Sajid Ali

    
Assistant Professor
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE)
The
University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan

Research Productivity Award, 2017
Research Productivity Award, 2016
President of Pakistan award, 2007

3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal
                                                                        

Post-Doc, France: Population Genomics

Post-Doc, Denmark: Population biology

Ph.D. Fungal population genetics and Evolution, France

MS: Plant Health, (M2 Sante des plantes) France

M.Sc. (Hons): Plant Breeding and Genetics, Pakistan

B.Sc. (Hons): Plant Breeding and Genetics, Pakistan

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External Web-links:

Googe Scholar Citation Link: http://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=HygqWD0AAAAJ&hl=fr

University web-link: http://www.aup.edu.pk/tttstaff_details.php?s_id=409&f_id=6

HEC approved PhD supervisor link: http://sc.hec.gov.pk/aphds/submit.asp?supid=6078

About Me:

I acquired my earlier experience in Agriculture and Plant Breeding & Genetics at KPK Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan. I started my practical research work in the field of crop nutrients management and plant breeding for yield and related traits. Then I started working on wheat resistance to different diseases, especially yellow rust. After acquiring graduation at Peshawar, I joined INRA France to work on population biology and population genetics of wheat yellow rust in the group of Claude de Vallaveille-Pope and Jerome Enjalbert.

My interest is population biology, evolution, population genetics and ecology of plants and their pathogens. I want to exploit the information from these areas for development and deployment of disease resistant cultivars, which will enable the improvement of agriculture by tackling crop disease problems.


Professional experience:

Assistant Professor: Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. (14th July 2014 till present).

Post-Doctorial Fellow: INRA-CIRAD-SupAgro, Montpellier, France. (1st November 2016-31th October 2017).

Post-Doctorial Fellow: Aarhus University Forsogsvaj 1, Flakkbjerg, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark. (1st November 2013-31th October 2014).

Assistant Professor: Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. (25th September 2012 to 24th September 2013).

Invited Researcher-CDD: French National Institute of Agriculture (INRA), France. (1st October 2011 to 30th November 2014).

Teaching Assistant (NIP=BS-17): Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. (1st August, 2007 to 31st July 2008).


Academic Qualifications:

        2009-2012    PhD on population genetics and evolution of wheat fungal pathogen.

        2008-2009    M2 Santé des Plantes (Master Plant Health), Agro-campus Rennes, France. 

        2007-2008    M. Sc. (Hons) in “Plant Breeding and Genetics” at NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan. 

        2003-2006    B. Sc. (Hons) in “Plant Breeding and Genetics” at NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan. 

        2000-2002    F. Sc. in Biological sciences (Pre-Medical) from BISE-Peshawar Pakistan. 

        2000             SSC in Science from BISE-Peshawar, Pakistan.

        Additional course of french language (Jan-July 2008) at Paris, France and Islamabad, Pakistan.


Distinctions/Awards:

                   

             Research Productivity Award, 2017
                Research Productivity Award, 2016

                President of Pakistan Award 2007 for having best score at university level

Gold Medal for acquiring 1st position in B.Sc. (Hons) at University level

Gold Medal for acquiring 1st position in B.Sc. (Hons) at the faculty level

Silver Medal for acquiring 2nd position in M.Sc. (Hons) at University level

Gold Medal for acquiring 1st position in M.Sc. (Hons) at the faculty level

First position in French Master-2 Sante des plantes (session 2008-2009)

First position in pre-medical at the college level in F.Sc.


Languages:   English, French, Urdu, Pashto, Hindko and Arabic (limited extent)

Hobbies: Sports (football) and reading poetry, literature and history.


Professional Internships and Training Course Attended:

2009

Master-2 internship at INRA-Versailles-Grignon, France. Acquisition of expertise in statistics and population genetics using various population genetic analysis tools.

2007-2008

Teaching assistant under National Internship program. Teaching of two undergraduate courses (“Cytogenetics” and “Germplasm Resource Management”).

2006-2007

Part time internship as a Research Student at Nuclear Institute for Food & Agriculture (NIFA), Peshawar. Acquisition of expertise on disease scoring and further data analysis.

2006

Training Course in Biotechnology at Institute of biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar.

2004-2005

Internship as a Research Student at Agricultural Research farm NWFP Agricultural University Peshawar. Acquisition of expertise in field experiments and experimental designs.

Membership of Scientific Societies: Remained member of Mediterranean Phytopatholgical Society, Pakistan Phytopathological Society and Soil Science Society of Pakistan.

Served as Reviewer for international journals: Molecular Ecology, Heredity, Fungal Genetics & Biology, Fungal Biology, PLoS One, Phytopathology, Plant Pathology, European Journal of Plant Pathology, Phytopathologia Mediterranea, Australian Journal of Crop Science, Journal of Plant Protection Research, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation and Sarhad Journal of Agriculture.

Associate Editor: Sarhad Journal of Agriculture