Dr. Qazi Parvaiz Hassan

Biotechnology Division .
CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
Email:qphassan[at]iiim[dot]ac[dot]in ,pervaizqazi[at]yahoo[dot]com

Positions Held  
Position Held Date Organization
Senior Scientist  2013 - Present CSIR-IIIM


2006 - 2013 CSIR-IIIM
Scientist (RPO roup) 2004 – 2006 Avesthagen Graine Technologies private Limited Bangalore
Research Associate 2003 – 2004 CSIR-IIIM(Sgr.)
Honours & Awards  
  • Senior Research Fellowship (1998 to 2001) from the Counsil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

  • Senior Research Fellowship (Ext) (2002 to 2003) from the Counsil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

  • Research Associate Fellowship (2003 to 2004) from the Counsil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India

  •  Best paper award (1997) by (MAAS) Muslim Association for Advancement of Science.

  • Best Poster Presentation Award (2000) by 41st AMI (Association of Microbiologists of India).

  • Included in Marquis Who’s Who, 2010.

  • Membership of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)

  • Muslim Association for Advancement of Science (MAAS).

Research Interest

  • Exploration of microbial biodiversity with special emphasis on psychrophilic/psychrotolerant (extremophiles) bacteria and actinomycetes from coldest regions of Jammu & Kashmir – India for the biotechnological potential of their products.

  • Isolation and characterization of endophytic bacteria / fungi from high value medicinal plants of Kashmir for their bioactives.

  • Bioprospection of high altitude rare medicinal plants and standardization of their invitro regeneration protocols for mass multiplication.

  • Verma, V. ; Qazi, P. ; Cullum, J. ; Qazi, G.N. .  Genetic heterogeneity among keto–acid-producing strains of Gluconobacter oxydans. World journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology , (1997),13, 289-294).

  • Qazi, P. ; Johri, S. ; Verma, V. ; Khan, L. ; Qazi, G.N.  Cloning, sequencing and partial characterisation of sorbitol transporter (srlT) gene encoding phosphotransferase system, glucitol/sorbitol-specific IIBC components of Erwinia herbicola ATCC 21998. Molecular Biology Reports , (2004),31, 3, 143-149.

  • Ahmad1, S. M. .; Ganaie1, M. M. ; Qazi1, P. H. ; Verma1, V.; Basir2, S. F. ; Qazi1, Ghulam N. Rapid DNA isolation protocol for angiospermic plants. Bulg. J. Plant Physiol , (2004), 30(1-2), 25-33

  • Verma, K., J., ; Sharma, V.; R. D.; Qazi , P.H. ; Qazi, G. N. Identification of a high altitude cold tolerant species of Cicer using RAPD and 5S rRNA gene markers. Environment and Ecology, (2004), 22(3), 651-656.

  • Mudasir, S. ; Verma, V. ; Qazi, P. ; Ganie, M.M.; Bakshi, S.K. ; Qazi , G.N. Molecular phylogeny in Indian Tinospora species by DNA based markers. Plant Systematics and Evolution , (2005),256,  75-78

  • Sultan, P. ; Shawl, A.S. ; Ramteke, P.W. ; Kour, A. ; Qazi, P. H.  Assessment of diversity in Podophyllum hexandrum by genetic and phytochemical markers. Scientia Horticulturae, (2008), 115 398 – 408.

  • Kour, A.; Shawl, A. S. ; Rehman, S.; Sultan, P.; Qazi, P.H. ; Suden, P.; Khajuria, Verma,R. K. .; Vijeshwar. Isolation and identification of an endophytic strain of Fusarium oxysporum producing podophyllotoxin from Juniperus recurva. World J Microbiol Biotechnol ,(2009),24:1115–1121.

  • Ahmad, S. M. ; Hoot, S. B. ; Qazi , P. H. ; Verma , V. Phylogenetic patterns and genetic diversity of Indian Tinospora species based on chloroplast sequence data and cytochrome P450 polymorphisms .Plant Systematics and Evolution , (2009), 281:87–96.

  • Qazi, P. H.; Rashid, A.; Shawl, S. A. “Podophyllum hexandrum– a versatile medicinal plant. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences , (2011) ,Vol. 3, Suppl 5, 261-268.

  • Saba, I.; Qazi, P. H. ; Rather, S. A. ; Dar, R. A. ; Qadri, Q. A. ; Ahmad, N.; Johri, S .; Taneja, S. C. ; Shawl, S. Purification and characterization of a cold active alkaline protease from Stenotrophomonas sp., isolated from Kashmir, India. World J Microbiol Biotechnol , (2012) 28:1071–1079.

  • Abid, S.; Khajuria, A.; Qazi ,P; Sidiq, T. ,; Bhatia, A .; Singh, S .; Ahmad, S.; Randhawa, M.K. ; Satti, N.K. ; Dutt, P. Immunomodulatory studies of a bioactive fraction from the fruit of Prunus cerasus in BALB/c mice. International Immunopharmacology , (2012) 12(4):626-34.

  • Wani2, S.H.; Amin1, A.; Rather1, M. A.; Parray3, J. A.; Parvaiz2, Qazi.; Qadri1, Raies A.  Antibacterial and phytochemical screening of different extracts of five Iris species growing in Kashmir. Journal of Pharmacy Research, (2012) ,5(6), 3376-3378.  

  • Nabi,S.; Shakeel, U. R.; Qazi ,P.; Shabir, L.; Khursheed, A B. Isolation, identification and simultaneous quantification of five major flavonoids in Epimedium elatum by High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies. (2014), 37:1104–1113.

  • Sajad H.; Wani, Asif amin,; Shahnawaz N.; Sofi, Taseem A. ;Mokhdomi, 1Shoiab Bukhari.; Qazi ,Parvaiz Hassan .; Raies A. Qadri. RP- HPLC facilitated Quantitative analysis of Tectorigenin in the different species of Iris plant and evaluation of its invitro anticancer potential . International Journal of Current Research, (2013) , Vol. 5, Issue, 02, pp. 206-211.

  • Rather, S. A. .; Arif, Mohammad.; Kumar, Sunil.; Ali, Asif.; Rah, Bilal.; Qazi , Parvaiz. A potent cytotoxic metabolite from terrestrial actinomycete, Streptomyces collinus. Med Chem. Res. (2014) ,23: 282 – 287.

  • Dar, R. A.; Saba, I.; Shahnawaz, M. .; Kashinath Sangale, M.;Ade, A. B..; Rather, S. A.; Qazi, P.H. Isolation, purification and characterization of carboxymethyl cellulase (CMCase) from endophytic Fusarium oxysporum producing podophyllotoxin. Advances in Enzyme Research, (2013) ,Vol.1, No.4, 91-96.

  • Ganaie, M.M.; Qazi, P. H.; Verma, V; Reshi , Z.; Bakshi, S. H. Inhibition of polymerase chain reaction by lithium chloride. International J of Life Science & Pharma Research, (2012) ,Vol.2, 04.

  • Amin, A .; Sajad, H.; Wani,T.; Mokhdomi, A. ;Bukhari, S .; Wafai, A. H. ;Mir, J. Il .;  Qazi, P. H.; Raies ,A. Qadri.; Investigating the pharmacological potential of Iris kashmiriana in limiting growth of epithelial tumors. Pharmacognosy Journal, (2013) , Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 170–175.

  • Rehman, S. ; Mir, Tariq.; Kour, A. ; Qazi, P. H.; Sultan, P. ; Shawl , A. S. ; In vitro antimicrobial studies of Nodulisporium specie: An endophytic fungus, Journal of Yeast and Fungal Research, (2011) , Vol. 2(4), pp. 53 – 58.