Professor Dr. Abdul Matin

Professor Dr. Abdul Matin

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Education History:

Jan 2005 – Apr 2008     PhD (Medical Microbiology)

                                     School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London,

                                     London, United Kingdom

 

Mar 1998 – Mar 2000    MPhil (Cell Biology)

                                    Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

Sep 1993 – Oct 1997    BSc (Hons) (Entomology and Zoology),

                                    University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Oct 2021 – present        Director

Board of Advanced Studies and Research, University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

 

June 2021 – present      Dean

Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences, University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

 

Mar 2021 – present       Chairperson

Department of Biological Science, University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

 

Mar 2021 – present       Professor

Department of Biological Science, University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

 

Feb 2020 – Jan 2021     Associate Professor

Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman

 

Feb 2019 – Aug 2019    Consultant Microbiologist

Hautat Sudair General Hospital, Hautat Sudair, Saudi Arabia

 

Feb 2016 – Aug 2019    Associate Professor

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

 

May 2012 – Feb 2016   Associate Professor

Department of Medical Lab Technology, The University of Haripur, Pakistan

 

Jan 2010 – June 2013   Senior Scientific Officer

Institute of Biomedical and Genetic Engineering (IB&GE) Islamabad

 

Oct 2008 – Jun 2009     Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomedicine Research

School of Medicine, Southampton University, Southampton, United Kingdom

 

Sep 2008 – Dec 2009    Assistant Professor

                                    Health Biotechnology Program, COMSATS University, Abbottabad Camus, Pakistan

 

Apr 2005 – April 2008    Part-time Lecturer

                                    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

 

Aug 2001 – Sep 2004   Research Assistant

                                    Taxonomy Laboratory, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

Mar 1998 – Mar 2000    Junior Research Assistant

                                    Genetics & Cell Biology Laboratory, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

Sep 1998 – Mar 1999    Research Trainee

                        Plant Virology Laboratory, Crops Diseases Research Institute (National Agriculture Research Center, Islamabad, Pakistan)
 
  • Blood-brain barrier
  • Cell Signaling
  • Epidemiology
  • Forensic entomology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Microbiome
  • Nanomedicine
  • Parasite-pathogen interactions
  • Proteomics
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Parasitology

Dr. Abdul Matin completed his PhD in Medical Microbiology from Birkbeck College, University of London followed by a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Immunopharmacology) from School of Medicine, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom. Latter on, he worked as Associate Professor at Majmaah (Saudi Arabia) and Nizwa University (Sultanate of Oman). Currently, he is a Professor at department of Biological Sciences, University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

2022

  1. Jung S-Y., Son, D-H., Kim, E-J., Matin, A. Interaction between Naegleria fowleri and pathogenic coli by mannose and changes in N. fowleri protease. Experimental Parasitology. 121(6): 1805-1809.

2021

  1. Alouffi, A. S., Turki M. Dawoud, T. M., Almaary, K. S., Mubarak, A. S., JarAllah, K., Matin, A. First report of detection of IgA anti-Acanthamoeba antibodies among Saudi population and amoeba isolation from their surroundings. Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine. 38(1): 73-80.
  2. Kim, D-Y., Son, D-H., Matin, A., Jung, S-Y. Production of a monoclonal antibody against a galactose‑binding protein of Acanthamoeba castellanii and its cytotoxicity. Parasitology Research. 120(11): 3845-3850.
  3. Akber, A., Hameed, A., Alouffi, A. S., Tanveer, T, Matin, A. First report of Naegleria isolation and molecular characterization from environmental resources of Rawlakot, AJK, Pakistan. Acta Protozoologica. 60: 37–45. 

2020

  1. Rafique, MW., Manan, T.,  Slaeem, S., Matin, A., and Ahmad, I. Type 1 fimbriae and motility play a pivotal role during interactions of Salmonella typhimurium with Acanthamoeba castellanii (T4 Genotype). Current Microbiology. 77: 836–845.
  2. Sirajuddin, M., Tariq, M., Ali, S.,McKeed, V., Matin, A. Synthesis, characterization and biological screenings of 5-coordinated Organotin (IV) complexes based on carboxylate ligand. Journal of Molecular Structure. 1206:127683.
  3. Matin, A. Acanthamoeba; a potential reservoir for environmental transmission of COVID-19 with public health significance: pros and corns. The Open Microbiology Journal, 14; 130-131.

