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plant tissue culturist

Lai Keng Chan, Malaysian plant tissue culturist. Achievements include research in clonal propagation of papaya; research in medicinal plants.


Chan, Lai Keng was born on June 21, 1950 in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia. Daughter of Kong Yek Chan and Yit Seng Lau.


Bachelor of Science with honors, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, 1981. Master of Science, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sains Malaysia, Penang, 1996.


Operating theatre nurse General Hospital, Alor Setar, Malaysia, 1975—1981. Tutor School Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia, 1982—1995, lecturer Malaysia, since 1996, head plant tissue and cell culture laboratory Malaysia, since 2000. Consultant Malaysian Nature Society, Georgetown, since 1982, Penang Botanic Garden, Georgetown, Malaysia, since 1997, Taninet Information Technology Council for Farmers, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia, since 1999, Golden Edible Mushroom Nursery, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Malaysia, since 2000.

Botanic garden management committee Penang State Government, Georgetown, since 1997. Advisor Penang National Park, Telok Bahang, Penang, Malaysia, since 1999. Committee member pf clean-up penang rivers Penang State Government, Georgetown, since 1999.

Presenter/lecturer in field.


  • Achievements include research in clonal propagation of papaya. Research in medicinal plants.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (reference book) Biostatistic, Teknik Mikroskopi dan Histologi. Module writing (reference material) Mendel's Law, Mendel's First Law, Mendels Second Law, Cell Organels, computer-aided instruction package Pengujian Hipotesis kes satu sampel, Pengujian Hipotesis Kes Dua Sampel, Kaedah Pensampelan. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Education on nature conservation Friends Botanic Garden Society, Georgetown, 1996—2003. Active nature camps for children Malaysian Nature Society, Bayan Baru, Malaysia, 1986—2002. Member of International Society for Horticultural Science (licentiate), Malaysian Nature Society (honorary treasurer 1982—2003, Invaluable Service award 1990).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, gardening, reading.


Married Peng Lim Boey, June 30, 1950. Children: Huey Fern Boey, Huey Shen Boey, Huey Ming Boey.

Kong Yek Chan

Yit Seng Lau

Peng Lim Boey

Huey Fern Boey Chan

Huey Shen Boey Chan

Huey Ming Boey Chan