No Project Leader Members Project Titles Funding amount (RM) Funding Agencies Start Date End Date
1 Chan Mun Yee  Chan Mun Yee Treatment of landfill leachate using Electro-Assisted Phytoremediation (EAPR) system RM20,000 UTARRF Dec 2017 Dec 2018
2 Tong Pei Sin Dr Lim Tuck Meng, Dr Wu Ming Chu Agricultural community and weed composition in two most planted crops in Malim Nawar, Perak Rm1,150 UTARRF Dec 2017 Dec 2018
3 Dr. Eddy Cheah Dr. Phoon Lee Quen Upper Respiratory Carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Neisseria meningitidis: A Survey on Their Prevalence and Risk Factors in the Kampar District, Malaysia RM 60,100 UTARRF Dec 2017 Nov 2018
4 Mr. Yow Taw Oon Dr. Beh Woan Lin A Study on Aesthetic Medicine Market RM3,000 CENSE Sept 2017 Aug 2018
5 Mr. Sia Bik Kai Dr. Beh Woan Lin A Preliminary Study on the Belt and Road (also known as One Belt One Road) Issues in Malaysia RM6,000 MCA July 2017 Sept 2018
6 Dr. Kwong Phek Jin Dr. Tan Gim Cheong Potential of agarophyte Gracilaria changii extract in ameliorating infertility
due to oxidative stress induced by bis-phenol A on murine model
RM 45,300 UTARRF July 2017 June 2018
7 Esther Thou Dr Chew Choy Hoong Molecular regulation of ADAMTS-5 by IL-17 and its signal transduction pathway in human monocytes THP-1 cells. RM30,000 MTSF 1 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018
8 Dr Chew Choy Hoong Dr Choo Quok Cheong Molecular regulation of ADAMTS-5 by IL-17 and its signal transduction pathway in human monocytes THP-1 cells. RM40,960 UTARRF 1 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018
9 Dr Loh Pek Chin Dr Wong Hann Ling Virulence study of bacteria that cause leaf
blight disease in rice plants and the isolation of
their bacteriophages as biocontrol agents
RM 66,000 UTARRF November 2017 October 2018
10 Silvara Junus Tey Lai Hock, Kwong Phek Jin, Gideon Khoo Development of captive broodstock protocol for Holothuria scabra through indoor conditioning RM 4,000 External - SE Aquatech Sdn. Bhd. September 2016 September 2018
11 Lee Hwang Sheng (UTAR) Loo Joo Ling Capturisation of Nturally Generated Electrons in Water Using Advanced Principle of Reversed Electric Motor Method RM 100,000 FRGS 1 July 2017 June 2019
12 Phuah Eng Tong Ali Yassoralipour, Lai Oi Ming, Lee Yee Ying Enzymatic Extraction of Virgin Coconut Oil in the Packed Bed Reactor RM 45,500 UTARRF September 2017 August 2018
13 Lim Chan Kiang Chee CF, Mai CW Microwave-Assisted Synthesis, Inhibitory Activities and Structure-Activity Relationship Study of 4-Phenylcoumarin Derivatives as Inhibitors of Growth of Human Nasopharyngeal Cancer Cell Lines RM 49,000 UTARRF 1 June 2017 May 2018
14 Goh Wei Lim K.C. Lai Spatial ecology of the white-nest swiftlets: comparing wild and house-farmed colonies RM5,715 External - Idea WIld 1 March 2017 29 February 2018
15 Goh Wei Lim G. Khoo Study of Historic Swiftlet Research Materials and Skin Specimens in Europe RM5,000 Tinggi Foundation 1 June 2017 30 September 2017
16 Kokila Thiagarajah Sit NW, Chee HP Effect of alpha-s1-casein tryptic hydrolysate and L-theanine on insomnia RM 28,500 UTARRF Jul 2017 Jun 2018
