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Prof. Dr. Safdar Hussain Shah
Director IBGE / Professor
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Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering , The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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About Director:
Prof. Dr. Safdar Hussain Shah
Education:
PhD (Biotechnology)
HEC Approved Supervisor:
Yes
Area of Specialization:
Biotechnology for sustainable development
Development of crop varities tolerant to abiotic stresses
Professional Responsibilites & Activities:
Teaching, Research and Administration.
Head of Tissue culture Program at IBGE.
Research Projects:
On Going Projects:
PI
  • Large scale production of virus free micro tubers (pre-basic) of potatoes. Rs. 0.50 million. Approved by the Directorate of Science and Technology, Govít. of Khyber Pukhtun Khawa 2013-14.
  • 2. Cross Adaptation and invitro development of Salt tolerant lines of rice. Cost = Rs.2.00 Million, Sponsored by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.
  • In vitro Development of Salt Tolerance in Rice. Cost Rs. 1.1 Million, sponsored by Pakistan Science Foundation.
Completed Projects:
PI
  • Development of low cost micro propagation technology for potatoes-1999-2000, sponsored by CIP. Total Cost of the Project = Rs. 0.04 Million
  • Development of protocol for efficient large scale micro propagation of potatoes-1999-2000, sponsored by CIP. Total Cost of the Project = Rs. 0.045 Million
  • Selection for Physiological Characters for Salt (NaCl) Tolerance in Alfalfa (M. sativa L.) 1996-98, sponsored by World Bank through ARP II. Total Cost of the Project = Rs. 0.30 Million
  • Development of integrated Weed Management (IWM) strategies for cereals of Hazara Division, 1996-98, sponsored by World Bank through ARP II. Total Cost of the Project = Rs. 0.29 Million
CO - PI
  • Genetic improvement of brassica oilseed by integrative use of conventional and Molecular Biological Approaches. Total Cost of the Project = Rs.1.919 Million. Sponsored through Agriculture Linkages Program (ALP).
  • Genetic Improvement of Brassica Oilseed Yield Through Conventional and Biotechnological Approaches. Total Cost of the Project = Rs.4.596 Million. Sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad.
  • Markers Assisted Transfer Between Oilseed Rape and Mustard for Improved Oil Content and Quality = 31.75 Million, Sponsored by HEC, Islamabad.
Awards/Honors/Recognitions:
  • Research Productivity Allowance Award for Quality Research Publications, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, 2003-2004.
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Fellowship Award. 1997-98.
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Fellowship Award. 1996-97.
  • First position in KPK, Public Service Commission Competitive Exam; for Senior Research Officers, 1992.
  • Ministry of Science and Technology Award for Higher Education, 1986.
  • First position in KPK, Public Service Commission Competitive Exam; for Agricultural Officers, 1984.
  • Second position in B.Sc. (Hons) Agiculture, The Agriculture University Peshawar,1983 (Silver Medal).
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