Dr. Noreen Ashraf

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Dr. Noreen Ashraf
Postdoctoral Researcher

Biography

2020- 2022 Postdoctoral Researcher

2016-2020   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China.

2012-2014 Masters [MSc (Hons)] Agriculture, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Faisalabad, Pakistan.

2008-2012   Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons), Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan.

 

Research Interests

  • Understanding metal-protein interaction mechanisms and nanotechnology
  • Protein crystallization and structure biology
  • Microbiology and molecular biology
  • Biotechnology and biochemistry
  • Plant-bacterial interactions
  • Biodegradation/Bioremediation of inorganic/organic hazards

 

Publications

  1. N Ashraf#, F Ahmad#, Y Lu (2022) Synergy between microalgae and microbiome in polluted waters. Trends in Microbiology 10.1016/j.tim.2022.06.004 (IF = 18.32)
  2. Noreen Ashraf, F. Ahmad, Y. Lu, D. Yin, Bacterial extracellular protein interacts with silver ions to produce protein-encapsulated bactericidal AgNPs. Process Biochemistry, 2021. (IF = 2.952)
  3. Noreen Ashraf, F. Ahmad, L. Da-Wei, R.-B. Zhou, H. Feng-Li, D.-C. Yin, Iron/iron oxide nanoparticles: advances in microbial fabrication, mechanism study, biomedical, and environmental applications, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, (2019) 1-23. (IF = 7.349)
  4. Noreen. Ashraf, F. Ahmad, J.J. Chen, T. Zhang, F.-Z. Zhao, D.-C. Yin, Optimization of Enterobacter cloacae mediated synthesis of extracellular silver nanoparticles by response surface methodology and their characterization, Particulate Science and Technology, (2019) 1-13. (IF = 1.619)
  5. F. Ahmad, Noreen Ashraf, R.-B Zhou, J.J. Chen, Y-L Liu, X. Zeng, F.-Z. Zhao, D.-C. Yin, Optimization for silver remediation from aqueous solution by novel bacterial isolates using response surface methodology: recovery and characterization of biogenic AgNPs, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 380 (2019) 120906. (IF = 9.038).
  6. F. Ahmad, Noreen Ashraf, Y. Da-Chuan, H. Jabeen, S. Anwar, A.Q. Wahla, S. Iqbal, Application of a novel bacterial consortium BDAM for bioremediation of bispyribac sodium in wheat vegetated soil, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 374 (2019) 58-65. (IF = 9.038).
  7. F. Ahmad, Noreen Ashraf, T. Ashraf, R.-B. Zhou, D.-C. Yin, Biological synthesis of metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) by plants and microbes: their cellular uptake, biocompatibility, and biomedical applications, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 103 (2019) 2913-2935. (IF = 3.530).
  8. F. Ahmad, Noreen Ashraf, R.-B. Zhou, Y. Da-Chuan, Enhanced remediation of bispyribac sodium by wheat (Triticum aestivum) and a bispyribac sodium degrading bacterial consortium (BDAM), Journal of Environmental Management, 244 (2019) 383-390. (IF = 5.647).

 

Conference Publications:

1. Noreen Ashraf, Fiaz Ahmad, Da-Chuan Yin (2019) “Bacterial Protein Mediated Synthesis of Antibacterial AgNPs and Protein Crystallization for Time-dependent growth studies of AgNPs”. 10th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’19) is a part of 5th World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’19), August 18-20, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

2.  Fiaz Ahmad, Noreen Ashraf, Da-Chuan Yin (2019) “Bioremediation of Silver and Recovery of AgNPs for the fabrication of AgNPs Functionalized Antibacterial Polycaprolactone Membrane”. 10th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA’19) is a part of 5th World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech’19), August 18-20, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Contact Details

State Key Laboratory of Marine Resources Utilization of South China Sea, School of Life Sciences and Pharmacy, Hainan University, 58 Renmin Avenue, Meilan District, Haikou, Hainan, P.R. China