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Liaqat Zeb

Postdoctoral Fellow, MSCA-SEAS Postdoc Research Fellow
  • E-mailLiaqat.Zeb@uib.no
  • Phone+8615502637330
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Marine Natural Product Chemistry

I am MSCA-SEAS Postdoc Research Fellow in Monica Jordheim’s group of Bioresources and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Monica.Jordheim#uib-tabs-research). My project (2023-2026) will focus on the green extraction of polyphenols and natural products from brown seaweeds. Characterization of natural products by NMR, HPLC, and MS methods. Comparison with traditional methods, seasonal variation, and optimization of new processes.

The MSCA-SEAS project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034309. The MSCA-SEAS project aims to train future research leaders to conserve and sustain the ocean, SEAS, and marine resources. It is a group of 37 interdisciplinary postdoctoral research fellows at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. The aim is to deliver high-quality research with a high impact on marine sustainability. Our goals are healthy marine ecosystems and equitable livelihoods (https://seas.w.uib.no/seas/).

Poster presentation on separation of DHA-oil from microalgae.

5th National Conference on Mass Transfer and Separation Engineering—New challenge, new theory and methodology in mass transfer and separation, November 18-21, 2018, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China.

Liaqat Zeb, Teng Xin-Nan, Muhammad Shafiq, Yue-Sheng Dong, Zhi-Long Xiu, Simultaneous extraction of DHA and EPA-rich oil and separation of proteins from antarctic krill using three-phase partitioning system of cosolvents and organic salt. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.7101.

Liaqat Zeb, M. Shafiq, Z-Y. Chi, Z-L. Xiu, Separation of microalgal docosahexaenoic acid-rich oils using a microwave-assisted three-phase partitioning system, Separation and Purification Technology, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2020.117441.

Liaqat Zeb, et al, Three-liquid-phase salting-out extraction of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich oils from Euphausia superba. Engineering in Life Sciences, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/elsc.202000098.

Liaqat Zeb, et al., Microwave-assisted three-liquid-phase salting-out extraction of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich oil from cultivation broths of Schizochytrium limacinium SR21. Food and Bioproducts Processing, 2019. doi.org/10.1016/j.fbp.2019.09.008.

Liaqat Zeb*, et al, Appraisal of various approaches for the production of biohydrogen and biodiesel from microalgae biomass. Advancements in Life Sciences, 2022. (www.als-journal.com/ ISSN 2310-5380/ May 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1).

Muhammad Shafiq, Liaqat Zeb, Guannan Cui, Muhammad Jawad, Zhanyou Chi, High-Density pH-Auxostat Fed-Batch Culture of Schizochytrium limacinum SR21 with Acetic Acid as a Carbon Source. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2020. doi.org/10.1007/s12010-020-03396-6.

Teng Xinan, Wang Shuchang, Liaqat Zeb, Zhi-Long Xiu, Two-step enzymolysis of Antarctic krill for simultaneous preparation of value-added oil and enzymolysate. Mar. Drugs 2023, 21, 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/md21010047.

Muhammad Shafiq, Liaqat Zeb, Muhammad Jawad, Zhanyou Chi, Resourceful treatment of salt organic-rich fermentation wastewater by Chlorella sp towards the production of valuable biomass. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.1c01874.

Teng Xin-Nan, Shu-Chang Wang, Liaqat Zeb, Zhi-Long Xiu, Effects of carboxymethyl chitosan adsorption on bioactive components of Antarctic krill oil. Food Chemistry, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.132995.

Muhammad Shafiq, Bo-Bo Zhang, Liaqat Zeb, Sardar Ali, Waqas Waqas, Muhammad Ayaz, Sartaj Ali, Zhanyou Chi, Integrated biorefinery approach for bioconversion of fish manure to volatile fatty acids and its valorization by Schizochytrium sp for docosahexaenoic acid, squalene, and carotenoids production. Journal of Water Process Engineering,Vloume 58, February 2024, 104749. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2023.104749.

Ikram Ilahi,..……., et al Liaqat Zeb, In vitro antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities of Paeonia emodi (Wall.) rhizome methanol extract and its phenolic compounds rich fractions. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016. 29 5 Suppl, 1787-1794.

Arshad Mehmood………...et al, Liaqat Zeb, CRISPR as an advanced treatment for Parkinson's disease. Journal of Brain and Behavior, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.2280.

Arshad Mehmood……….et al, Liaqat Zeb, Optical coherence tomography monitoring and diagnosing retinal changes in multiple sclerosis. Journal of Brain and Behavior,2021. DOI: 10.1002/brb3.2302. 


Green extraction of polyphenols and natural products from brown seaweeds.

Norwegian Association of Marine Scientists (NHF): NO