17 Sim Kheng Yuen Liew Jeng Young, Seri Intan (FIAT, UMK) Evaluation of submerged fermentation in producing maitake (Grifola frondosa) mycelia with potential Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activities RM 69,000 EXTERNAL RAGS-KPT January 2015 Aug 2017
18 Tan Ji Tan J, Ong CA Molecular taxonomy of spiny-backed orb-weavers (Araneae; Araneidae) and related genera in Peninsular Malaysia RM 25,000 External- TORAY January 2017 3 Mar 2018
19 Wong WL Wong WL, Loo Keat Wei Effects of seaweed extracts on the survival and gut microbiota of the whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus
vannamei infected by the early mortality syndrome (EMS) pathogen, Vibrio parahaemolyticus
RM 80,500 UTARRF 1 Sept 2016 28 Feb 2018
20 Neo KE Neo Kian Eang , Dr. Dileep Kumar, Dr. Sim Yoke Leng Influence of Dicationic Gemini/Conventional Surfactants on Ninhydrin-Amino Acids/Peptides and their Metal Complexes Reaction RM 90000 UTARRF 1 February 2016 30th June 2017
21 ChewCH Chew CH Effect Of Lauric Acid On Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines Secretion And Macrophage Polarization In Insulin Resistance Thp-1 Macrophages, RM 52600 UTARRF 20-12-16 19-12-2017
22 Lai Soon Oon Sim Jia Huey, Steven Lim, Thiam Hui San, Pang Yean Ling, Sumathi Quality Improvement of Colour and Odor in the Long Fiber Produced using empty Fruit Bunches RM16,300 External 2/1/2017 30 April 17
23 Chee Huei Phing External Effectiveness of proposed dietary plan using tocotrienols-enriched oil as the principal source of fat on cardio-metabolic parameters among patients with metabolic syndrome RM4,060.00 and in-kind products External 1st January 2017 1st January 2019
24 Chee Huei Phing External (Sunila R.S., Ong Y.C.) Effectiveness of a supplement containing alpha-S1-Casein Tryptic Hydrolysate and L-Theanine on sleep disorder, DASS scores (Depression, anxiety, stress scale) and blood pressure among Malaysian population RM5,100.00 and in-kind products External 1st November 2016 1st November 2017
25 Chee Huei Phing External (Choo, S.H., Ong Y.C., Zulfitri AMD) Effectiveness of plant sterol consumption on cardiometabolic parameters among patients with metabolic syndrome. RM2,500.00 and in-kind products External 5th September 2016 5th March 2018
26 Dr Chang Ying Ping Dr Lee Kok Chang, Dr Woo Kwan Kit Guava Waste Valorization Through Chemical Treatments 55,000 UTARRF 20-Dec-16 19-Dec-17
27 Dr Goh Wei Lim Dr. Lai Koon Chun (FEGT), the 5th Earl of Cranbrook (Micropathology Ltd. UK) Diet analysis and foraging behaviour of the house-farm swiftlets (Apodidae, Collocalinii) in Malaysia 54,205 UTARRF 20-Dec-16 19-May-18
28 Dr. Shit Chong Seng Dr. Chai Tsun Thai, Dr. Wong Fai Chu Evaluation of anti-biofilm property of tempeh and its application against dental plaque formation. 47000 UTARRF 1-Jul-16 30-Jun-17
29 Lim Boon Hoe Lim Boon Hoe, Wong Hann Ling, Tey Lai Hock, Neo Kian Eang, Ong Ching Ang Enhancement of carbon dioxide capture through genetic engineering in Escherichia coli 63,000 UTARRF 20/12/2016 19/12/2017
30 Dr. Ooi Ai Lin Prof. Chong Ving Ching (UM), Dr. Chew Li Lee (UCSI), Dr. Teoh Chaiw Yee The Effects of Anthropogenic Impacts in Klang Strait on Feeding Ecology of Larval Fish 38,000 UTARRF 1-Jul-16 31-Dec-17
31 Dr. Ng Chew Hee Yip Foo Win, Neo Kian Eang, Tan Kong WAi, Er Hui Meng, Ooi Ing Hong Novel AuNP-{linker-[Zn(II)(FL-ligand)(aa)x}(NO3)m}n conjugates: synthesis, characterization and factors affecting their properties 135000 FRGS 1-Jan-15 Jun-17
32 Dr. Ong Mei Kying Dr. Ong Ching Ang, Dr. Neo Kian Eang Studies of sialic acids and nutritional composition of slimes from Malaysian gastropods 54,500 UTARRF 1-Mar-17 Feb-17
33 Alan Ong Han Kiat Alan Ong Han Kiat, Khairul Nizam Abdul Maulud & Gideon Khoo Identification of areas of occurrence, census, anf genetic diversity using microsatellite markers of Tomistoma schlegelliin Penisular Malaysia 93810 UTARRF 1-Aug-15 1-Jul-16
34 Goh Wei Lim Goh Wei Lim, Lord Gathorne-Hardy, Professor Mustafa Abdul Rahman & Gideon Khoo Genetic Resources of the House­Farmed White­Nest Swiftlets (Aves: Apodidae) in Malaysia 80800 MOHE-FRGS 1-Dec-14 Nov-16
35 Mohammod Aminuzzaman Dr Chee Swee Yong, UTAR,FSC, Collaborators
 Dr Yamuuna A/P Munuasmy, UTAR,FEGT, Collaborators
 Prof IR Dr Tee Tiam Ting
Studies on mechanical and surface properties of natural rubber latex reinforced with nanomaterials 60289 TOP GLOVE SDN BHD 1-Jun-15 31-Nov- 2016
36 ChewCH ChewCH, ChooQC, Prof Dr. Tsay Huey-Jen (NYMU), WongHK In Vivo Eluation of Ithe effects of cocus nucifera milk on adipogenesis 77000 UTARRF 1-Jul-16 30-Jun-17
37 ChewCH ChewCH, ChooQC, Prof Dr.Tengku Sifzizul Tengku Muhammad Elucidation of the effect of lauric acid on mitochoondrial dysregulation in insulin-resistant macrophages 114200 FRGS (MOHE) 1-Aug-16 31-Jul-18
38 Teh Lai Kuan Dr Loo Keat Wei ; Prof Dr. Elizabeth George Association of foetal haemoglobin levels (HbF) with genetic modifiers in β-thalassaemia carriers with Filipino βº-deletion 76000 UTARRF 1st Oct 2016 30th Sept 2017
39 Dr. Chee Huei Phing External (Ong Y.C.) Effectiveness of black bean vinegar consumption in alleviating constipation RM700.00 and in-kind products worth approximately RM5,040 External (Eu Yan Sang) 4th April 2016 3rd April 2017
40 Dr. Loo Keat Wei Dr. Nor Ismaliza An integrative network analysis of DNA methylation data for ischemic stroke 43580 UTAR 01.02.2016 31.01.2017
41 Dr Sim Kooi Mow Ms Teo Kah Cheng Synthesis and antibacterial activity of 1, 2, 4-Triazolo [3, 4-b]-1, 3, 4-Thiadiazines 59,000 UTARRF 01.02.2016 31.01.2017
42 Prof. Dr. Chong Ving Ching (Universiti of Malaya) Co-researcher, Dr. Wong Wey Lim, Dr. Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, Dr. Lee Choon Weng, Dr. Rozainah Bt Mohamad Zakaria. Biofouling mechanisms of larval stalked barnacles 43,000 University of Malaya Research Grant 08.01.2016 07.11.2016
43 Dr. Ong Siew Teng Dr. Michelle Ng Yeen Tan Combination and optimization of sorption and photodegradation processes for various dyes removal 20,000.00 MTSF 1/1/2016 31/12/2016
44 Dr. Loo Keat Wei Dr. Nor Ismaliza Neuro-epigenetic regulation of genes among ischemic stroke patients 83981 UTAR 01.08.2015 7/16/2016
45 Tey Lai Hock Lim Boon Hoe, Wong Hann Ling, Neo Kian Eang Isolation, Identification and Characterization Potential Microalgae Strains for Leachate Treatment 63,000 UTAR 8/1/2015 7/16/2016
46 Dr. Loo Keat Wei Dr. Nor Ismaliza Basic molecular mechanism of ischemic stroke via DNA methylation and mRNA profiling 186205 MOHE 11/1/2015 30/4/2018
