Publications

Master’s thesis

Wenfa Ng, (2012), “Methodology development for environmental microbiology: Medium formulation and surface charge analysis”, Link to thesis

Journal articles

Education research

  1. Wenfa Ng (2012), “Bacterial calligraphy: A memento for undergraduate research students”, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 172-174, Link to article
  2. Wenfa Ng (2013), “Teaching microbial identification with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and bioinformatics tools”, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 103-106, Link to article

Scientific manuscripts

  1. Wenfa Ng, “Mouse xenograft models for elucidating resistance mechanisms to cancer therapeutics”, PeerJ PreprintsLink to preprint
  2. Wenfa Ng, “Ammonium interference reduced copper uptake by formaldehyde crosslinked Sargassum sp. seaweed”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  3. Wenfa Ng,  Zeta potential of bacterial cells: Effect of wash buffers, Link to extended abstract,

Preprints

Synopsis

  1. Wenfa Ng, “Identifying microbes from environment water samples in a discovery-based learning module”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  2. Wenfa Ng, “Patterning bacteria on agar for understanding distance mediated cell-cell signaling and metabolic exchanges”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint

Scientific research manuscripts

  1. Wenfa Ng, “What drives computational chemistry forward: theory or computer power?”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  2. Wenfa Ng, “Possible odour-mediated attraction of flies to Bacillus subtilis NRS-762 stationary phase culture”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  3. Wenfa Ng, “Graphical illustration for explaining mass spectrum fingerprinting in microbial identification”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  4. Wenfa Ng, “Contemporary perspective on a foundational paper in role of structural maintenance of chromosome complex in mediating DNA damage response checkpoint”, figshare, Link to preprint
  5. Wenfa Ng, “Harnessing residual material and energy value from waste plastics”, figshare, Link to preprint

Education research manuscripts

  1. Wenfa Ng, “Teaching students to analyze issues from different perspectives through constructing narratives of electron micrographs”, figshare, Link to preprint
  2. Kwi-Shan Seah and Wenfa Ng, “Reflections on a lab rotation integrating science writing and experiment work”, figshare, Link to preprint
  3. Wenfa Ng, “Western Blot: Illustrating the concepts of differential migration of proteins and band intensities as markers of protein abundance”, figshare, Link to preprint

Perspectives

  1. Wenfa Ng, “Cost hurdles to open access publishing: A citizen scientist’s perspective”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  2. Wenfa Ng, “Defining and redefining its role in biology: Synthetic biology as an emerging field at the interface of engineering and biology”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  3. Wenfa Ng, “Preprints as medium for communicating new ideas, hypotheses, data, analysis and beyond”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  4. Wenfa Ng, “Relevance of single cell and single molecule studies at different biological and physical length scales”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint

Tools

  1. Wenfa Ng, “Do it yourself styrofoam microtube holder for better organization of microtubes on ice”, figshare, Link to preprint

Ideas

  1. Wenfa Ng, “Splice variants’ role in mediating different disease states in tissue requiring ion transduction through calcium channel for function”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  2. Wenfa Ng, “Possible variation in microbiota community structure and composition in same species bred in zoos and a wildlife refuge, and its implications on reproductive success”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  3. Wenfa Ng, “Poleward and vertical migration of animals under climate change highlights possible environmental effects on social behavior”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint
  4. Wenfa Ng, “Transparent PET optical window for microfluidic cell culture device”, PeerJ Preprints, Link to preprint

Conference presentations

Presented a poster at the 115th Annual General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 31 May 2015 to 02 June 2015

  • Wenfa Ng (2015), “Colourless Agar for Enhancing Colour Contrast between Colonies and Solid Medium”, Poster

Presented two posters at the Irish Division Meeting of the Society for General Microbiology at National University of Ireland, Galway, 17 to 19 June 2015

  • Wenfa Ng (2015), “Possible odour-mediated attraction of flies to Bacillus subtilis NRS-762 stationary phase culture”, Poster
  • Wenfa Ng (2015), “Conceptual basis and caveats in applying pattern recognition to mass spectrometry-based microbial identification”, Poster

Presented two papers at the 17th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering in Bangkok, Thailand, 22 to 23 November 2010

  • Oral Presentation: Wenfa Ng and Yen-Peng Ting (2010), Development of a semi-defined medium for high cell density cultivation of Escherichia coli in shake flask culture system, Link to extended abstract

 

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