Name: Dr. Naila Safdar
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Sciences
Qualification: Ph.D (Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology) 2012

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  M.phil. (Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology) 2007

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 2003

University Of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi
B.Sc. (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry) 2001

University Of The Punjab
Phone: +92-51-9292900 (169)
Status: On Job
Dr. Naila Safdar

Professional Experience

22 January, 2013 - To Date
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Assistant Professor

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Visiting Scientist

September 2005 – August 2008
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Research assistant


  • Abida Yasmeen, Bushra Mirza, Samia Inayatullah, Naila Safdar, Maryam Jamil, Shawkat Ali and M. Fayyaz Choudhry (2009). In Planta Transformation of Tomato. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 27(1): 20-28.
  • Naila Safdar, Abida Yasmeen and Bushra Mirza (2011). An insight into functional genomics of transgenic lines of tomato cv Rio Grande harbouring yeast halotoelrance genes. Plant Biology. 13(4): 620-631.
  • Naila Safdar (2011). Apical meristems: potent and competent explants for improved miniprep transformation method in tomato. Minerva Biotechnoligica. 23(4): 93-102.
  • Bushra Hafeez Kiani, Naila Safdar, Abdul Mannan and Bushra Mirza (2012). Comparative Artemisinin analysis in Artemisia dubia transformed with two different Agrobacteria harbouring rol ABC genes. Plant Omics Journal. 5(4): 386-391.
  • Naila Safdar, Bushra Mirza and Nazif Ullah (2013). Comparative physiological responses of the yeast Halotolerance genes expressed in transgenic lines of tomato cv Rio Grande under saline conditions. Acta Physiologae Plantarum. 35: 919-929.
  • Nazif Ullah, Ihsan ul Haq, Naila Safdar and Bushra Mirza (2013). Physiological and biochemical mechanisms of allelopathy mediated by the allelochemical extracts of Phytolacca latbenia (Moq.) H. Walter. Toxicology and Industrial Health (25): 1-7.
  • Naila Safdar, Michael Mike Burrell and Bushra mirza (2013). Metabolic changes in transgenic halotolerant tomato model systems: Investigations with Electrospray ionization (ESI) and Matrix-assisted Laser desorption ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. Plant Science (under review).


  • Merit Scholarship and Second position in M.Sc. 2002, Department of Biochemistry, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi.
  • Ph. D. Indigenous Scholarship Batch V (2008-2012), awarded by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
  • Cleared International Graduate Record Examination, 2010 of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology conducted by ETS, USA, with the percentile score of 40.
  • International Research Support Initiative Scholarship, 2011 for the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


  • Naila Safdar, Michael Mike Burrell and Bushra Mirza. Metabolic Analysis in Transgenic Halotolerant Tomato Model Systems. International Conference on the Applications of Molecular Biology in Medicine and Agriculture, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (August 20-22, 2013).
  • Naila Safdar and Bushra Mirza. An insight into functional genomics of transgenic lines of tomato cv Rio Grande harbouring yeast halotolerance genes. National Conference on Trends in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (February 21, 2012).
  • Naila Safdar and Bushra Mirza. Genetic transformation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) with yeast HAL 1 gene. 9th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi (17 - 20 Dec, 2008).
  • Naila Safdar, Abida Yasmin and Bushra Mirza. Generation of transgenic tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) with yeast halotolerance HAL 1 and HAL II genes. 1st Pakistan-China-Iran International Conference on Biotechnology, Bioengineering and Bioph.ysical Chemistry, University of Karachi (4 - 8 Nov, 2007).