Dr. Faheeda Soomro

Assistant Professor

Department of Linguistics & Human Sciences

Contact Details faheeda.soomro@bnbwu.edu.pk


Her research interest is on biotechnology and molecular biology, mainly focussed on cell culturing technology, cloning and functional analysis of candidate genes responsible for traits and deseases in plants and animals. SNP mining by DNA sequencing and development of molecular genetic markers. Study of relative gene expression level under different stress conditions. She has ability to conduct responsible research under biosafety and ethical standards of science. And presented her work in various national and international conferences and workshops held in China and Pakistan. She loves to do volunteer work in academics and career counselling to young students.

Achievements and awards

1. Availed the research project entitled “Molecular Characterization through SSR markers in different rice (Oryza sativa L.) (ICCBS, University of Karachi) 2019-2021
2. Fully funded PhD scholarship from China Scholarship Council (CSC), China (2014-2018)
3. Availed the National Internship Program by Government of Pakistan for one year (2007-2008)
4. Secured second position in MSc Biotechnology, Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2006)
5. Member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
6. Member of International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC)
7. Member of TWAS-OWSD Third World Academy of Sciences- Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World) Pakistan Sciences Chapter. Member ID-9820
8. Worked on international project entitled “Cloning and functional analysis of candidate genes responsible to abiotic stress in wheat (Triticum aestivam L.) and development of SNP markers by Natural National Science Foundation of China, CAAS, Beijing (2014-2018)


Ph.D Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China Biochemistry and molecular biology 2018
PG.D University of Karachi Pakistan Biotechnology 2010
M.Sc. University of Sindh Jamshoro Pakistan Biotechnology 2006
DCBM Sindh Board of Technical Education Karachi Pakistan Diploma in Computer and Business management 2006


1Foxtail Millet Stress Associated Protein Gene SiSAP4 Enhances Drought Stres Tolerance in Transgenic Arabidopsis, Wenlu Li, Liguang Zhang, Faheeda Soomro, Pingyi Guo, Xiangyang Yuan1 and Yixue Wang, Intl J Agric Biol, 25:441‒449 (2021)
2Management of Downy Mildew of Onion Through Selective Fungicides in the Field Condition, Tufail Ahmed Bhatti, Zubeer Ahmed Nizamani, Muswar Ali Gadhi, Faheeda Soomro, Raj Kumar, Saeed Ahmed Abro, Ali Hassan Soomro, Suman Qazi,Umer ul din Jarwar,Abdul Ghani Kandhro and Madiha Khan, J. appl. Res in Plant Sci.1(1), 01-08 (2021)
3In-Vitro Efficacy of Different Chemical Fungicides and Botanical Extracts Against Leaf Spot of Marigold Caused by Alternaria alternate, Umeruldin Jarwar, Muswar Ali Gadhi, Saeed Ahmed Abro, Tufail Ahmed Bhatti, Ali Hassan Soomro, Faheeda Soomro, Bol. J. Plant Sci. Tech 1(1), 01-08, (2021)
4Graphene‐based Materials for Fighting Coronavirus Disease 2019: Challenges and Opportunities, Imran Maqbool, Faisal Rehman, Faheeda Soomro, Zubeda Bhatti, Umeed Ali, Ashique Hussain Jatoi, Bhajan Lal, Muzaffar Iqbal, Shahnawaz Phulpoto, Akbar Ali, Khalid Hussain Thebo. ChemBioEng Rev, 8 (2) (2021)
5Seed Storage Protein Polymorphism in ten elite Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) genotypes of Sindh. (2011) Galani,S., F.Naz, F.Soomro. I.Jamil,Ziaul Hasan,A.Azhar & A.Asharf. African Journal of Biotechnology.10 (7):1106-1111.
6Certain growth related attributes of micropropagated banana under different salinity levels. (2011) Haq.I. F.Soomro. N.Parveen., U.Dahot. A.Mirbahar. Pakistan journal of Botany. 43(3): 1655-1658.
7In-Vitro multiplication of banana (Musa Spp.) under different NaCl Stresses. (2007) Haq.I. F.Soomro. U.Dahot., Shahrukh. UmeAiman. Pak. J. Biotechnol. Vol. 4 (1-2) 25-30.

Oral presentations

Participated and read a paper in the seminar on the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto “Peace and Democracy; A Way Forward for Women’s Empowerment”, Organized by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Chair, University of Karachi, Karachi, 11th October, 2011
Participated and delivered a lecture on International webinar on Contribution of Asian Women Scientists on agriculture in corona pandemic, organized by OWSD Bangladesh National Chapter, 4 October, 2020.