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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAIL

Name
  Dr. Ong Hean Chooi
Designation
  Senior Research Fellow
Department
  Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty
  Faculty of Science
Tel. No. (Office)
  79676705
Fax No.
  79674178
E-mail Address
  ong@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-5193-2010
Address(Office)
  Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
PhD (Botani Ekologi) (UM)(1988), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
MSc (Botani Ekologi)(UM)(1978), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
BSc(Hons)(Ekologi)(UM)(1974), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Economic Botany (Medicinal plants, food plants)

Ethnobotany (Ethnobotany. Orang Asli)

Aboriginal Culture Studies (Orang Asli, economic plants)

Traditional Medicine And Natural Products (Orang Asli, herbal medicine)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Book
 
2013

Ong Hean Chooi 2013. Rumpai Khasiat Ubatan & Makanan. Utusan Publications & Distributors, Kual Lumpur 
 
2011

Ong Hean Chooi. 2011. Sayuran Khasiat Makanan & Ubatan 2. Utusan Kuala Lumpur:Publications and Distributors. 
 
2009

Ong, H.C. 2009 (in print)Spices & Condiments for Health and Healing. Utusan Publications and Distributors sdn Bhd. Kuala Lumpur. 
 
2008

Ong Hean Chooi, 2008. Vegetables For Health and Healing. Utusan Publications and Distributors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-61-2102-9 

Ong Hean Chooi. 2008. Rempah-ratus: Khasiat Makanan & Ubatan. Kuala Lumpur: Utusan Publications & Distributors. ISBN 978-967-61-2105-3 
 
2006

Ong Hean Chooi 2006. Tanaman Hiasan: Khasiat Makanan & Ubatan. Utusan Publications and Distributors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 967-61-1892-3 
 
2004

Ong Hean Chooi 2004. Buah: Khasiat Makanan & Ubatan. Utusan Publications and Distributors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 967-61-1733-1 

Ong Hean Chooi 2004. Tumbuhan Liar: Khasiat Ubatan and Kegunaan Lain. Utusan Publications and Distributors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 967-61- 1630-0 
 
2003

Ong Hean Chooi 2003. Sayuran: Khasiat Makanan & Ubatan. Utusan Publications and Distributors, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 967-61-1390-5 
 
Chapter In Book
 
2007

Ong, H.C. 2007. Medicinal plants of Endau-Rompin National Park at Selai, Johore, Malaysia. In: Mohamed, H. & Zakaria Ismail, M (eds.) The Forest and Biodiversity of Selai, Endau-Rompin. Johor Bharu: Perbadanan Taman Negara Johor. pp. 115-119. ISBN 978- 983-42197-0-3 
 
2003

Amoroso, V.B. & H.C. Ong. 2003. Ophioglossum reticulatum L. In: de Winter, W.P. & V.B. Amoroso (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(2) Cryptogams: Ferns and fern allies. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp152-155. ISBN 90-5782-128-1 

Nasution, R.E. & H.C. Ong. 2003. Corypha utan Lamk. In: Brink, M. & R.P. Escobin (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 17 Fibre Plants. Leiden; Backhuys Publishers. pp. 114-117. ISBN 90-5782-129-x 

