Name: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali
Designation: Professor (Tenured)
Department: Microbiology

Qualifications: Postdoc (2012-2013): University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

Ph.D ( 2005-2009): Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

M.Phil Leading Ph.D: (2004-05) Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

MSc: (2001-2003) University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Pakistan

BSc: (1999-2001) Punjab University Lahore Pakistan

Phone: +92-51 9064-3196
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Applied & Environmental Microbiology

Biodegradation of synthetic pollutants

Colonization and bio deterioration of man-made materials

Solid waste management, wastewater treatment

Bioremediation studies of organochlroinated pesticide

Microbial conversion of waste into Energy

Biogas production from organic waste

Biogenic Conversion of coal to methane

Microbial desulphurization of coal

Biofuel production from Microalgae: Microalgae as Circular Economy

Effect of biochar on soil microbial diversity and its role for bioremediation

Biochar and biofertilizer production

Molecular Microbiology

Molecular and genomics studies of commercially important microbes

Cloning and characterization of pollutant degrading microbial enzymes

Antimicrobial resistance in the environment


Research Publications:   

 1.       Sadia Aziz, Bushra Uzair, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Sundas Ambreen, Fatiha Umber; Muneeba Khalid, Alaa AA. Aljabali, Yachana Mishra, Vijay Mishra, ãngel Serrano-Aroca, Gowhar A. Naikoo, Mohamed El-Tanani,  Shafiul Haque, Abdulmajeed G Almutary (2023). Synthesis and Characterization of Nanobiochar from Rice Husk Biochar for the Removal of Safranin and Malachite Green from Water.  Environmental Research. Doi. 10.1016/j.envres.2023.116909 (Impact Factor 8.43)

2.      Xiao Feng, Panpan Zhang, Zizhong Zhang, Hongguang Guo, Zhigang Li, Zaixing Huang, Michael Urynowicz & Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2023). The effect of organics transformation and migration on pore structure of bituminous coal and lignite during biomethane production. Environ Sci Pollut (Impact Factor 5.8)

3.       Weiting Zhang, Zaixing Huang , Dan Zhang , Gordana Medunić , Michael Urynowicz , Fang-Jing Liu , Hongguang Guo , Rizwan Haider, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Huan He (2023). Enhancement of biomethane production by huminite-enriched lignite pretreated with hydrogen peroxide. International Journal of Coal Geology . 274, 104284. (Impact Factor 6.3)

4.      Weiting Zhang, Qianyun Mo, Zaixing Huang , Muhammad Muhammad Sabar, Gordana Gordana Medunić , Tatjana Tatjana Ivošević, Huan He , Muhammad Sabar, Fangjing Liu, Hongguang Guo, Rizwan Haider, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali and Asif Jamal (2023). Corrigendum: Contaminants from a former Croatian coal sludge dictate the structure of microbiota in the estuarine (Raša Bay) sediment and soil. Frontier of Microbiology. 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1175748(Impact Factor 5.64)

5.       Afsheen Mansoor, Mazhar Mehmood, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal (2023). Synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles and demonstration of their antagonistic properties against selected dental caries promoting bacteria. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 10.12669/pjms.39.5.7851 (Impact Factor 2.2)

6.         Sadia Aziz,Shabana Bibi,Mohammad Mehedi Hasan,Partha Biswas, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali,Muhammad Bilal,Hitesh Chopra,Nobendu Mukerjee Icon and Swastika Maitra (2023). A review on influence of biochar amendment on soil processes and environmental remediation. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. (Impact Factor 4.375).

7.           Afsheen Qamar, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Malik Badshah, Asif Jamal (2023). Antibacterial effect of Titanium-Oxide nanoparticles and their application as alternative to antibiotics. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 43(2/3) (Impact factor 2.3).

8.           Javed Khan, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Jahangir Khan Achakzai, Jafir Hussain Shirazi, Abdul Haleem (2023). Assessment of the dibenzothiophene desulfurization potential of indigenously isolated bacterial consortium IQMJ-5: A different approach to safeguard the environment. Archives of Microbiology. 205, 95. (Impact factor 2.53)

9.           Bushra Fatima , Farhana Bibi ,  Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali , Jeremy Woods , Mushtaq Ahmad , Muhammad Mubashir , Mohd Shariq Khan , Awais Bokhari , Kuan Shiong Khoo (2022). Accompanying effects of sewage sludge and pine needle biochar with selected organic additives on the soil and plant variables. Waste management. 153(25):197-208 (Impact factor 8.9).


10.       Yue Cao,Huan He,Di Zhan,Hua-Zhou Huang,Yong Zhang,Bo Fu,Zhi-Min Xu, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali,Fang-Jing Liu,Xiu-Xiang Tao &Huang Zaixing (2022). Changes of Permeability and Porosity of Tiefa Anthracite after Treatment with an Acetogenic Bacterium Clostridium sp. Geomicrobiology. (Impact Factor 2.308)

 11.       Zhigang Li, Zaixing Huang, Jiaqi Cheng, Kaixin Duan, Michael Urynowicz, Yatong Cheng, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Hongguang Guo (2022). The succession of microorganisms and organics in the process of methane generation by co-degradation of anthracite and rice straw. International Journal of Energy Research. 10.1002/er.8210 (Impact Factor 5.164)

12.       Saleha Parveen , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali , Maryam Aslam , Irfan Ali , Asif Jamal, Mysoon M. Al-Ansari , Latifah Al-Humaid, Michael Urynowicz ,Zaixing Huang (2022). Optimizing biocatalytic potential of Dipodascus australiensis M-2 for degrading lignin under laboratory conditions. Microbiological Research. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2022.127179 (Impact factor 5.07)

13.       Javed Khan, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Mushtaq Ahmad, Jahangir Khan Achakzai, Zafar Mehmood (2022). Response of mixed bacterial culture towards dibenzothiophene desulfurization under the influence of surfactants and microscopically characterized magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Microscopy Research and Technique. Doi. 10.1002/jemt.24230 ( Impact factor 2.89).

14.       Farhana Bibi, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Mushtaq Ahmad, Awais Bokhari, Kuan Shiong Khoo, Muhammad Zafar, Saira Asif, Muhammad Mubashir, Ning Han, Pau-Loke Show (2022). Production of lipids biosynthesis from Tetradesmus nygaardii microalgae as a feedstock for biodiesel production. FUEL. (Impact Factor 8.035)

15.       Kashaf Khalid, Umar Saeed, Mohammed Aljuaid,  Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Awais Anjum, Yasir Waheed (2022). Immunoinformatic approach to contrive a next generation multi-epitope vaccine against Achromobacter xylosoxidans infections . Frontiers in Medicine. DOI:  10.3389/fmed (Accepted Impact Factor 5.091)

16.       Kaiyi Gong, Yixuan Zhang, Hongguang Guo , Zaixing Huang, Michael Urynowicz, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali  (2022). Enhancing biomethane production from lignite by an anaerobic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degrading fungal flora enriched from produced water. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.899863 (Impact Factor 6.064)

 17.       Javed Khan, Asif Jamal, Zaixing Huang, Jahangir Khan Achakzai, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2022). Optimizing the metabolic performance of mixed bacterial culture towards dibenzothiophene desulfurization under the effect of varying nutrient and environmental factors. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 31(5): 1-9. 10.15244/PJOES/147650 (Impact Factor 1.87)

18.       Farhana Bibi, Asif Jamal, Zaixing Huang,Michael Urynowicz, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2022). Advancement and role of abiotic stresses in microalgae biorefinery with a focus on lipid production. FUEL. 316,123192 (Impact Factor 8.035)

19.       Farhana Bibi , Humaira YasminAsif Jamal , Mohammad S Al-Harbi , Mushtaq Ahmad , Muhammad Zafar , Bashir Ahmad , Bassem N Samra , Atef F Ahmed , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2021). Deciphering role of technical bioprocess parameters for bioethanol production using microalgae. Saudi J Biol Sci. 28(12):7595-7606 ( Impact Factor 4.22)

20.       Muhammad Musaddiq Shah, Wen Ren ,Joseph Irudayaraj ,Abdulrahim A. Sajini , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali  and Bashir Ahmad (2021). Colorimetric Detection of Organophosphate Pesticides Based on Acetylcholinesterase and Cysteamine Capped Gold Nanoparticles as Nanozyme. Sensors. 21(23), 8050 ( Impact Factor 3.85)

21.       Ramla Rehman, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Naeem Ali, Malik Badshah, Mazhar Iqbal, Asif Jamal, Zaixing Huang (2021). Crude oil biodegradation potential of biosurfactant producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Meyerozyma sp. Journal of Hazardous Materials. (Impact Factor 14.224)

22.       Dan Zhang, Huan He, Yi Ren, Rizwan Haider, Michael Urynowicz, Paul H. Fallgren, Song Jin, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Adnan Sabar, Hongguang Guo, Fang-Jing Liu, Zaixing Huang (2021). A mini review on biotransformation of coal to methane by enhancement of chemical pretreatment. Fuel (308):121961 (Impact factor 8.05)

23.       Chen, Z. Huang, X. He, H.; Tang, J. Tao, X.; Huang, H. Haider, R. Ali, M.I. Jamal, A. Huang, Z (2021). Bioleaching Coal Gangue with a Mixed Culture of Acidithio bacillus ferrooxidans and Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans. Minerals , 11,1043. ( Impact Factor 2.82)

