Department of Botany

Dr. Shabnum Shaheen

Dr. Shabnum Shaheen
Dr. Shabnum Shaheen

Associate Professor (Tenured)
Department of Botany
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  • Teaching Experience:

    Assistant Professor (IPFP): Oct-2010-Oct-2011 Assistant Professor (TTS): Oct 2011-Nov 2019 Associate Professor (Tenured): Nov 2019-Till yet

    Research Experience:

    Research Associate (QAU, Islamabad): 2002-2010 As Teacher and Researcher in LCWU: Oct 2010-Till Yet


  1. Academic member of Athens Institute for Education and Research
  2. Editorial Board member of World academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
  3. Editorial board member of International journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  4. Active organizing member in floral art competitions held annually in LCWU, Lahore by Botany
  5. Organizing member in establishing Botanic Garden of LCWU,
  6. Organizing member of Herbarium, Department of Botany,
  7. Member review committee of Willey Online Library (Microscopic research and techniques Journal, Food Processing and Preservation journal).
  8. Member review committee of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  9. Member review committee of Bioresources and Bioprocessing
  10. Member review committee of Premier
  11. Member review committee of African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  12. Member review committee of Medicinal Plant Research
  13. Member review committee of African journal of Microbial research
  14. Member review committee of Elsevier journals (Journal of Herbal Medicine , Acta Ecologica Sinica).
  15. Organizing member in a seminar on Forests: Nature’s Powerhouses, 2017.
  16. Member international Scientific Committee in ICFM 2018 : 20th International Conference on Forest Management held by World Academy of Science and Technology (Boston, USA).
  17. Organizing member in an International conference on smart plantation held by Botany department LCWU, Lahore in March
  18. Organizing member in two days training workshop on Georeferencing of Plant occurrence data from Pakistan held by Herbarium of Pakistan (Islamabad) and QAU, Islamabad in March
  19. Active member in three days workshop on Sanger Sequencing held by Department of Botany and DFDI department, LCWU, Lahore in Oct 2021.

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Courses Taught

Medicinal plants of Pakistan
Project planning and monitoring Recent trends in Ethnobotany
Plant Systematics and economic botany Research Methodology Paleopalynology
Seed Biology Ethnobotany
Research Readin (I and II)
Molecular advances in phytosystematics

Brief Statement of Research Interest

Plant Systematics, Ethnobotany, Chemotaxonomy, Medicinal plants, Wild edible plants, Adulteration in herbal drugs, Biodiversity and conservation,
Phytochemical analysis, Neutraceutical evaluation.          


Publications to date
  • International and National Books: 10
  • Book Chapters: 02
  • Publications in research articles : 107
  • Abstracts & Proceedings: 33
Total : 152
Impact Factor Articles:
  1. Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Sajjad, Muhammad Ali, Bilal Rasool, Muhammad Arshad Javiad,Shabnum Shaheen, Alia Awar, Sami Ullah, Muhammad Shafiq Ahmed, Urooj Mubashar Research Square Preprints, Genome Wide Association Mapping of Yield And Various Desirable Agronomic Traits In Rice,                      1- 19, 2022.
  2. Moneeza Abbas, Shabnum Shaheen, Komal Idrees, Mehwish Jaffer, Rana Abrar Hussain, Muhammad Waheed Tabassum, Ghulam Rasool Microscopy research and techniques journal, Light microscopy and  scanning electron microscopy: A helping tool to identify the adultrant of dye from Curcuma longa L          rhizome,        and     its       ecofriendly       applications      on pharmaceutical Products, 1-5   W    2022.
  1. Moneeza Abbas, Shabnum Shaheen, Mahnoor Pervaiz, Mehwish Jaffer and Arfa Tahir , Microscopy research and techniques journal, Microalgae role in sustainable bioenergy generation as determined by light microscopy 1-6, 2022
  2. Mehreen Jalal, Shabnum Shaheen, Zeb Saddiqe, Nidaa Harun, Moneeza Abbas and Farah Khan Microscopy research and techniques journal, Scanning electron microscopic screening; Can it be a taxonomic tool for identification of traditional therapeutic plants, 84:730–745,
  3. Tahira Alyas, Shabnum Shaheen, Farzeen Hussain, Nidaa Harun, Khadim Husain, Sumera Sajjad, Mushtaq Ahmed and Farah Khan. Microscopy research and techniques journal, Scanning Electron Microscopy-based palynological characterization of selected Euphorbiaceae taxa colonized in Pakistan, 84:850–859. 2021 .
  4. Ayesha Alam, Shabnum Shaheen, Samina Sarwar, Mehwish Jaffer, Malka Saba, Muhammad Hanif, Sumera Sajjad, Farah Khan. Microscopy research and techniques journal, Pollen morphological assessment of specific selected species of district Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan under LM and 84:955–966.2021.
  5. Sidra Younis, Shabnum Shaheen,| Nidaa Harun, Moneeza Abbas, Mushtaq Ahmad, Khadim Hussain, Farah Khan, Microscopy research and techniques journal. Application of multimicroscopic techniques (LM and SEM) in comparative palynological study of Asteroideae members, inhabited in 84:1063–1077.2021.
  6. Shabnum Shaheen, Nidaa Harun, Khadim Husssain,Javad Sharifi-Rad, Muhammad Naveed Shahid, Muhammad Ashfaq, Romisha Sonia, Mushtaq Ahmad and Farah Khan Microscopy research and techniques journal. Light and scanning electron microscopic study of genus Echinochloa species inhabited in Pakistan 84:2286–2290. 2021.
  7. Fareeha Liaqat, Uzma Hanif, Saraj Bahadur,| Mehwish Faheem, Saba Rasool, Sadia Gulzar, Wajid Zaman, Zara Urooj, Shabnum Shaheen, Mubashrah Munir Microscopy research and techniques Comparative evaluation of the toxicological effect of silver salt (AgNO3) and silver nanoparticles on Cyprinus carpio synthesized by chemicals and marine algae using scanning electron microscopy, 2021.
  8. Anser Mukhtar, Mehwish Jaffer, Shabnum Shaheen, Nadeem Ullah, Shafiq ur RehmanMicroscopy research and techniques Morpho-taxonomic identification of algal diversity of district Lahore based on light microscopic techniques, 1-7. 2021.
  9. Shabnum Shaheen, Javad Sharifi-Rad, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Naveed Shahid, Zeeshan Shamim, Moneeza Abbas,Mushtaq Ahmad, Andaleeb Anwar Sardar, Romaisha Sonia, Farah Microscopy research and techniques journal Micro morphological foliar taxonomic studies of genus Paspalum based on scanning electron microscopy, 1- 9, 2021 .
  10. Shabnum Shaheen, Javad Sharifi-Rad, Nidaa Harun, Muhammad Asaf Khan,| Muhammad Ali, Sana Khalid, Sumera Javad, Uzma Hanif, Sumera Sajjad, Mushtaq Ahmad, Romisha Sonia and Farah Microscopy research and                 techniques    journal.           Morphological                and palynological    assessment      of                     some              taxa    of                    genus Echinochloa through    light and     scanning            electron microscopy, 85(623-629), 2021.
  11. Khalida, R. Siddique, Shabnum Shaheen , M. N. Shahid, Z. Shamim, M. K. A. Khand and Ç. Ulubaş Serçee, Brazilian journal of Biology, Current understanding of an Emerging Coronavirus using in silico approach: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) , 1- 11, 2021.
  12. Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Muhammad Naveed Shahid, Zeeshan Shamim, Bilal Rasool, Khadim Hussain, Sana Khalid, Nidaa Harun, Riffat Siddique, Romaisha Sonia and Farah Khan Microscopy research and techniques journal,        Morphological and palynological assessment of taxonomically problematic genus Paspalum based on light and scanning electron microscopy,   1-7,
  13. Saba Rasool, Mehwish Faheem, Uzma Hanif, Saraj Bahadur, Sehrish Taj, Fareeha Liaqat, Leone Pereira, Iram Liaqat, Shabnam Shaheen, Muhammad Shuaib, Sadia Gulzar, Microscopy research and techniques journal, Toxicological effects of the chemical and green ZnO NPs on Cyprinus carpio L. observed under light and scanning electron Microscopy, 1-13, 2021.
  14. Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Muhammad Afzal Naeem, Muhammad Naveed Shahid, Mehwish Jaffer, Hanan Mukhtar Microscopy research and techniques journal, Comparison of Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea glabra species inhibited in Pakistan based on microscopic studies: Light microscope and scanning electron microscope, 1-5, 2021.
