PERSONAL DETAIL


DR. TAN CHOO HOCK

Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Medicine
 
  +603-79674703
  +603-79674791
  tanch@um.edu.my
 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Publons Link
  https://publons.com/researcher/2840422/choo-hock-tan/

BIOGRAPHY


Choo Hock Tan (MBBS, PhD) is based at the Venom Research and Toxicology Laboratory (Vetox Lab) of the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. His research interests span a wide range of subjects in the field of venom toxinology, which include molecular and functional characterization of venoms, medical pharmacology of antivenom (production, kinetics and dynamics), “-omics” of venomous species and toxins in drug discovery. Choo Hock enjoys passionately his research activities, from collecting specimens in the wild to conducting experiments in his laboratory. He is also the supervisor and mentor to undergraduate and postgraduate students working on the various aspects of toxinology, and his team is in close collaboration with local and international researchers, who share a common aim of translating new knowledge into scientific application and medical practice. At present, their findings have been presented in many conferences and published in numerous academic journals and books.

Choo Hock is also affiliated to several professional bodies, for instance, he serves as the Honorary Secretary for the Malaysian Society on Toxinology, and as a faculty member for the Annual Marine and Snake Envenomation Management Symposium/Workshop (AMSEM) as well as the Toxinological Society of India Conferences (TSICON). He is also a recipient of awards such as the Academic Training Fellowship from the Malaysian government and the International Award of Young Scientist from the Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences, Japan. Choo Hock’s other “non-venomous” research interests include problem-based learning, prescribing skills training and inter-professional learning in medical education.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



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


  • Malaysian Medical Association, Student Member, 2002 to 2007, (National)
  • Malaysian Medical Council, Registered Member, 2007 to 2019, (National)
  • Malaysian Medical Association,, Member, 2013 to 2015, (University)
  • Malaysian Socety on Toxinology, Honorary Secretary, 2013 to 2018, (National)
  • Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Honorary Secretary, 2013 to 2015, (National)
  • Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Academic Member, 2013 to 2017, (University)
  • Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia, Academic Member, 2013 to 2015, (University)
  • Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Honorary Secretary, 2015 to 2017, (National)
  • BioMed Research International, Editorial Member, 2016 to 2017, (University)
  • Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Honorary Secretary, 2017 to 2019, (National)
  • Young Scientist Network-Academy Sciences of Malaysia (YSN-ASM), Affiliate Member, 2018 to 2021, (National)
  • International Society on Toxinology, Member, 2018 to 2018, (International)
  • International Society on Toxinology, Life Member, 2019, (International)
  • Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia, Life Member, 2019, (National)

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


  • Coordinator, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019 (Coordinator for UMMP Problem-based Learning)
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 02/01/2018 to 31/12/2019 (Science Cafe Coordinator for FOM)
  • Comittee member, Faculty, 28/08/2017 to 31/12/2017 (Quotation evaluation committee for service (Departmental) )
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 03/01/2017 to 31/12/2017 (UMMP Stage 2 Pharmacology Coordinator (acting))
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 09/09/2016 to 31/12/2018 (Faculty Problem-Based Learning Modul Coordinator for UM Medical Program (UMMP PBL))
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2018 (UMMP Pharmacology Dept Coordinator Stage 3.1, 3.2 UMMP)
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2018 (UMMP Pharmacology Department PBL Coordinator)
  • Evaluator for Postgraduate Research Fund(PPP) application, Faculty, 01/10/2015 to 30/09/2018
  • Ahli, Jawakankuasa Penilaian Harga Perolehan Bekalan / Perkihdmatan, Faculty, 14/09/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Committee member (Scientific) for FOM Research Week 2015, 11-15 May 2015, University Malaya, 11/05/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Committee member and Emcee for Snakebite Envenoming Management Workshop in Kuala Lumpur 2015, National, 27/04/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Pengerusi, Jawakankuasa Penilaian Harga Perolehan Bekalan / Perkihdmatan , Faculty, 19/03/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Committee member, Departmental/MERDU Curriculum Committee (Postgraduate), Faculty, 18/03/2015
  • Committee , Faculty, 18/03/2015 to 19/03/2018 (Committee member for Postgraduate program for Master of Medical Education)
  • Committee member for Golden Helix Symposia 2015, 11-13 March 2015, International, 11/03/2015 to 31/12/2015
  • Mentor, Persatuan Mahasiswa Pulau Pinang , University Malaya, 01/01/2015
  • Pharmacology Dept Asst. Coordinator for Stage 2, 3..1, 3.2 and Departmental Coordinator for UMMP PBL, Faculty, 30/12/2014 (Pharmacology Dept Asst. Coordinator for Stage 2, 3..1, 3.2 and Departmental Coordinator for UMMP PBL)
  • Organising committee for MST Short Seminar Series I/2014 at University of Malaya, National, 12/02/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Pengerusi, Jawakankuasa Penilaian Harga Perolehan Bekalan / Perkihdmatan, Faculty, 10/02/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Academic advisor, Phase II MBBS session 2013/2014, Faculty, 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Secretary and organising committee, Internal Symposium on AMSEM 2014, International, 18/12/2013
  • Member, Central Unit of Advanced Research Imaging, Faculty, 13/11/2013
  • Medical officer, Health screening programme for students and staff handling laboratory animals (Faculty of Medicine), Faculty, 18/10/2013
  • Officer in-charge, Health screening programme for staff/students using laboratory animals in research (Department of Pharmacology), Faculty, 16/07/2013
  • Member, PBL Case Design Committee, Faculty, 18/03/2013 to 17/03/2015

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Molecular Toxinology (Venom-gland transcriptomics, venom proteomics, antivenomics)
  • Medical Pharmacology (Antivenom, neutralisation, antibody production, immonological profiling)
  • Prescribing Skills Traning (Prescribing competence, training)
  • Medical Education (Problem-based learning)
  • Toxinology (Venom, toxin, characterisation, purification)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Chapter in Book

2019
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, K. Y., & Tan, N. H. (2019). A Protein Decomplexation Strategy in Snake Venom Proteomics. In X. Wang & M. Kuruc (Eds.), Functional Proteomics: Methods and Protocols (pp. 83-92). New York, NY: Springer New York. 
  • Tan, C. H., & Tan, K. Y. (2019). Functional Application of Snake Venom Proteomics in In Vivo Antivenom Assessment. In X. Wang & M. Kuruc (Eds.), Functional Proteomics: Methods and Protocols (pp. 153-158). New York, NY: Springer New York. 

2018
  • Tan, C. H. & Amir A. (2018) Enhancing student learning through problem-based learning. In: Sim, J.H., Foong, C.C., Hong, W.H., Pallath, V., & Vadivelu, J. (Eds.). (2018). Enhancing student learning in medical schools. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: University of Malaya Press. 

