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Dr. Rizwan Asif

HODs , Allied Health Sciences , Assistant Professor (DEM).
  • PhD (Microbiology): Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2021
  • MPhil (Microbiology): University of Lahore, Pakistan. 2016  
  • BEMS (Bachelor of Eastern Medicine & Surgery.): The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Pakistan. 2009

Work/Professional Experience

Duration

Job Title/ Organization

Sep. 2021 –Present

Assistant Professor; Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, Qarshi University Lahore, Pakistan.

Feb. 2021 – Sep. 2021

 

Lecturer; Department of Eastern Medicine Qarshi University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Oct. 2020 – Feb. 2021

 

Visiting Assistant Professor; Department of Life Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2021

 

Visiting Lecturer; Department of Eastern Medicine, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Oct. 2016 – Mar. 2020

Biology Lecturer; Kips College and Kips Academy, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Mar. 2019 – Mar. 2020

 

Research Assistant; Institute of Microbiology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

 

June 2014 – Oct.  2016

Drug Design/Clinical Trials; Trends Pharmaceutical Lahore, Pakistan.

Nov. 2010 – Nov. 2012

Clinical Executive Trainee; Qarshi foundation Lahore, Pakistan

Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2010

House Job training under Qarshi Foundation program at Hijaz Hospital Lahore and Qarshi Clinics

 

Research Publications:

  1. Asif,R, Ahmad, H,  Yasmin, R, Ansari F, Mustafa,  M, Alam, M, Shah, S,. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Phytoextraction in Combination with Antibiotics Against Bacteria Isolated from Diabetic Foot Infection (DFI), International Health Review
  2. Asif, R.,Yasmin, R., Mustafa, M., Nisar, J., Ambreen, A., Rehman, A., & Unmbreen, S. (2023). Antimicrobial Potential, Drug Delivery and Therapeutic Applications of Bio-nanoparticles in Medicine. In Nanomaterials: The Building Blocks of Modern Technology: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (pp. 115-130). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore
  3. Ali, A., Ali, M., Nisar, Z., Shah, S. M. A., Mustafa, I., Nisar, J., & Asif, R.(2023). Antibacterial Activity of Economically Important Medicinal Plants in Pakistan Against Different Bacterial Strains. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights17, 11779322231189374.
  4. Asif, R., Muzammil. S., Yasmin, R, Hammad, A, Ambreen, Isolation and characterization of Fusarium oxysporum sp.vasinfectum causative agent of cotton wilt disease in Punjab, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Phytopathology, 35(01) 2023, 2305-0284.
  5. Asif, R.,Ali, M., Mazhar, M., Mustafa, M., & Yasmin, R. Evaluation of Phytochemical Contents, Antimicrobial, and antioxidant Potential of Haloxylon Griffithii Collected from Northern Region of Balochistan, Pakistan. Dose-Response, 2023.March; 21(1), 15593258231163389.
  6. Asif, R.,Siddique, M. H., Hayat, S., Rasul, I., Muzammil, S. et al. Efficacy of Saccharothrix algeriensis NRRL B-24137 to suppress Fusarium oxysporum sp. vasinfectum induced wilt disease in cotton. PeerJ, 2023 February.  10.7717.14754.
  1. Madni, W. A., Mohsin, M., Nawaz, Z., Muzammil, S., Zahoor, M. A., & Asif, R. Molecular mechanism of antimicrobial co-resistance Colistin (mcr-1) and ESBLs genes among Escherichia coliisolates from commercial chickens in Pakistan. Brazilian Journal of Biology, 2023 January. 84. org/10.1590/1519-6984.267494
  2. Yasmin, R., Zafar, M. S., Tahir, I. M., Asif, R., Asghar, S., & Raza, S. K. Biosorptive Potential of Pseudomonas species RY12 Toward Zinc Heavy Metal in Agriculture Soil Irrigated with Contaminated Waste Water. Dose-Response, 2022 September; 20(3), 15593258221117352.
  3. Mustafa, M., Mustafa, R., Asif, R., Mazhar, M., Munir, N., & Mahmood, Z. Pharmaceutical Monitoring and Care for Asthmatic Patients management from Lahore city of Pakistan. National Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2021; https://doi.org/10.52587/njhms.v3i2.21
  4. Asif, M., Yasmin, R., Asif, R., Ambreen, A., Mustafa, M., & Umbreen, S. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs), Structural Characterization, and their Antibacterial Potential. Dose-Response, 2022, April; 20(2), 15593258221088709.
  5. Khalil, T., Okla, M.K., Al-Qahtani, W.H., Ali, F., Zahra, M., Shakeela, Q., Ahmed, S., Akhtar, N., AbdElgawad, H., Asif, R. and Hameed, Y., 2022. Tracing probiotic producing bacterial species from gut of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), South-East-Asia. Brazilian Journal of Biology, 2022 Fab. 84, org/10.1590/1519-6984.259094
  1. Asif, R., Yasmin, R., Mustafa, M., Ambreen, A., Mazhar, M., Rehman, A., Umbreen, S. and Ahmad, M., 2022. Phytohormones as plant growth regulators and safe protectors against biotic and abiotic stress. Plant hormones: Recent advances, new perspectives and applications, 115-130.doi:10.5772/intechopen.102832
  2. Ahmad, M., Khan, M., Asif, R.,et al. Expression Characteristics and Significant Diagnostic and Prognostic Values of ANLN in Human Cancers. International Journal of General Medicine, 2022, Fab; 1957-1972. doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S343975
  3. Sial, N., Rehman, J.U., Saeed, S., Ahmad, M., Hameed, Y., Atif, M., Rehman, A., et al., Asif, R., Integrative analysis reveals methylenetetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase 1-like as an independent shared diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in five different human cancers. Bioscience Reports, 2022 january;42(1), p. BSR20211783.
  4. Ahmad, M., Hameed, Y., Khan, M., Usman, M., Rehman, A., Abid, U., et al., Asif, R., Up-regulation of GINS1 highlighted a good diagnostic and prognostic potential of survival in three different subtypes of human cancer. Brazilian Journal of Biology, 2021; 84. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250575
  5. Sial, N., Saeed, S., Ahmad, M., Hameed, Y., Rehman, A., Abbas, M., Asif, R. et al., 2021. Multi-omics analysis identified TMED2 as a shared potential biomarker in six subtypes of human cancer. International Journal of General Medicine, 2021, October; pp.7025-7042.org/10.2147/IJGM.S327367
  6. Sial, N., Ahmad, M., Hussain, M.S., Iqbal, M.J., Hameed, Y., Khan, M., Abbas, M., Asif, R. et al., CTHRC1 expression is a novel shared diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of survival in six different human cancer subtypes. Scientific reports, 2021 October; 11(1), p.19873.  doi.org 10.1038/s41598-021-99321-w
  7. Asif, R., Siddique, M. H., Zakki, S. A., Rasool, M. H., et al., Muzammil, S. Saccharothrix Algeriensis NRRL B-24137 Potentiates Chemical Fungicide Carbendazim in Treating Fusarium Oxysporum f. sp. Vasinfectum-Induced Cotton Wilt Disease. Dose-Response, 2020 September; 18(3), 1559325820960346.
  1. Hayat, S., Ashraf, A., Aslam, B., Asif, R., et al., Muzammil, S. Actinobacteria: potential candidate as plant growth promoters. In Plant stress physiology. IntechOpen. 2020 September. doi:10.5772/intechopen.93272.
  1. Ashraf, A., Ashraf, M. M., Rafiqe, A., Aslam, B., Galani, S., Zafar, S. et al., Asif, R. In vivo antiviral potential of Glycyrrhiza glabra extract against Newcastle disease virus. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences,2017 March; pp.567-572
  2. Ashraf, N., Rashid, A.,Naz, U., et al., Asif, R. Detection of antibiotics residues in protein containing diets (meat and eggs) of human through different methods. Journal of University Medical & Dental College, 2018. Fab; 9(1), pp.1-11.
  3. Khan, M., Hassan, Farooq., et al., Asif, R.“Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical effect of Aloe vera.” NUST Journal of Natural Sciences (NJNS) 2021 October; pp. 1-22.
  4. Tahir, I. M., Akram, M., Akhter, N., Daniyal, M., Sharif, A. et al., Asif, R. Recent Advances in Phytotherapy of Cough. Pak J Med Biol Sci, 2017 March 1(2). pp. 1-9.
  5. Usman, M., Hameed, Y., Ahmad, M., Rehman, J.U., Ahmed, H., Hussain, M.S., Asif, R.,Murtaza, M.G., Jawad, M.T. and Iqbal, M.J., 2022. Breast cancer risk and human papillomavirus infection: A Bradford Hill criteria based evaluation. Infectious Disorders-Drug Targets (Formerly Current Drug Targets-Infectious Disorders), 2022 June; 22(4), pp.41-50. doi: https://doi.org/10.2174/1573401318666220120105931.

 

National/International Conferences/Symposium/Seminars (Participated as Speaker)

  • Asif RInternational Symposium on Nanotechnology; Integrating Nanotechnology & Microbiology for a sustainable Future. Institute of Microbiology. February 28-29, 2024. Government College University Faisalabad (Oral)
  • Asif, R.,participated as a Key Guest Speaker at International Conference on Contemporary Development in Natural Medicine and Occupational Therapy 2023 organized by Department of Eastern Medicine & Surgery, University of Poonch Rawalakot, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, on September 20-21, 2023.
  • Asif, R.,Siddique, M. H., Hayat., Muzammil, S. The Potential of Saccharothrix algeriensis NRRL B-24137 as biocontrol agents against cotton wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporumsp. vasinfectum. University of Education.Lahore, Pakistan May 4-5, 2023. (Oral)
  • Asif, R., Ambreen, A., Mustafa, M., & Umbreen, S. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs), Structural Characterization, and their Antibacterial Potential. Conference Scholars Frontiers in Nanoscience, at London, UK. April 2023. (Online Oral)
  • Asif R;Importance of Sterilization in Cupping’’ Himayat-E-Islam Tibbia College Lahore. Pakistan March 7, 2023. (Invited Speaker) (Symposium)
  • Asif, R., Ambreen, A., & Asif, M. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs), Structural Characterization, and their Antibacterial Potential. Conference Scholars Frontiers in Nanoscience. United Arab Emirates. December 05, 2022. (Webinar/Oral)
  • Asif, R., Siddique, M. H., Zakki, S. A., Rasool, M. H., Muzammil, S. Saccharothrix Algeriensis NRRL B-24137 Potentiates Chemical Fungicide Carbendazim in Treating Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. Vasinfectum-Induced Cotton Wilt. Agriculture University Faisalabad. 26th– 28th 2022. (Keynote Speaker)
  • Asif, R., Ambreen, A., Mustafa, M., & Umbreen, S. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs), Structural Characterization, and their Antibacterial Potential. Superior University held on February 10, 2022 (Invited Speaker)
  • Asif, R., Siddique, M. H., Zakki, S. A., Rasool, M. H., Muzammil, S. Saccharothrix AlgeriensisNRRL B-24137 Potentiates Chemical Fungicide Carbendazim in Treating Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. Vasinfectum-Induced Cotton Wilt. Conference Mind Microbiology November 16-17, 2021. (Online/Oral)
  • R., Role of Medicinal Plants in Health, International Hybrid Conference on Traditional & Alternative Medicne, Goa, India. November 17–18, 2022. (Webinar)
  • Asif, R., Siddique, M. H., Zakki, S. A., Rasool, M. H., Muzammil, S. Saccharothrix AlgeriensisNRRL B-24137 Potentiates Chemical Fungicide Carbendazim in Treating Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. Vasinfectum-Induced Cotton Wilt. Department of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad, December 22-24, 2022. (Organizer/Oral)
  • Asif, R. Potential biomarkers in diabetic obese individuals. Islamia University of Bahawalpur. January 21, 2022. (Invited Speaker)
  • Asif, R.’Contribution of medicinal plants in healthcare’’ Conference Mind February, 24-25, 2022
  • Asif, R., Ambreen, A., Mustafa, M., & Umbreen, S. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs), Structural Characterization, and their Antibacterial Potential. Microbiology Conference. 10-11, March 2022. (Online Oral)
  • Asif, R.,Siddique, M. H., Hayat., Muzammil, S. The Potential of Saccharothrix algeriensis NRRL B-24137 as biocontrol agents against cotton wilt fungus, Fusarium oxysporumsp. vasinfectum. Department of Botany, University of Education.Lahore, Pakistan March 30-31, 2022. (Oral)

 

Achievements/Certificate

  • Best Presentation Award at the 2ndInternational Conference on Recent Approaches in Plant Sciences, University of Education.
  • Certificate on Cupping Therapy
  • 2023; Certificate awarded on organizing one-day seminar on “Evidence-Based Approaches in practice of Eastern Medicine,” Department of Eastern Medicine Qarshi University
  • 2022; Certificate of Hands-on Training workshop on Advanced Bioinformatics and Recombinant Biotechnology held at University of Central Punjab Lahore
  • 2017; Organized Seminar on Role of Microbes in Sustainable Development Department of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan
  • 2009-2010; Certificate of Clinical Internship, Hijaz Hospital and Qarshi Clinics of Eastern Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Serving as a Reviewer

  • International Journal of Natural Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pakistan Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences (PJMBS)
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