Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor
  • Department of Chemistry
    Faculty of Science
  • +603-79677022/Ext:2520


Dr. Sook Mei Khor holds a B.Sc. degree (Hons) from the University of Malaysia (UKM) in Applied Chemistry (2002). She moved on with her M.Sc. studies 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 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 the industry under a 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 works in the field of electrochemistry, focusing on enzyme/affinity biosensors and the 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.




  • PhD (Chemistry), (Chemistry)
    University of New South Wales, Australia
  • MSc (Chemistry), (Kimia)
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • BSc (Hons)(Chemsitry), (Kimia)
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


  • Task Force Member
    09 Oct 2022 - 23 Jul 2023 (Department)
  • Task Force Member
    09 Oct 2022 - 23 Jul 2023 (Department)
  • Timetable Coordinator
    09 Oct 2022 - 23 Jul 2023 (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science)


Article in Journal
  1. Faizal, Aizatul Shafiqah Mohd; Hon, Wei Yin; Thevarajah, T. Malathi; Khor, Sook Mei; Chang, Siow-Wee (2023). A biomarker discovery of acute myocardial infarction using feature selection and machine learning, MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING. (), . doi:10.1007/s11517-023-02841-y
  2. Tsong, Jia Ling; Khor, Sook Mei (2023). Modern analytical and bioanalytical technologies and concepts for smart and precision farming, ANALYTICAL METHODS. 15(26), 3125-3148. doi:10.1039/d3ay00647f
  3. Tsong, Jia Ling; Robert, Rodney; Khor, Sook Mei (2023). Emerging trends in wearable glove-based sensors: A review, ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA. 1262(), . doi:10.1016/j.aca.2023.341277
  4. Wu, J.; Wang, Q.; Wu, W.; Khor, S. M. (2023). Absorbent cotton-templated manganese oxide nanocomposites for methylene blue promote isothermal adsorption, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. (), . doi:10.1007/s13762-023-04983-w
  5. Chia, Ying Yao; Theverajah, T. Malathi; Alias, Yatimah; Khor, Sook Mei (2022). Three-dimensional porous calcium alginate fluorescence bead-based immunoassay for highly sensitive early diagnosis of breast cancer, ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. (), . doi:10.1007/s00216-021-03758-x
  6. Khor, Sook Mei; Choi, Joonhwa; Won, Phillip; Ko, Seung Hwan (2022). Challenges and Strategies in Developing an Enzymatic Wearable Sweat Glucose Biosensor as a Practical Point-Of-Care Monitoring Tool for Type II Diabetes, NANOMATERIALS. 12(2), . doi:10.3390/nano12020221
  7. Koh, Lai Mun; Khor, Sook Mei (2022). Current state and future prospects of sensors for evaluating polymer biodegradability and sensors made from biodegradable polymers: A review, ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA. 1217(), . doi:10.1016/j.aca.2022.339989
  8. Ng, Pei Chi; Ahmad Ruslan, Nur Amy Syahira; Chin, Ling Xuan; Ahmad, Musa; Abu Hanifah, Sharina; Abdullah, Zanariah; Khor, Sook Mei (2022). Recent advances in halal food authentication: Challenges and strategies, JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE. (), . doi:10.1111/1750-3841.15998
  9. Ong, Hui Ling; Tan, Choo Hock; Lee, Louisa Pernee; Khor, Sook Mei; Tan, Kae Yi (2022). An immunodetection assay developed using cobra cytotoxin-specific antibodies: Potential diagnostics for cobra envenoming, TOXICON. 216(), 157-168. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2022.07.010
  10. Voon, Chang Hong; Yusop, Nurida Mohd; Khor, Sook Mei (2022). The state-of-the-art in bioluminescent whole-cell biosensor technology for detecting various organic compounds in oil and grease content in wastewater: From the lab to the field, TALANTA. 241(), . doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2022.123271
  11. Chong, W. L., Chupradit, K., Chin, S. P., Khoo, M. M., Khor, S. M., Tayapiwatana, C., . . . Lee, V. S. (2021). Protein-Protein Interactions: Insight from Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis. Molecules, 26(18), 13. doi: 10.3390/molecules26185696
  12. Faizal, A. S. M., Thevarajah, T. M., Khor, S. M., & Chang, S. W. (2021). A review of risk prediction models in cardiovascular disease: conventional approach vs. artificial intelligent approach. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 207, 11. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2021.106190
  13. Ng, J. K., Tay, F. H., Wray, P. S., Saberi, S. S. M., Ting, K. K. K., Khor, S. M., & Chan, K. L. A. (2021). Inexpensive Portable Infrared Device to Detect and Quantify Alcohols in Hand Sanitizers for Public Health and Safety. Analytical Chemistry, 93(45), 15015-15023. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02652
  14. Shabandaa, I. S., Koki, I. B., Raof, S. F. A., Lee, Y. H., Mainal, A., Abu Bakar, N. K., & Khora, S. M. (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(2), 184-207. doi: 10.1080/03067319.2019.1661400
  15. Wong, S. F., & Khor, S. M. (2021). Differential colorimetric nanobiosensor array as bioelectronic tongue for discrimination and quantitation of multiple foodborne carcinogens. Food Chemistry, 357, 13. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.129801
  16. Lim, W. Y., Goh, C. H., Thevarajah, T. M., Goh, B. T., Khor, S. M. (2020). Using SERS-based microfluidic paper-based device (mu PAD) for calibration-free quantitative measurement of AMI cardiac biomarkers. Biosensors Bioelectronics, 147, 11. doi:10.1016/j.bios.2019.111792
  17. Low, J. S. Y., Thevarajah, T. M., Chang, S. W., Goh, B. T., & Khor, S. M. (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(8), 1191-1209. doi: 10.1080/07388551.2020.1808582
  18. Wong, S. F., Lee, B. Q., Low, K. H., Jenatabadi, H. S., Radzi, C., Khor, S. M. (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, 8. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.126033
  19. Wong, S. F., Low, K. H., & Khor, S. M. (2020). Differential-based biosensor array for fluorescence-chemometric discrimination and the quantification of subtle chloropropanols by cross -reactive serum albumin scaffolding. Talanta, 218, 14. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2020.121169
