Name of United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences:Tottori University
Assigned university:Tottori university
Specialized field:Bioresources Sciences, Natural products chemistry
Research theme:
・Isolate and identify biological constituents against pathogens and its virulence.
・Study the influence of isolated constituents on the human health
Obtained (planned) degree/date:Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D (Agriculture)


There are numerous unknown functional compounds with an influence to the human, animals, and plants health. Africa in general, especially Sudan, has many available and unidentified natural treasures. Therefore, I seek to investigate Sudanese folkloric and traditional medicine and other body care products, where I can contribute to the development of some home remedies and preparations, opening them to the world in the form of distinctive and unique Sudanese products with natural materials, in addition to verifying the safety of compounds extracted from those natural materials.

Qualification: Biochemistry instructor, natural product chemistry researcher.

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Main published papers

Eltigani, S. A., Eltayeb, M. M., Ishihara, A., and Arima, J. Research on Isolates from Monechma ciliatum seeds’ extract hampered Porphyromonas gingivalis hemagglutinins. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 43(11): e13029.

Eltigani, S. A., Eltayeb, M. M., Tomohiro, B., Ichiyanagi, T., Ishihara, A., and Arima, J. Research on Argeloside I inhibits the pathogenicity of Porphyromonas gingivalis TDC60, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 130 (6): 644-649.

Eltayeb, M.M, Eltigani, S.A., and Taniguchi, T. Research on Pyrosequencing scrutiny of bacterial and fungal communities in two Sudanese sorghum-based fermented foods, Annals of Microbiology. 70, 53. Eltigani, S. A., Eltayeb, M. M., Tomohiro, B., Ichiyanagi, T., Ishihara, A., and Arima, J. Research on Chemicals behind the use of Strombus tricornis opercula in traditional Sudanese perfumery and medicine,  Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering.