Department of Biotechnology

Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar
Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar

Chairpersen/Tenured Professor
Department of Biotechnology
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Experience

  • Chairperson Department of Biotechnology, 9th February, 2021 till date
  • 30th December, 2020 till date, Professor Tenured, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 20th May, 2016 till 29th December, 2020, Associate Professor Tenured, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 3rd October, 2009-20th May, 2016, Assistant professor TTS, Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Honor and Awards

List honors or awards for scholarship or professional activity.


Memberships

  • Convener University Inspection Committee
  • Member University Purchase Committee
  • Member University Ranking Committee
  • Member of Department BOS
  • Member of Doctoral committee
  • Member Central Research Lab advisory committee
  • Member University Employees Benevolent fund Committee
  • Member Board of Studies of Zoology Department, University of Education, Lahore.
  • Member of Departmental equipment purchase and stock committee
  • Member of BS admission committee
  • BS coordinator
  • Project Lab Incharge
  • Department QEC Coordinator
  • Incharge Biotechnology Society of LCWU

Graduate Students/Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/Honour Students

1.      

 

2021

Kainat Saeed

Effect of microbially synthesized silver and selenium nanoparticles impregnated packings on food shelf life

2.      

2021

Sadaf Sayyed

Microbial synthesis of calcium phosphate nanoparticles: optimization, characterization and antimicrobial activity

3.      

2021

Attiya Asghar

Microbial synthesis of carbon dots, their characterization and optimizaton

4.      

2021

Naila Farooq

Bacterial Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes: Characterization and Optimization

5.      

2021

Mehwish Fatimah

Isolation of different yeast isolates and their application in mircobiological media as yeast extract

6.      

2020

Sara Anwar

Bacterial synthesis of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, optimization, characterization and their antimicrobial activity

7.      

2020

Narmeen Ijaz

Bacterial synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticle, its optimization, characterization and antimicrobial activity

8.      

2020

Maria Hamid

Bacterial analysis of selenium nanoparticles: optimization, characterization and antimicrobial activity

9.      

2019

Rasham Waqar

Screening and optimization of physico-chemical conditions for cholesterol degrading bacteria  

10.  

2019

Sana Rashid

Microbial synthesis of reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and its antibacterial activity against multi drug resistant bacteria

11.  

2019

Ayesha Irfan

Invitro cytotxic analysis of bacterial extracellular extracts

12.  

2019

Hafiza Sonia Arif

Biosynthesis of copper nanoparticles and its antimicrobial activity

13.  

2019

Huma Riaz

Biosynthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles and its antimicrobial activity

14.  

2018

Fizza Ali Raza

Isolation, screening, optimization and molecular identification of riboflavin producing bacteria  

15.  

2018

Sana Rasheed

Investigating the role of gyra mutations in fluoroquinolone resistance among multi drug resistant strains of salmonella sp.: a step towards point of care diagnostics

16.  

2018

Mubshra Zulfiqar

Mycosynthesis of agnps by aspergillus fumigatus and formulation of silver nanoparticle impregnated clay-agrowaste nanofilter (sicaf) for production of clean potable water: a cost effective method

17.  

2018

Zartashia Rehman

Synergistic effect of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles with drug encapsulated liposomes against drug resistant bacteria

18.  

2017

Sadia Iftikhar

Mosquito larvicidal potential of bacterial synthesized silver nanoparticles

19.  

2017

Maryam Akbar

Isolation and yield optimization of bacillus thuringiensis crystal protein and its effect against mosquito larvae

20.  

2017

Khadija Shami

Production and optimization of chitinase employing chitinolytic bacteria and its use as biological agent against mosquito larvae

21.  

2017

Nimra Ilyas

Application of silver nanoparticle incorporated liposomes as a drug delivery tool against bacterial pathogens

22.  

2016

Mehral Aslum

Extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles employing bacteria: optimization, characterization and antimicrobial activity

23.  

2016

Asia Firdous

Microbial synthesis of agnps from bacteria: characterization, optimization and antibacterial activity

24.  

2015

Rohina Ijaaz         

Isolation, characterization and optimization of antibiotic producing bacteria from different sources.

 

25.  

2015

Hira Naseem

Antibacterial activity of secondary metabolites from fungal isolates of different origin against resistant pathogens. 2013-2015

26.  

2015

Marina Rashed

Molecular analysis of interleukin 28b and interleukin 10 genes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients.

27.  

2014

Samia Akhtar

Cloning and characterization of alkaline serine protease gene from proteolytic bacteria isolated from leather industry effluent

28.  

2014

Tehreem Younas

Cloning and characterization of keratinase gene of bacillus sp. Isolated from urban waste factory compost.

29.  

2014

Ayesha Qasim

Cloning and characterization of cellulase gene of cellulytic bacteria isolated from termite gut

30.  

2013

Hira Naeem

Production of cellulase from delignified saccharum spontaneum through trichoderma viride

31.  

2013

Sana Pervaiz

Production of bioethanol from cellulytic bacteria of odontotermes obesus and odontotermes guptai employing agro-industrial waste       2011-2013

32.  

2013

Maroof Amjad

Bioethanol potential of cellulytic bacteria of microtermes mycophagus and coptotermes hemi using cellulosic waste

33.  

2013

Komal Aftab

Bioethanol production potential of sacchromyces cerevisiae by separate hydrolysis and fermentation of delignified saccharum spontaneum

34.  

