Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Prof. Dr. Anjum Nasim Sabri

Chairperson, Professor
Prof. Dr. Anjum Nasim Sabri

After completing her PhD in 1997 with specialization in Microbial and Molecular Genetics, Dr Anjum Nasim Sabri joined Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. There she taught graduate and postgraduate classes with main focus on research and teaching in Microbiology. She joined University of the Punjab in August, 2000 and afterwards appointed as Professor in 2010 and since 2011, working as a Chairperson of the MMG Department.
She is a HEC recognized PhD supervisor and 10 students have successfully completed their Ph.D research work under her supervision and 07 are currently working. Till now she has guided 40 B.S/MSc, 21 M.S/M.Phil research theses. She has published 47 research papers in Impact factor journals and 38 papers in journals of national and international repute.
She won several awards including Third Prize, Biofound, promoting Innovative Talent by Pakistan congress of Zoology, Appreciation Awards for working as a Resource person in Punjab Science Olympiad, 2008-2010 from Ministry of Education and Intel Education, ISEF and Quaid-e Azam Gold medal. Her mentee research student got first position in the Punjab Science Olympiad 2008 in Punjab district.
She is currently working on Bacterial biofilms with special emphasis on Environmental Bacteriology Biotechnology. In environmental bacteriology the focus is on heavy metal resistant bacteria and their use as bioremediation of polluted environment. She is successful in developing cost effective technology for the detoxification of chromium, arsenic, selenium and lead in the polluted environment using bacteria. Whereas in biotechnology work is concentrated on plant microbe interaction. Other aspect of her research is the use of bacterial strains from biofilms for the growth improvements of various economically important cash crops such as wheat, sunflower, Mungbean, Cicer, Lens under NaCl stress etc. She is also investigating the role of bacterial biofilms in causing dental plaques, related dental diseases, cardiac diseases, stomach ulcer and otitis media and their effective control by use of medicinal plants and various extracts from actinomycetes. She is also working on association of filamentous, non-filamentous cyanobacterial, strains for biofilm formation. She is in search of effects of several plants for their medicinal importance.

Designation:- Chairperson, Professor