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DR. SONG SZE LOOI

Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office Office
 
  03-79674640
  03-79676994
  szelooi@um.edu.my
  Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • DIWPA: Diversitas in the Western Pacific and Asia, Member, 2017, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Organizing Committee, International, 13/10/2017 to 13/10/2017 (The 4th South East Asia Taxonomy Workshop (SEASTax IV))
  • Organizing Committee, International, 08/10/2017 to 13/10/2017 (The 8th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum (APPF))
  • Organizing Committee, International, 08/04/2010 to 15/08/2010 (The 2nd South East Asia Taxonomy Workshop (SEASTax II))
  • Organizing Committee, International, 25/11/2008 to 29/11/2008 (The South China Sea (SCS) Conference)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Molecular Genetics (Mitochondrial genomes; Chloroplast genomes)
  • Phylogenetics (Seaweeds; Insects; Parasites; Oysters; Moray eels; Spiders)
  • Bacteriology (Microbiomes: Insects; Human disorders; Seaweeds)
  • Animal Systematics (Insects; Parasites; Oysters; Moray eels)
  • Genomic (Molecular Phylogeny; Metagenomics; Microbiome; Bioinformatics)
  • Algae (Algal Biotechnology; Systematics; Phylogenetics; Microbiome)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2018
  • Wang, G-C, Xia B-M, Lim P-E, Wang X-L, Wang Y-Q, Zhang Z-F, Poong S-W, Ng P-K, Tan J, & Song S-L (2018). Marine Algal Flora of China Tomus II Rhodophyta Volume 5 Ahnfeltiales, Gigartinales, Sebdeniales, Nemastomatales, Plocamiales, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales (English Version). Beijing: Science Press. 
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Eamsobhana⁠ P.⁠, ⁠Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Gan, X.X., Prasartvit⁠e, A., Tungtrongchitr⁠a A.⁠ (2019). Molecular phylogeography and genetic diversity of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and A. malaysiensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae) based on 66-kDa protein gene. Parasitology International. 68, 24-30. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Chua K.O., Lim, P.E., & Eamsobhana, P. (2019). Microbiota and potential opportunistic pathogens associated with male and female fruit flies of Malaysian Bactrocera carambolae (Insecta: Tephritidae). Meta Gene. 19, 185-192. (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Song, S.L. & Yong, H.S. (2018) Bacteria associated with male Bactrocera albistrigata, Zeugodacus cucurbitae and Z. tau (Insecta: Diptera, Tephritidae) revealed by next-generation sequencing of 16S rRNA gene. Journal of Tropical Entomology. (Accepted) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., Loh, K.H., Lim, P.E., Amy Then, Y.H. & Eamsobhana, P. (2018). Mitogenome of Gymnothorax minor and phylogenetic relationship with its congeners and related genera (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Sains Malaysiana. 47(10), 2411-2423. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chow, T.J., Tee, S.F., Loh, S.Y., Yong, H.S., Abu Bakar, A.K., Song, S.L. & Tang, P.Y. (2018). Identification of AKT1 3’UTR variants in two Indian schizophrenia patients with poor executive functioning, Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 36: 17–18 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2018.05.025 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Eamsobhana, P., Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Tungtrongchitr, A. & Roongruangchai, K. (2018). Genetic differentiation of Anisakis species (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in marine fish Priacanthus tayenus from Gulf of Thailand. Tropical Biomedicine. 35, 669-677. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chua, K.O., Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., See-Too, W.S., Yin, W.F. & Chan, K.G. (2018). Microbial community composition reveals spatial variation and distinctive core microbiome of the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina in Malaysia. Scientific Reports. 8, 10777. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-29159-2. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Eamsobhana, P., Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Prasartvit, A., Boonyong, S. & Tungtrongchitr, A. (2018). Cytochrome c oxidase subunit I haplotype reveals high genetic diversity of Angiostrongylus malaysiensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). Journal of Helminthology. 92, 254-259. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Song, S.L., Yong, H.S. & Eamsobhana, P. (2018). Angiostrongylus mackerrasae and A. cantonensis (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea) belong to same genetic lineage: evidence from mitochondrial protein-coding genes. Journal of Helminthology. 92, 524-759. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Suana, I.W., Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., & Lim, P.E. (2018). Complete mitochondrial genome of Bactrocera limbifera (Insecta: Tephritidae) and phylogenetic relationship with its congeners. Journal of Tropical Entomology. 7, 1-10 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Tan, A.H., Chong, C.W., Song, S.L., Teh, S.C.J., Yap, I.K.S., Loke, M.F., Tan, Y.Q., Yong, H.S., Mahadeva, S., Lang, A.E. & Lim, S.Y. (2018). Altered gut microbiome and metabolome in patients with multiple system atrophy. Movement Disorders. 33: 174–176. DOI: 10.1002/mds.27203 (Impact factor 7.07 in 2017) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., Wayan, I.S. & Lim, P.E. (2018). Complete mitochondrial genome of Bactrocera ritsemai (Insecta: Tephritidae) and phylogenetic relationship with its congeners and related tephritid taxa. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 21, 252-257. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Lim, P.E. & Eamsobhana, P. (2017). Complete mitochondrial genome of Zeugodacus tau (Insecta: Tephritidae) and differentiation of Z. tau species complex by mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene. PLoS ONE. 12(12): e0189325. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189325. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Eamsobhana, P., Wanachiwanawin, D., Roongruangchai, K., Song, S.L. & Yong, H.S. (2017). Genetic diversity of infective larvae of Gnathostoma spinigerum (Nematoda: Gnathostomatidae) in freshwater swamp eels from Thailand. Journal of Helmintology. 97(6): 769-771. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Eamsobhana, P., Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., Prasartvit, A., Boonyong, S. & Tungtrongchitr, A. (2017). Cytochrome c oxidase subunit I haplotype diversity of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). Acta Tropica. 171, 141-145. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Chua, K.O. & Lim, P.E. (2017). High diversity of bacterial communities in developmental stages of Bactrocera carambolae (Insecta: Tephritidae) revealed by Illumina MiSeq sequencing of 16S rRNA gene. Current Microbiology. 74, 1076-1082. Q4 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., Lim, P.E. & Phang, S.M. (2017). Complete mitochondrial genome of Gracilaria changii (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Journal of Applied Phycology. 29, 2129-2134. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Chua K.O. & Lim, P.E. (2017). Predominance of Wolbachia Endosymbiont in the Microbiota Across Life Stages of Bactrocera latifrons (Insecta: Tephritidae). Meta Gene. 14, 6-11. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Eamsobhana, P. & Suana, I.W. (2017). Complete mitochondrial genome of Eurema blanda and phylogenetic relationship with its congener E. hecabe and other pierid butterflies. Meta Gene. 11, 141-146. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Chua K.O. & Lim, P.E. (2017). Microbiota associated with Bactrocera carambolae and B. dorsalis (Insecta: Tephritidae) revealed by next-generation sequencing of 16S rRNA gene. Meta Gene, 11, 189-196. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2016
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Eamsobhana, P.,& Suana, I.W. (2016). Complete mitochondrial genome of three Bactrocera fruit Flies of subgenus Bactrocera (Diptera: Tephritidae) and their phylogenetic implications. PLoS One, 11(2): e0148201. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148201. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Eamsobhana, P. & Suana, I.W. (2016). Differentiating sibling species of Zeugodacus caudatus (Insecta: Tephritidae) by complete mitochondrial genome. Genetica, 144(5), 513-521. Q4 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Suana, I.W., Eamsobhana, P. & Lim, P.E. (2016). Complete mitochondrial genome of Orthetrum dragonflies and molecular phylogeny of Odonata. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 69, 124-131. Q4 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Eamsobhana, P., Lim, P.E. (2016). Complete mitochondrial genome of Angiostrongylus malaysiensis lungworm and molecular phylogeny of Metastrongyloid nematodes. Acta Tropica. 161, 33-40. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., Lim, P. E., Ng, P.K. & Phang, S.M. (2016). Complete mitochondrial genome, genetic diversity and molecular phylogeny of Gracilaria salicornia (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae). Phycologia, 55(4), 371-377. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Eamsobhana, P. & Tan, J. (2016). Complete Mitochondrial Genome and Phylogeny of Microhyla butleri (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 66, 243-253. Q4 (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Yong, H.S., Lim, P.E., Tan, J., Song, S.L., Suana, I.W. & Eamsobhana, P. (2015). Multigene phylogeography of Bactrocera caudata (Insecta: Tephritidae): distinct genetic lineages in northern and southerm hemispheres. PLoS One, 10(6), e0129455. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Eamsobhana, P., Goh, S.Y. & Lim, P.E. (2015). Complete mitochondrial genome reveals genetic diversity of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). Acta Tropica, 152, 157-164. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Poong, S.W. & Phang, S.M. (2015). Genetic variation in Gracilaria tenuistipitata (Rhodophyta) from northern Singapore and neighbouring countries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 31, 16-23. Q3 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Eamsobhana, P., Song, S.L., Prasartvit, A. & Lim, P.E. (2015) Molecular phylogeography of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda:Angiostrongylidae) and genetic relationships with congeners using cytochrome b gene marker. Acta Tropica, 148, 66–71. Q2 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Chan, K.G., Chow, W.L. & Eamsobhana, P. (2015). Complete mitochondrial genome of Bactrocera arecae (Insecta: Tephritidae) by next-generation sequencing and molecular phylogeny of Dacini tribe. Scientific Reports, 5, 15155. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yong, H.S., Song, S.L., Eamsobhana, P., Goh, S.Y., Lim, P.E., Chow, W.L., et al. (2015). Mitochondrial Genome Supports Sibling Species of Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Nematoda: Angiostrongylidae). PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0134581. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Phang, S.M., Lee, W.W., Hong, D.D. & A, Prathep. (2014). Development of chloroplast simple sequence repeats (cpSSRs) for the intraspecific study of Gracilaria tenuistipitata (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from different populations. BMC Research Notes, 7, 77. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2013
  • Song, S.L., Lim, P.E., Phang, S.M., Lee, W.W., Lewmanomont, K., Largo, D.B. & Nurridan, Abdul Han (2013). Microsatellite markers from expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of seaweeds in differentiating various Gracilaria species. Journal of Applied Phycology, 25, 839-846. Q1 (ISI-Indexed)

2010
  • Phang, S.M., Lim, P.E., Yeong, H.Y., Ng, W.S. & Song, S.L. (2010). Marine Algae collected during the Scientific Expedition to Bachok, Kelantan and the islands of Terengganu with one New Record, Pterocladiella for Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science, 29, 31-45. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Effects On Environmental Factors On Microbiome Succession And Growth Of Selected Marine Microalgae, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, RU Geran, (National)
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Systematics, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2016, High Impact Research (HIR), (National)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Science & Technology Research Grant, Toray Science Foundation, Japan, 2017, (International)
  • Taiping Cross Country Run - 7km Women'S Open (Second Runner Up), Mts Sports and Events Management , 2015, (National)
  • Milo Breakfast Day Run - 7km Women'S Open (5th Place), Nestle Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., 2014, (National)
  • Taiping Run - 12km Women'S Open (6th Place), The Marathon Shop, 2014, (National)
  • Brooks Kuantan Run - 10km Women'S Open (Champion), Dusty Monkey , 2013, (National)
  • Bronze Medalist Winner for Poster Presentation (Under Biodiversity Ecology and Systematics), Chulalongkorn University, 2012, (International)
  • Dean'S List, University of Malaya, 2008, (University)
  • Dean'S List, University of Malaya, 2005, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


ORAL
  • Microsatellite markers from chloroplast genome of Gracilaria tenuistipitata in differentiating various Gracilaria species, The 16th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress (BSGC), 2011-12-12 to 2012-12-14, BSGC, (International)
  • Microsatellite markers from expressed sequence tags (ESTs) of seaweeds in differentiating various Gracilaria species, The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology and 1st International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology, 2012-09-09 to 2012-09-12, APCAB, (International)
  • Complete mitochondrial genome of Gracilaria seaweeds by next generation sequencing, IOES Scientific Seminar Series, 2017-03-15 to 2017-03-15, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), UM, (University)
POSTER
  • Some Caulerpa from east coast of peninsular Malaysia and molecular analysis of two varieties of C. serrulata, South China Sea Conference (SCS), 2008-11-25 to 2008-11-29, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), UM, (International)
  • Microsatellite markers from expressed sequence tags (Ests) of seaweeds in differentiating various Gracilaria changii from Malaysia, The 2nd Conference for Regional Cooperation in Ocean and Earth Science Research in South China Sea (SCS 2012), 2012-10-21 to 2012-10-24, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), UM, (International)
  • Comparison of two molecular markers for investigating the genetic diversity of Gracilaria changii (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from west coast, peninsular Malaysia, The 17th Biological Science Graduate Congress (BSGC), 2012-12-08 to 2012-12-10, BSGC, (International)
  • Development of microsatellite markers for genetic analysis of Kappaphycus Doty and Eucheuma J. Agardh (Rhodophyta) from various localities, The 20th Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB), 2013-06-26 to 2013-06-27, Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSMBB), (University)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Research Collaboration, International Medical University, 2017, (University)
  • Research Collaboration, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, 2017, (National)
  • Research Collaboration, University Costa Rica, San Pedro, Costa Rica, 2016, (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 2016, (National)
  • Research Collaboration, Mataram University, Mataram, Indonesia, 2016, (International)
  • Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2015, (University)
  • Research Collaboration, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015, (International)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • Reviewer of Polar Science (ISI), Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Reviewer of ALGAE (ISI), Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Reviewer of Zootaxa, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Reviewer of Zoologica Scripta (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Reviewer of International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Examiner of Msc Candidature Defense Semester 2, 2017/2018, Project ,  (2018)
  • Reviewer of PeerJ (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Reviewer of Parasites & Vectors (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Reviewer of Archives of Insect Biochemistry & Physiology (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Economic Entomology (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2018)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Applied Phycology (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • Reviewer of Biochemical Systematics and Ecology (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • Examiner of Msc Proposal Defense Semester 1, 2017/2018, Project ,  (2017)
  • Reviewer of Frontiers in Microbiology (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • Reviewer of Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2017)
  • Reviewer of Zoological Studies (ISI-Cited), Article In Journal ,  (2016)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Judge at the 29th International Invention Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2018) , (International), 10/05/2018 until 12/05/2018
  • Judge at the 28th International Invention Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2017) , (International), 11/05/2017 until 13/05/2017

SUPERVISION


FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • Lipid Productivity of the Selected Thraustochytrid Strains (Internship Programme), 2017/2018, 1
  • Development of microsatellite markers from chloroplast genome of Gracilaria tenuistipitata for differentiating Gracilaria species (Final Year Project), 2008/2009, 1

Ongoing
  • Molecular phylogenetics of selected Malaysian Thraustochytrids, 2017/2018, 1
POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Tan Teck Toh, Effect of temperature on microbiome succession and growth of selected macroalgae, 2018/2019