47 Dr. Wong Wey Lim Dr. Seyedeh Fatemeh Afzali Effect of tropical herbal extracts against Aphanomyces invadans on epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) infected fish 65,500 UTARRF 01.09.2015 31.08.2016
48 Kunasundari Balakrishnan Lye Huey Shi, K. Sudesh kumar a/l c. Kanapathi pillai, Zarina Bt Zakaria Identification of new cellulolytic bacterial strains from tropical mangrove soil 98200 FRGS (MOHE) 1/11/2015 30/4/2018
49 Say Yee How Say Yee How, Chew Choy Hoong Investigation of angiogenin – organophosphate pesticide interaction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) microglial activation 148100 MOHE FRGS 2-Nov-2015 1-Nov-2017
50 Wong Hann Ling Loh Pek Chin, Tee Chong Siang Identification of the positive
regulators of OsRac4, a
disease susceptibility factor in
92000 UTARRF 01.02.2015 31.01.2016
51 Wong Hann Ling  Kho Chiew Ling Development of a transposase-assisted vector
system for nuclear transformation in yeast
69000 UTARRF 01.06.2014 30.11.2015
52 Teoh Chaiw Yee Ong Mei Kying Assessment on the effects of dietary fatty acids on growth performance, health statys and characterization of the final eating quality of marble goby, Oxyeleotris marmoratus 90,700 UTARRF 11/2/2015 10/31/2016
53 Loo Joo Ling Tang Pek Yee Study on the Effect of Partial Substitution of Dietary Fishmeal on the Gut Microflora and Protein Expression of Juvenile Malaysian Mahseer (Tor tambroides) 77,500 UTAR 9/1/2015 31-8-2016
54 Dr. Loo Keat Wei Dr. Nor Ismaliza DNA methylation analysis of NINJ2, PITX2, TWIST 1 Genes among Ishemic Stroke Patients 83981 UTAR 8/1/2015 7/31/2015
55 Chew Choy Hoong ChooQc Lim WS Elucidation of the effect of lauric acid on key regulatory genes of insulin resistance and insulin
signaling pathway.
60000 UTARRF 8/1/2015 7/16/2015
58 Dr. Woo Kwan Kit Dr Hii Siew Ling, Dr. Wong Ching Lee, Dr. Leong Loong Kong Structural Modification of collagen with a natural derived cross-linker, brown
seaweed alginate
113,200 MOHE 1-Jul-2014 16-Jun-2015
59 Dr. Woo Kwan Kit Dr Hii Siew Ling, Dr. Wong Ching Lee,  FABRICATION AND EVALUATION OF BIOMATERIAL FROM COLLAGEN-ALGINATE BLENDS 41,000 UTAR 1-Aug-2014 15-Jul-2015
60 Lye Huey Shi Lisa Ong In vitro and simulation assessments of minerals on β-galactosidase activity of Lactobacillus in medium containing lactose 63,000 UTARRF 8-Jan-2014 31-Jan-2016
61 Chew Choy Hoong Chew Choy Hoong, Wong Hong Kin In-vitro study of the adipogenic effect of Cocos nucifera milk 90,000 UTARRF 1-Aug-2014 31-Jul-2015
62 Lim Chan Kiang Lim Chan Kiang, Say Yee How, Vivien Jong Yi Mian Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Studies of Phytochemicals from the Ethnomedicinal Plant of Sarawak Calophyllum castaneum 56,000 UTAR 1-Mar-2014 15-Feb-2015
63 Tan Gim Cheong Kwong Phek Jin Construction of Recombinant Bacteriophage of SFN6 (S.flexneri specific bacteriophage) Towards Establishing Affordable Phage Based Diagnostic Platform For Shigella flexneri Infection. 63,500 UTARRF 1-Aug-2014 15-Jul-2015
64 Tan Gim Cheong Eddy Cheah Seong Guan, Ng Wen Jie Construction of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Bacteriophage: Towards Establishing Affordable Phage Based Therapy and Diagnostic Platform For Shigella Infection 96,000 MOSTI 1-Jul-2013 15-Jun-2015
