Background and activities


  • BSc degree in Biotechnology from the Higher Institute of Biotechnology Sidi thabet (ISBST),Tunisia.
  • MSc degree in Biotechnology from the Higher Institute of Biotechnology Sidi thabet (ISBST), Tunisia.
  • PhD degree in Biotechnology from Çukurova University, Turkey.

Research interests:

  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Valorization of food products/by-products
  • Food technology
  • Microalgae cultivation and scaling-up
  • Photobioreactors

Current Activity:

  • Postdoctoral research on little utilized marine resources mainly sea urchins: investigation of nutritional quality and safety

Scientific, academic and artistic work




  • Hamed, Imen; Işık, Oya; Ak, Burcu; Uslu, Leyla; Kafkas, Ebru; Zarifikhosroshahi, Mozhgan. (2020) Accumulation of carotenoids by three Dunaliella species cultivated outdoors in flat-plate photobioreactors. Plant Biosystems.
  • Šimat, Vida; Hamed, Imen; Petričević, S; Bogdanović, Tanja. (2020) Seasonal Changes in Free Amino Acid and Fatty Acid Compositions of Sardines, Sardina pilchardus. Foods.
  • Šimat, Vida; Vlahović, Jelena; Barbara, Soldo; Generalić Mekinić, I; Čagalj, Martina; Skroza, Danijela; Hamed, Imen. (2020) Production and characterization of crude oils from seafood processing byproducts. Food Bioscience.


  • Generalić Mekinić, I; Skroza, Danijela; Šimat, Vida; Hamed, Imen; Čagalj, Martina; Popović Perković, zvjezdana. (2019) Phenolic Content of Brown Algae (Pheophyceae) Species: Extraction, Identification, and Quantification. Biomolecules.
  • Šimat, Vida; Mićunović, A; Bogdanović, Tamara; LISTEŠ, I; Generalić Mekinić, I; Hamed, Imen; Skroza, Danijela. (2019) The impact of lemon juice on the marination of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus): Chemical, microbiological and sensory changes. Italian journal of food sciences.


  • Hamed, Imen; Ak, Burcu; Işık, Oya; Uslu, Leyla. (2017) Hamed, I., Ak, B., Işık, O., and Uslu, L. (2017). The Effects of Salinity and Temperature on the Growth of Dunaliella sp. Isolated from the Salt Lake (Tuz Gölü), Turkey. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
  • Karacaer, Farida; Hamed, Imen; Özogul, Fatih; Glew, R.H; Özcengiz, Dilek. (2017) The function of probiotics on the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): facts and gaps. Journal of Medical Microbiology.
  • Özogul, Fatih; Hamed, Imen. (2017) The importance of lactic acid bacteria for the prevention of bacterial growth and their biogenic amines formation: A review. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition.
  • Özogul, Fatih; Toy, Nurten; Hamed, Imen. (2017) Function of cell-free supernatants of Leuconostoc, Lactococcus, Streptococcus, Pediococcus strains on histamine formation by food-borne-pathogens in histidine decarboxylase broth. Journal of food processing and preservation.


  • Hamed, Imen. (2016) The Evolution and Versatility of Microalgal Biotechnology: A Review. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.
  • Hamed, Imen; Özogul, Fatih. (2016) Lactic Acid Bacteria: Lactobacillus spp.: Lactobacillus acidophilus. Elsevier. 2016. ISBN 978-0-08-100596-5.
  • Hamed, Imen; Özogul, Fatih; Regenstein, Joe M.. (2016) Industrial applications of crustacean by-products (chitin, chitosan, and chitooligosaccharides): A review. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
  • Özogul, Fatih; Hamed, Imen; Gokdogan, Saadet. (2016) The impact of natural clinoptilolite on ammonia, cadaverine and other polyamine formation by food-borne pathogen in lysine decarboxylase broth. Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft + Technologie.