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University of Oslo

Department of Nutrition


Postal address

Nutrition Department

Faculty of Medicine

University of Oslo

Postboks 1046 Blindern0317 Oslo, Norway

Research Interests

My main research interest is biochemistry, food antioxidants and nutrition. I am heavily focused on the effect of natural antioxidants in the different vegetable oils and thyme herb on blood lipid profile and liver antioxidants enzyme. Antioxidant plays a very important role in the body defense system against Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). The free radicals also play an important role in combustion, atmospheric chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology including human physiology


Topics to speak on:

Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition


In 2012, Eqbal M.A. Dauqan received her Ph.D in Biochemistry from the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia, sponsored by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). Her main research interest is biochemistry, food antioxidants, and nutrition. Her thesis was awarded for being an excellent thesis. She was appointed as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, FST, UKM from July 2012 to July 2013. In July 2013 she was appointed as Senior lecturer at Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences- Faculty of Medical Sciences, Al-Saeed University (SU) – Taiz, Yemen, where she became Head of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department at the same Faculty. In 2014 Eqbal established a new program entitled Therapeutic Nutrition Department in, SU. She was selected as one of five winners of the 2014 Elsevier Foundation Award for Early Career Women Scientists in the developing countries (Chemical Sciences). Eqbal was selected to be a visiting scholar in UKM, Malaysia sponsored by IIE_SRF (USA) from Feb 2016 to Feb 2018. In February 2018, she affiliated with the Global Young Academy as a mentee in the At-Risk Scholar initiative. In September 2018, she had been selected as TWAS Young Affiliate for 2018-2022.  From August 2018 to August 2022, Eqbal was appointed as an associate professor at University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand-Norway and then University of Oslo (UiO), Oslo-Norway through the Scholar at Risk (SAR) Network, USA.  Currently, She is working at  Nutrition department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.