2016
  • Tan, N. H. and Tan, C. H. (2016) Cytotoxicity of snake venoms and toxins: Mechanisms and applications. In Utkin, Y. N. & Krivoshein, A. V. (Eds.), Snake Venoms and Envenomation. Modern Trends and Future Prospects (pp. 217-253). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers 

2015
  • Tan, C. H., Ismail, A. K. (2014) The poisoned patient. In: Chan, Y.K., Ng, K.P. & Sim, D.S.M. (eds.). Pharmacological Basis in Acute Care. Chapter 27, Pg 219-225. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 
  • Tan, C. H. (2014) Dose Response Relationship. In: Chan, Y.K., Ng, K.P. & Sim, D.S.M. (eds.). Pharmacological Basis in Acute Care. Chapter 7, Pg 57-64. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 
  • Tan, C. H.; Tan, N. H. (2015) Toxinology of Snake Venoms: The Malaysian Context. In: Gopalakrishnakone et al. (Eds) Toxinology Series - Snake Venoms. Pg 1-37. Springer, Switzerland. 
  • Chua SS, Sim SM, Mohamed M, Lai PSM, Tan CH. Report regarding Interprofessional Education in a Pharmacy Context in University of Malaya, Malaysia. In: Bruno A, editor. Interprofessional Education in a Pharmacy Context: A Global report: International Pharmaceutical Federation; 2015. p. 28-9 
  • Sim, S. M., Tan, C. H. (2014) Drug interaction. In: Chan, Y.K., Ng, K.P. & Sim, D.S.M. (eds.). Pharmacological Basis of Acute Care. Chapter 10, Pg 81-86. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, K. Y., Ng, T. S., Quah, E. S., Ismail, A. K., Khomvilai, S., Sitprija, V., & Tan, N. H. (2019). Venomics of Trimeresurus (Popeia) nebularis, the Cameron Highlands Pit Viper from Malaysia: Insights into Venom Proteome, Toxicity and Neutralization of Antivenom. Toxins, 11(2), 95. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Wong, K. Y., Tan, N. H., Ng, T. S., & Tan, K. Y. (2019). Distinctive distribution of secretory phospholipases A2 in the venoms of Afro-Asian cobras (Subgenus: Naja, Afronaja, Boulengerina and Uraeus). Toxins, 11(2), 116. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chong, H. P., Tan, K. Y., Tan, N. H., & Tan, C. H. (2019). Exploring the diversity and novelty of toxin genes in Naja sumatrana, the Equatorial spitting cobra from Malaysia through de novo venom-gland transcriptomics. Toxins, 11(2), 104. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, K. Y., Liew, J. L., Tan, N. H., Quah, E. S. H., Ismail, A. K., & Tan, C. H. (2018). Unlocking the secrets of banded coral snake (Calliophis intestinalis, Malaysia): A venom with proteome novelty, low toxicity and distinct antigenicity. Journal of Proteomics. 192, 246-257. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, K. Y., Ng, T. S., Bourges, A., Ismail, A. K., Maharani, T., Khomvilai, S., Sitprija, V., Tan, N. H., Tan, C. H. (2020) Geographical variations in king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) venom from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China: On venom lethality, antivenom immunoreactivity and in vivo neutralization. Acta Tropica, 203, 105311. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, K. Y., Ng, T. S., Sim, S. M., & Tan, N. H. (2018). Venom proteome of spine-bellied sea snake (Hydrophis curtus) from Penang, Malaysia: Toxicity correlation, immunoprofiling and cross-neutralization by sea snake antivenom. Toxins (Basel), 11(1) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chua, S. S., Lai, P. S. M., Sim, S. M., Tan, C. H., & Foong, C. C. (2019). Acceptance of interprofessional learning between medical and pharmacy students in a prescribing skills training workshop: Pre-post intervention study. BMC Medical Education, 19: 101. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Wong, K. Y., Chong, H. P., Tan, N. H., Tan, K. Y. (2019) Proteomic insights into short neurotoxin-driven, highly neurotoxic venom of Philippine cobra (Naja philippinensis) and toxicity correlation of cobra envenomation in Asia. Journal of Proteomics, 206, 103418. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Esther Lai Har Tang, Nget Hong Tan, Shin Yee Fung, Choo Hock Tan (2019). Comparative proteomes, immunoreactivities and neutralization of procoagulant activities of Calloselasma rhodostoma (Malayan pit viper) venoms from four regions in Southeast Asia. Toxicon. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chaisakul, J., Alsolaiss, J., Charoenpitakchai, M., Wiwatwarayos, K., Sookprasert, N., Harrison, R.A., Chaiyabutr, N., Chanhome, L., Tan, C. H., Casewell, N. R. (2019) Evaluation of the geographical utility of Eastern Russell's viper (Daboia siamensis) antivenom from Thailand and an assessment of its protective effects against venom-induced nephrotoxicity. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13(10): e0007338. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Oh, A. M. F., Tan, C. H., Tan, K. Y., Quraishi, N. A., & Tan, N. H. (2018). Venom proteome of Bungarus sindanus (Sind krait) from Pakistan and in vivo cross-neutralization of toxicity using an Indian polyvalent antivenom. Journal of Proteomics, 193, 243-254. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lingam, T. M. C., Tan, K. Y., & Tan, C. H. (2019). Thai Russell's viper monospecific antivenom is immunoreactive and effective in neutralizing the venom of Daboia siamensis from Java, Indonesia. Toxicon 168, 95-97. (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Wong, K. Y.; Tan, C. H.; Tan; Tan, K. Y.; Quraishi, N. H.; Tan, N. H. (2018) Elucidating the biogeographical variation of the venom of Naja naja (spectacled cobra) from Pakistan through a venom-decomplexing proteomic study. J Proteomics. 175, 156-173. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, K. Y., Tan, N. H., & Tan, C. H. (2018). Venom proteomics and antivenom neutralization for the Chinese eastern Russell’s viper, Daboia siamensis from Guangxi and Taiwan. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 8545. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ratanabanangkoon, K., Simsiriwong, P., Pruksaphon, K., Tan, K. Y., Chantrathonkul, B., Eursakun, S., & Tan, C. H. (2018). An in vitro potency assay using nicotinic acetylcholine receptor binding works well with antivenoms against Bungarus candidus and Naja naja. Scientific reports, 8(1), 9716. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Faisal, T., Tan, C.H., Tan, K.Y., Sim, S.M., Quraishi,N. and Tan, N.H. (2018). Proteomics, Functional Characterization and Antivenom Neutralization of the Venom of Pakistani Russell's Viper (Daboia russelii) from the Wild. J Proteomics 183: 1-13. (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • Tan, K. Y., Tan, C. H., Chanhome, L., & Tan, N. H. (2017). Comparative venom gland transcriptomics of Naja kaouthia (monocled cobra) from Malaysia and Thailand: elucidating geographical venom variation and insights into sequence novelty. PeerJ, 5, e3142. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Liew, J. L., Tan, N. H., Ismail, A. K., Maharani, T., Khomvilai, S., Sitprija, V. (2017) Cross reactivity and lethality neutralization of venoms of Indonesian Trimeresurus complex species by Thai Green Pit Viper Antivenom. Toxicon 16;140:32-37. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.10.014 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ratanabanangkoon, K., Simsiriwong, P., Pruksaphon, K., Tan, K. Y., Eursakun, S., Tan, C. H., Chantrathonkul, B., Wongwadhunyoo, W., Youngchim, S., Tan, N. H. (2017). A novel in vitro potency assay of antisera against Thai Naja kaouthia based on nicotinic acetylcholine receptor binding. Sci Rep, 7(1), 8545. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Oh, A. M. F., Tan, C. H., Ariaranee, G. C., Quraishi, N., & Tan, N. H. (2017). Venomics of Bungarus caeruleus (Indian krait): Comparable venom profiles, variable immunoreactivities among specimens from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. J Proteomics, 164, 1-18. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Wong, K. Y., Tan, K. Y., & Tan, N. H. (2017). Venom proteome of the yellow-lipped sea krait, Laticauda colubrina from Bali: Insights into subvenomic diversity, venom antigenicity and cross-neutralization by antivenom. Proteomics, 166, 48-58. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, N. H., Wong, K. Y., Tan C. H. (2017) Venomics of Naja sputatrix, the Javan spitting cobra: A short neurotoxin-driven venom needing improved antivenom neutralization. J Proteomics, 157: 18-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2017.01.018 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, K. Y., Yap, M. Y. K. K., Tan, N. H. (2017) Venomics of Tropidolaemus wagleri, the sexually dimorphic temple pit viper: Unveiling a deeply conserved atypical toxin arsenal. Scientific Reports 7: 43237. doi:10.1038/srep43237 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Tan, C. H., Liew, J. L., Tan, K. Y., Tan, N. H. (2016) Assessing SABU (Serum Anti Bisa Ular), the sole Indonesian antivenom: A proteomic analysis and neutralization efficacy study. Sci Rep. 6: 37299. doi:10.1038/srep37299 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H.; Liew, J. L.; Tan, K. Y.; Tan, N. H. (2016) Genus Calliophis of Asiatic coral snakes: A deficiency of venom cross-reactivity and neutralization against seven regional elapid antivenoms. Toxicon 121:130-133. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Esther Tang Li Har, Choo Hock Tan, Shin Yee Fung, Nget Hong Tan. 2016. Venomics of Calloselasma rhodostoma, the Malayan pit viper : A complex toxin arsenal unraveled. Journal of Protoemics, 148, 44-56. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Choo Hock Tan, Shin Yee Fung, Michelle Khai Khun Yap, Poh Kuan Yap, Jia Lee Liew, Nget Hong Tan (2016). Unveiling the elusive and exotic: Venomics of the Malayan blue coral snake (Calliophis bivirgata flaviceps). Journal of Proteomics 132:1-12 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C.H., Tan, K.Y., Tan, N.H. 2016. Revisiting Notechis scutatus venom: on shotgun proteomics and neutralization by the “bivalent” Sea Snake Antivenom. Journal of Proteomics 144: 33-38. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ratanabanangkoon K, Tan KY, Eursakun S, Tan CH, Simsiriwong P, Pamornsakda T, Wiriyarat W, Klinpayom C, Tan NH. (2016) A Simple and Novel Strategy for the Production of a Pan-specific Antiserum against Elapid Snakes of Asia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10(4):e0004565. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004565. (ISI-Indexed)
  • K.Y. Tan; C.H., Tan; S.Y. Fung; N.H. Tan. (2016) Neutralization of the Principal Toxins from the Venoms of Thai Naja kaouthia and Malaysian Hydrophis schistosus: Insights into Toxin-Specific Neutralization by Two Different Antivenoms. Toxins 8(4), 86; doi:10.3390/toxins8040086 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Wong, K.Y.; Tan, C.H.; Tan, N.H. Venom and purified toxins of the spectacled cobra (Naja naja) from Pakistan: Insights into toxicity and antivenom neutralization. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2016. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0871 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, K.Y.; Tan, C.H.; Sim, S.M.; Fung, S.Y.; Tan, N.H. (2016) Geographical venom variations of the Southeast Asian monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia): venom-induced neuromuscular depression and antivenom neutralization. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 185-186:77-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2016.03.005. (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, N. H., Sim, S. M., Fung, S. Y., Gnanathasan, C. A. (2015) Proteomic investigation of Sri Lankan hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) venom. Toxicon 93C, 164-170 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lai, P.S.M.. Sim, S.M., Chua, S.S., Tan, C.H., Ng, C.J., Achike, F.I. & Teng, C.L. 2015. Development and validation of an instrument to assess the prescribing readiness of medical students in Malaysia. BMC Medical Education 15:153 (11 pages), doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0433-z. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Leong, P.K., Fung, S.Y., Tan, C.H., Sim, S.M., Tan, N.H. (2015) Immunological cross-reactivity and neutralization of the principal toxins of Naja sumatrana and related cobra venoms by a Thai polyvalent antivenom (Neuro Polyvalent Snake Antivenom). Acta Trop. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.05.020. Epub 2015 May 27 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yap, M.K.K., Tan, N.H., Sim, S.M., Fung,S.Y., Tan, C.H. (2015). The effect of polyvalent antivenom on the pharmacokinetics of Naja sputatrix (Javan spitting cobra) venom in experimentally envenomed rabbits. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology (accepted for publication) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, N. H., Tan, K. Y.,Kwong, K. O. (2015) Antivenom Cross-Neutralization of the Venoms of Hydrophis schistosus and Hydrophis curtus, Two Common Sea Snakes in Malaysian Waters. Toxins 7(2), 572-581 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, K. Y., Tan, C. H., Fung, S. Y., Tan, N. H. (2015) Venomics, lethality and Neutralization of Naja kaouthia (monocled cobra) venoms from three different geographical regions of Southeast Asia. Journal of Proteomics, accepted for publication. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C.H., Tan, K.Y., Lim, S.E., Tan, N.H. (2015) Venomics of the beaked sea snake, Hydrophis schistosus: A minimalist toxin arsenal and its cross-neutralization by heterologous antivenoms. J Proteomics 126:121-130. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C.H., Tan, K.Y., Fung, S.F., Tan, N.H. Venom-gland transcriptome and venom proteome of the Malaysian king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah). (2015) BMC Genomics 16(1):687 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, N.H.*, Fung, S.Y., Tan, K.Y., Yap, M.K.K., Gnanathasan, C.A., Tan, C.H.* (2015) Functional venomics of the Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) and its toxinological correlations. J Proteomics 128:403-23 (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Leong, P. K., Tan, C. H., Sim, S. M., Fung, S. Y., Sumana, K., Sitprija, V., Tan, N. H. (2014). Cross neutralization of common Southeast Asian viperid venoms by a Thai polyvalent snake antivenom (Hemato Polyvalent Snake Antivenom). Acta Trop. 132:7-14. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sim, S. M., Foong, C. C., Tan, C. H., Lai, P. S. M., Chua, S. S. and Mohazmi, M. (2014). "The use of jigsaw learning technique in teaching medical students prescribing skills." Medical Teacher 36(2): 182-182. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Yap MKK, Tan NH, Sim SM, Fung SY, Tan CH (2014) Pharmacokinetics of Naja sumatrana (Equatorial Spitting Cobra) Venom and Its Major Toxins in Experimentally Envenomed Rabbits. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(6): e2890. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002890 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Sim, S. M., Gnanathasan, C. A., Fung, S. Y., Tan, N. H. (2014). Pharmacokinetics of the Sri Lankan hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnalehypnale) venom following intravenous and intramuscular injections of the venom into rabbits.Toxicon.79:37-44. (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Tan, C. H., Tan, N. H., Sim, S. M., Fung, S. Y., Pailoor, J., & Gnanathasan, C. A. (2012). Nephrotoxicity of hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) venom in mice is preventable by the paraspecific Hemato polyvalent antivenom (HPA). Toxicon, 60(7), 1259-1262. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.08.012 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C.H., Tan, N.H.,Sim, S.M., Fung, S.Y. and Gnanathasan, C.A. (2012). Immunological properties of Hypnale hypnale (hump-nosed pit viper) venom: Antibody production with diagnostic and therapeutic potentials. Acta Tropica, 122, 267-275. (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Tan, C. H., Sim, S. M., Gnanathasan, C. A., Fung, S. Y., Ponnudurai, G., Pailoor, J., & Tan, N. H. (2011). Enzymatic and toxinological activities of Hypnale hypnale (hump-nosed pit viper) venom and its fractionation by ion exchange high performance liquid chromatography. J. Venom Anim. Toxins incl. Trop. Dis., 17(4), 473-485. doi: 10.1590/S1678- 91992011000400015 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tan, C. H., Leong, P.K., Fung, S.Y., Sim, S.M., Ponnudurai, G., Ariaratnam, C., Khomvilai, S., Sitprija, V., & Tan, N.H. (2011). Cross neutralization of Hypnale hypnale (hump-nosed pit viper) venom by polyvalent and monovalent Malayan pit viper antivenoms in vitro and in a rodent model. Acta Trop., 117(2), 119-124. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2010.11.001 (ISI-Indexed)
Proceeding

