Assoc Prof Dr Wong Ching Lee

Assoc Prof Dr Wong Ching Lee

Associate Professor

PhD in algal Biotechnology (Universiti Malaya),
MPhil in seaweeds ecology (Universiti Malaya),
BSc (Hons) in Biology (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
  • Research on marine seaweeds

Research Interests
  • Diversity and systematics studies of marine seaweeds
  • Isolation and natural products from marine seaweeds
  • Application of marine seaweeds in bioremediation

Research Grants Awarded
  • Development of bioplastic from natural polysaccharides of selected Malaysian seaweeds. MOHE-ERGS (2013-2016)
  • In Vitro tissue culture of Sargassum species with enhanced biochemical properties through application of gamma irradiation. MOHE-FRGS (2013-2016)
  • Biopotential of the seaweed extracts in acne vulgaris treatment. Taylor’s University-TRGS (2011-2013)
  • Dye removal using seaweeds. MOSTI-eScience (2007-2010)

Peer Reviewed Papers (10 most significant)
  • Hii SL, Lim JY, Ong WT, Wong CL. (2016) Agar from Malaysian Red Seaweed as Potential Material for Synthesis of Bioplastic Film. J. Eng. Sci. Technol. 1-15.
  • Kok MLJ, Jee JP, Chew LY and Wong CL (2016) The Potential of Brown Seaweed, Sargassum polycystum, Against Acne vulgaris. J. Appl. Phycol. DOI 10.1007/s10811-016-0825-4. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Yu KX, Wong CL, Rohani A & Ibrahim J. (2015) Larvicidal activity, inhibition effect on development, histopathological alteration and morphological aberration induced by seaweed extracts in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). Asian Pacific J. Trop. Med. 8(12): 1006–1012 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Yu KX, Wong CL, Rohani A & Ibrahim J. (2015) Mosquitocidal and Oviposition Repellent Activities of the Extracts of Seaweed Bryopsis pennata on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Molecules. 20:14082-14102 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Hii, S.L., Lip K.F., Loh Y.T. & Wong, C. L. (2015) Statistical optimization of fermentable sugar extraction from the Malaysian brown alga Sargassum binderi. J. Appl. Phycol. 27:2089–2098 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Yu KX, Ibrahim J, Rohani A & Wong CL. (2014) The major bioactive components of seaweeds and their mosquitocidal potential. Parasitol Res. 113:3121–3141 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Belinda, YML & Wong, C.L. (2013) Seasonal growth rate of Sargassum species at Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Malaysia. J. Appl. Phycol. 25:805–814 (ISI cited publication).
  • Tan, P.L., Wong, C.L, Hii, S.L. (2012) Investigation on adsorptive removal of basic dye by seaweed-derived biosorbent: considering effects of sorbent dosage, ionic strength and agitation speed. Desalination and Water treatment. 48:1–7 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Hii, S.L., Estrop, L.L. & Wong, C.L. 2011. Adsorption of reactive blue 4 onto the chemically modified red seaweed Amphiroa foliacea: Equilibrium, kinetics and modeling studies. International Journal of the Physical Sciences. 6(31): 7171 – 7182. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Chee S.W., Wong P.K. & Wong C.L. (2011). Extraction and characterisation of alginate from brown Seaweeds (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) collected from Port Dickson, Peninsular Malaysia. J. Appl. Phycol. 23(2):191-196. (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • Hii S.L., Choong P.Y., Woo K.K., Wong C.L. (2010). Stability studies of fucoxanthin from Sargassum binderi. Australian J. Basic & Appl. Sci. 4(10): 4580-4584. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Book Chapters (10 most significant):
  • Wong, C.L., Ng, W.S. & Phang, S.M. 2008. Taxonomic Notes on Sargassum species from Malaysia. In: Phang, S.M., Lewmanomont, K. & Lim, P.E. Taxonomy of Southeast Asian Seaweeds. Monograph Series 2. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, pp.105-146
  • Phang, S.M., Wong, C.L., Ng, W.S. & Sim, M.C. 2008. Checklist of Malaysian Sargassum species. In: Phang, S.M., Lewmanomont, K. & Lim, P.E. Taxonomy of Southeast Asian Seaweeds. Monograph Series 2. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, pp.83-104
  • Phang, S.M., Wong, C.L., Yeong, H.Y. & Masuda, M. 2008. Marine Algae of Pulau Tioman, East Coast Peninsular Malaysia. In: Phang, S.M., Affendi, Y.A., Jillian Ooi, L.S. & Abdul Jamal, M. Natural History of the Pulau Tioman Group of Islands.. Monograph Series 1. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, pp.19-34

Conference Abstracts/ Proceedings (10 most significant):
  • Belinda, YML & Wong, C.L. (2013) Biomass Production of Sargassum species in Teluk Kemang, Port Dickson, Malaysia. 21st International Seaweed Symposium. 21-26 April 2013. Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Bali, Indonesia.
  • Hii, S. L., Loh, Y. T., Wong, C. L., Yong, C. K., Arbakariya, A. (2013). Identifying operating variables in the extraction of fermentable sugars from Sargassum binderi, in 21st International Seaweed Symposium, 21 – 26 April 2013, Bali, Indonesia, p. 193.
  • Jamie Kok ML, Jee JM, Chew LY & Wong CL. (2013). Antibacteria and antioxidant potential of crude Sargassum polycystum in relation to their carotenoids and phenolic contents . UTAR National Postgraduate Fundamental and Applied Sciences Seminar 2013 2013 (UTAR NPFASS 2013), 13-14 May 2013, Kampar, Perak. pp30
  • Jamie Kok ML, Jee JM, Soon SC & Wong CL. (2012) Therapeutic properties of Crude Seaweed Extracts Against Acne Vulgaris. 31st Symposium of the Malaysian Society for Microbiology: Microbiology Research in the Omics Era (Sabah), 13-15 December 2012.
  • Wong, C.L., Fau, H.V. & Hii, S.L. 2011. Removal of Basic Yellow 11 from Aqueous Solution by Sorption on Caulerpa lentillifera (Chorophyceae). International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering. Vol. 18. 24-28pp. (ISI-proceedings)

Scholarly Activities/ Industry Experience (10 most significant):
  • Associate Dean (Postgraduate, Research & Innovation) (2013-2015)
  • Program Director (Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Food Science with Nutrition) (2011 – 2013)
  • International Advisory Committee, Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB2012), Adelaide, Australia (2012)
  • International Advisory Committee, 7th Asia-pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology, New Delhi, India (2009)
  • Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS) (2012 – 2013)
  • Honorary Treasurer, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS) (2008 – 2009)
  • Honorary Secretary, Asia-Pacific Society of Applied Phycology (APSAP) (2006-2012)
  • Editor, Asia Pacific Society of Applied Phycology (APSAP) (2006-2009)

Professional Affiliations
  • Asia Pacific Society of Applied Phycology (APSAP)
  • Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society (ACPCBEES)
  • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS)