Dr. Muhammad Afzal
Associate Professor, HOD Biochemistry
Dr. Muhammad Afzal is Head of Department of Biochemistry at Faculty of Life Sciences, UCP Lahore. He completed his PhD from University of Agricultural Faisalabad (UAF) in the area of medicinal plants in 2013. During his PhD degree program, his thesis title was “Bioactivity and Biochemical Profiling of Peganum harmala and Cichorium intybus under stress conditions” During his M.Phil. degree, he conducted research on the topic of “Antimicrobial activity and water purification by using Moringa oliefera plant extract” He published more than ten research papers under the domain of medicinal plants. He has attended many conferences, workshops and training related to his field. He has been awarded with scholarships during his studentship like Higher Education Commission (HEC) Indigenous Scholarship for PhD students. He has very good expertise to handle many sophisticated analytical instruments like HPLC, GC-MS, ELISA, PCR, SDS PAGE etc. His Professional research skills include medicinal plant profiling and antimicrobial activity, antifungal protein and peptide, enzymatic, antioxidant purification, photochemistry and total phenolic content determination from medicinal plants, along with well-developed problem solving skills and initiative in establishing new experimental systems.
- Cell Biology
- Biochemistry I
- Biochemistry II
- Inorganic Chemistry I
- Inorganic Chemistry II
- PhD (Biochemistry) 2008-2013. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan.
- M. Phil (Biochemistry) 2005-2007. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
- M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 2003-2005 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
- B.Sc. (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry) 2000-2003 University of The Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
- Higher Secondary School Certificate (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English) 1996 – 1999 Govt Islamia College Gujranwala Pakistan.
- Secondary School Certificate (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Mathematics) 1994 Govt. High school, Mata Virkan, Gujranwala Pakistan.
of your work
|Assistant Professor||Faculty of Life Sciences||19||17/10/16||To Date||Teaching, Research, Conducting practical’s i.e. lab work|
|Assistant Professor||Department of Chemistry,
University of Sargodha
|19||18/12/2013||16/10/16||Teaching, Research, Conducting practical’s i.e. lab work|
|Lecturer||Lahore College Faisalabad||18||01-07-2012||130-08-2013||Teaching, Research, Conducting practical’s i.e. lab work|
Training and Certificate
|Name & Place||Type of Training||Years Attended||Certificate or Diploma Obtained|
|Department of Chemistry, University of Sargodha||Member Organizing Committee||30th April, 2014||30th April, 2014||Certification of Participation in Symposium .titled “Green Chemistry: An innovative route to sustainable scientific development”|
|PCSIR & Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lahore||Participant||17||Certification of Participation in Conference titled “International Conference on Bio-Energy”|
|Antimicrobial activity of selected Pakistani medicinal plants used in folkloric medicine.||African Journal of Microbiology||y||2013|
|Phytochemical spectrum of essential oils of Paganum harmala by GC-MS and antimicrobial activity using sequential solvents fractions and essential oils.||Asian Journal of Chemistry||w||2014|
|Activity of extract and fractions of different parts and GC-MS profiling of essential oil of Cichorium intybus extracted by super critical fluid sextraction||Asian Journal of Chemistry||w||2014|
|Influence of Aspergillus niger stress on antimicrobial and biochemical profiling of Cichorium intybus||Oxidation and Communication||w||2014|
|Variation in antioxidant
attributes, individual phenolic acids composition and biological activities of Thymus vulgaris: effects of extraction solvents
|International Journal of Biosciences||y||2015|
|Me3Npromoted synthesis of 2,3,4,4atetrahydroxanthen1one:
Preparation of thiosemicarbazone derivatives, their solid state
Selfassembly and antimicrobial properties
|New journal of Chemistry||w||2015|
|Influence of Aspergillus niger on seedling of Paganum harmala to access their attributes on antimicrobial activity, biochemical profiling and to minimize oxidative DNA damage||Submitted in journal of enthanopharmacology||w||2015|
|Kinetics and equilibrium modeling for pb(11) biosorption by Citrus limon leaves biomass from aqueous solution||Pakistan Journal of Contemporary Sciences||National Journal||2016|
|Bisorption of coppe( 11) from aqueous solution by using aerial parts of Phalaris minor (Dombi sitti) waste biomass.||Pakistan Journal of Contemporary Sciences||National Journal||2016|
|Evolutionof cytotoxicity,antioxidant,andAntimicrobial studies of sugarcane(Saccharum officinarum) roots extract||Pakistan Journal of Chemical Socity||National Journal (w)||2017|
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