Work Experience:-

  1. Research and teaching experience

2010-               Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan.
2007- 2010      Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan.

2000- 2007      Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan.
1999-2000       Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam   University, Pakistan.
1997-1999       Teaching molecular biology courses as a visiting faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan.
March1996-Nov1996 Post-doctoral research experience of Arabidopsis Genetics and Molecular biology
1992-1996       Research experience of Arabidopsis Genetics and Molecular biology as graduate student.
1993-95           Demonstrated undergraduate practical courses: Biology of Cell and Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Cambridge, England.
B. Other related experiemce
2009- Present  Provost Girls’ Hostels Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad.
2002- Present  Delivered lectures on Recombinant DNA technology to the college teachers for the referesher courses organized by Punjab and Fedral Government.
2001- Present  Examiner for the M.Sc thesis of the Fatina Jinnah University, Rawalpindi.

  • -   Present            Evaluated ph.D synopsis of Arid Agriculture University. Rawalpindi.

2003-Present   Evaluated research project proposals submitted to H.E.C Islamabad.
C. Membership
2007- Present  Subject expert for the Board of studies of the department of Biological Sciences, University of Wah.
2007-Present   Subject expert for the Board of studies of the Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University.
2006-Present   Member of the Board of studies of the department of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University.
2005-Present   Member of the Board of Studies for the Department of Biochemistry, Hazara University, Mansehra.
2005-Present   Member of the Board of Faculty for the Faculty of Sciences Illama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
2004-2007       Elected member of academic council Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad.
2001-2002       Associate member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology USA.
2001-Present   Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, Austria.
2000-Present   Member of Pakistan Botanical Society, Pakistan.
1999-Present   Member of Quaid-I-Azam University Allumini Assistance Program.
1992- Present  Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Society, Cambridge, England.
1992- Present  Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society, Cambridge, England.
Research Projects:-
2010-2012       Isolation of antioxidant and antitumor agents from Hedera nepalensis and Fagonia cretica. Funded by Higher Education Commission.
2005-2008       Generation of salt resistant tomato by using Hal I and Hal II genes and molecular analysis of transgenic plants. Funded by Higher Education Commission.
2004-2007       Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation of Artemisia sp for enhancement of artemisinin, an antimalarial compound. Funded by Higher Education Commission
2002-2005       Molecular and Biochemical analysis for characterization of genetic diversity in barley land races from West Asia and North African region. Pakistan Science Foundation.
2001-2002       Identification of the genes involved in Vascular Patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Funded by University Grant Commission, Pakistan.

1999-2000       Induced mutagenesis in tomatoes. Funded by University Grant Commission, Paksitan.

PhD theses supervised

  1. Nizam-ud-Din. (2007) True Potato Seed (TPS) production and hybrid formation using In-vitro multiplied parental lines
  2. Amna Noor (2008) Studies on production of transgenic rice plants resistant to bacterial blight using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation
  3. Abida Yasmeen (2008) Generation of transgenic tomato with Arabidopsis early flowering Leafy and Ap1 genes
  4. Rehan Naeem (2008) Genetic diversity of Hordeum vulgare germplasm as revealed by hordein and microsatellite markers
  5. Sheeraz Ahmad (2008) Biological Screen of Organotin(IV) complexes
  6. Samia Innayatullah (2009) Biological evaluation of some selected plant species of Pakistan
  7. Nyla Jabeen (2009) Agrobacterium mediated gene transformation of tomato using rice chitinase gene (RCG3) to develop resistance against fungal pathogens.
  8. Abdualmannan (2009) Determination of artemisinin content of various Artemisa species of Pakistan and its enhancement in Artemisia annua.
  9. Waseem Ahmad (2010) Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation of potato.
  10. Maryam Jamil (2010) Screening of selected plant species of Pakistan for their Pharmacological activities.

