Dr. Arshia Amin Butt

Dr. Arshia Amin Butt (PhD QAU, Islamabad)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Arshia completed her PhD degree in Microbiology with specialization in Microbial Biotechnology, Bacterial Systematics and Taxonomy from Department of Microbiology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. She worked as senior research fellow at Yunnan Institute of Microbiology (YIM), Yunnan Kunming China from 2013-2014. Since then she has been actively involved in Academics and Research.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Microbiology Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2017
MPhil Microbiology and Molecular Genetics University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 2010
MSc Microbiology and Molecular Genetics University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 2008
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2018
Visiting Faculty Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi 2017 – 2018
Grant Development Officer Pakistan Biological Safety Association 2017 – 2018
Research Associate NIGAB, National Agriculture Research Council (NARC), Islamabad 2011 – 2014
Research Scholar The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics University of Punjab, Lahore 2009 – 2011
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Coordinator Final Year Projects 2018
Coordinator Internship 2018
Coordinator Open House 2018
Convener Departmental Team for BS Biotechnology 2018
Member Departmental Curriculum Review Committee 2018
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Life Time Member Next Generation Global Health Security Network
Life Time Member Pakistan Biosafety Association
Member American Society of Microbiology
HONORS & AWARDS
1. LCF-415 entitled “Development of consortium for enhanced recovery of residual petroleum: Step towards sustainable energy exploration and exploitation” having total cost of Rs. 18,156,750/-
2. NRPU. Project no. 13723- 2020. 6.5 million. Title: Molecular epidemiology and prevalence of antibiotics resistance genes in smog particulate matter. Implications on human health.
3. ORIC Project won : Micropropagation of Banana Cultivars
4. Senior Research Fellow, Yunnan Institute of Microbiology, Yunnan , Kunming China (2014-2015)
5. Certified by IFBA for Biorisk management
6. Certified for transportation of infectious substance by WHO
7. Awarded for “Best presenter award” in the international conference in Bahawalpur on date palm on the presentation entitled” Date palm tissue culture, Outstanding problems and solutions
8. Invitation for Presentation in FEMS Congress – Valencia 2017 7th Congress of European Microbiologists abstract number FEMS7-0028 entitled Diversity of Bacteria In Hot Water Springs and Desert of Pakistan and Description of Novel Species.
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS
  1. Her PhD research work included the isolation and identification of bacteria based on 16S rRNA gene sequences.;
  2. She had performed experiments at molecular level to delineate the strains as novel bacterial species by performing DNA-DNA hybridization and other polyphasic texonomic characterization approaches which included: the analysis of DNA G+C contents, menaquinones, cell wall diagnostic aminoacids, cellular fatty acids.;
  3. I have also performed experiments on house keeping gene(s) as well as whole genome sequence of selected bacterial strains;
  4. She had sequenced many bacteria strains using 16S rRNA gene and submitted these sequence data to DNA database. She had also worked on 2nd generation pyrosequencing technique and analyzed huge data by using various bioinformatic tools.
RESEARCH SUPERVISION
1. MS & BS Four MS and BS students are under supervision
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Amin A, Ahmed I, Khalid N, Khan IU, Ali A, Dahlawi SM, Li WJ. Insights on comparative bacterial diversity between different arid zones of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. 3 Biotech. 2020 May;10(5):224. doi: 10.1007/s13205-020-02204-6. Epub 2020 May 2. PMID: 32373416; PMCID: PMC7196105.
