Ph.D. in Anthropology/Development Sociology and Chinese Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands
M.A. in Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Gender and Sexuality
Care and Welfare Regimes in East and Southeast Asia
Mobility in the Casino Industry in Asia
Contemporary Chinese migration to Lusophone Africa
Introduction to Research in Chinese Medicinal Science
Introduction to Research in Medical Administration
Melody CW Lu, Juan Zhang, Heng Leng Chee and Brenda SA Yeoh (2016) Multiple Mobilities and Entrepreneurial Modalities among Chinese Marriage Migrants in Malaysia. Current Sociology 64(3):411-429
Cheryll Alipio, Melody C.W. Lu and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2015) Editorial, special Section on Asian Children and Transnational Migration, Children’s Geographies, 13(3): 255-262.
Zhang J, M.C.W. Lu and Yeoh B S A (2015) Cross-border marriage, transgovernmental friction, and waiting, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 33(2) 229 – 246.
Chee, Heng Leng, Melody C.W. Lu and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (2014) Ethnicity, citizenship and reproduction: Taiwanese and PRC wives in Malaysia, Citizenship Studies, 18(8): 823-838.
Lu, Melody Chia-Wen and Shin Hyunjoon (2013) Ethnicizing, capitalizing and nationalizing: South Korea and the returning Korean-Chinese, in Xiang Biao, Brenda Yeoh and Mika Toyota (eds.) Return: Nationalizing Transnational Mobility in Asia. Durham: Duke University Press: 170-185.
Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2013) Guest worker policies, East and Southeast Asia, in Immanuel Ness (ed.)Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing: 1624-1629.
Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2012) Transnational marriages as a strategy of care exchange: veteran soldiers and their mainland Chinese spouses in Taiwan. Global Networks, 12:02, 233-251.
Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2011) Appearance and techniques of migration control: examining labour migration regimes in East Asia, in Elspeth Guild and Sandra Mantu (eds.) Constructing and Imagining Labour Migration: Perspectives of Control from Five Continents. Surrey: Ashgate: 87-108.
Yang Wen-Shan and Melody Chia-Wen Lu (eds.) (2010) Asian Cross-border Marriage Migration: Demographic Patterns and Social Issues. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Lu, Melody Chia-Wen (2005) Commercially arranged marriage migration: case studies of Cross-border marriages in Taiwan. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 12: 2&3: 275-303.
Macau Medal of Merit-Education (2011)
Macao Science and Technology Awards – Natural Science Award (2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018)
Macao Science and Technology Awards – Special Award (2018)
National Science and Technology Progress Award (1998, 2016)
“Water soluble fraction from ethanolic extract of Clausena lansium seeds alleviates obesity and insulin resistance, and changes the composition of gut microbiota in high-fat diet-fed mice”. 14th Asian Functional Foods Association Annual Conference, organised by the National University of Singapore in Singapore, September 2019.
“Siegesbeckia pubescens Makino inhibits Pam(3)CSK(4)-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 macrophages through suppressing TLR1/TLR2-mediated NF-kappa B activation”. International Chinese Medicine Society 2018 Ningbo Conference, organised by University of Nottingham Ningbo China, in Ningbo, China, September 2018.
“Cucurbitacin B suppresses metastasis mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) via focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells”. The Chinese Natural Medicines Symposium 2018, organised by the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, August 2018
“Honokiol protects hepatocytes from oxidative injury through mitochondrial deacetylase SIRT3”. The 19th Annual European Pharmacology Conference organised by the University of New South Wales, Sydney, December 2017.
My research team is comprised of an elite group of students and research associates, who actually conduct the nuts and bolts of the research. For information about the current research team, please refer to State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicines for details.