M.phil theses supervised:-

  1. Nusrat Saba (2001) Induced mutagenesis in tomatoes.
  2. Nyla Jabeen (2001) Ethylmethanesulphonate mutagenesis in Capsicum annum.
  3. Summara Aziz (2002) Morphophysiological and biochemical analysis of genetic diversity of Hordeum vulgare L. in West Asia and North Africa.
  4. Nabeela Zafar (2002) Morphophysiological and biochemical analysis of genetic diversity of Oryza sativa in Pakistan.
  • Waseem Haider (2002) Selection of the best tomato cultivar for callus induction and regeration.
  1. Saba Irshad Khokher (2002) Antimalarial activity of traditional medicinal plants.
  2. Ghulam Raza (2002) Determination of biokintics and renal clearance of secnidazole in male volunteers by HPLC method.
  3. Waheed Mumtaz (2002) Identification, Purification and characterization of acidic proteases from Aspergillus niger.
  4. Ayeda Karami (2002) Characterization of b- Thalassemia allele in United Arab Emirates.
  5. Zafar Iqbal (2002) Tissue culture and transformation studies of Lycopersicon esculentum.
  6. Tahira Azad (2003) Production, Purification and characterization of alkaline protease from fungus Fusarium oxysporum.
  7. Rashida Kanwal (2003) Evaluation of milk and study of its shelf life with relation to Lactoperoxidase system.
  8. Saima Tazeen (2003) Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation of Vigna radiata.
  9. M.Zakryya Khan (2003) Production, Purification and characterization of alkaline protease from Aspergillus terreus.
  10. Saima Sadaf (2003) Genetic transformation of Artemisia absenthium.
  11. Shabana Maqsood (2003) To study the quality of market made yoghurt.
  12. Shawkat Ali (2004) Transformation of rough lemon with yeast salinity tolerance genes.
  13. Maryam Jamil (2004) Biochemical analysis of Genetic diversity of Hordeium vulgare L.
  14. Hassan Zubair (2004) Mutagenic improvement of locally isolated bacteria for amino acid production by utilizing industrial waste products.
  15. Abdul Mannan (2004) Comparative study of Artemisinin content in different species of Artemisia available in Paksitan and antibacterial assay of Artemisia vestitia.
  16. Sorrosh Haider (2004) Transformation of tomato with Arabidopsis Leafy gene.
  17. Tubba Noor Syed (2004) Generation of transgenic Artemisia Absenthium L.
  18. Aysha Yameen (2004) Iron availability from fortified wheat flour: comparison of different products and fortificants for nation wide fortification program.
  19. Manawar Ahmad (2005) Study of factors affecting Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated genetic transformation of Rough Lemon.
  20. Ihsan ul Haq (2005) Antibacterial and Brine Shrimp toxicity assay of crude extracts of Artemisia dubia.
  21. Sarwat Shah (2005) Agrobacterim mediated transformation of tomato with LEAFY gene.
  22. Muhammad Hassan (2005) Transformation of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) with Arabidopsis early flowering gene APETALATA (AP1) through Agrobacterium infiltration of ripened fruits.
  23. Humaira Naureen (2006) Biological activities of Chalcones and their Libraries
  24. Ateeq-ur-Rehman (2006) Evaluation of methanolic extract of wild thyme (Thymus surphyllum L)
  25. Ahsan Hussain (2006) Biological activities of Fagonia cretica L
  26. Rukhsana Iram (2006) Biological activities of Artemisia fragrans
  27. Nazia Shaheen(2006) Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated transformation of Artemisia species and bacterial activity of their secondary metabolites
  28. Aisha Aftab (2006) Evaluation of biological and pharmacological activities of Adhatoda vasica Nees.
  29. Asma Shaheen (2006) Evaluation of biological activity of Phytolacca latbenia (Moq) Hans Walter
  30. Muhammad Shoaib (2006) Genetic biodiversity study of wild Oat (Avena fatua L) populations based on seed storage protein polymorphism.
  31. Ibrar Ahmed (2006) Optimization of conditions for diversity studies in barley (Hordeum vulgare L) using microsatellite markers
  32. M. Faheem Asim (2007) Analysis of artemisinin content in different Artemisia species of Pakistani origin.
  33. Javaria Aslam (2007) Biological evaluation of novel Schiff bases bearing phenyl ferrocene.
  34. Naila Safdar (2007) Genetic transformation of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) with yeast  Halotolerance gene.
  35. M. Tahir Waheed (2007) Transformation of Lycopersicon esculentum by using rol gene.
  36. Asma Noreen (2007) Evaluaiton of biological activity of novel Schiff bases.
  37. Hina Shehbaz (2008) Diversity studies of Avena.
  38. Arshia Riffat (2008) Biological evaluation of organic compounds including ferrocene containing Schiff bases.
  39.  Azmat Sohail (2008) Transformation and expression studies of recombinant Taq polymerase gene in E. coli.
  40. Ayesha Farooq (2008) Tomato transformation and transgenic plant production using yeast Halotolerance gene.
  41. Samreen Salim (2008) Determination of biological activities metallic derivatives of Mefenamic Acid.
  42. Laila Jaffery (2008) Determination of Biological activities of some semicarbazones
  43. Sumara Salahudin (2008) Herbicide resistance in Pakistani population of Avena fatua L.
  44. Mohammad Ajmal (2008) Microsatellite Polymorphism of Avena fatua L (wild oat) gerplasm of  Pakistan.
  45. Rehana Rani (2009) Purification of recombinant Taq polymerase from transformed E. coli.
  46. Nosheen Akhtar (2009) Transformation of tomato for its improvement against fungal infections.
  47. Bushra Hafeez Kiani (2009) Genetic transformation of Artemisia by rol genes.
  48. Misbah Tauseef (2009) Biological evaluation of some organic compounds including organomettalic Schiff bases
  49. Anees Fatima (2009) Determination of biological activities of some novel n-substituted benzamides
  50. Farah Bashir (2009) Determination of biological activities of azoxy ester derivaties and their interaction with DNA
  51. Simab Kanwal (2009) Pharmacological activity of biological active compounds from Hedera neplensis
  52. Gul naz (2009) Biological screening and phytochemical study of Aster thomsonii and Salvia nubicola
  53. Faisal Masood (2010) Screening of wheat germplasmfor stem rust resistance gene Sr 24 by MAS
  54. Nabila Iqbal (2010) Pharmacological evaluation and fractionation of Acer oblongifolium (L) extract.
  55. Erum Dilshad (2010) Pharmacological evaluation of some novel Aza-Heterocyclic (Pyrazole) derivative and their Intermediates
  56. Majid Ali (2010) Transformation and Artemisisnin analysis of Artemisia dubia.
  57. Asma Umer Khayam (2010) Pharmocological studies od selected species of Artemisia plant.
  58. Yasmin
  59. Ambreen Gul Muazzam (2010) Analysis of Occult species of HCV-RNA in peripheral Blood Mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of Seronegative patients
  60. Saboora Waris (2010) Pharmacological; activities of Nitro and Amine compounds containing different functionalities.
  61. Hassan Mehboob Awan (2010) Biological evaluation  and insilico studies on 1,4-disubtituted 1,2,3-triazoles.
  62. Sumbal Wahid (2011) Determination of Medicinal importance of Metal phosphines, schiff bases and their complexes.
  63. Sehrish Sarfraz (2011) Determination of therapeutic potential of poly (azomethine)esters and their monomers
  64. Aisha Khalid (2011) Evaluation of the Transgenic Lines of Solanum lycopersicum L. cv. Rio Grande Transformed with rol A,B or C Gene.

Current Research Students :-
Nine Ph.D and six M.phil students.

Conference Presentations:-

  1. B. Mirza and I.J.Furner (1995) “Gene Inactivation in Transgenic Arabidopsis’’ at the 6th International Meeting on Arabidopsis Research, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. June 7-11-1995.
  2. B. Mirza and I.J.Furner (1995) “DNA methylation and copy number of the insertion region influence transgene activity in Arabidopsis” at Mechanisms and Applications of Gene Silencing conference. Nottingham University, England. March 27th-31st 1995.
  3. B. Mirza and S. Grant (1996) “Map based cloning of the Enhancer of gene silencing 1 in Arabidopsis” at the Tenth Annual Plant Molecular Biology Retreat, Morehead, North Carolina, USA. September 20-22, 1996
  4. B. Mirza (2000) Methylation of promoter sequence influences the transgene activity in Arabidopsis at All Pakistan Science Conference Muzaferabad. May 2000.
  5. B. Mirza (2000) Irreversible inactivation of a transgene in Arabidopsis thaliana at 7th National Conference of Plant Scientists at University of Punjab Lahore. November 14-16, 2000.
  6. B. Mirza (2001) Biotechnology: Legal, ethical and moral issues at Salzburg Seminars, Salzburg, Austria. Oct 14-21, 2001.
  7. B. Mirza (2002) Antimalarial activity of some medicinal plants at the International workshop on health challenges of 21st century and traditional medicine in SAARC region. NIH Islamabd. November 4-6, 2002.
  8. N. Zafar and B. Mirza (2003) Morphophysiological and biochemical analysis of genetic diversity of Oryza sativa L. in Pakistan. 8th National meeting of plant scientists. Department of botany, University of Karachi. Feb 24-28, 2003.
  9. N. Saba and B. Mirza (2003) Ethyl methane sulphonate induced chemical mutagenesis in Lycopersicon esculentum. 8th National meeting of plant scientists. Department of botany, University of Karachi. Feb 24-28, 2003.
  10. S. Aziz and B. Mirza (2003) Morphophysiological and biochemical analysis of genetic diversity of Hordeum vulgare L of West Asia and North Africa. 8th National meeting of plant scientists. Department of Botany, University of Karachi. Feb 24-28, 2003.
  11. Saima Tazeen and Bushra Mirza (2003) Agrobacterium tumefacience Mediated transformation of Vigna radiate. 7th International conference Trends in Biochemistry and molecular biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, April 2-5, 2003.
  12. S. Nadeem, H. Zubair, B. Mirza and H.M. Muzammil (2004) Upgradation of cane molasses for amino acid fermentation by locally isolated bacteria. 24th Pakistan congress of zoology (international congress). Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad. March 30th –April 1st, 20004.
  13. A. Yasmeen and B. Mirza (2004) Generation of transgenic tomato with the Arabidopsis early flowering Leafy (LFY) gene. 2nd National conference of Biology. G. C. University, Lahore. 22-24th April, 2004.
  14. A. Mannan and B. Mirza (2004). Comparative study of Artemisinin content in different species of Artemisia available in Paksitan and antibacterial assay of Artemisia vestitia. International symposium on “Medicinal plants: Linkages beyond national boundaries”. NARC Islamabad. 7-9, September 2004.
  15. S. T. Noor, S. Sadaf and B. Mirza (2004). Generation of transgenic Artemisia absenthium L. International symposium on “Medicinal plants: Linkages beyond national boundaries”. NARC Islamabad. September 7-9, 2004.
  16. Ahsan Hussain, H. Zubair and B. Mirza (2004) Productiona and purification of alkaline protease from Aspergillus terrus. 4th International Science Conference. University of Azad Jummut and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad. October  6-9, 2004.
  17. Ihsan ul Haq, Maryum Jamil, Abdulmannan and B. Mirza (2004). Antibacterial and Brine Shrimp toxicity assay of crude extracts of Artemisia dubia. 5th International & 15th National Chemistry Conference. Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. November 24-27, 2004.
  18. Ahsan Hussain and B. Mirza (2004) Purification and characterization of alkaline protease from Aspergillus terrus. 5th International & 15th National Chemistry Conference. Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. November 24-27, 2004.
  19. S. Irshad and B. Mirza (2004) Antimalarial activity of traditional medicinal plants. 5th International & 15th National Chemistry Conference. Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. November 24-27, 2004.
  20. A. Mannan, Ihsan-ul-Haq and B. Mirza (2004). Comparative study of Artemisinin content in different species of Artemisia available in Paksitan. 5th International & 15th National Chemistry Conference. Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. November 24-27, 2004.
  21. B. Mirza (2004) Understanding the Gender Dimentions of Biotechnology Research and Application. Regional Consultative Expert Workshop. National Commission on Biotechnology, the Gender Advisory Board, UNCSTD. November 30th - December 1st,  2004.
  22. B. Mirza (2004) Plant genetic engineering: Methodology, applications and concerns. National conference of Genetic Engineering, Hazara University, Mansehra. 1st – December 3rd, 2004.
  23. Shawkat Ali and Bushra Mirza (2004) Transformation of Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.) with yeast HAL2 gene. 5th International Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 4-6, 2004.
  24. A. Yasmeen B. Mirza (2004) Generation of transgenic tomato with the Arabidopsis early flowering Leafy (LFY) gene. 5th International Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 4-6, 2004.
  25. Munawar Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2004) Factors affecting efficiency of Agrobacterium mediated transformation in Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.). 5th International Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 4-6, 2004.
  26. Saba Irshad and Bushra Mirza (2005) Antimalarial activity of traditional medicinal plants in vitro. 8th International symposium on protein structure function relationship. HEJ research Institute of Chemistry University of Karachi. Jan. 7-10, 2005.
  27. S. Ali and B. Mirza (2005) Transformation of Rough Lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.) with yeast HAL2 gene. International conference on Biotechnology for salanity and drought tolerance in plants. Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad. March 28-31, 2005.
  28. Bushra Mirza and Abida Yasmeen (2005) Generation of transgenic tomato with the Arabidopsis early flowering LEAFY (LFY) and APETALA I (API) genes. 16th International conference on Arabidopsis research, University of Wisconsin, Medison, USA. June 15-19, 2005.
  29. Farza Latif Ansari, Samina Nazir, Humaira Noureen and Bushra Mirza (2005) Combinatorial synthesis and antibacterial studies on an indexed chalcone library. 11th Asian Chemical Congress, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. August 24-26, 2005.
  30. Muhammad Hassan, Waheed Arshad, Munawar Ahmad, Abida Yasmeen and Bushra Mirza (2005) In-planta genetic transformation of tomato through Agrobacterium infiltration of ripened fruits. 4th World Congress of Cellular and Molecular Biology. France October 7-12, 2005.
  31. Munawar Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2005). An efficient protocol for transient transformation of intact fruit and transgene expression in Citrus. 4th World Congress of Cellular and Molecular Biology. France October 7-12, 2005.
  32. Maryum Jamil and Bushra Mirza (2005). Antibacterial, cytotoxicity and antitumor assay of selected plant species of Pakistan. 4th World Congress of Cellular and Molecular Biology. France October 7-12, 2005.
  33. Rehan Naeem and Bushra Mirza (2005) Characterization of Hordeum vulgare accessions of Pakistan by Hordein SDS-PAGE. Plant Genetics, Mechanisms of Genetic Variation. American Society for Plant Biologists, Snowbird Resort & Conference Centre, Snowbird, Utah.  October 12-16, 2005. France October 7-12, 2005.
  34. Farzana Latif Ansari, Samina Nazir, Humaira Noureen and Bushra Mirza (2006) Combinatorial synthesis and brine shrimp cytotoxicity studies on an indexed chalcone library. 10th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemisty.  H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry. Karachi.  January 6-9, 2006.
  35. Rehan Naeem and Bushra Mirza (2006). Characterization of genetic diversity in core collection accessions of barley, Hordeum vulgare, of Pakistan. 9th National Conference of Plant Scientists, the Institute of Botany, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. February 13-15, 2006.
  36. Bushra Mirza (2007) Molecular Markers: Tool for genetic diversity studies An international conference on biodiversity conservation as a renewable resource of Pakistan held in Arid Agriculture University in March 2007.
  37. Muhammad Shoaib, Ibrar Ahmed, Abdul Mannan, Waseem Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2007) Genetic diversity in wild oat (Avena fatua L.) populations of Pakistan on the basis of seed storage protein polymorphism An international conference on biodiversity conservation as a renewable resource of Pakistan held in Arid Agriculture University in March 2007.
  38. Madiha Islam, Ibrar Ahmed, Waheed Arshad, Muhammad Rashid Khan and Bushra Mirza (2007) Genetic diversity in wild oat (Avena fatua L.) populations of Pakistan as revealed by microsatellite markers An international conference on biodiversity conservation as a renewable resource of Pakistan held in Arid Agriculture University in March 2007.
  39. Ibrar Ahmed, Madiha Islam, Abdul Mannan, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Rehan Naeem and Bushra Mirza (2007) Optimization of conditions for assessment of genetic diversity in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) using microsatellite markers An international conference on biodiversity conservation as a renewable resource of Pakistan held in Arid Agriculture University in March 2007.
  40. Muhammad Zaeem Akhtar, Rehan Naeem and Bushra Mirza (2007) Single reaction PCR optimization of Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers for Artemisia An international conference on biodiversity conservation as a renewable resource of Pakistan held in Arid Agriculture University in March 2007.
  41. Muhammad Zaeem Akhtar, Nazia Hassan, Muhammad Fayyaz Chaudhary and Bushra Mirza (2007) Phytotoxic effect of Artemisia Species 5th executive management seminar on recent advances in environmental science and management, held in April 11-13, 2007 by Pakistan institute of science and technology Islamabad
  42. Bushra Mirza (2008) Evaluation of selected medicinal plants and synthetic compounds for biological activities. Second National Conference on health biotechnology, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, 27-28 May 2008.
  43. Maryam Jamil, Bushra Mirza and Ihsan ul Haq 2008. Screening of Selected Plant Species of Pakistan for Pharmacological Activities. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  44. Naila Safdar and Bushra Mirza 2008. Transformation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) with Yeast Halotolerance HAL 1 gene. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  45. Waheed Arshad, Waseem Ahmad and Bushra Mirza 2008. Comparison of Transient Gus Expression through Biolistic Gun and Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation in Tomato, Potato and Rice. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  46. Muhammad Ajmal, Muhammad Zaeem Akhtar, Rehan Naeem, Ibrar Ahmed, Rashid Mehmood and Bushra Mirza Microsatellite Polymorphism in Avena Fatua L (Wild oat) Germplasm of Pakistan. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  47. Rehan Naeem, Zaeem Akhtar and Bushra Mirza Development of Optimal Core Collection for Hordeum vulgare Germplasm by SSR Analysis: an Optimal Strategy for Germplasm Management. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  48. Muhammad Zaeem Akhtar, Nazia Hassan, Rehan Naeem, Muhammad Ajmal, Muhammad Fayyaz Chaudhary and Bushra Mirza. Maximizing Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Markers to Study Genetic Diversity among Artemisia Species. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  49. Amna Noor, Hamid Rashid, Zubeda Chaudhry and Bushra Mirza. Effect of Application of Different Concentrations of Acetosyringone for the Improvement of Transform. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.
  50. Ihsan ul Haq, Nazif Ullah, Simab Kanwal, Gulnaz bibi, and Bushra Mirza Biological Evaluation and Phytochemical Analysis of Euphorbia wallichii Root Extract and its Fractions. 9th Biennial Conference Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi. December 17-20, 2008.