Ong, H.C. & N.O. Aguilar. 2003. Ophioglossum pendulum L. In: de Winter, W.P. & V.B. Amoroso (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(2) Cryptogams: Ferns and fern allies. Leiden: backhuys Publishers. pp. 151-153. ISBN 90-5782-128-1 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Acrotrema costatum Jack. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.): Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 12(3) Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. p. 34. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Allomorphia Blume. In; Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. pp. 58-59. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Ancistrocladus tectorius (Lour.) Merr. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. & Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 13(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. pp. 70-71. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Aralidium pinnatifidum (Jungh. & de Vriese) Miq. In Lemmens R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South- East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. pp. 76-77. ISBN 90-5782- 125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Cardulovica palmata Ruiz & Pav. In: Brink, M. & R.P. Escobin (eds.). Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 17 Fibre Plants. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 95-98. ISBN 90-5782-129-x 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Cnestis palala (Lour.) Merr. In: Lemmens. R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 124-125. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Cyathea J.E. Smith. In: de Winter, W.P. & V.B. Amoroso (eds.). Plant Resources of South- East Asia No 15(2) Cryptogams: Ferns and fern allies. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 82-87. ISBN 90-5782- 128-1 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Dissochaeta Blume. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J and Bunyappaphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. pp. 173-175. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Eugeissona triste Griff. In: Brink, M. & R.P. Escobin (eds.) Plant Resources of South- East asia No 17 Fibre Plants. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 130-133. ISBN 90-5782-129-x 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Paramignya scandens (Griffith) Craib. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 324-325. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Phyllagathis Blume. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 328-329. ISBN 90-5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Rennelia Korth. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 344-345. ISBN 90- 5782-125-7 

Ong, H.C. 2003. Sarcolobus globosus Wallich. In: Lemmens, R.H.M.J. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(3). Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 361-362. ISBN 90-57820-125-7 

Ong, H.C.; I. Ipor; N.O. Aguilar & W. Somprasong. 2003. Microsorum Link. In: de Winter, W.P. V.B. Amoroso (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(2) Cryptogams: Ferns and fern allies. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 136-141. ISBN 90-5782-128-1 
 
2001

Aguilar, N.O. & H.C. Ong. 2001. Vernicia Lour. In: van der Vossen, H.A.M. & B.E. Umali (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 14 Vegetable oils and fats. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 142-146. ISBN 90-5782-095-1 

Ong, H.C. & Brotonogoro. 2001. Psychotria L. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 454-460. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong, H.C. 2001. Celastrus paniculatus L. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: backhuys Publishers. pp. 147-149. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong, H.C. 2001. Gleditsea L. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 272-275. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong, H.C. 2001. Pericampylus glaucus (Lamk) Merr. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 410-412. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong, H.C. 2001. Quassia L. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara (eds.). Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 463-466. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong, H.C. 2001. Thottea Rottb. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 546-550. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong, H.C. 2001. Urena lobata L. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 575-577. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 

Ong,H.C. 2001. Acanthus L. In: van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Bunyapraphatsara, N. (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia 12(2). Medicinal and poisonous plants 2. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers. pp. 36-39. ISBN 90-5782-099-4 
 
2000

Ong, H.C. 2000. Sindora Miq. In: Boer, E. & A.B. Ella (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 18 Plants Producing Exudates. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp.109-112. ISBN 90-5782-072-2 

Ong, H.C.& Wardah. 2000. Poikilospermum Zipp. ex Miquel. In: van der Vossen, H.A.M. & M. Wessel (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 16 Stimulants. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp.108-110. ISBN 90-5782- 053-6 
 
1999

Ong, H.C. & J.S. Siemonsma. 1999. Capparis spinosa L. var. mariana (Jacq.) K. Schumann. In: de Guzman, C.C. & J.S. Siemonsma (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 13 Spices. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 88-91. ISBN 90-5782-046-3 

Ong, H.C. & J.S.Siemonsma. 1999. Capparis spinosa L. var. mariana (Jacq.)K. Schumann. In: de Guzman, C.C. & J.S. Siemonsma (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 13 Spices. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 88-91. ISBN 90-5782-046-3 

Ong, H.C. & M. Brink. 1999. Lippia graveolens Kunth. In: de Guzman, C.C. & J.S.Siemonsma (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 13 Spices. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 137-139. ISBN 90-5782-046-3 

Ong, H.C. 1999. Lavandula L. In: Oyen, L.P.A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung (eds.) Plant Resources of South-Esat Asia No 19 Essential-oil plants. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 117-123. ISBN 90-5782-010-2 
 
