Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sook Mei Khor holds a B.Sc. degree. (Hons) of the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in Applied Chemistry (2002). She moved on with her M.Sc. study at UKM under Prof. Dr. Yook Heng Lee and Prof. Dato' Dr. Musa Ahmad's supervision (2002-2004). Since completing her M.Sc. research, she served as an R&D chemist in a cosmetics and toiletries company for two years before being assigned to the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, UM (2006-2008) as a science officer.  She moved to Sydney, Australia in 2008 to pursue her Ph.D. after acquiring some work experience in industry under the Malaysian government scholarship (UM SLAI research fellowship).  She received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia (2008-2011) under the guidance of Scientia Prof. Dr. John Justin Gooding (a great researcher, also a kind and awesome supervisor). She returned to Malaysia in 2011 and in 2012 she was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Malaya (UM). She works in the field of electrochemistry, focusing on enzyme / affinity biosensors and modification of the electrode surface.  She currently leads a research group focused on the boundaries of analytical chemistry, analytical biochemistry, and electrochemistry, designing various types of (bio)sensors for analytical applications.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Chemistry Department Timetable Coordinator, Faculty, 01/06/2021 to present
  • Internal Auditor for self -audit of the Faculty of Science, Faculty, 26/04/2021 to 30/04/2021
  • Faculty of Science Promotion Committee (1/2/2021-1/2/2022), Faculty, 01/02/2021 to present
  • Member of the Task Force on RSC Accreditation (BSc Applied Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UM, Session 2020/2021 , Faculty, 12/10/2020 to 18/07/2021
  • Academic Advisory Panel (BSc Applied Chemistry), Session 2020/2021, Faculty, 12/10/2020 to 18/07/2021
  • Member of the Task Force on Outreach Team, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UM, Session 2020/2021 , Faculty, 12/10/2020 to 18/07/2021
  • MQF coordinator for the Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) Program, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UM, session 2020/2021 , Faculty, 12/10/2020 to 18/07/2021
  • Member of the Task Force on Research & Development (R&D), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UM, Session 2020/2021, Faculty, 12/10/2020 to 18/07/2021
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD (Chemistry), CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
  • MSc (Chemistry), CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM)
  • BSc (Hons)(Chemsitry), CHEMISTRY, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Persatuan Pembangunan Teknologi Sensor Malaysia, Member, 2021 to 2021 (National)
  • Persatuan Sains Analisis Malaysia (ANALIS), Member, 2020 to 2021 (National)
  • ACS, Member, 2017 to 2021 (International)
  • INSTITUT KIMIA MALAYSIA, Member, 2005 to 2021 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Analytical biochemistry, Analytical chemistry, Biosensors, Electrochemistry, Immunochemistry, Sensors
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Siew Fang Wong and Sook Mei Khor*. 2021. Differential colorimetric nanobiosensor array as bioelectronic tongue for discrimination and quantitation of multiple foodborne carcinogens. Food Chemistry 357 (2021) 129801. (WoS)
    • Ibrahim Sani Shabanda, Isa Baba Koki, Siti Farhana Abdul Raof, Yook Heng Lee, Azizah Mainal, Nor Kartini Abu Bakar*, Sook Mei Khor. 2021. Distribution of heavy metals in roadside dust of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia with multivariate and correlation analyses for source identification. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 101 (2021) 184-207. (WoS)
    • Aizatul Shafiqah Mohd Faizal, T. Malathi Thevarajah, Sook Mei Khor, Siow-Wee Chang*. 2021. A review of risk prediction models in cardiovascular disease: conventional approach vs. artificial intelligent approach. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 207 (2021) 106190 (WoS)
    2020
    • Wei Yin Lim, Choon-Hian Goh, T. Malathi Thevarajah, Boon Tong Goh, and Sook Mei Khor*. (2020). Using SERS-based microfluidic paper-based device ( PAD) for calibration-free quantitative measurement of AMI cardiac biomarkers. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 147 (2020) 111792. (WoS)
    • Siew Fang Wong, Bai Qin Lee, Kah Hin Low, Hashem Salarzadeh Jenatabadi, Che Wan Jasimah Bt Wan Mohamed Radzi, Sook Mei Khor*. 2020. Estimation of the dietary intake and risk assessment of food carcinogens (3-MCPD and 1,3-DCP) in soy sauces by Monte Carlo simulation. Food Chemistry 311 (2020) 126033. (WoS)
    • Siew Fang Wong, Kah Hin Low, Sook Mei Khor*. 2020. Differential-based biosensor array for fluorescence-chemometric discrimination and the quantification of subtle chloropropanols by cross-reactive serum albumin scaffolding. Talanta 218 (2020) 121169. (WoS)
    • Joyce Siew Yong Low, T. Malathi Thevarajah, Siow Wee Chang, Boon Tong Goh, and Sook Mei Khor*. 2020. Biosensing based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy as an emerging/next-generation point-of-care approach for acute myocardial infarction diagnosis. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 40 (2020) 1191 1209. (WoS)
    2019
    • Wei Yin Lim, T. Malathi Thevarajah, Boon Tong Goh, and Sook Mei Khor*. 2019. Paper microfluidic device for early diagnosis and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction via quantitative multiplex cardiac biomarker detection. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 128 (2019) 176-185. (WoS)
    • Pei Ying Lau, Khan Loon Ng, Nor Azah Yusof, Guozhen Liu, Yatimah Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2019. Sample pre-treatment free electrochemical immunosensor with negative electro-pulsion for quantitative detection of acrylamide in coffee, cocoa and prune juice. Analytical Methods 11 (2019) 4299 - 4313. (WoS)
    • Ibrahim Sani Shabanda, Isa Baba Koki, Kah Hin Low, Sharifuddin Md Zain, Sook Mei Khor, Nor Kartini Abu Bakar*. 2019. Daily exposure to toxic metals through urban road dust from industrial, commercial, heavy traffic, and residential areas in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: A health risk assessment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 (2019) 37193 37211. (WoS)
    • Siew Fang Wong and Sook Mei Khor*. 2019. State-of-the-art of differential sensing techniques in analytical sciences. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 114 (2019) 108-125. (WoS)
    • Khairun Fadila Saaban, Chun Hui Ang, Sook Mei Khor, Cheng Hock Chuah*. 2019. Chemical Constituents and Antioxidant Capacity of Ocimum basilicum and Ocimum sanctum. Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE). 38 (2019) 139-152. (WoS)
    2018
    • Nadiya T. Darwish, Shamala D. Sekaran, Sook Mei Khor*. 2018. Point of Care Tests: A Review of Advances in the Emerging Diagnostic Tools for Dengue Virus Infection. Sensors and Actuators B 255 (2018) 3316 3331. (WoS)
    • Nadiya T. Darwish, Shamala D. Sekaran, Yatimah Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2018. Immunofluorescence-based biosensor for the determination of dengue virus NS1 in clinical samples. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. 149 (2018) 591 602. (WoS)
    2017
    • Mai Mai Khoo; Khan Loon Ng; Yatimah Alias; Sook Mei Khor*. 2017. Impedimetric Biotin-Immunosensor with Excellent Analytical Performance for Real Sample Analysis. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. 799 (2017) 111-121. (WoS)
    • Khan Loon Ng; Guan Huat Tan; Sook Mei Khor*. 2017. Graphite Nanocomposites Sensor for Multiplex Detection of Antioxidants in Food. Food Chemistry. 237 (2017) 912-920. (WoS)
    • Sherino Bibi, Sharifah Mohamad, Ninie Suhana Abdul Manana, Jimmy Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal Kamboh, Sook Mei Khor, Bohari M. Yamin, Siti Nadiah Abdul Halim*. 2017. Synthesis, characterization, photoluminescence, and electrochemical studies of novel mononuclear Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes with the 1-benzylimidazolium ligand. Journal of Molecular Structure. 1141 (2017) 31 38. (WoS)
    • Wei Yin Lim; Boon Tong Goh; Sook Mei Khor*. 2017. Microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices for Potential Use in Quantitative and Direct Detection of Disease Biomarkers in Clinical Analysis. Journal of Chromatography B - Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. 1060 (2017) 424-442. (WoS)
    • Khan Loon Ng, Sook Mei Khor*. 2017. Graphite-Based Nanocomposite Electrochemical Sensor for Multiplex Detection of Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, and Cytosine: A Biomedical Prospect for Studying DNA Damage. Analytical Chemistry 89 (2017) 10004 10012. (WoS)
    2016
    • Mai Mai Khoo, Zarina Rahim, Nadia T. Darwish, Yatimah Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2016. Non-invasive control of protein-surface interactions for repeated electrochemical immunosensor use. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 224 (2016) 683-691. (WoS)
    • Shu Hwang Ang, Musalman Rambeli, T Malathi Thevarajah, Yatimah binti Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2016. Quantitative, single-step dual measurement of hemoglobin A1c and total hemoglobin in human whole blood using a gold sandwich immunochromatographic assay for personalized medicine. Biosensors & Bioelectronics 78 (2016) 187-193. (WoS)
    • Bai Qin Lee, Che Wan Jasimah Bt Wan Mohamed Radzi, Sook Mei Khor*. 2016. A simultaneous derivatization of 3-monochloropropanediol and 1,3- dichloropropane with hexamethyldisilazane-trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate at room temperature for efficient analysis of food sample analysis. Journal of Chromatography A 1432 (2016) 101-110. (WoS)
    • Shu Hwang Ang, T Malathi Thevarajah, Pei Meng Woi, Yatimah binti Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2016. A lateral flow immunosensor for direct, sensitive and highly selective detection of Hemoglobin A1c in whole blood. Journal of Chromatography B - Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences 1015-1016 (2016) 157-165. (WoS)
    • Nadiya T. Darwish, Aoday H. Alrawi, Shamala D. Sekaran, Yatimah Alias, and Sook Mei Khor*. 2016. Electrochemical immunosensor based on antibody- nanoparticle hybrid for specific detection of the dengue virus NS1 biomarker. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 163 (2016) B19-B25. (WoS)
    2015
    • Shu Hwang Ang, T Malathi Thevarajah, Yatimah Alias, and Sook Mei Khor*. 2015. Current Aspects in Hemoglobin A1c Detection: A Review. Clinica Chimica Acta 439 (2015) 202 211. (WoS)
    • Nadia T Darwish, Yatimah Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2015. Indium Tin Oxide with Zwitterionic Interfacial Design for Biosensing Applications in Complex Matrices. Applied Surface Science 439 (2015) 202 211. (WoS)
    • Nadia Taha Darwish, Yatimah Alias, Sook Mei Khor*. 2015. An Introduction to Dengue Disease Diagnostics. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 67 (2015) 45-55. (WoS)
    • Shu Hwang Ang, Choo Yee Yu, Geik Yong Ang, Yean Yean Chan, Yatimah binti Alias, and Sook Mei Khor*. 2015. Colloidal gold-based lateral flow immunoassay for direct determination of haemoglobin A1c in whole blood. Analytical Methods 7 (2015) 3972-3980. (WoS)
    • Khan Loon Ng, See Mun Lee, Sook Mei Khor, Guan Huat Tan*. 2015. Electrochemical preparation and characterization of gold nanoparticles graphite electrode: Application to myricetin antioxidant analysis. Analytical Sciences 31(2015)1075-1081. (WoS)
    • Bai Qin Lee, Sook Mei Khor*. 2015. 3-Chloropropane-1, 2-diol (3-MCPD) in Soy Sauce: A Review on the Formation, Reduction, and Detection of This Potential Carcinogen. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 14 (2015) 48-66. (WoS)
    2013
    • Sook Mei Khor, Pall Thordarson, J. Justin Gooding*. 2013. The Impact of Antibody-Epitope Affinity Strength on the Sensitivity of Electrochemical Immunosensors for Detecting Small Molecules. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 405(2013)3889-3898. (WoS)
    2012
    • Guozhen Liu, Sook Mei Khor, Sridhar G. Iyengar, J. Justin Gooding*. 2012. Development of an Electrochemical Immunosensor for the Detection of HbA1c in Serum. Analyst 137(2012)829-832. (WoS)
    2011
    • Sook Mei Khor, Guozhen Liu, Callie Fairman, Sridhar G. Iyengar, J. Justin Gooding*. 2011. The Importance of Interfacial Design for the Sensitivity of a Label- Free Electrochemical Immuno-Biosensor for Small Organic Molecules. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 26(2011) 2038-2044. (WoS)
    • Sook Mei Khor, Guozhen Liu, Joshua R. Peterson, Sridhar G. Iyengar, J. Justin Gooding*. 2011. An Electrochemical Immunobiosensor for Direct Detection of Veterinary Drug Residues in Undiluted Complex Matrices. Electroanalysis 23(2011)1797-1804. (WoS)
    2010
    • Guozhen Liu, Muthukumar Chockalingham, Sook Mei Khor, Alicia L. Gui, J. Justin Gooding*. 2010. A Comparative Study of the Modification of Gold and Glassy Carbon Surfaces with Mixed Layers of In Situ Generated Aryl Diazonium Compounds. Electroanalysis 22 (2010) 918-926. (WoS)
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2021
    • Science@UM365, Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2021, Page 8-9.
