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Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally

Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, University of Mauritius

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 Head of Department and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences, 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 Leader grant to Boston, USA (2013). He was selected among the top 25 Young Scientists to attend‘Food Future‐ ICSU meeting in Italy and nominated as Young Ambassador, member of the Young Leader’ Circle and currently Country Ambassador to the American Society for Microbiology. Fawzi has authored 115 publications (86 papers in ISSN/impact factor journals, edited 25 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), Turkish Society of Pain, (Istanbul‐Turkey). In 2011, he was invited as a key speaker at the 14th Asian Chemical Congress (Bangkok,Thailand); ASM GM (Boston, USA), the ICAAC meeting in Colorado, USA (2013) and 6 strategic meetings in Washington DC, USA (2014‐2015). He was recently invited to the commonwealth conference by the Royal Society (Banaglore) and the Young leader session with Nobel Laureates at the STS forum, Kyoto, Japan (Oct 2015) and Fellow of African Science Leadership Programme 2016‐2017. He is presently the Principal Investigator and co‐PI of 5 research grants/consortium regionally/internationally. He has organized/instructed >15 international/national workshops/training courses in Germany, Italy, China and USA. He has been an active member of the organizing committee for the International Workshop on Bioprocessing, Policy/Practice of Medicinal Plants ‐ UNESCO; 2nd IC drug discovery (Dubai); 15th FFC‐ Functional & Medical Foods for Health & Diseases in 21st Century, Germany, and Science one, Dubai. Presently, Fawzi is the scientific editor and reviewer of > 45 peer‐reviewed international scientific journals. He has also been nominated and chaired several national committees: Currently executive member of the National Pharmacovigilance Committee, Ministry of Health & Quality of Life (MOHQL‐ Mauritius); part of National Research Foresight Exercise (MRC‐Mauritius), Ayurvedic Committee and a technical member for the innovators award IV ‘Out of Home Food’ by the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council. He is the chairperson of African Traditional Medicine (ARSO‐MSB) from 2014‐ 2015. Fawzi is an active researcher and the principal supervisor of > 70 undergraduate, 6 MSc, 6 MPhil/PhD (ongoing) and 2 completed PhD projects working on medicinal properties of functional foods and medicinal herbs.


  • –present
    Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences, University of Mauritius


  • 2008 
    University of Mauritius, PhD