Dr. Nagina Rafique
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Dr. Nagina Rafique 
Assistant Professor (TTS) 
Food Biotechnology 
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Degree From To Major Institute/University
PhD 2011 2014 Food Science and Technology University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
Designation Organization From To
Assistant Professor University of Poonch August,2021 September,2022
Assistant Professor University of Poonch January,2019 January,2020
Research Projects
Title Description Sponsoring agency Amount
Isolation and quantification of food associated beneficial microbes for evaluation of their potentia SRGP-2456 HEC 0.5 Million
Capacity Institute/University
Member American Society of Microbiology
Member Microbiology Society Europe
Member American Society of Nutrition
1. Nagina Rafique, Muhammad Siddique Awan, Habib Ahmed Rathore, Dilnawaz Ahmed Gardezi, Maqsood Ahmad, Mohsin Tariq and Muhammad Ibrahim Rajoka, 2010. Kinetics of endoglucanase and cellobiohydrolase production by parent and mutant derivative of Bacillus subtilis GQ 301542 on optimized medium. African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 9(44): 7531-7538. (Impact Factor 0.89).
2. Nagina Rafique, Romana Tabassum, Siddique Awan, William Orts and Dominic W.S. Wong, 2016. Cloning and expression of Pectobacterium carotovorum endopolygalacturonase gene in Pichia pastoris for production of oligolacturonates. Bioresources, 11(2): 5204-5214. (Impact Factor 1.67) X category.
3. Zamird Bashir, Imtiaz Hussain, Nadra Khan, SaiqaBashir, Nosheen Bashir,, Nagina Rafique, Shafiq ur Rehman 2020. Comparative and qualitative study of fruit leather from wild and cultivated apricot grown under agra- climatic condition of Rawalakot Azad Kashmir Pakistan. Pure Appl. Biol.,9(4):2279-2284. Y category.
4. Nagina Rafique, Saiqa Bashir, Imran Hayat, William Orts and Dominic W.S. Wong, Muhammad Zubair Khan 2021. Metabolic Engineering and expression of endopolygalacturonase gene in Bacillus subtilis. Plos One, (Impact Factor = 3.752) W category.
5. Rafique, N.; Ijaz, R.; Khan, M.Z.; Rafiq, S.; Hayat, I.; Hussain, I.; Ahmad, K.S.; Tabassum, R.; Xie, Z. Effect of Fermentation Response on Biosynthesis of Endopolygalacturonase from a Potent Strain of Bacillus by Utilizing Polymeric Substrates of Agricultural Origin. Catalysts 2022, 12, 875. https://doi.org/10.3390/ catal12080875. (Impact Factor = 4.752). W category.
6. Bashir, S., Awan, M.S., Farrukh, M. A., Naidu, R., Khan, S. A., Rafique, N., Ali, S., Hayat, I., Hussain, I., Khan., M. Z. Zinc oxide In-vivo (Albino Mice) and in-vitro assimilation and toxicity of nanoparticles in food materials. International Journal of Nano Medicine. 2022:17 4073–4085 ?Impact Factor = 7.0? W category.
7. Hayat I., Ahmad A., Rafique N. Rafiq S., Qayyum S., Bashir S., Ijaz R., (2022): Quality attributes of cookies enriched with functional protein isolate from red kidney beans. Czech J. Food Sci., XX: 00–00. ?Impact Factor = 1.3? X category.
8. Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Sadaf Khalid, Raees Ahmed, Muhammad Zubair Khan, Nagina Rafique, Raina Ijaz, Saira Ishaq, Muhammad Jamil, Aqeel Ahmad, Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Muhammad Imran, Junaid Rahim and Umar Ayaz Aslam Sheikh. 2022. Underutilized Grasses Production: New Evolving Perspectives. Grasses and Grassland - New Perspectives Publisher: IntechOpen Ltd. United Kingdom. Book Chapter.
9. Nagina Rafique, Turfa Mamoona, Saiqa Bashir, Imtiaz Hussain, Imran Hayat, 2022. Lactobacillus: Application in food industries. Lactobacillus - A Multifunctional Genus. Publisher: IntechOpen Ltd. United Kingdom. Book Chapter.