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Name: Mir Ajab Kha
Discipline: Biological Sciences Institution: Quaid-i-Azam University
Gender: Male Department: Plant Sciences
Specialization: Botany Present Position: Professor
Address: Prof. Dr. Mir Ajab Khan Dean Faculty of Biological Sciences Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan 45320 Tel: 92-51-90643010 Fax: 92-51-90643138 mirajab@qau.edu.pk mirajab@hotmail.com www.qau.edu.pk City: Islamabad
Email: mirajab@qau.edu.pk Phone: 92-51-90643010
Fax: 92-51-90643138 CNIC:

Education History
Year
Degree
Field of Study
Institution/University
1977
MA/MSc Biology Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan
1984
PhD Plant Sciences Leicester University, England

 Professional Experience
Institution/ Organization
Position / Job Title
Period
From
To
Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Professor
2007
To date
Department of Bioinformatics, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Chairman
2008
To date
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Dean
2008
To date
Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Chairman
2008
2010
Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Chairman
2007
2009
Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Associate Professor
2003
2007
Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Lecturer
1988
2003
Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan Assistant Professor
1988
2003

Research Interests
  Plant Biosystematics, Plant Biodiversity, Palynology, Ethnobotany, Medicinal Plants

 Publications in HEC Recognized Journals
1. Ahmad, Z., G. Akhter, F. Bashir, M. A. Khan and M. Ahmad "Structural Interpretation of Seismic Profiles Integrated with Reservoir Characteristics of Bitrism Block (Sind Province), Pakistan" (2010) Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects Vol:32 pp:303-314 (Journal)
2. Ahmad, M., M. Zafar, M. A. Khan, and S. Sultana "Pongamia pinnata as a biodiesel resource in Pakistan" (2009) Energy Resources, USA. Vol:31 pp:1436-1442 (Journal)
3. Irfaq, M., M. A. Khan. G. S. S. Khattak, T. Mohammad, and S. J. A. Shah. "Genetic Behavior of Controlling Area Under Disease Progress Curve for Stripe Rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) in Two Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Crosses. " (2009) Phytopathology Vol:99 pp:1265-1272. (Journal)
4. Rehman, J. U., X. G. Wang, M. W. Johnson, K. M. Daane, G. Jilani, M. A. Khan and F. G. Zalom "Effects of Peganum harmala (Zygophyllaceae) Seed Extract on the Olive Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Its Larval Parasitoid Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). " (2009) Journal of Economic Entomology Vol:102 pp:2233-2240 (Journal)
5. Ahmad, M., M. A. Khan and M. Zafar "Traditional herbal cosmetics used by local women communities in district Attock of Northern Pakistan" (2008) Indian J. Traditional Knowledge Vol:7 pp:421-424 (Journal)
6. Ahmad, M., M. A. Khan, M. Zafar and S. Sultana. "Treatment of common ailments by plant based remedies among the local people of District Attock (Punjab) of Northern Pakistan" (2007) African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Vol:4 pp:112-120 (Journal)
7. Hamayun, M., S. Afzal and M. A. Khan "Ethnopharmacology, indigenous collection and preservation techniques of some frequently used medicinal plants of Utror and Garbal, District Swat, Pakistan" (2006) African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Vol:3 pp:57-73 (Journal)
8. Hasan, A., Hussain, A. and Khan, M. A. "Flavonoid glycosides from leaves of Bergenia himalaica" (2005) Asian J. Chem. Vol:17 pp:823-828 (Journal)
9. A. Hasan, M. N. Tahir, A. Malik, C. A. Sharif and M. A. Khan "A new Flavanone Glycoside from Leaves of Impatiens balsamina" (2004) J. Chem. Soc. Pak Vol:26 pp:167-170 (Journal)
10. Anwar, R., Masood, S., M. A. Khan, Nasim, S. "The high molecular weight glutenin submit Composition of wheat (Triticum aestivum) Land races from Pakistan" (2003) Pakistan Journal of Botany Vol:35 pp:61-68 (Journal)
11. Sheikh, K., Ahmad, T., M. A. Khan "Use, exploitation and prospects for conservation: people and plant biodiversity of Naltar Valley, Northwestern Karakorums, Pakistan" (2002) Biodiversity and conservation Vol:11 pp:715-742 (Journal)
12. Shinwari, M.A. and M. A. Khan "Folk use of medicinal herbs of Margallah Hills National Park, Islamabad" (2000) Journal of Ethnopharmacology Vol:69 pp:45-56 (Journal)
13. M. A. Khan and Stace, C.A. "Breeding Relationships in the genus Brachypodium (Poaceae: Pooideae)" (1998) Nordic J. Botany Vol:19 pp:257-269 (Journal)
14. Hasan, A., Ahmed, I. and M. A. Khan "A new anthraquinone glycoside from Rumex chelepensis. " (1997) Fitoterapia Vol:LXIII pp:140-142 (Journal)
15. Hassan, A., Ahmed, I. and M. A. Khan "Two Flavond Triglycosides from flowers of Indigofera habepetala flowers. " (1996) Phytochemistry Vol:43 pp:1115-1118 (Journal)
16. M. A. Khan "Seed-protein Electrophoretic pattern in Brachypodium P. Beauv, species" (1992) Annals of Botany Vol:70 pp:61-68 (Journal)
17. Hasan, A. Iftikhar, N. and M. A. Khan. "Constituents of leaves of Indegofera heterentha. " (1991) Fitoterapia Vol:LXIIN pp:183-184 (Journal)

