University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Science
     
  
 

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Zhi Xiang Ng

Assistant Professor,

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  • workRoom DB05 Faculty of Science
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8725 3616

Biography

Dr Ng Zhi Xiang is currently an Assistant Professor in nutrition at the School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biochemistry from the University of Malaya. The significance of his works had been recognized in a number of scholarly publications, conferences and symposia. Currently he serves as academic editor for several international scientific journals and has involved in the peer review in more than 20 international journals.

Expertise Summary

Antioxidant, metabolic diseases, biomarkers & risk factors, food processing, molecular nutrition

Teaching Summary

I am involved in the teaching for BSc Nutrition and BSc Biotechnology related modules.

A module convenor for:

1) Practical techniques in human nutrition (BIOS 2079)

2) Molecular nutrition (BIOS 3057)

A module contributor for:

1) Biochemistry-building block of life (BIOS 1037)

2) Biosciences tutorial (BIOS 1040)

3) Nutrition, Metabolism and Disease (BIOS 2051)

4) Nutritional Regulation, Physiology and Endocrinology (BIOS 2062)

5) Undergraduate research project (BIOS 3068)

6) Biotechnology in animal physiology (BIOS 3058)

7) Applied Bioethics-Sustainable Food Production&Biotechnology and Environment (BIOS 3060)

Research Summary

My research interest relates to both human nutrition and health that fall into three broad areas: food sciences, molecular nutrition, metabolic diseases risk factors and biomarkers. Current research… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

My research interest relates to both human nutrition and health that fall into three broad areas: food sciences, molecular nutrition, metabolic diseases risk factors and biomarkers. Current research projects includes: (i) The effect of different post-harvest processing (drying, heating/cooking, solvent extraction, fermentation) on the bio-accessibility, total antioxidant and hypoglycaemic activity in selected functional plant-based foods; (ii) Effects of phytochemicals isolated from functional plants on in vitro gene expression and cell metabolism to combat non-communicable diseases, in particular diabetes and its complications such as retinopathy.

Past Research

Studies on the role of RAGE gene polymorphism and oxidative-glycation process in the development of retinopathy in type 2 diabetic patients

Faculty of Science

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

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

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