Dr Alan Tan Yee Hock

Lecturer | Department of General Studies

Academic Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching 
Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Medicine)
BSc Biomedical & Science

Areas of Interest
STEM Education
Game-Based Learning
Cancer Genetics

  • Optimization and Development of a Spirulina-based Home-learning Kit for Integrated STEM Learning | 2021 | Ongoing
  • STEM Food Fun - Learning the Art of Science through the Science of Food: Future-casting the Science "Classroom" through an Inquiry-based Pedagogy | 2021 | Ongoing


  1. Nasir, N. F. M., Ridzuan, M. I. M., Hock, A. T. Y., Pei, O. S., Jamaludin, A. L. H., Hamidi, N. H. A., & Maswan, N. A. M. (2019). Keberkesanan Subjek Matapelajaran Umum (Mpu) dalam Memperkasa Bahasa Melayu: Satu Tinjauan Awal. International Journal of Education, Psychology and Counseling, 4(24), 85-96.

  2. Tan, Y.H., Syed Husain, S.N., Sidik, S.M., Rosli, R., Chong, P.P. (2018). Fas promoter -670 polymorphism and the risk of cervical cancer: A case-control study in multi-ethnic Malaysia. Journal of Epidemiological Research. 4(2)

  3. Tan, Y.H., Sidik, S.M., Syed Husain, S.N., Lye, M.S., Chong, P.P. (2016). CYP1A1 MspI Polymorphism and Cervical Carcinoma Risk in the Multi-Ethnic Population of Malaysia: a Case-Control Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17 (1): 57-64

  4. Chong, P.P., Lim, C.S.Y., Tan, Y.H., Seow, H.F., Rosli, R. (2010). Transcriptome profile of the human endothelial cell response to high- and low- density infections of Candida albicans. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 14, e341

  5. S. Fakurazi, I. Hairuszah, J. Mohd Lip, G. Shanthi, U. Nanthini, A.R. Shamima, H. Roslida and Y.H. Tan, 2009. Hepatoprotective Action of Zerumbone Against Paracetamol Induced Hepatotoxicity. Journal of Medical Sciences, 9: 161-164.


  1. Edutech Asia Conference | 2021 | Online | Show and Tell Presenter | Developing students’ lifelong learning skills through experiential learning using a showcase exhibition project and video reflection.

  2. 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB) | 2021 | Participant

  3. Edutech Malaysia Conference | 2021 | Online | Participant

  4. Edutech Asia Conference | 2019 | Singapore | Participant

  5. Edutech Asia Conference | 2018 | Singapore | Participant

  6. Frontiers in Cancer Science | 2011 | Cancer Science Institute, Singapore | Poster Presentation | “Preliminary Findings of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) Association between Tumor Suppressor Gene p53, Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitor Gene p21 and Cervical Cancer in Malaysia”

  7. 3rd Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine: The Power of SNPs genotyping: Solutions and Discoveries | 2010 | Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang | Participant

Networks and Collaborations on Research

Ongoing collaboration for publication of findings from study on “Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of p53, p21, CYP1A1, Fas 95 in multi-ethnic population of Malaysia” – Prof Chong Pei Pei (Taylors University), Prof Rozita (MAKNA, UPM)

Professional Engagement

  • Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB) | 2021 - 2023 | Subcommittee Member for Events and Activities
  • 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB) | 2021 | Session Chair for 3 Minute Poster Presentation
  • 4th International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB) | 2021 | Scientific Committee
  • 4th UCSI University Strengthening Industry-Academia Partnership (SIAP) Conference | 2020 | Head of Secretariat Committee
  • 3rd International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB) | 2019 | Scientific Committee
  • 3rd International Conference on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (ICMBB) | 2019 | Session Chair for Molecular Biology Pecha Kucha

Community Engagement

  • UCSI “High Impact Study Skills” University Talk | 2019 | Invited Speaker
  • UCSI University Youth Peace and Unity National Camp (YPUNC) | 2019 | Co-facilitator
  • UCSI Peace and Unity in Diversity Workshop | 2019 | Co-facilitator