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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

 Ali Ali Redha

Ali Ali Redha

PhD Student

 Haighton 27


University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Ali Ali Redha is a PhD student at the QUEX Institute (The University of Queensland and the University of Exeter) under the supervision of Dr Luciana Torquati (UoE), Prof Mike Gidley (UQ), Prof Geoff Nash (UoE), and Dr Daniel Cozzolino (UQ). 

His PhD project focuses on improving the bioavailability of health-promoting bioactive compounds present in vegetables. It involves developing green analytical techniques for quick determination of bioactive compounds using infrared spectroscopy that could be used in the food industry to monitor and optimise different post-harvest treatments to ensure conserving the highest amount of bioactive compounds. The project also involves applying encapsulation methods to protect sensitive bioactive compounds to improve their bioaccessibility and bioavailability. 


MSc in Analytical Chemistry (Distinction) - Loughborough University, 2019

BSc in Chemistry - University of Bahrain, 2018

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Research interests

  • Primary research field - Natural bioactive compounds: their extraction, quanitification, bioaccessibility, bioavailablity, and bioactivity. 
  • Secondary research field - Dairy bioactive peptides: bioaccessibility, and bioactivity.

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Journal articles

Zannou O, Oussou KF, Chabi IB, Alamou F, Awad NMH, Miassi YE, Loké FCV, Abdoulaye A, Pashazadeh H, Redha AA, et al (2025). Phytochemical and nutritional properties of sumac (Rhus coriaria): a potential ingredient for developing functional foods. Journal of Future Foods, 5(1), 21-35.
Pashazadeh H, Ali Redha A, Koca I (2024). Effect of convective drying on phenolic acid, flavonoid and anthocyanin content, texture and microstructure of black rosehip fruit. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 125, 105738-105738.
Prieto Martínez A, Coutiño Diaz M, Anaya Romero L, Ali Redha A, Zare R, Ventura Hernandez S, Prokopidis K, Clifford T (2024). Effects of <i>Vaccinium</i> berries (blueberries, cranberries and bilberries) on oxidative stress, inflammation, exercise performance, and recovery – a systematic review. Food & Function, 15(2), 444-459. Abstract.
Kaba B, Zannou O, Ali Redha A, Koca I (2024). Enhancing extraction of betalains from beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.) using deep eutectic solvents: optimization, bioaccessibility and stability. Food Production, Processing and Nutrition, 6(1). Abstract.
Siddiqui SA, Ucak İ, Jain S, Elsheikh W, Ali Redha A, Kurt A, Toker OS (2024). Impact of drying on techno-functional and nutritional properties of food proteins and carbohydrates - a comprehensive review. Drying Technology, 42(4), 592-611.
Pashazadeh H, Ali Redha A, Johnson JB, Koca I, Ertugay MF (2024). Microwave drying of black rosehip (Rosa pimpinellifolia L.) fruit: optimization for enhanced anthocyanin content and analysis of physicochemical properties and bioaccessibility. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 132, 106316-106316.
Mudgil P, Al Dhaheri MKO, Alsubousi MSM, Khan H, Redha AA, Yap P-G, Gan C-Y, Maqsood S (2024). Molecular docking studies on α-amylase inhibitory peptides from milk of different farm animals. Journal of Dairy Science, 107(5), 2633-2652.
Pashazadeh H, Ali Redha A, Hassan AMA, Koca I (2024). Optimizing the drying conditions of date plum (Diospyros lotus L.) to conserve its phenolic content and antioxidants for preparing a highly bioaccessible polyphenol-rich tea. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Abstract.
Anusha Siddiqui S, Mahmood Salman SH, Ali Redha A, Zannou O, Chabi IB, Oussou KF, Bhowmik S, Nirmal NP, Maqsood S (2024). Physicochemical and nutritional properties of different non-bovine milk and dairy products: a review. International Dairy Journal, 148, 105790-105790.
Osamede Airouyuwa J, Sivapragasam N, Ali Redha A, Maqsood S (2024). Sustainable green extraction of anthocyanins and carotenoids using deep eutectic solvents (DES): a review of recent developments. Food Chemistry, 448, 139061-139061.
