Ms. Sadia Zia

Ms. Sadia Zia

Lecturer

Faculty of Life Sciences

Ms. Sadia Zia obtained her BS (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences with Biotechnology as Major Field of study from Forman Christian College University Lahore. She obtained her M.Phil degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University of veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. She won merit scholarship from USAID for 4 years in BS (hons). She won the award of best ‘Bioartist’ in 2010 from Senior Biological Society at Forman Christian College University. She served as an ‘Editor’ of Annual Magazine ‘Folio’ at FCC for consecutive two years. During her stay in Forman Christian College she worked on several projects including Invitro tuber production from potato eye; callus production from Jatropha; Recombinant protein expression of Xylanase gene; detection of molecular weight of Bagemo virus in cotton; detection of biomarkers for the early diagnostics of breast cancer; pollen and spores as sedimentary particles; vegetational analysis from pollen data; and post depositional alteration of polynomorphs.
During her M.phil; her research interest was rare hereditary Diseases. She worked on Galactosemia Duarte Variant in Pakistani population which was novel study in Pakistan. She first time reported the presence of this variant in Pakistani population and also do comparative analysis of her results with European population. She participated in several national and international conferences also won the certificate of excellence for her work. Her expertise are in; Nucleic Acid (plant and animal genomic DNA and Plasmid) isolation, PCR for disease diagnostics; Gel Electrophoresis, Haplotype mapping, SDS PAGE, RFLP.
She published her 7 articles in National and International Journals. She is also a Peer Reviewer of Dove International Medical and Scientific Journals and reviewed 4 articles related to Biotechnology so far.
Her professional Teacher Training is from Beijing International Studies University China arranged by special Nomination of Wife of Ex-ambassador Madam Diana Bao through Chinese Embassy in 2016.

  1. Stem cell Culture
  2. Nano Biotechnology
  3. Epidemiology, Public Health and Bioethics

Educational Qualifications

M.Phil

(Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (2010-2013)

BS (Hons)

(Biological Sciences (Specialized in Biotechnology))Forman Christian College University, Lahore (2006-2010)

Experience

Coordinator (College)

Laboratory Girls College, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Peer-Reviewer

Dove International Medical and Scientific Journals (Journal of Oncology and Molecular Biology)

Vice-Principal

Zia Public School,Shahkot, Nankana Sahab

Demonstrator/Lecturer

Forman Christian College University, Lahore

Professional Trainings/ Certifications/ Others

Beijing International Studies University, Beijing

Teacher’s Training for Language, classroom effectiveness, Reflexive teaching practices, development of reflective writing, argument building, peer learning, development of rubric, self-awareness etc

Accomplishment

  • First Time reported the Duarte variant of Galactosemia in Pakistani population and its consequences
  • Merit Scholarship Holder from USAID for 4 years
  • Completed Teacher’s Training from Beijing International Studies University, China on Special Nomination from Embassy of China to Pakistan
  • Certificate of Excellent Performance as Coordinator from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Publications

  • Sadia Z, Zubair Y, Masroor E B, Usman A A. Production of Induced pluripotent stem cells by reprogramming of blood cells. International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances; 3(3) 193-195,2011
  • Zubair Y, Sadia Z, Masroor E B, Usman A A. The epidemic of HIV/AIDS in developing countries; the current scenario in Pakistan. International Virology Journal, 8:401,2011
  • Zubair Y, Muhammad Q, Sadia Z, Rehman K, Usman A A, Sanaullah K. Rabies molecular virology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. International Virology Journal;09(1) 50,2012
  • Tanja K Kiener, QiangJia, Xiao Fang Lim, Fang He, Tao Meng, Vincent TakKwong Chow, Jimmy Kwang, F Gomez-Santiago, RM Ribas-Aparicio, H Garcia-Lozano, VRMT Balasubramaniam, TH Wai, AR Omar, I Othman, SS Hassan, Q Zhao, Y Modis, K High, V Towne, Y Meng, Y Wang, J Alexandroff, M Brown, M Angez, S Shaukat, MM Alam, S Sharif, A Khurshid, SSZ Zaidi, Yousaf M zubair, UALI Ashfaq, S Zia, MR Khan, S Khan, X Wang, G Wu, Y Chao, Z Sun, B Luo, Z Zhao, X Zhu, X Yan, Y Dou, JI Li, H Zhu, Q Zhang; Characterization and specificity of the linear epitope of the Enterovirus 71 VP2 protein. International Virology Journal, 9(1) 55, 2012

International Impact Factor; 7.26

Training and Certifications

  • Merit Scholarship Awarded from 2006-2010 at Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participation Certificate of Course of Instruction in First Aid to the Injured by Red Crescent Society Pakistan
  • Certificate of Participation for attending Proficiency bandages Training by Pakistan Girl Guide Association Punjab Branch
  • Assistant Editor Folio (FCC Annual Magazine) at Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sanad-e-Imtiaz by LohKot Cultural and Heritage society and Lahore Arts Council, Pakistan
  • Awesome Artist Award in Bioartist competition organized by senior Biological society, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participation certificate of Workshop on Bioinformatics, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participation certificate of Molecular Diagnostics Techniques, University of Veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participation certificate of 1st National Phycology conference, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participation certificate of International Conference on Latest Techniques for conservation of Animal Genetic Recourses in Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Participation certificate of 10thShaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Symposium, Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Certificate of Appreciation for 100 percent results Biology in BISE Faisalabad Examination (2015 to 2016)
  • Certificate of Excellence for Best performance in assigned duties (2015 to 2017)

Special Affiliations/ Nominations

  • Special Nomination for Teacher’s Training from Embassy of China Initiative of Wife of Ambassador Her Excellency MADAM DIANA BAO (July 2016)
  • Life time membership of” Sangam Club” Embassy of China Islamabad

sadia.zia@ucp.edu.pk
+92-42-35880007 Ext:451
Faculty of Life Sciences, University of central Punjab

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