Hue Seow Mun, Jasmine

School of Science
+603 5514 6116
Room 4-8-43

Dr Jasmine completed her Bachelor of Science with 1st Class Honours (2009) and PhD (2012) in Biotechnology from the University of Malaya.  Her achievements led to Outstanding Individual Award (Young Achievers Category), Malaysia Book of Records (2014) by becoming the youngest person in Malaysia to be awarded a PhD.  She joined the School of Science as a Lecturer in Molecular Biology in 2013 and in 2015 was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE). She is a scientist by training, a teacher by choice and a globetrotter by heart. Dr Jasmine was trained in the field of molecular biology and plant biotechnology but she is interested in the broad aspects of biological sciences such as biochemistry, secondary metabolites pathways, plant tissue culture and pedagogy in Science Education. Currently, her group studies the production of secondary metabolites via plant tissue culture, pest management of tropical tuberous crops, and the impact of technology in Science education. Her goal is to make Science learning fun and enjoyable. She is also a social media enthusiast, and hope someday to have her own YouTube Channel, travelog and podcast.

Dr Jasmine's interests mean she sits on a number of Monash committees including Chair of the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network and Committee, A Member of the Social Media Task Force, Library and Learning Commons and School of Science Academic Liaison Partner, Education Management.  She competed in the 2016 Famelab National Finals run by the British Council achieving second runner up.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology, University of Malaya, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science (1st class honours) Biotechnology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 2009


Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant Biochemistry, Crops Entomology

Research Interests

Secondary Pathways in Plants, Plant Tissue Culture, Pest Management, Pedagogical Study in Biology


  • GEN2041 (Foundation in Genetics)
  • BTH2732 (Recombinant DNA Technology)

Scholarly Journals

Jing-Ying Hoo, Seow-Mun Hue and Bey-Ying Goh (2016) “Zebrafish: a versatile animal model for fertility research,” Zebrafish. (Review process)

Xin Yi Ng, Gopal Ji Tiwari, Seow Mun Hue and Sadequr Rahman (2015) Identification and Expression Analysis of Putative SDP 1 Homologue in Rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp. Indonesia Black and BD 192). Acta Biologica Malaysiana, 4(2), 51-58.

Seow-Mun Hue and Min-Yang Low (2015) An Insight into Sweet Potato Weevils Management: A Review, Psyche, Article ID 849560, 11 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/849560 (Scopus-cited)

Hue, S., Boyce, A. N., & Somasundram, C. (2014). Extraction from Agricultural Waste, Ipomoea batatas L. Lam Leaves as a Cheap Source of Natural Dye. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation, 2(1), 1-4.

Seow-Mun Hue, Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce and Chandran Somasundram (2012) Antioxidant activity, phenolic and flavonoid contents in the leaves of different varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), Australian Journal of Crop Science 6(3), 375-380

Seow-Mun Hue, Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce and Chandran Somasundram (2011) Influence of Growth Stage and Variety on the Pigment Levels in Ipomoea batatas (Sweetpotato) Leaves, African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(10), 2379-2385, 18 May 2011

Seow-Mun Hue, Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce & Chandran Somasundram (2011) Comparative Study on the Antioxidant Activity of Leaf Extract and Carotenoids Extract from Ipomoea batatas var. Oren (Sweetpotato) Leaves. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Journal. 

Seow-Mun Hue, Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce & Chandran Somasundram (2011) Variation of Leaf and Storage Morphology in Ipomoea batatas (Sweetpotato) Varieties. ISHS Acta Horticulturae. 943, 73-79.

Research Grants

  • Dr Hue Seow Mun, 2016, Monash Education Academy, MUA, AUD1.7k
  • Dr Song Beng Kah (PI), Dr Hue Seow Mun (Co-Investigator), 2015, Development of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) using MiSeq for assessment of population genetics and contemporary evolution of Sabah weedy rice, Ministry of Education, RM150k
  • Dr Hue Seow Mun (PI), 2015, Usage of Interactive Video in Teaching and Learning Genetics, Tropical Medicine and Biology Multidisciplinary Platform Education Grant, Monash University Malaysia, RM5k

PhD student (Present)

  1. Andrew Osahor (Co-supervision)

Honours student (Completed)

  1. Low Min Yang

Professional Association

  • Institution for Science Advancement, Founding member

Academic/Corporate Community Engagements

International Presentations

  • Seow-Mun Hue, Flipping the classroom: One Size Fits All? Monash Learning and Teaching Conference, Monash University Australia. (June 2016)
  • Seow-Mun Hue, Learning Style and Gender Factors on the Effectiveness of Classroom Response System (CRS) for Teaching Biotechnology, Asian Conference of Technology in the Classroom 2016, Kobe, Japan (April 2016)
  • Stability Experiments on Carotenoids Extracted from Ipomoea batatas (Sweetpotato) Leaves as A Source of Natural Yellow Dye. 16th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, National University of Singapore, Singapore (December 12-14, 2011)
  • Comparative Study on the Antioxidant Activity of Leaf Extract and Carotenoids Extract from Ipomoea batatas var. Oren (Sweetpotato) Leaves. International Conference on Agricultural, Biosystems, Biotechnology and Biological Engineering (ICABBBE), Bali, Indonesia. (October 26-28, 2011)
  • Pigments Level in the Six Different Varieties of Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato) Leaves. 15th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, University of Malaya, Malaysia (December 15-17, 2010)
  • Variation of Leaf and Storage Morphology in Ipomoea batatas (Sweetpotato) Varieties, Asia Pacific Symposium (APS 2010) on PostHarvest Research Education and Extension, Radisson Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (August 2-4, 2010)



  • Vice-Chancellor Education Award 2018 (Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning), Monash University


  • 2nd Runner Up, Famelab Malaysia 2016, British Council, Famelab International, MIGHT, Science For Action


  • Outstanding Individual Award (Young Achievers Category), Malaysia Book of Records, MBR Night of Achievers (2014)