  15. Shabnum Shaheen, Javad Sharifi-Rad, Muhammad Ali, Zeeshan Shamim, Bilal Rasool, Muhammad Ashfaq, Hanan Mukhtar, Nidaa Harun, Uzma Hanif, and Riffat Siddique Microscopy research and techniques journal, Light and scanningelectron microscopy-based foliar morphoanatomical comparison of selected family Rosaceae members distributed in District Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, 1-14, 2021.
  16. Nidaa Harun, Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Zaheer Abbas, Fozia Bibi, Fahim Microscopy research and techniques journal, Scanning electron microscopic imaging of palynological metaphors: A case study of family Poaceae taxa, 1-10, 2021.
  1. Sehrish Mushtaq, Muhammad Shafiq, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Ali, Shabnum Shaheen, Daniel Hsieh, Turlough Finan and Muhammad Saleem Haider Journalof Agricultural Science, Study of varying pH ranges on the growth rate of bacterial strains isolated from plants, 1051-1057, 2021.
  2. Ifrah Anwar,Hanan Arif Bukhari, Nazia Nahid, Kamran Rashid, Imran Amin, Shabnum Shaheen, Khadim Hussain, Shahid Mansoor Australasian Plant Pathology, Association of cotton   leaf   curl   Multan   betasatellite   and   Ageratum conyzoides symptomless alphasatellite with tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus in Luffa cylindrica in Pakistan. 25-29, 2020.
  3. Unaiza Wahab, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Sajjad, Shabnum Shaheen,Riffat Sadique, Muhammad Ali and Farah Khan Bangladesh J. Bot, Effects of different plant growth regulators on in vitro growth of Aloe vera L. 159-162, 2020. 22.Sidra Younis, Shabnum Shaheen, Mah Zaib, Nidaa Harun, Sana Khalid, Khadim Hussain, Uzma Hanif, Farah Khan Microscopy research and techniques journal, Scanning electron microscopic screening of 20 medicinally important Asteroideae taxa. 83:988–1006, 2020.
  4. Tahira Alyas, Shabnum Shaheen, Uswah Amber, Nidaa Harun, Sana Khalid, Khadim Hussain, Uzma Hanifand | Farah Khan. Microscopy research and techniques journal, Applications of scanning electron microscopy in taxonomy with special reference to family Euphorbiaceae. 83:1066– 1078, 2020.
  5. Saiqa Ishtiaq, Uzma Hanif, Shabnum Shaheen, Saraj Bahadur, Iram Liaqat, Umer Farooq Awan, Memuna Ghafoor Shahid, Muhammad Shuaib, Wajid Zaman & Mehwish Meo Da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, Antioxidant potential and chemical characterization of bioactive compounds from a medicinal plant Colebrokea oppositifolia Sm. 92(2): 1-15, 2020.
  6. Shabnum Shaheen, Rozina Fateh, Sidra Younis, Nidaa Harun,|Mehwish Jaffer, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Ashfaq, Riffat Siddique, Hanan Mukhtar, Farah Microscopy research and techniques journal, Light and scanning electron microscopic characterization of thirty endemic Fabaceae species of district Lahore, Pakistan. 83:1507–1529, 2020.
  7. Shabnum Shaheen, Palwasha Khan, Sehrish Sadia, Mehwish Jaffer, Sana Khalid, Riffat Siddique , Hanan Mukhtar, Tehreema Iftikhar,Samina Sarwar, Sobia Ilyas and Farah Khan. Microscopy research and techniques journal, Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy of bacterial colonies isolated from Ras malai samples from different markets of Lahore, Pakistan .83:1417–1426, 2020.
  8. Sana Khalid, Shabnum Shaheen, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Naveed Shahid and Samina Sarwar. Journal of animal and plant sciences, Pharmacological analysis of obnoxious water weed: Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms 30(6):1465-1475,
  9. Nidaa Harun, Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Naveed Microscopy research and techniques journal, Light and scanning electron microscopy-based foliar micromorphological tools for the identification of fodder grass taxa. 83:  953–978, 2020.
  10. Shabnum Shaheen, Mehreen Jalal, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Ali, Bilal Rasool, Javed Iqbal Watto, Muhammad Asrar, Umair Ali, Muhammad Sajjad4, Mehwish Jaffer, Nida Haroon1and Farah Khan. Pakistan journal of agricultural sciences, Evaluation of nutraceutical potential of five selected wild edible plants of Lahore, Pakistan. 57(6),1557-1563, 2020.
  11. Muhammad Ashfaq, Waqas Ahmad, Muhammad Saleem Haider, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Sajjad, Farah Khan, Shabnum Shaheen, Mubarak Ali Anjum and Urooj Mubashar J. Agri. Sci, Molecular and agronomic characterization of selected rice germplasm under normal and water stress conditions.56(1):29-36, 2019.
  12. Mehwish Jaffer, Shabnum Shaheen, Hammad Ashraf and Uzma Green Processing and synthesis, Green vegetation: a promising source of color dyes. 8:215-222, 2019.
  13. Iqra, Shabnum Shaheen, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Mehwish Jaffer, Tariq Mahmood, Sana Khalid, Samina Sarwar, Arifa Tahir and Farah Microscopy and research technique, Assessment of mould and yeast in some bakery products of Lahore, Pakistan based on LM and SEM. 82:85–91, 2019.
  14. Ikrma Amad, Faisal Hafeez, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Nazia Nahid, Muhammad Rizwan Javed, Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Farooq, Aqib Zafar Khan1, Khadim Hussain,*Cellular and Molecular Biology, Mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase I (CO1) used for molecular identifcation of Bactrocera zonata in Pakistan. 65(2): 82-84,
  15. Lubna, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Shabnum Shaheen, Shazia Sultana, Saeed ur Rehman and Hafiza Microscopy and research technique, Micromorphological investigation of leaf epidermis and seeds of Vitaceae from Pakistan using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. 82:335–344, 2019.
  16. Abida Bano, Sofia Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Shomaila Ashfaq, Saeed ur Rehman, Shazia Sultana, Shabnum Shaheen and Shafiq Ahmad . Microscopy    and research technique, Microscopic Investigations of some selected species of Papilionaceae through SEM and LM from Skardu valley, Northern 82: 452-458 , 2019.
