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Ch. M. Moddassir Ahmed

moddassir@nibge.org , cmmanibge@yahoo.co.uk


Senior Scientist


Work Phone: (+92 41) 9201316-20 Ext 262
Fax Phone: (+92 41) 9201472
Cell/Direct Phone: 0300-6676473
Ch. M. Moddassir Ahmed

Qualification:

  • B.Sc.  1996. Zoology. Chemistry. Geography. University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. 
  • M.Sc. (Biological Sciences) 2000. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • M.Phil. (Microbiology) 2002. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

Research Interests:

  • Molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms associated with stress tolerance in plants.
  • Biotic stress (Rust, Aphid, Mealy Bug etc) tolerance study in wheat, tobacco.
  • Abiotic stress (Heat, Drought, Manure Use Efficiency) tolerance in transgenic wheat.

 

Research Publications:

  • Iqbal. S., Bashir, A., Naseer, H. M., Ahmed, M. and Malik K.A. (2008) Identification of differentially expressed genes in developing cotton fiber (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Differential Display. Elect. J. Biotech. Vol. 11 No.1 Issue January 2008.
  • Ahmed. M., Iqbal, S., Farhatullah. and Bashir, A.  (2010), Identification and Isolation of putative Resistance Genes from G.arboreum through Differential Display. (In Press)
  • Shah, A.D., Ahmed, M., Mukhtar, Z., Afzal, S., Habib, I., Malik, Z.A., Mansoor, S. and Saeed, N. A. (2011). Spider toxin (Hvt) gene cloned under phloem specific RSs1 and RolC promoters provide resistance against American bollworm (Heliothis armigera).       (Biotechnology Letters, DOI: 10.1007/s10529-011-0572-1).

 

Database Submissions:

  • 26 Differentially expressed genes submitted in 2007 at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
  • Shah,A.Dino., Ahmed,M., Habib.I.  and Saeed, N. Ahmad. 2011.  Database Submission: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Accession No.JF342239 Leptochloa fusca, Mannose specific lectin mRNA. NIBGE, Jhang Road, Faisalabad 38000, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Rauf, M., Ali, R., Shahzad, K., Ahmad,M., Habib, I., Mansoor, S., Berkowitz, G. A. and Saeed, N. A. 2011. Database Submission: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Accession No. JF933903 Leptochloa fusca ferredoxin-thioredoxin reductase (FTR) mRNA, complete cds.
  • Rauf, M., Ali, R., Mansoor, S., Ahmad, M., Shahzad, K., Habib, I., Berkowitz, G. A. and Saeed, N. A. 2011. Database Submission: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Accession No. JF933902 Leptochloa fusca Na/H antiporter (NHX1) mRNA, complete cds.
  • Shahzad, K., Rauf, M., Ahmad, M., Ali, R., Berkowitz, G. A. Mansoor, S. and Saeed, N. A. 2011. Database Submission: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Accession No. JN547411 Leptochloa fusca high affinity potassium transporter gene, partial cds.
  • Shahzad, K., Rauf, M., Ahmad, M., Ali, R., Berkowitz, G. A. Mansoor, S. and Saeed, N. A. 2011. Database Submission: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Accession No. JN547411 Leptochloa fusca hypothetical protein mRNA, partial cds.

 

Poster and Abstracts:

  • Shah, A.D., Mukhtar, Z., Khan, S.A., Ahmed, M., Rauf, A., Mansoor, S. and Saeed, S.A. (2011).Expression of spider toxin gene (Hvt) under phloem specific RSs1 and RolC promoters confers resistance against Heliothis armigera and mealybug (Phenococcus solenopsis). Abstract and poster presentation in “2nd International Conference of Plant Scientists (ICPS-2011)” February 22-24, 2011 at GC University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Saeed, N. A., Habib, I., Anwar, M., Ahmed, M., Mukhtar, Z., Qureshi, J., Mansoor, S. and Khalid Z. M. (2011). Development of drought and salt tolerant wheat through biotechnology. Abstract published in “International seminar on wheat productivity enhancement to sustain self sufficiency” March 17, 2011 at Wheat Research Institute AARI, Faisalabad-Pakistan. 
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