Research Work of Qarshi University’s faculty members -Thinking Beyond the Horizons

Qarshi University’s interdisciplinary research group believes that to solve challenging problems faced by society, researchers and scientists across disciplines have to work together. At Qarshi University, we strive to synergize research by encouraging researchers and scientists to stretch their boundaries and collaborate to form interdisciplinary research groups. Towards this objective, we have active interdisciplinary research groups in areas of Bioinformatics.

Dr . Rizwan KhalidDr. Rizwan Khalid

PhD in Management

Research Profile:

  1. Khalid, R., Shehzad, C. T., & Naqvi, B. (2022). Impact of Capital Account Liberalization on Stock Market CrashesInternational Journal of Finance and Economics. [ABS-3, ABDC-B, JPI-52] https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2615


  1. Baig, A. S., Butt, H. A., & Khalid, R. (2022). Estimating value‐at‐risk models for non‐conventional equity market indexReview of Financial Economics, 40(1), 63-76. [ABS-1, ABDC-B, JPI-26] https://doi.org/10.1002/rfe.1139


  1. Khalid, R., & Shehzad, C. T. (2021). Crude oil prices, financial stability, and stock market crashes: Evidence from MENA CountriesPakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (PJCSS), 15(4), 736-764. [JPI-17]


  1. Khalid, R (2022). Capital Adequacy and Liquidity Creation of Islamic and Conventional Banks. Advances in Financial Studies


Dr Nadia Batool Zahra

Ph. D. Biotechnology

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan & University pf Florida, US.

Associate Professor, Biotechnology

Publications by Dr. Nadia Batool Zahra:

    1. Title: Molecular Systematics of Selected Genera of Family Fabaceae.
      • Authors: Zabta Khan Shinwari, Khansa Jamil, Nadia Batool Zahra.
      • Year: 2014.
      • Journal: Pak. J. Bot., 46(2).
      • Pages: 591-598.
      • Impact Factor: 1.16 (W category)
    2. Title: Systematic Significance Of Anatomical Characterization In Some Euphorbiaceous Species.
      • Authors: Nadia Batool Zahra, Mushtaq Ahmad, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana.
      • Year: 2014.
      • Journal: Pak. J. Bot., 46(5).
      • Pages: 1653-1661.
      • Impact Factor: 1.16 (W category)
    3. Title: Ethnomedicinal Review of Folklore Medicinal Plants Belonging to Family Apiaceae of Pakistan.
      • Authors: Aziz-ul-Ikram, Nadia Batool Zahra, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Muhammad Qaisar.
      • Year: 2015.
      • Journal: Pak. J. Bot., 47(3).
      • Pages: 1007-1014.
      • Impact Factor: 1.16 (W category)
    4. Title: Cytology of Dicranostigma and Glaucium (Papaveraceae) from China.
      • Authors: Xiang Chun-lei, Dong Hong-jin, HU Gua-xiong, Nadia Batool Zahra, Tsuneo Funamoto.
      • Year: 2015.
      • Journal: Plant Diversity (formerly Plant Diversity and Resources), 37(6).
      • Pages: 721-726.
      • Impact Factor: 3.3 (X category)
    5. Title: Comparative analysis of nine different small heat shock protein gene promoters in Oryza sativa L. subsp. Indica.
      • Authors: Waseem Safdar, Haroon Ahmed, Nazish Bostan, Nadia Batool Zahra, Hafiz Rizwan Sharif, Junaid Haider, Shabbar Abbas.
      • Year: 2016.
      • Journal: Plant. Syst .Evol.
      • DOI: 10.1007/s00606-016-1325-3.
      • Impact Factor: 1.64 (W category)
    6. Title: DNA Barcoding: A Tool For Standardization Of Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPs) Of Lamiaceae from Pakistan.
      • Authors: Nadia Batool Zahra, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Muhammad Qaiser.
      • Year: 2016.
      • Journal: Pak. J. Bot., 48(5).
      • Pages: 2167-2174.
      • Impact Factor: 1.16 (W category)
    7. Title: What is done and what has to be done in Lamiaceae, a review of phylogenetics.
    8. Title: Identification and Phylogenetic Analysis of Selected Medicinal Plant Species from Pakistan: DNA Barcoding Approach.
      • Authors: Shinwari Z.K., S.A.Jan, A.T.Khalil, A. Khan, M. Ali, M. Qaiser, N.B. Zahra.
      • Year: 2018.
      • Journal: Pak. J. Bot., 50(2).
      • Pages: 553-560.
      • Impact Factor: 1.16 (W category)
    9. Title: DNA Barcoding of Herbal Medicinal Products, A Challenging Task.
      • Author: Nadia B. Zahra.
      • Year: 2019.
      • Journal: Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: Pakistan Academy of Sciences B. Life and Environmental Sciences 56(3).
      • Pages: 11–15 (Special Issue, 2019, Y category)
    10. Title: DNA Barcoding and Molecular Systematics of Selected Species of Family Acanthaceae.
      • Authors: Khan I., Z. K. Shinwari, N. B. Zahra, S. A. Jan, S. Shinwari, S. Najeebullah.
      • Year: 2020.
      • Journal: Pak. J. Bot., 52(1).
      • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30848/PJB2020-1(27).
      • Impact Factor: 1.16 (W category)
    11. Title: Bioengineering horizon scan 2020.
      • Authors: Luke Kemp, Laura Adam, Christian R. Boehm, Rainer Breitling, Rocco Casagrande, Malcolm Dando, Appolinaire Djikeng, Nicholas G. Evans, Richard Hammond, Kelly Hills, Lauren A. Holt, Todd Kuiken, Alemka Markotić, Piers Millett, Johnathan A.Napier, Cassidy Nelson, Seán S ÓhÉigeartaigh, Anne Osbourn, Megan J. Palmer, Nicola J. Patron, Edward Perello, Wibool Piyawattanametha, Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, Clarrisa Rios-Rojas, Catherine Rhodes, Anna Roessing, Deborah Scott, Philip Shapira, Christopher Simuntala, Robert D.J. Smith, Lalitha S. Sundaram, Eriko Takano, Gwyn Uttmark, Bonnie C. Wintle, Nadia B. Zahra, William J. Sutherland.
      • Year: 2020.
      • Journal: eLife ;9:e54489.
      • DOI: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54489.
      • Impact Factor: 8.7 (W category)
    12. Title: Tetracycline Biomimetic Imprinted Beads Cast as a Label-free Sensing Constituent in different transduction systems.
      • Authors: Anam Munawar, A. M. Khalid, Nadia Batool Zahra, Naveed Akhtar Shad, Ammad Shafeeq, Aamir Razaq.
      • Year: 2022.
      • Journal: Applied Nanoscience.
      • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-021-02266-9.
      • Impact Factor: 3.8 (W category)
  • Book Chapter:
    1. Title: Removal of Micropollutants.
      • Authors: Abeer Khan, Jafar Ali, Syed Umair Ullah Jamil, Nadia Zahra, T.B. Tayaba, Muhammad Javed Iqbal, Hassan Waseem.
      • Editors: Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Shuhong Wang, Zulkfil Ahmed.
      • Book Title: Advances in Pollution Research, Environmental Micropollutants.
      • Publisher: Elsevier.
      • Year: 2022.
      • Pages: 443-461.
      • ISBN: 9780323905558.
      • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90555-8.00012-X.

    International Reports:

    1. Title: Emerging trends and technologies: a horizon scan for global public health.
    2. Title: 2023 emerging technologies and scientific innovations: a global public health perspective.


Modasrah Haroon

PhD Scholar Biochemistry
Lecturer, DEM, QU

  1. Rizwan Asif, Muhammad Ali, Modasrah Mazhar, Madiha Mustafa, Riffat Yasmin
    “Evaluation of Phytochemical contents, antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of Haloxylon griffithii collected from Northern region of Balochistan, Pakistan’’ March, 2023. Dose Response Impact Factor: 2.67.
  2. Modasrah Mazhar, Dr. Muhammad Afzal, Muhmmad Naveed. Phytochemical Profiling, Biological Activities and In Silico Virtual Screening of Bioactive Compounds of Trichodesma Indicum (L) R. Br. Extracts. ChemistrySelect. 2022; 7(42). doi.org/10.1002/slct.202203821.  Impact Factor: 2.39
  3. Usaal Tahir, Mariam Zameer, Nureen Zahra, Maham Mazhar, Ayesha Rafique, Sobia Alyas, Aroosh Shabbir, Arifa Mehreen, Muhammad Imtiaz Shafiq, Modasrah Mazhar and Qaiser Akram. Isolation and Characterization of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli Isolated from Various Food Samples. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2022; 10(1):19-25. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-10-1-3. Impact Factor: 1.31              
  4. Muhammad Bilal, Asia Parveen*, Amal Fiaz, Modasrah Mazhar. In vitro phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of Mallotus Philippinensis. International Journal of Natural Medicine and Health Sciences. 2022; 2(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.52461/ijnms.v2i1.1237
  5. Ayesha Saleem , Muhammad Afzal , Muhammad Naveed , Syeda Izma Makhdoom , Modasrah Mazhar, Tariq Aziz , Ayaz Ali Khan , Zul Kamal , Muhammad Shahzad , Metab Alharbi , Abdulrahman Alshammari. HPLC, FTIR and GC-MS Analyses of Thymus vulgaris Phytochemicals Executing In Vitro and In Vivo Biological Activities and Effects on COX-1, COX-2 and Gastric Cancer Genes Computationally. Molecules. 2022; 27(23):8512. doi: 10.3390/molecules27238512. Impact Factor: 5.00                                                                                                                                                                               
  6. Rizwan Asif, Riffat Yasmin, Madiha Mustafa, Ana Ambreen, Modasrah Mazhar, Abdul Rehman, Mukhtiar Ahmad, Shehla Umbreen, ” Phytohormones as plant growth regulators and safe protector against biotic and abiotic stress as friendly candidates for plant” IntechOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.102832.
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