Faculty Profile

Dr Aisha Khalid

PhD Bioechemistery UVAS Lahore 2019

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Aisha Khalid is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Biochemistry, University of Management and Technology, Sialkot campus. She earned her M. Phil degree from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and worked on “Evaluation of transgenic line of Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) plants transformed with rol A, B or C genes via Agrobacterium tumefacien” under supervision of Professor Dr. Bushra Mirza present vice chancellor of Lahore College for Women University. She successfully completed her Doctor of Philosophy with Dr. Muhammad Tayyab from Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore and worked on research project of “Molecular Characterization of Thermostable Celulase from Thermotoga naphthophila”. She worked as Research fellow in Cornell University, USA with Prof. Dr. Linda for a period of six months under the International Research Support Initiative Program of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. She also served the different Government and Private sector Colleges and received “Excellent Performance Award” from Jinnah Islamia College Lahore. She joined UMT, Sialkot campus as Assistant Professor on October 2019 and currently involved in research and teaching activities. She has been participated in many National and International Conferences and visited the Seed Corporation Sahiwal Laboratory and NIAB, Faisalabad for completion of research project. She also presented her papers and poster at National or International level of conferences and symposium. Currently several undergraduate students of Biochemistry program are working under her supervision.

Areas of Interest  

  • Genetic Engineering
  • Cloning and Protein Expression
  • Production and Characterization of Recombinant Enzymes
  • 3 D-Structure Analysis of Recombinant Enzymes
  • Bioinformatics Analysis of genes and their products
  • Plant Tissue Culturing
  • Biochemical Analysis of Plant Tissues
  • Transgenic Plant Production
  • Antifungal Activities Assay
  • In Planta Transformation

 Honor and Awards

  • Won Higher Education Commission Award of 1.1 Million Rupees under PhD Indigenous Program for PhD Scholars.
  • Visited Cornell University, USA for research work under International Research Supportive Initiative Program, HEC, Pakistan
  • Awarded Laptop from Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan
  • Participated in Adventure Tour of Nanga Parbat, Organized by QAU, Islamabad.
  • Got 4th Position in Girls Hiking Competition, Organized by QAU, Islamabad

 Service Activity

  • Seminar Conducted on "Training on Microfluidics Point-of-Care Testing and Its Application in Life Sciences” UMT, Sialkot.
  • Workshop conducted on “Hands on Training related to enzyme activity Assay” UVAS, Lahore

Journal Articles

Newspaper Article

Aisha Khalid, Dr. Muhammad Tayyab, 2019. A step for fulfillment of industrial requirement. The Nation.

Research Article

  • Khalid A, Tayyab M, Shakoori AR, Hashmi AS, Yaqub T, Awan AR, Wasim M, Firyal S, Saeed S, Husain Z,Rashid N. 2019. Cloning, Expression and Characterization of highly active Recombinant Thermostable Cellulase from T. naphthophila. “Pakistan Journal of Zoology” vol. 51(3), pp: 925-934.
  • Khalid A, Tayyab M, Shakoori AR, Hashmi AS, YaqubT, Awan AR, Wasim M, Firyal S, Saeed S, Husain Z,Rashid N. 2019. Optimization of Conditions for the Maximal Production of Recombinant Thermostable Cellulase from Thermotoga naphthophila using E.coli BL21CodonPlus (DE3) as Expression Host. “Pakistan Journal of Zoology” vol. 51(4), pp 1371-1377.

International/National conferences/workshops Attended

  • Workshop on “Recombinant Enzymes for the Local Industry of Pakistan” held on 25th September 2013, UVAS, Lahore Pakistan.
  • Workshop on “Use of Endnote” held on 2nd April 2014, UVAS, Lahore Pakistan.
  • Participated in “3rd International Halal Conference” held on 22 – 23rd May, 2014, Expo Centre, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Workshop on “Cutting-Edge Techniques in Molecular Research” held on 12th March, 2015, UVAS, Lahore Pakistan.
  • “Weill Institute Symposium” held on October 13, 2015, Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University, New York, USA.
  • “14th Upstate New York NMR Conference and Structural Biology Symposium” held on October 19 to 20, 2015, SUNY-ESF Gateway Center Syracuse, NY 13210, USA.
  • Participated in 37th “All Pakistan Science Conference” held on 16th -17th November, 2015, PCSIR, Lahore Pakistan.
  • Hands on Practical Training on “Tools Used For Next Generation Sequencing” 14th – 15th December, 2016, QOL, UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • “International Conference on Livestock Genomics” held on 30- 31st May, 2016, UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan
  • “National Workshop on Chromatographic Techniques” held on 30- 31st October, QOL, UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Poster Presentation in “1st International Conference on Biotechnolog Challenges and Opportunities in Pakistan” held on 11 – 12th October, 2017, Lahore Garrison University, Pakistan.
  • Poster Presentation in “International Conference on Bioethics in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology” held on 5 -6th July, 2017. UVAS, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Oral Presentation in “International Conference” held on 2019, Govt. College Women University, Gulberg, Lahore.

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