Dr. Aisha Shereen

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PERSONAL PROFILE
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AISHA SHEREEN
Principal Scientist
Principal investigator
Ph. D.
Plant Physiology Division
Rice screening/Stress Physiology
Twenty-six years of research experience in plant
Physiology,
Email:
[email protected]
Title of on-going project (PI of the Project)
Screening for salinity and water stress tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Objectives:
 Identification of salt tolerant high yielding rice genotypes for
enhancing productivity of saline lands.
 To explore the genetic variability among lowland and upland types
for identification of low water requiring rice genotypes.
 Identification of physiological traits contributing to stress tolerance
for using in a breeding programme
Scientific Recognition/Acknowledgment
 Co-supervisor of one M.Sc, one Ph.D student and supervised 4 internee
of Sindh Agriculture University Tando jam
 Merit certificate was awarded on 28th may 2011 by director NIA, Tandojam
 Pakistan Council for Science and Technology has awarded Research
productivity allowance 2011.
 Member of electronic editorial system of journal Plant, Soil and
Environment.
 Reviewed research papers in scientific journals (PJAAEVS, Online Journal Plant
Soil & Environment).
Scientific Achievements:
Involved in conducting basic and applied research related to enhancing crop productivity
of sub-optimal lands by understanding stress tolerance physiology in major field crops
i.e. rice, wheat, sunflower and soybean.
 Perfected mass scale screening techniques for salinity and water stress tolerance in
rice, and identified some potential stress tolerant genotypes of rice, which possesses
tolerance against salinity and water stress along with satisfactory yield for cultivation
in stress prone areas.
 Identified some important physiological traits contributing to salinity tolerance for the
genetic improvement of rice crop. These traits may be used in a breeding
programme for transferring desirable genes.
 Established an effective and economic technology for fruit retention in mango
(Mangifera indica L.). This technology is gaining popularity among orchard owners
and proved helpful in increasing mango productivity by 15-30%.
 Generated theoretical knowledge of nutritional physiology and hormonal imbalances
and their role on different growth and physiological processes with special relevance
to salinity and water stress induced physiological disorder/adaptation in different crop
plants for the management of salt affected/water deficit areas.
Scientific Training Received
Duration Title
National
Training
Country Funding
Agency
Second National Training on Pakistan PARC
Biological
Nitrogen
Fixation
Islamabad
Two
weeks
Research
held
at
NIAB,
Faisalabad April 14-28, 1987.
Research output
No.
of No.
of
paper
presented
in Workshop Varieties Popular
Publication conferences/workshops/symposium organized released articles
44
3
01
00
05
Impact Factor
27.792
Projects completed:
 Worked as an Associate in the following funded projects.
 Growth physiology of soybean and associated changes in the nitrogen economy
of soil as affected by substrate salinity. (FAO/IAEA).
 Nuclear techniques assisted management of salt affected lands and brackish
waters in Pakistan (PARC).
 Australian woody species for saline sites in Asia (ACIAR).
 Induced mutation to improve salt tolerance in non-aromatic rice varieties (IAEA).
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