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Dr Mya Myintzu Hlaing

Research Scientist


Dr Hlaing is a Research Scientist in Applied Microbiology with a focus on stabilising probiotic bacteria in composite carrier matrices for the development of functional food products. Her recent research targets the safe and effective delivery of probiotics in food-based matrices using composite carrier matrix systems to protect them from different types of environmental stress.
She has expertise in applying genomic tools, undertaking transcriptomic gene expression analyses, and in the application vibrational bio-spectroscopic and chemometric analyses for monitoring microbial response to stress during food processing. Myintzu is involved in strategic and commercial projects focused on the microencapsulation of probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids, food fermentation and value addition to food waste.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Swinburne University of Technology, Melcourne, Australia

  • 2006

    Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 2000

    University of Medical Technology, Yangon, Myanmar

Professional Experiences

  • 2006-2011

    Research staff
    National University of Singapore, Singapore