Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Dr James Woon

Lecturer (Non-Clinical)



Dr. James Woon graduated from the National University of Malaysia with a PhD in Biochemistry. He studied for his BSc in Microbiology in the same university. Trained to be a biochemist, James is specialised in recombinant protein expression and enzyme kinetics. 

Prior to his enrollment in NUMed Malaysia, he worked as a lecturer in HELP College of Arts and Technology under its American Degree Program. James was the module leader for general biological sciences, the first-year core subject. 


Ph.D. (Biochemistry) - National University of Malaysia 

B.Sc. (Microbiology), First-class honours - National University of Malaysia 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Teaching - BMS and MBBS
  • Administrative roles - Internal auditor of Malaysia Research Assessment (MyRA)

Impact and Award

2018 - Nominated for Newcastle Teaching Excellence Awards  (3 nominations)


Biomedical Sciences 

BMN1001 Biochemistry (Module Leader)

BMN1002 Cell biology

BMN1004 Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences

BMN1006 Pharmacology

BMN1007 Physiology

BMN1008 Practical Skills in Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences 2


Year 1:  Diabetes - Energy production, protein metabolism, inter-relationships of metabolic pathways


Current Interest

Assessment of antimicrobial property of Hedyotis diffusa (white flower snake-tongue grass) extracts

Previous Experience

Molecular cloning, expression and characterisation of novel cellobiohydrolases for efficient biomass conversion. 

Research Profiles