Dr Zhi Xiang Ng

Dr Zhi Xiang Ng

Expertise summary

Dr Ng is attached to the School of Biosciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biochemistry from the University of Malaya and PGCHE from the University of Nottingham. He is also a Fellow of UK Advanced Higher Education (FHEA) and a member of Malaysian Scientific Association (MSA). Currently he serves as an academic editor for twelve scientific journals and has involved in the peer review of more than 40 international science indexed journals. The significance of his works has been recognized in a number of research grant capture, scholarly publications, conferences and symposia.

Dr Ng's 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 (e.g. drying, heating, fermentation, etc.) on the bio-accessibility, enzyme inhibition, antioxidant and hypoglycaemic activities in selected functional foods and medicinal plants; (ii) Effects of phytochemicals extracted from functional plants on in vitro gene expression and cell metabolism to combat non-communicable diseases, in particular diabetes and its complications.

University links: MAHSA University, University of Malaya.

More information can be found on Dr Ng's webpage.

Consultancy and Research:  Dr Ng is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Industry credentials

Dr Ng has collaboration with researchers from both academia and industry in multiple projects that investigate the functional roles of natural products. His research on mushrooms has been cited by an Italian food blogger in 2018 (https://www.hippressurecooking.com/pressure-cooker-mushroom-nutrition/). Dr Ng also partnered with a Biotechnology start-up, Advanx Health, for health awareness webinar entitled "Genetics and Human Diseases" in December 2018 (https://blog.advanxhealth.com/2019-08-27-genetics-and-human-diseases-by-dr-ng-basics-of-genetics-part-1/). The content of this webinar were later translated into several web blogs (https://blog.advanxhealth.com/2019-08-27-genetics-and-human-diseases-by-dr-ng-genetic-disorders-part-3/).


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