Adil Hussain

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Dr. Adil Hussain is currently working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Agriculture, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. He attained his Master’s in Agriculture (Plant Pathology) from the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan in 2009 and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2013. Dr. Hussain started his professional career at the Department of Agriculture, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan as Assistant Professor in 2014. He has published research articles in reputed SCI journals and has been a reviewer and editorial board member of different SCI journals. Apart from his research and academic career Dr. Hussain has been actively involved in community work and different administrative duties. Dr. Adil Hussain has been involved with the FAO for the Integrated Phase Classification and Food Security Analysis at provincial as well as at National level in Pakistan. Dr. Hussain did his post-doctorate in plant functional genomics and forest resource genomics at the College of Agriculture and Life Science, Kyungpook National University, South Korea. Dr. Adil Hussain’s research interests include the use of molecular and genetic tools for the identification of genes regulating plant tolerance to various biotic (insects, other plant pathogens) and abiotic stresses (heat, drought, salt) with special emphasis on Nitric Oxide and Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)-mediated redox-regulation of pathways governing insect-plant microbe interactions and plant responses. Dr. Hussain has been working on the role of Nitric Oxide in the biology of plants, insect and microbes and the interplay between various reactive nitrogen intermediates (RNIs) and reactive oxygen intermediates (ROIs) in maintenance of normal physiology in plants and insects and other living organisms. His research work often includes the use of bioinformatics and omics approaches (e.g. transcriptomic and genomic analysis) towards the identification of key genes regulating stress responses at transcriptional level in plants, insects, nematodes and other microbes and testing key regulatory genes in vivo through functional genomic approaches by generating knock-down, knock-out and over-expression plants.

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