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Farid Jan

Farid Jan
Presently, I am working as a chemist at the laboratory. My main work task is to analyze the extracts from plant and soil samples using ICP-OES and Auto-Analyzer.


Additional work tasks include compilation and reporting of test results and contact with clients and suppliers. Responsible for troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of instruments are included among other work tasks.

Previously, I worked as a soil and plant researcher, analytical chemist, laboratory manager and QA/QC. I enjoy my mission as an analytical chemist, QA/QC and as a researcher focusing on development and assessment of soil, plant, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. Besides, I have a strong scientific and technical background with bench experience in life science research, particularly in the field of analytical chemistry, protein chemistry and molecular biology.

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Selected publications

Referred journal publications:

I. Jan, F. & Pettersson, S. 1989. Varietal diversity of upland rice in sensitivity to aluminium. Journal of Plant Nutrition 12: 973-993.

II. Jan, F. 1991. Aluminium effects on growth, nutrient net uptake and transport in 3 rice (Oryza sativa) cultivars with different sensitivity to aluminium. Physiologia Plantarum 83: 441-448.

III. Jan, F. & Pettersson, S. 1993. Effects of low Al levels on growth and nutrient relations in 3 rice cultivars with different tolerance to aluminium. Journal of Plant Nutrition 16: 359-372.

IV. Jan, F. 1993. Effects of a pregrowth period in Al-free nutrient solution on macronutrient composition of two upland rice cultivars with various Al sensitivity. Physiologia Plantarum 88: 123-128.

V. Jan, F. & Pettersson, S. 1995. Aluminium sensitivity of two upland rice cultivars at various levels of nutrient supply. Journal of Plant Nutrition 18(6): 1323-1336.

VI. Jan, F. & Matsumoto, H. 1999. Early effects of aluminium on nutrient (K, Ca, and Mg) ststus of different root zones of two rice cultivars. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, vol. 69: 43 – 48.

VII. Jan, F. Yamashita, K., Matsumoto, H. Maeda, M. 2001. Protein and peroxidase changes in various root-cell fractions of two upland rice cultivars differing in Al-tolerance. Environmental and Experimental Botany 46: 141 -146.


Jan, F. 1992. Varietal diversity of upland rice in tolerance to aluminium with emphasis on uptake and distribution of aluminium and mineral nutrition. Dissertation, ISBN 91-576-4636-8.

Reviewed symposium publications:

I. Jan, F. 1991. Varietal diversity of upland rice in net uptake rate and distribution of nutrients in the presence of aluminium. Abstract in XVI Congress of Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiology, 12-16 Aug. 1991, Ulvik, Norway.

II. Jan, F. & Pettersson, 1992. Ageing effects in Al-sensitivity of two rice cultivars. Abstract in the 8th Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology, 23-28 Aug. 93, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Non-refreed publications:

I. Jan, F. 1982. Soil Testing Kit-Its prospect and uses in determining the fertility of soil. 46 pp. Internal Report. Soil Science Department, University of Dhaka.

II. Jan, F. 1993. Tolerances to aluminium in rice. Rice Biotechnology Quarterly 15:6-7.

III. Jan, F. & Pettersson, S. 1993. Aluminium uptake in relation to K, Ca, and P concentrations in the roots of two rice cultivars with different Al sensitivity. International Rice Research Notes 20:1.


I. Jan, F. Ma. J.F. & Matsumoto, H. Aluminium localisation in different root zones of two rice cultivars (BG35 and IR45) treated with different Al sources.

II. Jan, F. & Matsumoto, H.. Initial effects of aluminium on internal nutrient status of different root zones of two rice cultivars grown under various Al sources.

III. Jan, F. and Matsumoto, H. Long-term effects of various aluminium sources on growth and distribution of Al, K, Ca, and Mg in different root zones and shoots of two rice cultivars (BG35 and IR45).


Chemist at the Department of Soil and Environment; Soil and plant laboratorie
Telephone: +4618671221, +46702853267
Postal address:
Box 7014
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala