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Researchers


  • Associate Professor Ts Dr Lionel In Lian Aun

    Areas of Interest:

    Cancer vaccine engineering and development.
    Application of recombinant probiotics as vectors for oral administration of biologics
    Antibody engineering - humanization, chimerization & immunotoxins
    Development of biosensors for cancer screening


  • Associate Professor Dr Crystale Lim Siew Ying

    Areas of Interest:

    Antibiotic resistance and biological responses
    Tumorigenesis and eukaryotic quorum sensing
    Gene expression profiling
    Behaviorial genetics in addiction and autism spectrum disorder



  • Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin

    Areas of Interest:

    Lipids nanotechnology for food, supplement and skincare products
    Microencapsulation technology and formulation (spray drying, complex coacervation, etc)
    Fats and Oils Chemistry and Technology (Extraction, purification, refining, characterisation, analysis, etc)
    Functional Food Development and Sensory Evaluation
    Food analysis and frying technology

  • Associate Professor Dr Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu

    Areas of Interest:

    Drug discovery and development for thetreatment of Diabetes mellitus and associated disease complications
    Molecular mechanism of drug action
    Herbal, functional foods and nutraceuticals
    Translational research

  • Associate Professor Dr Renee Lim Lay Hong

    Areas of Interest:

    Allergy immunotherapy
    Production of recombinant bioactive proteins in bacteria and Yeast expression system
    Antibiotics resistant bacteria and probiotics
    Genotyping of variants associated diseases


  • Associate Professor Dr Wong Chen Wai

    Areas of Interest:

    Biomaterials: Food Packaging, Biofilms
    Enzymes: Extraction, purification & applications
    Developemnt of skin whitenning products from natural resources
    Food products development: Cacao tea, fruits & vegetables powders

  • Assistant Professor Ts Dr Loh Jiun Yan

    Areas of Interest:

    Aquaculture: Development of functional feeds (e.g. probiotics, prebiotics and immunostimulants) and alternative source of protein (insect meal/underutilised crop)for aquafarming; Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) design and aquaculture engineering.
    Environmental Bioremediation and Toxicology: Application of biotechnological methods in waste water treatment; Environmental impact assessment in aquatic environment.
    Environmental Microbiology: Isolation and characterization of novel microorganisms for industrial purposes.


  • Assistant Professor Dr Chew Li Lee

    Areas of Interest:

    Estuarine and coastal ecology and biodiversity (invertebrates and fish)
    Environmental monitoring and assessment (changing environment and impacts)
    Marine Ecology and Diversity


  • Assistant Professor Dr Pui Liew Phing

    Areas of Interest:

    Edible film and packaging
    Microencapsulation of probiotics and fruit juice
    3D printing of food
    Food analysis and fraud detection in food product


  • Assistant Professor Dr Tan Choon Hui

    Areas of Interest:

    Functional food development
    Food preservation and shelf life study
    Biocomposite for food packaging
    Fats and oils technology





  • Dr Shashikala Sivapathy

    Areas of Interest:

    Childhood obesity intervention
    Adolescent nutrition
    Obesogenic environment in school

  • Kavita A/P Chirara

    Areas of Interest:

    Bioinformatics, genetic sequencing (Primary immunodeficiency)
    Biosciences commercialisation
    Students' / academia start up and commersialisation

  • Tan Yong Hui

    Areas of Interest:

    Neurite stimulative and neuroprotection of mushroom extracts
    Oil degarding of kapok fiber
    Dye decoloarisation properties of mushroom enzyme
    Market survey of purchse intention of products
    Sensory analysis and food product development