Professor Shahidul Islam


Prof. Islam is one of leading and Top 20 researchers (2017) of UKZN who is holding C2 rating from National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa since 2016. His major area of research is type 2 diabetes and obesity while he has published almost 100 papers in the international peer reviewer journals including 7 reviews but excluding 7 book chapters and one editorial. He is also serving as a member of the editorial board and guest editor of a number of international peer reviewed journals in the area of his research. Apart from above, Prof. Islam is also serving as an Academic Leader for the Biotechnology (Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology) cluster in Westville Campus and as a Chair of the University Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC). He has also awarded 2015 College Distinguished Teacher Award for his teaching excellence.

 Quote:   “Eat less, live long, prevent diabetes”. 
Position:   Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Qualifications: BSc Hons & MSc (Biochemistry),
PhD (Okayama, Japan),
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Seoul, South Korea and North-West, South Africa),
Visiting Research Fellow (Hyderabad, India),
Visiting Associate Professor (Basel, Switzerland).
Discipline:   Biochemistry
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 8717
Research Areas:   Type 2 diabetes and obesity; animal model development; antidiabetic, antiobesogenic and toxicological interventional trials; mechanisms behind the antidiabetic effects of various plant extracts, fractions, isolated pure compounds, medicinal and functional foods, food supplements and artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
 Recent Publications:  

Erukainure OL, Chukwuma CI, Islam MS (2018) Short-term fermentation of Raffia Palm (Raphia hookeri) wine may not affect its qualitative sugar profile but alters its functional chemistry and antidiabetic properties. Food Bioscience [Q1, 2017 IF 2.371, In press, accepted on 11 September 2018].

Mohammed A and Islam MS (2018) Spice-derived Bioactive Ingredients: Potential Agents or Food Adjuvant in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus. Frontiers in Pharmacology [Q1, 2017 IF 4.400] Published online: 22 August 2018|

Erukainure OL, Hafizur RM, Kabir N, Choudhury MI, Atolani O, Banerjee P, Preissner R, Chukwuma CI, Muhammad A, Amonsou EO, Islam MS (2018) Suppressive effects of Clerodendrum volubile P Beauv. [Labiate] methanolic extract and its fractions on type 2 diabetes and its complications. Frontiers in Pharmacology [Q1, 2017 IF 4.400] Published online: 1 Feb 2018 doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00008

Chukwuma CI, Mopuri R, Nagiah S, Chutturgoon AA, Islam MS (2018) Erythritol reduces small intestinal glucose absorption, increases muscle glucose uptake, improves glucose metabolic enzymes activities and increases expression of Glut-4 and IRS-1in type 2 diabetic rats. European Journal of Nutrition 57(7): 2431-2444. [Q1, 2017 IF 4.423]  doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1516-x. Epub 2017 Aug 2

Mopuri R, Ganjayi M, Meriga B, Koorbanally NA, Islam MS (2018) The effects of Ficus carica on the activity of enzymes related to metabolic syndrome. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 26(1): 201 – 210. [Q1, 2017 IF 2.852] doi: 10.1016/j.jfda.2017.03.001. Epub 2017 Apr 22

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Postgraduate Candidates:   PG Candidates

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