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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Swee Hua Erin


Position

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Centre for Research Excellence, Perdana University
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Data Science, PU-SDS

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy-Medical Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2006-2010
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons)-Microbiology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2003-2006

Alma Mater: Universiti Putra Malaysia

Interests: Traipsing the globe, indulging in sci-fi books and witnessing the performing arts.

Email: [email protected]

Currently Supervising:

  • Charumathy A/P Chandran, MScMicrobiology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Inhibition of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus by co-culture with Lactobacillus plantarum expressing bacteriophage lysin
  • Moo Chew Li, MSc-Medical Microbiology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Analysis of combinatorial interaction between essential oil and antibiotic against antibiotic resistant bacteria,
  • Yang Kai Chan, PhDMicrobial, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Investigation of synergistic effects of lavender and peppermint essential oil with antibiotic meropenem against NDM-1 producing Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Neoh Seong Kiat, MB BCh BAO, PU-RCSI, A cross-sectional survey of healthcare facility staff and patient awareness of and attitudes to confidentiality of electronic medical records
  • Afiq Imran bin Masron, MB BCh BAO, PU-RCSI, A cross-sectional survey of healthcare facility staff and patient awareness of and attitudes to confidentiality of electronic medical records
  • Lim Boon Tsann, MB BCh BAO, PU-RCSI, r Pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables

Additional links:

https://scholar.google.com.my/citations?user=kTNyEscAAAAJ&hl=en

http://news.hct.ac.ae/en/2018/03/adw-young-woman-health-medical-sciences-award/

http://imunews.imu.edu.my/students/imu-global-experience-students-from-strathclyde-enjoyed-imus-student-mobility-programme/

http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/10/15/imu-takes-the-lead-in-shaping-excellence/

About Me:

Dr Erin Lim is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Research Excellence, Perdana University. Prior to that, she was an Associate Professor at the PU-RCSI School of Medicine. She is also an honorary member of the Medical Biotechnology Research Group at the Faculty of Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

She obtained her PhD in Medical Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia and was a National Science Fellowship scholar, awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. She was appointed as a lecturer at the International Medical University under the School of Pharmacy in 2010 prior to joining Perdana University, PU-RCSI as a Senior Lecturer in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antibacterials, essential oils, synergistic activity, One Health
  1. Short description :

Erin’s main research interests include analysis of carriage and transmission of multidrug resistant bacteria in non-conventional settings, besides an interest in natural products for antimicrobial testing. She is heavily involved in the elucidation of mechanisms of reversal of resistance in bacteria in addition to investigating the immunological analyses of diseases, development of vaccination and treatment models in animals. She hopes her work will support discovery of therapeutics in the clinical setting and assist in the combat against the burden of antibiotic resistance. Dr Erin’s current ongoing collaborations are with the University of Surrey, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the International Medical University.

Erin is a believer of research-based teaching in expanding the student learning experience beyond classroom walls. She has successfully graduated two postgraduate students and more than sixty undergraduates, some of whom are international students on short-term attachments. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, Journal of Integrative Medicine, The Scientific World Journal, Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, BMC Journal of Biomedical Science, Letters in Applied Microbiology and The Natural Products Journal. She is also an external postgraduate examiner for Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Taylor’s University.

Clubs and Associations

  • Malaysian Society for Microbiology
  • European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • American Society for Microbiology

Publications

Book Chapter

Yap PSX, Yang KC, Lai KS, Lim SHE. 2017 Essential oils: The ultimate solution to antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli? in Escherichia coli – Recent Advances on Physiology, Pathogenesis and Biotechnological Applications, editor Amidou Samie, ISBN 978-953-51-3330-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3329-2 Intech Open, Croatia DOI:10.5772/67776

List of Journal Publications (Conference list in CV)

