Ongoing Projects:

1. Assessment of water-soluble derivatives of chlorophyll as potential photosensitizers for drinking water disinfection. Funded by HEC, Pakistan (PKR 10.39 million)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Aziz Ullah

2. Screening dust as a sink of potentially toxic elements deposition at the micro-environments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Implications for risk diagnosis funded by HEC (SRGP project; Project # 1925).
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muhammad Usman Khan

3. Snow avalanche and land sliding based proneness assessment of selected sites in Pakistan Northern zone with application of RS/GIS and associated simulationm funded by HEC (SRGP project).
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tariq Sardar


4. Utilizing the bulking agent potential of weed biomass for the bioconversion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste to organic fertilizer funded by HEC (SRGP project; Project# 2220).
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muhammad Waqas

5. Diversity and biological efficacy of ethnobotanically used polyherbal mixtures against gastro-intestinal infections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muhammad Adnan

 Completed Projects:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Aziz Ullah

  1. An integrated approach to improve water quality in war affected areas of southern Khyber Pakhtukhwa and adjacent tribal agencies, Pakistan. Funded by International Foundation for Science (USD 11800)

  2. Atrazine-induced oxidative stress and genotoxicity in maize seedlings. Funded by HEC Pakistan (PKR 0.5 million)


Principal Investigator: Dr. Ghazala Nawaz

  1. Role of Glutathione in inducing tolerance in crops against abiotic- or heavy metal stress. HEC startup grant. (PI). (PKR 0.435 Million).

  2. Can we enhance chloroplast activity by regulating RNA Binding Protein under stress conditions in wheat. (PI). (PKR 3.8 Million).

  3. Assessment of plant derived smoke solution for inducing relative expression patterns of the genes encoding chloroplast-targeted RNA binding proteins in wheat. (PI) (PKR 0.75 Million).