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Afsheen Aman

Country of origin: Pakistan Currently in: Pakistan, Karachi General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background

Degrees

2007 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Research Keywords: 
Glycobiotechnology
Biochemistry
biotechnology
Applied Microbiology

Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Haneef Ur Rehman, Afsheen Aman, Mohammad Asif Nawaz, Asad Karim, Maria Ghani, Abdul Hameed Baloch and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Immobilization of pectin depolymerizing polygalacturonase using different polymers. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (2016) 82: 127-133.
2. Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Asad Karim, Zainab Bibi, Haneef Ur Rehman, Afsheen Aman, Dilshad Hussain, Midrar Ullah, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Maltase entrapment approach as an efficient alternative to increase the stability and recycling efficiency of free enzyme within agarose matrix. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, (2016) 64: 31-38.
3. Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Afsheen Aman, Haneef Ur Rehman, Zainab Bibi, Asma Ansari, Ziaul Islam, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Polyacrylamide gel-entrapped maltase: An excellent design of using maltase in continuous industrial processes. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (2016) 179 (3): 383-397.
4. Raheela Rahmat Zohra, Shah Ali Ul Qader Sidra Pervez and Afsheen Aman Influence of different metals on the activation and inhibition of α-amylase from thermophilic Bacillus firmus KIBGE-IB28. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2016) 29(4): 1275-1278.
5. Ayesha Kamran, Zainab Bibi, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Hyper production of β-galactosidase from newly isolated strain of Aspergillus nidulans. Journal of Food Process Engineering (2016). 10.1111/jfpe.12452
6. Ayesha Kamran, Zainab Bibi, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Lactose hydrolysis approach: Isolation and production of β-galactosidase from newly isolated Bacillus strain B-2. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (2016) 5: 99-103.
7. Sidra Pervez, Nadir Naveed Siddiqui, Asma Ansari, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Aspergillus species for the production of starch saccharifying amyloglucosidase. Annals of Microbiology, (2015) 65:2287–2291.
8. Zainab Bibi, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman. Calcium alginate matrix increases the stability and recycling capability of immobilized endo‑β‑1,4‑xylanase from Geobacillus stearothermophilus KIBGE‑IB29. Extremophiles, (2015) 19: 819-827.
9. Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Muhammad Samee Haider, Asma Ansari, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Purification, characterization and end product analysis of dextran degrading endodextranase from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB25. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (2015) 78: 243-248.
10. Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Asad Karim, Afsheen Aman, Roberta Marchetti, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Antonio Molinaro. Continuous degradation of maltose: Improvement in stability and catalytic properties of maltase (α-glucosidase) through immobilization using agar-agar gel as a support. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, (2015) 38:631-638.
11. Muhammad Asif Nawaz, Haneef Ur Rehman, Zainab Bibi, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Continuous degradation of maltose by enzyme entrapment technology using calcium alginate beads as a matrix. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, (2015) 4:250-256.
12. Haneef Ur Rehman, Afsheen Aman, Mohammad Asif Nawaz and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Characterization of pectin degrading polygalacturonase produced by Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB21. Food Hydrocolloids, (2015) 43: 819-824.
13. Zainab Bibi, Faiza Shahid, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman. Agar-agar entrapment increases the stability of endo-β-1,4-xylanase for repeated biodegradation of xylan. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (2015) 75: 121-127.
14. Asad Karim, Muhmmad Asif Nawaz, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Hyper production of cellulose degrading endo (1,4) β-D-glucanase from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB2. Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences, (2015) 8: 160-165.
15. Asma Ansari, Nadir N. Siddiqui, Maria Ghani, Afsheen Aman and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Plasmid borne BAC-IB17: Localization of a potential antibacterial positive marker (Bac+) encoded broad inhibitory spectrum bacteriocin. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2015) 28(4): 1331-1335.
16. Samina Iqbal, Afsheen Aman, Saeeda Bano, Nadir Naveed Sidduiqui, Asma Ansari and Shah Ali-Ul-Qader. Role of nutrients and environmental conditions for the production of dextransucrase from L. mesenteroides KIBGE-IB26. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2015) 28(6): 1939-1945.
17. Haneef Ur Rehman, Nadir Naveed Siddiqui, Afsheen Aman, Mohammad Asif Nawaz, Abdul Hameed Baloch and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Morphological and molecular based identification of pectinase producing Bacillus licheniformis from rotten vegetables. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, (2015) 13: 139-144.
18. Sidra Pervez, Afsheen Aman, Samina Iqbal, Nadir Naveed Siddiqui and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Saccharification and liquefaction of cassava starch: An alternative source for the production of bioethanol using amylolytic enzymes by double fermentation process. BMC Biotechnology, (2014) 14: 49.