  1. Yang SK, Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Yusoff  K, Chan KG, Yap WS, Lai KS, Lim SHE* Mode of action: Synergistic interaction of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. Carl) essential oil and meropenem against plasmid-mediated resistant E. coli. Records of Natural Products DOI: http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.59.17.12.078
  2. Yang SK, Low LY, Yap PSX, Yusoff K, Mai CW, Lai KS, Lim SHE* Plant-derived antimicrobials: Insights into mitigation of antimicrobial resistance. Records of Natural Products 12(4):295-316 DOI: 10.25135/rnp.41.1
  3. Kanagarajah RR, Weerasingam DL, Lee DZF, Yusoff K, Paramasivam SJ, Low WY, Jeevaratnam, Lim SHE*. 2017 Antibiotic profiling of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates in stray canines and felines. Cogent Biology 3 (1) DOI:10.1080/23312025.2017.1412280
  4. Yang SK, Yusoff K, Mai CW, Lim WM, Yap WS , Lim SHE, Lai KS*. 2017 Additivity vs. synergism: Investigation of the additive interaction of cinnamon bark oil and meropenem in combinatory therapy. Molecules 22, 1733 DOI:10.3390/molecules22111733
  5. Mehrabadi MHF*, Bahonar A, Mirzaei K, Molouki A, Ghalyanchilangeroudi A, Ghafouri SA, Tehrani F, Lim SHE. 2017 Prevalence of avian influenza (H9N2) in commercial quail, partridge, and turkey farms in Iran, 2014–2015. Tropical Animal Health and Production DOI:10.1007/s11250-017-1438-x
  6. Song AAL*, In LLA, Lim SHE, Raha AR. 2017 Lactococcus lactis: From food to factory. Microbial Cell Factories 16:55 DOI:10.1186/s12934-017-0669-x
  7. Tye KY*, Lim SHE, Gan SY, Tan SE, Chen CA, Phang SM. 2016 Comparison of visual observation and emission intensity of resazurin for antimicrobial properties of hexane, dichloromethane, methanol and water extracts from a brown alga, Turbinaria ornata. Cogent Biology 2:1225877 DOI:10.1080/23312025.2016.1225877
  8. Yap IKS*, Kho MT, Chong CW, Lim SHE, Ismail NH, Lim PKC, Mak JW. 2016 Systems biology analyses of the dynamic host response to Toxoplasma gondii infection in a murine model. Open Parasitology 2(9):1-13 DOI:10.1017/pao.2016.8
  9. Mai CW*, Yap IKS, Kho MT, Ismail NH, Yusoff K, Shaari K, Chin SY, Lim SHE. 2016 Mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of Clinacanthus nutans Lindau extracts: inhibition of cytokine production and Toll-like receptor-4 activation. Frontiers in Pharmacology 7(7) DOI:10.3389/fphar.2016.00007
  10. Ng CK, Lee AW, Chiew JW, Lee LJ, Pichika, MR, Lim SHE* 2016 An evaluation of antimicrobial activity of different extracts of Dillenia suffroticosa stem bark. International Medical Journal 24(1): 104-110
  11. Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Chan K-G, Lim SHE*. 2015 Antibacterial mode of action of Cinnamomum verum bark essential oil, alone and incombination with piperacillin, against a multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 25(8): 1299-1306 PMID:25381741 DOI:10.4014/jmb.1407.07054
  12. Yap IKS*, Kho MT, Lim SHE, Ismail NH, Yam WK, Chong CW. 2015 Acclimatisation-induced stress influenced host metabolic and gut microbial composition change. Molecular Biosystems 11(1):297-306 DOI:10.1039/c4mb00463a
  13. Yap PSX, Yiap BC, Hu CP, Lim SHE*. 2014 Essential oils, a new horizon in reversing bacterial antibiotic resistance? Open Microbiology Journal 8:6-14 DOI:10.2174/1874285801408010006
  14. Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Yiap BC, Hu CP, Chan K-G, Lim SHE*. 2014 Membrane disruption and anti-quorum sensing effects of synergistic interaction between Lavandula augustifolia (lavender oil) in combination with antibiotic against plasmid-conferred multidrug resistant Escherichia coli. Journal of Applied Microbiology 116(5):1119-1128 DOI:10.1111/jam.12444
  15. Yap PSX, Chong EYT, Wong YY,  Lim XY, Ang JH, Goh HSL, Lai SMX, Mai CW, Buru AS, Pichika MR, Lim SHE*. 2013 Antibacterial and antifungal testing of the different extracts of Dillenia obovata (Blume Hoogl). World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2(5):3946-3962
  16. Lim SHE*, Poon PM, Ng SL, Oh CP, Sin XJ, Ng SY, Loh TY, Buru AS, Pichika MR. 2013 Evaluation of four extracts from Dillenia ovate stem bark and leaves for antibacterial and antifungal activity. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 5(3):471-474
  17. Yap PSX, Lim SHE, Hu CP, Yiap BC*. 2013 Combination of essential oils and antibiotics reduce antibiotic resistance in plasmid-conferred multidrug resistant bacteria. Phytomedicine 20:710-713 DOI:10.1016/j.phymed.2013.02.013
  18. Lim SHE, Jahanshiri F, Jalilian FA, Abdul Rahim R, Sekawi  Z, Yusoff K*, 2010 Surface display of respiratory syncytial virus glycoproteins in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000. Letters in Applied Microbiology 51(6):658-664 DOI:10.1111/j.1472-765X.2010.02950.x
  19. Lim SHE, Jahanshiri F, Jalilian FA, Abdul Rahim R, Sekawi  Z, Yusoff K*. 2010 Glycosylation is not necessary for the recognition of the fusion glycoprotein domain of human respiratory syncytial virus by a polyclonal antibody. Acta Virologica 54(3): 181-187 DOI:10:4149/av_2010_03_181