 

 

Publications:-

 

  1. Ihsan-ul-haq, Nazif Ullah, Gulnaz Bibi, Simab Kanwal, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2010). Antioxidant/anticancrous activty and phytochemical analysis of Euphorbia wallichii root extract and its fraction. Iranian Journal of Pharmacuitical Research (Accepterd 2010-2011).
  2. Ihsan-ul-Haq, Abdul Mannan, Maryam Jamil, Izhar Hussain and Bushra Mirza (2010). Antibacterial and brine shrimp toxicity assay of crude extract of Artemisia dubia. Pakistan Journal of Botany (Accepted 2010).
  3. N. Safdar, A. Yasmeen and B. Mirza An insight into functional genomics of transgenic lines of tomato cv Rio Grande harbouring yeast halotolerance genes Plant Biology doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2010.00412.x
  4. G. bibi, Ihsan-ul-Haq, N. Ullah, A. Mannan and B. Mirza (2011) Antitumor, cytotoxic and antioxidant potential of Aster thomsonii extracts. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol 5(2,) pp. 252-258.
  5. Rehan Naeem, Lynn Dahleen and Bushra Mirza (2011) Genetic differentiation and geographical Relationship of Asian barley landraces using SSRs. Genetics and Molecular Biology 34: 2, 268-273
  6. Zaheer, M, Shah A, Akhter Z , Qureshi R , Mirza B , Tauseef M, Bolte M (2011) Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and evaluation of biological activities of some ferrocenyl Schiff bases. Applied Organometalic Chemistry1 : 61-69     
  7. Saeed MA , Rauf MK, Imtiaz-Ud-Din, Badshah A , Akhtar MZ , Mirza B ( 2010). Some bioactive organotin (IV) derivatives with 3, 4-dichlorophenylacetic acid: synthesis, spectroscopic properties, and X-ray structure of [Sn-4(C4H9)(8)(OOCCH2C6H3Cl2)(4)O-2]. Turkish Journal of Chemistry. 34(1) 109-118.
  8. Hussain A , Mannan A , Zubair H, Mirza B  (2010). Purification and Characterization of Alkaline Proteases from Aspergillus terreus. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 32: (4): 497-504.
  9. Abdul Mannan, Ibrar Ahmed, Waheed Arshad, Muhammad F Asim,             Rizwana A Qureshi, Izhar Hussain and Bushra Mirza (2010) Survey of artemisinin production by diverse Artemisia species in northern Pakistan. Malaria Journal 9:310 doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-31.
  10. Muhammad Zia, Bushra Mirza, Salman Akbar Malik and Muhammad Fayyaz Chaudhary (2010) Expression of rol genes in transgenic soybean (Glycine max L.) leads to changes in plant phenotype, leaf morphology, and flowering time. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 103:227–236
  11. Mukhtiar Hussain, Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Saqib Ali and Bushra Mirza (2010) Structure Elucidation and Inhibitory Effects of Self Assembled Organotin (IV) Esters of p-tolyl Acetic Acid on Bacterial, Fungal, Brine Shrimps and Potato tumor cells. Drug and Chemical Toxicology 33(2): 183-192.
  12. M. Hussain, M. Hanif, S. Ali, S. Shahzadi, M.S. Ahmad, B. Mirza and H.S. Evans (2010) In Vitro Antitomor and Antibacterial Assay of Organotin (IV) Complexes of 2,3-Methylenedioxybenzoic Acid: X-Ray Structure of [(C2H 5)2Sn(C8H5O4)2]. Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 7(1):155-163.
  13. Muhammad Hanif, Mukhtiar Hussain, Saqib Ali, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmed, Bushra Mirza and Helen Stoeckli-Evans (2010) In vitro biological studies and structural elucidation of organotin(IV) derivatives of 6-nitropiperonylic acid: Crystal structure of {[(CH2O2C6H2(o-NO2)COO)SnBu2]2O}2. Polyhedron 29:613-619
  14. Muhammad Adeel Saeed, Muhammad Khawar Rauf, Imtiaz-ud-din, AminBadshajh, Muhammad Zaeem Akhtar and Busrha Mirza (2010) Some bioactive organotin (IV) derivatives with 3,4-dichlorophenylacetic acid: synthesis, spectroscopic properties and X-ray structure of [Sn4(C4H9)8(OOCCH2C6H3Cl204O2]. Turk J Chem 33:109-118.
  15. Abdual Mannan, Tooba Noor Syed and Bushra Mirza (2009) Factor affecting Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation of Artemisia absinthium L. Pakistan Journal of Botany 41(6): 3239-3246.
  16. Nighat Fatima, Muhammad Zia, Riaz-ur-Rehaman, Zarrin Fatima Rizvi, Safia Ahmad, Bushra Mirza and M. Fayyaz Chaudhary (2009) Biological activities of Rumex dentatus L: Evaluation if methanol and hexane extracts. African Journal of Biotechnology 8(24): 6945-6950
  17. Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Abdul Mannan, Samia Inayatullah, M. Zaeem Akhtar, Mazhar Qayyum and Bushra Mirza (2009) Biological evaluation of wild thyme (Thymus serphllum). Pharmaceutical Biology 47 (7):628-633.