 2019

  1. Matin, A., Brief review of anti-Brucella antibodies among Saudi population: Prevalence prospective. CPQ Microbiology. 3 (4): 1-5.

2018

  1. Gil, A., Rafique, MW., Manan, T., Slaeem, S., Römling, U., Matin, A., and Ahmad., I. The cellulose synthase BcsA plays a role in interactions of Salmonella typhimurium with Acanthamoeba castellanii genotype T4. Parasitology Research. 117 (7); 2283-2289.
  2. Tanveer. T., Nawaz, S and Matin. A. Therapeutic potential of folk plants used against pathogenic and opportunistic free living amoeba (AcanthamoebaBalamuthia and Naegleria); a review. International Journal of Cell Science and Molecular Biology. 4 (1); 1-13.
  3. Matin. A. Nawaz S. and Jung, S-Y. Effect of macrophage alone or primed with cytokines on Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitroPakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 31(6): 2553-2559.

2017

  1. Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Dukhyil A. A., Alaidarous, M., Matin, A. Isolation of thermotolerant pathogenic Naegleria australiensis from diverse water resources including household drinking water in Pakistan. Acta Protozoologica. 56: 321-326.
  2. Matin, A. Primary amebic meningoencephalitis; a new emerging public health threat by Naegleria fowleri in Pakistan. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Drug Design. 1: 1-3.

2016

  1. Imran, M., Muazzam, AG., Habib, A and Matin, A. Synthesis, characterization and amoebicidal potential of locally synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles against pathogenic Acanthamoeba trophozoites in vitroJournal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: Biology. 159: 125-132.
  2. Sohaib HM, Nawaz S, and Matin A., Methanolic extracts of Peganum harmala exhibit potent activity against Acanthamoeba castellanii cysts and its encystment in vitro. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 29(6):1993-1996.

2015

  1. Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Gul, A and Matin, A. Quick survey for detection, identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba genotypes from some selected soil and water samples in Pakistan. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. 22 (2): 232-235.
  2. Ajmal, M, Yunus, U,   Matin, A, Haq N. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro evaluation of methotrexate conjugated fluorescent carbon nanoparticles as drug delivery system for human lung cancer targeting. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: Biology. 153: 111-120.

2014

  1. Saeed A, Mahesar PA, Zaib S, Khan MS, Matin A, Shahid M, Iqbal J. Synthesis, cytotoxicity and molecular modelling studies of new phenylcinnamide derivatives as potent inhibitors of cholinesterases. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 78: 43-53.
  2. Erben F, Michalik D, Feist H, Kleeblatt D,  Hein M, Matin A, Iqbal J, Langer P. Synthesis and antiproliferative activity of (Z)-1-glycosyl-3-(5-oxo-2-thioxoimidazolidin-4-ylidene)indolin-2-ones and (Z)-3-(2-glycosylsulfanyl-4-oxo-4,5-dihydro-thiazol-5-ylidene)indolin-2-ones. RSC Advances, 4: 10879-10893.
  3. Kleeblatt D, Cordes CA, Lebrenz P, Hein M, Feist H, Matin A, Raza R, Iqbal J, Munshi O, Rahman Q, Villinger A, and Langer P.  Synthesis and Antiproliferative Activity of N-Glycosyl-3,3-diaryloxindoles. RSC Advances4: 22828-22839.
  4. Matin. A. Jung, S-Y and Nawaz S. In vitro assessment of cytokines interactions with Balamuthia mandrillaris using human brain microvascular endothelial cells. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 27(1):107-113.

