Our team of microbiologists is from a diverse background and they form the backbone of Viroxy to provide reliable and fast service.
When we first planned and established our laboratory, we had 2 microbiologists coordinating the tests and handling the entire operation. Our modest team has now grown to 6 highly qualified microbiologists with doctor, master and bachelor's degrees from reputable local and foreign institutions in various disciplines. Our team of competent and enthusiastic microbiologists uphold the highest standards and they are committed to serve you as an individual with unique needs instead of just another client.
Dr. Cheng Shoou Lee
Head of Microbiological Testing
Dr. Lee Cheng Shoou is the Head of Microbiological Testing at Viroxy. Dr. Lee holds an Honours degree in Genetics, a bachelor's degree in Medical Science, and a doctorate degree in Science from the University of Adelaide in Australia. In addition to microbiology and virology, Dr. Lee is also an expert in Chinese herbal medicine. This devoted son has been helping his father at his herbal medicine shop since he was 5 and knows the healing properties of more than 100 herbs. According to him, the secret to a healthier life is keeping the body in balance between Yin and Yang. Special tip: Boil a pot of water, throw in some yang shen xu (ginseng) roots and drink it during hot days to cool off your body.
Ms. Zhao Min Khoo
Microbiologist cum Deputy Quality and Technical Manager
Ms. Khoo Zhao Min is a Microbiologist cum Deputy Quality and Technical Manager at Viroxy and she manages the technical aspects of Viroxy laboratories. She acquired a bachelor's degree in biotechnology from University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia and has 3 years of experience in microbiology. During her free time, Ms. Khoo can be found roaming the aisles of Kinokuniya bookstores looking for the latest science fiction books in Mandarin. She has read every book in the Harry Potter series – in Mandarin. And as far as she is concerned, the perfect book contains aliens and mysteries in just the right amount. (Not that she minds when a hot detective is thrown in the mix.)
Ms. Shi Ern Chan
Microbiologist cum Deputy Technical Manager
Ms. Chan Shi Ern is a Microbiologist cum Deputy Technical Manager at Viroxy and she assists Ms. Khoo in managing the technical aspects of the laboratories. Ms. Chan acquired a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester and a master's degree in Toxicology from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Ms. Chan has been investing her free time in teaching herself French for the past 2 years but confesses to a slow progress lately. Although she can read and understand the language to some degree, she is unable to respond in it verbally. If you intend to converse with Ms. Chan in French, please speak s-l-o-w-l-y and enunciate every word.
Ms. Nur Suhana Mohamad Ripim
Microbiologist cum Virologist
Ms. Nur Suhana Mohamad Ripim or better known as Su is a Jr. Microbiologist cum Virologist at Viroxy. Su holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and is currently preparing a thesis for a master’s degree in Microbiology also in UKM. Prior to joining Viroxy, she conducted 2 studies under the auspices of UKM over a period of 12 months. Just recently, she concluded another research that culminated in the development of a topical cream that treats skin lesions caused by Herpes Simplex Type I. Unlike other creams available in the market today, this one is not made of chemical compounds. It derives its active ingredients from a local herb. When Su is not busy with work and studies, she likes to play basketball. And she plays to win. Just earlier this year, she helped her team win a gold medal during college tournament. Go Su!
Dr. Siti Syazani Suhaimi
Dr. Siti Syazani Suhaimi is a Virologist at Viroxy. Dr. Syazani has a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Universiti Malaya, a master’s degree in Microbial Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a doctorate degree in Molecular Medicine from UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute in Malaysia. Dr. Syazani has travelled to all 13 states in Malaysia as the representative of Malaysian AIDS Council. During her one-year stint with the NGO, she organised countless awareness workshops among high-risk communities including transvestites and sex workers. Dr. Syazani in recounting her experience advises one not to discriminate those with high-risk lifestyles but to understand and provide them with moral support instead.
Mr. Jerry Mah Han Fong
Mr. Jerry Mah Han Fong is a Microbiologist at Viroxy. Mr. Mah or Jerry as he is fondly known, has a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science, both from Management and Science University in Malaysia. Prior to accepting a permanent position with us, Jerry completed his internship at Viroxy. Jerry was hooked to fishing when he was just a boy in primary school. Today, he is a fishing enthusiast who never wastes an opportunity to immerse himself in this quiet sport. During his free time, Jerry can be found reeling in lines from rivers, seaside or pay ponds located around the Klang Valley. The most recent fishing expedition saw him heading home with a pacu weighing 3.5 kg.
Ms. Anith Athira Che Abd Rahim
Business Development Executive
Ms. Anith Athira Che Abd Rahim is a Business Development Executive at Viroxy. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. Athira as she is known, usually winds down after a busy day with a good Korean drama. Make no mistake however, she does not watch just any Korean drama. It has to be a good one. Her favourite so far is the wildly popular ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim’. To further illustrate her fine taste in all things Korean, Athira does not favour the mass-produced K-pop bands of late. She draws the line at the famed boy band Super Junior.
Ms. Eden Caliza Misa
Ms. Eden Caliza Misa is a laboratory assistant at Viroxy and she has a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology from Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology in the Philippines. Her primary role at Viroxy is to keep the laboratory equipment clean and the waste disposed responsibly. She came to Malaysia for work in 2013 and has since learned the local language and adapted to the lifestyle. Eden’s dream is to one day become a certified Herbalist. During her free time, she offers advice to patients who prefer a natural approach to healthy living. Her advice to everyone she meets is; eat according to your blood type, consume natural foods and exercise daily.