Chew Ai Lan

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Chew Ai Lan

Current Position

Senior Lecturer


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PhD, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2005

BSc, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1997


Malaysian Society For Microbiology

Malaysian Society For Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society

Research Interests

Bioprocessing, Enzyme Technology, Microbiology, Industrial Biotechnology

Research Overview 1

Biotechnological Generation of Value-added Products

The research focuses on the development and optimization of biotechnology processes to improve yield and productivity in the production of various commercially valuable products. It encompasses bioprocess scale up and strain improvement in bacteria, yeast and fungi. The work also involves the study on bioactive compounds from natural resources such as microbes and plants other than treatment of food and feed ingredients, agro and industrial waste via submerged and solid state fermentation.

Selected Publications

1.  Chew AL, James Antony JJ, Sasidharan S. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Different Parts of Leucas aspera. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2012 2(3):176-180.

2.  Ong LGA, Chan CH, Chew AL. Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Rice Straw : Process Optimization. Journal of Medical and Bioengineering 2012 1(1):14-16.

3. Chew AL, Tan WY, Khoo BY. Potential combinatorial effects of recombinant atypical cemokine receptors in breast cancer cell invasion: A research perspective (Review). Biomedical Reports 2013 1:185-192.

4. Tan WY, Khoo BY, Chew AL. The construction of recombinant D6 clone for in vitro breast cancer study. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics 2013 3(5):509-512.

5. Chan MK, Fadzil NA, Chew AL, Khoo BY. New molecular biologist perspective and insight: DNA topoisomerases production by recombinant DNA technology for medical laboratory applications and pharmaceutical industry. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 2013 1387.

6.  Chew AL, Ang FS, Khaw SY. Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous as a new source of enzymes and its enzymatic potential in non-carotenoid related applications. Journal of Pure And Applied Microbiology 2015 9(3):1767-1778.