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Azlini Binti Ismail

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Azlini Binti Ismail (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Other's position:

Head, Kulliyyah of Dentistry

Expert Profile

Azlini Ismail graduated first class with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honors) from IIUM and received The Best Student (Academic) Award during the 25th IIUM Convocation Ceremony. She completed her fast-track Ph.D. at Universiti Sains Malaysia with the conferment of Ph.D. in Pharmacology in 2015. During her postgraduate years, she secured USM Research University-Postgraduate Grant Scheme, was awarded BPS Bain Memorial Bursary Fund during the British Pharmacological Society Winter Meeting 2012 and received the Best Student and Best Oral presentation awards in few scientific conferences. She started her career as an Assistant Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2015. Since then, she has been serving IIUM in the Department of Fundamental Dental & Medical Sciences, Kulliyyah of Dentistry.  She is currently teaching Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biochemistry courses for pre-clinical dental students; and is currently supervising various research projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her keen research interests are in the fields of cardiovascular pharmacology, pharmacognosy, and natural product. She has vast research experience conducting in vitro and in vivo antihypertensive studies and phytochemical profiling using GCMS and LCMS. She has completed Research Initiative Grant Scheme (2015-2019) and is currently holding Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and industrial grant.   Azlini Ismail is currently appointed as the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology (MSPP), Deputy Editor-in-Chief for IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, and a member of IIUM Animal Care and Use Committee.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Complementary/Alternative Medicine ~ Traditional Medicine and Natural Product (Including Development of Traditional and Herbal Medicine)
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacology ~ Medical Pharmacology

Professional Membership

  • 2018 - 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Early Career Member), British Pharmacological Society
  • 2018 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia
  • 2019 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian Natural Product Society
  • 2020 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Honorary Secretary), Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology

Teaching Responsibilities

Biochemistry 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018
PHARMACOLOGY 2019/2020 2017/2018 2018/2019 2015/2016 2020/2021
Physiology 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
Research Project 2018/2019

Research Projects

2015 - 2018 Bio-Assay Guided Fractionation of Hypotensive Compounds from Syzygium Polyanthum Wight (Walp.)var. Polyanthum Leaves
2021 - Present Elucidation of Contents in GOLDEN SPRAY ANTI-V
2021 - Present Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity of GOLDEN SPRAY ANTI-V
2021 - Present Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory property of Golden Spray Anti-V
2020 - Present The microbial growth inhibition using lemongrass extract as an endodontic irrigant.
2018 - Present Evaluation of antihypertensive mechanisms and pathways modulated by Syzygium polyanthum leaves fraction: In vitro study.
2017 - Present Epithelization, ossification and gene expression of the socket after tooth extraction in diabetic rats treated by flax seed extract

Award & Recognition

09 Jul, 2020 Most Impactful Flagship Project Award - International Islamic University Malaysia University
04 Aug, 2016 Best Poster Award - Others National
09 Nov, 2012 BPS Bain Memorial Bursary Fund Award - British Pharmacological Society International
23 Jun, 2011 Third Place Oral Presentation (Allied Health Sciences) - Others National
26 May, 2011 Best Oral Presentation - Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology National



2021 COVID-19 buka prospek penyelidikan baharu. Berita Harian Online, 17 August 2021 () pp.
2021 Kuasai teknologi AI percepat usaha tangani COVID-19. Berita Harian, 20 September 2021 () pp. 12-12
2021 Time-series forecasting analysis on the major treatment need among patients referred for periodontal and conservative treatments in IIUM dental outpatient clinic. Journal of International Oral Health, 13 (5) pp. 485-492
2020 Antihypertensive assay-guided fractionation of Syzygium polyanthum leaves and phenolics profile analysis using LCQTOF/MS. Pharmacognosy Journal, 12 (6(S)) pp. 1670-1692
2020 Dental treatment needs among patients undergoing screening at a university-based dental institution in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. International Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 1 (1) pp. 18-27
2020 Southeast Asian medicinal plants with angiotensin converting enzyme (Ace) inhibition properties. Pharmacognosy Journal, 12 (6) pp. 1429-1439
2020 The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on research. IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences, 1 (2) pp. 56-58
2019 Morphological evaluation of aortic vessel in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat (SHR) Models. Annals of Microscopy, 18 () pp. 4-10
2019 Syzygium polyanthum (Wight) walp: a potential phytomedicine. Pharmacognosy Journal, 11 (2) pp. 429-438
2018 Acute and sub-acute antihypertensive effects of syzygium polyanthum leaf extracts with determination of gallic a using HPLC analysis. Pharmacognosy Journal, 10 (4 (July-August)) pp. 663-671
2018 Amelioration of aorta morphology in spontaneous hypertensive rat (SHR) by syzygium polyanthum. International Journal of Cardiology, 273 (Supplement) pp. 20
2018 Antihypertensive effect of fractions derived from an aqueous extract of Syzygium polyanthum on anaesthetized spontaneously hypertensive rats. Health and the Environment Journal, 9 (Supplement 1) pp. 14
2018 GC-MS analysis of phytochemical compounds in syzygium polyanthum leaves extracted using ultrasound-assisted method. Pharmacognosy Journal, 10 (1) pp. 110-119
2017 Autonomic receptors and nitric‑oxide involvements in mediating vasorelaxation effect induced by syzygium polyanthum leaves extract. Pharmacognosy Research, 9 (Supp 1) pp. S9-S14
2013 Autonomic nervous system mediates the hypotensive effects of aqueous and residual methanolic extracts of Syzygium polyanthum(Wight) Walp.var.polyanthum leaves in anaesthetized rats. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013 () pp. 1-16
2011 Hypotensive effects of aqueous extract of Eugenia polyantha leaves are partly mediated via cholinergic receptor. Conference Proceedings 16th National Conference on Medical and Heath Sciences, () pp. 20-28
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Prevalence, pattern and attitude towards self-medication practice for dental problems in Kuantan, Pahang. In: 9th Dental Students' Scientific Conference,
2020 Solanum torvum for hypertension in ‘Kitab al-tibb’: A systematic review on the scientific evidence. In: International Conference on Malay Medical Manuscript (ICOMMM) 2020,
2019 Correlation analysis between antihypertensive effect with total phenolic content and antioxidant activity of syzygium polyanthum (Serai Kayu) leaves fractions. In: Kuantan Research Day 2019,
2018 Amelioration of aorta morphology in a spontaneous hypertensive rat (shr) by Syzygium polyanthum. In: NHAM-CRM Research Track 2018,
2018 Antihypertensive effect of fractions derived from aqueous extract of syzygium polyanthum on anaesthetized spontaneously hypertensive rats. In: Health Sciences Symposium (HSS) 2018,
2018 Time-series forecasting analysis on dental treatment need of first-visit patients at IIUM Dental Outpatient Clinic (Periodontal and Conservative Department) for the year 2017 and 2018. In: 7th Dental Students' Scientific Conference,
2017 Dental treatment need among first-visit patients of Dental Outpatient Clinic at IIUM Kuantan for the year 2016. In: 1st IIUM International Dental Conference 2017 in Commemoration of the Kulliyyah of Dentistry 10th Anniversary (1st IIDC),
2017 Effects of different types of Syzygium Polyanthum leaves extracts on blood pressure of anaesthetized Spontaneously Hypertensive rats. In: NHAM-CRM Research Track,
2016 Vasorelaxation effect of Syzygium polyanthum (wight) walp. Leaves extract on isolated thoracic aorta rings of normal and hypertensive rats. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2012 Hemodynamic effects of the aqueous extracts of syzygium polyanthum Wight. Walp. Var. Polyanthum leaves on normotensive and hypertensive rats: comparisons of dose response curves and time-course effects. In: British Pharmacological Society Winter Meeting 2012,