Iftikhar Ali is a Pakistani born male young PhD scholar in the institute of genetics and
developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He started his early
education in Pakistan and completed his Master of Philosophy degree in the subject of Plant
Biochemistry and molecular Biology from the top ranked university of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad. He published five research articles in the prestigious journals with high
impact points during his MPhil research work. He worked on molecular aspects of different
plants from the simplest one like Arabidopsis to the most complex like wheat and rice. He also
served on the post of executive in research department Axproz Islamabad. He knows three
languages as natives (Urdu, Pashto and Punjabi) and English and Chinese as a professional language. He
obtained a certificate of good performance for Lab practicals to M. Sc Students during his
professional experience in the lab of plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry,
molecular biology, epigenetics and molecular and structural genetics are the research fields of his
most interest. The success of his MPhil research was that he reported three new alleles which
were previously unknown for researchers and the work was published in prestigious journal of
Theoretical Biology under the title “Molecular characterization of the Puroindoline-a and b
alleles in synthetic hexaploid wheats and in silico functional and structural insights into PinaD1”.
More recently, he started his PhD research work in the key state laboratory of molecular
Biology under the supervision of Prof. Weicia Yang, Director IGDB, CAS, and developed at
least one hundred new Arabidopsis pollen mutants in a short period of eight months. The main
focus of his PhD research is to determine functional insights of genes involved in male
gametophyte development.
Supervisors: Iftikhar Ali and Prof. Dr. Yang Weicai
Phone: 008613071125971
Address: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
No.1 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 P.R. China

Primary Affiliation: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing China - Chaoyang, Beijing , China

Specialties: Molecular Developmental Biology

Research Interests: Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Epigenetics

  • 2018
    PhD University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2013
    M.Phil Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
  • 2011
    M.Sc Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad