Name: Dr. Asif Jamal
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Microbiology

Qualifications: M.Sc, M.Phil, PhD

Phone: +92-51 9064-3195
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Bioremediation, Biodegradation and biosurfactants: Characterization of non-ribosomal and glycolipid biosurfactants, bioenergy

Soil and Agriculture Microbiology: Biological control of phytopathogens, Plant growth promotion and     agriculture yield improvement using biochar and bio-fertilizers

1. Farhana Bibi, Asif Jamal, Zaixing Huang, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2022) Advancement of and role of abiotic stresses in microalagae biorefinary with a focus on lipid production, Fuel (Accepted, Impact 6.60)

2.        Qura tul Ain Rana, Muhammad Adil Nawa, Zeeshan sheikh, Saliha Perveen, Asif Jamal, Safia Ahmad, Rahul Gauttum, Sami ullah Khan, Malik Badshah (2021) Production of Bioethanol and Biogas from Spirodela polyrhiza in a Biorefinery Concept and Output Energy Analysis of the Process, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, (Impact factor 4.987)

3.         Zaixing Huang, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal (2022), A review on Biotransformation of coal to methane by enhancement of chemical pretreatment. Fuel, Volume 308, 121961. (Impact factor 6.60)

4.         Ramla Rehman, Naeem Ali, Malik Badshah, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Zaixing Huang and Asif Jamal*(2021). Crude oil biodegradation potential of biosurfactant producing P. aeruginosa and Meyerozyma spp. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 418, 15, 126276 (impact factor 10.55)

5.        Farhana Hussain, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2021) Deciphering role of technical bioprocess parameters for bioethanol production using microalgae, Suadi Journal of Biological Sciences, 28, 12, 7595-7606 (Impact Factor 4.21).

6.        Latif Akanji, RamlaRehman, Onyemara, C. Ebel, R, Asif Jamal (2021). A novel technique for interface analysis: behavior of sophorolipids biosurfactant obtained from Meyerozyma spp. MF138126 during low-salinity heavy-crude experiments. Fuel, 287, 120697 (Impact factor 6.60)

7.         Zihao Chen, Xin-Ying Huang, Huan He, *, Jie-Lin Tang, Xiu-Xiang Tao, Hua-Zhou Huang, Rizwan Haider, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal and Zaixing Huang, (2021), Bioleaching Coal Gangue with a Mixed Culture of Acidithiobacillus Ferrooxidans and Acidithiobacillus Thiooxidans. Minerals 2021, 11, 1043. (Impact factor 2.6)

8.         Noureen Fatima, Asif Jamal, Zaixing Huang, Rabia Liaquat, Rizwan
Haider, Dr Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali  (2021) Extraction and Chemical Characterization of Humic Acid from Lignite and Bituminous Coal using Nitric acid as pretreatment. Sustainability
Sustainability 202113(16), 8969 (Impact factor 2.57)

9.        AneelaYounas Malik, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, Uzma Farooq, NaziaKhatoon, William H. Orem, Elliott P. Barnhart, John R. San Filipo, Zaixing Huang (2020). Coal biomethanation potential of various ranks from Pakistan: A possible alternative energy source. Journal of Cleaner Production. 255:120177 (Impact Factor 9.297)

10.     BeenishSadaqat, NaziaKhatoon, AneelaYounas Malik, Asif Jamal, Uzma Farooq, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Huan He, Fang-Jing, Liu, Hong guangGuo, Michael Urynowicz, Qiurong Wang, Zaixing Huang (2020) Enzymatic decolorization of melanin by lignin peroxidase from Phanerochaetechrysosporium. Scientific Reports-Nature. 10, 20240(Factor 4.379)

11.     Muhammad Adnan Sabara , Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali , NoureenFatimaa , AneelaYounas Malika , Asif Jamal , RabiaLiaquat , HuanHed , Fang-Jing Liud , HongguangGuoe , Michael Urynowiczf , Zaixing Huang (2020) Evaluation of humic acids produced from Pakistani subbituminous coal by chemical and fungal treatments, Fuel,278, 118301 (Impact factor 6.60)

12.     Bushra Fatima, RabiaLiaqat, Asif Jamal & Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2020) Enhanced biogas production at mesophelic and thermophilic temperatures from a slaughterhouse waste with zeolite as absorbant, International Journal of Environmental science and Technology (Impact factor 2.860)