24.       Zaixing Huanga, Michael A Urynowicz, Rizwan Haiderd, Hamed Sattar, Mahmood Saleem, Lan Hoang, , Ngoc Tran Han , Kim Anh Toe , Hung Le Quoc , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali , Honggunag Guo , Huan Hea , Fang-Jing Liua (2021).  Biogenic methane generation from Vietnamese coal after pretreatment with hydrogen peroxide. International Journal of Energy Research DOI: 10.1002/er.6985 (Impact Factor 5.164)

25.       Noureen Fatima , Asif Jamal, Zaixing Huang, Rabia Liaquat, Rizwan Haider,  Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2021). Extraction and Chemical Characterization of Humic Acid from Lignite and Bituminous Coal using Nitric acid as pretreatment. Sustainability: 13(16), 8969  (Impact Factor 3.89)

26.       Muhammad Muddasar, Rabia Liaquat, Ali Abdullah, Asif Hussain Khojaa , Nadia Shahzad , Naseem Iqbal , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali  , Azhar Uddin , Sami Ullah  (2021). Evaluating the use of unassimilated bioanode with different exposed surface areas for bioenergy production using solar-powered Microbial Electrolysis Cell. International Journal of Energy Research   DOI: 10.1002/er.7091 (Impact Factor 5.16)

27.       Mamoona Munir, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Saeed, Amir Waseem, Abdul-SattarNizami, Shazia Sultana, Muhammad Zafar, Mohammad Rehan, Gokul Raghavendra Srinivasan, Arshid Mahmood Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2021). Biodiesel production from novel non-edible caper (Capparis spinosa L.) seeds oil employing Cu-Ni doped ZrO2 catalyst. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 138: 110558. (Impact factor 16.799, Q1)

28.       Hongguang Guo, Yujie Zhang, Yiwen Zhang, Xingfeng Lia, Zhigang Lia, Weiguo Liang, Zaixing Huang, Michael Urynowicz, Ali Ishtiaq Muhammad (2021). Feasibility study of enhanced biogenic coalbed methane production by super-critical CO2 extraction. Energy. 214, 118935 (Impact Factor 8.86, Q1)

29.       Foqia khalid, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Abdul Qadir (2021). Enzymatic and microbial degradation of PCBs from E-waste contaminated sites. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (Impact Factor 5.19, Q1)

30.       Hongguang Guo, Qing Han, Jinlong Zhang, Weiguo Liang, Zaixing Huang,  Michael Urynowicz, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2021). Available methane from anthracite by combining coal seam microflora and H2O2 pretreatment. International Journal of Energy Research. (Impact Factor 5.164, Q1)

31.       Lubna, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghulam Mujtaba Shah, Amir Muhammad Khan, Omer Kilic, Erkan Yilmaz,  Fethi A. Ozdemir, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali,  Muhammad Ajmal Shah,  Shazia Sultana, Shabir Ahmad (2021). Application and implication of scanning electron microscopy for evaluation of palyno-morphological features of Vitaceae from Pakistan. Microscopy Research and Technique. 84(4) 608-617 (Impact Factor 2.89, Q1)

32.       Jafir Hussain Shirazi, Muhamamd Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Zafeer Saqib, Abdul Rashid (2021). Effects of Seasonal Changes on the Patients flux to Basic Health Units in Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 50(5) : 1065-67 (Impact Factor 1.47, Q3)

33.       Hongguang, Guo; Zhang, Yixuan; Huang, Zaixing; Liang, Weiguo; Urynowicz, Michael; Ali, Muhammad (2020). High potential of methane production from coal by fungi and hydrogenotrophic methanogens from produced water. Energy & Fuels. 34, 9, 10958–10967 (Impact factor 4.65, Q1)

34.       Beenish Sadaqat, Nazia Khatoon, Aneela Younas Malik, Asif Jamal, Uzma Farooq, , Huan He, Fang-Jing, Liu, Hongguang Guo, Michael Urynowicz, Qiurong Wang, Zaixing Huang, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2020). Enzymatic decolorization of melanin by lignin peroxidase from Phanerocheate chrysosporium. Scientific Reports. 10, 20240 (Impact Factor 4.99, Q1)

35.       Muhammad Sabar; Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Noureen Fatima, Aneela Malik, Asif Jamal, Rabia Liaquat, Huan He, Fang-Jing Liu, Hongguang Guo, Michael Urynowicz, Zaixing Huang (2020). Evaluation of humic acids produced from Pakistani subbituminous coal by chemical and fungal treatments. Fuel. 278:118301 (Impact Factor 8.05,  Q1)

36.       Sadia Aziz , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Uzma Farooq , Asif Jamal , Fang-Jing Liu , Huan He , Hongguang Guo , Zaixing Huang (2020). Enhanced bioremediation of diesel range hydrocarbons in soil using biochar made from organic wastes. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 192, 569. (Impact Factor 3.307, Q2)

