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.Read her official CV at UM website.
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.