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Dr. MIRJA KAIZER AHMMED
Assistant Professor
Department of Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology
Faculty of Fisheries


About
Qualifications
Honours
Publications


Dr. Mirja completed his PhD in Food Science at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and was recognized on the university's 2022 exceptional list. He has completed his PhD on “Investigation of marine omega-3 (n-3) phospholipid from New Zealand commercial fish co-products” from the Department of Food Science, University of Otago, New Zealand. His thesis investigated marine-derived n-3 phospholipids and examined processing methods and extraction techniques to enhance the yield and quality of the extracted lipid using pulsed electric field technology and enzyme-assisted extraction techniques. The outcome of my thesis has been published in nine (9) journal articles in top Food Science journals and in a 1 book chapter. In his research, he developed a novel method, ETHEX for phospholipid extraction, which was published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 

His PhD thesis has been listed in the exceptional thesis list of Division of Science, published in 2022.

https://www.otago.ac.nz/sciences/research/student/#2022theses

 He earned a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries from Khulna University in 2012, where he was top of his class. He then completed a Master of Science in Fish Processing and Quality Control at the same university in 2014, again ranking first in his cohort. After starting as a Lecturer at CVASU at the Department of Fishing and Post Harvest Technology in April 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2017.

Dr.  Mirja boasts a wealth of experience in teaching and research, having worked in Bangladesh and New Zealand, at institutions including University of Otago and Massey University, New Zealand. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and served as a guest editor for various high-impact factor journals.  He has expertise in developing food prototypes to deliver functional ingredients, as well as knowledge in bioactive omega-3 fatty acid encapsulation, characterization, and delivery. These diverse experiences and skills position will help Dr. Mirja to contribute exceptional teaching and research outputs.



Research Interests



Experience


Administrative
•   Head in Fishing and Post Harvest Technology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from July 12, 2017 to Feb. 21, 2018

Others
•   Research assistant in Fisheries and Marine Resources Technology, Khulna University from March 1, 2020 to June 2, 2014
•   Research Associate in WorldFish, Khulna, WorldFish from Aug. 1, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2013


Teaching : Current Courses


Undergraduate
Course Name Course Code Department
Algal Biotechnology ABT-401 Department of Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology
Fishery Products Technology FPT-302 Department of Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology
Fishing Technology FTE-101 Department of Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology
Fish Inspection and Legislation FIL-402 Department of Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology



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Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health
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Department of Physiology Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Md. Zohorul Islam
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Qualifications


Educational Qualifications

PhD in Food Science - University of Otago, New Zealand

MS in Fish Processing and Quality Control - Khulna University, Bangladesh

B. Sc. in Fisheries - Khulna University, Bangladesh


Honours


Acedemic Awards

•  Received exceptional PhD thesis award from University of Otago, New Zeland.

•  Received conference travel grant  to attend an international conference in Australia.

•  Awarded prestigious Otago Doctoral Scholarship  to continue PhD at University of Otago, New Zealand. 

•  Selected for the meritorious scholarship by University Grand Commission of Bangladesh at Master’s level in the year 2013.

•  Awarded “University Meritorious Student Scholarship” in Undergraduate level in three consecutive years (2008-2012) for merit in academicals activities at Khulna University.

•  Awarded Islami Bank Meritorious Scholarship, provided by IBBL trust for merits in academicals activities at undergraduate level at Khulna University.

•  Achieved more than 95 awards in sports, cultural and co-curricular activities during primary, secondary, higher secondary and university level.


Membership

1. Student member, New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST)

2. Student member, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

3. Student member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

4. Life Member, Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh.

5. Life Member, Bangabandhu Krishibid Parishad.

6. Life Member, Democratic Teachers’ Forum, CVASU.

7. Member, Teachers’ Association, CVASU.


Others

Publications



Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=oUgL5_MAAAAJ

Author's highlight (Highest impact factor and highest citation):

Ahmmed, M. K.*, Ahmmed, F., Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2020). Marine omega‐3 (n‐3) phospholipids: A comprehensive review of their properties, sources, bioavailability, and relation to brain health. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 19(1), 64-123. (Impact factor: 15.8, Quartile Ranking: Q1)  

https://ift.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1541-4337.12510

Year - 2023 

  1. Bunga, S. J., Ahmmed, M. K., Lawley, B., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2023). Physicochemical, biochemical and microbiological changes of jeotgal-like fermented Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) roe. Food Chemistry, 398, 133880. (Impact factor: 9.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1)
  2. Bunga, S., Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2023). Positional Distribution of Fatty Acids in Processed Chinook Salmon Roe Lipids Determined by 13C Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR). Molecules, 28(1), 454. (Impact factor: 4.9, Quartile Ranking: Q1)