2. Arshia Amin, Ahmed, Iftikhar, Khalid, Nauman, Schumann, Peter, Busse, Hans-Jürgen, Khan, Inam, Ali, Ahmad, li, Shuai, Li, Wen-Jun. 2021/01/18 . Zafaria cholistanensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a moderately thermotolerant and halotolerant actinobacterium isolated from Cholistan desert soil of Pakistan. DOI 10.1007/s00203-02002176-4. Archives of Microbiology
3. E. Dilshad, N. Zahra, Z. Nooruddin, A. A. Butt, and S. M. Bakhtiar, “Single-cell editing: The CRISPR/Cas9 and applications,” in Single-Cell Omics. Elsevier, 2019, pp. 397-415. 2019
4. Amin, Arshia., Ahmed, I., Khalid, N., Osman, G., Khan, I. U., Xiao, M., & Li, W. J. (2017). Streptomyces caldifontis sp. nov., isolated from a hot water spring of Tatta Pani, Kotli, Pakistan. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 110(1), 77-86.
5. Amin, Arshia., Ahmed, I., Habib, N., Abbas, S., Hasan, F., Xiao, M., … & Li, W. J. (2016). Microvirga pakistanensis sp. nov., a novel bacterium isolated from desert soil of Cholistan, Pakistan. Archives of microbiology, 198(10), 933-939.
6. Amin, Arshia., Ahmed, I., Habib, N., Abbas, S., Xiao, M., Hozzein, W. N., & Li, W. J. (2016). Nocardioidespakistanensis sp. nov., isolated from a hot water spring of Tatta Pani in Pakistan. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 109(8), 1101-1109.
7. Amin, Arshia., Ahmed, I., Salam, N., Kim, B. Y., Singh, D., Zhi, X. Y., … & Li, W. J. (2017). Diversity and distribution of thermophilic bacteria in hot springs of Pakistan. Microbial ecology, 74(1), 116-127.
8. Khan, I. U., Habib, N., Hussain, F., Xian, W. D., Amin, Arshia., Zhou, E. M., … & Li, W. J. (2017). Thermus caldifontis sp. nov., a thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 67(8), 2868-2872
9. Khan, I. U., Hussain, F., Habib, N., Xiao, M., Ahmed, I., Amin, Arshia., … & Li, W. J. (2017). Nocardioides thalensis sp. nov., isolated from a desert. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 67(8), 2848-2852.
10. Khan, I. U., Hussain, F., Tian, Y., Habib, N., Xian, W. D., Jiang, Z., Amin, Arshia., … & Li, W. J. (2017). Tibeticola sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 67(5), 1133-1139.
11. Amin, Arshia., Iftikhar Ahmed, N. Khalid, N. Habib, N. Salam, W-J. Li. Bacterial Community Structure in the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan: Comparative Analysis between Rhizospheric and Non-Rhizospheric Soil Samples. (under review process).
12. Amin, Arshia., I. Ahmed, G. Osman, N. Habib, F. Hussain, M. Xiao, M. N. Rao, W-J Li. Proposal of Allooarthrobacter solitudinis sp. nov., a halotolerant bacterium isolated from hot water spring of Tatta Pani, Pakistan. (in submission process).
13. Afridi, M. I., Ali, N., Shinwari, K. I., Hassan, M. A., Butt, Amin. Arshia., Shah, A., … & Muhammad, A. (2015). Optimization of Aseptic Conditions for Micropropagation of Olive (OleaeuropaeaL.) Cultivar Uslu. Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences (JBMS), 3(1), 35-43.
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
1. Screening of Bacteria from Oil Reservoirs in Punjab for their Metal Tolerance and Biotransformation, Identification of Major Fatty Acid Components Involved in Enhanced Surfactant Activity. Hafsa Raja, Sajjida Tayyaba, Zainab Rasheed Bhutto, Arshia Amin Butt. CBICS, 2019
2. Screening of Bacteria from Oil Reservoirs in Punjab for their Metal Tolerance and Biotransformation, Identification of Major Fatty Acid Components Involved in Enhanced Surfactant Activity. Hafsa Raja, Sajjida Tayyaba, Zainab Rasheed Bhutto, Arshia Amin Butt. CBICS, 2019
3. Impact of physicochemical characteristics of Himalayan Glacial Soil on Bacterial Community Distribution and shift. Tooba Khalid, Hareem Batool, Sundus Batool, Arshia Amin Butt. CBICS 2019.
4. Microbial analysis of soil for antibiotic producing bacteria. Muhammad Mobeen Qureshi, Muhammad Umar Aqiq, Shaukat Iqbal, Sahar Fazal, Syeda Marriam Bakhtiar, Erum Dilshad, Arshia Amin Butt, Shahid Hussain. CBICS 2019
5. Identification and Analysis of Bacterial Species Associated with Lead Bioremediation Found in Faisalabad, Pakistan Rida Fatima, Sarmad Habib Khan, Syed Ali Raza, Arshia Amin Butt. CBICS2020.
6. Microbial Analysis of Soil for Isolation of Secondary Metabolites from Antibiotic Producing Bacteria and Their Identification for Antimicrobial Properties. Urba Sajid, Hira Shaheen, Intiqash Saleem, Arshia Amin. CBICS 2021
7. Shooting, Rooting and Hardening of Cavendish and In-Silico Analysis of Bioactive Compounds of Biofertilizers. Noor ul Ain, Rameesha Batool, Arshia Amin. CBICS 2021.
8. Effect of different electrodes on process efficacy during anaerobic codigestion of cattle manure with green grocery waste coupled with microbial electrochemical system Kainat Tariq , Sharqa Naeem , Misbah Naeem , Mohammad Adil Nawaz , Malik Badshah , Arshia Amin. CBICS 2021.
9. Iftikhar Ahmed, Saira Abbas, Arshia Amin, Shakira Ghazanfar, Wen Jun Li. National culture collection activities of parc, Pakistan and the description of several novel species of bacteria from pakistani ecology. December 2017. Conference: 11th International biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Microbiology “applied microbial genomics in public health, food, pharma and agriculture” At: Pakistan project: Establishment of “National Culture Collection of Pakistan (NCCP)”.
10. Iftikhar Ahmed, Saira Abbas, Asia Bangash, Arshia Amin, Wen Jun Li, Akbarr Ali Malik. Describing novel bacteria from Pakistan Ecology: Challenges and Opportunities. February 2015. Conference: Proceedings of International Conference of Soil Sustainability and Food Security. At: Pakistan. Project: Establishment of “National Culture Collection of Pakistan (NCCP)”.
11. Aish Muhammad, Arshia Amin. The international conference in Bahawalpur on date palm on the presentation entitled” Date palm tissue culture, Outstanding problems and solutions. 2014.
BOOK CHAPTERS AUTHORED
1. Arshia Amin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Nauman Khalid, Wen-Jun Li. Insights into the Thermophile Diversity in Hot Springs of Pakistan, August 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0329-6_1 In book: Extremophiles in Eurasian Ecosystems: Ecology, Diversity, and Applications
2. Dilshad, E., Zahra, N., Nooruddin, Z., Butt, Arshia. A., & Bakhtiar, S. M. (2019). Single Cell Editing: The CRISPR/Cas9 and Applications. In Single-Cell Omics (pp. 397-415). Academic Press.
3. Amin, Arshia., Zahra, T., Raja, H., Amin, M., Dilshad, E., Naveed, M., & Ahmed, I. (2020). Major natural sinks for harboring microorganisms with altered antibiotic resistance versus major human contributing sources of antibiotic resistance: a detailed insight. In Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment (pp. 70-98). Elsevier.
4. Dilshad, E., Waheed, H., Ali, U., Amin, A., & Ahmed, I. (2021). General Structure and Classification of Bioplastics and Biodegradable Plastics. In Bioplastics for Sustainable Development (pp. 61-82). Springer, Singapore.
5. Arshia Amin, Iftikhar Ahmed, Nauman Khalid, Wen-Jun Li. Insights into the Thermophile Diversity in Hot Springs of Pakistan, August 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0329-6_1 In book: Extremophiles in Eurasian Ecosystems: Ecology, Diversity, and Applications

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