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Dr Michelle Yap is currently a senior lecturer and course coordinator for the Bachelor of Medical Bioscience and PASS Program coordinator, at the School of Science, Monash University Malaysia. She is dedicated to toxin pharmacology and toxicology research. She has strong background in biomolecular modelling, proteomics, immunological and molecular pharmacology of bioactive toxins. She leads the Toxin Pharmacology Research Group. Her research group now focuses on molecular mechanisms of cytotoxin with the ultimate goal of developing next-generation biotherapeutics. Her research works have been featured in prominent media outlets, including the International Snakebite Awareness Day campaign. Besides active in research, she is also an education innovator who adopts various active learning strategies with technology. She enjoys promoting STEM education to the public.   She teaches undergraduate units with an emphasis on student-cantered learning using the andragogy approach. Dr Michelle enjoys promoting STEM education to the public. She has organized and hosted several workshops and forums to advance the disciplines in medical sciences through research and education.

Research interests

  • Pharmacology & toxinology 
  • Proteomics
  • Molecular modeling & protein-protein interactions
  • Immunoinformatics & immunopharmacology 
  • Protein boochemistry

Monash teaching commitment

  • BTH2741 (Biochemistry)
  • BTH2752 (Cellular Metabolism)
  • PHA3801 (Principles of Pharmacology)

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

Education/Academic qualification

Molecular Medicine (Toxicology), PhD, Toxinological, proteomics and pharmacokinetics characterization of Equatorial spitting cobra (Naja sumatrana) venom, Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

Research area keywords

  • Venomics (Snake venom) and Anti-venomics
  • Venoms
  • Toxins
  • Modeling And Simulation
  • Michelle Yap

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