Dr. Muhammad Akbar Zaigham
Dr. Sadar Aslam
Assistant Professor (IPFP)
Department of Biological Sciences
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Dr. Sadar Aslam

2016 - 2021             Ph.D., Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

2011 - 2013             M. Phil, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan Thesis entitled: “A Comparative Study on growth performance of Chinese carps by replacing Soybean Meal with Duckweed in different culture systems”

2007 - 2011             BS (HONS.), Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

22 Oct, 2022 - Present


Jan – 17 Oct, 2022     

IPFP Fellow at University of Baltistan Skardu (UOBS), Kargil-Skardu Rd, Hussainabad, Skardu-16400, Pakistan

Teaching Associate at Institute of Marine Science, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan

Feb – 17 Oct, 2022   

Visiting Faculty at Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270,   Pakistan

2018 - 2021

A Project between Japan and Pakistan, entitled “ taxonomic emendation of Pakistan oysters and clams of the genus Meretrix”


Internship at Central Fish Seed Hatchery, Manawan, Lahore and Army Farm Rakh Baikunth, Badian Road, near Heir Canal Rest House

(19 peer-reviewed articles, 146 citations, H-index 7 (Google Scholar) :

Ullah, A., Haider, M. S., Chan, M. W. H., Aslam, S., Lakht-e-Zehra., Tarar, O. M., Saleem, N., & Victoria Arija, V. 2023. Effect of Temperature on Fatty Acid Composition in the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): A Temperature Dependent Nutritive Lipid Profile. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 100(5), 1-12. https://doi.org/100.102/aocs.12707

Chan, M. W. H., Aslam, S., Rashid,S. 2023. The mangrove inhabiting gastropods Telescopium telescopium (Linnaus, 1758), Nerita albicilla (Linnaeus, 1758), and Lunella coronata (Gmelin, 1791): species surviving under pollution stress are near to extinction at the coast of Karachi, Pakistan. The Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Mollusc Specialist Group Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature. TENTACLE, 31, 55-57.

Ullah, A., Mirani, Z. A., Binbin, S., Wang, F., Chan, M. W. H., Aslam, S., ... & Khatoon, Z. 2023. An Elucidative Study of the Anti-biofilm Effect of Selenium Nanoparticles (SeNPs) on Selected Biofilm Producing Pathogenic Bacteria: A Disintegrating Effect of SeNPs on Bacteria. Process Biochemistry, 126, 98-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procbio.2022.12.031

Naveed M, Wang Y, Yin X, Chan MWH, Aslam S, Wang F, Xu B, Ullah A. 2023. Purification, Characterization and Bactericidal Action of Lysozyme, Isolated from Bacillus subtillis BSN314: A Disintegrating Effect of Lysozyme on Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria. Molecules. 28(3):1058. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28031058.

Aslam, S., Chan, M.W.H., Boczkaj, G., Siddiqui, G. 2022. Chapter 10: A comparative study of organic pollutants in seawater, sediments and oyster tissues at Hab River Delta, Balochistan coast, Pakistan. In book: Marine Biochemistry: Isolations and Techniques (1st Edition), (pp. 171-187) Taylor & Francis Group (CRC press). https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003303909.

Ullah, A., Mu, J., Wang, F., Chan, M. W. H., Yin, X., Liao, Y., Mirani, Z.A., Sebt-e-Hassan, S., Aslam, S., Naveed, M. and Khan, M.N., 2022. Biogenic Selenium Nanoparticles and Their Anticancer Effects Pertaining to Probiotic Bacteria—A Review. Antioxidants, 11(10), 1916. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox11101916

Naveed, M., Tianying, H., Wang, F., Yin, X., Chan, M.W.H., Ullah, A., Xu, B., Aslam, S., Ali, N., Abbas, Q. and Hussain, I., 2022. Isolation of Lysozyme Producing Bacillus subtilis Strains, Identification of the New Strain Bacillus subtilis BSN314 with the Highest Enzyme Production Capacity and Optimization of Culture Conditions for Maximum Lysozyme Production. Current Research in Biotechnology. 10.1016/j.crbiot.2022.06.002

Ullah, A., Chan, M. W. H., Aslam, S., Khan, A., Abbas, Q., Ali, S., Ali, M., Hussain, A., Mirani, Z.A., Sibt-e-Hassan, S. and Kazmi, M.R., 2022. Banned Sudan dyes in spices available at markets in Karachi, Pakistan. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part B, 1-9.                         

