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Sahena Ferdosh

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Technology) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Master in Fisheries Management - Masters Degree, Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Bachelor in Fisheries - Bachelor Degree, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Sahena Ferdosh (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF SCIENCE


sahena@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Sahena Ferdosh obtained her Ph.D from University Science Malaysia in 2014. After completing the MSc degree, she was awarded the Postgraduate Training Fellowship from Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Italy. She started her career as a short term research scholar at the University of Alaska Fairbank in 2011. In 2014, she joined as an Assistant Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) where she is presently working at the Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science.
Dr. Sahena has an interest in developing green extraction methods of supercritical fluids for separation and fractionation of natural products from local medicinal plants. She has expertise in supercritical fluid extraction, fats and oils, bioactive compounds and marine by-products with over 100 publications in ISI and Scopus indexed journals, patents, books, and international conference proceedings. Dr. Sahena was the winner of the Innovative Product Award of ITEX-2013, and also won was a Gold and Silver Medals as the main and co-inventor at the national level, Malaysian Technology Expo 2014 (MTE-2014) and MTE-2018. Dr. Sahena is currently supervising four Ph.D and three M.Sc students as a co- /main supervisor.
Dr. Sahena, an active member of the American Chemical Society, has received worldwide recognition in press releases of major news sources such as HighBeam Research Newspaper, Breaking News on Confectionery & Biscuit Processing and Food VerticalNews.


Professional Membership


  • 2015 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), American Chemical Society
  • 2019 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Organization for Women In Science for the Developing World


Teaching Responsibilities


FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2 2020/2021
GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2021/2022 2016/2017 2014/2015 2015/2016 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018
HERBS AND MEDICINAL PLANTS 2016/2017 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018 2015/2016 2020/2021
HERBS AND NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS 2017/2018
INSTRUMENTATION AND TECHNIQUES IN PLANT SCIENCES I 2018/2019 2016/2017 2015/2016 2017/2018
LABORATORY AND FIELD TECHNIQUES IN PLANT SCIENCES 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019
MEDICINAL PLANT PRODUCTS 2017/2018
NUTRACEUTICALS AND COSMECUETICALS 2017/2018 2019/2020
PHYTOCHEMISTRY 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018 2020/2021
PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2019/2020 2020/2021 2017/2018 2021/2022 2018/2019
PLANT DIVERSITY 2014/2015
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT SCIENCE 2014/2015


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2021 Extraction and identification of bioactive compounds from Cassia angustifolia using conventional and non-conventional methods.
2016 - 2018 Isolation and characterization of Potential a-glucosidase inhibitors from Clinacanthus Nutans
2016 - 2018 Stereospermum Fimbriatum (Chicha) - Prospects of Antimicrobial Agent for Skin Infection
2015 - 2017 Influence of Carbon Dioxide at Supercritical Phase Separating the Omega 3 Fish Oil from Sardine Wastes following Shariah Compliant
2014 - 2016 Influence of Co-Solvent in Solubility of Phalerin and Mahkoside-A from Mahkota dewa (Phaleria macrocarpa) with Carbon Dioxide as a Solvent
2013 - 2016 Production of Premium Grade Cocoa Butter Replacers Blends with Stearic and Pleic Acids and time Based Palm Kernel Oil Fractions of Continuous Supercritixcal Fluid Extraction Technique
2013 - 2016 Continuous Micronization and Particle Formation of Malaysian Medicinal Extracts Using Different Supercritical Antisolvent Techniques
- 2019 Extraction of fatty acids from leaves, stems and roots of Raja Berangkat plant using supercritical fluids.
On-Going
2020 - Present Development of High Quality Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods from Date (Phoenix dactylifera) Fruit using Innovative Methods
2018 - Present SEPARATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM ANISOPHYLLEA DISTICHA USING SUPERCRITICAL FLUID METHOD
2018 - Present Mechanism of amide coupling interaction for eliminating organic solvent from generic pharmaceuticals with supercritical CO2.


