Dr. Irfan Ahmad
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Dr. Irfan Ahmad

Professor cum Chief Scientist
Div. of Genetics & Biotechnology, Faculty of Fisheries, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, India

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Zoology from University of Kashmir, India

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Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Infectious Diseases
Medicinal Plants

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Hafeez, M., I. Ahmad, S. Qureshi, Z. Kashoo, S. Farooq, O. Asmi, F. Shah and N. Razak, 2022. Clostridium perfringens from fresh water fish of Kashmir Himalaya and their aquatic environment: Toxinotyping and phylogenetic analysis.. Anaerobe, 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2022.102619.
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  2. Qayoom, U., S.U. Bhat and I. Ahmad, 2020. Efficiency evaluation of sewage treatment technologies: implications on aquatic ecosystem health. J. Water Health, 10.2166/wh.2020.115.
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  3. Hafeez, M., I. Ahmad, S. Qureshi, Z. Kashoo and S. Farooq et al., 2020. Bacterial load of clostridium perfringens in the aquatic environment of Dal Lake, kashmir. Acta Sci. Microbiol., 3: 1-6.
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  4. Razak, N. and I. Ahmad, 2019. Diversity of Insects Infesting Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Kashmir Himalaya with Observations on their Biocontrol Agents. In: Biodiversity of Jammu & Kashmir State, Northwest and Trans-Himalaya (India), Dar, G.H. (Ed.)., Springer, New York, pp: 1-20.
  5. Asimi, O.A., I.A. Khan, T.H. Bhat and N. Hussain, 2018. Proximate analysis of some of the commonly available fish feed ingredients of Kashmir. Int. J. Fish. Aquatic Stud., 6: 9-12.
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  6. Asimi, O.A., I.A. Khan, T.A. Bhat and N. Husain, 2018. Duckweed (Lemna minor) as a plant protein source in the diet of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fingerlings. J. Pharm. Phytochem., 7: 42-45.
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  7. Asimi, O. and I. Ahmad, 2018. Alternative source of protein “Silkworm pupae” (Bombyx Mori) in coldwater aquaculture. Int. J. Poul. Fish. Sci., 1: 1-4.
  8. Ahmed, I., T.H. Shah, S. Qadri, A. Abubakr and G. Qadir, 2017. Biometric study of snow trout, Schizothorax curvifrons Heckel, 1838 (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in Dal Lake, Kashmir. SKUAST J. Res., 19: 181-186.
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  9. Ahmad, I., S. Zafurullah and A. Afshan, 2016. Molecular characterization of group A rota viral diarrhea complicated by enteropathogenic E. coli-Study of dual infections in children from Kashmir-Himalaya. Int. J. Infect. Dis., Vol. 45. 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.02.641.
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  10. Shah, F.A., S.A. Bhat, F.A. Bhat, A. Abubakr, M.H. Balkhi and I. Ahmad, 2015. Impairment in haemato-biochemical proiles of rainbow trout Onchorhynchus mykiss affected by Saprolegnia spp.: A potential constraint for culture of trout in Kashmir Himalaya. Iran. J. Fish. Sci., 14: 970-984.
  11. Shah, F.A., F.A. Bhat, M.H. Balkhi, A. Abubakar, I. Khan and I. Khan, 2013. Effect of some physicochemical parameters on helminth parasitic prevalence in coldwater fishes of Dal lake Kashmir, India. SKUAST J. Res., 15: 65-69.
  12. Razak, N., M.S. Saini, I. Ahmad and I. Rashid, 2013. Report of Bruchidius tuberculatus (Hochhut 1847)(Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) from biodiversity hotspot region of Kashmir Himalaya: A promising biocontrol agent against invasive alien weed Centurea iberica Trev. ex Spreng. J. Med. Plants Res., 7: 1670-1674.
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  13. Muddasir, B., J.K. Dhar, A. Shafiqa, Q. Sabia and I. Ahmad, 2012. Contamination of freshwater fish "Schizothorax niger" with chlorpyrifos from "Dal Lake" basins, India. Int. J. Pharma. Sci. Res., 3: 535-542.
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  14. Macgowan, I., R. Nakeer, G.E. Rotheray and A. Irfan, 2012. A new species of fig-feeding Lonchaeidae (Diptera: Schizophora) from India and a checklist for the family in the Indian sub-continent. Zootaxa, 3242: 47-52.
  15. Saini, M.S., N. Razak and I. Ahmad, 2011. Poophilus costalis walker (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Aphrophoridae): A possible constraint to commercial exploitation of Lavendula angustifolia mill in kashmir himalaya with affinity for c3 photosynthetic plants. J. Med. Plants Res., 5: 2278-2282.
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  16. Razak, N., M.S. Saini and I. Ahmad, 2011. Report of the genus Chrysoesthia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from the biodiversity hotspot region of Kashmir Himalaya, India: A supplement to Palaearctic elements in the insect fauna of Kashmir Himalaya. Phegea, 39: 28-31.
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  17. Qadir, G., A.R. Yousuf, N. Razak, I. Ahmad, 2009. Study of body length in relationship to other morphometric measurements in Botia birdi: A deviation from cubes law. Oriental Sci., 14: 63-66.
  18. Qadir, G., A.R. Yousuf, N. Razak and I. Ahmad, 2009. Breeding biology of Botia birdi (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae): Fish that demands conservation. Oriental Sci., 14: 67-72.
  19. Wani, S.A., A. Nabi, I. Fayaz, I. Ahmad and Y. Nishikawa et al., 2006. Investigation of diarrhoeic faecal samples for enterotoxigenic, Shiga toxin‐producing and typical or atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in Kashmir, India. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 261: 238-244.
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  20. Ahmad, I. and S.A. Ahad, 2002. Prevalence of Ear Diseases with Special Reference to Conduction Ear Loss and Sensorineural Loss in Kashmir Valley. Bioresources: Concerns and Conservation. In: Proc. Natl. Semr. Recent Research trends in Life Sciences, Yousuf, A.R. and A. Kamili (Eds.)., Kashmir University, Srinagar, pp: 202-210.