Dr. Mahomoodally Mohamad Fawzi

Dr. Mahomoodally Mohamad Fawzi

Lecturer
University of Mauritius, Mauritius


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemistry-Pharmacognosy-Pharmacology from University of Mauritius, Mauritius

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Biography

Dr. Fawzi holds a first class BSc (Hons) Biology with Environmental Sciences, following which he secured the competitive Tertiary Education Commission postgraduate national scholarship to read for his MPhil/PhD in collaboration between University of Mauritius and TWAS-accredited H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicines and Drug Research, Karachi, Pakistan. He is the alternate director of AAMPS and has been nominated as the TWAS-ROSSA young Affiliate (2012-2016), member of the Global Young Academy (2013-2016), recipient of the young promising scientist from Mauritius to attend the TWAS/BVA.NXT Biovision 2012 Egypt and the ASM Young Educator grant to Boston. USA. Fawzi has published more than 69 papers in ISSN/impact factor journals, edited 18 book chapters and 4 academic books. He has also secured more than 25 fellowships/travel grants to attend international seminars, teaching tool workshops/conferences; namely the International Brain Research Organization sponsorship to attend neurosciences schools in Africa (University of Cape-Town- South Africa, Fayoum University- Egypt, Rhodes University- South Africa, and Reunion University- France) and the SAN-Bio (Nepad) workshop- South Africa, Global Knowledge Initiative, Uganda. Fawzi is presently the PI and co-PI of 5 research grants/consortium regionally and internationally. He has organized/instructed 8 international/national workshops/training. Presently, Fawzi is the scientific editor and reviewer of > 15 peer-reviewed international scientific journals. He has also been nominated in several national committees: Currently member of the National Pharmacovigilance Committee, Ministry of Health & Quality of Life (MOHQL), Mauritius, part of National Research Foresight Exercise (expert working group: field public health/Biomedical Sciences), nominated to attend the African federation of public health associations (AFPHA)- by the WHO and MOHQL- and have been a technical member for the innovators award IV Out of Home Food by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council, Mauritius. Fawzi is active researcher and the principal supervisor of > 45 undergraduate, 5 MSc and 5 on-going MPhil/PhD projects working on medicinal properties of functional foods/medicinal herbs of Mauritius.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Pharmacology
62%
Alternative Medicine
90%
Ethnopharmacology
75%
Drug Discovery
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Zengin, G., A. Uysal, A. Aktumsek, A. Mocan and A. Mollica et al., 2017. Euphorbia denticulata Lam.: A promising source of phyto-pharmaceuticals for the development of novel functional formulations. Biomed. Pharmacother., 87: 27-36.
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  2. Zengin, G., A. Aktumsek, R. Ceylan, S. Uysal and A. Mocan et al., 2017. Shedding light on the biological and chemical fingerprints of three Achillea species (A. biebersteinii, A. millefolium and A. teretifolia). Food Funct., 8: 1152-1165.
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  3. Suroowan, S., F. Javeed, M. Ahmad, M. Zafar and M.J. Noor et al., 2017. Ethnoveterinary health management practices using medicinal plants in South Asia-A review. Vet. Res. Commun., 41: 147-168.
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  4. Mahomoodallly, M.F. and H.M.S. Mooneesamy, 2017. Polypharmacology of natural products harnessed from the ocean. Mini-Rev. Organic Chem., 14: 288-303.
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  5. Aumeeruddy-Elalfi, Z. and F. Mahomoodally, 2016. Extraction Techniques and Pharmacological Potential of Essential Oils from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Mauritius. In: Essential Oils: Historical Significance, Chemical Composition and Medicinal Uses and Benefits, Peters, M. (Ed.)., Nova Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-63484-351-5, pp: 51-80.
  6. Ramkissoon, J.S., M.F. Mahomoodally, N. Ahmed and A.H. Subratty, 2014. Therapeutic Potential of Common Culinary Herbs and Spices of Mauritius. In: Chemistry: The Key to our Sustainable Future, Bhowon, M.G., S. Jhaumeer-Laulloo, H.L.K. Wah and P. Ramasami (Eds)., Springer, Dordrecht, ISBN: 978-94-007-7389-9, pp: 147-162.
  7. Ramalingum, N. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2014. Biologic propensities and phytochemical profile of Vangueria madagascariensis JF Gmelin (Rubiaceae): An underutilized native medicinal food plant from Africa. BioMed Res. Int., 10.1155/2014/681073.
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  8. Mahomoodally, F., 2014. Vangueria madagascariensis JF Gmelin (Rubiaceae)-an under-utilised African traditional medicinal food plant with potential applications. J. Intercult. Ethnopharmacol., 3: 45-48.
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  9. Anushka, M. and M.M. Fawzi, 2014. Medico-Religious Plants and Cultural Rituals Used by the Mauritian Population against Diabetes and Related Complications. In: Rituals: Practices, Ethnic and Cultural Aspects and Role in Emotional Healing, Parish, A. (Ed.)., Nova Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-62948-664-2, pp: 211-232.
  10. Suroowan, S. and F. Mahomoodally, 2013. Complementary and alternative medicine use among Mauritian women. Complement. Ther. Clin. Pract., 19: 36-43.
