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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAIL

Name
  Prof. Dr. Thong Meow Keong
Designation
  Professor
Department
  Department of Paediatrics
Faculty
  Faculty of Medicine
Tel. No. (Office)
  03-79492065
Fax No.
  03-79494704
E-mail Address
  thongmk@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9960-2010
Address(Office)
  Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
MD(UM)2004, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
MPaeds(UM)1995, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
FHGSA(Clinical Genetics)(2000), WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL,NORTH ADELAIDE,AUSTRALIA
MBBS(UM)1988, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

ASIA-PACIFIC SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS, Chairman, 2012, (National)

College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Chairman, 2012, (National)

Medical Genetics Society of Malaysia, Vice President, 2012, (National)

MALAYSIAN RARE DISORDERS SOCIETY, Advisor, 2005, (National)

Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Member, 1999, (International)

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS, Member, 1996, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


Chairman, Postgraduate Affairs, Department of Paediatrics, Department Of Paediatrics, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Apr-13 - 31-Dec-13

Panel member, Health and Translational Medicine Research Cluster, University Malaya, 01-Jan-13 - 31-Dec-14

Member of the Medical Advisory Committee, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Department Of Paediatrics, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Nov-11 - 31-Dec-13

Member Problem-based Learning committee, Department Of Paediatrics, Faculty Of Medicine, 05-Nov-02 - 31-Dec-13

CAREER HISTORY
(Post), (Organisation), (Period).


Pegawai Perubatan T/Kanan, KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN, 01/06/1991 until 28/02/1995

Pegawai Perubatan, KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN, 01/08/1990 until 31/05/1991

Pegawai Perubatan, KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN, 01/08/1989 until 31/07/1990

Pegawai Perubatan Siswazah, KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA, 01/08/1988 until 31/07/1989

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Clinical Genetics (Genetic counselling and Inborn Errors of Metabolism)

Medical Education (Problem-based Learning)

Paediatrics (Birth Defects and Dysmorphology)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Book
 
2012

Thong MK, Lian LH, Tan CPL, Sim DSM, Jamuna V, Kanthimathi MS. 2012. Problem-Based Learning in Medical Sciences. University of Malaya Press. ISBN: 978-983-100-548-4. 
 
2011

Chin, N.F., Thong, Meow-Keong. 2011. Rare Journeys of Love. Persatuan Penyakit Jarang Jumpa Malaysia. 148 pages 
 
2009

Thong MK, Wong CP, Lee WS. 2008. Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics Second Edition ISBN 978-983-3909-43-8. 656 pages. Kuala Lumpur: UniPress Publishing 
 
2006

Thong MK. Co-author, Management of Birth Defects and Haemoglobin Disorders: report of a Joint World Health Organization (WHO) and March of Dimes Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland 2006. ISBN: 924-15949-2-6. 
 
2005

Lee WS, Thong Meow Keong, Wong CP "Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics. ISBN 983-41983-5-3. 289 pages. 2005, UniPress Publishing, pg. 289 
 
2003

Thong MK. (Ed) 2003. From peas to chips: the globalisation of genetics. Proceedings of the Fifth National Genetics Congress. ISBN 983-99037-6-4. Genetics Society of Malaysia 168 pages. 

Thong MK Co-author, Expert Committee of the Health Technology Assessment Report on Management of Thalassaemia, Ministry of Health Malaysia MOH/P/PAK/77.03(TR) 2003. 
 
Chapter In Book
 
2012

Thong MK. Clinical Dysmorphology and Birth Defects Registry in the Asia-Pacific Region. In: Kumar D (editor). Oxford Monographs in Medical Genetics: Genomics and Health in the Developing World. New York, Oxford University Press, Inc. 2012: 782-791. ISBN: 978- 0-19-537475-9. 

Thong MK, Lian LH. Problem-Based Learning in the Clinical Years. In: Thong MK et al. Problem-Based Learning in Medical Sciences. University of Malaya Press. 2012: 29- 34. ISBN: 978-983-100-548-4. 

Kanthimathi MS, Thong MK, Lian LH. Development and Design of Case Scenarios. In: Thong MK et al. Problem-Based Learning in Medical Sciences. University of Malaya Press. 2012: 35-88. ISBN: 978-983-100-548-4. 
 
