International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name Dr Choy Mun-Kit
Designation British Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Qualification PhD, University of Cambridge, 2007
MMedSc, University of Malaya, 2003
BSc (Genetics and Molecular Biology), First Class Honours, University of Malaya, 2001
Organization University of Cambridge, UK
Email mkc27@cam.ac.uk
Tel No. +44(0) 1223 762582
Fax No. +44(0) 1223 331505
URL http://www.cancer.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?munkitchoy
UTAR Contact Person Dr Goh Hock Guan, gohhg@utar.edu.my


Employment
Research
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cambridge University, January 2008 – April 2013. 
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Medicine, Cambridge University, April 2007 – January 2008
  • Research Assistant, Molecular Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 2002 – 2003.
Teaching
  • Faculty member (Cambridge Genius: Great Moments in the History of Science), ASA Cambridge Experience, July 2009
  • Demonstrator, Statistics Course for Part II Biologists, University of Cambridge, 2006
  • Faculty member (Molecular Medicine), The Cambridge Tradition, Oxbridge Academic Programs, July 2006
  • Demonstrator, Molecular Genetics Course, University of Malaya, 2002-2003
Research Interests
  • Genome-wide regulation of transcription factor binding
  • DNA and histone methylation 
  • Transcriptional regulation in cardiomyopathy
Awards & Honours
  • Biographee of Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2011-2012
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship (Gates Cambridge Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), 2003
  • Overseas Research Studentship, 2003
  • Frank Smart Studentship (University of Cambridge), 2003
  • Skim Pasca Siswazah (Postgraduate Scheme) Scholarship, Malaysia, 2002
Professional Activities
  • Reviewer for a number of international journals
  • Invited speaker for a number of universities
  • Editorial board member of Genomes & Cells and Journal of Organ Biology
Professional Membership
Life membership of Clare Hall and Gates Scholars' Alumni Association
Publications
  • Published more than 10 publications in scientific and medical journals.
Others
  • Board Member, Director of Membership, Gates Scholars' Alumni Association, 2010 – present
  • Alumni Representative of Cambridge Region, Gates Scholars' Alumni Association, 2008 – present
  • Vice President of Graduate Student Body, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, 2003 - 2004

Quarterly Activites
April - June 2018
  • On going research discussion
January - March 2018
  • On going research discussion
October - December 2017
  • Contract renewal, on going research discussion
July - September 2017
  • Contract renewal, on going research discussion
April - June 2017
  • On going research discussion
January - March 2017
  • On going research discussion
October - December 2016
  • On going research discussion
January - March 2016
  • Dr. Choy MK is going to visit UTAR Kampar Campus from 6 to 7 April 2016.
October - December 2015
  • On going research discussion and Dr. Choy is planning to visit UTAR in April 2016.
July - September 2015
  • Contract renewal, on going research discussion, and Dr. Choy planning to visit UTAR in Dec 2015.
April - June 2015
  • On going research discussion and in planning to visit Dr. Choy in UK
January - March 2015
  • On going research discussion and Dr. Choy is planning to visit UTAR in the coming August 2015.
October - December 2014
  • On going research discussion.
July - September 2014
  • Initial work has been done and waiting Dr. Choy to response.
April - June 2014
  • Visited Dr. ChoyMK from 23 April to 4 May at Manchester, UK. A new research topic has been identified.
January - March 2014
  • In the planning to visit Dr. ChoyMK in UK in April
October - December 2013
  • In discussion with Dr. ChoyMK for new research project.
July - September 2013
  • Dr. Choy joined Manchester University, UK. Identifying new research area for collaboration.
April - June 2013
  • Arrangement for UTAR visit on 1-3 Feb 2012
  • Dr. ChoyMK visited FICT. Meeting with FRDPC, meeting with UTAR staff, talk to UTAR staff and student, talk to CISST members have been done. Advise on the research direction also given to the CISST members.
  • In discussion with Dr. Choy MK for research project.
  • Research discussion through email and once a while through Facebook chat with Dr. Choy MK
  • Planning to have face-to-face discussion to finalise some research work in early of 2013
  • In discussion of joint paper.
January - March 2013
  • No activity
October - December 2012
  • Planning to have face-to-face discussion to finalise some research work in early of 2013
July - September 2012
  • Research discussion through email and once a while through Facebook chat with Dr. ChoyMK
April - June 2012
  • In discussion with Dr. Choy MK for research project.
January - March 2012
  • Arrangement for UTAR visit on 1-3 Feb 2012
  • Dr. Choy MK visited FICT. Meeting with FRDPC, meeting with UTAR staff, talk to UTAR staff and student, talk to CISST members have been done. Advise on the research direction also given to the CISST members.
October - December 2011
  • Arrangement to visit UTAR ( 1-3/2/2012)