Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed

Senior Assistant Professor

Faculty of Science

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Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer of Analytical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Materials Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Eiichi Tamiya and later worked as – JSPS post doctoral fellow at Osaka University, Japan (2008-2009, with Prof. Eiichi Tamiya), DARPA post doctoral research associate at Duke University, USA (2009-2010, with Prof. April S. Brown) and NSERC post doctoral fellow at INRS-EMT, Canada (2010-2012, with Prof. M. Zourob), Canada. His research interests are in the areas of biosensors and diagnostic technologies, and applications to biotechnology, clinical and environmental chemistry. Dr Ahmed is an alumnus of JAIST and a prestigious young participant/fellow of 57th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Physiology and Medicine, Germany.

Teaching Area

  • SC 4363 Modern Analytical Techniques
  • SC 4367 Biosensors Biochips and Nanobiotechnology
  • SC 4366 Food Chemistry and Chemical Analysis of Food
  • SC 4314 Biotechnology

Current Research

  • Title of Project: Biomarkers and biosensors development for halal authentication in the food samples.
  • A versatile signal amplification strategy for high sensitive protein recognition using flexible substrate.
  • Nucleic acids detection strategy through sequence specific isothermal amplification and magnetic bead aggregation.
  • Real time, sensitive and selective food borne pathogen detection at resource limited areas.
  • Biomarker discoveries using nanoparticles for sensing applications

Research Interests

  • Next Generation Nucleic Acids and Protein Biosensors
  • Novel Chemical Biology and Biomaterials Approaches
  • Point-of-Care (POC) Micro Devices
  • Agro/Food based Applied Biotechnology
  • DNA/Protein Bioinformatics and Bioengineering


  • Mohammadali Safavieh, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Esen Sokullu, Andy Ng, Liliana Braescu, and Mohammed Zourob, A Simple Cassette as Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device for Colorimetric Bacteria Detection; Analyst, (2013), DOI:10.1039/C3AN01859H.
  • Chaker Tlili, Esen Sokullu, Mohammadali Safavieh, Mona Tolba, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, and Mohammed Zourob, Bacteria Screening, Viability, and Confirmation Assays Using Bacteriophage Impedimetric/Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Dual-Response Biosensors. Analytical Chemistry, 85 (10), 4893–4901 (2013)
  • Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Sharifun Nahar, Mohammedali Safavieh and Mohammed Zourob, Real-time electrochemical detection of DNA using electrostatic interaction of redox probe. Analyst, 138, 907-915 (2013)
  • Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, Pae C Wu, April Brown, Personalized diagnostics and biosensors: A review of the biology and technology needed for personalized medicine, Critical Review in Biotechnology, http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07388551.2013.778228; (2013)
  • Mona Tolba, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Chaker Tilli, F. Eichenseher, M. Loessener, M. Zourob, Integrated biosensing platform for Listeria detection using endolysin as recognition receptors, Analyst, 137, 5749-5756 (2012).
  • Mohammedali Safavieh, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Mona Tolba, M. Zourob, Electrochemical assay in microfluidic for rapid detection and quantification of Escherichia coli, 2011, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 31, (1), 523-528 (2012)


Email: minhaz.ahmed@ubd.edu.bn

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