Dr. Akhtar Hayat
Assistant Professor, IRCBM
Area of Interest: N/A
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  

Brief Biography

Dr Akhtar Hayat is the founder of sensors/biosensors research group at IRCBM, COMSATS, Lahore, and acting as a head of this group. Dr Akhtar was the first person to initiate and establish a bio(sensing) group in Pakistan: an extremely active and advanced area in the field of environmental, medical/ agro-food research. Dr Akhtar Hayat has licensed a patent technology with Eco global foods and working on many other applied project with commercial impact. Dr Akhtar Hayat is playing a key role towards the development of this group based on his international collaborations and national research funding.  Dr Akhtar Hayat has developed several productive research collaborations/singed research MoU with the leading research groups all over the world. He is also very progressive for working in collaboration with research groups from National Institution in Pakistan. Dr Akhtar Hayat has published various research articles in the prominent and prestigious international journals including Advanced Health Care Materials, NanoScale, Analytical Chemistry and Biosensors&bioelectronics. He is also author of many international book chapters, as well as PI for many research grants.
 
International Affiliation/visits
1. 25 June-01 July 2019: Collaborative research visits ECUST, Shanghai Polytechnic University and Qilu University of Technology CHINA
2. 1 Dec-10 Dec 2018: Visiting scientist at Universite de perpignan, France
3. 17 Dec-31 Dec 2017: Visiting scientist at cumhuriyet university, sivas/Turkey
4. 20 Nov-31 Nov 2017: Visiting scientist at Universite de Perpignan, France
5. Jan 2017: Visiting scientist at University of Sheffield, UK
6. Oct-Dec 2016: Visiting scientist at Universite de Perpignan, France
7. Feb-April 2016: Visiting scientist at Universite de Perpignan, France
8. Sept-Dec 2015: Visiting scientist at Clarkson University, USA
9. Sept-Nov 2014: Visiting Scientist at Universite de Perpignan, France
10. June-Sept 2014: Visiting Scientist at Clarkson University, USA
11. Jan 2012: Visiting Researcher at institut Européen des Membranes, UMR 5635, ENSCM-UMII- CNRS, Montpellier, France
12. Oct 2011: Visiting Researcher at Damietta branch, Mansoura University, Egypt
13. Sep 2009: Visiting Researcher at l’institut de Recerca I Technologia Agroalimentàries- Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
 
Professional Honors and Awards
1. Young Scientist paper award at conference on Analytical and Nanoanalytical Methods for Biomedical and environmental Sciences Brasov/ Romania, 2012.
2. Best poster award at Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS, November 2015, Somerset New Jersey, USA.
3. Best Poster award at 11th Workshop on Biosensors and Bioanalytical Microtechniques in Environmental and Clinical Analysis (BBMEC-11), Germany.
4. Best Poster award at International Symposium in Electroanalytical Chemistry (ISEAC), Changchun, China, 2015.
5. Best Oral Presentation award at SURE Clarkson University New York, USA; 2013.
6. Best Poster award at Indo-UK international workshop on advanced materials and their applications in nanotechnology (AMAN 2016), India.
7. Best Poster award at 2nd International Conference on Drug Development-Natural and Synthetic 2015, Abbotabad, Pakistan
8. Best poster award at conference on Analytical and Nanoanalytical Methods for Biomedical and environmental Sciences Brasov/ Romania, 2010.
9. Best poster award at 1st international symposium on "Advances in Chemistry, Polymer Science and Biomedical Materials",(ISAC' 19), 24-26 September, 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan.
10. Invited lecture on Biomimetic technology for the efficient valorization of lignin waste from woody biomass for increased biofuels production, at Pulp and paper roundtable, State university of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, USA, August 2013.
11. The manuscript entitled, Development of an efficient protein phosphatase-based colorimetric test for okadaic acid detection accepted in Analytica Chimica Acta was published as “Featured article” due to its high quality.
12. The articles” ssDNA Functionalized Nanoceria: A Redox Active Aptaswitch for Biomolecular Recognition represented as Cover Page of the journal Advanced healthcare materials, 2016.
13. The articles” Development of a portable and disposable NS1 based electrochemical immunosensor for early diagnosis of dengue virus represented as Cover Page of the journal Analytica Chimica Acta, 2018.
14. Awarded merit certificate for the first position in Chemistry and Zoology in B.Sc, University of Sargodha, session 2004.
15. Awarded MS and PhD scholarships for France by HEC Pakistan
16. Post doc fellowship by Clarkson university NY USA
Research Productivity Awards
1. Pakistan Council for Science and Technology award 2015
2. Pakistan Council for Science and Technology award 2016
3. Pakistan Council for Science and Technology award 2017
4. COMSATS RPA award 2014-2015
5. COMSATS RPA award 2015-2016
6. COMSATS RPA award 2016-2017

