People

Haroon Butt

Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Group: Magdy Mahfouz

Research Interests

Pre-mRNA splicing mechanism, Genome editing

Selected Publications

  • Haroon Butt, Sonja Graner and Christian Luschnig (2014). Expression analysis of Arabidopsis XH/XS-domain proteins indicates overlapping and distinct functions for members of this gene family. J. Exp. Bot. 65 (4): 1217-1227.
  • Katarzyna Retzer, Haroon Butt, Barbara Korbei and Christian Luschnig (2013). The far side of auxin signaling: Fundamental cellular activities and their contribution to a defined growth response in plants. Protoplasma.  251(4): 731–746.
  • Jeanette Moulinier Anzola, Tobias Sieberer, Martina Ortbauer, Haroon Butt, Barbara Korbei, Isabelle Weinhofer, Almuth Elise Müllner, and Christian Luschnig (2010). Putative Arabidopsis Transcriptional Adaptor Protein (PROPORZ1) is required to modulate histone acetylation in response to auxin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 10308-10313.​

Education Profile

  • Feb. 2008 – Mar. 2012  Doctor rerum naturalium technicarum (PhD), Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology in University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,  in Vienna, Austria  “Analysis of Arabidopsis XH/XS-domain proteins”
  • Nov. 2004 – Oct. 2006 M.Sc. (Hons.) Plant Breeding and Genetics, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Pakistan  “Genetic Diversity and Path Analysis in Rice”
  • Dec. 2000 – Oct. 2004  B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Pakistan​

Professional Profile

  • Sept. 2014 to date: Research Consultant at Center for Desert Agriculture,King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Oct. 2012 to date: Assistant Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Pakistan
  • July-Sep. 2012: Assistant Professor at Agricultural Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Mar-Apr 2012: Post-doctorate Dr. Christian Luschnig Lab. Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • May-July 2004: Internship “Germplasm evaluation of Chilies” Horticulture Research Institute, National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad, Pakistan​