Tamgha-i-Imtiaz: Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ahmed Swati Plant Biotechnology/Agriculture Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
Dean Faculty of Crop Production Sciences Prof. Dr. Zahoor A. Swati Dean / Professor / Director IBGE Phone: + 92 91 9216553 Mobile: + 92 308 5365198 Fax: + 92 91 9216520 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aup.edu.pk Mailing Address: Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, Agricultural University Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan CV Not Available About Dean Prof. Dr. Zahoor A. Swati Dr. Zahoor A. Swati is an eminent Scientist and distinguished teacher with a vast teaching and research experience in the field of Plant Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering. Establishment of first ever Biotech Institute (IBGE) in Khyber Paktunkhwa, development and release of high yielding and disease resistance wheat varieties SIRAN & ATTA_HABIB, Execution of developmental and research projects worth Rs.460.00 million as principal investigator, supervision of 61 M.Phill and 03 PhD thesis research, publishing 67 research articles in national and international journals are some of Dr. Zahoor notable achievements. In 30 years of professional service, Dr. Zahoor as a manger was able to concretely achieve the objectives of national importance with visible impact on higher learning and research in the field of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. In recognition of his outstanding accomplishment as scientist and Leader, he was honoured with the Presidential award Izaz e Fazilat (2005), recognition as a productive scientist of Pakistan by PCST (2004-2007) and Presidential Award for Technology Devolvement (2011). Education: PhD Plant Breeding and Genetics, South Dakota State University, Brooking, USA. 1988. HEC Approved Supervisor: Yes Area of Specialization: Plant Biotechnology with Special interest in use of conventional cum biotech approaches for wheat & Brassica oil seeds improvement. Professional Responsibilites & Activities: In the capacity as professor, Dean Faculty of Crop Production Sciences and Director IBGE involved in
Administration, Teaching and research activities. Research Projects:
Establishment of Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. (Approved cost Rs. 39.650 million, funded by Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan).
Support to biotech educational and research program. (Approved cost Rs.38.644 million funded by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad).
Strengthening of Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. (Approved cost Rs. 342 million, funded by the Government of Pakistan).
Genetic improvement of Brassica oilseed yield through conventional and biotechnological approaches. (Approved cost Rs.4.175 million, funded by Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Govt. of Pakistan).
Genetic improvement of Brassica oil seed for aphid resistance. (Approved cost Rs.1.919 million, funded by ALP/PARC, Islamabad).
Markers assisted transfer between oilseed rape and mustard for improved oil content and quality (Approved cost Rs.31.750 million, funded by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad).
Utilization of recombinant DNA technology in marker assisted selection for wheat improvement. (Approved cost Rs. 1.00 million, funded by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Presidential Award Izaz e Fazilat (2005) Recognition as productive Scientist of Pakistan by PCST (2004-2007) Presidential Award for Technology Development..
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