Patents

  1. Akhtar Hayat, A portable single unit device for Ochratoxin A toxicity analysis for rice quality monitoring, Pakistan patent application no 584/2019, National (Pakistan)
  2. Akhtar Hayat; Colorimetric filter paper assay for rapid monitoring of cholesterol level; USPTO patent application no 15991572. International (US patent)
  3. Akhtar Hayat; Colorimetric filter paper assay for rapid monitoring of cholesterol level; Pakistan patent application no 408/2017. National (Pakistan)

Participation in international projects

  1. Participated in the research project supported by NIH funding agency of USA, aimed to explore nanoparticles for biosensing applications
  2. Participated in the research project Alarmtox , which was collaborated between four partners from two countries; France (IMAGES, UPVD; CRITT, Toulouse) ; Spain IIQAB-CSIC, Barcelone; IRTA, Sant Carles de la Rapita)
  3. Participated in  the  research  project  Bioka,  which  was  collaborated  between  four partners  of  two  countries;  France  (IMAGES,  UPVD;     PBS,  Toulouse),  Spain (INKOA, Erandio;  IRTA, Sant Carles de la Rapita)
  4. Participated in the research project IMHOTEP , which was proposed by partners from two countries ;France (IMAGES, UPVD), and Egypt (Electroanalytical lab, Mansoura university, Damietta)
  5. Participated in the research project Demitox , Which was proposed by three partners; IMAGES, UPVD; La Rég

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. A. Sassolas, A. Hayat, J-L. Marty (2014), "Electrochemical biosensors for the detection of microcystins : recent advances and perspectives", Electrochemical sensors and biosensors for environmental monitoring, edited by: Margarita Stoytcheva   
2. A. Hayat, H. Kanso, L. Barthelmebs (2012), "Electrochemical aptasensors for biomedical applications", Biomedical Applications of Aptamers, edited by: J.G. Bruno   
3. A. Sassolas, A. Hayat, J-L. Marty (2012), "Enzyme immobilization by entrapment within a gel network", Immobilization of enzymes and cells, edited by: Jose M. Guisan   
4. A. Hayat, A. Sassolas, A. Rhouati, J-L. Marty, (2012), "Immobilization of enzyme on ethynyl-modified electrodes via click chemistry", Immobilization of enzymes and cells, edited by: Jose M. Guisan   
5. A. Sassolas, A. Hayat, J-L. Marty (2012), "Immobilization of enzymes on magnetic beads through affinity interactions", Immobilization of enzymes and cells, edited by: Jose M. Guisan   
6. A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs (2011), "Analytical Methods for the Detection of Ochratoxin A in Wines", Wine: Types, Production and Health, Food Science and Technology, edited by: Arthur S. Peeters   
Journal Papers:
1. A.Hayat, J.L, Marty (2014) (2014), "Aptamer based electrochemical sensors for emerging environmental pollutants monitoring, preprint", Special Topics in Chemistry Research   
2. . G.S. Nunes, J.A.P. Lins, F.G.S. Silva, L.C. Araujo, F.E.P.S. Silva, C.D. Mendonça, M. Badea, A. Hayat, J.-L. Marty (2014), "Design of a macroalgae amperometric biosensor; application to the rapid monitoring of organophosphate insecticides in an agroecosystem", Anal and Bioanal Chem, Impact Factor: 3.64   
3. I.Bakas,A. Hayat. R.Roullion. T.Nougher (2014), "Design of a MIP/sol gel based platform for insecticides detection in water samples", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Impact Factor: 5.43   
4. A.Hayat, J.L, Marty (2014), "Disposable screen printed electrochemical sensors: tools for environmental monitoring,Submitted", Sensors, Impact Factor: 1.953   
5. A. Hayat, S. Andreescu (2014), "Nanoceria particles as catalytic amplifiers for alkaline phosphatase assays", Analytical Chemistry, pp: 10028-10032, Vol: 85(21), Impact Factor: 5.695   
6. W. Haider, S. Delahaie, J. François , A. Hayat, D. Barillier, J. Ledauphin (2014), "Physicochemical characterization of Pommeau de Normandie: Establishing a relationship between metal contents and turbidity of the Pommeau samples, submitted", European food research and technology, Impact Factor: 1.43   
7. A. Hayat, G.Bulbul, S. Andreescu (2014), "Probing phosphatase activity using redox active nanoparticles: A novel colorimetric approach for the detection of enzyme activity", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, pp: 334–339, Vol: 56, Impact Factor: 5.43   
8. R-E. Ozel, A. Hayat, S. Andreescu (2014), "Recent advances in analytical techniques for the measurement of neurotransmitters,preprint", Analytical letters, Impact Factor: 0.9   
9. A, Hayat, D, Andreescu, G,Bulbul, S, Andreescu (2014), "Redox reactivity of cerium oxide nanoparticles against dopamine", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, pp: 240–245, Vol: 418, Impact Factor: 3.172   
10. A. Hayat, J. Cunningham, S. Andreescu (2014), "Spectroscopic study of the oxidase like activity of biomimetic nanoparticles, and application to detection of dopamine and catechol", Anal Chim Acta, Impact Factor: 4.387   
11. A. Rhoutai, A. Hayat, C. Yang, J-L. Marty (2013), "Aptamers: a promising tool for Ochratoxin A detection in food analysis", Toxins, Impact Factor: 2.192   
12. N. Paniel, J. Baudart, A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs (2013), "Aptasensor and genosensor methods for detection of microbes in real world samples", Methods, Impact Factor: 3.641   
13. A. Hayat, S. Andreescu, J-L. Marty (2013), "Design of PEG-Aptamer two piece macromolecules as convenient and integrated sensing platform: application to the label free detection of small size molecules", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, pp: 168-173, Vol: 45, Impact Factor: 5.43   
14. A. Sassolas, A. Hayat, G. Catanante, J-L. Marty (2013), "Detection of the marine toxin okadaic acid: assessing seafood safety", Talanta, Impact Factor: 3.498   
