Ali Tahir


Ali Tahir

Ph.D. student


Currently, I am involved in a project where we are trying to elucidate and understand the effector evolution in Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis, a downy mildew pathogen of the model plant Arabidopsis. I am focusing on the study of population genetics and phylogeography of host-pathogen interaction. My work includes evaluation of ecogenetic structure of natural host and pathogen populations, to estimate diversity of effector genes, to determine the diversity of target and resistance genes in natural pathogen populations and correlation of variability of interactors with functional analyses of interactors and climate.

Short CV
Since 2011
“PhD project” Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Marco Thines
2009-2010 MRes “Crops for the Future” Collaborative degree from University of Dundee & Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, UK.
MRes Project [Characterization of novel alternative splicing events in barley under cold stress], Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, UK.
2002-2008 “Lecturer in Botany” Government Khawaja Fareed Post Graduate College, Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan.
1999-2002 “GCE Advance Level Biology teacher”  The City School, Lahore, Pakistan.
1996-1998  “MSc Botany” University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Department of Botany, Pakistan.
MSc Project [Drought Resistance of Wheat Germplasm Collected from some Arid Regions of Baluchistan and Punjab], University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
1993-1995 “BSc-Zoology, Botany Chemistry”  Bahauddhin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan.

1: Response of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum l.) Growth towards the foliar application of Gibberellic Acid at different growth stages: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 4(4):433-434, 2001.
2: Gibberellin Alleviation of sodium chloride salinity in chick pea (Cicer arietinum l.): Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 4(3):378-380, 2001.
3: Germination potential of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum l.) under saline conditions: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 4(4):395-396, 2001.

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