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Name: Dr. Aamer Ali Shah
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: Microbiology


Qualifications: PhD (QAU)
Postdoctorate (University of Tsukuba, Japan)



Phone: +92-51 9064-3116
Email: alishah_75@yahoo.com
alishah@qau.edu.pk
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

I am supervising my students in the following areas of applied and environmental microbiology:

 1. Biodegradation of plastics:

Most of biodegradable plastics are polyesters; their degradation may be catalysed by esterolytic enzymes such as esterases, lipases or cutinases. Therefore, I am working on degradation of different aliphatic, aromatic and aliphatic-aromatic polyesters type biodegradable plastics. The most specific plastics which are specially focused in our research are:

1. Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)

2. Polyurethane (PU)

3. Poly(ethylene succinate) (PES)

4. Poly(caprolactone) (PCL)

5. Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS)

6. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB)

7. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-co-(3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV)


2. Phosphate solubilizing microorganisms from soil:

Phosphorus (P) is one of the major essential macronutrients for plants and is applied to soil in the form of phosphatic fertilizers. However, a large portion of soluble inorganic phosphate applied to the soil as chemical fertilizer is immobilized rapidly and becomes unavailable to plants. The ability of a few soil microorganisms to convert insoluble forms of phosphorus to an accessible form is an important trait in plant growth-promoting bacteria for increasing plant yields. The use of phosphate solubilizing bacteria as inoculants increases the P uptake by plants. I am working on isolation, screening and characterization of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms from soil.


3. Extremolytes from Radioresistant Microorganisms:

Microorganisms with the ability to survive high doses of radiation are known as radioresistant or radiation-resistant extremophiles. A novel application area for extremophiles is the use of “extremolytes,” from extremophilic microorganisms, to protect biological macromolecules and cells from damage by external stresses. One of my Ph.D students has recently started a project on screening of environmental samples like soil and water collected from desert and hilly areas, respectively, for the purpose of isolation of radio-resistant microorganisms.


4. Microbial Enzymes:

Purification and characterization of novel enzymes with desirable properties such as thermostability, alkaline stability, halophilicity and organic solvents tolerance are important to meet the industrial demands. One of my Ph.D students is working on production of xylanases from bacteria isolated from hot water springs. Besides this, I am working on other enzymes such as cellulases, esterases, asparginases from different microorganisms.


5. Bio-Hydrometallurgy (Bioleaching)

Bio-hydrometallurgy, field of hydrometallurgical technology incorporating the use of microorganisms in the process of metals recovering from metal-bearing materials attracts a lot of interest of research teams. Bioleaching has the potential for ex-situ/on-site remediation of aquatic sediments that are contaminated with metals, which represent a key environmental issue of global concern. By eliminating or reducing (semi-)metal contamination of aquatic sediments, bioleaching may represent an environmentally friendly and low-cost strategy for management of contaminated dredged sediments. One of my Ph.D student is working on recovery of metals from electronic waste by the use of metallo-resistant microorganisms. 


6. Bioremediation of Pollutants in Wastewater:

I am also supervision my students in projects on bioremediation of pollutants in wastewater such as lignin and chlorinated phenolic compounds from pulp and paper mills effluent and pharmaceutically active compounds from hospital derived wastewater.

1.     Sadia Mehmood Satti, Aamer Ali Shah, Rafael Auras, Terence L. Marsh. Isolation and characterization of bacteria capable of degrading poly(lactic acid) at ambient temperature. Polym Degrad Stab 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2017.08.023.

2.     Muzna Hashmi, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Arthur Ragauskas. Enhanced production of bioethanol from autohydrolyzed and C4mimOAc treated sugarcane bagasse employing various yeast strains. Energies 2017

3.     Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Hayat, Alexandre M. Anesio, Syed Umair Ullah Jamil, Noor Hassan, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Recovery of metallo-tolerant and antibiotic resistant psychrophilic bacteria from Siachen glacier, Pakistan. PLOS One 2017 12(7): e0178180. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178180.

4.     Wasim Sajjad, Manzoor Ahmed, Salman Khan, Sunniya Ilyas, Fariha Hasan, Cem Celik, Kerry McPhail, Aamer Ali Shah. Radio-protective and antioxidative activities of astaxanthin from newly isolated radio-resistant bacterium Deinococcus sp. strain WMA-LM9. Annals Microbiol. 2017; 67: 443-455.

