Pei Pei Chong
Taylor’s University, Malaysia
Pei Pei Chong is a molecular biologist with expertise in both infectious diseases and cancer biology. She has special interest in host-pathogen interaction particularly in candidiasis, HPV-associated pathologies, as well as drug resistance and strain typing in MRSA. Pei Pei is fascinated by the vast repertoire of the human papillomaviruses (HPVs) and strongly feels that more studies need to be conducted to unravel at the molecular level the strategies by which the virus adapts to different sites of infection and cause various diseases. Through collaboration with clinicians in different specialties, studies carried out by her and co-researchers have contributed to the idea that HPV is associated with ophthalmic pterygium and also breast cancer, along with previous landmark studies by other researchers.