Department of Life Sciences



  1. Nouman Rasool, Aisha Ashraf, Muneeba Waseem, Waqar Huassain, Sajid Mahmood. Computational eExploration of Antiviral Activity of Phytochemicals against NS2B/NS3 proteases from Dengue Virus. DOI : 10.1515/tjb-2018-0002. 2018.
  2. Yaser Daanial Khan, Aroosa Batool, Nouman Rasool, Sher Afzal Khan, Kuo-Chen Chou. Prediction of Nitrosocysteine Sites Using Position and Composition Variant Features. Letters in Organic Chemistry. DOI : 10.2174/1570178615666180802122953. 2018.
  3. Braira Wahid, KomalSaleem, Nouman Rasool, Amjad Ali, ShaziaRafique, Muhammad Waqar, Muhammad Idrees. Tattooing trend: major cause of HCV transmission among youngsters. Infectious Diseases. 2018.
  4. Braira Wahid, Muhammad Waqar, Nouman Rasool, Muhammad Wasim, Zobaria Rehman, Jamaluddin Saeed, Muhammad Arif Khan, ShaziaRafique, Amjad Ali, Muhammad Idrees. Recent trends in molecular epidemiology of Hepatitis C virus in Mardan, KPK Pakistan. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 66: 66–71. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.09.003. 2018.
  5. Braira Wahid, Muhammad Waqar, Nouman Rasool, Muhammad Wasim, Ifrah Khalid, Muhammad Idrees. Prevalence of TSH dysfunction among sofosbuvir-treated HCV infected patients: a real-world clinical experience. Journal of Medical Virology. DOI: 10.1002/jmv.25319. 2018.
  6. Ahmad Hassan Butt, Nouman Rasool, Yaser Daanial Khan. Predicting membrane proteins and their types by extracting various sequence features into Chou’s general PseAAC. Molecular Biology Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s11033-018-4391-5. 2018.
  7. Rana Mateen, Asma Tariq, Nouman Rasool. Forensic science in Pakistan; present and future. Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences. 8:45. DOI: 10.1186/s41935-018-0077-3. 2018
  8. Muhammad Yousaf Khan, RumeshaRiaz, Salman Akbar Malik, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal. (2018). Association of CTLA-4 polymorphisms and autoimmune type-1 diabetes mellitus susceptibility in Pakistani population. Turkish Journal of Biochemistry43(2), 173-175.
  9. Muhammad Zaid, Muhammad Sohail Afzal (2018). HIV outbreak in Pakistan. The Lancet Infectious Diseases18(6), 601.
  10. Ayesha Khaliq, Imtiaz Ahmad, Muhammad Sohail Afzal.  (2018). HCV Treatment with Sofosbuvir in Pakistan; Current Scenario and Future Perspective. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research7(2), 2578-2580.
  11. Ayesha Zafar, Muhammad Imran, SarmadZahoor, Zaheer Hussain Shah, Muhammad Ali,  and Muhammad Sohail Afzal. (2018). Prevalence and Treatment of Untypable HCV Variants in Different Districts of Punjab, Pakistan. Viral Immunology, 31(6) 1-7.
  12. Ali Raza, Muhammad Saleem, and Muhammad Sohail Afzal (2018). The First Report of Hepatitis B Virus Prevalence in Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan: A Neglected Area of Pakistan. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 11(9).
  13. Ahmad Naveed, Shahzad Ali, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Muhammad Rizwan, ImdadKaleem, Muhammad AsifGondal, AsgharShabbir, FahadPervaiz, Muhammad Aamir Khan, Muhammad ShahidNadeem, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, and Sajid Umar (2018). Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Toxoplasma g ondii in Wild Birds of Punjab Province, Pakistan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.55(1).
  14. Aisha Khan , SarmadZahoor , Haroon Ahmed , Uzma Malik , Rabia Amin Butt , Muhammad SultanulMuzam , SeymaGunyaktiKilinc , NoorulAin Noor , SarooshZahoor , Muhammad Sohail Afzal , Hamza Mansur , ShumailaIrum , Sami Simsek, (2018). A Retrospective Analysis on the Cystic Echinococcosis Cases Occured in Northeastern Punjab Province, Pakistan. The Korean Journal of Parasitology56(4), 385-390.
