Executive Editor

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asgher graduated from Government College, Gujranwala, in 1985. He completed his M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, in 1988, his M.Phil. in 1993, and his Ph.D. in 1998. He was awarded a UNESCO Fellowship in Biotechnology (2002), a one-year HEC funded Post-doctoral Fellowship (2004), 4 four-month HEC funded Research Sabbatical (2009), and 4 four-month University of Waterloo, funded Research Sabbatical (2014) to work at the 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 a 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 an 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 the Research Productivity Award (RPA)by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. He has been /is a member and Fellow of many national and international professional societies.

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 the 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 the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, BZU Multan, and Guest Member of Staff at the University of Newcastle UK and visited University Sains Malaysia. (Read more) 


Prof Dr. Mushtaq A Saleem

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

Editor 1 (Virology)

Dr. Ejaz Ahmed is a Professor of Virology at Comsats University Islamabad. His area of research is molecular virology and molecular biology. He is a very enthusiastic and hardworking scientist working as a principal investigator on various projects. He has contributed and written many papers, articles, reviews in various journals and platforms.

Associate Professor COMSATS University ISLAMABAD

Editor 2 (Applied Microbiology)

Dr. Bashir Ahmed is an Assistant Professor at 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. 


DR. Bashir Ahmed
Dr. Bashir Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

Editor 3 (Plant Sciences)

Dr. Imran Amin is a well-known scientist at the National Institute of Biotechnology and  Genetic Engineering at Faisalabad. He is working on plant-related genetic engineering projects.    Dr. Imran 
Dr. Imran Amin
Principal Scientist, Agricultural Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Jhang Road Faisalabad, Pakistan

Editor 4 (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
Senior Scientist, Molecular Model Design Team, New Drug Development Center, Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, Cheongju-si, South Korea

Editor 5 (Medical / Allied Sciences)

Dr. Rao Muhammad Abid is a microbiologist currently working at SIUT Karachi. He has vast expertise in publishing and editorial management. He has been working in diagnostic laboratories for the last 10 years.

  Faheem Shahzad Khan
Dr. Rao Muhammad Abid  
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplant 

Associate Editor

Dr. Abida Raza is a leading Nanomedicine Research Group at NILOP Nanomedicine Research Labs (NNRL) since May 2016, affiliated with the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Science (PIEAS) Islamabad. Her research interest lies in the development of metal and polymeric based nanoformulations and multifunctional nano theranostics systems. Anticancer drugs that have a narrow therapeutic window and are dosed at or close to the maximum tolerated dose, 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 the 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 the 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 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 the 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. 

  dr ASGHAR 
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 a 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. Khurram Shahzad
Principal Scientific Officer (SSO) at PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore, Pakistan 

Editor 8 (Animal Sciences)

Dr. Salman Saeed has a doctorate from the Humboldt University of Berlin on the fellowship that supported DAAD and HEC in 2010. His research was on the “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 to many projects relating to dairy science. He has also written and contributed to books and research papers. 

  dr ASGHAR 
Dr. Salman Saeed
Principal Scientific Officer, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore, Pakistan 

Editorial Manager

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

  dr Yasar Saleem
Dr. Yasar Saleem
Principal Scientific Officer, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore, Pakistan 

Journal Manager

Mr. Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal is currently a Senior Research Officer (SRO) at the PCSIR Labs Complex in Lahor and a Ph.D. scholar at Comsats University in Islamabad. He did his M. Phil. in Microbiology from the University of Lahore, where his research area was on the Panton Valentin Leukocide (PVL) toxin involved in skin infections produced by MRSA. He carried his research work from FBRC 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 vast experience in online publishing systems and managerial abilities, and he is also a blogger at the www.microbiology.pk website. 

  Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal
Muhammad Shaheen Iqbal
Senior Research Officer (SRO) PCSIR Labs Complex, Lahore, Pakistan 

Copy Editing 

Dr. Ishrat graduated from BAHAUDDIN ZAKARIYA UNIVERSITY, MULTAN. She recently completed her doctorate in ZOOLOGY from the University of The Punjab, LAHORE, Pakistan. Her general research expertise is multidisciplinary acquired partially through the Nuclear Institute of Agriculture and Biology (NIAB), Faisalabad, Pakistan, and partially through the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Centre (PCSIR), Lahore, Pakistan. Her dissertation Title is HETEROCYCLIC AMINES OF COOKED MEATS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED CANCER RISKS IN PAKISTAN. Nowadays she is working as an Assistant professor at the University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Imran 
Dr. Ishrat Perveen
 Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Lahore Pakistan 

Associate Editor


Mr. Faheem Shahzad Khan has completed his doctoral studies in Immunology from the university of Health Sciences Lahore. 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 served as a young ambassador to Pakistan for the 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 

Dr. Rao Muhammad Abid Khan is a Senior Lecturer and consultant
microbiologist at microbiology laboratory of Sindh Institute of Urology and
Transplantation (SIUT). He is also a clinical pathologist and head of department of
microbiology laboratory at Alamgir Welfare Turst (AWT) International Hospital.
He is also working as a pathologist at Riaz Ahmed Misri Memorial hospital at
Malir Karachi. His primary area of interest is antimicrobial stewardship, rapid
biochemical tests for bacterial identification, Streptococcal and Staphylococcal
infections, scabies infestation, complements, superantigens and clinical
management of immunocompromised and typhoid patients. He got training at
Lund University during doctoral studies in Sweden. He has published many
research articles in national and international peer-reviewed impact factor journals.
He also has expertise in histopathology and molecular sections at various clinical
diagnostic labs. He has been teaching at University of Karachi, Jinnah University
for women and Z.A school of medical technology for B.S and M.S students and
FCPS fellows. He has organized many workshops, seminars, conferences, and bait-bazi
and speech competitions at the college and university level.

  Faheem Shahzad Khan
Dr. Rao Muhammad Abid  
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplant 

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 the “Best B. Sc Medical Technology Student Award” in her academic career. She is a qualified ISO 15189 assessor of the 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 
University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore 

 Layout Editor

Mr. Muhammad Jahangeer is working as a "Senior Research Officer" at the Food and Biotechnology Research Center, PCSIR, Laboratories Complex Ferozpur Road, Lahore. He is a Ph.D. scholar in the field of biochemistry from Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has been working in the field of biochemistry for the last 7 years and has published more than 50 research and review articles in well-reputed international and national journals in the fields of medical biochemistry, phytomedicine, enzyme technology, fermentation biochemistry, and molecular biochemistry. On the basis of his research dedication, he has been awarded the "National Youth Award" in the field of biochemistry in 2021 at the Jinnah Convention Center in Islamabad by the Minhaj Youth League and Educasa International.

Mr. Muhammad Janhangeer  
 Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Lahore