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Prof. Malik Zainul Abdin - Plant Physiology and Plant Metabolic Engineering - Best Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Professional profile:

Early Academic Pursuits

His embarked on his academic journey with a strong foundation in Botany from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), achieving distinction in both his B.Sc. (1982) and M.Sc. (1985) degrees. His scholarly pursuits led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, which he successfully completed in 1991.

Professional Endeavors

His illustrious career spans over three decades, where he has demonstrated a profound commitment to academia, research, and administrative roles. He has held pivotal positions at Jamia Hamdard, notably as the Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development. Additionally, his role as Finance Officer at Jamia Hamdard showcased his versatility in handling financial matters.

Contributions and Research Focus

His  contributions to the field of biotechnology and plant sciences are commendable. His research interests encompass diverse areas including nano-vehicle development for gene delivery, metabolic engineering of medicinal plants, biochemical characterization of nutrient transporters, stress proteins, and secondary metabolite biosynthesis. His work has significantly advanced the understanding of plant biology, molecular oncology, molecular virology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, and environmental biotechnology.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. M. Z. Abdin has received numerous accolades acknowledging his outstanding contributions. Awards such as the Vigyan Ratan Award, Bio Spectrum Public-Private Partnership Excellence Award, and recognition from esteemed organizations like the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) and the Academy for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences underscore his impactful endeavors in the field of biotechnology and plant sciences.

Impact and Influence

With an extensive publication record comprising over 200 research papers and a substantial citation index, Dr. Abdin’s work has had a profound impact on the scientific community. His expertise in biochemical and molecular work, genetic engineering, and teaching experiences have shaped the knowledge and careers of numerous students and researchers.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His legacy is characterized by a multifaceted impact in academia, research, and administrative leadership. His endeavors have significantly advanced the frontiers of biotechnology and plant sciences. As a visionary academician, his future contributions are anticipated to continue fostering advancements in understanding plant biology, genetic engineering, and sustainable development.

Notable Publications 

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Concentration-dependent toxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles mediated by increased oxidative stress
S Naqvi, M Samim, MZ Abdin, FJ Ahmed, AN Maitra, CK Prashant, ...
( 576 ) 2010

Chitinases: an update
R Hamid, MA Khan, M Ahmad, MM Ahmad, MZ Abdin, J Musarrat, ...
( 527 ) 2013

Artemisinin, a novel antimalarial drug: biochemical and molecular approaches for enhanced production
MZ Abdin, M Israr, RU Rehman, SK Jain
( 372 ) 2003

Sulphur-a general overview and interaction with nitrogen
A Jamal, YS Moon, M Zainul Abdin
( 299 ) 2010

Genotypic variation in phytoremediation potential of Brassica juncea cultivars exposed to Cd stress
S Qadir, MI Qureshi, S Javed, MZ Abdin
( 279 ) 2004

High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC)
MM Srivastava
( 221 ) 2010

Responses of Artemisia annua L. to lead and salt-induced oxidative stress
MI Qureshi, M Israr, MZ Abdin, M Iqbal
( 201 ) 2005

Lead-induced oxidative stress and metabolic alterations in Cassia angustifolia Vahl.
MI Qureshi, MZ Abdin, S Qadir, M Iqbal
( 195 ) 2007

Protocol for isolation of genomic DNA from dry and fresh roots of medicinal plants suitable for RAPD and restriction digestion
S Khan, MI Qureshi, T Alam, MZ Abdin
( 188 ) 2007

Identification and bioactive potential of endophytic fungi isolated from selected plants of the Western Himalayas
M Qadri, S Johri, BA Shah, A Khajuria, T Sidiq, SK Lattoo, MZ Abdin, ...
( 164 ) 2013

Hepatoprotective effect of ethanolic extract of Phyllanthus amarus Schum. et Thonn. on aflatoxin B1-induced liver damage in mice
F Naaz, S Javed, MZ Abdin
( 163 ) 2007

Mitochondrial and Chromosomal Damage Induced by Oxidative Stress in Zn2+ Ions, ZnO-Bulk and ZnO-NPs treated Allium cepa roots
B Ahmed, S Dwivedi, MZ Abdin, A Azam, M Al-Shaeri, MS Khan, Q Saquib, ...
( 139 ) 2017

Effect of long-term salinity on cellular antioxidants, compatible solute and fatty acid profile of Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua L.)
MI Qureshi, MZ Abdin, J Ahmad, M Iqbal
( 134 ) 2013

Development of transgenic strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) plants tolerant to salt stress
AM Husaini, MZ Abdin
( 131 ) 2008

Overexpression of the HMG‚ÄźCoA reductase gene leads to enhanced artemisinin biosynthesis in transgenic Artemisia annua plants
S Aquil, AM Husaini, MZ Abdin, GM Rather
( 129 ) 2009

GRP78 is an important host factor for Japanese encephalitis virus entry and replication in mammalian cells
M Nain, S Mukherjee, SP Karmakar, AW Paton, JC Paton, MZ Abdin, ...
( 126 ) 2017


A total of  12061 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

                        All                 Since 2018

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†12061¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 6448
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 60¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 40
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†215¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†157



Prof. Malik Zainul Abdin – Plant Physiology and Plant Metabolic Engineering – Best Researcher Award

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