5.     Sehroon Khan, Sadia Nadir, Zia Ullah Shah, Aamer Ali Shah, Samantha C. Karunarathna, Jianchu Xu, Afsar Khan, Shahzad Munir, Fariha Hasan. Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis. Environ Pollut 2017; 225: 269-280.

6.     Hassan, N., Rafiq, M., Hayat, M., Nadeem, S., Shah, A.A., Hasan, F. Potential of Psychrotrophic Fungi isolated from Siachen Glacier, Pakistan, to Produce antimicrobial metabolites. Appl Ecol Environ Res 2017; 15: 1157-1171.

7.     Abdul Saboor, Samiullah Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Haji Khan & Malik Badshah. Enhancement of biomethane production from cattle manure with codigestion of dilute acid pretreated lignocellulosic biomass. Int. J. Green Energy 2017; 14:632-637.

8.     Muhammad Osman, Sadia Mehmood Satti, Aaisha Luqman, Fariha Hasan, Ziaullah Shah, Aamer Ali Shah.. Degradation of polyester polyurethane by Aspergillus sp. strain S45 isolated from soil. Journal of the Polymer and Environment 2017 (doi:10.1007/s10924-017-0954-0).

9.     Muhammad Irfan, Ammara Tayyab, Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Malik Badshah, Aamer Ali Shah. Production and characterisation of cellulase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens AK9 isolated from hot spring. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2017; 182: 1390-1402.

10.  Syed Umair Ullah Jamil, Sahibzada, Imran Khan, Wasim Sajjad, Muhammad Rafiq, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Biodegradation of polyethylene by bacterial strains isolated from Kashmir Cave, Buner, Pakistan. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 2017; 79: 73-80.

11.  Muzna Hashmi, Qining Sun, Jingming Tao, Tyrone Wells Jr, Aamer Ali Shah, Nicole Labbé, Arthur J. Ragauskas. Comparison of Autohydrolysis and Ionic liquid 1butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate Pretreatment to Enhance Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Sugarcane Bagasse. Bioresource Technology 2017; 224: 714-720.

12.  Saba Rafique, Khalid Naeem, Naila Siddique, Muhammad Athar Abbas, Aamer Ali Shah, Akbar Ali, Abdul Rahim, Farooq Rashid. Determination of genetic variability in Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus (AIBV) isolated from Pakistan. Pak J Zool. (Accepted).

13.  Umber Tasneem, Maryam, Tahir Siddiqui, Rani Faryal, Aamer Ali Shah. Prevalence and antifungal susceptibility of Candida species in a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc 2017; 67: 986-991.

14.  Mutiullah Khattak, Sabir Nawaz, Neak Muhammad, Asif Jamal, Sohail Akhtar, Rubina Kamran, Naeem Akhtar, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from three tertiary care hospitals and role of esp gene in biofilm formation. Int. J. Biosci. 2017; 10:24-34.

15.  Ziaullah Shah, Mohsin Gulzar, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Degradation of polyester polyurethane by an indigenously developed consortium of Pseudomonas and Bacillus species isolated from soil. Polym Degrad Stab 2016; 134: 349-356.

16.  Irfan Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Anila Basit, Mazhar Ali, Afsar Khan, Ubaid Ullah, Muhammad Ihtesham, Sumaira Mehreen, Anita Mughal, Arshad Javaid. Rifampicin resistance mutations in the 81 bp RRDR of rpoB gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates using Xpert MTB/RIF in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: a retrospective study. BMC Infectious Diseases (2016) 16:413.

17.  Ghulam Mujtaba, Adnan Khurshid, Salmaan Sharif, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Shahzad Shaukat, Mehar Angez, Muhammad Suleman Rana, Massab Umair, Aamer Ali Shah, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi. Distribution of Cytomegalovirus genotypes among neonates born to the infected mothers in Rawalpindi and Islamabad Districts of Pakistan. PLoSONE 2016; 11(7): e0156049. doi:10.1371/journal.

18.  Muhammad  IRFAN, Halil  I GULER, Aysegul Ozer, Merve T Sapmaz, Ali Osman Belduz, Fariha  Hasan, Aamer A Shah. C-Terminal Proline-Rich Sequence Broadens the Optimal Temperature and pH Ranges of Recombinant Xylanase from Geobacillus thermodenitrificans C5. Enz Microbial Technol 2016; 91: 34-41.

