Current work and interests
Tuck Seng was a PhD student supervised by Professor Ken Ong who completed his PhD in 2021.
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, Day FR, Lakshman R, Ong KK. Association of puberty timing with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS Med (2020) 17(1): e1003017.
- Cheng TS, Kwok MK, Leung GM, Schooling CM. The associations of breast feeding with infant growth and body mass index to 16 years: “Children of 1997”. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (2018) 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. Predominantly nighttime feeding and weight outcomes in infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016) 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. Sexually dimorphic response to feeding mode in the growth of infants. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016) 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. An independent association of prenatal depression with wheezing and anxiety with rhinitis in infancy. Paediatric Allergy and Immunology (2015) 26(8), p.765-71.