Shaista Urooj

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Shaista Urooj

Lab Technologist

Brief Bio and Research Interest / Area of Research:

M.Phil. (Microbiology) from Federal Urdu University Of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi
Area of Research/Interest: Analytical Microbiology, Antibiotic Resistance, Water and Food testing , Molecular and Serological Techniques, Bacterial Biofilms

Conference Presentations & Proceedings:

  • Oral Presentation at 1st Young Researchers National Conference on Water and Environment on “Accessing Microbiological Contamination, And Characterization Of Antibiotic Resistant Enteric And Non- Fermentive Pathogens From Different Drinking Water Sources” organized by U.S-Pakistan Centers for Advance Studies in Water at Mehran University of Engineering & technology jamshoro , Pakistan (May 22nd and 23rd , 2017).

Journal Articles – Peer Reviewed:

  • Mirani, Z. A., Urooj, S., Zeesahn, F., Khan, M. N., Mubashir, A. Z. İ. Z., Shaikh, I. A., & Khan, A. B. Role of Phenotypic Switching in Stability and Persistence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms. Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 10(01), 10-17.
  • Mirani, Z. A., Fatima, A., Urooj, S., Aziz, M., Khan, M. N., & Abbas, T. (2018). Relationship of cell surface hydrophobicity with biofilm formation and growth rate: A study on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli. Iranian journal of basic medical sciences, 21(7), 760.
  • Urooj, S., Mirani, Z. A., & Naz, S. (2018). Impact of Seasonal Variations on Bacterial, Yeast and Mold’s Count in Drinking Water Collected from Karachi Pakistan. PSM Microbiology, 3(1), 37-42.
  • Sherwani, S. K., Khan, R. U., Urooj, S., Shah, M. A., & Kazmi, S. U. (2012). Microwave extraction of various commercially available types of camellia sinensis (Tea). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 1(4), 126-30.

Skills

  • “Impact of enteric and non-enteric multi drug resistant pathogen on quality of drinking water, karachi”, Shaista Urooj , Zeba Perween , Zulfiqar Ali Merani in 53rd Annual medical symposium, Jinnah post graduate medical center Karachi. April 1st, 2018.
  • “Accessing Microbiological Contamination, And Characterization Of Antibiotic Resistant Enteric And Non- Fermentive Pathogens From Different Drinking Water Sources”,Shaista Urooj , Zeba Perween , Zulfiqar Ali Merani , and Seema Ismat at 1st Young Researchers National Conference on Water and Environment , organized by U.S-Pakistan Centers for Advance Studies in Water at Mehran University of Engineering & technology jamshoro , Pakistan (May 22nd and 23rd , 2017).
  • Evaluation of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria from Water Sources Karachi, Pakistan. Shaista Urooj , Zulfiqar Ali Merani , Zeba Perween , Afsheen Aqeel , Faryal Anjum and Karim Khan , 14th Eurasia conference of chemical sciences, ICCBS, HEJ, University of Karachi.( 15-18thDecember, 2016).
  • Bacterial biofilm and its role in nosocomial infections with the effective measures to overcome this problem. Faryal Anjum , Zeba Perween , Haroon Rashid Dewan , Shaista Urooj , Sadia Khalil and Karim Khan in Conference “Recent Trends in Microbiology” , Abbotabad University of Science and Technology , Pakistan 7-9th Dec, 2016.
  • Analysis of Microbiological Quality in Processed Food Items from Local Market of Karachi, Pakistan. Afsheen Aqeel , Zulfiqar Ali Merani , Tanveer Abbas and Shaista Urooj in 14th Eurasia conference of chemical sciences, ICCBS, HEJ, University of Karachi , dec 15-18 , 2016.
  • Inhibition of Bacterial Biofilm Involved in Nosocomial Infections with the help of a Disinfectant Having Anti-biofilm property .Faryal Anjum , Zeba Perween , Haroon Rashid Dewan , Shaista Urooj and Karim Khan in 14th Eurasia conference of chemical sciences, ICCBS , HEJ , University of Karachi(15-18thDecember, 2016).

Other Information:

International and National Certified Courses:
• Clinical Research Certified Professional Course from Dow Medical University of Health and Sciences
• IOSH managing health and safety
• GCI fire and Safety
• SDC Health and safety
Internship Details:
• Internship at Dow Lab Diagnostic Reference and Research Laboratory, Microbiology section February 25, 2019 to July 6, 2019.
• Internship in the Microbiology laboratory, Food and Marine Resource Research Center from August 10, 2016 to August 24, 2016.
• Internship Training at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center, Department of Clinical Pathology, Main Laboratory (2013).