2013

  1. Erben F, Kleeblatt D, Sonneck M, Hein M, Feist H, Fahrenwaldt T, Fischer C, Matin A, Iqbal J, Plötz M, Eberle J and Langer P. Synthesis and antiproliferative activity of selenoindirubins and selenoindirubin-N-glycosides. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 11(24):3963-3978.
  2. Shoaib. H.M, Muazzam. A.G, Mir. A, Jung. S-Y and Matin. A. Evaluation of inhibitory potential of some selective methanolic plants extracts on biological characteristics of Acanthamoeba castellanii using human corneal epithelial cells in vitro. Parasitology Research. 112 (3): 1179-1188.
  3. Tanveer T, Hameed A, Muazzam. A.G, Jung S-Y, Gul A and Matin A. Isolation and molecular characterization of potentially pathogenic Acanthamoeba genotypes from diverse water resources including household drinking water from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Parasitology Research. 112 (8): 2925-2932.
  4. Iqbal J, Saeed A, Raza R, Matin A, Hameed A, Furtmann N, Lecka J, Sévigny J,  Bajorath J. Identification of Sulfonic Acids as Efficient Ecto-5'-Nucleotidase Inhibitors. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 70: 685-691.

2012

  1. Raza. R, Matin. A, Sarwar. S, Barsukova-Stuckart. M, Ibrahim. M, Kortz. U and Iqbal. J. Polyoxometalates as potent and selective inhibitors of alkaline phosphatases with profound anticancer and amoebicidal activities. Dalton Transaction. 41(47):14329-14336.
  2. Kim. JH, Matin. A, Shin. HJ, Park. H, Yoo. KT, Yuan. XZ, Kim. KS, Jung. SY. Functional roles of mannose-binding protein in the adhesion, cytotoxicity and phagocytosis of Acanthamoeba castellaniiExperimental Parasitology. 132: 287-292.
  3. Matin A, Mehmood K, Jung S-Y. Impact of macrophages on Balamuthia mandrillaris virulence properties using human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitro. Retrovirology. 9(1): 38.
  4. Matin A, Ismail M, Mehmood K. Acanthamoeba castellanii. antibody prevalence among diverse tribal Pakistani population. Retrovirology. 9(1): 47.

2011

  1. Matin. A, and Jeong. S-Y. Phospholipases activities in the clinical and environmental isolates of AcanthamoebaKorean Journal of Parasitology. 49:1-8.
  2. Matin. A, and Jeong. S-            Y. Interaction of Escherichia coli K1 and E. coli K5 with Acanthamoeba castellanii trophozoites and cysts. Korean Journal of Parasitology. 49 (4): 349-356.

2009

  1. Brindley. N, Matin. A, and Khan. N. A. Acanthamoeba castellanii: High antibody prevalence in racially and ethnically diverse populations. Experimental Parasitology, 121: 254-256.

2008

  1. Matin. A, Siddiqui. R, Jayasekera. S, and Khan. N. A. The increasing importance of Balamuthia mandrillaris. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 21(3): 435-448.
  2. Matin. A, and Khan. N. A. Demonstration and partial characterization of ecto-ATPase activity in Balamuthia mandrillaris and its possible role in host cell interactions. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 47: 348-354.

2007

  1. A, Jeong. S. R, Kim. K. S, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with the human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitroJournal of Medical Microbiology, 56: 1110-1115.
  1. Matin. A, Jeong. S. R, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. Effects of human serum on Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with human brain microvascular endothelial cells. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 56: 30-35.
  2. Jung. S-Y, Matin. A, Kim. K. S, and Khan .N. A. The capsule plays an important role in Escherichia coli K1 interactions with Acanthamoeba. International Journal of Parasitology. 37: 417-423.
  1. R, Matin. A, Warhurst. D, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. Effect of antimicrobial compounds on Balamuthia mandrillaris encystment and human brain microvascular endothelial cell cytotoxicity. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 51: 4471-4473.

2006

  1. A, Stins. M, Kim. K. S, and Khan. N. A. Balamuthia mandrillaris exhibit metalloprotease activities. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 47: 83-91.
  2. A, Jeong. S. R, Faull. J, and Khan. N. A. Evaluation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as food source for Balamuthia mandrillarisArchive of Microbiology 186: 261-271.

2005

  1. R, Matin. A, Alsam. S, Sissons. J, Mahsood. A. H, and Khan. N. A. Acanthamoeba isolates belonging to T1, T2, T3, T4 but not T7 encyst in response to increased osmolarity and cysts do not bind to human corneal epithelial cells. Acta Tropica 95(2):100-108.
  2. S, Matin, A. Sissons, J. Mahsood. A. H, and Khan. N. A. Balamuthia mandrillaris stimulates interleukin-6 release in primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells via a phosphatidylinositol 3- kinase-dependent pathway. Microbes & Infection 7(3): 1345-1351.

