DR TEOH MING LI

Dr Teoh Ming Li

Senior Lecturer

PhD in Algae Biotechnology (University of Malaya),
BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Technology (University of Malaya).

mingli.teoh@taylors.edu.my
Expertise
  • Biochemical analysis

Research Interests
  • Physiological and biochemical response of microalgae to environmental stress
  • Impacts of heavy metals on microalgae

Research Grants Awarded
  • Photosynthetic and Physiological Responses of Antarctic and Tropical Chlorella to Temperature Stress. Taylor’s University Research Grant Scheme (TRGS) (2014 – 2015)
  • Effect of Increased CO2 and Temperature on Growth, Photosynthesis and Biochemical Composition of Tropical Chlorella. Universiti Malaya Research Grant (UMRG) (2010 – 2013)

Publications
Peer Reviewed Papers (10 most significant)
  • Wong CY, Teoh ML, Phang SM, Lim PE & Beardall J. (2015). Interactive Effects of Temperature and UV Radiation on Photosynthesis of Chlorella Strains from Polar, Temperate and Tropical Environments: Differential Impacts on Damage and Repair. PLoS ONE 10/2015; 10(10):e0139469. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0139469
  • Teoh ML, Wong CY & Phang SM (2013). Effect of Increased CO2 and Temperature on Growth, Photosynthesis and Lipid Content of Tropical Algae. Malaysian Journal of Science, 32 (SCS Sp Issue), 85 – 94. (SCOPUS).
  • Teoh ML, Phang SM & Chu WL (2013). Response of Antarctic, temperate and tropical microalgae to temperature stress. Journal of Applied Phycology, 25 (1), 285-297. (ISI, Tier 1).
  • Wong CY, Teoh ML, Phang SM & Chu WL. (2011). Effect of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the tropical microalga Chlorella vulgaris. Malaysian Journal of Science, 30 (1), 3 - 15. (SCOPUS).
  • Teoh ML, Chu WL & Phang SM (2010). Effect of temperature change on physiology and biochemistry of algae: A review. Malaysian Journal of Science, 29 (2), 82 – 97. (SCOPUS).
  • Chu WL, Phang SM, Lim SL, Teoh ML & Wong CY (2009). Influence of nitrogen source on the growth and biochemical composition of an Antarctic Chlorella. ASM Science Journal, 3 (2), 178 – 183.
  • Phang SM, Chu WL, Wong CY, Teoh ML, Tan IKP & Lee HK (2008). A Checklist of Microalgal Isolates from Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. In: Azzolini, R (Ed). Polarnet Technical Report PTR-1/2008: 11 – 14.
  • Teoh ML, Chu WL, Marchant H & Phang SM (2004). Influence of culture temperature on the growth, biochemical composition and fatty acid profiles of six Antarctic microalgae. Journal of Applied Phycology 16:421 – 430. (ISI, Tier 2).

Books Chapters (10 most significant):
  • Chu WL, Wong CY, Teoh ML & Phang SM (2005). Response and adaptation of microalgae to the changing global environment. In: Fumie Kasai (ed.) Microalgae Culture Collections and the Environment, pp. 177 – 195.

Conference Abstracts/ Proceedings (10 most significant):
  • Teoh ML, Ng SC, Phang SM & Convey P (2015). Do Chlorella Strains Respond Differently to Temperature Stress Across A Global Gradient? 6th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology. 6 – 10 September 2015, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
  • Wong CY, Teoh ML & Phang SM (2013). Response of Polar Chlorella to Elevated CO2 and Temperature. 6th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica 2013 (MISA6). 8 – 9 October 2013, Parkroyal Hotel Resort, Batu Feringgi, Penang.
  • Teoh ML, Wong CY & Phang SM (2012). Effect of increased CO2 and temperature on growth, photosynthesis and lipid content of tropical Chlorella. South China Sea 2012 Conference. “Sharing Knowledge, Resources and Technologies for a Sustainable South China Sea”. 21 – 24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Wong CY, Teoh ML & Phang SM (2012). Effect of elevated CO2 and temperature on polar Chlorella. South China Sea 2012 Conference. “Sharing Knowledge, Resources and Technologies for a Sustainable South China Sea”. 21 – 24 October 2012, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Teoh ML, Chu WL & Phang SM (2011). Effects of temperature on growth and superoxide dismutase activity of microalgae from Antarctic, temperate and tropical regions. 6th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum. “Algae, The Future Resources”. 9 – 14 October 2011, The Ocean Resort, Yeosu, Korea. pp. 300.
  • Phang SM, Chu WL, Tan IKP, Wong CY, Teoh ML & Lee HK (2009). Diversity of algae from the Arctic, sub-Antarctic and Antarctic habitats. 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA4). “Legacy of IPY to the Tropics”. 1 – 3 April 2009, Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. pp. 58.
  • Chu WL, Phang SM, Ng CY, Lim HY, Teoh ML & Wong CY (2009). Effect of freezing stress on the growth and fatty acid profiles of two Antarctic algae, Chlamydomonas and Chlorella. 4th Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA4). “Legacy of IPY to the Tropics”. 1 – 3 April 2009, Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. pp. 59.  
  • Phang SM, Teoh ML, Wong CY, Chu WL, Chong GL, Othman RY, Marimuthu S, Ng KY, McMinn A & Marchant H. (Invited Mini Symposium Paper) (2008). Can Antarctic microalgae survive global warming compared to temperate and tropical algae? Vth Asian Pacific Phycology Forum: Algae in a changing world, Wellington, New Zealand, 10 – 14 November 2008, p. 30.
  • Chu WL, Chow HM, Yee MS, Wong CY, Teoh ML & Phang SM (2007). Influence of salinity on the growth, biochemical composition and fatty acid profiles of two Antarctic microalgae. Tan IKP, Abu Samah A & Tan AGY (eds), Proceedings of the Seminar “Antarctic Research in the University of Malaya”, 27 – 28 June, 2005.  Academy of Sciences Malaysia, pp 119 – 125.
  • Teoh ML, Chu WL & Phang SM (2007). Response of six Antarctic microalgae to temperature: growth, biochemical composition and fatty acid profiles. Tan IKP, Abu Samah A & Tan AGY (eds), Proceedings of the Seminar “Antarctic Research in the University of Malaya”, 27 – 28 June, 2005.  Academy of Sciences Malaysia, pp 181-188.
  • Teoh ML, Chu WL, Marchant H & Phang SM (2005). Variation in growth and fatty acid profiles of six Antarctic microalgae in response to temperature stress. Tan ASH, Yasin Z & Mansor M (eds), Proceedings of the 2nd Malaysian International Seminar on Antarctica, 3 – 5 May, 2004. Academy of Sciences Malaysia, pp 141-148.

Other Publications:
  • Teoh ML (2013). Malaysian Scientists in Antarctica. In: Azizan et al. (eds.) Antarctica: Malaysia’s Journey to the Ice, pp 195 – 201.

Scholarly Activities/ Industry Experience (10 most significant):
  • Invited Speaker & Facilitator: Algae Training Workshop 2015: Techniques in Culture and characterization of Microalgae, 11 – 13 November 2015, Research Management & Innovation Complex, University of Malaya.
  • Speaker: SEGi Research Seminar, “Response of Antarctic, Temperate and Tropical Microalgae to Temperature Stress, 1 November 2012.
  • Organising Committee: Workshop on Assessing Phytoplankton Photosynthesis in Extreme Environments, 22 – 24 June 2011, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya.
  • Secretary: Workshop on the Status and Technology Development of Biofuel from Marine Algae in ASEAN Countries, 17 – 19 January 2011, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya.
  • Organising Committee: PMI2 End of Project Workshop on Marine Sources of Short-Lived Halocarbons, 14 – 16 July 2010, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya.
  • Organising Committee: The First Malaysia-Korea Joint Workshop on Climate Change, 26 – 27 February 2009, Hilton, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
  • Organising Committee: Training Workshop on Pigment Analysis of Antarctic Microorganisms, 27 June – 1 July 2005, Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya.

Awards & Honours
  • 2nd Prize for Category “Biodiversity, Conservation and Marine Protected Areas” in the poster competition for the poster entitle “Effect of increased CO2 and temperature on growth, photosynthesis and lipid content of tropical Chlorella”, South China Sea 2012 Conference. “Sharing Knowledge, Resources and Technologies for a Sustainable South China Sea”, University of Malaya, 21 – 24 October 2012.
  • Silver Medal (Fundamental Research) in the Poster competition for the poster entitle “Microalgae as Indicators of Global Warming in Antarctica”, Expo on Research, Invention and University of Malaya, 14 – 17 June 2005.
  • Dean List awarded by Faculty of Science, University of Malaya in semester 2, 1998/99; semester 1 and 2, 1999/2000 and semester 1 and 2, 2000/2001.
  • Pasca Postgraduate Fellowship (2002 - 2004) from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia.

Professional Affiliations
  • Sub-Executive Committee, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS) (21 February – 25 August 2009)
  • Member, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS) (2002 – 2011)
  • Member, Asia Pacific Society for Applied Phycology (2002 – 2011)
  • Member, Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme (2002 – present)
  • Member, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (2012 – present)
  • Member, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) (2015 – present)