  18. Nyla Jabeen Bushra Mirza, Zubeda Chaudhary, Hamid Rashid and Muhammad Gulfraz (2009) Study of factors affecting Agrobacterium mediated gene transformation in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) CV. Riogrande using rice chitinase (CHT-3) gene Pakistan Journal of Botany 41(5): 2605-2614.
  19. Farzana Latif Ansari, Muhammad Baseer, Fatima Iftikhar, Saima Kulsoom, Ahsan Ullah, Samina Nazir, Awais Shaukat, ihsan-ul-Haq and Bushra Mirza (2009) Microwave assisted synthesis, antibacterial activity against Bordetella bronchiseptica of a library of 3’- hydroxyaryl and heteroaryl chalcones and molecular descriptor-based SAR. ARKIVOC (x) 318-332.
  20. Sadaf Yaqoob, Saqib Ali, Ihsan-ul-Haq and Bushra Mirza (2009) Interaction of Naproxen with Transition Metals: Synthesis, Characterization, Anti-inflammatory Activity and Kinetic Studies. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 62(21): 3463-3470.
  21. Uzma Habib, Amin Badshah, Ulrich Florke, Rizwana Aleem Qureshi, Bushra Mirza, Nazar-ul-Islam, Azeem Khan. Synthesis and structural characterization of (2,4-Diamino-5-(3’, 4’, 5’-Trimethoxy benzyle) Pyrimidine copper(II) Complex. Journal of Chemistry crystallography. 703-734.
  22. Mukhtiar Hussain, Adnan Siddique, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Muhammad Hanif, Saqib Ali and Bushra Mirza (2009) Dimethyltin(IV) Derivatives of Biologically Potent Substituted Phenylacrylic Acids; Synthesis, Chemical Characterization and Inhibitory Effects on Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Cells. Chemical Biology & Drug Design 74: 183-189.
  23. Uzma Habib, Amin Badshah, Ulrich Fkrke, Rizwana Aleem Qureshi, Bushra Mirza, Nazar-ul-Islam and Azeem Khan (2009) Synthesis of (2,4-Diamino-5-(3’, 4’,5’-trimethoxybemzyl) Pyrimidine) Copper (II) Complex at 20-25° C and its structural characterization. J. Chem. Crystallogr. 39:607-611.
  24. Mukhtiar Hussain, Muhammad Hanif Saqib Ali, Saira Shahzadi, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Bushra Mirza and Helen S. Evans (2009) Synthesis And Coordination Chemistry Of Organotin(IV) Complexes of 2,3-Methylenedioxyphenylpropenoic Acid. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 62 (13) 2229-2238.
  25. Ibrar Ahmad, Madiha Islam, Abdul Mannan, Rehan Naeem and Bushra Mirza (2009) Optimization of conditions for assessment of genetic diversity in barley (Hordium vulgare L.) using microsettelite markers. Barley Genetic Newsletter 39:5-12.
  26. Ibrar Ahmed, Madiha Islam, Waheed Arshad, Abdul Mannan, Wasim Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2009) High quality plant DNA extraction, suitable for PCR; is it still a problem? Journal of Applied Genetics 50 (2):105-107.
  27. Haq Nawaz, Zareen Akhter, Sumaira Yameen, Humaria M. Siddiqi, Bushra Mirza and Arshia Rifat (2009) Synthesis and biological evaluations of some Schiff-base esters of ferrocenyl aniline and simple aniline. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694: 2198-2203.
  28. Abida Yasmeen, Bushra Mirza, Samia Inayatullah, Naila Safdar, Maryam Jamil and M. Fayyaz Choudhry (2009) In Planta transformation of tomato. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 27 (1) 20-28.
  29. Muhammad S Ahmad, Bushra Mirza, Mukhtiar Hussain, Muhammad Hanif, Saqib Ali, Michael J Walsh, Francis L Martin (2008) ATR-FTR spectroscopy detects alterations induced by organotin(IV) carboxylates in MCF-7 cells at sub-cytotxic/-genotoxic concentrations. PMC Biophysics 1:3 doi:10.1186/1757-5036-1-3.
  30. Abdual Mannan, Nazia Shaheen, Waheed Arshad, Rizwana Aleem Qureshi, Muhammad Zia and Bushra Mirza (2008) Hairy roots induction and artemisinin in Artemisia dubia and Artemisia indica. African Journal of Biotechnology 7 (18): 3288-3292.
  31. Aamir Saeed, Sabah Zaman, Maryam Jamil and Bushra Mirza (2008) Synthesis and antifungal activity of some novel N-(4-Phenyl-3-aroylthiazol-2(3H)-ylidene) substituted benzamides. Turkish Journal of Chemistry 32: 585-592.
  32. M. Khawar Rauf, M. Adeel Saeed, Imtiaz-ud-Din, M. Bolte, A Badshsah, and Bushra Mirza (2008) Synthesis, characterization and biological activities of some new Organotin (IV) derivatives: Crystal structure of [Sn Ph3)(OOCC6H4OH)] and [(SnMe3)2 (OOC)2C6Cl4 (DMSO)2]. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 693 (18): 3043-3048.
  33. Farzana Latif Ansari, Fatima Iftikhar, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Bushra Mirza, Mohammad Baseer and Umer Rashid (2008) Solid-phase synthesis and biological evaluation of a parallel library of 2,3-dihydro-1,5-benzothiazepines. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 16(16): 7691-7697.