2015
  • Choo Hock Tan, Kae Yi Tan, Sin Ee Lim (corrected name replacing previous error), Nget Hong Tan (2015) Venomics of Hydrophis schistosus, the beaked sea snake: a simple toxin arsenal cross-neutralised by two heterologous antivenoms. In: Proceedings of the 18th IST World Congress on Toxinology, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 25 Sep - 30 Sep (28-3-20, p. 113). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)

2010
  • Si Mui Sim, Mohazmi bin Mohamed, Choo Hock Tan, Siew Siang Chua, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Sajaratulnisah binti Othman and Francis Ifejika Achike. 2010. Filling the Gap:From pharmacology lectures to bedside prescribing. 7th International Medical Education Conference (IMEC- 2010), Malaysia. OC-17, pp 32 

2009
  • Fung Shin Yee, Tan Nget Hong, Tan Choo Hock, Sim Si Mui.2009. Pathway Analysis of differently expressed genes in heart of rat injected with lethal dose of naja sputatrix (Malayan cobra) snake venom. 18th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, PP015, pp.39 

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


  • Development of a Microfluidic Paper- Based Device ( PAD) for Detection and Quantitation of Cobra Venom Antigens in Envenomation, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Private Funding, (National)
  • Investigations into the Poor Neutralization Efficacy of Cobra Antivenom Against Lethal Cobra Neurotoxins Through in Vitro, in Vivo and in Silico Studies, Consultant, 2019 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Structural And Biological Characterization Of Taiwanese And Malaysian Cobra Cytotoxins For Insights Into Improvement Of Snakebite Treatment And Drug Discovery, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, RU Geran, (National)
  • Venom Proteomics and Antivenom Immunological Study for Craspedocephalus Wiroti, A Medically Important Venomous Pit Viper in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, Private Funding, (National)
  • Developing Rapid Diagnostic Kits For The Detection Of Snakebite Envenomation By Medically Important Venomous Snakes In Southeast Asia, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Venom Immunogen Modification For Overcoming The Poor Immunogenicity Of Key Neurotoxins In Cobra Venoms, Consultant, 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • EVALUATING THE PRESCRIBING READINESS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS IN MALAYSIA USING THE PRESCRIBING INITIATIVES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING (PILL), Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2018, NONE, (National)
  • Investigation Of The Venom Proetome And Trancriptome Of The Malaysian Coral Snake (calliophis Intestinalis), Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, UM Grant - Frontier Research Grant, (National)
  • Investigating Cytotoxicity And Antineoplastic Properties Of Snake Venom Cytotoxins, Consultant, 2017 - 2019, UM Grant - Frontier Research Grant, (National)
  • Venomics of South East Asian Pit Viper ( Viperid ) Venoms, Consultant, 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Preclinical assessment of expired and mis-treated antivenoms, Consultant, 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Comparative Functional Proteomics Of The Venoms Of Wagler's Pit Viper (tropidolaemus Wagleri), Consultant, 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • A new antivenomics approach using isobaric tagging based shotgun quantitative proteomics to investigate immuno-reactivity of venoms from selected Asian venomous snakes, Consultant, 2014 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), (University)
  • Elucidating The Pharmacokinetics Of Viperidae Snake Venoms For Syndromic Evaluation And Antivenom Management, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2016, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Genetic Contributions To Adverse Drug Reactions (adr) In The Malaysian Population: Focus On Calcineurin Inhibitor Nephrotoxicity (cnit), Consultant, 2013 - 2018, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • Expression Patterns of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease genes and Efficacy of Green Tea on Hyperlipidemic Animal Model, Consultant, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • Pharmocogenomics of Adverse Drug Reactions: Focus on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Induced Liver Injury (AT-DILI), Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2015, High Impact Research (HIR), (University)
  • Comparative Proteomic And Immunological Studies Of The Venoms Of Southeast Asian Monocled Cobra (naja Kaouthia) From Different Geographical Regions, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • Pharmacokinetic of bioactive substance from medically important Asiatic viperid venoms, Co-Investigator, 2012 - 2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Pharmacokinetic of bioactive substance from medically important Asiatic viperid venoms, Consultant, 2012 - 2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - HTM (Wellness), (University)
  • BIOMEDICAL AND PROTEOMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF SNAKE VENOMS WITH CLINICAL IMPORTANCE AND THERAPEUTIC POTENTIALS, Co-Investigator, 2011 - 2013, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Biomedical characterisation of the venom of hump- nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale), Co-Investigator, 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (National)
  • Pharmacological characterisation of the protective activity of Mucuna pruriens seed against the cardiovascular and neuromuscular depressant effects of snake venoms, Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Adverse drug reactions: phenotyping and genotyping studies
  • Prescribing skills training in medical graduates and junior doctors
  • Molecular profiling of toxins and genes: Venom proteomics and venom-gland transcriptomics
  • Antivenom profilings for efficacy assessment and optimisation
  • Toxinological and immunological charactetisations of snake venoms
  • Problem-based learning in medical education

