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Personal Information
Name: Iqbal Hussain
Discipline: Biological Sciences Institution: PARC
Gender: Male Department: Plant Biotechnology
Specialization: Plant Biotechnology Present Position: Senior Scientific Officer
Address: Plant Biotechnology Programme Park Road NARC.Islamabad City: Islamabad
Email: iqbal_abi@yahoo.com Phone: 0300-5080841, 051-8443105
Fax: 051-9255034 CNIC:

Education History
Year
Degree
Field of Study
Institution/University
1982
Matric Pre-medical Peshawar Board Pakistan
1985
F.Sc Pre-medical Rawalpindi Board Pakistan
1987
B.Sc Zoology,botany and chemistry Punjab Unuversity Lahore Pakistan
1992
MA/MSc Botany Gomal University D.I.Khan Pakistan
2007
PhD Botant (Plant Biotechnology) PMASUAAR

 Professional Experience
Institution/ Organization
Position / Job Title
Period
From
To
PARC Institute of Advanced Studies in Agriculture Faculty member
2008
to date

Research Interests
  Plant Biotehnology

 Publications in HEC Recognized Journals
1. Amir, I., Zahid, A., Yusuf, Z., Aish, M., Muhammad I. and Sajid, M "Optimization of cellulase enzyme production from corn cobs using Alternaria alternata by solid state fermentation" (2011) fermentationJournal of Cell and Molecular Biology Vol:9(2) pp:69-74 (Journal)
2. Muhammad, A., S.M. Saqlan Naqvi, and H. Rashid. . "Proliferation-rate Effects of BAP and Kinetin on Banana (Musa spp. AAA Group) Basrai." (2007) HortScience. Vol:42(5) pp:1253-1255 (Journal)
3. Z. Chaudhry, A. Muhammad, R. Asghar, S. M. Saqlan Naqvi and H. Rashid. "Effect of Chlorocholine chloride, Sucrose and BAP on In vitro Tuberization in Potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Cardinal)" (2006. ) Pakistan J.Botany Vol:38 (2): pp:275-282 (Journal)
4. A. Muhammad. H. Rashid. Z. Chaudhry. S.M. Saqlan Naqvi and R. Asghar "Morphogenic potential of three potato (Solanum tuberosum) cultivars from diverse explants a prerequisite in genetic manipulation" (2005. ) Pak. J. Botany - Vol:37 (4) pp:889-898 (Journal)
5. 6. Muhammad, A., S.M.S Naqvi and H. Rashid "Banana plantlet production through tissue culture" (2004. .) . Pakistan J. Botany,. Vol:36(3) pp:617-620 (Journal)
6. Muhammad, A., M.F. Akbar and H. Rashid "Enhanced rate of multiplication of tissue cultured raised banana (musa) plants in the field." (2003) Pakistan J. of Biol. Sci. Vol: 6(6): pp:587-588 (Journal)
7. Muhammad, A. Hamid, R. and Quraishi, A. "In vitro multiplication of Gladiolus crassifolius L." (2001.) Plant Tissue Culture Vol:11(2): pp: 125-127. (Journal)
8. Muhammad, A. and Quraishi, A. "In vitro cormlet production in Gladiolus crassifolius L. cv. Pink." (2001.) Pak. J. of Biological Sciences. Vol:4(5) pp:535-536 (Journal)
9. Muhammad, A.,H. Rashid, and A.Quraishi.. "Enhanced In vitro multiplication of Banana (Musa)." (2000) Plant Tissue Culture: Vol:10 (2) pp:111-117 (Journal)
10. Muhammad, A., M. Sajid and A. Quraishi . " In vitro Morphogenesis from seeds of Helianthus annuus L" (1999) Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. Vol: 2(4): pp:1432-1434 (Journal)
11. Quraishi, A., M. Ahmed and M. Latif . "Sustained multipliaction of long term embryogenic cultures of date palm and their field performance:" (1997.) Pak. J. Bot., Vol:19(1) pp:135-141 (Journal)
12. A. Mushtaq & A. Quraishi.. "Effect of Explant source on in vitro regeneration of plants through tissue culture proliferation in Phoenic dactylifera L.Cv. Fusli." (1995) Pakistan Journal of Botany. Vol:27(1) pp:101-104 (Journal)
13. H.Rashid, Z.Chaudhry, A. Quraishi, S. S. Arjumand and S. Amin ". Effect of Explant Sources and seedlings on callus formation of Carnation. " (1994.) Pakistan journal of Agricultural Research Special Issue on Biotechnology. Vol:15. (1) pp: 49-53 (Journal)
14. M. Ahmad, and A. Quraishi. " In vitro multiplication of Dianthus carpophythr L, c v, CSU-Pink and White Sim. " (1993.) Sarhad J. Agric. Vol:X.No.15 pp:539-546. (Journal)

 Conference Publications
1. Rashid, H. Chaudhry, Z. "Present status of tissue culture laboratories with special reference to availability of early generation seed potato in Pakistan. Seed Potato Crop Management in Northern Areas." (2005) . A publication of Federal seed Certification and Registration Department: Vol:nil pp: 89-94 (Conference Publications)
2. Rashid, H.and Chaudhry, Z. "Application of Tissue Culture Techniques for Seed Potato Production in Northern Areas" (2003) Proceeding of an International Symposium held at Higher Education, Islamabad.Pakistan. Vol:nil pp:76-80 (Conference Publications)
3. Azra Quraishi. " An improved method for in vitro propagation of carnation" (1995) Biotechnology for Environment and Agriculture. Published by Centre for Molecular Genetic, University of Karachi, Karachi. Vol:nil pp:237-242 (Conference Publications)
4. H. Rashid, Z. Chaudhry and A. Quraishi.. "Mass propagation of healthy carnation through shoot tip culture." (1992) Status of Plant Pathology in Pakistan. Vol: pp:335-341 (Conference Publications)

 Other Publications
1. Muhammad, A., H. Rashid and S.M. Saqlan Naqvi "Comparison of BAP and Kinetin on Proliferation rate of Banana (Musa spp.) cv. Basrai. " (2006) Proceedings of XVII International ACORBAT Conference (15-20 October) Joinville Brazil. . Vol:2 pp: 494--497 (Journal)
2. Rashid, H. Chaudhry, Z. "Present status of tissue culture laboratories with special reference to availability of early generation seed potato in Pakistan. Seed Potato Crop Management in Northern Areas." (2005) . A publication of Federal seed Certification and Registration Department: Vol:nil pp: 89-94 (Conference Publications)
3. Rashid, H.and Chaudhry, Z. "Application of Tissue Culture Techniques for Seed Potato Production in Northern Areas" (2003) Proceeding of an International Symposium held at Higher Education, Islamabad.Pakistan. Vol:nil pp:76-80 (Conference Publications)
4. Quraishi, A., H. Rashid, and Z.Chaudhry "Field performance of tissue culture raised plants" (2000. . ) Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium held at Karachi. Pakistan. Feb 15-20, 1992. New genetic approaches to crop improvement. AEARC. Tandojam. Vol:nil pp:149-162. (Journal)
5. Quraishi, A., M. Ahmed, M. Latif and H. Rashid. " Micropropagation of date palm through tissue culture." (1999) Asia Pacific association for Micropropagators (APAM). Newsletter, research article Vol:3(1): pp: 22-28 (Journal)
6. Quraishi, A., G. M.Sajid, H. Rashid, and M. Ahmed "Tissue culture advancement at the National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. Plant Tissue Culture: Editor A.S. Islam; " (1996. ) Oxford and IBH publishing co. Pvt. Ltd: Vol:nil pp:203-210 (Journal)
7. A.Quraishi "Long term maintenance of in vitro culture of Dianthus caryophyllus l. c.v. CSU-Pink and white Sim. " (1995. ) Advances in plant tissue culture in Pakistan Vol:nil pp:35-39 (Journal)
8. Azra Quraishi. " An improved method for in vitro propagation of carnation" (1995) Biotechnology for Environment and Agriculture. Published by Centre for Molecular Genetic, University of Karachi, Karachi. Vol:nil pp:237-242 (Conference Publications)
9. H. Rashid, Z. Chaudhry and A. Quraishi.. "Mass propagation of healthy carnation through shoot tip culture." (1992) Status of Plant Pathology in Pakistan. Vol: pp:335-341 (Conference Publications)

Post-Graduate Supervision
Type Role  No. of Students Supervised & Awarded Degrees  No. of Students In Progress
HEC Funded Non-HEC Funded
PhD Co-Supervisor 3
PhD Co-Supervisor 1
MS/Mphil Co-Supervisor 04 04
MS/MPhil Supervisor 7 7
PhD Supervisor 1

Students Supervised
Name of student
Dissertation
Title
Year of graduation
Rizwan Taj M.Phil (Botany) Virus Elimination, In vitro Response and Clonal Multiplication of New Varieties of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
2005-2007
Ghzala Javed M.Phil (Botany) Effect of growth hormones on Invitro Tubrrization of Potato
2006-2008
Ms.Nadia Majeed M.Phil (Biochemistry) Transformation of OsRGLPI gene in potato
2007-2009
Najama Tabbasum M.Phil (Botany) "Characterization of Potato ( Solanum tuberosum) germplasm by using different morpho-molecular techniques under the conditions of District Rawalakot Azad Kashmir"
2008-2010
Amir Ijaz M.Phil (Plants genomics and Biotechnology) PRODUCTION, OPTIMIZATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CELLULASE ENZYME FROM AGRO-WASTE THROUGH SOLID STATE FERMENTATION
2011
Amir Zia M.Phil (plant Genomics and Biotechnology) AGROBACTERIUM MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION FOR DROUGHT TOLERANT GENES IN MAIZE ( ZEA MAYS L.)
2011
Muhammad Zulfiqr Ahmed M.Phil (Plants genomics and Biotechnology) ESTABLISHMENT OF TISSUE CULTURE PROTOCOL AND AGROBACTERIUM MEDIATED TRANSFORMATION OF RCG-3 GENE IN POTATO CULTIVARS DESIREE AND SH-5
2011

 Research Grants/Projects
1. "Micro propagation of Date Palm through tissue culture"  (Rs. 15.080 Million)  By: Punjab Agriculture Research Board, PARBPARB  (6-1-2010-5-30-2015)  Dr. Aish Muhammad at NARC  Dr. Iqbal Hussain at NARC 
2. "Genetic Manipulation for Induction of Resistance against Fungus in Potato."  (14.83 million)  By: Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (RADP)  (07-01-2009-06-30-2012)  Dr. Iqbal Hussain  Dr.shahid Masood 
3. "Pak-China Joint Venture for Mass Propagation of High Yielding Banana Germplasm and its Evaluation in the Field"  (Rs. 19.360 Million)  By: PSDP  (7-1-2009-6-30-12)  Dr.aish Muhammad  Dr.Iqbal Hussain 

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
1. Seminar on "Development and Commercialization of Biotechnology Products held at National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering,"  (NIBGE), Faisalabad (6/19/2009-6/20/2009)  [Local] 
2. Seminar on "Conference on Recent Advances in Agriculture Biotechnology " organized by National Commission on Biotechnology and NIGAB"  Dreamland Hotel, Islamabad (3/18/2008-3/19/2008)  [Local] 
3. Conference on "3rd International conference on Biotechnology"  Institute of biotechnology and genetic engineering, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. (12/15/2005-12/18/2005)  [Local] 
4. Conference on "18th FAO BMB Symposium"  School of Biological Sciences University of Punjab, Lahore. (11/19/2005-11/23/2005)  [Local] 
5. Workshop on "National Work shop on Streamlining the Production and Export of Cut-flowers and House-plants"  National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Islamabad Pakistan and also presented a paper entitled Clonal Propagation of Cut-flower. (3/2/2005-3/4/2005)  [Local] 
6. Workshop on "Training course on Tissue Culture"  Crop Production Center, Serdang,Malaysia (9/12/2004-9/25/2004)  [Foreign] 
7. Conference on "10. 2nd National conference of Biology"  Govt. College University Lahore. (4/22/2004-4/24/2004)  [Local] 
8. Conference on "4th National Conference of Plant Pathology"  University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. (10/14/2003-10/16/2003)  [Local] 
9. Workshop on "Forth International Symposium workshop on application of Molecular Biological Research in Agriculture, health environment. Lahore, ."  Lahore (4/9/1995-4/11/1995)  [Local] 
10. Conference on "National Symposium on Status of Plant Pathology in Pakistan"  Karachi University. (12/3/1991-12/5/1991)  [Local] 
11. Conference on "International Conference on Biodiversity organized Biology Dept. Q. A. Univ. Islamabad."  held at higher Education Commission Islamabad. (9/8/2003-9/8/2003)  [Local] 
12. Conference on "7th Plant Science Conference."  Botany Department, Punjab University, Lahore. (11/14/2000-11/16/2000)  [Local] 
13. Seminar on "National/International Telecommunication Symposium"  NARC, Islamabad. (8/16/1990-8/19/1990)  [Local] 
14. Seminar on "International Symposium Contemporary Biology"  UGC. Islamabad (11/7/1991-11/10/1991)  [Local] 
15. Seminar on "National Seminar on Potato Research & Development Challenges & Opportunities for New Millennium"  National Potato Program and Horticulture Research Institute NARC. Islamabad. (4/29/2008-4/30/2008)  [Local] 
16. Conference on "2nd International symposium on Biotechnology, Organized by Inst. of Biotechnology & Genetic Engeering"  Univ.of Sindh Jamshoro and Nuclear Inst.of Agriculture.,Tando Jam.Pak. (1/19/2004-1/21/2004)  [Local] 
17. Conference on "1st National Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology, organized by National Commission on Biotechnology."  Nathiagali Murree (8/16/2004-8/18/2004)  [Local] 
18. Conference on "1st National conference of biology"  Government College, Lahore (3/28/2002-3/30/2002)  [Local] 
19. Conference on "Second International Conference on date palm."  United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Plant Production. Department & Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Al-Ain,UAE. (3/24/2001-3/27/2001)  [Foreign] 
20. Conference on "2nd National Symposium on application of plant tissue culture and genetic engineering"  Agriculture Biotechnology Institute NARC, Islamabad. (6/1/1999-6/3/1999)  [Local] 
21. Seminar on "Third National Meeting in Plant Tissue Culture"  Baragali (Murree) (8/2/1993-8/5/1993)  [Local] 
22. Seminar on "Seminar on Floriculture Packaging and Marketing. Organized by export Promotion Bureau held at"  Lahore (4/25/1993-4/25/1993)  [Local] 
23. Seminar on "Second International Symposium on Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology."  Karachi, Pakistan. (1/6/1993-1/9/1993)  [Local] 
Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011