Project Leader    Members    Project Titles Funding Amount (RM)   Start Date End Date   
Dr Shwe Sin Emeritus Professor Dr Boo Nem Yun, A/P Dr Alan Ong Han Kiat Detection of common deletional and non-deletional alpha thalassemia variants in severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia of the main ethnic groups in a Malaysian Tertiary     70,400     Feb    2016     July    2017
Prof Lim Yang Mooi
Cheong SK (UTAR), Tan CH (RBN)
House-cultivated edible bird’s nest as an immunomodulatory agent on human immunity    35,000    Jan     2017
  Dec    2017 
Prof Lim Yang Mooi Cheong SK (UTAR), Tan CH (RBN) Identification of Key Metabolites in House-cultivated Edible Bird’s Nest Derived from 13 States of Malaysia 30000 Jan-17 Dec-17
Dr. Thaw Zin Prof. Yap Sook Fan, Prof. Boo Nem Yun. Dr. Te Kian Keong, Dr. Leong Pooi Pooi. Impact of Chinese Medicine as Complementary and Alternative Therapy on Health and Quality of Life of Elderly Malaysians 56100 May-15 Oct-18


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Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and its Association with Metabolic Syndrome amongst the Malay Overweight/Obese Adolescents in Klang Valley


Ms. Chew Wai Fong (Team Leader)

Prof Dr Boo Nem Yun

Dr Leong Pooi Pooi

Dr Goh Yann Ling

Ms Fong Ka Ling

A/Prof Dr Winnie Chee (IMU)



Investigation of HPV-induced susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents using the cervical cell system model


Prof. Dr. Yap Sook Fun

Asst Prof. Dr. Leong Pooi Pooi

Prof. Dr. Choo Kong Bung

Dr Kenneth Raj (International collaborator and Co-PI; HPA, UK)

Prof Ngeow Yun Fong (University Malaya)



Targeted Screening of Bio-Active Compounds using a Multi-Purpose Cell-Based System


Prof. Dr. Yap Sook Fun

Asst. Prof. Dr. Leong Pooi Pooi

Dr Kenneth Raj (International collaborator and Co-PI; HPA, UK)

Prof Ngeow Yun Fong (University Malaya)

Prof Chung LY (University Malaya)

Dr Kiew LV (University Malaya)



Scaling up of borneol extraction via fractional distillation (second phase EYS-UTAR borneol project)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi,

Prof. Dr. Patrick Loh HM, Dr. Seah Ching Ching



Metabolomic profiling of local edible bird nest

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi, Prof Dr Cheong Soon Keng




Population level studies of microbial communities associated with precancerous, cancerous and cancer-free conditions of the oral cavity

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alan Ong Han Kiat



Identification and Validation of the Differential Proteins Expression Induced by AP Extracts on Colorectal Cancer LS-174T


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi, Emeritus Prof. Dr. Geoffrey AC, Assit. Prof. Dr. Yang Zao



Thermosensitive microcarriers for non-invasive detachment of anchorage-dependent human mesenchymal stem cell.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Yang Mooi, Prof Dr Cheong Soon Keng




Adaptability, learning patterns, needs and preferences of pre-clinical medical students in integrating online learning into professional subjects at UTAR

Dr. Thaw Zin (PI),

Ms. Manisha Parai,

Mr. Pramod D Shenoy,

Dr. Robert Chen,

Dr. Mohammad Abdulrazzaq Jabbar,

Dr. Veronica Poulsaeman,

Dr. Alan Ong Hat Kiat, Professor Boo NY



Awareness of Breast Cancer in Selangor – A survey

Ms. Manisha