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • Scientist rresource person and Scientific Committee member for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2018-2018, Univesity of Malaya
  • Interprofessional Prescribing Skills (PILL-1) Training Workshop for Medical and Pharmacy students 2018-2019, 2018-2018, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • International Workshop on Advanced Management of Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation in Malaysia, 4-5 June 2013, 2014-2014, Malaysian Society on Toxinology
  • PBL Training Workshop at the College of Health Sciences, UMMC, University of Malaya, 15 & 18 December 2014, 2014-2014, Kolej Sains Kesihatan, PPUM
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2014/2015, 6th August 2014, 2014-2014, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Bengkel Latihan Problem Based Learning (PBL), 25 & 30 April 2013, 2013-2013, MERDU, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • International Workshop on Advanced Management of Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation in Malaysia, 4-5 June 2013, 2013-2013, AMSEM
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutor Training WOrkshop for UMMP, 21st 24th October 2013, 2013-2013, MERDU, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Bengkel Designing Triggers for Problem Based Learning, 7 Mei 2013, 2013-2013, Pusat Pembangunan Akademik (ADeC), Univerity of Malaya
  • National Workshop on Advanced Management of Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation in Malaysia, 29-30 May 2012, 2012-2012, AMSEM
  • Bengkel Latihan Problem Based Learning (PBL), 27 Nov & 3 Dec 2012, 2012-2012, MERDU, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2011/2012, 3 August 2011, 2011-2011, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Bengkel Latihan Problem Based Learning (PBL), 3 & 9 Mac 2011, 2011-2011, Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2011/2012, 17 August 2011, 2011-2011, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2011/2012, 7 November 2011, 2011-2011, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • PBL Tutor Training Workshop for dental and other health professionals, 22-23 Jan 2010, 2010-2010, Faculty of Dentistry, UiTM, Shah Alam.
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2010/2011, 29 September 2010, 2010-2010, PILLS Project Team, Dept of Pharmacology, FOM, UM
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2010/2012, 29 September 2010, 2010-2010, PILLS Project Team, Dept of Pharmacology, FOM, UM
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2010/2011, 24 November 2010, 2010-2010, PILLS Project Team, Dept of Pharmacology, FOM, UM
  • Prescribing Skills Training Workshop, MBBS Phase IIIB, Session 2010/2011, 22 September 2010, 2010-2010, PILLS Project Team, Dept of Pharmacology, FOM, UM
  • Problem Based Learning Workshop 2010 (for training medical students and tutors from all disciplines), 21-23 July 2010, 2010-2010, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences jointly with CALM, University of Malaysia Sarawak. Kuching.
  • Bengkel Latihan Problem Based Learning (PBL), 11 & 17th Mac 2010, 2010-2010, Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
  • Bengkel Latihan Problem Based Learning (PBL), 6 & 11 October 2010, 2010-2010, Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
  • Bengkel Latihan Problem Based Learning (PBL), 8 & 13 2009, 2009-2009, Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

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


  • Certificate of Recognition: Chair for Invited Speech Session, Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, 2019, (International)
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Moderator and Chair for Invited Speech Session, National Poison Center and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 2019, (International)
  • Certificate of Recognition: Finalist Pitching for Mrun Young Researcher Grant Scheme 2019, Malaysian Research University Network (Mrun), 2019, (National)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2019, (University)
  • Certificate of Recognition: National Finalist in Fame Lab Talking Science 2018, Malaysia., Malaysian Industry-Government for High Technology (Might) and Bristish Council (Uk), 2018, (National)
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Problem-Based Learning (Pbl) Student Training Workshop for Ummp, University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Neuromuscular Pharmacology Seminar & Nerve Muscle Preparation Workshop, University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Valuable Contributions At 4th International Asean Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management, Malaysian Society On Toxinology and University of Science Malaysia, 2016, (International)
  • Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition as Invited Speaker, University Technology Mara Selangor, 2016, (National)
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Prescribing Skills Training Workshop - MBBS Phase Iiib (Junior), 2015/2017, University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Problem-Based Learning (Pbl) Tutor Training Workshop for Ummp, University of Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2015, (University)
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Significant Contribution as Hon. Secretary of The Malaysian Society On Toxinology 2013-2015, Malaysian Society On Toxinology, 2015, (National)
  • Cover Art Award for Special Issue (Fom Research Week 2015) in Jummec, University of Malaya, 2015, (National)
  • Sijil Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, University of Malaya, 2015, (University)
  • Um Excellence Award, Naib Canselor, 2014, (University)
  • University of Malaya Excellence Award On "Completion of Phd Within 3 Years", Unviersity of Malaya, 2014, (University)
  • International Award (Young Scientist), Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences, 2014, (International)
  • Best Poster Presentation, 38th Msbmb Conference, 2013, (National)
  • Post-Graduate Research Award (Ph.D Level), Post-Graduate Research Day & 17th Msmbb, Kuala Lumpur., 2012, (National)
  • 3-Minute Thesis (Ph.D): Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, University of Malaya, 2012, (University)
  • Travel Grant Award, Japanese Pharmacological Society, 2011, (International)
  • Best Oral Free Communication, 24th Scientific Meeting of The Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, 2010, (National)
  • Student Award, Asia-Pacific Joint Pbl Conference, Taip, 2010, (International)
  • Skim Latihan Akademik Institut Pengajian Tinggi Awam (Slai) - Scholarship Award, University of Malaya and Mohe, 2010, (National)
  • Best Poster Presentation, 18th Scientific Meeting of The Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 2009, (National)

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


INVITED SPEAKER
  • Case Design for PBL , Problem Based Learning Workshop 2010 (for training in-campus tutors from all disciplines), 2010-07-21 to 2013-09-23, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences jointly with CALM, University of Malaysia Sarawak, Kuching., (University)
  • Gain the Most from PBL!, Problem Based Learning Workshop 2010 (for training medical students and tutors from all disciplines), 2010-07-21 to 2010-07-23, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences jointly with CALM, University of Malaysia Sarawak, (University)
  • PBL Trigger Writing, Problem-Based Learning Training Workshop 2010. Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (6 & 11 October, 2010), 2010-10-06 to 2010-10-11, Medical Education Research and Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, UM, (University)
  • The toxinological properties of Merrem's humped-nose pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) and its neutralization by commercial antivenoms, 1st National Conference on Animal, Microbial, Plant Toxins & Snakebite Management 'Biotoxins in Health Disease', 2010-12-11 to 2010-12-12, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology & KPC Medical College & Hospital, (International)
  • Snake antivenom: the fundamental facts and optimization. Abstract book p. 14., 1st National Workshop on Advanced Management of Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation in Malaysia. Abstract book p. 14. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. , 2012-05-29 to 2012-05-30, (International)
  • Snake venom composition and effects: a Malaysian context. Abstract book p. 13., 1st National Workshop on Advanced Management of Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation, 2012-05-29 to 2012-05-30, (International)
  • PBL Trigger Writing, PBL Training Workshop for Tutors , 2012-11-26 to 2012-12-03, Medical Education Research and Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, UM, (University)
  • Antivenom and Envenomation Management, 2nd International Workshop on Advanced Management of Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation Management., 2013-06-04 to 2013-06-05, AMSEM, (International)
  • Snake venom toxins: Toxinological research and application, Research lecture series for Master in Biotechnology, 2014-03-03 to 2014-03-03, (University)
  • Pharmacology of antivenom, Short Seminar Series on "Essential Introduction to Snakes, Venom and Envenomation", 2014-03-19 to 2014-03-19, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, (National)
  • The use of laboratory animals in toxinological characterizations of snake venoms, Japanese Conference for Laboratory Animal Science and Technology, 2014-05-15 to 2014-05-17, Japanese Association of Laboratory Animal Science, (International)
  • Antivenom and poisoning, UMMC Pharmacy Summit 2014, 2014-08-16 to 2014-08-16, MSD and UMMC, (University)
  • Use of Laboratory Animals in Toxinological Studies, LASAM Scientific Seminar & AGM 2014, 2014-08-18 to 2014-08-18, Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia, (National)
  • Antivenom: Production, kinetics and dynamics, International Workshop on Advanced Marine animals & Snake Envenomation Management (AMSEM)2014, 2014-09-02 to 2014-09-03, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • PBL Case Design , PBL Training Workshop, 2014-12-15 to 2014-12-18, College of Health Sciences, UMMC, UM, (University)
  • Snake venom: the bite that kills and heals, Faculty of Medicine Research Week 2015, 2015-05-11 to 2015-05-15, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Venomics, toxin purification and neutralization: An South Asian perspective towards the optimisation of antivenom management, Toxinology Society of India Conference 2015, 2015-11-21 to 2015-11-22, Toxinology Society of India and Little Flower Hospital, (International)
  • Pharmacology of Antivenom, An Essential Introduction to Snakes, Venom and Envenomation, 2016-09-30 to 2016-09-30, UiTM and the Malaysian Society on Toxinology, (National)
  • Working through muscle twitches: Short case discussion, Seminar and Workshop on Neuromuscular Pharmacology & Nerve-Muscle Preparation, 2016-11-02 to 2016-11-04, Venom & Toxin Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Elucidating geographical variation of snake venoms: Toward the optimization of antivenom use, Indian National Seminar on Snake Venom Research and Snakebite Therapy: National and International Perspectives (SnakSymp 2016) and Toxinological Society of India Meeting, 2016-11-22 to 2016-11-24, Tezpur University and The Toxinological Society of India, (International)
  • Essentials and medical importance of snake venoms: The Southeast Asian Context, The 4th International Sympoium on ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management AMSEM 2016, 2016-11-28 to 2016-12-01, Malaysian Society on Toxinology and University of Science Malaysia, (International)
  • Overview of protein decomplexation and -omics strategies , Protein profiling through decomplexation and omics strategies. , 2017-10-16 to 2017-10-17, VETOX Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, and Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Appreciating expired snake antivneoms: a plausible alternative solution to overcome antivenom shortage, 19th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology, 2017-10-24 to 2017-10-31, Hainan University and International Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Functional proteomics and transcriptomics in deep profiling of snake venoms: Toward improved snakebite treatment and discovery of novel bioactive molecules, Academia Sinica Symposium, 2019-06-03 to 2019-06-04, Acamia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, (International)
  • Stepping up toward better snakebite treatment and drug discovery through proteomics and transcriptomics of snake venoms, International Symposium on Integrative Organismal Biology: Integrating structural biology with "omics" in Asia Pacific, 2019-06-05 to 2019-06-06, College of Life Sciences, Natonal Tsing Hua Univesity, Hsinchu, Taiwan, (International)
  • Bioprospecting snake venom toxins in diagnostics, antivenom innovation and drug discovery , International Conference on Advanced Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering , 2019-08-27 to 2019-08-28, Brawijaya University, Malang, Java, Indonesia, (International)
  • Overview of venomics and antivenomics: Technologies and applications, International Conference on Advanced Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (ICAMBEE 2019) Post-Conference Workshop, 2019-08-28 to 2019-08-29, Brawijaya Unniversity, (International)
  • Snake venom research: Regional context, current and future challenges , International Conference on Advanced Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering (ICAMBEE 2019) Post-Conference Seminar, 2019-08-28 to 2019-08-29, Brawijaya University, (International)
  • Insights into the evolutionary and medical significance of unique alpha-neurotoxin and phospholipase A2 compositions in Naja spp. (cobra) venoms, 19th World Congress of International Society on Toxinology (IST 2019), 2019-09-08 to 2019-09-13, International Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Biomedical Profiling of Snake Venoms and Antivenoms, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology 2019 Pre-conference workshop on Snakebite Envenomation and Research , 2019-11-04 to 2019-11-04, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, National Poison Centre of Malaysia, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Neutralization of the Eastern Russell s viper (Daboia siamensis) venom: geographical utility of the Taiwanese Russell s viper monovalent antivenom, International Workshop-Symposium for Clinical Toxicology 2019 , 2019-11-14 to 2019-11-17, National Poison Center and Taipei Veterans General Hospita, (International)
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of snake venom toxins and the interplay between venom and antivenom, International Workshop-Symposium for Clinical Toxicology 2019, 2019-11-14 to 2019-11-17, National Poison Center and Taipei Veterans General Hospita, (International)
PRESENTER
  • Comparative Venom-gland transcriptomics of Monocled Cobra (Naja kaouthia) from Malaysia and Thailand: On Evolvability and Geographical Variation of Venom, 12th congress of the Pan-American Section of the International Society on Tooxinolgy, 2016-09-18 to 2016-09-23, International Society on Toxinology, (International)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Toxicological and immunological characterization of the Sri Lanka hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) venom, in: Constantine, G.R. (Ed.), Univerisity of Colombo Annual Research Symposium. (Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka). Proceedings, p. 219-220., Univerisity of Colombo Annual Research Symposium 2011, 2011-06-28 to 2011-06-29, University of Colombo, (International)
