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Name: Dr. Fariha Hasan
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Microbiology


Qualifications: PhD (QAU), Post Doc (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)


Phone: +92-51 9064-3065
Email: farihahasan@yahoo.com
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Biodegradation of synthetic polymers

Microbial enzymes (Lipases, esterases, depolymerases)

Extremophiles (Psychrophiles, halophiles, Archaea) and Methanotrophs

Microbial diversity

Geomicrobiology

Glaciology

Speleology

Astrobiology

Metagenomics

Biofilms

 

 Publications since 2007

  1. Prevalence of class A and AmpC beta-lactamases in clinical Escherichia coli isolates from Pakistan Institute of Medical Science, Islamabad, Pakistan. Masroor Hussain, Fariha Hasan, Aamir Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Myunghwan Jung, Nabin Rayamajhi ,Seung-Bin Cha and Han Sang Yoo. Accepted for publication in Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  2. Can phylogenetic type predict resistance development?
    Humera Nazir, Cao Sha, Fariha Hasan, Diarmaid Hughes. (Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66(4): 778-787. 2011.
  3. Aminoglycoside resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms modulated by extracellular polysaccharide. Wajiha Khan, Steve P. Bernier, Sherry L. Kuchma, John H. Hammond, Fariha Hasan, George A. O’Toole. International Microbiology (2011) 13:207-212.
  4. Evaluation of various strategies for isolation and culturing of Helicobacter pylori. Khalid Mehmood, Saleeta Shoukat, Zobia Hameed, Masroor Hussain, Safia Ahmed, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 43(3): 427-435. 2011.
  5. Optimization of culture conditions for the production of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) Depolymerase from newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus from soil. Adil Farooq Lodhi, Fariha Hasan, Ziaullah Shah, Abdul Hameed, Shah Faisal, Aamer Ali Shah. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 43(2): 1361-1372. 2011   
  6. Biodegradation of Trinitrotoluene by Immobilized Bacillus sp. YRE1. Hafiz Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed. Pakistan Journal of Botany.  42(5): 3357-3367. 2010.
  7. Characterization of lipase produced by Bacillus sp. FH5 in immobilized and free state. Mehwish Riaz, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan.  Annals of Microbiology (Springer, Germany). 60(1): 169-175. (2010) 
  8. Degradation of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by a newly isolated Actinomadura sp. AF-555 from soil. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (Elsevier, Netherlands). 64: 281-285. (2010).
  9. Cloning and Expression of C-terminal of Clostridium perfringens type A enterotoxin and its biological activity. Atieyeh Taherian Fard, Fariha Hasan, Mojgan Bandehpour, Nariman Mosaffa, Fatemeh Mashhadi Abbas, Abdul Hameed, Aamer Ali Shah, Bahram Kazemi. African Journal of Microbiology Research (Kenya). 4(14): 1469-1474. (2010).
  10. Enzymes in detergents: Lipases.  Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Sundas Javed, Abdul Hameed.  African Journal of Biotechnology (Kenya). 9 (31) 4836-4844. (2010).
  11. Growth characteristics of psychrotrophic bacteria isolated from -20°C freezer. Bashir Ahmad, Imran Javed, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed Fariha Hasan. African Journal of Biotechnology (Kenya). 9(5): 718-724. (2010).
  12. Importance of Proteins Controlling Initiation of DNA Replication in the Growth of the High-Pressure-Loving Bacterium Photobacterium profundum SS9. Ziad W. El-Hajj, Theodora Tryfona, David J. Allcock, Fariha Hasan, Federico M. Lauro, Lindsay Sawyer, Douglas H. Bartlett, and Gail P. Ferguson. Journal of Bacteriology (ASM, USA). 191: 6383 - 6393. 2009. (2009).
  13. Methods for detection and characterization of lipases: A comprehensive review. Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed.  Biotechnology Advances (Elsevier, Netherlands) 27: 782-798. (2009).
  14. Isolation of Fusarium sp. AF-4 with the ability to adhere the surface of polyethylene. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Javed Iqbal Akhter. African Journal of Microbiology Research (Kenya). 10(3): 658-663. (2009).
  15. Effect of pretreatments on enhanced degradation of polyisoprene rubber by new isolated Bacillus sp. S10. Ziaullah Shah, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan.        Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan (Pakistan). 31(4): 638-646. (2009).
  16. Study on the production of antibacterial compounds by free and immobilized Bacillus pumilus SAF1. Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed. Pakistan Journal of Botany (Pakistan). 41(3): 1499-1510. (2009).
  17. Preliminary characterisation of bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus acidophilus TS1 isolated from traditional dahi. Shabana Maqsood, Fariha Hasan, Tariq Masud and Muhammad Imran. Annals of Microbiology (Springer, Germany). 58 (4) 617-622. (2008).
  18. Biological degradation of plastics: a comprehensive review. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed Biotechnology Advances (Elsevier, Netherlands). 26: 246-265. (2008).
  19. A novel poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-degrading Streptoverticillium kashmirense AF1 isolated from sewage sludge and purification of PHB-depolymerase. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. Acta Biologica Hungarica (Hungary). 59(4): 489-499. (2008).
  20. Use of Microorganisms for the Treatment of Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Containing Effluents. Muhammad Yasin, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed, Fariha Hasan. Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan (Pakistan). 30(3): 442-448. (2008).
  21. Degradation of Polyurethane by novel bacterial consortium isolated from soil. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. Annals of Microbiology (Springer, Germany). 58(3): 381-386. (2008).
  22. Influence of culture conditions on production and activity of protease from Bacillus subtilis BS1. Mussarat Shaheen, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Pakistan Journal of Botany (Pakistan). 40(3): 2161-2169. (2008).
  23. Isolation and characterization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) degrading actinomycetes and purification of PHBV depolymerase from newly isolated Streptoverticillium kashmirense AF1. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. Annals of Microbiology (Springer, Germany). 57(4): 583-588. (2007).
  24. Isolation of phthalic acid degrading Pseudomonas sp. P1 from soil. Sheeba Murad, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul  Hameed, Safia Ahmed. Pakistan Journal of Botany (Pakistan). 39(5): 1833-1841. (2007).
  25. Isolation, identification and optimization of Bacitracin Producing Bacillus sp. Muhammad Awais, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Pakistan Journal of Botany (Pakistan). 39(4): 1303-1312. (2007).
  26. Synergistic effect of photo and chemical treatment on the rate of biodegradation of low density polyethylene by Fusarium sp. AF4. Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA). 105(3): 1466-1470. (2007).
  27. Isolation and characterization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) degrading bacteria and purification of PHBV depolymerase from newly isolated Bacillus sp. AF3. Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation (Elsevier, Netherlands). 60: 109-115. (2007).
  28. Purification and characterization of a mesophilic lipase from Bacillus subtilis FH5 stable at high temperature and pH. Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed. Acta Biologica Hungarica (Hungary). 58: 115-132. (2007).
  29. Isolation of Bacillus subtilis MH-4 from soil and its potential of polypeptidic antibiotic production. Bushra Jamil, Fariha Hasan, Hameed A, Safia Ahmed. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pakistan). 20 (1): 26- 31. (2007).


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