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Prof. Dr. Shafiq ur Rehman

Written by Administrator on 29 June 2012.

Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences, Kohat University of Science & Technology
(KUST), Kohat 26000, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

 

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Personal Profile
(Academic)

I have obtained PhD degree in 1997, from Coventry University, UK, in the field of Plant (Seed & Pollen) Physiology adding later expertise in the field of molecular biology. I had opportunity to work for over 10 years in world’s some of the best universities/labs as a professor, visiting scientist/post-doc/lecturer in Pakistan, UK, South Africa and South Korea with the administrative responsibilities as well teaching, supervision, research, training (technical/non-technical staff) and establishment of new research facilities. Working in 3 continents with diverse background in teaching and research has equipped me with up to date knowledge and research skills.

During this time I got a voluble experience in teaching various modules namely Cell Biology, Crop Production, Agro-ecology and Sustainable Agriculture, Plant Physiology, Seed Science and Technology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Perspectives and Techniques in Biology, and Computing and Data Analysis (Biostatistics) along with the supervision of graduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, I have successfully planned and executed numerous research projects either independently or working in a team, while working in Pakistan, UK, S. Africa and S. Korea. I have also worked in collaboration with other institutes in or out of the country of my residence. I have presented most of my work in some of the most prestigious conferences (e.g. Gordon Conference) held in USA, UK, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, Poland, Hungary and Malaysia. As a result of that I had published more than 50 papers in internationally well-reputed peer review journals.

Although, in general I am interested broadly in Seed Science & Technology (seed enhancement technology), Pollen Biology (pollination, physiology and pollen bank) and Stress Physiology (abiotic stress) but currently, I am working on (1) growth promoting effects of plant derived smoke on plant (seed/pollen) performance under normal and stressed conditions (2) identification and isolation of growth promoting compounds as well gene responding to plant derived smoke (3) propagation and conservation (seed/pollen/DNA bank) of medicinal plants (4) Role of K in pollination and fertilization and the K transporter genes involved in translocation of K in reproductive organs of plant (5) mechanisms underlying seed dormancy in Rubus (6) the role of Na and K channel (blockers) in plants growing in saline conditions and (7) molecular marker assisted identification of plant varieties.

 

Personal Profile
(Administrative)

Not only working for more than a decade in 3 continents with diverse background in teaching and research has equipped me with up to date knowledge and research skills but also has provided an opportunity to excel my leadership qualities. Additionally, my managerial skills got more polished and tuned to home ground by working in KUST, Pakistan. I have been chairing various statutory bodies/committees for last four years in KUST. The years of work in overseas and Pakistan, an excellent blend of various cultures and systems had equipped me with unique leadership qualities.

The most credible thing is that I have served as Acting Vice Chancellor. Moreover, I have worked/working as a Dean, Chairman Department of Botany, Member of Syndicate, Finance & Planning Committee, Academic Council, Advance Studies & Research Board (ASRB), allowance for international publication committee, selection committee BPS 1-16, affiliation (Colleges) committee and Convener of scrutiny committee BPS 17-21, inspection (affiliated College) committee, central purchase committee and appellate committee.

Keeping in view all that valuable experience accumulated during fifteen years, I can shoulder the responsibilities in best possible manner at any kind of administrator position.

Educational Qualification and Work Experience

 

  • Since Feb 2008 – to date – Professor (TTS), Botany Department, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat, NWFP., Pakistan
  • October 2006 – Jan 2008 - HEC Professor (Foreign Faculty) – Botany Department, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat, NWFP., Pakistan
  • Dec 2003 – Sep 2006 - Visiting Scientist/Brain Pool Research Fellow, Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
  • May 2002 – March 2003 - Member of Advisory Committee, PlantNet Co., Chonju, South Korea.
  • Sep 2003 – Nov 2003 - Visiting Scientist, Korea Research Institute of Biosciences & Biotechnology (KRIBB), Daejeon, South Korea.
  • 2001 – 03: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
  • 2000: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
  • Aug 1999 - Jan 2000 - Visiting Scientist, Coventry University, UK.
  • 1998-99: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea.
  • 1997-98: Lecturer/Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Coventry University, UK.
  • 1995-97: Part-time lecturer, Coventry University, UK.
  • 1997: Ph.D. Coventry University, UK.
  • Ph.D. Thesis Title: Physiological Responses of Acacia Seeds to Salt Stress.
  • 1992: Computer Diploma. College of Commerce and Computers, Attock (Pakistan).
  • 1989 – 91: MSc (Hons.) Agric. University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan).
  • M.Sc. Thesis Title: Comparison of rock phosphate with various P-fertilizers in rice-wheat cropping system (two years of research experience).
  • 1985 – 89:  BSc (Hons.) Agric. Barani Agricultural College Rawalpindi (Pakistan).

Administrative/Managerial Experience

  • Dec 2010 – to date: Convener formulating Promotion Rule for BPS 1- 16, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat.
  • Nov 2009 – Jun 2010: Vice Chancellor (Acting), Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat.
  • Sep, 2009 – to date: Convener, Appellate Committee, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat.
  • Sep, 2009:  Member, Selection Committee BPS-1 To 16, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat
  • June 2009 – to date: Member of Syndicate, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan.
  • July, 2008 – to date: Convener Board of Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
  • June, 2008 – to date: Member, Advance Studies & Research Board (ASRB), Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat,  Pakistan
  • June, 2008 – to date: Member Academic council, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
  • June, 2008 – to date: Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat,  Pakistan
  • May, 2008: Convener, Applications Scrutiny Committee BPS 17-21, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat
  • April, 2008 – to date: Convener Inspection (affiliated College) Committee, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat,  Pakistan
  • April, 2008: Member of Allowance for Int. Publication committee, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
  • Dec, 2007: Member Selection Committee BPS 1-16, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat
  • Nov, 2007: Convener Purchase Central Committee, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
  • Nov, 2007: Member Affiliation (Colleges) Committee, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
  • Sep, 2007 - Feb, 2009: Chairman Department of Botany, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat


Publications

Full-Length Peer Review Papers in Journals

1- Rehman, S., Harris, P.J.C., Bourne, W.F. and Wilkin, J. (1996). The effect of sodium chloride on germination and the potassium and calcium contents of Acacia seeds. Seed Science and Technology 25: 45-57.

2- Rehman, S., Harris, P.J.C. and Bourne, W.F. (1998). Effects of presowing treatment with calcium salts, potassium salts or water on germination and salt tolerance of Acacia seeds. Journal of Plant Nutrition 21: 277-285.

3- Rehman, S., Harris, P.J.C. and Bourne, W.F. (1998). The effect of sodium chloride on the calcium, potassium and sodium concentration of the seed coat and embryo of Acacia tortilis and A. coriacea seeds. Annals of Applied Biology 133: 269-279.

4- Rehman, S., Harris, P.J.C. and Bourne, W.F. (1998). The effect of hardening on the salinity tolerance of Acacia seeds. Seed Science and Technology 26: 743-754.

5- Rehman, S., Harris, P.J.C. and Bourne, W.F. (1999). Effect of ageing on the germination and ion leakage of A. tortilis and A. coriacea seeds in distilled water and sodium chloride. Seed Science and Technology 27: 141-150.

6- Rehman, S., Loescher, R.N.J. and Harris, P.J.C. (1999). Dormancy Breaking and Germination of Acacia salicina Lindl. seeds. Seed Science and Technology 27: 553-557.

7- Rehman, S., Harris, P.J.C., Bourne, W.F. and Wilkin, J. (2000). The relationship between ions, vigour and salinity tolerance of Acacia seeds. Plant and Soil 220: 229-233.

8- Rehman, S. and Park, I.-H. (2000). Effect of scarification, GA and chilling on the germination of goldenrain-tree (Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm.) seeds. Scientia Horticulturae 85: 319-324.

9- Rehman, S. and Park, I.-H. (2000). Effect of pre-treatments on dormancy of goldenrain-tree (Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm.) seeds. Journal of New Seeds 2: 29-36.

10- Chung, I.-M., Park, M. R., Rehman, S. and Yun, S. J. (2001). Tissue specific and inducible expression of resveratrol synthase gene in peanut plants. Molecules and Cells 12: 353-359.

11- Rehman, S., Deghayes, A-H., Bourne, W.F., Harris, P.J.C. and Rha, E.S. (2002). Variation in salt tolerance within a batch of Acacia salicina seeds. Korean Journal of International Agriculture 14: 13-18.

12- Rehman, R., Lee, K.J., Rha, E. S., Kim, J. K. and Smith, M.T. (2002). Effect of desiccation on pollen viability of Eucalyptus grandis. Korean Journal of Breeding 34: 87-89.

13- Rehman, S., Lee, K.J., Rha, E. S., Yun, S.J. and Kim, J. K. (2002). Mechanisms involved in rapid swelling of sesame (Sesamus indicum L.) pollen. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Sciences 30: 203-213.

14- Rehman, S., Yun, S.J., Kim, J.K., Seo, B.S., Yoo, N.H., Lee, K.J., Lee, S.C., Rha, E.S., Deghayes, A.H. Bourne, W.F. and Harris, P.J.C. (2002). Varietal response of Acacia species to salinity stress during germination and seedling growth. Korean Journal of Breeding 34: 303-307.

15- Qasim, M., Ashraf, M., Jamil, M. A., Ashraf, M.Y., Rehman, S. and Rha, E.S. (2003). Water relations and leaf gas exchange properties in some elite canola (Brassica napus L.) lines under salt stress. Annals of Applied Biology 142: 307-316.

16- Ashraf, M., Hanif, S., Ashraf, M.Y., Rehman, S. and Rha, E.S. (2003). Time-course changes in nutrient composition of hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars differing in yield potential. Agrochimica 47: 133-145.

17- Qasim, M., Ashraf, M., Ashraf, M.Y., Rehman, S. and Rha, E.S. (2003). Salt-induced changes in two canola cultivars differing in salt tolerance. Biologia Plantarum 46: 629-632.

18- Rehman, S., Rha, E. S., Ashraf, M., Lee, K.J., Yun, S.J., Kwak, Y.G., Yoo, N.H. and J.-K. Kim (2004). Does barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) pollen swell in fractions of a second? Plant Science 167: 137-142.

19- Rehman, S., Kook, H-S., Lim, J. H., Park, M. R., Ko, J. C., Park, K. G., Choi, J. S., Kim, J. G., Lee, K. S., Seo, Y. W., Kim, J. K., Choi, K, G. and Yun, S. J. (2004). Varietal responses of pollen fertility to salt stress in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Korean Journal of Crop Sciences 49: 410-414.

20- Asharf, M., Mukhtar, N., Rehman, S. and Rha, E.S. (2004). Salt-induced changes in photosynthetic activity and growth in a potential medicinal plant Bishop's weed (Ammi majus L.). Photosynthetica 42: 543-550.

21- Jamil, M., Lee, D.B., Kim, J.D., Jung, K.Y., Ashraf, M., Rehman, S., Lee, S.C. and Rha, E.S. (2005). The response of Brassica species against NaCl streee during germination and seedling growth. Korean Journal of International Agriculture 17: 43-47.

22- Jamil, M., Ajmal, S.U., Rehman, S. and Rha, E. S. (2005). Genetic diversity for biometrics traits in local landraces of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Korean Journal of International Agriculture, 17: 265-272.

23- Rehman, S., Yoo, N. H., Park, M.R. and Yun, S.J. (2005). Confocal potassium imaging: Giving new insight into potassium concentrated at the aperture area of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) pollen. Plant Science 169: 457-459.

24- Jamil, M., Rha, E.S., Lee, C.C., Rehman, S., Lee, D.B. and Ashraf, M. (2005). Salinity (NaCl) Tolerance of Brassica Species at Germination and Early Seedling Growth. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ISSN NO. 1579-4377).

25- Iqbal, M., Ashraf, M., Jamil, A. and Rehman, S. (2006). Does Seed Priming Induce Changes in the Levels of Some Endogenous Plant Hormones in Hexaploid Wheat Plants Under Salt Stress? Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 48: 181-189.

26- Rehman, S. and Yun, S.J. (2006). Developmental regulation of K accumulation in pollen, anther, and papillae: Are anther dehiscence, papillae hydration and pollen swelling leading to pollination and fertilization in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) regulated by changes in potassium concentration? Journal of Experimental Botany 57: 1315-1321.

27- Iqbal, M., Ashraf, M., Rehman, S. and Rha, E.S. (2006). Does polyamine seed pretreatment modulate growth and levels of some plant growth regulators in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plants under salt stress? Botanical Studies 47: 239-250.

28- Rehman, S., Park, T.I., Kim, Y.J., Seo, Y.W. and Yun, S.J. (2006). Inverse relationship between toxicity tolerance and boron contents of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seed and root. Journal of Plant Nutrition 29: 1779-1789.

29- Rehman, S., Park, M.R. Ashraf, M. and Yun, S.J. (2006). Potassium distribution in the apical area of rice (Oriza sativa L.) root. Korea Journal of Crop Science 51(4): 295-297.

30- Jamil, M., J. M. Kim, S. Rehman and E. S. Rha. (2007). Salinity reduced growth, PS  photochemistry and chlorophyll content in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Scientia Agricola 64: 111-118.

31- Jamil, M., Rehman, S. and Rha, E.S. (2007). Salinity effect on plant growth, PSII photochemistry and chlorophyll content in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) and cabbage (Brassica oleracea Capitata L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 39: 753-760.

32- Rehman, S., Jamil, M., Rha, E.S., Ashraf, M. and Yun, S.J. (2008). Is pine (Pinus densiflora) pollen another example of potassium accumulation at sulcus area? Pakistan Journal of Botany, 40: 495-500.

33- Kook, H.S., Park, T.I., Khatoon, A., Rehman, S. and Yun, S.J. (2009). Avoidance of sodium accumulation in the shoot confers tolerance to salt stressing cultivated barley. Pakistan Journal of Botany 41: 1751-1758.

34- Ilahi, I., Rehman, S. and Iqbal, Z. (2009). Some studies on the mode of parasitization of Cistanche tubulosa on various host plants. Pakistan Journal of Plant Sciences 15: 145-1552.

35- Park, MR., Baek, S-H., Kim, YJ, Rehman, S. and Yun, SJ. (2010). Agronomic characteristics of transgenic rice with enhanced phosphate uptake ability by over-expressed tobacco high affinity phosphate transporter. Pakistan Journal of Botany 42: 3265-3273.

36- Park, MR, Cho, E.A., Rehman, S. and Yun, SJ. (2010) Expression of a sesame geranylgerany reductase cDNA is induced by light but repressed by abscisic acid ethylene. Pakistan Journal of Botany 42: 1815-1825.

37- Ihsan, I., Iqbal, Z. and Rehman, S. (2010). Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R.Wight an important medicinal plant occurring in sand dunes of Karak NWFP, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany 42: 537-547.

38- Khan, A.L., Hussain, J., Hamayun, M., Gilani, S.A., Kim,Y-H., Rehman, S., Watanabe, K.N. and Lee, I.J. (2010). Elemental allelopathy and antifungal activities of Inula falconeri from Himalaya Pakistan. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science, 1-8.

39- Jamil, M., Iqbal, W., Bangash, A., Rehman, S., Imran, M.Q. and Rha, E.S. (2010). Constitutive expression of OSC3H33, OSC3H50 and OSC3H37 genes in rice under salt stress. Pakistan Journal of Botany 42: 4003-4009.

40- Hussain, I., Rehman, S., Amin, R., Khan, F.U. and Chishti, K.A. (2010). Phytochemical composition and heavy metal contents of Xanthium strumaruium and Solanum xanthcarpum. World Applied Sciences Journal 10: 294-297.

41- Tyagi, K, Park, MR., Lee, H J., Lee, CA., Rehman, S., Steffenson, B. and Yun, SJ. (2011). Fertile crescent region as sources of drought tolerance at early stage of plant growth of wild barley (Hordeum vulgare L. SSP. Spontaneum). Pakistan Journal of Botany 43: 475-486.

42- Hussain, I., Khan, F.A., Khan, H., Rehman, S. and Badrullah. (20110. Antimicrobial, phytochemical and fluorescence studies on Tribulus teresstris. Journal of Pharmacy Research 4: 1556-1558.

43- Tyagi, K., Lee, H.J., Lee, C.A., Volis, S., Rehman, S., Steffenson, B., Lee, K.J. and Yun, S.J. (2011). Diversity for seedling vigor in wild barley (Hordeum vulgare L. SSP. Spontaneum) germplasm. Pakistan Journal of Botany Vol. 43 Issue 4 (in press).

44- Rehman, S., Ashraf, M., Choi, H-R., Chung, B.Y. and Yun, S.J. (2011). Seed Germination or Seed Hatching? Effect of GA and ABA on Germination Behavior of Black Raspberry (Rubus coreanus Miquel) Seeds. (Pakistan Journal of Botany, Vol 43 Issue 5 (in press)

45- Pirzadah, K. and Rehman, S. (2011). Alleviation of boron stress by plant derived smoke. South African Journal of Botany (submitted).

46- Rehman, S., Choi, H.R., Lee, I.J. and Yun, S.J. (2010). Morphological and Physiological Variations in Seeds of Korean Cultivated Black Raspberry. Korea Journal of Horticultural Science (Submitted)

47- Rehman, S., Smith, M.T. and Yun, S.J. (2010). Cytoplasmic sterile versus fertile pollen: Morphological and ultrastructural studies of Eucalyptus grandis pollen. Forest Genetics (Submitted).

48- Rehman, S. Does plant derived smoke alleviate salt stress? (In Preparation)

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