Congratulations to Associate Prof. Dr. Chan Yoke Fun, for receiving The BrandLaureate BrandLeadership e-Branding Awards 2020.

Chan, who is currently attached to the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine of University of Malaya, has more than 20 years of research experience in virology.

Developing an interest in science during her undergraduate education, she was involved in many research programs and grants at both national and international levels, and has more than 80 publications.

During the interview, Chan said: “I am a virologist focused on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of Enterovirus A71, an emerging virus that causes severe neurological disease,

“I lead a laboratory with research interests in epidemiology and pathogenesis of emerging viruses such as enterovirus A71, Chikungunya, and respiratory viruses,” she added.

Her studies have led her to a better understanding of how viruses spread and infect humans.

Besides, she also served as an Associate Editor of BMC Infectious Diseases and is a guest editor in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

“I have multiple joint publications with collaborators from Asia, Europe, and USA. My studies have led to a better understanding of how viruses spread and infect humans,” she said.