19. Muhmmad Asif Nawaz, Zainab Bibi, Afsheen Aman, Raheela Rahmat Zohra and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Enhanced production of maltase (α-glucosidase) from newly isolated strain of Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB4. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2014) 27(5): 1437-1442.
20. Sofia Qaiser, Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Afsheen Aman and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Enhanced production of cellulose degrading CMCase by newly isolated strain of Aspergillus versicolor. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2014) 104: 199-203.
21. Haneef Ur Rehman, Afsheen Aman, Raheela Rehmat Zohra and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Immobilization of pectin degrading enzyme from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB21 using agar-agar as a support. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2014) 102: 622-626.
22. Nadir Naveed Siddiqui, Afsheen Aman, Alba Silipo, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Antonio Molinaro. Structural analysis and characterization of dextran produced by wild and mutant strains of Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2014) 99: 331-338.
23. Haneef Ur Rehman, Afsheen Aman, Abdul Hameed Baloch, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Immobilization of pectinase from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB21 on chitosan beads for continuous degradation of pectin polymers. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, (2014) 3(4): 282-287.
24. Zainab Bibi, Asma Ansari, Raheela Rahmat Zohra, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Production of xylan degrading endo-1,4-β-xylanase from thermophilic Geobacillus stearothermophilus KIBGE-IB29. Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences, (2014) 7: 478-485.
25. Asad Karim, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Asif Nazwaz and Afsheen Aman. Immobilization of endo (1→4) β-D-glucanase from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB2 using agar-agar as support for continuous use. Chemical Engineering Transactions, (2014) 38: 409-414.
26. Maria Ghani, Afsheen Aman, Haneef Ur Rehman, Nadir Naveed Siddiqui and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Strain improvement by mutation for enhanced production of starch saccharifying glucoamylase from Bacillus licheniformis. Starch/Stärke, (2013) 65: 875-884.
27. Haneef Ur Rehman, Afsheen Aman, Alba Silipo, Shah Ali Ul Qader and Antonio Molinaro. Degradation of complex carbohydrate: Immobilization of pectinase from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE-IB21 using calcium alginate as a support. Food Chemistry, (2013) 139: 1081-1086.
28. Maria Ghani, Asma Ansari, Afsheen Aman, Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Nadir Naveed Siddiqui and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Isolation and characterization of different strains of Bacillus licheniformis for the production of commercially significant enzymes. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2013) 26(4): 691-697.
29. Farwa Sarwat, Nuzhat Ahmed, Afsheen Aman and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Optimization of growth conditions for the isolation of dextran producing Leuconostoc spp. from indigenous food sources. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2013) 26(4): 793-797.
30. Rashida Rahmat Zohra, Afsheen Aman, Raheela Rahmat Zohra, Asma Ansari, Maria Ghani, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Dextranase: Hyper-production of dextran degrading enzyme from newly isolated strain of Bacillus licheniformis. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2013) 92 (2): 2149-2153.
31. Saeeda Bano, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman, Mohammad Noman Syed, Kamran Durrani. High production of cellulose degrading endo-1,4-β-D-glucanase using bagasse as a substrate from Bacillus subtilis KIBGE HAS. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2013) 91 (1): 300-304.
32. Nadir Naveed Siddiqui, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader. Mutational analysis and characterization of dextran synthesizing enzyme from wild and mutant strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2013) 91 (1): 209-216.
33. Haneef Ur Rehman, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman. Polygalacturonase: Production of pectin depolymerising enzyme from Bacillus licheniformis KIBGE IB-21. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2012) 90 (1): 387-391.
34. Shah Ali Ul Qader and Afsheen Aman. Low molecular weight dextran: Immobilization of cells of Leuconostoc mesenteroides KIBGE HA1 on calcium alginate beads. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2012) 87 (4): 2589-2592.
35. Afsheen Aman, Nadir N. Siddiqui and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Characterization and potential applications of high molecular weight dextran produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides AA1. Carbohydrate Polymers, (2012) 87 (1): 910-915.
36. Asma Ansari, Afsheen Aman, Nadir N. Siddiqui, Samina Iqbal and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Bacteriocin (BAC IB17): Screening, isolation and production from Bacillus subtilis KIBGE IB-17. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2012) 25(1): 195-201.
37. Saeeda Bano, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman, Muhammad Noman Syed, Abid Azhar. Purification and characterization of novel α-amylase from Bacillus subtilis KIBGE-HAS. AAPS PharmSciTech, (2011) 12(1): 255-261.
38. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman and Abid Azhar. Continuous production of dextran from Immobilized cells of Leuconostoc mesenteroides KIBGE HA1 using acrylamide as a support. Indian Journal of Microbiology, (2011) 51(3): 279-282.
