University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Science

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Yuh-Fen Pung

Associate Professor,


  • workRoom B1B20 Block B1
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • work+6 (03) 8725 3748
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8018


I obtained my Ph.D degree in Biological Sciences from the National University of Singapore. After graduation I did my post-doctoral trainings in Singapore, United States and United Kingdom prior to joining School of Biomedical Sciences at UNMC as Assistant Professor. My research interests have been trying to understand the role(s) of mitochondrial bioenergetics and oxidative stress in cardiovascular pathophysiology. I am well-trained in biochemical techniques and specialized surgical procedures in rodents. I welcome research collaborations related to mitochondrial bioenergetics and oxidative stress, obesity and diabetes, as well as vascular biology.

Teaching Summary

I am currently involved in teaching the following modules;-

Year 1

B11M04 Biomedical Skills

A11HDT Human Development and Tissue Differentiation

B11M02 Physiology and Pharmacology 2

B11M03 Physiological Measurements

Year 2

B12303 Basic Molecular Pharmacology

C72340 Protein Structure and Function

B12M03 Approaches to Biomedical Research

C72445 Lipid Metabolism and Oxidative Phosphorylation

B12C03 Autonomic Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology

Year 3

B13505 Molecular Pharmacology

C73B47 Biochemistry of Diseases

B13M02 Biomedical Science Final Year Project

I am the module convenor for the following modules:-

C72445 Lipid Metabolism and Oxidative Phosphorylation

C73B47 Biochemistry of Diseases

Research Summary

My research interest is trying to understand the role(s) of mitochondrial bioenergetics and oxidative stress in cardiovascular pathophysiology.

Recent Publications

  • SOH FCO, KEE JH, THIEN MY, YING YL, LE CF, NGUYEN D, GOH BH, PUNG SY and PUNG YF, 2018. Antibacterial activity by ZnO nanorods and ZnO nanodisks: A model used to illustrate "Nanotoxicity Threshold". J Ind Eng Chem. 62, 333-340 (IF: 4.421)
  • PAN Y, ONG CE, PUNG YF and CHIENG J, 2018. The current understanding of the interactions between nanoparticles and cytochrome P450 enzymes – A literature based review. Xenobiotica. 12, 1-14 (IF: 2.199)
  • THEIN MY, PUNG SY, CHUAH LS and PUNG YF, 2018. Photodegradation behavior of ZnO nanorods on various types of organic dyes. Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies. 4(2), 272-280
  • YING YL, PUNG SY, ONG MT and PUNG YF, 2018. Rhodomine B dye removal and inhibitory effect on B. subtilis and S. aureus by WOx nanoparticles. J Ind Eng Chem. 67, 437-447 (IF: 4.421)

Faculty of Science

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

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8018

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