Basic Sciences of Medicine

Basic Sciences of Medicine is a peer reviewed international basic medical sciences journal, which is aimed to promote research and information in basic medical sciences. It can improve health, health care and health education, internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research.

Saba Irshad

Editorial Board Member of Basic Sciences of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab , Lahore, Pakistan

Research Areas

Molecular Biology


2007Ph.DMolecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Biochmistry, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
2002M.Phil.Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
2000M.ScQuaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan


Junior Research Assistant (M. Phil Program), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Senior Research Assistant. (Ph.D. Program), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Academic Achievement

Merit certificate of First Position in M.Phil from QAU Islamabad in 2002
Certificate for MT (Medical Transcription) from Comsats, IBD in 2002
Certificate of participation on" Biodiversity day"QAU, IBD
Incentive Award in the year 2005 from University of Punjab, LHR
Certificate of Participation on 17th Annual Meeting of the Medical Research Society of Pakistan held at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, November 18th, 2006
Participation Certificate on Innovations in Assessment, Quality Enhancement Cell, held on 15th January, 2007, UP, LHR
Certificate for participation in the 5th Annual National Training course on Modern Techniques in Biotechnology from May 28-June 01, 2007, held at NIBGE, Faisalabad
Certificate of Life Fellow of Pakistan Society of Zoology
Certificate of Life Fellow of Pakistan Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Participation in the seminar of "Energy and Water Crises and Its Solution", February 9th, 2011, at University of the Punjab, Lahore
Certificate of 1st CME Based Seminar on Medical Laboratory Technology "Molecualar Biology & Laboratory Medicine", February 10th, 2011, at KEMU, Lahore

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Saba Irshad, Regie Lyn P. Santos, Dost Muhammad, Kwanghyuk Lee, Nathan McArthur, Sayedul Haque, Wasim Ahmad, Suzanne M. Leal. Localization of a novel autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment locus (DFNB55) to chromosome 4q12-4q13.2. Clinical Genetics (2005) 68, 262-267.(IF:3.5)
[2]  Regie Lyn P. Santos, Mohammad Wajid, Mohammad Nasim Khan, Nathan McArthur, Thanh L. Pham, Attya Bhatti, Kwanghyuk Lee, Saba Irshad, Asif Mir, Kai Yan, Maria H. Chahrour, Muhammad Ansar, Wasim Ahmad, Suzanne M. Leal. Novel Sequence Variants in the TMC1 Gene in Pakistani Families with Autosomal Recessive Hearing Impairment. Human Mutation (2005) 26, 396-404.(IF:07)
[3]  Saba Irshad, Bushra Mirza Antimalarila activity of traditional medicinal plant invitro. Proceedings of 5th International and 15th National chemistry conference November 24-27, 2004. (In year 2006).
[4]  Saba Irshad, Tabassum Nawaz, Detection of P53 Gene Mutations in Bronchial Biopsy Samples of patients with Lung Cancer. Pak. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., (2008): 41 (4): 162-167
[5]  Neelam Saba, Saba Irshad, Molecular Characterization of 45,XO Turner's Syndrome in Short Stature Girls, Pakistan J. Zool., (2009) Vol. 41(2): 117-124 (IF:0. 5)
[6]  Tahira Tarar. Saba Sahar, Samia Ahmad, Ghulam Mujtaba and Saba Irshad, HCV RNA Extraction and Genotyping. Pak. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., (2009): 42 (2): 66-70
[7]  Fariha Javaid and Saba Irshad, Detection of BRAF mutations and statistical analysis of thyroid carcinomas. . Pak. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., (2009): 42 (3): 121-128
[8]  Saba Irshad, Abdul Mannan, Bushra Mirza, Antimalarila activity of three Pakistani Medicinal Plants. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, (2011): 24(4): 589-591. (IF: 0.825)
[9]  Saba Irshad, Muneeba Butt, Hira Younus, In-Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Two Medicinal Plants Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Peppermint. International Research Journal of Pharmaceuticals, (2011): 1(1): 1-6.
[10]  Saba Irshad, Rabiya Nawab. Molecular Characterization of Seven Different Species of Aspergillus Through Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and Enzyme Analyses, Journal of Microbiology Research (ID: 109400001 acceptance date 05-10-2011)
[11]  Saba Irshad, Sana Anwar, Blessy Shahzad, Linkage Study of Primary Microcephaly in Pakistani Kindred. Research journal of Biology (In pipeline for November 2011 issue).
[12]  Saba Irshad, Moeza Maryum, Farzana Perveen "Genetic succeptibiliy and risk factors associated with familial lung cancer" Public Health Research (ID: 106800002 acceptance date 12-102011)
[13]  Saba Irshad, Blessy Shahzad, Sana Khan, A Review on Autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing impairment genes" Basic Sciences of Medicine (ID: 112600004 acceptance date 05-10-2011)
[14]  Saba Irshad, Irsa Mateen. "A Review on DNA VACCINES" Journal of Health Sciences, (ID: 112900002 acceptance date 04-10-11)
[15]  Rabiya Nawab, Saba Irshad, "A Molecular Genetic Study of Autosomal Recessive Primary Microcephaly in three Pakistani Kindred" Basic Sciences of Medicine (ID: 12600002 acceptance date 05-10-2011)
[16]  Aneeza Jamil, Saba Irshad, "A Study of Exclusion Mapping of Primary Microcephaly in Pakistani Kindred" Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology, AJMB (accepted as short communication date 22-10-2011)
[17]  Saba Irshad, Ahsan Butt, Amar Joya, Frequency of Bcr-abl fusion transcripts of CML patients in Pakistan. Turkish journal of Medical Sciences, (ID: SAG-1108-48 date 25-08-2011)
[18]  Tooba Altaf, Saba Irshad, PCR based detection of parental origin of extra chromosome 21 in children with Down syndrome in Pakistan, Basic Sciences of Medicine (ID: 112600003 acceptance date 06-10-2011)
[19]  Saba Irshad, Muneeba Butt, Hira Younus, In-Vitro antibacterial activity of Aloe barbadensis Miller (AloeVera), International Research Journal of Pharmaceuticals, (in pipeline for November, 2011)
[20]  Saba Irshad, Rabia Riaz, Farkhanda Gafoor, Value of serum glycated albumin in prediction of coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Public Health Research, (ID: 106800001 acceptance date 06-10-2011)