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Our people-our expertise: Sadia Chowdhury

Our people-our expertise

Sadia Chowdhury

Qualifications | Research interests | Publications | Presentations | Memberships

Sadia Chowdhury is a laboratory technician within the Public and Environmental Health Organic Chemistry team at Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services. She earned her Bachelor in Pharmacy and Masters in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. With a commitment to professional development, she is undertaking a PhD on stable isotopic analysis in Australian food authentication at the University of Queensland.

Before starting with Queensland Health Sadia worked in a pharmaceutical company as a product development officer where she developed analytical method and validation techniques for new analytes. She was an analytical chemist at ScienTest Analytical Services Queensland, where she was responsible for calibration of analytical instruments, developing of analytical method of new analytes and their validation respectively.


  • PhD Student (current), University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Master in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research interests and expertise

Authentication of food.


Hungerford NL, Zhang J, Smith TJ, Yates HSA, Chowdhury SA, Carter JF, Carpinelli de Jesus M, Fletcher MT, (2021). Feeding Sugars to Stingless Bees: Identifying the Origin of Trehalulose-Rich Honey Composition. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c02859

Chowdhury SA, Carter JF, Anuj SR, Cozzolino D, Hungerford NL, Fletcher MT, (2020). The Validity of Protein in Australian Honey as an Internal Standard for C4 Sugar Adulteration. Food Analytical Methods. DOI: 10.1007/s12161-020-01938-6 

Dunn PJH, Hill S, Cowen S, Goenaga-Infante H, Sargent M, Gören AC, Bilsel M, Şimşek A, Ogrinc N, Potočnik D, Armishaw P, Hai L, Konopelko L, Chubchenko Y, Chesson LA, van der Peijl G, Blaga C, Posey R, Camin F, Chernyshev A, Chowdhury SA (2019) Lessons learned from inter-laboratory studies of carbon isotope analysis of honey. Science & Justice, 59(1): 9-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2018.08.003

Hossain MK, Khatun A, Rahman M, Akter MN, Chowdhury SA, Alam SM. (2016). Characterization of the effect of drug-drug interaction on protein binding in concurrent administration of sulfamethoxazol and diclofenac sodium using bovine serum albumin. Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 6(4): 589-595. DOI: 10.15171/apb.2016.073

Khatun A, Rahman M, Kabir S, Akter MN, Chowdhury SA. (2013) Phytochemical and pharmacological properties of the methanolic extract of Ardisia humilis Vahl. International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, 4(1): 38-41, February 2013. DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.04120

Rahman M, Khatun A, Islam MM, Akter MN, Chowdhury SA, Khan MAA, Shahid MIZ, Rahman AA. (2013) Evaluation of antimicrobial, cytotoxic, thrombolytic, diuretic properties and total phenolic content of Cinnamomum tamala. International Journal of Green Pharmacy 7(3): 236-243, October 2013. DOI: 10.22377/ijgp.v7i3.329


November 2020:  A New Test and Guidelines for the Authentication of New-World Honeys. In: QACS 2020, QUT, Gardens Point, Brisbane & Online.

November 2019: A new method for the authentication of Australian honey, with Carter JF, Anuj S, Hungerford NL, Fletcher MT, In: TropAg 2019, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Qld.

Aug 2019: Adulteration of Australian honey – may bee not! [Poster] with Carter JF, Anuj S, Fletcher, MT Hungerford NL, In: FSS Science Week 2019, , FSS, Coopers Plains, Qld.

Dec 2018: Authentication of Australian honey (don’t believe the headlines) [Poster] with Fletcher MT, Carter JT, Anuj S, Hungerford NL In: 3rd Queensland mass spectrometry symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

Nov 2018: Authentication of Australian honey (don’t believe the headlines). In: 3rd Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium QACS 2018, Griffith University, Nathan Campus Kessels Rd, Nathan, Qld.


Sadia Chowdhury
Laboratory Technician
Organic Chemistry, Public and Environmental Health

phone: +61 7 3096 2892