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Dr Saba Farooq


PhD Microbiology

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


M.Phil Microbiology

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


MSc Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

University of The Punjab, Lahore





  •  Research Associate in National Reference Lab for Poultry Diseases, NARC, Islamabad (Feb 2009-March 2011)
  • Lecturer in Microbiology, Department of Biology, AIlama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad (2011 to date)



  • N. Siddique, K. Naeem, Z. Ahmed, M. A. Abbas, S. Farooq, S. A. Malik. (2012)Isolation, identification and phylogenetic analysis of Reassortant Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H3N1 from Pakistan. N. Siddique, K. Naeem, Z. Ahmed, M. A. Abbas, S. Farooq, S. A. Malik. Poult Sci. 91(1) 129-38
  • Sharif A, Siddique N, Abbas MA, Rafique S, Farooq S, Nawaz R. Surveillance of low pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus among non-vaccinated birds in Pakistan. Biomedical Letters 2019; 5(1):33- 40.
  • Farooq S, Shah AA, Siddique N, Rafique S, Sharif A, Abbas MA and Naeem K, 2020. Biological characterization of locally circulating Mycoplasma gallisepticum in poultry. Pak Vet J.
  • Sadia Latif, Sameeda Bibi, Rabia Kouser, Hina Fatimah, Saba Farooq, Samar Naseer, Rizwana Kousar. (2020) Characterization of bacterial community structure in the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum L.,Genomics,112 (6),4760-4768.
  • Sadia Latif, Rizwana Kousar, Anum Fatima, Hina Fatimah, Saba Farooq, Naeem Khan, Tayyaba Andleeb, Tariq Shah (2022)16S metagenomics dataset of Zea mays and Triticum aestivum rhizosphere from Kallar Syedan Punjab, Pakistan. Data in Brief, 42, 108057. ISSN 2352-3409.

Project, Research Interests

Veterinary Microbiology


Medical Microbiology



Antimicrobial Resistance




The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.