  20. Fadila, S. K., Hui, A. C., Mei, K. S., Hock, C. C. (2019). Chemical Constituents and Antioxidant Capacity of Ocimum basilicum and Ocimum sanctum. Iranian Journal of Chemistry Chemical Engineering-International English Edition, 38(2), 139-152.
  21. Lau, P. Y., Ng, K. L., Yusof, N. A., Liu, G. Z., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2019). A sample pre-treatment-free electrochemical immunosensor with negative electro-pulsion for the quantitative detection of acrylamide in coffee, cocoa and prune juice. Analytical Methods, 11(33), 4299-4313. doi:10.1039/c9ay01102a
  22. Lim, W. Y., Thevarajah, T. M., Goh, B. T., Khor, S. M. (2019). Paper microfluidic device for early diagnosis and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction via quantitative multiplex cardiac biomarker detection. Biosensors Bioelectronics, 128, 176-185. doi:10.1016/j.bios.2018.12.049
  23. Shabanda, I. S., Koki, I. B., Low, K. H., Zain, S. M., Khor, S. M., Abu Bakar, N. K. (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(36), 37193-37211. doi: 10.1007/s11356-019-06718-2
  24. Wong, S. F., Khor, S. M. (2019). State-of-the-art of differential sensing techniques in analytical sciences. Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 114, 108-125. doi:10.1016/j.trac.2019.03.006
  25. Darwish, N. T., Sekaran, S. D., Khor, S. M. (2018). Point-of-care tests: A review of advances in the emerging diagnostic tools for dengue virus infection. Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 255, 3316-3331. doi:10.1016/j.snb.2017.09.159
  26. Darwish, N. T., Sekaran, S. D., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2018). Immunofluorescence-based biosensor for the determination of dengue virus NS1 in clinical samples. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 149, 591-602. doi:10.1016/j.jpba.2017.11.064
  27. Bibi, S., Mohamad, S., Manan, N. S. A., Ahmad, J., Kamboh, M. A., Khor, S. M., Yamin, B. M., Halim, S. N. A. (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, 31-38.
  28. Khoo, M. M., Ng, K. L., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2017). Impedimetric biotin-Immunosensor with excellent analytical performance for real sample analysis. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 799, 111-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jelechern.2017.05.048
  29. Lim, W. Y., Goh, B. T., Khor, S. M. (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, 424-442. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.06.040
  30. Ng, K. L., Khor, S. M. (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(18), 10004-10012. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02432
  31. Ng, K. L., Tan, G. H., Khor, S. M. (2017). Graphite nanocomposites sensor for multiplex detection of antioxidants in food. Food Chemistry, 237, 912-920.
  32. Ang, S. H., Rambeli, M., Thevarajah, T. M., Alias, Y. B., Khor, S. M. (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(187-193), Article
  33. Ang, S. H., Thevarajah, T. M., Woi, P. M., Alias, Y. B., Khor, S. M. (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(157-165), Article
  34. Darwish, N. T., Alrawi, A. H., Sekaran, S. D., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2016). Electrochemical Immunosensor Based on Antibody-Nanoparticle Hybrid for Specific Detection of the Dengue Virus NS1 Biomarker, Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 163(3B19-B25), Article
  35. Khoo, M. M., Rahim, Z., Darwish, N. T., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2016). Non-invasive control of protein-surface interactions for repeated electrochemical immunosensor use, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical. 224(683-691), Article
  36. Lee, B. Q., Radzi, C., Khor, S. M. (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(101-110), Article
  37. Ang, S. H., Thevarajah, M., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2015). Current aspects in hemoglobin A1c detection: A review, Clinica Chimica Acta. 439(), 202-211
  38. Ang, S. H., Yu, C. Y., Ang, G. Y., Chan, Y. Y., Alias, Y. B., Khor, S. M. (2015). A colloidal gold-based lateral flow immunoassay for direct determination of haemoglobin A1c in whole blood, Analytical Methods. 7(9), 3972-3980
  39. Darwish, N. T., Alias, Y. B., Khor, S. M. (2015). An introduction to dengue-disease diagnostics, Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 67(), 45-55
  40. Darwish, N. T., Alias, Y., Khor, S. M. (2015). Indium tin oxide with zwitterionic interfacial design for biosensing applications in complex matrices, Applied Surface Science. 325(), 91-99
  41. Lee, B. Q., Khor, S. M. (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(1), 48-66
  42. Ng, K. L., Lee, S. M., Khor, S. M., Tan, G. H. (2015). Electrochemical Preparation and Characterization of a Gold Nanoparticles Graphite Electrode: Application to Myricetin Antioxidant Analysis, Analytical Sciences. 31(101075-1081), Article
  43. Khor, S. M., Thordarson, P., Gooding, J. J. (2013). The impact of antibody/epitope affinity strength on the sensitivity of electrochemical immunosensors for detecting small molecules, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 405(11), 3889-3898
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Other Publications
  1. A Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Device for Early Diagnosis and Prognosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction. IKM News. March 2022. Issue No. 146. Pages 44-45. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  2. Science@UM365, Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2021, Page 8-9. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  3. Sook Mei Khor, Khan Loon Ng. 2017. From battery waste to electrochemical sensor. Asia Research News. 18 July 2017. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  4. 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. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  5. Sook Mei Khor, Che Wan Jasimah, Bai Qin Lee. 2016. Improving the analysis efficiency of synthetic soy sauce. Asia Research News. 28 March 2016. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  6. 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. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  7. 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. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  8. 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. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)


