Kwai Lin Thong
Professor Dr Thong Kwai Lin is full professor at the University of Malaya (UM). She served as the Director, Centre for Research Services, IPPP, UM from 2011-2015. She has published over 240 papers in refereed national and international journals and proceedings and presented more than 200 papers in conferences/symposia and has supervised 80 postgraduates.
She has won numerous Awards related to research and teaching activities. These include 20 Gold Medals, 12 Silver Medals, 7 Bronze Medals in various National and International Invention & Innovation Exposition, Top Research Scientist Malaysia (2014), excellent Scientist Award from the Ministry of Higher Education (2005), the Medical Association of Malaysia-Infectious Disease Fund Visiting Fellowship (2006), the 2013 Woman Scientist Award from University of Malaya and the prestigious 2015 Malaysian Society for Microbiology, the University’s Excellent Service Awards in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2012. She was the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Ambassador to Malaysia for 7 years (2007-2014), and awarded the American Society for Microbiology Ambassador of the Year (2009) Award and Certificate of Outstanding Service to the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology in 2011.
Her research interests include molecular biology, genomics, phonemics, epidemiology, diagnostics and drug resistance mechanism of foodborne and nosocomial bacterial pathogens.