School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Lee Chong Yew


Lee Chong Yew, Dr.
B. Pharm. (Hons.)(USM)
Ph.D. (NUS)
R.Ph. (MMPS)
J01 Room 131A 
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tel : 604-6533888 Ext. 4086
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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Courses taught

  • FAR 113   Organic Chemistry
  • FAR 114   Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • FAR 242   Endocrine System and Metabolism (Medicinal chemistry component)
  • FAR 244   Basic Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry


  • Design and synthesis of potential medicinal small molecules.
  • Lead optimization of drug-like compounds.


Pharmaceutical chemistry education and advice to hospitals, retail pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public.

Current Research

  • Design and synthesis of aurones as potential neuroprotective agents.
  • Semisynthesis of quassinoids from Eurycoma Longifolia.
  • Chemopreventive agents and Nrf2 as a target.
  • Design and synthesis of fluorescent probes for bioimaging.




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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
11800 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Tel : +604-653 2211  |  Fax: +604-657 0017