2011

Thong, M.K. What are Rare Disorders. 2011 In Chin, N.F., Thong, Meow-Keong (eds). Rare Journeys of Love. Persatuan Penyakit Jarang Jumpa Malaysia. 148 pages 
 
2010

Thong Meow-Keong. 2010. Birth Defects, Genetics and the Last Best Hope on Earth. In: Suseela Malakolunthu, Asma Abdullah (eds). Fulbright Chronicles: American Experience, Malaysian Perspective 174 pages.University of Malaya Press 
 
2009

Thong MK. 2009. Cardiorespiratory arrest. In: Thong MK, Wong CP, Lee WS (Editors). Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics 2009. 

Thong MK. Poisoning in Children In: Thong MK, Wong CP, Lee WS (Editors). Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics 2009 Second Edition. ISBN 978-983-3909-43-8, 656 pages, UniPress 

Thong MK. Clinical Genetics & Genetic Counselling. In: Thong MK, Wong CP, Lee WS (Editors). Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics 2009 Second Edition. ISBN 978-983- 3909-43-8, 656 pages, UniPress 

Thong MK. Birth Defects & Skeletal Dysplasias. In: Thong MK, Wong CP, Lee WS (Editors). Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics 2009 Second Edition. ISBN 978-983- 3909-43-8, 656 pages, UniPress 

Thong MK. Genetic Testing and Metabolic Evaluation. In: Thong MK, Wong CP, Lee WS (Editors). Handbook of Hospital Paediatrics 2009 Second Edition. ISBN 978-983- 3909-43-8, 656 pages, UniPress 
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2013

Juliana Mei-Har Lee and Meow-Keong Thong. Genetic Counseling Services and Development of Training Programs in Malaysia. (2013) Journal of Genetic Counselling 2013 DOI:10.1007/s10897-013-9589-z (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Boo NY, Cheah IG, Thong MK; for Malaysian National Neonatal Registry.(2013)Neural Tube Defects in Malaysia: Data from the Malaysian National Neonatal Registry. J Trop Pediatr. 2013 Oct;59(5):338-342. doi:10.1093/tropej/fmt026 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Prevalence of PALB2 mutations in breast cancer patients in multi- ‐ethnic Asian population in Malaysia and Singapore. Phuah SY, Lee SY, Kang P, Kang IN, Yoon SY, Thong MK, Hartman M, Sng JH,YipCH,Mohd Taib NA, TeoSH. Plos One2013 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2012

Meow-Keong Thong. A tribute to Keiko Kobayashi and her work on citrin deficiency. Mol Genet Metab. 2012 Apr;105(4):551-2. Epub 2012 Jan 10. doi:10.1016/j.ymgme.2012.01.003 PMID: 22284267 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lee DS, Yoon SY, Looi LM, Kang P, Kang IN, Sivanandan K, Ariffin H, Thong MK, Chin KF, Mohd Taib NA, Yip CH, Teo SH. Comparable frequency of BRCA1, BRCA2 and TP53 germline mutations in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort suggests TP53 screening should be offered together with BRCA1/2 screening to early-onset breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Apr 16;14(2):R61. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Khositseth S, Bruce LJ, Walsh SB, Bawazir WM, Ogle GD, Unwin RJ, Thong MK, Sinha R, Choo KE, Chartapisak W, Kingwatanakul P, Sumboonnanonda A, Vasuvattakul S, Yenchitsomanus P, Wrong O. Tropical distal renal tubular acidosis: clinical and epidemiological studies in 78 patients. QJM. 2012 Sep;105(9):861-77. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Wuh-Liang Hwu, Torayuki Okuyama, Wai Man But, Sylvia Estrada, Xuefan Gu, Joannie Hui, Motomichi Kosuga, Shuan-Pei Lin, Lock-Hock Ngu, Huiping Shi, Akemi Tanaka, Meow-Keong Thong, Pornswan Wasant, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon and Jim McGill. Current diagnosis and management of mucopolysaccharidosis VI in the Asia- Pacific region. Mol Genet Metab 2012. Sep;107(1-2):136- 44. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2012.07.019. Epub 2012 Jul 20 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
2011

The frequency of common mitochondrial DNA mutations in a cohort of Malaysian patients with specific mitochondrial encephalomyopathy syndromes Jia-Woei Chong, Azlina Ahmad Annuar, Kum-Thong Wong, Meow-Keong Thong, Khean-Jin Goh Neurology Asia 2011; 16(4) : 321 327 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Si-Mui Sim, Lay-Hoong Lian,Kanthimathi, Meow-Keong Thong, Nget-Hong Tan. Students f Perception and Acceptance of Problem-based Learning (PBL) in a Hybrid Traditional-PBL Curriculum. J Med Education 2011; 15: 333 `343 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Genetic counseling for patients and families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in a developing Asian country: an observational descriptive study. Yoon SY, Thong MK, Taib NA, Yip CH, Teo SH. Fam Cancer. (2011) Feb 12. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Sook-Yee Yoon, Meow-Keong Thong, Nur Aishah Mohd Taib, Cheng-Har Yip and Soo-Hwang Teo, 2011. Genetic Counseling For Patients and Families with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer in a Developing Asian Country: An Observational Descriptive Study. Familial Cancer 2011 DOI 10.1007/s10689-011-9420-7 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Chen BC, McGown IN, Thong MK, Pitt J, Yunus ZM, Khoo TB, Ngu LH, Duley JA. Adenylosuccinate lyase deficiency in a Malaysian patient, with novel adenylosuccinate lyase gene mutations. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2010 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print] (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Boey CCM, Sheng JS, Ushikai M, Kobayashi K. Neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency in two Malaysian Chinese siblings: outcome at one year of life. Singapore Medical Journal 2010; 51 (1): e12 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Ahmad Annuar A, Wong KT, Ching AS, Thong MK, Wong SW, Alsiddiq F, Ong LC, Goh KJ. Exercise induced cramps and myoglobinuria in dystrophinopathy - a report of three Malaysian cases. Neurology Asia 2010;15(2):125- 131 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2009

Thong MK, Fietz M, Nicholls C, Lee MH, Asma O.Congenital disorder of glycosylation type Ia in a Malaysian family: Clinical outcome and description of a novel PMM2 mutation.J Inherit Metab Dis. 2009 Jan 26.DOI 10.1007/s10545-009-1031-1 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Fong CB, Thong MK, Sam CK, Mohamed Noor MN, Ariffin R.2009. MECP2 Mutations in Malaysian Rett Syndrome Patients. Singapore Medical Journal 50(5):529-33. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Thirthagiri E, Lee SY, Kang P, Lee D, Toh GT, Selamat S, Yoon S-Y, NA Mohd Taib, Thong MK, Yip CH and Teo SH Evaluation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 risk prediction models in a typical Asian country (Malaysia) with relatively low incidence of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research 2008; 10(4):R59. Epub 2008 Jul 16 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Zabedah MY. 2008. Spectrum of Inherited Metabolic Disorders in Malaysia. Annals of Academy of Medicine, Singapore 37 (Suppl 3): 66-70 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Wong Voon Fui, Thong Meow Keong, Ow Siew Hock. An Overview of Computer-Aided Medical Pedigree Drawing Systems. Chiang Mai University Journal of Natural Sciences 2008; 7 (1): 95-108 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2006

Ho JJ, Thong MK, Nurani NK. Prenatal detection of birth defects in a Malaysian population: Estimation of the influence of termination of pregnancy on birth prevalence in a developing country. Australian & New Zealand J of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2006; 46 (1): 55- 7. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Thong MK. Reducing the Impact of Genetic Diseases: Curative and Preventive Aspects. JUMMEC (Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Center) 2006; 1: 78- 80. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2005

Meow-Keong Thong, Lee-Gaik Chan, Hui-Sen Ting , "Further delineation of Al-Gazali syndrome in a Malaysian family. ", 2005, Clin. Dysmorphol., Vol. 14, pg. 1-5 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK, JAMA Tan, KL Tan, SF Yap. Characterisation of beta-globin gene mutations in Malaysian children: A Strategy for the control of beta-thalassaemia in a developing country. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics 2005;51(6):328-33 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Ho JJ, Noor Khatijah N. A population-based study of birth defects in Malaysia. Annals of Human Biology 2005; 32 (2): 180-187. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Soo TL. The spectrum of beta globin gene mutations in children with beta- thalassaemia major from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Singapore Medical Journal 2005; 46 (7): 340 343. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Bazlin R, Wong KT. Diagnosis and management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in a developing country over a 10-year period. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2005; 47: 474-477. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2003

Chan L, Gopinathan R, Thong MK. Mucopolysaccharidosis: airway risk to anaesthetists. Asean Journal of Anaesthesiology 2003; 4 (1): 52-4. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Weaving LS, Williamson SL, Bennetts B, Davis M, Ellaway CJ, Leonard H, Thong MK, Delatycki MB, Thompson EM, Laing N and Christodoulou J. Effects of MECP2 mutation type, location and X-inactivation in modulating Rett Syndrome phenotype. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003, 118A; 103-114 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2002

