Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cheah Yoke Kqueen is the Head of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Unit in the Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is also appointed as Technical Advisor on Molecular Diagnostic to Subang Jaya Medical Centre since 2007. He is a Chartered Scientist, Fellow of Institute of Biomedical Science, UK and member of Royal Society of Biology, UK. He holds the position as President Malaysian Biomedical Science Association and BiomedKL. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cheah is also the ambassador of Korean Government Scholarship Program Malaysia. He is an established scientist with more than 200 scientific publications in international and peer-reviewed journals and serves on the Editor in Chief for Journal of Transdisciplinary Biomedicine. He leads more than 15 research projects funded by public and private agencies. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cheah won numeral awards in research exhibition and successfully filed 3 patents. He and his team were the first to discover Barrientosiimonas humi, a novel genus of actinobacteria named after the Barrientos Island during his expedition to Antarctica.
His current research areas are in the molecular diagnostic of cancers, drug discoveries, theranostics and genetics.