University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Jason Chia

Assistant Professor,


  • workRoom BB10 Block B
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8148
  • fax03-89248001


I worked briefly as a contract researcher for Institute for Medical Research (Kuala Lumpur) from 2006-2008. I completed my MSc in Industrial Chemistry from Universiti Malaysia Pahang in 2012. My teaching career started with Curtin University Sarawak from 2009 to 2016. Currently I'm working with University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus as a foundation chemistry lecturer.

Expertise Summary

My research interest predominantly focus on natural products drug discovery. I hope I can contribute my expertise in plant drugs discovery which includes natural products isolation, bioactivity assessment and chemical structure elucidation. My MSc works had provided some insights about antidiabetic properties of Borapetol B, a clerodane diterpene compound. I wish I can extend the investigation by focusing on how clerodane diterpenes' insulin inducing mechanism takes place in pancreatic beta cell.

Recent Publications

Past Research

Faradianna E. Lokman, Harvest F. Gu, Wan Nazaimoon Wan Mohamud, Mashitah M. Yusoff, Keh Leong Chia, and Claes-Göran Östenson. 2013. "Antidiabetic Effect of Oral Borapetol B Compound, Isolated from the Plant Tinospora crispa, by Stimulating Insulin Release." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 (2013),

J.K. Karunagharan, K. Ramakrishnan, J. Chia, 2021. Bridge the student evaluating teacher tool and student evaluating module tool with students' performance at higher learning institutions in Malaysia. EDULEARN21 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 1386-1390 DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.0335

K.L. Chia, C.L. Yap, 2021. Transition in emergency: Establishing DSGL for teaching foundation physical chemistry via the planning-teaching-reflecting cycle during the Covid-19 lockdown, EDULEARN21 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 6983-6992. DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.1409

Sanzana, M.R., Abdulrazic, M.O.M., Wong, J.Y., Karunagharan, J.K. and Chia, J. (2024), "Gamified virtual labs: shifting from physical environments for low-risk interactive learning", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 208-221.

Karunagharan, J.K., Yong S.T., Khiew, P.S., and Chia, J.. (2023). Chapter 12 Learning Science via Simulations: Evaluating the Impact on Student Learning. In Byrom, T. and Cawkwell, J. (Eds.). The Teaching and Learning Challenges of 21st-Century Higher Education: Prioritising Pedagogy. (pp. 159-171). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Newcastle.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8001

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