Kiran Fatima

092-21-35821535 Ext: 138
Research Villa Lab. Building 172/1, Department of Biosciences Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Block 5, Clifton 75600, Karachi, Pakistan.

Consultation Hours: Monday to Thursday; 12pm to 3pm

Kiran Fatima

Lab Technician

Brief Bio and Research Interest / Area of Research:

She has done Masters in Physiology from University of Karachi, and completed MS in Biosciences with 2nd highest CGPA 3.93 in 2019 graduating batch (SZABIST) and currently enrolled in PhD Biosciences in Department of Biosciences (SZABIST).
She has been awarded Silver medal and chancellor award for being the highest CGPA achiever in her Masters studies.

She has Professional expertise in the field of Biosciences like, In Microbiology: Inverted Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Mono & Binomial microscope, Staining, media preparation, antimicrobial sensitivity test, isolation of bacteria.
Immunology and Molecular Biology: ELISA,PCR, DNA extraction, plasmid preparation
Biotechnology: SDS PAGE, Agarose gel electrophoresis, Chromatography (Column, Thin layer, Affinity, Paper).
Biochemistry: Spectrophotometer, Estimation of Glucose, Protein, Bilirubin.
Her other tasks includes lab equipment’s maintenance, calibration, functioning and safety of labs according to the Quality Assurance and Biosafety Management.

She has several publications in international journals. She has presented her research piece of work at various International forums like Germany, United Kingdom and Spain. She has also attended various national and international workshops related to Laboratory Quality Management and Biosafety & Biosecurity.

Her research interest is in the field of Microbiology where she has been working on the various Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
She is also involved in ophthalmology research where she has worked on Comparison of Corneal Epithelial and Stromal Thickness Distribution between Eyes with Keratometry and Comparison of Retinal Layers Thickness in different ethnicity of Human Eyes in Pakistan.
She has Eight years+ working experience in SZABIST as a lab demonstrator and also involved in teaching different courses like Hematology, Toxicology, Endocrinology Lab management, etc. at B.S. level.

Conference Presentations & Proceedings:

International Conferences:

  • Oral Presentation on Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of Microbiology and Anti-Microbial Resistance of Gharo Water Samples (Karachi – Pakistan)” in European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) 2015 conference in Leipzig, Germany.
  • Presented Research Paper entitled “Antimicrobial Screening of Withania coagulans and Nigella sativa against Clinical Skin Infection Isolates” at the International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS) in Barcelona, Spain (2018)
  • Presented Paper entitled “Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of Microbiology and Anti-Microbial Resistance of Gharo Water Samples (Karachi – Pakistan)” at The 2nd International Conference on Life Science, Biotechnology and Applied Science in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(2019)

Honors & Awards:

  • Awarded Academic Silver Medal (MS BIOSCIENCES, 2019)
  • Awarded Chancellor’s Honor List Certificate (2019)
  • Awarded Travel Grant from SZABIST to attend and present oral presentation in the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases in Leipzig, Germany (2015).

Journal Articles – Peer Reviewed:

  • Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid, Asma Bashir and Kashif Ali. (2019) Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of Microbiology and Anti-Microbial Resistance of Gharo Water Samples (Karachi – Pakistan). Science International (Lahore). 31(6), 857-860 (ISSN 1013-5316).
  • Asma Bashir, Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid and Kashif Ali. (2018). Antibiogram Pattern Development of Pyogenic Bacteria and the Evaluation of their Multi-Drug Resistance. Annual Research & Review in Biology. 28 (3): 1-7; Article no. ARRB.41785; ISSN: 2347- 565X, NLM ID: 101632869
  • Moezul Hassan1*, Sanjay Kumar 1 , Hitesh Kumar 1 , Kabir Kumar1 , Sarmad Hameed1and Kiran Fatima2, Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Boat Proceedings in MDPI (2018).
  • Shahab Mehmood, Asma Bashir, Kiran Fatima, Neha Farid and Kashif Ali. (2018) Antimicrobial Screening of Withania coagulans and Nigella sativa against Clinical Skin Infection Isolates. International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering, and Technology (IJASEAT). 6(3) Spl. Issue-1 Aug., 53-56; IJASEAT-IRAJ-DOI-13429.
  • Asma Bashir, Neha Farid, Kashif Ali, and Kiran Fatima. Development of Biofilms for Antimicrobial Resistance. (2019) Pathogenic Bacteria. IntechOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90062.
  • Asma Bashir, Hira Soomro, Neha Farid, Kashif Ali, Hammad Afzal Kayani, Kiran Fatima. Assessment and Identification of Cholesterol-Degrading Probiotics. Science International (Lahore). 32(1),107-111 (ISSN 1013-5316)
  • Asma Bashir, Neha Farid, Kashif Ali and Kiran Fatima. Development of Biofilms for Antimicrobial Resistance. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.90062 Book Chapter.

Conferences:

International Participations:

  • Attended Biosafety & Biosecurity Workshop April 2019 in London, UK.
  • Attended Biosafety Workshop 19-21 July 2018 in London, UK.
  • Oral presentation in ISERD – 406th International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences(ICMHS) 23rd-24th June 2018 Barcelona, Spain
  • Attend workshop of Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC) 3rd_6thJuly 2017 in Manchester, UK.
  • Oral Presentation in European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) 2015 conference in Leipzig, Germany.

National Participations:

  • Participated in (ZABCON) SZABIST Annual Biosciences Conference on 12th _13th November 2019
  • Participated in Biosciences Annual Research Symposium (BARS) 2019
  •  Participated in (ZABCON) SZABIST Annual Biosciences Conference on 27-28th November 2018.
  • Attended Workshop on Techniques in Biosciences and their Application on 9 May 2018.
  • Participated in Biosciences Annual Research Symposium (BARS) 2017
  • Attended ‘Dual Use Research of Concern Seminar ‘at SZABIST 13thApril 2017
  • Participated in Laboratory Quality Management Course Organized by National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad on 9-11 August 2016.
  • Attended Biosafety Workshop by ‘National Academy of Young Scientist (NAYS)’ on 03rd March 2016.
  • Attended Seminar on ‘‘Young Researcher Skill Development” on 21st October 2015 at Organized By SZABIST & NAYS
  • Continuing Medical Education Seminar on DIABETES (Prevention, Symptoms &Treatment) on 03rd April 2014 at Dr.Essa Laboratory &Diagnostic Centre.
  •  Participated in Project Aab o Daana Moving towards Food Security on 28th November,2012
  • Participated in seminar on “Prospects of Stem Cell Technology in Pakistan” on 13th September 2012 at Department of Bioscience, SZABIST.
  • Attended the Thalassemia Seminar at SZABIST
  • Attended the Drug and Health Awareness Seminar at SZABIST
  •  Attended the Diabetes Session by Essa’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Centre at SZABIST
  • Attended the Femto Lasik Week Seminar by Hashmani’s at SZABIST