Dr. Khaw Kooi Yeong


School of Pharmacy

+603 5514 6135
Room  2-5-32

Kooi-Yeong joined School of Pharmacy, Monash Malaysia as Assistant Lecturer in 2019. He obtained his PhD  from School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland. His PhD research focused on the discovery of chemotherapy molecules from natural product for skin cancer.  He is expert in supercritical carbon-dioxide technology as a targeted extraction means for the extraction of bioactive compounds, cell culture studies, and metabolomics focused liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Prior to further his PhD degree, he worked as a research officer at Centre for Herbal Standardization and received his Master of Science (Pharmacology) at Universiti Sains Malaysia.  In addition, he was awarded a RHD student candidate development award to work within a pharmaceutical laboratory in Europe and Taiwan International Graduate Program as a research intern at Academia Sinica, Taiwan.  Kooi-Yeong research interests are drug discovery, supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and secondary metabolite profiling of indigenous plants by LC-MS. His long-term career goal is to discover a cost-effective and efficacy drug to improve quality of life of human beings.


- Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland, 2019

- Master of Science, University Sains Malaysia, 2013

Research Experience and Employment History

2014 - 2015 - Research Officer - Centre for Herbal Standardization, University Sains Malaysia

Awards and Honours

2015 - 2018

  • Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship


  • Candidature development award, The University of Queensland

2011 - 2012

  • MyBrain 15, Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia

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Scholarly Journals (Refereed Only)

Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Marie-Odile Parat, Paul Nicholas Shaw, James Robert Falconer. 2019. Factorial design-assisted optimization of supercritical carbon-dioxide extraction of Carica papaya leaf juice cytotoxic active principles.  Scientific reports.

Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Marie-Odile Parat, Nick Shaw, James R Falconer. 2017. Solvent supercritical fluid technologies to extract bioactive compounds from natural sources: a review. Molecules.

Wan Nurul Nazneem Wan Othman, Sook Yee Liew, Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Khalijah Awang. 2016. Cholinesterase inhibitory activity of isoquinoline alkaloids from three Cryptocarya species (Lauraceae).  Bioorganic and Medicinal chemistry.

Loiy Elsir Ahmed Hassan, Saad S, Dahham Samah M, Fadul Muhammad Ihtisham Umar, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid. (2016). Evaluation of in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory effects of (−)-pseudosemiglabrin, a major phytoconstituent isolated from Tephrosia apollinea (Delile) DC. Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

Sook Yee Liew*, Kooi-Yeong, Khaw*, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Chung Yeng Looi, Yi Li Wong, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Marc Litaudon, Khalijah Awang. (2015) Nature Indole Butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors from Nauclea Officinalis. Phytomedicine.

Nelson Jeng Yeou Chear, Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Choon Sheen Lai. 2016. Cholinesterase inhibitory activity and chemical constituents of Stenochlaena palustris fronds at two different stages of maturity. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis.

Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Sy Bing Choi, Soo Choon Tan, Habibah Abdul Wahab, Kit Lam Chan, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah. 2014. Potent Cholinesterase inhibitors from Garcinia mangostana, Investigation on their inhibitions kinetic and molecular docking. Phytomedicine.

Tan Wen Nee, Melati Khairuddin, Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Vikeswaran Murugaiyah. 2014. New cholinesterase inhibitors from Garcinia atroviridis. Fitoterapia.

Nargis Jamila, Melati Khairuddin, Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Hasnah Osman, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah. 2014. Cholinesterase inhibitory triterpenoids from the bark of Garcinia hombroniana. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry.

Yeong Keng Yoon, Mohamed Ashraf Ali, Ang Chee Wei, Tan Soo Choon, Kooi-Yeong Khaw, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Hasnah Osman, Vijay H. Masand. (2013) Synthesis, characterization and molecular docking analysis of novel benzimidazole derivatives as cholinesterase inhibitors. Bioorganic Chemistry.

Khaw Kooi Yeong, (2011 - 2012), Phytochemical and pharmacokinetic studies of chemical constituents of Garcinia mangostana, University Sains Malaysia, RM 10,000.00

Reviewer, 2019  


Reviewer, 2018  

Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy


International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Reviewer, 2017

Natural Product Research

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