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Sana Ullah

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-5862-3150
Tel. +370 621 02 851
E-mail: sana.ullah@lammc.lt
Studentų St. 15A, Akademija, Kaunas dist., Lithuania.


Since 2022 PhD studies, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

2012–2014 Master degree, Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.  

2008–2012 Bachelor’s degree, Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Research fields

  • Agriculture
  • Soil Science
  • Phytoremediation of heavy metals
  • Micronutrients biofortification

Professional experience

Since 2022 Junior researcher, Agrobiology Laboratory, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Since 2021 Senior researcher, Soil and Environmental Sciences Division, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA), Pakistan.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Motiejauskaitė D., Ullah S., Kundrotaitė A., Žvirdauskienė R., Bakšinskaitė A., Barčauskaitė K. 2023. Isolation of biologically active compounds from Cannabis sativa L. inflorescences by using different extraction solvents and evaluation of antimicrobial activity. Antioxidants, 12 (5): 998. IF – 7,0
  2. Ullah S., Naeem A., Calkaite I., Hosney A., Depar N., Barcauskaite K. 2023. Zinc (Zn) mitigates copper (Cu) toxicity and retrieves yield and quality of lettuce irrigated with Cu and Zn-contaminated simulated wastewater. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30: 54800–54812. IF – 5,8 
  3. Ayaz M., Feizienė D., Tilvikienė V., Feiza V., Baltrėnaitė-Gedienė E., Sana U. 2023. Biochar with inorganic nitrogen fertilizer reduces direct greenhouse gas emission flux from soil. Plants, 12 (5): 1002. IF – 4,5
  4. Ullah S., Depar N., Khan D., Memon A. A., Ali A., Naeem A. 2023. Selenate and selenite induced differential morphophysiological modifications to mitigate arsenic toxicity and uptake by wheat. Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal: 07 May 2023. IF – 3,057

  5. Hosney A., Ullah S., Barčauskaitė K. 2022. A review of the chemical extraction of chitosan from shrimp wastes and prediction of factors affecting chitosan yield by using an atificial neural network. Marine Drugs, 20 (11): 675. IF – 5,4
  6. Ullah S., Mahmood S., Ali R., Khan M. R., Akhtar K., Depar N. 2021. Comparing chromium phyto-assessment in Brachiaria mutica and Leptochloa fusca growing on chromium polluted soil. Chemosphere, 269: 128728. IF – 7,086
  7. Ullah S., Ali R., Mahmood S.,  Riaz M. A., Akhtar K. 2020. Differential growth and metal accumulation response of Brachiaria mutica and Leptochloa fusca on cadmium and lead contaminated soil. Soil and Sediment contamination: An Internationa Journal, 29 (8): 844–859. IF – 2,061
  8. Ullah S., Iqbal Z., Mahmood S., Akhtar K., Ali R. 2020. Phytoextraction potential of different grasses for the uptake of cadmium and lead from industrial wastewater. Soil and Environment, 39: 77–86. IF – 1,23
  9. Ullah S., Mahmood T., Iqbal Z., Naeem A., Rehmat A., Mahmood S. 2019. Phytoremediative potential of salt-tolerant grass species for cadmium and lead under contaminated nutrient solution. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21: 1012–1018. IF – 3,212
  10. Ullah S., Ashraf M., Asghar H. N., Iqbal Z., Ali R. 2019. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria mediated amelioration of drought in crop plants. Soil and Environment. 38: 1–20. IF – 1,23
  11. Akhtar M. J., Ullah S., Ahmad I., Rauf A., Nadeem S. M., Khan M. Y., Hussain S., Bulgariu L. 2018. Nickel phytoextraction through bacterial inoculation in Raphanus sativus. Chemosphere, 190: 234–242. IF – 7,086
  12. Ullah S., Khan M. Y. , Asghar H. N., Akhtar M. J., Zahir Z. A. 2017. Differential response of single and co-inoculation of Rhizobium leguminosarum and Mesorhizobium cicerifor inducing water deficit stress tolerance in wheat. Annals of Microbiology, 67: 739–749. IF – 3,07
  13. Ullah S., Qureshi M. A., Ali M.A., Mujeeb F., Yasin S. 2017. Comparative potential of Rhizobium species for the growth promotion of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 6: 189–196. IF – 1,36

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Qureshi M. A., Ali M. A., Mujeeb F., Ahmad M. J., Rashid S., Ullah S., Anjum M. A. 2017. Yield and quality response of cotton to a consortium of PGPR at graded fertilizer levels. International Journal of Biosciences, 10: 46–53.

Monographs, books, textbooks and their sections published by international publishers

  1. Ullah S., Hussain M. B., Khan M. Y., Asghar H. N. 2017. Ameliorating salt stress in crops through plant growth-promoting bacteria. Singh D. et al. (eds). Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives, vol. 1: Fundamental Mechanisms, Methods and Functions, p. 549–575.