  17. Ayesha Alam, Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Ashfaq,*, Muhammad Ali, Javed Iqbal Watto, Mubarak Ali Anjum, Farah Khan, Sumaira Maqsood and Muhammad Sajjad Pak. J. of Agr.Sci, Microbial examination of mould and yeast in fruit juices. 56(3): 715-721, 2019.
  18. Mehwish Jaffer, Hammad Ashraf, Shabnum Shaheen. Microscopy and research technique, Morphoanatomical characterization of filamentous green algae of district Lahore based on classical and modern microscopic technique. 82:580–585, 2019.
  19. Sehrish Ramzan, Shabnum Shaheen, Khadim Hussain, Javad Sharifi-Rad, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Nidaa Harun, Mehwish Jaffer and Farah Khan. Microscopy and research technique, Implication of palynological techniques for the authentication of adulterated drugs traded with the same name in different herbal markets of district Lahore, 82: 931-940, 2019.
  20. Samina Sarwar,Tanzeela Aziz, Muhammad Hanif, Sobia Ilyas and Shabnum Microscopy research and techniques, Russula swatica: A new species of Rssula based on molecular, light microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy analyses from Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. 82:1700–1705, 2019.
  21. Shabnum Shaheen, Mehwish Jaffer, Sana Khalid, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Moeen Butt, Abdul Rauf Siddiqui, Muhammad Ashfaq, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar and Farah Khan. Microscopy research and techniques, Microscopic techniques used for the identification of medicinal plants: A case study of Senna. 82: 1660-1667, 2019.
  22. Sehrish Ramzan, Shabnum Shaheen, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Asaf   Khan,          Jannat Sohail, Farah Khan Microscopy research and techniques, Significance of leaf moprho-anatomical markers for the authentication of adultered drugs sold in herbal markets of district Lahore, Pakistan. 82: 1911-1921, 2019.
  23. Mehwish Jaffer, Hammad Ashraf and Shabnum Shaheen. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, Comparative analysis of bio-culturing of fresh water algae, Spirogyra communis (Hassall) Kützing and Hydrodictyon reticulatum 48(4):1125-1132, 2019.
  24. Saiqa Ishtiaq, Ayesha Ilyas, Numera Irshad, Uzma Niaz, Uzma Hanif, Muhammad Shaharyar Khan Afridi, Shabnam Shaheen, Sairah H Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Evaluation of anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective effects of methanol extract of Mazus pumilus (Burm. f.) Steenis (Mazaceae) herb. 18(4): 799-807, 2019.
  25. Kamran Rashid, Nazia Nahid, Faiqah Ramzan, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Shabnum Shaheen, Ammara Nasim, Nazish Masood, Rob W. Briddon, Khadim Hussain. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Molecular characterization of Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus strain D in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) from District Dera Ismail Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 65(7): 34-37, 2019.
  26. Saiqa Ishtiaq, Uzma Hanif , Muhammad Ajaib, Shabnum Shaheen ,Muhammad Shaharyar Khan Afridi, and Muhammad Faheem Siddiqui. Pakistan Journal of Botany, Pharamcognostical and physicochemical characterization of Amaranthus graecizans silvestris: An anatomical perspective. 50(1): 307-312, 2018.
  27. Amara Noor Hussain, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Raees Khan, Ghulam Yaseen, Muhammad Saleem Khan, Abdul Nazir, Amir Muhammad Khan, Shabnum Shaheen Microscopy and research technique, Comparative SEM and LM foliar epidermal and palyno-morphological studies of Amaranthaceae and its taxonomic implications. 81(5): 474- 485, 2018.
  28. Faisal, A.Perveen, Zaheer-ud-Din Khan, A. A. Sardar, Shabnum Shaheen and Asma Mazhar. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Phytochemical screening and antioxidant potential of Parthenocissus quinquefolia L. Planch extracts of Bark and Stem. 31(5) 1813-1816, 2018.
  29. Irum Arif, Abdul Rauf Siddiqi, Haroon Ahmed, Inam Afzal, Muhammad Umer, Arooma Maryam, Rana Rehan Khalid, Saira Asif, Sohail Afzal, Shabnum Shaheen, Ozge Ozyalin and Sami Pakistan Journal Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, A computational structural analysis of functional attribute of hypodermain A and B proteins: A way forward for vaccine development. 31(6):.244-245, 2018.
  30. Shabnum Shaheen, Mehwish Jaffer, Farah Khan, Khadim Hussain, Uzma Hanif, Sidra Younis, Sobia ilyas and Saiqa Microscopy and research technique, Morpho- palynological assessment of medicinal flora of district Lahore, Pakistan based on LM and SEM. 81: 1397-1405, 2018.
  31. Shabnum Shaheen, Mehwish Jaffer, Barira Aslam, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Asaf Khan, Muhammad Ashfaq, Andaleeb Anwar Sardar, Mushtaq , Muhammad Zafar and Farah Microscopy and research technique, Microbial Assessment of pathogenic bacterial growth in icecream and kulfa. 81: 1501-1505, 2018.
  32. Sofia Rashid, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Farooq Ahmad, Shabnum Shaheen, Shazia Sultna, Shomaila Ashfaq, Muhammad Ibrar Microscopy and research technique, Microscopic Investigations and pharmacognostic techniques used for the standardization of herbal drug Nigella sativa L. 81: 1443-1450, 2018.
  33. Akram, K. Hussain, N. Nahid, Mehmood-Ur-Rehman, Naseem and S. Shaheen. The Journal of animal and plant sciences, Molecular characterization of a begomovirus and associated satellites from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum from Dera Ghazi Khan district of Pakistan. 27(4)1245-1255, 2017.
