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Choo Chee Yan


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Assoc Prof Dr Choo Chee Yan

Level 8, FF1

Faculty of Pharmacy
UiTM Puncak Alam Campus
42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor. Malaysia

Phone 1: +603-3258 4697

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Academic Position

Associate Professor


  • PhD, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • B.Appl.Sc (Hons.), Universiti Sains Malaysia

Research Area/Interest

  • Bioprospecting for bioactive agents from the Malaysian rainforest.
  • Evaluation and standardisation of Malaysian Traditional Herbs.

Teaching Area

  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I
  • Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Research I & II
  • Pharmacognosy (Tutorial & Lab)

 Selected Publications

  1. Norkamilah A, Hamidah SA, Sharinah I, Hasuda T, Hitotsuyanagi Y, Takeya K, Diederich M, *Choo CY (2013) Goniolandrene A and B from Goniothalamus macrophyllus, Fitoterapia, 88, 1-6.
  2. Orlikova B, Schumacher M, Juncker T, Choo CY, Salmaan HI, Hajjouli S, Cerella C, Dicato M, Diederich M (2013) Styryl-lactone goniothalamin inhibits TNF-?-induced NF-?B activation, Food & Chemical Toxicology, 59, 572-8.
  3. *Choo CY, Sulong NY, Man F, Wong TW (2012) Vitexin and Isovitexin from the Leaves of Ficus deltoidea with in-vivo ??Glucosidase Inhibition. J Ethnopharmacol, 142(3),776-781.
  4. NorShahidah S, *Choo CY, Razali J, A. Latiff (2012) Variations of Huperzine A Content in Lycopodiaceae  Species from Tropics. Chin J Nat Med. 10(2) 125-128.
  5. NoorShahida A., Wong TW, *Choo CY (2009) Hypoglycemic effect of quassinoids from Brucea javanica (L.) Merr seeds, J Ethnopharmacol 124,586-91.


  1. Choo CY, Abdul Wahab I, Sultan S, Ali Shah SA (2014) Workbook for Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry II,  Pearson(M)SdnBhd Publisher, ISBN 978-967-349-612-9.


Book Chapter

  1. Choo CY, Wong TW, NoorShahida A (2012) Hypoglycemic bioactives from a traditional herb, Emerging Trends in Dietary Components for Preventing and Combating Disease, Chapter 14, p263-274, American Chemical Society Publication, USA. ISBN13: 9780841226647 eISBN: 9780841226661 (ISI).

 Selected Awards

  1. Bronze Medal : 35th Inventions  and Innovation 2007, Geneva, Switzerland, Semi-purification process of Bioactive Herbal Fractions.

Research Grants

  1. PRGS,Principal Investigator, 2013-2015
  2. Industries, Principal Investigator, 2012-2017

Patents filed at UiTM

  • PI20093805

Reviewer for Journals

Pharmaceutical Biology,  Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Current Medicinal Chemistry,   Chinese Journal of Natural Medicine, TANG, ISRN Chromatography, Malaysiana, International Food Research Journal, Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences,  Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine,  Fitoterapia,  Phytotherapy Research, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, American Chemical Society Symposium Series, etc.


Editorial appointments

  • Editorial Advisory Board, TANG : International Journal of Genuine Traditional Medicine (eISSN: 2233-8985)
  • Editorial Board, ISRN Chromatography, Hindawi Publishing Corporation (open access),ISSN: 2090-8636 (Online)
  • Editorial Board, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM), Hindawi Publishing Corporation (open access), ISSN: 1741-427X (Print), ISSN: 1741-4288 (Online).
  • Expert panel, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Elsevier (ISSN: 19957645)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Coastal Life Medicine (ISSN 23095288)
  • Editorial Board, Current Traditional Medicine, Bentham publishing (ISSN: 2215-0846 (Online) ISSN: 2215-0838 (Print)
  • Editorial board, Asian Journal of Pharmacological Sciences. [ISSN: 2314-8993 (Online) Hindawi Publishing



Our Address

Level 11, FF1 Building,
Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM Puncak Alam Campus
Bandar Puncak Alam

Tel: +603-32584645
Fax: +603-32584602

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