Departmental Coordinator of Research, Innovation, Publication, and Knowledge Exchange (RIPKE), College Of Natural And Applied Sciences

PhD in (Bio) Engineering at Lund University




Biosensor Technologies and Bio-detection, Nano-biotechnology, Separation of Biomolecules and Bioprospecting



  1. Impact of Relative Centrifugal Force, Centrifugation Time and Viscosity of Media on Recovery of Mycobacteria Tuberculosis from Southern Highland Zone Clinical Samples
  2. Production of Bacterial Single Cell Proteins from Restaurant Food Wastes 
  3. Development of a Label-free Electrochemical cDNA-biosensor for Rapid, Selective and Sensitive Detection of Canine Distemper Virus in Serengeti Lions.
  4.  Experimental Investigation on Anti-Termite Activities of the Constituents of Euphorbia tithymaloides ‘variegatus’ and Euphorbia tithymaloides Extracts.
  5.  In vitro Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, Using Selected Plant Leaf Extracts, for     Bacterial Removal from Drinking Water.
  6.  Formulation of Bio-nitrogen-rich Fertilizer. In collaboration with Guavay Company limited.
  7.  Phylogenetic Diversity of Bacterial Communities and Pharmacological Activity of Culturable Actinomycetes at the Momela Soda Lakes in Arusha National Park.
  8.  Assessment of Physico-chemical and Bacterial Parameters of Groundwater in Rural and Urban Areas of Wete District, Pemba.



  1. Mahadhy A, StåhlWernersson E, Mattiasson B, Hedström M (2020). Rapid Detection of the mecA gene for Diagnosis of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by a Novel, Label-free Real-time Biosensor. Journal of Biotechnology Reports (in Press).
  2. Mahadhy A (2015) Development of an Ultrasensitive Capacitive DNA sensor: a promising tool towards microbial diagnostics. Media-Tryck, Lund University, Sweden ISBN 978-91-7422-382-8.
  3. Mahadhy A, Mamo G, StåhlWernersson E, Mattiasson B, Hedström M (2014). PCR-Free Capacitive Biosensor for Selective for Selective Detection and Quantification of Enterobacteriacea DNA. Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques 5: 210.
  4. Mahadhy A, StåhlWernersson E, Mattiasson B, Hedström M (2014). Use of a Capacitive Affinity Biosensor for Sensitive and Selective Detection and Quantification of DNA—A model Study. Journal of Biotechnology Reports 3: 42-48.
  5. Mahadhy A (2010) Enrichment of Phosphorylated Proteins using Fe(III) Polyacrylamide Nitrilotriacetic Acid Monolith Cryogel with Subsequent Mass Spectrometric Analysis. Media-Tryck, Lund University, Sweden.
  6. Mbatia B, Adlercreutz D, Adlercreutz P, Mahadhy A, Mulaa F, Mattiasson B (2010). Enzymatic Oil Extraction and Positional Analysis of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Nile Perch and Salmon Heads. Journal of Process Biochemistry 45:815-819.

Recent Publications: ​​​​​​​

  1. Lema W.S, Mahadhy A, Damas M, Munissi J.J.E, Lyimo T.L (2022). Characterisation and Antimicrobial potential of Actinobacteria Isolated from Momela Soda Lakes, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science, 48(3): 607- 622.
  2. Kaale S.E, Mahadhy A, Damas M, Mgina C.A, Lyimo T.J (2022). Phylogenetic Diversity of Actinobacteria from Momela Soda Lakes, Arusha National Park, Tanzania. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 1–14.
  3. Mahadhy A, Mattiasson B, StåhlWernersson E, Hedström M (2021). Evaluation of Polytyramine Film and 6-Mercaptohexanol Self-Assembled   Monolayers as the Immobilization Layers for a Capacitive DNA Sensor Chip: A Comparison. Sensors, 21, 8149.
  4. Mahadhy A, StåhlWernersson E, Mattiasson B, Hedström M (2020). Rapid Detection of mecA gene of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by a Novel, Label-free Real-time Capacitive Biosensor. Biotechnology Reports 28: 1-5.

Membership and Registration:


  1. Member of National Bioethics Committee for UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania.
  2. Member of Biotechnology Technical Committee - Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS).
  3. Member of Zanzibar Human Genetics Organization (ZHGO).
  4. Coordinator of Public Services and Knowledge Exchange of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS) of the University of Dar es Salaam.
  5. Member of  Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of the University of Dar es Salaam.
  6. Advisor and Mentor of the NovFeed Limited.