Saturday, December 02, 2023

Hafiza Jawairia Hashmi

Junior Scientist

Work Phone: +9201316-20 Ext.3250
Fax Phone: +92 41 9201472


  1. B.S (Hons)           Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan (2015)
  2. M.S                       Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan (2017)


Research Interests:

  1. Environmental Risk Assessment; Toxicity testing of pesticides and nanomaterials
  2. One health approach; Molecular diagnosis of Tuberculosis and brucellosis


Research activities:

I’m working as a Junior Scientist at Soil & Environmental Biotechnology division, NIBGE. Our group is currently working under two themes; (i) Environmental risk assessment and (ii) Molecular diagnostics. Being a group member, I’m actively involved in toxicity testing of pesticides, nanomaterials and some other compounds through mutagenicity testing (Ames test). I’m also working on molecular diagnosis of economically important zoonotic diseases such as Tuberculosis and brucellosis under One Health theme.



  1. Javed, H., Bakula, Z., Plen, M., Hashmi, H. J., Tahir, Z., Jamil, N., & Jagielski, T. (2018). Evaluationof genotype MTBDRplus and MTBDRsl assays for rapid detection of drug resistance in extensivelydrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Pakistan. Frontiers in microbiology, 9, 2265.
  2. Hashmi, H. J., Javed, H., & Jamil, N. (2017). Letter to editor: Emerging epidemic of drug resistanttuberculosis in vulnerable populations of developing countries. African health sciences, 17(2), 599-602.
  3. Javed,   H.,  Hashmi,   H.   J.,   Tahir,   Z.,   &   Jamil,   N.   (2017).  Drug   resistance   pattern  and   molecularcharacterization  of  mycobacterium  tuberculosis  strains  in   Punjab,  Pakistan.  The   Southeast  Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, 48(2), 322-330.
  4. Mustafa, S., Javed, H., Hashmi, J., Jamil, N., Tahir, Z., & Akhtar, A. M. (2016). Emergence of mixedinfection   of   Beijing/Non-Beijing   strains among multi-drug   resistant   Mycobacterium   tuberculosis inPakistan. 3 Biotech, 6(1), 108.
  5. Javed, H., Tahir, Z., Hashmi, H. J., & Jamil, N. (2016). A cross-sectional study about knowledge andattitudes toward multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a high-burden drug-resistant country. International journal of mycobacteriology, 5(2), 128-134.
  6. Javed, H.,  Hashmi, H. J., Tahir,  Z., Rehman, A., & Jamil, N. (2015). Choice of blood agar as asuitable media for mycobacterium tuberculosis. Science International Lahore. 27(5), 4283-4285.

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