37.       Bushra Fatima, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Rabia Liaquat, Uzma Farooq, Asif Jamal, Fang-Jing Liu ,Huan He , Hongguang Guo , Michael Urynowicz , Zaixing Huang (2020). Enhanced biogas production at mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures from a slaughterhouse waste with zeolite as ammonia adsorbent. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. (Impact Factor 3.519, Q2)

38.       Aneela Younas Malik, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Uzma Farooq, Nazia Khatoon, William H. Orem, Elliott P. Barnhart, John R. SanFilipo, Zaixing Huang (2020). Coal biomethanation potential of various ranks from Pakistan: A possible alternative energy source. Journal of Cleaner Production. 255:120177 (Impact Factor 11.072, Q1)

39.       Huan He, Qian Zhang, Long-Fei Tang, Kai-Yi Shi, Fen-Fen Hong, Xiu-Xiang Tao, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Michael Urynowicz, Zaixing Huang (2020). Biodegradation of Concentrated Benzoic Acid Using White-Rot Fungus Hypocrea lixii AH. Environmental Engineering Science. 37 (7): 482-489. (Impact Factor 2.172, Q3)

40.       Huan he; Di Zhan; Fan Chen; ZaiXing Huang; Ai-kuan Wang; Hua-Zhou Huang; Guan-Hua Huang; Ishtiaq A Muhammad; Xiu-Xiang Tao (2020). Microbial Community Succession between Coal Matrix and Culture Solution in a Simulated Methanogenic System with Lignite. Fuel. 264: 116905 (Impact Factor 8.05, Q1)

41.       Sadia Aziz, Laiba Yaseen, Asif Jamal, Uzma Farooq, Zahid Qureshi, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2020). Fabrication of Biochar from organic wastes and its effect on wheat growth and soil microflora. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 29(2):1069–1076 (Impact factor 1.871, Q4)

42.       Muhammad Ali Furqan, Rabia Liaquat, Zahid Qureshi, Uzma Farooq, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2020). Catalytic efficiency of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans for bioleaching of Copper from Chalcocite Containing Sulfide Ore of Reko Diq Deposits of Balochistan, Pakistan. Polish Journal of Environmental studies. 29(2):1593–1600 (Impact factor 1.871, Q4)

43.       Saeed Ullah Jan, Muhammad Adnan SabarAsif jamal, Huda Ahmed Alghamdi, İbrahim Ortaş, Mehmet Işik, Veysi AkşahinBashir Ahmad and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2020). Impact of Zea Mays L Waste Derived Biochar on Cadmium Immobilization and Wheat Plant Growth. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 57(5), 1201-1210 (Impact Factor 0.856, Q3)

44.       Zeeshan Ahmad, Shujaul Mulk Khan, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Noureen Fatima, Shahab Ali (2019). Pollution indicandum and marble waste polluted ecosystem; role of selected indicator plants in phytoremediation and determination of pollution zones. Journal of Cleaner Production. 236(1)117709 (Impact Factor 11.072, Q1)

45.       Shafiq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Shazia Sultana, Neelam Rashid, Maryam A. Butt, Syed N. Shah, Fethi A. Ozdemir, Mehmet A. Kutlu,  Rabia Afza, Anwer Usma, Moona Nazish (2019). Seed morphology using SEM techniques for identification of useful grasses in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan. Microscopy Research and Technique. 83 (3) 249-258 DOI: 10.1002/jemt.23408 (Impact Factor 2.89, Q1)

46.       Sana Ayaz, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Shazia Sultana Muhammad Raza Ul Mustafa, Omer Kilic, Duygu N. çobanoglu, Azize Demirpolat, Abdul Ghani, Rabia Afza, Khalid Ahmad, Mamoona Munir, Nomana Kalsoom, Jamil Raza (2019). Taxonomic significance of cypsela morphology in tribe Cichoreae (Asteraceae) using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Microscopy Research and Technique. 83 (3) 239-248 (Impact Factor 2.89, Q1)

47.       Haleema Sadia, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad P. Z. Khan, Ghulam Yaseen, Muhammad I. Ali, Shazia Sultana, Omer Kilic, Zeynep S¸ahan, Naveed Alam, Qamar Abbas, Abdul Ghani, Saeeda Naz, Lubna (2019). Foliar epidermal anatomy of some selected wild edible fruits of Pakistan using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Microscopy Research and Technique. 83(3):259-267 (Impact Factor 2.89, Q1)

48.       Muhammad Adnan Sabar, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Noreen Fatima, Aneela Younas Malik, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Farman, Zaixing Huang, Michael Urynowicz (2019). Degradation of low rank coal by Rhizopus oryzae isolated from a Pakistani coal mine and its enhanced releases of organic substances. FUEL. 253 (1) 257-265 (Impact Factor 8.05, Q1)

