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Lipidomic study of selected microalgae under targeted modifiable stress


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Dr Nicholas Khong is a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technology from the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia. He completed a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry & Microbiology and a PhD in Medical Biotechnology at Universiti Putra Malaysia, during which he received the Khazanah Watan Leadership Award 2010, the Kanazawa Research Fellowship Award 2011 and represented Malaysia in several occasions to present in China, Thailand and Taiwan. His broad research interests covers from converting nuisance organisms into biofunctional components through to the stabilization of various sensitive bioactive compounds for the development of nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and pharmaceuticals. Dr Nicholas consulted several companies for product registration, halal certification, GMP, ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 17025: 2017.

Research interests

Dr Nicholas applies Blue and White Biotechnology to provide for nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical solution and remedies. His research interest is in experimental dermatology and immunobiology, specifically towards the production of functional biomaterials, development of anti-inflammatory components and understanding of immunomodulatory molecules. His research experstise involves microbiological valorization, particularly probiotic bacteria, fungi and microalgae; validation and development of analytical & biochemical methods; as well as pilot production and commercial establishment of active components.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Biotechnology, Ph.D, Production and characterization of collagen and gelatin from edible jellyfish for fabrication of biofunctional scaffold, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)

2 Jan 201012 Mar 2015

Award Date: 12 Mar 2015

Research area keywords

  • Antioxidants
  • Collagen & hydrolysate
  • Gelatin & hydrolysate
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Especially of Powders, Tablets and Capsules)
  • Algae
  • Dermatology
  • Bioprocessing
  • Biochemical Analysis

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