Dr. Koh Chong Lek
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Koh Chong Lek has over 50 years of experience in teaching and researching genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology at universities in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Europe and USA. He was formerly the Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology at UM and the former Head of the DNA Centre @ NIE, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technology University at Singapore. Dr. Koh is recognised by the Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London, England, and MSc and BSc in Genetics from the University of Malaya. He is also the first scientist to provide DNA typing service for human identification and parentage testing in Malaysia, and has used DNA typing to confirm the identities of several victims of the Highland Towers collapse in 1993 and MAS Fokker 50 plane crash in Tawau in 1995. He was awarded the MSMBB Distinguished Scientist Award by the Malaysian Society for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology recently.