49.        Anwer Usma, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad I. Ali, Omer Kilic, Fethi A. Ozdemir, Shazia Sultana, Abdul Nazir, Farida Anjum, Nomana Kalsoom (2019). Taxonomic significance of caryopsis in subfamily Panicoideae (Poaceae) using scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy. Microscopy Research and Technique. 82(10) 1649-1659 (Impact Factor 2.89, Q1)

50.       Hassan Waseem, Jafar Ali, Fiza Sarwar, Aroosa Khan, Hamza Saleem, Mishal Choudri, Nooh Arif, Muhammad Subhan, Aansa Saleem, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2019). Assessment of knowledge and attitude trends towards antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among the community members, pharmacists/ pharmacy owners and physicians in district Sialkot, Pakistan. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. 8:67. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0517-3 (Impact Factor 6.45, Q1)

51.       Aisha Khan, Sadia Selim Khan, Muhammad Asif Gondal, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Muhammad Umer, Muhammad Inam Afzal, Muhammad Isthiaq Ali, Majid Mehmood, Haroon Ahmed. An overview of dengue fever in Pakistan (2019). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 12(10):18 DOI: 10.4103/1995-7645.243094 (Impact Factor 3.04, Q2)

52.       Sumreen Dawood, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad I. Ali, Khalid Ahmad, Shazia Sultana, Anwer Usma, Moona Nazish, Maryam A. Butt, Fethi A. Ozdemir, Omer Kilic (2019). Identification of novel nonedible oil seeds via scanning electron microscopy for biodiesel production. Microscopy Research and Technique: 83(2) 165-175 (Impact Factor 2.89, Q1)

53.       Hassan Waseem, Sana Jameel, Jafar Ali, Hamza Saleem, Isfahan Tauseef, Uzma Farooq, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2019). Contributions and Challenges of High throughput qPCR for determining antimicrobial resistance in the environment: A critical review. Molecules. 24(1) 163 (Impact Factor 4.92, Q2)

54.       Aisha Khan, Sadia Selim Khan, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Muhammad Asif Gondal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Naveeda Riaz, Majid Mehmood, Haroon Ahmed (2019). An overview of chikungunya in Pakistan. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine.  12(10) 10.4103/1995-7645.243080 (IF:3.04, Q2)

55.       Hassan Waseem, Jafar Ali, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2019). Potential dissemination of antimicrobial resistance from small scale poultry slaughterhouses in Pakistan. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 17(2):3049-3063 (impact factor 0.82, Q4)

56.       Aisha Khan, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Naveeda Riaz, Haroon Ahmed (2019). Emerging trend of leishmaniosis in Pakistan: Current status and future prospects. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 12(Suppl 1): 23 (Impact Factor 3.04, Q2)

57.       Farah Nawaz, Muhammad Nadeem Khan, Naeem Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Syeda M. Bakhtiar and Muhammad Imran (2019). Genomic and Functional Characterization of Enterococcus mundtii QAUEM2808 Isolated from Artisanal Fermented milk product Dahi. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 434, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00434 (Impact factor 6.06, Q2)

58.       Aisha Khan, Qudsia Rasib, Sajida Riaz, Ishtiaq Ali, Naveeda Riaz, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Muhammad Asif Gondal, Haroon Ahmed (2019). An update on HIV in transgenders of Pakistan. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 12 (Suppl 1): 21 (Impact Factor 3.04, Q2)

59.       Jafir Hussain Shirazi, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Abdul Rashid (2019). Pediatric oropharyngeal candidiasis: A comprehensive study on risk factors and most prevalent species of Candida. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 32(6):2873-2878 (Impact Factor 0.86, Q4)

60.       Ramla Rehman, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Umar Masood Qureshi, Asif Jamal (2019). Characterization of brownfield:  Ex-Situ detection of hydrocarbon degrading  and biosurfactants producing Microflora. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 56(4) 953-961 Impact Factor 0.856, Q3)

61.       Abubakar Muhammad, Bokhari Syed Ali Imran, Vernoux Jean-Paul, Ishtiaq Ali Muhammad,    Rani Faryal, Desmasures Nathalie, IMRAN MUHAMMAD (2019). Purification, Characterization and Thermodynamic Assessment of an Alkaline Protease by Geotrichum candidum of Dairy OriginIranian Journal of Biotechnology.17(2) 30-37.  (Impact factor 1.67, Q4)

62.       Abida Bano, Mushtaq Ahmad, Sofia Rashid, Muhammad Zafar, Shomaila Ashfaq, Saeed ur Rehman, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Shazia Sultana, Shabnum Shaheen, Shafiq Ahmad (2018). Microscopic Investigations of some selected species of Papilionaceae through SEM and LM from Skardu valley, Northern Pakistan. Microscopy Research and Technique. 82(4) 452-458 (Impact factor 2.89, Q1)

