Food and Health

Palm oil is the world’s most consumed food oil. When consumed in moderation, it provides essential nutrients which are required to maintain good health. Owing to its affordability, it is also essential for ensuring food security in many poor and developing countries. This cluster focuses on the development of safe, healthy and innovative palm-based products.

Meet the researcher

Eng Seng

Professor Chan Eng Seng (School of Engineering)

  • Food Engineering
  • Microencapsulation and Controlled-delivery
  • Food-based Emulsion

Dr Lee Yee Ying (School of Science)

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Fats and Oils Technology
  • Enzyme Technology

Professor Ammu K Radhakrishnan (School of Medicine)

  • Immuno-therapeutics in Cancer
  • Immuno-regulation Using Nutrition/Bioactive Compounds
  • Nutrition and Immune System

Professor Dato Dr Khalid Abdul Kadir (School of Medicine)

  • Nutritional Stress in the Pathogenesis of Metabolic Syndrome
  • Treatment of Diabetes
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Dr Faizul bin Jaafar (School of Medicine)

  • Reproductive Neuroscience
  • Ageing and Degenerative Diseases
  • Antioxidant Effects on Genomics & Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics Profiling

Dr Badariah Ahmad (School of Medicine)

  • Diabetes Education
  • Effects of Antioxidants on Type 2 Diabetes
  • Non-communicable Diseases

Dr Choo Wee Sim (School of Science)

  • Natural Product Chemistry
  • Bioactivities of Natural Coloured Pigments
  • Bioactive Compounds in Foods, Phytochemicals, Probiotics and Prebiotics

Dr Michelle Yap Khai Khun (School of Science)

  • Proteomics
  • Molecular Modelling & Protein-protein Interactions
  • Toxicology & Pharmacology of Bioactive Proteins: Pharmacokinetics
  • Process Contaminants – MCPD,GE

Dr Lim Hui Peng (School of Engineering)

  • Controlled-delivery
  • Pickering emulsions
  • Biopolymers

Ir. Qua Kiat Seng (School of Engineering)

  • Manufacturing of lipid-based food products
  • Oil and fats nutrition

Dr. Thoo Yin Yin (School of Science)

  • Oleogel
  • Structured fat
  • Controlled-Delivery

Dr. Yasodha Sivasothy (School of Pharmacy)

  • Natural product chemistry
  • Essential oils from medicinal plants and their biological activities
  • Bioactive secondary metabolites from medicinal plants
  • Bioactive secondary metabolites from oil palm biomass