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Dr Vengadesh is an Assistant Lecturer at Jeffery Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine (Hons) degree from Management and Science University (MSU) and a Masters of Science (majoring in Molecular Biology) from University Putra Malaysia (UPM). He obtained his Ph.D. in 2019 in Microbiology from Malaysia's oldest university, University Malaya. As a Lecturer, he balances his focus between teaching and research, in the area of molecular biology and medical microbiology. Personally, he enjoys teaching and interacting with students, by budding their interest in studies and exploring potential research areas. He is involved in Year 1 and Year 2 teaching in JCSMHS.

Research interests

  • Food safety and food security
  • Epidemiology of foodborne pathogen and identification
  • Molecular biology and medical microbiology
  • Bacterial antibiotic resistance and non-antibiotic managements
  • Human microbiome and its association with diseases

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

Research area keywords

  • Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens, Microbiome, Microbial Systematics, Microbial Taxonomy, Cancers & Drug Discovery


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