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Dr Aydin Berenjian

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BE, ME, PhD (Sydney Uni), PCert (Newcastle Uni)

About Aydin

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 Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Elsevier) and Molecular Biotechnology (Springer-Nature). To date, Dr. Berenjian has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, holds three international patents, and has received several prestigious national and international awards for research and teaching excellence.

Research Interests

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Bioprocess Intensification
  • Functional Foods
  • Smart Industry

Books

Bioprocess Virtual Laboratory (an open source virtual reality fermentation software)

Current Postgraduate Supervision

  • Dr. Rajab Abousnina (Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Ms. Saima Haroon (PhD)
  • Mr. Ali Akhtar (PhD)
  • Ms. Donya Novin (PhD)
  • Mr. Keith Soo (PhD)

Alumni

  • Dr. Mostafa Seifan (currently works at University of Waikato)
  • Dr. Dinali Ranmadugala (currently works at National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency)
  • Dr. Ehsan Mahdinia (currently works at Pennsylvania State University)
  • Dr. Mozhdeh Zamani (currently works at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)
  • Dr. Zeinab Karimi (currently works at Gerash University)
  • Dr. Mohammad Bagher Ghoshoon (currently works at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)

Open Positions

We are always looking for talented Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students. If you are interested to join our team, please send your resume/CV via email to aydin.berenjian@waikato.ac.nz

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Lal, N., Seifan, M., Novin, D., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Development of a Menaquinone-7 enriched product through the solid-state fermentation of Bacillus licheniformis. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 19. doi:10.1016/j.bcab.2019.101172

  • Mahdinia, E., Demirci, A., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Biofilm reactors as a promising method for vitamin K (menaquinone-7) production. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 103(14), 5583-5592. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-09913-w

  • Seifan, M., & Berenjian, A. (2019). Microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation: a widespread phenomenon in the biological world. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. doi:10.1007/s00253-019-09861-5

  • Davani-Davari, D., Negahdaripour, M., Karimzadeh, I., Seifan, M., Mohkam, M., Masoumi, S., . . . Ghasemi, Y. (2019). Prebiotics: Definition, types, sources, mechanisms, and clinical applications. Foods, 8(3), 92. doi:10.3390/foods8030092 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12577

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Contact Details

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