Amina Yaqoob


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  • Organization
    University of the Punjab

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research focuses are Plant Biotechnology and Soil Microbiology. I am passionate to learn about the effects of Expansin gene transformation on transgenic cotton plant.
    To know more about my research work and other interests, visit my website:

  • Profile Question 1
    What is tough about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    The tough about being a scientist is to convince a layman personal about worth and significance of research. Also to be patient in times failure and to be passionate for research goals, even under stressed and depressed conditions.

  • Profile Question 2
    Can you share a funny/interesting lab or field story?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    There are a number of funny interesting stories about my research work. Once, I prepared a slide for a microscopic examination for the very first time. It took me an hour to prepare that slide, but when I was just about to observe it under microscope, it slipped away and broken down into pieces. I was miserable.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    A scientist tends to see a broader image of a perspective and always took the challenges with a positive approach.

  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

Recent Posts

shscasesweeneyspring2022 project 24 Amina Yaqoob

Hello Lesly, yes my research focus is gene transformation in cotton plant and development of the transgenic cotton plant with improved fiber quality. I chose this topic because I love to study about genes, DNA and effects of gene editing in an…

Spinach Photosynthesis Amina Yaqoob

Pleasure working with you all. Hats off to all the team members for finally concluding this project.

Spinach Photosynthesis Amina Yaqoob

Thank you Kate and Mike for summarizing the results. This is spectacular how you conducted the experiment and collected the data at home. Thank you Ansul for your feedback. Kate's results are showing the 100w (Incandescent) a…


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