Ressearch Proposals Submitted Under CPEC- Collaborative Research Grant (CPEC-CRG) 2021

Sr.# Project title PI Name and Designation Department/Institute
1 Promote the natural enemies based biological control for potato and tomato insect pests Prof. Dr. Waqas Wakil Department of Entomology,UAF
2 Sustainable control of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) and leaf curl virus disease in cotton production systems Prof. Dr. Waqas Wakil Department of Entomology,UAF
3 Interaction of microbial consortium and organic matter to fortify iron in maize Dr. Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Associate Professor Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences,UAF
4 Synthesis and application of coal fly ash based composites in photocatalytic degradation of pollutants and EMI shielding Dr. Muhammad Zahid, Associate Professor (as PI) Department of Chemistry,UAF
5 Textile wastewater treatment using transition metal-doped strontium zirconate perovskite nanomaterials: Pilot adsorption assisted photocatalytic studies for comparison of films, sheet and fibers for efficient low-cost scalable treatment plant Dr. Muhammad Zahid, Associate Professor (as Co-PI); PI (Dr. Bushra Ismail, Assistant Porfessor, Department of Chemistry, COMSAT University, Islamabad Department of Chemistry,UAF
6 Women economic empowerment for poverty reduction Dr. Saira Akhtar, Associate Professor Department of Rural Sociology,UAF
7 Establishment of the National Centre of excellence for vectors and vector-borne disease research at the UAF Dr. Muhammad Sohail Sajid Department of Parasitology,UAF
8 Identification and characterization of chloroplast immunity-related genes targeted by Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) effectors for effective management of Huanglongbing (HLB) disease using pan-genomics and CRISPR/Cas approaches Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sarwar Khan CABB,UAF
9 Promoting and adoption of Moringa oleifera to ensure nutrition security in Pakistan Dr. Faisal Saeed Awan, Associate Professor CABB,UAF
10 Molecular genomics-bioinformatics analysis of plant viruses infecting cotton crop to devise resistant strategies Dr. Muhammad Mubin, Associate Professor CABB,UAF
11 Development of biotic and high temperature stress tolerant cotton elite lines through integration of advanced genomics and conventional approaches to re-boost cotton production under climate change scenario for sustainable economic growth of Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Shah Nawaz-ul-Rehman, Associate Professor CABB,UAF
12 A strategy for sustainable ener4gy and organic fertilizer production using dairy manure Dr. Muhammad Usman Khan, Lecturer Department of Energy Systems Engineering,UAF
13 Improving Pakistani date palm germplasm through high output genomics and phenomics and phenomics appraoches Dr. Summar Abbas Naqvi, Assistant Professor Institute of Horticultural Sciences,UAF
14 Development of cost-effective antibodies based rapid detection kit for COVID-19 Prof. Dr. Amer Jamil CABB,UAF
15 Development of high yielding, heat resistant, photoperiod insensitive soybean lines with wider adaptability in Pakistan Dr. Zaheer Ahmed, Assistant Professor Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics,UAF
16 Blockchain and IoT based intelligent agri-product traceability solution – A roadmap to ensure food safety through China-Pakistan economic corridor Dr. Saqib Ali, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science,UAF
17 Comparative agronomic appraisal of exotic Chinese and local Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for better fiber quality traits and large-scale commercialization in Pakistan Dr. Saddam Hussain, Assistant Professor Department of Agronomy,UAF