Associate Professor Dr. Yim Hip Seng

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Associate Professor Dr. Yim Hip Seng

Associate Professor | Department of Food Science with Nutrition
Director, Office of Postgraduate Studies
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Food Science
MSc Community Nutrition
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Community Health

Areas of Interest
Recovery and Functionality of Natural Products
Microalgae Recovery and Functional Properties
Formulation of cosmetics - Nanotechnology
Functional Food Developments
Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: UCSI UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME 
    Funder: UCSI UNIVERSITY
    Project Title: Purification and identification of potent antioxidative components of tropical fruits’ peel and their oxidative stabilization effect in cooking oil
    Code: PROJ-IN-FAS-006
    Duration: 2012-2013
    Role: Lead researcher
    Amount: RM 236,500 
    Status: Completed
  2. Name of grant: UCSI UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME 
    Funder: UCSI UNIVERSITY
    Project Title: Development and validation of a cancer awareness questionnaire for university undergraduate students in Klang Valley
    Code: PROJ-IN-FAS-0011
    Duration: 2011-2013
    Role: Lead researcher
    Amount: RM 45,525 
    Status: Completed
  3. Name of grant: INDUSTRY GRANT
    Funder: EDEN INTERNATIONAL SDN BHD
    Project Title: Product Functional Properties Testing
    Code: PROJ-IN-EDEN-001
    Duration: 2016
    Role: Lead researcher
    Amount: RM 20,000
    Status: Completed

Publications

  1. Khoo HE, Ng HS, Yap WS, Goh HJH and Yim HS (2019). Nutrients for prevention of macular degeneration and eye-related diseases. Antioxidants 8, 85. [IF: 2.567]
  2. Kaur S, Ng CM, Badon SE, Jalil RA, Maykanathan D, Yim HS and Jan Mohamed HJ (2019). Risk factors for low birth weight among rural and urban Malaysia women. BMC Public Health 19(Suppl 4), 539. [IF: 4.520]
  3. Tung SEH, Mohd Nasir MT, Chin YS, Zalilah MS, Zubaidah JO and Yim HS (2019). Psychological factors and cardiovascular disease risk factors as mediators of the relationship between overweight/obesity and cognitive function among school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Childhood Obesity [Published Online: 2 Jan 2019] [IF: 2.532]
  4. Kaur S, Yim HS, Abdul Jalil R, Mohd-Yusof B-N and Jan Mohamed HJ (2018). Socioeconomic status and glycemic index among Punjabis in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Possible association with metabolic syndrome. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 20(6): 1380-1386. [IF: 1.284]
  5. Ng HS, Tan GYT, Lee KH, Zimmermann W, Yim HS and Lan JC-W (2018). Direct recovery of mangostins from Garcinia mangostana pericarps using cellulase-assisted aqueous micellar biphasic system with recyclable surfactant. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 126(4): 507-513. [IF: 2.015]
  6. Phoon KY, Ng HS, Zakaria R, Yim HS and Mokhtar MN (2018). Enrichment of minor components from crude palm oil and palm-pressed mesocarp fibre via sequential adsorption-desorption strategy. Industrial Crops and Products 113: 187-195. [IF: 4.580]
  7. Ng HS, Tan GYT, Lee KH, Zimmermann W, Yim HS and Lan JC-W (2018). Direct recovery of Bacillus subtilis xylanase from fermentation broth with an alcohol/salt aqueous biphasic system. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 125(5): 585-589. [IF: 2.015]
  8. Tung SEH, Mohd Nasir MT, Chin YS, Zalilah MS, Zubaidah JO and Yim HS (2018). Insulin resistance, inflammation and metabolic syndrome in normal weight and overweight/obese primary school children in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition 24(2): 153-161. [SCOPUS]

Awards and Recognitions

  1. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (IUNS) & NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH, AND NUTRITION, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION, HEALTH AND NUTRITION (NIBIOHN), TOKYO, JAPAN (2017). IUNS Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development in Nutritional Sciences Training Fellow
  2. RESEARCH AND INNOVATION COMPETITION (PEREKA), UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH (2011). Harnessing Natural Antioxidant from Edible Wild Mushrooms – Gold Medal (Research Category)
  3. SEAMEO TROPMED REGIONAL CENTRE FOR COMMUNITY NUTRITION, UNIVERSITY OF INDONESIA (2009). 7th South East Asian Nutrition Leadership Program (SEANLP) Training Fellow

Contributions to Society

  1. Puratos Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, 2019 – Invited to deliver a nutrition talk “New Healthy Eating Trends” for Taste Tomorrow Event (April 23, 2019).
  2. Invited Panelist for Forum Discussion on “Nutrition and Community Health Graduates at Work”, organized by Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia (January 30, 2012).