2002

  1. A, Khan. M. A, Ashraf. M, and Qureshi. R. A. Pollen Fertility Investigation of Medicinal Plants of the Himalayan Region, Shogran Valley District Mansehra Pakistan. Hamdard Medicus 25(1): 78-82.
  2. A, Khan. M. A, Ashraf. M, and Qureshi. R. A. Traditional Use of Shrubs and Trees of Himalayan Region, Shogran Valley Pakistan. Hamdard Medicus 25(2): 50-56.

2001

  1. A, Khan. M. A, Ashraf. M, and Qureshi. R. A. Traditional Use of Herbs, Shrubs and Trees of Himalayan Region, Shogran Valley District Mansehra, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 4(9): 1101-1107.

 

Books

  1. Matin, A. Pathogenesis of Balamuthia Amoebic Encephalitis. Lambert Academic Publications.

 

Gene Bank Submissions:

In total 43 partial gene sequences of free living amoeba (Acanthamoeba sp., Naegleria sp. and Vahlkampfia sp.) were reported for the first time from Pakistan including 17 novel sequences after my name.

 

Novel Partial Gene Sequences (17) published after my name.

  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and molecular identification of free-living amoeba from natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF018478KF018479
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Jung,S.Y., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Molecular identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba species in natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC493774KC493776
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and molecular characterization of free living amoeba from environmental sources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC874856KC874857
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and molecular identification of free-living amoeba from natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF018478KF018479
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Molecular identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba species in natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF035055KF035056
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and genotyping of free living amoeba from Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF234561KF234562    
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Jung,S.Y., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Molecular identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba species in natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC493774KC493776KC493777
  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Zafar, B.U. and Matin, A. 2013.  Isolation of free-living amoeba from Azad Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF442971KF442972

 

The remaining 26 partial gene sequences

  • Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Identification of Acanthamoeba from soil and water sources in Islamabad,Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC778188KC778190
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and genotyping of environmental sources in Karachi, Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC778189
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013.  Genotyping of free living amoeba from water resources in Karachi, Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC778187
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed,A., Muazzam,A.G., Gul,A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and genotyping of Acanthamoeba from soil samples in Lahore, Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC778186
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013.  Isolation and molecular characterization of free living amoeba from environmental sources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC820644KC820645KC820646KC820647KC820648
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Isolation and molecular identification of free-living amoeba from natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF018477KF018480KF018481
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2013. Molecular identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba species in natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF035057,
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Muazzam, A.G., Zafar, B.U. and Matin, A. 2013.  Isolation of free-living amoeba from Azad Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KF153929KF153930KF153931, KF153932, KF153933KF153934KF153935
  • Tanveer,T., Hameed, A., Jung, S.Y., Gul, A. and Matin, A. 2012. Molecular identification and characterization of Acanthamoeba species in natural resources of Pakistan. GeneBank Accession No: KC203588KC203589KC203590KC203591KC203592KC493773KC493775

    Conferences proceedings (International/ National)

     

    1. Akhtar, M., RashidU., Matin A. (March 25-28, 2015) Assessment of antibacterial potential of locally synthesized carbon nanotubes against some local clinical isolates in vitro. 10th Biennial International Conference of Pakistan Society of Microbiology” entitled “ Exploring Microbes for Future Endeavouring”
    2. Matin, A., Nisar, S., Mazzar, S., Muazzam, AG. Jung, S-Y. (July 05-06, 2014). Impact of carbon nanotubes in Acanthamoeba adhesion and cytotoxicity to human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitro model system. International Science Index, 8 (7) II: 165.
    3. Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Gul, A. and Matin. A.(December 2-3, 2013) Country wide survey for detection of brain eating bugs from environmental resources and assessment of their potential threat to public health across Pakistan. 4thAnnual Public Health Conference entitled “Public Health in Pakistan: A Decade of Past Experiences and Future Challenges” at HealthServicesAcademy, Islamabad, Pakistan. Pp 35.
    4. Tanveer, T., Hameed, A., Muazam, A. G., Gul, A. and Matin. A. (22 - 23 February 2013). Identification of Pathogenic and Non-pathogenic Genotypes of Acanthamoeba from Water Resources of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan at 10th Annual Conference on Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan at ShaukatKhanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Lahore, Pakistan. Pp66.
    5. Shoaib. H.M, Muazzam. A.G, Mir. A, Jeong. S-R and Matin. A. (22 - 23 February 2013). In Vitro Inhibitory Potential of Plants Extracts on Biological Properties of Acanthamoeba Castellanii Using Human Corneal Epithelial Cells at 10th Annual Conference on Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan at ShaukatKhanumMemorialCancerHospital& Research Centre Lahore, Pakistan. Pp48.
    6. Matin A,Mazhar K, Muazzam AG, Ismail M and Jung S-Y. (15-19 January 2013). Impact of carbon nanotubes on biological characteristics of Acanthamoeba (T4 genotype) in vitro. (15-19 January 2013) 10th IBCAST-2013 Proceedings, Biomedical Sciences Module, vol. 1, page 11.
    7. Matin A,Mehmood K, Ismail M and JungS-Y. (15-19 January 2013) Evaluation of functional roles of mannose-binding protein from AcanthamoebaT4 to human brain microvascular endothelial cells by chemical mutagenesis. (15-19 January 2013) 10th IBCAST-2013 Proceedings, Biomedical Sciences Module, vol. 1, pages 19-20.
    8. Matin A,Gul N, Ismail M and Jung S-Y. (15-19 January 2013) Escherichia coli K5 and type III secretion systems mutant interactions with Acanthamoeba T4. (15-19 January 2013) 10th IBCAST-2013 Proceedings, Biomedical Sciences Module, vol. 1, pages 20-21.
    9. Rabia. R, Iqbal, J, Matin, A.,Sarwar, S., Stuckart M.B., Ibrahim M., KortzU. (November 9-11, 2012) Polyoxotungstates as inhibitors of cancer regulating enzymes. 11thShaukatKhanum Cancer Symposium, Lahore. pp65.
    10. Iqbal, J., Raza, R., Matin, A.,Sarwar, S., Stuckart, MB., Ibrahim, M., Kortz, U.  (November 9-11, 2012) Polyoxometalates as potent and selective inhibitors of alkaline phosphatases with profound anticancer and amoebicidal activities.  11thShaukatKhanum Cancer Symposium, Lahore. pp68.
    11. Matin, AIsmail, MandMehmood, K. (23-25 May 2012). Acanthamoeba castellanii. antibody prevalence among diverse tribal Pakistani population. 17th International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID) Marseille, France. pp47
    12. Matin. A, Mehmood. K and Jeong. S.R, (June 13-16, 2012). Impact of macrophages on Balamuthia mandrillarisvirulence properties using human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitro. 15thInternational Congress on Infectious Diseases,Bangkok, Thailand. pp: 58.
    13. Matin. A, Mehmood. K and Jeong. S.R, (January 10-12, 2012). Escherichia coli K5 and type III secretion systems mutant interactions with Acanthamoeba T4. National Science Conference “Roadmap of cutting edge technologies”, organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, pp: 342.
    14. Matin. A, Mehmood. K, Ismail. M and Jeong. S.R, (September 06-16, 2011). Evaluation of functional roles of mannose-binding protein from Acanthamoeba T4 to human brain microvascular endothelial cells by chemical mutagenesis.13thInternational Congress of Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology, Sapporo, Japan.
    1. A, Nawaz. S, Ismail. M, andJung S.R. (March 11-13, 2011). Phospholipases activities assessment of the clinical and the environmental isolates of Acanthamoeba.8th Annual Conference on infectious diseases (The age of superbugs: facts and solution”, Margala Motel, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    2. A, Nawaz. S, andJung S.R. (January 04, 2011). Carbon nanotubes: A potential drug delivery candidate for fatal brain infection treatment. University Industry Partnership (UIP), A country wide UIP symposia series by PASTIC and IRP.
    3. A,Haider R, Ismail M and Jung S.R. (December 1-5, 2010). The type III secretion system plays an important role in Escherichia coli K1 interactions with Acanthamoeba castellanii (T4 genotype). The 11th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) “Biomolecular Sciences in Development” University of Karachi. Pakistan.
    4. A,Mehmood.K and Jung. S. R. (December 1-5, 2010). Phospholipase activities in the clinical and the environmental isolates of Acanthamoeba.The 11th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) “Biomolecular Sciences in Development” University of Karachi.Pakistan.
    1. Matin. A,Mazhar. K. and Jung. S. R. (December 1-5, 2010). Chronic microbial infections may lead to the cancer?The 11th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) “Biomolecular Sciences in Development” University of Karachi. Pakistan.
    1. A, Ismail M and Jung S.R. (7-10th October 2010). The type III secretion system plays an important role in Escherichia coli K1 interactions with Acanthamoeba castellanii (T4 genotype). Exciting Biologies: Biology of Recognition, Sentosa Resort & Spa, on Sentosa Island, Singapore.
