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Dr. Asma Maqbool

KAUSER ABDULLA MALIK SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES

Ph.D. Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)

Over 13 years of teaching and research experience; member faculty of Biological Sciences at FCCU since August 2008; served as teaching assistant at CEMB, Assistant Professor at biological Sciences department FCCU ; supervised research in the areas of tissue culture, Plant Transformation, Bioavailability and fertilizer use efficiency and epigenetics.

Research interests:
Plant molecular biology, abiotic stresses, Tissue culture, Plant Transformation, epigenetics, Enhancement of nutritional value & fertilizer use efficiency.

Publications:

  • Ahad, A., Maqbool, A., John, E. & Malik, K.A (2018) Development of efficient micropropagation system for  camaldulensis with respect to age of explants. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., 55(1), 23-27
  • Mohsin, S., Maqbool, A, Ashraf, M., Malik, K.A and. (2017) Extracellular Secretion of Phytase from Transgenic Wheat Roots Allows Utilization of Phytate for Enhanced Phosphorus Uptake. Mol Biotechnol; 59(8):334-342
  • Nabeela Abid . Asia Khatoon . Asma Maqbool . Muhammad Irfan . Aftab Bashir . Irsa Asif . Muhammad Shahid . Asma Saeed . Henrik Brinch-Pedersen and Kauser A. Malik (2017) Transgenic expression of phytase in wheat endosperm increases bioavailability of iron and zinc in grains. Transgenic Res 26(1) 109-122
  • Mukhtar, S., MIRZA, M. S.,  Awan, H. A., Maqbool, A., Mehnaz, S., and Malik, K.A (2016) Microbial diversity and metagenomic analysis of the rhizosphere of para grass (Urochloamutica) growing under saline conditions Pak. J. Bot., 48(2): 779-791.
  • Khan, N., Abid, N., Maqbool, A., Malik, K.A (2015). Effect of different parameters on wheat transformation efficiency. Journal of Plant Biology Research 2015, 4(4): 119-125
  • Farooqi, S., Maqbool, A., Mubeen, H., and Raza, S. (2015) Analysis and amplification of Phytase gene in transgenic wheat by polymerase Chain Reaction. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 10(5, Ver II):07-11
  • Farooq, S., Maqbool, A. Mubeen,  , Raza S. (2015) Isolation & Screening of Phytase Gene by using Basta Selection Medium in transgenic Wheat Plants. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science , Volume 8 (9) Ver. II 22-25
  • Mohsin, S., Malik, K.A and Maqbool, A. (2015) Comparison of phytase activity in roots of wheat varieties grown under different phosphorus conditions. Research in Biotechnology, 6(3): 31-41.
  • John, E., Maqbool, A. & Malik, K.A (2014) Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated optimization of transformation in Populus deltoids. Pakistan journal of botany Pak. J. Bot., 46(3): 1079-1086.
  • Abid, N., Maqbool ⃰, A., Malik, K.A (2014) Screening commercial wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties for Agrobacterium mediated transformation ability Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 51(1): 83-89.
  • Ahad, A., Maqbool, A., & Malik, K.A (2014) Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated optimization of transformation in eucalyptus camaldulensis. Pakistan journal of botany. 46(2): 735-740.
  • Yaqoob, C., Awan, H.A., Maqbool, A. & Malik, K.A (2013) Microbial diversity of the rhizosphere of kochia (Kochia indica) growing under saline conditions. Pakistan journal of botany., 45(S1): 59-65.
  • NAZ, F., Maqbool, A. & Malik, K.A (2013) Degradation of legume phytate in soil using fungal phytase Pakistan journal of botany 45(3): 1017-1022.
  • Maqbool, A., Zahur, M., Asif, A. R. (2012) Improved Minerals Bioavailability through Phytate Degradation, ISSDA, Gottingon, Germany 79-88.
  • Zahur M, Maqbool A, Irfan M, Jamal A, Shahid N, Aftab B, Husnain T. (2012) Identification and Characterization of a Novel Gene Encoding Myb-Box Binding Zinc Finger Protein In Gossypium arboreum. Biologia Plantarum 56 (4): 641-647
  • Qaisar, U., Irfan, M., Maqbool, A., Zahur, M., Barozai, M.Y.K., Rashid, B., Riazuddin, S. and Husnain, T. (2010) Identification, Sequencing and Characterization of a stress induced homologue of Fructose Bisphosphate Aldolase from Cotton. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 01 Vol:90 pp:41-48.
  • Maqbool, A., Abbas, W., Rao, A.Q., Irfan, M., Zahur, M., Bakhsh, A., Riazuddin,S. and Husnain,T. (2010) Gossypium arboreum GHSP26 enhances drought tolerance in Gossypium hirsutum. Biotechnology progress. 26(1) 21-25.
  • Zahur, M., Maqbool, A., Irfan, M., Barozai, M.Y.K., Rashid, B., Riazuddin, S. and Husnain, T. (2009). Isolation and functional analysis of cotton universal stress protein promoter in response to phytohormones and abiotic stresses. Molecular Biology 43(4): 628-635
  • Zahur, M., Maqbool, A., Irfan, M., Barozai, K, M. Y., Qaiser,U.,Rashid, B., Husnain, T. and Riazuddin, S. (2009) Functional Analysis of Cotton Small Heat Shock Protein Promoter Region in Response to Abiotic Stresses in Tobacco Using Agrobacterium-Mediated Transient Assay. Molecular biology reports. 36:1915–1921
  • Maqbool, A., Zahur, Husnain, T. and Riazuddin, S. (2009) Identification of GUSP1 & GUSP2, Two drought responsive genes with homology to universal stress proteins in Gossypium arboreum Plant Molecular Biology Reporter.27:109-114.
  • Barozai, M.Y.K., Irfan, M., Yousaf, R., Ali, I., Qaisar, U., Maqbool, A., Zahoor, M., Rashid, B., Hussnain, T. and Riazuddin, S. (2008) Identification of micro-RNAs in cotton. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 46 (8-9): 739-51.
  • Maqbool, A., Zahur, M., Irfan, M., Barozai, M.Y.K., Rashid, B., Husnain, T. and Riazuddin, S. (2008) Identification and expression of six Drought responsive transcripts through differential display in Desi Cotton (Gossypium arboreum). Molecular Biology 42 (4): 559-565.
  • Maqbool, A., Zahur, M., Irfan, M., Qaiser, U., Rashid, B., Husnain, T. and Riazuddin, S. (2007) Identification, Characterization and Expression of Drought related alpha-Crystalline Heat Shock Protein gene (GHSP26) from Desi Cotton. Crop Sci.2007; 47: 2437-2444
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