2.Father’s Name: Muhammad Zakar Javed
3.Date of Birth: December 20, 1971
4.Experience: 8 years
5.Domicile: Gujranwala, Pakistan
House No. 3, Street No. 1, Altaf Gunj, Jhang Road, Faisalabad, PAKISTAN.
7. Academic Qualification:
Degree University/Board Year Marks Subjects
1. Matric Govt. Comp. Model 1987 733 / 850 Science
2.F.Sc. Government 1990 754 / 1100 Pre-Medical
(Pre-Medical) College, Faisalabad.
3.B.Sc.(Hons) University of Agri. 1995 3310 / 4040 General Agriculture and
Agri. (PBG) Faisalabad. Plant Breeding &Genetics
4.M.Sc.(Hons) University of Agri. 1997 697 / 800 Plant Breeding &Genetics
Agri. (PBG) Faisalabad. (Tissue culture etc)
8. Academic distinctions:
Stood first in M.Sc. (Hons) Agri. PBG examination and awarded silver medal.
Stood third in B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. examination and was awarded a bronze medal.
Won Sir William Robert Scholarship during B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. studies.
Merit scholarship holder through out the academic career.
Passed GRE and was awarded merit scholarship for Ph.D. studies in Science and
Technology by Higher Education Commission Pakistan.
a. Post Graduate Research:
Title: Finding genes for drought resistance in wheat through Random Amplified
Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique.
M.Sc. (Hons) Agri. research was conducted in the University of Agriculture and National
Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad under the supervision of Dr.
Tanwir Ahmad Malik, Associate Professor, PBG and Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Head Plant
Biotechnology, NIBGE. Segregating population from the cross of a drought resistant wheat
variety(Pak-81) and a drought susceptible variety (LowABA-18) was raised and screened. DNAs
of the extremely resistant and susceptible plants were used to generate the contrasting DNA
bulks for employing Bulked Segregant Analysis (BSA). Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA
technique was used to find out the polymorphism among DNA bulks at NIBGE. About 83
random primers from Operon technologies were used and primers OPA-19, OPI-20, OPJ-05 and
OPJ-14 produced polymorphic DNA fragments between the bulks. The polymorphic DNA
fragment of 1.55kb produced by the primer OPA-19 was found linked to the trait. This DNA
marker can be used in molecular breeding for drought resistance or to clone drought resistance
gene for genetic engineering purposes.
b. Agricultural Officer (11-12-97 to 5-6-98)
To disseminate latest agricultural technologies to the farmers and sowing of
demonstration plots at farmer field.
c. Assistant Research Officer (6-6-98 to date)
1. Clonal propagation of jojoba through tissue culture.
2. Improvement of sugarcane and wheat through tissue culture using Somaclonal variation.
3. Screening of sugarcane and wheat germplasm for various tissue cultural techniques.
4. Development of protocols for rapid multiplication of disease free sugarcane through
tissue culture using meristem tip.
5. Writing of monthly, periodical and annual progress reports etc.
6. Preparation, submission and implementation of projects related to improvement of
agricultural crops using advanced biotechnologies like:
“Up-Scaling of Agri. Biotechnology Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad” an ADP
project is under implementation.
"Seed propagation of sugarcane and potato through tissue culture" an ADP project and is
"Integration of agri. extension and research activities" submitted to Ministry of Food
Agri. and Livestock, Govt. of Pakistan and is also under implementation.
"Wheat improvement through doubled haploids and Marker assisted breeding".
Submitted to Govt. of the Punjab for funding.
d. Ph.D. Studies:
Course work completed and comprehensive examination passed.
Thesis Title: Genetic and DNA marker studies of some important traits in upland cotton.
Segregating and back cross populations of cotton were developed for the traits frego bracts,
nectarilessness, hairiness, okra leaf type, fiber parameters (staple length, fiber fineness, fiber
strength, GOT) to study the inheritance pattern of these traits using generation mean analysis.
DNA markers for some of the above mentioned traits (frego bracts, okra leaf type) would also be
identified using bulked segregant analysis and PCR based DNA fingerprinting techniques
(RAPD and SSR).
10. Deatil of local training:
Inservise agricultural training from Inservice Agri. Training Inst., Sargodha (1998).