  15. Aisha Khan, Kashf Naz, Haroon Ahmed, Sami Simsek, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Waseem Haider, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Sumaira Farrakh, Wu Weiping and Guan Yayi. Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to cystic echinococcosis endemicity in Pakistan. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 7:4. DOI 10.1186/s40249-017-0383-2. 2018.
  16. Ayesha Khaliq, Imtiaz Ahmad, Muhammad Sohail Afzal. HCV Treatment with Sofosbuvir in Pakistan; Current Scenario and Future Perspective. Journal of GHR 7(2): 1-3. doi: 10.17554/j.issn.2224-3992.2018.07.770. 2018.
  17. Muhammad Yousaf Khan, Rumesha Riaz, Salman Akbar Malik, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Association of CTLA-4 polymorphisms and autoimmune type-1 diabetes mellitus susceptibility in Pakistani population. Turkish Journal of Biochemistry. DOI:
  18. Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Sarmad Zahoor, Mahvish Kabir, Sania Munir, Haroon Ahmed. Recurrence of chikungunya outbreak; an upcoming problem for Pakistan. Future Virology. 13 (5). 307–308. 2018.
  19. Yaser Daanial Khan, Nouman Rasool, Waqar Hussain, Sher Afzal Khan, Kuo-Chen Chou. iPhosT-PseAAC: Identify phosphothreonine sites by incorporating sequence statistical moments into PseAAC. Analytical Biochemistry. 2018.
  20. Waqar Hussain, Iqra Qaddir, Sajid Mahmood, Nouman Rasool. In silico targeting of non-structural 4B protein from dengue virus 4 with spiropyrazolopyridone: study of molecular dynamics simulation, ADMET and virtual screening. Virus Disease. 2018
  21. Nouman Rasool, Saima Iftikhar, Anam Amir and Waqar Hussain. Structural and quantum mechanical computations to elucidate the altered binding mechanism of metal and drug with pyrazinamidase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis due to mutagenicity. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling. 2018.
  22. Muhammad Ali, Sidra Anwar, Malik Nawaz Shuja, Rajiv Kumar Tripathi, Jaswinder Singh. The genus Luteovirus from infection to disease. European Journal of Plant Pathology. doi: 10.1007/s10658-018-1425-82018.


  1. Haroon Ahmed, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, OzgeOzyalin, MobushirRiaz Khan,Sami Simsek. Occurence of Hypodermosis in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey: Comparative risk factor analysis and future perspectives. Infect DevCtries; 11(2):207-211. doi:10.3855/jidc.8146. 2017
  2. Muhammad Sohail Afzal,Muhammad Azhar Iqbal. HCV in Pakistan; Community education is an effective weapon against the killer. Viral Immunology. DOI: 10.1089/vim.2016.0171. 2017
  3. Shah Muhammad Haroon, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Latent tuberculosis infection screening in HCV patients: the necessity and guidelines for Pakistan. Asian Pac J Trop Dis; 7(4): 237-238. 2017
  4. Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Hepatitis C Virus and interferon free antiviral therapeutics revolution: Implications for Pakistan. Viral Immunology DOI: 10.1089/vim.2016.0164. 2017
  5. Haroon Ahmed, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Sami Simsek. Why more research needs to be done on echinococcosis in Pakistan. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 6:90. 2017
  6. Haroon Ahmed, MehmoonaNaz, Irfan Mustafa, MobushirRiaz Khan, Saira Asif, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Naveed, Shahzad Ali. Sami Simsek. Impact of epidemiological factors on the prevalence, intensity and distribution of ectoparasites in pigeons. J Parasit Dis. DOI 10.1007/s12639-017-0936-0. 2017
  7. IrumArif, Haroon Ahmed, RomanaKayani, MobushirRiaz Khan, Saira Asif, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Abdul Rauf Sheir, OzgeOzyalin, Sami Simsek. A Computational Structural Analysis Of Functional Attributes Of Hypodermin A And B Proteins: A Way Forward For Vaccine Development. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PJPS). 2017.
