Siew Chuan, Evelyn Koay

Koay Siew Chuan, Evelyn

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Administrative Appointment(s)
  • Clinical and Scientific Advisor, Molecular Diagnosis Centre, Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Health System
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, University of Hawaii, USA
  • BSc (Honours), University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • MRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom
  • FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom
  • MSc, University College London, United Kingdom
  • FAACB, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Australasia
  • MAACB, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Australasia
Research Interest(s)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chemoresistance
  • Circulating Tumour Cells and Liquid Biopsies
  • Molecular Diagnostics 
Recent Publications
  • 1. Tan, K., Leong, S. M., Kee, Z., Caramat, P. V., Teo, J., Blanco, M. V. M., . . . Pang, A. (2018). Longitudinal monitoring reveals dynamic changes in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and CTC-associated miRNAs in response to chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. Cancer Letters, 423, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2018.02.039
  • 2. Tan, K. M. L., Tay, S. P., Chua, H. W., Bin Masroni, M. S., Tucker, S., Koay, E. S. C., & Leong, S. M. (2017). Improved discrimination of patients with breast cancer from healthy controls using paper-based microRNA expression profiling of plasma, following precipitation. Clinical Chemistry, 63(12), 1899-1901. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2017.276360
  • 3. Grignani, R., Koay, E. S. C., Quek, S. C., & Harkensee, C. (2017). An Unusual Infection in a Child with Congenital Heart Disease - Trichosporon asahii Infection with Rapid Diagnosis by 18s Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). ANNALS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SINGAPORE, 46(11), 439-442. Retrieved from
  • 4. Wong, R. S. L., Yeo, F., Chia, W. T., Lee, C. K., Leong, M. H., Ng, C. W. S., . . . Lee, H. K. (2018). Performance evaluation of Cepheid Xpert Norovirus kit with a user-modified protocol. Journal of Medical Virology, 90(3), 485-489. doi:10.1002/jmv.24981
  • 5. Tan-Koi, W. C., Sung, C., Chong, Y. Y., Lateef, A., Pang, S. M., Vasudevan, A., . . . Chan, C. L. (2017). Tailoring of recommendations to reduce serious cutaneous adverse drug reactions: a pharmacogenomics approach. PHARMACOGENOMICS, 18(9), 865-874. doi:10.2217/pgs-2017-0016