Training on “Use of Biotechnology in Agriculture” held at Center for Agricultural
Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. (1998).
Training on “Molecular Breeding” held at National Institute for Biotechnology and
Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad. (2000).
1. Rahman, M., T.A.Malik, M.J. Iqbal, Y. Zafar, K. Alam, Z. Parveen and S. Rahman.
1998. DNA marker for salinity resistance in wheat. Rice Biotechnology Quarterly 35: 12-
2. Rahman, S., M.S. Shaheen, M.Rahman and T.A. Malik. 2000. Evaluation of Excised
Leaf Water Loss and Relative Water Content as screening technique in breeding drought
resistantwheat. Pak.J.Bio.Sci. 3(4): 663-665.
3. Rahman, S., M.S. Shaheen and T.A.Malik. 2001. Photosynthetic Gas Exchange
parameters as predictive criteria for drought resistance in wheat. J. Agri. Research. 39:
4. Rahman, S., M.T.H.Shahid, M.Hussain, M.K.Tanvir and M.A.Javed. 2002. Genotypic
effect on callogenesis and organogenesis in sugarcane. Pak. Sugar J. 6 (17) 13-20.
5. Rahman S., M. Hussain, M.T.H. Shahid, M.K. Tanvir, M.A. Javed and S. Akhtar. 2003.
Response of different sugarcane genotypes to tissue culture. Pak Sugar Journal. 6(18):
6. Shahid, M.T.H., S. Rahman, M.S.Shaheen, M.A.Javed and M.Hussain. 2001. Variability
studies in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) somaclones. Pak. Sugar J.: 6 (15) 27-31.
7. Tanvir, M.K., R. Ali, S. Akhtar, S. Rahman and B.A. Chaudhry. 2001. Development of
salt tolerant sugarcane plants through tissue culture. Pak. Sugar.J.:6 (15) 32-35.
8. Javed, M.A., M.Hussain, S. Rahman, M.T.H.Shahid and Z.Saleem. 2002. Evaluation of
sugarcane somaclones to diseases. Pak Sugar J.: 6(17) 9-12.
9. Tanvir, M.K., R.Ali, S.Akhtar and S. Rahman. 2002. Invivo evaluation of sugarcane
somaclones for salt tolerance. Pak. Sugar J.: 6(17) 6-8.
10. Shahid, M.T.H., S. Rahman, M.Hussain and S.akhtar. 2002. Field performance
of selected sugarcane somaclones. Presented in 3rd workshop on research and
development activities on sugar crops in Pakistan held on September 9-10, 2002 at
Shakarganj Sugar Research Institute, Jhang Pakistan.
11. Shahid, M.T.H., S. Rahman, M.A. Javed, M. Hussain, Z. Saleem and M.K. Tanvir. 2003.
Variation for red rot resistance and other characters of economic importance in the
calliclones of sugarcane (Sacchrum officinarum L.) cultivar BF-162 Pak Sugar Journal.
12. Tanvir, M.K., M. Hussain, R. Ali, S. Akhtar, K. Perveen and S. Rahman. 2003. Field
performance of salt tolerant sugarcane somaclones Pak Sugar Journal. 6(18): 45-47.
13. Javed, M.A., M.T.H. Shahid, S. Rahman, Z. Saleem, M. Hussain and A. Rauf. 2003.
Induction of sugarcane somaclones and their evaluation against diseases. Pak Sugar
Journal. 6(18): 48-51.
14. Malik, T.A., S. Rahman, M. Rahman and Y. Zafar. 2005. Tagging genes for drought
resistance by DNA markers in wheat. Paper presented in international conference on
drought, Islamabad, Pakistan.
15. Malik, T.A., A. Iqbal, S. Rahman, M.A. Chowdhry and M. Kashif. 2006. DNA marker
for leaf rust resistance in wheat. Presented in international wheat seminar held on 20-21
Feb.2006 at Ayub Agri. Res. Instt. Faisalabad, Pakistan.
16. Malik, T.A. and S. Rahman. 2006. Applications of DNA Fingerprinting. Presented in
the International symposium on Plant Sciences held at GC University, Faisalabad
Pakistan on 20-22 March, 2006.
Assistant Research Officer,
Agri. Biotechnology Res. Institute,
AARI, Faisalabad. (041-551142)
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