Dr Erin Lim
Dr Erin Lim
Associate Professor, PU-RCSI
Bachelor’s in Science (Hons)-Microbiology, PhD in Medical Biotechnology
Dr Erin Lim is currently appointed as the Wet Lab Coordinator at Perdana University and is a member of the Perdana University Research Committee. She is an honorary member of the Medical Biotechnology Research Group at the Faculty of Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia and serves as an adjunct faculty for the School of Data Science within Perdana University.
She obtained her PhD in Medical Biotechnology from Universiti Putra Malaysia and was a National Science Fellowship scholar, awarded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. She was appointed as a lecturer at the International Medical University under the School of Pharmacy in 2010 prior to joining Perdana University, PU-RCSI as a Senior Lecturer in 2014.
Her main research interests include analysis of carriage and transmission of multidrug resistant bacteria in non-conventional settings, besides an interest in natural products for antimicrobial testing. She is heavily involved in the elucidation of mechanisms of reversal of resistance in bacteria in addition to investigating the immunological analyses of diseases, development of vaccination and treatment models in animals. She hopes her work will support discovery of therapeutics in the clinical setting and assist in the combat against the burden of antibiotic resistance. Dr Erin’s current ongoing collaborations are with the University of Surrey, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the International Medical University.
Dr Erin is a believer of research-based teaching in expanding the student learning experience beyond classroom walls. She has successfully graduated two postgraduate students and more than sixty undergraduates, some of whom are international students on short-term attachments. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, Journal of Integrative Medicine, The Scientific World Journal, Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, BMC Journal of Biomedical Science, Letters in Applied Microbiology and The Natural Products Journal. She is also an external postgraduate examiner for Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Taylor’s University.
Yap PSX, Yang KC, Lai KS, Lim SHE. 2017 Essential oils: The ultimate solution to antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli? Intech Open, Croatia
List of Journal Publications
Song AAL, In LLA, Lim SHE, Raha AR. 2017 Lactococcus lactis: From food to factory. Microbial Cell Factories 16:55 10.1186/s12934-017-0669-x
Tye KY, Lim SHE, Gan SY, Tan SE, Chen CA, Phang SM. 2016 Comparison of visual observation and emission intensity of resazurin for antimicrobial properties of hexane, dichloromethane, methanol and water extracts from a brown alga, Turbinaria ornata. Cogent Biology 2:1225877 0.1080/23312025.2016.1225877
Yap IKS, Kho MT, Chong CW, Lim SHE, Ismail NH, Lim PKC, Mak JW. 2016 Systems biology analyses of the dynamic host response to Toxoplasma gondii infection in a murine model. Open Parasitology 2(9):1-13 10.1017/pao.2016.8
Mai CW, Yap IKS, Kho MT, Ismail NH, Yusoff K, Shaari K, Chin SY, Lim SHE. 2016 Mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of Clinacanthus nutans Lindau extracts: inhibition of cytokine production and Toll-like receptor-4 activation. Frontiers in Pharmacology 7(7) PMID: 26869924
Ng CK, Lee AW, Chiew JW, Lee LJ, Pichika, MR, Lim SHE 2016 An evaluation of antimicrobial activity of different extracts of Dillenia suffroticosa stem bark. International Medical Journal 24(1): 104-110
Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Chan K-G, Lim SHE. 2015 Antibacterial mode of action of Cinnamomum verum bark essential oil, alone and incombination with piperacillin, against a multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 25(8): 1299-1306 PMID:25381741 10.4014/jmb.1407.07054.
Yap IKS, Kho MT, Lim SHE, Ismail NH, Yam WK, Chong CW. 2015 Acclimatisation-induced stress influenced host metabolic and gut microbial composition change. Molecular Biosystems 11(1):297-306 PMID:25382376
Yap PSX, Yiap BC, Hu CP, Lim SHE. 2014 Essential oils, a new horizon in reversing bacterial antibiotic resistance? Open Microbiology Journal 8:6-14 PMID:24627729
Yap PSX, Krishnan T, Yiap BC, Hu CP, Chan K-G, Lim SHE. 2014 Membrane disruption and anti-quorum sensing effects of synergistic interaction between Lavandula augustifolia (lavender oil) in combination with antibiotic against plasmid-conferred multidrug resistant Escherichia coli. Journal of Applied Microbiology 116(5):1119-1128 PMID:24779580
Yap PSX, Chong EYT, Wong YY, Lim XY, Ang JH, Goh HSL, Lai SMX, Mai CW, Buru AS, Pichika MR, Lim SHE. 2013 Antibacterial and antifungal testing of the different extracts of Dillenia obovata (Blume Hoogl). World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2(5):3946-3962
Lim SHE, Poon PM, Ng SL, Oh CP, Sin XJ, Ng SY, Loh TY, Buru AS, Pichika MR. 2013 Evaluation of four extracts from Dillenia ovate stem bark and leaves for antibacterial and antifungal activity. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 5(3):471-474
Yap PSX, Lim SHE, Hu CP, Yiap BC. 2013 Combination of essential oils and antibiotics reduce antibiotic resistance in plasmid-conferred multidrug resistant bacteria. Phytomedicine 20:710-713 PMID:23537749
Lim SHE, Jahanshiri F, Jalilian FA, Abdul Rahim R, Sekawi Z, Yusoff K. 2010 Surface display of respiratory syncytial virus glycoproteins in Lactococcus lactis NZ9000. Letters in Applied Microbiology 51(6):658-664 PMID:20973806
Lim SHE, Jahanshiri F, Jalilian FA, Abdul Rahim R, Sekawi Z, Yusoff K. 2010 Glycosylation is not necessary for the recognition of the fusion glycoprotein domain of human respiratory syncytial virus by a polyclonal antibody. Acta Virologica 54(3): 181-187 PMID:20822310