Azila NMA, Tan CPL, Sim SM, Tan NH, Atiya AS, Junedah S, George J and Thong MK Problem-Based Learning: Monitoring and Searching for an Appropriate Tune. Journal of Medical Education 2002; 6: 224-229. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Gupta PA, Putnam EA, Carmical SG, Kaitila I, Steinmann B, Child A, Danesino C, Metcalfe K, Berry S, Chen E, Delorme CV, Thong MK, Ad s LC and Milewicz DM. Ten novel FBN2 mutations in congenital contractural arachnodactyly: delineation of the molecular pathogenesis and clinical phenotype. Human Mutation 2002; 19(1):39-48. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2001

Tan KL, Tan JAMA, Wong YC, Wee YC, Thong MK, Yap SF. Combine-ARMS: A rapid and cost-effective protocol for molecular characterization of beta-thalassaemia in Malaysia. Genetic Testing 2001; 5(1): 17 V 22. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2000

Meow Keong Thong, G Scherer, K Kozlowski, E Haan, L Morris, Acampomelic campomelic dysplasia with SOX9 mutation. Am J Med Genet A, 2000, Vol. 93, pg. 421-5 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
1999

MK Thong, Z Rudzki, J Hall, JAMA Tan, LL Chan LL, SF Yap, "A single large deletion accounts for all beta- globin gene mutations in twenty families in Sabah (north Borneo), Malaysia. Human Mutations 1999; 13 (5): 413.", 1999, Hum Mutat, Vol. 13, no. 5, pg. 413 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Thompson EM, Keenan R, Simmer K, Harbord M, Davidson G, Haan E. A child with hemimegalencephaly, hemihypertrophy, macrocephaly, cutaneous vascular malformation, psychomotor retardation and intestinal lymphangiectasia a diagnostic dilemma. Clinical Dysmorphology 1999; 8: 283-6. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Rudzki Z, Hall J, Yap SF, Tan KL, Tan JAMA. Screening for undetected beta-globin gene mutations using chemical cleavage of mutation method in patients registered with the Thalassaemia Registry, University Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Asia-Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 1999; 7: 39-45. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
1998

MK Thong, CT Lim, H Fatimah, "Undescended testes: incidence in 1002 consecutive male infants and outcome at one year of age. ", 1998, Pediatr Surg Int, Vol. 13, pg. 37-41 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
1997

Lim CT, Thong MK, Parasakthi N, Ngeow YF. Group B Streptococcus: Maternal carriage rate and early neonatal septicaemia. Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore 1997; 26(4): 421-5. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

MK Thong, AAL Tan, HP Lin. Distal renal tubular acidosis and hereditary elliptocytosis in a single family. Singapore Med J, 1997; Vol. 38, no. 9, pg. 399-390 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
1996

Thong MK, Manonmani V, Siti Norlasiah I. Supernumerary chromosomes in mosaic Turner Syndrome. Med J Malaysia 1996; 51(4): 487-90. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Lim CT, Koh MT, Kumar GG. The Lissencephalic Syndromes. Med J Malaysia 1996; 51(3): 353-7. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Hany A, Thong MK, Lin HP. X-linked lymphoproliferative disease in a Malaysian family. Singapore Med. Journal 1996; 37: 325-7. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
1995

Lum LCS, Thong MK, Cheah YK, Lam SK. Dengue-associated adult respiratory distress syndrome. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics: International Child Health 1995; 15: 335-9. 
 
1994

Thong MK, Tan A, Lin HP, Jayaram G. 1994. Malignant Rhabdoid Tumour of the Kidney. The Journal of Singapore Paediatric Society 36(3,4): 153-6. 
 
Review
 
2001

Thong MK, Choy YS, Rowani MR. Inborn errors of metabolism. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2001, 13 (1&2) : 19-26. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
Proceeding
 
2013

Krishnan T, Poh R, Ishak T, Chew HB, Ch ng GS, Keng WT, Thong MK. The Molecular Bases for Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and Russell-Silver Syndrome. Proceeding of the 1st National Conference for Cancer Research & 5th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM) 8-10th November 2013, The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur. Asia- Pacific Journal of Molecular Medicine 2013, 3 (SUPP 1) 

Krishnan T, Poh R, Ishak T, Chew HB, Ch ng GS, Keng WT, Thong MK. Methylation status in Malaysian children with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and Russell-Silver Syndrome. Proceeding of the University of Malaya Researchers Conference 2013.(UMRC2013) 
 
