Tan Ban Lee, Joash


PhD (Monash University, Australia)

Email: tan.ban.lee@monash.edu
Telephone: (+603) 5514 6000, ext: 46107 (DID: 5514 6107) Fax: (+603) 5514 6364
Room number: 4-8-25 (Building 4, Level 8, No. 25)
  • Bioactivity (antioxidant/antibacterial/anticancer) of plant/algae/fungi extracts, and isolation of bioactive compounds.
  • Potentiation of antibiotic activity via synergism with natural products.


Selected Journal Papers

Tan, J.B.L. & Lim, Y.Y. (2015) Antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibition activity of the fertile fronds and rhizomes of three different Drynaria species. BMC Research Notes, 8, 468-473. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/8/468
Tan, J. J. Y., Lim, Y. Y., Siow, L. F., & Tan, J. B. L. (2015). Effects of Drying on Polyphenol Oxidase and Antioxidant Activity of Morus alba Leaves. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, (2010), In press. http://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.12532
Tan, J.B.L., Yap, W.J., Tan, S.Y., Lim, Y.Y., & Lee, S.M. (2014). Antioxidant Content, Antioxidant Activity, and Antibacterial Activity of Five Plants from the Commelinaceae Family. Antioxidants, 3(4), 758–769. http://doi.org/10.3390/antiox3040758
Tan, J.B.L. and Lim, Y.Y. (2014) Critical analysis of current methods for assessing in vitro antioxidant and antibacterial activity of plant extracts. Food Chemistry (In Press). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814614015271
Tan, J.B.L., Lim Y.Y. & Lee, S.M. (2014) Rhoeo spathacea (Swartz) Stearn leaves, a potential natural food colorant. Journal of Functional Foods (In Press). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2014.01.012
Tan, J. B. L., Lim, Y. Y., & Lee, S. M. (2013). Antioxidant and antibacterial activity of Rhoeo spathacea (Swartz) Stearn leaves. Journal of Food Science and Technology (In Press). doi:10.1007/s13197-013-1236-z
Chan, E. W. C., Lim, Y. Y., Chong, K. L., Tan, J. B. L., & Wong, S. K. (2010). Antioxidant properties of tropical and temperate herbal teas. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 23(2), 185–189. doi:10.1016/j.jfca.2009.10.002


Natural products chemistry, synergism between polyphenols and antibiotics, bioactivity of plant extracts, and plant chemical constituents.

PhD Students (Present)

  1. Shumaila Tahir
  2. Ivan Pradipta

Honours Students (Present)

  1. Yap Wei Jin
  2. Rowena Chin Ying
  3. Woo Kae Sheng

Honours Students (Completed)

  1. Theresia Abigail Junita
  2. Alan Yaw Cheuk Keong
  3. Chai Jun Ching
  4. Michelle Mei Wong
  5. Nooryasmin Anwar
  6. Shalini Kandasamy