1998

Ong, H.C. 1998. Anisophyllea R.Br. ex Sabine. In: Sosef, M.S.M., L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo(eds.). Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser-known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 69-71. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Bridelia Willd. In: Sosef, M.S.M.' L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resourcesof South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber trees: Lesser-known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 117-119. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Exbucklandia R.W.Br. In: Sosef, M.S.M., L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser-known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 227-229. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Guettarda L. In: Sosef, M.S.M., L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser-known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 271-272. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Hydnocarpus Gaertn. In: Sosef, M.S.M., L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser-Known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 296-298. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Merrillia Swingle. In: Sosef, M.S.M., L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser- known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 371- 373. ISBN 99-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Plants and Culture. In: E. Soepadmo (ed.)The Encyclopedia of Malaysia Plants. Singapore, Edition Didier Millet. pp. 112-113. ISBN 981-3018-40-2 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Ploiarium Korth. In: Sosef, M.S.M, L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser- known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 459- 460. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 

Ong, H.C. 1998. Prunus L. In: Sosef, M.S.M., L.T. Hong & S. Prawirohatmodjo (eds.) Plant Resources of South-East Asia No 15(3) Timber Trees: Lesser-known timbers. Leiden, Backhuys Publishers. pp. 474-477. ISBN 90-73348-88-9 
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2014

Chai TT, Mohan M, Ong HC & Wong FC. 2014. Antioxidant, iron-chelating and anti-glucosidase activities of Typha domingensis Pers. (Typhaceae). Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 13(1):67-72 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Milow P, Sorayya M, Edo J & Ong HC. 2014. Malaysian species of plants with edible fruits or seeds and their valuation. International Journal of Fruit Science. 14:1-27. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Wong FC, Yong AL, Sim KM, Ong HC & Chai TT. 2014. Proteomic analysis of bacterial expression profiles following exposure to organic solvent flower extract of Melastoma candidum D Don (Melastomataceae). Trop. Jour. Pharm. Res. 13(7): 1085-1092 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2013

Chai, T. T., Elamparuthi, S., Yong, A. L., Quah, Y., Ong, H. C., Wong, F. C. 2013. Antibacterial, anti-glucosidase, and antioxidant activities of selected highland ferns of Malaysia. Botanical Studies. (Tier 3; Impact Factor = 0.864)(ISI)


Chai T.T., Elamparuti S., Yong A.L., Quah, Y., Ong bH.C. & Wong F.C. 2013. Antibacterial, anti- glucosidase and antioxidant activities of selected highland ferns of Malaysia. Botanical Studies 54:55 doi:10.1186/1993-3110-54-55 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chai T.T., Guah Y., Ooh K.F., Nor Ismaliza M.I., Anf F.C., Elamparuti S., Yeoh L.Y., Ong H.C. & Wong F.C. 2013. Anti-proliferative, antioxidant and iron- chelating properties of the tropical highland fern, Phymatopteris triloba (Houtt.) Pichi Serm (Family Polypodiaceae). Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Recearch. 12(5): 747-753 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Milow, P., Malek, S., Mohammad, N. S., Ong, H. C. 2013. Diversity of Plants Tended or Cultivated in Orang Asli Homegardens in Negeri Sembilan, Peninsular Malaysia. Human Ecology. (Tier 2; Impact Factor = 1.361)(ISI)


Wong, F. C., Yong, A. L., Ong, H. C., Chai, T. T. 2013. Evaluation of the antibacterial activities of selected medicinal plants and determination of their phenolic constituents. Scienceasia. (Tier 3; Impact Factor = 0.398)(ISI)


Gwee PS, Chen LW, Tan SW, Ong HC, Khoo KS & Sit NW. 2013. Antifungal and antibacterial properties of three medicinal plants from Malaysia. Pharmacognosy Communications: 3(2):75-81 (ISI-Cited Publication)

P Milow, S Malek, N S Mohammad & H C Ong. 2013. Diversity of plants tended or cultivated in Orang Asli villages in Negeri Sembilan, Peninsular Malaysia. Human Ecology 41: 325-331 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Wong FC, Yong AL, Ong HC & Chai TT. 2013. Evaluation of the antibacterial activities of selected medicinal plants and determination of their phenolic constituents. Science Asia 39 (2013): 591-595 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2012