63.       Nazia Khatoon, Asif Jamal and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2018). Lignin peroxidase isoenzyme: A Novel approach to biodegrade the toxic synthetic polymer waste. Environmental Technology. 40 (11)1366-1375 (Impact Factor 3.47, Q3)

64.       Nazia Khatoon, Asif Jamal and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2017). Polymeric pollutant biodegradation through microbial oxidoreductase: A better strategy to safe environment. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 105(1) 9-16 (Impact Factor 8.03, Q1) *

65.       Aneela Younis Malik , Muhammad Ali, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2017) Isolation and Characterization of Coal Solubilizing Aerobic Microorganisms from Salt Range Coal Mines Pakistan. Geomicrobiology Journal. 34(2): 109-118 Impact factor (2.41, Q3)

66.       Rabia Liaquat, Asif Jamal, Isfahan Tauseef, Zahid Qureshi, Uzma Farooq, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2017). Characterization of bacterial consortia from anaerobic digester treating organic waste for biogas production. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. 26(2) 709-716 (Impact factor 1.87, Q4)

67.       Anam Fatima, Muhammad Zafar, Mushtaq Ahmad, Shazia Sultana & Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2017). Parametric characterization and statistical optimization of Argemone ochroleuca (Mexican Poppy) methyl esters as a renewable source of energy. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects. 39(19) 1963-1969  Impact factor 3.45, Q2)

68.       Nazia Khatoon, Najam I Sahar, Asif Jamal, Naeem Ali, Udonna Ndu, Safia Ahmed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2017). High throughput production of peroxidase and its biodegradation potential toward polymeric material.  International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 14 (4): 755-766. (Impact Factor 3.52, Q2)

69.       Jafar Ali, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali , Shama Zainab, Naeem Ali (2016). Role of catalytic protein and stabilizing agents in transformation of Ag ions to nanoparticles by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. IET Nanobiotechnology. 10(5): 295 - 300 (Impact Factor 2.05, Q3)

70.       Asif Jamal, Muhammad Zahid Qureshi, Raja Rizi ul Hasan, Naeem Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2016). Mathematical modeling of bioprocess variables for improved production of Rhamnolipid from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain JQ. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 53(3), 551-556 ( Impact Factor 1.054, Q3)

71.       Rabia LiaquatSidra Kaleem , Aqeela Azeem , Asif Jamal and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2015). Production and characterization of α-amylase from indigenously isolated bacterial strains treating organic waste in anaerobic digester. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural sciences. 52(4) 895-903 (Impact factor 1.05, Q3)

72.       Hajra Hanif, Awais Anjum, Naeem Ali, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Imran, Bashir Ahmad and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2015). Isolation and antibiogram of Clostridium tetani from clinically diagnosed Tetanus patients. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 93(4): 752–756 (Impact factor 3.707, Q2)

73.       Muhammad Pukhtoon Zada Khan,  Mushtaq Ahmad,  Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Muhammad  Ishtiaq Ali (2015). Ethnomedicinal Uses of Edible Wild Fruits (EWFs) in Swat Valley, Northern Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 173:191-203 (Impact factor 5.19, Q1)

74.       Mobushir Riaz KhanHaroon AhmedRosario Panadero-Fontán,Ceferino López SándezMuhammad Aamir KhanSaira AsifMuhammad Ishiaq AliMazhar Qayyum (2015). Risk mapping of bovine hypodermosis using geographical information system (GIS) in cattle of subtropical region, Pakistan. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. 29; 9(8):872-7 (Impact factor 2.55, Q4)

75.       Irfan Mustafa, Haroon, Myda Abrar Lodhi, Abdul Rauf Siddiqi Sher Khan, Waseem Haider, Nazish Bostan, Saira Asif, Mobushir Riaz Khan, Mazhar Qayyum, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali,Muhammad Sohail Afzal (2015).  Newcastle disease as an emerging disease in Peacock of Tharparkar region of PakistanJournal of Infection in Developing Countries. 9(8): 914-916 (Impact factor 2.55, Q4)

76.       Jafir  Hussain  Shirazi, Muhammad  Ishtiaq  Ali,  Abdur  Rashid,  Safia  Ahmed  and  Ayesha Nayab (2015). Prevalence and risk factors assessment of Candida albicans in tertiary health care institutions of Pakistan . International Journal Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (2015) 4(3): 1067-1072

77.       Shumaila Ishfaq, Naeem Ali, Isfahan Tauseef , Muhammad Nasir Khan Khattak , Zabta Khan Shinwari, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali. (2015) Analysis of paint degradation by fungal and bacterial species. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 47(2): 753-760 (Impact factor 1.207, Q4)

