Department of Botany

Dr. Samina Sarwar

Dr. Samina Sarwar
Dr. Samina Sarwar

Assistant Professor

Department of Botany



  • Assistant Professor (present post) Department of Botany
    Since 19th January 2015  Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Pakistan
  • Assistant Professor (IPFP): Lahore College for Women University
    March 2013 to March 2014 (1 Year) 
  • Assistant Professor Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
    October 2014 to January 2015

Honor and Awards

  1. Research Incentive Award 2016-2017 by Lahore College for Women University

  2. HEC approved Supervisor by High Education Commission Pakistan.

  3. Foreign Scholarship Awarded by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under “International Research Support Initiative Programme” from October 2011-March 2012, for conducting research in Mycology section, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, United Kingdom

  4. Indigenous Scholarship Awarded by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under “Indigenous PhD 5000 Fellowship Program” Batch IV for 05 years, for PhD degree.

  5. Merit Certificate (Second position in M.Sc., session 2002-2004) awarded by University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan passing.


  1. Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

  2. American Society of Microbiology

  3. Botanical & Horticultural Society, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

  4. Pakistan Botanical Society, Pakistan

Graduate Students /  Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/ Honour Students

Years                    Degree                           Name

  1. (2019) Farwa Batool                    MS

  2. (2019) Ayesha Haq.                      MS

  3. (2019). Hanza Ahmad.(Cosupervisor)     MS

  4. (2019). Saima Badar.  (Cosupervisor)      MS

  5. (2018). Tanzeela Aziz.                    MS

  6. (2018). Aysha Bashir                      MS

  7. (2018). Ayesha Riaz.  (Cosupervisor)     MS

  8. (2017). Aneela Naseer. (Cosupervisor)     MS

  9. (2017). Ayesha Alam                     MS

  10. (2017). Saira Khanum                    MS

  11. (2016). Amna Sadaf.   (Cosupervisor) MS

  12. (2016). Qudsia Firdous                 MS

  13. (2016). Maria Rashid                 MS

Thesis Supervised:                           




  4. (2019). Anum Ijaz.                    BS

  5. (2019). Amina Javed.                    BS

  6. (2018). Fatima Nazir                         BS

  7. (2018). Shomaila Zafar                    BS

  8. (2018). Mehwish Naz.                      BS

  9. (2017). Farwa Batool                     BS

  10. (2017). Hafiza Umaima Mujahid         BS

  11. (2017). Ramesha Kiran                     BS

  12. (2016). Ayesha Haq                         BS

  13. (2016). Ayesha Farooq                       BS

  14. (2013). Tahreem Majid                        BS

  15. (2013). Lubna Rashid                          BS

  16. (2013). Saira Manzoor                          BS

  17. (2013). Rida Kamran                          BS

  18. (2013). Zaib Ilyas                              BS

  19. (2013).            Warda Anwar                           BS

Service Activity

  1. Member of Self-Assessment Report of Department Botany

  2. Member Departmental Botanical & Horticultural Society

  3. Member Departmental Prospectus committee

  4. Member Glass ware purchase committee

  5. Class Coordinator (BS, 2015-2019 session)

  6. Member Departmental Cleanliness committee

  7. Member Departmental event organizing committee

  8. Coordinator Kala Shah Kaku Campus (Botany Department)

  9. On rotation Member, Departmental BOS Committee

  10. Member, Departmental discipline committee

  11. Member, Departmental exam and admission duties

  12. Member, Departmental affiliated colleges duties

Brief Statement of Research Interest

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  1. Farwa Batool, Samina Sarwar*, Khajista Jabeen, Tooba Shafiq & Abdul Nasir Khalid. 2019. Assessment Of Antifungal Activity Of Some Boletes Mushrooms Found In Himalayan Range Of Pakistan Against Some Fungi. Journal of Pure and Biology. In press.

  2. Samina Sarwar*, Tanzeela Aziz, Muhammad Hanif, Sobia Ilyas and Shabnum Shaheen. 2019. Russula swatica: a new species of Russula based on molecular, LM and SEM analyses from swat valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. Microscopy Research and Technique, doi: 10.1002/jemt.23335.

  1. Sarwar S*, Javed M and Nisar N. 2019. Biodegradation Capability of Native Fungi Present in the Effluent of a Local Pharmaceutical Industry near Lahore, Pakistan. Open Access Journal of Mycology & Mycological Sciences, 2(1): 1-7.

  2. AROOJ Naseera, SAMINA Sarwarb,*, ABDUL NASIR Khalidc, ROSANNE Healyd & MATTHEW E. Smithd. 2019. Hortiboletus kohistanensis: a new species from temperate and subalpine oak forests of Pakistan. Phytotaxa. 388 (3): 239–246.

  3. Iqra Saeed, S. Shaheen, K. Hussain, M.A.Khan, M. Jaffer, T. Mehmood, S. Khalid, Sarwar, A. Tahir, F. Khan. 2018. Assessment of mold and yeast in some bakery products of Lahore, Pakistan based on LM and SEM. Microscopy Research and Technique, 82(2): 85-91.

  4. Samina Sarwar*, Sana Jabeen, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Bryn M. Dentinger & Abdul Nasir Khalid (2018). Boletus himalayensis (Basidiomycota; Boletales), a new porcini species from Pakistan. Turkish Journal of Botany. 42, 790-800.

  5. Sarwar*, M. Saba, A.N. Khalid and B.M. Dentinger. (2018). Suillus himalayensis (Boletales; Basidiomycota; fungi) and first report of its ectomycorrhizae with pinus wallichiana from coniferous forests of Pakistan. The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 28(2): 576-584.

  6. Shabnum Shaheen, Mehwish Jaffer, Sobia Ilyas, Uzma Hanif, Farah Khan, Zeb Siddique, Tehreema Iftikhar, Samina Sarwar, Sana Khalid and Saiqa Ishtiaq (2017). Study of Systematic Application of MorphoPalynological Characterization of Medicinal Plants. Transylvanian Review. 25 (19): 5009-5015.

  7. Samina S, Tahreem M, Shabnum S, Farah K, Qudsia F, Muhammad H 2017 – Micromycete diversity associated with the rhizospheres of plants from different polluted soils of Lahore, Pakistan. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology 7(3), 193–202, Doi 10.5943/cream/7/3/6 

  8. Hernández-Restrepo, M., Schumacher, R. K. Wingfield, M. J. Ahmad, I, Cai, L., Duong, T, A. Edwards, J., Gené, J., Groenewald, J. Z., Jabeen, S., Khalid, A. N. Lombard, L. Madrid, H., Marin-Felix, Y., Marincowitz, S., Miller, A. N. Rajeshkumar, K. C., Rashid, A., Sarwar, S., Stchigel, A. M., Taylor, P. W. J., Zhou, N. & Crous, P. W. 2016. Fungal Systematics and Evolution: FUSE 2. Sydowia, 68: 193–230.

  9. Samina Sarwar*, Sana Jabeen, Abdul Nasir Khalid and Bryn Masson Dentinger (2016). Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of fleshy pored mushrooms: Neoboletus luridiformis and Hortiboletus rubellus from western Himalayan range of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 48(5): 2077-2083.

  10. Shabnum Shaheen, Sidra Younas, Nidaa Harun, Mehreen Jalal, Sehrish Ramzan, Mehwish Jaffer, Sumera Javed and Samina Sarwar (2016). Petal Anatomy: Can it be a Taxonomic Tool? Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 6(4S): 218-226.

  11. Samina Sarwar*, Malka Saba, Abdul N. Khalid & Bryn M. Dentinger. (2015). Suillus marginielevatus, a new species and triacicularis, a new record from Western Himalaya, Pakistan. Phytotaxa 203 (2): 169–177.

  12. Shaheen, S. Ramzan, N. Haroon, M. Jalal, S. Javad, S. Sarwar and S. Khalid (2015). Traditional plants of family Solanaceae facing the problem of adulteration: a critical issue. Pakistan journal of science, 67 (4): 329-339. (HEC Y Category)

  13. Jabeen S, Sarwar S, Niazi ARK, Khalid AN. 2014. Checklist of Ectomycorrhizae from Pakistan. Annals of Applied Bio-Sciences.1:R10-R20 (Impact Factor: 158) DOI: 10.21276/aabs

  14. Sarwar*, A. N. Khalid & A. R. Niazi. (2014). Tylopilus: a new species and a new record from Pakistan. Mycotaxon. 128: 1-10.

  15. Sarwar*, A. N. Khalid. (2014). Boletus pakistanicus sp. nov. from coniferous forests of Pakistan based on molecular characterization. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology 16(3): 663‒667.

  16. Sarwar*, A.N. Khalid. (2014). Diversity and phylogeny of genus Suillus (Suillaceae, Boletales) from coniferous forests of Pakistan (Asia). International Journal of Agriculture & Biology, 16 (3): 489‒497.

  17. Kamran, M. Abbas, S. Sarwar. (2014). Detection of Chromium in hair samples of male tannery workers near Gajju Matah, Lahore. Asian Journal of Agriculture & Biology 2(2):148-151. (HEC Recognized Z category)

  18. Sarwar*, S. Jabeen1 and A.N. Khalid1. (2013). Additions to Ectomycorrhizae associated with Populus ciliata Wall. Ex Royle from Pakistan. Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research 4(3): 26-32.