Chai TT., E Panirchellvum, HC Ong & FC Wong. 2012. Phenolic contents and antioxidant properties of Stenochlaena palustris, an edible medicinal fern. Botanical Studies 53: 439-446 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Hean-Chooi Ong, Elley Lina & Pozi Milow. 2012. Traditional knowledge and usage of edible plants among the Semai community in Kampung Batu 16, Tapah, Perak, Malaysia. Scientific Research and Essays 7(2): (ISI-Cited Publication)

NurShahidah M., P Milow & HC Ong. 2012. Traditional medicinal plants used by the Kensui Tribe of Lubuk Ulu Legong, Kedah Malaysia. Studies on Ethno Medicine 6 (3): 149-153 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong H.C., Faezah, A.W., Milow, P. 2012. Medicinal plants used by the Jah Hut Orang Asli at Kampung Pos Penderas, Pahang, Malaysia. Ethno Medicine 6(1): 11-15. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong HC, E Lina & P Milow. 2012. Traditional knowledge and usage of medicinal plants among the Semai Orang Asli in Kampung Batu 16, Tapah, Perak, Malaysia. Studies on Ethno-Medicine 6(3): 207-211 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong HC, Norliah A. & Sorayya M. 2012. Traditional kinowledge and usage of edible plants among the Temuan villagers in Kampung Tering, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. IJTK 11(1):161-165. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2011

Milow P, Ghazali NH, Mohammad NS & Ong HC. 2011 Characterization of plant resource at Kampung Parit Tok Ngah, Perak, Malaysia. Sc. Res. & Essays. 6 (13):2606-2618 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong HC, Chua S & Milow P. 2011. Ethno-medicinal plants used by the Temuan villagers in Kampung Jeram Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Ethno-Medicine 5(2): 95-100. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Ong HC, Norliah A & Milow P. 2011. Traditional medicinal plants used by the Temuan villagers in Kampung Tering, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Ethno- medicine 5(3): 169-173 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong HC, Rosnaini MZ & Milow P. 2011. Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants among the Malay villagers in Kampung Mak Kemas, Terengganu, Malaysia. Ethno-medicine 5(3): 175-185 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong HC, Ruzalila BN & Milow P. 2011. Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants among the Malay villagers in Kampung Tanjung Sabtu, Terengganu, Malaysia. Indian J of Trad. Knowledge 10(3); 460-465 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong, H.C. Chua, S. Milow, P. 2011. Traditional knowledge of edible plants among the Temuan Villagers in Kampung Jeram Kedah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Scientific Research and Essays 6(4), pp.694-687. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong, HC, Mojiun PFJ, Milow P. 2011. Traditional knowledge of edible plants among the Temuan villagers in Kampung Guntor, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(8),pp.1962-1965 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Pozi Milow, Ramli, M.R. & Ong, H.C. 2010. Preliminary survey on plants in home gardens in Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Biodiversity 1(1): 19-25. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2009

O.Teng, Y.M.Lim, C.K.Lim, H.C.Ong, A.S.H.Ho 2009 (submitted)Isolation of a cytotoxic compound from the pericarp of Impatiens balsamina. Fitoterapia. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2005

Chee, C.F., Lee, H.B., Ong, H.C. and Ho, A.S.H. 2005. Photocytotoxic Pheophorbide-Related Compounds from Aglaonema simplex. Chemistry and Biodiversity 2: 1648- 1655. ISI (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2000

Ibrahim, H., Ong, H.C. and Hassan, R. 2000. Ethnobotanical Survey of The Ginger Family in Selected Malay Villages in Peninsular Malaysia. Mal. Jour. Sc. 19: 93-99. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Ong H.C. 2000. Ethnopharmacology, bioactivities and chemical constituents of some anti-cancer plants in Malaysia. DBPIA Plant Resources Vol.3. No. 1, 2000.5. UCI Code;G300-j12268771 v3n1, p46-58. Plant Resources of Korea. ISI (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1999

Ong, H.C. 1999. Ethnophytotherapies for the treatment of and prevention against cancer. DBPIA - Plant Resources Vol 2. No1. 1999. UCI Code G300-j12268771, v2n1, p49-58. Plant Resources of Korea. ISI (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong, H.C. and Nordiana, M. 1999. Malay Ethno-Medico Botany in Machang, Kelantan, Malaysia. Fitoterapia 70: 502-513. ISI (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ong, H.C. and Norzalina, J. 1999. Malay Herbal Medicine in Gemenceh, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. Fitoterapia 70: 10-14. ISI (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1997

Goh, S.H., Lee, K.H., Chuah, C.H. , Ong, H.C., Madani, L. and Pereira, J.T. 1997. A Phytochemical Study of Borneo: Selected Plants From Sabah Lowland Forests. Jour. Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants. 5 (1): 29-52. ISI (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
Proceeding
 
2002

Ong HeanChooi, Ethnobotany: hope for the Future, In: Towards Modernisation of Research Technology in Herbal Industries, edited by Chang YS, Mohtar M, Subramaniam V & Yunos NM, 2002, 27-31. 
 
1997

Zainon, A.S. & Ong, H.C. 2000. Ethnobotanical Studies on two Semai communities at Tapah, Perak. In: Appanah, S., Yusoff, Y.S.M. Jasery, A.W. & Choon, K.K. (eds.) Conference on Forestry and Forest Products Research 1997: Proceedings of the Fourth Conference, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 2-4 October 1997. 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Source), (Level).

Ethnobotanical study of some villagers at Tasek Bera, Pahang, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, 

Utilization of Natural Resources as Food and Medicine by Orang Asli, Co-Investigator, 2008-2009, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), National

Plant Resources Utilization by Local Communities in Malaysia: Its Potential Use in Environmental Assesment, Co-Investigator, 2008-2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), University

Studies on medicinal plants for the treatment of hypertension., Co-Investigator, 2007, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), University

Utilization of Natural Resources as Food and Medicine by Orang Asli, Co-Investigator, 2007-2008, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), University

Mapping of Social Impact of Orang Asli Redevelopment Project Using GIS in Selangor, Co-Investigator, 2007-2008, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Etnobotani dan potensi ekonomi tumbuhan ubatan, Co-Investigator, 2003-2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National

Herbaceous flora of lowland forests and effect of logging on the diversity of the herbaceous flora of lowland forests., Co-Investigator, 1994-1995, Not available

Gingers of Mata Ayer Forest Reserve, Perlis (a sub-project of the Main WWF Conservation Project of the Mata Ayer Forest Reserve, Perlis), Co-Investigator, 1992-1992, WWF, National

Gingers of Mata Ayer Forest Reserve, Perlis (a sub-project of the Main WWF Conservation Project of the Mata Ayer Forest Reserve, Perlis), Co-Investigator, 1991-1992, WWF grant

Useful herbs in Malay village communities (intended to be a long term project), Principal Investigator(PI), 1990-1996, None

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

Product advisor, Consultant, 2000-2003, New M&M Products Sdn Bhd

Product advisor, Consultant, 2001-2003, Women's Aspiration Sdn Bhd

Audit of resources supporting the Malaysian herbal industry - ethnobotany & genetic resources, Consultant, 2003-2006, Ministry of Agriculture

Socio-economic and environmental impact study for Perak Hydro Scheme - Terrestrial Fauna and Flora, Consultant, 2005-2006, TNBR Sdn Bhd

Research and Development Advisor, Coordinator, 2006-2007, 10B International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Identify crude herb samples and issue botany certificates, Consultant, 2006-2006, Maxi Herbs Sdn Bhd

Proposed Development of Lot HS(D) 2493 PT927 Mukim Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands Pahang Darul Makmur, Consultant, 2008-2009, Fresh Universal Sdn Bhd

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

Anugerah Buku 2004 Kategori Buku Dewasa, Malaysian National Library, 2004, (National)

Anugerah Buku Negara 2010 Anugerah Buku Bersiri, Yayasan Pembangunan Buku Negara, 2010

Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, Universiti Malaya, 2003, (University)

Sijil Penghargaan, Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology, 2000, (National)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).
 