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  11. Seebaluck, R. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2013. Current practices towards the use of phytotherapy as alternative medicine in the tropical island of Mauritius. J. Med. Res. Dev., 2: 8-14.
  12. Rivera-Ferre, M.G., L. Pereira, T. Karpouzoglou, K.A. Nicholas and S. Onzere et al., 2013. A vision for transdisciplinarity in future earth: Perspectives from young researchers. J. Agric. Food Syst. Community Dev., 3: 249-260.
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  13. Ranjana, S., F.M. Mahomoodally and D. Ramasawmy, 2013. Is healthy eating behaviour common among school adolescents in Mauritius? Curr. Res. Nutr. Food Sci. J., 1: 11-22.
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  14. Ramkissoon, J.S., M.F. Mahomoodally, N. Ahmed and A.H. Subratty, 2013. Antioxidant and anti-glycation activities correlates with phenolic composition of tropical medicinal herbs. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Med., 6: 561-569.
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  15. Mootoosamy, A. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2013. Ethnomedicinal application of native remedies used against diabetes and related complications in Mauritius. J. Ethnopharmacol., (In Press) 10.1016/j.jep.2013.10.069.
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  16. Mahomoodally, M.F., V. Bhugun and G. Chutterdharry, 2013. Complementary and alternative medicines use against neurodegenerative diseases. Adv. Pharmacol. Pharm., 1: 103-123.
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  17. Mahomoodally, M.F., 2013. Traditional medicines in Africa: An appraisal of ten potent African medicinal plants. Evidence-Based Complement. Altern. Med., 2013. 10.1155/2013/617459.
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  18. Mahomoodally, M.F., 2013. Management of post menstrual syndromes: From traditional knowledge to evidence-based medicines. Int. J. Biotechnol. Wellness Ind., 1: 4-5.
  19. Mahomoodally, M.F. and Z.D. Hossain, 2013. Traditional medicines for common dermatological disorders in Mauritius. Tang: Hum. Med., Vol. 3. .
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  20. Mahomoodally, M.F. and B. Roumysa, 2013. Associations between the use of herbal therapy and sociodemographic factors. Spatula DD, 3: 59-68.
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  21. Gurib-Fakim, A. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2013. African flora as potential sources of medicinal plants: Towards the chemotherapy of major parasitic and other infectious diseases-A review. Jordan J. Biol. Sci., 6: 77-84.
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  22. Seke Etet, P.F. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2012. New insights in staging and chemotherapy of African trypanosomiasis and possible contribution of medicinal plants. Sci. World J., 10.1100/2012/343652.
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  23. Seebun, R., M.F. Mahomoodally, A.H. Subratty and D. Ramasawmy, 2012. Motives underlying healthy and unhealthy eating among university students in Mauritius. Curr. Nutr. Food Sci., 8: 265-274.
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  24. Rangasamy, O., M.F. Mahomoodally, A.H. Subratty and A. Gurib-Fakim, 2012. Essential oil composition, antimicrobial potential, phytochemical profile and toxicity of essential oils and crude extracts of sweet basil prior and after flowering. Int. J. Biotechnol. Wellness Ind., 1: 85-89.
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  25. Ramkissoon, J.S., M.F. Mahomoodally, N. Ahmed and A.H. Subratty, 2012. Relationship between total phenolic content, antioxidant potential and antiglycation abilities of common culinary herbs and spices. J. Med. Food, 15: 1116-1123.
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  26. Ramkissoon, J.S., F.M. Mahomoodally, N. Ahmed and H.A. Subratty, 2012. Natural inhibitors of advanced glycation end-products. Nutr. Food Sci., 42: 397-404.
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  27. Nunkoo, H. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2012. Ethnopharmacological survey of native remedies commonly used against infectious diseases in the tropical island of Mauritius. J. Ethnopharmacol., 28: 548-564.
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  28. Mahomoodally, M.F., A.H. Subratty, A. Gurib-Fakim, M.I. Choudhary and S. Nahar Khan, 2012. Traditional medicinal herbs and food plants have the potential to inhibit key carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes in vitro and reduce postprandial blood glucose peaks in vivo. Sci. World J., 10.1100/2012/285284.
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  29. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Mesaik, M.I. Choudhary, A.H. Subratty and A. Gurib-Fakim, 2012. In vitro modulation of oxidative burst via release of reactive oxygen species from immune cells by extracts of selected tropical medicinal herbs and food plants. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Med., 5: 440-447.
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  30. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2012. Inhibitory effects of a traditional antidiabetic medicinal fruit extract on the transport of inorganic phosphate and D-glucose across rat everted intestinal sacs-possible relationship with a Crabtreeeffect. J. Food Biochem., 36: 107-115.
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  31. Mahomoodally, F.M., A.H. Subratty, A. Gurib-Fakim and M.I. Choudhary, 2012. Antioxidant, antiglycation and cytotoxicity evaluation of selected medicinal plants of the Mascarene Islands. BMC Compl. Altern. Med., Vol. 12. 10.1186/1472-6882-12-165.
