Dr. Farhat Amin

Assistant Professor





Dr.Farhat Amin


Phone # : 091-9224790
Email : farhat.humayun@sbbwu.edu.pk
Address : Department of Bioinformatics, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University. Peshawar (Aug 2009).
  • Lecturer in Chemistry. Department of Geology, University of Peshawar from Nov. 2003 to May 2007.
  • Senior teacher and Administrator at Hayatabad Model School.2002-2003.


PhD: Center of Biotechnology, University of Peshawar.
Title of the Thesis: Biochemical Studies & Biomolecular Homology   Modeling (Structural Bioinformatics) Of Biologically Important Toxin Proteases from Vibrio Cholerae.
Subject Specialization: Bioinformatics & Biochemistry

Honor and Awards

  • Received HEC Best University Teacher Award for the Year 2009.
  • HEC Approved Supervisor.
  • HEC Indigenous Scholarship Batch IV


  • Member of Pakistan Proteomic Society.
  • Member of Pakistan Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Member of BIT

Graduate Students Postdocs Undergraduate Students Honor Students

List Supervision of graduate students:

Session: 2011-2015

  • Maliha Mashkoor
    • Computational mutagenesis studies of Interferon ?3 and its effect in cancer treatment.
  • Sanam Wahab
    • Molecular Interaction analysis of chemokine receptor (CX3CR1) in HIV by using the analytic tools of computational Biology.
  • Salma
    • Molecular Drug Docking & Bioinformatics Studies of a 3Dimentional Structure of RAS causing ovarian cancer.
  • Zakia Bibi
    • Computational analysis of Role of carboxypeptidase in HBV
  • Rabia Rehman
    • Role of Casp3 causing HIV with the help of Bioinformatics tools.


Session: 2010-2014

  • Urooj Ayub Khan
    • Pharmacophore Based Drug Designing & Virtual Screening Against Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Targeting Serine/Theorine Protein Kinase BRAF (4MBJ)
  • Nazish Niaz
    • Pharmacophore Based Virtual Screening Molecular Docking studies to drug design Against chronic myeloid leukemia targeting tyrosine protein kinase (ABL1).
  • Hifza Saleem
    • Computational Molecular Modeling & Docking Studies of Actin Alpha Cardiac 1 Causing dilated Cardiomypathy.
  • Suman Seemab
    • Detailed Bioinformatics Studies of a 3Dimentional Structure Model of GNAL (Gaunine Nucleotide Binding Protein G Subunit Alpha) and its Molecular Drug Docking for Primary Dystonia.
  • Neelam Asif
    • Comparative Modeling of Sodium Dependent Noradrenaline Transporter & its molecular docking involve in orthostatic intolerance.
  • Hafsa Amir
    • Comparative 3 Dimention Structural Prediction for the Protein MC1R From Skin Cancer
  • Salma Ziarat
    • 3 Dimensional structure prediction & Analysis of RAB ESCORT PROTEIN 1 Through various Bioinformatics Tools and Its Molecular Docking.
  • Zuhra
    • 3 Dimensional Homology Modeling Studies of GNAI2  Gaunine Nucleotide Binding Protein G Subunit Alpha2
  • Bushra Wahab
    • Comparative modelling & Detailed structure Analysis of Alkaline Phosphatases causing Hypophoshatasia
  • Fatima Shams
    • 3 Dimensional Comparative Modeling Studies Of Fggy(Fggy Carbohydrate Kinase Domain-Containing Protein)& Molecular Docking With Potential Drugs For Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Session: 2009-2013

  • Tahira Ishtiaq
    • Computational Molecular Modeling & Docking Techniques Screening for potential candidate of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
  • Nazish Jamil
    • Computational Molecular Docking Studies & Binding sites recognition of Cadherin-II in pulmonary fibrosis. 
  • Irsala Irfan
    • Molecular Docking Analysis & Identification of Protein-Ligand interactions of neurologin-3 from Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Maryam Rozi
    • 3D molecular modeling of Succinate dehydrogenase complex causing Adrenal Tumor & Identification of its drug binding site.
  • Sara Aimen
    • Computational Molecular Modeling & Docking studies of cytochrome b causing Histiocytoid infantile cardiomyopathy.


Session: 2008-2012

  • Amina Arif
    • 3D structural determination and identification of ligand & Drug Binding sites by using Bioinformatics & Docking techniques of caspase 10 from Human.
  • Rakhsha
    • 3Dimentional Structural Prediction, computer aided Drug designing & identification of ligand binding site of TFR2 Human Protein causing HCV.
  • Nayab Khadeja
    • Comparative molecular modeling, analysis & Interaction Studies of CFA8 protein causing Hemophilia A on the basis of Structural Bioinformatics Techniques.
  • Sana Huma
    • Comparative Modeling Of GATA-1 (Human Erythroid Transcription Factor) And Its Molecular Drug Designing For Thrombocytopenia.
  • Syeda Saima Zahra
    • Docking interaction Analysis of Autosomal Recessive Severe Congenital Neutropenia Type3 Caused by Mutation in Homo Sapiens HAX1 Gene.
  • Laila Khalid
    • Comparative 3Dimention Structural Prediction & molecular docking Studies For The Protein Tnfsf11 From Bone Cancer.
  • Hira Jabeen
    • Computational Modeling & Molecular Docking Analysis Of Alas2 Protein From Haemochromatosis Disease.
  • Sadaf Shaheen
    • Structural Bioinformatics studies & identification of Drug binding sites of CDAN1 gene causing congenital dyserythopoietic anemia Type I in Human.
  • Sehreen Sadiq
    • 3Dimensional Comparative Modeling studies & Molecular Drug designing of Gap Junction Beta 3(Connexin 31) from Homosapien causing autosomal dominant hearing impairment.


Session 2007-2011

  • Khawla Fida
    • Homology modeling  & computer aided drug designing of hepatitis C virus 3a NS3 protease
  • Areej Malik
    • Homology modeling & Molecular docking evaluation of presenilin2 protein of alzhiemers
  • Faiza Mir
    • Comparative modeling & Molecular drug docking of HUMAN ZINC FINGER protein causing breast cancer.
  • Rabia Sardar
    • Three-dimensional structure of Zinc containing extracellular metallo protease ZapA predicted by homology modeling Technique.
  • Aisha Ghani
    • Structural Modeling & Molecular docking of protein P14ARF (Q8N726) from homo-sapiens by using Bioinformatics Tools.
  • Aasma Khan
    • Biomolecular Homology modeling of serine proteinase from Acanthamoeba castellanii by using computational techniques.
  • Madeeha Najeeb
    • Molecular Structural modeling  & docking studies of NS3(non-structural 3 serine protease/helicase) of Dengue virus from Aedes Aegypti genome
  • Faryal Khattak
    • Bio molecular Homology Modeling & Docking Studies to predict the 3D structure & drug determination for HBV core of Hepatitis B

Service Activity

  • Incharge Department of Bioinformatics 
  • Teaching
  • Supervision of Final Year Semester Projects

Brief Statement of Research Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology


  1. Ghosia Lutfullah, Farhat Amin, Zahid Khan, Noreen Azhar, M.kamram Azim, Sajid Noor, Khalida Shoukat. Comparative Homology Modeling of Hemagglutinin/Protease [HA/P (vibriolysin)] from Vibrio Cholerae: Sequence Comparision, Molecular Mechanism & Its Interactions. Protein J (2008) 27:105–114.
  2. Ghosia Lutfullah, Hilal Shahid Khalil, Farhat Amin, Noreen Azhar. Low Oxygen Affinity in Reptilian Hemoglobin D: Prediction of Residue Interactions in Geochelone carbonaria HbD by Homology Modeling. Protein J (2008) 27:141–150.
  3. Ghosia Lutfullah, Noreen Azhar, Farhat Amin, Zahid Khan, M.kamran Azim, Khalida Shouqat, Sajid Noor, Rizwan Ali. Structural Bioinformatics of Vibrio Cholerae Aminopeptidase A (PepA) Monomer. Protein & Peptide Letters, (2009), Vol.16, No.1
  4. Ghosia Lutfullah, Natasha Qaisar Khan, Farhat Amin, Lutfullah Kakakhel, Noreen Azhar. Structural Modeling Studies of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase X: Insights into Key Interactions in the Tetrameric Assembly of the Isoenzyme. Protein and Peptide Letters (2009)
  5. Ghosia Lutfuaalah, Azra Amjad, Farhat Amin and Ashfaq Ahmad. Homology Modeling of Bovine Kappa-Casein. Chem.Soc.Pak. 2011.23:433-438
  6. Aisha Ghani and Farhat Amin. Structure Modeling & Molecular Docking of Protein P14ARF from Homo sapiens By Using Bioinformatics Tools Pakistan Journal of Clinical & Biomedical Research. 2014.2:21-25.
  7. Nayab Khadeja, Farhat Amin and Sajid Rashid. Study of Multiple Sequence Alignment and Phylogenetic Analysis of CFA8 Protein Causing Hemophilia A. Int. J. Pure Appl. Sci. Technol., 2015.28 :2

Research Grants and Contracts


Other Research or Creative Accomplishments


Selected Professional Presentations

  • Participated in the “FIRST NATIONAL PAKISTAN PROTEOMICS SOCIETY WORKSHOP” from 3rd-5th Feb, 2007 organized by Department of Biochemistry. University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Participated in the “Workshop on Computational Chemistry & its Application” from 26th-28th June, 2006 organized by Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine & Drug Research, International Centre for Chemical Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Attended a 8-Days course on “An Introduction to Bioinorganic & Medicinal Chemistry of Metals” taught by Dr.Mohammad Mahroof Tahir, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, St.Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA, from 23rd May-01st June, 2006 organized by Institute Of Chemical Sciences. University of Peshawar.
  • Attended the “Programme for the Interaction of Young Pakistani Scholars with NOBEL LAUREATES” from 24th-26th March 2006 organized by Pakistan science Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Attended the “18th FAOBMB Symposium” on Genomics & Proteomics in Health & Agriculture held on 19th Nov 2005 organized by School of Biological Sciences, University of Punjab. Lahore.
  • Attended the “Pre 18th FAOBMB Symposium Satellite Workshop on Bioinformatics” from 17th-19th Nov 2005 organized by National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Attended a 3-day workshop on “Genetic Engineering Techniques” from 1st-3rd Dec., 2004 organized by Hazara University Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan.
  • Attended a 2 hours workshop conducted by Education Resource and Information Centre.
  • Attended a “4th One-day workshop on Bioinformatics”. Held on 4th May 2013.organized by Department of Bioinformatics, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad
  • Attended a Conference on “Emerging Trends In Bioinformatics And Computational Biology. Held on 25th May 2013, organized by Department of Bioinformatics. Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad.
  • Attended a “2nd Annual Computational Science Conference” held on 20-25th Oct 2013organized by International Islamic University Islamabad .
  • Attended a “Two Days Seminar on Research Paper Writing”. Held on 11-12th Dec.2014 organized by National Center of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, University of Peshawar.
  • Attended a “6th One Day workshop on Impact of Bioinformatics in Life sciences’’ held on 9th May 2015 organized by Mohammad Ali Jinnah University,Islamabad.
  • Attended a workshop on “Programming in Python” held on 12 March 2016 organized by Institute of Integrative Biosciences. CECOS University. Peshawar. 
  • Attend “4th Internation Conference on Biological & Computer Sciences” held on 17th Dec,2016 organized by Capital University of Sciecne & Technology.Islamabad.
  • Attended a one day workshop on “Molecular Modelling & Simulation” held on 06th Feb, 2017 organized by Institute of Chemical Sciences. University of Peshawar. Peshawar.
  • Participated in roundtable conference for the biotechnology and life sciences community in KP. The Future is Now. 31st January 2017.