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Dr. Romana Tabassum

romanatabassum@yahoo.com


Deputy Chief Scientist


Work Phone: 92-041-9201316-20 Ext 247
Fax Phone: +92 41 9201472
Cell/Direct Phone: 92- 41-9201408
Dr. Romana Tabassum

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc  1979 Zoology, Botany, Chemistry Univesity of Punjab, Lahore
  • M.Sc 1982 (Microbiology) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Ph.D 2000 Molecular Biology, Ohio state University, Columbus Ohio, USA / Quaid –i-Azam University, Islamabad
  • Postdoc  2007-2008. Dept. of Biological systems engineering, VirginaTech, Blackasburg, Virginia, USA

 

Research interests
  • Isolation and Identification of Microbial strains by molecular methods.
  • Biomethanation of agro-industrial wastes for bioenergy production.
  • Anaerobic fermentation for the production of biofuel
  • Molecular biology of methane production.
  • Production and characterization of enzymes involved in biofuel production.
  • Production and characterization of enzymes involved in textile, food and detergent industry.
  • Molecular Biology of alpha amylase and protease production.
  • Expression of alpha amylase gene into prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
  • Directed evolution of enzymes using error prone PCR and Gene shuffling techniques.
  • Downstream and upstream processing of enzyme.
  • DNA binding proteins and genome topology.
  • Isolation and Identification of Microbial strains by molecular methods.
  • Biomethanation of agro-industrial wastes.
  • Anaerobic fermentation for the production of bio fuels.
  • Molecular biology of methane production.
  • Production and characterization of enzymes involved in biofuel production.
  • Production and characterization of enzymes involved in textile, food and detergent industry.

 

Publications
 
  • Basra, S. M.A.,  Farooq,  Tabassum  R.    and Ahmed,N. (2005)  Physiological and Biochemical aspects of pre-sowing seed treatments in fine rice (Oryza Satival).  Seed Sci. and Technol., 33, 623-628.
  • M. Farooq, Basra, S. M.A,  R. Tabassum  and N. Ahmed (2005) Alpha-amylase sugars and germination in primed coarse rice seeds.  Acta Botanica Sinica (49)3.
  • Romana Tabassum  A. M. Khalid and M.I Rajoka (2005) Thermodynamics of raw starch digesting alkalophilic alpha-amylase from  Bacillus licheniformis  RTPE-10 strain.  Poster abstract,  International Conference on Enzyme Technology RELATENZ`2005 held at Varadero Beach, Cuba, on September 20-23, 2005.
  • Muhmmad Farooq , Shahzad Basara, Muhmmad Khalid, Romana Tabassum (2006).  Nutrient Homeostasis, Reserves Metabolism and Seedling Vigor as affected by Seed Priming in Coarse Rice. Annals of Botany (84): 1-7.
  • M. Farooq, Basara S.M.A, M Khalid,  R. Tabassum and T. Mahmood  (2006). Nutrient Homeostasis, metabolism of Reserves and Seedling Vigor as affected by Seed Priming in Coarse Rice. Can. J. Bot (84): 1196-1202.
  • M. Farooq, Basara, S. M.A,  R. Tabassum  and I.  Afzal (2006)  Enhancing the performance of direct seeded fine rice by seed priming.  Plant Production Science 9(4) 446-456.
  • M. Farooq, S. M.A.Basra,.R. Tabassum  and N.  Ahmed  (2006) Evaluation of seed vigour enhancement techniques on physiological and biochemical basis in coarse rice (oryza sativa L). Seed science and Technology, 34,741-750.
  • Tabassum  (2009).  Pilot and industrial production of methane from agriculture and industrial waste.    Production and commercialization ofindustrial products. National commission for Biotechnology (NCB) conference held at NIBGE. 19-20 June 2009.
  • R.  Tabassum  (2009).  Production and molecular biology of industrial enzymes.  Production and commercialization of industrial products. National commission for Biotechnology (NCB) conference held at NIBGE. 19 -20 June 2009.
  • Romana Tabassum  2012 Potential of methane production from cotton waste. 1st Biotechnology Dubi conference.
  • Mubashir Niaz, Tehreema Iftikhar,  Romana Tabassum, Muhammad Anjum Zia, Humaira Saleem, Syed Qaiser Abbas and Ikram u. Haq (2010) α-amylase production by  Bacillus licheniformis  under solid state fermentation 23conditionsand its cross linking with metalosalts to confer thermostability. International journal of agriculture & biology, issn print: 1560 –8530; issn online: 1814–9596 , 10–161/awb/2010/12–5–793–795
  • Nagina Rafique,  Siddique Awan  and Romana Tabassum   2013Characterization of novel thermostable exopolygalactouronase from indigenous bacterial strain.  Abstracted in  International Conference on Biotechnology: Prospect and Challenges in Agriculture, Industry, Health and Environment held on April 22-26, 2013 NIBGE, Faisalabad
  • Saira Bahir,  Asifa Afzal,Tanveer Majeed and  Romana Tabassum  2013 Expression o alpha amylase gene from  Bacillus licheniformis  International Conference on Biotechnology: Prospect and Challenges in Agriculture, Industry, Health and Environment held on April 22 -26,2013 NIBGE, Faisalabad
  • Asifa Afzal,  Saira Bahir, Tanveer Majeed,  Romana Tabassum  2013  Kinetic of sutilisin protease produced from  Bacillus licheniformis  RTS  strain.Prospect and Challenges in Agriculture, Industry, Health and Environment held on April 22-26,2013 NIBGE, Faisalabad
  • Tawaf Ali Shah, Tauqir Nasir,Asifa Afzal,  Romana Tabassum  and Rabab Zahra  2013.  Isolation of metalobeta bla. NDM.1 Gene containing gram negative bacteria from water in Pakistan.  Prospect and Challenges in Agriculture, Industry, Health and Environment held on April 22-26,2013 NIBGE, Faisalabad

 

 

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