Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. TIONG VUNJIA

  • Senior Lecturer

  • Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC)
  •   evationg@um.edu.my

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD (Molecular Virology), MOLECULAR VIROLOGY, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • MSC - BIOTECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BSC - BIOTECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITI TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN (UTAR)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • VIROLOGY (Epidemiology)
  • Biorisk Management (Biosafety, Biosecurity, High Containment Labs [Training, Research])
  • VIROLOGY (High-risk pathogens, Arthropod-borne viruses,)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Tiong, V., Hassandarvish, P., Bakar, S.A., Mohamed, N. A., Wan Sulaiman, W. S., Baharom, N., Abdul Samad, F. N. & Isahak, I. (2021). The effectiveness of various gargle formulations and salt water against SARS-CoV-2. Scientific Reports 11, 20502. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99866-w
    2020
    • Hassandarvish, P., Tiong, V., Sazaly, A. B., Mohamed, N. A., Arumugam, H., Ananthanarayanan, A., Qasuri, M. Hadjiat, Y. (2020). Povidone iodine gargle and mouthwash. British Dental Journal, 228(12), 900 (WoS)
    • P Hassandarvish, V Tiong, NA Mohamed, H Arumugam, A Ananthanarayanan, M Qasuri, Y Hadjiat, and S Abubakar. (2020). In-vitro Virucidal Activity of Povidone Iodine Gargle and Mouthwash against SARS-CoV-2: Implications for Dental Practice. British Dental Journal. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-2402-0 [Epub ahead of print]. (WoS)
    2018
    • Tiong V, Shu MH, Wong WF, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. (2018). Nipah Virus Infection of Immature Dendritic Cells Increases Its Transendothelial Migration Across Human Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cells. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13(9), 2747 (WoS)
    2017
    • Oral immunization of a non-recombinant Lactococcus lactis surface displaying influenza hemagglutinin 1 (HA1) induces mucosal immunity in mice. Jee PF, Tiong V, Shu MH, Khoo JJ, Wong WF, Abdul Rahim R, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. PLoS One. 2017 Nov 6;12(11):e0187718. (WoS)
    • Tiong V, Lam CW, Phoon WH, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. (2017). Serum from Nipah Virus Patients Recognises Recombinant Viral Proteins Produced in Escherichia coli. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 70(1), 26-31 (WoS)
    2015
    • Tiong, V., J. Abd-Jamil, H. A. Mohamed Zan, R. S. Abu-Bakar, C. L. Ew, F. L. Jafar, S. Nellis, R. Fauzi, and S. AbuBakar (2015). Evaluation of land cover and prevalence of dengue in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 32(4), 587-597. (WoS)
    2012
    • Teoh BT, Sam SS, Tan KK, Danlami MB, Johari J, Shu MH, Pang SP, Nor-Amdan NA, Hashim SH, Tiong V, Abd-Jamil J, MatRahim N, Misbah S, Wong PF, Zandi K, Mahadi NM, Abubakar S. (2012). Purifying selection in the evolution of dengue virus type 1 in Malaysia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2012 Jun;16(S1):e273 (WoS)
    2010
    • Tiong V, Thong KL, Yusof MY, Hanifah YA, Sam JI, Hassan H. (2010). Macrorestriction analysis and antimicrobial susceptibility profiling of Salmonella enterica at a University Teaching Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 63(5), 317-322 (WoS)
    Article in Proceedings
    2017
    • Tiong VJ, Shu MH, Abd Rahman H, Wong WF, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. Role of immature dendritic cells in the dissemination of Nipah virus. Abstract submitted to 10th Leiden International Medical Students Conference, Leiden, Netherlands, 2017, p. 208 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2016
    • Jee PF, Chen FS, Shu MH, Tiong V, Khoo JJ, Wong WF, Raha AR, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. (2016). Surface display of the HA1 on Lactococcus lactis: A potential candidate vaccine against influenza. 5th Asian Federation of Societies for Lactic Acid Bacteria International Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, p. 36 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2013
    • Tiong V, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. Escherichia coli-expressed recombinant Nipah virus attachment protein maintains its immunogenicity. (2013). Proceedings of the International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Langkawi, Malaysia, p. 605-606 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2012
    • Tiong V, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. (2012). Permissiveness and survivability studies of Nipah virus infection of human monocytic THP-1 cells suggest a role in virus spread. Proceedings for 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Sabah, Malaysia, p. 204 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2011
    • Tiong V, Lam CW, Ooi HW, Phoon WH, Lew MH, AbuBakar S, Chang LY. (2011). Production of recombinant Nipah virus proteins and its application in diagnosis of a relapse case of Nipah virus infection. Proceedings of the International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Penang, Malaysia, p. 331 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2010
    • Tiong V, Jafar FL, Ramasame SD, Ew CL, Abd-Jamil J et al.. (2010). Influence of land cover on prevalence of dengue infection in children in Malaysia. Colloquium on Updates on Dengue and Arbovirus Research in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Others MOHE
  • Characterization, Safety Profile And Immune Responses Of Candidate Vaccines Against The Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii (mdrvaks), Co-Researcher, 27/05/2021 to 05/06/2023, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • Government Agency
  • Pilot Project: Development Of Modular Mucosal Vaccine Platform Using Generally Regarded As Safe (gras) Bacteria Against Covid19 (cv07201e1004), Co-Researcher, 15/01/2021 to 14/01/2023, Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) (Government)
  • RU Geran
  • Tidrec-tropical Infections Disease Programme, Co-Researcher, 21/07/2020 to 31/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Tidrec- Tropical Infections Disease Programme, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2019 to 31/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Biosafety & Biosecurity Training (In-House), TIDREC, 2019 - 2019 (Facilitator)
  • Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association 8th Annual Biosafety Conference, Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association, 2013 - 2013 (Scientific Committee Member)
  • Colloquium on Updates on Dengue and Arbovirus Research in Malaysia, TIDREC, 2010 - 2010 (Committee Member)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Second prize award for poster presentation, Colloquium on Updates on Dengue and Arbovirus Research in Malaysia, 2010 (RESEARCH)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SPEAKER
  • Recollection of Nipah virus outbreak: 20 years after, a photo/video exhibition, Nipah Virus International Conference, 09/12/2019 to 13/12/2019, Duke-NUS Medical School (International)