Aslam, S., Siddiqui, G., Chan, M. W. H., Kazmi, J.H., Afsar,N. 2022. Field and GIS validation of oyster stocks and the reef ecosytem of Hab River Delta, Balochistan, Pakistan: a conservation approach. The Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Mollusc Specialist Group Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature. TENTACLE, 30, 46-48.

Aslam, S., Zuberi, A., Chan, M. W. H., Mustaquim, J. 2021. Effect of Lemna minor and Glycine max on haematological parameters, glucose level, total protein content and anti-oxidant enzyme activities in Ctenopharyngodon idella and Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. Aquaculture Reports, 19, 100616. Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2021.100616.

Chan, M. W. H., Akram, J., Gulzar, S., Zafar, U., Aslam, S., Siddiqui, P. J. A., Khan, S. A. Rasheed, M. 2021. Comparative study on antimicrobial activities of mangroves growing in polluted and non-polluted sites of Northern Arabian Sea. Pak. J. Bot, 53, 2. Link: https://doi.org/10.30848/PJB2021-2(25).

Aslam, S., Siddiqui, G., Kazmi, S.J.H. 2020. A preliminary study on spatial assessment using restoration metrics for intertidal oyster reefs at the Hab River mouth in Pakistan.Regional Studies in Marine Science, 33, 100956. Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100956.

Aslam, S., Siddiqui, G., Dekker, H., Mustaquim, J., Kazmi, S.J.H. 2020. Biodiversity on intertidal oyster reefs in Hab River mouth: 35 new records from Pakistan. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 39:101415. Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101415.

Dayrat, B., Goulding, T. C., Apte, D., Aslam, S., Bourke, A., Comendador, J., ... & Tan, S. H. 2020. Systematic revision of the genus peronia fleming, 1822 (Gastropoda, euthyneura, pulmonata, onchidiidae). ZooKeys, 972, 1. Link: https://dx.doi.org/10.3897% 2Fzookeys.972.52853

Aslam, S., Mustaquim, J., Siddiqui, G. 2020. First Record of the Polychaete Worm Ceratonereis (Composetia) burmensis (Phyllodocida: Nereididae) from Pakistan. Pak. J. Sci. Ind. Res. (Series B: Biological Sciences). 63B(2), 132-134. Link: https://v2.pjsir.org/ index.php/biological-sciences/article/view/1279.

Aslam, S., Chan, M.W.H., Siddiqui, G., Boczkaj, G., Kazmi, S.J.H., Kazmi, M. R. 2020. A comprehensive assessment of environmental pollution by means of heavy metal analysis for oysters' reefs at Hab River Delta, Balochistan, Pakistan. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 153, 110970. Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.110970.

Aslam, S., Pfingstl, T., Siddiqui, G., Arbea, J.I., Kazmi, S.J.H., 2019.  First confirmed record of the littoral genus Fortuynia Hammen (Acari: Oribatida: Fortuyniidae) from Pakistan (Northern Arabian Sea). Entomological news. 128. 535-539. Link: https://bioone.org/journals/entomological-news/issues.

Aslam, S., Oskars, T.R., Siddiqui, G., Manuel A.E. Malaquias. 2019. Beyond shells: First detailed morphological description of the mangrove-associated gastropod Haminoea fusca (A. Adams, 1850) (Cephalaspidea: Haminoeidae), with a COI phylogenetic analysis. Zoosystema, 41, 313-326. Linkhttps://doi.org/10.5252/zoosystema2019v41a16.

Aslam, S., Siddiqui, G., Kazmi, S.J.H., Moura, C.J. 2019. First occurrence of the non-indigenous bryozoan Amathia verticillata (della Chiaje, 1882) at the Hab river mouth in Pakistan. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 30, 100706. Link: https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100706.

Aslam, S., Chan, M.W.H., Siddiqui, G, Kazmi, S.J.H., Shabbir, N., Ozawa, T. 2019. A near-round natural pearl discovered in the edible oyster Magallana bilineata. Gems & Gemology, 55(3), 439-440.

Aslam, S., Arbea, J.I. & Siddiqui, G. 2018. First record of Psedanurida Schott (Collembola, Pseudachorutinae) from the Hab River delta, Balochistan, Pakistan, an area with a high potential for the conservation of oysters biodiversity. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (S.E.A.), 62: 167–170. Link: https://www.researchgate. net/publication/326271478

(12) Current World Environment (6) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (4) Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology (4) Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology (4) Journal of Medicine & Biological Studies (3) Journal of Environmental Pollution and Management (3) International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (2) Journal of Microbiology and Laboratory Science (2) Science of the Total Environment (2) Scientific Reports (2) Environmental Science and Pollution Research (1) Biodiversitas, Journal of Biological Diversity (1) Journal of Applied Ichthyology (1) International Symposium on Water, Ecology and Environment (1) Journal of Marine Biology and Aquatic Research (1) Annals of Environmental Science and Toxicology (1) Journal of Environmental Pollution and Control (1) Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences (1) Journal of Stem Cell Reports (1) Academia Letters (1) International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (1) Regional Studies in Marine Science (1) International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation (1) Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry (1) Aquaculture Research

●       Workshop on Hairy Caterpillar Control Management (3-4 April, 2023)

●       Molluscs 2022 Conference (28 Nov. – 1st Dec) Abstract and Oral presentation (online)

●       Seminar on Recent Development in Trout Farming  (27 Nov. 2022)

●       Higher Education Commission  (HEC), IPFP Training (25 July – 19 Aug, 2022)

●       Webinar (First Wetland Mitigation Bank in New York City_ 27 July, 2022)

●       Oral presentation in Online conference  (The 7th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences) via MS teams (9-11 Aug, 2021)

●       Online-Nora (Native Oyster Restoration Aliance) 3rd Conference, 3-5 November 2020

●       Shellfish Reef Restoration Network (SRRN) Webinar, 27 October, 2020

●       Beach Cleaning activity by Rotary international, 9 December 2019

●       Workshop on Marine Flagship species in Pakistan, 2 January 2019

●       International conference on sustainable development (Halophytes Dept.), 2019

●       Seminar on Earth Day, 2017                        

University of Baltistan Skardu, Pakistan


The Malacological Society of Australia, Gold Coast, Australia

Fisheries Development Board,  Snowland Hotel Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

HEC, Regional Center, Lahore, Pakistan


Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), USA



Bohai University, China



The Netherlands, Rotterdam


New South Wales Department of primary industries, Fisheries, Australia

Sandspit turtle beach, Karachi


WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Engro Foundation, Pakistan


University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

 University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

●       Workshop on MaxEnt software, 2017          

University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

●       First South Asian Conference (SURE), 2017  

University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

●       Sustainable Environment Conference at Halophytes Dept. (2017)

University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan


●       Seminar on GIS Day (15 Nov.), 2017               

University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

●       Workshop on SPSS software, 2017

Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC), Karachi

●       Symposium on “Advances in genetic and molecular approaches to control of disease & pathogenicity in animals and humans”, 2012.             


Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

●       Symposium on “Genetic polymorphism, drug delivery systems and new therapeutic approaches for complex diseases”, 2012.

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

●       Workshop by Thalassemia Welfare Society, 2012

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


●       Zoological Conference 2011

G.C University, Lahore, Pakistan

●       Painting Competition, 2010

●       Painting competition for14th August , 2009           

Lahore Zoo, Pakistan

Alhamra cultural  Complex, Lahore


●       Conservation and restoration

●       Mariclture, Aquaculture, breeding and rearing

●       Pearl oyster culture

●       Isolation and purification of bioactive compounds

●       Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

●       Marine and Estuarine ecology

●       Biodiversity surveys

●       Microbiology

  • Dec 2001- Award: Sir Syed Ideal Talent Award
  • May 2016 - Scholarship: WFC 2016 scholarship programme
Prof. Dr. Ghazala Siddiqui (Ph.D. Supervisor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Jamil Hassan Kazmi (Ph.D. Co-supervisor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Department of Geography, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Amina Zuberi (M.Phil Supervisor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan