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Dr Noha Ahmed Nasef Medical Science

Research Officer

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
Riddet Institute

Dr Nasef has developed research capabilities and cross-disciplinary collaborations to assess how NZ grown functional foods can regulate inflammation and contribute towards improved management of chronic diseases. She has acquired and applied skills in cell and molecular biology, microscopy and conducted animal and human studies to understand how functional foods regulate inflammation. Dr Nasef has a multidisciplinary background along with experience in running clinical trials and in-depth knowledge of NZ’s food and agricultural landscape,

Professional

Qualifications

  • Medical Science - University of Auckland (2014)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Clincal trials

Inflammation

Functional foods

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cell biology

Thematics

Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000):
Dietetics and Nutrigenomics (111102): Immunology (110700): Innate Immunity (110707): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Ahmed Nasef, N., Zhu, P., Golding, M., Dave, A., Ali, A., Singh, H., . . . Garg, M. (2021). Salmon food matrix influences digestion and bioavailability of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Food and Function. 12(14), 6588-6602
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N., Ali, A., Golding, M.
Ali, A., Mehta, S., Starck, C., Wong, M., O'Brien, WJ., Haswell, C., . . . Ahmed Nasef, N. (2021). Effect of SunGold Kiwifruit and Vitamin C Consumption on Ameliorating Exercise-Induced Stress Response in Women. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 65(10)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N., Ali, A., McNabb, W., O'Brien, W., Rutherfurd, K., Wong, M.
Nasef, NA., & Mehta, S. (2020). Role of inflammation in pathophysiology of colonic disease: An update. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21(13), 1-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Nasef, NA., Loveday, SM., Golding, M., Martins, RN., Shah, TM., Clarke, M., . . . Singh, H. (2019). Food matrix and co-presence of turmeric compounds influence bioavailability of curcumin in healthy humans. Food and Function. 10(8), 4584-4592
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N., Golding, M., Singh, H.
Laing, B., Barnett, MPG., Marlow, G., Nasef, NA., & Ferguson, LR. (2018). An update on the role of gut microbiota in chronic inflammatory diseases, and potential therapeutic targets. Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 12(10), 969-983
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Nasef, NA., Mehta, S., & Ferguson, LR. (2017). Susceptibility to chronic inflammation: an update. Archives of Toxicology. 91(3), 1131-1141
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Ahmed Nasef, N., Mehta, S., Powell, P., Marlow, G., Wileman, T., & Ferguson, LR. (2015). Extracts of feijoa inhibit toll-like receptor 2 signaling and activate autophagy implicating a role in dietary control of IBD. PLoS ONE. 10(6)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Nasef, NA., Mehta, S., & Ferguson, LR. (2014). Dietary interactions with the bacterial sensing machinery in the intestine: The plant polyphenol case. Frontiers in Genetics. 5(APR)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Nasef, NA., Mehta, S., Murray, P., Marlow, G., & Ferguson, LR. (2014). Anti-inflammatory activity of fruit fractions in vitro, mediated through toll-like receptor 4 and 2 in the context of inflammatory bowel disease. Nutrients. 6(11), 5265-5279
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Nasef, NA., & Ferguson, LR. (2012). Inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy: Overlapping pathways. Translational Research. 160(1), 65-83
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Bennet, L., Booth, LC., Ahmed-Nasef, N., Dean, JM., Davidson, J., Quaedackers, JS., . . . Gunn, AJ. (2007). Male disadvantage? Fetal sex and cardiovascular responses to asphyxia in preterm fetal sheep. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 293(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.

Book

Ahmed Nasef, N. (2021). Aspects of food structure in digestion and bioavailability of LCn-3PUFA-rich lipids. In Omega-3 Delivery Systems.
[Chapter]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.

Conference

Ahmed Nasef, N., Mehta, S., Murray, P., Marlow, G., Wileman, T., & Ferguson, LR. (2014). Feijoa inhibit Toll-like receptor signalling and activates autophagy implicating a role in dietary control of IBD. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN). Gold Coast, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.
Ahmed Nasef, NMAS. (2012). Effect of dietary extracts on the Toll-like receptor pathway: Working towards personalized nutrition for inflammatory bowel disease. Poster session presented at the meeting of Falk Symposium 183; Dealing with our “In-vironment”: New Aspects in IBD Pathogenesis and Therapy. Basel, Switzerland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Ahmed Nasef, N.

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Linda Nezbedova - Doctor of Philosophy
    An investigation into the health benefits of 'Monty's Surprise' apple
  • Giovanna Castillo Fernandez - Doctor of Philosophy
    Determining the influence of emulsion composition and structural dynamics on lipaemic inflammatory response.