Cheong Fei Wen obtained her Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Science (with distinction) from University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia in 2009. She passed her PhD with distinction early 2015 and received her PhD scroll in UM convocation 2015. She is currently holding the post of senior lecturer in Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, UM.
Since PhD study, she explored into several malaria-related aspects, including protein expression of the Plasmodium knowlesi merozoite surface proteins; immunogenicity study using animal model; and epitope mapping. Her current research interests include phenotypic and genotypic measures on Plasmodium sp. resistance against anti-malarials, immunogenicity profiling of potential malarial vaccine candidates, and genome engineering in P. knowlesi using CRISPR-Cas9 system.
With her deep passion in research, she has been successfully selected and awarded to attend several international workshops/courses including Ungku Omar-Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop: Neglected Disease in SEA: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling (University of Malaya, Malaysia & Imperial College London, UK) in 2017 and Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Course: Malaria Experimental Genetics (WGCAC, UK) in 2018. She has also obtained and be part of several research grants, including UM Research Fund Assistance (BKP), Postgraduate Research Fund (PPP), Frontier Research Grant (FRG), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), and Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS). With that, she has published more than 20 articles in ISI-indexed journals.
She is currently the editor of the Journal of Health and Translational Medicine (JUMMEC), associate editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (APJMBB), and editorial board member of Tropical Biomedicine. She was the council member for Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) in 2019-2020.
She has received certificate of excellent service, UM in 2019. She is currently the department course coordinator for courses Diagnostic Parasitology and Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology in Bachelor’s Degree of Biomedical Science Programme, committee member of Quality Assurance Programme - Quality Committee Faculty of Medicine (FOM), committee member of Seminar Proposal Defence for Postgraduates FOM, committee member for Jawatankuasa Kurikulum di Peringkat Jabatan (JKKJ) and Jawatankuasa Pengajian (JKP) for the department new master programme, Master of Medical Parasitology and Entomology Programme. She has been appointed as Programme Coordinator for the Master of Medical Parasitology and Entomology, and Programme Quality Assurance Expert (Pro-QAE) of FOM in 2021.