Neha Farid

092-21-35821535 Ext: 341
Department of Biosciences, Building 172/2, First Floor 90 and 100 Clifton, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Block 5, Clifton 75600, Karachi, Pakistan.

Consultation Hours: Monday to Thursday; 12pm to 3pm

Neha Farid

Lecturer

Brief Bio and Research Interest / Area of Research:

Neha Farid is working at SZABIST as a Lecturer, Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences. She has completed her Bachelors (Biosciences) and Masters (Biosciences) from Department of Biosciences, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST).

She has several publications in international journals. She has presented her research piece of work at various National and International forums like Pakistan, Denmark, Spain, Malaysia, etc. She has been doing research work in the domains of Microbiology and Plant Tissue Culture. In the domain of Microbiology, she has been doing research to analyze the antimicrobial activity of the metabolites extracted from the medicinal plants such as Moringa oleifera, and determine the efficacy of the Efflux Pump Blockers in combination with the antibiotics on the various Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli, etc. Along with it, she is also involved in the plant tissue culture of ornamental and medicinal plants such as Moringa oleifera.

She has also earned a number of honors and academic awards. She has been awarded academic medals for being the highest CGPA achiever in her Bachelors and Masters studies. She was also the Valedictorian in the SZABIST 15th Convocation held in 2018 as she scored the highest CGPA in the graduating batch. She has been awarded Walter Marget Educational Workshop Travel to attend the 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases in Malmö, Sweden. Along with it, she has also been nominated by the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences for participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany (June 2020).

Conference Presentations & Proceedings:

National Conferences:

  • Presented Research Poster in Biosciences Annual Research Symposium (BARS 2017) organized by SZABIST
  • Invited as Guest Speaker in the Counselling Session “WHO AM I” organized by SZABIST BIOSCIENCES SOCIETY at SZABIST
  • Presented Research Poster in ZABCON 2018 organized by Department of Biosciences, SZABIST
  • Gave Oral Presentation in 2nd International Conference of Chemistry and its role in Science organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi
  • Gave an Oral Presentation in International Conference of Applied Biosciences (ICAB-2019) organized by Department of Biosciences, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi

International Conferences:

  • Presented Research Poster entitled “In vitro studies of Moringa oleifera” in EUROLEAGUE FOR LIFE SCIENCES –ELLS SCIENTIFIC STUDENT CONFERENCE 2017 at FACULTY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
  • Presented Research Paper entitled “Antimicrobial Screening of Withania coagulans and Nigella sativa against Clinical Skin Infection Isolates” at the International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS) in Barcelona, Spain
  • Presented Paper entitled “Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of Microbiology and Anti-Microbial Resistance of Gharo Water Samples (Karachi – Pakistan)” at The 2nd International Conference on Life Science, Biotechnology and Applied Science in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Honors & Awards:

  • Worked as MOC of the Biosafety Workshop for Young Scientists by NAYS at SZABIST
  • Awarded Academic Gold Medal (BS BIOSCIENCES, 2016)
  • Awarded Chancellor’s Honor List Certificate (2016)
  • Awarded Academic Silver Medal (MS BIOSCIENCES, 2018)
  • Awarded Chancellor’s Honor List Certificate (2018)
  • Valedictorian of the SZABIST 15th Convocation (2018)
  • Awarded Walter Marget Educational Workshop Travel to attend the 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases in Malmö, Sweden (May 28 – June 2, 2018)
  • Nominated by the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences for participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany (June 2020)

Journal Articles – Peer Reviewed:

  • Asma Bashir, Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid and Kashif Ali. (2018). Antibiogram Pattern Development of Pyogenic Bacteria and the Evaluation of their Multi-Drug Resistance. Annual Research & Review in Biology. 28 (3): 1-7; Article no. ARRB.41785; ISSN: 2347- 565X, NLM ID: 101632869
  • Shahab Mehmood, Asma Bashir, Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid and Kashif Ali. (2018) Antimicrobial Screening of Withania coagulans and Nigella sativa against Clinical Skin Infection Isolates. International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering, and Technology (IJASEAT). 6(3) Spl. Issue-1 Aug., 53-56; IJASEAT-IRAJ-DOI-13429.
  • Asfandyar Chaudhary, Kashif Ali, Neha Farid and Nosheen Maqsood. (2019); Optimization of Tissue Culture Protocol for Regeneration and Direct Multiplication of Moringa Oleifera by Seed Germination. International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR).7 (4): 547-555 (ISSN 2320-5407); Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/8851
  • Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid, Asma Bashir and Kashif Ali. (2019) Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of Microbiology and Anti-Microbial Resistance of Gharo Water Samples (Karachi – Pakistan). Science International (Lahore). 31(6), 857-860 (ISSN 1013-5316).
  • Asma Bashir, Neha Farid, Kashif Ali, and Kiran Fatima. Development of Biofilms for Antimicrobial Resistance. (2019) Pathogenic Bacteria. IntechOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90062.
  • Asma Bashir, Hira Soomro, Neha Farid, Kashif Ali, Hammad Afzal Kayani, Kiran Fatima. Assessment and Identification of Cholesterol-Degrading Probiotics. Science International (Lahore). 32(1),107-111 (ISSN 1013-5316)

Conferences:

  • Attended the Stem Cell Seminar at SZABIST
  • Attended the Thalassemia Seminar at SZABIST
  • Attended the Drug and Health Awareness Seminar at SZABIST
  • Attended the JA Success Skills Session organized by INJAZ at SZABIST
  • Attended the Diabetes Session by Essa's Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre at SZABIST
  • Attended the Femto Lasik Week Seminar by Hashmani’s at SZABIST
  • Attended the Conference on Water Cooperation in Action - From the Global to the Grassroots by Hisaar Foundation
  • Attended the Biosafety Workshop for Young Scientists by NAYS at SZABIST
  • Attended the Research Skills Workshop by NAYS at SZABIST
  • Attended the Awareness Session on Biosafety and Infection Control (BARS 2018) organized by SZABIST
  • Attended the Workshop on Next Generation Sequencing: Hands-on Preparation for Bacterial Genome organized by Agha Khan University Hospital