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Expert NameDr. Kauser Abdulla Malik
TitleChief Scientist/Director
InstitutionNational Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Telephone92 41 651471
Work ExperienceDr. Malik is a microbiologist with more than 26 years post-doctoral research experience in agricultural and industrial microbiology and biotechnology. His earlier research related to microbial conversion of cellulose and later on of lignocellulosic substrates. Subsequently he developed interest in plant-microbial interactions especially with nitrogen fixing microbes associated with legumes and cereals growing in saline soils. Several prestigeous research grants were awarded to carry out these researches. Similarly the pioneering work done on biotechnological approaches for economic utilization of saline soil and related work on understanding the molecular mechanism of osmoregulations in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems own him the Presidential Medal of Distinction in Science in 1988. Dr. Malik has undertaken several expert assignments in various developing countries namely Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Malaysia, Senegal, Sri Lanka and Turkey. He has also been a member of the evalu
QualificationsM.Sc. Botany, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, 1965. Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Aston in Birmingham, U.K. 1970.
Number of Publications140
Awards1. Medal of Distinction (Science) from President of Pakistan 1987. 2. Gold Medal (Biology) Pakistan Academy of Sciences 1993. 3. Member, Selection Board, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
Other Activities1. Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2. Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences 3. Life Member, Pakistan Botanical Society 4. President, Pakistan Biotechnology Society
Publications1. Malik K.A., Aslam Z. and Naqvi M. (1986). Kallar grass - A plant for saline land. A monograph. NIAB, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2. Qureshi J.A. and Malik K.A. (1990). Evidence for a plasmid conferring salt-tolerance in the plant-root associated, diazotroph Klebssiella sp. Biotechnology Letters, 12(2):783-788. 3. Malik K.A. (1995). Crop production insalt affected soils: A biological approach. In nuclear methods in soil-plant aspects of sustainable agriculture. Proceedings of an FAO/IAEA Regional Seminar for Asia and the Pacific. IAEA-Tecdoc-875, pp. 127-135. 4. Malik K.A., Bilal R., Mehnaz S., Rasul G., Mirza S. and Ali S. (1996). Studies on association of nitrogen fixing plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PRPR) with kallar grass and rice. Proceedings of 2nd Working Group Meeting on Nitrogen Fixation with ric, oct. 13-115 1996, NIBGE, Fsd. 5. Rajoka M.I. and Malik K.A. (1997). Enhanced production of cellulases by strains of Cellulomonas grown on cellulosic residues
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