Name : Dr. Kalsoom
Designation : Lecturer
Department : Microbiology
Qualification(s) : PhD Microbiology Quaid i Azam University Islamabad
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1. Farhana, Kalsoom, Saad Salman Khan, Ambareen Sultan, Hira Gul, Afzaal Rahim, Fahad Hadi1, Yahya, Abu Zar Ghaffari, Muhammad Jaseem, Hammad Azam, Muhammad Aziz and Salah Ud Din. The antibacterial efficacy of raw and sidr honey against antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacterial strains. Pure and Applied Biology. Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp1463-1472.
2. Salah Ud Din, Kalsoom, Sadia Mehmood Satti, Smita V. Mankar, Esma Ceylan, Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Malik Badshah, Ali Osman BELDÜZ, Sabriye Çanakçi, Baozhong Zhang, Javier A Linares-Pastén,* and Aamer Ali Shah, * Purification and characterization of a cutinase-like enzyme with activity on Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), from a newly isolated bacterium Stenotrophomonas maltophilia PRS8 at mesophilic temperature. Applied Sciences Journal 2023, 13, 3686.
3. Kalsoom, Afshan Batool, Ghufranud Din, Salah Ud Din,Fariha Hasan, Samiullah Khan, Aamer Ali Shah. Isolation and Screening of Chromium Resistant Bacteria from Industrial Waste for Bioremediation Purposes. . Brazilian Journal of Biology submitted (IF 1.266)
4. Saira, Muhammad Fiaz Khan, Munawar Saleem Ahmad, Sadia Tabassum, Samina Yasmin, Fawad Aziz, Mian Sayed Khan, Aamir Ali Khan, Sonia Ali, Johar Jamil, Kalsoom, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Rauf Khattak, Rawail Ahmed , Aftab Alam Sthanader, Samina Qamer. Association of polymorphisms in inflammatory cytokine genes with the development of head and neck cancer in Pakistani population Journal of King Saud University Science 33 (2021) 101277 (IF 3.891)
5. Qais Ahmad Naseer, Xiaofei Xue, Xiaogang Wang, Shengchun Dang, Salah Ud Din,
Kalsoom, Johar Jamil. Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Assessment of their Antibacterial Potential. Brazilian Journal of Biology vol. 82 N° 1, issue. Accepted july, 13, 2019. (IF 1.266).

6. Asim Ullah, Tahira Qamash, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Ambareen Sultan, Shahbaz Ahmad, Muhammad Abbas, Muhammad Asim Khan Khattak, Nadia Begum, Salah Ud Din, Johar Jamil, Kalsoom*, Characterization of a Coliphage AS1 isolated from sewage effluent in Pakistan. Brazilian Journal of Biology vol. 82, issue. Accepted December, 14, 2020. (IF 1.266)
7. Faheem Ahmed Khan*, Sarzamin Khan, Qurat-ul-Ain, Saqib Ishaq, Muhammad Salman, Abdul Rehman, Ikram Ullah, Kalsoom and Johar Jamil. Production of Single Cell Microbial Protein and its Use as Protein Source in Broiler Ration. Pakistan J. Zool., pp 1-9, 2021. (IF 0.790)
8. Tahira Qamash, Johar Jamil, Kalsoom, Faheem Ahmad, Saira, Ambareen sultan, Nadia begum, Salahuddin. Epidemiological study of dengue fever in District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Brazilian Journal of Biology.2020 6984.216284 (IF 1.266)
9. Johar Jamil, Khuzaifa Zaman, Saad Ullah, Iftikhar Ali, kalsoom*. Colonization of Staphylococcus aureus in nasal cavities of healthy individuals from district Swabi, KP, Pakistan. Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. Vol. 70, No. 7, July 2020, P.1154-1158 (IF 0.573)
10. Johar Jamil, Rounaq Saba, Kalsoom*, Saira, Faheem Ahmad. Antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial flora isolatedfrom oral cavity of snuff/ cigarette users and non- users. International journal of biology and biotechnology, Vol 17 (1) 59-63, 2020
11. Khuzaifa zaman1, Iftikhar Ali1, Saad Ullah1, Kalsoom*, Johar Jamil1 Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of MRSA and VRSA strains isolated from out -door patients of Swabi region, Pakistan.International Journal of Biosciences.Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 156-161, 2019
12. Johar Jamil, Tahira Qamash, Kalsoom*, Saad Ullah, Zakir Ullah, Fahim Ahmad Khan, Noorullah. Evaluation of microbial flora from Anbar and Kernel Sher Kali stream water, District Swabi, Khyber pakhtunkhwa. International Journal of Biosciences. Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 162-167, 2019.
13. Muhammad Haroon, Ambareen Sultan, Muhammad Atif Khan, Naima Gul, Kalsoom*Johar Jamil, Prevalence, antibiotic sensitivity and phenotypic screening of ESBL/MBL producer E. coli strains isolated from urine; District Swabi, KP, Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association. Vol. 68, No. 11,1704-1707, November 2018

