About the Author
Dr. Maryam Sarwat is Senior Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida, India. She has presented her research in various conferences nationally as well as internationally (France, the Czech Republic, and Germany). Based on her research findings, Dr. Sarwat has filed two patents. She has 25 international publications. She received the Scientist of the Year award in 2015 from the International Board of Awards of the National Academy of Environmental Sciences of India. She is the author of Stress Signalling in Plants, Genomics and Proteomics Perspective (Springer 2013). Dr. Sajida Sumaya is a practitioner of Unani Medicine. She has done Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) from A & U Tibbiya college & Hospital, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. She has also done Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education from IGNOU, New Delhi. She has worked with six different hospitals of Govt. of India (Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital; Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital; Babu Jagjeevan Ram Hospital; Dr. N.C. Joshi Memorial Hospital; Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital and Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital). She has done one year internship at A&U Tibbiya college and hospital, Karol Bagh, New Delhi and a House job as a House surgeon at the same Hospital. She has also worked as Unani consultant and RMO at Dr. Lal's Hospital, New Delhi, Sankhwar Hospital and Divine Hospital. She is also an experienced Unani consultant at her own polyclinic in New Delhi. She is working as Senior Research Fellow in a Government of India Sponsored project on Anticancer activities of Saffron Drugs at Amity University, NOIDA. She has presented her research work in conferences and seminars. She has also participated in trainings (Indian Pharmacopoeia commission, Govt. of India, Ghaziabad) and workshops (Central Council for research in unani medicine (CCRUM), Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi) regarding her research work on saffron.