Waqas Khan Kiyani


Lecturer in Botany F. G. College for Men H-9, Islamabad, appointed by the Higher Education Commission Pakistan on the scheme “Support to Scientific Talent to First Class Graduates

Internship in Government Degree College Sehnsa, District Kotli, AJK

Lecturer in Biology    in New Age Scholars College Sehnsa, District Kotli, AJK

Assessment Officer in DAE/STL (Hayata Destek: Support to life) Humanitarian Aid on relief project at Chakkar AJK



M. Sc. Thesis:              “Activity of polyphenol oxidase on different Pakistani wheat cultivars as affected by temperature treatment”.

M. Phil thesis:            “Study of association of polyphenol oxidase markers with specific polyphenol oxidase activities”.

Ph.D. thesis:               “Face to face with Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth.”.



2009             Workshop on Plant Tissue Culture Techniques,
Department of Horticulture, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

2008             9th Biennial PSBMB Conference on Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Department of Biochemistry, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
2008 First International Science Conference, AJK University, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan



2009-contd.: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)                                    Biochemistry/Mol. Biol.
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.


2007-2009: Master of Philosophy (M. Phil)                                     Botany
(2nd Position)
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi


2004-2006: Master of Science (M. Sc.)                                             Botany
(Gold Medal)
Azad Jammu & Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad



  • Gold Medal in M. Sc. (2006) Botany for securing First Position in the department of Botany, Azad Jammu & Kashmir University, Muzaffarabad on 5th November, 2008. It was presented by president of AJK and Vice Chancellor of the University for Outstanding Performance.


  • Secured 2nd Position in M. Phil Botany in the Department of Botany PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
  • Fauji Foundation Academic Distinction Award of 2007 from Fauji Foundation Pakistan on March 24, 2008 by Maj. Gen. Muhammad Tahir (Rted.).



  • Kayani, W. K., Majid, S. A. Mehmood,  T., Naqvi, S. M. S and Waheed, A.. 2011. Effect of temperature stress on polyphenol oxidase activity in grains of some wheat cultivars. Pak. J. Bot., 43(2): 1011-1020.


  • Adil Khan Kayani, Saeed Qureshi, Waqas Khan Kayani, Rahmatullah Qureshi, Abdul Waheed, M. Arshad, Muhammad Gulfraz and M.K. Laghari. 2010. Assessment of wheat yield potential after cropping mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) WILCZEK). Pak. J. Bot., 42(3): 1535-1541.
  • Waseem Safdar, Hamid Majeed, Ishrat Naveed, Waqas Khan Kayani, Haroon Ahmad, Saqib Hussain, Atif  Kamal.  2010. Pharmacognostical study of the medicinal plant Calendula officinalis L. (family compositae) Intern. J. Cell & Mol. Biol., 1(2) 108-116.


  • Waqas Khan Kayani, Faiza Rasheed, Adeel Mahmood, Ishrat Naveed and Adil Khan Kayani. 2011. Evaluation of residual effect of farmyard manure with nitrogen and phosphorous (NP) on succeeding maize after wheat. Accepted on 19 September, 2011 in Journal of Applied Pharmacy, Canada ISSN No: 19204159.
  • Kayani, W. K., Rasheed, F., Mehmood, T., Waheed, A. and Naqvi, S. M. S. 2009. Assessment of genetic diversity among some polyphenol oxidase specific wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes using RAPD markers. (Sent for publication to Molecular Breedings).


  • Rasheed, F., Kayani, W., Gulfaraz, M. and Khan, K. S. Identification of bioactive compounds and screening of bioactivity of Justacia adhatoda L. Sent for publication to African Journal of Biotechnology.

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Biochemistry Department QAU Islamabad Pakistan
Phone: 05190643169
E-mail: baqi.qau@gmail.com

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