Invited Speaker

Ethnobotany of Medicinal Plants of the Aboriginal Tribes, Malaysian Sciences & Technology Congress., 07 Nov 1998 to 09 Nov 1998, COSTAM, (National)

Ethnobotany: an obscure discipline, any future in science?, Syarahan Perdana, 18 Mar 2005, PRO Universiti Malaya, (University)

Ethnopharmacology, bioactivities and chemical constituents of some anti-cancer plants in Malaysia, 6th International Symposium on the Development of Anti-cancer Resources from Plants, 22 Oct 1999, Plant Resources Society of Korea, (International)

Ethnotherapies for the treatment of and prevention against cancer., 5th International Symposium on the Developoment of anti-cancer resources from plants, 23 Oct 1998, Plant Resources Society of Korea, (International)

Ethnobotany: Hope for the future?, Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Towards Modernisation of Research Technology in Herbal Industry., 24 Jul 2001 to 25 Jul 2001, FRIM, (National)
 
Oral

Terapi detoksifikasi menurut Sunnah Nabawiyyah, Seminar Islam, Sains & Teknologi: Kupasan Beberapa Isu Semasa, 04 Aug 2010 to 05 Aug 2010, Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya, (National)

An Ethnobiological study of two aboriginal villages in Hulu Selangor, 15th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress "Bridging Ideas, Building Talents", 15 Dec 2010 to 17 Dec 2010, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya, (International)
 
Poster

An ethnobotanical study of two aboriginal villages in Hulu Selangor, 12th Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar FRIM, 03 Aug 2010 to 04 Aug 2010, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, (International)

Tumbuhan ubatan yang digunakan oleh Orang Asli Kampung Batu 16, Gombak, Selangor., 12th Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar, 03 Aug 2010 to 04 Aug 2010, FRIM, (International)

Ecology of selected medicinal plants in their natural habitat: Angsi Forest Reserve, Negri Sembilan., 10th Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants., 12 Sep 2006 to 13 Sep 2006, FRIM, (National)

Diversity of plants in home gardens in selected Orang Asli villages in Johor, Taxonomist and Ecologist Conference 2011, 19 Apr 2011 to 20 Apr 2011, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (National)

Ethnomedicinal approach in screening of cytotoxicity and DPPH radical scavenging activities of local medicinal plants, 33rd Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 27 Aug 2008 to 28 Aug 2008, Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (International)

Bioassay guided isolation of cytotoxic compounds from Hydrocotyle vulgaris, 33rd Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 27 Aug 2008 to 28 Aug 2008, Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (International)

Antimicrobial potential of three medicinal plants in Malaysia against medically important bacteria, 1st Advanced Medical & Dental Institute's International Biohealth Science Conference, 29 Nov 2010 to 01 Dec 2010, Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, (International)

SUPERVISION

 
Post Graduate Level
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed

Masters Degree, Rozidan Bin Md Yasin, Penggunaan sumber biologi di dalam pemakanan masyarakat Orang Asli Che Wong di Rezab Hidupan Liar Krau, Pahang

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Chin Tuck Yuan, Managing forest recreational areas using environmental indicators as a feedback mechanism: a case study at Sungai Tua, Selangor.

Masters Degree, Azliza Mad Aris, Ethnobotanical studies of selected Orang Asli villages in Selangor, 2012/2013

Masters Degree, Nur Shahidah Mohammad, Documentation and valuation of plant resources utilized by the Orang Asli at Bukit Legong, 2010/2011

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Juwariah Bt Mohammad, Falsafah dan sosiologi sains perubatan, 2007/2008

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Zainon Bt Abu Samah, Etnobotani dan potensi ekonomi tumbuhan ubatan

Masters Degree, Nazihah Abdul Kadir, Tumbuhan ubatan untuk merawat tekanan darah tinggi

Masters Degree, Joyce Lourdsamy, Medicinal plants used in Indian Medicine

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Muhammad Firdaus Abdullah Sani, Study on plant population zonation on Fraser's Hill, 2011/2012

Masters Degree, Siti Rabiatul Adawiyah S Mohsain, Bekam dalam perspektif Islam dan Sains, 2009/2010

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Mohd Raznan Ramli, Ethnobiological studies of selected Malay village in Selama, Perak, 2013/2014

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).

Ensiklopedia Umum untuk Pelajar, Utusan Publications & Distributors Sdn. Bhd., Expert Advisor, 2006-2007, (National)

Jawatan Kuasa Ijazah Tinggi ISB, Institut Sains Biologi, Chairman, 2006-2007, ()

Kenderaan dan pemandu ISB, Institut Sains Biologi, Coordinator, 2005-2008, ()

Biohealth Sciences Program, Institute of Biological Sciences, Coordinator, 2001-2005, (University)

AJK Penyelidikan, Faculty of Science, Committee Member, 2005-2008, (University)

World Conference of Bryology 2007, Kuala Lumpur., Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Committee Member, 2007-2007, (International)

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


First Degree

TAXONOMY AND MEDICINAL PLANTS, 2007/2008(1), 11, 42

FORMULATION AND PREPARATION OF HERBAL MEDICINE, 2007/2008(1), 103, 42

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, 2007/2008(2), 74, 42

ETHNOBOTANY, 2007/2008(2), 10, 42

BIOLOGY PRACTICAL, 2007/2008(2), 90, 24

BIOHEALTH SCIENCE PRACTICAL I, 2007/2008(2), 80, 12

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity).

A coastal vegetation survey of Pahang, Malaysia. Jurnal Sains Malaysiana. 2006, Article

Screening of Molecular Diversity of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Growing in Turkey. Scientific Research and Essays. 2008, Article

Flowering event of Johannesteijsmania in Angsi Forest Reserve, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science. 2006, Article

Floristic Studies of Pulau Jarak and Pulau Perak. Malaysian Journal of Science. 2008, Article

Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Africa. Biotechnology & Molecular Biology Review. 2008. ISSN1538-2273, Article

Effects of Combination of Ethanolic Extracts of Blighia sapida and Xylopia aethiopica on Progesterone, Estradiol and Lipid Profile Levels in Pregnant Rabbits. Scientific Research and Essays. 2008, Article

Phytochemical Analysis of Some Medsicinal Plants of Tirunelveli Hills in Tamil Nadu. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India. Ph.D. 2004., External Examiner

A Study on the Conservation of Biodiversity of Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India. Ph.D. 2002, External Examiner

Taxonomical Studies on Some Cyperaceae of West Bengal. University of Kalyani, Kalyani, India. Ph.D. 1994, External Examiner

Aquatic Plants as Indicators of Heavy Metal Contamination. University of Canberra, Australia. M. Appl. Sc. 1996, External Examiner

Efficacy of Aloe vera leaf peel extract and powder on the growth & yield of vegetable crops. Ph.D. Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, India. 2008, External Examiner

Studies on the Status of Heavy Metals and their Effects on Some Species of Algae in the Salt Pans of Thoothukudi. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India. Ph.D. 2004, External Examiner

Studies on Some Locally Available Medicinal Plants. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India. Ph.D. 2005, External Examiner

Revision of the Genus Adiantum L. in India. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India. Ph.D. 2006, External Examiner

Inventori dan Taksonomi Tumbuhan Ubatan di Persekitaran Tanah Bencah di Kg Libang, Ranau, Sabah. Sarjana Falsafah, UKM, Malaysia. 2007, External Examiner