Dr. Aatif Amin

Dr. Aatif Amin

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Aatif Amin obtained PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan with pre-doc experience at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA. His area of research is Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology with expertise in cloning, expression, isotope labeling, purification and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of microbial transmembrane proteins. Currently, he is investigating heavy metal resistant bacterial consortia for bioremediation and growth improvements of various economically important cash crops i.e. wheat, mung bean, chickpea, lentil etc. He has 12 publications in peer reviewed journals and many conference papers are also on his credit.

(Ph.D.) Doctor of PhilosophyMicrobiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of the Punjab, Lahore2011- 2018
(M.Phil.) Master of PhilosophyMicrobiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of the Punjab, Lahore2009-2011
(M.Sc.) Master’s Degree, Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of the Punjab, Lahore2007-2009
(B.Sc.) Bachelor’s DegreeChemistry, Botany and ZoologyUniversity of Gujarat2005-2007
(F.Sc.) IntermediateBiology, Chemistry and PhysicsBISE Gujranwala2003-2005
MatricScienceBISE Gujranwala2001-2003
Assistant Professor University of Central PunjabNov 01, 2019- To date
LecturerUniversity of Central PunjabOct 08, 2018 – Oct 31, 2019
PhD ScholarUniversity of the PunjabOct 2011- Oct 2017
Junior SpecialistUniversity of California, San Diego, USAMay 2015-Nov 2015
Practical AdministratorUniversity of the PunjabOct 2010 -Apr 2011
1Aatif Amin, Zakia Latif, Arslan Sarwar, Basit Zeshan and Mushtaq A. Saleem. (2020). Molecular Characterization of mercury resistant Bacillus spp. isolated from tanneries wastewater. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 52: 1-7 (IF-0.970)
2Aatif Amin, Arslan Sarwar, Zakia Latif, Mushtaq A. Saleem (2019). First report of streptomyces europaeiscabiei causing potato common scab in Galicia, Spain. Plant Disease, [Epub to ahead], doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-18-1397-PDN (IF-3.583)
3Aatif Amin, Arslan Sarwar, Mushtaq A. Saleem, Zakia Latif and Stanley J. Opella (2019). Expression and purification of transmembrane protein MerE from mercury resistant Bacillus cereus. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 29(2): 274-282. (IF-1.975)
4Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2017). Cloning, expression, isotope labelling, and purification of transmembrane protein MerF from mercury resistant Enterobacter sp. AZ-15 for NMR studies. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 1250-1261. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01250. (IF-4.259)
5Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2016). Screening of mercury-resistant and indole-3-acetic acid producing bacterial-consortium for growth promotion of Cicer arietinum L. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 57(3), 204-2017. (IF-1.760)
6Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2017). Bioremediation of heavy metals for sustainable agriculture: In Rhizotrophs: Plant growth promotion to bioremediation. Editor. Samina Mehnaz Springer publishers, (Singapore), pp 275-289. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4862-3_14 (Book Chapter)
7Aatif Amin, Faiz Ahmed and Muhammad Faisal (2015). Characterization of desiccation tolerant rhizobacteria from Cholistan desert, Pakistan: Their impact on growth of Zea mays L. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 24(4): 1773-1781. (IF-1.186)
8Aatif Amin, Amira Rafique and Zakia Latif (2015). Screening and characterization of mercury-resistant nitrogen fixing bacteria and their use as biofertilizers and for mercury bioremediation. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 47(5): 1271-1277. (IF-0.790)
9Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2015). Phytotoxicity of Hg and its detoxification through microorganisms in soil. Advancements in Life Sciences, 2(2): 98-105. (HEC Y-Category)
10Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2015). PCR based DNA fingerprinting of mercury resistant and nitrogen fixing Pseudomonas spp. Pure and Applied Biology, 4(1): 129-136. (HEC Y-Category)
11Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2013). Detoxification of mercury pollutant by immobilized yeast strain candida xylopsoci. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 45(4): 1337-1342. (IF-0.672)
12Aatif Amin and Zakia Latif (2011). Isolation and characterization of H2S producing yeast to detoxify mercury containing compounds. International Research Journal of Microbiology, 2(12): 517-525.

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