FACULTY PROFILE

Dr.Muhammad Shafiq

Assistant Professor

PhD Biotechnology



HONOURS AND AWARDS

1

2017

Postdoc Fellow in Sultan Qaboos University Muscat Oman from 2017-2018

2

2014

IRSIP Scholarship for 6 months for Research at RLP-Agroscience, Alplanta Institute for Plant Research, Germany

3

2009

HEC Indigenous Scholarship for PhD studies


PUBLICATIONS :


BOOK CHAPTER

1

2018

Ali I, Khan MS, Mustafa G, Sultan N, Iqbal Z, Shafiq M (2018) Resistance Strategies against Microbial Plant Pathogens. Current Research in Microbiology. Chapter 4 (External link)

JOURNAL PAPERS - PEER REVIEWED

1

2019

Shahid MS, Shafiq M, Ilyas M, Raza A, Al-Sadrani MN, Al-Sadi AM, Briddon RW (2019) Frequent occurrence of Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus in tomato leaf curl disease affected tomato in Oman. Scientific Reports 9 (1):16634. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53106-4 (IF: 4.011) (External link)

2

2019

Shahid MS, Shafiq M, Raza A, Abdullah MS, Briddon RW (2019) Molecular and biological characterization of Chili leaf curl virus and associated Tomato leaf curl betasatellite infecting tobacco in Oman. Virol J 16 (1):131. doi:10.1186/s12985-019-1235-4 (IF: 2.464) (External link)

3

2019

Zaidi SS-e-A, Naqvi RZ, Asif M, Strickler S, Shakir S, Shafiq M, Khan AM, Amin I, Mishra B, Mukhtar MS, Scheffler BE, Scheffler JA, Mueller LA, and Mansoor S (2019) A genomic insight into cotton leaf curl geminivirus disease resistance in cultivated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Plant Biotechnol J. doi: 10.1111/pbi.13236 (IF: 6.84) (External link)

4

2019

Shahid MS, Shafiq M, Pudashini BJ, Khatri-Chhetri GB, Natsuaki KT, Briddon RW (2019) Identification of Pea leaf distortion virus and Ludwigia leaf distortion betasatellite infecting lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) in Nepal. Australas Plant Pathol. doi:10.1007/s13313-019-00630-6 (IF: 1.007) (External link)

5

2018

Shahid MS, Raza A, Shafiq M, Abdullah MS, Briddon RW (2018) Infection of Urtica incisa with Chili leaf curl virus and Tomato leaf curl betasatellite in Oman. J Plant Pathol. doi:10.1007/s42161-018-0168-x (IF: 0.944) (External link)

6

2018

Ali I, Khurshid M, Iqbal Z, Shafiq M, Amin I, Mansoor S, Briddon RW (2018) The Antisense 5' end of the V2 confers resistance against monopartite begomovirus Cotton leaf curl Burewala virus. Acta Virologica. doi:10.4149/av_2019_101 (IF: 0.696) (External link)

7

2017

Iqbal Z, Shafiq M, Ali I, Mansoor S, Briddon RW (2017) Maintenance of Cotton Leaf Curl Multan Betasatellite by Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus-Analysis by Mutation. Frontiers in Plant Sciences. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02208. (IF: 4.106) (External link)

8

2017

Abbas Q, Amin I, Mansoor S, Shafiq M, Wassenegger M, Briddon RW (2017) The Rep proteins encoded by alphasatellites restore expression of a transcriptionally silenced green fluorescent protein transgene in Nicotiana benthamiana. Virus Disease. doi: 10.1007/s13337-017-0413-5 (IF: 0.364) (External link)

9

2017

Shafiq M, Iqbal Z, Ali I, Abbas Q, Mansoor S, Briddon RW, Amin I (2017) Real-time quantitative PCR assay for the quantification of virus and satellites causing leaf curl disease in cotton in Pakistan doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2017.05.012 (IF: 1.756) (External link)

10

2016

Iqbal Z, Sattar MN, Shafiq M (2016). CRISPR/CAS9: A tool to circumscribe Cotton leaf curl Disease. Frontiers in Plant Science 7. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.0047 (IF: 4.106) (External link)

11

2016

Raza A, Malik HJ, Shafiq M, Amin I, Scheffler JA, Scheffler BE, Mansoor S (2016). RNA interference based approach to down regulate osmoregulators of Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci): potential technology for the control of Whitefly. PLoS One 11: e0153883. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153883 (IF: 2.776) (External link)

12

2016

Zaidi SS-e-A, Shafiq M, Amin I, Scheffler BE, Scheffler JA, Briddon RW, Mansoor S (2016). Frequent occurrence of Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus in Cotton leaf curl Disease affected cotton in Pakistan. PLoS One 11: e0155520. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155520 (IF: 2.776) (External link)

13

2015

Mustafa R, Shafiq M, Mansoor S, Briddon R, Scheffler B, Scheffler J, Amin I (2015). Virus-induced gene silencing in cultivated cotton (Gossypium spp.) using Tobacco rattle Virus. Mol. Biotechnol: 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s12033-015-9904-z (IF: 1.815) (External link)

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

1

30th-31st March, 2016

Joint Organizer of “1st International Conference on Advancements of Biotechnology” AKHUWAT-FIRST and G.C Women University Faisalabad, Pakistan

2

27th-28th March, 2014

Joint Organizer of “1st National Student Conference” National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad Pakistan

3

14th -16th November, 2017

Trainer of “Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Workshop” organized by Biotechnology Lab., Department of Crop Sciences, CAMS, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

4

12th-14th October, 2015

Joint Organizer of “2nd National Student Conference” National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad Pakistan




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