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Department of Bio-Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Professor Arif Ali, M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.
Coordinator,Biotechnology Program, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025, India

 

   
Personal information:  
Work: Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110 025, India.
Phone:(Home) 011-91-11-55633676
Phone: (Office) 011-91-11-2 698-8335
email: aliarif@rediffmail.com
Fax: 011-91-11-2 698 0229
Mobile: 98 105 60 205
 

Education:

State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, PDF, (Molecular Genetics) 1994

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, PDF, (Molecular Genetics) 1991-94

Aligarh Muslim University, India, Ph. D. (Botany) 1986

Aligarh Muslim University, India, M. Phil. 1976

Aligarh Muslim University, India, M. Sc. 1973

University of Delhi, India. B. Sc. 1971

 

Professional Education:

Passed Certificate of General Course on Intellectual Property Rights in 2004 from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Training:

"Selective Isolation and Identification of Actinomycetes" Institute of Microbial Technology, CSIR, Chandigarh, India 1990 (2 weeks).

"Genetic manipulation in Streptomyces," Madurai Kamraj University, Madras, India, 1987 (3 weeks)

 

Research Experience:

Post Doctoral Associate, Department of Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo. 1994 Jan-Aug. Full Time job worked with Howard K. Kuramitsu, Ph.D. on sucrose metabolism and regulation of gene expression in Streptococcus mutans. This oral microbe is the principal causative agent in the human dental caries.

Research Associate, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991-1994. Worked full time with C.R. Hutchinson, Ph.D. using techniques of molecular biology to elucidate to antibiotic biosynthetic pathways of Streptomyces glaucesens and Streptomyces peucetius. I published three papers in Gene, Biochemistry and Microbiologia.

 

Molecular Biological technique includes:

  • Oligonucleotide synthesis.

  • DNA sequencing using dideoxy chain termination.

  • DNA amplification using polymerase chain reaction.

  • recombinant DNA standard protocols.

  • Protein isolation and purification using FPLC

  • northern, Southern and western assay

  • SI nuclease protection assay

  • Primer extension reaction

  • Computer analysis of DNA sequences.

    The research work carried out at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has led to:
     

  • cloning and over expressing the gene acyl carrier protein (ACP) in E. coli

  • cloning and over expressing the gene malonyl CoA:ACP transacylase in E.coli.

  • purification of ACP to homogeneity using FPLC

  • sequencing of 4 kilobases of DNA from S. peucetius

  • identification, using TFASTA analysis, of significant homology between above ORFs and three distinct genes from the DNA database.

  • size of the Ser B gene in Streptococcus mutans.

  • transcription start site of the Scr B gene.

Teacher Fellow, University Grants Commission to work at Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1981-1984. Experience involved intensive study using the methods of biochemistry and population genetics to identify genotypic variations in Vigna sublobata, particularly in regard to resistance to the parasite Callosobruchus maculatus. This project resulted in the award of Ph. D. degree.

 

Teaching Experience:

I have an extensive experience of teaching both at undergraduate (B.Sc.) and post graduate (M. Sc.) levels. I started my teaching career as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Botany in the Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi in 1974, taught various topics of Botany to B.Sc. students for 11 years and six months before taking up teaching assignment at the Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1985.

At the Jamia Millia Islamia I started teaching molecular genetics to M. Sc. students and supervising research to Ph.D. students. Seventeen Ph.D. students have successfully completed their Ph.D. programs under my guidance. Eight students are registered for Ph. D. with me at the moment. I was promoted to the level of Reader (Associate Professor) in March 1987 and then promoted to Full Professor in March 1995 in the same department. A brief sketch of my employment history is given below.

Professor, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, 1995 - present. Promoted to full Professor in 1995 and continuing teaching courses in molecular genetics and supervising research at the post graduate level. Tewnty Ph. D. students have successfully completed their doctorate programme under my supervision so far and most of them are working as Post Doctoral Fellows in Universities in USA and Europe. I have also supervised over 75 students for their M. Sc. dissertation. Currently I am the Coordinator, Biotechnology Program of the Department.

Reader, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 1987-1995. Promoted to Associate Professor and continued teaching prokaryotic molecular genetics and topics in microbiology.

Lecturer, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 1985-1987. Full time position as an Assistant Professor involved teaching of full course of prokaryotic molecular genetics and topics in microbiology to graduate and postgraduate level Biosciences students.

Lecturer, Department of Botany, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi. 1974-1985. Full time position as an Assistant Professor teaching a variety of topics, including genetics, mycology, microbiology, plant taxonomy, plant anatomy, phycology, history of science and scientific methods. Experience also included the organization and facilitation of number of extensive fifteen-day plant exploration excursions for undergraduate students to acquaint them with the flora of different ecological habitats specially Himalayan regions.

 

Organizational Experience:

All four big conferences that have been organized by the Department of Biosciences were held on my initiative and I arranged the funding and organized them. I was responsible for getting the funding, making the scientific programs, inviting the speakers, keeping accounts of the same, preparing the souvenirs of all the conferences. The details are given below:

 

A. Conferences organized:

  • Agrarian Crisis: Optimism, Despair and GM Technologies. One-day seminar at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi on November 7, 2006.

  • Patents are threat to World Peace. One-day seminar at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi on April 22, 2005.

  • Organizing Secretary of the Two-day National Symposium on "Intellectual Property Rights and Indian Germplasm Resources: Emerging Challenges" held at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi on October 20-21, 2000.

  • Secretary of the three-day "38th Annual Meeting of Association of Microbiologists of India" and "Conference on Microbes in Sustainable Development" held in December 12-14, 1997 at the Jamia Millia Islamia,

  • New Delhi. Over 700 scientists/ microbiologists attended this meeting from various labs of India. A book of abstracts was published.

  • Organized one-day seminar on "Molecular Biology of Microbial Secondary Metabolites" at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi on February 1997.

  • I have organized a three-day "National symposium on Frontiers in Modern Biology" at the Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1991. As a General Secretary I raised funds and supervised the entire arrangement needed for its successful organization. A book of abstracts was published which included the abstract of over eighty scientists who came to attend from all over the country.

B. Launching of M. Sc. Biotechnology Program:

After my return from USA, I prepared the vision document for the introduction of M. Sc. Biotechnology Program in the University. This document includes the semester-wise Course structure, course content, the examination rules and other administrative rules. This Program is successfully running for the last five years. So far three batches have obtained their degrees and are very well placed in the prestigious institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College (University of Delhi), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, National Institute of Communicable Diseases (Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health). 25 students have qualified for the UGC, CSIR NET JRF.

I have also authored the document for the creation of an Interdisciplinary Centre of Biotechnology in Jamia Millia Islamia. This proposal was a part of the University’s X th Five-Year Plan Document that was submitted to the UGC. The Visiting Team of the UGC has already recommended the proposal in its visit to the University in January 2003.

C. Launching of M. Sc. Food Science & Technology Program:

I have also prepared a proposal for launching another two-year M. Sc. Program in Food Science and Technology. The proposal has been approved by different statutory bodies like Board of Studies, Faculty Committee and Academic Council of the University and has been submitted to the Ministry of Food Processing Industries for partial funding and is already under active consideration for the funding. The rest of the funding is being arranged from the Food processing industries (private sector) of India.

 

D. Positions held (present & past) in & outside University:

  • External Member for special knowledge of the subject, Faculty of science, University of Delhi from 2007-2010 (reappointed).

  • External Member for special knowledge of the subject, School Board of School for Biosciences & Biotechnology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow from June, 2007 onwards.

  • Coordinator, Center for Dental Medicine, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from December 2006 onwards.

  • Member, Advisory Board, Center for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi.

  • Member, Board of Studies, School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Inderprastha University, Delhi-110007. 2006 for three years.

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh from July 2006.

  • Provost of the Boy’s Hall of Residence, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi where 600 students were residing. From April 2006 –2007.

  • Member recently established Board of management of the Center for theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh from July 2005.

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Microbiology, Association of Microbiologist of India from February 2005.

  • Coordinator of Three-week UGC Refresher Course in Biosciences conducted by UGC Academic Staff College from August 18 to September 8, 2005. Over thirty five resource persons were invited to deliver lectures on various topics related to biotechnology, immunology, microbiology, biotechnology of herbal medicines, Climate change, DNA finger printing of crop plants, evolution of cell, bioinformatics, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, molecular biology of blood groups, biopesticides etc.

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Biotechnology, DDU Gorakhpur University from 27.11.04 for one year.

  • Member Governing Body, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, University of Delhi for one year from September 10, 2004- September 9, 2005. The term is extended by one more year by the Executive Council of University of Delhi, Delhi.

  • External expert member of the Senate of the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET), Patiala from 1.1. 2004 - 31.12.2007.

  • External Member for special knowledge of the subject, Faculty of science, University of Delhi from 15.4.2004 -2007.

  • Member Board of research Studies, Faculty of sciences, Kashmir University, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir till date.

  • Member Faculty Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

  • Member Faculty Committee, Faculty of Humanities & Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

  • Member Faculty Committee, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

  • Expert Member, Technical Committee on Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity. Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India. (2003 onwards). The task here is to monitor over 82 ENVIS sites spread all over the country specially the ENVIS nodes engaged in documenting the local flora, fauna and diversity including microbial diversity in that region. I am responsible for the nodes located in Southern India, Eastern India and the Central India. This Project is partially funded by the World Bank and executed by the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

  • Expert Member, National Expert Committee for monitoring research in "Restoration of Ecosystem Scheme", Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. The task of this committee is to sanction the research grants to the project proposals received from various scientists from all over the country. Also to monitor their research progress.

  • Coordinator, Biotechnology Program, Jamia Millia Islamia. A central University. (2001 onwards). The responsibility as a Course Coordinator is to arrange Guest Faculty, arrange theory and practical classes. To prepare timetable both for classes and the semester exams. Get the examination papers made by the examiners, get them moderated and also to act as Examination Superintendent. Prepare the budget for each financial year and spend and keep the account.

  • Program In charge, IGNOU Program Study Center 765 (P), Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. (2003 onwards). The job here is to hold the induction meetings, to prepare the schedule for the counseling sessions of B. Sc. students registered under IGNOU. To prepare the schedule for the practical classes and examinations for B. Sc. Life sciences; Physics and Chemistry. To maintain accounts for the Program Study Centre and to correspond with the Regional Centre in Delhi.

  • Expert member of the Assessment Committee for promotion of group II and III Officers to the next higher grade, National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NISCAIR), (CSIR), New Delhi-110 012. (2001 onwards). I am supposed to assess the progress of Senior Scientists working in NISCAIR and evaluate their performance. Also to attend the selection committees held by the NISCAIR.

  • Member, Editorial Board. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NISCAIR), (CSIR), New Delhi-110 012. (2001 onwards).

  • Member, Editorial Board. Journal of Tissue Research (An official Journal of Society of Science and Environment), Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot-360 005, India.

  • Chairman of the task force constituted by the Vice Chancellor, JMI responsible for greening and beautification of the campus, and restructuring the horticulture department of the University. (2000 onwards). This Task Force is responsible for evolving and executing plans for the development of the University Campus that is spread across 56 acres of land.

  • Member, National Expert Committee, National Botanic Garden being developed in a 200 acre land, New Delhi at an expenditure of IRS 400 million by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.

  • Head of the Department, Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. January 19, 1998 for the period of three years. During my tenure as Head II represented the case of the Department in front of a high powered Scientific Committee constituted by the Department of Science & Technology for the up gradation of the Department. My proposal was accepted and the Department became a DST-FIST Sponsored Department. Under this scheme a modern computer lab was developed with its own server.

  • Under my Headship a program to launch the M. Sc. Biotechnology was prepared and approved by the Academic Council of the University. This Program has now admitted students in the third batch.

  • Assistant coordinator (Sciences) for the Indira Gandhi National Open University programs offered at the IGNOU study center in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from 1998 - 2002.

  • Provost of the Boy’s Hall of Residence where 600 students were residing. It had an annual budget of 15 million Indian Rupees. I overhauled the admission process and laid down the foundation of admitting students in the Hall of Residence on merit basis. The quality of food and various hotel amenities were improved. The rules laid down by me are still being practiced with excellent results.

Research Grants:

I have been trained in the area of molecular biology of prokaryotes at the School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA. In India, main thrust of my research activities are in the area of environment management at the cellular and molecular levels. All the three of my major research projects deal with the assessment of India fresh water bodies.

In the first R&D project, funded by the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India I evaluated the nitrogenous fertilizer industries effluent that was being released in the rivers. Two students completed their Ph. D. program under this project.

The second R&D project, funded by the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, I evaluated the microbial populations occurring in the fresh water bodies and collected over 80 E. coli strains that were evaluated for their resistance to mercury. I was looking for the genetic determinants responsible for imparting mercury resistance to them. Thirty-six of them were found to be resistant to mercury. Their genetic make was worked out and genes coding for mercury resistance were cloned sequenced and characterized. The results were presented in various Conferences (refer the CV) and published in American and Indian research journal Current Microbiology. (See the publications attached). Three students completed their Ph. D. program under this project.

The third R&D research project that is currently going on is the largest and is funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The project entitles "Genetic Engineering of E. coli mer operon and improvement of mercury tolerance in N. plumbaginifolia" and it deals with the mobilization the characterized merA genes in to wild tobacco plant (Nicotiana plumbaginifolia) thus creating a transgenic wild tobacco. The cost of the project is 28.95 lakhs. This was an invited research project by the Department of Biotechnology. Three students are working under this project.

The fourth R&D research project entitled "Development of Luminescence-based Biosensors for Detection of Mercury Ions in Water Bodies" that has been submitted to the deals with Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, deals with the development of Bioluminescent based biosensors using the genes thus far characterized. It is under active consideration by the Ministry.

The fifth R&D research project entitled "Molecular characterization of the Indian isolates of enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC) causing epidemic diarrhoea" submitted to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) deals with the epidemic diarrhoea among infants.

 

R&D research project submitted:

An R&D research project entitled "Development of Luminescence-based Biosensors for Detection of Mercury Ions in Water Bodies" has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forests for financial assistance in 2003.

An R&D research project entitled "Molecular characterization of the Indian isolates of enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC) causing epidemic diarrhea" has been submitted to ICMR for financial assistance in 2002.

 

Current and ongoing R&D project:

  • Genetic Engineering of E. coli mer operon and improvement of mercury tolerance in N. plumbaginifolia." funded by DBT. 2003. (Cost: 28.95 lakhs).

  • An R&D research project entitled "Development of diagnostic kit for detection of viruses infecting banana (Musa spp) funded by DST 2003 where I am the Co- investigator.

Completed R&D projects:

  • In 2002 a research project entitled "Molecular Analysis of the Pattern of Mercury Resistance in Different Indian Isolates of Gram Negative Bacteria" has just concluded in our lab. It dealt with the cloning and nucleotide sequencing of merA gene from E. coli. The Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, are funding it. Three students are about to complete their Ph. D.

  • Successfully completed a research project entitled "Exploration of Nitrifying and Denitrifying Bacteria for Microbial Treatment of Effluents from Nitrogen Fertilizer Industries". The Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Wildlife, Government of India funded this project. Two students completed their Ph.D. while doing work in this project.

Presentation:

"Genetic Variations and resistance to Callosobruchus maculatus in Vigna sublobata" Abstracts related to this topic presented at different international conferences, including:

  • Fifteen international Congress of Genetics, New Delhi, India, 1982.

  • Fifteen International Botanical Congress, Berlin, West Germany, 1987.

  • Sixteen International Congress of Genetics, Toronto, Canada, 1988.

  • Eleventh annual conference of physiological society of India, New Delhi, 1999.

    Symposium on the Genetics and Molecular Biology of Industrial Microorganisms, Indiana University, Indiana, Bloomington, 1992. Poster presented on the cloning expression and purification of acyl carrier protein (ACP).

Invited Scientific talk delivered:

I have delivered more than fifty invited lectures on topics related to environment covering following topics:

Human Genome Project: Perils and Promises.
Recombinant DNA Technology and Bioinformatics.
Mercury detoxification by bacterial genes.
Water pollution
Environment & Women’s Health
Role of microorganisms in water quality
Biotechnology: A contrivance towards economic freedom of women.
Biodiversity and Government Initiatives.
Measurement & Management of Biodiversity.

The details of the talks delivered is given below:

  • A lead talk on "Development of transgenic Nicotiana plants containing E.coli merury reductase gene from environmental isolates" in ‘Symposium-cum-workshop on Application of nanotechnology in microbial & herbal product development’ held on March 23-25, 2007, conducted by Amity University, NOIDA, UP.

  • Catechol biodegradation: a metagenomic approach. At NIIT, on October 4, 2006, New Delhi.

  • Talk on ‘HIV/AIDS issues at work place’ at Patna, Bihar organized by Women Work Health Initiative on June 18, 2006.

  • Vectors: Tools for recombinant DNA technology. Prof S D Shukla Memorial Lecture delivered at the DDU Gorakhpur University as a part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations. on March 7, 2006.

  • "New Biomedical technologies vis-Ó-vis women: The Promises & The Perils" an invited lead lecture was delivered at the IV International Congress on Women Work & Health, Ashok Hotel, New Delhi 27-30 November 2005.

  • "Development of Luminescence-based Biosensors for Detection of Mercury Ions in Water Bodies" at the Hamdard University, New Delhi on October 25, 2005.

  • A series of three lectures on Biodiversity and molecular bioremediation of heavy metals delivered at the Refresher course conducted by Center for Research & Development and Department of Environmental Sciences, Kashmir University on 26.8.05.

  • Four lecture series on Biotechnology and its applications, IASE, Faculty of Education, May 2005

  • Four lecture series on Biodiversity and its conservation, IASE, Faculty of Education, June 2005

  • Ten lecture series delivered at the Department of Biotechnology, DDU Gorakhpur University from 30.11.04 to 2.12.04 on topics of Genomics, Bioinformatics and molecular Biology.

  • Plenary Lecture on "Bioremediation by bacterial enzymes" at the New College, University of Madras, Chennai on October 6, 2004

  • Special invited lecture "Mercury can be bioremediated by bacterial genes" at the Department of Zoology, HNB University, Srinagar, Garhwal, on May 7, 2004.

  • Resource person to deliver a lecture on "Human Genome: Perils and Promises." At Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University on March 22, 2004.

  • Resource person to deliver a lecture on "Bioinformatics: a tool to data-mine the Genomics." At Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University on March 23, 2004.

  • Lead Lecture on "Bioremediation of metal ions by bacterial genetic determinants" at the National Seminar on State-of-art on conservation of biodiversity in India with particular reference to Himalayas held at Center for Research & Development and Department of Environmental Biology at the Kashmir University on March 28, 2004.

