Dr. Pravej  Alam

Dr. Pravej Alam

Assistant Professor
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Biotechnology from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India

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Dr. Pravej Alam is currently working as Associte Professor at Department of Biology, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia. He has completed his Postdoctoral Fellow in Biotechnology from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India. He has published 80 research articles in journals, 2 book, 15 abstract in national and international conferences and 3 patents. He is also serving as editor/ reviewer for journals such as Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Biological Sciences, International Journal of Botany, Asian Journal of Biotechnology, Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and guest editor for International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Journal of Eco-biotechnology, and Current Botany. He also attended number of national and international conferences. He was received Best Paper Presentation Award, Oral and received Hamdard National Foundation Research Fellowship.

Area of Interest:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Selected Publications

  1. Abdin, M.Z. and P. Alam, 2015. Genetic engineering of artemisinin biosynthesis: Prospects to improve its production. Acta Physiol. Plantarum, Vol. 37. 10.1007/s11738-015-1771-5.
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  2. Mohammad, A., P. Alam, M.M. Ahmad, A. Ali, J. Ahmad and M.Z. Abdin, 2014. Impact of Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) on callogenesis and artemisinin content in Artemisia annua L. plants. Indian J. Biotechnol., 13: 26-33.
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  3. Khan, M.A., P. Alam, S. Ahmed, M.Z. Abdin, M.N. Khan and M.A. Bhatt, 2014. Genetic diversity analysis and development of SCAR marker associated with stripe rust resistance in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em Thell). Indian J. Biotechnol., 13: 9-18.
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  4. Alam, P., Kamaluddin, M.A. Khan, A. Mohammad, R. Khan and M.Z. Abdin, 2014. Enhanced artemisinin accumulation and metabolic profiling of transgenic Artemisia annua L. plants over-expressing by rate-limiting enzymes from isoprenoid pathway. J. Plant Interactions, 9: 655-665.
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  5. Alam, P., A. Mohammad, M.M. Ahmad, M.A. Khan and M. Nadeem et al., 2014. Efficient method for Agrobacterium mediated transformation of Artemisia annua L. Recent Patents Biotechnol., 8: 102-107.
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  6. Ahmad, M.M., A. Ali, P. Alam, S. Javed, M.Z. Abdin and M.S. Khan, 2014. Toxicity, PGP activity, bioaccumulation of cadmium, copper and chromium (VI) in nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria. Int. J. Plant Pathol., 5: 12-20.
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  7. Ahlawat, S., P. Saxena, P. Alam, S. Wajid and M.Z. Abdin, 2014. Modulation of artemisinin biosynthesis by elicitors, inhibitor and precursor in hairy root cultures of Artemisia annua L. J. Plant Interactions, 9: 811-824.
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  8. Nadeem, M., M. Ram, P. Alam, M.M. Ahmad and A. Mohammad, 2012. Fusarium solani, P1, a New Endophytic Podophyllotoxin-Producing Fungus from Roots of Podophyllum hexandrum. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 6: 2493-2499.
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  9. Khan, R., R. Srivastava, M.A. Khan, P. Alam and M.Z. Abdin et al., 2012. Variation in Oil Content and Fatty Acid Composition of the Seed Oil of Acacia Species Collected from the Northwest Zone of India. J. Sci. Food Agric., 92: 2310-2315.
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  10. Ahlawat, S., P. Saxena, M. Ram, P. Alam, T. Nafis, A. Mohd and M.Z. Abdin, 2012. Influence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes on induction of hairy roots for enhanced production of artemisinin in Artemisia annua L. plants. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 11: 8684-8691.
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  11. Nafis, T., M. Akmal, M. Ram, P. Alam, S. Ahlawat, A. Mohammad and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. Enhancement of artemisinin content by constitutive expression of HMG-CoA reductase gene in high yielding strain of Artemisia annua L. Plant Biotechnol. Rep., 5: 53-60.
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  12. Khan, M.A., M. Ram, P. Jha, M.M. Ahmad and P. Alam et al., 2011. Screening and detection of biomarkers in ckickpea plants exposed to chromium and cadmium. J. Environ Biol., 32: 51-55.
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  13. Alam, P., A. Ali, M.A. Khan and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. Use of RNAi Technology in Medicinal Plants. In: RNAi Technology, Gaur, R.K., Y. Gafni, P. Sharma and V.K. Gupta (Eds.)., Science Publisher, USA, pp: 265-284.
  14. Alam, P. and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. Over-expression of HMG-Co A reductase and amorpha-4,11-diene synthase genes in Artemisia annua L. and its influence on artemisinin content. Plant Cell Rep., 30: 1919-1928.
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  15. Akmal, M., T. Nafis, K.J. Mirza, P. Alam, A. Mohammad, A. Mujib and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. High Frequency Somatic Embryogenesis in Mustard Crop ('Brassica Juncea' L. cv. Pusa Jai Kisan): Microscopic and Histological Analyses. Aust. J. Crop Sci., 5: 1783-1789.
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  16. Abdin, M.Z., M. Akmal, M. Ram, T. Nafis and P. Alam et al., 2011. Constitutive expression of High-Affinity Sulphate Transporter (HAST) gene in Indian mustard showed enhanced sulphur uptake and assimilation. Protoplasma, 248: 591-600.
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  17. Khan, M.A., A. Ali, P.A. Maujiram and M.Z. Abdin, 2010. Proteomics Analysis of Plant Pathogenic Fungi. In: Fungal Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Gupta, V.K., M. Tuohy and R.K. Gaur (Eds.)., LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG and Co. KG, Germany, pp: 180-194.
  18. Alam, P., U. Kiran, M.M. Ahmad, Kamaluddin, M.A. Khan, S. Jhanwar and M. Abdin, 2010. Isolation, characterization and structural studies of amorpha-4, 11-diene synthase (ADS3963) from Artemisia annua L. Bioinformation, 4: 421-429.
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  19. Alam, P, U. Kiran, M.M. Ahmad, Kamaluddin, M.A. Khan, S. Jhanwar and M.Z. Abdin, 2010. Isolation, characterization and structural features of the amorpha-4,11-diene synthase (ADS3963) from Artemisia annua L. Bioinformation, 4: 421-429.
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