Distinguished members


Professor Dr Chan Kok Gan

ISB (Genetics & Molecular Biology), Faculty of Science, University of Malaya

Prof. Dr. Chan is a Commonwealth Scholar, with a very rare combination of expertise in law and science. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. As of 2022, his H-index is 60; with the publication of >400 SCI papers (mostly Q1) with a total citation of >13600 based on Google Scholar. He publishes regularly in premier journals, including Nature, Nature Communications, eLife, Biotechnology Advances, mBio, Journal of Bacteriology, Environmental Microbiology, Frontiers in Microbiology, just to make a few.

He is the only Malaysian to serve as Ad Hoc Technical Expert Committee on biosafety law in CBD, UNEP for consecutive 3 terms. In 2017, Dr. Chan has been invited as one of the expert advisors to the Joint Research Centre (European Commission) to provide technical advice on the use of NGS to study antimicrobial resistance. His interest and expertise include Biosafety law on GMO, bacterial quorum sensing and quorum quenching, OMICs, metagenomics studies, and anti-quorum sensing.

Professor Dr He Ya-Wen

State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Joint International Research Laboratory of Metabolic and Developmental Sciences, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, SJTU-Shanghai Nongle Joint R & D center on Biopesticides and Biofertilizers

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Dr. Ya-Wen He received his BSc in Biology from Central China Normal University in 1992. He obtained his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore in 2006, where he studied the DSF-dependent quorum sensing of phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc). He then worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), where he extended his studies to low oxygen sensing in Xcc. In 2010, he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a Professor to set his own lab for Microbial Quorum Sensing and Synthetic Biology. He is also a principal investigator of The State Key Laboratory for Microbial Metabolism, and the director of SJTU-Shanghai Nongle Joint R&D Center on Biopesticides and Biofertilizers. Since 2010, Dr. He's group has published over 50 research scientific papers and 5 book chapters, and filed 4 patents. His group’s interests include: (1) Molecular mechanism of quorum sensing in phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris; (2) Systems biology Plant-Xanthomonas interactions; (3) R&D of biopesticides and biofertilizers based on microbial metabolites.


Associate Professor Dr Sunny Hei Wong

Associate Professor of Nutrition, Digestion and Metabolism, Programme Director of Microbiome Medicine Core, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Sunny Wong is an Associate Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He received his MBChB at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. in University of Oxford on human genetics and infectious diseases. He completed his clinical training in gastroenterology in the Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong. His main research interest is on the gut microbiome, investigating the host-microbe interaction in digestive and metabolic diseases, and exploring this for discovery of novel biomarkers and therapeutics. He has won several awards, including the Asia Pacific Digestive Week Emerging Leaders Lectureship (2021), the Hong Kong College of Physicians Sir David Todd Lectureship (2020) and the Croucher Foundation Award (2014). He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, including papers in Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Gastroenterology and Gut, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Associate Professor Dr Tahir Mehmood Khan

University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pakistan

Dr. Khan got extensive research experience in evidence-based medicine. He is founding editor of " Archives of Pharmacy Practice " His Prime areas of interest are systematic review, meta-analysis, and Network meta-analysis. To date, he has received more than 5000 citations and over 400 scientific publications. Currently, he is the Chair of Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences UVAS Lahore Pakistan.

Associate Professor Dr Long Chiau Ming

PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Long completed Bachelor and Master of Pharmacy at USM. He obtained Ph.D. at the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath, England. To date, he has more than 14 years of academic, research, and industrial experience. He publishes widely in the field of clinical studies and health services research. Dr. Long is also the Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and Managing Editor of Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy. He is an Associate Professor at PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). His research group is active in research related to integrative medicine and nutraceutical.