Dr Sami Ullah Khan ( Assistant Professor/Director AS&RB )

Department of Botany

Plant Microbial Interaction, Microbial Biotechnology

PhD. Quaid I Azam University Islamabad
  1. 1- Khan, S., Mumtaz. A. S., Mustafa, G., Naveed, M., Shinwari, Z, K. and J.A. Downie.2013. The LC-MS/MS profiling of AHLs produced in Sinorhizobium Meliloti nodulating Alysicarpus Bupleurifolius. (Pak. J. Bot., 45(6): 2037-2041. (0.92)

  2. 2-Latif, S., Khan, S., Naveed, M., Mustafa,G., Bashir, T. and A.S. Mumtaz  .2013.The diversity of RhizobiaSinorhizobia and novel non-Rhizobial Paenibacillus nodulating wild herbaceous legumes. Archives of Microbiology. 195:9. 647-653. 2.52

 3-Mustafa, G., M. M. Alam, S. Khan, M. Naveed and A.S. Mumtaz. 2013. Leaf rust resistance in Semi dwarf wheat cultivars: A conspectus of post green revolution period in Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot 45(SI): 415-422. (0.92)-                                                                                         

4-Asma Imran, Abdulla MJ, Khan SU, Mirza MS, Malik KA, Hafeez FY. .2014.Ochrobactrum sp. Pv2Z2 exhibits multiple traits of plant growth promotion, biodegradation and N-acyl-homoserine-lactone quorum sensing.Annals of Microbiology 64, (4)1797-1806. 2.11

5-Naveed, M.,Mubeen,S., Khan, S., Ahmed, I., Khalid,N.,  Suleria, H., Bano,A., Mumtaz, A.S. 2014 Identification and Characterization of Rhizospheric Microbial Diversity by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing. Brazilian journal of Microbiology (45):3 985-993. 2.4

 6-Mahmood Rasool, Arif Malik, Mahwish Arooj, Mohammad Zubair Alam, Qamre Alam, Marium Awan, Muhammad Asif, Mahmood Husain Qazi, Ahmad Zaheer, Sami Ullah Khan, Absarul Haque, Peter Natesan Pushparaj,Mohammad Sarwar Jamal (2016 )Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extracts of Azadirachta indica and Psidium guajava against clinically important bacteria at varying pH and temperature.Biomedical Research (28) 1.2

 7-Mahmood Rasool , Arif Malik , Muhammad Abdul Basit Ashraf , Gulshan Parveen , Shazia Iqbal , Irfan Ali , Mahmood Husain Qazi , Muhammad Asif , Kashif Kamran , Asim Iqbal , Saima Iram , Sami Ullah Khan , Mohammad Zahid Mustafa , Ahmad Zaheer, Rozeena Shaikh , Hani Choudhry, Mohammad Sarwar Jamal(2016)Evaluation of Matrix Metalloproteinases, Cytokines and Their Potential Role in the Development of Ovarian Cancer. . PLoS ONE 11(11). 3.2

8-Mahmood Rasool , Muhammad Abdul Basit Ashraf , Arif Malik, Sulayman Waquar , Shahida Aziz Khan , Mahmood Husain Qazi, Waseem Ahmad, Muhammad Asif , Sami Ullah Khan , Ahmad Zaheer, Muther Mansoor Qaisrani, Abdul Rehman Khan , Aamir Iqbal , Amir Raza , Saima Iram, Kashif Kamran, Asim Iqbal, Mohammad Zahid Mustafa, Hani Choudhry, Mazin A. Zamzami, Wesam H. Abdulaal, Mohammad Sarwar Jamal.(2017). Comparative study of extrapolative factors linked with oxidative injury and antiinflammatory status in chronic kidney disease patients experiencing cardiovascular distress. PLoS ONE 12(2). 3.2

  1. 9-Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Mirza faisal Qaeem , Israr Ahmad , Sami Ullah Khan , Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari , Nafeesa Zahid Malik , Humaira Shaheen , Arshad Mehmood Khan.(2017). Descriptive study of plant resources in the context of the ethnomedicinal relevance of indigenous flora: A case study from Toli Peer National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. PloS ONE. E | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0171896. 3.

  2. 10-Aziz Khan, Sultan Mehmood, Israr Ahmad, Ashfaq A. Khan, Samiullah, Malik Shuaib.(2017).Antimicrobial and phytotoxic activities of few important xeric plants. Pak. J. Phytopathol., Vol. 29 (01) 2017. 29-3

  3. 11-Mahmood Rasool  , Arif Malik , Tariq Tahir Butt , Muhammad Abdul Basit Ashraf b , Rabia Rasool  , Ayesha Zahid b , Sulayman Waquar  , Muhammad Asif , Ahmad Zaheer  , Abdul Jabbar  , Maryam Zain  , Asim Mehmood , Tahira Batool Qaisrani  , Imran Riaz Malik  , Sami Ullah Khan  , Zeenat Mirza  , Absarul Haque  , Mohammed Hussein Al-Qahtani a, Sajjad Karim (2018). Implications of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs), advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and other biomarkers in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Saudi. J. of Biological Sciences. 4.2


  1. 12-AKHLAQ,R,  AMJAD, M. S., QASEEM,M. F ,FATIMA, S. ,CHAUDHARI, S. K, KHAN, A. M.,  KHAN, S.,  MALIK, N. Z., GARDAZI, S. M. H., BIBI, A., SABAOON.(2018). Species diversity and vegetation structure from different climatic zones of Tehsil harighel, Bagh, Azad kasmir, Pakistan analysed through multivariate techniques. Applied Ecology And Environmental Research 16(4): 5193-5211. 0.711

  2. 13-Niaz, T, M.S Amjad, S.K. Chaudhari, S. Fatima, S. Khan, N.Z. Malik, Q. Noshad, S.Shabir. 2019. Vegetation structure and species diversity along altitudinal gradient of moist temperate forest of lasdana, bagh, azad kashmir analyzed through ordination techniques. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 28(11A): 8555-8567 (IF = 0.48)

  3. 14-Nawaz MS, Arshad A, Rajput L, Fatima K, Ullah S, Ahmad M and Imran A (2020) Growth-Stimulatory Effect of Quorum Sensing Signal Molecule N-Acyl-Homoserine Lactone-Producing Multi-Trait Aeromonas spp. on Wheat Genotypes Under Salt Stress. Front. Microbiol. 11:553621. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.553621. (IF =5.6

  4. 15-Mevish Mumshad , Israr Ahmad , Shujaul Mulk Khan , Abdullah , Khadija Rehman , Mohammad Islam , Shazia Sakhi, Sami Ullah Khan , Sahib Gul Afridi , Sulaiman Shams , Samana Azam , Ishtiaq Ahmad , Rabia Afza , Zeeshan Ahmad. Phyto-ecological studies and distribution pattern of plant species and communities of Dhirkot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.2021. PLoS ONE 16(10). 3.2

  5. 16-Muhammad Shoaib Amjad , Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari , Asia Bibi , Nosheen Azhar , Sammer Fatima , Samiullah Khan , Nafeesa Zahid Malik , Kiran Hina , Muhammad Arshad. Examining vegetation structure, species diversity, richness and vegetation-environmental relationships in the subtropical forests of Kotli district (AJK), pakistan using a multivariate approach.2021 Volume 30– No. 3149-3165 Fresenius Environmental Bulletin IF = 0.48)

Hehas participated as Co-PI SRGP research grant from Higher Education Commission,Pakistan entitled “Exploring indigenouswaste biomasses for the removal of selected heavy metals and dye groups.(Co-PI) (PKR 0.5 million).

2.      Evaluation of bacterial quorum sensingsignal molecules for inducing resistance in wheat against biotic and abioticstress (PKR 0.5 million).  This project resulted in completion of MPhiltheses of two of his students and also producing 2 Impact Factor Publicationsas an outcome. Completed

3.      4.      Anotherresearch project entitled, “Morphogeneticelaboration of selected species of Berberidiaceae and Lamiaceae collected fromAzad Jammu and Kashmir(Co-PI)” is submitted in 2017 to Higher EducationCommission Pakistan under SRGP for Universities scheme and having a total budget of PKR 0.5 million. Completed 

The faculty memberhas been continuously participating in scientific conferences and seminars. Hehas participated in more than 05 national as well as international conferences,seminars and workshops on dynamic aspects of botanical sciences during thisprobationary period. He is an excellent presenter and has presented his work invarious national and international conferences in the form of Abstracts, Oralpresentations and Poster presentations. He is a permanent member ofProfessional Scientific Bodies including the InternationalSociety for Plant Microbial Interaction. He is among the consistentparticipants of the periodic Society events including the annual internationalConferences.