Polly Soo Xi Yap

University of Malaya

MSc Polly Yap is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a MyBrain15 scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Her current PhD research is focused on the gut microbiome and metabolome in preterm neonates. She obtained her Master of Science in Medical and Health Sciences from the International Medical University, Malaysia, working on the use of essential oils in addressing the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance in multi-drug resistance bacteria. She has had her work published in international peer-reviewed journals in addition to presenting her work at local and international conferences. She is also an invited reviewer in several peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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