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).


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

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


Behnam Bakhshi | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Behnam Bakhshi | Plant Breeding | Best Researcher Award

Faculty member at  Agricultural Research,Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran

Behnam Bakhshi is an Assistant Professor at the Horticulture Crops Research Department of Sistan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center in Zabol, Iran, since 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology from Azad University, Tehran. His expertise lies in oilseed crops breeding, abiotic stress-tolerant genotypes selection, biometric genetics, and next-generation sequencing.


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🎓 Education:

Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (2009-2014). M.Sc. in Plant Breeding (2006-2009). B.Sc. in Agronomy and Plant Breeding (2000-2006)

📚 Academic Achievements:

Ph.D. Thesis: Identifying drought-responsive microRNAs in rice roots. H-Index: 9 (Google Scholar), 6 (Scopus), 5 (WoS). G-Index: 17 (Google Scholar), 13 (Scopus), 11 (WoS)

🏆 Honors:

Top-ranked student in M.Sc. with GPA 19.61/20. Best researcher awards in 2019 from various organizations

💻 Skills:

Proficient in MS Office, R, SAS, SPSS, Bioinformatics software. Programming skills in Python, C#.NET, SQL, VB6, VB.NET, FoxPro

🔗 Professional Affiliations:

Member of Iranian Genetic Society, Crop Science Society, Bioinformatics Society, Biotechnology Society

📈 Research Projects (Since 2018):

Seed yield comparisons, genetic resource protection, adaptability evaluations, and more.

Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Behnam Bakhshi’s research focuses on the genetic improvement of oilseed crops, particularly rapeseed, safflower, and sesame. His work spans various areas, including breeding for abiotic stress tolerance, multi-environmental trials, biometric genetics, and utilizing next-generation sequencing for miRNA profiling. 🌱 His extensive contributions include identifying drought-responsive microRNAs in rice roots and exploring genotype-environment interactions in oilseed rape genotypes. 🧬 Behnam’s research combines traditional breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies to enhance crop genetic resources, making a significant impact on sustainable agriculture in Iran. 🌾


Behnam Bakhshi’s research has garnered significant recognition, with a total of 335 citations since its inception. Since 2019, he has received 281 citations, reflecting the continued impact and relevance of his work in the academic community.

His h-index remains steady at 9, indicating that nine of his publications have each received at least nine citations. Additionally, the i10-index, which measures the number of publications with at least 10 citations, stands at 9, highlighting the consistent influence of his research in the scholarly domain. 📚🔍


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