Firoz Shah

Forskningsingenjör|Research Engineer

  • Tjänstetitel: Forskningsingenjör
  • Akademisk titel: Filosofie Doktor
  • Annan titel: Forskare
  • Avdelning: Institutionen för Naturvetenskap, Design och Hållbar Utveckling (NDH)
  • Telefon arbete: +46 (0)10-1428833
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  • Anställd vid ämnet: Biologi, Kemi, Kemiteknik, Naturvetenskap

I am a Research Engineer working in the project FoodTech with a role of supporting the research and instrumentations within the group. The role also includes student project supervision as well as, coordinating with other research engineers within the group for various chemical and experimental analysis.

I am in charge of the HPLC and LC-QTOF instruments, and a laboratory technician for GC-MS and ICP-MS instruments. In addition, I am in charge of the Mushroom Laboratory (climate chamber, dark room etc.).

I also conduct my own food production research. I am interested in developing bio-based products or sustainable processes by exploring the molecular machinery of various fungal species and other microorganisms.


I have a research background in Microbiology/mycology, fungal chemistry (enzymes, acids and metabolites), and genomics. Various techniques I have implemented during my career can be briefly categorized under microbiology, enzyme and protein biochemistry, spectroscopic analysis (FT-IR), liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS), transcriptomics (RNA-Seq and Micro-array), and genomics.

2020-2021: Biotechnology Engineer/Mycologist, SLU Umeå, Sweden

2018-2019 Research biochemist, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

2015-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki-Viikki Campus, Helsinki, Finland.

2014-2015 Research Assistant (post PhD), Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

2009-2014 PhD in Ecology (Microbial Ecology), Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

2007-2008 Licent. (M. Phil) Biotechnology, University of Delhi-South Campus, New Delhi, India.


2022: 3 Kandidat-student project supervision and evaluation in Mycoremediation

2021 : Project supervision and evaluation for 2 exchange students from France on fungal biology and biochemistry within Food production.

2015-2017 Asst. supervisor to 1 PhD student, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

2014-2015: PhD student training (1) and postdocs (2) supervisions at the Microbial Ecology Group, Lund University


Orcid: 0000-0001-7833-7832


Mushroom production within the project Foodtech.


Artiklar i tidskrifter

Shah, F. , Gressler, M. , Nehzati, S. , Op De Beeck, M. , Gentile, L. , Hoffmeister, D. , Persson, P. & Tunlid, A. (2020). Secretion of Iron(III)-Reducing Metabolites during Protein Acquisition by the Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Paxillus involutus. Microorganisms, vol. 9: 1, ss. 35-35.  

Shah, F. , Mali, T. & Lundell, T. K. (2018). Polyporales Brown Rot Species Fomitopsis pinicola : Enzyme Activity Profiles, Oxalic Acid Production, and Fe 3+ -Reducing Metabolite Secretion. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 84: 8  

Kohler, A. , Kuo, A. , Nagy, L. G. , Morin, E. , Barry, K. W. , Buscot, F. , Canbäck, B. , Choi, C. & et al. (2015). Convergent losses of decay mechanisms and rapid turnover of symbiosis genes in mycorrhizal mutualists. Nature Genetics, vol. 47: 4, ss. 410-415.  

Shah, F. , Nicolás, C. , Bentzer, J. , Ellström, M. , Smits, M. , Rineau, F. , Canbäck, B. , Floudas, D. & et al. (2015). Ectomycorrhizal fungi decompose soil organic matter using oxidative mechanisms adapted from saprotrophic ancestors. New Phytologist, vol. 209: 4, ss. 1705-1719.  

Shah, F. , Schwenk, D. , Nicolás, C. , Persson, P. , Hoffmeister, D. & Tunlid, A. (2015). Involutin Is an Fe 3+ Reductant Secreted by the Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Paxillus involutus during Fenton-Based Decomposition of Organic Matter. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 81: 24, ss. 8427-8433.  

Rineau, F. , Shah, F. , Smits, M. M. , Persson, P. , Johansson, T. , Carleer, R. , Troein, C. & Tunlid, A. (2013). Carbon availability triggers the decomposition of plant litter and assimilation of nitrogen by an ectomycorrhizal fungus. The ISME Journal, vol. 7: 10, ss. 2010-2022.  

Shah, F. , Rineau, F. , Canbäck, B. , Johansson, T. & Tunlid, A. (2013). The molecular components of the extracellular protein‐degradation pathways of the ectomycorrhizal fungus P axillus involutus. New Phytologist, vol. 200: 3, ss. 875-887.  

Shah, F. , Rineau, F. , Canbäck, B. , Johansson, T. & Tunlid, A. (2013). The molecular components of the extracellular protein‐degradation pathways of the ectomycorrhizal fungus P axillus involutus. New Phytologist, vol. 200: 3, ss. 875-887.  

Rineau, F. , Roth, D. , Shah, F. , Smits, M. , Johansson, T. , Canbäck, B. , Olsen, P. B. , Persson, P. & et al. (2012). The ectomycorrhizal fungus Paxillus involutus converts organic matter in plant litter using a trimmed brown‐rot mechanism involving Fenton chemistry. Environmental Microbiology,  

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