Firoz Shah

Forskningsingenjör|Research Engineer

  • Professional title: Research Engineer
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Area of responsibility: Analytical services, Project design and supervision, technical support in Mycology and Analytical Chemistry protocols, Analytical Instrument maintenance and support
  • Department: Department of Chemical Engineering (CHE)
  • Telephone: +46 (0)10-1428833
  • Email: firoz.shah@miun.se
  • Employee in the subject: Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Natural Science

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.

Background

2020-2021 Research Engineer/Mycologist, SLU Umeå, Sweden
2018-2019 Biochemist, Lund University, Sweden.
2015-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki-Viikki Campus, Finland.
2014-2015 Research Assistant (post PhD), Lund University, Sweden.
2009-2014 PhD in Ecology (Microbial Ecology), Lund University, Sweden.
2007-2008 Licent. (M. Phil) Biotechnology, University of Delhi-South Campus, New Delhi, India.

Area of interest

I am interested in developing bio-based products (food, pharma products and feed) or sustainable processes using fungi and other microorganisms.

Teaching and tutoring

2022: Mycoremediation project BioRemFiber/Foodtech-project supervision-ongoing
2021 : Erasmus mobility students from France (2) at SLU Umeå, Sweden
2015-2017 Asst. supervisor to 1 PhD student, University of Helsinki, Finland.
2014-2015: PhD student (1) and postdocs (2) at the Microbial Ecology Group, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden

Other information

Orcid: 0000-0001-7833-7832

https://www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/guider-tips/berattelser/forskare-alskar-basta/

Shiitake production within the FoodTech project.

Publications

Articles in journals

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, pp. 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, pp. 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, pp. 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, pp. 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, pp. 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, pp. 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, pp. 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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