Dr. Shazia Arif
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Degree From To Major Institute/University
PhD 2009 2016 Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics Faculty of Agriculture Rawalakot AJK university
M.Sc (Hons) 2006 2008 Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics Faculty of Agriculture Rawalakot AJK university
B.Sc (Hons) 2001 2006 Plant Breeding and Molecular Genetics University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK
Designation Organization From To
Assistant Professor (Part-Time) University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK December,2022 March,2024
Visiting Faculty (Lecturer) University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK May,2019 December,2022
Principal Investigator (PI) University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK November,2016 November,2017
Assistant Professor University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK August,2016 August,2017
Volunteer lecturer University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK March,2015 March,2016
Internee University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK January,2010 January,2011
Research fellow University of Poonch Rawalakot AJK May,2007 May,2010
Research Projects
Title Description Sponsoring agency Amount
“Establishment of transformation techniques for characterized folate/vitamin A genes in wheat” SRGP-HEC grant for Assistant professor Higher Education Commission PKR 470000
• Sadaf Oranab, Abdul Ghaffar, Aftab Ahmad, Muhammad Farhan Khan Pasha, Bushra Munir, Shazia Arif, Saira Ishaq, Syed Hamza Mahfooz, Rehana Kousar, Shehnaz Zakia and Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad. 2023. Genome-wide Analysis of cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Ion Channels (CNGCs) of Arabidopsis thaliana under abiotic Stresses. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics. 55 (1) 38-49.
• Shazia Arif.* M. Ramzan Khan, Syed Dilnawaz Ahmed, M. Fareed Khan, Abdul Hamid, A. Hussain Shah4, G. Muhammad Ali. (2017). Molecular cloning and transcript profiling of ascorbate oxidase gene at different growth developmental stages from therapeutically important plant seabuckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 49(3): 1143-1154.
• Abdul W., Shazia Arif, Muhammad A. B., Zeeshan A.1, Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Aysha K., Saira I., M. Ramzan K. 2018. Perspectives of folate biofortification of cereal grains. Journal of plant Nutrition. 41(19): 2507-2524.
• Saeed Maroof, Habib Ahmed R., Saira I., Imtiaz H., Shazia Arif. 2019. Quality assessment of stored Watercress (Nasturtium oficinale R.Br.) vegetable at freezing temperature. International Journal of Biosciences. 14 (2): 121-133.
• Shazia Arif, Dilnawaz A, Asad H S, Lutful H, Shahid I A, Abdul H and Farhat B (2010). Determination of optimum harvesting time for vitamin C, Oil and mineral elements in berries of sea buckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides) Pakistan Journal of Botany., 42 (5): 3561-3568.
• Shazia Arif, M Ramzan K, S Dilnawaz A, Zaheer A and G Muhammad A (2015). A novel hydroxymethyldihydropterin pyrophosphokinase-dihydropteroate synthase (HHPK-DHPS) gene from a nutraceutical plant seabuckthorn, involved in folate pathway is predominantly expressed in fruit tissue. International journal of Agriculture & Biology IJAB., Vol. 18 (2) 412-418.
• Shazia Arif, Dilnawaz A. Ilyas M., bSaira I., aShahid I. A., Rehman, S. Afshan M. Zaheer A. 2021. Arabidopsis ascorbate oxidase mutant characterization to determine its physiological role in plant development. Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture, Vol.1 (01) 2021 DOI: 10.56810/jkjagri.001.0020
• Umar M., Ilyas M., Shahid I. A., Khan M.T., Shazia Arif, Jamil M., Basharat M., Imran H., Muhammad S., Asim S. 2021. Advanced winter wheat (triticum aestivum l.) lines revealed morphological trait diversity and resistance against yellow rust. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology. 33(02): 233-243.
• Aurangzeb R, Dilnawaz A, Mubashar S, Shahid A, Asad H S, M. Fareed K, Sardar A K1, Saima S, Shazia Arif, Rizwan A and Maria G (2013). Antioxidant activity and lipid peroxidation of selected wheat cultivars under salt stress. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 7(4), pp. 155-164.
• Aurangzeb R, Dilnawaz A, Mubashar S, Shahid I A, Asad H S, M. Fareed K, Saima S, Shazia Arif and Rizwan A (2013). Potential biochemical indicators improve salt tolerance in fifteen cultivars of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from Pakistan. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research. Volume 4(6): ISSN 2229-5518.
• Asad H S, Dilnawaz A, Mubasher S, Shazia Arif, Ishtiaque K and Farhat B (2007). Biochemical and nutritional evaluations of sea buckthorn (hippophae rhamoides L. ssp. Turkestanica from different locations of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 39 (6): 2059-2065.
• Huma Tariq*, Shahid I., Tahsin R., Shazia Arif 2, Riwan A.3, Sumaira H. and M.Fareed k. 2017. Comparitive Analysis of Total Flavonoid Content in Various Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Landraces in Rainfed Conditions of Rawalakot. International journal of research in Pharmacy and Science. 7(3):23-30.