DR. TANZEELA RIAZ

DR. TANZEELA RIAZ

Assistant Professor Biochemistry

Faculty of Life Sciences

Dr. Tanzeela Riaz received PhD degree in December 2015 from University of the Punjab, Lahore with specialization in Biochemical Toxicology. She has almost 10 years research experience in Biochemical Toxicology, Environmental Biochemistry, Pesticide Resistance, Pest Control Management, Enzyme Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology and Bio-Degradation. PhD research project entitled “Biochemical basis of development of resistance in phosphine exposed populations of Trogoderma granarium from Punjab: Role of esterases and microsomal enzymes”. MS research project entitled “Production and characterization of alkaline proteolytic enzyme from Bacillus sp.” She has published eighteen research articles in HEC recognized/impact factor international & national journals and 16 abstracts in international proceedings. She has participated in several national and international conferences and seminars as organizer and presenter. She has supervised 8 MS and 6 MSc theses. She is currently supervising one PhD and two BS theses. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan awarded “indigenous 5000 PhD Fellowship” and University of the Punjab awarded Merit scholarships during MS. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan appointed Assistant Professor in University of Central Punjab, Lahore. She is reviewer of some national international research journals, incharge Animal House, Member of Quality Enhancement Cell and member of the ethics committee at UCP, Lahore. Expertise in all techniques relevant to biochemistry like SDS PAGE, PCR, ELISA, Gel Documentation, Pest Culture Rearing etc.

  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Biostatistics
  • Metabolic Pathways

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D; Department of Zoology (Biochemistry), University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore, (2010-2015), Subjects: (Biochemical Toxicology-I, Biochemical toxicology-II, Microbial diversity, Environmental Microbiology)

Ph.D Research Project

“Biochemical basis of development of resistance in phosphine exposed populations of Trogoderma granarium from Punjab: Role of esterases and microsomal enzymes.
M.S; Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore, 2008-2010; 1st Division (3.613/4 CGPA). Subjects: (industrial biotechnology, applied microbiology, general parasitology, mol. clinical endocrinology, fundamental immunology and aquatic toxicology)

M.S. Research Project

“Producation and characterization of alkaline proteolytic enzyme from Bacillus sp.”
B.S (4years); Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore, 2004-2008; 1st Division (3.65/4 CGPA). Subjects: (Biochemistry-I, Biochemistry-II, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Genetics, Environmental Biology, Evolution, Palaeontology, Zoogeography, Wildlife, Taxonomy, Microbiology).

B.S. Research Project

“Comparison of efficacy of Torque and Mirage against Heterotermes indicola”.
Intermediate; (Pre-Medical); Govt. degree College for Women, M.B.DIN; 2001-2003; 1st Division (802/1100); Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Urdu, Pak. Studies, Islamiyat.
Matriculation; Municipal Model High School M.B.DIN; 2000; Ist. Division (661/850); Subjects: (English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Math., Pak. Studies, Urdu, Islamiyat)

Awards

  • Higher Education Commission of Pakistan awarded “indigenous Ph.D Fellowship” for a period of three years 1st November 2011- 31st October 2014.
  • Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab awarded Merit Scholarship of Rs. 12000 in M.S program.

Teaching/Job Experience

POSITION

DATES

JOB DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Life Sciences,
University of Central Punjab, Lahore
22nd April 2016-till date Teaching B.S, MSc, M.S and Ph.D courses
Visiting lecturer
Department of Science Education, IER University of the Punjab, Lahore
20th Oct 2015-2nd April 2016 Teaching B.SED classes and conducting practicals
College teaching internee
Govt. college of science, Wahdat Road Lahore.
 4th October 2014-31st August 2015 Teaching M.Sc. and B.Sc Hons  and F.Sc classes and conducting practicals
Visiting lecturer
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore
10th Oct 2011-May, 2012 Teaching  biochemistry to M.Sc-1 classes and conducting practicals

Publications in Journals

  1. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R. AND ALI, S.S., 2017. Effect of Phosphine on Esterases of Larvae and Adult Beetles of Phosphine-Exposed Populations of Stored Grain Pest, Trogoderma granarium Collected from Different Godowns of Punjab. Pakistan J. Zool, 49 (3): 819-824. (Impact factor=0.48)
  2. HAFIZ, A., RIAZ, T. AND SHAKOORI, F.R., 2017. Metabolic Profile of a stored grain pest Trogoderma granarium exposed to deltamethrin, Pakistan J. Zool, 49(1): 183-188. (Impact factor=0.48)
  3. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R. AND ALI, S.S., 2017. Phosphine induced alterations in microsomal enzymes of a stored grain pest Trogoderma granarium collected from godowns of Punjab. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, (Impact factor=0.48)
  4. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R. AND ALI, S.S., 2016.Toxicity of phosphine against tolerant and susceptible populations of Trogoderma granarium collected from Punjab, Pakistan. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 31(1): 2530.
  5. SHAKOORI, F. R., FEROZE, A. AND RIAZ, T., 2016. Effect of Sub-lethal Doses of Phosphine on Macromolecular Concentrations and Metabolites of Adult Beetles of Stored Grain Pest, Trogoderma granarium, Previously Exposed to Phosphine, Pakistan J. Zool, 48(2): 583-588. (Impact factor=0.48)
  6. SHAKOORI, F. R., SHOKAT, M., SALEEM, F. AND RIAZ, T., 2015. Screening, optimization and Characterization of Xylanase by Locally Isolated Bacteria. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 30(2): 65-71.
  7. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R. AND ALI, S. S., 2014. Effect of temperature on the development, survival, fecundity and lngevity of stored grain pest, Trogoderma granarium. Pakistan J. Zool., 46 (6):1485-1489. (Impact factor=0.48)
  8. ALI, S. S., ATTA, B., & RIAZ, T., 2014. Effect of different nitrogen sources and Niacin on β-Mannanse producation from locally isolated bacterial strian Bacillus badius. Pakistan J. Mol. Med., 1(1-2): 17-22.
  9. ALI, S. S., MAZHAR, H., & RIAZ, T., 2011. Screening and characterization of cypermethrin degrading bacteria from polluted samples. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 26(1): 59-74.
  10. ALI, S. S., NAZIR, M., & RIAZ, T., 2010. Effect of salt stress and vitamin B1 on amylase production potential in locally isolated bacteria. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 25(1-2): 67-80.
  11. ALI, S. S., HABIB, I., & RIAZ, T., 2009. Screening and characterization of alkaliphilic bacteria from industrial effluents. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 24(1-2): 49-60.
  12. ALI, S. S., ALI, S., MUNIR, S., & RIAZ, T., 2008. Insecticidal and bactericidal effects of ethanolic leaf extract of common oleander, Nerium oleander. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 23(1-2): 81-90.

Abstract Publications in conference proceedings

  1. ABBAS, N., BAIG, S.H., ALI, S.S. AND RIAZ, T., “Characterization of proteolytic Bacillus spp. from environment” in 30th Pakistan congress of zoology (International) at Agriculture University Faisalabad at 2-4 March 2010. Pp-59.
  2. RIAZ, T., ABBAS, N., BAIG, S.S. AND ALI, S.S “Isolation of proteolytic Bacillus sp. Optimization of alkaline, thermostable protease production and its characterization” In 31st Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by University of Azad & Jammu Kashmir, Muzaffarabad at 19-21 April 2011. Pp-66-67.
  3. RIAZ, T., ABBAS, N., BAIG, S.S. AND ALI, S.S. “Screening and optimization of extracellular alkaline, thermostable protease production from Bacillus sp., and characterization of proteolytic activity” In 32nd Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by Govt. College University, Lahore, at 6-8 March 2012. Pp-94.
  4. ALI, S. S., MUNAWAR, A.. AND RIAZ, T “Screening of pectin degrading bacteria from local environment: isolation and characterization” In 32nd Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by Govt. College University, Lahore, at 6-8 March 2012. Pp-126-127.
  5. ALI, S. S., SANAULLAH, S., TABSSUM, F. AND RIAZ, T.“Role of bacteria mannanase in biodegradation of waste: Screening, isolation and characterization” in 32nd Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by Govt. College University, Lahore, at 6-8 March 2012. Pp-129.
  6. RIAZ, T. AND ALI., S.S., “Effect of temperature on the development, survival, fecundity and longevity in stored grain pest, Trogoderma granarium” In 33rd Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by Natural History Museum, Islamabad and PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi at 2-4 April 2013. Pp 409.
  7. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R. AND ALI, S. S., 2015. “Comparison of toxicity of phosphine against resistant and susceptible populations; 4th, 6th instar larvae and adult beetle of Trogoderma granarium” in 35th Pakistan congress of Zoology (International) organized by Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, Karachi  at March 1 – 4, 2015.
  8. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R, SHAKOORI, A. R.. AND ALI, S. S., 2016. “Possible role of esterases in development of tolerance against phosphine in phosphine exposed populations of Trogoderma granarium from Punjab” In 36th Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by Sindh University Jamshoro at 16-18 February 2016.
  9. RIAZ, T., SHAKOORI, F.R, SHAKOORI, A. R.. AND ALI, S. S., 2017. “Phosphine induced biochemical alterations in carbohydrate metabolism and macromolecular concentrations of a stored grain pest Trogoderma granarium over various exposure periods” accepted to be published in 37th Pakistan congress of zoology (International).

Conferences proceedings

  1. 30th Pakistan congress of zoology (International) held at Agriculture University Faisalabad at 2-4 march 2010.
  2. 31st Pakistan congress of zoology (International) organized by University of Azad & Jammu Kashmir, Muzaffarabad at 19-21 April 2011.
  3. 32nd congress of zoology (International) organized by Government college University, Lahore at 2012.
  4. 33rd congress of zoology (International) organized by Natural History Museum, Islamabad and PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi at 2-4 April 2013.

Training/Symposium/Workshops attended

  1. One day workshop on “DNA Barcoding: A promising tool for species identification and biodiversity digitization” held at National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad held on 30th January 2012.
  2. One day symposium on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences” held At Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore on 13th May 2016.
  3. Two day workshop on “SPSS and data analysis” held at University of Central Punjab, Lahore on 28-29th September 2016.
  4. One day seminar on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences: Recombinanat DNA Technology” held At Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore on 2nd December 2016.
  5. One day seminar on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences: Scope of  Biotechnology: A scientist´s perspective” held At Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore on 31st March 2017.
  6. One day seminar on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences: Health benefits of Ramadan fasting” held At Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Central Punjab, Lahore on 17th April 2017.

Seminar and Presentations

  • Oral presentations in Pakistan congresses of Zoology ( International)
  • Member of Quality Enhancement Cell of UCP
  • Member of the ethics committee, University of Central Punjab, Lahore.

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