Dr. Rashid Nazir

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: rashidnazir@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : 03336623969
Role: Faculty
Research Interests:

Microbial Ecology, Biodegradation, Biocontrol and Biofertilizers, Bioenergy and Antibiotic Resistance Development.

Academics/ Degrees

  • 2008-2012. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
    • Field of study: Microbial Ecology and bacterial fungal interactions
    • Research Topic: The ecological success of Burkholderia terrae BS001 and related strains in the mycosphere
  • 2007-2008. Research training in the field of microbial ecology at University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
    • Field of study: Microbial Ecology
    • Research Topic: Bacterial fungal interactions in soil and the potential mechanisms involved.
  • 2006-2007. Completion of MSc (Hons) Agri courses in a major of Soil and Environmental Sciences, at University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • 2002-2006. Bachelor degree of Science (B.Sc. Hons. Agriculture), major in Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. C.G.P.A. 3.61/4.00

Profile/Bio

  • 23rd January 2013 – Present: Assistant Professor at Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad Pakistan.
  • 11th May 2015 – 10th May 2017: PostDoc at ‘Department of Soil Environmental Science’ in “Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES)” Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China.
  • Sep. 2008 – Oct. 2012. PhD scholar at department of Microbial Ecology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2008: Research trainee at department of Microbial Ecology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Feb. – May 2006: Internship Programme, at Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI) Faisalabad, Pakistan.

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Awards/ Appreciations

  • Fellowship award under ‘President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI.2015-16)’ at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
  • HEC funded ‘Travel Grant’ to participate in BAGECO-12 held in Ljubljana (Slovenia) from 9-13 June, 2013. 
  • The ISME Travel Award for Young Scientists, 2012. 19-24 August, 2012
  • FEMS Young scientist award (as meeting Grant) March 11, 2011.
  • HEC Scholarship 2007-2012 by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, for Doctoral Studies in The Netherlands.