  • Snake Venom and Antivenom, The 4th International Symposium on ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management, AMSEM 2016, 2016-11-28 to 2016-12-01, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Mapping snake venomics: Insights into biomedical and evolutionary significance of snake toxins., 19th World Congress of Toxinology, 2017-10-24 to 2017-10-31, Hainan University and International Society on Toxinology, (International)
POSTER
  • Pathway Analysis of differently expressed genes in heart of rat injected with lethal dose of naja sputatrix (Malayan cobra) snake venom., 18th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 2009-08-18 to 2009-08-20, (International)
  • Prescribing Skills Training: A mean of integrating hardcore knowledge, enhancing clinical competency and strengthening soft skills of medical undergraduates, 8th Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference, 2011-01-28 to 2011-01-30, National University of Singapore, (International)
  • Pharmacokinetics of the venom of hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) in rabbits. In Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 115(1), pp.235P. P2J23-3, Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society and the 11th Southeast Asian Western Pacific Regional Meeting of Pharmacologists, 2011-03-22 to 2011-03-24, (International)
  • Interprofessional learning on prescribing skills - Do the undergraduates support this? P-11, 6th Pharmacy Education Symposium, 2011-07-11 to 2011-07-13, Monash University, (International)
  • Toxicological and immunological characterization of the Sri Lanka hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) venom. Program & Abstracts Book, Poster: 61, p. 153. Valencia, Spain. , 17th Congress of the European Section of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY on TOXINOLOGY, 2011-09-11 to 2011-09-15, (International)
  • Preventing the Development of Acute Kidney Injury from Hump-nosed Pit Viper (Hypnale hypnale) Bites in Mice with a Paraspecific Antivenom. Poster 322. Pp.81-82., 17th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins & Venom Week 2012; 4th International Scientific Symposium on All Things Venomous, 2012-07-08 to 2012-07-13, International Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Proteomic studies of venoms of Naja kaouthia (monocellate cobra) from Malaysia and Thailand, 38th Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) Conference, 2013-08-28 to 2013-08-29, MSBMB, (National)
  • Venom proteome of Calloselasma rhodostoma (malayan pit viper) unmasked by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) following different tryptic digestion methods., Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Conference, 2014-06-25 to 2014-06-26, Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,, (International)
  • Evaluating the purity and activities of a log-expired Taiwan bivalent antivenom, Faculty of Medicine Research Week 2015, 2015-05-11 to 2015-05-15, (University)
  • Expired and Room Temperature-stored Antivenoms: Are they still effective?, Faculty of Medicine Research Week 2015, 2015-05-11 to 2015-05-15
  • Geographical variations of monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) venoms: impacts on the venom toxicity and antivenom neutralization, Faculty of Medicine Research Week 2015, 2015-05-11 to 2015-05-15, (University)
  • Naja sputatrix and Naja sumatrana: two phylogenetically related spitting cobras with distinct venom composition and neutralization profiles, 1st Symposium on South East Asia Herpetology and Envenomation (SEASHE) in conjunction with The 4th Congress of Herpetological Society of Indonesia, 2015-08-28 to 2015-08-29, Universitas Brawijaya and herpetological Society of Indonesia, (International)
  • Venomics of Hydrophis schistosus, the beaked sea snake: a simple toxin arsenal cross-neutralised by two heterologous antivenoms, The 18th IST World Congress on Toxinology, 2015-09-25 to 2015-09-30, International Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Geographical variations of Naja kaouthia (monocled cobra) venom from Southeast Asia: a venomic and functional study, The 18th World congress on Toxinology, 2015-09-25 to 2015-11-30, International Socienty on Toxinology, (International)
  • Venomics of the Sri Lankan common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) and antivenom neutralization of the venom toxicity, 21st Biological Sciences Gradaute Congress, 2016-12-15 to 2016-12-17, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Toward improved antivenom management of snakebite envenomation in Southeast Asia: The Indonesian perspective, 19th World Congress of International Society on Toxinology , 2019-09-08 to 2019-09-13, International Society on Toxinology, (International)
ORAL
  • Filling the Gap: From pharmacology lectures to bedside prescribing. OC-17, p. 32., 7th International Medical Education Conference , 2010-03-24 to 2010-03-26, International Medical University, (International)
  • Enzymatic and pharmacological activities of Merrem s humped-nose pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) venom and its neutralization by a commercial antivenom. O119, pp.64. , 24th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, 2010-06-02 to 2010-06-03, MSPP, (International)
  • Biochemical and toxinological characterisation of Hypnale hypnale pit viper venom and its neutralisation by a commercial antivenom. Oral 8, pp.36., 35th Annual Conference of the Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2010-07-27 to 2010-07-28, MSBMB & CARIF, (International)
  • How well can we bridge the gap between Pharmacology lectures and bedside prescribing? , The Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference (AMEE 2010), Glasgow, UK. (04-08 September, 2010), 2010-09-04 to 2010-09-08, The Association for Medical Education in Europe, (International)
  • PBL: So far so good? Let s hear what student say about it., 1st Asia-Pacific Joint PBL Conference , 2010-10-22 to 2010-10-25, Fu Jen Catholic University jointly with Taiwan Association of Medical Education, (International)
  • Immune response elicited by immunization of rabbits with Hypnale hypnale venom and the ELISA cross-reactivities of the antibodies. Oral A3, p.82 , Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Natural Toxins, 2010-12-20 to 2010-12-22, Egyptian Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • ELISA in Hypnale hypnale Pit Viper Envenoming: An approach for diagnostic and therapeutic optimization. Programme and Proceedings, p. 36., 4th Regional Conference on Molecular Medicine. , 2011-10-09 to 2011-10-11, (International)
  • Profiling the venom of hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale): Toward an optimization for treatment, diagnostics, monitoring and potential drug discovery. , Post-graduate Research Day (in conjunction with 19th Scientific Meeting of MSMBB 2012). University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (31 October, 2012)., 2012-10-31 to 2012-10-31, MSMBB, (National)
  • Toxinological Characterizations of the venom of hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale). , Three-Minute Thesis Contest (Ph.D). Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (22 November, 2012), 2012-11-22 to 2012-11-22, University of Malaya, (University)
  • Venom gland transcriptome and venom proteome of Malaysian king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins (IST-APC 2014), 2014-06-14 to 2014-06-18, International Society on Toxinology, (International)
  • Snake venom study from the Indonesian perspective: On the Assessment of SABU (Serum Anti Bisa Ular), 1st Symposium on South East Asia Herpetology and Envenomation (SEASHE) in conjunction with The 4th Congress of Herpetological Society of Indonesia, Malang, 28th-29th August 2015, 2015-08-28 to 2015-08-29, Universitas Brawijaya and Herpetological Society of Indonesia, (International)
  • The plastic cobras: omics investigation of venom evolveability and allopatric variation, 8th World Congress of Herpetology, 2016-08-15 to 2016-08-21, Nanjing Normal University, Hangzhou Normal University, Lishui University, (International)
  • Unveiling the venom proteome of Malaysian mangrove pit viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus): Insights into the biochemistry and neutralization profile of the venom, 21st Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, 2016-12-15 to 2016-12-17, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Exploring the efficacy and limitation of antivenom neutralization against key neurotoxins of Afro-Asian cobras (Naja sp.), 19th World ocngress of Toxinology, 2017-10-24 to 2017-10-31, Univesity of Haina and International Society on Toxinology, (International)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • -, Seminar and Workshop on Neuromuscular Pharmacology & Nerve-Muscle Preparation, 2016-11-02 to 2016-11-04, Department of Pharmacology, and the Venom and Toxin Research Laboratory, (University)
OTHERS
  • A beautiful, endemic hemotoxic high-land pit viper, Faculty of Medicine Research Week 2015, 2015-05-11 to 2015-05-15, (University)
  • Pre-symposium workshop: Venomics in Toxinology, The 4th International Symposium on ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenoming (Poisoning) Management AMSEM 2016, 2016-11-28 to 2016-12-01, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, (International)

