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Personal Information
Name: Muhammad Ari
Discipline: Agriculture Sciences Institution: NIBGE
Gender: Male Department: Agricultural Biotechnology Division
Specialization: QTL/Gene Mapping Present Position: Principal Scientist
Address: Agricultural Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Jhang Road, P.O. Box 577, Faisalabad,Pakistan City: Faisalabad
Email: marif_nibge@yahoo.com Phone: 041-2651475, 0333-6525761
Fax: 041-2651472 CNIC:

Education History
Year
Degree
Field of Study
Institution/University
MA/MSc Genetics University of Karachi, Karachi
1982
Matric Science B.M.B Sec. School Saddar Karachi
1985
F.Sc Pre-Medical D.J Science College Karachi
1988
B.Sc/B.A (Hons) Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology D.J Science College Karachi
2002
PhD Genetics and Plant Breeding International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)/University of Philippines, Los Banos, Philippines

 Professional Experience
Institution/ Organization
Position / Job Title
Period
From
To
NIBGE Principal Scientist
2007
todate
NIBGE Senior Scientist
1999
2006
NIBGE Scientific Officer
1997
1998
Nuclear Institute for Agriculture Scientific Officer
1993
1997

Research Interests
  QTL mapping, Molecular Breeding and DNA Markers and DNA Fingerprinting

 Publications in Journals
1. Shahzad Amir Naveed, Muhammad Babar, Ajuman Arif, Yusaf Zafar, Muhammad Sabar,Iftikhar Ali, Muhammad Chragh and Muhammad Arif "Detection of bacterial blight resistant gene xa5 using linked marker approaches" (2010) African Journal of Biotechnology Vol:9 pp:3549-3554 (Journal)
2. Muhammad Babar, Yehoshua Saranga, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Arif, Yusuf Zafar, Edward Lubbers and Peng Chee "Identification of QTLs and impact of selection from various environments (dry vs irrigated) on the genetic relationships among the selected cotton lines from f6 population using a phylogenetic approach" (2009) African Journal of Biotechnology Vol:8 pp:4802-4810 (Journal)
3. Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Jaffar, Muhammad Babar, Munir A. Sheikh, Samina Kousar, Anjuman Arif and Yusuf Zafar "Identification of bacterial blight resistance gene Xa4 in Pakistani rice germplasm using PCR" (2008) African Journal of Biotechnolog Vol:7 pp:541-545 (Journal)
4. Li, Z.K., M. Arif, D.B. Zhong, B.Y. Fu, J.L. Xu, J. Domingo-Rey, J. Ali, C. H. M. Vijayakumar, S.B. Yu and G.S. Khush "Complex genetic networks underlying the defensive system of rice ( Oryza sativa L.) to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae" (2006) Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, America Vol:103(21) pp:7994-7999 (Journal)
5. Muhammad Arif, Samina Kousar, M. Asghar Bajwa, Anjuman Arif and Yusuf Zafar "Genetic diversity among rice genotypes of Pakistan through Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis" (2005) Pakistan Journal of Botany Vol:37(3) pp:585-592 (Journal)
6. Farooq, S., Shah, T.M., Arif, M. and Iqbal, N "Inheritance of RAPD markers in the F1 interspecific hybrids of rice" (1995) Pakistan Journal of Botany Vol:28 pp:51-53 (Journal)
7. Farooq, S., Asghar, M., Iqbal, N., Askari, E., Arif, M. and Shah, T. M "Production of salt tolerant wheat germplasm through crossing cultivated wheat with Aegilops cylindrica. II. Field evaluation of salt tolerant germplasm" (1995) Cereal Research Communications Vol:23: 275-282 pp:275-282 (Journal)
8. Farooq, S., Shah, T. M., Askari, E. Arif, M. and Iqbal, N "Utilization of RAPD markers for the identification of cultivated and wild rice species" (1994) Pakistan Journal of Botany Vol:27 pp:127-138 (Journal)
9. Farooq, S., T. M. Shah, E. Askari., A. A. Zaidi., M. Arif, and N. Iqbal "Identification of different wheat genotypes through polymorphism based on Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA ( RAPD)" (1994) Pakistan Journal of Botany Vol:26(2) pp:373-382 (Journal)

 Conference Publications
1. Arif, M., Asghar, M., Shah, T. M. and Farooq, S "Screening for salt tolerance of wild rice species" (1995) Proc. International workshop on "Conservation of Biodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture. Islamabad, Pakistan Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)
2. Iqbal, N., Arif, M., Zaidi, A. A. and Farooq, S "Identification of Basmati rice cultivars and their radiation induced mutants with Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPDs)" (1995) Proc. Fourth International Symposium Workshop on "The Applications of Molecular Biological Research in Agriculture Health and Environment Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)
3. Farooq, S., M. Asghar, M. Arif, N. Iqbal, and T. M. Shah "Wide Hybridization for Improvement of Salt-tolerance in Cultivated rice varieties" (1994) Annual Meeting of the Rockefeller Foundation. Bali, Indonesia, May 15-21 Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)
4. Ahsan A. Vahidy, Sadia K. Butt and Muhammad Arif "Toxic effects of some common agrochemicals assayed through somatic cell chromosomal aberrations" (1992) Proc. 1st International Conference of Pharmaceuticals Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)

 Other Publications
1. Muhammad Babar, Asif Ali Khan, Anjuman Arif, Yusuf Zafar and Muhammad Arif "Path analysis of some leaf and panicle traits affecting grain yield in doubled haploid lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.)" (2007) Journal of Agricultural Reserach Vol:45(4) pp:245-252 (Journal)
2. Arif, M. and A. A. Vahidy "Toxicity of fungicides Nimrod and Dithane M-45 on mitotic cells of Allium cepa L" (1996) The Philippine Journal of Science Vol:125 (4) pp:279-289 (Journal)
3. Arif, M., Asghar, M., Shah, T. M. and Farooq, S "Screening for salt tolerance of wild rice species" (1995) Proc. International workshop on "Conservation of Biodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture. Islamabad, Pakistan Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)
4. Farooq, S., Shah, T. M., Asghar, M., Askari, E., Arif, M., and Iqbal, N "Rapid identification of rice genotypes through RAPDs" (1994) Rice Biotech. Quarterly Vol:19 pp:14-15 (Journal)
5. Farooq, S., M. Asghar, M. Arif, N. Iqbal, and T. M. Shah "Wide Hybridization for Improvement of Salt-tolerance in Cultivated rice varieties" (1994) Annual Meeting of the Rockefeller Foundation. Bali, Indonesia, May 15-21 Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)
6. Ahsan A. Vahidy, Sadia K. Butt and Muhammad Arif "Toxic effects of some common agrochemicals assayed through somatic cell chromosomal aberrations" (1992) Proc. 1st International Conference of Pharmaceuticals Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan Vol: pp:- (Conference Publications)

Post-Graduate Supervision
Type Role  No. of Students Supervised & Awarded Degrees  No. of Students In Progress
HEC Funded Non-HEC Funded
PhD Supervisor 4 1
MS/MPhil Co-Supervisor 3
PhD Co-Supervisor 1

Students Supervised
Name of student
Dissertation
Title
Year of graduation
Ms. Samina Kousar M.Phil Genetic diversity in cultivated rice varieties through Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis
2003
Mr. Muhammad Jaffar M.Sc PCR based molecular survey of Pakistan rice germplasm for Bacterial blight resitance gene Xa-4
2004
Mr. Amir Shehzad Naveed M.Sc Identification of bacterial blight resistance gene xa5 from Pakistan rice germplasm using PCR based markers
2006

 Research Grants/Projects
1. "Control of bacterial leaf blight through management and resistant varieties"  (Rs. 76 million)  By: Punjab Agricultural Research Board  (May 2009-April 2013)  Dr. Muhammad Akhter, Director Rice Research Institute Kala Shah Kaku  Dr. Muhammad Arif and other 4 collaborators 
2. "Molecular marker facilitated pyramiding of bacterial blight resistance genes in Super Basmati rice"  (Rs. 3.45 million)  By: Agriculture Linkage Programme, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC)  (July 2005-December 2008)  Dr. Muhammad Arif  Dr. Yusuf Zafar 
3. "Green super rice for resource poor in Africa and Asia"  ($15000/year)  By: Bill Gates Foundation/Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sceinces (CAAS)  (2009-2012)  Dr. Muhammad Arif   

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
1. Conference on "6th International Rice Genetics Symposium"  Manila, Philippines (-)  [Foreign] 
2. Conference on "Functional Genomics of Drought Tolerance"  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines (-)  [Foreign] 
3. Conference on "Second National Biochemistry Symposium"  Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi (-)  [Local] 
4. Conference on "Twelfth Pakistan Congress of Zoology"  Government College, Lahore (-)  [Local] 
5. Conference on "International Symposium on "Application of Molecular Biological Research in Agriculture, Health and Environment"  Advanced Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore (-)  [Local] 
6. Seminar on "First International Conference of Pharmaceutical Sciences"  Department of Pharmacy, University of Karachi (-)  [Local] 
7. Conference on "Fourth International Rice Genetics Symposium"  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines (-)  [Foreign] 
Last Updated: Thursday, December 09, 2010