14.     Saeed Ullah Jan, Muhammad Adnan Sabar, Asif jamal, Huda Ahmed Alghamdi, İbrahim Ortaş, Mehmet Işik,VeysiAkşahin,BashirAhmadandMuhammadIshtiaqAli(2020).ImpactofZeaMaysLWaste Text Box: CV .Page4Derived Biochar on Cadmium Immobilization and Wheat Plant Growth. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 57(4) (Accepted Impact Factor 0.748)

16.     Jafir Hussain Shirazi, MuhamamdIshtiaq Ali, Asif Jamal, ZafeerSaqib, Abdul Rashid (2020). Effects of Seasonal Changes on the Patients flux to Basic Health Units in Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Public Health(Accepted Impact Factor 1.429)

19.     Hassan  Waseem , Jafar  Ali , FizaSarwar, Aroosa  Khan , Hamza  Saleem   Ur   Rehman, MishalChoudri, NoohArif, Muhammad Subhan, AansaRukyaSaleem, 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 Resistant and infection Control. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0517-3 (Impact factor 4.887)

24.     Text Box: CV .Page5RamlaRehman, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Umar Masood Qureshi and Asif Jamal*. (2019) Characterization of brownfield: Ex-Situ detection of hydrocarbon degrading and biosurfactants producing Microflora. Pak. J. Agri. Sci., Vol. 56(4), 953-961; 2019 (Impact factor 0.748)

27.     RamlaRehman, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan, Asif Jamal*, (2017). Catalytic Role of Thermostable Metallo- Proteases from Bacillus subtilis KT004404 as Dehairing and Destaining Agent" Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DOI: 10.1007/s12010-016- 2222-5) (Impact factor 2.926)

28.     AneelaYounisMalik ,Mmuhammad Ali, Asif Jamal, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali (2017) Isolation and Characterization of Coal Solubilizing Aerobic Microorganisms from Salt Range Coal Mines Pakistan. Geomicrobiology Journal. DOI 10.1080/01490451.2016.1143538 (Impact factor 2.308)

32.     RabiaLiaquat, Sidra Kaleem, AqeelaAzeem, 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). (Impact factor 0.748)

33.     HajraHanif, AwaisAnjum, 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. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0040 (Impact factor 2.345)

34.     Text Box: CV .Page6NaziaKhatoon, IffatNaz, Naeem Ali, Asif Jamal, Safia Ahmed, Abdul Hameed and 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 2.281)

35.     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 6.40)

36.     Ghumro, P.B., Shafique, M., Ali, M.I., Javed, I., Ahmad, B., Jamal, A., Ali, N. and Hameed, A., (2012). Isolation and screening of protease producing thermophilic Bacillus strains from different soil types of Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 6(8), pp.1663-1668 (Impact factor 0.529).

·         Seminar on 50 Years of Academics, Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, March, 2017

·         1st International Conference on Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology-Abotabad University of Science and Technology, September 2016

·         7th International Conference on Revitalization of degraded areas (Poland) October 6-8, 2015 (HEC Travel Grant)

·         8th International Conference on Revitalization of degraded areas (Poland) October 6-8, 2014 (HEC Travel Grant)

·         Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Policy, COMSTECH, 2011

·         Academic research skills, American information and resource center U.S embassy, Islamabad, October 20, 2009

·         International Productivity Congress, National Productivity organization, Ministry of Industries, Govt. of Pakistan 17-18 November, 2011

·         International Seminar on Wastewater Treatment and its Re-use, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 17 May 2012,

·         American Society for Microbiology-Karachi University National Microbiology Teachers Training Workshop, ASM-KU Bio resource center, Karachi, 27-30 September 2013

·         Training Workshop on SPSS and EndNote, Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 7-8 November, 2013

·         Quality assurance in analytical chemistry; Department of chemistry, GC University, Lahore, 2011.

·         Seminar on Setting new standards 21st century, Higher education commission, Islamabad, 2011

·         Seminar on Trends in Process engineering and bioenergy, Quaid-i-azam University, Islamabad, 13th December, 2011

·         Master Classes Training, British council of Pakistan and Columbia University, 17 Jan, 2012

·         Regional Peace and Economics: Developing role of China and Pakistan, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 16th January 2012

·         Knowledge exchange Master Classes, Entrepreneur University Leadership, HEC-British Council Islamabad, July 2012

·         Pak-US Science and Technology Symposium, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 31-Jan-1st Feb 2013

·         Co-Principle Investigator; Reduction and Characterization of Biochar and its application for soil Bioremediation and as Bio-fertilizer. Awarding Agency (Higher Education commission of Pakistan) 6.3 million PKR (2016-2019)


·         Principle Investigator; Development of biological treatment system for pulp and paper industry waste water, Awarding Agency (Higher Education commission of Pakistan) 4.23 million PKR (2017-2019)


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