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Sohaib graduated with a BSEd (BSc + BEd) degree from the Federal College of Education, Islamabad, Pakistan and became a certified teacher. After teaching for ten years (in Pakistan and in Republic of Maldives), Sohaib joined the University of Huddersfield for his master’s degree - MSc in Analytical Chemistry. After completing his master’s degree in 2010, Sohaib was offered a Vice Chancellor’s fee waiver scholarship to do a PhD in Carbohydrate Chemistry. Sohaib completed his PhD in 2015, under the guidance of Prof. Andrew P. Laws. His PhD thesis titled was, “Characterization of Bacterial Exopolysaccharides”. During his PhD, he presented his findings at many national and international conferences and published his findings in highly reputable journals.

From 2016, Dr. Sohaib has been working as a postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield. He is in-charge of Prof. Andrew P. Laws Carbohydrate Research Laboratory. His research is mainly focused on the isolation and characterization of polysaccharides produced by probiotic bacteria including Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and Bifidobacteria.  By using state of the art analytical techniques (HPAEC-PAD, GC-MS, NMR), Dr. Sohaib is trying to develop new methods for isolating polysaccharides and characterizing the structures of exo- and capsular polysaccharides.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fermentation of bacterial culture
  • Characterization of bacterial exopolysaccharides and capsular polysaccharides
  • Bioactive polysaccharides

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Research Output

  • 53 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 8 Article

Statistical optimisation of the exopolysaccharide production by Lactobacillus fermentum Lf2 and analysis of its chemical composition

Ale, E. C., Batistela, V. A., Correa Olivar, G., Ferrado, J. B., Sadiq, S., Ahmed, H. I., Reinheimer, J. A., Vera-Candioti, L., Laws, A. P. & Binetti, A. G., 1 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Dairy Technology. 73, 1, p. 76-87 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Structural characterisation of two medium molecular mass exopolysaccharides produced by the bacterium Lactobacillus fermentum Lf2

    Ahmed, H., Ransom-Jones, E., Sadiq, S., Vitlic, A., Mclay, N., Rojas, M., Ale, E. C., Binetti, A. G., Collett, A., Humphreys, P. & Laws, A., 1 Feb 2020, In : Carbohydrate Research. 488, 7 p., 107909.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Isolation and characterization of a novel exopolysaccharide secreted by Lactobacillus mucosae VG1.

    Fagunwa, O., Ahmed, H., Sadiq, S., Humphreys, P., Mclay, N. & Laws, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Carbohydrate Research. 484, 8 p., 107781.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Extraction of the same novel homoglycan mixture from two different strains of Bifidobacterium animalis and three strains of Bifidobacterium breve.

    Alhudhud, M., Sadiq, S., Ngo, H., Hidalgo-Cantabrana, C., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Van Sinderen, D., Humphreys, P. & Laws, A., 2018, In : Beneficial microbes. 9, 4, p. 663-674 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)