About Professor Gan Siew Hua

Professor Dr. Gan Siew Hua studied in Sekolah Menengah Sultan Sulaiman, Kuala Terengganu. She was offered a scholarship by the Malaysian government (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam) to study her A-levels in Maktab Sains Mara, Kuala Lumpur. The scholarship was extended to her Bachelor (Hons) Pharmacy in Manchester University, United Kingdom. She later did her Masters in Clinical Pharmacy (Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM) followed by a PhD in pharmacogenetics from the same university.
Professor Dr Gan is currently working in Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, USM. Her research interests include natural products research, toxicology and pharmacogenetics. She was awarded with Quality Publication and Sanggar Sanjung Awards (for publication) for many consecutive years in USM. She is also the recipient of the most cited paper award (from Journal of Food Science) and the Top Reviewer of The Year Award (Elsevier). She is an editor for several journal including PlosOne journal, Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine and World Journal of Medical Genetics.
Professor Dr Gan has published more than 200 publications and proceedings, mostly in international WOS journals, with a H-index of 19 (scopus). She has authored 10 books and contributed 3 book chapters. To date, she has graduated 11 PhD students and 3 MSc students. Professor Dr Gan has been conducting scientific writing workshops since 2000 in Universiti Sains Malaysia and also in other institutions including Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Agency Nucleur Malaysia (AGN), Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Insititut Perikanan Batu Maung, Hospital Sultan Ismail, Universiti Sains Malaysia-KLE, Karnataka, India and in many other institutions. She is also a trainer for soft skills such as “Presentation Skills”, “Time Management”, “Handling Supervisor or Supervisor-Student Relationship” and “Viva defence” for Insitute of Postgraduate Research (IPS, USM) for several years.
Professor Dr Gan is a member of Malaysian Association Clinical Biochemist, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSMB), Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) and Association of Malaysian Medical Editors (AMMJE). In addition, she is also a life member for Malaysian Natural Products Society, Malaysian Society of Pharmacology & Physiology (MSPP), Malaysian Society of Infectious Disease and Chemotherapy (MSIDC) and Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS).
Professor Dr Gan  writes regularly and has published several books including children’s books and books on proper usage of common medicines for general readers. She loves writing and regularly conducts scientific writing workshops in Malaysia to lecturers and postgraduates. Nevertheless, she feels that her greatest achievement is her four young lovely daughters.
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