Executive Editor

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asgher graduated from Government College, Gujranwala in 1985. He completed his M.Sc. Biochemistry degree from the Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 1988, M.Phil. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1998. He was awarded UNESCO Fellowship in Biotechnology (2002), one-year HEC funded Post-doctoral Fellowship (2004), 4 months HEC funded Research Sabbatical (2009) and 4 months the University of Waterloo, funded Research Sabbatical (2014) to work at University of Waterloo, Canada. He also has 02 national and 03 international post-graduate research training to his credit. He joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 1990 as a lecturer of biochemistry. He was promoted as Assistant Professor in 1999, Associate Professor in 2004, and Professor in 2007. Based on his meritorious academic achievements he was appointed as Professor on TTS in 2010 and Tenured Professor in 2014. He has served as Chairman, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for 3 years, as Member Syndicate for 3 years, as Member Finance & Planning for 3 years, Chairman/member of Unfair Means Committee for 6 years. member Sports Board for 2 years and member affiliation Committee for 2 years. He is also Chairman of the Affiliation Committee of UAF. Prof. Asgher has so far produced 156 research students as major supervisor, including 16 Ph.D., 50 M.Phil. and 90 M.Sc. students. Dr. Asgher has won and executed 10 research projects as P.I. and Co.P.I. He has published more than 200 research papers in journals of international repute including 134 papers in journals having impact factor with an Impact factor of over 200 and citations over 20000. He has also presented his work in 30 national and international conferences and as invited/keynote speaker at different forums. He has been working as a reviewer of 51 Research Grants for different national and international funding agencies and 73research papers/reviews for international journals. He is the founder Managing Editor of the Journal of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Biomaterials. Based on his outstanding performance in teaching and research he has been issued many letters of appreciation and awarded better incentives by the university during 2007 and 2008. He is an all-time recipient of Research Productivity Award (RPA)by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. He has been /is a member and Fellow of many national and international professional societies.
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  Dr ASGHAR BAJWA
Prof Dr. Muhammad Asgher


Dean Faculty of Sciences  University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
 

Editor In Chief

Dr. Mushtaq obtained M.Sc. from the United Kingdom and Ph.D. from both Punjab University and the United Kingdom. He has also undertaken Postdoctoral Research three times at University of Newcastle and Newcastle Gen. Hospital UK in 1992-94, 2005 and 2006 besides several pieces of training in the UK, Germany, and Pakistan. He has so far published 133 research papers in International Repute Journals in Canada, USA, UK, Poland, Bangladesh, and Pakistan (of these 98 are in Impact Factor Journals); Published 4 Books; Presented 156 Papers in various International Congresses; Produced/being produced 19 PhDs, 50 MS/M.Sc. (Hons.) and Published 172 popular articles. He served University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, BZU Multan, and Guest Member of Staff at the University of Newcastle UK and visited University Sains Malaysia. (Read more) 

   

Dr MUSHTAQ A SALEEM
Prof Dr. Mushtaq A Saleem

Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan
 

Editorial Manager

Dr. Yasar Saleem is a senior scientific officer (SSO) at Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories complex Lahore. He is Ph.D. in biochemistry and has many publications. He completed his Ph.D. from Korea Institute of Technology (KIST), Seol. He has completed and is still working on many projects. 

  dr Yasar Saleem
Dr. Yasar Saleem
Senior Scientific Officer, PCSIR Laboratories complex, Lahore, Pakistan 
 

Journal Manager

Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal is M. Phil Microbiology from the University of Lahore where his research area was on Panton Valentin Leukocide (PVL) toxin involved in skin infections produced by MRSA from hospitalized and community patients. He carried his research work from microbiology and molecular laboratory sections in PCSIR Laboratories complex Lahore. He completed his M.Sc degree in microbiology from Karachi University under the supervision of Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi. He served at various places and also worked on various projects in PCSIR having several publications. He has a vast experience in online publishing systems and managerial abilities and also is pioneer and blogger at www.microbiology.pk website. 

  Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal
Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal
Research Associate, PCSIR Laboratories complex, Lahore, Pakistan 
 

Editor 1 (Applied Microbiology)

Dr. Bashir Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in International Islamic University Islamabad. He is a  Post Doctoral Scientist from the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom where his research was on "Development of alkaline phosphatase coupled nanosensor for Biomedical Applications" in Dr. Lisa Research Group. He completed his Ph.D. degree from Quid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He has completed and running HEC funded research projects in International Islamic University Islamabad. He has many publications and authored two books. Read More

   

DR. Bashir Ahmed
Dr. Bashir Ahmed


Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
 
 

Editor 2 (Cell Biology)

Dr. Won-Kyu Lee currently working at Korea University, South Korea. He has completed his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry where his thesis topic was the Proteomic analysis of synaptic vesicle fraction and functional characterization of LTB4 receptor type 2 and 5-HT receptor type 6.  He has vast experience of research with many publications and books. He has taken part in many research surveys and projects as well. [CV]

  DR. WON KYU LEE
Dr. Won-Kyu Lee
Senior Scientist, Molecular Model Design Team, New Drug Development Center, Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, Cheongju-si, South Korea
 

Editor 3 (Medical / Allied Sciences

Dr. Abida Raza is leading Nanomedicine Research Group at NILOP Nanomedicine Research Labs (NNRL) since May 2016, affiliated with Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science (PIEAS) Islamabad. Her research interest lies in the development of metal and polymeric based nanoformulations and multifunctional nanotheranostic systems. Anticancer drugs that have a narrow therapeutic window and are dosed at or close to the maximum tolerated dose, a wide variability in the bioavailability can have a negative impact on treatment outcome. Nanoparticles, because of their small size and unique physical characteristics, may provide opportunities to bypass these shortcomings and improve the bioavailability of anticancer drugs. Of special interest is nano-theranostics, using external stimuli of laser and focused ultrasound exposure to improve the delivery of NPs at tumor site for improved therapeutic efficacy and its potential in-vivo testing for therapeutic and diagnostics simultaneously. Previous interests were in molecular diagnostics especially infectious diseases. She promoted research in line with regional demands and established research facilities and infrastructures. She has been the winner of several National and International grants including Pak-Norway FICP grant, COMSTECH TWAS, Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Pakistan Science Foundation. This has helped the Institute to build research facilities.

  Dr. Abida Raza 
Dr. Abida Raza
NILOP Nantheranostics Research Labs (NNRL) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LASERS AND OPTRONICS (NILOP), Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Lehtrar road, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan
 

Editor 4 (Plant Sciences)

    Dr. Imran 
Dr. Imran Amin
Principal Scientist, Agricultural Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Jhang Road Faisalabad, Pakistan
 

Editor 5 (Biotechnology)

Dr. Zahid is a professor of biochemistry at Government college university Faisalabad. 

   
Dr. Zahid
 Professor, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan 
 

Editor 6 (Molecular Biology)

Dr. NGUYEN THI MINH HUYEN has completed her Ph.D. degree from Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and University of Science and Technology (UST),  Korea in Medical Chemistry and Biomolecular Science. She is working as a molecular biologist at Center for DNA  Identification, Institute of Biotechnology (IBT),  Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). She has vast work experience in molecular biology and has many publications. She has received many research grants for various projects and has successfully completed many projects. [CV

  dr ASGHAR 
Dr. NGUYEN THI MINH HUYEN
Center for DNA Identification, Institute of Biotechnology (IBT), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
 

Editor 7 (Biochemistry)

Dr. Khurram is a senior scientific officer (SSO) at PCSIR Laboratories complex Lahore. He is Ph.D. in Biomolecular Science where his research was on "Analytical Evaluation of the Detection Methods for β-Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and Recombinant Human Erythropoietin for their Use in Doping Control” under the supervision of Dr. Min-Jung Kang, Doping Control Center from Korea University of Science and Technology, (UST) South Korea. He is currently serving at PCSIR Labs and has completed many projects. He has many publications and developed and leased out many processes.