(IF 0.642)
14. Naseer, A.Q. Kalsoom*, Jamil,J. Haji Khan Jalil,F., “Screening an antifungal efficacy of indigenous bacteria from rhizosphere of Periploca appylla” International Journal of Biosciences Vol. 11(04) p. 351-359: 2017.
15. Amar, Kalsoom*, Asif Ali Shah, Kashmala Ihsan, Faheem Ahmad Khan, Johar Jamil, “Nutritional assessment of single cell protein produced with Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium chrysogenum, International Journal of Biosciences Vol. 11(05) p. 62-69: 2017.
16. Muhammad Idrees, Kalsoom*, Shahzeb Wahid, Sana Mateen, Amar, Faheem Ahmad Khan, Johar Jamil, Exploring bacterial flora in rhizosphere of Nicotiana tabbacum at district Swabi; High tobacco production zone, Pakistan, International Journal of Biosciences Vol. 11(05) p. 186-191: 2017.
17. Kalsoom*, Nafees Bacha, Muhammad Ibrahim, Bahar Ali4, Johar Jamil, Syed Jawad Ahmad Shah, Distribution of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus in selected districts of Southern, Northern and Central Zone of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; A preliminary study, International Journal of Biosciences Vol. 11(05) p. 70-76: 2017.
18. Uddin,N.M. Ali,M. Muhammad. Farooq,M. Ahmad,N. Jamil,J. Kalsoom. Adnan,M. Shah,N. Khan,A., Characterizing Microbial Populations in Petroleum-Contaminated Soils of Swat District, Pakistan. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 1721-1727: 2016. (IF 1.383)
19. Kalsoom. Akbar,K. Younas,M. Tasneem,U. Suleman,M. Ali, S.S. Ali,S. Roohi,A., Prevalence of typhoid fever in five Southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: A preliminary study. International Journal of Biosciences Vol. 4(1) p. 325-330: 2014.


• “Barley Yellow Dwarf in Wheat: Surveillance; Virus Detection and Resistance Characterization” has been published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (February 6, 2017) ISBN-10: 3330040181 ISBN-13: 978-3330040182 URL: Yellow-Dwarf-Wheat


  • Qais Ahmad Naseer, Khuzaifa Zaman, Saad ullah, Iftikhar Ali, Johar Jamil, Kalsoom”Isolation of antifungal bacteria from rhizosphere of periploca apylla in swat valley’ National conference on Plant: From food to phytomedicine organized by university of Malakand may 3-4 May 2018 Page 79
    • Muhammad Idrees, Shahzeb Wahid, Amar, Johar Jamil, Kalsoom”Exploring bacterial flora in rhizosphere of Nicotiana Tabbacum, National conference on Plant: From food to phytomedicine may 3-4 May 2018 Page 86
    • Bibi Zainab, Sidra tul Muntaha, Shama Zahir, Kalsoom, johar Jamil “Silver nanoparticle synthesis by lactobacillus bulgaricus with potentional antimicrobial activity”1st

international conference on “ strategies for therapeutics, control and prevention for dengue and other infectious diseases in Pakistan dated 1-2 March 2018 organized by University of Swabi, Page 11

  • Tahira Qamash, Kalsoom(Poster Presenter) Johar Jamil, Prevelance of Dengue in different Union Council of District Swabi, Conference on Microbiology and Molecular Genetics organized by Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics University of the Punjab Dated 7-9 February 2018.
  • 1st National conference on emerging trends in pharmaceutical Sciences organized by Pharmacy department university of Malakand dated 9-11 october 2017
  • Kalsoom (Speaker), Nafees Bacha, Muhammad Ibrahim, Syed Jawad Ahmad Shah, Aqib Javed, Saadat Mehmood, Jamal shah Barley Yellow Dwarf Distribution, Detection and Impact on Wheat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Conference proceedings’ 4th environmental science conference on “water and food security in changing environment” 8-10 August 2016.
  • • First National Conference on Microbiology Infectious Diseases and Health Safety Organized by Department of Microbiology, University of Swabi Dated 3-5th April 2019.
    • First one day Workshop on” Protein modeling and computer edited Drug Designing” Organized by Department of Microbiology, University of Swabi Dated 3rd October 2018.

1.      Bacteriophages

 The use of phages as a therapeutic agent was first given by D’ Herelle. Recently a large number of bacterial species develop resistivity against different antibiotics through mechanism of efflux pump, modifying enzymes and target mutations. Infections caused by MDR pathogens are unable to treat and require more time and expensive antibiotics which toxic to human health. The focus is on isolation of different phages and their activity against pathogenic strains.

2.      Biodegradation and Biosynthesis

 Plastic exist in both degradable and non-degradable forms; their degradation may be catalysed by esterolytic enzymes such as esterases, lipases or cutinases. Therefore, I am working on microbiological possibility for degradation of different plastic and also in search of bacteria and fungi which can be use for synthesis of plastics from different waste products

3.      Phosphate solubilizing microorganisms

Phosphorus (P) is one of the major essential macronutrients for plants and is applied to soil in the form of phosphatic fertilizers. However, a large portion of soluble inorganic phosphate applied to the soil as chemical fertilizer is immobilized rapidly and becomes unavailable to plants. The use of phosphate solubilizing bacteria as inoculants increases the P uptake by plants. I am working on isolation, screening and characterization of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms from soil.

4.      Heavy Metal Remediation

In last few decades the increase concentration of different heavy metals causes environmental contaminations. Due to high increase in the use of heavy metals in various industries such as textile, painting, leather etc also raise human exposure to heavy metals. Keeping in view the importance of Heavy metals contamination and its impact on health this area will focus onto evaluate the potential role of metallo-resistant microorganisms in remediation of heavy metals.

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