Award & Recognition


03 Mar, 2018 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN SCIENCE AWARD 2018 - Venus International Foundation International
09 May, 2013 Malaysian Innovative Product Award - ITEX-2013 National
09 May, 2013 Silver medal winner - ITEX-2013 National
19 Feb, 2013 Gold medal winner - IIUM Research Invention and Innovation Exhibition University


Publications


Article

2020 Antibacterial activity of compounds from Azolla pinnata extracted using Soxhlet and Supercritical Fluid (SFE) methods. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 4 (1) pp. 9-12
2020 Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of a Malaysian medicinal plant Anisophyllea Disticha (Jack) Baill. and quantification of its phenolic constituents. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, () pp.
2020 Dataset on applying HPMC polymer to improve encapsulation efficiency and stability of the fish oil: in vitro evaluation. Data in Brief, 32 () pp. 1-9
2020 Enrichment of antibacterial compound from the stem bark of Stereospermum fimbriatum using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia), 55 (9) pp. 1656-1666
2020 Extraction and characterization of fatty acids from the leaves and stems of Clinacanthus nutans using supercritical carbon dioxide and Soxhlet method. Natural Products Journal, () pp.
2020 Isolation and characterization of novel antibacterial compound from an untapped plant, Stereospermum fimbriatum. Natural Product Research, 34 (5) pp. 629-637
2020 Kamlet taft parameters: A tool to alternate the usage of hazardous solvent in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing/synthesis - A gateway towards green technology. Analytical Chemistry Letter, 10 (5) pp. 550-561
2019 Biological activities and extraction technologies of Pheonix dactylifera: a review.. The Natural Products Journal, 9 (1) pp. 3-13
2019 Valuable components of bambangan fruit (Mangifera pajang) and its co-products: a review. Food Research International, 115 () pp. 105 -115
2019 Valuable components of bambangan fruit (Mangifera pajang) and its coproducts: A review. Food Research International, 115 () pp. 105 -115
2018 Effect of various food processing and handling methods on preservation of natural antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 55 (10) pp. 3872-3880
2018 Enrichment, in vitro, and quantification study of antidiabetic compounds from neglected weed Mimosa pudica using supercritical CO2 and CO2-Soxhlet. Separation Science and Technology, 53 (2) pp. 243-260
2018 In vitro evaluation of cuscuta reflexa roxb. for thrombolytic, antioxidant, membrane stabilizing and antimicrobial activities. Natural Product Research, () pp.
2018 Physicochemical properties of cocoa butter replacers from supercritical carbon dioxide extracted mango seed fat and palm oil mid-fraction blends. International Food Research Journal, 25 (1) pp. 143-149
2018 Techniques for the extraction of phytosterols and their benefits in human health: a review. Separation Science and Technology, 53 (14) pp. 2206-2223
2017 α-glucosidase inhibitors isolated from Mimosa pudica L.. Natural Product Research, 33 (10) pp. 1495-1499
2017 Extraction of α-glucosidase inhibitory compounds from Phaleria macrocarpa fruit flesh using solvent, sonication, and subcritical carbon dioxide soxhlet methods. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 41 (5) pp. 1-11
2017 Identification of bioactive compounds with GC–Q-TOF–MS in the extracts from clinacanthus nutans using subcritical carbon dioxide extraction. Separation Science and Technology, 52 (5) pp. 852-863
2017 In vitro antioxidant and, α-glucosidase inhibitory activities and comprehensive metabolite profiling of methanol extract and its fractions from Clinacanthus nutans. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 17 (1) pp. 1-10
2017 Microencapsulation of fish oil using supercritical antisolvent process. Journal of food and drug analysis, 25 (3) pp. 654 -666
2017 Microencapsulation of fish oil using supercritical antisolvent process. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 25 (3) pp. 654-666
2017 Mimosa pudica L.: a comparative study via in vitro analysis and GC Q-TOF MS profiling on conventional and supercritical fluid extraction using food grade ethanol. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, 8 (1) pp. 54-62
2017 Mimosa pudica L.: A comparative study via in vitro analysis and GC Q-TOF MS profiling on conventional and supercritical fluid extraction using food grade ethanol. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources (IJNPR), 8 (1) pp. 54-62
2017 Phytochemical composition, biological activities and processing method of genus anisophyllea: a review. The Natural Products Journal, 7 (3) pp. 176-185
2017 Rapid investigation of a-glucosidase inhibitory activity of Phaleria macrocarpa extracts using FTIR-ATR based fingerprinting. Journal of Food and Drug analysis, 25 (2) pp. 306-315
2016 Clinacanthus nutans: a review of the medicinal uses, pharmacology and phytochemistry. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 9 (4) pp. 402-409
2016 Extraction of omega 3 fatty acids from sardine byproducts using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). The International Medical Journal of Malaysia, 15 () pp. 112-112
2016 Screening of various parts of phaleria macrocarpa plant for α-glucosidase inhibitory activity. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 40 (2) pp. 201-210
2016 Simultaneous extraction and fractionation of fish oil from tuna by-product using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2). Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 25 (2) pp. 230-239
2016 Stereospermum fimbriatum as a potential source of phytochemicals: a review of stereospermum genus. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 17 (12) pp. 1024-1035
2015 Analyses and profiling of extract and fractions of neglected weed mimosa pudica Linn. traditionally used in Southeast Asia to treat diabetes. South African Journal of Botany, 99 () pp. 144-152
2015 Bioactive compounds and advanced processing technology: Phaleria macrocarpa (sheff.) Boerl, a review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, () pp. 981-991
2015 Bioactive compounds and advanced processing technology: Phaleria macrocarpa (sheff.) Boerl, a review. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 90 (6) pp. 981-991
2015 Impact of chitosan composites and chitosan nanoparticle composites on various drug delivery systems: a review. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 23 (4) pp. 619-629
2015 Mango (Mangifera indica L.) by-products and their valuable components: a review. Food Chemistry, 183 () pp. 173-180
2015 Optimization of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction parameters of cocoa butter analogy fat from mango seed kernel oil using response surface methodology. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52 (1) pp. 319-326
2015 Phytosterols and their extraction from various plant matrices using supercritical carbon dioxide: a review. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 95 (7) pp. 1385-1394
2014 Characterization of crystallization and melting profiles of blends of mango seed fat and palm oil mid-fraction as cocoa butter replacers using differential scanning calorimetry and pulse nuclear magnetic resonance. Food Research International, 55 (1) pp. 103-109
2014 Experimental design of supercritical fluid extraction: a review. Journal of Food Engineering, 124 () pp. 105-116
2014 Hard cocoa butter replacers from mango seed fat and palm stearin. Food Chemistry, 154 () pp. 323-329
2014 Optimization of oil yield of Phaleria macrocarpa seed using response surface methodology and its fatty acids constituents. Industrial Crops and Products, 52 () pp. 405-412
2014 Orthogonal partial least squares model for rapid prediction of antioxidant activity of Pereskia bleo by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Analytical letters, 47 (12) pp. 2061-2071
2014 Particle formation and micronization using non-conventional techniques- review. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 86 (2014) pp. 47-52
2014 Quality of tuna fish oils extracted from processing the by-products of three species of neritic tuna using supercritical carbon dioxide . Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, () pp.
2014 Storage stability and quality of polyunsaturated fatty acid rich oil fraction from longtail tuna (thunnus tonggol) head using supercritical extraction. CyTA - Journal of Food, 12 (2) pp. 183-188
2014 Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and studies of mango seed kernel for cocoa butter analogy fats = Extracción mediante dióxido de carbono supercrítico y estudios del núcleo de la semilla de mango para obtener grasas análogas a la mantequilla de cacao. CyTA - Journal of Food, 12 (1) pp. 97-103
2013 Cocoa butter fats and possibilities of substitution in food products concerning cocoa varieties, alternative sources, extraction methods, composition, and characteristics. Journal of Food Engineering, 117 (4) pp. 467-476
2013 Determination of fluoranthene, benzo[b]fluoranthene and benzo[a]pyrene in meat and fish products and their intake by Malaysian. Food Bioscience, 1 () pp. 73-80
2013 Effects of moisture and pH on supercritical fluid extraction of cocoa butter. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 6 (9) pp. 2455-2465
2013 Rheological behavior of starch-based biopolymer mixtures in selected processed foods. Starch - Stärke, 65 (1-2) pp. 73-81
2013 Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of oil from Thunnus tonggol head by optimization of process parameters using response surface methodology. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 30 (7) pp. 1466-1472
2013 Techniques for extraction of bioactive compounds from plant materials: a review. Journal of Food Engineering, 117 (4) pp. 426-436
2013 The impact of biopolymers on thermal behavior of meat-biopolymer mixtures-Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) study. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 11 (3-4) pp. 566-571
2012 Application of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) of palm oil and oil from natural sources. Molecules , 17 (2) pp. 1764-1794
2012 Effect of some biopolymers on the rheological behavior of surimi gel. Molecules , 17 (5) pp. 5733-5744
2012 Fish oil recovery from viscera of Indian mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) by supercritical fluid: an optimization approach. Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, 59 (11) pp. 1421-1429
2012 Optimization of supercritical CO2 extraction of fish oil from viscera of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus). International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13 (9) pp. 11312-11322
2011 Profile of Parkia speciosa hassk metabolites extracted with SFE using FTIR- PCA method. Journal of Chinese Chemical Society, 58 (6) pp. 1-8
2011 Supercritical carbon dioxide fractionation of pithecellobium jiringan jack seed compositions using fast gas chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 34 (5) pp. 1746-1758