 Books
1. Ahmad, M., M. A. Khan and M. Zafar. "Chemotaxonomic authentication of problematic medicinal plants. " (2010) Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) German & USA. Vol: pp:1-172 (Book)
2. Shaheen, N. and M. A. Khan. "Taxonomic studies of selected genera of Malvaceae. " (2010) Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) German & USA. Vol: pp:1-240 (Book)
3. Zafar, M., M. A. Khan and M. Ahmad "Medicinal Plants standardization" (2010) VDM Publisher (VDM) Germany & USA Vol: pp:1-135 (Book)
4. Ahmad, F., M. A. Khan, M. Ahmad and M. Zafar. "Salt Range Grasses of Pakistan." (2010) Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) Germany & USA.www.dnb.d-nb.de Vol: pp:1-210 (Book)
5. Hasan, A., M. A. Khan and M. Ahmad "Authenticity of Folk Medicinal Plants of Pakistan" (2007) Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan. Vol. 1: 1-165. Website: http://www.qau.edu.pk/pakplantsbook/index.htm Vol: pp:1-212 (Book)
6. Shinwari, M. I. and M. A. Khan "Ethnobotany of Margalla Hills National Park of Islamabad. " (1998) PASTIC National Press QAU, Islamabad. Vol: pp:1-115 (Book)

Post-Graduate Supervision
Type Role  No. of Students Supervised & Awarded Degrees  No. of Students In Progress
HEC Funded Non-HEC Funded
PhD Supervisor 30 03 27
MS/MPhil Supervisor 71 02 69

