Dr. Hammad Afzal Kayani

(92-21) 111-922-478 Ext: 203
Research Villa, F-172 Building

Consultation Hours: 11 am – 7 pm

Dr. Hammad Afzal Kayani

Associate Professor,
Program Manager,
MSPH, MS & PhD Biosciences

Brief Bio and Research Interest / Area of Research:

Dr. Hammad Afzal Kayani has completed his PhD degree in Biotechnology from university of Karachi, in 2015 through a “HEC Indigenous Scholarship Program”. The title of his research was ‘Biotransformation of terpenes using medicinal Labiates and fusion effect on the products’. His area of expertise is plant tissue culture, natural product chemistry, biotransformation, protoplast isolation and fusion. Dr. Hammad has published 9 research papers in the field of Biotechnology. He is affiliated with SZABIST since 2014. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences.       

Conference Presentations & Proceedings:

  • Speaker at seminar entitled “Career Counseling and Personal Development” organized by SZABIST Biosciences Society , 2016
  • Speaker at Industry-Academic Linkage Summit organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), 2018, Theme: Plant Tissue Culture and its applications
  • Application of plant cell cultures. ZABCON 2018, SZABIST, Karachi, 2019
  • Basic Biosafety. Biosciences Annual Research Symposium (BARS) 2019, SZABIST, Karachi

Honors & Awards:

  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor in Biotechnology
  • Awardee of “HEC Indigenous Scholarship” from Government of Pakistan
  • Certified Auditor of ISO-9001 management systems Worked as an Internal Quality Auditor/ISO Coordinator at ICCBS, University of Karachi
  • Certified Medical Transcriptionist from University of Karachi
  • Certified Biosafety Master Trainer, Pakistan Biological Safety Association

Journal Articles – Peer Reviewed:

  • Kayani, H.A., Raziq, M., Naz, S., Kazmi, S.K., and Khan, S. 2020. Efficient one-step tissue culture protocol for propagation of Ocimum sanctum using nodal segments as explants. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. 63(3).
  • Bashir, A., Soomro, H., Farid, N., Ali, K., Kayani, H.A., Fatima, K. 2020. Assessment and identification of cholesterol-degrading probiotics. Science International. 32(1): 107-111
  • Aqeel, R., Zehra, M., Kazmi, S. K., Khan, S., Kayani, H. A., and Mirbahar, A. A. 2016. A study on the isolation of protoplasts from the mesophyll cells of Dendrobium Queen Pink. Pakistan Journal of Botany 48(2): 693-697
  • Yousuf, S., Ashraf, F., Kazmi, S. K., Khan, S., and Kayani, H. A. 2015. A study on the isolation of protoplasts from the callus of Lilium longiflorum Overig. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 47(6): 2391-2396
  • Kazmi, S. K., Khan, S., Mirbahar, A. A., and Kayani, H. A. 2015. Comparative protein production profiling of (Citrus retiuclata blanco.) among tissue culture stages by Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The Natural Products Journal. 5(3):186-190
  • Khan, S., Kauser, N., Kayani, H. A., Mirbahar A. A., and Noman, B. 2015. Effect of grinding agents and detergents on the quality of extracted DNA from diverse plant species. International Journal of Biology & Biotechnology, 12(1): 39-45
  • Kayani, H. A., Khan, S., Naz, S., and Choudhary, M. I. 2013. Micropropagation of Agastache anisata using nodal segments as explants and cytotoxic activity of its methanolic extracts. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 45(6): 2105-2109
  • Zafar, S., Yousuf, S., Kayani, H. A., Saifullah, S., Khan, S., Al-Majid, A. M., and Choudhary, M. I. 2012. Biotransformation of oral contraceptive ethynodiol diacetate with microbial and plant cell cultures. Chemistry Central Journal, 6(1): 1-8
  • Khan, S., Raziq, M., and Kayani, H.A., 2008. In-vitro propagation of Asplenium nidus (Bird’s nest fern) from spores. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 40(1): 91-97