Simab Kanwal
  • Faculty, Mahidol University
Research fields
  • Biochemistry, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical compounds, Analytical Chemistry, Chromatography
Personal information


Ph.D, Chulalongkorn University

Research focus

Molecular Biology, Metabolic engineering, Phytochemistry, Gene expression, Bacterial Toxins, Cytotoxicity, Algal Biotechnology, Enzymology, Apoptosis

1. Kanwal, S., and De-Eknamkul, W. (2023) A Non-functional γ-Aminobutyric Acid Shunt Pathway in Cyanobacterium Synechocystis Sp. PCC 6803 Enhances δ-Aminolevulinic Acid Accumulation Under Modified Nutrient Conditions. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 24:1213.
2. Kanwal, S., and Boonserm, P. (2023) Study on Cellular Localization of Bin Toxin and its Apoptosis-inducing Effect on Human Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells. Curr. Cancer Drug Targets. DOI:
3. Kanwal, S., and Mussarat S. (2022) Culturable Moderately Thermophilic and Osmophilic Algae Isolated for the First Time from a Terrestrial Hot Spring. IJA. 24:369-382.
4. Velmurugan, R., Kanwal, S., and Incharoensakdi, A. (2022) Non-ionic surfactant integrated extraction of exopolysaccharides from engineered Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 under fed-batch mode facilitates the sugar-rich syrup production for ethanol fermentation. Algal Res. 66:102772
5. Sivaramakrishnan, R., Suresh, S., Kanwal, S., Ramadoss, G., Ramprakash, B., and Incharoensakdi, A. (2022) Microalgal Biorefinery Concepts’ Developments for Biofuel and Bioproducts: Current Perspective and Bottlenecks. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23:2623
6. Akbar, N., Kanwal, S., Ahmed, MS., Kanwal, S., Jamil, MA., Ezugwu, S., Saleem, M., Khisro, SN., Javed, M., and Ejaz, A. (2021) Biosynthesis of Graphene and Investigation of Antibacterial Activity of Graphene-Parthenium hysterophorous Nanocomposite. Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol. 64: e21210180
7. Kanwal S., Abeysinghe S., Srisaisup M. and Boonserm P. (2021) Cytotoxic effects and intracellular localization of Bin toxin from Lysinibacillus sphaericus in human liver cancer cell line. Toxins. 13:288.
8. Khorsandi K., Keyvani-Ghamsari S., Shahidi FK., Hosseinzadeh R. and Kanwal S. (2021) A mechanistic perspective on targeting bacterial drug resistance with nanoparticles. J Drug Target. DOI:
9. Kanwal S. and Incharoensakdi A. (2020) GABA synthesis mediated by γ-aminobutanal dehydrogenase in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 with disrupted glutamate and α-ketoglutarate decarboxylase genes. Plant Sci. DOI:
10. Kanwal S. and Incharoensakdi A. (2019) The role of GAD pathway for regulation of GABA accumulation and C/N balance in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. J. Appl. Phycol. DOI:
11. Jantaro S. and Kanwal S. (2017) Chapter 8 – Low-Molecular-Weight Nitrogenous Compounds (GABA and Polyamines) in Blue–Green Algae. Algal Green Chemistry-Recent Progress in Biotechnology. 1st ed. 149–169.
12. Kanwal S. and Incharoensakdi A. (2016) Extraction and quantification of GABA and glutamate from cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Bio-protocol. DOI:
13. Kanwal S. and Incharoensakdi A. (2016) Characterization of glutamate decarboxylase from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and its role in nitrogen metabolism. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 99:59–65.
14. Kanwal S., Khetkorn W. and Incharoensakdi A. (2015) GABA accumulation in response to different nitrogenous compounds in unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Curr. Microbiol. 70:96–102.
15. Kanwal S., Rastogi RP. and Incharoensakdi A. (2014) Glutamate decarboxylase activity and gamma-aminobutyric acid content in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 under osmotic stress and different carbon sources. J. Appl. Phycol. 26:2327–2333.
16. Haq I.U., Ullah N., Bibi G., Kanwal S., Ahma M.S. and Mirza, B. (2012) Antioxidant and cytotoxic activities and phytochemical analysis of Euphorbia wallichii root extract and its fractions. I.J.P.R. 11:241-249.
17. Kanwal S., Ullah N., Haq I.U., Afzal I. and Mirza B. (2011) Antioxidant, antitumor activities and phytochemical investigation of Hedera nepalensis k.koch, an important medicinal plant from Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot. 43:85-89.
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