Chong Chun Wie

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


Dr Chong Chun Wie obtained his BSc (HONS) Biochemistry and PhD (Molecular Microbiology) from the University of Malaya. After his PhD, he worked briefly at the National Antarctic Research Centre, University of Malaya briefly as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. He joined the School of Pharmacy, IMU in 2012. During his tenure, he was appointed as the Programme Director of MSc Molecular Medicine and Head, Centre of Translational Research. After 7 years with IMU, Dr Chong joined the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia in July 2019. His main research focus is on the microbial ecology of soil and gastrointestinal systems. He is experienced in processing large metagenomic datasets and conducting multivariate data analyses including hypothesis testing, ordinations and modelling.

Research interests

Dr Chong Chun Wie started his research career on the Polar soil bacterial community and their responses to the climate, environments and anthropogenic impact. Due to the nature of the research, he has gathered extensive experience in conducting field studies in environmentally challenging ecosystems. The knowledge and understanding of microbial ecology were further transferred to the study of human and animal's gut systems. For instance, his group is actively involved in researching the impact of diet, lifestyle, and ethnicity on gut microbial composition. In addition, he also studies the gut microbial composition of farm animals, term/preterm neonates and the link between gut health with communicable and non-communicable diseases (e.g. Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes, Oral Cancer etc). 

Dr Chong Chun Wie is currently interested in studying the effect of drugs and diseases on the human gut microbiome and other systemic responses (e.g. metabonome, transcriptome, immune markers) using techniques such as interomics integration, time series analysis and multivariate modelling. In addition, he is also interested to explore the use of small molecules for targeted microbial modulation, and disease predictive/diagnosis model based on microbial composition.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Microbial Ecology, PhD, Assessment of bacterial community patterns from ecologically distinct Antarctic soil environments


Biochemistry, BSc (HONS)


External positions

Data Science Consultant, Amili Pte Ltd

Sept 2020 → …

Research Fellow, Universiti Perubatan Antarabangsa (International Medical University)

2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Human and environmental microbiome
  • Gut Health
  • Multivariate statistical analysis
  • Chun Wie
  • Bioinformatics
  • Antibiotics resistance
  • Microbiome
  • Chun Wie Chong
  • Chong Chun Wie
  • Chong CW

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