2013

Sidra Riaz

Bioethanol production from cellulytic bacteria isolated from heterotermes indicola and microtermes obesi by using waste paper material as cellulosic substrate

35.  

2012

Nudrat Baqri         

Isolation, optimization and characterization of keratinolytic bacteria isolated from different soil samples of lahore city.                 

36.  

2012

Madeha Sadiq

Isolation, identification and evaluation of efficiency of local phosphate solubilizing bacteria

37.  

2012

Farah Deba

Isolation, optimization and characterization of cellulolytic bacteria from decaying wood

38.  

2012

Gulnaz Pervaiz

Isolation and characterization of cellulolytic bacteria from different species of termite gut

39.  

2011

Farah Aftab

Isolation and characteristic of arsenic detoxifying bacteria.

40.  

2011

Asma Safdar

Isolation and characterization of cellulose degrading bacteria from decaying potatoes.

BS

1.      

2021

Khadija Yaqoob

Isolation of yeast from different food samples and their application in yeast extract production

2.      

2021

Hafiza Ibadat Nadeem 

Production of peptone from different sources for use in microbial culture media

3.      

2020

Anam Noor

Formulation of microbiological  media  utilizing fruits and vegetables waste (FVW): A cost effective alternative to commercially available media

4.      

2020

Hijab  Zahra Shah

Cost effective bacteriological media designing by utilizing  fruit and vegetable waste (fvw)

5.      

2020

Rida Abbas

HAV: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Treatment (Internship)

6.      

2019

Aimen fatima

Optimization of growth conditions of sacromyces cerevisiae for the production of yeast extract as an essential constituent of microbiological media              

7.      

2019

Nida Sohail

Utilization of meat industry waste in formulation of meat extract as an essential component of microbiological culture media

8.      

2019

Aqsa Iftikhar

Extraction of peptone from chicken feathers for use as a nitrogen source in microbiological media

9.      

2019

Kainat Shahid

Production of soy peptone as an alternative to animal peptone in microbiological media

10.  

2018

Sana Saqib

Comparative effect of eto and co-60 gamma treatments on enhancing quality and shelf life of dried capsicum annum flakes

11.  

2018

Maria Hamid

Relative effect of eto and co-60 gamma treatments on quality attributes and shelf life of dried capsicum annum

12.  

2018

Faiza Iqbal

Effect of ethylene oxide and co-60 gamma irradiation on nutritional aspects, microbial load and shelf life of powdered capsicum annum

13.  

2017

Summan Athar

Bioconversion of agroindustrial waste into butanol and optimization of conditions for improved production

14.  

2017

Rija Iftikhar

Biobutanol production from bacteria: isolation screening and optimization

15.  

2017

Amna Liaqat         

Biosynthesis of butanol: isolation and screening of butanol producing bacteria

16.  

2017

Sunniya Zia

Screening and optimization of bacterial isolates for butanol production

17.  

2017

Hadia Shakeel

Isolation,screening and optimization of biobutanol producing bacteria

18.  

2016

Rubab Asim

Effect of co 60 gamma radiation on qualitative attributes of pakistani pine nuts.

19.  

2016

Fizza Ali Raza

Influence of co-60 gamma radiation to reduce microbial flora, insect infestation from pine nuts

20.  

2016

Rimsha Komal

Effect of co-60 gamma radiation on microbial load and proximate quality of pine nuts.

21.  

2016

Tahira Mohsin

Effect of co 60 gamma radiation on shelf life of pinenuts

22.  

2015

Rabia Saeed 

Influence of co60 gamma irradiation on shelf life of dry figs by reducing microbial and insect infestation

23.  

2015

Uroosa Tabarak

Effect of co60 gamma radiation on insect and microbial flora of pakistani persian walnut (juglans regia l.) Kernels

24.  

2015

Sumaira Allah Ditta

Reduction in insect infestation and microbial load of dry dates by exploring to co 60 gamma irradiation.

25.  

2015

Iqra Arif

Fffect of co60 gamma radiation on microbial load and shelf life of peanut through dose optimization.

26.  

2015

Hadia Akhtar

 Effect of co6 gamma radiation on microbial load and shelf life of pine nut (pinus gerardiana) through dose optimization.

27.  

2014

Beenish Sarfaraz

 Increasing the shelf life of pakistani dates by dose optimization of gamma irradiation for reducing its bioburden.

28.  

2014

Uzma Sarwar

 Reduction of bio burden by optimizing gamma dose for enhancing export value of pakistani peaches

29.  

2014

Samra Kiran

Gamma radiation treatment to improve the shelf life of mango

30.  

2014

Hafsa Amjad

Reducing microbial load by optimizing gamma radiation doses on pakistani apples to overcome export barriers.

31.  

2014

Irum Jan

Improvement of kinnow export by optimizing radiation dose to reduce bio burden.

32.  

2011

Ayesha Yasin

Incidence of E. coli O157: H7 in Street Vendors Fresh Fruit Juices From Different Areas of Lahore, Pakistan

33.  

2011

Saira Ejaz

Incidence of Salmonella and E.coli from Barbeque Meat Obtained from Different food outlets of Lahore

34.  

2011

Ambreena Ilyas

Prevalence   of  E.   coli  O157:   H7   in   Fast   Food   (Shawarma)   Collected   From   DifferentLocalities Of Lahore City.

35.  

2010

Rakhshinda Bano

Microbial analysis of different drinking water sources in Danyore, Gilgit-Baltistan.

M.Sc.

1.      

2021

Sameen

Bacterial Synthesized Esterases and Its Applications

 

2.      

2021

Hafiza Sadia Rasool

Bacterial synthesized keratinases and its applications

 

3.      

2021

Ayesha Shafique

Bacterial Synthesized Laccases and Its Applications

 

4.      

2021

Azmat

Bacterial synthesized amylases and its applications

5.      

2021

Hira saeed

Bacterial synthesized amylases and its applications

6.      

2020

Aman Fatima

Hepatitis C: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Treatment

7.      

2020

Anam Saffdar

Disease caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Treatment

8.      

2020

Aneeqa Pervaiz

Antimicrobial activity of extracts from Olea europaea and Phoenix dactylifera against multi drug resistant bacteria

9.      

2020

Maryam Tariq

Hepatitis A: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Treatment

10.  

2020

Mahnoor Waheed

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever:

Interferon-induced antiviral mechanism and immune evasion strategies

 

11.  

2020

Maria Muzaffar

Tuberculosis: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Treatment

12.  

2020

Nayab Gull

Antimicrobial activity of Punica grantum juice and seed extracts against multidrug- resistant bacteria

13.  

2020

Salma Rehmat

Typhoid Fever: Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Treatment

14.  

2019

Hina Tanveer

Incidence of multi drug resistant escherichial coli from patients of lahore           

15.  

2019

Saba Arooj

Extracellular synthesis of magnesium nanoparticles optimization and their antimicrobial activity

16.  

2019

Sadia Alam

Incidence of multi drug resistant staphlycoccus aureus from patients of  lahore

17.  

2019

Hira Jamil

Bioconversion of poultry waste feather: from insoluble protein to soluble protein

18.  

2018

Nimra Akram

Antimicrobial activity of bacterial secondary metabolites against multi drug resistant pathogens

                   

19.  

2018

Humna Ameen

Antimicrobial potential of bacterial secondary metabolites against mdr pathogens

20.  

2017

Nashmia Mirza

Termidicidal activity of myco synthesized silver nano particles.

21.  

2016

Myra Waim

Effect of co-60 gamma radiation on shelf life of pine nuts during storage

 

Ph.D

1.      

2019

Asma Shehzaad

Mycosynthesis of silver nanoparticles, optimization, characterization and their antimicrobial cytotoxic activity (completed)

2.      

2016-onward

Mehral Aslum

Liposomes as nanocarriers: targeted drug delivery via liposomes against salmonella species (In process)

3.      

2017-onward

Sadia Iftikhar

Targeted delivery of nanosomes incorporated with microbial synthesised bismuth nanoparticles as a therapy against h. Pylori infection (In process)

4.      

2017-onward

Rabia Butt

Isolation, Screening And Characterization Of Bacteria Possessing Thrombolytic Activity (In process)

5.      

2019-onward

Ayesha Irfan

Potential Biomedical Compounds of Bacterial Metabolites As Cancer Drug Leads (In process)

 

Service Activity

  • Convener University Inspection Committee
  • Member University Purchase Committee
  • Member University Ranking Committee
  • Member of Department BOS
  • Member of Doctoral committee
  • Member Central Research Lab advisory committee
  • Member University Employees Benevolent fund Committee
  • Member Board of Studies of Zoology Department, University of Education, Lahore.
  • Member of Departmental equipment purchase and stock committee
  • Member of BS admission committee
  • BS coordinator
  • Project Lab Incharge
  • Department QEC Coordinator
  • Incharge Biotechnology Society of LCWU

Brief Statement of Research Interest

Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar has joined Department of Biotechnology in 2009 as Assistant Professor (TTS). She has spearheaded research and development in different areas of Biotechnology. In the research area of Microbial Biotechnology different microbes are investigated for having application in both waste water and solid waste bioremediation also finding novel ideas for microbiological media designing. Whereas in the area of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology bacterial secondary metabolites are investigated as potential drug leads against multi drug resistant pathogens, anticancer agents and many other diseases. Dr. Mehwish has laid the corner stone in initiating the teaching and research in the area of Nanobiotechnology where microbial synthesized nanoparticles are investigated against multidrug resistant pathogens and as anticancer agents. She is also working on designing different drug delivery systems for site specific targeting. She has been awarded with two research projects and throughout performance based increments.  Dr. Mehwish has published ~ 78 research articles in prominent journals. She has delivered several invited/keynote/plenary lectures at national and international conferences. Dr. Mehwish has developed several effective research collaborations with the leading research institutes of Pakistan such as University of the Punjab, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Government College University, Lahore (GCU).

Publication
(77 publications) IF: 44.039; Citations 534
2021
  1. BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION FROM URBAN CELLULOSIC WASTE EMPLOYING Alcaligenes Faecalis HI-1 ISOLATED FROM GUT OF TERMITE Heterotermes indicola
  2. Roheena Abdullah, Maria Tahseen, Kinza Nisar, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Faiza Saleem, Mahwish Aftab (2021). Statistical optimization of cellulases by Talaromyces thermophiles utilizing Saccharum spontaneum, a novel substrate. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 51: 79-87
  3. Iftikhar, M. Iqtedar, H. Saeed, M. Aftab, R. Abdullah, A. Kaleem, F. Aslam. 2021. Comparative and combinatorial study of biogenic bismuth nanoparticles with silver nanoparticles and doxycycline against multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus BTCB02 and Salmonella typhi BTCB06. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química. Vol. 20, No. 1 (2021) 271-280. (Impact factor 1.139)
  4. Aneeqa Saleem, Muhammad Islam, Hamid Saeed and Mehwish Iqtedar. In-vivo Evaluation of Anti-urolithiatic Activity of Different Extracts of Peel and Pulp of Cucumis melo L. in Mice Model of Kidney Stone Formation. Pakistan J. Zool., pp 1-6, 2021. (Impact factor 0.56)
  5. Mehwish Iqtedar, Sidra Riaz, Saima Shehzad Mirza, Mahwish Aftab, Afshan Kaleem, Roheena Abdullah, Ayesha Aeihtesham, Farheen Aslam, Myra Wasim. 2020. Bioethanol production from urban cellulosic waste employing Alcaligenes faecalis HI-1 isolated from gut of termite Heterotermes indicola. Bioscience Journal. Accepted (Impact factor 0.3)
  6. Roheena Abdullah, Ammara Akhtar, Kinza Nisar, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Farheen Aslam1 Tehreema Iftikhar And Faiza Saleem 2021. Process optimization for enhanced production of cellulases form locally isolated fungal strain by submerged fermentation.  Bioscience Journal  1  Jan -Feb Accepted (Impact factor 0.3)
  7. Saima Mirza, Mohamed Eida, Faiza jabeen, Mehwish Iqtedar, Athar Mahmood, Muhammad Akmal, Muhammad Sabir. 2021. Biosorption of chromium from tannery effluent using carbon-activated algae granules of Chlorella vulgaris and Scenedesmus obliquus. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/S13762-020-03033-z Accepted (Impact factor 2.6)
2020
  1. Iqtedar, H. Riaz, A. Kaleem, R. Abdullah, A. Aihetasham, S. Naz, S. Sharif. 2020. Biosynthesis, optimization and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles using Bacillus cereus MN181367 and their antimicrobial activity against multidrug resistant bacteria. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química. Vol. 19, Sup. 1 (2020) 253-266. (Impact factor: 1.139)
  2. Iqtedar, N. Mirza, A. Aihetasham, S. Iftikhar, A. Kaleem, R. Abdullah. 2020. Termiticidal activity of mycosynthesized silver nanoparticles from Aspergillus fumigatus BTCB15. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química Vol. 19, No. 3: 1201-1211. (Impact Factor 1.139)
  3. Munir, R. Abdullah, I.U. Haq, A. Kaleem, M. Iqtedar, S. Ashraf. 2020. Purification, characterization, kinetics and thermodynamic analysis of polygalacturonase from Aspergillus tamarii for industrial applications. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química. Vol. 19, Sup. 1; 293-304. (Impact factor : 1.139)
  4. Nisar, R. Abdullah*, A. Kaleem, M. Iqtedar, F. Saleem Hyper production of carboxy methyl cellulase by Thermomyces dupontii utilizing physical and chemical mutagenesis. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química  Vol 19, No. 2 (2020) 617-625  2020   (Impact Factor 1.139)
  5. Kinza Nisar, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Faiza Saleem, Tehreema Iftikhar, Farheen Aslam.2020. Application of Plackett Burman and Box Behnken Design for the Optimization of β-glucosidase Production by Thermophillic Thermomyces dupontii. Revista de Chimie. https://doi.org/10.37358/Rev.Chim.1949 (Impact Factor 1.3)
  6. Kinza Nisar, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem & Mehwish Iqtedar. 2020. Statistical Optimization of Cellulase Production by Thermomyces dupontii. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science. 44:1269-1277. DOI 10.1007/s40995-020-00932-1 (Impact factor 0.767)
  7. Ayesha Saleem & Ali Hussain & Asma Chaudhary & Qurat-ul-Ain Ahmad & Mehwish Iqtedar & Arshad Javid & Afia Muhammad Akram 2020. Acid hydrolysis optimization of pomegranate peels waste using response surface methodology for ethanol production. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-020-01117-x (Impact Factor 2.15)
  8. Asma Chaudhary, Afia Muhammad Akram, Qurat-Ul-Ain Ahmad, Qandeel Minahal, Chaman Ara, Shagufta Andleeb, Mehwish Iqtedar And Qurban Ali. 2020. RSM-based fermentative ethanologenesis employing acid hydrolysate watermelon peels. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 21(63&64):63-77 (Y category)
2019
  1. Asma Shahzad , Hamid Saeed, Mehwish Iqtedar*, Syed Zajif Hussain, Afshan Kaleem, Roheena Abdullah, Saima Sharif, Shagufta Naz, Faiza Saleem, Ayesha Aihetasham, and Asma Chaudhary. 2019. Size-Controlled Production of Silver Nanoparticles by Aspergillus fumigatus BTCB10: Likely Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Effects. Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2019, Article ID 5168698, 14 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5168698 (Impact Factor 2.2)
  2. Mehwish Iqtedar*, Mehral Aslam, Muhammad Akhyar, Asma Shehzaad, Roheena Abdullah, and Afshan Kaleem. 2019. Extracellular biosynthesis, characterization, optimization of silver nanoparticles(AgNPs) using Bacillus mojavensis BTCB15 and its antimicrobial activity against multidrug resistant pathogens. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 49(2):136-142 (IF 1.24).
  3. Marium Munir, Roheena Abdullah, Ikram-ul-Haq, Afshan Kaleem and Mehwish Iqtedar.2019. Isolation and identification of multi stress toleranpolygalacturonase producing fungi from various fruits. The Journal ofAnimal and Plant Sciences, 29(3): 825-832 (IF 0.40).
  4. Asma Shahzad, Mehwish Iqtedar*, Hamid Saeed, Syed Zajif Hussain, Asma Chaudhary, Roheena Abdullah and Afshan Kaleem. 2019. Mycosynthesis of size-controlled silver nanoparticles through optimization of process variables by response surface methodology. Polish Journal of Microbiology, 68(1):35-42 (IF 0.78).
  5. Mehwish Iqtedar*, MyraWasim, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Ayesha Aihetasham, Asma Chaudhary, Shagufta Naz. 2019. Synergistic effect of pretreatment, packaging and cobalt-60 gamma irradiation on nutrition and shelf life of pine nuts. Progress in Nutrition, 21(1): 194-201 (IF 0.03).
  6. Mehwish Iqtedar*, Farah Aftab, Rabab Asim, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Faiza Saleem, Ayesha Aehtisham. 2019. Screening and optimization of arsenic degrading bacteria and their potential role in heavy metal bioremediation. Bioscience Journal, 35 (4); 1237-1244. (impact Factor 0.3 )
  7. Abdullah, S. Akram , M. Iqtedar, A. Kaleem, F. Saleem , T. Iftikhar. 2019. Application of synergistic phenomena for enhanced production of xylanase using fungal consortium under submerged fermentation. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química. Vol. 18, No. 3 (2019) 1223-1232 (Impact factor 1.03)
  8. Roheena Abdullah; Sobia Nazir Chudhary; Afshan Kaleem; Mehwish Iqtedar; Kinza Nisar; Tehreema Iftikhar; Faiza Saleem. Enhanced production of β- glucosidase by locally isolated fungal strain employing submerged fermentation. Bioscience Journal. v. 35, n. 5, p. , Sep./Oct. 2019 http://dx.doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v35n5a2019-47943. (impact Factor 0.3 )
2018
  1. Roheena Abdullah, Saba Rashid, Shagufta Naz, Mehwish Iqtedar and Afshan Kaleem. 2018. Postharvest preservation of citrus fruits (Kinnow) by gamma irradiation and Its Impact on physicochemical characteristics. Progress in Nutrition 21(1) 133-146 (Impact factor 0.32).
  2. Saima Sharif, Muhammad Saqib, Shagufta Naz, Misbah Manzoor, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar. Relationship of IGF-1 and CKMB in Ischemic heart disease subjects. Endocrinology & Metabolism International Journal. 6(5):331‒334.
  3. Roheena Abdullah, Fareeha Zainab, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar and Tehreema Iftikhar. 2018. Production of xylanase by Aspergillus spp. In solid state fermentation. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 47(1): 25-31 (Impact factor 0.21).
  4. Asghar, M. Islam, H. Saeed, F. Imtiaz, B. Saleem, Z. Saleem,S. Qamar and M. Iqtedar.2018. Investigations on onosma hispidum wall root extracts for in-vitro antidiabetic, proliferative and cytotoxic effects. The Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 28(5): 1339-1347. (Impact factor 0.271)
  5. Roheena Abdullah, Bakhtawar Javed Peracha, Kinza Nisar, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Tehreema Iftikhar, Faiza Saleem, Shagufta Naz . 2018. Influence of medium composition and physical factors on enhanced production of endoglucanase by locally isolated fungal strain in solid state fermentation. Cellular and molecular Biology, 64(5) 56-61. (Impact factor 1.37).
  6. Roheena Abdullah, Nabiha Naeem, Mahwish Aftab, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Tehreema Iftikhar and Shagufta Naz.2018. Enhanced production of alpha amylase by exploiting novel bacterial co-culture technique employing solid state fermentation. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions A: Science, 42: 305-318 (Impact factor 0.75).
  7. Roheena Abdullah, Hina Qaiser, Tehreema Iftikhar, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Faiza Saleem and Ikram-ul-Haq . 2018.  Application of response surface methodology for statistical optimization of lipase production by Penicillium sp. employing solid state fermentation. Revista Mexicana de Ingeniería Química, 17 (3): 863-875 (Impact factor 1.09).
  8. Sadia iftikhar, Mehwish Iqtedar, Mohamm Saeed Akhtar, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Ayesha Aihetashm, Asma Chaudhry, Shagufta Naz and Saima Sharif. 2018. Bacillus mojavensis BTCB15-Mediated Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles with Mosquito Larvicidal Activity Against Vector-Borne Diseases. Nanoscience and Nano Technology Letters, 10(7): 943-949. (Impact factor 2.91).
  9. Roheena Abdullah, Mubshra Zulfiqar, Zainab Akram, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem and Shagufta Naz.2018. Influence of gamma irradiation on microflora, sensory quaity, nutritional properties and shelf life of Desi Chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Progress in Nutrition, 20 supplement(1):289-297 (Impact factor 0.32)
  10. Roheena Abdullah, Amna Jafer, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Kinza Nisar, Tehreema iftikhar, Faiza Saleem  and   Shagufta Naz.2018. Process optimization for pectinase production by locally isolated fungal strain using submerged fermentation. Bioscience Journal, 34(4): 1025-1032 (Impact factor  4).
  11. Roheena Abdullah, Iqra Farooq, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar and Tehreema Iftikhar.2018. Pectinase production from Aspergillus niger IBT-7 using solid state fermentation Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 47(3), 473-478 (Impact factor 0.21).
  12. Roheena Abdullah, Samra Kiran, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Faiza Saleem, Tehreema Iftikhar, Javaria Saleem Cheema and Shagufta Naz. 2018. Random mutagenesis and process optimization of bacterial co-culture for hyperproduction of 1, 4-α-D-glucan glucanohydrolase using submerged fermentation. Hemijska Industrija, 72(6):341-349 (IF 0.59).
  13. Rida Zainab, Sana Elahi, Afshan Kaleem, Daniel C. Hoessli, Mehwish Iqtedar, Roheena Abdullah, Faiza Saleem, Shanza Khan, Anusha Ijaz, Shagufta Naz and Abdul R. Shakoori. 2018. Computational Pharmacophore Modelling of 5-HT2a and D2 Receptor Inhibitors of Schizophrenia. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2018.50.6.2331.2342 (IF 0.547)
2017
  1. Roheena Abdullah, Hina Qaiser, Adeen Farooq, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Mahwish Aftab, Shagufta Naz 2017. Evaluation of microbial potential and ripening behavoiur of preclimacteric bananas following gamma irradiation. Bioscience Journal, 33(1): 57-65. (Impact factor 0.25)
  2. Mehwish Iqtedar, Javed Iqbal Qazi, Nudrat Baqri, Saima Shehzad Mirza, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Shagufta Naz 2017. Bioconversion of agro-industrial feather waste utilizing thermophilic Bacillus megatarium Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 22(1): 12234-12239. (Impact factor 0.4)
  3. Roheena Abdullah, Samia Nadeem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Tehreema Iftikhar and Shagufta Naz. Influence of growth conditions on enhanced production of alpha amylase by novel strain of Penicillium species in solid state fermentation.2017. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 16  (Impact factor 0.28). 
  4. Roheena Abdullah, Ambreena Ilyas, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Tehreema Iftikhar and Shagufta Naz . 2017. Process optimization for hyperproduction of 1,4-alpha-D-glucan glucanohydrolase from locally isolated Bacillus subtilis BBT6 under solid state fermentation Indian Journal of experimental Biology,  55: 795-799. (ISI Index)
 
2016
  1. Hamid Saeed, Muhammad Ahsan, Zikria Saleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Muhammad Islam, Zeeshan Danish and Asif Manzoor Khan. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as skeletal therapeutics–an update. 2016. Journal of Biomedical Science 23:41 (Impact Factor 2.9).
  2. Roheena Abdullah, Wajeeha Zafar, Muhammad Nadeem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem and Shagufta Naz. 2016. Partial Purification and Characterization of Cellulases Produced by bacillus Strain. Romanian Biotechnological Letters, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2016 11103. (Impact factor 0.404).
  3. Faiza Saleem, Quratulain Amjad, Afshan Kaleem, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Shagufta Naz and Abdul Rauf Shakoori. 2016. In-silico Analysis of Loop Residues of the Receptor Binding Domain of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ac11 Toxin. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 48(3), pp. 821-828, 2016 (Impact factor 0.404).
  4. Shagufta Naz, Saima Sharif, Hafsa Badar, Farzana Rashid, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar. Incidence of environmental and genetic factors causing congenital cataract in Children of Lahore. J Pak Med Assoc. Vol. 66, No. 7, July 2016. P 819-822 (Impact factor 0.488).
  5. Roheena Abdullah, Aqsa Abdul Sattar, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem and Shagufta Naz. 2016. Gamma irradiation induced control of epiphytic microflora on garlic to enhance the shelf life. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 45(5): 1239-1241. (Impact Factor 0.3).
  6. Mehwish Iqtedar, Hafsa Amjad, Uzma Sarwar, Rabab Asim, Afshan Kaleem, Roheena Abdullah, Mahwish Aftab, Tehreema Iftikhar, Shagufta Naz. Effect of 60 Co gamma radiation on microbial flora and shelf life of Malus domestica Borkh. International Journal of Biosciences, Vol. 9, No. 3, p. 47-52, 2016. (ISI Index)
  7. Mehwish Iqtedar, Samra Kiran, Uzma Sarwar, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz. Effect of Co60 gamma radiation on shelf life of Pakistani mangoes evaluated through sensory and microbial analysis. Fuuast Journal of Biology,  6(1): 121-125.
  8. Afshan Kaleem, Humaira Nazir, Samra Pervaiz, Mehwish Iqtedar, Roheena Abdullah, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz.2016. Investigation of the effect of temperature on vitamin c in fresh and packed fruit juices. Fuuast Journal of Biology,6(1): 117-120.
  9. Roheena abdullah, Sadia Iftikhar, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan kaleem, Irfana iqbal and Shagufta Naz. 2016. Gamma irradiation as a quarantine treatment to prevent post harvest spoilage of Daucus carota. Fuuast J. Biol., 6(1): 109-115.
  10. Mahwish Aftab, Amna Akram, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Beenish Aftab, Faiza Saleem and Shagufta Naz. 2016. Sterility testing and Gamma irradiation using Cobalt-60 source (gamma radiation) for disposable syringes marketed in Pakistan. Fuuast Journal of Biology.
  11. Roheena Abdullah, Naila Bashir, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz 2016. Reduction of microbial flora to prolong the shelf life of Cucumis sativus through gamma irradiation. Sindh Research Journal. 48 (4) 935-940.
2015
  1. Mehwish Iqtedar, Mohammad Nadeem, Hira Naseem, Roheena Abdullah, Shagufta Naz, Qurat ul Ain Syed and  Afshan Kaleem.2014. Bioconversion potential of Trichoderma viride HN1 Cellulase for a Lignocellulosic Biomass Saccharum spontaneum. Natural  product research. v.29 no.11.  1012-1019 (Impact factor: 1.225).
  2. Hamid Saeed, Mehwish Iqtedar, 2015. Aberrant gene expression profiles, during in vitro osteoblast differentiation, of telomerase deficient mouse bone marrow stromal stem cells (mBMSCs) - Journal of Biomedical science 22:11. (IF 2.20)
  3. Mehwish Iqtedar, Uzma Sarwar, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem, Mahwish Aftab, Shagufta Naz, Fakhar-un Nisa, Saima Sharif, Saima Aftab and Shagufta Naz.2015. Increasing shelf life of Pakistani peaches using gamma irradiation to overcome quarantine barriers in fruit exports from Pakistan. Journal of pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(1): 313-318 (Impact factor: 0.073).
  4. Roheena Abdullah, Maryam Akbar, Hina Qaiser, Adeen Farooq, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz. 2015. Targeting the residential microflora to enhance the mean life of raw Lycopersicum esculentum by gamma Irradiation. Journal of pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(1): 265-271 (Impact factor: 0.073).
  5. Roheena Abdullah, Hina Gull, Mehwish Iqtedar, Shagufta Naz, Afshan Kaleem and Tehreema Iftikhar. 2015. Production of 1, 4-alpha-D-glucan glucohydrolase by locally isolated fungal strain Romanian Biotechnological Letters, 20 (5) 10758-10766. (Impact factor 0.4).
  6. Afshan Kaleem, Farhana Munir, Mehwish Iqtedar, Roheena Abdullah, Fakhar-un-Nisa, Irfana Iqbal, Faiza Saleem, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz.2015. Genetic analysis of gene responsive to tuberculosisin under developing areas of Pakistan Journal of  pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(1): 319-325 (Impact factor: 0.073).
  7. Roheena Abdullah, Tayyaba Rafique, Afshan Kaleem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Mahwish Aftab, Tehreema Iftikhar, Faiza Saleem and Shagufta Naz.  Minimization of residential microbial flora on spinach leaves using cobalt 60 to enhance its export potential. International Journal of Biosciences, 7 ( 2) 127-134 (ISI Index).
  8. Roheena Abdullah, Mahrukh Zubair, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Mahwish Aftab, Faiza Saleem and Shagufta Naz .2015. Effect of gamma irradiation on sensory quality and microbialcontrol of table grapes (Sundar khani grapes). International Journal of Biosciences 7 (4) 57-67 (ISI Index).
  9. Tehreema Iftikhar, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem Mahwish Aftab, Mubashir Niaz, Sidra, Bushra, Tabassum and Hammad Majeed. 2015. Production of lipases by Alternaria sp. (mbl 2810) through optimization of environmental conditions using submerged fermentation technique. International Journal of Biosciences, 7 (2) 178-186. (ISI Index).
  10. Afshan Kaleem, Asma Tanveer, Irfana Iqbal, Moneeza Abbas, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Mahwish Aftab, Tehreema Iftikhar and Shagufta Naz.. The effect of packaging and storage of vitamin-C in fresh and commercial orange juices. International Journal of Biosciences, 7 (4) 22-30 (ISI Index).
  11. Mahwish Aftab, Ifrah Rafaqat, Faiza Saleem, Beenish Aftab, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Tehreema Iftikhar and Shagufta Naz.2015. Enhancement of shelf life and wholesomeness of goat meat by gamma irradiation treatment. International Journal of Biosciences, 7 (4) 177-185 (ISI Index).
  12. Mahwish Aftab, Summiya Khalid, Faiza Saleem, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Beenish Aftab, Shagufta Naz. 2015. Evaluation of nutritional content and shelf life enhancement of gamma irradiated broiler chicken meat International Journal of Biosciences, 7 (5) 1-8 (ISI Index).
  13. Mehwish Iqtedar, Iqra Arif, Afshan Kaleem, Roheena Abdullah, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz.2015. Effects of low Co60 gamma radiation on microbial flora and shelf life of peanuts. Fuuast Journal of Biology, 5(2): 219-224.
  14. Roheena Abdullah, Uneeb Athar, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Mahwish Aftab and Shagufta Naz. Reduction of microflora and frequency of sprouting in gamma irradiated potatoes. Fuuast Journal of Biology, 5(2): 213-217.
  15. Afshan Kaleem, Sana Aziz, Mehwish Iqtedar, Roheena Abdullah, Mahwish Aftab, Farzana Rashid, Farah Rauf Shakoor and Shagufta Naz.2015. Investigating changes and effect of peroxide values in cooking oils subject to light and heat. Fuuast Journal of Biology, 5(2): 191-196.
  16. Faiza Saleem, Noshaba Rani, Farah Rauf Shakoori, Mahwish Aftab, Roheena Abdullah, Mehwish Iqtedar, Afshan Kaleem, Shagufta Naz.2015. Effect of gamma irradiation on microbial load of sheep meat. Fuuast Journal of Biology, 5(2): 257-261.
  17. Mehwish Iqtedar, Beenish Sarfraz, Roheena Abdullah, Afshan Kaleem and Shagufta Naz. (2015). Effect of γ-irradiation doses on the sensory and microbial quality of dates (Phoenix dactylifera). Biologia , 61 (2), 227-23.
  18. Roheena Abdullah, Kinza Nisar, Aafia Aslam, Mehwish Iqtedar and Shagufta Naz.2015. Enhanced production of xylanase from locally isolated fungal strain using agro industrial residue under solid state fermentation. Natural product research 29(11):1006-11 (Impact factor: 1.225).
  19. Roheena abdullah, Wajeeha Zafar, Muhammad Nadeem, Mehwish Iqtedar, Shagufta Naz, Quratulain Syed and Afshan Kaleem.2015. Process optimisation for the biosynthesis of cellulase by Bacillus PC-BC6 and its mutant derivative Bacillus N3 using submerged fermentation Natural product research 29(12):1133-8 (Impact factor: 1.225).
2014
  1. Saeed, H., Mehwish Iqtedar. 2014. Bone Marrow Stromal Cell (BMSC) and Skeletal Aging; Role of Telomerase Enzyme. Accepted in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 27(2):321-33 (Impact factor: 1.103)
  2. Roheena abdullah, Naeema Shaheen, Mehwish Iqtedar, Shagufta Naz and Tehreema Iftikhar. 2014. Optimization of cultural conditions for the production of alpha amylase by Aspergillus niger (BTM-26) in solid state fermentation. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 46(3):1071-1078. (Impact factor: 1.207).
  3. Qazi, J. I. and Mehwish Iqtedar. Epiphytic Bacteria as Indicators of Nosocomial Infections. Biologia (PAKISTAN), 60 (1), 143-148.
  4. Muhammad Saeed Akhtar, Ayesha Aithetasham, Mehwish Iqtedar, Nasim Begum and Muhammad Akhtar. 2014. Dengue vectors survey at Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, January 2012 – April 2014. Dengue Bulletin, 38: 33-42. ISSN: 0250-8362.
2013
  1. Hamid Saeed, Mehwish Iqtedar (2013). Stem Cells Function and Maintenance - Ends that matter: Role of Telomeres and Telomerase. Journal of Bioscience, 38: 641-649. Impact factor 1.7
  2. Hafiza Madeha Sadiq, Ghulam Zahara Jahangir, Idrees Ahmad Nasir, Mehwish Iqtidar, Muhammad Iqbal, 2013. Isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilizing bacteria from rhizosphere soil. Biotechnol. & Biotechnol. Eq. 27 (6), 4248-4255. Impact factor 0.4
2012
  1. Akhtar M.S., Aihetasham, A., Saeed, M. and Abbass, G., 2012. Ades survey following a dengue outbreak in Lahore, Pakistan, 2011. Dengue Bulletin, Vol. 36, pp. 83-87.
  2. Naz, M.Iqtedar, Q.ul Ain, K.Aftab, 2012. Incidence of human skin pathogens from cosmetic tools used in beauty saloons in different areas of Lahore, Pakistan. J. Sci. Res. 4(2) 523-527.

