Name: Dr. Bushra Mirza
Designation: Professor
Department: Biochemistry (BMB)



March-Nov.     University of North Carolina USA. Post-doc. Project:- Map based cloning 1996                of the Enhancer of gene silencing 1 locus which enhances the silencing of                         a foreign gene in  Arabidopsis. Supervisor:- Dr. Sarah Grant.

1992-96           University of Cambridge, England. Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology. Project :-Gene inactivation in transgenic Arabidopsis. Supervisor :- Dr. I. Furner.

1990-92           Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan. M.Phil in Genetics. Grade A and 1st position. Project:- Cytogenetical effects of a single treatment of seedlings with 5- azacytidine in selected crops. Supervisor :- Prof. Dr. A.S. Qureshi.

1988-90           Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan. M.Sc. in Biological Sciences. GradeA and 1st position.

1985-87           Punjab University, Pakistan. B.Sc  Division 1.


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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Genetic transformation of plants

Biological activity of natural and synthetic compounds

1.    Afsari Sharif, Muhammad E. Haq. Bushra Mirza and Muhammad Ashraf (1992) “Ultrastructural Localization of Ag-NOR Stained Proteins in Interphase Nucleolus of Hordeum vulgare”. Journal of Research (Science), 4(1) 1-5.

2.            Muhammad Ashraf, Afsari Sharif, Bushra Mirza (1995). “Effects of 5-azacytidine on nucleolus in root tip cells of two crops”. The Nucleus 38 (1,2).

3.            Bushra Mirza (2001) Irreversible inactivation of a transgene in Arabidopsis thaliana. Pakistan Journal of Botany 33 (2) 203-209.

4.            Bushra Mirza (2001) Arabidopsis a model system for plant research has been completely sequenced. On line Journal of Biological Sciences 1(4) 298.

5.            Bushra Mirza (2001) Genetic and molecular analysis of transgenic Arabidopsis, using a chlorophyll gene as a marker. Sicience Vision 6(4) 48-55.

6.            Zubeda Chaudary, I. Feroz, Waseem Haider, Hamid Rashid, Bushra Mirza and A. Quraishi (2001) Varietal Response of Lycopersicon esculentum L. to Callogenesis and Regeneration. OnLine Journal of Biological sciences 1 (12) 1138-1140.

7.            Nusrat Saba and Bushra Mirza (2002) Ethyl methane sulfonate induced genetic variability in Lycopersicon esculentum. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 4 (1) 89-92.

8.            Nyla Jabeen and Bushra Mirza (2002) Ethyl Methane Sulfonate enhances gentic variability in Capsicum annum. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 1(4) 425-428.

9.            Rashida Kanwal, Toqeer Ahmed, I. H. Athar and Bushra Mirza (2002) Comparative analysis of quality of milk collected from Rawalpindi/Islamabad region. Pak. J. Food Sci. 12(1-2) 29-33.

10.        Nyla Jabeen and Bushra Mirza (2004) Ethyl Methane Sulfonate induces morphological mutations in Capsicum annuum. International Journal of Agriculture & Biology. 6 (2) 340-345.

11.        Rashida Kanwal, Toqeer Ahmed and Bushra Mirza (2004) Comparative analysis of quality of milk collected from buffalo, cow, goat and sheep of Rawalpindi/Islamabad region in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 3(3) 300-305.

12.  Bushra Mirza (2004) Islamic perspectives on Biotechnology. In: Cross Cultural Biotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues. (M. Brannigan ed). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Maryland, USA. ISBN(s)   9780742532663

13.        Saima Tazeen and Bushra Mirza (2004) Factors affecting Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated genetic transformation of Vigna radiata L. Wilczek. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 36(4):887-896.

14.        Munawar Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2005). An efficient protocol for transient transformation of intact fruit and transgene expression in Citrus. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter (Canada) 23: 419a-419k.

15.        Amna Noor, Hamid Rashid, Zubeda Chaudhry and Bushra Mirza (2005) High frequency regeneration from scutellum derived calli of basmati rice cv.basmati 385 and super basmati.  Pakistan Journal of Botany. 37(3):673-684.

16.        Bushra Mirza (2005) Influence of the nature of the T-DNA insertion region on transgene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Russian Journal of Genetics, 41 (12) 1322-1328.

17.        Nyla Jabeen, Zubeda Chaudhry, Hamid Rashid and Bushra Mirza (2005) Effect of Genotype and explant type on in vitro shoot regeneration of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Pakistan Journal of Botany. 37(4):899-903.

18.        Farzana Latif Ansari, Samina Nazir, Humaira Noureen and Bushra Mirza (2005) Combinatorial synthesis and antibacterial studies on an indexed chalcone library. Chemistry and Biodiversity (Zurich) 2: 1656-1664.

19.        Nizam-ud-Din, Bushra Mirza, M. Qamar and A. Khabir (2005) Root formation in true potato seed parental lines by IBA application. Pak. J. Agri.Sci., 42(3-4): 29-35.

20.        Amna Noor, Zubeda Chaudhry, Hamid Rashid and Bushra Mirza (2006) Evaluation of resitance of rice varieties against bacterial blight caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 38(1): 193-203.

21.        Shawkat Ali and Bushra Mirza (2006) Micropropagation of rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.): Effect of explants type and hormone concentration. Acta Botanica Croatica. 65 (2): 137-146.

22.        Rehan Naeem, Ibrar Ahmed, Rehana Asghar and Bushra Mirza (2006).  Characterization of Hordeum vulgare accessions of Pakistan by Hordein SDS-PAGE. Cereal Research Communications. (Hungary) 34 (4): 1247-1254.

23.        Farkhanda Shaheen, Amin Badshah, Marcel Gielen, Michal Duesk, Karla Fejfarova, Dick de Vos and Bushra Mirza (2007) Synthesis, characterization, antibacterial and cytotoxicity activity of new Palladium (II) complexes with Dithiocarbamate ligands. X-ray structure of Bis (dibenzyl-i-s:s’-dithiocarbamato)pd(II) New Palladium(II) Complexes with dithiocarbamate ligands. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 692: (14) 3019-3026.

24.        Mohammad Hanif, Mukhtiar Hussain, Saqib Ali, Moazzam H. Bhatti, M. Sheeraz Ahmed, Bushra Mirza, Helen S. Evans (2007) Synthesis, spectroscopic investigations, crystal structures and biological screening of the organotin (iv) derivatives of peperonylic acid. Turkish Journal of Chemistry 31: 349-361.

