Dr Kamaluddeen Kabir is a lecturer with the department of Microbiology at Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Nigeria. He specialises in Applied environmental microbiology, bacterial physiology and biotechnology.

Academic qualifications

Awarded his Doctorate degree from Abertay University, Dundee, UK in 2017,Dr Kabir’s thesis was onbioprospecting surfactants produced by Psuedomonasspp. isolated from soil for potential application in biotechnology.Dr Kabir’s Doctorate degree from Abertay University, Dundee, UK followed on from his Masters degree at theUniversity of Greenwich, London, UK, and his Honours degree from UsmanuDanfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria.

Research interest

Dr Kabir’s laboratory at Umaru Musa Yar’adua University focuses on the potential use of biosurfactants in biocontrol of insects and pests, and in bioremediation of oil-contaminated environments. In addition to this, he also has research interest inBioenergy and in food technology with a focus on food innovations.

Publications and conference presentations

Dr Kabir has been academically active since graduating with his Honours degree in 2009. He has attended world standard conferences and workshops both within and outside of Nigeria. Dr Kabir participated in the American Society for Microbiology, USA (2017), VAAM Conference in Germany (2016), Society for Applied Microbiology’s Summer Conference in Edinburgh, UK (2016)as well as a one-day workshop on antimicrobial resistance organised by the UK Government at Dundee University, UK (2015).He was also a volunteer and part of the organising committee for the Drugs Discovery Conference held in Dundee, UK (2016), among others.

Journal publications

He has also successfully published in high impact journals such as the Federation of European Microbiology including:

Kabir K., Deeni Y.Y., Hapca S.M., Moore L. &Spiers A.; Uncovering behavioural diversity amongst high-strength Pseudomonas spp. surfactants at the limit of liquid surface tension reduction, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Volume 365, Issue 4, 1stFebruary 2018, fny008,

Fechtner J., Cameron, S., Deeni Y.Y., Hapca S.M., Kabir K., Mohammed I.U. &Spiers A. (2017). Limitations of biosurfactant strength produced by bacteria. In: Biosurfactants: Occurrences, Applications and Research. C.R. Upton (Ed.). Nova Publishers, USA. Chapter)

Kabir, al. (2016) Biostimulatory effect of processed sewage sludge in bioremediation of engine oil contaminated soil,International Journal of Scientific research and Technology Volume 5, Issue 02, February 2016, ISSN 2277-8616

Kabir K.andIsmail B.B.(2015)Risk analysis of campylobacter species in broiler meat,European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience Volume 3; Issue 10; October 2015, pages 14-19; Online ISSN: 2321-9122


Dr Kabir has been successful in securing six grants, two research grant and four conference attendance grants as listed below:

  • President Grant Fund, from the Society for Applied Microbiology 2019
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua staff development research grant for investigating the antimicrobial activity of surfactant expressed by soil bacteria 2018
  • Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) Research grant for Bioethanol production from cotton links 2018
  • The Society for Applied Microbiology, UK (Scientific Conference attendance grants, 2016).
  • The Society for Experimental Biology, UK (Company of Biology award, 2017).
  • The Society of Microbiology, UK (Conference attendance grants, 2016).


Dr Kabir is a member of many international organisations including the:

  • American Society for Microbiology, USA (joined in 2017).
  • Association for General and Applied Microbiology, Germany (2015 –to date).
  • Society for Microbiology, UK (2015 –to date).
  • Royal Society of Biology, UK (2014 –to 2018)
  • Society for Applied Microbiology, UK (2013 –to date).
  • Society for Experimental Biology, UK (2013 – to date).
  • International Society for Safety Profession, NG (2012 –to date).
  • Nigerian Society for Microbiology, NG (2009 –to date).

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