WONG SHEW FUNG

Designation/Title : Senior Lecturer
Contact Information : Pathology Department,
Tel: 603-27317308    Fax: 603-86567229
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Education and Training

BSc – (CGPA: first class),
University Putra Malaysia 1996 – 1999

MSc. (Chemical Pathology)

University Putra Malaysia 1999 – 2002
PhD. (Medical Sciences),
International Medical University 2004 – 2008

 

Research interests:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Chronic diseases
  • Molecular diagnostics

 

Research projects/grants:

  • Principal investigator for “Production of monoclonal antibodies (Mab) and recombinant allergens for the detection and diagnosis of house dust mite (HDM) allergens and allergies”. Funded by MOSTI for RM 259,000.00 (2007 – June 2010)
  • Principal investigator (Main Researcher) for “Production of recombinant allergens for the detection and diagnosis of house dust mite (HDM) allergies”. Funded by Malaysian Toray Science Foundation for RM 30,000.00 (2007 – 2009)
  • Co-investigator for “Development of immunoassays for the detection of Candida antigens in systemic candidiasis” Funded by MOSTI for RM 392,745.00 (2004 - 2007)
  • Co-investigator for “Systemic delivery of siRNA-based therapeutics using functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)” Funded by MOSTI for RM 329,800.00 (2011 – 2014)
  • Co-investigator for “Synthesis and antifungal activity of metal incorporated polyesteramide from used frying oil” Funded by Malaysian Toray Science Foundation for RM 25,000.00 (2012 – 2014)
  • Co-investigator for “Production of biocompatible and biodegradable waterborne porous polyurethane scaffolds from palm oil-based polyester polyol for tissue engineering” Funded by Ministry of Higher Education (ERGS scheme) for RM 50,000.00
  • Principal investigator for “Production and use of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against Austroglycyphagus malaysiensis for immunological studies in rat model sensitized against this mite” Funded by IMU for RM 40,000.00 (2010 – 2012)
  • Co-investigator for “Production of monoclonal antibodies against Aleuroglyphus ovatus and their use for the immunological studies of A. ovatus sensitization in a rat model” Funded by IMU for RM 40,000.00 (2010 – 2012)
  • Co-investigator for “The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism and plasma homocysteine level in chronic plaque psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris) amongst Malaysian population” Funded by IMU for RM 40,000.00 (2009 – 2010)
  • Co-investigator for “Preparation of a palm oil-based lipid nanoparticle topical formulation containing griseofulvin for treating tinea” Funded by MPOB and IMU for RM 50,000.00 (2012 – 2014)
  • Principal investigator for “Isolation and characterization of mites from dust collected from International Medical University Animal Holding Facility” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2009 – 2010)
  • Principal investigator for “Cell mediated immunity to Candida albicans and Candida parapsilosis in experimental systemic candidiasis rat model” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2007 – 2008)
  • Co-investigator for “A comparative histopathological study of systemic candidiasis in mice with and without experimentally induced breast cancer” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2008 – 2009)
  • Principal investigator for “Dust mites sensitization study in rodents at IMU animal holding facility” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2008 – 2009)
  • Principal investigator for “Identification and characterization of allergens from Malaysian house dust mites (HDM) and storage mites (SM) with sera from a Malaysian local urban population” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2009 – 2010)
  • Co-investigator for “SLC2A9/GLUT9 rs11722228 polymorphism in gout among Malaysian population” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2010 – 2011)
  • Principal investigator for “Isolation and identification of mites associated with raw and commercial edible bird nest” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2012 – 2013)
  • Co-investigator for “Determination of heavy metals and fungi associated with raw and commercial edible bird nests (EBN)” Funded by IMU for RM 20,000.00 (2012 – 2013)

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

  • Ms Tan Jessie – MSc (2010 – present) – Co-supervisor
  • Ms Ling Suk Jiun – MSc (2010 – present) – Chief supervisor
  • Dr Christina Liew Seow Cheok – MSc (2009 – 2012) – Co-supervisor
  • Ms Tan Yann Jean – MSc (2012 - present) – Co-supervisor

 

Professional affiliations:

  • Member of Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology
  • Member of Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS)
  • Member for Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine (MSPTM)

 

Academic Awards:
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Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2008 -2012)

1.    Wong SF, Mak JW, Pook PCK. New mechanical disruption method for extraction of whole cell protein from Candida albicans. 2007. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 38: 512-518 (International Journal). [Impact factor: 1.92]

2.    Ambu S, Chu WL, Mak JW, Wong SF, Chan LL, Wong ST. Environmental health and building related illnesses. 2008. International e-Journal of Science and Medical Education [Impact factor: N/A]

3.    Wong SF, Mak JW, Pook PCK. Potential use of a monoclonal antibody for the detection of Candida antigens in experimental systemic candidiasis model. 2008. Hybridoma 27: 361-73 (International Journal). [Impact factor: 0.559]

4.    Choo ZW, Chakravarthi S, Wong SF, Nagarajah HS, Thanikachalam PM, Mak JW, Radhakrishnan A, Tay A. A comparative histopathological study of systemic candidiasis in association with experimentally induced breast cancer. 2010. Oncology Letter 1: 215-222. [Impact Factor: N/A]

5.    Wong SF, Mak JW. Candida parapsilosis-specific monoclonal antibodies and their use for detection of Candida Antigens in experimental systemic candidiasis. 2010. Hybridoma 29 (6): 539-546. (International Journal). [Impact factor: 0.559]

6.    Tang JC, Wong SF, Mak JW, Ho TM. Antigenic profile of Blomia tropicalis, Aleuroglyphus ovatus and Glycycometus malaysiensis. 2011. Tropical Biomedicine 28 (2): 223-36. [Impact factor: 0.649]

7.    Wong SF, Chong AL, Mak JW, Tan J, Ling SJ, Ho TM. Molecular identification of house dust mites and storage mites. 2011. Experimental and Applied Acarology 55 (2): 123-33 (International Journal). [Impact factor: 1.449]

8.    Liew SC, Das-Gupta E, Wong SF, Lee N, Safdar N, Jamil A. Association of methylentetraydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677 C > T gene polymorphism and homocysteine levels in psoriasis vulgaris patients from Malaysia. 2012. Nutrition Journal 11: 1 (International Journal) [Impact factor: 2.56].

9.    Liew SC, Das-Gupta E, Chakravarthi S, Wong SF, Lee N, Safdar N, Jamil A. Differential expression of the angiogenesis growth factors in psoriasis vulgaris. 2012. BMC Res Notes 5 (1): 201 (International journal) [Impact factor: N/A]

 

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