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May Khin Soe

Academic Qualification

  • Master of Medical Science in Biochemistry - Masters Degree, Institute of Medicine I, Yangon
  • M.B.B.S (Medical) - Bachelor Degree, Institute of Medicine I, Yangon
  • CCFM - Certificate, Myanmar Medical Association

May Khin Soe (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. May Khin Soe graduated from University of Medicine 1 at 1990 and obtained M.B., B.S. She started her career as a Medical Officer (Assistant Surgeon) at New Yangon General Hospital in 1992 until 1995 once she has successfully finished her medical internship at 1991. She moved to Biochemistry Department, University of Medicine 1 at May 1995 and continued her career there as an Assistant Lecture. She obtained her master degree, M. Med. Sc (Biochemistry) from same University. She applied the job in International Islamic University Malaysia and joined to Basic Medical Sciences Department, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy at September 2003 as an Assistant Professor (DU 45) when Kulliyyah of Pharmacy has launched the Pharmacy programme. For her compassion and dedication in teaching, she was awarded as "The Most Motherly Lecturer" by 3 batches of graduating students. Three IIUM endowment fund was granted to her research as principle researcher for two times and one as co-researcher. One FRGS fund was also awarded to the research where she contributed as co-researcher. She is the member of some professional bodies such as Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2016); Member of Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (2013); Life Member of General Practitioners' Society, Myanmar (since 2009); Member of Asia-Pacific Association on problem- based learning in health Sciences (PBL ASPAC) (since 2008); Life Member of Malaysian Society of Hypertension (since 2007); Member of Myanmar Physiology and Biochemistry Association since (since 2001); Life Member of Myanmar Medical Council Association (since 1991).
She is a Gold Medalist in IRIIE 2014 for her research entitled "The Impact of Physical Activity on Body Mass Index, Other Physiological Parameters and Basal Metabolic Rate in Young Adults". Moreover, as other achievement she passed the competency level assessment level 3 & 5 (CLA 3&5) with excellent level in International Islamic University Malaysia. She chaired the work shop entitled Diabetes Education workshop and hands on training 2014 (25th-26th Sept. 2014) and actively participated as committee member in MSPP 2013 during her Head of Department time in Basic Medical Sciences Department.
Presently Dr. May is serving IIUM as an Asst. Professor (DU -54) at the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Medical Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry ~ Hormones - M.B.,B.S; M.Med. Sc (Biochemistry), CCFM
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacy ~ Other Pharmacy n.e.c. - "Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus Since 1992; Obesity, BMI (since 1997)
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Genetics ~ Recombinant DNA Techniques - Specialization

Teaching Responsibilities

BODY SYSTEM I : CARDIOVACULAR & HAEMATOLOGY 2016/2017 2018/2019 2014/2015 2019/2020 2011/2012 2012/2013 2017/2018 2013/2014 2015/2016
BODY SYSTEM II : RESPIRATORY & URINARY SYSTEM 2017/2018 2018/2019 2016/2017 2019/2020
Body System III : Endocrine and Reproductive 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007
BODY SYSTEM IV: GASTROINTESTINAL &HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEMS 2015/2016 2017/2018 2014/2015 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2016/2017
BODY SYSTEM V : ENDOCRINE & REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS 2016/2017 2015/2016 2012/2013 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020 2014/2015 2013/2014 2020/2021
BODY SYSTEM VI : CNS 2020/2021 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019 2019/2020
BODY SYSTEM VI : ENDOCRINE & REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 2011/2012 2013/2014 2009/2010 2010/2011
Clinical Nutrition 2006/2007 2007/2008 2012/2013 2008/2009 2010/2011 2011/2012
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019
General Pathology 2010/2011
HERBAL MEDICINE 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2012/2013
IMMUNOLOGY 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020 2016/2017
MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2019/2020 2013/2014 2006/2007 2012/2013 2009/2010 2021/2022 2016/2017 2008/2009 2007/2008 2017/2018 2011/2012 2018/2019 2014/2015 2015/2016 2020/2021 2010/2011
Nutriceuticals & Cosmeticeuticals 2009/2010 2010/2011
Pharmacotherapeutics II 2011/2012
Problem-based Learning II 2011/2012
RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2020/2021 2016/2017 2013/2014 2015/2016 2017/2018
RESEARCH PROJECT 2 2014/2015 2015/2016 2013/2014 2016/2017
RESEARCH PROJECT-LITERATURE SEARCH 2013/2014 2017/2018 2018/2019 2016/2017 2014/2015 2019/2020 2020/2021 2012/2013

Research Projects

2014 - 2018 Longitudinal Study of Stress Level Measurement Among Pharmacy Students in International Islamic University Malaysia
2011 - 2013 (RU2011) Relation of body mass index, fat percentage and high 2-hr post challenge glucose level in young adult to family history of diabetes
2007 - 2011 The Study on the Activity and Cellular Target of Antimicrobial Active Quinoline Alkaloids from Some Selected Rutaceous Species
2006 - 2008 Nanoemulsion of Palm Olein for Drug Delivery
2010 - Present Association Between Selenium and Blood Pressure Regulation

Award & Recognition

29 Jul, 2018 Second Prize in Best Oral Presentation Award - National Diabetes Institute (NADI) International
13 Jun, 2014 Gold Medal in IRIIE 2014 - International research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition organized by International Islamic University Malaysia International
09 Feb, 2011 Quality Award - Natural Quinoline Antimicrobial Agent from Selected Rutacea species. Bronze (2011) IIUM Research Invention & Innovation Exhibition (IIUM) University
26 Nov, 2010 The best poster prize in iCAST 2010 - International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology. IIUM-iCAST 2010 International
30 Apr, 2009 Passed CLA 3 & 5 with excellence - MSD (IIUM) University
10 Apr, 2008 The Most Motherly Lecturer award (2008) - iPHA (2008) on Graduation Dinner day University



2020 Examining pharmacy students’ stress level during first academic year. CR Subscription Agency, 1 (1 (July-Dec)) pp. 94-104
2019 Applying an innovative educational procedure in medical biochemistry: can first year pharmacy students gain the benefits?. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3 Special Issue) pp. 785-785
2019 Cross-sectional questionnaire-based study: diabetes mellitus patients’ stressors and perceptions towards the disease. International Journal of Medical Toxicology & Legal Medicine, 22 (1-2) pp. 190-194
2018 Graveoline from Ruta angustifolia (L.) Pers. and its antimicrobial synergistic potential in erythromycin or vancomycin combinations = Graveolin daripada Ruta angustifolia (L.) Pers. dan potensi sinergistik antimikrobnya dalam gabungan erithromicin atau vancomicin. Sains Malaysiana, 47 (10) pp. 2429-2435
2015 Basic primary care approach: providing community with education and hands on training regarding diabetes care. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, 2 (1) pp. 123
2012 The outcome of continuous assessments on undergraduate pharmacy students' performance. Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy, 1 (10) pp. 109
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 A cross-sectional evaluation on type 2 diabetes risk and the postprandial blood glucose level among undergraduate pharmacy students. In: Viral Infections MSBMB- Taylor's Virtual Focused Meeting 2020,
2020 Student attitudes and barriers of undergraduate pharmacy students towards scientific research: A preliminary study. In: Putra Innocreative Carnival in Teaching and Learning 2020,
2019 Risk assessment for screening of diabetes mellitus among first year pharmacy students. In: International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research and Pharmacy Practice cum 14th IIUM-MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference (ICPRP 2019),
2019 Stress and poor quality of sleep: risk factors contributing to type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: 27th FAOBMB Conference 2019 and 44th Annual Conference of MSBMB: Biomolecules: Networks and Systems,
2018 Noble finding of various stressors and their perceptions among patients with type 2 Diabetes mellitus attending in Pekan Hospital. In: Diabetes Asia 2018 Conference,
2018 The association of perceived stress score and quality of sleep in type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients at Hospital Pekan. In: Diabetes Asia 2018 Conference,
2017 Graveoline, an antimicrobial activ alkaloid from Ruta angustifolia (L.) Pers. and its in vitro antimicrobial combination effects with either erythromycin or vancomycin. In: International Conference on Natural Products (ICNP 2017),
2017 Health benefit of zumba: their satisfaction and its impact on quality of life. In: International Meeting & 42nd Annual Conference of the MSBMB In conjunction with the Joint International Symposium on Animal Cell Technology,
2017 Photo activated bacterial DNA-binding active Rutaceous alkaloids from Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC. and Ruta angustifolia (L.) Pers.. In: International Malaysian-French Scientific Conference (IMFSC 2017),
2017 Pilot study: The association of perceived stress score and quality of sleep in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Hospital Pekan. In: Kulliyyah of Pharmacy Research Symposium 2017,
2016 Association of academic stress & performance in continuous assessment among pharmacy students in body system course. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2016 Changes of perceived stress among undergraduate pharmacy students in International Islamic University Malaysia: Two years longitudinal study. In: 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP V). in conjunction with. 2nd Annual Conference of Physiological Society of Nepal (PSN) (SAAPCON 2016),
2016 Islamic approach in managing stress within study on perceived stress score & academic performance in continuous assessment among third year pharmacy students. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration & Islamization: Focus on Medical& Health Care Sciences (2WCII 2016),
2015 Comparative Study of Students' Perceived Stress Scale Score after 2 Years Period of Studying Pharmacy in IIUM. In: Nuturing Future Scientists for Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
2014 The impact of physical activity on body mass index, other physiological parameters and basal metabolic rate in young adults. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2014,
2013 “The study on stress level measurement among pharmacy students by using Perceived Stress Scale” . In: 8th INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE (IMEC-2013): Celebrating Teachers in Health Professions Education,
2013 Early detection of impaired glucose tolerance in young adults. In: 2013 The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diebetes Educators Association,
2013 The impact of physical activity on body mass index, fat%, waist circumference, blood pressure and basal metabolic rate in young adults. In: MSPP 2013 "27th Scientific Meeting of Malaysian Society of Pharmacology & Physiology",
2011 Assessment of the quality of the examination in pharmacy curriculum. In: 6th Congress of the Asian Medical Education Association: Trends in Medical Education,
2011 Natural quinolone antimicrobial agents from Malaysian Rutaceous species. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition IRIIE 2011,
2010 Arborine, a quinazolin-4-one antimicrobial alkaloid from Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC. In: 3rd IIUM-iCAST 2010, International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology: The Science of Traditional Practices in Health and Disease,
2010 Bioassay-guided isolation of antimicrobial active alkaloids from Ruta angustifolia (L.) Pers. In: 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology for the Wellness Industry & Exhibition,
2009 Bioautographic screening for natural quinolone antimicrobial agents from Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC., Ruta angustifolia (L.) Pers. and Lunasia amara Blanco. In: 4th National Medical Microbiology Seminar and Workshop 2009: Advanced Techniques on Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR) Epidemiology and Genetics,
Book Section

2018 The beneficial effect of coffee consumption in type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-454-4, pp. 297-324
2018 Zumba as the selected physical activity in managing type 2 diabetes mellitus. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-454-4, pp. 325-339
2011 The stress and free radical towards disease and aging. . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180195, pp. 215-226