2010 Extraction of fish oil from the skin of Indian mackerel using supercritical fluids. Journal of Food Engineering, 99 (1) pp. 63-69
2010 Fatty acid compositions of fish oil extracted from different parts of Indian mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta) using various techniques of supercritical CO2 extraction. Food Chemistry, 120 (3) pp. 879-885
2009 Application of supercritical CO2 in lipid extraction – A review. Journal of Food Engineering, 95 (2) pp. 240-253
2009 Optimization of SC–CO2 extraction of zerumbone from Zingiber zerumbet (L) Smith. Food Chemistry, 114 (2) pp. 702-705
2009 Optimization of supercritical CO2 extraction of Anastatica hierochuntica. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 87 (2) pp. 152-158
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Developmental toxicity evaluation of sub-CO2 extract of Phaleria macrocarpa fruit flesh in Danio rerio embryo. In: International Research Conference on Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences,
2019 Optimization of bio-active compounds from stem of Anisophyllea disticha using supercritical fluid extraction technique. In: AIMST International Pharmacy Conference (AIPC) 2019: Challenges and Opportunities in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Technology and Practice,
2018 Determination of total phenolic content, membrane stabilizing and thrombolytic activities of crataeva nurvala bark extract. In: 4th International Pharmaceutical Research Conference 2018,
2018 Effect of polymer composition on the physiochemical properties of microencapsulated fish oil using spray drying. In: 4th International Pharmaceutical Research Conference 2018,
2018 Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts from different parts of Anisophyllea disticha. In: The International Symposium on Bioremediation, Revegetation, Biomaterial and Conservation (ISBIOREV),
2017 Antioxidant activity and phenolic profile of four Saudi Arabia date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) varieties. In: the 6th International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2017).,
2017 Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts of different parts of Anisophyllea disticha. In: 6th International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology,
2017 Phytochemical analysis and antibacterial activity of Anisophylliea disticha extracts. In: International Conference on Pharmacology and Regulatory Affairs (ICPR 2017),
2016 Antimicrobial potential of various solvent extracts from leaf, stem and root of Raja Berangkat (Anisophyllea disticha). In: 2nd International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy (ICIP 2016),
2016 Antioxidant capacities and phenolic profile of four Saudi Arabia date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) varieties. In: 2nd International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy (ICIP 2016),
2016 Enriched extracts of anti-diabetic compounds from neglected weed M. Pudica using supercritical and subcritical carbon dioxide extractions and the corresponding in vitro study for diabetes mellitus. In: 2nd International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy (ICIP 2016),
2016 Extraction of omega 3 fatty acids from sardine byproducts using supercritical carbon dioxide. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2016 Pharmacological activities and comprehensive metabolite profiling of Clinacanthus nutans extract and fractions. In: 2nd International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy (ICIP 2016),
2015 Bioactivity guided isolation of antidiabetic compounds from common weed Mimosa pudica L. using diabetic enzyme inhibitory assay. In: ASIAN Congress on Biotechnology 2015,
2015 Optimization of DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activity of Phaleria Macrocarpa seed oil using response surface methodology. In: International Conferences on Fluids and Chemical Engineering,
2015 Screening of various parts of phaleria macrocarpa plants for α-glucosidase inhibitory activity. In: International Conference on Natural Product 2015 (ICNP),
2015 Screening of various parts of phaleria macrocarpa plants for alpha glucosidase inhibitory activity. In: International Conference on Natural Product ,
2014 Supercritical fluid extraction of oil from Mahkota dewa seed. In: 2014 International Science and Technology Conference (ISTEC),
2013 A green process for extraction of omega 3 fish oil from tuna byproducts. In: Sustainable Development Conference 2013,
2013 Extraction of fish oil from longtail tuna head waste using various method of supercritical carbon dioxide . In: International Conference on Separation Technology (ICoST)2013,
2012 Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of Cocoa Butter Analogy Fat from Mango Seed Kernel Oil: An Optimization Approach of Response Surface Methodology . In: International Conference of Science Technology and Social Sciences.,
2012 Supercritical co2 extraction of African catfish (Clarias Gariepinus) oil and its fatty acid profile. In: Malaysian International Conference on Trends in Bioprocess Engineering (MICOTriBE) 2012,
Book Section

2018 In vitro antioxidant activities of black cumin seeds oil and computational evaluation of thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone as inhibitors of EGFR tyrosine kinase. In: Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-08-101892-7, pp. 173-192
2017 Bioactive compounds and extraction techniques. In: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-111-916-882-9, pp. 35-53
2011 PUFA in fish: extraction and fractionation methods. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180751, pp. 51-63