Current work and interests
Tuck Seng is a PhD student supervised by Professor Ken Ong.
His research interest is to identify the potential modifiable factors particularly diet during child growth to prevent the development of metabolic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life.
Background and experience
Tuck Seng started his undergraduate study in life sciences at National University of Singapore after completing pre-university education in Malaysia. He also attended Heidelberg University for one semester in a student exchange programme. Prior to joining the Unit, he was involved in a Singaporean birth cohort study for more than 3 years when he worked as a research assistant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and also in a Hong Kong birth cohort study when he pursued MPhil in Epidemiology at University of Hong Kong.
- Cheng, TS., Kwok, MK., Leung, GM., Schooling, CM. (2018). The associations of breast feeding with infant growth and body mass index to 16 years: “Children of 1997”. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 32(2), 200-209.
- Cheng, TS.*, Loy, SL.*, Toh, JY., Cheung, YB., Chan, JKY., Godfrey, KM., Gluckman, PD., Saw, SM., Chong, YS., Lee, YS., Lek, N., Chong, MFF., Yap, F. (2016). Predominantly nighttime feeding and weight outcomes in infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104(2), p.380-8.
- Cheng, TS.*, Loy, SL.*, Cheung, YB., Chan, JKY., Pang, WW., Godfrey, KM., Gluckman, PD., Kwek, K., Saw, SM., Chong, YS., Lee, YS., Lek, N., Yap, F. (2016). Sexually dimorphic response to feeding mode in the growth of infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(2), p.398-405.
- Cheng, TS., Chen, H., Lee, T., Teoh, OH., Shek, LP., Lee, BW., Chee, C., Godfrey, KM., Gluckman, PD., Kwek, K., Saw, SM., Chong, YS., Meaney, M., Broekman, BFP., Chay, OM., Van Bever, H., Goh, A. (2015). An independent association of prenatal depression with wheezing and anxiety with rhinitis in infancy. Peadiatric Allergy and Immunology, 26(8), p.765-71.