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Dr Isabel Fong Lim  

Academic Post : Lecturer, DS52
Date Joining UNIMAS : 1st December, 2005
Qualifications : BTech. (Biotechnology) (Hons), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1995-1998
MSc (Biological Sciences), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1999-2000
Postgraduate Diploma (Teaching and Learning), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2009
PhD (Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine) University of Leicester, United Kingdom,  2008-2011
Citizen : Malaysian
Appointment Status : Permanent
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Telephone : 082-581000 ext:5497

 

Personal

Working Experiences

  • Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia (2011-present)
  • International Student Ambassador, University of Leicester, UK (Summer 2009)
  • Lecturer, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia (2006-2008)
  • Junior researcher, Genesis Research and Development, New Zealand (2000-2006)

Teaching

Current Academic Responsibility

  • Facilitator in problem-based learning (PBL)
  • Lecturer in the field of medical microbiology
  • Instructor of medical microbiology practicals
  • Clinical research laboratory (Microbiology Unit) coordinator
  • Joint-appointee of Medical Education Unit (MEU)
  • Facilitator in Softskills (Kemahiran Insaniah)
  • Secretary of New Degree Programme Taskforce (FMHS): Degree of Biomedical Science in FMHS

Research

Research Interests and Projects

  • Mechanistic and pathway studies of plant-based compounds (phytochemicals)
  • Effects of phytochemicals on cancers, particularly colorectal cancer
  • Effects of phytochemicals on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Effects of honey on wound healing, bacterial infection and inflammation
  • Use of microRNA/(miRs) biomarkers in studies of heart diseases and cancer

Grants/Fundings

  • Investigation Into The Prognostic Impact And Relationship Of MiRNA-208 On Infarct Healing Post Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction Using MRI. Value: RM40,000. Tempoh: Feb 2013-Jan 2015. Principal Investigator: Dr. Isabel Fong Lim

 

Publications

Journal Articles:

  • S E A Saad, S S Ahmed, S M Aburawi, A M M Khalf, S M O Al-sharif, I L Fong, M N El-attug (2012). Analgesic Effect of Ruta graveolens in Albino Mice and Rats. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy. 1 (10) (PPM16).
  • Isabel Lim Fong, Jin-Li Luo, Kate M. Phillips, Timothy W. Gant, Andreas Gescher, Stewart  Sale (2010) Colorectal cancer chemopreventive mechanisms of 3’, 4’, 5’, 5, 7-pentamethoxyflavone (PMF). BACR 50th Anniverary meeting ‘Hallmarks of Cancer: From mechanisms to Therapies’. Poster 25. Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary of British Association of Cancer Research, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 13 -15 June 2010. 
  • Sale, S., I. L. Fong, de Giovanni C, Landuzzi L, Brown K, Steward WP, Gescher AJ. (2009). APC10.1 cells as a model for assessing the efficacy of potential chemopreventive agents in the Apc (Min) mouse model in vivo. European Journal of Cancer 45(16): 2731-5.
  • Britton, R. G., I. Fong, Saad S, Brown K, Steward WP, Gescher A, Sale S (2009). Synthesis of the flavonoid 3',4',5'-trimethoxyflavonol and its determination in plasma and tissues of mice by HPLC with fluorescence detection. Journal of Chromatography B:Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences 877(10): 939-42. 
  • Chan Hoong Song, Chung Nen Chua, Hie Chin Chieng, Wang Ming Wong, Wah Kin Lee, Isabel Fong Lim. Asymmetry of the Palpebral Fissure and Upper Eyelid Crease in Malaysian . Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2008; 36 (Suppl 1): A350–A381.
  • Ferguson, L. R., I. F. Lim, Pearson AE, Ralph J, Harris PJ (2003). Bacterial antimutagenesis by hydroxycinnamic acids from plant cell walls. Mutation  Research 542(1-2): 49-58.

Dissertation/Monographs:

  • S E A Saad, S S Ahmed, S M Aburawi, A M M Khalf, S M O Al-sharif, I LFong, M N El-attug (2012). Analgesic Effect of Ruta graveolens in Albino Mice and Rats. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy. 1 (10) (PPM16)
  • Oriental eyelids: Anthropometric Study. Terence Lim KW, Isabel Fong Lim, Chua Chung Nen, 2012
  • PhD thesis: An investigation into the colorectal cancer chemopreventive mechanisms of 3’,4’, 5’,5,7-pentamethoxyflavone (PMF), 2011.
  • Asymmetry of the Palpebral Fissure and Upper Eyelid Crease in Malaysian (Poster No.: OL-D2-202, Panel No.: 202), World Ophthalmology Congress 2008 
  • Master thesis: A study of bacterial anti-mutagenicity of hydroxycinnamic acids from plant cell walls, 2000.
  • BTech. (Hons.) dissertation: Genetic profiling of 5 major populations in New Zealand for use in legal settings, 1998.

Poster Presentations :

  • Comparing Palpebral Aperture & Levator Functions in Eyes with and without Skin Creases in Young Malaysian Chinese. KW Lim,  SL Ting,  CN Chua,  Isabel Fong Lim. Asia Pacific Society Of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Oculoplastic Congress, 2012.Singapore. August 24-25, 2012. 
  • Lim Kian Wah, Isabel Fong Lim, Chua Chun Nen. Anthropometric Measurements of ocular Adnexae in Young Malaysian Malays. 4th Sarawak State Health Department Research Day. 4-5 Oct 2012.

 

External

Involvement in Professional Organization

  • Member of European Association of Cancer Research (EACR)(2008-present)
  • Member of British Association of Cancer Research (BACR) (2008-present)
  • Member of Sarawak Chinese Academic Research Society (2006-Present)
  • Life member of Malaysian Society for Microbiology (2012 - present)

Participation in Continuing Education and Services

  • Member of Blessed Sacrament Church Choir, Kuching, Sarawak (2006-present)
  • Member of Mercy Malaysia, Sarawak Chapter (2007)
  • Member of Catholic Students Society, University of Leicester, UK (2008-2010)
  • Member of Holy Cross Choir, Leicester, UK (2008-2011)
  • Blessed Sacrament Church Youth Ministry Co-ordinator (2012- present)
  • ‘Obesity and Cancer Risks’ Week 5 (10 Oct, 2012) Speaker: Isabel Fong Lim. MySihat, Programme ‘Jom Diet, Cegah Obesiti’ 13 Oct 2012-19 Jan2013. ICATs, Anjuran: Lembaga Promosi Kesihatan Malaysia.
  • ‘Stress Management’ Week 9 (8 Dec 2012): Speaker; Isabel Fong Lim. MySihat, Programme ‘Jom Diet, Cegah Obesiti’ 13 Oct 2012-19 Jan2013. International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (ICATS), Organiser: Lembaga Promosi Kesihatan Malaysia.

Participation in Sports

  • Sukan Air Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (2006). Bot getah (Johan)
  • Sukan Air Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (2007). Bot getah (Johan). Kayak Laut (Johan)
  • Borneo Universities Games 2007. Badminton (Silver)
  • Petandingan Badminton Tutup Unimas (2012). Bergu campuran: suku akhir.
  • Mount Kinabalu Climb (2012) FMHS.

 

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