Dr. Shaista Qamar

B. Pharm (PU), M. Phil in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (PU), R.Ph (Pb), Ph D Scholar (Punjab University)
Assistant Professor
Tel: 92-42-99214341
Mob: 00923004483467, 03338442867
Email: shaistaqa@uvas.edu.pk


Shaista Qamar is working as an Assistant professor in Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lahore from 14th September 2009 as a permanent faculty member, Before this she was working as Senior Scientific officer/ Quality Assurance Manager in WTO QOL, UVAS, Lahore, During her stay in QOL she not only participated in ISO 17025 Lab management system i.e. self inspections and managing lab systems. Also conduct a one month workshop related to instruments covering all the aspects of International standard i.e.  Instrument qualifications and process validations. Before that she worked as a assistant Quality control manager in local and multinational industries (September 1996-January 2009) where she performed following tasks
Manage all the activities of Analytical Laboratory, Planning & Forecasting of Analytical Lab Budget according to Manufacturing Plans, Member of self-inspection team for Production, Maintenance & Material Control department, Manage the Process Validations, Method validation, Cleaning validation & Calibrations of laboratory instruments, IQ’s, OQ’s & PQ’s Designing & Execution, SOP’s generation, Manages inventories and budget Preparation of Analytical labs, Proficient in working on HPLC for Finished Goods Analysis & Trouble Shooting, Executed different physical and chemical analysis according to GLP and pharmacopoeias.

Microbiological experience

  • An experienced hand in different microbiological procedures as
  • Sterility Testing, LAL Testing, Pyrogen Testing, Product Validation (Micro) & Process Simulation Testing, Clean Room Technology & Validation, Area Monitoring & Swab Testing.


  • Practical demonstration of different laboratory instruments & working in Q.C. Lab as per GLP to trainee Pharmacists in Pharmaceutical Industries and junior pharmacists.

Handling of different Laboratory instruments.

  • Practical experience of working on FT.I.R, I.R. analyzer & U.V.Visible Spectrophotometer, polarimeter, Rheometer, viscometer, Karl fischer titrator, Automatic dosimat, Moisture analyzer, refractometer, density-meter, GC, Centrifuge, Dissolution apparatus, disintegration apparatus, TOC analyzer, Particle counter, Air flow meter, Penetrometer, Latest HPLC models (Hitachi, Perkin Elmer, Agilent( 1100,1200,1260), Handling of stability chamber etc. and also software related  to these instruments.

Areas of Interest

  • Teaching and research in the subjects of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Quality Management/Lab management
  • Quality Control and assurance
  • Instruments IQ/PQ
  • In vitro pharmacological aspects of different compounds




Poster presentation

  •  IMED, International meeting on emerging diseases and Surveillance, Vienna, Austria, February 4-7, 2011International Meeting on Paper presentation: In vitro evaluation of antidiabetic and antioxidant profile of 5-benzyl 1,3,4-Oxadiazole 2-thiol……..13th International Pharmaceutical conference and exhibition……..21st -24th April 2016

Papers published

  • Naveed Hussain, Abu Saeed Hashmi, Shagufta Saeed, Shahid Raza, Shaista Qamar, Hira Mubeen, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF TRAIT, PUNJAB’S ZINGIBER OFFICINALE RHIZOME AS A CRUDE DRUG, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,vol.4(3), 166-176. SJIF Impact Factor 5.045,
  • Muhammad Salman, Naureen Shehzadi, Muhammad Tanveer Khan, Muhammad Islam, Sohail Amjad, Omer Afzal, Sibghat Mansoor, Shaista Qamar, Sohaib Peerzada, Amer Hayat Khan and Khalid Hussain. Erectile dysfunction: prevalence, risk factors and involvement of antihypertensive drugs intervention, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research April 2016; 15 (4): 869-876.
  • 3-S. Fayyaz1, S. Saddique, H. Khalid, S. Naureen, M. Salman, M. Islam, F. Zahid, S. Naheed, M.T. Khan, S.Amjad, S. Qamar1,4 and S. Ahmad. IS QUERCETIN ACCUMULATING IN EGGS USING FLAVONOIDS-ENRICHED POULTARY FEED?. The J. Anim. Plant Sci. 26(5):2016:1479-1485.





Trainings and Courses (ATTENDED)

  • Auditing to ISO 9000 ( 3-4 March 1998)    Standpharm Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Workshop on Endotoxin de tection by LAL Methodologies    (19th  March 1998)   Pakistan Pharmacists association
  • Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Storage Practices and good laboratory practices
  • (23rd & 24th Dec, 2002)    Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan and WHO
  • Fundamentals of FT-IR analysis    (10 – 14 may, 2004)   Medison, Wiscosin, USA
  • Bioequivalence studies in Pakistan   (20th & 21st Nov 2008)    University of veterinary & animal sciences, Lahore
  • 1st international seminar on use of animals in science ethical & practical considerations
  • (3rd & 4th January, 2011)   University college of pharmacy, University of the Punjab
  • Pharmacist health care services hospital IPS UVAS April 17th 2013
  • International Conference on Research Methodology New trends and approaches from bench to bedside   (6th-8th  September 2012)  College of Pharmacy, Punjab University, Lahore
  • International conference on”Pharmaceutical toxicology” in collabertaion with HEC and Department of clinical neurosciences university of Cambridge UK   (25-26th April 2013)   Deptt. of Pharmacology, UVAS, Lahore
  • Multidisciplinary approach in Pharmacovigilance    (25th May 2013)   University of Lahore.
  • 18th international pharmacy conference & exhibition    (Oct – 2nd Nov 2013)  Pakistan Pharmacists association.
  • Pharmacist health care services in hospital  (17 th April 2013)  IPS, UVAS
  • Interdisciplinary research Centre in biomedical materials, COMSATS, Lahore
  • Chromatography Techniques & sample preparation seminar    (23rd January 2014)
  • Agilent Technologies, Lahore.
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis & differential scanning calorimetry   (May 15,
  • A conference on Nanotecnology    (27th August 2015)   Deptt. of Chemistry, GC University Lahore
  • All Pakistan Science conference   (Nov 2015)   Pakistan  Association for the advancement of science & technology, PCSIR, Lahore.
  • Challenging role of pharmacist in traditional health care system   (13th Feb 2016)  Pakistan Nutraceuticals  association.
  • 13th International Pharmaceutical Conference and exhibition (21st-24th April, 2016)  Pakistan Pharmacists Association


  • Represented SCHERING PAKISTAN in a training workshop on different instruments, particularly FTIR at Thermo-Electron Corporation, MADISON, USA in May 2004.


  • Training on laboratory management system ISO 17025, ISO 9000 Certification, Internal Audit training by ISO Certification Firm. Member of self audit ,c GMP audit team.(Lead auditor)


Participated in Management training focused on HR Functions and activities, Performance management process, Leadership principles organized by Bayer Schering. GmbH, Germany.

Trainings, Courses And Conferences (Organized)

  • A one month training workshop organized in WTO QOL in June 2009 to make awareness of the Instruments GLP(DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Assistant organizing secretary of 13th INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL  CONFERENCE  and EXHIBITION 2016 held in Lahore

Research Projects

Not in pipeline

Postgraduate Supervision


M. Phil Students

in Progress












  • Throughout academic career got 1st division from school to University
  • Executive member of Pakistan Pharmacist Association(PPA)
  • Member of Editorial Board and sports Board in College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Member of Departmental Women Cricket team in University of the Punjab.
  • Active participant in different sports in University of the Punjab.
  • Won prize in Qiraat and essay writing competition.
  • Active participant in different knowledgeable workshops and seminars.