August 28, 2017 Anna Pick Kiong, Ling

Designation/Title : Lecturer
Department: Human Biology
Tel: 03-2731 7222
Fax: 03-8656 7229
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Education and Training

PhD University Putra Malaysia 2004
BSc (Hons) University Malaysia Sarawak 1999


Research interests:

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Phytochemistry
  • Edible vaccines

Research projects/grants:
(Listing of latest 15 projects)

  • Production and characterisation of edible human rotavirus VP6 protein expressed in engineered Centella asiatica cells. Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), 2012 – 2015 – Principal Researcher
  • Investigating neuroprotective effects of orientin on hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis in neuronal cell line. IMU  BMedSci  2012- Principal Researcher
  • Development of advanced and promising mutant lines derived from mutagenesis of Oryza sativa cv MR219 for drought-tolerant, blast resistant and quality traits. eScience Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), 2012-2013 – Co-researcher
  • Screening of selected medicinal plant extracts for dengue-1 virus inhibitory activities. BMeSci 2011-2012 – Principal Researcher
  • Anti-adipogenic and apoptogenic effects of Ficus deltoidea on 3T3-L1 adipocytes. IMU BPharm 2011- Principal Researcher
  • Anti-dengue virus activity of six Malaysian folk medicinal plants. IMU BMedSci 2010-2011 - Principal Researcher
  • Establishment of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) root culture for the production of pharmaceutically important lead compounds. The UTAR Research Fund (UTARRF), University Tunku Abdul Rahman, 2009-2010 - Principal investigator
  • Production of flavonoids in cell cultures of Ficus deltoidea (Mas Cotek). eScience Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), 2007-2009 – Co-researcher.

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD) 
(Last 5 years – 2012-2017)

  • Hasma Ilyani Bt Kadar (2012- Present) – Co-supervisor
    Improvement of rice grain quality through mutation breeding.

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Recent publications 
(last 5 years – 2012 -2017)

  • Tang, L.I.C., Ling, A.P.K., Koh, R.Y., Chye, S.M., Voon, KGL. (2012). Screening of anti-dengue activity in methanolic extracts of medicinal plants. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 12:3.
  • Hussein, S., Ling, A.P.K., Ng, T.H., Ibrahim, R., Paek, K.Y. (2012). Adventitious roots induction of recalcitrant tropical woody plant, Eurycoma longifolia in response to auxins and carbon sources. Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 17:6953-6963
  • Hussein, S., Ling, A.P.K., Lau, C.Y., Ong S.L., Harun, A.R. (2012). Morphological and physiological responses of Eurycoma longifolia callus to gamma irradiation. Bioremediation, Biodiversity and Bioavailability, 6(Special Issue 1): 70-74