65 Goh Wei Lim Gideon Khoo Genetic resources of the white-nest swiftlets (Aves: Apodidae) in Malaysia   80,800 FRGS 1-Dec-2014 16-Nov-2016
66 Goh Wei Lim Goh Teik Khiang (resigned) Genetic resources of Gigantochloa (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) in Peninsular Malaysia 56,000 UTARRF 1-Aug-2014 16-Jan-2016
67 Lee Chee Nian Lee Chee Nian Analysis of Gene Expression Datasets using Non-stationary Dynamic Bayesian Networks 24000 MyPhD 31-Dec-2013 31-Oct-2017
68 Annaletchumy, L Ng CJ, Low WY Fall Intervention Programme For Older People At High Risk Of Fall In A Malaysian Primary Care Setting RM 39200 Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) University of Malaya 2-Jan-2013 16-May-2015
69 Michelle Ng Yeen Tan Michelle Ng Yeen Tan, Tan Gim Cheong, Wong Fai Chu, Nor Ismaliza Isolation and characterisation of a novel and thermostable phage lysin against Escherichia coli BL21 from hot springs in Malaysia 77,000 MOE 1-Dec-2014 30/11/2016
70 Tan Jiunn Luh Prof Peter Ooi, Dr. Gideon A survey of the practices and problems faced by Nightshade (Solanaceae) Growers in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia with Emphasis of the Effect of Pesticides on Thrips 15000 Malaysia Toray Science Foundation 1-Jan-2015 30.06.2016
71 Prof Choo Kong Bung Chew Choy Hoong, Leong Pooi Pooi Elucidating the transcription mechanism of chromosome 19 microRNA cluster (C19MC) in
regulating self-renewal of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
131,200 FRGS (MOE) 1-Dec-2014 30-Nov-2016
72 Dr. Khoo Kong Soo Rajalakshmi Characterization of Bioactive Compound from
Bangia atropurpurea and Comparing
Antioxidant Activity (AOA) and Total Phenolic Content (TPC) with Chlorella vulgaris 
23,000.00 UTARRF 1-Feb-2012 20/2/2018
73 Chan Mun Yee  Dr Lisa Ong Gaik Ai Production of laccase by locally isolated Basidiomycetes for the degradation of azo dyes.
RM129,850.00 FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (FRGS) 1-Jul-2014 31-Dec-2016
75 Dr. Kwong Phek Jin 1) Dr. Nor Ismailiza Bt. Mohd Ismail
2) Dr. Mukesh Gupta
Vitrification of cattle oocytes using newly characterized and fabricated biodegradable nanoporus mat 69500 UTARF 1-Jul-2014 31st Dec 2015 (after extension)
76 Sim Jia Huey Sim Jia Huey The conversion of polylactic acid (PLA) into bioethanol 40000 UTARRF 1-Aug-2014 31st January 2016
77 Sim Jia Huey Sim Jia Huey Palm Oil based Biodiesel Purification using Polymeric Membranes 80455 UTARRF 1-Aug-2012 14-Jan-2014
78 Woo Kwan Kit   Evaluate the suitability of fish wastes as source of collagen 45,500 UTAR 1-Oct-2011 13-Feb-2014
79 Tang Pek Yee Loo Joo Ling Characterisation of microRNA of Malaysian mahseer (kelah) 56,650 UTAR 1-Jul-2013 30-6-2014
80 Loo Joo Ling Tang Pek Yee Improvement of Physical Properties of Fish Feed Pellets Formulated from Alternative Ingredients 95,300 UTAR 1-Jul-2013 31-12-2014
81 Dr. Wong Wey Lim Prof. Dr. Ooi Aun Chuan, Peter Identification of chemical and mechanical cues that may enhance the performance of insect parasitoids in pest control. 89,000 FRGS 01.12.2013 01.12.2016