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  32. Krige, S.M., F.M. Mahomoodally, A.H. Subratty and D. Ramasawmy, 2012. Relationship between socio-demographic factors and eating practices in a multicultural society. Food Nutr., 3: 286-295.
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  33. Kinoo, M.S., M.F. Mahomoodally and D. Puchooa, 2012. Anti-microbial and physico-chemical properties of processed and raw honeys of Mauritius. Adv. Infect. Dis., 2: 25-36.
  34. Jhaumeer-Laulloo, S., M.G. Bhowon, S. Mungur, M.F. Mahomoodally and A.H. Subratty, 2012. In vitro anti-glycation and anti-oxidant properties of synthesized Schiff bases. Med. Chem., 8: 409-414.
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  35. Honajee, K., F.M. Mahomoodally, A.H. Subratty and D. Ramasawmy, 2012. Is parenting style and sociodemographic status of parents related to children's healthy eating activity in a multicultural society like mauritius? Asian J. Clin. Nutr., 4: 151-159.
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  36. Gooda Sahib, N., N. Saari, A. Ismail, A. Khatib, M.F. Mahomoodally, A.A. Hamid, 2012. Plant's metabololites as potential anti obesity agents. Sci. World J., 10.1100/2012/436039.
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  37. Chintamunnee, V. and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2012. Herbal medicine commonly used against non-communicable diseases in the tropical island of Mauritius. J. Herbal Med., 2: 113-125.
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  38. Chan, K., F.M. Mahomoodally and R. Veeren, 2012. Stretching in the prevention of hamstring strains: Attitudes, beliefs and current practices among football coaches in Mauritius. Open J. Prev. Med., 2: 141-148.
  39. Adam, B.B., M.F. Mahomoodally, A.H. Subratty and D. Ramasawmy, 2012. Fruits and vegetables intake are associated with ethnicity and socio-demographic factors in Mauritius. Nutr. Food Sci., 42: 222-230.
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  40. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2010. Screening for alternative antibiotics: An investigation into the antimicrobial activities of medicinal food plants of Mauritius. J. Food Sci., 75: M173-M177.
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  41. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2010. Inhibitory effects of a traditional antidiabetic medicinal fruit extract on the transport of inorganic phosphate and d-glucose across rat everted intestinal sacs-possible relationship with a Crabtree-effect. J. Food Biochem., .
  42. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2007. Effect of exogenous ATP on Momordica charantia Linn. (Cucurbitaceae) induced inhibition of D-glucose, L-tyrosine and fluid transport across rat everted intestinal sacs in vitro. J. Ethnopharmacol., 110: 257-263.
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  43. Kotwaroo, I., M.F. Mahomoodally, A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2006. Effects of Arthocarpus heterophyllus on α-amylase activity in vitro. Phytother. Res., 20: 228-231.
  44. Subratty, A.H., F. Mahomoodally and A. Gurib-Fakim, 2005. Bitter Melon: An exotic vegetable with medicinal values. Nutr. Food Sci., 35: 143-147.
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  45. Mahomoodally, M.F., A.G. Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2005. Effects of Erythroxylum macrocarpum (Erythroxylaceae), an endemic medicinal plant of Mauritius, on the transport of monosaccharide, amino acid and fluid across rat everted intestinal sacs in vitro. J. Cell Mol. Biol., 4: 93-98.
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  46. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2005. Stimulatory effects of Antidesma madagascariense on D-glucose, L-tyrosine, fluid and electrolyte transport across rat everted intestine, comparable to insulin action in vitro. Br. J. Biomed. Sci., 63: 12-17.
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  47. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2005. Experimental evidence for in vitro fluid transport in the presence of a traditional medicinal fruit extract across rat everted intestinal sacs. Fundam. Clin. Pharmacol., 19: 87-92.
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  48. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2005. Effects of Antidesma madagascariense on the transport of glucose, amino acid, fluid and electrolytes across rat everted intestinal sacs-comparable to insulin action in vitro. Br. J. Biomed. Sci., 63: 12-17.
  49. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2005. Antimicrobial and phytochemical profiles of endemic medicinal plants of Mauritius. Pharm. Biol., 43: 237-242.
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  50. Gurib-Fakim, A., H. Subratty, J. Govinden-Soulange, F. Narod and M.F. Mahomoodally, 2005. Biological activity from indigenous medicinal plants of Mauritius. Pure Applied. Chem., 77: 41-51.
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  51. Mahomoodally, M.F., A.Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2004. A kinetic model for in-vitro intestinal uptake of L-tyrosine and D(+)-glucose across rat everted gut sacs in the presence of Momordica charantia, a medicinal plant used in traditional medicine against diabetes mellitus. J. Cell Mol. Biol., 3: 39-44.
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  52. Mahomoodally, M.F., A. Gurib-Fakim and A.H. Subratty, 2004. Momordica charantia extract inhibit uptake of monosaccharide and amino acid across rat everted gut sacs in-vitro. Biol. Pharm. Bull., 27: 216-218.
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