15. A. Rhoutai, A. Hayat, D-B. Hernandez, Z. Meraihi, R. Munoz, j-L. Marty (2013), "Development of an automated flow-based electrochemical aptasensor for on-line detection of OTA", Sens. actuat. B, Impact Factor: 3.535   
16. A. Hayat, R-E. Ozel, K-N. Wallace, S. Andreescu (2013), "Effect of cerium oxide nanoparticles on intestinal serotonin in zebrafish", RSC Advances, pp: 15298-15309, Vol: 3, Impact Factor: 2.562 (Partial)   
17. A. Hayat, W. Haider, M. Rolland, J-L. Marty (2013), "Electrochemical grafting of long spacer arms of hexamethyldiamine on screen printed carbon electrode surface: application in target induced ochratoxin A electrochemical aptasensor", Analyst, Impact Factor: 3.969   
18. A Hayat, A. Sassolas, J-L. Marty, A-E. Radi (2013), "Highly sensitive ochratoxin A impedimetric aptasensor based on the immobilization of azido-aptamer onto electrografted binary film via click chemistry", Talanta, Impact Factor: 3.498    
19. A. Sassolas, G. Catanante, A. Hayat, L-D. stewart, C-T. Elliott, J-L. Marty, (2013), "Improvement of the efficiency and simplification of ELISA tests for rapid and ultrasensitive detection of okadaic acid in shellfish", Food control, Impact Factor: 2.738   
20. W. Haider, D. Barillier, A. Hayat, J-L. Gaillard, J. Ledauphin (2013), "Rapid quantification and comparison of major volatile compounds of ciders from France (Normandy and Brittany) using micrextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS)", Analytical methods, Impact Factor: 1.855   
21. A. Hayat, C. Yang, A. Rhoutai, J-L. Marty (2013), "Recent advances and achievements in nanomaterial-based, and structure switchable aptasensing platforms for ochratoxin A detection", Sensors, Impact Factor: 1.953   
22. A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs, J-L. Marty (2012), "A simple colorimetric enzymatic-assay for okadaic acid detection based on the immobilization of protein phosphatase 2A in sol-gel", Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, Impact Factor: 1.893   
23. R-B. Dominguez, A. Hayat, A. Sassolas, G-A. Alonso, R. Munoz, J-L. Marty (2012), "Automated flow-through amperometric immunosensor for highly sensitive and on-line detection of okadaic acid in mussel sample", Talanta, Impact Factor: 3.498   
24. A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs, A. Sassolas, J-L. Marty (2012), "Development of a novel label-free amperometric immunosensor for the detection of okadaic acid", Anal Chim Acta , Impact Factor: 4.387   
25. A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs, J-L. Marty (2012), "Electrochemical impedimetric immunosensor for the detection of okadaic acid in mussel sample", Sens. Actuat. B, Impact Factor: 3.535   
26. A. Hayat, J-L. Marty, A-E. Radi (2012), "Novel Amperometric Hydrogen Peroxide Biosensor Based on Horseradish Peroxidase Azide Covalently Immobilized on Ethynyl-Modified Screen-Printed Carbon Electrode via Click Chemistry", Electroanalysis, Impact Factor: 2.817   
27. A. Hayat, N. Paniel, A. Rhoutai, J-L. Marty, L. Barthelmebs (2012), "Recent advances in ochratoxin A-producing fungi detection based on PCR methods and ochratoxin A analysis in food matrices", Food control, Impact Factor: 2.738   
28. A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs, A. Sassolas, J-L. Marty (2011), "An electrochemical immunosensor based on covalent immobilization of okadaic acid onto screen printed carbon electrode via diazotization-coupling reaction", Talanta, Impact Factor: 3.498   
29. A. Sassolas, G. Catanante, A. Hayat, J-L. Marty (2011), "Development of an efficient protein phosphatase-based colorimetric test for okadaic acid detection", Anal Chim Acta, Impact Factor: 4.387   
30. L. Barthelmebs, A. Hayat, A-W. Limiadi, J-L. Marty, T. Noguer (2011), "Electrochemical DNA aptamer-based biosensor for OTA detection, using superparamagnetic nanoparticles", Sens. actuat. B, Impact Factor: 3.535   
31. L. Barthelmebs, J. Jonca, A. Hayat, B-P. Simon, J-L. Marty (2011), "Enzyme-Linked Aptamer Assays (ELAAs), based on a competition format for a rapid and sensitive detection of Ochratoxin A in wine", Food control, Impact Factor: 2.738   
32. A. Hayat, L. Barthelmebs, J-L. Marty (2011), "Enzyme-linked immunosensor based on super paramagnetic nanobeads for easy and rapid detection of okadaic acid", Anal Chim Acta, Impact Factor: 4.387   

Qualification

Post Doc
Clarkson University, New York, USA
2013
   
PhD
University of Perpignan, IMAGES, Perpignan, France
2012
   
M.S
University of Perpignan, France
2009
   

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