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


  • Japanese Medical Innovation Programme, Kyushu University, 2016, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology 33rd Conference, 2019, MSPP, Committee Member, 2019-2019, (International)
  • Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology 2019 Pre-conference workshop, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology, Committee Member, 2019-2019, (International)
  • Editor for MST Newsletter, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Committee Member, 2019-2019, (National)
  • Committee member and Emcee for Snakebite Envenoming Management Workshop in Kuala Lumpur 2015, Malaysian Society on Toxinology (MST) & JKWP KL/Putrajaya @ Auditorium, Hospital Rehabilitasi, Kuala Lumpur, Committee Member, 2015-2015, (National)
  • Committee member for Golden Helix Symposia 2015, 11-13 March 2015, University of Malaya and Golden helix Foundation, Committee Member, 2015-2015, (International)
  • Committee member (Scientific) for FOM Research Week 2015, 11-15 May 2015, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Committee Member, 2015-2015, (University)
  • Chairing Wednesday Clinical Symposium on 8/7/2015 (Speaker: Prof Gopalakrishnakone P. from NUS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Chairman, 2015-2015, (University)
  • Modulator for Forum on "Steps and bumps on the road to becoming a researchers", 15th May 2015, FOM Research Week 2015, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Modulator, 2015, (University)
  • Interview with selected FOM alumni in conjunction with the Faculty 50th Anniversary, Faculty of Medicine, Interviewer, 2014-2014, (University)
  • Health screening for subjects in Bioequivalence Study, University of Malaya Bioequivalence and Testing Centre, Screening Doctor, 2014-2014, (University)
  • Contribution of article and information to Petri Dish, Reseach Magazine, Aug 2014, Petri Dish, Resource Person, 2014-2014, (National)
  • International Symposium on Advanced Marine animals & Snake Envenomation Management(AMSEM)2014, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Committee Member, 2014-2014, (International)

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


  • Reviewed manuscript (full article) submitted to J Proteomics, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed poster abstracts(17) For FOM Research Week 2015, Abstracts ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full article) submitted to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full revised article) submitted to Journal of Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full article) submitted to Journal of Neurosciences in Rural practice, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full article) submitted to Journal of Proteomics, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full article) submitted to Toxicon, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full article) submitted to Journal of Toxins, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (full article 2) submitted to Toxicon (2015), Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Reviewed manuscript (revised full article) submitted to Journal of Toxins, Article In Journal ,  (2015)
  • Internal examiner for M.Med.Sc Thesis / Tan Peow Teik, Thesis ,  (2015)
  • Judge for the Final Round Poster Presentation for FOM Research Week 2015, Final Round Poster Presentation ,  (2015)
  • Internal examiner for M.Med.Sc. Thesis/ Puvaneswari a/p Meganathan, Thesis ,  (2015)
  • Tropical Medicine and Surgery, Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • PhD for HONG WEI-HAN (MHA 120051), Candidature Defence ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Asia pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Article In Journal ,  (2014)
  • Bites, snakes (Chapter 91), Chapter ,  (2014)
  • Mesyuarat Semakan Semula "Clinical Protocol Management of Snake Bite", Clinical Protocl Management ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • M.Med.Sc. dissertation, Thesis ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Biomedical Research, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Monograph on Snake Bite by the Malaysian Toxicology Services, Monograph ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • M.Med.Sc. candidature defense for Kamelia Saremi, Candidature Defence ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Topic 101: Snake Bite, Paediatric Protocol for Malaysia (3rd edition), Ministry of Health, Malaysia. (2013), Protocol ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • M.Med.Sc. candidature defense for Puvaneswari Meganathan, Candidature Defence ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2013)

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


  • Contributed as author for Asian Research News published on 6th Sep 2016 "The Blue Coral Snake, Calliophis bivirgata: A mysterious beauty armed with exotic toxins", (International), 06/09/2016 until 06/09/2016
  • Contributed as author for UMR Bulletin: It matters where the cobra comes from: Naja kaouthia, one species with variable venom", (National), 02/09/2016 until 02/09/2016
  • Contributed as author in Scientific Malaysian Magazine, Issue 12, Page 32-38 on Antivenoms: Science, values and challenges, (Country), 12/06/2016 until 12/06/2016
  • Newspaper Interview � Snakebites, venoms and antivenoms: the Malaysian Context. Guang Ming Daily (PNC11 C1). (13th February, 2013), (National), 13/02/2013 until 13/02/2013

SUPERVISION


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

Completed
  • A Multifaceted Study for the Preclinical Assessment of a Long Expired Antivenom, 2014/2015, 1
  • Effects of expiry and room-temperature treatment on Hemato Polyvalent Antivenom (HPAV): A physicochemical, immunological and functional characterization., 2014/2015, 1
  • Elective project: Toxinological Characterisations of Snake Venoms, 2013/2014, 6
  • Non-medical elective project (snakes and venoms), 2012/2013, 1
POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Esther Tang Li Har, Biomedical Characterization of Venoms of Viiperid Snakes, 2014/2015
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Tan Kae Yi, Toxinology and Biocehmistry of Medically Important Snake Venoms in the Region, 2013/2014