Students Supervised
Name of student
Dissertation
Title
Year of graduation
Rashid Anwar Ph.D. Geographical Diversity in Local Wheat (Triticum aestivum) germplasm, based on morphological and biochemical traits.
2000
Muhmmad Hamayoun Ph.D. Ethnobotany, biodiversity and conservation status of flora of Utror and Gubral Valley, Swat, Pakistan.
2004
Muhammad Ibrar Shinwari Ph.D. Conservation of Indigenous Medicinal Plants and their traditional knowledge found in moist temperate Himalayas Pakistan.
2004
Qutabuddin Marwat Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of the genus cotoneaster from Pakistan.
2005
Maryum Akram Ph.D. Taxonomic evaluation of market samples of medicinal plants used in traditional medicine in Pakistan.
2005
Akbar Ali Meo Ph.D. Palynological studies of selected genera of the tribes of Asteraceae from Pakistan.
2005
Tanweer Akhtar Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of the tribe cardueae with emphasis on ethnobotany and conservation status from Pakistan.
2005
Asma Jabeen Ph.D. Fodder management in and around Ayubia National Park, Nathia Gali, Hazara division, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan.
2006
Ghulam Mujtaba Shah Ph.D. Plant and Plant Resources of Siran Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan.
2007
Siraj-ud-Din Ph.D. Plants and plant resources of Maidan valley District Dir Lower, Pakistan.
2007
Zubaida Yousaf Ph.D. Taxonomic and biochemical studies of some 16medicinally important genera of Solanaceae.
2007
Mushtaq Ahmad Ph.D. Taxonomic and Chemical Authentication of Problematic Medicinal Plants Used in Traditional Medicine in Pakistan
2008
Muhammad Azam Ph.D. Biodiversity and Ethnobotany of Himalayan Region, Poonch Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
2008
Abdul Ghani Awan Ph.D. Indigenous uses of medicinal plants of salt range of Pakistan.
2009
Gul Jan Ph.D. Diversity of vascular plants, ethnobotany & conservation status of Flora of Dir Kohistan Valley, NWFP Pakistan
2009
Sarfraz Khan Marwat Ph.D. Ethnobotanical and Taxonomic studies of Medicinal Plant of D.I.Khan. NWFP Pakistan
2009
Junaid-ur-Rehman Ph.D. Behavioral response of Fruit fly Bactocera Zonata (Saunders) and its parasitoids to plant extracts
2009
Muhammad Ayub Ph.D. Altitudinal Variation and taxonomic studies of plant species of AJK, Pakistan.
2009
Samin Jan Ph.D. Ethnobotany, photochemical analysis and antimicrobial activity of some selected plant species of NWFP, Pakistan
2009
Zafar Jamal Ph.D. Biodiversity, ethnobotanical profile and conservation status of important plant species of Kaghan Valley.
2009
Sohail Jamil Qureshi Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of selected Genera of Lactuceae (Asteraceae) from Pakistan
2009
Fazli-e-Hadi Ph.D. Ethnobotanical studies and conservation of Plant resources of Chail Valley District Swat Pakistan.
2009
Irfaq Khan Ph.D. Genetic studies for yellow rust (Puccinia striiformis) resistance and yield components in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
2009
Ghazalah Yasmin Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of two major genera Polygonum L. (Complex) and Rumex L. of Polygonaceae from Pakistan
2010
Nighat Shaheen Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of selected genera of Malvaceae with special emphasis on medicinal plants
2010
Farooq Ahmad Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of grasses of Salt Range of Pakistan
2010
Shabnam Shaheen Ph.D. Taxonomic studies of Tribe Paniceae from Pakistan
2010

 Research Grants/Projects
1. "Systematic studies of Oil yielding plants and their application as a Bio-diesel Resources in Pakistan"  (5.9 Million)  By: HEC Pakistan  (2006-2008)  Prof. Dr. Mir Ajab Khan   
2. "Taxonomic and nutraceutical analysis of wild culinary vegetables used among the local communities of Pakistan"  (3.4 Million)  By: HEC Pakistan  (2010-2012)  Prof. Dr. Mir Ajab Khan  Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad 
3. "Ethnobotany of family Solanaceae from Pakistan"  (0.03 Million)  By: WWF Pakistan  (2003-2003)  Prof. Dr. Mir Ajab Khan   

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
1. Conference on "International Conference of "  University of Reading (7/5/1982-7/6/1982)  [Foreign] 
2. Conference on "Ecological Genetic groups"  University of York, UK, 1980 (9/1/1980-9/1/1980)  [Foreign] 
3. Conference on "2nd International conference on Fuel and environment. Bara Gali Summer Campus University of Peshawar"  Organized by Institute of Chemical Sciences University of Peshawar (7/23/2010-7/24/2010)  [Local] 
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