78.       Nazia Khatoon, Iffat Naz, Naeem Ali, Asif Jamal, Safia Ahmed, Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2014). Bacterial Succession and degradative changes by biofilm on plastic for wastewater treatment. Journal of Basic Microbiology. 54(7): 739-749 (Impact factor 2.65, Q2)

79.       Iffat Naz, Nazia Khatoon, Muhamamd Ishtiaq Ali, Naeem Ali. Devendra P. Saroj, Syeda Ain-ul Batool, Safia Ahmed (2014). Appraisal of the tire derived rubber (TDR) medium for wastewater treatment under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. 89 (4) : 587-596 (Impact factor 3.71, Q1)

80.       Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Safia Ahmed , Imran Javed, Naeem Ali, Naima Atiq, Abdul Hameed, Geoff Robson (2014). Biodegradation of Starch Blended Polyvinyl Chloride Film by Phanerochaete   chrysosporium PV1. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 11(2):339-348 (Impact factor 3.51, Q2)

81.       Asif Jamal, Naeem Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Zahid Qureshi (2014). Enhanced Production of rhamnolipid by P. aeruginosa using Response Surface Methodology. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 26(4):1044-1048 (Impact factor 0.355)

82.       Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Safia Ahmed, Geoff Robson Imran Javed, Naeem Ali, Naima Atiq, Abdul Hameed, (2014) Isolation and molecular characterization of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic degrading fungal isolates. Journal of basic Microbiology. 54(1):18-27 (Impact factor 2.65, Q2)

83.       Syed Zeeshan Haider Naqvi, Urooj Kiran, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed and Naeem Ali (2013). Combined efficacy of biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles and different antibiotics against multi-drug resistant bacteria. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 8 : 3187-3195 (Impact factor 7.03)

84.       Lubna Tahir. Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Muhammad Zia, Naima Atiq, Fariha Hasan, Safia Ahmed (2013) Production and Characterization of Esterase in Lentinus tigrinus for Degradation of Polystyrene. Polish Journal of Microbiology. 62(1) 101–108 (Impact factor 2.02, Q3)

85.       Muneer  Ahmed  Qazi  ,  Mishal  Subhan  ,  Nighat  Fatima, Muhammad  Ishtiaq  Ali ,  Safia Ahmed (2013). Role of Biosurfactant Produced By Fusarium sp. BS-8 in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Through Sand Pack Column. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. 11/2013; 3(6):598-604

86.       Pir Bux Ghumro, Maryam Shafique, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Imran Javed, Bashir Ahmad, Asif Jamal, Naeem Ali and Abdul Hameed (2012). Isolation and screening of protease producing thermophilic Bacillus strains from different soil types of Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 5(31), 5534-5539 (Impact factor 0.539)

87.       Imran Javed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali , Bashir Ahmed , Pir Bux Ghumro ,Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed (2011). Optimization and partial purification of bacteriocins from Enterococcus spp. indigenous to Pakistan. Food Biotechnology. 25(2),130-139 (Impact factor 2.297, Q3)

88.       Shama  Sehar,  Iffat  Naz, Muhammad  Ishtiaq  Ali and  Safia  Ahmed (2011). Monitoring of Physico-Chemical  and  Microbiological  Analysis  of  Under  Ground  Water   Samples  of District   Kallar Syedan, Rawalpindi-Pakistan. Research Journal of Chemical Sciences. 1(8), 24-30

89.       Naima Atiq, Safia Ahmed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Saadia Andleeb, Bashir Ahmed, Geoff Robson (2010). Isolation and identification of polystyrene biodegrading bacteria from soil. African Journal of Microbiology     Research. 4(14) 1537-1541 (Impact factor 0.539)

90.       Saadia Andleeb, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Naima Atiq, Fazal ur Rehman, Geoff Robson, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmad (2010). Biodegradation of anthraquinone dye by aspergillus niger SA1 in self designed fluidized bed bioreactor. Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering. 7(5); 371-376 (Impact factor 3.433, Q3)

91.       Imran Javed , Safia Ahmed , Srikanth Manam , Mariam Riaz , Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Abdul Hameed, Abdul Hameed , Ghulam Jilani Chaudry (2010). Production, characterization, and antimicrobial activity of a bacteriocin from newly isolated Enterococcus faecium IJ-31. Journal of Food Protection. 73(1), 44-52 (Impact factor 2.745, Q2)

92.       Imran Javed, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Bashir Ahmad, Pir Bux Ghumro, Abdul Hameed, Ghulam Jilani Chaudry, Safia Ahmed (2010). Bacteriocinogenic potential of newly isolated strains of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis from dairy products of Pakistan. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 20(1),153-160 (Impact factor 3.27, Q2)

