 31-34
  4. Wijaya Viorenda Thery and Swee Sen Teo. (2019) Evaluation of Eggshell as Organic Fertilizer on Sweet Basil. Resources, Conservation and Recycling
  5. Tay, F.R.X. and Teo, S.S. (2019) Interactive effects of storage temperatures  and packaging methods on sweet basil. MOJ Food Processing & Technology  7(1): 16-20
  6. Xin Qi Chuah, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Amini Farahnaz and Swee Sen Teo (2018) Eicosane, Pentadecane and Palmitic acid: the effects in in vitro wound healing studie. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 8(10): 490-499  
  7. Lim, L.H., Regina, L.Z.L., Soh, Y. T and Teo, S.S. (2018) Monitoring the Water Quality of Indoor and Outdoor nano  tank System – Phosphate, Ammonia and Chlorine. International Journal of  Aquaculture
  8. Regina LZL, Teo SS, Tennant A. and Lim LH (2018) A mini project: monitoring and assessment for water quality of study area, Gombak river. MOJ Ecology & Environmental Sciences 3(2): 60-63
  9. Lee, JW. Wang, JH and Teo, SS. (2017) Antidiabetic Effect of Kappaphycus alvarezii Extract on Streptozotocin Induced Type II Diabetic ICR Mice. Annals of pharmacology & pharmaceutics
  10. Vi Sion Chang and Swee Sen Teo. (2017) Growing of Ipomoea aquatic in seaweed supplemented hydroponic system and identifying possible genera of microbe in the system.  SM Journal of Environmental Toxicology 3(1): 1007
  11. Regina Leong Zhi Ling, Tennant Andrew, Lim Lai Huat and Teo Swee Sen (2017) Kuala Sepetang Estuary: Current use and Long-Term Sustainability. JSM Environmental Science and Ecology 5(3): 1051-1055 
  12. Xin Qi Chuah, Wenlynn Mun, Swee Sen Teo (2017) Comparison Study of Anti-Microbial between Crude extract of Kappaphycus alvarezii and Andrographis paniculata. International Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine  7(7):
  13. Jia Hui Wang, Jian Wei Lee, Lai Huat Lim and Swee Sen Teo. (2017) Multiplexing Detection and Measurement of Diabetes Biomarkers in Mice Treated with Kappaphycus alvarezii Extract. Journal of Applied Phycology 
  14. Vi Sion Chang, Patrick Nwabueze Okechuwu and Swee Sen Teo.(2017) The Effect of Kappaphycus alvarezii on mammary carcinogenesis in rats. Journal of Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy


  1. Designing Prototype Micro-technology for Sustainable Management of Natural Water Resource in Batu Pahat River, Johor.24th – 25rd April 2019.  ICMBB Malaysia,UCSI University. 
  2. In Vitro and In Vivo Wound Healing Potential of Carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii. 8th – 13rd October 2017. 8th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF 2017), Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 
  3. Potention Wound Healing Activities on Human Dermal Fibroblast Stimulated by Eicosane, Pentadecane and Palmitic Acid In Vitro . 16th-17th August 2017. 28th National Scientific Conference

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Best Lecturer 2017, UCSI University

Contributions to Society

  1. Kuala Sepetang- Water analysis 2018, Perak
  2. Gombak orang asli- Develop aquaponic system, 2018, Selangor