Ayesha Siddique

Department System Ecotoxicology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49(341) 235 - 14 94
Fax: +49(341) 235 - 45 14 94

Ayesha received her masters degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from University of the Punjab, Pakistan and specialized in Human Genetics. In 2019, she joined our department and is working on pesticide tolerance and genetic adaptation in macroinvertebrates under field relevant conditions. Her research interests include genetic diversity, fitness costs associated with tolerance and long term effects of pesticides.

Professional experiences

Education

since 04/2019
DAAD funded PhD student at the Department System Eco-toxicology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.

2015-2017

M.Phil in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

2013-2015
M.Sc in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Internships

09/2017-03/2019
Research assistant at the Department System Eco-toxicology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.

Publications

  1. Siddique, A., Liess, M., Shahid, N., Becker, J.M. (2020). Insecticides in agricultural streams exert pressure for adaptation but impair performance in Gammarus pulex at regulatory acceptable concentrations, Sci Total Environ, 722 (2020) 137750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137750
  2. Abbas, S., Siddique, A., Shahid, N., Khan, R. T., Fatima, W. (2018). Breast cancer risk associated with BRCA1/2 variants in the Pakistani population. Breast Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12282-018-0932-y
  3. Khan, R. T., Siddique, A., Shahid, N., Khokhar, S., Fatima, W. 2018. Breast cancer risk associated with genes encoding DNA repair MRN complex: A study from Punjab, Pakistan. Breast Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12282-018-0837-9