Dr. Mazhar Ali
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I was born on 6th of June 1980 in Jampur, District Rajanpur, Punjab, Pakistan. His father’s name is Muhammad Hussain Khan. After completing higher secondary school education, I started to study BSc (Agri-agronomy) at College of Agriculture, Dera Ghazi Khan, sub-campus University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF). I did a Master in Agri-agronomy (high first division) in 2005 from the UAF. I worked three months as Temporary Technical Sales Officer (TTSO) in Syngenta, Pakistan. I resigned from this job to start a PhD.
In early 2007, I qualified for a Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s scholarship to follow a programme overseas. Later in the same year, I started his PhD at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The PhD project I worked on was a bi-disciplinary project of the “Centre for Crop Systems Analysis” and the “Animal Nutrition group”. I worked six years on this project under the supervision of a highly qualified team of supervisors; Prof. Dr. Ir. Paul C. Struik, Prof. Dr. Ir. Wouter H. Hendriks and Dr. John W. Cone. The main objective of his research was to evaluate the different factors, either intrinsic or extrinsic, influencing the rumen degradation of maize kernels and silage. The intrinsic factors included genotypes differing in starch structure, composition and endosperm and in their earliness. Extrinsic included growing conditions, different maturity stages, and post-harvest processing (oven-drying) for maize kernels. Another objective was to study the influence of ensiling conditions (temperature) and duration on feeding value of maize silage. From July 1, 2014 to date, I am working as Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari ( Now called COMSATS University Islamabad, Vehari campus).
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