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Dr. Sadia Sultan

FF1-Level 8/FF3 Fungal metabolite Lab
Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery, Faculty of Pharmacy
UiTM Puncak Alam Campus
43600 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor. Malaysia

Phone 1: +603-3258 4614
Phone 2: 603-3258 4731

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Academic Position

Sr Lecturer


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry),2005, H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Harachi Pakistan
  • MSc (Organic Chemistry,1996,University of Karachi
  • B.Sc. (Hons.),1995,University of Karachi

Research Area/Interest

  • Biotransformation of Exogenous compounds using Microorganisms and Plant tissue culture
  • Exploring bioactive secondary metabolites from Plant, Soil and Marine Endophytic fungi.
  • Biological screening using antimicrobial assays

Teaching Area

  • Phamacetical Chemistry.
  • Pharmacetical Analysis.
  • Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Pharmacogonosy.


  1. American Chemical Society Member
  2. Malaysian Natural Product Society
  3. Member of Pakistan Women Association in Malaysia.

Selected Publications

[1]Sadia. Sultan, M. I. Choudhary, Shamsun Nahar Khan Urooj Fatima, Rahat Azhar Ali, Muhammad Atif, Atta-ur-Rahman and M. Qaiser Fatmi, Fungal Transformation of Cedryl Acetate and alpha-Glucosidase Inhibition Assay, Quantum Mechanical Calculations and Molecular Docking Studies of its Metabolites “European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry2013 62, 764-770. (Scopus indexed IF2012 = 3.499)

[2]Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Sadia Sultan, Z. M Noor .Biotransformation of tissue-specific hormone tibolone with fungal culture Trichothecium roseum Journal of Molecular Structure (1042 (2013) 118-112. Scopus indexed IF2013 = 1.6)

[3]Sultan, S.; Shah, S.A.A.; Sun, L.; Ramasami, K.; Cole, A.; Blunt, John.; Munro, M.; Weber, J.F.F.; “Bioactive Fungal Metabolites of 9PR2 Isolated From Roots of Callophyllum Ferrugineum ” Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci. 2011, 3, Suppl 1, 7-9 (Scopus indexed) (Impact factor: 0.4)

[4]Gerardo M, Casanola-Martin, Yovani Marrero-Ponce, Mahmmud Tareq Hassn Khan, Arjumand Ather, Sadia Sultan, Francisco Torrens and Rechard Rotondo,TOMOCOMD-CARD description-based virtual screening of tyrosinse inhibitors: Evaluation of different classificationmodel combinations using bond-based linear indices, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry 15, 1483-1503, 2007. (Impact factor: 2.9)

[5]M. I. Choudhary, S. Sultan, M. T. Hassan and Atta-ur-Rahman Metabolism of 17a-Ethynyl-and 17a-Ethylsteroids, Steroids, 70, 792-800, 2005. (Impact factor: 2.9)

[6] M. Iqbal Choudhary, S. Sultan, S. Jalil, S. Anjum , A. A. Rahman, H. K. Fun, and Atta-ur-Rahman

Microbial Transformation of Mesterolone. Chemistry & Biodiversity 2, 392-400 2005. (Impact factor: 2.0).

[7]M. I. Choudhary, S. Sultan, M. T. Hassan A. Yasin, F. Shaheen and Atta-ur-Rahman, Biotransformation of (+)-Androst-4-ene-3, 17-dione, Nat. Prod. Res., 18, 529 2004. (Impact factor: 1.09).

[8]Microbial Transformation of Cortisol and prolyl endopeptidase activity of transformed products, M. I. Choudhary, S. Sultan, M. Yaqoob, S. G. Musharraf, A. Yasin, F. Shaheen and Atta-ur-Rahman, Nat. Prod. Res., 17, 389, 2003. (Impact factor: 1.09)

[9] Shah, S.A.A . Sultan, S. Adnan, H.S. “A whole-cell biocatalysis application of steroidal drugs” Orient. J. Chem., 2013, 29(2), 389-403. (Scopus indexed).

[10] Shah, S.A.A.; Sultan, S.; Adnan, H.S.; “Solid Phase Microbial Transformation of Cortexolone and Prolyl endopeptidase Inhibitory Activity of the Transformed Products” Int. J. Pharm. Pharm. Sci. 2011, 3, Suppl 1, 1-6 (Scopus indexed). (Impact factor: 0.4)

[11]S. G. Musharraf, Atta-ur-Rahman, M. I. Choudhary and S. Sultan, Microbial Transformation of (+)-Adrenosterone, Nat. Prod. Lett., 16, 345 (2002). (Impact factor: 1.0).

Book/Book Chapters

1.Book 1

Pharmacetical Organic Chemistry I –Pearson 2013

2.Book 2

Pharmacetical Organic Chemistry I –Pearson 2013

3.Book Chapter 1

Sadia, Sultan. “Bioactive Polyesters in Marine and Plant Endophytic Fungi”   Polyester Book

In TECH 2012 .(Scopus cited)


Selected Awards

  • President Talent Scholarship 1986-1987 (Karachi-Pakistan).
  • M. Phil. Scholarship from the University Grants Commission for 1997-1998.
  • P.M.J. gold medalist for M. Phil (2003).
  • P.M.J. gold medalist for scholar of the year (2005) Ph.D.
  • 1st Prize Poster Presentation at the “Asian Mycology Congress (AMC 2007) and Xth

International Marine and Freshwater Mycology Symposium (IMFMS)” Penang Malaysia.

  • 1st Prize Poster Presentation at the “Malaysian Natural Product International Seminar (MNPIS)” 2009 Silver Jubilee.

Reviewer/ editorial board member for International Journals

  • International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPPS).
  • Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. JCSP
  • European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.EJMC
  • World Journal Pharmaceutical Sciences WJPS

Our Address

Level 11, FF1 Building,
Faculty of Pharmacy, UiTM Puncak Alam Campus
Bandar Puncak Alam

Tel: +603-32584645
Fax: +603-32584602

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