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Saw Hoon Lim

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
plant sciences
biochemistry & molecular biology
biotechnology & applied microbiology
cloning, molecular
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Saw Hoon Lim

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Science education
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Saw Hoon Lim


Saw Hoon obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a plant molecular biologist by training, researching on rate limiting steps of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway and on flower pigmentation in orchids. As beautiful as orchids are, she finds the scholarship of teaching and learning even more captivating.

She is a teaching specialist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Melbourne.

Through the years, Saw Hoon has witnessed the progression of learning styles and is excited to delve into what drives students to learn and apply this knowledge. Along with specialist knowledge, she strives to prepare students for life after University by building the necessary skillset that allows students to face and conquer their challenges in the classroom - and beyond. Saw Hoon is also very interested in identifying and capitalising on teacher personality traits working on the best approach for quality teaching from the eyes of the learner. She strives to introduce a wide range of teaching strategies and cooperative learning approaches to lead to enhanced student outcomes.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 35 most recent scholarly works by Saw Hoon Lim.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Special commendation mention in VC education awards

Monash University


Team award to First Year Biology team for exceptional service to the faculty of Science, Monash University

Faculty of Science, Monash University





Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Biochemistry And Molecular Biology


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Cambridge

Bachelor of Science with honours

University of Malaya