So far, the Department of Biotechnology faculty has published 53 research and review papers in  prestigious International Journals since the last six years from CECOS University, Peshawar.  Following is the publication list:

  1. AU Khan, T Khan, MA Khan, A. Nadhman, M Aasim, NZ Khan, W Ali, et al. (2021). Iron doped zinc oxide nanoparticles-triggered elicitation of important phenolic compounds in cell  cultures of Fagonia indica. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 1-10
  2. T Khan, MA Khan, K Karam, N Ullah, ZR Mashwani, A. Nadhman (2021). Plant in vitro  culture technologies; a promise into factories of secondary metabolites against COVID-19  Frontiers in Plant Science 12
  3. T Khan, MA Khan, N Ullah, A. Nadhman (2020). Therapeutic potential of medicinal plants  against COVID-19: The role of antiviral medicinal metabolites. Biocatalysis and Agricultural  Biotechnology, 101890 

  4. A. Nadhman (2020). Biosynthesized visible light-activated zinc oxide nanoparticle as  bactericidal agent for Xanthomonas oryzae. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 101,  307
  5. ANU Haq, A Islam, F Younas, L Danish, I Ullah, A. Nadhman, H Shah (2020). Impact of  zinc oxide nanoflowers on growth dynamics and physio-biochemical response of Triticum  aestivum. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 102 (10), 568-584M Zia, S Faisal, DF  Shams, F Anjum, M Saeed, ZU Shah, A. Nadhman (2021). Degradation of polyethylene  plastic by non-embedded visible-light iron-doped zinc oxide nanophotocatalyst. Applied  Science and Convergence Technology 30 (3), 87-91
  6. I Khan, M Jehanzeb, R Nadeem, A. Nadhman, S Azam, F Ahmad (2021). Green synthesis,  characterization and biological evaluation of zinc nanoparticles from flower extract of Brassica  oleracea Italica. Pakistan Journal Of Botany 53 (1), 281-286
  7. M Nadeem, R Khan, K Afridi, A. Nadhman, S Ullah, S Faisal, ZU Mabood, et al (2020).  Green Synthesis of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) and Their Antimicrobial  Applications: A Review. International Journal of Nanomedicine 15, 5951
  8. B Javed, A Sarwer, NI Raja, ZR Mashwani, A. Nadhman (2020). Synergistic response  of physicochemical reaction parameters on biogenesis of silver nanoparticles and  their action against colon cancer and leishmanial cells. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine,  and Biotechnology 48 (1), 1340-1353 

  9. B Javed, A. Nadhman, ZR Mashwani (2020). Optimization, characterization and  antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles against plant bacterial pathogens phyto synthesized by Mentha longifolia. Materials Research Express https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/abaf19
  10. B Javed, A. Nadhman, A Razzaq (2020). One-pot phytosynthesis of nano-silver from  Mentha longifolia L.: their characterization and evaluation of photodynamic potential.  Materials Research Express 7 (5), 055401
  11. B Javed, A. Nadhman, ZR Mashwani (2020). Phytosynthesis of Ag nanoparticles from  Mentha longifolia: their structural evaluation and therapeutic potential against  HCT116 colon cancer, Leishmanial and bacterial cells. Applied Nanoscience;  10.1007/s13204-020-01428-5 
  12. N Khan, I Khan, A. Nadhman, S Azam, I Ullah, F Ahmad, HA Khan (2020). Pinus  wallichiana-synthesized silver nanoparticles as biomedical agents: in-vitro and in vivo approach. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews 13 (2), 69-82
  13. S Naz, N Uddin, K Ullah, A Haider, A Gul, S Faisal, A. Nadhman M Bibi, et al (2020).  Homo-and heteroleptic Zinc (II) carboxylates: Synthesis, structural characterization,  and assessment of their biological significance in in vitro models. Inorganica Chimica  Acta 511, 119849
  14. S Naz, M Sirajuddin, I Hussain, A Haider, A. Nadhman, A Gul, S Faisal, et al (2020). 2- Phenylbutyric acid based organotin (IV) carboxylates; synthesis, spectroscopic  characterization, antibacterial action against plant pathogens and in vitro hemolysis.  Journal of Molecular Structure 1203, 127378
  15. B Javed, NI Raja, A. Nadhman, ZUR Mashwani (2020). Understanding the potential of  bio-fabricated non-oxidative silver nanoparticles to eradicate Leishmania and plant  bacterial pathogens. Applied Nanoscience 10, 2057–2067 (2020).
  16.  A Majeed, F Javed, S Akhtar, U Saleem, F Anwar, B Ahmad, A. Nadhman, et al (2020).  Green synthesized selenium doped zinc oxide nano-antibiotic: synthesis, characterization and evaluation of antimicrobial, nanotoxicity and teratogenicity  potential. Journal of Materials Chemistry B https://doi.org/10.1039/D0TB01553A
  17. MU Ashraf, K Iman, MF Khalid, HM Salman, T Shafi, M Rafi, N Javaid, R Hussain, F  Ahmad, S Shahzad‐Ul‐Hussan, SA Qureshi, S Mirza (2019). Evolution of efficacious  pangenotypic hepatitis C virus therapies. Medicinal research reviews, 39(3), pp.1091-1136.
  18. M Khan, A. Nadhman, SA Sehgal, S Siraj, MM Yasinzai (2018). Formulation and  Characterization of a Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery system (SEDDS) of Curcumin for the  Topical Application in Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis. Current topics in  medicinal chemistry
  19. MF Sohail, SZ Hussain, H Saeed, I Javed, HS Sarwar, A. Nadhman, et al. (2018). Polymeric  nanocapsules embedded with ultra-small silver nanoclusters for synergistic pharmacology and  improved oral delivery of Docetaxel. Scientific reports 8 (1), 13304 

    1. ZUR Mashwani, A. Nadhman, MA Khan (2018). In-vitro antilieshmanial and antibacterial  potential of Pakistani traditional medical plants. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 73, 264 
    2. W Ali, H Ullah, A Zada, MK Alamgir, W Muhammad, MJ Ahmad, A. Nadhman (2018).  Effect of calcination temperature on the photoactivities of ZnO/SnO2 nanocomposites for the  degradation of methyl orange. Materials Chemistry and Physics 213, 259-266 
    3. A. Nadhman, A Munawar, M Yasinzai (2018). Reactive Oxygen Species Generating  Photosynthesized Ferromagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle as Promising Anti-Leishmanial  Agent. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 120, S47 
    4. S Aftab, A Shah, A. Nadhman, S Kurbanoglu, SA Ozkan, DD Dionysiou et al (2018).  Nanomedicine: an effective tool in cancer therapy. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 540, 132–149 
    5. HS Sarwar, MF Sohail, N Saljoughian, AU Rehman, S Akhtar, A. Nadhman et al (2018).  Design of mannosylated oral amphotericin B nanoformulation: efficacy and safety in visceral  leishmaniasis. Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology, 1-11
    6. SW Khan, M Khan, A. Nadhman, N Rehman, M Tariq, S Yousuf (2018). Synthesis,  Characterization, X-Ray Crystallography, and Antileishmanial Activities of N-Linked and O Linked Glycopyranosides. Journal of Chemistry 2018 
    7. M Ovais, A. Nadhman, AT Khalil, A Raza, F Khuda, MF Sohail, NU Islam et al (2017).  Biosynthesized colloidal silver and gold nanoparticles as emerging leishmanicidal agents: an  insight. Nanomedicine 12 (24), 2807-2819 

      1. S Shahab, G Mustafa, I Khan, A. Nadhman, M Zahid, M Yasinzai, N Ameer, N Asghar et al  (2017). Effects of fluoride ion toxicity on animals, plants, and soil health: a review. Fluoride  50 (4), 393-408 
      2. A Abbas, H Nadeem, A Khan, F Ali, H Afzaal, A. Nadhman, I Khan (2017). Synthesis,  Characterization, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxic, Anticancer, Leishmanicidal, Anti inflammatory Activities and Docking Studies of Heterocyclic 1, 3, 4. Journal of the Chemical  Society of Pakistan 39 (4) 
      3. HS Sarwar, S Akhtar, MF Sohail, Z Naveed, M Rafay, A. Nadhman et al (2017). Redox  biology of Leishmania and macrophage targeted nanoparticles for therapy. Nanomedicine 12  (14), 1713-1725 
      4. R Mushtaq, MK Rauf, M Bolte, A. Nadhman, A Badshah, MN Tahir et al (2017). Synthesis,  characterization and antileishmanial studies of some bioactive heteroleptic pentavalent  antimonials. Applied Organometallic Chemistry 31 (5), e3606 
      5. MF Sohail, HS Sarwar, I Javed, A. Nadhman, SZ Hussain, H Saeed et al (2017). Cell to  rodent: toxicological profiling of folate grafted thiomer enveloped nanoliposomes. Toxicology  Research 6 (6), 814-821 
      6. A Naveed Ul Haq, A. Nadhman, I Ullah, G Mustafa, M Yasinzai, I Khan (2017). Synthesis  approaches of zinc oxide nanoparticles: the dilemma of ecotoxicity. Journal of  Nanomaterials 2017 
      7. H Khan, A. Nadhman, SS Azam, M Anees, I Khan, I Ullah, MF Sohail et al (2017). In‐vitro  antileishmanial potential of peptide drug hirudin. Chemical biology & drug design 89 (1),  67-73 
      8. T. Khan, N. Ullah, M. A. Khan, Z. R. Mashwani, and A. Nadhman (2019). Plant-based gold  nanoparticles; a comprehensive review of the decade-long research on synthesis, mechanistic 

      aspects and diverse applications (Historical Perspective). Advances in Colloid and Interface  Science 272: 102017 