  • Chaired a technical session of Biodiversity and Taxonomy on March 27, 2004 in the National Seminar on State-of-art on conservation of biodiversity in India with particular reference to Himalayas held at Center for Research & Development and Department of Environmental Biology at the Kashmir University on March 28, 2004.

  • Extension lecture "Skills of Scientific Communication through poster presentation". Institute for Advanced Studies, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. January 27, 2004.

  • Plenary lecture "Mercury volatilization by R factor systems in E.coli isolated from aquatic environment of India" delivered at the National Symposium on "Plant Biology and Biodiversity in Changing Environment" held at Hamdard University under the aegis of 26th Indian Botanical Society on December 29, 2003, New Delhi.

  • Deliver an invited Keynote address on Health & Environment and chair the following technical session in the International Seminar on "Women and Environment" being held at St. Bede’s College, Shimla on 29-30th September, 2003.

  • Two Special Extension lecture delivered in the Department of Botany, Kashmir University on Indian Germplasm resource and its management; and Introduction to Bioinformatics on 17 and 18 August, 2003.

  • Special extension lecture on Recombinant DNA Technology and Bioinformatics delivered at Department of Zoology, Kashmir University on August 19, 2003.

  • Resource Person at the Vishwa-Bharati, Shanti Niketan, West Bengal to deliver a talk on ‘Molecular Assessment of Biodiversity’ in the UGC sponsored Refresher Course. January 15, 2003.

  • Resource Person in the Convention on ‘Prevention of Communal Fascism’ December 8, 2002 at Hindi Bhawan, New Delhi.

  • An Extension Lecture on ‘Flexibility of bacterial genome in response to environmental changes’ at the DAV College, Amritsar, Punjab on November 30, 2002.

  • ‘Biotechnology: A Contrivance towards economic freedom of woman’ a lead talk delivered at the State Level Seminar on Woman as Resource Manager held at the DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar, Punjab, November 29-30 2002.

  • Invited Lead Talk "Bacterial mercury Operon: a paradigm for bioremediation" in the Three day National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Life Sciences" held at the Centre of Research & Development, Kashmir University. August 26-28 2002.

  • Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Jamia Millia Islamia. Genetic Disorders. September 2002.

  • Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, Cell Cycle & Cell Division. September 2002.

  • Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Jamia Millia Islamia. Biomolecules: DNA & RNA. September 2002.

  • Invited talk on ‘Molecular abatement of mercury pollution by E.coli mer operon’ at the Department of Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Science & Technology, Patiala. April 25, 2002.

  • Department of Computer Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. "Recombinant DNA Technology and Bioinformatics". March 18, 2002.

  • Conducted a two-day workshop in Institute of Advanced Studies in Education" on how to make communicate through posters. February 2002.

  • "Bacteria can abate mercury pollution" at the Deen Dayal Upadhaya College, University of Delhi.. February 2002.

  • "Initiatives in Conservation of Biodiversity". Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. February 2002.

  • ‘Cloning & expression of antibiotic biosynthetic pathways genes of Strptomyces’ at the National Seminar on "Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Reproductive Biology in Relation to Biotechnology" held at the Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi. February 2000.

  • Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon. "Genetic manipulation of antibiotics biosynthesis." November 2000.

  • Acharya Narender Dev College, University of Delhi. "Hybrid antibiotics: an answer to the drug resistance". November 2000.

  • Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, "IPR & Germplasm resources" and November 2000.

  • School of Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, "Genetics and Society", May 2000.

  • At the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, , Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Current Trends in Molecular Biology. "Cascade of gene expression in Lambda virus". 1998.

  • Delivered an inaugural address at the Botanical Society, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi, Delhi. January 1998.

  • At one day Seminar "Thermophiles" organized by the Association of Microbiologists of India, Delhi Unit II held at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 1996.

  • At the Center for Professional Development in Higher Education, University of Delhi, South Campus. Current Trends in Microbiology. "Streptomyces and its Secondary Metabolites" 1996.

  • At the Seminar organized by the Association of Microbiologists of India, Delhi Unit II on teaching of Microbiology at the post graduate level in Indian Universities held at University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi in 1995.

  • Inaugural address at the four-week workshop at the National Institute of Communicable Disease, New Delhi 1994.

Academic work outside Jamia Millia Islamia:

  • Chaired a technical session entitled "Chemical Exposure & Women Health" in IV International Congress on Women Work & Health, New Delhi 27-30 November 2005.

  • Head, Technical Program Committee, IV International Congress on Women Work & Health, New Delhi 27-30 November 2005.

  • Member, IV International Congress on Women Work & Health, New Delhi 27-30 November 2005.

  • As Panelist and expert of Technical Committee of Flora, Fauna and Conservation: National Workshop of ENVIS Centers and Nodes from June 25-27, 2004 held at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.

  • I am on the panel of experts of several Universities like Assam University, Mangalore University, Madras University, Aligarh Muslim University, Kashmir University.

  • I review R&D Projects submitted for financial assistance to the Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology; Ministry of Environment, Government of India.

  • Evaluate and conduct viva voce examinations for number of Universities that include Jawahar Lal Nehru University, University of Delhi, Kashmir University, Jamia Hamdard, HNB University, Garhwal, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat etc.

Visiting Faculty:

  • Department of Computer Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia from 2002 –2003.

  • Nominated as External Guest Faculty member by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India in the DBT sponsored training program "Genetic Manipulation of Antibiotic Gram-Positive Bacteria" held at the Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, Delhi –110 007, 1996.

  • Visiting lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus for the year 1994-95.

  • Visiting lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi for their course in Environmental Management since 1994-97.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Awarded Flemish Scholarship by the Inter University Council of Europe to attend International Summer Course on Sustainable Water Management in Urbanized Areas. The Course is being held at University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium from August 22-31, 2006. Flemish Scholarship covers total cost of travel, registration and accommodation

  • Elected member of the Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Microbiology, 2006-2008.

  • Expert member of the syllabus review committee for the ongoing course of M. Sc. Environmental Studies, School of Environmental Biology, University of Delhi.

  • Member National Advisory Committee of 26th Conference of Indian Botanical Society to be held on December 29-31, 2003 at Hamdard University, New Delhi.

  • Member National Advisory Committee, National Conference on Conservation of Biodiversity in India with Particular Reference to Himalayas being held at Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar on 22-24 October 2003.

  • Chaired a technical session in "TB a Global Challenge: an Update" seminar organized by VB Patel Institute, University of Delhi. April 2003.

  • Chaired a technical session of ‘Woman as Resource Manager’ at the State Level Seminar on Woman as Resource Manager held at the DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar, Punjab, November 29-30 2002.

  • Chaired a Session entitled "Reproductive Biology, Ethanobiology, Anatomy, Parasitology & Pathology" in the National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Life Sciences" held at the Centre of Research & Development, Kashmir University. August 26-28 2002.

  • Member of Organizing Committees of several International & National scientific conferences & seminars.

  • Elected as the Council member of the Association of Microbiology of India Delhi Unit II for the two years in 1995, 97, 99, 2001

  • Overseas Biotechnology Associateship, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, (Sponsored to conduct research on antibiotic biosynthesis in Madison, Wisconsin, for 1991-1993.

  • Travel grant, awarded by UNESCO and IDRC to attend the Fifteenth International Botanical Congress, Berlin, West Germany, 1987.

  • University Grants Commission (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) Teacher Fellowship under Faculty Improvement Program: 1981- 1985

  • Post graduate Merit Scholarship in M. Sc. Aligarh Muslim University, India (University funded tuition and living expenses for two years of graduate study in Botany 1971-1973.

Membership of the scientific bodies:

  • Life member of the Indian Society of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology,

  • IARI, New Delhi.

  • Life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India.

  • Life member of the Indian Journal of Microbiology.

  • Life member of the Indian Association of Cell Biology.

  • Life member of the International Association of Environmental Botanists.

  • Life member of the India Association of Plant Genetic Resources.

Recognition accorded by the International Bodies:

  • Nominated by Institute’s Governing Board of Editors for the biographical inclusion in the 6th edition of FIVE HUNDRED LEADERS OF INFLUENCE by the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 1997.

  • Priority nomination for the inclusion in the 6th edition of FIVE THOUSAND PERSONALITIES OF THE WORLD by the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. 1997.

  • Nomination for the prestigious title "MAN OF THE YEAR 1997" the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 1997.

  • Selected for the inclusion of my biography in the 26th edition of the DICTIONARY OF INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY" published by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, 1997.

  • Selected for the inclusion in the 13th edition by the editors of INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF INTELLECTUALS" published by the International biographical centre, Cambridge, England 1997.

  • Selected for the inclusion in the 2000 OUTSTANDING PEOPLE OF THE 20th CENTURY" published by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, 1997.

  • Selected for the inclusion in the English Edition of INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP published by the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 1997.

Educational Video Films for the UGC Countrywide Classroom:

I have been the subject expert for around thirty such video films on topic related to the environment, pollution and molecular biology that have been produced by the Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. These films have been telecast on the Doordarshan. The list is provided below:

  • Taming the double helix.

  • Revealing the lac operon.

  • Plasmids: Tools for Recombinant DNA technology.

  • Interview with Prof. K. Dharmalingam.

  • Interview with Prof. H. K. Das.

  • Bio-control of mosquitoes.

  • Antibiotics Production Current Status (Five Parts)

  • Resistance to Antibiotics (Three parts)

  • Biodiversity: Himalayas Untold Story (Two parts)

  • Enzymes in Process Industry

  • Microbial Cells as Chemical Process Plants.

  • Intellectual Properties Rights

  • DNA sequencing (Three parts)

  • See Ewe again. Cloning of Dolly (Two parts)

  • Bioethics of animals cloning.

List of Publications of Arif Ali

Neha Bhutani and Arif Ali. MiroRNAs have a role in regulating the timing of stem cell division. (Under preparation)

Sohrab SS, Mandal B, Arif Ali and Varma A. Sap transmission properties of a Begomovirus associated with yellow mosaic-distortion disease of sponge gourd in northern India. (Under preparation)

Sohrab SS, Mandal B, Arif Ali and Varma A. Bottle-gourd chlorotic stunt: A severe disease caused by a variant of Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi virus in Northern India. (Under preparation)

Ashok Kumar, Arif Ali, and K Yerneni. Effectiveness of a Mycoplasma Elimination Reagent on a Mycoplasma-Contaminated Hybridoma Cell Line. Hybridoma (USA). 26 (2): 104-106. 2007.

Arif Ali, H. Prakash and H.C. Goel. Podophyllum hexandrum modulates gamma radiation-induced immunosuppression in Balb/c mice: implication in radioprotection. Molecular and Cellular Physiology. 295: 93-103. 2007.

Sohrab SS, Mandal B, Arif Ali and Varma A. Molecular diagnosis of Begomovirus diseases in cucurbits occurring in northern India. Indian J Virology. 17(2): 88-95. 2006.

Arif Ali, Shabih Shakeel & Sajjad Karim. Peptide Nucleic Acid – A review. J of Chem Techno & Biotechnology 81: 892-899 2006. (John Wiley Inc,) United Kingdom.

Imtiyaz Murtaza, MA Marghoob, Dhuha Mushtaq, Huda Mushtaq, Ishtaq Ahmad and Arif Ali. A preliminary investigation on serotonin transporter gene regulatory region polymorphism in posttraumatic stress disorder. JL-Practitioner 13 (Suppl1): S66-68. 2006.

Imtiyaz Murtaza, Amit Datt, Duha Mushtaq & Arif Ali. Molecular cloning and genetic analysis of functional merB gene from Indian Isolates of Escherichia coli. Current Microbiology. USA. 51: 297-302. 2005.

H. Prakash., Arif Ali, Madhubala and H.C. Goel Modification of gamma radiation induced responses of macrophage , splenocytes and T-cell by Hippophae rhamnoides in mice; J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 57: 1065-1072. 2005.

H. Prakash., Arif Ali, Madhubala and H.C. Goel. Anti-inflammatory effects of Podophyllum hexandrum (RP-1) against lipopolysaccharides induced inflammation in mice. J Pharm Pharmaceut Sci. (www.cspscanada.org) 8 (1): 107 – 114, 2005.

Gaur YD, Narayan KP, Chauhan S and Arif Ali. Bacteriocinogeny: Concept, nomenclature, prevalence and application. Indian J of Microbiology 44 (1): 1-30. 2004

Neerja Gupta and Arif Ali. Mercury volatilization by R factor system in Escherichia coli isolated from aquatic environments of India. Current Microbiology, USA. 48 (2): 88-96. 2004.

Singh AK, Verma J, Bhatnagar A, Ali A. Tc-99 labelled sparfloxacin: A specific infection imaging agent. World Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2 (2): 103-109. 2003.

Imtiyaz Murtaza, Dutt, A & Arif Ali. Relationship between the persistence of mer operon sequences in Escherichia coli and their resistance to mercury. Current Microbiology, (USA) 44: 178-183. 2002.

Arif Ali, I Murtaza, S C Mishra and G Sharma. Operon mediated resistance to mercury and organomercurials in bacteria. In: Microorganisms in Bioremediation. 91-104. Eds. DK Markandey & NR Markandey. Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi. 2002.

Imtiyaz M, Dutt, A. & Arif Ali. Biomolecular Engineering of Escherichia coli Organo-mercurial Lyase Gene and its Expression. 1: 117 - 120. Indian J. Biotechnology. 2002

Neerja Gupta, Zahida,Q, Murtaza,I, Kalsi,R, Arif Ali. Molecular Intervention in the abatement of Mercury. In Environment Education. 122-144. Eds. P Shrivastava & DP Singh. Anmol Publications, New Delhi. 2002.

H. Prakash, Arif Ali and H.C. Goel. "Modification of gamma radiation induced Immunosuppression in mice by Podophyllum hexandrum" at International Conference on Radiation Damage and its Modification held at Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Science, Delhi from 13th – 15th November 2002.

Imtiyaz Murtaza & Arif Ali. Inducible Mercury Operon in Broad Spectrum Escherichia coli. Ind. J Microbiology. 41: 169 -172, 2001.

Arif Ali, Girish Sharma, Imtiyaz Murtaza and Subhash Misra. Molecular Mechanisms in Mercury Detoxification in Bacteria. In: Environment 2001-A Global Challenge. 179-190. Eds. R Mathur, S Sharma and A Mathur. CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi. 2001.

Pinki, G, Arif Ali and Jain SK. Cloning and expression of alpha subunit genes of ovine leutinizing hormone. In: Advances in Genome Biology. 19-26. Ed. Arif Ali. Venus Publishing House, New Delhi. 1998.

Nasreen ZE, Arif Ali, Hasnain, SE. Molecular characterization of a human satellite DNA. In: Advances in Genome Biology. 51-58. Ed. Arif Ali. Venus Publishing House, New Delhi. 1998.

Taneja, M, Totey, SM, Singh, G, Pawshe, CH, Talwar, GP. and Arif Ali. Genetic improvement of buffalo through superovulation and embryo transfer: Preliminary folliculogenesis studies. In: Advances in Genome Biology. 63-68. Ed. Arif Ali. Venus Publishing House, New Delhi. 1998.

Yadav, SP, Bhateshwar and Arif Ali. Microbial insecticide as vector control agent: Present status and bio-efficacy evaluations of their formulations. In: Advances in Genome Biology. 87-98. Ed. Arif Ali. Venus Publishing House, New Delhi. 1998.

Arif Ali and Imtiyaz Murtaza. AIDS: the hidden enemy. In: Advances in Genome Biology. 143-154. Ed. Arif Ali. Venus Publishing House, New Delhi. 1998.

Rubina Shafi, Arif Ali and Khanna S. Purification, Properties and Cloning of Esterases from Acinetobacter calcoaceticus S19 Indian J Microbial 37(2): 59-64, 1997.

Anjali Mehta & Arif Ali. Polymorphism and expression of esterases and acid phosphatases isozymes at different stages of development in Lens culinaris Med. Indian J. Plant Genetic Resources 9 (1) 135-141, 1996.

Taneja M. Arif Ali & Singh G. Ovarian follicular dynamics in water buffalo. Theriogenology (USA) 46: 121-130, 1996

Summers RG, Arif Ali, Shen, B. Wessels, WA and Hutchinson CR the malonyl-coenzyme A: ACP Carrier Protein Acyltransferase of Streptomyces glaucescens: A possible link between fatty acid and polyketide biosynthesis. Biochemistry (USA) 34 (29) 9389-9402, 1995.

Taneja, M. Singh, G. Totey S, M, & Arif Ali. Ovarian follicular dynamics in water buffalo superovulated in presence or absence of a dominant follicle Theriogenology (USA) 44 581-597 1995.

Taneja M. Totey SM & Arif Ali. Seasonal variation in follicular dynamics of superovulated Indian water buffalo Theriogenology (USA) 43:451-461 1995.

Grimn A, Madduri K, Arif Ali and Hutchinson CR. Characterization of the Streptomyces peucetius atcc 29050 genes encoding doxorubicin polyketide synthase Gene (USA 151: 1-10.1994.

Hutchinson, CR. Summers, RG. Shen B, Decker, H. Peinkowski, EW. Arif Ali, Grimm, A. Suh, JW, Kwon, HJ, and Wessel, WA. In: Third Conference on the Biotechnology of Microbial Product: Novel Pharmacological and Agrobiological Activities, VP Gullo, JC Hunter-Cevera, R Cooper, and RK Johnson, eds., SIM Fredericksburg, Virginia, pp 187-

204. Where has the manipulation of bacterial type II polyketide synthase genes led us? 1993.

Arif Ali, Summers, RG. Shen, B. Hutchinson CR. Cloning expression and purification of the fatty acid synthase acyl carrier protein of Streptomyces glaucescans in E.coli. (Abstract presented at the Symposium on the Symposium of Genetics and Molecular Biology of Industrial Microorganisms, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1992.

Sharma, G. Saxena, SK and Arif Ali. Bio-conversion of ammonia wastewater by mixed cultures of nitrifies. Ind. J. Env. Protection 12(12) 923-926, 1992.

Mahapatra, SP. Saxena, SK. & Arif Ali. Occurrence of coliform bacteria in channels receiving municipal sewage Ind. J Env. Protection 12(7) 509-511 1992.

Taneja M, Totey, SM, Pawshe, CH. Arif Ali and Singh, G. Effect of GnRH incorporation in to superovulation regimen for buffalo (Bulbabus bulbalis). Proc. 12th Intl Congr. Anim. Reproduction. The Hague. 1: 278-280 1992.

Srivastava, SK. Arif Ali & Khanna, S. Purification, Characterization and cloning of an endo-1 4B glucanase from Ruminococcus sp. Biotechnology Letters (UK) 19:907-912, 1992.

Garg, P. Reddi, PP. Arif Ali and Jain, SK. Expression of a cDNA clone for o-subunit of ovine LH in mammalian cell system, Med. Sci Res (UK) 19: 633-637, 1991.

Taneja, M. Totey, SM. Pawshe, CH. Singh, G. Arif Ali and Talwar, GP. Ultrasonographic monitoring of ovarian follicular dynamics in superovulated buffaloes. Proc. 3rd World Buffalo Congress, Verna 3:581-585 1991.

Arif Ali and Babu, CR. Reproductive behaviour of Callosobruchus maculatus (L) Fabr. in relation to host discrimination In: Golden Jubilee Celebrations Symposium Grain Legumes (ed BR Sharma) IARI, New Delhi 305-318, 1991

Arif Ali. Role of under-exploited leguminous trees in the reclamation of waste land. In: Environmental Contamination and Hygiene (eds Arif Ali and R. Prakash) 193-196, 1991.

Nasreen ZE, Hasnain SE, Arif Ali and Talwar, GP. Molecular cloning of human satellite DNA sequence and their use in detecting DNA polymorphism. Ind. J. Biochem. & Biophysis 27: 276-279, 1990.

Saxena, SK & Arif Ali. Potential use of microbes in treatment of effluents from nitrogenous fertilizer industries some efforts. Ind. J. Env. Protection 11: 831-833, 1989.

Arif Ali & Babu, CR. Divergent trends in the populations of Vigna sublobata, Genome (Canada) 30 (Suppl 1) 380, 1988.

Babu, CR, Gopinathan, MC & Arif Ali. Exploitation and conservation of wild relatives of food plants. Proc. Symp. Env. Van. Species. 75-78, 1982.

 

Abstracts presented in international and national scientific meetings:

SB Lall, Sunita Kaistha, Amita Sahaya and Arif Ali. New Biomedical Technologies vis-Ó-vis women: The Promises & The Perils. Abstract no. TuSy: 3 page 246 in the book of abstracts of IV International Congress on Women Work & Health, New Delhi 27-30 November 2005.

K Salahuddin, K Sinha, R Kumar, Arif Ali & Santosh Kumar. Molecular Characterization of soil-borne Streptomyces isolates. Abstract No. GMD29 page no. 109 in International Conference ‘Microbial Diversity 2005: Current perspective and Potential Applications. April 16-18, 2005, New Delhi. India.

Singh AK, Bhatnagar ST, Arif Ali & Mathew T Lazar. Development of Cold Kit for instant Preparation of Tc-99m-4-Flouroquinolone for specific imaging. Abstract No. BC-06. page 4 in XXII Annual Conference of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS) 12-14 October 2001 held at Chennai.

Arif Ali, Wahab, S, Babu,CR. Olfactory responses of Callosobruchus maculates to Vigna mungo seeds stimuli. Abstract No. PC8 in 11th Anuual Confrerence of the Physiological Society of India held at Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi. 28-30 November 1999.

Sabiha, I, Arif Ali and S. Ahmad. Histochemical localization of glycogen and nucleic acid in Leishmania infected hamsters following treatment with pentostam and in combination with TDM. VMI-29. 38th Annual meeting of the Association of Microbiologists of India Conference on microbes in sustainable development. New Delhi. 1997.

Rajan, S. Lal, B. Khanna, S. and Arif Ali. Mineralization of flouranthene and bioremediation of crued oil sludge contaminated site by Aspergillus odorans. EM-46. 38th Annual meeting of the Association of Microbiologists of India. Conference on microbes in sustainable development. New Delhi. 1997.

Murtaza, I. Dutt, A. and Arif Ali. Evidence of plasmid-borne mercury resistance in an Indian isolate of E.coli. MMG-22. 38th Annual meeting of the Association of Microbiologists of India Conference on microbes in sustainable development. New Delhi. 1997.

Arif Ali, Murtaza, I. and Dutt, A. Incidence of mercury operon sequences in different isolates of E.coli. MMG-23. 38th Annual meeting of the Association of Microbiologists of India Conference on microbes in sustainable development. New Delhi. 1997.

Sharma, G. Saxena, SK. Murtaza, I. and Arif Ali. Bio-treatment of the ammonia wastewater discharged from a nitrogen fertilizer industry. EM-7. 36th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India. Hissar. India.

Arif Ali, Farooqui, J. Maneesha, Sharma G. and Murtaza, I. Evidence of inducibility of mercury operon in E.coli. EM-66. 36th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India. Hissar. India.

Arif Ali and Babu CR. Reproductive behaviour of Callosobruchus maculatus (L) Fabr. in relation to host discrimination. Symp. on Grain Legumes. Ind. Soc. Genetics and plant Breeding, IARI, New Delhi 1991.

Nasreen ZE, Ma DP, Arif Ali, Talwar GP & Hasnain SE. A new class of human satellite DNA sequence useful in genetics fingerprinting 1st Conf. on DNA Fingerprinting Berne (Switzerland) 1990.

Nasreen ZE, Arif Ali and Hasnain, SE. PCR generated minisatellite sequences: use as a probe for fingerprinting after single primer unidirectional amplification (SPUDA) of human genome DNA 1st Conf. on DNA Fingerprinting. Berne (Switzerland) 1990.

Arif Ali. Genetic differentiation in the natural populations of Vigna sublobata. Proc. Intel. Conf. on Research in Plant Sciences & its Future Relevance. New Delhi 1988.

Arif Ali and Babu, CR. Vigna sublobata-A potential genetic resource for the development of bruchid resistant cultivars of black and green gram. Proc XIV Intl. Botanical Congress Berlin, West Germany, 1987.

Arif Ali and Babu, CR. Kairomonal stimuli and the bruchid orientation in Vigna sublobata. Proc. Intl. Conf. Tropical Entomol. Nairobi, Kenya, 1986.

Babu, CR. Nair, S. Jha, PK. Subramaniam, B. Gopinathan, MC and Arif Ali. Legumes as a source of fuel wood in the Himalayan ecosystems. Symp. Bio-energy from waste and wasteland. Bio-energy Soc. of India, India 1984.

Arif Ali, Babu, CR and Afridi MMRK. Resistance to bruchids in Vigna sublobata. International Congress of Genetics, New Delhi, Contributed papers, Part II 1983.

 

Special and Popular Articles:

Arif Ali. Biotechnology: A contrivance towards economic freedom for women. Published in Women Sahyog, Vol. 10: 18-20. Kolkata. 2005.
Arif Ali. Biotechnology: Bani nau-e-insan ki khidmat mein. Science ki Duniya, September - Dec 2005. CSIR Urdu science magazine, New Delhi.

