DR LAI ZEE WEI

Dr Lai Zee Wei

Lecturer

Ph.D in Industrial Biotechnology (University Putra Malaysia)
B.Sc. Biotechnology (University Putra Malaysia)

zeewei.lai@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Applied and Industrial Microbiology

Research & Consultancy Interests
  • Optimization condition for hyaluronic acid production by using fermentation techniques
  • Kinetic modelling
  • Downstream processing

Publications
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B. and Rosfarizan, M. (2011). Medium formulation and impeller design on the biosynthesis of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid by Streptococcus zooepidemicus ATCC 39920. African Journal of Microbiological Research, 5:2114-2123.
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B. and Rosfarizan M. (2012). Biosynthesis of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid by Streptococcus zooepidemicus ATCC 39920 using oxygen vector and optimum impeller tip speed. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 114:286-291.
  • Shamzi, M. M., Zee-Wei L. and Ariff, A. B. (2011). “Heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae for production of biodiesel.”-Recent Patents on Biotechnology.

Proceedings of Conferences and Symposia:
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B. and Rosfarizan M. (2010). Influence of glucose and nitrogen concentration on hyaluronic acid production by Streptococcus zooepidemicus ATCC 39920 using 2-L stirred tank bioreactor. International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria, 25 – 27 July 2010, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia,
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B. and Rosfarizan M. (2011). Biosynthesis of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid by Streptococcus zooepidemicus using oxygen vector and helical ribbon impeller. Proceedings of the International Congress of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, 8-11 December 2011, Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia. (As an oral presenter)
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B. and Rosfarizan M. (2012). Hyaluronic acid biosynthesis by recombinant Escherichia coli in batch cultivation. National Postgraduate Seminar, July 2012, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B. and Rosfarizan M. (2012). Improvement of hyaluronic acid biosynthesis by Streptococcus zooepidemicus ATCC 39920 and recombinant Escherichia coli Rosetta (DE3). UPM’s Research and Innovation (PRPI), July 2012, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. 
  • Zee-Wei, L., Raha, A. R., Ariff, A. B., Farideh N. and Rosfarizan M. (2012). Hyaluronic acid biosynthesis by Escherichia coli Rosetta (DE3) strains in different mode of bioreactor operation. 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 13-15 December 2012.

Scholarly Activities/Industry Experience (10 most significant)
  • Module coordinator: Taylor’s University Undergraduate Programme: Bioprocess Technology (2014-present), Applied and Industrial Microbiology (2014-present), Introduction to Microbiology (2015)
  • Senior Product Specialist in First BASE Laboratories Sdn. Bhd. (2012-2014)
  • Research Associate in Universiti Putra Malaysia (2008-2012)

Awards & Honours
  • Gold medal in UPM’s Research and Innovation (PRPI), July 2012, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Recipient of Graduate Student Fellowship from Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Dean’s Award (2011-2013)

Research Grant Awarded
  • Hyaluronic acid biosynthesis using Streptococcus zooepidemicus. Taylor’s Research Grant Scheme (2015-2016)