Dr. Shams Tabrez Khan



    Associate Professor


    Applied Microbiology, Nanomaterials and Microbes, Microbial Taxonomy, Alternative Antimicrobials, Microbes mediated Nutrient uptake


    4/1091-D, Near ADA colony, Sir Syed Nagar, Aligarh 202002





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Dr. Shams Tabrez Khan, Associate Professor obtained a Ph.D. degree (2002) from Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan and worked as Research staff at National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, Kisarazu, Japan (2003-2008). He later joined JBIC (Japan Biological Informatics Consortium), AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo), as Research Scientist (2008-2011). He took a position as an Assistant Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia in 2011 and continued there till he joined Aligarh Muslim University w.e.f. 15th May 2017. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has presented his work at 15 international conferences. He was also awarded a Japanese govt. patent for discovering a novel carotenoid adonixanthin diglucoside. As a part of Japanese govt. initiative to establish a national level micrcobial culture collection (NBRC), Dr. Shams successfully discovered many new genera and species from marine sediments. These strains are commercially available through a number of culture collections like CIP France (The Collection of Institut Pasteur) and DSMZ Germany. Dr. Shams has worked on diverse projects including the designing of a PHB based solid phase denitrification system, Cloning of biosynthetic gene clusters, marine microbiology, microbial taxonomy, development of a biosensor for Brucella etc. Major area of current research Interest Molecular microbiology and its applications Marine bacteria and their biotechnological application Alternative antimicrobials Microbial taxonomy and culturing unculturable bacteria Plant microbiome and plant probiotics Nanomaterials and their applications as antimicrobial agents.

  1. Key Publications

    Khan ST and Malik A. (2019). Engineered nanomaterials for water decontamination and purification: From lab to products. Journal of Hazardous Materials 363, 295–308.

    Khan ST, Ahmad J, Ahamed M, Jousset A (2018) Sublethal doses of widespread nanoparticles promote antifungal activity in Pseudomonas protegens CHA0. Science of the Total Environment 627, 658–662.

    Khan ST, Khan M, Ahmad J, Wahab R, AbdâlElkader OH, Musarrat J, Alkhathlan HZ, Al-Kedhairy AA. (2017) Thymol and carvacrol induce autolysis, stress, growth inhibition and reduce the biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans. AMB Express. 7:49

    Khan ST, Al-Khedhairy AA, Musarrat J. (2016) Countering drug resistance, infectious diseases, and sepsis using metal and metal oxides nanoparticles: Current status. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 146:70â??83.

    Khan ST, Ahmad J, Ahamed M, Musarrat J, Al-Khedhairy AA. (2016) Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles induce oxidative stress, inhibit growth, and attenuate biofilm formation activity of Streptococcus mitis. JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. 21(3), 295-303. 

    khan ST, Ahamed M, Al-Khedairy AA, Musarrat J. (2013) Biocidal effect of copper and zinc oxide nanoparticles on human oral microbiome and biofilm formation. Materials Letters 97, 67–70.

    Khan ST, Komaki H, IzumikawaM, Motohashi K, Takagi M and Shinya K. (2011) Streptomycesassociated with a marine sponge  Haliclona sp.; biosynthetic genes for secondary metabolites and products. Environmental microbiology. 13, 391â??403.

    Khan ST, Tamura T, Takagi M and Shinya K. (2010) Streptomyces tateyamensis sp. nov., Streptomyces marinus sp. nov. and Streptomyces haliclonae sp. nov., three novel species of Streptomyces isolated from marine sponge Haliclona sp. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 60, 2775â??2779.

    Khan ST, Izumikawa M, Motohashi K, Mukai A, Takagi M, and Shin-ya K. (2010) Distribution of the 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase gene and isoprenoid production in marine-derived actinobacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 304, 89-96.

    Khan ST, Nakagawa Y and Harayama S. (2006) Krokinobacter gen. nov., with three novel species, in the family Flavobacteriaceae. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 56, 323-328.

    Khan ST, Horiba Y, Yamamoto M and Hiraishi A. (2002) Members of the family Comamonadaceae as primary poly(3â??hydroxybutyrateâ??coâ??3â??hydroxyvalerate)â??degrading denitrifiers in activated sludge as revealed by a polyphasic approach. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68, 3206â??3214.

    Hiraishi A and Khan ST. (2003) Application of polyhydroxyalkanoates for denitrification in water and wastewater treatment. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 61, 103â??109.

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