DR WONG ENG HWA

Dr Wong Eng Hwa

Associate Dean, Postgraduate, Research & Innovation

PhD (Medical Microbiology)
BSc (Microbiology)

enghwa.wong@taylors.edu.my
Subjects Taught
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

Research Interests
  • Antibiotic Resistance in Gram-negative bacteria

Scholarly Activities
  • Participant in "Research and Innovation Exhibition, 2004", UM. (Silver Medal)
  • Participant in "Protein Expression Workshop" organized by Merck Sdn. Bhd (2005)
  • Participant in "Microarray and Gene Expression Workshop" organized by Research Instrument Sdn. Bhd (2006)
Publications
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Parasakthi Navaratnam, and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Detection and characterization of class I integrons among carbapenem-resistant isolates ofAcinetobacter spp. in Malaysia(2009). Journal of Microbiology Immunology and Infection. Vol 42; 54-62.
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Mohd. Yasim B. Mohd Yusof, Marzida Bt. Mansor, Deepa Anbazhagan, Ong Siok Yan Gracie, and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Disruption of ade B gene has a greater effect on resistance to meropenems than ade A gene in Acinetobacter spp. isolated from University Malaya Medical Centre (2009). Singapore Medical Journal. Vol 50 (8): 822-826.
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Parasakthi Navaratnam and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Rapid Detection of Non-Enterobacteriaceae directly from positive blood culture using fluorescent in-situ hybridization (2007). Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. Vol 25 (4) 391-394.
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Marzida Bt. Mansor, Ong Siok Yan Gracie, Deepa Anbazhagan and Shamala Devi Sekaran. Iron regulated outer membrane proteins (IROMPs) as potential target for antimicrobial therapy against carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. isolated from University Malaya Medical Centre. Indian Journal of Medical Research (accepted).
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Shamala Devi Sekaran and Parasakthi Navaratnam. "Detection of IMP Metallo-β-lactamases in Multiresistant Acinetobacter spp. isolated in University Malaya Medical Centre" at the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Pathologist, AMM July 2004, Damai Laut, Lumut, Perak.
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Shamala Devi Sekaran and Parasakthi Navaratnam. "Molecular Epidemiology and Characterization of IMP-4 Metallo- Metallo-β-lactamases in Multiresistant Acinetobacter spp. isolated in University Malaya Medical Centre" Presented at the 9th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Disease, at Bangkok, Thailand (1 – 5th December, 2004)
  • Wong Eng Hwa, Geetha Subramaniam, Shamala Devi Sekaran and Parasakthi Navaratnam. Detection and characterization of plasmid mediated Class 1 Integron among IMP-4 producing and non-producing carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp. from University Malaya Medical Centre. Presented at the 6th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (ISAAR), Singapore 2007. (6-9 March 2007).
  • "Detection of IMP metallo-β-lactamases in multiresistant Acinetobacter spp." PI 2006 4534
  • "Probes for rapid identification of Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas spp." PI 2006 4560


Awards & Honours
  • Research & Innovation Expo 2004 – Organized by University Malaya, Malaysia Silver Medal for the Invention/ Inovation entitled: 'Antimicrobial Resistance in Malaysia'.