  34. Sumera Javad, Nadia Ghaffar, Iqra Naseer, Khajista Jabeen, Aroosa Aftab and Shabnum Periodicum biologorum, Antibacterial activity of phyto-mediated silver nanoparticles developed from Melia azedarach . 119(2): 107-111, 2017.
  35. Ashfaq, M. Saleem Haider, M. Ali, Shabnum Shaheen, Farah Khan, Amna Ali and Urooj Mubshar. Pakistan .Journal of Agricultural Science, Molecular diversity and heterosis analysis for rice grain discoloration. 54(3)579- 587, 2017.
  36. Nidaa Harun; Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry, Shabnum Shaheen, Kifayat Ullah; Farah Journalof Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotanical studies of fodder grass resources for ruminant animals, based on the traditional knowledge of indigenous communities in Central Punjab Pakistan. 13:56         , 2017.
  37. Aqib Zafar Khan, Ikrma Amad, Shabnum Shaheen, Khadim Hussain, Faisal Hafeez, Muhammad Farooq and Hafiza Noor Ul Ayan. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetic Barcoding and phylogenetic analysis of dusky cotton bug (Oxycarenus hyalinipennis) using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I 63(10): 59-63, 2017. 
  38. Inayat Ullah, Khakemin Khan, Muhammad Sohail, Kifayat Ullah, Anwar Ullah and Shabnum Shaheen. International Journal of Nanomedicine,Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Catalytic Application of Citrate Stabilized Monometallic and Bimetallic Palladium@Copper Nano-particles in Microbial Anti- 12,8735–8747, 2017.
  39. Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber , Yun Chen, Sana Jabeen, Hugo Madrid , Seonju Marincowitz , Abdul Razaq , Hana Ševcˇíková , Hermann Voglmayr , Kenan Yazici , André Aptroot , Ali Aslan0, Teun Boekhout1, Jan Borovicˇka, Pedro
  40. Crous, Sobia Ilyas, Fahimeh Jami ,Yu-Lan Jiang , Abdul Nasir Khalid, Anna Kolecka, Tereza Konvalinková,Chada Norphanphoun, Shabnum Shaheen, Yong Wang , Michael J. Wingfield , Shi-Ping Wu, Yue-Ming Wu & Jie-Ying Yu Sydowia. Fungal Systematics and Evolution: FUSE. 3(69):229-264, 2017.
  41. Ghulam Yaseen, Mushtaq Ahmed, Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Sadaf kiyani, A.A. Cetto, Shabnum Shaheen. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Traditional management of diabetes in Pakistan: Ethnobotanical investigation from traditional health Practitioners. 174, 91–117, 2015.
  42. Shabnum Shaheen, Nidaa Haroon, Zabta Shinwari, M. Ibrar Shinwari and Tahir Samiullah. Pakistan Journal of Botany, Systematic identification of genus Brachiaria on the basis of vegetative and floral morphopalynological markers. 44 (143-149) , 2013.
  1. Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Nidaa Haroon, Farah Khan, Rana Abrar Hussain, M. Zafar, Sehrish Ramzan and Zaryab African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Systematic and ethnopharmacognostic investigation of selected medicinal plants of family Asteraceae. 6 (46): 3184-3194, 2012.
  2. Zafar, M Ahmad, M.A. Khan, S. Sultana, Gul Jan, F. Ahmad, G. M. Shah, Shabnum Shaheen, A. Shah, Abdul Nazir and S. K. Marwat . African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Chemotaxonomic clarification of pharmaceutically important species of Cyperus L. 5(1): 67-75, 2011.
  3. Rajib Hossain , Cristina Quispe, Jesús Herrera-Bravo, Jorge Beltrán, Muhammad Torequl Islam, Shabnum Shaheen, Natália Cruz-Martins, Miquel Martorell, Manoj Kumar, Javad Sharifi-Rad, Fethi Ahmet Ozdemir, William N. Setzer, Mohammed M. Alshehri, Daniela Calina and William
  4. Cho Oxidative Medicine    and    Cellular    Longevity, Neurobiological Promises of the Bitter Diterpene Lactone Andrographolide. 9, 2022. Impact Factor Review Articles
  1. Yasaman Taheri ,Cristina Quispe, Jesu´ s Herrera- Bravo,Javad Sharifi-Rad, Shahira Ezzat, Rana M. Merghany, Shabnum Shaheen, Lubna Azmi, Abhay Prakash Mishra ,Bilge Sener, Mehtap Kılıç,Surjit Sen, Krishnendu Acharya, Azadeh Nasiri, Nata´lia Cruz-Martins Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou, Alibek Ydyrys, Zhandos Bassygarayev, Sevgi Durna Das¸tan, Mohammed M. Alshehri , Daniela Calina and William C. Cho. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Urtica dioica-Derived Phytochemicals for Pharmacological and Therapeutic Applications. 30, 2022.
  1. Javad Sharifi-Rad, Abhijit Dey, Niranjan Koirala, Shabnum Shaheen, Nasreddine El Omari6, Bahare Salehi, Tamar Goloshvili, Nathália Cristina Cirone Silva , Abdelhakim Bouyahya, Sara Vitalini, Elena Varoni, Miquel Martorell, Anna Abdolshahi, Anca Oana Docea, Marcello Iriti , Daniela Calina, Francisco Les, Víctor López and Constantin Caruntu. Frontiers in Pharmacology, Cinnamomum Species: Bridging Phytochemistry Knowledge, Pharmacological Properties and Toxicological Safety for Health Benefits .121-128, 2021.
  2. Javad Sharifi-Rad, Cristina Quispe, Shabnum Shaheen, Mohammed El Haouari, Elena Azzini, Monica Butnariu, Ioan Sarac, Marius Pentea, Karina Ramírez-Alarcón, Miquel Martorell, Manoj Kumar, Anca Oana Docea, Natália Cruz-Martins & Daniela Calina . Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Flavonoids as potential anti-platelet aggregation agents: from biochemistry to health promoting Abilities. 1-15, 202.Javad Sharifi-Rad, Jesu´s Herrera-Bravo,Luis A. Salazar, Shabnum Shaheen, Seyed Abdulmajid Ayatollahi,Farzad Kobarfard, Muhammad Imran, Ali Imran, Lu´ ısa Custo´dio, Marı´a Dolores Lo´pez, Mauricio Schoebitz, Miquel Martorell, Manoj Kumar, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, and William Cho Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,The Therapeutic Potential of Wogonin Observed in Preclinical Studies. 1-9, 2021.
  3. Javad Sharifi-Rad, Cristina Quispe, Jesús Herrera-Bravo, Prabhakar Semwal, Sakshi Painuli, Beraat Özçelik, Furkan Ediz Hacıhasanoğlu,Shabnum   Shaheen,      Surjit   Sen, Krishnendu Acharya, Marjan Amirian, Carla Marina Salgado Castillo, María Dolores López, Mauricio Schoebitz, Miquel Martorell, Tamar Goloshvili, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Ahmed Al- Rawahi, Manoj Kumar, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, and William C. Cho Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Peganum : A Comprehensive Review on Bioactivities and Health-Enhancing Effects and Their Potential for the Formulation of Functional Foods and Pharmaceutical Drugs.1-20, 2021.
  4. Javad Sharifi-Rad ,Cristina Quispe, Jesús Herrera- Bravo,Lisandra Herrera Belén, Rajandeep Kaur, Dorota Kregiel ,Yadav Uprety, Ahmet Beyatli, Balakyz Yeskaliyeva, Celale Kırkın, Beraat Özçelik ,Surjit Sen, Krishnendu Acharya, Farukh Sharopov, Natália Cruz-Martins , Manoj Kumar , Ahmad     Faizal                         Abdull              Razis  ,Usman Sunusi,           Ramla Muhammad Kamal, Shabnum Shaheen and Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Glycyrrhiza                Genus:                        Enlightening    Phytochemical Components for Pharmacological and Health-Promoting Abilities. 1-20, 2021.
  5. Eduardo Pons-Fuster              Lopez,       Nida     Harun,         Balakyz Yeskaliyeva, Ahmet Beyatli, Oksana Sytar, Shabnum Shaheen, Farukh Sharopov,Yasaman Taheri, Anca Oana Docea, Daniela Calina , and William C. Cho   Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Natural Coumarins: Exploring            the  Pharmacological Complexity             and Underlying Molecular Mechanisms.1-19, 2021.
  6. Maryam Mohajeri, Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou,    NatáliaJavad Sharifi-Rad, Natália Cruz-Martins, Pía López- Jornet,Javad Sharifi‐Rad ,Guiomar Melgar‐Lalanne, Alan Javier Hernández‐Álvarez,Yasaman Taheri, Shabnum Shaheen, Dorota Kregiel, Hubert Antolak, Ewelina Pawlikowska, Milka Brdar‐Jokanović, Jovana Rajkovic, Tahereh Hosseinabadi, Branka Ljevnaić‐Mašić, Navid Baghalpour, Martins.          Phytotherapy research, Malva species: Insights on its chemical composition towards pharmacological applications. 34:546-567, 2020.
  1. Bahare Salehi , Esra Capanoglu , Nabil Adrar , Gizem Catalkaya ,Shabnum Shaheen , Mehwish Jaffer , Lalit Giri, Renu Suyal , Arun K Jugran ,Daniela Calina , Anca Oana Docea , Senem Kamiloglu , Dorota Kregiel ,Hubert Antolak, Ewelina Pawlikowska , Surjit Sen , Krishnendu Acharya , Zeliha Selamoglu , Javad Sharifi-Rad ,* , Miquel Martorell ,*, Célia F. Rodrigues ,Farukh Sharopov , Natália Martins,and Raffaele Capasso. Molecules Cucurbits Plants: A Key Emphasis to Its Pharmacological Potential. 1854 , 2019.
  1. Bahare Salehi , Javad Sharifi-Rad , Esra Capanoglu , Nabil Adrar , Gizem Catalkaya , Shabnum Shaheen , Mehwish Jaffer , Lalit Giri , Renu Suyal , Arun K Jugran ,Daniela Calina , Anca Oana Docea, Senem Kamiloglu , Dorota Kregiel , Hubert Antolak , Ewelina Pawlikowska , Surjit Sen Krishnendu Acharya , Moein Bashiry, Applied Sciences, 9, 3387; Cucurbita Plants: From Farm to Industry, 1-24, 2019.
  1. Bahare Salehi , Alessandro Venditti , Claudio Frezza , Aysun Yücetepe , Ümit Altunta¸s , Sibel Uluata , Monica Butnariu , Ioan Sarac , Shabnum Shaheen , Spyridon A. Petropoulos , Karl R. Matthews , Ceyda Sibel Kılıç , Maria Atanassova ,Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji , Adedayo Oluwaseun Ademiluyi , Beraat Özçelik , Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou , Natália Martins , William C. Cho and Javad Sharifi- Rad .Appl. 9, 3547; Apium Plants: Beyond Simple Food and Phytopharmacological Applications, 1-39,2019.
  2. Sehrish Sadia, Akash Tariq, Shabnum Shaheen, Khafsa Malik, Farah khan, Mushtaq Ahmad, Huma Qureshi, Brian Gagosh Nayyar.Journal of herbal medicines, Ethnopharmacological profile of anti-arthritic plants of Asia-A systematic review, 13(2018):8-25, 2018 .
HEC Recognized Publications
  1. Sana Khalid, Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Usman Hameed, Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Naveed Shahid, Khajista Jabeen, Farah Khan, Muhammad Saleem Pakistan journal of Zoology, Whiteflies are Not Responsible for Transmission of Chickpea Chlorotic Dwarf Virus and Mastrebegomo Chimeric Virus, 1-7, 2022.
  2. Mehwish Jffer, Hammad Ashraf and Shabnum Shaheen j.sci.ind.res.Ser.B: biol.sci. Phytochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of biological important algae 64B (3) 244-250.2021.
  3. Sana Khalid, Shabnum Shaheen, Ammara Ishfaq and Riffat Siddique, Pure Biol., Performance study of exotic variety of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) for processing industry under the agroclimatic condition of Lahore-Pakistan, 8(4): 2262-2268, 2019
  4. Javad, Shabnum Shaheen, Farah Khan and S. Younis, Pure. Applied. Biol., Microwave assisted extraction of phytochemicals from bark of Cassia occidentalis. L., 5(1): 48-57, 2016.
  5. Shabnum Shaheen, A. Cheema, N. Haroon, A. Aftab, Khan, M. Jaffer, S. Ramzan and S. Sarwar Biologia Evaluation of antioxidant potential of some selected wild edible plants, 62(1): 163-167, 2016.
  6. Javad, S. Basharat, Shabnum Shaheen and A. Aftab. Pakistan journal of Science, Effect of auxins on propagation of honey crop: Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni), 67 No. 4, 340-345, 2015.
  7. Shaheen, Sehrish . Ramzan, Nida. Haroon and Khadim. Hussain*. Pakistan Journal of Science, Ethnopharmacological and taxonomic studies of selected medicinal plants of Pakistan, 66 (2), 175-180 , 2014.
  8. Farah Khan, Khan, Shabnum. Shaheen and Zaryab.K. Sial Pakistan Journal of Science, Phytoremediative potential of in vitro grown tropaeolum majus l. for heavy metals uptake from the tanneries contaminated soils of kasur.66 (4) 306-310. 2014.

