Arshad Jalal

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 2, Level 3, 3255-WS30

Research Interests

Dr. Jalal is interested to focus on the development of new techniques to elucidate physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying phytonutrient biosynthesis and nutrient metabolism aiming at biofortification of edible crops. The goal of his research is to improve the nutritional quality and health-promoting chemical properties of crops. He is also interested in revealing the biostimulant characterizations of Mizax technology in the phenotyping, nutrition, and production of food crops to deal with food and nutritional security.

Selected Publications

  • Nano zinc and plant growth-promoting bacteria improve biochemical and metabolic attributes of maize in tropical Cerrado, Jalal A, Oliveira CEDS, Bastos A, Fernandes G, de Lima B, de Carvalho P, Galindo F, Gato I, Teixeira Filho, MCM (2022), Frontiers in Plant Science. 13:1046642. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1046642.
  •  Integrated use of plant growth-promoting bacteria and nano-zinc foliar spray is a sustainable approach for wheat biofortification, yield, and zinc use efficiency, Jalal A, Oliveira CEDS, Fernandes GC, da Silva EC, da Costa KN, de Souza JS, Leite GDS, Biagini ALC, Galindo FS, Teixeira Filho MCM (2023), Front Plant Sci. 14:1146808. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1146808.
  • Hormesis in plants: Physiological and biochemical responses, Jalal A, de Oliveira Junior JC, Ribeiro JS, Fernandes GC, Mariano GG, Trindade VDR, Dos Reis AR (2021), Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 207, p.111225. 
  • Selenium biofortification enhances ROS scavenge system increasing yield of coffee plants, de Brito Mateus MP, Tavanti RFR, Tavanti TR, Santos EF, Jalal A, Dos Reis AR (2021), Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 209, p.111772. 
  • Yield, zinc efficiencies and biofortification of wheat with zinc sulfate application in soil and foliar nanozinc fertilisation, Jalal A, Galindo FS, Freitas LA, da Silva Oliveira CE, de Lima BH, Pereira ÍT, Ferraz GF, de Souza JS, da Costa KN, Nogueira TA, Teixeira Filho MCM (2022), Crop & Pasture Science 73, 749-759.
  • Agro-biofortification of zinc and iron in wheat grains, Jalal A, Shah S, Teixeira Filho MCM, Khan A, Shah T, Ilyas M, Rosa PAL (2020), Gesunde Pflanzen, 72(3), pp.227-236. 
  • Inoculation with growth-promoting bacteria associated with the reduction of phosphate fertilization in sugarcane, Rosa PA, Mortinho ES, Jalal A, Galindo FS, Buzetti S, Fernandes GC, Barco Neto M, Pavinato PS, Teixeira Filho MCM (2020), Frontiers in Environmental Science. 32.


  • ​2022: PhD in Plant nutrition, lab. of Plant Physiology, Department of Plant Health, Soil and Rural Engineering, Sao Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2017: MSc (Hons) in Agronomy, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2015 BSc (Hons) in Agronomy, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan

Professional Profile

  • May 2023- present: Postdoctoral Fellow, CDA, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • Jan 2023-April 2023: Research Associate, Sao Paulo State University, Ilha Soteira, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Research Interests Keywords

plant metabolism plant physiology plant hormones improved plant performance plant nutrition plant productivity