39. Sadia Galani, Afsheen Aman and Shah Ali Ul Qader. Germination potential index of Sindh rice cultivars on biochemical basis, using amylase as an indicator. African Journal of Biotechnology, (2011) 10(80): 18334-18338.
40. Abdul Hafeez Laghari, Shahabuddin Memon, Aisha Nelofar, Khalid Mahmood Khan, Arfa Yasmin, Muhammad Noman Syed and Afsheen Aman. A new Flavanenol with urease-inhibition activity isolated from roots of manna plant camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum). Journal of Molecular Structure, (2010) 965(1-3): 65-67.
41. Afsheen Aman, Abid Azhar, Shah Ali Ul Qader and Muhammad Ajmal Khan. Screening of halophytic oil seed species as a potential source of protein and oil seed crops. Seed Science and Biotechnology, (2010) 4(1): 47-51.
42. Asiya Rehman Atif, Muhammad Jawed, Syed Muhammad Shahid, Shah Ali Ul Qader and Afsheen Aman. Comparison between clozapine, an atypical antipsychotic agent and haloperidol, a conventional agent used to treat schizophrenia. Clinical Reviews and Opinions, (2010) 2(2): 17-22.
43. Saeeda Bano, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman and Abid Azhar. Partial purification and some properties of Alpha Amylase from Bacillus subtilis KIBGE-HAS. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, (2009) 46: 401-404.
44. Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Saeeda Bano, Samina Iqbal and Abid Azhar. Production of commercially important glucansucrase from a newly isolated strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides AA1. The Internet Journal of Microbiology, (2009) 7(1).
45. Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Saeeda Bano, Aftab Ahmed Khan and Abid Azhar. Proteomic analysis and characterization of a novel glucansucrase from a newly isolated strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides AA1. The Internet Journal of Genomics and Proteomics, (2009) 5(1).
46. Farwa Sarwat, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman and Nuzhat Ahmed. Production and Characterization of a unique dextran from an indigenous Leuconostoc mesenteroides CMG713. International Journal of Biological Sciences, (2008) 4(6): 379-386.
47. Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Samina Iqbal and Abid Azhar. Influence of temperature, metal ions and organic solvents on extracellular glucansucrase activity of Leuconostoc mesenteroides AA1. Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, (2008) 30(6): 849-853.
48. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman, Saeeda Bano, Muhammad Noman Syed and Abid Azhar. Role of Calcium Ions and Temperature on Dextransucrase Production. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, (2008) 7 (July): 404-406.
49. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman, Saeeda Bano, Mohammad Noman Syed and Abid Azhar. Effect of calcium ions and temperature on the production, activity and stability of dextransucrase from a newly isolated strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides PCSIR-4. Romanian Journal of Biochemistry, (2008) 45(2): 159-168.
50. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Erum Shireen, Afsheen Aman, Samina Iqbal and Abid Azhar. Production and Characterization of Dextransucrase from Newly Isolated Strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides EA-6. International Journal of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, (2007) 3(2-3): 117-129.
51. Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader and Saeeda Bano. Estimation of total and direct serum bilirubin using modified micro assay method. Italian Journal of Biochemistry, (2007) 56 (2): 171-175.
52. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Afsheen Aman, Noman Syed, Saeeda Bano and Abid Azhar. Characterization of dextransucrase immobilized on calcium alginate beads from Leuconostoc mesenteroides PCSIR-4. Italian Journal of Biochemistry, (2007) 56 (2): 158-162.
53. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Lubna Iqbal, Afsheen Aman, Erum Shireen and Abid Azhar. Production of dextran by newly isolated strains of Leuconostoc mesenteroides PCSIR-4 and PCSIR-9. Turkish Journal of Biochemistry, (2005) 31(1): 21-26.
54. Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Erum Shireen and Abid Azhar. Production, activity and stability of a novel glucansucrase from a newly isolated strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides PCSIR AA-1. Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (2004) 37(3): 139-144.
55. Shah Ali Ul Qader, Lubna Iqbal, Afsheen Aman, Husan Afroz Rizvi and Abid Azhar. Conversion of sucrose to dextran by immobilized cells of Leuconostoc mesenteroides (PCSIR-4) on acrylamide gel. Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (2003) 36(2): 108-113.



Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Jul 2013
Fellowship
USM-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. (ducration: 01/2014 to 01/2015)

Other Awards

Mar 2014
Higher Education Commission (HEC): Best Research Paper Award 2012
Awarded by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan, Pakistan. Research Article: Shah Ali Ul Qader and Afsheen Aman. Low molecular weight dextran: Immobilization of cells of L. mesenteroides KIBGE HA1 on calcium alginate beads. Carbohydrate Polymer, 87(4): 2589-2592.
Jun 2016
Research productivity award 2015
Awarded by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.
Jun 2015
Research Productivity Award 2014
Awarded by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.
Jun 2014
Research Productivity Award 2013
Awarded by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.
Jun 2012
Research Productivity Award 2011
Awarded by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) under Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan.