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Muhammad Saad Shoaib Khan
Date:2023-09-14   View:


Muhammad Saad Shoaib Khan (Ph.D)

Associate Professor,

International Genome Center,

Jiangsu University



Utilization of modern techniques such as, biotechnology, metabolomics, etc. to understand the molecular mechanism in plants under biotic and abiotic stress conditions. Which may help us to develop plants with enhanced attributes. Hence, the ultimate goal is to serve the local and global farmers by developing cultivars with best quality and yield traits.


Ph.D. Crop Genetics & Breeding (2015-2020)

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China

M.Sc. (Hons.) Plant Breeding & Genetics (2012-2014)

Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan

B.Sc. (Hons.) Plant Breeding & Genetics (2007-2011)

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan

Ph.D. Thesis Title

Mutational Analysis of Lipid Degradation Encoding Gene OsPLDa1 and its impact on grain quality. M.Sc. (Hons) Thesis Title

Studies on Genetic Transformation of Peanut using Floral Injection Method


2023/09 - current working as Associate Professor at Jiangsu University

2021- 2023 worked as post-doctoral at Jiangsu University

2020-2021 - worked as post-doctoral at Zhejiang University

Research Publications: (Last three years)

1.Khan, M.S.S., Ahmed, S., ul Ikram, A., Hannan, F., Yasin, M.U., Wang, J., Zhao, B., Islam, F. and Chen, J., 2023. Phytomelatonin: A key regulator of redox and phytohormones signaling against biotic/abiotic stresses. Redox Biology, p.102805. (I.F. 11.4)

2.Islam F., Khan, M. S. S., Ahmed, S., Abdullah, M., Hannan, F., Chen, J., 2023. OsLPXC negatively regulates tolerance to cold stress via modulating oxidative stress, antioxidant defense and JA accumulation in rice, Free Radical Biology and Medicine. (I.F. 8.1) [Equal contribution]

3.Kui L., Majeed A., Ahmed S., Khan M.S.S., Islam F., Chen J., Dong Y., 2022. Solanum tuberosum (potato). Trends in Genetics. (I.F. 11.6)

4.Khan, M.S.S. and Chen, J., 2022. Regulation of the interplay between reactive oxygen species and SUMOylation pathways: an essential role for SIZ1. Plant Physiology. (I.F. 8.9)

5.Khan, M.S.S., Islam, F., Ye, Y., Ashline, M., Wang, D., Zhao, B., Fu, Z.Q. and Chen, J., 2022. The Interplay between Hydrogen Sulfide and Phytohormone Signaling Pathways under Challenging Environments. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23(8), p.4272. (I.F. 6.2)

6.Khan, M.S.S., Islam, F., Chen, H., Chang, M., Wang, D., Liu, F., Fu, Z.Q. and Chen, J., 2022. Transcriptional Coactivators: Driving Force of Plant Immunity. Frontiers in Plant Science, p.80. (I.F. 6.6)

7.Chen, J., Sharifi, R., Khan, M.S.S., Islam, F., Bhat, J.A., Kui, L. and Majeed, A., 2021. Wheat Microbiome: Structure, Dynamics, and Role in Improving Performance Under Stress Environments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12. (I.F. 6) [Equal contribution]

8.Khan, M. S. S., Basnet, R., Ahmed, S., Bao, J. 2020. Mutations of OsPLDa1 Increase lysophospholipid Content and Enhance Cooking and Eating Quality in Rice. Plants 9, 390. (I.F. 4.6)

9.Khan, M. S. S., Basnet, R., Islam, S. A., Shi, Q. 2019. Mutational Analysis of OsPLDα1 Reveals Its Involvement in Phytic Acid Biosynthesis in Rice Grains. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 67, 11436-11443. (I.F. 5.8)

10.Islam, F., Wang, J., Farooq, M.A., Khan, M.S.S., Xu, L., Zhu, J., Zhao, M., Muños, S., Li, Q,X., Zhou, W.J., 2018. Potential impact of the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid on human and ecosystems. Environment International, 111, 332-351. (I.F. 13.3)


National Natural Science Foundation of China (NFSC) awarded project for research funds for international young scientists; Grant number: 32250410314; Funding: 0.4 million RMB


Awarded “Ph.D Scholarship by Chinese Scholarship Council 2015 to 2020”.

Won award of excellence at 12th conference of Crop Sciences attended from November 8-10, 2019; Organized by Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.

Excellent Jiangsu province postdoctoral award 2022; Funding: 0.3 million RMB, Funding number: 2022ZB676

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