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Company Chairman & Director , Chemo-ecological research on fruit fly-orchid interactions

Keng-Hong Tan, Malaysian educator. Nuffield fellow Royal Society London, 1987. Member Malaysian Plant Protection Association, Association Applied Biologists.


a) Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia,

b) Consultant, Joint FAO/IAEA Division, IAEA, Vienna,

c) Panel member, i) Fruit Fly Technical Panel, International Plant Protection Convention, FAO (UN), and ii) Bactrocera Science Advisory Panel, California Department of Food and Agriculture, California, USA.

Key author of Scholarly articles via google search: i) Related to fruit fly reproduction: http://www.google.com.my/search?q=Bactrocera+mating+pheromone; ii) Related to fruit fly chemical ecology:


iii) Related to orchid pollination:

http://www.google.com.my/search?q=orchid+pollination+synomone or


iv) Related to bulbopyllum-fruit fly interactions:



Bachelor of Science, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1968; Master of Science, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1973.


Tutor University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1968-1970. Lecturer University Sains Malaysia, Penang, 1973-1978, associate professor, 1978-1989, professor, since 1990. Visiting professor University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1980, University Sydney, 1993-1994.

Director, Hong Meng Company, Johor Baru, Malaysia, since 1982, Chairman, Tan Hak Heng Companies, Johor Baru, since 1996. Malaysian Fruit Fly Research Group, since 1989. Member steering committee Global Fruit Fly Group, 1993-1998.

Visiting academy Imperial College, University London, 1979-1980, University Southampton, 1987, 97. Visiting scientist United States Department of Agriculture, Hilo, Hawaii, 1997.


  • Malaysian Plant Protection Association

  • Association Applied Biologists.


Son of Peng-Khai and Mee-Sen (Chee) T. Married Lee-Chan Sim, January 27, 1969. Children: Yu-Lee, Lin-Tze.