82 Tee Chong Siang Wong Hann Ling Establishment of efficient micropropagation and genetic transformation protocols for Pongamia pinnata, a biofuel feedstock 44000 UTARRF 12-Jun-2014 13-Oct-2014
83 Say Yee How Chew Choy Hoong, Tengku Sifzizul Tengku Muhammad Elucidation of the Role of Alpha- and Gamma-synuclein in the Brain-adipose Axis: A Common Link Between Obesity and Parkinson's Disease 120,000 MOHE FRGS 1-Jul-2013 30-Jun-2015
84 Say Yee How Tan Yen Nee Association of fatty acid translocase CD36 common gene variants with fat taste perception and preference, serum lipid profile and obesity.  53,000 UTARRF 1-Feb-2014 31-Jan-2015
85 Tang Pek Yee Loo Joo Ling, Alan Ong Characterization of miRNAs and their expression in the Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) fed with commercial diet and seaweed diet 56,650 UTARRF 1-Jul-2013 30-Jul-2014
86 Chai Tsun Thai Nor Ismaliza Binti Mohd Ismail
Wong Fai Chu
Jillian Ooi Lean Sim
Affendi Yang Amri
Fazilah Abd Manan
87 Ong Siew-Teng Nil Economical approach for dyes removal from aqueous environment and optimization using experimental design 62300 UTARRF 1-Sep-2013 31-Aug-2014
88 Dr. Wong Wey Lim Dr. Ooi Ai Lin Assessment of parasitic infections in fish aquaculture system 55,600 UTARRF 01.03.2014 31.08.2015
89 Tan Jiunn Luh Prof Peter AC Ooi A Survey on the Successes in Small Farm Agriculture in Malaysia 14,000 UTAR 1-Jul-2013 14-Jun-2014
91 Chew Choy Hoong Chew CH, Choo QC Elucidation of the effects of lauric acid on key atherogenic mediators and their cell signaling cascades in Human Monocytic THP-1 cells 147000 FGRS (2013/2) 1-Dec-2013 30-Nov-2015
92 Tie Shin Wei Chew CH The regulation of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) expression by pro-inflammatory cytokines in human umbilical vein endothelial cells, HUVEC. 25000 MTSF (Toray Japan) 1-Jan-2014 14-Dec-2014
93 Chew Choy Hoong Tie SW The regulation of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) expression by pro-inflammatory cytokines in human umbilical vein endothelial cells, HUVEC and murine macrophage cell line, J774 cell line 69000 UTARRF 1-Jul-2013 14-Jun-2014
94 Dr. Eddy Cheah Seong Guan Dr. Eddy CSG Bioscreening of local natural resources for their mycobacterial inhibitory activity 54,500 UTAR 1-Mar-2013 14-Aug-2014
95 Lim Boon Hoe Wong Hann Ling Determination of the species-specific assembly region in the CO2-fixing enzyme Rubisco 81000 UTARRF 1-Jul-2013 31-Dec-2014
96 Chai Tsun Thai (UTAR) Nor Ismaliza Binti Mohd Ismail (UTAR);                                              
Jillian Ooi Lean Sim  (Universiti Malaya);
Affendi Yang Amri (Universiti Malaya);
Wong Fai Chu  (UTAR);
Fazilah Abdul Manan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).
Purification and Identification of Antiproliferative and Antiglucosidase Peptides from Malaysian Seagrasses, Marine Sponges, and Soft Corals 100,000 FRGS 1-Jun-2013 30-Nov-2015
97 Wong Fai Chu Chai Tsun Thai Investigation of cancer protein expression profiles influenced by three cytotoxic tropical fern species  66800 UTARRF 1-Jul-2013 14-Dec-2014
98 Ms Saw Seow Hoon - Comparative genomic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from FSF and non-CSF fluid isolates 45,000 UTARRF 1st July 2013 30th June 2014