Curriculum Vitae


Post Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Department of Parasitology
    Faculty of Medicine


    Human and Simian Malaria Molecular Epidemiology
    Helminthiasis and Protozoan Diseases


  • PHD (MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY), (Parasitologi Perubatan)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BSC (HONS)(BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE), (Biomedical Science)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)


  • Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship
    Australian Government Department of Education, 2014 (International)


Article in Journal
  1. Tan, T.K., Yap, N.J., Leong, K.F., Teh, C.S., Tay, S.T., Lim, Y.A.L. (2022). Imported case of Leishmania tropica cutaneous leishmaniasis in a 10-year-old child in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine. 39(1): 86-88.
  2. Yap N, Hossain H, Nada-Raja T, Ngui R, Muslim A, Hoh BP, Loke TK, Abdul Kadir K, Divis PCS, Vythilingam I, Singh B, Lim YAL (2021). Natural Human Infections with Plasmodium cynomolgi, P. inui, and 4 other Simian Malaria Parasites, Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(8), 2187-2191
  3. XT Goh, KH Chua, I Vythilingam, PC Lee, TC Tan, NJ Yap, V Nissapatorn and YAL Lim (2019). Genetic diversity of Merozoite Surface Protein-1 gene block 2 allelic types in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Malaysia and Thailand. Tropical Biomedicine 36: 70-80
  4. Yap, N. J., Vythilingam, I., Hoh, B. P., Goh, X. T., Muslim, A., Ngui, R., Rajoo, Y., Choy, S. H., William, T., Yeo, T. W., et al. (2018). Genetic polymorphism and natural selection in the C-termial 42kDa regions of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) among Plasmodium knowlesi samples from Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1), 626.
  5. Yap, N. J., Goh, X. T., Koehler, A. V., William, T., Yeo, T. W., Vythilingam, I., Gasser, R. B. & Lim, Y. A. L. (2017). Genetic diversity in the C-terminus of merozoite surface protein-1 among Plasmodium knowlesi isolates from Selangor and Sabah Borneo, Malaysia. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 54, 39-46.
  6. Angal, L., Lim, Y. A., Yap, N. J., Ngui, R., Amir, A., Kamarulzaman, A. & Rohela, M. (2016). Toxoplasmosis in HIV and non-HIV prisoners in Malaysia. Tropical Medicine, 33(1), 159-169.
  7. Khaw, L. T., Leerach, N., Yap, N. J., Jaturas, N., Mahboob, T., Tan, T. C., Dungca, J. Z., LosBanos, Z. D., Sitthisak, S., Chow, S. C., et al. (2015). A preliminary screening of potentially antimalarial plants against Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. Tropical Medicine, 32(4), 676-683.
  8. Yap, N. J., Koehler, A. V., Ebner, J., Tan, T. K., Lim, Y. A. & Gasser, R. B. (2016). Molecular analysis of Cryptosporidium from cattle from five states of Peninsular Malaysia. Molecular and Cellular Probes, 30(1), 39-43.
  9. Angal, L., Mahmud, R., Samin, S., Yap, N. J., Ngui, R., Amir, A., Ithoi, I., Kamarulzaman, A. & Lim, Y. A. (2015). Determining intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) in inmates from Kajang Prison, Selangor, Malaysia for improved prison management. BMC Infectious Diseases, 15, 467.
  10. Romano Ngui1, Soo Ching Lee, Nan Jiun Yap, Tiong Kai Tan, Roslan Muhammad Aidil, Kek Heng Chua, Shafie Aziz, Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman, Arine Fadzlun Ahmad, Rohela Mahmud & Yvonne Lim Ai Lian. 2014. Gastrointestinal parasites in rural dogs and cats in Selangor and Pahang states in Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Parasitologica, 2014, 59(4): 737 744
  11. Vythilingam, I., Lim, Y. A., Venugopalan, B., Ngui, R., Leong, C. S., Wong, M. L., Khaw, L., Goh, X., Yap, N. J., Sulaiman, W. Y., et al. (2014). Plasmodium knowlesi malaria an emerging public health problem in Hulu Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia (2009 2013): epidemiologic and entomologic analysis. Parasite & Vectors, 7, 436.
  12. Goh, X. T., Lim, Y. A., Vythilingam, I., Chew, C. H., Lee, P. C., Ngui, R., Tan, T. C., Yap, N. J., Nissapatorn, V. & Chua, K. H. (2013). Increased detection of Plasmodium knowlesi in Sandakan Division, Sabah as revealed by PlasmoNex . Malaria Journal, 12, 264.
  13. Mahdy, M. A., Lim, Y. A., Ngui, R., Siti Fatimah, M. R., Choy, S. H., Yap, N. J., Al-Mekhlafi, H. M., Ibrahim, J. & Surin J. (2012). Prevalence and zoonotic potential of canine hookworm in Malaysia. Parasites & Vectors, 5, 88.


  1. Yap, N. J., Goh, X. T., Nissapatorn, V., Sawangjaroen, N., Tan, T. C., Chua, K. H., Vythilingam, I. & Lim, Y. A. L. Comparison of microscopy and PlasmoNexTM for the detection and speciation of human malaria species in southern Thailand., 51st Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Conference, Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (National) (03 Mar 2015 - 04 Mar 2015)
  2. Leerach, N., Khaw, L. T., Yap, N. J., Lu, E. Y., Shipton, F. N., Tan, K. K, Jaturas, N., Tan, T. C., Dungca, J. Z., Los Banos, Z. D, et al. Evaluation of various plant extracts in vitro against Plasmodium falciparum., The Fifth International Conference on Natural Products for Health and Beauty, The Asian Society of Natural Products (International) (06 May 2014 - 08 May 2014)