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Prof Dr Samina Mehnaz | Rhizosphere Microbiology | Women Researcher Award

Professor at  Forman Christian College (A Chartered university), Pakistan

Dr. Samina Mehnaz is a distinguished Professor at the Kauser Abdulla Malik School of Life Sciences, Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan. She earned her Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology from Quaid-e-Azam University in 2001 and holds an M.Sc. in Botany from the University of the Punjab.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, 1995-2001
  • M.Sc. in Botany, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1987-1990

🏆 Distinctions & Honors:

  • Top 2% highly cited researcher worldwide (2020-2022)
  • Vice President, Regional Branch Office (Pakistan), Asian Federation of Biotechnology
  • First Humboldt Ambassador Scientist for Pakistan (2016-2021)
  • Gold Medal for contribution to education by Punjab Government (2014)

📈 Work Experience:

  • Professor, KAM School of Life Sciences, FCCU, Lahore (2012-present)
  • Chairperson, KAM School of Life Sciences, FCCU (2015-2023)
  • Associate Professor, University of Punjab (2010-2012)
  • Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, PU, Lahore (2007-2010)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Ohio State University, USA (2000-2003)

🏆 Awards:

  • Outstanding Editor 2018, Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection
  • Publons Peer Review Award 2018, Top 1% International reviewers
  • Sentinel of Science Award 2016, Top 10% International reviewers

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Samina Mehnaz’s research centers around microbial ecology and sustainable biotechnology. As a Principal Investigator (PI) on various projects, she delves into the characterization of microbial pathogens affecting sugarcane, aiming to develop biocontrol agents for crop protection. Additionally, her work extends to environmentally friendly alternatives, leading projects on biodegradable packaging films to replace conventional plastics. Her expertise also covers the development of recombinant bacterial strains producing antifungal compounds, isolation, and characterization of secondary metabolites from rhizobacteria for potential biocontrol. Dr. Mehnaz’s commitment to understanding and harnessing microbial processes contributes significantly to ecological and agricultural advancements.



  • Citations: 5540
  • h-index: 38
  • i10-index: 60

Since 2019:

  • Citations: 2761
  • h-index: 29
  • i10-index: 52

Dr. Samina Mehnaz’s impactful research has garnered substantial recognition, with a significant number of citations, reflecting her scholarly influence. The h-index and i10-index demonstrate sustained and notable contributions to the field, both over her career and in recent years. These metrics affirm her standing as a respected authority in microbial ecology and biotechnology.


Publications Top Notes:
Samina Mehnaz | Rhizosphere Microbiology | Women Researcher Award

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