DR YAN SEE WAN

Dr. Yan See Wan

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D in Nutritional Sciences (University Putra Malaysia),
B.Sc. (Hons) Nutrition and Community Health (University Putra Malaysia).

seewan.yan@taylors.edu.my
Expertise
  • Nutritional Science
  • Sensory Science

Research Interests
  • Nutritional and sensorial properties of foods
  • Consumers’ food choices and eating behaviours

Research Grants Awarded
  • Sensorial and consumer behaviour in food and culture: Novel technologies for assessing factors driving and marketing a healthy lifestyle in Malaysia. MOHE FRGS Phase 1/2013
  • In vitro anti-metabolic syndrome properties of fucoxanthin-rich extract from Malaysian brown seaweed. Taylor’s Research Grant Scheme (Major Funding Scheme) (2015)

Publications
Peer Reviewed Papers (10 most significant)
  • Yan, S. W. and Asmah, R. (2016). Anti-proliferation of MDA-MB-231 Cells by Averrhoa bilimbi Extract is Associated with G0/G1 Perturbation and Mitochondria-mediated Apoptosis Independent of p53. International Food Research Journal
  • Huynh, H. L., Danhi, R. and Yan, S. W. (2016). Using fish sauce as a substitute for sodium chloride in culinary sauces and effects on sensory properties. Journal of Food Science 81(1): S150-5.
  • Yan, S. W., Rajesh, R., Noorjahan, B. M. A. and Asmah, R. (2013). A Comparative Assessment of Nutritional Composition, Total Phenolic, Total Flavonoid, Antioxidant Capacity and Antioxidant Vitamins of Two Types of Malaysian Underutilized Fruits (A. bilimbi and A. carambola). International Journal of Food Properties 16: 1231-1244.
  • Yan, S. W., Rajesh, R., Noorjahan, B. M. A. and Asmah, R. (2011). Cytotoxic effect of carambola ethanolic extract on hormone-dependent human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). Malaysian Journal of Microscopy 7: 116-120.
  • Yan, S. W. and Asmah, R. (2010). Comparison of total phenolic contents and antioxidant activities of turmeric leaf, pandan leaf and torch ginger flower. International Food Research Journal 17(2): 417-423.

Conference Abstracts/ Proceedings (10 most significant):
  • Yan, S. W., Rajesh, R., Noorjahan, B. M. A. and Asmah, R. (2010). Comparison of total phenolic content, total flavonoid, antioxidant activity and antioxidant vitamins of fresh bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi) and star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) to their dry forms. Nutrition Society of Malaysia 25thScientific Conference: Healthy Children, Healthier Nation. Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Yan, S. W., Rajesh, R., Noorjahan, B. M. A. and Asmah, R. (2010). Proximate, total phenolic, total flavonoids and antioxidant capacity of bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi) and star fruit (Averrhoa carambola). International Conference on Natural Products: From Nature to Medicine through Sustainable Education, R&D and Practice. Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Yan, S. W., Rajesh, R., Noorjahan, B. M. A. and Asmah, R. (2011). Cytotoxic effect of carambola ethanolic extract on hormone-dependent human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). Functional Foods Conference: Nutritional & Health Implications. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

Scholarly Activities/ Industry Experience:
  • Nutritionist at Alive Organic Group, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nutritionist at BP Healthcare Group, Cheras

Awards & Honours
  • Third Prize for Best Poster award in International Conference on Natural Products (2010)
  • Bronze Medal in Pameran Rekacipta, Penyelidikan & Inovasi (2011)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship (2009 – 2012)

Professional Affiliations
  • Life Member, Nutrition Society of Malaysia (2010 – present)