25.        Samia Inayatullah, Rukhsana Irum, Ateeq-ur-Rehman, M. Fayyaz Chaudhary and Bushra Mirza (2007) Biological Evaluation of Some Selected Plant Species of Pakistan. Pharmaceutical Biology. 45: 397-403.

26.        Ahsan Ullah, Farzana Latif Ansari, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Samina Nazir and Bushra Mirza (2007) Combinatorial Synthesis and Antitumour Studies on an Aryl and Heteroaryl Chalcone Library using Positional Scanning Method.  Chemistry and Biodiversity (Switzerland) 4: 203-214.

27.        Ahsan Hussain, Muhammad Zia and Bushra Mirza (2007) Cytotoxic and Antitumor potential of Fagonia cretica L. Turkish Journal of Biology. 31: 19-24.

28.        Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmed, Mukhtiar Hussain, Mohammad Hanif, Saqib Ali, and Bushra Mirza (2007) Synthesis, chemical characterization and biological screening for Antitumor and cytotoxocity of Organotin (IV) derivatives of 3,4-Methylenedioxy 6-nitrophenylpropenic acid. Molecules 12: 2348-2363.

29.        Bushra Mirza, Mohammad Shoaib, Munawar Ahmad, Yong- Bi Fu  (2007) Genetic diversity in Pakistani populations of Avena fatua revealed by seed storage protein polymorphism. Communications in Biometry and Crop Sicence. 2: 41-48.

30.        A. Mannan, N. Shaheen, A. Rehman, W. Arshad, M. Zia and B. Mirza (2007) Production and release of allelopathic compounds by Artemisia hairy root cultures.  Allelopathy Journal. 20(20): 379-386.

31.        Ian Funer, Louise Ellis, Saleha Bahkt, Bushra Mirza and Mazhar Sheikh (2008) The CAUT lines; a novel resource for studies of cell autonomy in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal. 53 (4):645-660.

32.        Muhammad Zareef, Rashid Iqbal, Bushra Mirza, Khalid M. Khan, Abdul Manan, Faheem Asim and Sher W. Khan (2008) Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of some derivatives of acylhydrazine including novel benzenediazasulfonamides. ARKIVOC (ii) 141-152.

33.        M. Sheeraz Ahmed, Mukhtiar Hussain, Mohammad Hanif, Saqib Ali,  Mazhar Qayyum and Bushra Mirza (2008) Di- and Triorganotin(IV) esters of 3, 4-Methylenedioxycinnamic Acid: Synthesis, Spectroscopic characterization and Biological Screening of antimicrobial, cytotoxic and antitumor activities. Chem Biol Drug Des 71: 568-576.

34.        M. Hasan, A.J. Khan, S. Khan, A.H. Shah, A.R. Khan and Bushra Mirza (2008) Transformation of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) with Arabidopsis early flowering gene Apetalai (API) through Agrobacterium infiltration of ripened fruits. Pakistan Journal of Botany 40 (1): 161-173.

35.        Farzana Latif Ansari, Fatima Iftikhar, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Bushra Mirza, Mohammad Baseer and Umer Rashid (2008) Solid-phase synthesis and biological evaluation of a parallel library of 2,3-dihydro-1,5-benzothiazepines. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 16(16): 7691-7697.

36.        M. Khawar Rauf, M. Adeel Saeed, Imtiaz-ud-Din, M. Bolte, A Badshsah, and Bushra Mirza (2008) Synthesis, characterization and biological activities of some new Organotin (IV) derivatives: Crystal structure of [Sn Ph3)(OOCC6H4OH)] and [(SnMe3)2 (OOC)2C6Cl4 (DMSO)2]. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 693 (18): 3043-3048.

37.        Aamir Saeed, Sabah Zaman, Maryam Jamil and Bushra Mirza (2008) Synthesis and antifungal activity of some novel N-(4-Phenyl-3-aroylthiazol-2(3H)-ylidene) substituted benzamides. Turkish Journal of Chemistry 32: 585-592.

38.        Abdual Mannan, Nazia Shaheen, Waheed Arshad, Rizwana Aleem Qureshi, Muhammad Zia and Bushra Mirza (2008) Hairy roots induction and artemisinin in Artemisia dubia and Artemisia indica. African Journal of Biotechnology 7 (18): 3288-3292.

39.        Muhammad S Ahmad, Bushra Mirza, Mukhtiar Hussain, Muhammad Hanif, Saqib Ali, Michael J Walsh, Francis L Martin (2008) ATR-FTR spectroscopy detects alterations induced by organotin(IV) carboxylates in MCF-7 cells at sub-cytotxic/-genotoxic concentrations. PMC Biophysics 1:3 doi:10.1186/1757-5036-1-3.

40.        Abida Yasmeen, Bushra Mirza, Samia Inayatullah, Naila Safdar, Maryam Jamil and M. Fayyaz Choudhry (2009) In Planta transformation of tomato. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 27 (1) 20-28.

41.        Haq Nawaz, Zareen Akhter, Sumaira Yameen, Humaria M. Siddiqi, Bushra Mirza and Arshia Rifat (2009) Synthesis and biological evaluations of some Schiff-base esters of ferrocenyl aniline and simple aniline. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 694: 2198-2203.

42.        Ibrar Ahmed, Madiha Islam, Waheed Arshad, Abdul Mannan, Wasim Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2009) High quality plant DNA extraction, suitable for PCR; is it still a problem? Journal of Applied Genetics 50 (2):105-107.

43.        Ibrar Ahmad, Madiha Islam, Abdul Mannan, Rehan Naeem and Bushra Mirza (2009) Optimization of conditions for assessment of genetic diversity in barley (Hordium vulgare L.) using microsettelite markers. Barley Genetic Newsletter 39:5-12.

44.        Mukhtiar Hussain, Muhammad Hanif Saqib Ali, Saira Shahzadi, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Bushra Mirza and Helen S. Evans (2009) Synthesis And Coordination Chemistry Of Organotin(IV) Complexes of 2,3-Methylenedioxyphenylpropenoic Acid. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 62 (13) 2229-2238.

45.        Uzma Habib, Amin Badshah, Ulrich Fkrke, Rizwana Aleem Qureshi, Bushra Mirza, Nazar-ul-Islam and Azeem Khan (2009) Synthesis of (2,4-Diamino-5-(3’, 4’,5’-trimethoxybemzyl) Pyrimidine) Copper (II) Complex at 20-25° C and its structural characterization. J. Chem. Crystallogr. 39:607-611.

46.        Mukhtiar Hussain, Adnan Siddique, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Muhammad Hanif, Saqib Ali and Bushra Mirza (2009) Dimethyltin(IV) Derivatives of Biologically Potent Substituted Phenylacrylic Acids; Synthesis, Chemical Characterization and Inhibitory Effects on Agrobacterium Tumefaciens Cells. Chemical Biology & Drug Design 74: 183-189.

47.        Uzma Habib, Amin Badshah, Ulrich Florke, Rizwana Aleem Qureshi, Bushra Mirza, Nazar-ul-Islam, Azeem Khan. (2009) Synthesis and structural characterization of (2,4-Diamino-5-(3’, 4’, 5’-Trimethoxy benzyle) Pyrimidine copper(II) Complex. Journal of Chemistry crystallography. 703-734.

48.        Saqib Ali, Ihsan-ul-Haq and Bushra Mirza (2009) Interaction of Naproxen with Transition Metals: Synthesis, Characterization, Anti-inflammatory Activity and Kinetic Studies. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 62(21): 3463-3470.


50.        Nyla Jabeen Bushra Mirza, Zubeda Chaudhary, Hamid Rashid and Muhammad Gulfraz (2009) Study of factors affecting Agrobacterium mediated gene transformation in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) CV. Riogrande using rice chitinase (CHT-3) gene Pakistan Journal of Botany 41(5): 2605-2614.

51.        Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Abdul Mannan, Samia Inayatullah, M. Zaeem Akhtar, Mazhar Qayyum and Bushra Mirza (2009) Biological evaluation of wild thyme (Thymus serphllum). Pharmaceutical Biology 47 (7):628-633.

52.        Nighat Fatima, Muhammad Zia, Riaz-ur-Rehaman, Zarrin Fatima Rizvi, Safia Ahmad, Bushra Mirza and M. Fayyaz Chaudhary (2009) Biological activities of Rumex dentatus L: Evaluation if methanol and hexane extracts. African Journal of Biotechnology 8(24): 6945-6950.

53.        Abdual Mannan, Tooba Noor Syed and Bushra Mirza (2009) Factor affecting Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation of Artemisia absinthium L. Pakistan Journal of Botany 41(6): 3239-3246.

54.        Muhammad Adeel Saeed, Muhammad Khawar Rauf, Imtiaz-ud-din, Amin Badshajh, Muhammad Zaeem Akhtar and Busrha Mirza (2010) Some bioactive organotin (IV) derivatives with 3,4-dichlorophenylacetic acid: synthesis, spectroscopic properties and X-ray structure of [Sn4(C4H9)8(OOCCH2C6H3Cl204O2]. Turk J Chem 33:109-118.

55.        Muhammad Hanif, Mukhtiar Hussain, Saqib Ali, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmed, Bushra Mirza and Helen Stoeckli-Evans (2010) In vitro biological studies and structural elucidation of organotin(IV) derivatives of 6-nitropiperonylic acid: Crystal structure of {[(CH2O2C6H2(o-NO2)COO)SnBu2]2O}2. Polyhedron 29:613-619

56.        M. Hussain, M. Hanif, S. Ali, S. Shahzadi, M.S. Ahmad, B. Mirza and H.S. Evans (2010) In Vitro Antitomor and Antibacterial Assay of Organotin (IV) Complexes of 2,3-Methylenedioxybenzoic Acid: X-Ray Structure of [(C2H 5)2Sn(C8H5O4)2]. Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 7(1):155-163.

57.        Mukhtiar Hussain, Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, Saqib Ali and Bushra Mirza (2010) Structure Elucidation and Inhibitory Effects of Self Assembled Organotin (IV) Esters of p-tolyl Acetic Acid on Bacterial, Fungal, Brine Shrimps and Potato tumor cells. Drug and Chemical Toxicology 33(2): 183-192.

58.        Muhammad Zia, Bushra Mirza, Salman Akbar Malik and Muhammad Fayyaz Chaudhary (2010) Expression of rol genes in transgenic soybean (Glycine max L.) leads to changes in plant phenotype, leaf morphology, and flowering time. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 103:227–236

59.        Abdul Mannan, Ibrar Ahmed, Waheed Arshad, Muhammad F Asim, Rizwana A Qureshi, Izhar Hussain and Bushra Mirza (2010) Survey of artemisinin production by diverse Artemisia species in northern Pakistan. Malaria Journal 9:310 doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-31.

60.        Hussain A, Mannan A, Zubair H, and Bushra Mirza  (2010). Purification and Characterization of Alkaline Proteases from Aspergillus terreus. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 32: (4): 497-504

61.        Zaheer, M, Shah A, Akhter Z , Qureshi R , Bushra Mirza, Tauseef M, Bolte M (2011) Synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and evaluation of biological activities of some ferrocenyl Schiff bases. Applied Organometalic Chemistry.1 : 61-69                

62.        Rehan Naeem, Lynn Dahleen and Bushra Mirza (2011) Genetic differentiation and geographical Relationship of Asian barley landraces using SSRs. Genetics and Molecular Biology 34: 2, 268-273

63.        Haroon Ahmed, Bushra Mirza, Qasim Khan, Waseem Safdar and Mazhar Qayyum (2011) Seroprevalence of hypodermosis (Hypoderma lineatum) in the cattle of potohar region, Pakistan. International Journal of Cell and Molecular Biology 2(2):497-510.

64.        N. Safdar, A. Yasmeen and B. Mirza (2011)An insight into functional genomics of transgenic lines of tomato cv Rio Grande harbouring yeast halotolerance genes Plant Biology 13: 620-631.

65.        G. bibi, Ihsan-ul-Haq, N. Ullah, A. Mannan and B. Mirza (2011) Antitumor, cytotoxic and antioxidant potential of Aster thomsonii extracts. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol 5(2,) pp. 252-258.

66.        Saba Irshad, Abdul Mannan and Bushra Mirza (2011) Antimalarial activity of three Pakistani plants. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 24(4):589-591.

67.        Mannan Abdul; Ahmed Ibrar; Arshad Waheed; Bushra Mirza (2011) Effects of Vegetative and Flowering Stages on the Biosynthesis of Artemisinin in Artemisia Species. Archives of Pharmacal Research 34(10):1657-1661 

68.          Simab Kanwal, Nazif Ullah, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Imran Afzal, Bushra Mirza (2011). Antioxidant, antitumor activities and phytochemical investigation of Hedera nepalensis K. Koch, An important medicinal plant from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany 43: 85-89.

69.        Nasima Arshad, Samreen Saleem and Bushra Mirza (2012) Electrochemical And Spectroscopic Investigations Of Isoniazide And Its Analogs With Ds.DNA At Physiological Ph: Evaluation Of Biological Activities. European journal of medicinal Chemistry 47: 452-461

70.        Samia Inayatullah, Paul Prezler, Hassan K. Obied, Ata-ur Rehman, Bushra Mirza (2012) Bioprospecting traditional Pakistani medicinal plants for potent antioxidants. Food Chemistry 132: 222-229.

71.        Ihsan-ul-haq, Nazif Ullah, Gulnaz Bibi, Simab Kanwal, Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad and Bushra Mirza (2012). Antioxidant/anticancrous activty and phytochemical analysis of Euphorbia wallichii root extract and its fraction. Iranian Journal of Pharmacuitical Research.11 (1):241-249.

72.        Laila Jafri, Farzana L. Ansari, Maryam Jamil, Saima Kalsoom, Sana Qureishi and Bushra Mirza (2012) Microwave-assisted Synthesis and Bioevaluation of Some Semicarbazones. Chem Biol Drug Des; 79: 950–959.

73.        Bushra Hafeez Kiani, Naila Safdar, Abdul Mannan and Bushra Mirza (2012). Comparative Artemisinin analysis in Artemisia dubia transformed with two different Agrobacteria harbouring rol ABC genes. Plant Omics Journal 5(4):386-391.

74.        Asghari Gul, Zareen Akhter, Arshad Bhatti, Muhammad Siddiq , Abbas Khan, Humaira M. Siddiqe, Naveed Kauser Janjua, Amber Shaheen, Sehrish Sarfraz, Bushra Mirza (2012) Synthesis, physicochemical studies and potential applications of high-molecularweight ferrocene-based poly(azomethine)ester and its soluble terpolymers.  Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 719: 41-53.

75.        Maryam Jamil, Bushra Mirza, Abida Yasmeen and Mir Ajab Khan (2012) Pharmacological activities of selected plant species and their phytochemical analysis Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 6(37): 5013-5022.

76.        Ali M, Kiani BH, Mannan A, Ismail T and Mirza B. (2012) Enhanced production of artemisinin by hairy root cultures of Artemisia dubia. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 6(9), pp. 1619-1622.

77.        Nasima Arshad; Naeem Abbas; Moazzam H Bhatti; Naghmana Rashid; Muhammad N Tahir; Samreen Saleem; Bushra Mirza (2012).Synthesis, characterization, DNA binding and in vitro biological studies of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of N-phthaloyglycine. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: 117: 228-239

78.        Workalemahu M. Berhanu, Mohamed A. Ibrahim, Girinath G. Pillai, Alexander A. Oliferenko, Levan Khelashvili, Farukh Jabeen, Bushra Mirza, Farzana Latif Ansari, Ihsan ul-Haq, Said A. El-Feky and Alan R. Katritzky (2012) Similarity analysis, synthesis, and bioassay of antibacterial cyclic peptidomimetics. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 8: 1146–1160

79.        Ghulam murtaza; Rauf Muhammad Khawar; Amin Badsha; Ebihara Masahiro; said Muhammad; Gielen Marcel; De vos Dick; Erum Dilshad; Bushra Mirza (2012) Synthesis, structural characterization and in vitro biological screening of some homoleptic copper(II) complexes with substituted guanidines. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry  48: 26-35  

80.        Ihsan-ul-Haq, Abdul Mannan, Maryam Jamil, Izhar Hussain and Bushra Mirza (2012). Antibacterial and brine shrimp toxicity assay of crude extract of Artemisia dubia. Pakistan Journal of Botany 44(4): 1487-1490

81.        Maryum Jamil, Ihsan ul Haq, Bushra Mirza and Mazhar Qayyum (2012) Isolation of antibacterial compounds from Quercus dilatata L. through bioassay guided fractionation. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 11(11) DOI: 10.1186/1476-0711-11-11

82.        Ihsan-ul-Haq, Bushra Mirza, Eung-Jung Park, Brittany E. Burns, Laura E. Marler,Tamara P. Kondratyuk and John M. Pezzuto (2012) Preliminary evaluation for cancer chemopreventive and cytotoxic potential of selected medicinal plants from Pakistan. Pharmaceutical Biology.  51(3): 316-328

83.        Gulnaz Bibi, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Nazif Ullah, Ambreen Gull Muazzam, Abdul Mannan, Bushra Mirza (2012) Phytochemical Evaluation of Naturally Growing Aster Thomsonii Plant Species.  IJPI’s Journal of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Formulations. 2(9), 33-39.

84.        Shawkat Ali, Abdual Mannan, Mohamed El Oirdi, Abdul Waheed and Bushra Mirza (2012) Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of rough lemon (Citrus jambhiri Lush.) with yeast HAL2 gene. BMC Reseach notes 5: 285

85.        N. Safdar and Bushra Mirza (2013) Comparative physiological responses of the yeast Halotolerance genes expressed in transgenic lines of tomato cv Rio Grande under saline conditions. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum. 35: 919-929

86.        Rehan Naeem, and Bushra Mirza (2013) Development and characterization of barley core collection: a strategy for germplasm management. Pak. J. Bot. 45(S1): 333-338

87.        Munazza Ihtisham, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Sara Sarwar, and Bushra Mirza.(2013) HPLC-DAD analysis and free radical scavenging potential of Quercusdilatata L. Pak. J. Botany 45(SI):577-581

88.        Asma Noureen, Samreen Saleem, Tabinda Fatima, Humaira Masood Siddiqi and Bushra Mirza (2013) Synthesis, characterization, biological evaluation and QSAR of some Schiff base esters: Promising new antitumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci. 26 (1): 113-124

89.        Asghari Gul, Zareen Akhter, Muhammad Siddiq, Sehrish Sarfraz, and Bushra Mirza (2013) Ferrocene-Based Aliphatic and Aromatic Poly(azomethine)esters: Synthesis, Physicochemical Studies, and Biological Evaluation. Macromolecules 46: 2800-2807

90.        Nazif Ullah, Ihsan Ul Haq and Bushra Mirza (2013) Phytotoxicity evaluation and phytochemical analysis of three medicinally important plants from Pakistan.Toxicology and Industrial Research. 10.1177/0748233712472527

91.        Ihsan-ul-Haq, UiJoungYoun, Xingyun Chai, Eun-Jung Park, Tamara P. Kondratyuk, Charles J. Simmons, Robert P. Borris, BushraMirza, John M. Pezzuto, and LengChee Chang (2013) Biologically Active Withanolides from Withania coagulans. Journal of Natural Products 76(1):22-28

92.        Nazif Ullah, Ihsan Ul Haq, Naila Safdar and Bushra Mirza (2013) Physiological and biochemical mechanisms of allelopathy mediated by the allelochemical extracts of Phytolacca latbenia (Moq.) H. Walter Toxicology and Industrial Health. DOI: 10.1177/0748233713483205

93.        Nasima Arshad, Naghmana Rashid, Sajida Absar, Muhammad S. A. Abbasi, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza (2013) UV–absorption studies of interaction of karanjin and karanjachromene with ds. DNA: Evaluation of binding and antioxidant activity. Central European Journal of Chemistry 11(12): 2040-2047

94.        Muhammad Sheeraz Ahmad, S M Saqlan Naqvi, Sajida Mushtaq, Farzana Ramzan, Abdul Sami, Salma Batool, Ihsan-ul-Haq and Bushra Mirza (2013) Phytochemical and biological evaluation of Polygonum amplexicaule rhizome extract. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 7 (3): 2491-2498.

95.         Rehana Rani, Abdul Mannan, MA Yameen, Bushra Mirza (2013) Determination of yield and activity of recombinant Taq polymerase produced in pTTQ18 Vector. Minerva Biotecnologica 25(2):95-100

96.        Samina Nazir, Farzana Latif Ansari, Tajammul Hussain, Kehkashan Mazhar, Ambreen Gul Muazzam, Zaheer-ul-Haq Qasmi, Talat Makhmoor, Humera Noureen, Bushra Mirza (2013) Brine shrimp lethality assay ’an effective prescreen’: Microwave-assisted synthesis, BSL toxicity and 3DQSAR studies-based designing, docking and antitumor evaluation of potent chalcones. Pharmaceutical Biology  51 ( 9):  1091-1103  

97.        Arshad, Nasima; Farooqi, Shahid Iqbal; Bhatti, Moazzam H, Samreen Salim and Bushra Mirza (2013) Electrochemical and spectroscopic investigations of carboxylic acid ligand and its triorganotin complexes for their binding with ds.DNA: In vitro biological studies Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B-Biology  125:70-82

98.        Ihsan-ul-Haq; Mirza, Bushra; Kondratyuk, Tamara P, Park E J, Burns BE, Marler LE and Pezzuto JM (2013) Preliminary evaluation for cancer chemopreventive and cytotoxic potential of naturally growing ethnobotanically selected plants of Pakistan. Pharmaceutical Biology  51  (3):316-328

99.        Muhammad A. Abbasi, Babar Shahzad, Asis-ur-Rehman, Khadija Nafeesa, Shahid Rasool, Muhammad Ashraf, Syeda Abida Ejaz, Hammad Ismail and Bushra Mirza (2014) Synthesis, spectoral characterization and bioactivity studies of some S-substituted derivatives of 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-1,3,4-Oxadiazol-2-thiol. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2(1): 32-40

100.    Sabahat Zahra Siddiqui, Muhammad Athar Abbasi, Misbah Irshad Aziz-ur-Rehman, Babar Shahzad, Muhammad Ashraf, Irshad Ahmad, Muhammad A Lodhi, B Mirza, H Ismail, MN Akhtar (2014) Synthesis, pharmacological evaluation, molecular docking and cytotoxicty studies on some n-substituted 5-[(4-chlorophenoxy) methyl]-1, 3, 4-oxadiazole-2yl-2-sulfanyl acetamides. American Journal of Pharm Research 4 (08): 3603

101.    Bushra Hafeez Kiani, John Suberu, Guy Cameron Barker and Bushra Mirza (2014) Development of efficient miniprep transformation methods for Artemisia annua using Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Agrobacterium rhizogenes. In Vitro Cell.Dev.Biol.-Plant DOI 10.1007/s11627-014-9647-3

102.    Waqas Khan Kayani, Rehana Rani, Ihsan-ul-Haq and Busrha Mirza (2014) Seasonal and geographical impact on the morphology and 20-hydroxyecdysone content in different tissue types of wild Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth. Steroids 87: 12-20

103.    Waheed Arshad, Tahir Ali, Ihsan-ul-Haq and Bushra Mirza (2014) Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of tomato with rolB gene results in enhancement of fruit quality and foliar resistance against fungal pathogens rol gene. PLOS ONE 9 (5): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096979

104.    Laila Jafri, Samreen Saleema, Ihsan-ul-Haqb, Nazif Ullah, and Bushra Mirza (2014) In vitro assessment of antioxidant potential and determination of polyphenolic compounds of Hedera nepalensis K. Koch. Arabian Journal of Chemistry DOI 10.1016/j.arabjc.2014.05.002

105.    Naseer Ali Shah, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Saadia Sattar, Bushra Ahmad, Bushra Mirza (2014) HPLC-DAD analysis, Antioxidant potential and Anti-urease activity of Asparagus gracilis Collected from District Islamabad. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 14(1):347.

106.    Erum Dilshad, Bushra Mirza, Muhammad Shabbir, Zia-ul- Haq, Zareen Akhter (2014) Biological Evaluation Of Aza-Heterocyclic derivatives and their Intermediates. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Vol.3 (6): 2111-2126.

