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Dr Aydin Berenjian

Lecturer

Qualifications: BE, ME, PhD Sydney Uni

About Aydin

Dr. Aydin Berenjian holds a BE, ME and PhD in Biochemical Engineering. Dr. Berenjian's major research focus is collaborating with industry to drive innovation of production processes for high value bio-products. He serves as the Editor of Molecular Biotechnology and as the Associate Editor of American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. To date, Dr. Berenjian has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, holds three international patents, and has received several prestigious national and international awards for research excellence.

Research Interests

  • Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Fermentation technology
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Functional foods
  • Bioprocess Intensification
  • Kinetics, modelling and optimisation of bioprocesses

Current Research Students

  • Mostafa Seifan (PhD)
  • Saima Haroon (PhD)
  • Dinali Ranmadugala (PhD)
  • Donya Novin (PhD)
  • Ehsan Mahdinia (PhD, Pennsylvania State University)

Selected Publications

  • "Iron oxide nanoparticles in modern microbiology and biotechnology". Critical Reviews in Microbiology (2017)
  • "Production and application of menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2): a new perspective". World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2017)
  • "Magnetic immobilization of Bacillus subtilis natto cells for menaquinone-7 fermentation". Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2016)
  • "Identification of Bacillus Probiotics Isolated from Soil Rhizosphere Using 16S rRNA, recA, rpoB Gene Sequencing and RAPD-PCR". Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins (2016)
  • "Induced calcium carbonate precipitation using Bacillus species". Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2016)
  • "Application of magnetic nanoparticles in smart enzyme immobilization". Biotechnology Letters (2016)
  • "Vitamin K Series: Current Status and Future Prospects". Critical Reviews in Biotechnology (2015)
  • “Extracellular Production of Recombinant l-Asparaginase II in Escherichia coli : Medium Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology”. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics (2015)
  • "Facile fabrication of uniform hollow silica microspheres using a novel biological template". Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (2014)
  • “Nattokinase: production and application”. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2014)

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Mandinia, E., Demirci, A., & Berenjian, A. (2017). Production and application of menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2): a new perspective. WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 33(1), 7 pages. doi:10.1007/s11274-016-2169-2

  • Seifan, M., Samani, A. K., & Berenjian, A. (2017). New insights into the role of pH and aeration in the bacterial production of calcium carbonate (CaCO<inf>3</inf>). Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s00253-017-8109-8

  • Mohkam, M., Nezafat, N., Berenjian, A., Negahdaripour, M., Behfar, A., & Ghasemi, Y. (2017). Role of Bacillus genus in the production of value-added compounds. In Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology (pp. 1-33). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44409-3_1

  • Ebrahiminezhad, A., Zare-Hoseinabadi, A., Berenjian, A., & Ghasemi, Y. (2017). Green synthesis and characterization of zero-valent iron nanoparticles using stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) leaf extract. Green Processing and Synthesis, 0(0). doi:10.1515/gps-2016-0133

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Contact Details

Email: aydin.berenjian@waikato.ac.nz
Room: EF.3.02
Phone: +64 7 858 5119