Ariff Bongso

Bongso Ariff

  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, University of Guelph, Canada
  • MSc, University of Guelph, Canada
  • FRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, United Kingdom
  • DSc, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • DVM, University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka
  • FSLCOG, Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Sri Lanka
  • DSc, University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Research Interest(s)
  • Ex utero and In utero Stem Cell Based Therapies
  • Biology and Application of Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Biology and Application of Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • Cord Blood Banking, Transplantation and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Ageing
Recent Publications
  • 1. Lin DH, Biswas A, Choolani M, Fong CY, Bongso A. 2017 Dec. Induction of Immunogenic Cell Death in Lymphoma Cells by Wharton’s Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cell Conditioned Medium. Stem Cell Reviews and Reports. 13(6):801-816. doi:10.1007/s12015-017-9767-8.
  • 2. Fong CY, Biswas A, Stunkel W, Chong YS, Bongso A. 2017 Mar. Tissues Derived From Reprogrammed Wharton's Jelly Stem Cells of the Umbilical Cord Provide an Ideal Platform to Study the Effects of Glucose, Zika Virus, and Other Agents on the Fetus. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 118(3):437-441. doi:10.1002/jcb.25733.
  • 3. Lin HD, Fong CY, Biswas A, Choolani M, Bongso A. 2016 Sep. Human Umbilical Cord Wharton's Jelly Stem Cell Conditioned Medium Induces Tumoricidal Effects on Lymphoma Cells Through Hydrogen Peroxide Mediation. Journal of cellular biochemistry. 117(9):2045-2055. doi:10.1002/jcb.25501.
  • 4. Fong CY, Subramanian A, Biswas A, Bongso A. 2016 Apr. Freezing of Fresh Wharton's Jelly From Human Umbilical Cords Yields High Post-Thaw Mesenchymal Stem Cell Numbers for Cell-Based Therapies. Journal of cellular biochemistry. 117(4):815-827. doi:10.1002/jcb.25375.
  • 5. Subramanian A, Fong CY, Biswas A, Bongso A. 2015 Jun. Comparative Characterization of Cells from the Various Compartments of the Human Umbilical Cord Shows that the Wharton’s Jelly Compartment Provides the Best Source of Clinically Utilizable Mesenchymal Stem Cells.PLoS One. 10(6):e0127992. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127992.