Faculty & Staff
Dr. Saad Imran Malik
Assistant Professor

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
Phone : +92-51-9290718
Mobile : +92-333-5182449
Fax :
Email : [email protected]
Address : Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, PMAS- Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 16 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Identification and characterization of genes involved in plant stress tolerance and plant-microbe interactions
  • Understandingstress signaling mechanisms and genetic networksand post-translational modifications of proteins orchestrating plant adaptation to adverse environments
  • Total Publications : 21
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Skelly, M. J., S. I. Malik, T. L. Bihan, Y. Bo, J. Jiang, S. H. Spoel, and G. J. Loake. 2019. A role for S-nitrosylation of the SUMO-conjugatingSCE1 in plant immunity. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. doi/10.1073/pnas.1900052116.

    2. Ijaz, B., C. Sudiro, M. Z. Hyder, S. I. Malik, S. Farrakh, F. L. Schiavo and T. Yasmin. 2019. Histo-morphological analysis of rice callus cultures reveals differential regeneration response with varying media combinations. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. Plant, doi.org/10.1007/s11627-019-09974-6. p.1-12

    3. Ilyas, M., G. Shabbir, S. A. Jan, M. A. Rabbani, S. I. Malik, M. Ansar, M. A. Ibrahim and H. Khurshid. 2018. Estimation of linkage disequilibrium and population structure among Brassica napus genotypes for association mapping. Fresenius Environ. Bull., 27(9): 5980-86.

    4. Ilyas, M., G. Shabbir, M. A. Rabbani, S. I. Malik, N. M. Cheema, M. Ansar and S. A. Jan. 2018. Genetic divergence in Brassica napus L. germplasm as determined by quantitative attributes. Pak. J. Bot., 50(3): 1039-45.

    5. Ahmad, A, M. Ashfaq, T. Mukhtar, S. I. Malik. 2017. An insight into recombination in CP gene of tomato infecting Chilli veinal mottle virus isolate from Pakistan. Int. J. Biosci., 11(4): 48-54.

    6. Ain, Q., S. I. Malik and M. I. U. Haq. 2016. A comparison of the effects of soil water deficit on root and shoot traits of maize genotypes. Soil Environ., 35(2): 216-23.

    7. Malik, S. I., A. Abdullah and S. Azam. 2016. Cloning of tomato SUMO1 and development of a CaMV 35S based gene construct for plant transformation. Int. J. Biosci., 9(5): 86-96.

    8. Riaz. H., M. Ishfaq, T. Mukhtar, M. K. N. Shah and S. I. Malik. 2016. Incidence and distribution of begomoviruses from Pothwar region of Pakistan. J. Biodivers. Env. Sci., 9(5): 11-16.

    9. Malik, S. I., A. Hussain, B. Yun, S. H. Spoel and G. J. Loake. 2011. GSNOR-mediated de-nitrosylation in the plant defence response. Plant Sci., 181(5): 540-44.

    10. Aboul-Soud, M. A. M., X. Chen, J. Kang, B. Yun, M. U. Raja, S. I. Malik and G. J. Loake. 2009. Activation tagging of ADR2 conveys a spreading lesion phenotype and resistance to biotrophic pathogens. New Phytologist,183(4): 1163-75.