    2017
    • Sook Mei Khor, Yatimah Alias, Mai Mai Khoo. 2017. Vitamin B7 monitoring device for food and clinical samples analyses. Asia Research News. 12 July 2017. http://www.researchsea.com/html/article.php/aid/10912/cid/1/research/science/university_of_malaya/vitamin_b7_monitoring_device_for_food_and_clinical_samples_analyses.html
    • Sook Mei Khor, Khan Loon Ng. 2017. From battery waste to electrochemical sensor. Asia Research News. 18 July 2017. http://www.researchsea.com/html/article.php/aid/10930/cid/2/research/technology/university_of_malaya/from_battery_waste_to_electrochemical_sensor.html
    2016
    • Sook Mei Khor, Yatimah Alias, Shu Hwang Ang. 2016. Personal caring tool for type 2 diabetes that everyone can afford. Asia Research News. 21 March 2016. http://www.researchsea.com/html/categories.php/cid/1/pid/1/research/science.html
    • Sook Mei Khor, Yatimah Alias, Nadia T. Darwish. 2016. A Dengue diagnostic test method that is rapid, sensitive, selective and direct to perform while producing results within an hour. Asia Research News. 14 March 2016. http://www.researchsea.com/html/categories.php/cid/1/pid/1/research/science.html
    • Sook Mei Khor, Yatimah Alias, Shu Hwang Ang. 2016. Personal caring tool for type 2 diabetes that everyone can afford. Medical Express. 21 March 2016. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-03-personal-tool-diabetes.html
    • Sook Mei Khor, Che Wan Jasimah, Bai Qin Lee. 2016. Improving the analysis efficiency of synthetic soy sauce. Asia Research News. 28 March 2016. http://www.researchsea.com/html/categories.php/cid/1/pid/1/research/science.html
    SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • In vitro BIOACCESSIBILITY FOR HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT OF METAL COMTAMINATION IN URBAN DUST AND SOIL SAMPLES: A CHEMOMETRIC APPROACH, IBRAHIM SANI SHABANDA, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • A MICROFLUIDIC PAPER-BASED ANALYTICAL DEVICE FOR EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, LIM WEI YIN, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROCHEMICAL IMMUNOSENSOR FOR DIRECT DETECTION OF ACRYLAMIDE IN FOOD SAMPLES, LAU PEI YING, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • DIFFERENTIAL-BASED BIOSENSOR ARRAYS FOR DETECTING CARCINOGENS IN HEAT-PROCESSED FOODS, WONG SIEW FANG, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS AND FREE RADICAL SCAVENGING ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS FROM Ocimum basilicum AND Ocimum sanctum GROWN IN MALAYSIA, KHAIRUN FADILA BINTI SAABAN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • FABRICATION OF LATERAL FLOW IMMUNOSENSOR FOR THE DETECTION OF HEMOGLOBIN A1c (HbA1c), ANG SHU HWANG, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • AN ELECTROCHEMICAL IMMUNOBIOSENSOR FOR DENGUE VIRUS NS1 PROTEIN DETECTION, NADIYA TAHA DARWISH, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • DEVELOPMENT OF REUSABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL IMMUNOSENSOR FOR DIRECT DETECTION OF BIOTIN MOLECULE, KHOO MAI MAI, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GRAPHITE NANOCOMPOSITE GREEN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS FOR MULTIPLEX DETECTION OF ANTIOXIDANTS AND DNA BASES, NG KHAN LOON, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • A NEW DERIVATIZING METHOD FOR THE SIMULTANOUS DETERMINATION OF 3-MONOCHLOROPROPANEDIOL AND 1,3-DICHLOROPROPANOL IN HEAT-PROCESSED FOOD SAMPLES, LEE BAI QIN, University of Malaya (PhD)
    PATENT/IPR
    (Product Name),(Type),(Level)
    • 1.Simultaneous Derivatization of 3-Monochloropropanediol and 1,3-Dichloropropane with HMDS-TMSOTf Derivatizing Agent (Principal Investigator) (MY- 173399-A), Patent (National)
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • REVIEWER FOR ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA (ACA-21-14XXR1) (OCTOBER 10, 2021), 10/10/2021 to 10/10/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • REVIEWER FOR BIOSENSORS AND BIOELECTRONICS (BIOSBE-D-21-033XX) (OCTOBER 7, 2021), 07/10/2021 to 07/10/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • REVIEWER FOR BIOSENSORS AND BIOELECTRONICS (BIOSBE-D-21-021XX) (AUGUST 1, 2021), 01/08/2021 to 01/08/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Editorial Advisor (Analytica Chimica Acta), Elsevier, 2020 (International)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Award for Outstanding Rapid Communication (oral presentation) at the 6th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology. 16-19 June 2019. Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Malaysia., Elsevier, IBST, University of the West of England Bristol, 2019 (OTHERS)
    • Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 for placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Chemistry, Publons, 2018 (SERVICES)