19.  Muhammad Irfan, Halil Ibrahim Guler, Aamer Ali Shah, Fulya Ay Sal, Kadriye Inan, Ali Osman Belduz. Cloning, purification and characterization of halotolerant xylanase from Geobacillus thermodenitrificans C5. J Microbiol Biotechnol Food Sci 2016; 5(6): 523-529.

20.  Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Hayat, Noor Hassan, Muhammad Ibrar, Abdul Haleem, Maliha Rehman, Faisal Ahmad, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Characterization of antibacterial compounds produced by psychrotrophic Alcaligenes faecalis HTP6 isolated from Passu glacier, Pakistan. Int J Biosci 2016; 8: 122-135.

21.  Noor Hassan, Muhammad Rafiq, Muhammad Hayat, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Psychrophilic and Psychrotrophic Fungi: A Comprehensive Review, Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol 2016. DOI 10.1007/s11157-016-9395-9.

22.  Shah MS, Eppinger M, Ahmed S, Shah AA, Hameed A, Hasan F. Flooding adds pathogenic Escherichia coli strains to the water sources in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. IJMM 2016; 34: 483-488.

23.  M Khurshid, A Rashid, N Aslam, SS Najam, T Siddique, M Islam, M Zain, AR Khan, AA Shah, FR Awan. A Study of Association between Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection. West Indian Medical Journal 2016 (DOI:  10.7727/wimj.2015.236). http://www.mona.uwi.edu/fms/wimj/article/2812

24.  Muzna Hashmi, Aftab I Shafi, Aamer A Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed. Comparative study of stress tolerance among three industrial strains of Saccharomyces for enhanced production of bioethanol using high gravity molasses. Int. J. Biosci 2016; 8: 106-114.

25.  Mati Ullah, Fariha Hasan, Najmudin, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Muhammad Suliman Rana, Mehboob Nawaz, Shams ur Rehman, Aamer Ali Shah. Seroprevalence of HCV Infection in Kohat Division, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. Pak J Zool 2016; 66:1009-1014.

26.  Irfan Ullah, Arshad Javaid, Zarfishan Tahir, Obaid Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Najma Ayub. Pattern of Drug resistance and risk factors associated with development of drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Pakistan. PLOS One 2016 11(1): e0147529. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147529

27.  Sahib Zada, Abbas Ali Naseem, Seong Jo Lee, Mohammad Rafiq, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of Kashmir cave (smast), Buner, Pakistan, and isolation of bacteria having antibacterial activity. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 2016; 78:94-109.

28.  Wasim Sajjad, Tariq Bhatti, Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Malik Badshah, Abbas Ali Naseem, Aamer Ali Shah. Characterization of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria isolated from acid mine drainage and black shale samples. Pak J Bot 2016; 48(3): 1253-1262.

29.  Muhammad Irfan, Halil Ibrahim Guler, Ali Osman BELDUZ, Aamer Ali Shah, Sabriye Canakci. Cloning, Purification and Characterization of a Cellulase free Xylanase from Geobacillus thermodenitrificans AK53. Appl Biochem Microbiol 2016; 52: 277-286.

30.  Ghulam Mujtaba, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Adnan Khurshid, Mehar Angez, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Fariha Hasan, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Aamer Ali Shah. Seroprevalence of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in pregnant women and outcomes of pregnancies with active infection in Islamabad, Pakistan. J. Pak Med Assoc 2016; 66: 1009-1014.

31.  Wasim Sajjad, Muhammad Rafiq, Sahib Zada, Neelam Zeb, Imran Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Phylogenetic analysis of newly isolated protease producing salt tolerant psychrophilic bacteria from Tirich Mir glacier, Pakistan. Int. J. Biosci. 2015; 7: 159-169.

32.  Obaid Ullah, Mutiullah Khattak, Fariha Hasan, Nazrullah Raja, Shagufta Hussain, Naeem Akhtar, Aamer Ali Shah. Vancomycin resistant enterococcal infections in tertiary care hospitals of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pak. J. Zool. 2015; 47: 1503-1510.

33.  Akhtar Nadhman, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Production and characterization of poly(3-hyroxybutyrate) depolymerases from Aspergillus sp. isolated from soil that could degrade poly(3-hydroxybutyrate). Int J Biosci 2015; 7: 25-28.

