Researches Probiotics and Functional Foods Research Group

Probiotics and Functional Foods Research Group

The group aims at unraveling various aspects of probiotics and prebiotics and evaluating their potential to develop functional foods, food and feed additives. Currently we are working to control Ischemic Heart Disease by using probiotics and other nutraceuticals. We conduct research to control food pathogens through various probiotics based approaches. The products of our research are intended for various food, feed and pharmaceutical industries.

Group Members

Dr Abdur Rahman (

Lab Demonstrator 

Muhammad Imran

Research Grants

Assessment of indigenous Lactobacillus spp. for cholesterol reduction; a step towards probiotic designer foods. NRPU, HEC funding of 2.5 Million (PI)

Food Grade Colloidal Delivery Systems to Enhance Nutraceutical Bioavailability: Dairy Sector, Baby Foods and Beyond” with an approved total budget of 6,35,2678 PKR. (Co PI)

Selected Research Publications

Cefazolin loaded chitosan nanoparticles to cure multi drug resistant Gram-negative pathogens. Carbohydrate polymers 2017

Hypocholesterolemic potential of Lactobacillus FMXX and FMXX from dahi and lassi in high fat diet model. (Submitted)