Ts Dr Yong Yoong Soon

Lecturer cum Senior Lab Technologist

Academic Qualifications

2015 – 2019               PhD (Biotechnology)

                                    Major: Metabolomics

                                    Biotechnology Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

2011 – 2014                MSc (Biotechnology)

                                   Biotechnology Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

2007 – 2010                BSc (Hons.) Marine Science

                                    Borneo Marine Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah


Professional Membership

August 2019 –          Malaysia Board of Technologists (Professional Technologist)

December 2020 –    Royal Society of Chemistry (Member)

January 2023 –        Institut Kimia Malaysia (Licentiate)


Academic Profile

ResearcherID:            H-7213-2016

ORCID:                      0000-0003-0248-817X

Total journal articles:  22 (Google Scholar) / 20 (SCOPUS) / 19 (WOS)

Total citations:            571 (Google Scholar) / 371 (SCOPUS) / 291 (WOS)

H-index:                      11 (Google Scholar) / 10 (SCOPUS) / 8 (WOS)


Palaniveloo K, Ong KH, Satriawan H, Razak SA, Suciati S, Hung HY, Hirayama S, Rizman-Idid M, Tan JK, Yong YS, Phang SM (2023) In vitro and in silico cholinesterase inhibitory potential of metabolites from Laurencia snackeyi (Weber-van Bosse) M. Masuda. 3 Biotech, 13(10): 337. (Q2; IF: 2.8)


Maran BAV, Palaniveloo K, Mahendran T, Chellappan DK, Tan JK, Yong YS, Mohamad-Lal MT, Joning EJ, Chong WS, Babich O, Sukhikh S, Shah MD (2023) Antimicrobial Potential of Aqueous Extract of Giant Sword Fern and Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography–High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry Analysis. Molecules, 28: 6075. (Q2; IF: 4.600)


Teoh WY, Yong YS, Razali FN, Stephenie S, Shah MD, Tan JK, Gnanaraj C, Mohd Esa N (2023) LC-MS/MS and GC-MS analysis for the identification of bioactive metabolites responsible for the antioxidant and anti-bacterial activities of Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. Separations, 10: 215. (Q2; IF: 3.344)


Haron FK, Shah MD, Yong YS, Jen Kit Tan, Mohamad-Lal MT, Maran BAV (2022) Antiparasitic Potential of Methanol Extract of Brown Alga Sargassum polycystum (Phaeophyceae) and Its LC-MS/MS Metabolite Profiling. Diversity, 14: 796. (Q2; IF: 3.029)


Shah MD, Maran BAV, Shaleh SRM, Zuldin WH, Gnanaraj C, Yong YS (2022) Therapeutical Potential and Nutraceutical Profiling of North Bornean Seaweeds: A Review. Marine Drugs, 20: 101 (Q1; IF: 5.118)


Lem FF, Yong YS, Goh S, Chin SN, Chee FT (2022) Withanolides, the hidden gem in Physalis minima: A mini review on their antiinflammatory, antineuroinflammatory and anticancer effects. Food Chemistry, 377: 132002. (Q1; IF: 7.514)


Shah MD, Maran BAV, Tan JK, Yong YS, Ching FF, Shaleh SRM, Shapawi R (2021) The anti-leech potential of the solvent extract of Bornean neem leaves and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry profiling. Journal of King Saud University-Science, 33: 101541 (Q1; IF: 4.011)


Maran BAV, Josmeh D, Tan JK, Yong YS and Shah MD (2021) Efficacy of the Aqueous Extract of Azadirachta indica Against the Marine Parasitic Leech and its Phytochemical Profiling. Molecules, 26: 1908 (Q2; IF: 4.600)


Shah MD, Tani K, Yong YS, Ching FF, Shaleh SRM, Vairappan CS and Maran BAV (2021) Antiparasitic Potential of Chromatographic Fractions of Nephrolepis biserrata and Liquid Chromatography-Quadrupole Time-of-Flight-Mass Spectrometry Analysis. Molecules, 26: 499. (Q2; IF: 4.600)


Shah MD, Maran BAV, Haron FK, Ransangan J, Ching FF, Shaleh SRM, Shapawi R, Yong YS and Ohtsuka S (2020) Antiparasitic potential of Nephrolepis biserrata methanol extract against the parasitic leech Zeylanicobdella arugamensis (Hirudinea) and LC-QTOF analysis. Scientific Reports, 10: 22091. (Q1; IF: 4.379)

Shah MD, Tani K, Maran BAV, Yong YS, Ching FF, Shaleh SRM, Vairappan CS (2020) High-resolution chemical profiling and antiparasitic potential of the tropical shrub Dillenia suffruticosa. Fisheries Science, 86: 851-859. (Q3; IF: 1.617)


Ling YS, Lim LR, Yong YS, Tamin O and Puah PY (2020) MS-based metabolomics revealing Bornean Sinularia sp. extract dysregulated lipids triggering programmed cell death in hepatocellular carcinoma. Natural Product Research, 34: 1796-1803. (Q2; IF: 2.861)


Yong YS, Lim SC, Lee PC and Ling YS (2018) Sponges from Northeast Borneo and their bioactivity against human colorectal cancer cells. Borneo Journal of Marine Science and Aquaculture, 2: 40-47.


