Dr. Nadia Bibi

Assistant Professor




Dr. Nadia Bibi


Phone: 091-9224814
Email: nadiabibi@sbbwu.edu.pk 
Address: Department of Microbiology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Main campus Larama, Peshawar


Four years research experience
Working as Assistant professor in Department of Microbiology Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU), Peshawar since April 26th 2017 till Date
Presently supervising 8 research students
Editorial experience of various Journals


PhD in Microbiology Centre of Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar Pakistan. 
                             GPA 3.7
M.Phil Microbiology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan GPA 3.7

B. Ed Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of the Peshawar, Peshawar Pakistan                                 First Division
M. Sc Botany, Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan     
First Division

B.Sc Frontier College for Women, Peshawar, Pakistan    
First Division

Intermediate (F. Sc.) 
Govt. City Girls College Peshawar
First Division

Matric Islamia Girls College, Peshawar
First Division

Honor and Awards

HEC awards

  • Indigenous scholarship batch IV
  • SRGP



Graduate Students Postdocs Undergraduate Students Honor Students


Service Activity

  • Administrative work
  • Lectures Delivery
  • Research paper writing


  • Participated in a panel discussion in Symposium on “Breast Cancer Awareness” organized by Public Health Association (PHA) and Shifa International Islamabad at SBBWU, Peshawar on 24th Oct, 2018
  • Worked as Presiding Officer in General Election held on 25th July, 2018.
  • Yasi workshop………………………
  • Organizer of Hands-on Training Workshop on EndNote, 2nd May, 2018 at Department of Microbiology, SBBWU Peshawar.
  • Organizer of “World DNA Day”& Interdepartmental Model Competition, April 30th 2018 at Department of Microbiology, SBBWU Peshawar.


  • 3-Days training workshop on “Technical skills in scientific writing for Chemical, Physical, Biological and Numerical Sciences” organized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) Peshawar, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), 23-25th January, 2018.
  • 5-Days training course on “Solid Waste Management” at AHK National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD), Islamabad Jan 8-12, 2018. 
  • 2-Days training workshop “How to write a worth publishing Research paper” organized by University of Agriculture, KPK Peshawar Pakistan October 18-19, 2017
  • 3-Days training on “ Environmental Impact Assessment for Rural Development Projects” organized by AHK National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD), Islamabad May8-10, 2017.
  • One-Day training workshop “Research tools and Techniques: Citation management, using EndNote” organized by IGBE, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, on December 6, 2017.
  • 2nd  National Conference on Biotechnology & Microbiology July 7-10, 2012

At Bara Gali Summer Campus

  • One Day workshop of National Academy for Young’s Scientist (NAYS) and Agriculture University, Peshawar 2011
  • One-Day workshop on research skill development organized by PUTA, UOP 2011
  • Workshop on “Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicine” Feb 8th-12th, 2010 organized by Medicinal Botanic Centre, PCSIR Peshawar in collaboration with Agribusiness Support Fund, Lahore 
  • Workshop On Biosecurity / Food Safety Enhancement Programe February/ March, 2008 organized by “Dr. Aftab Iqbal Director NorAm Food and Environment Services, surrey, BC, Canada” (visiting Scholar under HEC short term visiting program) Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad

Brief Statement of Research Interest

Familiar with isolation, purification and preservation (slants and lypholization) techniques of environment friendly bacteria from soil and water for the purpose of removal of toxic pollutants
Different adaptation techniques (physical and chemical) to obtain desired microbes at lab scale 
Shake flask and batch fermentation techniques
Biochemical and Molecular identification techniques (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and phylogenetic analysis using MEGA6 software
Plasmid isolation, restriction digestion (single & double digest) and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Spectrophotometry, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) techniques
Statistical analysis of data and Microsoft excel operation skill


  1. Sumera Afzal Khan, Muhammad Hamayun, Nadia Bibi and Sikandar Khan Sherwani. (2015). Isolation, Screening and Co-Metabolism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Soil Bacteria American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 15 (5): 800-812.
  2. Nadia Bibi. (2017). Isolation, screening and adaptation of bacteria isolated from sewage waste water and their ability to degrade pyrene through co-metabolism. International Journal of Biosciences 10 (3): 335-349.
  3. Nadia Bibi, Mohammad Hamayun, Anwar Hussain, Aaqib Sayyed, Sumera Afzal Khan. (2017) Adaptation and optimization of various physico-chemical conditions for pyrene degradation by bacteria isolated from the Rhizospheric soil of Morus alba. International Journal of Biosciences. 10(4): 343-353.
  4. Nadia Bibi,  Muhammad Hamayun, Sumera Afzal Khan, Amjad Iqbal, Badshah Islam, Farooq Shah, Muhammad Aaqil Khan and In-Jung Lee (2018). Anthracene biodegradation capacity of newly isolated rhizospheric bacteria Bacillus cereus S13. PLoS ONE 13(8).

Research Grants and Contracts

  • HEC IPFP (Interim Placement for fresh PhD)
  • Startup Research Grant Project SRGP (0.5 Million)

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments


Selected Professional Presentations