Dr Lau Yin Yin

Lecturer Cum Senior Lab Technologist

Academic Qualifications

PhD Microbiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Dip (Major in Science, Mathematics and Calculus)

Areas of Interest
Microbiology (Bacteriology, Antimicrobial studies & Quorum Sensing)
Molecular and genome biology
Omics studies (Genomics, Proteomics & Transcriptomics)

  1. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme
    Funder: Ministry of Education
    Project title: Elucidating the Interplay of Bacterial Methulase and Restriction Enzymes and Gene Expression
    Code: FP022-2018A
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Member
    Amount: RM 100,000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: Government Agency Grant
    Funder: Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
    Project title: Study on The Risk of Transforming Endophytic Bacteria/Yeast
    Code: GA001-2016
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Member
    Amount: RM 150,000
    ​Status: Completed
  3. Name of grant: Government Agency Grant
    Funder: Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
    Project title: Study on Detection and Persistence of LMO Products Produced By Synthetic Biology In Local Environments
    Code: GA002-2016
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Member
    Amount: RM 200,000
    ​Status: Completed
  4. Name of grant: Postgraduate Research Grant
    Funder: University of Malaya
    Project title: Phenomic, Genomic and Transcriptomic Studies of Quorum Sensing Enterobacter asburiae L1 from Fresh Vegetables
    Code: PG086-2015B
    Duration: 3 years
    Role: PI
    Amount: RM 13,500
    ​Status: Completed

Currect Research Project

  1. Characterization and omics studies of multidrug resistant bacteria from mass transit systems and public areas in Asia and Europe
  2. Methylomic study of quorum sensing Enterobacteriaceae bacteria from fresh vegetables


  1. Lau, Y. Y., How, K. Y., Yin, W.-F., & Chan, K.-G. (2020). Functional characterization of quorum sensing LuxR-type transcriptional regulator, EasR in Enterobacter asburiae strain L1. PeerJ, 8, e10068.
  2. Oulghazi, S., Pedron, J., Cigna, J., Lau, Y. Y., Moumni, M., Van Gijsegem, F., . . . Faure, D. (2019). Dickeya undicola sp. nov., a novel species for pectinolytic isolates from surface waters in Europe and Asia. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
  3. Oulghazi, S., Cigna, J., Lau, Y. Y., Moumni, M., Chan, K. G., & Faure, D. (2019). Transfer of the waterfall source isolate Pectobacterium carotovorum M022 to Pectobacterium fontis sp. nov., a deep-branching species within the genus Pectobacterium. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
  4. Lau, Y. Y., How, K. Y., Yin, W. F., & Chan, K.-G. (2018). Cloning and characterization of short-chain N-acyl homoserine lactone-producing Enterobacter asburiae strain L1 from lettuce leaves. MicrobiologyOpen, e00610.
  5. Chen, J.-W., Lau, Y. Y., Krishnan, T., Chan, K.-G., & Chang, C.-Y. (2018). Recent advances in molecular diagnosis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection by state-of-the-art genotyping techniques. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 1104-1104.
  6. Lau, Y. Y., Yin, W.-F., & Chan, K.-G. (2014). Enterobacter asburiae Strain L1: Complete genome and whole genome optical mapping analysis of a quorum sensing bacterium. Sensors, 14(8), 13913-13924.
  7. Lau, Y. Y., Sulaiman, J., Chen, J. W., Yin, W.-F., & Chan, K.-G. (2013). Quorum sensing activity of Enterobacter asburiae isolated from lettuce leaves. Sensors, 13(10), 14189-14199.


  1. International Conference on Tropical Sciences, 25-27 October 2021, Zoom, Akademi Science Malaysia
  2. International Microbiome Diagnostic Forum, 20-21 November 2021, Zoom, Monash University Malaysia

Award and Recognition

  1. French Government Fellowship, French Embassy at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. University of Malaya, Malaysia - Research Collaborator
  2. Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (I2BC-CNRS), France - Research Collaborator
  3. Lifetime member, Malaysian Bioscience Scholars (MBioS)
  4. Lifetime member, Scientific Malaysian
  5. Lifetime member, International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
  6. Lifetime member, Asia Pacific Microbiome and Biomedical Research Network (AMBeR)

Contributions to Society

  1. Reviewer to journals