Zafar Iqbal

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Work: Work areas: Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry Food science and technology Research Interests: Analysis of biochemical, food and environmental samples for public health using capillary electrophoresis (CE), and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Antimicrobial development against Escherichia coli (E. coli) in waters. Antimicrobial food packaging (engineered food packaging) development. New analytical methods development for: (a) functionalization of superparamagnetic nanoparticles for removal of E. coli in environmental waters; (b) molecularly imprinted polymers for the selective determination of bacteria and hazardous compounds in water treatment by solid-phase extraction. Development of biochemically-active polymer-coated superparamagnetic nanoparticles for site-selective cancer drug delivery.
Biographical: Contact information: Work: Department of Chemistry Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada Tel.: +1-613-560-2600x6099 (lab) Email: Residence: 212/201-Bell Street North Ottawa, ON K1R 7E2, Canada Tel.: +1-613-231-2857 (home) Email: Working language: English Current position: Visiting Associate Professor Department of Chemistry Carleton University Ottawa, ON, Canada Affiliated position: Associate Professor Department of Food Technology & Rural Industries, Bangladesh Agricultural University Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Favourite Publications: (6) Iqbal, Z., E. P. C. Lai and T. J. Avis. Antimicrobial Effect of Polydopamine coating on Escherichia coli. Journal of Materials Chemistry (I.F. 5.97), 2012, 22: 21608-21612. doi: 10.1039/C2JM34825J. (5) Lai, E. P. C. and Z. Iqbal. Development of Antimicrobials against Escherichia coli - Environmental Microbiology meets Chemical Biotechnology. Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology (I.F. 3.14), 2012, 3:e106. doi: 10.4172/2157-7463.1000e106. (4)Alim, M. A., Z. Iqbal, P. C. Dutta. Studies on the distribution of fatty acids and minor components of high-erucic acid mustard oil and low-erucic acid rapeseed oil. Emirates Journal of Food & Agriculture (I.C.V. 5.28), 2012, 24(4): 1-7. (3) Iqbal, Z. and S. Novalin. The Formose Reaction: A Tool to Produce Synthetic Carbohydrates Within a Regenerative Life Support System. Current Organic Chemistry (I.F. 3.064), 2012, 16(6): 769-788. doi: (2) Iqbal, Z., E. P. C. Lai and T. J. Avis. Development of Polymer-Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots for Escherichia coli Binding Test. Microchimica Acta (I.F. 3.033), 2011, 176(1&2): 193-200. (1) Iqbal, Z., S. Alsudir, M. Miah, E. P. C. Lai. Rapid CE-UV Binding Tests of Environmentally Hazardous Compounds with Polymer-modified Magnetic Nanoparticles. Electrophoresis (I.F. 3.303), 2011, 32(16): 2181-2187.