Dr Soe Soe Wai is a Professor and Head of the Department of Veterinary Public Health at the University of Veterinary Science (UVS), Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science (BVSc) in 1995 from UVS. After graduation, she joined UVS as an assistant lecturer and completed her Master Degree in Veterinary Science (MVSc) in 2001. In 2002, she was promoted to lecturer. She then continued and obtained her PhD on Veterinary Public Health at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia in 2012. She received an “Outstanding Scientist Award” presented by National Education and Planning Committee in May 2019 for her work on the multidrug resistance of Escherichia coli in broiler, layer and village chickens.
Dr Soe Soe Wai has published more than 80 articles in international and national journals. In addition, she serves as a reviewer in some peer-reviewed journals. Her current research activities mostly relate to food safety, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and residues in animals, zoonotic and infectious diseases at the human-animal interface, and some environmental studies focusing on waterborne pathogens and agricultural waste products.
She teaches Public Health and Epidemiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students in UVS. She is one of the representatives of Myanmar One Health consortium participating in South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN). She is also a member of National Food Safety Standard Steering Committee. From time to time, she regularly gives lectures to rural communities and private companies in public talks arranged by Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD), as well as participating in seminars and conferences arranged by international organizations like OIE, WHO, and FAO.