Dr Hafiz Suleria

PhD (UQ, Australia)

Honorary Research Fellow


Marine Bioactives

Functional and Nutraceutical Foods; Anti-thrombin, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-cancer Activity

About me

Dr Hafiz Suleria is currently working as Honorary Fellow in the Diamantina Institute - Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia. Previously, he has been awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for his PhD research at UQ School of Medicine, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in collaboration with Commonwealth and Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO, Australia).

During his PhD candidature, he got several awards, travel grants, funding for national and international trainings and conferences and have an opportunity to patent and publish his PhD research outcomes “PhD - Bioactive compounds from Australian blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) processing waste”.

Before joining the UQ, he worked as a Lecturer in Department of Food Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He also worked as Research Associate in PAK-US Joint Project funded by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and Department of State, USA with collaboration of University of Massachusetts, USA and National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

He has a major research focus on food science and nutrition particularly in screening of bioactive molecules - isolation, purification and characterization using various cutting edge techniques from different plants, marine and animal sources followed by their in vitro bioactivity, in vivo, cell culture and animal modelling. He did quite reasonable work on functional foods & nutraceutical, food and function and alternative medicine.

Dr Hafiz Suleria has published more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers in different reputed/impacted journals. He is also in collaboration with more than five universities where he is working as a co-supervisor/special member for PhD and Postgraduate students and also involved in joint publications, projects and grants.

For publications please find the link below;



  • List of Publications (Top 10)


  1. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Paul Masci, Glenda Gobe and Simone Osborne. (2016). Marine Bioactive Compounds and Health Promoting Perspectives; Innovation Pathways for Drug Discovery. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 50: 44–55. [Impact Factor = 5.15, Q1, 8]
  2. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Paul P. Masci, Rama Addepalli, Wei Chen, Glenda C. Gobe, Simone A. Osborne. (2017). In vitro anti-thrombotic and anti-coagulant properties of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) viscera hydrolysate. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 1–11.11 May 2017. [Impact Factor = 3.12, Q1, 0]
  3. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Barney M. Hines, Rama Addepalli, Wei Chen, Paul Masci, Glenda Gobe and Simone Osborne (2017). In vitro Anti-Thrombotic Activity of Extracts from Blacklip Abalone (Haliotis rubra) Processing Waste. Marine Drugs. 15(1), 8. [IF= 3.34, Q1, 0]
  4. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Rama Addepalli, Paul Masci, Glenda Gobe and Simone A. Osborne. (2017). In vitro anti-inflammatory activities of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) in RAW 264.7 macrophages. Food and Agricultural Immunology. In press - online. 10 Apr 2017 [IF = 1.58, Q2, 0]
  5. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Simone Osborne, Paul Masci and Glenda Gobe. (2015). Marine-based Nutraceuticals: An innovative Trend in the Food and Supplement Industries. Marine Drugs. 14; 13(10):6336-51. [IF = 3.34, Q1, 19]
  6. Barney M. Hines, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria and Simone A. Osborne. (2016). Automated screening potential Thrombin Inhibitors using the epMotion® 5075. Application note no. 377. Patent Method– 1-4.
  7. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Paul Masci, Glenda Gobe and Simone Osborne. (2015). Therapeutic Potential of Abalone and Status of Bioactive molecules: A Comprehensive Review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 26:1:71-79. [IF = 5.49, Q1, 3]
  8. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Paul Masci, Glenda Gobe and Simone Osborne. (2016). Current and potential uses of bioactive molecules from marine processing waste. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 15; 96(4):1064-7. [IF = 2.07, Q1, 2]
  9. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, M.S. Butt, Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Farhan Saeed and Numan Khalid. (2014). Onion: nature protection against physiological threats. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. In press. (Impact Factor = 4.82)
  10. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, M.S. Butt, Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Farhan Saeed and Rizwana Batool. (2014). Aqueous garlic extract and its phytochemical profile; Special reference to antioxidant status. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 63(4): 431–439. (Impact Factor = 1.15)
  11. Sameen Yousaf, Masood Sadiq Butt, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, and M. J. Iqbal. (2014). Role of green tea extract and powder to mitigate metabolic syndromes; special reference to hyperglycemia and hypercholesterolemia. Food and Function. 5:545-556. (Impact Factor = 2.69)

Research fields

Food and Medicine