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Research Publications


Dr. Muhammad Adnan

  1. Ali, R., Rooman, M., Mussarat, S., Norin, S., Ali, S., Adnan, M., & Khan, S. N. (2021). A systematic review on comparative analysis, toxicology, and pharmacology of medicinal plants against Haemonchus contortus. Frontiers in pharmacology12
  3. Ali, R., Khan, S., Khan, M., Adnan, M., Ali, I., Khan, T. A., ... & Khan, S. N. (2020). A systematic review of medicinal plants used against Echinococcus granulosus. Plos one15(10), e0240456.
  4. Yang, F., Zhang, Y., Tariq, A., Jiang, X., Ahmed, Z., Zhihao, Z., Idrees, M., Azizullah, A., Adnan, M. and Bussmann, R.W., 2020.  Food as medicine: A possible preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID‐19). Phytotherapy Research34(12), 3124-3136.
  5. Khan, A.H, Khan, A.H, Sher K, Hazrat, A, Rahman, A, Ullah S, Ahmad, K, Adnan, M, Aziz, M.A. (2020). Effect of ionizing radiations on vegetative characteristics and yield attributes of maize (Zea mays). Bioscience Research, 17(2): 898-918
  6. Fan, Y., Zhang, Y., Tariq, A., Jiang, X., Ahamd, Z., Zhihao, Z., ... Adnan M. & Bussmann, R. W. (2020). Food as medicine: a possible preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID‐19). Phytotherapy Research. 1–13. DOI: 10.1002/ptr.6770
  7. Khan A.H, Aziz M.A, Sher K, Hazrat A, Wali N, Ullah H, Ullah S, Ahmad K, Rahman A, Adnan M. Trace metal concentration in important medicinal plants of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Bioscience Research, 17(2): 699-710.
  8. Tariq, A., Sadia, S., Fan, Y., Ali, S., Amber, R., Mussarat, S., ... & Adnan, M. (2020). Herbal medicines used to treat diabetes in Southern regions of Pakistan and their pharmacological evidence. Journal of Herbal Medicine21, 100323.
  9. Afridi, M. I., Ali, N., Memon, A. R., Qasim, M., Jamal, Q., Khattak, B., Adnan M. ... & Ullah, F. (2019). Protease-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain (IBC-2) from coal mines of Orakzai Agency, Pakistan. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research17(3), 6081-6093.
  10. Mahmood, N., Nazir, R., Khan, M., Iqbal, R., Adnan, M., Ullah, M., & Yang, H. (2019). Phytochemical screening, antibacterial activity and heavy metal analysis of ethnomedicinal recipes and their sources used against infectious diseases. Plants8(11), 454.
  11. Adnan, M., Ali, S., Sheikh, K., & Amber, R. (2019). Review on antibacterial activity of Himalayan medicinal plants traditionally used to treat pneumonia and tuberculosis. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology71(11), 1599-1625.
  12. Bibi, R., Adnan, M., Begum, S., Yasmin, A., Shahat, A. A., Al-Said, M. S., ... & Ali, N. (2018). Assessment of Biochemical Parameters and Genotoxicity of Rice (Oryza sativa) Variation Treated with Zinc Sulfate and Boric Acid. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology20(6), 1397-1404.
  13. Bilal, M., Ambreen, B., Ali, J., Shahid, I., Adnan, M., Hassan, S., & Ullah Khan, A. (2019). Effects of Solvent on the Structure and Properties of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Their Antibacterial Activity. Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE)38(4), 261-272.
  14. Khan, M. A., Khan, S. N., Khan, S., Khan, A. J., Adnan, M., Nawab, A., & Ijaz, A. (2018). Incidence of Human Plasmodiasis in Northern and Southern Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology50(4).
  15. Tariq, A., Adnan, M., & Begum, S. (2016). Medicinal plants density along an altitudinal gradient in and around Ayubia National Park. Pak. J. Bot48(4), 1537-1546.
  16. Adnan, M., Tariq, A., Bibi, R., Mussarat, S., Fatima, B., Ali, N., ... & Shinwari, Z. K. (2018). Traditional medicines and their in-vitro proof against Staphylococcus aureus in Pakistan. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine11(6), 355.
  17. Aziz, M. A., Khan, A. H., Ullah, H., Adnan, M., Hashem, A., & Abd_Allah, E. F. (2018). Traditional phytomedicines for gynecological problems used by tribal communities of Mohmand Agency near the Pak-Afghan border area. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia28(4), 503-511.
  18. Aziz, M. A., Adnan, M., Khan, A. H., Shahat, A. A., Al-Said, M. S., & Ullah, R. (2018). Traditional uses of medicinal plants practiced by the indigenous communities at Mohmand Agency, FATA, Pakistan. Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine14(1), 1-16.
  19. Hussain, I., Khan, A.U., Ullah, R., Alsaid, M.S., Salman, S., Iftikhar, S., Marwat, G.A., Sadique, M., Jan, S., Adnan, M. and Tariq, A., 2017.  Chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-bacterial potential of essential oil of medicinal plant Isodon rugosus. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants20(6), 1607-1613.
  20. Aziz, M. A., Khan, A. H., Adnan, M., & Ullah, H. (2018). Traditional uses of medicinal plants used by Indigenous communities for veterinary practices at Bajaur Agency, Pakistan. Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine14(1), 1-18.
  21. Rehman, A., & Adnan, M. (2018). Nutritional potential of Pakistani medicinal plants and their contribution to human health in times of climate change and food insecurity. Pak. J. Bot50(1), 287-300.
  22. Ullah, R., Alsaid, M. S., Shahat, A. A., Naser, A. A., Al-Mishari, A. A., Adnan, M., & Tariq, A. (2018). Antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of methanolic extracts of Zilla spinosa and Hammada elegans against carbon tetrachlorideinduced hepatotoxicity in rats. Open Chemistry16(1), 133-140.
  23. Aziz, M. A., Adnan, M., Khan, A. H., Abdella, K. A., Alqarawi, A., ABD_ALLAH, E. F., ... & Mahmood, T. (2018). INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MEDICINAL PLANTS: A CASE STUDY OF PLANT PINE NUTS (PINUS GERARDIANA WALL.). Pak. J. Bot50(4), 1637-1644.
  24. Rahman, H., Khan, I., Hussain, A., Shahat, A.A., Tawab, A., Qasim, M., Adnan, M., Al-Said, M.S., Ullah, R. and Khan, S.N., 2018. Glycyrrhiza glabra HPLC fractions: identification of Aldehydo Isoophiopogonone and Liquirtigenin having activity against multidrug resistant bacteria. BMC complementary and alternative medicine18(1), 1-6.
  25. Rizvi, T.S., Khan, A.L., Ali, L., Al-Mawali, N., Mabood, F., Hussain, J., Adnan, M. and Al-Harrasi, A., 2018. In vitro oxidative stress regulatory potential of Citrullus colocynthis and Tephrosia apollinea. Acta Pharmaceutica68(2), 235-242.


Dr. Muhammad Waqas

  1.  Nan, Q., Xin, L., Qin, Y., Waqas, M., & Wu, W. (2021). Exploring long-term effects of biochar on mitigating methane emissions from paddy soil: a review. Biochar, 1-10.
  2. Jamila, N., Khan, N., Bibi, N., Waqas, M., Khan, S. N., Atlas, A., ... & Saba, M. (2021). Hg (II) sensing, catalytic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anticancer potential of Garcinia mangostana and α-mangostin mediated silver nanoparticles. Chemosphere, 272, 129794.
  3. O’Driscoll, C., Abbas, M., O’Connor, M., Waqas, M., Rehan, M., Nizami, A. S., & Xiao, L. (2020). Mechanism and role of seeded native grasses to immobilize nitrogen on harvested blanket peat forests for protection of water courses. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-15.
  4. Waqas, M., Asam, Z., Rehan, M., Anwar, M. N., Khattak, R. A., Ismail, I. M. I., ... & Nizami, A. S. (2020). Development of biomass-derived biochar for agronomic and environmental remediation applications. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-23.
  5. Waqas, M., Nizami, A. S., Aburiazaiza, A. S., Barakat, M. A., Asam, Z. Z., Khattak, B., & Rashid, M. I. (2019). Untapped potential of zeolites in optimization of food waste composting. Journal of environmental management241, 99-112.
  6. Waqas, M. (2019). The current status and steps towards sustainable waste management in the developing countries: a case study of Peshawar-Pakistan. Indonesian Journal of Urban and Environmental Technology3(1), 47-66.
  7. Ihsan, M. Z., Daur, I., Alghabari, F., Alzamanan, S., Rizwan, S., Ahmad, M., Waqas, M. & Shafqat, W. (2019). Heat stress and plant development: role of sulphur metabolites and management strategies. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B—Soil & Plant Science69(4), 332-342.
  8. Waqas, M., Korres, N. E., Khan, M. D., Nizami, A. S., Deeba, F., Ali, I., & Hussain, H. (2019). Advances in the Concept and Methods of Seed Priming. In Priming and Pretreatment of Seeds and Seedlings (pp. 11-41). Springer, Singapore. (BOOK CHAPTER)


Dr. Muhammad Israr Khan

  1.  Kim, G. W., Lee, J. G., Gutierrez-Suson, J., Khan, Muhammad Israr., Jung, S. T., & Kim, P. J. (2019). Importance of annual monitoring for evaluating the direct nitrous oxide emission factor in temperate mono-rice paddy fields. Applied Soil Ecology140, 42-48.
  2. Khan, Muhammad Israr, Gwon, H. S., Alam, M. A., Song, H. J., Das, S., & Kim, P. J. (2020). Short term effects of different green manure amendments on the composition of main microbial groups and microbial activity of a submerged rice cropping system. Applied Soil Ecology147, 103400.
  3. Das, S., Gwon, H. S., Khan, Muhammad Israr, Jeong, S. T., & Kim, P. J. (2020). Steel slag amendment impacts on soil microbial communities and activities of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Scientific reports10(1), 1-11.
  4. Das, S., Gwon, H. S., Khan, Muhammad Israr, Van Nostrand, J. D., Alam, M. A., & Kim, P. J. (2019). Taxonomic and functional responses of soil microbial communities to slag-based fertilizer amendment in rice cropping systems. Environment international127, 531-539.
  5. Kim, G. W., Khan, Muhammad Israr, Kim, P. J., & Gwon, H. S. (2020). Unexpectedly higher soil organic carbon accumulation in the evapotranspiration cover of a coal bottom ash mixed landfill. Journal of Environmental Management268, 110659.


Dr. Tariq Sardar

  1.  Sardar, T., Raziq, A., Rashid, A., & Saddiq, G. (2019). Snow avalanche based susceptibility assessment of selected districts in northern zone of Pakistan applying MCDA approach in GIS. Journal of Himalayan Earth Science52(2).
  2. Rashid, A., Khan, S., Ayub, M., Sardar, T., Jehan, S., Zahir, S., ... & Ullah, H. (2019). Mapping human health risk from exposure to potential toxic metal contamination in groundwater of Lower Dir, Pakistan: application of multivariate and geographical information system. Chemosphere225, 785-795.
  3. Sardar, T., (2019). Utilizability Based Spatial Determination of DSR Focusing Mesoscale Study of Kohat District, Pakistan Applying Extrapolation with Integrative Approach of Remote Sensing and GIS; 8th International Conference: Environmentally Sustainable Development – ESDev-VIII (21-23 August 2019) COMSATS University Abbottabad Campus, Pakistan
  4. Iftikhar Ali, Imdad Ullah Khan, Muhammad Jamil Khan, Tariq Sardar, Farah Deeba, Haziq Hussain, Kalim Ullah, Qudrat Ullah Khan, Mumtaz Khan & Muhammad Daud Khan (2020) Exploring geochemical assessment and spatial distribution of heavy metals in soils of Southern KP, Pakistan: employing multivariate analysis, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2020.1804894

Dr. Amna Khatoon

  1. Akhtar, N., Khan, S., Rehman, S. U., Rehman, Z. U., Khatoon, A., Rha, E. S., & Jamil, M. (2021). Synergistic Effects of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Bacteria Reduce Heavy Metals Toxicity in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Plant. Toxics9(5), 113.
  2. Khatoon, A., Rehman, S. U., Aslam, M. M., Jamil, M., & Komatsu, S. (2020). Plant-Derived Smoke Affects Biochemical Mechanism on Plant Growth and Seed Germination. International journal of molecular sciences21(20), 7760.
  3. Aslam, M. M., Rehman, S., Khatoon, A., Jamil, M., Yamaguchi, H., Hitachi, K., ... & Komatsu, S. (2019). Molecular responses of maize shoot to a plant derived smoke solution. International journal of molecular sciences20(6), 1319.
  4. Rehman, A., ur Rehman, S., Khatoon, A., Qasim, M., Itoh, T., Iwasaki, Y., ... & Komatsu, S. (2018). Proteomic analysis of the promotive effect of plant-derived smoke on plant growth of chickpea. Journal of proteomics176, 56-70.


Dr. Ghazala Nawaz

  1. Nawaz, G., Sai, T. Z. T., Lee, K., Park, S. J., Dinh, S. N., & Kang, H. (2021). BrRH37, a Cabbage (Brassica rapa) DEAD-Box RNA Helicase, Confers Drought Tolerance and ABA Response in Transgenic Arabidopsis Plants. Journal of Plant Biology, 1-10.
  2. Chen, Y., Zhang, Y., Nawaz, G., Zhao, C., Li, Y., Dong, T., ... & Xu, T. (2020). Exogenous Melatonin Attenuates Post-Harvest Decay by Increasing Antioxidant Activity in Wax Apple (Syzygium samarangense). Frontiers in plant science11, 1411.
  3. Zhao, C., Nawaz, G., Cao, Q., & Xu, T. (2020). DMelatonin is a potential target for improving crop resistance to abiotic stress. Scientia Horticulturae.
  4. Nawaz, G., & Kang, H. (2019). Rice OsRH58, a chloroplast DEAD-box RNA helicase, improves salt or drought stress tolerance in Arabidopsis by affecting chloroplast translation. BMC plant biology19(1), 1-11.
  5. Nawaz, G., Lee, K., Park, S. J., Kim, Y. O., & Kang, H. (2018). A chloroplast-targeted cabbage DEAD-box RNA helicase BrRH22 confers abiotic stress tolerance to transgenic Arabidopsis plants by affecting translation of chloroplast transcripts. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry127, 336-342.
  6. Nawaz, G., Sai, T. Z. T., Lee, K., Kim, Y. O., & Kang, H. (2018). Rice DEAD-box RNA helicase OsRH53 has negative impact on Arabidopsis response to abiotic stresses. Plant Growth Regulation85(1), 153-163.


Dr. Nadia Taimor 

  1. Shakir, S. K., Irfan, S., Akhtar, B., ur Rehman, S., Daud, M. K., Taimur, N., & Azizullah, A. (2018). Pesticide-induced oxidative stress and antioxidant responses in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) seedlings. Ecotoxicology27(7), 919-935.
  2. Azizullah, A., Shakir, S. K., Shoaib, S., Bangash, H., Taimur, N., Murad, W., & Daud, M. K. (2018). Ecotoxicological evaluation of two anti-dandruff hair shampoos using Lemna minor. Environmental monitoring and assessment190(5), 1-11.
  3. Uzma, S., Khan, S., Murad, W., Taimur, N., & Azizullah, A. (2018). Phytotoxic effects of two commonly used laundry detergents on germination, growth, and biochemical characteristics of maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings. Environmental monitoring and assessment190(11), 1-14.
  4. Bibi, S., Khan, S., Taimur, N., Daud, M. K., & Azizullah, A. (2019). Responses of morphological, physiological, and biochemical characteristics of maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings to atrazine stress. Environmental monitoring and assessment191(12), 1-14.

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