  1. 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Unraveling The Molecular Interaction Mechanism Between Non-selective Receptors And Food Carcinogens With Implications On Food Safety Control And Monitoring ( Principal Investigator(PI))


  1. Optical Detection of Targets for Early Diagnosis of Lifestyle Diseases, Monash Future Sensing Conference 2022, Monash University Clayton & Malaysia Campus (International) (21 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022)
  2. Differential Colorimetric Nanobiosensor Array for Discrimination and Quantitation of Acrylamides in Coffee (Food Security), INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL COURSE ON CHEMISTRY FRONTIER, UM and Institut Teknologi Bandung (International) (15 Aug 2022 - 17 Aug 2022)
  3. A Microfluidic Paper-Based Biosensors for Early Diagnosis and Prognosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Webinar Series #4. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga., Decota Program, Chemo-sensor & Bio-sensor, Master of Chemistry Study Program, Universitas Airlangga (International) (23 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022)


  1. (2023) Reviewer for Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces (Am-2023-1567xx) (November 14, 2023), International, (Reviewer)
  2. (2023) Reviewer for Acs Nano (Nn-2023-1054xx) (November 13, 2023), International, (Reviewer)
  3. (2023) Reviewer for Analytica Chimica Acta (Aca-23-39xx) (November 12, 2023), International, (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2020) Editorial Advisor (Analytica Chimica Acta), Elsevier, International


  1. (2022) SQC7003 - Atomic Spectroscopic Analysis
  2. (2020) SQC7009 - Advanced Laboratory Skills Ii
  3. (2020) SQC7010 - Electroanalytical Chemistry and Biosensor
  1. (2022) SIC1002 - Inorganic Chemistry I
  2. (2022) SIC1007 - Inorganic Chemistry I
  3. (2020) SIC3007 - Electrosynthesis
  4. (2020) SID3006 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry


  • 1.Simultaneous Derivatization of 3-Monochloropropanediol and 1,3-Dichloropropane with HMDS-TMSOTf Derivatizing Agent (Principal Investigator) (MY- 173399-A)
    Patent (National)