34.  Nida Kanwal, Aamer Ali Shah, Sadia Qayyum, Fariha Hasan. Optimization of pH and temperature for degradation of tyre rubber by Bacillus sp. strain S10 isolated from sewage sludge. Int. Biodeterior Biodegrad. 2015; 103: 154-160.

35.  Wasim Sajjad, Tariq Bhatti, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Characterization of heterotrophic and mixotrophic acidophilic bacteria isolated from black shale and acid mine drainage, Khala Chatta, Haripur Pakistan. Int. J. Biosci 2015; 6(8): 62-70.

36.  Ayesha Aslam, Naeem Akhtar, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Prevalence and in vitro antifungal susceptibility pattern of Candida species in a tertiary care hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pak J Zool 2015; 47(2): 335-342.

37.  Mir Sadiq Shah, Mark Eppinger, Safia Ahmed, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Multi drug resistant diarrheogenic E. coli pathotypes are associated with ready to eat salad and vegetables in Pakistan. J Korean Soc Biol Chem 2015; 58(2): 267-273

38.  Aamer Ali Shah, Ahmed Nawaz, Lubna Kanwal, Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Malik Badshah. Degradation of poly(e-caprolactone) by a thermophilic bacterium Ralstonia sp. strain MRL-TL from hot water spring. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 2015; 98: 35-42. 

39.  Irfan Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Zarfishan Tahir, Obaidullah, Fariha Hasan, Najma Ayub. Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Clinical Specimens by Conventional and Molecular Technique in Punjab, Pakistan. Global Veterinaria 2014; 13 (6): 1002-1009.

40.  Ahmed Nawaz, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Degradation of poly(e-caprolactone) by a newly isolated Brevundimonas sp. strain MRL-AN1 from soil. FEMS Microbiology Letter 2014; 363: 1-7.

41.  Aamer Ali Shah, Satoshi Kato, Noboru Shintani, Numbi Ramudu Kamini, Toshiaki Nakajima-Kambe. Microbial degradation of aliphatic and aliphatic-aromatic co-polyesters. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 2014; 98: 3437-3447.

42.  Aamer Ali Shah, Tomoaki Eguchi, Daisuke Mayumi, Satoshi Kato, Noboru Shintani, Numbi Ramudu Kamini, Toshiaki Nakajima-Kambe. Degradation of aliphatic and aliphatic-aromatic co-polyesters by depolymerases from Roseateles depolymerans strain TB-87 and analysis of degradation products by LC-MS. Polym Degrad Stab 2013; 98: 2722-2729.

43.  Siddiq Akbar, Fariha Hasan, Akhtar Nadhman, Samiullah Khan, Aamer Ali Shah. Purification and characterization of poly (3-hydroxy butyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) degrading enzyme from Streptomyces sp. AF-111. J. Poly. Environ. 2013; 21: 1109-1116.

44.  Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Ziaullah Shah, Nida Kanwal, Samia Zeb. A review on biodegradation of natural and synthetic rubbers. Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad. 2013; 83: 145-157.

45.  Ziaullah Shah, Fariha Hasan, Lee Krumholz, Deniz Fulya Aktas, Mutiullah Khattak, Aamer Ali Shah. Degradation of polyester polyurethane by newly isolated soil bacterium, Bacillus subtilis MZA-75. Biodegradation 2013; 24: 865-877.

46.  Aamer Ali Shah, Tomoaki Eguchi, Daisuke Mayumi, Satoshi Kato, Noboru Shintani, Numbi Ramudu Kamini, Toshiaki Nakajima-Kambe. Purification and properties of novel aliphatic-aromatic co-polyesters degrading enzymes from newly isolated Roseateles depolymerans strain TB-87. Polym Degrad. Stab. 2013, 98: 609-618.

47.  Ziaullah Shah, Fariha Hasan, Lee Krumholz, Deniz Atkas, Aamer Ali Shah. Degradation of polyester polyurethane by newly isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain MZA-85 and analysis of degradation products by GC-MS. Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad. 2013, 77: 114-122.

48.  Shahzeera Begum, Fariha Hasan, Shagufta Hussain, Aamer Ali Shah. Prevalence of multi drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in the clinical samples from Tertiary Care Hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pak. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 29: 1253-1258.