Arif Ali. AIDS is not invincible.

Arif Ali. Optimism about AIDS cures. Parwańz (University Resident Students’ Magazine) Pages 7-10, 1997.

Arif Ali, AIDS: Hidden enemy. In: Advances in Genes and Genome Biology, (ed. Arif Ali) Venus Publishers, 1998.

Arif Ali. Teesri Duniya mein biotechnology ka farogh. Quami Awaz (National Urdu Daily). 1990.

Arif Ali, Biotechnology aur Teesri Duniya mein iska farogh. Aiwan –e-Urdu, pages 42-43, Urdu Monthly published by Urdu Academy, New Delhi, September 1989.

Arif Ali & Saxena SK. Industries pay scant attention to safety measures. Link (weekly): 30(12): 21-23, 1988.

Several radio talks on topics like Human genome projects, Indian trees, Biotechnology and inherited diseases were delivered.

 

Radio talks and interviews:

Several radio talks on topics related to Gene cloning and evolution, GMO Food, Biodiversity, Human Genome Project, Genetic Diseases, Indian Trees, National Gene Bank were given in Urdu and are aired through All India Radio’s Urdu Service on various days.

 

Books edited/ translated:

  • Translated NCERT XI th standard ‘Biology’ from English to Urdu.
  • Contributing two chapters on ‘Plasmids’, and Maternal Inheritance in the eBook called National Science Digital Library being published by National Council for Scientific Communication & Information Resource, CSIR, New Delhi.

  • "Environmental Contamination & Hygiene" Published by Society for Science and Environment, New Delhi 1991.

  • "Advances in Gene and Genome Biology". Venus Publishing House, New Delhi, 1998.

Visits abroad:

  • University of Antwerp, Belgium as Flemish Scholarship holder to attend and also to deliver lecture in International Summer Course on Sustainable water management and technology for urbanized area from August 22 to September 1, 2006.

  • West Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam. 1987. The UNESCO, IDRC (Canada), and University Grants Commission, Govt. of India funded the visit.

  • Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada 1988. Funded by the Canadian Bursary and University Grants Commission, Govt. of India.

  • Wisconsin-Madison. 1991-94. Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

  • State University of New York at Buffalo 1094. School of Dental Medicine.

  • Cornell University, Ithaca; Rochester University, Rochester, New York; Indiana University, Bloomington, 1993. Sponsored by the UW-Madison, USA.

  • Loyola University, Chicago. 1994. Sponsored by the Loyola University, USA.

  • Yeravan, Armenia, to attend a UNESCO Seminar on Harmful and beneficial effects on cellular metabolism. September 24-October 3, 2000.

  • Tehran, Iran to lecture on topics of Biotechnology at the Medical College of University of Tehran on October 4-6, 2000.

Supervision of Research:

A.  Fifteen Ph. D. students are currently registered with me. Some of them are about to submit their thesis soon. Two students are working
     as SRF and JRF in the DBT funded project.

B.  Guided research projects of more than one hundred (100), M. Sc. Bioscience’s students for their dissertations.

C.  Ph. D. Thesis Guidance: Twenty-two students have successfully completed their Ph. D. under my supervision and co-supervision.
     Two students are in the process of writing their Ph.D. thesis. Twelve students are currently registered with me for their Doctoral Program.

D.  Name of students along with the titles of their doctoral thesis, and the year of the award of the thesis is given below:

S. No Names of students

Titles of their thesis

Award Year
23 Sajjad Karim Molecular analysis of p53 tumor suppressor gene in human gastric cancer Submitted 2007
22 Snehangshu Kundu Light regulated activation of Z-box containing promoters and identification of Z-box binding factors (ZBF) in Arabidobsis thaliana 2006
21 S S Sohrab Variability in the Geminiviruses infecting cucurbits 2006
20 Hrideyesh Prakash Radioprotective and immunomodulatory role of certain herbal extracts (Podophyllum hexandrum etc.) in experimental model system 2004
19 Kumar Pranav Narayan

To understand inter strain competition for improving chickpea Rhizobium symbiosis.

2004
18 Paikray Sitaram Prasad

Studies on extraction, formulation and bio-efficacy of neem kernel oil.

2004
17 B N. Singh

Molecular Cloning and Characterization of Topoisomerase II Gene from Tobacco

2003
16 Zahida Qamari

Molecular Characterization of Indian Isolates of Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC) causing Diarrhoea in Infants.

2002
15 Ajay K Singh Evaluation of Macromolecules and Antibiotics for Infection Imaging. 2002
14 Neerja Tilak Raj Gupta

Mercuric ion resistance operon: characterization of the regulatory and transport genes from isolates of Escherichia coli.

2002

 

13 Amit Dutt

An in vivo analysis of the role of cis elements in chloroplast promoters in plastid transcription of higher plants.

2000
12 Imtiyaz Murtaza

Operon mediated resistance to mercury and Organomercurial compounds: physiological, biochemical and genetic analysis.

2000
11 S Rajan

Biochemical and genetic studies on PAH degradation

1999
10 Dil-Afroze

Genomic rearrangement in meningiomas detected by RAPD analyses.

1999
9 Fatima Shazli

Biochemical studies of oxalate oxidase in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)

1999
8 Girish Sharma

Studies on mixed cultures of nitrifying bacteria in bio-conversion of ammonia waste water

1997
7 Manish Taneja

Ultrasonographic monitoring of ovarian follicular dynamics during the estrous cycle in Buffaloes: Implications for super

1995
6 Rubina Shafi

Genetic and Biochemical regulation of biosurfactant activity in Acinetobacter calcoaceticus S19

1995
5 S. P. Yadav

Studies on the factors affecting efficacy of biopesticides isolates against mosquitoes

1995
4 Sudeep K. Srivastava

Cloning and expression of an endo-1-4-B-D glucanase from Ruminnococcus sp.

1992
3 Sunil K. Saxena

Potential use of microbes in pollution monitoring and treatment of effluents from nitrogenous fertilizer industries

1992
2 Pinky Garg

Cloning and expression of gonadotropin hormone genes

1991
1 Nasreen Ehtesham

Isolation cloning & characterization of repetitive DNA sequences and their use in DNA fingerprinting

1991

 

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