Nutrition Unit
Research officers

+603-87694216 [email protected]

Dr. KANGA RANI SELVADURAY
Head of Unit
Principal Senior Research Officer

  • 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 [email protected]

DR VOON PHOOI TEE
Group Leader
Lipid Nutrition Group

  • 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
Oxidation Group

  • 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 [email protected]

DR. ZAIDA ZAINAL
Group Leader
Phytonutrient Group

  • 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
    • Molecular work
    • Inflammation (Arthritis) – in vivo and in vitro studies
    • Palm tocotrienol
    • Emulsion - santan sawit
    • Spray dry - santan sawit
    • Palm puree

+603-87694566 [email protected]

DR. SITTI RAHMA HJ ABDUL HAFID
Group Leader
Preclinical Group

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


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

+603-87694276 [email protected]

Dr. Darren Gouk Shiou Wah
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D. in Lipid Chemistry, UM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Applied Chemistry, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Quantitative 13C NMR spectroscopy
    • Synthesis of structured lipids
    • In vivo study
    • NMR study on the interaction of glycolipids

Yap Sia Yen
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Biotechnology, UPM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Biotechnology, UPM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Rheology
    • Digestion
    • Protein assay

+603-87694596 [email protected]

HJH CHE ANISHAS HJ CHE IDRIS
Principal Senior 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

RADHIKA LOGANATHAN
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • 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

+603-87694592 [email protected]

DR. FU JU YEN
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

+603-87694275 [email protected]

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

+603-87694352 nabiha @mpob.gov.my

NABIHA BINTI 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

LEE SIN TIEN
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • BSc in Food Science and Technology, UPM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Nutrition
    • Lipid

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

TAN PEI YEE
Research Officer

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


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Lipid Oxidation
    • Clinical studies

SYAHIRAH NADIAH BINTI MOHD JOHARI
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • BSc. (Hons) in Resource Biotechnology, UNIMAS, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Clinical Studies