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Professor Khajamohiddin Syed

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: (035)902-6568
Email: SyedK(at)
Building &Room: Room No. 247, 1st Floor, Science and Agriculture Building


Prof Syed completed his M.Sc. in Biochemistry, receiving the gold medal, and a Ph.D. at Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh, India. After his doctoral studies he worked as postdoctoral research associate at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (2006-2009); as a visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (2009-2013) and as a Lecturer and then Associate Professor at Central University of Technology (2013-2017). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu-Natal.


2006: Ph.D. Biochemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India.

Title of thesis: Functional analysis of orf243 found in opd gene cluster of Flavobacterium sp. ATCC 27551 (

2000: M.Sc. Biochemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India (First rank, gold medal).

1998: B.Sc. B.Z.C. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India.

1995: Bi.P.C. Intermediate Education, Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, India.

1993: S.S.C. School Secondary Certificate, Board of Secondary education, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Additional qualifications:

2009: Certificate Course in Radioactivity, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1997: Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA), Andhra Pradesh, India

1998: Typewriting in English Lower, State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh, India

Research interests: 

Cytochrome P450 monooxygenases: Annotation, Structure-function analysis, Evolution & Applications

Professional membership:
  • South African Society for Microbiology (SASM) (membership number: 1518)
  • Society of Biological Chemists (INDIA) (SBC, INDIA) (Life Membership number: 3218)
  • South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi)
  • South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB)
Research Databases / Publications