Awais Ahmed

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Science diplomat Intern at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
November 11, 1996

About Candidate

Currently, I am completing an internship at the Science Diplomacy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is an exciting initiative on creating synergies between local/ international innovation stakeholders as well as understanding regulations related to new and emerging technologies. During this internship, I have been able to understand and study closely institutional S&T linkages and the policy paradigms that affect regulations of biotechnology. This experience has added an interdisciplinary mindset to my profile as well.

Additionally, I am also working on publications. A couple of my papers are ready to be published and working on more publications.

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Publications

Sattar, S., Nawaz, B., Tahir, A., Ahmed, A., Naeem, M., Ghouri, M., & Jamshaid, M. (2018). Gene action and combining ability analysis of quantitative traits associated with grain yield in wheat under drought stress and normal irrigation conditions. GJBB7(4), 642.

Education

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BSc (HONS) Agriculture major Plant Breeding and Genetics 2014-2018
University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Studied general courses of Agriculture for first two years of degree and then studied courses about my major subject that is Plant Breeding and Genetics. Last semester of the degree included an internship which I did at Ayub Agriculture Research institute. My cGPA of this degree is 3.73/4.

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Career development and fellowship 2018
Amal Academy

Completed a fellowship of career development from Amal Academy that was a project funded by Sandford University of America that teaches professional skills to the students. This course was entirely about professional skills development and career building skills. I won Gold medal from this fellowship.

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MSc (HONS) Plant Breeding and Genetics 2018-2020
University of Agriculture Faisalabad

My masters research was based on wheat. I experiment in Wheat Lab and fields of department of Plant Breeding and Genetics. My thesis title is "Drought oriented Pre-breeding analysis of genetic potential of exotic and indigenous wheat germplasm". I got an high scoring cGPA 3.9/4 during my Masters degree.

Work & Experience

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Biotech Lab Intern 02/25/2018 - 04/25/2018
Ayub Agriculture Research Institute

Well renowned Government Agriculture research institute with more than 10 departments currently working Internship: two months (February &March 2018) – Quick learning: Learned 4-5 important techniques like PCR, GMO, ELISA, Hybrid production and Tissue culture technique in short period of 2 months. – Analytical thinking: Analyzed and assembled the project on which I was working along with my supervisor. – Team work: Worked on lab and field breeding techniques along with 6 class fellows.

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Research Student 10/21/2018 - 11/18/2020
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

_ Scientific Experiment: Experimented on wheat for two growing seasons for pre-breeding analysis of wheat germplasm under drought condition _ Hybrid Production: Produced hybrid using exotic and indigenous wheat germplasm _ Scientific analysis: Analyzed the wheat germplasm through analysis of variance, tuckey mean comparison and heterosis breeding

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Science diplomat Intern 08/28/2021 - 09/30/2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Currently, I am completing an internship at the Science Diplomacy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is an exciting initiative on creating synergies between local/ international innovation stakeholders as well as understanding regulations related to new and emerging technologies. During this internship, I have been able to understand and study closely institutional S&T linkages and the policy paradigms that affect regulations of biotechnology. This experience has added an interdisciplinary mindset to my profile as well.

Skills

Plant Breeding
100%
Hybrid Production
100%
Tissue Culture technique
90%
Polymerase Chain Reaction
80%
Double Haploid Production
80%
Gel Electrophoresis
80%
Genectics
80%
DNA extraction
80%
Cell culture
80%
Data analysis
90%
Scientific writing
95%
Diplomacy
80%
Leadership and Strategic communication
90%

Awards

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Gold Medal 2018
Won Gold medal from Amal Career Prep fellowship.
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Laptop by Prime Minister Scheme 2016
Awarded with laptop by Prime Minister Laptop Scheme.