Naeem CV BRC
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Full Name: Muhammad Naeem Arif
Date of birth: 1979-08-19
Last Affiliation: Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary
Address home: Aliabad,westridge 3 House # 688 St # 12 Rawalpindi ,Pakistan
Phone: Mobile 1: 0092-345-5887283, Mobile2: 0092-333-5128487
Research webpage http://www.brc.hu/itc_muhammad_naeem_arif.php
2015-Till Research Assistant, National Agriculture Research Council, Islamabad Pakistan
Research Project: The study on production of high quality protein maize by expression of lysine-rich
2014- Dec2 014 Junior Research Assistant, Institute of Plant Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Stress and
photobiology, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged Hungary
2013-2014 International Training Course in Modern Biology, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian
Academy of Sciences, Szeged Hungary.
Lectures and practical demonstrations on recent research activities of Plant Biology,
Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics Labs in the research center.
Research project Detection of singlet oxygen (1O2) in microalgae and its relation to PSII photodamage
2013- 2015 International Training Course in Biological Sciences, Biological Research Centre,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged Hungary
2009-2013 Worked on the project “The Floral diversity, ethnobotanical studies and conservation of
District Sudhnuti Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan” with the University of Azad Jammu &
Kashmir Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
2005– 2007 Master of Philosophy in Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Sciences, Quaid-I-Azam
University Islamabad, Pakistan (Biological-Natural Science, University, Master's degree)
(Completed, grade: B/pass)
Thesis Project 1 Antimicrobial activities of some medicinal Plants from Muzaffarabd Azad Kashmir
Thesis Project 2 Taxonomic studies of Genus Potentilla of Rosaceae Family from Pakistan
Course studied (1) Plant Tissue Culture; (2) Plant Taxonomy; (3) Experimental Taxonomy ; (4) Biochemistry;
(5) Taxonomy of phanerogames
2002 -2004 Master of Science in Botany, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.
(Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) (Grade: B)
Course studied (1)Physiology; (2) Genetics; (3) Microbiology; (4) Plant Tissue Culture; (5) Taxonomy of
Plants; (6) Ecology; (7) Experimental Taxonomy of Plants; (8) Biochemistry; (9) Biostatistics;
(10) Cell Biology
Plant Physiology, Photosynthesis, Photobiology, Proteomics, Genomic,Microbiology
Expression of protein, Molecular stress
Investigation of oxidative and light induced stress in cyanobacteria, microalga and diatoms
Phytochrome signaling in plants and mosses
Detection of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cyanobacteria and algae
Plant Biochemistry and molecular biology
Antibacterial activity of supernatant of cyanobacteria and different mutants,micro-algae and medicinal plants
Fellowship from NARC Pakistan to Japan in Proteomics lab NARO institute Japan,(March 2015-June
Hungarian Fellowship for International Students: I got fellowship for International Training course from
Hungarian academy of Science at the Biological Research Center Szeged, Hungary (September, 2013 to
Two years Research scholarship for Kashmiri students: I had also been awarded research scholarship from
Ministry of Kashmir Affairs Pakistan at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan (Sessions 2005 to 2007).
Publications in preparation
1. Arif MN and Y.Willi .(2016) Review on Genetic basis of thermal stress resistance in plants
Manuscritp in preparation)
2. Arif MN,Sajjad K,Gorsi MS,Rizwana AQ, (2015) Antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plant extracts of
Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir,Pakistan (Manuscript ready for publication).
3. Arif MN,Mustafa,G,(2015) Plant stress tolerance towards abiotic stresses from proteomic and genomics
perspective (Manuscript in Preparation).
Conference Oral presentations
1. Arif, Muhammad Naeem. “Detection of Singlet Oxygen Production in Synechosystis sp. PCC 6803
and its Relation to PSII Photodamage” in ITC closing ceremony for International Training held at
Biological Research Center, Szeged Hungary. (15 August, 2014)
2. Arif, Muhammad Naeem. “Regulation of Singlet Oxygen (1O2) Production in Microalgae and its
Relation to PSII Photodamage” in Institute of Plant Biology General Club , BRC, Szeged: (06 June,
3. Arif, Muhammad Naeem. “Antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plants from Muzaffarabad ,Azad
Kashmir in 1st Kashmir International Science Conference held in University of Azad Jammu &
Kashmir Muzaffarabad. (20-21 September, 2005)
1. Attended International Conference on “Advance Laser Spectroscopy in Green Phototechnology
“and workshop on “Ultrafast processes in photosynthesis. New Vistas at ELI-ALPS” held at
University of Szeged-Hungary, 18 21, 2014.
2. Attended National Conference on Biological Sciences held at Biological Research Center, Szeged
–Hungary 18-21 July 2014.
3. Attended 1st Kashmir International Science Conference held at University of Azad Jammu &
Kashmir Muzaffarabd, Pakistan,20-21 September 2005
4. Attended three weeks training of trainers (TOT) for Disaster Preparedness Organized by focus
humanitarian assistance, 20 Oct.-10 Nov.2008.
Advanced Techniques & Experiences
1-National Agriculture and Food Research Organization • Institute of Crop Science (NICS) ,(March 2015-
June 2015) ,Techniques learned: -DNA and RNA isolation and purification ,- Protein extraction and purification,-
Gene cloning- Expression vector construction,- Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer ,- PCR and RT-PCR
techniques,- Southern, Northern and western blots.
2-International Training Course fellow ( 2013- 2015)
I got expertise in use of double modulation fluoro-meter to measure flash induced chlorophyll fluorescence
yield, OJIP transient, thermo-luminance. I have expertise on oxygen evolution measurement, spectral analysis
and combination of different techniques and methods to support the histidine mediated detection method. In
parallel, I got efficiency in imaging analysis of algal and cyanbacterial cells, with confocal laser scanning
microscope and fluorescence stereo microscope.
3-Masters thesis projects ( 2002- 2007)
Basic analytical techniques, basic microbiological techniques (Media preparation, Agar Well diffusion
assay), basic molecular biology techniques (Plasmid extraction, Genomic DNA extraction, gel
electrophoresis, screening and isolation, southern blotting), cell and tissue culture techniques, light
4-Research Assistant (2008-2013)
Plant distribution and pattern of species diversity,Collection of plants ,ethnobotany and establisment of
1) International Training Course at BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE-Szeged, Hungary from October 2013
to December 2014.
2) Two year research experience at Deptt. Biological sciences Quaid-i-Azam Univ.Islamabad on project
“Taxonomic studies on genus Potentilla (Rosaceae)”.
3) One year of experience as research assistant on the project “ Antimicrobial activities of Medicinal Plants of
Origin Lab (data analysis and graphing software), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft
Power point, Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash
1- Prof. Dr. Imre VASS
Director at Institute of Plant Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Stress and Photobiology, Biological Research
Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 6726 Szeged, Temesvári krt. 62. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 62-
599-700; Fax: 62-433-434
2- Atteq Ur Rehman
Research Associate at Institute of Plant Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Stress and Photobiology,
Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 6726 Szeged, Temesvári krt. 62. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 62-599-710; Fax: 62-433-434
3- Dr.Ghazala Mustafa
Research Assistant at National Agriculture and Food Research Organization · Institute of Crop Science
(NICS) NARO Institute of Crop Sciences Soybean Physiology Japan · Tsukuba.Email: