Dr. Saeed Rauf has done PhD and MSc (Hons.) from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Previously, he Served as Associate Professor at Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan.

Research Interests

  • Breeding sunflower against heat and drought stress
  • Expansion of yield potential in field crops
  • Genetic Modification in fatty acids of edible and industrial
  • Hybrid breeding


  • Shehbaz, M., Rauf, S., Al-Sadi, A. M., Nazir, S., Bano, S., Shahzad, M., & Hussain, M. M. (2018). Introgression and inheritance of charcoal rot (Macrophomina phaseolina) resistance from silver sunflower (Helianthus argophyllus Torr. & A. Gray) into cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).?Australasian Plant Pathology,?47(4), 413-420.
  • Rauf, S., Jamil, N., Tariq, S. A., Khan, M., Kausar, M., & Kaya, Y. (2017). Progress in modification of sunflower oil to expand its industrial value.?Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture,?97(7), 1997-2006.
  • The use of crop wild relatives for crop improvement.Crop Science, (Vol. 57 (2017))
  • Hussain, M. M., Rauf, S., Riaz, M. A., Al-Khayri, J. M., & Monneveux, P. (2017). Determination of drought tolerance related traits in Helianthus argophyllus, Helianthus annuus, and their hybrids.?Breeding science, 16095.
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