Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at  GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Born on April 6, 1981, he holds Pakistani nationality and is identified by NIC No.: 33202-1208308-9. His father is Hafiz Muhammad Rafique, and he is married with three children – Javeria (12), Maimona (11), and Ahmad (5).


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Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (Molecular Biology): National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2006-2011)
  • M. Phil. (Molecular Biology): National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2004-2006)
  • B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (1999-2003)

Research/Teaching Experience:

  • Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, GCUF (since Dec 2018)
  • Previous Positions:
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, GCUF (Dec 2011 – Dec 2018)
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur, AJK (Oct 2011 – Dec 2011)
    • Research Associate/Research Fellow, National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (Oct 2008 – Oct 2011)
    • Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, USA (Oct 2007 – Sep 2008)

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

🔬 Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari’s research focuses on molecular biology, with a primary emphasis on plant-related studies. His work spans various aspects, including phytoextraction of metals from soil, plant response to environmental stress like drought, and the molecular aspects of microRNAs and phytohormonal signaling. His investigations contribute to a deeper understanding of plant genetics, stress response mechanisms, and potential applications in agriculture and environmental remediation. Dr. Ansari’s diverse research portfolio showcases a commitment to addressing crucial challenges in plant science, integrating both applied and fundamental aspects for sustainable agriculture and environmental health. 🌱💡


  • Citations: The person has been cited 831 times across 727 documents. This indicates the impact and influence of their work within the academic community.
  • Documents: The individual has authored 51 documents. This could include research papers, articles, or other scholarly publications.
  • h-index: The h-index is a metric that combines both the productivity and citation impact of a researcher. In this case, the h-index is 14.
Publications Top Notes:
  1. Genome-wide survey of HMA gene family and its characterization in wheat (Triticum aestivum)
    • Authors: Zahra, S.; Shaheen, T.; Qasim, M.; …; Shaukat, K.; Mehboob-Ur-Rahman
    • Journal: PeerJ, 2023, 11, e14920
  2. Plant growth regulators ameliorate biochemical and molecular parameters in Plantago ovata Forssk. under salt stress
    • Authors: Samad, A.; Shaukat, K.; Mahmood-Ur-rahman; …; Attia, K.A.; Karataş, N.
    • Journal: Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 2023, 47(5), pp. 676–687


Parissa  Taheri | Plant Pathology | Women Researcher Award

Prof  Parissa  Taheri | Plant Pathology | Women Researcher Award

Researcher at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Parissa Taheri is an Iranian Professor specializing in Plant Pathology and Mycology. Born in Mashad, Iran, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Crop Protection from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (1998), a Master’s degree in Plant Pathology from the same university (2001), and a Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences, specializing in Plant Pathology and Plant Physiology, from Ghent University, Belgium (2007).


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🎓 Education:

  • Bachelor in Crop Protection (1994-1998) – Ferdowsi University of Mashad, IRAN
  • Master in Plant Pathology (1999-2001) – Ferdowsi University of Mashad, IRAN
  • Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences, Plant Pathology, and Plant Physiology (2003-2007) – Ghent University, Belgium
  • Additional trainings in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics of Pathogenesis, and Functional Genomics

📚 Scientific Achievements:

  • Publications: 70 papers in high-quality international JCR journals
  • H-index (Scopus): 21 | H-index (Google Scholar): 24 | Citations: 1750

🔬 Professional Affiliations and Honors:

  • Editor-in-Chief: “Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology,” ELSEVIER (from January 2023)
  • Senior Editor: “Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology,” ELSEVIER (2020-2022)
  • Editor: “Mycologia Iranica,” “Biological Control of Pests and Plant Diseases,” “Rhizosphere,” “Frontiers in Plant Science,” “Journal of Natural Pesticide Research”
  • Managing Guest Editor: Various special issues in reputable journals
  • Graduate Member: Iranian Mycological Society, Iranian Phytopathological Society

Crafting innovative pathways in Plant Pathology, Parissa Taheri contributes significantly to the scientific community, balancing editorial roles with groundbreaking research. Follow her journey of unraveling nature’s mysteries at Home Page. 🌿📑 #PlantPathology #Mycology #ScientificInnovation

Research Focus 🌾🔬

Parissa Taheri’s pioneering work in Plant Pathology and Mycology revolves around unraveling intricate plant-microbe interactions. Her studies explore the dynamic interplay of oxidative stress, antioxidant responses, and callose deposition in tomatoes facing diverse Rhizoctonia spp. Additionally, she delves into the role of endophytic fungi like Acrophialophora jodhpurensis, methionine, and nitric oxide in fortifying wheat against Fusarium graminearum. Taheri’s investigations extend to the crosstalk of nitro-oxidative stress and iron in plant immunity, showcasing a holistic understanding of plant defense mechanisms. She explores biocontrol potential in endophytic bacteria against wheat pathogens and leverages essential oils for controlling fungi and bacteria on cereals. This multidimensional research enriches agricultural practices, emphasizing sustainable solutions and the pivotal role of beneficial microorganisms. 🌱👩‍🔬 #PlantPathology #Mycology #Biocontrol #SustainableAgriculture


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Dr Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab | Food Security | Women Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab | Food Security | Women Researcher Award

Faculty member at  soil and water research institute, Iran

Dr. Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab Zavareh is a Research Assistant Professor at the Soil and Water Research Institute (SWRI) with a focus on Food Security and Nutrition, Health monitoring of agricultural products, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures. Her expertise extends to the determination of heavy metals and oil pollutants in agricultural products through environmental sample analysis.


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📚 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2009-2014)
  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2006-2008)
  • B.Sc. in Pure Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran (2002-2006)

💼 Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • EndNote Program
  • Teaching (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geometry, English)
  • Cooking

🔬 Research Interests:

  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Health monitoring of agricultural products
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Procedures
  • Determination of heavy metals in agricultural products
  • Determination of oil pollutants in agricultural products
  • Environmental Sample Analysis

🌍 Memberships:

  • Iranian Chemical Society
  • Iranian Soil Science Association

Research Focus:

Dr. Hasheminasab’s research focus revolves around the development and application of innovative techniques for environmental and food security analyses. Her work spans electrochemical synthesis of compounds, efficient methods for drug determination, and novel approaches for assessing pollutants in water. Notably, she has contributed significantly to the field of microextraction, utilizing nano materials like carbon nanotubes to enhance efficiency. Her groundbreaking work on electromembrane extraction, combined with various analytical methods, demonstrates a commitment to advancing environmental and health monitoring. Dr. Hasheminasab’s contributions have a profound impact on ensuring the quality and safety of agricultural products. 🌱👩‍🔬 #AnalyticalChemistry #EnvironmentalScience #InnovativeResearch


Dr. Kobra Sadat Hasheminasab Zavareh’s research has garnered notable recognition, with 570 citations in total and an h-index of 11. Since 2019, she has received 299 citations, maintaining a consistent impact in the academic community. Her i10-index, reflecting the number of publications with at least 10 citations, stands at 14 overall and 10 since 2019. These metrics underscore her significant contributions to the field of Analytical Chemistry and highlight the enduring relevance of her work in recent years. 📊👩‍🔬 #ResearchImpact #AnalyticalChemistry #Citations