2012

Lee J.M.H., Chew H.B. and Thong M.K. A Review of Genetic Counselling Service in 2005 and 2011 at the University of Malaya Medical Centre. Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics 5th 8th December 2012, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Poster presentation) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Chew HB, Lee WS, Boey CCM, Lee JMH, Zabedah MY, Thong MK. Classical Galactosemia with GALT mutations in a Malaysian female: a 14-year follow-up. Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics 5th 8th December 2012, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Poster presentation) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Taib NA, Woo YL, Yoon SY, Kartini R,Thong MK, Yip CH and Teo SH. Early experience in a breast and ovarian cancer risk management clinic in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics 5th 8th December 2012, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Oral presentation) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK. Citrin Deficiency: Reflections on a Pan- Ethnic Disorder and the Way Forward. Special Symposium on Citrin Deficiency in Memory of Dr Keiko Kobayashi. Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics 5th 8th December 2012, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Kang PCE, Kang IN, Sivanandan K, Thirthagiri E, Phuah SY, Miao H, Hartman M, Yoon SY, Thong MK, Mohd Taib NA, Yip CH, Teo SH. BRCA1 & BRCA2 mutations in Malaysian breast cancer patients. Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics 5th 8th December 2012, Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Oral presentation) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
2010

Looi RY, Thong MK, Goh KJ, Ahmad-Annuar A, Shahrizaila N, Thomas T, Khoo TB, Wong KT. 2010. Genetic mutations in sarcoglycanopathies in a Malaysian population. 15th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, Kumamoto, Japan. 12-16 October 2010. Abstract in Neuromuscular Disorders 2010; 20: 609-10. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Taufik I, Goh KJ, Azlina AA, Wong KT. 2010. The Molecular Diagnosis of Myotonic Dystrophy in Malaysia. Proceedings of the The 11th International Child Neurology Congress (ICNC 2010) 2nd 7th May 2010, Cairo, Egypt. The International Journal of Child Neuropsychiatry 2010, Vol 7 (Supplement); 162 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Thong MK, Ngu LH, Zabedah MY, Kobayashi K. 2010. Citrin Deficiency in Malaysian Children: Clinical & Laboratory Presentation and Outcome. Proceedings of The First Asian Congress for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (ACIMD). Japanese Journal for Inherited Metabolic Diseases. 2010; Vol 26: 61. ISSN 0912-0122. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Thong MK, Tan NH, Lian LH (2008) PBL showing a P.B.L. (Positive, Buoyant, Lucid) Trend? Graduating students self assessment. Abstracts of the 6th Biennial Asia-Pacific Conference on PBL in Health Sciences, pp43 
 
2004

Thong MK. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Controversies. In: Proceedings of the FAOPS (Federation of Asian and Oceanian Perinatal Societies) 2004 (Kuala Lumpur, April 14-18, 2004) Medimond S.r.l., pp 81-87. 
 
2003

Yik YI, Ramanujam TM, Hany A, Cheah PL, Thong MK. Childhood renal cell carcinoma. Med J Malaysia 2003; 58: 163-4. 
 
2000

Francis DEM., Boneh A, Thong MK. Breast-feeding is possible even if mother and baby have phenylketonuria. J Inherited Metabolic Disease 2000; 23 Suppl 1: 29 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
Mass Media(Newspaper,radio,tv,popular Magazine)
 
2012

Interview with mass media on Multi-disciplinary management of Crouzon syndrome 4th December 2012 at Canselari Universiti Malaya with Prof Dr Hamdi (TNC UM), Prof Dato Dr Zainal, Assoc Prof Dr Dharmendra, Assoc Prof Dr Choo May May. 

Interview with Utusan Malaysia on "Penyakit Bawaan Genetik dan Sindrom Marfan" 4th October 2012 

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

Adult-onset Genetics

Birth Defects and Dysmorphology

Malaysian registry for children with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), Co-Investigator, 2013-2014, Novartis (M) Sdn Bhd, National

Elucidation of The Mechanism and Rescue of the Human Neural Tube Defects Gene(s), Co-Investigator, 2012-2014, HIR

Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects in apparently well term newborns, Co-Researcher, 19/06/2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), 18/06/2013

Investigating EphA2 phosphorylation and signalling mechanism in adhesion and fusion of the spinal neural tube, Co-Investigator, 2011-2015, HIR

Is the leading edge of neurulation an asymmetrical lamellipodia-like structure emanating from the surface ectoderm and whether this mirrors the human spina bifida condition?, Co-Investigator, 2010-2013, HIR

STUDY OF MICRO RIBONUCLEIC ACID (MIRNA) PATTERNS AND MESSENGER RNA SPLICING AMONG MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY (DM1) PATIENTS OF DIFFERENT AGES AND CLINICAL FEATURES, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/04/2010, HIR, 14/04/2012

Study of micro ribonucleic acid (miRNA) patterns and messesnger RNA splicingamong myotonic dystrophy (RM1) patients of different ages and clinical features., Principal Investigator(PI), 2010-2012, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), National

Inborn errors of metabolism: a clinical and laboratory evaluation in acutely ill paediatric patients, Co-Investigator, 2009-2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), University

Problem based learning, Co-Investigator, 2008, 

Inherited metabolic disorders, Co-Investigator, 2008, 

Confirmation of myotonic dystrophy among Malaysian patients., Principal Investigator(PI), 2008-2009, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National

CONFIRMATION OF MYOTONIC DYSTROPHIC AMONG MALAYSIAN PATIENTS, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/03/2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), 30/09/2009

Genetic counselling, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, 

Collaborative project between University of Malaya and Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF) 2007-2012. A Multi-Pronged Tackle of Three Cancers Relevant to Malaysians: Searching for the Presence of Predisposition Genes, Mutation Screening for Predisposition Genes for Risk Assessment for Breast, Oral and Nasopharyngeal Cancers., Co-Investigator, 2007-2012, IRPA, International

Detection of Familial Hypercholesterolemia gene mutation amongst the Malaysian population, Co-Investigator, 2006-2012, MOSTI

Epidemiology and prevention of major birth defects in the Kinta district, Perak, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2002-2005, IRPA, National

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

Genetic Counselling for Familial Breast Cancer, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005-2006, Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation

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

ASPR Fellowship and Travel Award 2008, Asia Society for Pediatric Research and Pediatric Academic Societies USA, 2008

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2013

GOLD Medal award, for the invention PedigreePro A computer-aided system for the recording of hereditary diseases and analysis of genetic risk in a family , 3rd International Biotechnology Trade Exhibition, Conference & Awards, 2006

GOLD Medal, for the invention MyChild A computer-aided system for the monitoring of Growth and Development in Children & Pedigree Analysis , I.TEX 2007 (18th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition), 2007

Recognition and certification as Clinical Geneticist by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, a founding member of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies and the first Malaysian to be awarded the above recognition. , Human Genetics Society of Australasia, 2000

The 8th Royal College of Physicians of London and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Annual Research Award , Royal College of Physicians of London and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia , 2003

The Australia-Malaysia Fellowship for Research Excellence 2006 , The Australia-Malaysia Institute, Canberra, Australia , 2006

The Fulbright Scholar Award , The Fulbright Commission, US Department of State,, 2003

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).
 
Pleanary/Keynote Speaker

Genes, Medicine and Society: From Paediatrics to Genetic Counselling and Beyond, Syarahan Perdana Universiti Malaya, 15 Jul 2011 to 15 Jul 2011, University of Malaya, (University)

New Genetics and its Implications for Paediatric Practice., The 32nd Malaysian Paediatric Association annual congress, 15 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010, Malaysian Paediatric Association, (National)
 
Invited Speaker

Effective & On Time Treatment Case Study Impact of genetic counselling towards patient care., The Second Malaysia Conference on Rare Disorders, 25 Oct 2013 to 26 Oct 2013, Malaysia Rare Disorders Society, Malaysian Lysosomal Diseases Association, Malaysia Metabolic Society, (National)

Low-Cost Interventions for Children with Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities in Asia Pacific Region., The 6th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World (ICBD), 10 Nov 2013 to 13 Nov 2013, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics and March of Dimes USA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC USA), (International)

Genetic counselling and genetic testing in the genomics era., The 8th International Conference on Genomics (ICG), 30 Oct 2013 to 01 Nov 2013, Beijing Genome Institute, (International)

Genetic counseling and genetic testing in Malaysia in the genomics era., The 10th Malaysia Genetics Congress (MGC), 03 Dec 2013 to 05 Dec 2013, Genetics Society of Malaysia, (National)

