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Dr Tan Loh Teng Hern is a Lecturer in Clinical School Johor Bahru (CSJB), Monash University Malaysia. He holds an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science from Monash University Malaysia in 2014. He obtained his PhD in 2019 in Biomedical Science from Monash University Malaysia. His PhD research was to explore the chemopreventive potentials of microorganisms, specifically Streptomyces sp., isolated from mangrove soil in Malaysia. As a Lecturer in CJSB, he provides support to teaching and research activities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also a section leader of Precision Medicine & Microbiome Intervention under the Microbiome & Bioresource Research Strength (MBRS). His current research interests focus on I) Bioprospecting/drug discovery from Actinobacteria (Streptomyces) II) Investigating the role of gut microbiome in association with health and diseases as well as exploring the benefits of probiotic interventions for animal and human health. 

Research interests

  • Bioprospecting of microbial natural products
  • Drug discovery
  • Cancer biology
  • Role of microbiome in human health and diseases
  • Probiotic intervention

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

Biomedical Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy, Malaysia Jeffrey Cheah Sch of Med & HS

Jun 2015Feb 2019

Award Date: 6 Feb 2019

Medical Bioscience, Honours degree, Malaysia Sch of Science

Mar 2014Oct 2014

Medical Bioscience, Bachelor of Science, Malaysia Sch of Science

Feb 2011Dec 2013

Research area keywords

  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug discovery
  • Microbiome
  • Microbial Taxonomy
  • Microbial Systematics
  • Probiotics


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