      1. G. Iqbal, S. Faisal, S. Khan, D. F. Shams, A. Nadhman (2019). Photo-inactivation and  efflux pump inhibition of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus using thiolated cobalt  doped ZnO nanoparticles. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 192: 141- 146  
      2. S. Khan, D. F. Shams, S. Faisal, M. Zia, A. Nadhman (2019). Photo-inactivation of bacteria  in hospital effluent via thiolated iron doped nanoceria. IET Nanobiotechnology 10.1049/ietnbt.2019.0149  
      3. S Hussain, Ullah F, Sadiq A, Ayaz M, Shah AA, Ali Shah SA, Shah SM, A. Nadhman,  Ullah F, Wadood A, El-Shazly M (2019). Cytotoxicity of Anchusa arvensis against HepG-2  cell lines: Mechanistic and computational approaches. Current Topics in Medicinal  Chemistry DOI: 10.2174/1568026619666191105103801 
      4. S. Naz, M. Sirajuddin, I. Hussain, A. Haider, A. Nadhman, A. Gul, S. Faisal, SanaUllah, S.  Yousuf, S. Ali (2019). 2-Phenylbutyric acid based organotin (IV) carboxylates; synthesis,  spectroscopic characterization, antibacterial action against plant pathogens and in vitro  hemolysis. Journal of Molecular Structure, 127378 
      5. SM Shah, F Ullah, M Ayaz, A Sadiq, S Hussain, SAA Shah, A. Nadhman (2019). β Sitosterol from Ifloga spicata (Forssk.) Sch. Bip. as potential anti-leishmanial agent against  Leishmania tropica: Docking and molecular insights. Steroids 148, 56-62 
      6. M Khan, A. Nadhman, W Shah, I Khan, M Yasinzai (2019). Formulation and  characterisation of a self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system of amphotericin B for the  treatment of leishmaniasis. IET Nanobiotechnology 13 (5), 477-483 
      7. SM Shah, F Ullah, M Ayaz, A Sadiq, S Hussain, A Shah, SAA Shah, N Ullah, F Ullah, I  Ullah, A. Nadhman (2019). Benzoic Acid Derivatives of Ifloga spicata (Forssk.) Sch. Bip.  as Potential Anti-Leishmanial against Leishmania tropica. Processes 7 (4), 208  
      8. M. Nadeem, Abbasi, B. H., Younas, M., Ahmad, W., Zahir, A., & Hano, C. (2019). LED enhanced biosynthesis of biologically active ingredients in callus cultures of Ocimum  basilicum. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 190, 172-178.

M. Nadeem, Ahmad, W., Zahir, A., Hano, C., & Abbasi, B. H. (2019). Salicylic acid‐ enhanced biosynthesis of pharmacologically important lignans and neo lignans in cell  suspension culture of Linum ussitatsimum L. Engineering in Life Sciences, 19(3), 168-174. 

      1. Ahmad, W., Zahir, A., M. Nadeem, Garros, L., Drouet, S., Renouard, S.& Abbasi, B. H. (2019). Enhanced production of lignans and neolignans in chitosan-treated flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) cell cultures. Process biochemistry, 79, 155-165. 
      2. Zahir, A., M. Nadeem, Ahmad, W., Giglioli-Guivarc’h, N., Hano, C., & Abbasi, B. H. (2019). Chemogenic silver nanoparticles enhance lignans and neolignans in cell suspension cultures of Linum usitatissimum L. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 136(3),  589-596. 
      3. Ahmad, W., Zahir, A., M. Nadeem, Zia, M., Hano, C., & Abbasi, B. H. (2019). Thidiazuron induced efficient biosynthesis of phenolic compounds in callus culture of Ipomoea turbinata Lagasca and Segura. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant, 1-10.
      4. M. Nadeem, Tungmunnithum, D., Hano, C., Abbasi, B. H., Hashmi, S. S., Ahmad, W., & Zahir, A. (2018). The current trends in the green syntheses of titanium oxide nanoparticles and their applications. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 11(4), 492-502. 
      5. Hashmi, S. S., Shah, M., Muhammad, W., Ahmad, A., Ullah, M. A., M. Nadeem & Abbasi, B. H. (2021). Potentials of Phyto-Fabricated nanoparticles as ecofriendly agents for Photocatalytic degradation of toxic dyes and waste water treatment, risk assessment and probable mechanism. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, 100019. 
      6. Abbasi, B. H., Khan, T., Khurshid, R., M. Nadeem, Drouet, S., & Hano, C. (2021). UV-C mediated accumulation of pharmacologically significant phytochemicals under light regimes in in vitro culture of Fagonia indica (L.). Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-16. 
      7. Andleeb, A., Andleeb, A., Asghar, S., Zaman, G., Tariq, M., Mehmood, A, M. Nadeem & Abbasi, B. H. (2021). A Systematic Review of Biosynthesized Metallic Nanoparticles as a Promising Anti-Cancer-Strategy. Cancers, 13(11), 2818.