FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Amjad Hussain

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.



Dr. Amjad Hussain belongs to the northern areas of Pakistan. He secured his Ph.D. Degree on December 4th, 2014 from the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical & Biological Sciences University of Karachi under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary and worked for seven years in the Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman's research laboratory (Ex. Chairman Higher Edu. Commission, Pk). After completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Hussain was hired as Postdoctoral Research Associate on NIH Federal Grant by the University of California, San Diego USA for one year on the project of the Sub-Marine Natural Products . After the successful completion of this project he got yet another Postdoctoral Position in the field of Marine Natural Products on April 1st, 2016. Mean while, he was hired as Postdoctoral Research Associate by MNHN, University of Paris V, Paris, France on European Grant. After the completion of this project, Dr Hussain joined Government College University Faisalabad on March 6th, 2017 as Assistant Professor (IPFP) followed by few years contractual positions and served there till September 1st, 2019. During this time, he got the opportunity to teach at the M.Phil, Master and the Under graduate levels and supervised a number of M.Phil, Mater and Under graduate students in their final year research projects. Meanwhile he served on a number of academic positions as additional charges. Dr. Hussain has joined University of Okara on October 16th, 2019 as Assistant Professor (BPS-19/TTS) in the Department of Chemistry. Currently, he is In charge of the Chemistry department for the Undergraduate Program and is working on few projects of Marine Chemistry and some other projects of the local medicinal plants for the evaluation of their efficacy against various types of cancer disorders. Apart from this research work his responsibilities also include teaching at the M.Phil, Master & Under graduate levels. he is also involved in supervising a number of M.Phil scholars. He has the additional duties of Focal Person for the Departmental Sports & Ethical Committees. He has a number of research and, review articles, book chapter published in the highly reputed International journals and also serving as a regular reviewer for few International journals.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

1

2017

Start Up Research Grant, Higher Education Commission Pakistan.

2

2016

European Grant for bluegenics FP7 program for the Post-Doctoral Scholar position at National Museum of Natural History, 75005 Paris, France.

3

2015

NIH Federal Grant awarded for the post-doctoral scholar position at Scripps Research Institution of Oceanography, UCSD California, U.S.A.

4

2012

Travel Grant awarded by Pakistan Science Foundation for participation in XXVI National Chemistry Congress with international participation 1-6 October 2012 Lykia world Oludeniz-Fethiye-Mugla, Turkey.


PUBLICATIONS :


BOOK CHAPTER

1

2017

Book’s title: Blue Biotechnology (From Gene to Bioactive Product) Publisher: Springer, Fei He, Linh H. Mai, Johan Gardères, Amjad Hussain, Vesna Erakovic Haber, Marie-Lise Bourguet-Kondracki, Major Antimicrobial Representatives from Marine Sponges and/or Their Associated Bacteria, Series Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology, 2017, 55, 35-89. (External link)

JOURNAL PAPERS

1

2018

Muhammad Ibrahim, Mazhar Abbas, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Muhammad Usman Khan, Ajaz Hussain, AsmatUllah, Amjad Hussain, Phytochemical, Crystal Structures, Speectroscopic, DFT based Non Covalent Interactions and Non Linear Optical Studies of Neurada Procumbens, Journal of the Pakistan Chemical Society, 2018, 40, 749.

2

2016

Muhammad Ibrahim, Iqbal Hussain, Nusrat Hussain, Arruje Hameed, Tahir Farooq, Amjad Hussain, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Shabbir Hussain, Amberinone, a new guaianolide from Amberboa ramose, Natural Product Research, 2016, 30, 110.

3

2016

Amjad Hussain, Achyut Adhikari, M. Iqbal Choudhary,, Syed A. Majid Ayatollahi, and Atta-ur-Rahman, New adduct of abietane- type diterpene from Salvia leriifolia, Natural Product Research, 2016, 30, 1511.

4

2016

Iftikhar Ali, Ajmal Khan, Amjad Hussain, Muhammad Ismail, Viqar Hyder, Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Viktor O. Iaroshenko, Peter Langer, Comparative Enzyme Inhibition Studies of 1-Deazapurines, Medicinal Chemistry Research, 2016, 25, 2599.

5

2014

Abdur Rauf, Ghias Uddin, Haroon Khan, Bina S. Siddiqui, Mohammad Arfan, Maria Yousuf, Amjad Hussain, Analgesic and Antioxidant activity of crude extracts and isolated fractions of aerial parts of Hedera helix L. JSM Chemistry, 2014, 2, 2012.

6

2014

Muhammad Ibrahim, Sidra Ambreen, Amjad Hussain, Nusrat Hussain, Muhammad Imran, Bakhat Ali, Maria Yousuf, Fouzia Sultana Rehmani, Phytochemical Investigation on Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 4, 1011.

7

2013

M. Iqbal Choudhary, Amjad Hussain, Achyut Adhikari, Bishnu P. Marasini, Samina A. Sattar, Atia- Tul-Wahab, Nusrat Hussain, Syed A. Majid Ayatollahi, Atta-ur-Rahman, Anticancer and α-Chymotrypsin Inhibiting diterpenes and triterpenes from Salvia leriifolia, Phytochemistry Letters, 2013, 6 139.

8

2013

Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Imran, Nusrat Hussain, Amjad Hussain, Tooba Mahboob, Iqbal Hussain, Corniculatin A, a new flavonoidal glucoside from Oxalis corniculata, Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy, 2013, 4, 630.

9

2013

Muhammad Ibrahim, Tahir Farooq, Nusrat Hussain, Amjad Hussain, Tahsin Gulzar, Iqbal Hussain, Muhammad Sajid Akash and Fouzia Sultana Rehmani, Acetyl and butyryl cholinesterase inhibitory sesquiterpene lactones from Amberboa ramose, Chemistry Central Journal, 2013, 7, 116.

10

2012

M. Iqbal Choudhary, Amjad Hussain, Zulfiqar Ali, Achyut Adhikari, Samina A. Sattar, Syed A. Majid Ayatollahi, and Atta-ur-Rahman, Cytotoxic Diterpenoids including a Novel Dimeric Analogue from Salvia leriaefolia, Planta Medica, 2012,78, 269.

11

2012

Syed Ghulam Musharraf, Madiha Goher, Amjad Hussain, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Electrospray tandem mass spectrometric analysis of a dimeric conjugate, salvialeriafone and related compounds, Chemistry Central Journal, 2012, 6, 120.

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

1

2018

Muhammad Ibrahim, Kunwal Rehman, Amjad Hussain, Iqbal Hussain, Tahir Farooq, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Investigations of phytochemical constituents and their pharmacological properties isolated from genus utrica, Critical Review and Analysis. Critical ReviewTM in Eukaryotic Gene Expression, 2018, 28, 1, 25.

2

2017

A one-day symposium on the natural product chemistry entitled “Characterization of Biologically Potent Isolates” was organized at the Department of applied Chemistry, GCUF on ( 2017, Organizer)

3

2010

12th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan (2010).

4

2009

2nd International Symposium Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Karachi, Pakistan, (2009).

5

2008

11th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan, (2008).

6

2007

1st International symposium and workshop on molecular medicine and drug research, Karachi Pakistan, (2007).

7

2006

10th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, Karachi, Pakistan, (2006).


MEMBERSHIPS

1

2015-2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)



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