  dr ASGHAR
Dr. Khurram Shahzad
Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) at PCSIR Laboratories complex, Lahore, Pakistan 
 

Editor 8 (Animal Sciences)

Dr. Salman Saeed has done doctorate from Humboldt University of Berlin on fellowship which supported DAAD and HEC in 2010. His research was on “Effect of Selenium Supplementation from Various Dietary Sources on the Antioxidant and Selenium Status in Periparturient Dairy Cows and Trace Element Status in Dairy Herds”. He has been serving in PCSIR Lahore since 2002 where he has contributed in many projects relating to dairy science. He has also written and contributed in books and many research papers. 

  dr ASGHAR 
Dr. Salman Saeed
Senior Scientific Officer, PCSIR Laboratories complex, Lahore, Pakistan 
 

Associate Editor

Dr. Muhammad Usman Qamar is Assistance Professor of Microbiology in Govt. College University Faisalabad. His research focuses on ESBL's and he completed his doctorate degree from the University of Health Sciences Lahore. He is very enthusiastic and hardworking researcher. He has contributed and written many papers and also has experience in peer review papers. His academic career is brilliant. 

  MUHAMMAD USMAN QAMAR 
Dr. Muhammad Usman Qamar 
Assistant Professor Govt. college university Faisalabad 

Journal Manager

Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal is M. Phil Microbiology from the University of Lahore where his research area was on Panton Valentin Leukocide (PVL) toxin involved in skin infections produced by MRSA from hospitalized and community patients. He carried his research work from microbiology and molecular laboratory sections in PCSIR Laboratories complex Lahore. He completed his M.Sc degree in microbiology from Karachi University under the supervision of Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi. He served at various places and also worked on various projects in PCSIR having several publications. He has a vast experience in online publishing systems and managerial abilities and also is pioneer and blogger at www.microbiology.pk website. 

  Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal
Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal
PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore, Pakistan 
 

Associate Editor

Mr. Faheem Shahzad Khan is M.Phil in microbiology and his doctoral studies are undergoing. He is a talented scientist and is working at the University of Health Sciences (UHS). He has completed his M.Phil in Immunology from UHS. He is currently young ambassador to Pakistan for American Society for Microbiology (ASM). He has organized many workshops, seminars, and conferences on behalf of ASM in the country. Mr. Faheem has published many papers and scientific works. 

  Faheem Shahzad Khan
Faheem Shehzad Khan 
University of Health Sciences Lahore, ASM young ambassador for Pakistan 
 

Associate Editor

Samreen is the technical advisor for Health Security Partners’ programs in Pakistan. These programs are being executed in collaboration with different national and international organizations to strengthen health security in Pakistan. She has two gold medals, several distinctions and “Best B. Sc Medical Technology Student Award” in her academic career. She is a qualified ISO 15189 assessor of Pakistan National Accreditation Council and has worked as a coach and master trainer with Pakistan Biological Safety Association. She is also a reviewer for different grant applications and fellowship programs. She has worked in clinical microbiology diagnostic laboratories for more than four years. She is former ASM Young Ambassador to Pakistan (2013 - 2016) and has also served as Young Leader of ASM Young Leader Circle. She has also published a chapter on tuberculosis with a well-known publisher in the USA.

  SAMREEN SARWAR 
Samreen Sarwar 
University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore 

Assistant Editor

Mr. Toqeer A Butt is M. Phil Molecular Biology from the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) University of The Punjab where his research area was Genetic Diseases. Previously, he has M.Sc degree in the subject of Medical Technology from University of Health Sciences, Lahore with research in Thyroid Disorders and Celiac Disease. He has several publications including 3 international publications. He served in different diagnostic setups and as visiting Lecturer to Allied Health students. Manager Pathology at Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore

  TOQEER 
Toqeer Ali Butt
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore