Dr. Sania Arif


Dr. Sania Arif

Department of Applied Microbial Ecology
Working Group Flow Cytometry
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone 0341 6025 1378 / 0341 2351378

Dr. Sania Arif

Curriculum Vitae

since 11.2022

Postdoc researcher at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department for Environmental Microbiology

09.2020 - 08.2021

Guest Scientist at the Entomology Department, Göttingen University,Germany

11.2017 - 09.2021

PhD, George-August-Göttingen Universität, Germany

Title: Organic-rich sediments as archive and resource for microbial extremophiles.

DAAD Scholarship, Summe cum laude

09.2013 - 10.2015

Master studies in Industrial Biotechnology, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

09.2009 - 09.2013

Bachelor studies in Applied Biosciences, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Research interests

Waste water Microbiology, Phosphorus recovery, Bio-remediation through biofilms.


Ye, Y., Ghrayeb, M., Miercke, S., Arif, S., Müller, S., Mascher, T., ... & Zaburdaev, V. (2024). Residual cells and nutrient availability guide wound healing in bacterial biofilms. Soft Matter.

Khalil, A., Batool, A., Arif, S. (2022) Healthy Cattle Microbiome and Dysbiosis in Diseased Phenotypes. Ruminants134-56.

Arif, S., Nacke, H., Schliekmann, E., Reimer, A., Arp, G., Hoppert, M. (2021) Composition and niche-specific characteristics of microbial consortia colonizing Marsberg Copper Mine in the Rhenish Massif. Biogeosciences Discussions 9(20):4883-902.

Arif, S., Willenberg, C., Dreyer, A., Nacke, H., Hoppert, M. (2021) Sasso Pisano geothermal field environment harbours diverse Ktedonobacteria representatives and illustrates habitat-specific adaptations. Microorganisms 9: 1402.

Arif, S., Schliekmann, E., Hoppert, M. (2021) 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing of microbial biofilms from Marsberg copper mine, Germany. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10: e01315-20.

Arif, S., Nacke, H., Hoppert, M. (2021) Metagenome-assembled genome sequences of a biofilm derived from Marsberg copper mine. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10: e01253-20.

Arif, S., Reitner, J., Hoppert, M. (2019) Composition, diversity and functional analysis of the modern microbiome of the Middle Triassic Cava Superiore Beds (Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland). Scientific Reports 9: 20394.

Nazir, M., Arif, S., Ahmed, I., Khalid, N. (2021). Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) Seed. In Oilseeds: Health Attributes and Food Applications (pp. 427-453). Springer, Singapore.

Syed, F., Arif, S., Ahmed, I., Khalid, N. (2021). Groundnut (Peanut) (Arachis hypogaea). In Oilseeds: Health Attributes and Food Applications (pp. 93-122). Springer, Singapore.

Nazir, M., Arif, S., Khan, R. S., Nazir, W., Khalid, N., & Maqsood, S. (2019). Opportunities and challenges for functional and medicinal beverages: Current and future trends. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 88, 513-526.

Mehmood, A. M. M. T., Iyer, A. B., Arif, S., Junaid, M., Khan, R. S., Nazir, W., & Khalid, N. (2019). Whey protein-based functional energy drinks formulation and characterization. In Sports and Energy Drinks (pp. 161-181). Woodhead Publishing.

Arif, S., Batool, A., Nazir, W., Khan, R. S., & Khalid, N. (2019). Physiochemical characteristics nutritional properties and health benefits of sugarcane juice. In Non-alcoholic beverages (pp. 227-257). Woodhead Publishing.

Khalid, N., Arif, S., Kobayashi, I., & Nakajima, M. (2019). Lab-on-a-chip techniques for high-throughput proteomics and drug discovery. In Microfluidics for Pharmaceutical Applications (pp. 371-422). William Andrew Publishing.

Arif, S., Liaquat, R., & Adil, M. (2018). Applications of materials as additives in anaerobic digestion technology. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 97, 354-366.

Arif, S., Batool, A., Khalid, N., Ahmed, I., & Janjua, H. A. (2017). Comparative analysis of stability and biological activities of violacein and starch capped silver nanoparticles. RSC advances, 7(8), 4468-4478.

Arif, S., Qudsia, S., Urooj, S., Chaudry, N., Arshad, A., & Andleeb, S. (2015). Blueprint of quartz crystal microbalance biosensor for early detection of breast cancer through salivary autoantibodies against ATP6AP1. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 65, 62-70.

Anjum, S., Chaudry, N., Arif, S., & Ahmad, T. (2014). Epidemiological characteristics of poliomyelitis during the 21st century (2000-2013). International Journal of Public Health Science, 3(3), 7187.