Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Khan

 Associate Professor
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Postdoc: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany 
PhD: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany


Other Linkshttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Muhammad_Ramzan_Khan

Office: National Centre for Bio Informatics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 
Other Links: HEC Personal Page



Mphil: Quaid-i-Azam Unviersity, Islamabad.
MSc: Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

  • Genome informatics (NGS applications including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq etc.) of plants for expression variations and comparative genomics for unveiling the adaptive evolution
  • Functional genomics using CRISPR/Cas9/dCas9 genome editing tools for enhancement of plant productivity

  • NGS applications in forensic science



1.    Khan, M. R., Ihsan, H., Ali, G. M.  (2016): WSA206, a homeolog of duplicated MPF2-like MADS-box transcription factors is recruited in fertility function in Withania (Solanaceae). Plant Science. 10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.10.004. Corresponding author.


2.     Ihsan, H., Khan, M. R., Ajmal, W., Ali, G. M. (2015): WsMAGO2, a duplicated MAGO NASHI protein with fertility attributes interacts with MPF2-like MADS-box proteins. Planta, 241:1173–1187. Corresponding author.


3.    Kumar, T., Uzma., Khan, M. R., Abbas, Z., Ali, G. M. (2014): Genetic Improvement of Sugarcane for Drought and Salinity Stress Tolerance using Arabidopsis Vacuolar Pyrophosphatase Gene. Molecular Biotechnology, 56(3):199-209. Corresponding author.


4.     Khan, M. R., Ali, G. M. (2013): Functional evolution of cis-regulatory modules of STMADS11 superclade MADS-Box genes. Plant Molecular Biology. 83(4-5):489-506. Corresponding author.


5.     Khan, M. R., Khan, I., Ali, G. M. (2013): MPF2-like MADS-box genes affecting SOC1 and MAF1 expression are implicated in flowering time control. Molecular Biotechnology, 54(1):25-36. Corresponding author.


6.     Khan, M. R., Hu, J., Ali, G. M. (2012): Reciprocal loss of CArG-boxes and auxin response elements drives expression divergence of MPF2-like MADS-box genes controlling calyx inflation. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42781. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042781. Corresponding author.


7.    Zhang, J., Khan, M.R*., Tian, Y., Li, Z., Riss, S., He, C. (2012): Divergences of MPF2-like MADS-domain proteins have an association with the evolution of the inflated calyx syndrome within Solanaceae. Planta, 236(4):1247-60. Equal author.


8.     Khan, M. R., Hu, J., He, C. (2012): Plant hormones including ethylene are recruited in calyx inflation Solanaceous plants. Journal of Plant Physiology, 169(10):940-948. Corresponding author.


9.    He, C., Tian, Y., Saedler, H., Grosardt, B., Efremova, N., Riss, S., Khan, M. R., Yephremov, A., Saedler, H. (2010): The MADS-domain protein MPF1 of Physalis floridana controls plant architecture, seed development and flowering time. Planta, 231:767-777.


10.    Khan, M. R., Hu, J.- Y., Riss, S., He, C. –Y., Saedler, H. (2009): MPF2-like-A MADS-box genes control the inflated calyx syndrome in Withania (Solanaceae): roles of Darwinian’s selection. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 26:2463-2473.  

11. Khan, M. R., Ansar, M., Rashid, H., Chaudhry, Z. (2003): High frequency shoot regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer in Canola (Brassica napus L.). Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture, 75: 223-231. Corresponding author.




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PhD Produced

PhD Enrolled

MPhil Produced

MPhil Enrolled


Humera Ihsan (Supervisor)

Nazeer Ahmed

Muhammad Noman

Noshaba Naseer



Shazia Arif


Almas Ashraf

Zahra Ibrar

Obaid ur Rehman




Muhammad Yasin

Uzma Qureshi

 Riaz Ahmed




Tajammul  Hussain




Sobiah Rauf

Abdul Quddus





Irfan Ullah Khan





Safeena Inam





Tanweer Kumar





Nadeem Ahmed





Romana Shahzadi