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 (Assoc. Professor Dr.) Foo Hooi Ling
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Malaysia

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Languages:
English, Mandarin, Malay

Areas of expertise:
Protein and Food Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Plant biochemistry, Microbiology

Biography:
Foo Hooi Ling was born in Penang, Malaysia. She was granted Kuok Foundation Scholarship in 1990 to pursue her tertiary education in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She was then continued her postgraduate study in Diploma of Education at University of Malaya in 1993 after obtaining the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry & Microbiology. In 1994, she was offered a scholarship by UPM to pursue a doctoral degree and completed her PhD thesis in 1998 at Imperial College at Wye, University of London, United Kingdom.

She became a Tutor of UPM in 1995 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. Together with her colleagues, she has supervised 23 postgraduate students, 11 of whom have graduated. Besides teaching, she and her colleagues have secured more than 9 research grants since 1998. In recognition of her teaching and research contributions, she has received several awards from UPM, as well as at the national and international research exhibitions. In addition, she also obtained 2 travel grants from UPM to present 5 papers at the international conferences.

She also secured a Cochran Fellowship offered by United State of Department Agriculture in 2003 to attend the “Agriculture Biotechnology Short Course”. As for the extension and public services, she was invited to be the manuscript reviewer for several refereed journals. She also has vast experiences as external and internal examiners for postgraduate theses. She is an elected committee member of Malaysian Society for Microbiology (MSM) from year 2001 to 2008. She was elected as the Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of MSM from year 2004 to 2008.

In addition, she also gave consultation to private companies, which she used it as the training platform for undergraduates and to enhance the linkages between the university and industries. Apart from that, she is one of the active organizing committee for the workshops and seminars organised by the Faculty and Institute of Bioscience of UPM and MSM.

Publications:
1. Anang, D. M., Rusul, G., Jamilah, B. and Foo, H. L. (2007). Effects of lactic acid and lauricidin on the survival of Listeria monocytogebnes, Salmonella enteritidis and Escherichia coli, O157: H7 in chicken breast stored at 4oC. Food Control. 18: 961-969.

2. Foo, H. L., Loh, T. C., Raha, A. R., Gulam, R. R. A., Lim, Y. S., Lee, Y. A., Woo, K. K. and Yap, S. Y. (2007). Metabolites of Beneficial Lactic Acid Bacteria. BioTech Communications. 5: 6-10.

3. Raha A.R., Yusoff K., Foo H.L., Mariana, N.S., Varma N.R.S. and Hooi, W.Y. (2006). Lactococcus lactis: A Model Lactic Acid Bacteria for Expression and Delivery of Useful Proteins. BioTech Communications 3: 22 – 26.

4. Tan, B.K., Foo, H. L., Loh, T.C., Norhani, A and Zulkifli, I. (2005). Purification and characterisation of very low density lipoprotein in commercial broiler and crossbred village chickens by Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science. 18(12): 1780-1785.

5. Lim, Y. S.; Foo, H. L., Loh, T. C., Raha, A. R. and Gulam Rusul, R. A. (2005). Inhibitory spectrum of Lactobacillus plantarum I-UL4 obtained by co-culture inhibition assay. The Bioscientist R & D Bulletin Institute of Bioscience Universiti Putra Malaysia. 3(2) : 8-11.

6. Raha, A. R., Varma, N .R. S., Yusoff, K., Ross, E. and Foo, H. L. (2005). Cell surface display system for Lactococcus lactis: a novel development for oral vaccine. Applied Genetics and Molecular Biotechnology. 68: 75-81.

7. Foo, H. L., Lim, Y.S., Loh, T. C., Saleh, N. M., Raha, A. R., G. Rusul (2005). Characterization of bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus plantarum I-UL4 isolated from Malaysian fermented tapioca, Tapai Ubi. Proceeding of 4th NIZO Dairy Conference. Papendal, Netherland. 15-17 June. pp. 33.

8. Foo, H.L, Loh, T.C., Law, F. L., Lim, Y. S., Kufli, C.N. and G. Rusul. (2003). Effect of feeding Lactobacillus plantarum I-UL4 isolated from Malaysian Tempeh on growth performance, faecal flora and lactic acid bacteria and plasma cholesterol concentrations in postweaning rats. Food Science and Biotechnology. 12(4): 403-408.

9. Foo, H.L., Loh, T.C., Lai, P.W., Lim, Y, Z, Kufli, C.N.and G. Rusul. (2003). Effect of adding Lactobacillus plantarum I-UL4 metabolites in drinking water of rats. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 2(5): 283-288.

10. Foo, H.L., Loh, T.C., Lai, P.W., Lim, Y, Z., Kufli, C.N. and G. Rusul. (2003). Effects of adding metabolites of Lactococcus lactis RW 18 isolated from fermented tapioca in drinking water of rats. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. 2(10): 597-601.

11. Loh, T.C, Foo, H.L., Lee, K.L., Lim, Y, Z. and C.N. Kufli. (2003). Effect of fermented fruits on the growth performance, shedding of Enterobacteriaceae and lactobacilli in post-weaning Pigs. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science. 16(11): 1656-1660.

12. Foo, H.L., Loh, T.C., Lim, Y. S., Shukriyah, M.H., Kufli, C.N. and Law, F.L. (2003). Effects of fermented fruits on growth performance, shedding of Enterobacteriaceae and lactic acid bacteria and plasma cholesterol in rats. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 2(4): 228-233.

13. Loh, T.C., Foo, H.L, Zurina, A.W. and Tan, B.K. (2003). Effects of feeding fat during pregnancy and lactation on growth performance, milk composition and very low density lipoprotein composition in rats. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 8(2): 125-135.

14. Loh, T.C., Foo, H.L., Tan, S. H., Goh, Y.M., Shukriyah, M.H. and Kufli, C.N. (2003). Effects of fermented products on performance, faecal pH, enterobacterioceae and lactic acid bacteria counts and interrelationships and plasma cholesterol concentration in rats. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. 12: 625-636.

15. Loh, T.C., Phang, Y.F. and Foo, H.L. (2003). Comparison of the effects of supplemental oils on performance and blood lipids in rats. Malaysian Journal of Animal Science. 8(1): 33-40.

16. Radu, S.; Ahmad, N.; Foo, H.L. and Reezal, A (2002). Prevalence and resistance to antibiotics for Aeromonas species from retail fish in Malaysia. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 81: 261-266.

17. Loh, T.C., Foo, H.L., Tan, B.K. and Jelan, Z.A. (2002). Effects of palm kernel cake on growth performance and blood lipids in rats. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science. 15 (8): 1165-1169.

18. Loh, T.C., Foo, H.L., Ramli, M. and Tan, B.K. (2002). Effect of dietary chromium picolinate on abdominal fat and lipid metabolism of broilers. Online Journal of Veterinary Research. 1: 53-58.

19. Kormin, S.; Rusul, G.; Radu, S. and Foo, H.L. (2001). Bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria isolated from traditional fermented food. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. 8(1): 9-13.

20. Foo, H.L.; Grønning, L. M.; Goodenough, L.; Bones, A. M.; Danielsen, B-E.; Whiting, D. A. and Rossiter, J.T (2000). Purification and Characterisation of Epithiospecifier Protein from Brassica napus: Enzymic Intramolecular Sulphur Addition within Alkenyl Thiohydroximates Derived from Alkenyl Glucosinolate Hydrolysis. FEBS Letters. 468(2-3): 243-246.

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