  34. M. Hasan, A.J. Khan, S. Khan, A.H. Shah, A.R. Khan and Bushra Mirza (2008) Transformation of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) with Arabidopsis early flowering gene Apetalai (API) through Agrobacterium infiltration of ripened fruits. Pakistan Journal of Botany 40 (1): 161-173.
  35. M. Sheeraz Ahmed, Mukhtiar Hussain, Mohammad Hanif, Saqib Ali,  Mazhar Qayyum and Bushra Mirza (2008) Di- and Triorganotin(IV) esters of 3, 4-Methylenedioxycinnamic Acid: Synthesis, Spectroscopic characterization and Biological Screening of antimicrobial, cytotoxic and antitumor activities. Chem Biol Drug Des 71: 568-576
  36. Muhammad Zareef, Rashid Iqbal, Bushra Mirza, Khalid M. Khan, Abdul Manan, Faheem Asim and Sher W. Khan (2008) Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of some derivatives of acylhydrazine including novel benzenediazasulfonamides. ARKIVOC (ii) 141-152.
  37. Ian Funer, Louise Ellis, Saleha Bahkt, Bushra Mirza and Mazhar Sheikh (2008) The CAUT lines; a novel resource for studies of cell autonomy in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal. 53 (4):645-660.
  38. A. Mannan, N. Shaheen, A. Rehman, W. Arshad, M. Zia and B. Mirza (2007) Production and release of allelopathic compounds by Artemisia hairy root cultures.  Allelopathy Journal. 20(20): 379-386.
  39. Bushra Mirza, Mohammad Shoaib, Munawar Ahmad, Yong- Bi Fu  (2007) Genetic diversity in Pakistani populations of Avena fatua revealed by seed storage protein polymorphism. Communications in Biometry and Crop Sicence. 2: 41-48.
  40. Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmed, Mukhtiar Hussain, Mohammad Hanif, Saqib Ali, and Bushra Mirza (2007) Synthesis, chemical characterization and biological screening for Antitumor and cytotoxocity of Organotin (IV) derivatives of 3,4-Methylenedioxy 6-nitrophenylpropenic acid. Molecules 12: 2348-2363.
  41. Ahsan Hussain, Muhammad Zia and Bushra Mirza (2007) Cytotoxic and Antitumor potential of Fagonia cretica L. Turkish Journal of Biology. 31: 19-24.
  42. Ahsan Ullah, Farzana Latif Ansari, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Samina Nazir and Bushra Mirza (2007) Combinatorial Synthesis and Antitumour Studies on an Aryl and Heteroaryl Chalcone Library using Positional Scanning Method.  Chemistry and Biodiversity (Switzerland) 4: 203-214.
  43. Samia Inayatullah, Rukhsana Irum, Ateeq-ur-Rehman, M. Fayyaz Chaudhary and Bushra Mirza (2007) Biological Evaluation of Some Selected Plant Species of Pakistan. Pharmaceutical Biology. 45: 397-403.
  44. Mohammad Hanif, Mukhtiar Hussain, Saqib Ali, Moazzam H. Bhatti, M. Sheeraz Ahmed, Bushra Mirza, Helen S. Evans (2007) Synthesis, spectroscopic investigations, crystal structures and biological screening of the organotin (iv) derivatives of peperonylic acid. Turkish Journal of Chemistry 31: 349-361.
  45. Farkhanda Shaheen, Amin Badshah, Marcel Gielen, Michal Duesk, Karla Fejfarova, Dick de Vos and Bushra Mirza (2007) Synthesis, characterization, antibacterial and cytotoxicity activity of new Palladium (II) complexes with Dithiocarbamate ligands. X-ray structure of Bis (dibenzyl-i-s:s’-dithiocarbamato)pd(II) New Palladium(II) Complexes with dithiocarbamate ligands. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 692: (14) 3019-3026.
  46. Rehan Naeem, Ibrar Ahmed, Rehana Asghar and Bushra Mirza (2006).  Characterization of Hordeum vulgare accessions of Pakistan by Hordein SDS-PAGE. Cereal Research Communications. (Hungary) 34 (4): 1247-1254.
  47. Shawkat Ali and Bushra Mirza (2006) Micropropagation of rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.): Effect of explants type and hormone concentration. Acta Botanica Croatica. 65 (2): 137-146.
  48. Amna Noor, Zubeda Chaudhry, Hamid Rashid and Bushra Mirza (2006) Evaluation of resitance of rice varieties against bacterial blight caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae.Pakistan Journal of Botany. 38(1): 193-203.
  49. Nizam-ud-Din, Bushra Mirza, M. Qamar and A. Khabir (2005) Root formation in true potato seed parental lines by IBA application. Pak. J. Agri.Sci., 42(3-4): 29-35. Farzana Latif Ansari, Samina Nazir, Humaira Noureen and Bushra Mirza (2005) Combinatorial synthesis and antibacterial studies on an indexed chalcone library. Chemistry and Biodiversity (Zurich) 2: 1656-1664.
  50. Farzana Latif Ansari, Samina Nazir, Humaira Noureen and Bushra Mirza (2005) Combinatorial synthesis and antibacterial studies on an indexed chalcone library. Chemistry and Biodiversity (Zurich) 2: 1656-1664.
  51. Nyla Jabeen, Zubeda Chaudhry, Hamid Rashid and Bushra Mirza (2005) Effect of Genotype and explant type on in vitro shoot regeneration of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Pakistan Journal of Botany. 37(4):899-903.
  52. Bushra Mirza (2005) Influence of the nature of the T-DNA insertion region on transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Russian Journal of Genetics, 41 (12) 1322-1328.
  53. Amna Noor, Hamid Rashid, Zubeda Chaudhry and Bushra Mirza (2005) High frequency regeneration from scutellum derived calli of basmati rice cv.basmati 385 and super basmati. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 37(3):673-684
  54. Munawar Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2005). An efficient protocol for transient transformation of intact fruit and transgene expression in Citrus. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter (Canada) 23: 419a-419k.
  55. Saima Tazeen and Bushra Mirza (2004) Factors affecting Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated genetic transformation of Vigna radiata L. Wilczek.Pakistan Journal of Botany. 36(4):887-896.
  56. Bushra Mirza (2004) Islamic perspectives on Biotechnology. In: Cross Cultural Biotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues. (M. Brannigan ed). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Maryland, USA.
  57. Rashida Kanwal, Toqeer Ahmed and Bushra Mirza (2004) Comparative analysis of quality of milk collected from buffalo, cow, goat and sheep of Rawalpindi/Islamabad region in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 3(3) 300-305.
  58. Nyla Jabeen and Bushra Mirza (2004) Ethyl Methane Sulfonate induces morphological mutations in Capsicum annuum. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology. 6 (2) 340-345.
  59. Rashida Kanwal, Toqeer Ahmed, I. H. Athar and Bushra Mirza (2002) Comparative analysis of quality of milk collected from Rawalpindi/Islamabad region. Pak. J. Food Sci. 12(1-2) 29-33.
  60. Nyla Jabeen and Bushra Mirza (2002) Ethyl Methane Sulfonate enhances gentic variability in Capsicum annum. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 1(4) 425-428.
  61. Nusrat Saba and Bushra Mirza (2002) Ethyl methane sulfonate induced genetic variability in Lycopersicon esculentum. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 4 (1) 89-92.
  62. Zubeda Chaudary, I. Feroz, Waseem Haider, Hamid Rashid, Bushra Mirza and A. Quraishi (2001) Varietal Response of Lycopersicon esculentum L. to Callogenesis and Regeneration. OnLine Journal of Biological sciences 1 (12) 1138-1140.
  63. Bushra Mirza (2001) Genetic and molecular analysis of transgenic Arabidopsis, using a chlorophyll gene as a marker. Sicience Vision 6(4) 48-55.
  64. Bushra Mirza (2001) Arabidopsis a model system for plant research has been completely sequenced. On line Journal of Biological Sciences 1(4) 298.
  65. Bushra Mirza (2001) Irreversible inactivation of a transgene in Arabidopsis thaliana. Pakistan Journal of Botany 33 (2) 203-209.
  66. Muhammad Ashraf, Afsari Sharif, Bushra Mirza (1995). “Effects of 5-azacytidine on nucleolus in root tip cells of two crops”. The Nucleus 38 (1,2).
  67. Afsari Sharif, Muhammad E. Haq. Bushra Mirza and Muhammad Ashraf (1992) “Ultrastructural Localization of Ag-NOR Stained Proteins in Interphase Nucleolus of Hordeum vulgare”. Journal of Research (Science), 4(1) 1-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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