Mohammed D, Freije A, Abdulhussain H, Khonji A, Hasan M, Ferraris C, Gasparri C, Aziz Aljar MA, Ali Redha A, Giacosa A, et al (2023). Analysis of the Antioxidant Activity, Lipid Profile, and Minerals of the Skin and Seed of Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.), Pistachios (Pistacia vera) and Almonds (Prunus dulcis)—A Comparative Analysis. AppliedChem, 3(1), 110-118. Abstract.
Devrim-Lanpir A, Redha AA, Freije A, Allehdan S, Madan D, Rondanelli M, Perna S (2023). Analysis of the nutritional composition of round-leaved mallow (Malva pusilla) leaves. Journal of Food Bioactives, 23 Abstract.
Ali Redha A, Freije A, Kodikara C, Rondanelli M, Aqeel E, Zafar W, Albunni H, Merza H, Khonji A, Aljar M, et al (2023). Comparison of fatty acid profile and mineral content of black mulberry (Morus nigra), white mulberry (Morus alba) and red mulberry (Morus rubra) grown in Bahrain. Applied Food Research, 3(2), 100358-100358.
Ali Redha A, Torquati L, Langston F, Nash GR, Gidley MJ, Cozzolino D (2023). Determination of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates in glucosinolate-rich vegetables and oilseeds using infrared spectroscopy: a systematic review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 1-17.
Ali Redha A, Langston F, Nash GR, Bows JR, Torquati L, Gidley MJ, Cozzolino D (2023). Determination of glucosinolates in broccoli (<i>Brassica oleracea</i> var. <i>italica</i>) by combining mid‐infrared (<scp>MIR</scp>) spectroscopy with chemometrics. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 58(11), 5679-5688. Abstract.
Ali Redha A, Hong HT, Torquati L, Nash GR, Gidley MJ, Cozzolino D (2023). Development of Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) Method for Quantification of Broccoli Sulforaphane. Food Analytical Methods, 17(1), 1-6. Abstract.
Zare R, Devrim-Lanpir A, Guazzotti S, Ali Redha A, Prokopidis K, Spadaccini D, Cannataro R, Cione E, Henselmans M, Aragon AA, et al (2023). Effect of Soy Protein Supplementation on Muscle Adaptations, Metabolic and Antioxidant Status, Hormonal Response, and Exercise Performance of Active Individuals and Athletes: a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials. Sports Medicine, 53(12), 2417-2446. Abstract.
Tornaghi M, Ali Redha A, Rondanelli M, Perna S (2023). Exploring the impact of mulberry fruits on metabolic syndrome: a systematic review of current evidence. PharmaNutrition, 26, 100363-100363.
Siddiqui SA, Ali Redha A, Salauddin M, Harahap IA, Rupasinghe HPV (2023). Factors Affecting the Extraction of (Poly)Phenols from Natural Resources Using Deep Eutectic Solvents Combined with Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction. Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 1-22.
Zare R, Kimble R, Ali Redha A, Cerullo G, Clifford T (2023). How can chokeberry (<i>Aronia</i>) (poly)phenol-rich supplementation help athletes? a systematic review of human clinical trials. Food & Function, 14(12), 5478-5491. Abstract.
Mudgil P, Redha AA, Nirmal NP, Maqsood S (2023). In vitro antidiabetic and antihypercholesterolemic activities of camel milk protein hydrolysates derived upon simulated gastrointestinal digestion of milk from different camel breeds. Journal of Dairy Science, 106(5), 3098-3108.
Devrim-Lanpir A, Zare R, Ali Redha A, Sandgren SS (2023). Muscle dysmorphia and associated psychological features of males in the Middle East: a systematic review. Performance Enhancement and Health, 11(3). Abstract.
Anusha Siddiqui S, Redha AA, Esmaeili Y, Mehdizadeh M (2023). Novel insights on extraction and encapsulation techniques of elderberry bioactive compounds. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, 63(22), 5937-5952. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ilyas Z, Ali Redha A, Wu YS, Ozeer FZ, Aluko RE (2023). Nutritional and Health Benefits of the Brown Seaweed Himanthalia elongata. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 78(2), 233-242. Abstract.
Kaba B, Yıkılkan Y, Pashazadeh H, Ali Redha A, Koca I (2023). Production of cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) pulp powder by foam-mat drying: analysis of physicochemical and antioxidant properties. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Abstract.
Langston F, Redha AA, Nash GR, Bows JR, Torquati L, Gidley MJ, Cozzolino D (2023). Qualitative analysis of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) glucosinolates: Investigating the use of mid-infrared spectroscopy combined with chemometrics. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 123, 105532-105532.
Anusha Siddiqu S, Dini S, Esmaeili Y, Roshanak S, Ali Redha A, Ahmad Wani S (2023). Uses of carotenoid-rich ingredients to design functional foods: a review. Journal of Food Bioactives, 21 Abstract.
Perna S, Abdulsattar S, Alalwan TA, Zahid MN, Gasparri C, Peroni G, Faragli A, La Porta E, Ali Redha A, Janahi EM, et al (2022). A cross-sectional analysis of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms. Ann Ig, 34(5), 478-489. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ali Redha A, Valizadenia H, Siddiqui SA, Maqsood S (2022). A state-of-art review on camel milk proteins as an emerging source of bioactive peptides with diverse nutraceutical properties. Food Chem, 373(Pt A). Abstract.  Author URL.
Siddiqui SA, Ali Redha A, Snoeck ER, Singh S, Simal-Gandara J, Ibrahim SA, Jafari SM (2022). Anti-Depressant Properties of Crocin Molecules in Saffron. Molecules, 27(7), 2076-2076. Abstract.
Ali Redha A, Anusha Siddiqui S, Zare R, Spadaccini D, Guazzotti S, Feng X, Bahmid NA, Wu YS, Ozeer FZ, Aluko RE, et al (2022). Blackcurrants: a Nutrient-Rich Source for the Development of Functional Foods for Improved Athletic Performance. Food Reviews International, 40(1), 135-157.
Perna S, Bahar K, Alalwan TA, Zahid MN, Gasparri C, Peroni G, Faragli A, La Porta E, Ali Redha A, Janahi EM, et al (2022). COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Measures of University Students in Bahrain. Ann Ig, 34(4), 398-409. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mudgil P, AlMazroui M, Redha AA, Kilari BP, Srikumar S, Maqsood S (2022). Cow and camel milk-derived whey and casein protein hydrolysates demonstrated effective antifungal properties against selected Candida species. Journal of Dairy Science, 105(3), 1878-1888. Abstract.
Hassan AMA, Zannou O, Pashazadeh H, Ali Redha A, Koca I (2022). Drying date plum (<i>Diospyros lotus</i> L.) fruit: Assessing rehydration properties, antioxidant activity, and phenolic compounds. Journal of Food Science, 87(10), 4394-4415. Abstract.
Zannou O, Pashazadeh H, Ghellam M, Ali Redha A, Koca I (2022). Enhanced ultrasonically assisted extraction of bitter melon (Momordica charantia) leaf phenolic compounds using choline chloride-acetic acid–based natural deep eutectic solvent: an optimization approach and in vitro digestion. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 14(10), 11491-11503. Abstract.
Algaithi M, Mudgil P, Hamdi M, Redha AA, Ramachandran T, Hamed F, Maqsood S (2022). Lactobacillus reuteri-fortified camel milk infant formula: Effects of encapsulation, in vitro digestion, and storage conditions on probiotic cell viability and physicochemical characteristics of infant formula. Journal of Dairy Science, 105(11), 8621-8637.
Mudgil P, Baba WN, Alneyadi M, Ali Redha A, Maqsood S (2022). Production, characterization, and bioactivity of novel camel milk-based infant formula in comparison to bovine and commercial sources. LWT, 154 Abstract.
Ali Redha A, Siddiqui SA, Ibrahim SA (2021). Advanced extraction techniques for <i>Berberis</i> species phytochemicals: a review. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 56(11), 5485-5496.  Author URL.
Al-Salman F, Redha AA, Ali Z, Mohammed Z, Ebrahim M, Ilyas Z, Hussain SA (2021). Analysis of primary metabolites, inorganic phosphate, selected heavy metals and radioactive contamination in imported rice in Bahrain. Moroccan Journal of Chemistry, 9(4), 649-659. Abstract.
Ali Redha A, Perna S, Riva A, Petrangolini G, Peroni G, Nichetti M, Iannello G, Naso M, Faliva MA, Rondanelli M, et al (2021). Novel insights on anti-obesity potential of the miracle tree, Moringa oleifera: a systematic review. Journal of Functional Foods, 84 Abstract.
Ali Redha A (2021). Review on Extraction of Phenolic Compounds from Natural Sources Using Green Deep Eutectic Solvents. J Agric Food Chem, 69(3), 878-912. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ali Redha A (2020). Removal of heavy metals from aqueous media by biosorption. Arab Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 27(1), 183-193. Abstract.

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