    Other National and International Publications

  9. Farah Khan, Ambreen Afzal ,Shabnum Shaheen , Kiran Zahid, and Zaryab khalid Sial Journal Plantarum In vitro production of novel volatile compounds from Foeniculum vulgare Cell Lines, 3(1)-01: 01-11,2021.
  10. Shabnum Shaheen*, Nida Haroon and Romaisha Aslam. Journal Plantarum., Protein estimation of selected fodder grasses from punjab, Pakistan, 3(1)-04:31-41,
  11. Muhammad Ashfaq, Ansa Afzal, Muhammad Arshad Javed, Muhammad Ali, Bilal Rasool Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Shafiq, Urooj Mubashar, Mubarak Ali Anjum and Abdul Rasheed . International journal of Biology and Identification and pathogenic characterization of bacteria causing rice grain discoloration in Pakistan. 18 (2): 239-246, 2021.
  12. Muhammad Naveed Shahid* , Samra Javaid , Shabnum Shaheen. Journal Plantarum, Effect of Geminvirus infection on    leaf    anatomy    and   morphlogy    of    MalvastrumKhadim Hussain, M. Aamer, Nazia Nahid , Aqsa Hafeez, Farrukh Azeem1 and Shabnum Shaheen . Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Science, Molecular characterization of Begomovirus associated Alphasatellite from an asymptomatic weed plant, Xanthium strumarium 13 (3), 233-237 , 2013. Coromandelianum (L.) Garckeis: a new insight, 2(1)- 02:10-12, 2020.
  13. Umair Ali, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Shafiq, Muhammad Ali, Shabnum Shaheen, Bakhtawar Mubashar, Mubarak Ali Anjum and Muhammad Aqeel. International journal of Biology and Biotechnology. Effects of organic and chemical fertilizers on growth and yield attributes of chili (Capsicum annuum ).17 (4): 731-738, 2020.
  14. Ashraf, M. Jaffer and Shabnum Shaheen . International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology. Screening of Organisms and Optimization of Culture Media for the Production of Spirogyra, 4(1), 32-36, 2017. 91.Samina S, Tahreem M , Shabnum S , Farah K , Qudsia F and Muhammad H. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology, Micromycete diversity associated with the rhizospheres of plants from different polluted soils of Lahore, Pakistan. 7(3): 193–202, 2017.
  15. Shabnum Shaheen, Sidra younis, N. Haroon, M. Jalal, S. Ramzan, Jaffer, S. Javad and S. Sarwar J. of Appl., Env. And Biol. Sciences, Petal anatomy Can it be taxonomic tool. 6(4S): 218-226, 2016.
  16. Shabnum Shaheen, S.Sarwar, M.Jaffer, N.Haroon, Zafar, H. Ashraf, M. Jalal, S.Ramzan, S.Younis, T.Ilyas. J. of Appl., Env. And Biol. Science. Palynological analysis of Carbonaceous shale of Paleocene era western salt range Pakistan, 6(12): 50-58, 2016.
  1. Shabnum Shaheen, Mehwish Jaffer, Tahira Ilyas, Nida Haroon, Sidra Younis and Mehreen of Appl., Env. And Biol. Science, Evaluation of antimicrobial potential of Daucus carota peels in some polar and non polar solvents against both bacterial and fungal strains.6(11): 141-147, 2016 .
  2. Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Farah Khan, Rana Abrar Hussain, Zaryab Khalid, Amina Younis and Muhammad Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Systematic anatomy and elemental dispersive spectrophotometer analysis of genus Pennisetum from Pakistan. 6(5), 776-783. 2012 .
  3. Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Farah Khan, Muhammad Zafar, Rana Abrar Hussain, Sumaira Rani, Zaryab Khalid, Rabail Ayub and Amina Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Elemental dispersive spectrophotometer analysis and morpho-anatomical characterization of Panicum species from Pakistan. 6(9), 1707-1712, 2012.
  4. Shabnum Shaheen, Nidaa Harun, Farah Khan, Rana Abrar Hussain, Sehrish Ramzan, Sumaira Rani, Zaryab Khalid, Mushtaq Ahmad and Muhammad . African Journal of Biotechnology. Comparative nutritional analysis between Vigna radiata and Vigna mungo of Pakistan.11(25), 6694-6702, 2012.
  5. Farah Khan, Nayab Sarfaraz, Shabnum Shaheen, Amina Saeed, Zaryab Khalid Sial, Shaista Jabeen Khan and Muafia Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Comparative evaluation of copper, cobalt, cadmium and iron scavenging efficiency by in-vivo and in-vitro grown Momordica charantia using atomic absorption spectroscopy. 6(17), 3301-3305,2012.
  6. Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Farah Khan, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Mir Ajab Khan, Muhammad Khan Leghari, Muhammad Jamil and Hina Journal of Medicinal plants research. Morpho- playnological and foliar epidermal anatomy of genus Cenchrus L.Vol. 5(16), pp. 3796-3802. 2011              . 100.Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Farah Khan, Muhammad Zafar, Mir Ajab Khan, Asghari Bano, Shazia Sultana, Muhammad Jamil, Gul Jan and Muhammad Khan Leghari .        Journal          of         Medicinal       plants        research. Micormorphological diversity in leaf epidermal anatomy of       Brachiaria     species       using elemental       dispersive spectrophotometer analysis. Vol. 5(17), pp. 4279-4286 , 2011.
  7. Shabnum Shaheen, Mushtaq Ahmad, Farah Kkan, Muhammad Zafar, Mir Ajab Khan, Shazia Sultana, Shahid Abbas, Muhammad Jamil and Sartaj Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Systematic application of palyno-anatomical characterization of Setaria species based in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and light microscope (LM) analysis. 5(24), 5803-5809 . 2011.
  8. Farah Khan, Amina Younas, Shabnum Shaheeen, Zubaida Yousaf, Khadija Gilani, Maleeha Munawar, Zaryab Khalid Sial, Mushtaq Ahmad and Muhammad Zafar. Journal of Medicinal Plants Scavenging evaluation of copper and cadmium during in vivo and in vitro growth of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. By atomic absorption spectroscopy. 5(28), 6468-6472. 2011.
  9. Mir Ajab Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Sarfaraz Khan Marwat, Shabnum Shaheen, Muhammad Khan Leghari, Gul Jan4, Farooq Ahmad and Abdul Nazir. Journal of Medicinal plants research. Medico-botanical and chemical standardization of pharmaceutically                                important   plant    of    Tricholepis chaetolepis (Boiss) Rech. F.5(8): 1471-1477  . 2011.
  10. Shabnum Shaheen, Mir Ajab Khan, Akbar Ali Meo and Tanveer Akhter . Pakistan Journal of Arid Palynological studies on genus Cenchrus, Setaria, and Brachiaria from Pakistan. 8(2), 9-14. 2005.
  11. Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmed and Shabnum Shaheen. Journal of White Meat of Technological and Trade Information Promotion System . Preservation of Fish. 8: 8- 9. 2004.
  12. Nasira Altaf, Shahid Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Rehana Asghar, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shabnum Shaheen, M. Zafar and M. Saqib. Pakistan Journal of Biological sciences. Seed borne mycoflora of sesame and their effect on germination 7 (2): 243-245. 2004.
  13. Abdul Waheed and Shabnum Shaheen. Pakistan Journal of Arid Response of six lines/Accessions of maize (Zea Mays L.) to salt stress at early growth stages. 5 (1): 69-73. 2002.


