Dr Mostafa Kamal Masud

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Overview

Dr Mostafa Kamal Masud is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (AIBN), the University of Queensland (UQ). In 2020, he received his PhD in Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics and Nanobiotechnology from AIBN, UQ. After completing his PhD, he was awarded a prestigious JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (success rate >10%) from Japan and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). His research focuses on the development of novel nanostructures and nanodiagnostic technologies to address critical issues in medical diagnosis. As an early career researcher (2 years to post PhD), he has an excellent track record with 38 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious and high-impact journals in the area that achieve <1400 citations with an h-index of 20 (Scholar google link: https://bit.ly/2Vtv67l). He has developed new classes of superparamagnetic nanostructures and fabricated novel biosensors for the detection of disease-specific biomolecular targets e.g., for miRNA, DNA, exosome and protein biomarker detection that have proven to be easy and effective, allowing for rapid diagnosis with minimal equipment. He made a major contribution to nanotechnology integrated-analytical and diagnostic fields by providing analytical and technological input as well as developing key collaborations with clinicians and biologists for translational research. His strategy is to create nano-architecture point-of-care diagnostic technology for early diagnosis of cancer that could hopefully lead to a healthy and happier life for humans.

Research Interests

  • Nanoarchitectonics
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Biosensor
  • Nanobiotechnology

Research Impacts

He pioneered the development of biosensing techniques based on mesoporous nanostructures for detecting clinically important biomarkers that have paved the way for the development of point-of-care diagnostics for diseases. His research received attention in the research community and was highlighted in local and international media (Griffith News “gold! Griffith finds a cheap way to detect cancer”, UQ News “Pot of gold engineered to help with early disease detection”; Phys.Org “Detecting Cancer Just Got Cheaper; etc.). The quality of his research is demonstrated by the award of a prestigious Dean's Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses 2020 by the University of Queensland, Australia; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral fellowship (2020) at NIMS, Japan; a postgraduate research award (2018-2019) from AINSE Limited (15,000 AUD), Sydney, Australia; International Travel Award (2020) from AIBN, UQ; Outstanding Poster Prize (2018) from AINSE/ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium; and RSC Analytical Method Poster Prize from 21st Australia and New Zealand Electrochemistry Symposium 2019.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Research) of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Chemistry

Publications

  • Kang, Yunqing, Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Guo, Yanna, Zhao, Yingji, Nishat, Zakia Sultana, Zhao, Jingjing, Jiang, Bo, Sugahara, Yoshiyuki, Pejovic, Tanja, Morgan, Terry, Hossain, Md Shahriar A., Li, Hexing, Salomon, Carlos, Asahi, Toru and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2023). Au-loaded superparamagnetic mesoporous bimetallic CoFeB nanovehicles for sensitive autoantibody detection. ACS Nano, 17 (4), 3346-3357. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.2c07694

  • Nishat, Zakia Sultana, Hossain, Tanvir, Islam, Md. Nazmul, Phan, Hoang‐Phuong, Wahab, Md A., Moni, Mohammad Ali, Salomon, Carlos, Amin, Mohammed A., Sina, Abu Ali Ibn, Hossain, Md Shahriar A., Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino, Yamauchi, Yusuke and Masud, Mostafa Kamal (2022). Hydrogel nanoarchitectonics: an evolving paradigm for ultrasensitive biosensing. Small, 18 (26) 2107571, 2107571. doi: 10.1002/smll.202107571

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Na, Jongbeom, Lin, Tzu-En, Malgras, Victor, Preet, Anant, Ibn Sina, Abu Ali, Wood, Kathleen, Billah, Mutasim, Kim, Jeonghun, You, Jungmok, Kani, Kenya, Whitten, Andrew E., Salomon, Carlos, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Shiddiky, Muhammad J.A., Trau, Matt, Hossain, MdShahriar A. and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2020). Nanostructured mesoporous gold biosensor for microRNA detection at attomolar level. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 168 112429, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2020.112429

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Na, Jongbeom, Younus, Muhammad, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A., Bando, Yoshio, Shiddiky, Muhammad J. A. and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2019). Superparamagnetic nanoarchitectures for disease-specific biomarker detection. Chemical Society Reviews, 48 (24), 5717-5751. doi: 10.1039/c9cs00174c

