Research, teaching, supervision and training regarding:
•Kinetic, biochemical, thermodynamic and biophysical characterization of extremophiic enzymes.
•Chemical modification of enzymes to elucidate structure-function-stability relationship.
•Label-free enzyme assays and enzyme kinetics using iTC
•Enzyme stability using nano-differential scanning calorimetry (nDSC)
•Biochemical/biophysical analysis including techniques such as fluorescence, circular dichroism and UV-Vis spectrophotometry, protein/enzyme electrophoresis, colorimetric and calometric enzyme assays
•Enzyme purification and chromatography
•Enzymatic bioremediation using hybrid peroxidases such as versatile peroxidase
Biosciences Dept, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
August 2004 - January 2005
Introduced and taught “Protein Science & Bioinformatics” to 3rd year Bioinformatics students. Trained staff members.
Senior Research Associate
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
From February 2001
Responsible for supervising/co-supervising students, management of lab and equipment, training colleagues. Designing and conducting experiments, analysing data and writing papers regarding structure-function-stability relationship and applications of amylases, lipases, proteases, versatile peroxidase and enzymes involved in toxin production in marine cyanobacteria. Chemical modification of enzymes. Involved in research and development, including developing calorimetric assay for ligninases and its application for the degradation of humic substances. Developed, introduced, demonstrated and lectured isothermal titration calorimetry (iTC) topics (macromolecular binding and enzyme kinetics) for the “molecular biology of the proteins” course.
Research Specialist (Protein Chemistry)
Pharmaceuticals Research Centre, King Abdul-Asia City of Science and Technology, (SPIMACO), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
October 1999 - October 2000
Trained, taught and supervised Saudi-Arabian colleagues regarding protein chemistry. Established and optimized techniques and standard operating protocols (SOP) regarding various polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (-PAGE), enzymatic deglycosylation and peptide mapping methods. QC/QA and validation of purified human r-erythropoietin
Senior Scientific Officer
National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, (NIBGE), Jhang Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan
February 1990 - October 1999
Designed and taught the Advanced Biotechnology courses to MPhil students; established the Enzymology Laboratory; headed up the Enzymology Section (Industrial Biotechnology Division); supervised the research of M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D students regarding enzymology/protein chemistry of hydrolase enzymes; and trained a technical assistant in the field of enzymology.
Qualifications & Certifications
PhD (Enzyme Biotechnology)
Imperial College for Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
Peshawar University, Pakistan
Bachelor of Science
Sadiq-Egerton College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
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