Year - 2022 (Total publications = 5, Total impact factor = 25.4)

  1. Ahmmed, M. K., Bhowmik, S., Giteru, S. G., Zilani, M., Hasan, N., Adadi, P., ... & Wong, J. H. (2022). An Update of Lectins from Marine Organisms: Characterization, Extraction Methodology, and Potential Biofunctional Applications. Marine Drugs, 20(7), 430. (Impact factor: 6.0, Quartile Ranking: Q1)
  2. Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., Tian, H. S., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2022). The effect of pulsed electric fields on the extracted total lipid yield and the lipidomic profile of hoki roe. Food Chemistry, 384, 132476. (Impact factor: 9.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1)
  3.  Suraiya, S., Ahmmed, M. K., & Haq, M. (2022). Immunity boosting roles of biofunctional compounds available in aquafoods: A review. Heliyon, e09547.   (Impact factor: 2.9, Quartile Ranking: Q1)
  4. Salman, A. S. M., Hussain, A., Sultana, S., Bhattacharjee, D., Jafor Bapary, M. A., Ahmmed, M. K., ... & Sayeed, A. (2022). Effect of Storage Conditions on the Quality Attributes of Value-added Cutlets Produced from Low-cost Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 1-15. (Impact factor: 1.8, Quartile Ranking: Q3)
  5. Burnett, A., Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., Tian, H., Ahmed, I. A. M., Al-Juhaimi, F. Y., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2022). Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on the Lipidomic Profile of Lipid Extracted from Hoki Fish Male Gonad. Foods, 11(4), 610.  (Impact factor: 5.5, Quartile Ranking: Q1

Year - 2021 (Total publications = 7, Total impact factor = 47.5 )

  1. Islam, S., Bhowmik, S., Hossain, M. K., Nordin, N., Rahman, M., Ahmmed, M. K., ... & Hossain, M. A. (2021). Tilapia from Most of the Sources in Bangladesh are Safe for Human Consumption: A Hazard Index (HI) Based Study on Heavy Metals. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 30(8), 1017-1027. (Impact factor: 1.8, Quartile Ranking: Q3)
  2.  Sarower, M. G., Mahmud-Al-Hasan, M., Rahman, M. S., Hasan, M. M., Ahmmed, M. K., Ali, M. Y., ... & Banu, G. R. (2021). Comparative growth and morphometric assessment between cultures of wild and hatchery-produced mud crabs. Heliyon, 7(9), e07964.  (Impact factor: 2.9, Quartile Ranking: Q1)
  3. Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., Bunga, S., Tian, H. S., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2021). Lipidomic signature of Pacific lean fish species head and skin using gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Food Chemistry, Accepted.  (Impact factor: 9.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1)
  4. Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., Ahmmed, F., Stewart, I., Tian, H. S., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2021). Positional distribution of fatty acids and phospholipid composition in King salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) head, roe and skin using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Food Chemistry, 130302.  (Impact factor: 9.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.130302
  5. Bunga, S., Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2021). Effect of salted-drying on bioactive compounds and microbiological changes during the processing of karasumi-like Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) roe product. Food Chemistry, 129780. (Impact factor: 9.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.129780
  6. Ahmmed, M. K., Ahmmed, F., Stewart, I., Carne, A., Tian, H. S., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2021). Omega-3 phospholipids in Pacific blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) processing by-products. Food Chemistry, 129451.  (Impact factor: 9.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.129451
  7. Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., Stewart, I., Tian, H.,  & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2021). Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (31P NMR) for quantitative measurements of phospholipids derived from natural products: Effect of analysis conditions. LWT - Food Science and Technology, in press. (Impact factor: 6.0, Quartile Ranking: Q1) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2021.110991

Year - 2020 (Total publications = 4, Total impact factor = 15.8 )

  1. Ahmmed, M. K., Bunga, S., Stewart, I., Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. A. (2020). Simple and Efficient One-Pot Extraction Method for Phospholipidomic Profiling of Total Oil and Lecithin by Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Measurements. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68(48), 14286-14296. (Impact factor: 5.3, Quartile Ranking: Q1)   https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jafc.0c05803
  2. Ahmmed, M. K.*, Ahmmed, F., Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2020). Marine omega‐3 (n‐3) phospholipids: A comprehensive review of their properties, sources, bioavailability, and relation to brain health. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 19(1), 64-123. (Impact factor: 15.8, Quartile Ranking: Q1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509649/
  3. Ahmmed, F., Ahmmed, M. K., Khushi, S. S., Sumon, M. S., Karamcheti, S. S., & Sarower, M. G. (2020). Host gut-derived probiotic Lactobacillus sp. improves the resistance of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii against Vibrio harveyi. Aquaculture International, 28, 1709-1724. (Impact factor: 1.7, Quartile Ranking: Q2) https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10499-020-00551-y.pdf
  4. Khushi, S. S., Sumon, M. S., Ahmmed, M. K., Zilani, M. N. H., Ahmmed, F., Giteru, S. G., & Sarower, M. G. (2020). Potential probiotic and health fostering effect of host gut-derived Enterococcus faecalis on freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture and Fisheries. (Cite score: 3.2, Quartile Ranking: Q2https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468550X20301416

Year - 2018 (Total publications= 2, Total impact factor = 3.2)

  1. Sumon, M. S., Ahmmed, F., Khushi, S. S., Ahmmed, M. K., Rouf, M. A., Chisty, M. A. H., & Sarower, M. G. (2018). Growth performance, digestive enzyme activity and immune response of Macrobrachium rosenbergii fed with probiotic Clostridium butyricum incorporated diets. Journal of King Saud University-Science, 30(1), 21-28. (Impact factor: 3.2, Quartile Ranking: Q1) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1018364716305390
  2. Ahmmed, F., Ahmmed, M. K., Shah, M. S., & Banu, G. R. (2018). Use of indigenous beneficial bacteria (Lactobacillus spp.) as probiotics in shrimp (Penaeus monodon) aquaculture. Research in Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, 5(1), 127-135.https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/RALF/article/view/36561

Year - 2017 (Total publication = 1)

  1. Ahmmed, M. K.*, Ahmmed, F., Kabir, K. A., Faisal, M., Ahmed, S. I., & Ahsan, M. N. (2017). Biochemical impacts of salinity on the catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794), and possibility of their farming at low saline water. Aquaculture Research, 48(8), 4251-4261. (Impact factor: 1.4, Quartile Ranking: Q2)  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/are.13246

Year - 2017 (Total publications = 3)

  1. Ghosh, S. K., Ahsan, M. K., Ahmmed, M. K., Ahmed, S. I., Hasan, M. M., & Kamal, M. (2016). Catch assessment of artisanal marine fishing gears in Cox s Bazar and Teknaf of Bangladesh. Progressive Agriculture, 27(2), 228-234. https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/PA/article/view/29335
  2. Ahmed, S. I., Zahangir, M. M., Haque, F., Ahmmed, M. K., & Shahjahan, M. (2016). Alteration of blood glucose and hemoglobin levels in zebrafish exposed to sumithion. Progressive Agriculture, 27(2), 216-221. https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/PA/article/view/29333
  3. Ahmmed, M. K., Ghosh, S. K., Sarker, J., Islam, M. M., & Ahsan, M. N. (2016). Impacts of different diets on growth and survival of stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 4(1), 22-26. https://bjvas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/BJVAS-2016-Vol.-4-12-4.pdf

Year - 2015 (Total publications = 3)

  1. Ahmed, S. I., Ahmmed, M. K., Ghosh, S. K., Islam, M. M., & Shahjahan, M. (2015). Histo-architectural changes of intestinal morphology in Zebra fish (Danio rerio) exposed to Sumithion. Research in Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, 2(3), 499-506. https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/RALF/article/view/26174
  2. Ghosh, S. K., Ahmmed, M. K., Ahmed, S. I., Ahsan, M. K., & Kamal, M. (2015). Study on the socio-economic conditions of the fishermen in Teknaf. Research in Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, 2(3), 483-489.https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/RALF/article/view/26172
  3. Ahmmed, M.K., Faisal, M., Ahmmed, F., Ali, M.R. &  Ahsan, M.N. ( 2015). In silico cloning of green puffer fish (Tetraodon nigroviridis) cysteine cathepsins and their structural features. International Journal of Animal and Fisheries Science, 3 ( 2):1-6

Conference presentations

  1. Ahmmed, M. K., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2020, October). Phospholipids and brain health. Paper presented at Annual Research day 2020, Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (Oral presentation).
  2. Ahmmed, M. K., Bunga, S.,  Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2020, February). Optimization of 1D 31P quantitative NMR for marine n-3 phospholipids. Paper presented at international conference Conference (WCOFS 2020), Sydney, Australia (Oral presentation).
  3. Ahmmed, M. K., Bunga, S.,  Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2019, July). Effect of pH on phospholipids quantification. Paper presented at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand (3 min presentation).
  4. Ahmmed, M. K., Bunga, S.,  Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2019, August). Extraction, purification and quantification of New Zealand King salmon roe phospholipid. Paper presented at the Otago Student Research Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand (Oral presentation).
  5. Ahmmed, M. K., Bunga, S.,  Tian, H., Carne, A., & Bekhit, A. E. D. (2019, July). Effect of pH on quantification of phospholipids extracted from natural products by 31P NMR.. Paper presented at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand (poster presentation).











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