Dr. Hina Jabeen Detail


Dr. Hina Jabeen

Environmental Microbiology

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  • microbiology@wumardan.edu.pk

Department : Microbiology

About Me


With  academic  &  research  background  in  Environmental  Microbiology  and  Biotechnology,  I completed  my  Ph.D  from  National  Institute  for  Biotechnology  &  Genetic  Engineering  (NIBGE), Faisalabad,  an affiliated institute of Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad. My  distinct focus  has been  on  microbial  and phytoremediation of pesticides.  A part of my Ph.D research was conducted at University of California, Davis, USA and the rest was carried out at  NIBGE  under  the  title  “Physiological  and  molecular  characterization  of  organophosphate pesticide degrading bacterial strains”. I possess a wide range of expertise in Biotechnology research such  as:  Microbiology,  Bioinformatics  and  molecular  biology  tools:  PCR,  Southern  blotting  and gene  cloning,  techniques  used  in  determination  of  pesticide  biodegradation,  extraction  of pesticide  residues  from  liquid  cultures  and  soils  and  determination  of  metabolic  pathways  of pesticide degradation through soil microbial metabolism.  I have attended  and organized high-level seminars  and  workshops to  assist my  knowledge  in research. My  current  assignments  include  the investigation  of potential of aquatic plants waste in producing bio-fertilizers/high quality compost and wastewater treatment through aquatic plants  which are being conducted by my five  graduate students at NARC, Islamabad.

International Fellowships and Trainings: 

Pre-doctoral Fellowship at “Department of Microbiology, School of Biological Sciences, 
University of California, Davis, USA.


  •  Indigenous Award for M.Phil Leading to PhD, Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  •  International  Research  Support  Initiative  Program  (IRSIP,  HEC)  for  research  training  at University of California, Davis, United States America (July, 2011- July, 2012). 
  •   Merit Scholarship in M.Sc. Zoology, University of Agriculture.
  •   Highest Marks in PhD course work (GPA 4/4%)


  • 7th One Day Workshop on the “Significance of Bioinformatics in Life Sciences” Organized by the Department of Bioinformatics and Biosciences,Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) Islamabad on May 07, 2016.
  • 4th National Training Workshop on “Electron and Confocal Microscopy”,  National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, 4-14 December, 2012.
  • Five  days  workshop  on  “LCMS,  GCMS  and  AAS”,  National  Institute  for  Biotechnology  and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, 25-29 April, 2011
  • One day seminar on “Trends in Environmental Biotechnology”, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, 18th April, 2011
  • One day research workshop on “Survey Design &Sampling Techniques”, COMSATS Institute of Information & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 6th March, 2010.


  1. Jabeen,  H.,  Iqbal,  S.,  Anwar,  S.,  Firdous,  S.,  Rasool,  A.,  2016.  Biodegradation  of  3,  5,  6-trichloro-2-pyridinol  by  Mesorhizobium  sp.  HN3:  a  proposed  metabolic  pathway  for  its degradation. Journal of Applied Microbiology. Submitted
  2. Firdous, S., Iqbal, S., Anwar, S.,  Jabeen, H.,  2016.  "Identification and Computational Analysis of 5-Enolpyruvylshikimate-3-Phosphate Synthase from Glyphosate Tolerant Bacterial Isolate. Pedosphere (Submitted)
  3. Jabeen,  H.,  Iqbal,  S.,  Ahmad,  F.,  Afzal,  M.,  Firdous,  S.,  2016.  Enhanced  remediation  of chlorpyrifos  by  ryegrass  (Lolium  multiflorum)  and  a chlorpyrifos  degrading  bacterial endophyte  Mezorhizobium  sp. HN3.  International Journal of Phytoremediation, 18 (2): 126-133
  4. Jabeen, H., Iqbal, S., Anwar, S., Parales, R.E., 2015. Optimization of profenofos degradation by a  novel  bacterial  consortium  PBAC  using response  surface  methodology.  International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 100: 89-97
  5. Jabeen,  H.,  Iqbal,  S.,  Anwar,  S.  2015.  Biodegradation  of  chlorpyrifos  and  3,  5,  6-trichloro-2-pyridinol by a novel rhizobial strain  Mesorhizobium  sp. HN3.  Water and Environment Journal, 29 (1): 151-160


  1. “30thInternational  Pakistan  Congress  of  Zoology”,University  of  Agriculture,  Faisalabad, Pakistan on 2-4 march, 2010.
  2. 13th Congress  of  Soil  Science  Society  on  “Efficient  Resource  Management  for  Sustainable Agriculture”, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  3. “Biodegradation  of  Chlorpyrifos  by  a  Mesorhizobium  sp  strain  CP3”(Poster),2nd International conference of Plant Scientists” Department of  Botany, GC University Lahore, 22-24 February, 2011. 
  4. “Identification  of  organophosphate  degrading  opdA  gene  in  chlorpyrifos  degrading Mesorhizobium  sp. CP3”  (oral), International Science  Conference on “Agriculture and Food Security Issues in Global Environmental Perspectives”, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Poonch,  Rawalakot, 11-13 July, 2012. 
  5. “Biodegradation  of  Profenofos  by  a  bacterial  consortium  isolated  from  Profenofos contaminated  soil”  (Poster),  International  conference  on  “Biotechnology:  Prospects  & Challenges  in  Agriculture,  Industry,  Health  &  Environment”  National  Institute  for Biotechnology and Genetic      Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, 22-26 April, 2013.
  6. “Biodegradation of 3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinol by a novel rhizobial strain  Mesorhizobium sp. HN3”  (Oral), “1st National Student Conference on Bioloical Sciences”  National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, 27-28 March, 2014.

Research Interest


  • Soil and environmental microbiology 
  • Microbial remediation of environmental pollutants particularly pesticides in soil and water
  • Plant microbe interactions for pollutants bioremediation with focus on PGPRs
  • To explore the metabolic pathways of biodegradation of pollutants
  • Studying the bacterial genes and enzymes involved in the pollutants metabolism
  • Bio-composting from potential aquatic plant wastes for crop improvement
  • Wastewater treatment through plants (phytoremediation)

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  • Qualification : PhD
  • Qualification From : National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering(NIBGE) Faisalabad
  • Qualification Year : 2015
  • Specialization : Environmental Microbiology

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