93.       Saadia Andleeb, Naima Atiq, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Raja Razi-Ul-Hussnain, Maryam Shafique, Bashir Ahmad, Pir Bux Ghumro, Masroor Hussain, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmad (2010). Biological Treatment of Textile Effluent in Stirred Tank Bioreactor. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 12(2) 256-260 (Impact factor 0.94, Q3)

94.       Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Qaisara Perveen, Bashir Ahmad, Imran Javed, Raja Razi-Ul-Hussnain, Saadia Andleeb, Nazia Atique, Pir Bux Ghumro, Safia Ahmed, Abdul Hameed (2009). Studies on Biodegradation of Cellulose Blended Polyvinyl Chloride Films. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 11(5) 577–58 (Impact factor 0.94, Q3)

Book Chapters

1.    Asif Jamal Ahtisham bin Masood, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali. Pollution mitigation utilizing biosurfactants, Industrial Applications of Biosurfactants and Microorganisms: Green Technology Avenues From Lab to Commercialization, Elsevier Publications 2023 (In press)

2.         Asif Jamal, Irfan Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Ahtisham bin Masood, Introduction and classification of Biosurfactants, Industrial Applications of Biosurfactants and Microorganisms: Green Technology Avenues from Lab to Commercialization, Elsevier Publications 2023 (In production process)

3.        Afsheen Mansoor, Asif Jamal,  Aetsam Bin Masood,  and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2023). Magnetic Surfactants: Introduction, Chemistry, and Properties. 0.1021/bk-2023-1447.ch001 ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. (in production process)

4.    Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Ahitsham bin Masood. Role of biosurfactants in agriculture, Advancements in biosurfactants research, Springer publishers, (2022), 1st Edition

5.    Hassan Waseem Sana Jameel, Hamza Saleem, Jafar Ali, Muhammad Javed Iqbal and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali. Chapter 14. Global trends in ARGs measured by
HT-qPCR platforms. 2020. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the
Environment (Elsevier). ISBN: 9780128188835 Volume 1: 206-22, DOI: Treatment Technologies. 2020. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes:
Environmental Occurrence and Treatment Technologies. (Springer) ISBN: ISBN 978-3-
030-40421-5 Volume 1: 395-413, DOI




6.               Hassan Waseem, Jafar Ali, Asif Jamal and Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali. Chapter 21.
Treatment Technologies. 2020. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes:
Environmental Occurrence and Treatment Technologies. (Springer) ISBN: ISBN 978-3-
030-40421-5 Volume 1: 395-413, DOI



Papers Accepted/ Presented in Conferences / Workshops:


Conference Title




Sponsoring Agency

10th Biennial International Confrence of Pakistan society for Microbiology

University of Punjab



25-28 march 2015


Symposium on Coal Biotechnology-Its Commercialization Prospects in Pakistan

NIBGE Faislabad


24-25 November 2014


workshop on Application of Statistics and Data Analysis

QAU Islamabad


24-28 June 2014


International Conference on energy production from agriculture biomass and domestic waste



Rawalpindi, Pakistan

15-17 April 2014



Biosafety Training Workshop for Young Scientists

AIOU Islamabad


16 January 2014


2nd national conference on
Current Approaches In Microbiology

Dept. Microbiology, Hazara University KPK Pakistan


Nathia Gali,


27-28 June, 2013



BIT’s 6th annual World congress of Industrial Biotechnology (Ibio-2013)


IBIO China

Nanjing, China

25-27 April, 2013



1st National Symposium on New Horizons of microbiology

Fedral Urdu Univrsity karachi

Karachi, Pakistan

7th & 8th November 2012


International workshop on Essential Need of Nano-Education in OIC Countries

COMSTECH-PRESTON Islamabad. Pakistan



7-9 April, 2011



15th International Symposium on Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (IBBS-15)


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria







September 19-24th , 2011





3rd IPO conference 26th April 2011

IPO Pakistan


26 April 2011

IPO, pakistan

2nd IPR Conference, by Intellectual Property Organization – Pakistan



May 3, 2010


First international conference on Advances in Waste Water Treatment and Reuse.  , from

University of Tehran, College of Engineering, Tehran, IRAN


Tehran, IRAN


09-11 November, 2009


1st International conference on biotechnology,

King Saud University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Saudi Arabia

16-18 Sep 2009



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Co. PI


Cloning and characterization of plastic degrading microbial isolates funded by Pakistan Science foundation




2.14 M







Characterization of food and vegetable waste for energy production by microorganism funded by HEC




0.5 M







Targeting the Hidden Natural Resource for Alternative Energy Source; Screening and Optimization of Microbial Biogasification Techniques for Methane Production using Low to High Grade Coal


















Characterization of Biochar for Remediation of Contaminated Soils




7.0 M









Development of Biological Treatment System for Pulp and Paper Industry Effluent













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