Wei San Wong

Wei San is a PhD candidate at University of Western Australia investigating soil-microbial-plant signals (such as phytohormones, phytohormone precursors and metabolites) and the effects these signals have on plant eco-physiological performance for mine site restoration.

Prior to her PhD studies, Wei San graduated from the National University of Singapore, Life Sciences and worked as a research assistant in the Singapore of University of Technology and Design. During her stint as a research assistant, she managed several scientific research projects such as the cleansing of canal waters using a selection of aquatic plants, understanding the biochemical basis of growth promotion in biofertilizers (vermicompost), investigating the desalination process of mangrove plants and published ‘A Guide to the Common Epiphytes and Mistletoes of Singapore’.