Yong YS, Chong ETJ, Chen HC, Lee PC and Ling YS (2017) A comparative study of pentafluorophenyl and octadecylsilane column in high-throughput profiling of biological fluid. Journal of The Chinese Chemical Society, 64: 699-710. (Q3; IF: 1.967)


Tee MZ, Yong YS, Rodrigues KF, Yong WTL (2015) Growth rate analysis and protein identification of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyt, Gigartinales) under pH induced stress culture. Aquaculture Reports, 2: 112-116. (Q1; IF: 3.216)


Jong LW, Thien VY, Yong YS, Rodrigues KF, Yong WTL (2015) Micropropagation and protein profile analysis by SDS-PAGE of Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta, Solieriaceae). Aquaculture Reports, 1: 10-14. (Q1; IF: 3.216)


Myron P, Siddiquee S, Azad SA, Yong YS (2015) Tributylamine facilitated separations of fucosylated chondroitin sulfate (Fucs) by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) into its component using 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (PMP) derivatization. Journal of Chromatography and Separation Techniques, 6: 256.


Shah MD, Yong YS, Iqbal M (2014) Phytochemical investigation and free radical scavenging activities of essential oil, methanol extract and methanol fractions of Nephrolepis biserrata. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6: 269-277.


Yong YS, Yong WTL, Ng SE, Anton A, Yassir S (2014) Chemical composition of farmed and micropropagated Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales), a commercially important seaweed in Malaysia. Journal of Applied Phycology, 27: 1271-1275. (Q1; IF: 3.215)


Yong YS, Yong WTL, Thien VY, Ng SE, Anton A, Yassir S (2014) Acclimatization of micropropagated Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex Silva (Rhodophyta, Solieriaceae) in outdoor nursery system. Journal of Applied Phycology, 27: 413-419. (Q1; IF: 3.215)


Yong WTL, Ting SH, Yong YS,Thien VY, Wong SH, Chin WL, Rodrigues KF, Anton A (2013) Optimization of culture conditions for the direct regeneration of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta, Solieriaceae). Journal of Applied Phycology, 26: 1597-1606. (Q1; IF: 3.215)


Yong YS, Yong WTL, Anton A (2013) Analysis of formulae for determination of seaweed growth rate. Journal of Applied Phycology. 25: 1831-1834, (Q1; IF: 3.215)

Conference & Seminar Presentations





Author (underlined indicates presenter) & Title


6th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity



Chan AWJ, Yong YS, Ng WL; Diversity of Endophytic Fungi in Malaysian Mangroves


6th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity



Chong WW, Yong YS, Ng WL; Growth comparison of mangrove endophytic fungi cultured in potato dextrose agar (PDA) and Sabouraud’s dextrose agar (SDA)


6th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity



Han MH, Yong YS, Ng WL; Volatile metabolites from endophytic fungi in Malaysian mangroves


13th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society (Metabolomics 2017)



Yong YS, Lee PC, Chen HC, Ling YS. Programmed cell death driven by up-regulation of phospholipids in cancer cells: A potential anticancer compound from Bornean Dysidea sp.


3rd Annual Congress & Exhibition of The Association for Mass Spectrometry: Applications to Clinical Lab (MSACL 2016 EU)



Yong YS, Chong ETJ, Chen HC, Lee PC, Ling YS; Resolution and reproducibility of the pentafluorophenyl column is superior to that of the octadecylsilane column in the high-throughput profiling of biofluid.


International Conference on Natural Products 2016 (ICNP2016)



Yong YS, Lee PC, Ling YS; Application of MS-based metabolomics: Discovery of cancer inhibiting compounds from marine sponges.


Annual International Seminar on Marine Science & Aquaculture 2013 (ISOMSA 2013)



Yong YS, Yong WTL, Anton A; Acclimatization of micropropagated Kappaphycus alvarezii grown in seaweed extracts enriched seawater.


8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (8th APCAB)



Yong WTL, Yong YS, Chin WL, Anton A, Yassir S; Acclimatization of in vitro micropropagated Kappaphycus alvarezii: Application of fertilizer.

Research Projects (Total: RM 225,000.00)





Amount (RM)


UCSI University Research Excellence & Innovation Grant (REIG) cycle 2023-01 [REIG-FAS-2023/053]

Principal Investigator

Cryoprotectant biochemical and morphological effects in the cryopreservation of mangrove endophytic fungi



Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) cycle 2022-01 [FRG0602-1/2023]


Investigating the Role of Actinomycetes and Mycorrhizae in the Biological Control of Basal Stem Rot Disease in Oil Palm Plantations and Unravelling their Mechanism of Action



UMS Skim Penyelidikan Lantikan Baru (SPLB) Fasa 1/2022


Application of laurepinnacin and laureatin bioactive compounds from red algae genus Laurencia against parasitic leech Zeylanicobdella arugamensis as a biocontrol agent



Xiamen University Malaysia Research Fund (XMUMRF) 2020 Cycle 6

Principal Investigator

Elucidation of metabolic responses of human colorectal cancer cells toward local medicinal fruit extract via MS-based metabolomics