Dr Rine Reuben

Humboldt Research Fellow

Scientific career


April 2021 – present
Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig University, Germany

June 2011 – July 2019
Microbiology Unit
Department of Science Laboratory Technology
Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Nigeria

July 2009 – July 2010

Medical Laboratory Scientist
General Hospital Kirfi, Bachi State, Nigeria

May – October 2007

Student Trainee
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology
National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria

October 2017 - October 2020

PhD Student
Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Biological Science and Technology, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
Thesis: " Molecular Characterization and in vivo Evaluation of Potential Probiotics:  A Sustainable Biocontrol Strategy for Food Safety”.

February 2011 - May 2013
MSc Student
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Thesis: “Occurrence and Antibiogram of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Locally Fermented Milk (Nono) Sold Under Market Conditions in Nasarawa State, Nigeria”.

February 2005 - October 2008
BSc Student
Department of Microbiology
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
Final Year Project: “Antimicrobial Resistance of Some Enterobacteria to Some Commonly Used Antibiotics in Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria”.


Research interests


Food safety, antimicrobial resistance, epidemiology, microbiome, microbial ecology, probiotics and one health.

iDiv publications


Adoga, M., Abubakar, K., Oti, V., Diya, A., Reuben, R.

(2022): High Serological Evidence of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Infection in Women of Child-Bearing Age in Central Nigeria. International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Reuben, R., Sarkar, S., Ibnat, H., Setu, M. A. Ahasan, Roy, P., Jahid, I.

(2022): Multi-strain Probiotics Upregulated Anti-inflammatory Properties and Reduced Pasteurella multocida Mortality in Broilers. International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Reuben, R. C., Sarkar, S. L., Ibnat, H., Roy, P. C., Jahid, I. K.

(2022): Novel mono- and multi-strain probiotics supplementation modulates growth, intestinal microflora composition and haemato-biochemical parameters in broiler chickens. Veterinary Medicine and Science

Lillian, A., Chuku, A., Joseph, N., Ajide, B., Reuben, R. and Akwashiki, O.

(2022): Phylogenetic Diversity and Susceptibility of Candida Species from Women using Contraceptive Devices in Central Nigeria. International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Jurburg, S. D., Eisenhauer, N., Buscot, F., Chatzinotas, A., Chaudhari, N. M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Kallies, R., Küsel, K., Litchman, E., Macdonald, C. A., Müller, S., Reuben, R. C., da Rocha, U. N., Panagiotou, G., Rillig, M. C., Singh, B. K.

(2022): Potential of microbiome-based solutions for agrifood systems. Nature Food

Islam, M. R., Sheba, N. H., Islam, M. T., Rahman, M. M., Hossain, S., Hussain, M. A., Islam, S., Chowdhruy, A. B. M. A., Sikder, T., Chowdhury, M., Reuben, R. C., Muhammad, F.

(2021): Determinants of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection Among University Students in Central Bangladesh. Journal of Community Health

Reuben, R. C., Elghandour, M. M. M. Y., Alqaisi, O., Cone, J. W., Márquez, O., Salem, A. Z. M.

(2021): Influence of microbial probiotics on ruminant health and nutrition: sources, mode of action and implications. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Mamman, S. A., Dakul, D. A., Yohanna, J. A., Dogo, G. A., Reuben, R. C., Ogunleye, O. O., Tyem, D. A., Peter, J. G., Kamani, J.

(2021): Parasitological, serological, and molecular survey of trypanosomosis (Surra) in camels slaughtered in northwestern Nigeria. Tropical Animal Health and Production

Reuben, R. C., Sarkar, S. L., Roy, P. C., Anwar, A., Hossain, M. A., Jahid, I. K.

(2021): Prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics for sustainable poultry production. World's Poultry Science Journal

Reuben, R. C., Adogo, L. Y.

(2021): SARS-CoV-2 vaccines–induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia: should we consider immuno-hypersensitivity?. Revista de Saúde Pública

R. C. Reuben, S. L. Sarkar, H. Ibnat, M. A. A. Setu, P. C. Roy, I. K. Jahid

(2021): Novel multi-strain probiotics reduces Pasteurella multocida induced fowl cholera mortality in broilers. Scientific Reports
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