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Athar Hussain

Lecturer

School of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Food Sciences and Technology

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Mr. Athar Hussain is serving as a lecturer at the School of Food and Agricultural Sciences (SFAS), UMT, Lahore. He complete his BS program in Biotechnology from GC University Faisalabad with a distinction certificate (Medal) in 2016. In addition to academic achievements, he was also awarded the “Best Research Article Award” in the 7th HEC Outstanding Research Award 2017 by HEC Pakistan. He earned an MPhil Biotechnology degree with a specialization in Agricultural Sciences, from National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) in 2018. He also won an international funded project from International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden in 2020 and established a Genomics and Bioinformatics Lab which has facilities for big data analysis. Currently, he is working on various projects covering genomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics, MD simulation and bioinformatics in the field microbial and plant science.

  • Comparative Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Metagenomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Identification, characterization and functional analysis of resistance genes in cotton (Funded by IFS)
  • Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic studies of gene families in plants
Name of Organization Designation Start Date End Date
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) PhD Fellow 01-09-2018 Present
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE)) Research Assistant (RA) 30-09-2018 30-09-2019
Publication Type Title Journal Name Impact Factor Year of Publication
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Genome wide study of cysteine rich receptor like proteins in Gossypium sp. Scientific Reports - Nature 4.996 2022
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) A genome-wide comparative evolutionary analysis of zinc finger-BED transcription factor genes in land plants Scientific Reports - Nature 4.996 2022
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Potential plant growth-promoting strain Bacillus sp. SR-2-1/1 decolorized azo dyes through NADH-ubiquinone: oxidoreductase activity Bioresource technology 11.889 2017
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Biomass production for bioenergy using marginal lands Sustainable Production and Consumption 8.921 2017
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Comparative phylogenetic analysis of aquaporins provides insight into the gene family expansion and evolution in plants and their role in drought tolerant and susceptible chickpea cultivars Genomics 4.310 2020
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Expression Profiling Revealed Its Role in Regulating Stress Responses in Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Plants 4.658 2021
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Genome-Wide Identification and Expression Analysis of the Basic Leucine Zipper (bZIP) Transcription Factor Gene Family in Fusarium graminearum Genes 4.141 2022
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Whole-Genome Resequencing Deciphers New Insight Into Genetic Diversity and Signatures of Resistance in Cultivated Cotton Gossypium hirsutum Molecular Biotechnology 2.860 2022
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Expression profiling of pathogenesis-related Protein-1 (PR-1) genes from Solanum tuberosum reveals its critical role in phytophthora infestans infection Microbial Pathogenesis 3.843 2021
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) ATP-binding cassette transporters expression profiling revealed its role in the development and regulating stress response in Solanum tuberosum Molecular Biology Reports 2.702 2021
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Genome-Wide Bioinformatics Analysis of Aquaporin Gene Family in Maize (Zea mays L.) J Phylogenetics Evol Biol 3.810 2018
International Publications with impact factor (2.0 and above) Genome-wide identification and classification of resistance genes predicted several decoy domains in Gossypium sp. Plant Gene 2.571 2020
International Publications with impact factor (less than 2.0) / JCR / SJR Genome–Wide Analysis of Ethylene Responsive Factor in Maize: An Insilico Approach Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 0.816 2016
Degree Name & Area Year University City,Country
MPhil - Biotechnology NIBGE, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan
BS Hons - Bioinformatics & Biotechnology Government College University Pakistan
  • Indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship, HEC-Pakistan
  • Best Research Article Award” in the 7th HEC Outstanding Research Award 2017 by HEC Pakistan
  • Medal in Undergraduate, GCUF, Pakistan
  • Member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), USA
  • Editorial Board member of SCIREA Journal of Biology
  • Member of The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), UK
  • Member of American Society of Agronomy (ASA), USA
  • PhD Research Fellow NIBGE, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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