107.    Shehzadi, Sumaira; Siddiqi, Humaira Masood, Qasim, Malik Muhammed, Fawad Musfirah, Manan, Abdul, Khan, Naeema, Saleem, Samreen, Bashir Farah and Mirza, Bushra (2014) Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Novel Diesters of 4,4 ’-Dihydroxy Azoxy Benzene with Long Chain Carboxylic Acids. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan36(3): 462-472

108.    Nasima Arshad, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Shahid Iqbal Farooqi, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza (2014) Synthesis, photochemical and electrochemical studies on triphenyltin(IV) derivative of (Z)-4-(4-cyanophenylamino)-4-oxobut-2-enoic acid for its binding with DNA: Biological interpretation. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. DOI: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2014.08.018

109.    Samreen Saleem, Laila Jafri, Ihsan ul Haq, Leng Chee Chang, Danielle Calderwood, Brian D Green, Bushra Mirza, Plants Fagonia cretica L. and Hedera nepalensis K. Koch contain natural compounds with potent dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitory activity (2014). Journal of Ethnopharmacology.156: 26-32.

110.    Rashid Mahmood, Farnaz Malik, Shahzad Hussain, Kazi Muhammad Ashfaq, Tanveer Akhtar, Muhammad Rizwan Alam, Salman Akbar Malik, Bushra Mirza, Farzana Khalid, Asif Hanif Chaudhry (2014) Seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus among blood donors in local population. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry 4 (4): 146-150

111.    Naila Safdar, Bushra Mirza (2014) An experimental comparison of different transformation procedures assessed in tomato cv Rio Grande with yeast HAL 1 gene. Turkish Journal of Biochemistry-Turk Biyokimya Dergisi. 39 (3): 245-252

112.    Komal Khan, Humaira Fatima, Malik Mumtaz Taqi, Muhammad Ziab, Tofeeq ur-Rehmana, Bushra Mirza, Ihsan-ul- Haq (2015) Phytochemical and in vitro biological evaluation of Artemisia scoparia Waldst. & Kit for enhanced extraction of commercially significant bioactive compounds. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. doi:10.1016/j.jarmap.2015.04.002

113.    Ullah, N., Haq, I. U., Safdar, N. & Mirza, B. (2015). Physiological and biochemical mechanisms of allelopathy mediated by the allelochemical extracts of Phytolacca latbenia (Moq) H.Walter. Toxicology and Industrial Health, 31(10), 931-937.

114.    Waheed, M. T., Ismail, H., Gottschamel, J., Mirza, B., & Lössl, A. G. (2015). Plastids: the green frontiers for vaccine production. Frontiers in plant science, 6: 1005

115.    Dilshad, E., Cusido, R. M., Palazon, J., Estrada, K. R., Bonfill, M., & Mirza, B. (2015). Enhanced artemisinin yield by expression of rol genes in Artemisia annua. Malaria Journal, 14: 424.

116.    Fatima, H., Khan, K., Zia, M., Ur-Rehman, T., Mirza, B., & Haq, I. U. (2015). Extraction optimization of medicinally important metabolites from Datura innoxia Mill.: an in vitro biological and phytochemical investigation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15: 376.

117.    Dilshad, E., Cusido, R. M., Estrada, K. R., Bonfill, M., & Mirza, B. (2015). Genetic Transformation of Artemisia carvifolia Buch with rol Genes Enhances Artemisinin Accumulation. PloS one, 10(10), e0140266.

118.    S. Khan, Kiran Afshan, Bushra Mirza, J.E. Miller, A. Manan, Shamaila Irum, S.S.R. Rizvi and Mazhar Qayyum (2015) Anthelmintic properties of extracts from artemisia plants against nematodes. Trop Biomed. 32(2):257-268.

119.    Bushra Hafeez Kiani and Bushra Mirza (2015) Transgenic Artemisia dubia WALL; showed altered phytochemistry and pharmacology. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.04.020

120.    Irum, S., Ahmed, H., Mukhtar, M., Mushtaq, M., Mirza, B., Donskow-Łysoniewska, K., ... & Simsek, S. (2015). Anthelmintic activity of Artemisia vestita Wall ex DC. and Artemisia maritima L. against Haemonchus contortus from sheep. Veterinary Parasitology, 212(3), 451-455.

121.    Jabeen, N., Chaudhary, Z., Gulfraz, M., Rashid, H., & Mirza, B. (2015). Expression of Rice Chitinase Gene in Genetically Engineered Tomato Confers Enhanced Resistance to Fusarium Wilt and Early Blight. The Plant Pathology Journal, 31(3), 252-258.

122.    Shabbir, M., Akhter, Z., Ahmad, I., Ahmed, S., Ismail, H., Mirza, B., ... & Bolte, M. (2015). Synthesis, biological and electrochemical evaluation of novel nitroaromatics as potential anticancerous drugs. Bioelectrochemistry,104, 85-92.

123.    Ullah, N., Haq, I. U., & Mirza, B. (2015). Phytotoxicity evaluation and phytochemical analysis of three medicinally important plants from Pakistan. Toxicology and Industrial Health, 31(5), 389-395.

124.    Afsar, T., Khan, M. R., Razak, S., Ullah, S., & Mirza, B. (2015). Antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of Acacia hydaspica R. Parker and its phytochemical analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine,15: 136

125.    Ramzan, S.  Saleem, S.  Mirza, B. Ali, S.  Ahmed, F. and Shahzadi S.  (2015) Synthesis, Characterization, and Biological Activity of Transition Metals Complexes with Mefenamic Acid (NSAIDs). Russian Journal of General Chemistry. 85( 7):1745–1751

126.    Batool S, Gulfraz M, Akram A, Naqvi SS, Haq, Mirza, B., & Ahmad, M. S. (2015). Evaluation of antioxidant potential and HPLC based identification of phenolics in Polygonum amplexicaule extract and its fractions. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci, 28(2), 431-436.

127.    Gul, A., Sarfraz, S., Akhter, Z., Siddiq, M., Kalsoom, S., Perveen, F., ... & Mirza, B. (2015). Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of ferrocene based poly (azomethene) esters. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 779, 91-99.

128.    Akhtar, N., & Mirza, B. (2015). Phytochemical analysis and comprehensive evaluation of antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of 61 medicinal plant species. Arabian Journal of Chemistry.

129.    Mehmood, S., Rehman, M. A., Ismail, H., Mirza, B., & Bhatti, A. S. (2015). Significance of postgrowth processing of ZnO nanostructures on antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 10, 4521-4533

130.    Ismail, H., Mirza, B., Haq, I. U., Shabbir, M., Akhter, Z., & Basharat, A. (2015). Synthesis, characterization, and pharmacological evaluation of selected aromatic amines. Journal of Chemistry. Article number 465286

131.    Ismail, H., & Mirza, B. (2015). Evaluation of analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and anti-coagulant properties of Lactuca sativa (CV. Grand Rapids) plant tissues and cell suspension in rats. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15: 199.