49.  A. A. Shah, F. Hasan, Z. Shah, Mutiullah, A. Hameed. Degradation of polyisoprene rubber by newly isolated Bacillus sp. AF-666 from soil. Appl. Biochem. Microbiol. 2012; 48(1); 37-42.

50.  A. Nadhman, F. Hasan, Z. Shah, A. Hameed, and A. A. Shah. Production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) depolymerase from Aspergillus sp. NA-25. Appl. Biochem. Microbiol. 2012; 48(5): 482-487.

51.  Afzal I., Shah A. A., Makhdum Z., Hameed A., Hasan F. Isolation and characterization of cellulase producing Bacillus cereus MRLB1 from soil. Minerva Biotecnologica, 2012; 24(3): 101-109.

52.  Khalid Mehmood, Saleeta Shoukat, Zobia Hameed, Masroor Hussain, Safia Ahmed, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Evaluation of various strategies for isolation and culturing of Helicobacter pylori. Pakistan J. Zool., 2011; 43(3), 427-435.

53.  Adil Farooq Lodhi, Fariha Hasan, Ziaullah Shah, Abdul Hameed, Shah Faisal, Aamer Ali Shah. Optimization of culture conditions for the production of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) Depolymerase from newly isolated Aspergillus fumigatus from soil. Pak. J. Bot. 2011; 43(2): 1361-1372.

54.  Masroor Hussain, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Myunghwan Jung, Nabin Rayamajhi and Han Sang Yoo. Prevalence of class A and AmpC beta-lactamases in clinical Escherichia coli isolates from Pakistan Institute of Medical Science (PIMS), Islamabad, Pakistan. Jpn. J. Infect. Dis., 2011; 64, 249-252.

55.  Hafiz Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed Biodegradation of Trinitrotoluene by Immobilized Bacillus sp. YRE1, Pak. J. Bot., 2010; 42(5): 3357-3367.

56.  Atieyeh Taherian Fard, Fariha Hasan, Mojgan Bandehpour, Nariman Mosaffa, Fatemeh Mashhadi Abbas, Abdul Hameed, Aamer Ali Shah, Bahram Kazemi. Cloning and Expression of C-terminal of Clostridium perfringens type A enterotoxin and its biological activity. AJMR 2010; 4(14): 1469-1474.

57.  Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Sundas Javed, Abdul Hameed. Enzymes in detergents: Lipases. Afri. J. Biotechnol., 2010; 9(31), 4836-4844.

58.  Bashir Ahmad, Imran Javed, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed Fariha Hasan. Growth characteristics of psychrotrophic bacteria isolated from -20°C freezer. Afri. J. Biotechnol., 2010; 9(5): 718-724.

59.  Mehwish Riaz, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Characterization of lipase produced by Bacillus sp. FH5 in immobilized and free state. Annal Microbiol., 2010; 60(1): 169-175.

60.  Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed. Degradation of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by a newly isolated Actinomadura sp. AF-555 from soil. Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad., 2010; 64: 281-285.

61.  Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed. Methods for detection and characterization of lipases: A comprehensive review. Biotechnol. Adv., 2009; 27: 782-798.

62.  Hamayun M, SA Khan, AL Khan, AA Shah, G Rehman, EY Sohn, SK Kim, GJ Joo and IJ Lee. Phoma herbarum as a New Gibberellin-Producing and Plant Growth-Promoting Fungus. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2009; 19(10): 1244-1249.

63.  Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Javed Iqbal Akhter. Isolation of Fusarium sp. AF-4 with the ability to adhere the surface of polyethylene. Afri. J. Microbiol. Res., 2009; 10(3): 658-663.

64.  Ziaullah Shah, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Effect of pretreatments on enhanced degradation of polyisoprene rubber by new isolated Bacillus sp. S10. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 2009; 31(4): 638-646.

65.  Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed. Study on the production of antibacterial compounds by free and immobilized Bacillus pumilus SAF1. Pak. J. Bot., 2009; 41(3): 1499-1510.

66.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Hameed, A., Ahmed, S.  Biological degradation of plastics: a comprehensive review. Biotechnol. Adv., 2008; 26: 246-265.

67.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Hameed, A., Ahmed, S. A novel poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-degrading Streptoverticillium kashmirense AF1 isolated from sewage sludge and purification of PHB-depolymerase. Acta Biologica Hungarica., 2008; 59(4): 489-499.

