Department of Life Sciences



  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 (Impact Factor 2.94)
  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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