Dr. Muhammad Afzal

Dr. Muhammad Afzal

Assistant Professor, HOD Biochemistry

FLS

Faculty of Life Sciences

Dr. Muhammad Afzal is Head of Department of Biochemistry at Faculty of Life Sciences, UCP Lahore. He completed his PhD from University of Agricultural Faisalabad (UAF) in the area of medicinal plants in 2013. During his PhD degree program, his thesis title was “Bioactivity and Biochemical Profiling of Peganum harmala and Cichorium intybus under stress conditions” During his M.Phil. degree, he conducted research on the topic of “Antimicrobial activity and water purification by using Moringa oliefera plant extract” He published more than ten research papers under the domain of medicinal plants. He has attended many conferences, workshops and training related to his field. He has been awarded with scholarships during his studentship like Higher Education Commission (HEC) Indigenous Scholarship for PhD students. He has very good expertise to handle many sophisticated analytical instruments like HPLC, GC-MS, ELISA, PCR, SDS PAGE etc. His Professional research skills include medicinal plant profiling and antimicrobial activity, antifungal protein and peptide, enzymatic, antioxidant purification, photochemistry and total phenolic content determination from medicinal plants, along with well-developed problem solving skills and initiative in establishing new experimental systems.

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Biochemistry II
  • Inorganic Chemistry I
  • Inorganic Chemistry II

Education

  • PhD (Biochemistry) 2008-2013. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan.
  • M. Phil (Biochemistry) 2005-2007. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 2003-2005 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • B.Sc. (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry) 2000-2003 University of The Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English) 1996 – 1999 Govt Islamia College Gujranwala Pakistan.
  • Secondary School Certificate (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English, Mathematics) 1994 Govt. High school, Mata Virkan, Gujranwala Pakistan.

Experience

Department /
Organization
Scale To date Description
of your work
From To
Assistant Professor Faculty of Life Sciences 19 17/10/16 To Date Teaching, Research, Conducting practical’s i.e. lab work
Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry,
University of Sargodha
19 18/12/2013 16/10/16 Teaching, Research, Conducting practical’s i.e. lab work
Lecturer Lahore College Faisalabad 18 01-07-2012 130-08-2013 Teaching, Research, Conducting practical’s i.e. lab work

Training and Certificate

Name & Place Type of Training Years Attended Certificate or Diploma Obtained
From To
Department of Chemistry, University of Sargodha Member Organizing Committee 30th April, 2014 30th April, 2014 Certification of Participation in Symposium  .titled “Green Chemistry: An innovative route to sustainable scientific development”
PCSIR & Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry,  Lahore Participant 17 Certification of Participation in Conference titled “International Conference on Bio-Energy”

Publications

PUBLICATIONS JOURNAL JOURNAL
Category
YEAR
Antimicrobial activity of selected Pakistani medicinal plants used in folkloric medicine. African Journal of Microbiology y 2013
Phytochemical spectrum of essential oils of Paganum harmala by GC-MS and antimicrobial activity using sequential solvents fractions and essential oils. Asian Journal of Chemistry w 2014
 
 
Activity of extract and fractions of different parts and GC-MS profiling of essential oil of Cichorium intybus extracted by super critical fluid sextraction Asian Journal of Chemistry
 
w 2014
Influence of Aspergillus niger stress on antimicrobial and biochemical profiling of Cichorium intybus Oxidation and Communication w 2014
Variation in antioxidant
attributes, individual phenolic acids composition and biological activities of Thymus vulgaris: effects of extraction solvents
International Journal of Biosciences y 2015
Me3Npromoted synthesis of 2,3,4,4atetrahydroxanthen1one:
Preparation of thiosemicarbazone derivatives, their solid state
Selfassembly and antimicrobial properties
New journal of Chemistry w 2015
Influence of Aspergillus niger on seedling of Paganum harmala to access their attributes on antimicrobial activity, biochemical profiling and to minimize oxidative DNA damage Submitted in journal of enthanopharmacology w 2015
Kinetics and equilibrium modeling for pb(11) biosorption by Citrus limon leaves biomass from aqueous solution Pakistan Journal of Contemporary Sciences National Journal
 
 
2016
Bisorption of coppe( 11) from aqueous solution by using aerial parts of Phalaris minor (Dombi sitti) waste biomass. Pakistan Journal of Contemporary Sciences National Journal
 
 
2016
 Evolutionof cytotoxicity,antioxidant,andAntimicrobial studies of sugarcane(Saccharum officinarum) roots extract Pakistan Journal of Chemical Socity National Journal (w)
 
2017

 dr.afzal@ucp.edu.pk
042-35880007 Ext: 451
University of central Punjab Faculty of Life Sciences