68.  Yasin M., Shah, A. A., Hameed, A., Ahmed, S., Hasan, F. Use of Microorganisms for the Treatment of Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Containing Effluents. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 2008; 30(3): 442-448.

69.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Hameed, A. Ahmed, S. Degradation of Polyurethane by novel bacterial consortium isolated from soil. Annal Microbiol., 2008; 58(3): 381-386.

70.  Shaheen, M., Shah, A. A., Hameed, A., Hasan, F. Influence of culture conditions on production and activity of protease from Bacillus subtilis BS1. Pak. J. Bot. 2008; 40(3): 2161-2169.

71.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Hameed, A. Ahmed, S. Isolation and characterization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) degrading actinomycetes and purification of PHBV depolymerase from newly isolated Streptoverticillium kashmirense AF1. Annal Microbiol. 2007; 57(4): 583-588.

72.  Murad, S., Hasan, F., Shah, A. A., Hameed, A., Ahmed, S. Isolation of phthalic acid degrading Pseudomonas sp. P1 from soil. Pak. J. Bot. 2007; 39(5): 1833-1841.

73.  Awais M., Shah A. A., Hameed A., Hasan F. Isolation, identification and optimization of Bacitracin Producing Bacillus sp. Pak. J. Bot. 2007; 39(4): 1303-1312.

74.  Hasan, F., Shah, A. A., Hameed, A. Ahmed, S. Synergistic effect of photo and chemical treatment on the rate of biodegradation of low density polyethylene by Fusarium sp. AF4. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2007; 105(3): 1466-1470.

75.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Hameed, A. Ahmed, S. Isolation and characterization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) degrading bacteria and purification of PHBV depolymerase from newly isolated Bacillus sp. AF3. Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad., 2007; 60: 109-115.

76.  Hasan F., Shah A. A., Hameed A. Purification and characterization of a mesophilic lipase from Bacillus subtilis FH5 stable at high temperature and pH. Acta Biologica Hungarica 2007; 58: 115-132..

77.  Hasan F., Shah A. A., Hameed A. Influence of culture conditions on lipase production by Bacillus sp. FH5. Annal. Microbiol., 2006; 56(3): 247-252.

78.  Hasan F., Shah A. A., Hameed A. Industrial applications of microbial lipases. Enzy. Microbial Tech., 2006; 39: 235-251.

79.  Shah. A. A., F. Hasan, S. Ahmed and A. Hameed. Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamases Epidemiology, characterization and detection. Critic. Rev. Microbiol., 2004; 30: 25-32.

80.  Shah, A. A., F. Hasan, S. Ahmed and A. Hameed. Characteristics, epidemiology and clinical importance of emerging strains of Gram-negative bacilli producing extended- spectrum beta-lactamases. Res. Microbiol. 2004; 155: 409-421.

81.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Ahmed, S., Hameed, A. Prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in nosocomial and out-door patients. Pak. J. Med. Sci. 2003; 19(3): 187-191.

82.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Ahmed, S., Hameed, A. Extended-spectrum β-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae: Related to age and gender. The New Microbiologica, 2002; 25: 363-366.

83.  Shah, A. A., Hasan, F., Ahmed, S., Hameed, A. Studies on the incidence of enterobacteriacae in nosocomial and out patient departments. Pak. J. Med. Res., 2002; 41(1): 4-8.

1.     Wasim Sajjad, Manzoor Ahmed, Salman Khan, Sunniya Ilyas, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah. Relationship between carotenoid pigments and resistance to ultra-violet radiation in newly isolated Deinococcus sp. strain WMA-LM9. Extremophiles 2016: 11th International Congress on Extremophiles held on September 12-16, 2016, Kyoto, Japan.

2.     Aamer Ali Shah, Ahmed Nawaz, Fariha Hasan. Purification and characterization of a depolymerase enzyme from Brevundimonas sp. that degrade aliphatic polyesters. VI International Conference on Environment, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld 2015) October 28-30, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

3.     Ayesha Aslam, Kanwal Rafique, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ikram, Irfan Ali Mirza, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, Aamer Ali Shah. Antifungal susceptibility and biofilm characterization of Candida species isolated from a Tertiary Care Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. IUMS 2014 Congresses, July 27-August 01, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

4.     Aamer Ali Shah, Tomoaki Eguchi, Fumie Ichihashi, Daisuke Mayumi, Satoshi Kato, Noboru Shintani, Toshiaki Nakajima-Kambe. Degradation of aliphatic and aliphatic aromatic co-polyesters by depolymerases from Roseateles depolymerans TB-87. FEMS Congress 2013: 5th Congress of European Microbiologists, July 21-25, 2013, Leipzig, Germany.

5.     Aamer Ali Shah, Tomoaki Eguchi, Fumie Ichihashi, Daisuke Mayumi, Satoshi Kato, Noboru Shintani, Toshiaki Nakajima-Kambe. Purification and properties of novel aliphatic-aromatic copolyester degrading enzymes from newly isolated Roseateles depolymerans strain TB-87. 1st Biotechnology Congress, February 12-14, 2012, Dubai, UAE.

6.     Aamer Ali Shah, Akhter Nadhman, Fariha Hasan, Z. Shah, A. Hameed. Isolation of poly(3-hyroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) depolymerase producing Aspergillus fumigatus from soil. 9th International Mycological Congress, August 1-6, 2010, Ediburgh, UK.

7.     Aamer Ali Shah, Sumaira Shah, Abdul Hameed, Fariha Hasan. Factors affecting biodegradation of poly (3-hydroxybutyarte) and poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (reference 0062) BioSysBio Conference 2009. Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics. 23 - 25 March, 2009, University of Cambridge, UK.

8.     Fariha Hasan, Abid Makhdoom, Aamer Ali Shah and Abdul Hameed. Biodegradation of 2, 4- dinitrotoluene by bacteria isolated from TNT containing effluent (reference 0063) Bio Sys Bio Conference 2009. Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics. 23 - 25 March, 2009, University of Cambridge, UK.

9.     Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. “Scanning Electron Microscopy and Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy Analysis of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) degradation after soil burial”. II International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2007), Nov. 28 - Dec. 01, 2007, Seville, Spain.

10.  Fariha Hasan, Ziaullah Shah, Aamer Ali Shah, Safia Ahmed, Abdul Hameed. “Isolation of Polyisoprene rubber degrading Bacillus sp. S10 from sewage sludge”. II International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2007), Nov. 28 - Dec. 01, 2007, Seville, Spain.

11.  Abdul Hameed, Hafiz Ullah, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan. Biodegradation of Trinitrotoluene by Immobilized Bacillus sp. YRE1. II International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2007), Nov. 28 - Dec. 01, 2007, Seville, Spain.

12.  Safia Ahmed, Mariam Asif, Fariha Hasan, Naima Atiq, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed. Fungal Degradation of Polystyrene. II International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2007), Nov. 28 - Dec. 01, 2007, Seville, Spain.

13.  Fariha Hasan, Sheeba Murad, Aamer Ali Shah, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. Microbial degradation of plasticizers. Fifth International Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Microbiology, held on Jan 10-15, 2005 in Karachi, Pakistan.

14.  Sheeba Murad, Fariha Hasan, Aamer Ali Shah, Safia Ahmed. Isolation of Phthalic acid degrading bacteria. Second National Conference on “Biotechnology and Emerging Sciences”, organized by BUITMS, held on March 15-17, 2005, in Quetta, Pakistan.

15.  Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Abdul Hameed, Safia Ahmed. A study on the isolation of fungi with the ability to adhere to polyethylene films. 4th International Symposium on Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, organized by Center for Molecular Genetics, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

RESEARCH GRANTS

Project Title

Principal / Co-Principal Investigator

Amount (Mn)

Sponsoring Agency

Duration

Production of xylanases from thermophilic microorganisms and their industrial applications

PI

2.596585

HEC

2015-2018

Production and characterization of xylanases from newly isolated bacterial strains

 

PI

 

1.00

 

URF

 

2012-13

Biodegradation of synthetic polyesters

Co-PI

2.7

HEC

3-Years (2008-2011)

Prevalence of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci in the clinical isolates of hospitalized patients

PI

1.00

URF

1 year (2009)

Biodegradation of Polyhydroxyalkanoates by Indigenous Microorganisms

PI

1.00

URF

1 year (2008)

            HEC: Higher Education Commission                            URF: University Research Fund



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