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • 2018 Third Place for Best Poster Award, Perdana University Research Day, 6 April
  • 2018 Venus International Women’s Award 2018-Young Woman in Health and Medical Sciences Category
  • 2017 Best Poster Award, Medical Microbiology Category, International Conference on Medical and Clinical Microbiology Avani Atrium, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2013 Excellence in demonstrating IMU Core Values (Team Category)
  • 2013 Winner Of Air Asia Travel 3sixty Magazine Travel Log (August)
  • 2011 Nominee for the Nat Sternberg Award
  • (2006-2010) National Science Fellowship, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

About Me:

Dr Erin Lim is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Research Excellence, Perdana University. Prior to that, she was an Associate Professor at the PU-RCSI School of Medicine. She is also an honorary member of the Medical Biotechnology Research Group at the Faculty of Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

She obtained her PhD in Medical Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia and was a National Science Fellowship scholar, awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. She was appointed as a lecturer at the International Medical University under the School of Pharmacy in 2010 prior to joining Perdana University, PU-RCSI as a Senior Lecturer in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), antibacterials, essential oils, synergistic activity, One Health
  1. Short description :

Erin’s main research interests include analysis of carriage and transmission of multidrug resistant bacteria in non-conventional settings, besides an interest in natural products for antimicrobial testing. She is heavily involved in the elucidation of mechanisms of reversal of resistance in bacteria in addition to investigating the immunological analyses of diseases, development of vaccination and treatment models in animals. She hopes her work will support discovery of therapeutics in the clinical setting and assist in the combat against the burden of antibiotic resistance. Dr Erin’s current ongoing collaborations are with the University of Surrey, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the International Medical University.

Erin is a believer of research-based teaching in expanding the student learning experience beyond classroom walls. She has successfully graduated two postgraduate students and more than sixty undergraduates, some of whom are international students on short-term attachments. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, Journal of Integrative Medicine, The Scientific World Journal, Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, BMC Journal of Biomedical Science, Letters in Applied Microbiology and The Natural Products Journal. She is also an external postgraduate examiner for Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Taylor’s University.

Publications

Book Chapter

Yap PSX, Yang KC, Lai KS, Lim SHE. 2017 Essential oils: The ultimate solution to antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli? in Escherichia coli – Recent Advances on Physiology, Pathogenesis and Biotechnological Applications, editor Amidou Samie, ISBN 978-953-51-3330-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3329-2 Intech Open, Croatia DOI:10.5772/67776

List of Journal Publications (Conference list in CV)

  1. Yang SK, Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Yusoff  K, Chan KG, Yap WS, Lai KS, Lim SHE* Mode of action: Synergistic interaction of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L. Carl) essential oil and meropenem against plasmid-mediated resistant E. coli. Records of Natural Products DOI: http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.59.17.12.078
  2. Yang SK, Low LY, Yap PSX, Yusoff K, Mai CW, Lai KS, Lim SHE* Plant-derived antimicrobials: Insights into mitigation of antimicrobial resistance. Records of Natural Products 12(4):295-316 DOI: 10.25135/rnp.41.1
  3. Kanagarajah RR, Weerasingam DL, Lee DZF, Yusoff K, Paramasivam SJ, Low WY, Jeevaratnam, Lim SHE*. 2017 Antibiotic profiling of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates in stray canines and felines. Cogent Biology 3 (1) DOI:10.1080/23312025.2017.1412280
  4. Yang SK, Yusoff K, Mai CW, Lim WM, Yap WS , Lim SHE, Lai KS*. 2017 Additivity vs. synergism: Investigation of the additive interaction of cinnamon bark oil and meropenem in combinatory therapy. Molecules 22, 1733 DOI:10.3390/molecules22111733
  5. Mehrabadi MHF*, Bahonar A, Mirzaei K, Molouki A, Ghalyanchilangeroudi A, Ghafouri SA, Tehrani F, Lim SHE. 2017 Prevalence of avian influenza (H9N2) in commercial quail, partridge, and turkey farms in Iran, 2014–2015. Tropical Animal Health and Production DOI:10.1007/s11250-017-1438-x
  6. Song AAL*, In LLA, Lim SHE, Raha AR. 2017 Lactococcus lactis: From food to factory. Microbial Cell Factories 16:55 DOI:10.1186/s12934-017-0669-x
  7. Tye KY*, Lim SHE, Gan SY, Tan SE, Chen CA, Phang SM. 2016 Comparison of visual observation and emission intensity of resazurin for antimicrobial properties of hexane, dichloromethane, methanol and water extracts from a brown alga, Turbinaria ornata. Cogent Biology 2:1225877 DOI:10.1080/23312025.2016.1225877
  8. Yap IKS*, Kho MT, Chong CW, Lim SHE, Ismail NH, Lim PKC, Mak JW. 2016 Systems biology analyses of the dynamic host response to Toxoplasma gondii infection in a murine model. Open Parasitology 2(9):1-13 DOI:10.1017/pao.2016.8
  9. Mai CW*, Yap IKS, Kho MT, Ismail NH, Yusoff K, Shaari K, Chin SY, Lim SHE. 2016 Mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of Clinacanthus nutans Lindau extracts: inhibition of cytokine production and Toll-like receptor-4 activation. Frontiers in Pharmacology 7(7) DOI:10.3389/fphar.2016.00007
  10. Ng CK, Lee AW, Chiew JW, Lee LJ, Pichika, MR, Lim SHE* 2016 An evaluation of antimicrobial activity of different extracts of Dillenia suffroticosa stem bark. International Medical Journal 24(1): 104-110
  11. Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Chan K-G, Lim SHE*. 2015 Antibacterial mode of action of Cinnamomum verum bark essential oil, alone and incombination with piperacillin, against a multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 25(8): 1299-1306 PMID:25381741 DOI:10.4014/jmb.1407.07054
  12. Yap IKS*, Kho MT, Lim SHE, Ismail NH, Yam WK, Chong CW. 2015 Acclimatisation-induced stress influenced host metabolic and gut microbial composition change. Molecular Biosystems 11(1):297-306 DOI:10.1039/c4mb00463a
  13. Yap PSX, Yiap BC, Hu CP, Lim SHE*. 2014 Essential oils, a new horizon in reversing bacterial antibiotic resistance? Open Microbiology Journal 8:6-14 DOI:10.2174/1874285801408010006
  14. Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Yiap BC, Hu CP, Chan K-G, Lim SHE*. 2014 Membrane disruption and anti-quorum sensing effects of synergistic interaction between Lavandula augustifolia (lavender oil) in combination with antibiotic against plasmid-conferred multidrug resistant Escherichia coli. Journal of Applied Microbiology 116(5):1119-1128 DOI:10.1111/jam.12444
  15. Yap PSX, Chong EYT, Wong YY,  Lim XY, Ang JH, Goh HSL, Lai SMX, Mai CW, Buru AS, Pichika MR, Lim SHE*. 2013 Antibacterial and antifungal testing of the different extracts of Dillenia obovata (Blume Hoogl). World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2(5):3946-3962
  16. Lim SHE*, Poon PM, Ng SL, Oh CP, Sin XJ, Ng SY, Loh TY, Buru AS, Pichika MR. 2013 Evaluation of four extracts from Dillenia ovate stem bark and leaves for antibacterial and antifungal activity. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 5(3):471-474
  17. Yap PSX, Lim SHE, Hu CP, Yiap BC*. 2013 Combination of essential oils and antibiotics reduce antibiotic resistance in plasmid-conferred multidrug resistant bacteria. Phytomedicine 20:710-713 DOI:10.1016/j.phymed.2013.02.013
  18. Lim SHE, Jahanshiri F, Jalilian FA, Abdul Rahim R, Sekawi  Z, Yusoff K*, 2010 Surface display of respiratory syncytial virus glycoproteins in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000. Letters in Applied Microbiology 51(6):658-664 DOI:10.1111/j.1472-765X.2010.02950.x
  19. Lim SHE, Jahanshiri F, Jalilian FA, Abdul Rahim R, Sekawi  Z, Yusoff K*. 2010 Glycosylation is not necessary for the recognition of the fusion glycoprotein domain of human respiratory syncytial virus by a polyclonal antibody. Acta Virologica 54(3): 181-187 DOI:10:4149/av_2010_03_181

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • 2018 Third Place for Best Poster Award, Perdana University Research Day, 6 April
  • 2018 Venus International Women’s Award 2018-Young Woman in Health and Medical Sciences Category
  • 2017 Best Poster Award, Medical Microbiology Category, International Conference on Medical and Clinical Microbiology Avani Atrium, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2013 Excellence in demonstrating IMU Core Values (Team Category)
  • 2013 Winner Of Air Asia Travel 3sixty Magazine Travel Log (August)
  • 2011 Nominee for the Nat Sternberg Award
  • (2006-2010) National Science Fellowship, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Clubs and Associations

  • Malaysian Society for Microbiology
  • European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
  • American Society for Microbiology

Collaborations

  1. Research Collaboration with Assoc.Prof. Erin Lim (Centre for Research Excellence, Perdana University)

Title: Investigating the practices and awareness levels of health care facility staff

and patients towards implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

  1. Research Collaboration with Prof Amal R Nimir (Microbiology, PU-RCSI)