Nutrition Unit
Research officers

+603-87694216 krani@mpob.gov.my

Dr. KANGA RANI SELVADURAY
Head of Nutrition Unit

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Medical Health Sciences, IMU, Malaysia
    • MSc. in Microbiology, UM, Malaysia
    • BSc. (Hons) in Microbiology, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Molecular Biology
    • Immune Modulation
    • Cancer Research
    • Animal and Human Clinical Research

+603-87694978 vptee@mpob.gov.my

DR VOON PHOOI TEE
Group Leader
Lipid Nutrition

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Medical and Health Science, IMU, Malaysia
    • MSc. in Biotechnology (Bioprocess and Engineering), UPM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Chemistry Technology, UKM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Lipid nutrition research (human and animal)
    • Structured lipid research (sn-2 and interesterification)
    • Red palm olein product development
    • Instrumentation
    • Metaanalysis and systematic review

+603-87694598 kimtiu@mpob.gov.my

DR. TENG KIM TIU
Group Leader
Diet and Lifestyle

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Nutrition, UM, Malaysia
    • MSc. (Distinction) in Health Sciences (Community Nutrition), UKM, Malaysia
    • BSc. (Hons with distinction) in Biochemistry, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Human clinical research
    • Product development

+603-87694935 zaida@mpob.gov.my

DR. ZAIDA ZAINAL
Group Leader
Phytonutrients

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Bioscience, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
    • MSc. in Biochemical Engineering, Swansea University, United Kingdom
    • BSc. in Food Science and Technology, Iowa


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Inflammation – n-3 PUFA and n-6 PUFA.
    • Palm Phytonutrients – tocotrienols and carotenes.
    • Inflammation – Arthritis (in- vitro study, in-vivo study, clinical study).
    • Inflammation – Asthmatic (in- vitro study, in-vivo study, clinical study).
    • Biotechnology, enzyme technology, enzymatic Interesterification.
    • Toxicity study –acute and subcronic oral toxicity.
    • Cell Culture techniques (human and animal cells).
    • Bioscience techniques –ELISA, HPLC, GC, RNA extraction, RT-PCR, qPCR, PCR array, Multiplex, PCR array.
    • Food Technology – Microencapsulated process spray drying, fluid bed drying, retort, UHT, pasteurize, freeze drying.
    • Food Products from Palm Oil- Santan sawit and palm phytodrinks.

+603-87694566 ctrahma@mpob.gov.my

DR. SITTI RAHMA HJ ABDUL HAFID
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Medical & Health Sciences (By Research), IMU, Malaysia
    • BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology, UMS, Malaysia
    • MBA (General Management), PBS, UPM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Cancer Research
    • Immunology/Immunotherapy
    • Animal Studies
    • Cellular & Molecular Biology- Microarray, Gene Expression, Protein expression, Silencing RNA
    • Bioinformatics
    • Genetic Engineering

+603-87694352 nabiha @mpob.gov.my

NABIHA IRAN
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Food Technology, UKM, Malaysia
    • BSc. (Hons) in Food Science and Nutrition, UKM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Food Toxicology (aflatoxin)
    • Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Research
    • Molecular Studies

Dr. Yap Sia Yen
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Msc. in Biotechnology (Enzyme and Food Biotechnology), UPM, Malaysia
    • PhD. in Anatomy and Physiology, Massey University, New Zealand


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Rheology
    • Digestion
    • Protein assay

NG YEN TENG
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Medical and Health Sciences, IMU, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Nutrition and Community Health, UPM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Nutrition
    • Human clinical research
    • Health promotion

Dr Maisarah Ab Fatah
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • PhD in Biological Sciences (NAIST, Japan)
    • MMedSc (UM, Malaysia)
    • BSc (Biotechnology)(Hons) (UM, Malaysia)


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Protein membrane
    • Toxicological assays
    • Molecular virology
    • Proteomics

+603-87694596 anis@mpob.gov.my

HJH CHE ANISHAS HJ CHE IDRIS
Principal Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Health Nutrition, UKM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Food Science and Technology, UPM, Malaysia
    • Diploma in Food Technology, ITM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Atherosclerosis in the animal model
    • Antioxidants

+603-87694606 gowri@mpob.gov.my

GOWRI NAGAPAN
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Physiology, UPM, Malaysia
    • BSc. (Hons) in Biochemistry, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Animal clinical research
    • Lipid metabolism and sn-2 hypothesis
    • Cognition and behaviour

+603-87694274 adhika@mpob.gov.my

DR RADHIKA LOGANATHAN
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • PhD in Medical Sciences, UM, Malaysia
    • MSc. in Medical and Health Sciences (By Research), IMU, Malaysia
    • BSc, (Hons) in Biochemistry, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Lipid nutrition
    • Clinical trials
    • Red palm oil studies
    • Palm phytonutrients research
    • Cancer and anti-inflammatory research
    • Molecular and mechanistic studies

TAN PEI YEE
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • BSc. (Hons) Biotechnology, UMS, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Lipid Oxidation
    • Clinical studies

+603-87694592 fujuyen@mpob.gov.my

DR. FU JU YEN
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
    • MPharm. in Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
    • Registered Pharmacist, MOH, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Palm phytonutrients
    • Nanoformulations

+603-87694604 syfairus@mpob.gov.my

DR. SYED FAIRUS SYED ABU BAKAR
Principal Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • PhD Nutrition Biochemistry, UM
    • BSc Nutrition (Hons), UKM


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Human nutrition

+603-87694587 ssleow@mpob.gov.my

DR. LEOW SOON SEN
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. Biotechnology, UM, Malaysia
    • MBA, Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia
    • B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Biology, UTM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Pre-clinical research on oil palm phenolics
    • Cell culture studies
    • Transcriptomic gene expression studies
    • Enzymatic assays

+603-87694275 puvaneswari@mpob.gov.my

PUVANESWARI MEGANATHAN
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MMedSc. in Analytical chemistry, UM, Malaysia
    • Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Science, UTAR, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • HPLC
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology