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Faisal Ahmad Khan

Title: Researcher School/office: School of Science and Technology


Phone: +46 19 303547

Room: P2323

Faisal Ahmad Khan

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About Faisal Ahmad Khan

Faisal Ahmad Khan (PhD, Biology/Microbiology) is a researcher in the project “MicroSens - Improving sensory perception by altering oral microbiota”. Faisal has background and research experience in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics. The project is part of Örebro University’s strategic research initiative Food and Health.

Faisal is working in a trans-disciplinary consortium focused on microbiology, sensory perception and machine learning. The project aims at improving our understanding of the role of oral microbiota in taste perception. It will involve working with taste and sensory perception panels, metagenomic analysis of oral microbes, bioinformatics and machine learning for pattern recognition.

Faisal’s doctoral research has focused on the investigation of de novo emergence of bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in conditions relevant to natural environments and the effect of temperature on the emergence of resistance. He also evaluated the prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Swedish natural environments that are impacted by human and hospital wastewater, and the genetic comparison to local clinical bacteria.


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Articles in journals

Yewale, P. P. , Lokhande, K. B. , Sridhar, A. , Vaishnav, M. , Khan, F. A. , Mandal, A. , Swamy, K. V. , Jass, J. & et al. (2020). Molecular profiling of multidrug-resistant river water isolates: insights into resistance mechanism and potential inhibitors. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27 (22), 27279-27292.
Sid Ahmed, M. , Khan, F. A. , Sultan, A. A. , Söderquist, B. , Ibrahim, E. B. , Jass, J. & Omrani, A. S. (2020). β-lactamase-mediated resistance in MDR-Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Qatar. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 9 (1).
Goswami, M. , Khan, F. A. , Ibrisevic, A. , Olsson, P. & Jass, J. (2018). Development of Escherichia coli-based gene expression profiling of sewage sludge leachates. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 125 (5), 1502-1517.
Khan, F. A. , Hellmark, B. , Ehricht, R. , Söderquist, B. & Jass, J. (2018). Related carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella isolates detected in both a hospital and associated aquatic environment in Sweden. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 37 (12), 2241-2251.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Khan, F. A. (2020). Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Wastewater-Associated Aquatic Environments. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.