  19. Sarwar*1, A.N. Khalid2, M. Hanif3& A.R. Niazi4. (2012). Suillus flavidus and its ectomycorrhizae with Pinus wallichiana in Pakistan. Mycotaxon 121: 225-232.

  20. Sarwar*, A.N. Khalid. (2012). A checklist of Boletales in Pakistan. Mycotaxon121: 12pp

  21. Hanif, A.N.Khalid and S. Sarwar (2012). Additions to the ectomycorrhizae associated with Himalayan Cedar (Cedrus deodara) using rDNA –ITS. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology 14(1): 101-106.

  22. S. Sarwar*, M.Hanif, A.N.Khalid & J. Gulnberteou. (2011). Diversity of boletes in Pakistan, focus on Suillus brevipes and Suillus sibiricus. Proceedings of 7thinternational conference on Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products, Arcachon, France. Volume 1: pp 123-133.

Selected Professional Presentations

Oral paper presentation in Science Conferences:

  1. S. Sarwar*, S. Zafar, Q. Firdous, S. Ilyas. 2018. Treatment of home kitchen waste waters using Aspergillus niger and Rhizopus stolonifer as lipolytic fungi. 246-OR-ICPS2018.
  2. F. Batool, T. Shafique, Sarwar, S. ilyas & K. Jabeen. 2018. Fleshy pored mushrooms: An excellent source of antifungal substances against some phytopathogenic fungi. 115-0R-ICPS2018.
  3. S. Fiza, S. Ilyas, Sarwar (2018). Industrial effluents of Yeast manufacturing industry from Gajjumata, Lahore. (ICNS/OP-46).
  4. Samina Sarwar*, Abdul Nasir Khalid2 & Bryn Masoon dentinger3 (2018). Morphological and molecular analyses of ectomycorrhizal fungal OTUs associated with Pines in Himalayan region of Pkistan. (TMr-1).
  5. Qudsia Firdous, Samina Sarwar and Abdul Nasir Khalid. (2018). Antifungal potential of Macrocybe giganteum against Penicillium glabrum. (TMr-12).
  6. Shaheen, M. Jaffar, F. Khan, S. Sarwar, N. Haroon and S. Ilyas. (2017). Coffe senna and senna weed: clarification of adulterated drugs through systematic and pharmaceutical markers. (CMAPS17-OR018)
  7. Khan, L. Fatima, Z. Siddiqe, S. Shaheen, S. Sarwar and S. Kanwal. (2017). Phytosysnthesis of antibacterial nanoparticles from lemon grass calli. (CMAPS17-OR066)
  8. Qudsia Firdous, Samina Sarwar and Abdul Nasir Khalid. (2017). GC-MS analysis of bioactive compounds of molecularly characterized Podoscypha petaloides from Lahore. (CMAPS17-OR189)
  9. Sarwar*, I. Ahmed, S. Jabeen, F. Khan and A. N. Khalid. (2017). Mycoflora deterioration and climate change in Himalayan Moist Temperate Forests of Pakistan: Causes and Recommendations.
  10. Ahmad, S. Sarwar, Abdur Rashid and A. N. Khalid. (2017). Molecular phylogenetic investigation of some ecologically important ectomycorrhizal mushrooms found in dry temperate forests of Swat valley.
  11. Firdous, S. Sarwar*, K. Jabeen, A.N.Khalid and T. Qasim. 2017. Antifungal potential of Chlorophyllum hortense against Penicillium glabrum and its Molecular Identification through ITS-rDNA sequence data.
  12. Shabnum Shaheen, Hammad Ashraf, Ayesha Alam, Farah Khan, Mobina Ulfat, Samina Sarwar. Microbial examination of mould and yeast in fruit juices.
  13. Sobia Ilays, Abdul Razaq, Abdul Nasir Khalid, Samina Sarwar. 2016. Molecular identification of ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with roots of Quercus From Himalayan forests of galyat, Pakistan.
  14. 1* Sarwar, A.N. Khalid, F. Qudsia, B.M. Dentinger. 2016. Molecular and phylogenetic description of Boletus rubripes (Boletales; Basidiomycota) first time reported from Western Himalayan range of Pakistan.
  15. Samina Sarwar1*, Sana Jabeen2, Abdul Nasir Khalid2 and Bryn Masson Dentinger3. 2014. Molecular phylogeny of Boletes: Boletus luridiformis and Xerocomellus rubellus from different coniferous forests of Pakistan.
  16. Sarwar*, M.Hanif, A.N.Khalid & J. Gulnberteou. (2011). Diversity of Boletes in Pakistan, focus on Suillus brevipes and Suillus sibiricus.
  17. Sarwar S*, Ilyas Z, Abbas M. 2014. Detection of Copper (Cu) in hair samples of workers at Lahore compost private limited and its health impacts