  8. AnumUzair, Nouman Rasool and Muhammad Wasim. Evaluation of Different Methods for DNA Extraction from human Burnt Bones and the Generation of Genetic Profiles for Identification. Medicine, Science and the Law. DOI: 10.1177/0025802417723808. 2017.
  9. Muhammad Aizaz Akmal, Nouman Rasool and Yaser Daanial Khan. Prediction of N-linked glycosylation sites using position relative features and statistical moments. PloS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181966. 2017.
  10. Riffat Mehboob, Mahvish Kabir, Naseer Ahmed and Fridoon Jawad Ahmed. Towards Better Understanding of the Pathogenesis of Neuronal Respiratory Network in Sudden Perinatal Death. Front Neurol. 2017 Jul6;8:320. Doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00320.
  11. Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Does HCV Prevelance in Blood Donors Reflects the Incidence in General Population? A study for Global Impact. Journal of Antivirals and Antiretrovirals 9: 065-068. doi:10.4172/1948-5964.1000164. 2017
  12. Jamal M, Andleeb S, Jalil F, Imran M, Nawaz MA, Hussain T, Ali M, Das CR. Isolation and charaterization of a bacteriophage and its utilization against multidrug resistantPseudomonas aeruginosa-2995. Life Sci. 2017 Sept 27. pii: S0024-3205(17)30486-1. doi:10. 1016/j.lfs.2017.09.034.
  13. A research manuscript authored by Dr. Muhammad Ali (Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences), entitled as “Isolation and characterization of a bacteriophage and its utilization against multi-drug resistant Pseudomonasaeruginosa-2995”, has been published in Life Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.09.034. Available from September 01, 2017
  14. Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Dengue Virus Endemic in Pakistan: Its Vertical Transmission could be an Un-attended Threat to Infants. Journal of Antivirals and Antiretrovirals 9 (3):75. DOI: 10.4172/1948-5964.1000166. 2017
  15. Muhammad Imran, Yasir Waheed, Ayesha Ghazal, Sajjad Ullah, Sher Zaman Safi, Muhsin Jamal, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Imran, and Farman Ullah. Modern biotechnology-based therapeutic approaches against HIV infection (Review). Biomedical Reports. Doi: 10.3892/br.2017.1006
  16. A research paper authored by Dr Nouman Rasool, COD, Department of Life Sciences and Ms. Iqra Qaddir (MS Chemistry Graduate from UMT), titled “Computer-aided analysis of phytochemicals as potential dengue virus inhibitors based on molecular docking, ADMET and DFT studies” has been published in “Journal of Vector Borne Diseases” and is available online. The journal is being published by National Institute of Malaria Research. JCR Impact factor of the Journal is 1.190.Paper is available at:


  1. Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Are efforts up to the mark? A cirrhotic state and knowledge about HCV prevalence in general population of Pakistan. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine; 9(6): 616–618. 2016
  2. Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Zaheer Hussain Shah, Haroon Ahmed. Recent HCV genotype changing pattern in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan; is it pointing out a forthcoming problem? Braz J Infect Dis. May-Jun;20(3):312-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2015.12.011. 2016
  3. Tahir Ahmad, Sadia Anjum, Usman Zahoor, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Najma Arshad. The prevalence of rotavirus, adenowirus, HAV, and enterovirus in water samples collected from different region of Peshawar, Pakistan. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine; Vol.23 No. 4. pp 576-580. 2016
  4. Haroon Ahmed, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Muhammad Mobeen, Sami Simsek. An overview on different aspects of hypodermosis: current status and future prospects. Acta Trop. pii: S0001-706X(16)30348-5. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.05.016. 2016
  5. Haroon Ahmed, Ayesha Malik, Irfan Mustafa, Muhammad Arshad, MobushirRiaz Khan, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Shahzad Ali, M. MobeenHashmie, Sami Simsek. Seroprevalence and spatial distribution of Toxoplasmosis in sheep and goats in north-eastern region of Pakistan. Korean Journal of Paracytology. 54(4):439-46. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.439. 2016
  6. Saira Amir, Jehangir Khan, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Nabgha-e-Amen, Hamid Raza, WaseemSafdar, Haroon Ahmed, NazishBostan. Molecular epidemiology and genotyping of SEN Virus in thalassemia patients in Pakistan. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 44:300-2. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.07.019. 2016
  7. MahvishKabir, Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Epidemiology of Polio virus infection in Pakistan and possible risk factors for its transmission. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 9(11):1044-1047. doi: 10.1016/j.apjtm.2016.09.006. 2016
  8. Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Predictive potential of IL-28B genetic testing for interferon based hepatitis C virus therapy in Pakistan: Current scenario and future perspective.World Journal of Hepatology. 8(26):1116-8. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i26.1116. 2016
  9. Naeem, M., Bostan, N., Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Mustafa, I. Khan AA., Haider, W. Asif S., Khan, M.R., Ahmad, S.S., Ali, M.I., Ali, S., Khan H, Ahmed, H. Sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B and C Virus from rural areas of northern Punjab (Sargodha District), Pakistan. Tropical Biomedicine). 33(4): 1–9. 2016
  10. AemanJillani, Nadeem Asif, Muhammad Ashraf Tahir and Nouman Rasool. Genetic analysis of the Saraiki population living in Pakistan. Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal. 2016.
  11. Ahmad Hassan Butt, Sher Afzal Khan, Hamza Jamil, Nouman Rasool and YaserDaanial Khan. A Prediction Model for Membrane Proteins Using Moments Based Features. BioMed Research International. DOI: 10.1155/2016/8370132. 2016.
  12. Nouman Rasool and Ahmad Farooq. The Role of Lipsticks and Blush Sticks in Genetic Profiling for Human Identification. Arab Journal of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine.2016.
  13. Hussain, Waqar, Taimour Munawar, Muhammad Shahzaib, Muhammad Masood, Sajid Mahmood, Nouman Rasool and Asma Naseer. Automated Enhancement of Compromised Fingerprint Images. Journal of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomaterials. 2016.
  14. Amjad, Hira, Aftab Ahmad, and Nouman Rasool. Energy Dependent Proteolysis in Archaea. Journal of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomaterials. 2016.


  1. Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Tahir Ahmed, Haroon Ahmad. HCV infection in Iran; viral spread routes in general population and safety measures. Hepatitis monthly. 15(10): e17343 , DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.17343. 2015 (Corresponding Author)
  2. Hamid Raza, Tahir Ahmed, Muhammad Sohail Afzal. HCV, Interferon Therapy Response, Direct Acting Antiviral Therapy Revolution and Pakistan: Future Perspectives. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 16(13):5583-4. 2015 (Corresponding Author)
  3. Irfan Mustafa, Haroon Ahmed, MydaAbrarLodhi, Abdul Rauf Siddiqi Sher Khan, WaseemHaider, NazishBostan, Saira Asif, MobushirRiaz Khan, MazharQayyum, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Newcastle disease as an emerging disease in peacocks of Tharparker, Pakistan. J Infect DevCtries. 9(8):914-6. doi: 10.3855/jidc.5258. 2015
  4. Tahir Ahmed, Sadia Anjum, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Hamid RAza, NajmaShaheen.Molecular confirmation of enterovirus from sewage and drinking water Samples from three cities, Pakistan: a potential risk factor for public health. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 46 (4) July 2015
  5. Tahir Ahmad, Sadia Anjum, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Najma Arshad. Frequency of hepatitis E and Hepatitis A virus in water sample collected from Faisalabad, Pakistan. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. 2015
  6. Umar Saeed, YasirWaheed, Muhammad Ashraf, Usman Waheed, Sadia Anjum Muhammad Sohail Afzal. Estimation of Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus and different clinical parameters in Thalassemic population of capital twin cities of Pakistan. Virology: Research and Treatment. 6 11–16. 2015.
  7. SamreenMushtaq, Nouman Rasool and SehrishFiriyal. Detection of dry bloodstains on different fabrics after washing with commercially available detergents. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2015.1029971. 2015.

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