132.    Jafri, L., Saleem, S., Calderwood, D., Gillespie, A., Mirza, B., & Green, B. D. (2016). Naturally-occurring TGR5 agonists modulating glucagon-like peptide-1 biosynthesis and secretion. Peptides 78, 51-58

133.    Ashraf, Adnan, Waseeq Ahmad Siddiqui, Jamshed Akbar, Ghulam Mustafa, Harald Krautscheid, Nazif Ullah, Bushra Mirza, Falak Sher, Muhammad Hanif, and Christian G. Hartinger (2016) Metal complexes of benzimidazole derived sulfonamide: Synthesis, molecular structures and antimicrobial activity.  Inorganica Chimica Acta 443, 179-185

134.    Jafri, L., Saleem, S., Kondrytuk, T.P., Haq, I.U., Ullah, N., Pezzuto, J. M., Mirza, B. (2016) Hedera nepalensis K. Koch: A Novel Source of Natural Cancer Chemopreventive and Anticancerous Compounds. Phytotherapy Research. 30(3), 447-453.

135.    Akhtar, N., Syed, D.N., Khan, MI., Adhami, VM., Mirza, B., Mukhtar, H. (2016) The pentacyclic triterpenoid, plectranthoic acid, a novel activator of AMPK induces apoptotic death in prostate cancer cells. Oncotarget 7 (4): 3819-3831

136.    Kayani, WK., Palazon, J., Cusido, RM., Mirza, B. (201) The effect of rol genes on phytoecdysteroid biosynthesis in Ajuga bracteosa differs between transgenic plants and hairy roots. RSC Advances 6 (27): 22700-22708.

137.    Muhammad Shabir, Zareen Akhter, Iqbal Ahmed, Safeer Ahmed, Maryam Shafiq, Bushra Mirza, Vickie McKee, Khurram Shahzad Munawar and Ahmad Raza Ashraf (2016) Schiff base triphenylphophine palladium (II) complexes: Synthesis, structural elucidation, electrochemical and biological evaluation. Journal of Molecular Structure 1118, 250-258.

138.    Bushra Hafeez Kiani, John Suberu and Bushra Mirza (2016) Cellular engineering of Artemisia annua and Artemisia dubia with the rol ABC genes for enhanced production of potent antimalarial drug artemisinin. Malaria Journal 15: 252

139.    Nasima Arshad, Moazzam Bhatti, Shahid Iqbal Farooqi, Samreen Saleem and Bushra Mirza (2016) Synthesis, photochemical and electrochemical studies on triphenyltin(IV) derivative of (Z)-4-(4-cyanophenylamino)-4-oxobut-2-enoic acid for its binding with DNA: Biological interpretation Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 9(3): 451-462

140.    Dilshad, E., Zafar, S., Ismail, H., Waheed, M. T., Cusido, R. M., Palazon, J., & Mirza, B. (2016). Effect of Rol Genes on Polyphenols Biosynthesis in Artemisia annua and Their Effect on Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Potential of the Plant. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 179 (8): 1456-1468.

141.    Erum Dilshad, Hammad Ismail, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Rosa Maria Cusido, Javier Palazon, Karla Ramirez Estrada, Bushra Mirza. (2016). Rol genes enhance the biosynthesis of antioxidants in A. carvifolia Buch. BMC Plant Biology 16: 125

142.    Khan I, Lee KL, Fakruzzaman M, Song SH, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Mirza B, Yan CG, Kong IK (2016) Coagulansin-A has beneficial effects on the development of bovine embryos in vitro via HSP70 induction. Biosci Rep. 36: e00310

143.    Shabbir, M; Akhter,; Ahmad, I; Ahmed, S; Ismail, H; Mirza, B; McKee, V; Bolte, M (2016) Synthesis, characterization, biological and electrochemical evaluation of novel ether based ON donor bidentate Schiff bases. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1116, 84-92.

144.    Amanullah ; Mirza, B  ; Rizvi, ZF ; Zia, M (2016) Production of artemisinin and its derivatives in hairy roots of Artemisia dubia induced by rol A gene transformation.  Pakistan Journal of Botany 48(2): 699-706.

145.    Ahmed M, Phul AR, Ihsan-ul-Haq, Bibi G, Mazhar K, Ur-Rehman T, Zia M and Mirza B (2016) Antioxidant, anticancer and antibacterial potential of Zakhm-e-hayat rhizomes crude extract and fractions. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 29 (3): 895-902.

146.    Kayani, Waqas Khan; Dilshad, Erum; Ahmed, Tanveer;  Ismail, Hammad; Mirza, Bushra (2016) Evaluation of Ajuga bracteosa for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidepressant and anticoagulant activities BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine   16: 375   DOI 10.1186/s12906-016-1363-y

147.    Zaheer, Muhammad; Akhter, Zareen; Gul, Asghari; Tauseef, Misbah;, Bushra ; Bolte, Michael; Fatmi, Muhammad Qaiser; Ahmed, Moiz Uddin (2016) Biological Evaluation of Newly Synthesized Schiff Bases: Crystal Structure Complemented by DFT Calculation. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. 38 (4):  737-748

148.    Fayaz Ali Larik, Aamer Saeed, Pervaiz Ali Channar, Hammad Ismail, Erum Dilshad, Bushra Mirza (2016) New 1-octanoyl-3-aryl thiourea derivatives: Solvent-free synthesis, characterization and multi-target biological activities. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology 11(4): 894-902.

149.    Faiz Ullah Shah,  Maryam Jamil,  Javaria Aslam,  Asghari Gul,  Zareen Akhter and  Bushra Mirza (2016) Influence of Ferrocene and Transition Metals on the Biological Activities of Schiff Bases J. Chem. Soc. Pak. 38 (06) 1112-1120.

150.    Kayani, WK., Fattahi, M., Palazon, J., Cusido, RM., Mirza, B. (2016) Comprehensive screening of influential factors in the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of the Himalayan elixir: Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex. Benth Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 3(4): 151-159

151.    Hammad Ismail, Erum Dilshad, Mohammad Tahir Waheed, Moniba Sajid, Waqas Khan Kayani and Bushra Mirza (2016) Transformation of Lactuca sativa L. with rol C gene results in increased antioxidant potential and enhanced analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant activities in vivo. 3 Biotech 6:215

152.    Mushtaq, Afifa; Ali, Saqib; Tahir, Muhammad Nawaz; Ismail, Hammad; Mirza, Bushra; Saadiq, Muhammad; Haleem, Muhammad Abdul, Iqbal Muhammad (2017) New bioactive heteroleptic copper(ii) carboxylates: structure, enzymatic and dna-binding studies. Acta Chimica Slovenica, 64  (2): 397-408

153.    Hammad Ismail, Erum Dilshad, Mohammad Tahir Waheed and Bushra Mirza (2017) Transformation of Lettuce with rol ABC Genes: Extracts Show Enhanced Antioxidant, Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antidepressant, and Anticoagulant Activities in Rats. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology181,( 3): 1179–1198

154.    Muhammad Shabbir, Zareen Akhter, Iqbal Ahmad , Safeer Ahmed, Vickie McKee, Hammad Ismail, Bushra Mirza (2017) Copper (II) complexes bearing ether based ON donor bidentate Schiff bases: Synthesis, characterization, biological and electrochemical investigations. Polyhedron 124 117–124.

155.    Rehana Rani., Mubarak Ali Khan., Waqas Khan Kayani., Sami Ullah., Ijaz Naeem., Bushra Mirza (2017) Metabolic signatures altered by in vitro temperature stress in Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex. Benth. Acta Physiol Plant 39:97

156.    Tabassum, Saira; Ahmed, Madiha; Mirza, Bushra; Naeem, Muhammad; Zia, Muhammad; Shanwari, Zabta Khan; Khan, Gul Majid (2017) Appraisal of phytochemical and in vitro biological attributes of an unexplored folklore: Rhus Punjabensis Stewart BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 17: 146

157.    Khan, Imran; Lee, Kyeong-Lim; Xu, Lianguang, Mesalam Ayman, Chowdhury, M. M. R; Joo, Myeong-Don ; Ihsan-ul-Haq; Mirza, B; Kong, IK (2017) Improvement of in vitro-produced bovine embryo treated with coagulansin-A under heat-stressed condition. Reproduction  153 (4):  421-431

158.    Muhammad Shabbir, Zareen Akhter, Iqbal Ahmad, Safeer Ahmed, Michael Bolte, Hammad Ismail, Bushra Mirza (2017) Ferrocene-based Schiff bases copper (II) complexes: Synthesis, characterization, biological and electrochemical analysis Inorganica Chimica Acta 463, 102–111

159.    Nasima Arshad, Fouzia Perveen, Aamer Saeed, Pervaiz Ali Channar, Shahid Iqbal Farooqi, Fayaz Ali Larik, Hammad Ismail, Bushra Mirza (2017) Spectroscopic, molecular docking and structural activity studies of (E)-N′-(substituted benzylidene/methylene) isonicotinohydrazide derivatives for DNA binding and their biological screening Journal of Molecular Structure 1139, 371–380

160.    Aamer Saeed, Pervaiz Ali Channar, Fayaz Ali Larik, Farukh Jabeen, Urooj Muqadar, Shomaila Saeed, Ulrich Flörke, Hammad Ismail, Erum Dilshad, Bushra Mirza (2017) Design, synthesis, molecular docking studies of organotin-drug derivatives as multi-target agents against antibacterial, antifungal, α-amylase, α-glucosidase and butyrylcholinesterase Inorganica Chimica Acta 464, 1 204–213

161.    Muhammad Shabbir, Zareen Akhter, Paul R. Raithby, Lynne H. Thomas, Hammad Ismail, Faiza Arshad, Bushra Mirza, Simon J. Teat & Khalid Mahmood (2017) Synthesis, characterization and biological properties of novel ON donor bidentate Schiff bases and their copper(II) complexes. Journal Of Coordination Chemistry   70 (14): 2463-2478

162.    Shahab Khan, Tofeeq Ur-Rehman, Bushra Mirza, Ihsan Ul-Haq and Muhammad Zia (2017) Antioxidant, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and protein kinase inhibition activities of fifteen traditional medicinal plants from Pakistan. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal. 51 (5): 391–398

163.    Muhammad Shabbir, Iqbal Ahmad, Hammad Ismail, Safeer Ahmed, Vickie McKee, Zareen Akhter, Bushra Mirza (2017) Pharmacological, electrochemical and drug–DNA interaction aspects of tridentate Schiff bases and their triphenylphosphine nickel(II) complexes. Polyhedron.133: 270–278

164.    Syeda Saniya Zahra, Madiha Ahmed, Muhammad Qasim, Bilquees Gul, Muhammad Zia, Bushra Mirza and Ihsan-ul Haq (2017) Polarity based characterization of biologically active extracts of Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth. and RP-HPLC analysis BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 17:443

165.    Muhammad Shabbir, Zareen Akhter, Hammad Ismail and BushraMirza (2017) Synthetic bioactive novel ether based Schiff bases and their copper(II) complexes. Journal of Molecular Structure 1146: 57-61

166.    Rehan Naeem, Bushra Mirza (2017) High-throughput DNA extraction and optimization of PCR Efficiency for Barley SSRs Genotyping. Arab J Sci Eng DOI 10.1007/s13369-017-2749-y


Research Projects:-

2016-2018       Genetic transformation of Artemisia Annua L. with rol genes for enhancement of secondary metabolites. Funded by Higher Education Commission.

2015- 2016      Transformation of tomato for enhanced tolerance to abiotic stress. Funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2014-2015       Evaluation of potential gene flow from Bt cotton in Pakistan. Funded by Center for Environment Risk Assessment ILSI Research Foundation, Washington D.C

2010-2012       Isolation of antioxidant and antitumor agents from Hedera nepalensis and Fagonia cretica. Funded by Higher Education Commission.

2005-2008       Generation of salt resistant tomato by using Hal I and Hal II genes and molecular analysis of transgenic plants. Funded by Higher Education Commission.

2004-2007       Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation of Artemisia sp for enhancement of artemisinin, an antimalarial compound. Funded by Higher Education Commission

2002-2005       Molecular and Biochemical analysis for characterization of genetic diversity in barley land races from West Asia and North African region. Pakistan Science Foundation.

2001-2002       Identification of the genes involved in Vascular Patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Funded by University Grant Commission, Pakistan.

1999-2000       Induced mutagenesis in tomatoes. Funded by University Grant Commission, Paksitan.

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