Dr Romano Ngui obtained his degree in Bachelor of Biomedical Science (2008), Master of Medical Science (2010) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (2013) from the University of Malaya. His PhD thesis has been awarded distinction by the University of Malaya. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
To date, he has published more than 60 journals (ISI Cited Publication) and 3 book chapters. According to the latest Thomson Reuters record, he has 16 h-index with 806 citations. Based on the Scopus record, he has 17 h-index with 846 citations while 21 h-index and 1470 citations in Google Scholars record. Currently, he supervised 3 PhD and 3 Master candidates with 3 already completed. He is also actively supervising undergraduate final year research project, including international internship students. His research interest is the epidemiological distribution of infectious diseases, particularly Parasitology and Tropical Medicine that to developed and applied molecular and statistical models/tools to support operational research activities relating to infectious diseases control.
He has won several awards including University of Malaya Excellent Award under the category ‘PhD Candidates with Highest Impact Publication’ and ‘PhD Candidates Completed Less Than 3 Years’ (2013), ‘Gold Medal Award’ and ‘Most Powerful Innovation Award’ in the BioMalaysia Research Exhibition, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) and Malaysian Biotechnology Cooperation (2013) and the University of Malaya Excellent Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, APC) (2017). Recently (2019), he has been awarded the Nadchatram Silver Medal by Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM). The medal is awarded annually for Scientists 45 years and below for outstanding research in the field of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. The University of Malaya has nominated him for the National Young Scientist Award in 2016 and 2018
Apart from his academic position, he is also actively involved in various co-curriculum student activities include sport, community and volunteerism work through his roles as a Fellow of the First Residential College, University of Malaya. Some of these activities have gained media coverage in major newspapers and mass media stream, includingRTM 1, Berita Harian, Harian Metro, Sinar Harian, and Utusan Borneo. He is also an active member of the Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM) since 2008. He has served as Assistant Honorary Secretary and Council Member to the society).