Visiting scientist

Azka Noureen

Azka Noureen


I am interested in Genome Engineering to improve the potato crop. During my Ph.D, I have worked on PVY resistance by knock-out of the EIF4E-Gene in Solanum tuberosum through CRISPR/Cas9. I have also exploited CRISPR/Cas13a to generate PVY-Resistant lines. Currently I am attempting gene knock-ins using site-specific nucleases and also I am using prime editing.

Job history

  • 2021 -

    Visiting Scientist

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2018 - 2021

    Research Associate

    NIBGE, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • 2017 - 2018


    PMAS-ARID Agriculture University, Pakistan
  • 2013 - 2016

    Biology Lecturer

    Chanab college Islamabad, Pakistan