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Yadav, Sharda, Islam, Md. Nazmul, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Salomon, Carlos, Kline, Richard, Alamri, Hatem R., Alothman, Zeid A., Yamauchi, Yusuke, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A. and Shiddiky, Muhammad J. A. (2017). Gold-loaded nanoporous ferric oxide nanocubes with peroxidase-mimicking activity for electrocatalytic and colorimetric Detection of autoantibody. Analytical Chemistry, 89 (20), 11005-11013. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02880

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Islam, Md. Nazmul, Haque, Md. Hakimul, Tanaka, Shunsuke, Gopalan, Vinod, Alici, Gursel, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Lam, Alfred K., Hossain, Md. Shahriar A., Yamauchi, Yusuke and Shiddiky, Muhammad J. A. (2017). Gold-loaded nanoporous superparamagnetic nanocubes for catalytic signal amplification in detecting miRNA. Chemical Communications, 53 (58), 8231-8234. doi: 10.1039/c7cc04789d

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Kang, Yunqing, Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Guo, Yanna, Zhao, Yingji, Nishat, Zakia Sultana, Zhao, Jingjing, Jiang, Bo, Sugahara, Yoshiyuki, Pejovic, Tanja, Morgan, Terry, Hossain, Md Shahriar A., Li, Hexing, Salomon, Carlos, Asahi, Toru and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2023). Au-loaded superparamagnetic mesoporous bimetallic CoFeB nanovehicles for sensitive autoantibody detection. ACS Nano, 17 (4), 3346-3357. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.2c07694

  • Nishat, Zakia Sultana, Hossain, Tanvir, Islam, Md. Nazmul, Phan, Hoang‐Phuong, Wahab, Md A., Moni, Mohammad Ali, Salomon, Carlos, Amin, Mohammed A., Sina, Abu Ali Ibn, Hossain, Md Shahriar A., Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino, Yamauchi, Yusuke and Masud, Mostafa Kamal (2022). Hydrogel nanoarchitectonics: an evolving paradigm for ultrasensitive biosensing. Small, 18 (26) 2107571, 2107571. doi: 10.1002/smll.202107571

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Na, Jongbeom, Lin, Tzu-En, Malgras, Victor, Preet, Anant, Ibn Sina, Abu Ali, Wood, Kathleen, Billah, Mutasim, Kim, Jeonghun, You, Jungmok, Kani, Kenya, Whitten, Andrew E., Salomon, Carlos, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Shiddiky, Muhammad J.A., Trau, Matt, Hossain, MdShahriar A. and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2020). Nanostructured mesoporous gold biosensor for microRNA detection at attomolar level. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 168 112429, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2020.112429

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Na, Jongbeom, Younus, Muhammad, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A., Bando, Yoshio, Shiddiky, Muhammad J. A. and Yamauchi, Yusuke (2019). Superparamagnetic nanoarchitectures for disease-specific biomarker detection. Chemical Society Reviews, 48 (24), 5717-5751. doi: 10.1039/c9cs00174c

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Yadav, Sharda, Islam, Md. Nazmul, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Salomon, Carlos, Kline, Richard, Alamri, Hatem R., Alothman, Zeid A., Yamauchi, Yusuke, Hossain, Md. Shahriar A. and Shiddiky, Muhammad J. A. (2017). Gold-loaded nanoporous ferric oxide nanocubes with peroxidase-mimicking activity for electrocatalytic and colorimetric Detection of autoantibody. Analytical Chemistry, 89 (20), 11005-11013. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02880

  • Masud, Mostafa Kamal, Islam, Md. Nazmul, Haque, Md. Hakimul, Tanaka, Shunsuke, Gopalan, Vinod, Alici, Gursel, Nguyen, Nam-Trung, Lam, Alfred K., Hossain, Md. Shahriar A., Yamauchi, Yusuke and Shiddiky, Muhammad J. A. (2017). Gold-loaded nanoporous superparamagnetic nanocubes for catalytic signal amplification in detecting miRNA. Chemical Communications, 53 (58), 8231-8234. doi: 10.1039/c7cc04789d

Book Chapter

  • Arifuzzaman, Md, Kamal Masud, Mostafa, Ahmed, Asif, Morsaline Billah, Md and Nazmul Islam, Md (2023). Electrochemical biosensor for cancer biomarkers detection. Current cancer biomarkers. (pp. 349-371) Sharjah, U.A.E: Bentham Science Publishers. doi: 10.2174/9789815079364123010017

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