Research Grants and Contracts.

  • HEC project awarded entitled “ Establishment of Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory” under the program Institutional strengthening and up-gradation of Laboratories and libraries. Awarded on 5th July, 2011. (1 million Rs.)
  • HEC project awarded entitled “Optimization of cultural conditions for the production of alpha amylase” (0.5 million). May 2012-2013
  • STRAP Project of Lahore College for Women University entitled “Renewable energy: Biofuel production from Cellulolytic Bacteria of Termite Gut using Agro-Industrial waste” Dr.Mehwish Iqtedar, 0.2 million Rs. Feb, 2013.

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments

Accepted
  1. 208/2015: Dr. Tehreema Iftikhar ,Sidra, Dr. Mubashir Niaz, Dr. Farah Khan, Dr. Shazia Anwer, Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar “Process optimization for enhanced biosynthesis of triglycerol acyl-hydrolases (E.C. 3.1.1.3) through mutagenic treatment of a wild axenic fungal isolate of Fusarium sp. (MBL-579) ”(Listed date 10-4-2015)
Patent submitted
  1. Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar, Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Dr. Afshan Kaleem “Novel nanosomal formulation with improved drug delivery route to target h. Pylori” (submitted 16-6-21)
  2. 516/2015: Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar, Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Dr. Afshan Kaleem, Dr. Tehreema Iftikhar,Ms. Mahwish Aftab, Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz “An improved process for bioethanol productionby the mutant saccharomyces cerevisiae KM 11strain”(Listed date: 12-8-2015).
  3. 68/2015:  Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar, Dr. Tehreema Iftikhar,  Dr. Afshan Kaleem,  Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz “Process optimization and improvement of wild Aspergillus niger BT-9 strain through mutagenic treatment for enhanced production of α 1,4 D-glucanglucanohydrolase (Listed date. 26-3-2015)
  4. 205/2015: Dr. Afshan Kaleem,Dr. Farhana Munir, Dr. Faiza Saleem, Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar, Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz. Lahore-Pakistan  “Identification of single mutations in the tuberculosis causing gene C-C chemokine ligand1”(Listed date 10-4-2015)
  5.  222/2015: Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar, Dr. Afshan Kaleem, Ms.     Mahwish Aftab, Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz, Lahore-Pakistan “optimization for post-Harvest preservation of mango (Chaunsa) in Pakistan employing gamma radiations. (Listed date : 21-4-2015)
  6.  223/2015: Ms. Mahwish Aftab, Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz, Dr. Roheena Abdullah, Dr.Afshan Kaleem, Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar Lahore-Pakistan “A process for the removal of microbial load from the surface of surgical gloves used in Pakistan by gamma radiation” (Listed date : 21-4-2015).