The Clinician in the Genomics Era: Are They Still Relevant?, Invited Speaker: The Clinician in the Genomics Era: Are They Still Relevant? UPM Research week 30th 31st May 2012, UPM Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Serdang., 31 May 2012 to 31 May 2012, UPM Medical and Health Science Faculty, (University)

2 lectures: Update on Neurogenetics and Basic Genetics 101 and Rare Disorders, Invited Speaker: 2 lectures: Update on Neurogenetics and Basic Genetics 101 and Rare Disorders at the National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) 6-9th June 2012, Sibu Sarawak., 06 Jun 2012 to 09 Jun 2012, National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC), (International)

Two lectures: Training to be a Paediatrician: Should research be part of it? and The 10 papers that changed my practice in clinical genetics., Invited Speaker: Two lectures: Training to be a Paediatrician: Should research be part of it? and The 10 papers that changed my practice in clinical genetics. 5th National Paediatirc Research Conference Excellence in Paediatrics . 23rd 24th June 2012, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia building, 23 Jun 2012 to 24 Jun 2012, College of Paediatrics Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, (National)

Genetics of Congenital Heart Diseases, Invited Speaker: Genetics of Congenital Heart Diseases. Postgraduate Cardiology course, Dewan Jemerlang, University of Malaya, 20th November 2012, 20 Nov 2012, Department of Paediatrics, (National)

Genetics of Craniosynostosis., Invited Speaker: Genetics of Craniosynostosis. Craniofacial Surgery Course 2012 Multidisciplinary Manangement of Patients with Craniofacial Deformities 20th 23rd November 2012, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. Organised by OMFS and Neurosurgery, UM in collaboration with OMFS The University of Hong Kong., 20 Nov 2012 to 23 Nov 2012, OMFS and Neurosurgery, University of Malaya, (University)

Metabolic Emergencies., Invited Speaker: Metabolic Emergencies. Symposium 19.3 Inborn errors of metabolism. The 14th Asia-Pacific Congress of Paediatrics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing organised by Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA 2012), 8th 12th September 2012, Kuching Sarawak., 08 Sep 2012 to 12 Sep 2012, Asia Pacific Pediatric Association, (International)

Psychosocial and Genetic Counseling issues in Prenatal Diagnosis for Inherited Metabolic Diseases at University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia, The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (JSIMD) and 9th Asian Symposium of Asian Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases,, 20 Oct 2010 to 23 Oct 2010, Asian Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, (International)

Genetic Counselling in the Multi-Ethnic Asian Populations: Pitfalls and Challenges., The 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics. 30th Nov -3rd Dec 2010, 30 Nov 2010 to 03 Dec 2010, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)

Genetic Screening: An Overview, The 5th Malaysian Conference on Healthy Ageing, 27 May 2010 to 29 May 2010, The Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society and UPM, (National)

Malaysian National Neonatal Registry: Demographics and Outcome of Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants with Congenital Anomalies, The 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics. 30th Nov -3rd Dec 2010, 30 Nov 2010 to 03 Dec 2010, Asia Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)
 
Event Organiser

Citrin Deficiency: Reflections on a Pan-Ethnic Disorder and the Way Forward., 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, 05 Dec 2012 to 08 Dec 2012, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)

Rare Disorders and Basic Genetics 101., The First Malaysia Conference on Rare Disorders and Medical Genetics Conference 2011, 9-10th June 2011,, 09 Jun 2011 to 10 Jun 2011, Malaysian Rare Disorders Society and Medical Genetics Society of Malaysia, (National)
 
Oral

BRCA1 & BRCA2 mutations in Malaysian breast cancer patients., 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, 05 Dec 2012 to 08 Dec 2012, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)
 
Poster

Methylation status in Malaysian children with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and Russell-Silver Syndrome., University of Malaya Researchers Conference 2013.(UMRC2013) 19-20th November 2013,, 19 Nov 2013 to 20 Nov 2013, University of Malaya, (University)

The Molecular Bases for Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and Russell-Silver Syndrome. Asia-Pacific Journal of Molecular Medicine 2013, 3 (SUPP 1), 1st National Conference for Cancer Research & 5th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine (RCMM), 08 Nov 2013 to 10 Nov 2013, UKM UMBI, (International)

Classical Galactosemia with GALT mutations in a Malaysian female: a 14-year follow-up., 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, 05 Dec 2012 to 08 Dec 2012, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)

A Review of Genetic Counselling Service in 2005 and 2011 at the University of Malaya Medical Centre., 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, 05 Dec 2012 to 08 Dec 2012, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)