A monograph on tribe Paniceae from Pakistan

Research Grants & Contracts

Systematic and ethnopharmacognostic studies of some selected medicinal plants from Pakistan

Research or Creative Accomplishment

  • Postdoctoral fellowship (2016)
  • Won Gold Medal award in an international conference of Botany held by Pakistan Botanical Society in 2012.
  • Honored as a member international Scientific Committee from Pakistan in ICNMPH 2018 : 20th International Conference on Naturopathy, Medicinal Plants and Herbs held by World Academy of Science and Technology (Boston, USA).
  • Honored as a member international Scientific Committee from Pakistan in ICSMMP 2018 : 20th International Conference on Sustainable Medicine and Medicinal Plants held by World Academy of Science and Technology (Boston, USA).
  • Honored as a member of BOS in Plant Sciences department QAU, Islamabad for the period of three
  • Honored as a member of BOS in Botany department Kinnaird College Lahore for the period of three
  • Honored as an invited speaker in a Seminar titled “Herbarium Techniques” by Botanical Society Government College of Science, Lahore, Pakistan in 2016.
  • Honored as an invited speaker in a one day Seminar on “Kitchen Gardening” by Botanical Gardening Committee QAU, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2016.
  • Honored as an invited speaker in6th Edition of International Conference on Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants Theme: Medicinal Plants: Modifying Contrast in Health Care System by Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2018.
  • Honored as organizing member in a seminar on Forests: Nature’s Poweerhouses, 2017.
  • Included in World Scientists List by Ad Scientific Index-2021.
  • A new technique for epidermal leaf anatomy was developed by modifying the method of Cotton (1974) and Clark (1960), which is mentioned in the monograph by the method Shaheen et 2010. (Monograph available online).
  • Many new reports in the tribe Paniceae (Poace) were (Published in impact factor research articles).
  • First time introduced the technique of Elemental Dispersive spectrophotometer in the discipline of plant taxonomy for grass phytoliths in the leaf epidermis in Pakistan. (Published research article in impact factor journal on it).

Selected Professional Presentations

Oral / Poster presentations
  • Herbal plants of family Solanaceae: Exploration of Medicinal Wealth of Pakistan in International science and technology conference ISTEC 2012,
  • Systematic identification of genus Brachiaria on the basis of vegetative and floral morpho- palynological markers (LM & SEM) in 12th National and 3rd International Conference of Botany, Islamabad, Pakistan in
  • Wild vegetables, an alternative source of food in 1st International Conference on Energy Systems for Sustainable Development, Pakistan
  • Microbial examination of mould and yeast in fruit juices in International conference on Major Environmental Constraints to Plants: Assessments and Reclamations, Pakistan in 2016.
  • Diversity analysis of Filamentous Fungi associated with ornamental plants found in Jallo park, Lahore in 2017.
  • Optimization of cultural conditions and oil content estimation of Hydrodictyon reticulatum in 1st International conference on current scenario of research in plant sciences Challenges and Oppertunities in 2018.
  • Phytochemical and neutraceutical evaluation OF Lemna minor L in 1st International Conference on “Agricultural And Biological Sciences” Focusing Food Security and Climate Change in 2019.
  • Extraction of natural dye from Mangifera indica in 1st International conference on emerging trends in interdisciplinary research in Biomedical Sciences in 2020.
  • Neutraceutical and antioxidant estimation of Amaranthus viridis in Fourth International Conference on Biosciences (ICBS 2021)
  • Biological Society of Pakistan and Department of Plant Sciences, QAU, Islamabad, Pakistan in Seasonal variation in antibacterial potential of different parts of Achyranthes aspera Against plant pathogenic bacteria in 5th International /10th National Conference of Pakistan. Phytopathological society, Crop protection for sustainable Agriculture, Pakistan ,University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in 2015.

Workshops / Conferences/Seminar/Cou rses Organized/Attended

To commemorate the historic occasion of Commissioning of Pakistan’s first ever Wind power plant at Jhimper Sindh” by Alternative Energy Development Board, Ministry of Wapda and Power in 2009.

  • Young researchers skills development by NAYS and LCWU, Lahore, Pakistan in
  • Active organizing member in Floral Art Competition, 2014 by Botanical society and department of Botany, LCWU,
  • Active organizing member in 3rd floral Art competition, 2015 by Botanical society and department of Botany, LCWU,
  • Active organizing member in 5th Annual floral Art competition, 2017 by Botanical society and department of Botany, LCWU,
  • Organizer in establishing Botanic Garden of LCWU, Lahore in 2017.
  • Organizing member in a seminar on Forests: Nature’s Poweerhouses, Department of Foresty, of Punjab & LCWU, Lahore, Pakistan in 2017.
  • Active organizing member in 6th Annual floral Art competition, 2017.
  • Member international Scientific Committee in ICFM 2018 : 20th International Conference on Forest Management by World Academy of Science and Technology (Boston, USA) in
  • Active Co-Organizer in International conference on smart plantation in 2020.
  • Active organizing member in Two days training workshop on Georeferencing of Plant occurrence data from Pakistan in 2020.