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Dr. Nosheen Fatima(HoD)
Assistant Professor

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad
Tel : +92 51 9085 6050

Molecular Microbiology

PhD (Molecular Microbiology), Université de Caen, France

Dr. Nosheen Fatima has completed her doctorate in Molecular Microbiology from Unviversite de Caen France (2013).  She joined NUST as Assistant Professor in 2013.  Her Ph.D work is relevant to microbial gene editing and their industrial applications. One of her research aspect is microbial metabolism associated to virulence. She is working on the role of metabolic inhibitors for synergistic performance with antibiotics. She is also working on development of drug delivery systems against microbial colonisation in host tissues.​​​​​​

  • Development of mice infection models for infectious diseases

  • Development of Antibacterial nanocarriers for microbial eradication from host tissues

  • Chemically induced cancer models

  • Development of anticancer drug nanocarriers

  • Bioactive membranes for water decontamination

  • Insilico LDH inhibitors

  • Natural product research​

  • Doxorubicin loaded Quaternary Ammonium Palmitoyl Glycol Chitosan polymeric nanoformulation: Uptake by cells and organs. Kanwal U1,2, Bukhari NI2, Rana NF3, Rehman M1, Hussain K2, Abbas N2, Mehmood A4, Raza A1. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2018. Impact factor (5.029) . 

  • Synergistic effect of Chitosan Zinc Oxide Hybrid Nanoparticles on Antibiofouling and Water Disinfection of Mixed Matrix Polyethersulfone Nanocomposite Membranes Journal Carbohydrate polymers. (2017)  Munnawar I1, Iqbal SS2, Anwar MN1, Batool M3, Tariq S4, Faitma N1, Khan AL3, Khan AU3, Nazar U5, Jamil T2, Ahmad NM6. Impact factor (6.044).

  • Metabolic engineered biocatalyst: A solution for PLA based problems. sundus riaz, Nosheen Fatima, Ahmed Rasheed, Mehvish Riaz, Faiza Anwar and Yamna Kahtoon. International journal biomaterials. (2018)

  • Chemical Sensing of Benzo[a]pyrene using Fluorescent using plant mediated Fluorescent flavonoids. Natural Product Research, (2017)

  • PEG capped methotrexate silver nanoparticles for efficient anticancer activity and biocompatibility. European journal of pharmaceutical sciences. (2016)

  • Magnetically Responsive Hybrid Polymer Colloids for Ultrasensitive Molecular Imaging. (2015)

  • Magnetically Responsive Hybrid Polymer Colloids for Ultrasensitive Molecular Imaging: N. Nadia; F, Hira; A, Arfa; F, Nosheen; A, Naveed; Khan, Asad U.; A, Nasir M. Colloid Science Biotechnology. 2014

  • Stimuli Responsive Polymers for Biomedical Applications.  N. Naseer, I. Asghar, H Fatima, N. Fatima, S. Habib, Nr M. Ahmad, A. Elaissari Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials. 2014 

  • Redox balance via lactate dehydrogenase is essential for multiple stress resistance and virulence in Enterococcus faecalis. N. F. Rana. JM Laplace, Y . Bao, I. Nes, A. Rincé, B. Posteraro, M. Sanguinetti and A. Hartke., Infection and Immunity. 2013 

  • Genetic modifications and introduction of heterologous pdc genes in Enterococcus faecalis for its use in production of bioethanol. N. F. Rana, S. Gente, H. Axel, R. Alain, A, Yanick. JM Laplace. Biotechnology Letters 2013

  • Role of Strain development in Bioethanol production research. 3-DAYS International Bioenergy Conference . March 13-15, 2012, Pakistan

  • N. F. Rana, S. Gente, JM. Laplace and Y. Auffray., 2012. Metabolic engineering in Enterococcus faecalis for its use in bio-ethanol production frol whey. International conference of Environmental microbiology and biotechnology 2012, Bologna, Italy

  • Ethanol production from Sorghum bicolor by using both Separate and Simultaneous Saccharification and fermentation in batch and fed batch systems. S. Mehmood,, M. Gulfraz, N. F. Rana, A. Ahmad, B. Kiær, Ahring, N. Minhasand M. F. Malik., African Journal of Biotechnology. 2012 

  • N. F. Rana, S. Gente, JM. Laplace and Y. Auffray., 2010. Expression of pyruvate decarboxylase from Sarcina ventriculi in Enterococcus faecalis and its lactate dehydrogenase mutants. Poster presentaiton at VIIIème Congres de la Société Française de Microbiologie, Marseille, France.

  • Comparison of the anti-diabetic activity of berberis lyceum root extract and berberine in alloxan-induced diabetic rats., M. Gulfraz S.Mehmood, A.Ahmad N.Fatima, Z.Parveen E.M. Williamson Phytotherapy Research 2008 

  • Antimicrobial activity of Berberis lyceum royle against different microorganisms M. Gulfraz, N. Fatima, Z. Parveen and S. Mehmood Canadian journal of pure and applied sciences 2007

  • M. Gulfraz, G. Qadir, F. Nosheen, Z. Parveen. 2007. Anti Hyperglycaemic Effect Of Berberis Lyceum Royle In Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats. DiabetologiaCroatica, 2007, 36-3.

  • S. Mehmood,, M. Gulfraz, N. F. Rana, A. Ahmad, B. Kiær, Ahring., 2007. Fermentation of dilute acid pretreated and enzymatically saccharified sorghum bicolor straw to ethanol. Poster presentation at 9th Biennial PSBMB Conference on Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.