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


1Highly efficient nickel fluoride nanoparticles with enhance electrochemical properties. Faheeda Soomro, Jamshid Khan, Sami Ullah, Ahmed Abutaleb, Nasser Zouli, Muzaffar Iqbal, Muhammad Sajjad, Firoz Khan, Khalid HussainThebo, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 155 (2023) Impact Factor 3.42
2Ultrathin Graphene Oxide-Based Nanocomposite Membranes for Water Purification: Faheeda Soomro, Fida Hussain Memon, Muhammad Ali Khan , Muzaffar Iqbal, Aliya Ibrar , Ayaz Ali Memon , Jong Hwan Lim , Kyung Hyon Choi, and Khalid Hussain Thebo, Membranes (2023), 13, 64. Impact Factor 4.562
3Transition Metal Dichalcogenide-based Membranes for Water Desalination, Gas Separation, and Energy Storage: Fida Hussain Memon, Faisal Rehman, Jaewook Lee, Faheeda Soomro, Muzaffar Iqbal, Shah Masaud Khan, Akbar Ali, Khalid Hussain Thebo & Kyung Hyun Choi, Separation & Purification Reviews. 52:1, 43-57 (2023) Impact Factor 7.889
4MoS2-based lamellar membranes for mass transport applications: Challenges and opportunities: Muhammed Khurram Shahzad, Fida Hussain Memon, Faheeda Soomro, Muzaffar Iqbal, Aliya Ibrar, Ayaz Ali Memon, Jong Hwan Lim, Kyung Hyon Choi, Khalid Hussain Thebo, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 11- 2, 109329 (2023) Impact Factor 7.968
5Effect Of NaH2PO4 On Differentiation Of In Vitro Propagated Bird Nest Fern (Asplenium Nidus): Mariam Raziq, Syeda Kahkashan Kazmi, Faheeda Soomro, Saifullah Khan, Pakistan Journal of Botany 55(3): 965-972 (2023). Impact factor 1.101
6Functionalized Graphene Oxide-Based Lamellar Membranes with Tunable Nanochannels for Ionic and Molecular Separation: Akbar Ali, Faisal Rehman, Muhammad Ali Khan, Fida Hussain Memon, Faheeda Soomro, Muzaffar Iqbal, Jun Yang, and Khalid Hussain Thebo, ACS Omega, 7, 32410−32417 (2022) Impact Factor 4.132
7Facile synthesis of zinc oxide nanostructures and their antibacterial and antioxidant properties, Muzafar Iqbal, Aliya Ibrar, Ashraf Ali, Fida Hussain Memon, Faisal Rehman, Zubeda Bhatti, Faheeda Soomro, Akbar Ali, Khalid Hussain Thebo. International Nano Letters, 12, 205–213 (2022) Impact Factor 12.262
8Mass characterisation of elemental toxicants in popular cigarettes sale in Pakistan using ICP-OES, Muhammad Khurram Shahzad, Muhammad Ali Khan, Faheeda Soomro, Qamar-Uz Zaman, Khawar Sultan & Khalid Hussain Thebo, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, (2022) Impact Factor 2.731
9High yield synthesis of transition metal fluorides (CoF2, NiF2, and NH4MnF3) nanoparticles with excellent electrochemical performance: Jamshid Khan, Hameed Ullah, Muhammad Sajjad , Ali Bahadar , Zubeda Bhatti , Faheeda Soomro, Fida Hussain Memon, Muzaffar Iqbal, Faisal Rehman, Khalid Hussain Thebo, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 130-108751 (2021) Impact Factor 3.42
10Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) for Water Purification and Antibacterial Applications, Inamullah Mahar , Fida Hussain Memon, Jae-Wook Lee, Kyung Hwan Kim, Rafique Ahmed , Faheeda Soomro , Faisal Rehman, Ayaz Ali Memon , Khalid Hussain Thebo and Kyung Hyun Choi, Membranes, 11-869 (2021) Impact Factor 4.562
11Graphene-based composite membranes for isotope separation: challenges and opportunities, Faisal Rehman , Fida Hussain Memon , Zubeda Bhatti , Muzaffar Iqbal , Faheeda Soomro , Akbar Ali and Khalid Hussain Thebo, Reviews in Inorganic Chemistry, volume 42 issue 4 (2021) Impact Factor 1.615
12Foxtail 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) Impact Factor 0.232
13Graphene‐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) Impact Factor 6.207
14Management 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)
15In-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)
16Seed 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. Impact Factor 0.5
17Certain 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. Impact factor 1.101
18In-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.
19Presented poster on “Seed storage protein polymorphism in ten elite rice genotypes of Sindh” on 13th congress of soil science on efficient resource management for sustainable Agriculture, University of Faisalabad, 24-27 March 2010
20Cloning and Functional Analysis of an ABA Receptor Gene TaPYL2 from Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): Faheeda Soomro, Jingyi Wang, Xingou Mao, Xiaoping Chang, Ruilian Jing (2020) Journal of Integrative agriculture. Submitted

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.