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Professor Dr Yeong Siew Wei

Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Medication Usage, Herbal Medicines & Pharmacy Education)

Professor | Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs and Alumni (Kuala Lumpur campus)

Academic Qualifications

BSc (Pharmacy)
RPh (Mal)

Areas of Interest
Pharmacy Practice
Medication Usage
Herbal Medicine
Pharmacy Education
Professional Bodies

Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society

Malaysian Pharmacy Board



Current research project (PI/Co-PI)




Formulation and Evaluation of Enteric Coated Capsules Filled with Oral Mucoadhesive Palifermin Nanoparticles

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia: FRGS/2/2014/SKK02/UCSI/02/1

Postgraduate: 2

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, UCSI University


Formulation and Clinical Evaluation of Mangosteen and Seaweed based Face and Eye Serum for Anti-aging and Anti-acne effects (Co-PI)


Pioneer Scientist Incentive Funds, UCSI University:



Laurent Bleu Medical Center

Development of Teaching Case Videos for Pedagogical Upscaling of Teaching-Learning (Co-PI)

Pioneer Scientist Incentive Funds, UCSI University

Undergraduate: 2

Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, UCSI University

Impact of Community-based Health Campaign on Disease Awareness and Prevention (PI)

FPS final year research project

Undergraduate: 1



  1.  Maki MAA, Kumar PV*, Cheah SC, Yeong SW, Al-Nema M, Bayazeid O and Majeed AB. Molecular Modeling-Based Delivery System Enhances Everolimus-induced Apoptosis in Caco-2 Cells. ACS Omega. 2019; 4: 8767-8777. ( (Scopus indexed)
  2.  Akowuah GA*, Chin JH, Yeong SW, Quah SY and Ahmad M. In-vitro CYP3A4, CYP2E1 and UGT Activity in Human Liver Microsomes by Strobilanthes crispus Leafs Extract. The Natural Products Journal. 2019; 9: 1-9.
  3. Akowuah GA*, Chin JH, Yeong SW, Quah SY. Comparative Study on the Nitric Oxide Scavenging and Hemolytic Activity of Fresh Leaf Juice and Dry Leaf Extracts of Clinacanthus Nutans (Burm. F) Lindau. Der Pharma Chemica. 2018; 10 (7): 152 – 157. (Scopus indexed)
  4. Kumar PV*, Maki M, Yeong SW, Lee MT, Elumalai M, et al. Rabbit as an Animal Model for Pharmacokinetics Studies of Enteric Capsule Contains Recombinant Human Kerotinocyte Growth Factor Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticles. Current Clinical Pharmacology. 2018 Nov19 (doi: 10.2174/1574884714666181120103907) (Impact factor: 0.65)
  5. Kumar PV*, Maki MAA, Takahje ML, Yeong SW, Lee MT, Abdul Majeed AB. Detection of formation of recombinant human kerotinocyte growth factor chitosan nanoparticles based on its optical properties. Current Nanoscience. 2018; 14: 1 – 10.
  6. Alshahkas L, Kumar PV*, Yeong SW. Preparation and in vitro Evaluation of Enteric Coated Oral Vancomycin Hydrochloride Sustained Release Formulation with Mucoadhesive Properties. American Journal of Advanced Drug Delivery. 2018; 6 (2): 88 – 99. (doi: 10.21767/2321-547X.1000029).
  7. Yeong SW*, Choong YC. Knowledge and characteristics of herbal supplement usage among community pharmacy customers in a Malaysian population. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2017 Dec; 35: 92 - 108. (ISI Q1 journal; impact factor: 2.013)
  8. Maki MAA, Kumar PV*, Yeong SW. Optimization and In-vitro Evaluation of Coating Process for Film-Coated Tablets. International Journal of Food Engineering, 13(11). doi:10.1515/ijfe-2017-0016 (Impact factor: 0.923)
  9. Quah SK, Chin JH*, Akowuah GA, Khalivulla SI, Yeong SW, Sabu MC. Cytotoxicity and cytochrome P450 inhibitory activities of Clinacanthus nutans. Drug Metabol Pers Ther. 2017 Mar 1; 32(1):59-65 7.
  10. Nusrat Hossain, Palanirajan Vijayaraj Kumar*, Yeong Siew Wei. A comparative study of phytochemical content in air dried and lyophilized Carica papaya leaves. International Journal of Green Pharmacy. 2016; 10 (4): 220 – 227. (Scopus indexed)
  11.  Nusrat Hossain, Palanirajan Vijayaraj Kumar*, Yeong Siew Wei. Dengue and drawbacks of marketed Carica papaya leaves supplements. International Journal of Green Pharmacy. 2016 (S); 10 (1): S72 – S81. (Scopus indexed)
  12. Babar Z*, Jamshed S, Yeong SW. Examination of Students’ Interest in a Public Health Pharmacy Course in Malaysia. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2011 July; 3 (3). (Scopus indexed)
  13. Yeong SW*. Jobless pharmacists? The transition in a challenging era of the pharmacy profession. IJASA. 2007 (2): Pg 55 – 56
  14.  Nurjahan MI, Lim TA,* Yeong SW, Foong A, Ware J. Utilization of Information Technology in Medical     Education: A Questioannaire Survey of Students in a Malaysian Institution. Medical Journal of Malaysia 2002 Dec; 57 Supplement: E58- E66 (PubMed indexed)
  15. Nurjahan MI, Lim TA*, Foong A, Yeong SW, Ware J. Computer Literacy in Medical Students. Medical Education (England) 2000; 34 (11); 966. (Scopus indexed; Impact Factor: 3.546) 

Community engagement

Founder and advisor of UCSI University’s Annual Public Health Campaign (PHC); since 2002.

Over 12,000 public benefited from the various public health campaigns across 6 states;


18th PHC (2019) “Cancer: Be aware, Prevent, Take action”, (a) JKKK, Batu 11, Cheras (b) Pangsapuri Sri Penara, Bandar Permaisuri, Cheras

17th PHC (2018) “Silent Killer: Chronic Kidney Disease”, Velocity Mall, Cheras

16th PHC (2017) “Lead Your Life to a Healthy Heart”, Sri Cendekia, Taman Connaught, Cheras

15th PHC (2016) “Healthy Living Makes Healthy Body and Mind”, Hatten Square, Melaka

14th PHC (2015) “Prevent Cancer Today, Live a Better Tomorrow”, Giant Supermarket, Bandar Kinrara, Puchong

13th PHC (2014) “Treasure Your Health, Prevent Diabetes”, Giant Hypermarket, Subang Jaya

12th PHC (2013) (a) “Know Your Drugs, Love Your Kidneys, Together We Care”, High School Muar, Johor (b) “ Know Your Drugs, Love Your Kidneys, Together We Care”, My din Mall Meru Raya, Ipoh

11th PHC (2012) “Fit for Life, Let’s Prevent Cancer”, SMK Methodist, Sitiawan

“Fit for Life, Let’s Prevent Cancer”, UCSI University

10th PHC (2011) “Care for Health, Prevent Obesity”, SMJK Chung Hwa, Tampin, NS

“Care for Health, Prevent Obesity”, Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan

9th PHC (2010) (a) “Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living”, Community Hall, Kampung Baru, Mambau, Seremban (b) “Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Living”, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Melaka

8th PHC (2009)    (a) “Healthy Living Without Diabetes”, Pandamaran, Klang

(b) “Healthy Living Without Diabetes”, SM St George, Taiping

(c) “Healthy Living Without Diabetes”, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor

7th PHC (2008)    “Say “Yes” to a Healthier You”, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor

6th PHC (2007)    “A Healthy Lifetyle for a Healthy Heart”, Jaya Jusco, Kinta City, Ipoh

5th PHC (2006)    “Healthy Living, Healthy Aging, Start Now”, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor

4th PHC (2005)    “Health is Wealth, You Say”, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor

3rd PHC (2004)    “Good Health Begins with Oneself”, Jaya Jusco, Taman Maluri, Cheras

2nd PHC (2003)   “A Good Health, A Good Heart”, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor

1st PHC (2002)    “Public Health Campaign”, Leisure Mall, Cheras

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Regional/ International involvement:

    Chairperson of the Regional Center of Expertise in Education for Sustainability Development (RCE – ESD) Kuching, endorsed by United Nation University. Since Sept 2018. 

  2. Invited speaker by organisations:

    (a)        Experience of RCE Kuching in ESD for SDG. 11th Tongyeong ESD International Forum “Plastic planet, find the key from Asia-Pacific wisdom: emphasis on the role of education”, 1 November 2019. RCE Tongyeong Sejahtera Center. Venue: Tongyeong, South Korea.

    (b)        Experience of RCE Kuching in Marina Litter. National Stakeholder Consultation for Reducing Marine Litter by Addressing the Management of the Plastic Value Chain in South East Asia (SEA Circular). 5 & 6 November 2019. Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change. Venue: Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

    (c)        Research methodology workshop 28 – 29 Oct 2014. Pharmacy Department, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Venue: HKL

    (d)       Problems with Breast Cancer Patients using Herbal Products. Breast Cancer Conference 28 - 29 October 2011. Faculty of Medical Sciences, UCSI University. Venue: North Wing campus, UCSI University.