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UM's Associate Prof Dr Chan Yoke Fun Among Top 100 Asian Scientists

Chan Yoke-Fun Universiti Malaya (UM)

AsianScientist:
University of Malaya (UM)'s Associate Professor Dr Chan from Biomedical Sciences field received a 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science fellowship for developing therapeutic peptides that target enterovirus A71 in hand, foot and mouth disease.

Chan Yoke-Fun
Associate Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
University of Malaya, Malaysia

For parents across the world, a child complaining of a sore throat may immediately give rise to worries of hand, foot and mouth disease - a mild, contagious viral disease that causes painful blisters in the throat, gums, cheeks, soles of the feet, and palms of the hands.

Hoping to find a solution to this ubiquitous disease is infectious disease expert Associate Professor Chan Yoke-Fun, who studies how enterovirus 71 causes hand, foot and mouth disease in children.
Read her official CV at UM website.