Genetic Analyses of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 in Malaysia., 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, 05 Dec 2012 to 08 Dec 2012, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International)

The Molecular Diagnosis of Myotonic Dystrophy in Malaysia., The 11th International Child Neurology Congress (ICNC 2010), 01 Jul 2010, International Child Neurology Congress, (International)

Genetic mutations in sarcoglycanopathies in a Malaysian population., 15th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, 12 Oct 2010 to 16 Oct 2010, (International)

Genetic mutations in dysferlinopathy in a Malaysian population, 15th International Congress of the World Muscle Society, 12 Oct 2010 to 16 Oct 2010, (International)
 
Presenter

Citrin Deficiency in Malaysian Children: Clinical & Laboratory Presentation and Outcome., The First Asian Congress for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (ACIMD)., 01 Jul 2010, Asian Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, (International)

SUPERVISION

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

Completed

Masters Degree, Dr Ang Hak Lee, Prevalence and Risk Factors for Birth Defects in Patients admitted to the University of Malaya Medical Centre - a hospital-based study, 2005/2006

Masters Degree, Nam Hui Yin, Evaluation of HER2 amplification and over-expression (fluorescent in situ hybridisation) in recurrent and metastatic breast cancer among Malaysian patients

Masters Degree, Tin Yeo Gaik Ling, Software development for a Paediatric Drugs Prescribing System

Masters Degree, Wong Voon Fui, Paediatric Pedigree System

Masters Degree, Dr Revathi A/P Rajagopal, Rickets of Prematurity, 2006/2007

Masters Degree, Chen Bee Chin, Biochemical profile of disorders of purine and pyrimidine disorders in Malaysian children, 2008/2009

Masters Degree, Fong Cheng Boon, Denaturing High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Of MECP2 Gene In Malaysian Patients With Rett Syndrome., 2004/2005

Masters Degree, Dr Foo Hee Wei, Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, 2009/2010

Masters Degree, Dr Ng Ruey Terng, A Study of Children With Developmental Delay and Mental Retardation at UMMC Genetics Clinic, 2006/2007

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Dr Ainur Fadzlina Bt Ahmad Fuad, Down syndrome, 2008/2009

Masters Degree, Dr Vida Jawin, Screening for critical congenital heart diseases in newborns, 2010/2011

Masters Degree, Dr Nurul Azween, Pending, 2012/2013

Masters Degree, Dr Fauziah Bt Ahmad, Pending, 2013/2014

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

Chairman, Organising Committee, 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, Chairman, 2010-2012, (International)

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


First Degree

Phase 2, 2012/2013, 40, 4

Phase 3A, 2012/2013, 40, 98

Phase 3B, 2012/2013, 200, 130

Diploma (If Applicable)

Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling, 2012/2013, 1, 34

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity).

Reviewer for journal Gene, Article In Journal

External Examiner, Year 4 MBBS Examination UCSI University 21st 23rd June 2013, Kuala Terengganu, Year 4 MBBS Clinical Examination UCSI University

Reviewer of PLOS ONE manuscript PONE-D-13-22426 SLC25A13 gene analysis in citrin deficiency: sixteen novel mutations in Asian patients, and the mutation distribution in a large pediatric cohort in China, Article In Journal

Reviewer for Neurology Asia, Article In Journal

External Examiner, Doctor of Medicine thesis: Subtelomeric aberrations in an Asian population (Hong Kong). Graduate Research School, The University of New South Wales. Australia. 30th July 2013, Thesis

Reviewer manuscript Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore, Article In Journal

Editorial Board member, Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine, Article In Journal

Invitation to be Associate Editor of the journal "Frontiers in Pediatrics and Genetics", Article In Journal

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).

Advisor to Malaysian Rare Disorders Society, (National), 01-Jan-04 until 31-Dec-13

Appointed Member, National Credentialling Committee for General Paediatrics and Clinical Genetics, (National), 04-Jan-10 until 31-Dec-13

Appointed member, National Committee for Enzyme Replacement Therapy, (National), 01-Jan-10 until 31-Dec-12

Executive committee member, Genetics Society of Malaysia, (National), 26-Aug-13 until 25-Aug-15

Vice President, Medical Genetics SOciety of Malaysia, (National), 28-Jun-13 until 27-Jun-14

President College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, (National), 14-May-12 until 30-Jun-14

President, Asia-Pacific Society of Human Genetics, (International), 10-Dec-12 until 14-Dec-14