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Boon Hong Kong

Country of origin: Malaysia Currently in: Malaysia, Selangor General field of specialization: Other
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Other
2013 Master Other
2008 Undergraduate Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


o Traditional medicine and natural products in drug discovery Toxicological assessment, biopharmaceuticals - isolation and identification of bioactive compounds in medicinal mushrooms and plants o Molecular microbiology Epidemiology, PFGE and PCR typing o Bacteriology Antimicrobial resistance, mechanisms of drug resistance

Publications resulting from Research: 

• Cheong PCH, Yong YS, Fatima A, Ng ST, Tan CS, Kong BH, Tan NH, Rajarajesaran J, Fung SY. (2019). Cloning, overexpression, purification, and modelling of a lectin (Rhinocelectin) with antiproliferative activity from Tiger Milk Mushroom, Lignosus rhinocerus. IUBMB Life, 71: 1579-1594.
• Yap HYY, Muria-Gonzalez MJ, Kong BH, Stubbs KA, Tan CS, Ng ST, Tan NH, Solomon PS, Fung SY, Chooi YH. (2017). Heterologous expression of cytotoxic sesquiterpenoids from the medicinal mushroom Lignosus rhinocerotis in yeast. Microbial Cell Factories, 16:103.
• Fung SY, Tan NH, Kong BH, Lee SS, Tan YS, Sabaratnam V. (2017). Acute toxicity study and the in vitro cytotoxicity of a black lingzhi medicinal mushroom, Amauroderma rugosum (Agaricomycetes) from Malaysia. International Journal of Medicinal Mushroom, 19:1093-1099.
• Kong BH, Tan NH, Fung SY, Pailoor J, Tan CS, Ng ST. (2016). Nutritional composition, antioxidant properties, and toxicology evaluation of the sclerotium of Tiger Milk Mushroom Lignosus tigris cultivar E. Nutrition Research, 36:174-183.
• Kong BH, Tan NH, Fung SY, Pailoor J. (2016). Sub-Acute toxicity study of Tiger Milk mushroom Lignosus tigris Chon S. Tan cultivar E sclerotium in Sprague Dawley rats. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 7:246.
• Chai LC, Kong BH, Omar IE, Thong KL. (2012). Variable carbon catabolism among Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates. PLoS ONE, 7:e36201. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036201
• Ho WS, Balan G, Puthucheary S, Kong BH, Lim KT, Tan LK, Koh XP, Yeo CC, Thong KL. (2012). Prevalence and characterization of multidrug resistant and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli from paediatric wards of a Malaysian hospital. Microbial Drug Resistance, 18:408-416.
• Kong BH, Hanifah YA, Mohd Yusof MY and Thong KL. (2011). Antimicrobial susceptibility profiling and genomic diversity of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from a teaching hospital, Malaysia. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 64:337-340.
• Kong BH, Hanifah YA, Mohd Yusof MY and Thong KL. (2011). Application of amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis in identification of Acinetobacter baumannii from a tertiary teaching hospital, Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine, 28:563-568.

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