    2. A,Jeong.S. R, and Khan. N. A. (15-20th August 2010). The type III secretion system plays an important role in Escherichia coli K1 interactions with Acanthamoeba castellanii (T4 genotype). ICOPA-XII, 12th Conference on understanding the global impact of parasites – from genomes to function and disease, Melbourne, Australia.
    3. N, Matin.A, and Khan. N. A. (17-21 May 2009). Acanthamoeba castellanii: High antibody prevalence in racially and ethnically diverse populations. XIIITH International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-living Amoebae Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
    4. S, Matin. A, Ahmad. A. F, and Khan N. A. (17-21 May 2009). Isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris-specific antibodies from a bacteriophage antibody display library. XIIITH International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-living Amoebae Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
    5. A,and Khan. N. A. (November 10-13, 2008). Increasing importance of Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis.International Symposium on Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, KarachiPakistan.
    6. N. A,Mortazavi. P. Kim. K. S, Stins. M. Matin. A,and Goldsworthy. G.(June 4-6, 2008). Mechanisms associated with Acanthamoeba pathogenesis. First Spanish-French Congress on Protistology, Sevilla, Spain.
    7. A,Stins. M, Kim. K. S, and Khan. N. A. (3-4 December 2007)Balamuthia mandrillaris exhibit metalloprotease activities. Roberts@BBK-2007, Conference and Exhibition, a Postgraduate Research Showcase, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck, University of London.
    8. A,Jeong. S. R, Faull. J, and Khan. N. A. (3-4 December 2007). Evaluation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as food source forBalamuthia mandrillaris.Roberts@BBK-2007, Conference and Exhibition, a Postgraduate Research Showcase, Birkbeck, University of London.
    9. A,Jeong.S. R, Kim. K. S, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. (3-4 December 2007). Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with the human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitro.Roberts@BBK-2007, Conference and Exhibition, a Postgraduate Research Showcase, Birkbeck, university of London.
    10. A,Jeong. S. R, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. (3-4 December 2007). Effects of human serum on Balamuthia mandrillarisinteractions with human brain microvascular endothelial cells. Roberts@BBK-2007, Conference and Exhibition, a Postgraduate Research Showcase, Birkbeck, University of London.
    11. A,Stins.M, and Khan. N. A. (27-30 August 2007). Balamuthia mandrillaris traversal of the blood-brain barrier.XIIth International Meeting on Biology & Pathogenicity of Free-living Amoebae, Japan.
    1. Siddiqui. R, Matin. A, Warhurst. D, Stins. M, Kim. K.S, and Khan. N. A. (27-30 August 2007). Encystment in Balamuthia mandrillaris: a property that enhances resistance and/or recurrence of infection. XIIth International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-living Amoebae, Wako City, Japan.
    1. A,Stins. M, Kim. K. S, and Khan. N. A.(28th February 2007). Balamuthia mandrillaris transmigration of the blood-brain barrier. Special Announcement and Calls for Abstracts Meeting for Clinical Scientists in Training, RoyalCollege of Physicians, London, UK.
    1. Matin. A,Jeong. S. R, Faull. J, and Khan. N. A. (6-11th August 2006). Evaluation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as food source forBalamuthia mandrillaris. ICOPA – XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
    2. Matin. A,Jeong. S. R, Kim. K. S, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. (6-11th August 2006). Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with human brain microvascular endothelial cells in vitro. ICOPA – XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
    3. Matin. A,Jeong. S. R, Stins. M, and Khan. N. A. (6-11th August 2006). Effects of human serum on Balamuthia mandrillarisinteractions with human brain microvascular endothelial cells. ICOPA – XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
    4. Jeong. S, Alsam. S, Matin. A, Kim. K. S, Castillo. K, and Khan. N. A. (6-11th August 2006). Parasite-parasite interactions: who is the beneficiary in Escherichia coli interactions with Acanthamoeba? ICOPA – XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
    5. Jeong. S, Matin. A,Stins. M, Kim. K. S, and Khan. N. A. (6-11th August 2006). Role of mannose-binding protein in the pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba ICOPA – XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
    6. Jeong. S, Matin. A, and Khan. N. A. (6-11th August 2006). Phospholipases in Acanthamoeba: properties and potential role in amoeba pathogenesis. ICOPA – XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.
    1. A, Stins. M, Kim. K. S, and Khan. N. A.(12-14 September, 2005). Balamuthia mandrillarisexhibit metalloprotease activities. 157th SGM Conference, Keele University, United Kingdom.
    2. A,Mahmood. K, Khalid. N, and Khan. S. N. (29-30 March,2004). Status and Constraints in the Application of Forensic Entomology in Pakistan.EAFE, 2nd meeting of the European Association for Forensic Entomology London, UK.
    3. A,Khan. M. A, Ashraf. M, and Qureshi. R. A. (2000).Ethnoentomological studies of Himalayan region, Kaghan valley Hazara division (NWFP) Pakistan. Singapore Congress: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    4. A,Khan. M. A, Ashraf. M, and Qureshi. R. A. (2000). Check list of traditional uses of plants of Himalayan region, Shogran valley (Hazara division) NWFP Pakistan. Singapore Congress: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore,

Scholarships/Studentships:

2008-09   Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Medicine, Southampton University, Southampton / Wessex Medical Research, Funding research to fight disease, State of Jersey, UK

2005-08   PhD Studentship, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of

                London, UK

1998-00   MPhil Merit Scholarship, Department of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad/

                University Grants Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan

1993-97   BSc (Hons) Merit Scholarship, Government of North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Peshawar,

                Pakistan

 

Awards/Honors/Distinctions:

 

2021

  • Topics Board Editor for Vaccines

 

2020

  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Neurology and Neurosciences
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Stroke Research and Rehabilitation

 

2019

  • Editor for Preventive Medicine Research
  • Editorial Board Member of The Open Microbiology Journal
  • Editorial Board Member of Cient Periodique (CPQ Medicine)
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Drug Design

 

2018

  • Editor for Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research (Academic Journals)
  • Recognized as Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands in recognition of the contribution made to the quality of the journal.
  • Member of Organizer committee of Traditional Medicine and Acupuncture, Rome, Italy
  • Member of Organizer committee of International Colloquium on Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Dubai, UAE
  • Recognized Reviewer for Acta Tropica, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Recognized Reviewer for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

2017

  • Member of Organizer committee of Herbal and Alternative medicine, UK

 

2016

  • Finalist for Professional Achievement Award of British Council Alumni
  • Member of Organizer committee of The International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health (EPPH-2016), Suzhou, China
  • Member of the Innovation Advisory Board for SCIEX 

 

2015

  • Recognized as Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. This status is due to be within the top 10th percentile of reviewers for the Journal, in terms of the number of manuscript reviews completed in the last two years.
  • Selected as a Editorial Review Board Member and International Scientific Committee Member on Medical and Health Sciences by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Selected as a Member of PMRC Expert Panels by Pakistan Medical & Research Council
  • Nominated as Member of Expert Committee for Evaluation/Recognition of Health Science Journals

 

2014

  • Recognized as Certified Reviewer for Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Honored with Session Chair duties at ICN 05-06 July 2014, Singapore
  • Travel Grant from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan for OMICS 26-27 August 2014, Beijing, China
  • Travel Grant from Pakistan Science Foundation for ICN 05-06 July 2014, Singapore
  • Research Productive Award by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology for 2013-14 in category C

 

2013

  • Travel Grant from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan for NanoMed 26-28 Feb 2014, London, UK.

 

2012

  • Bursary Award from International Congress on Infectious Diseases 13-16 June 2012 Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Travel Award from International Society of Parasitology for 29 July- 03 August 2012 in Oslo, Norway.

 

2011

  • Travel Award from International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) for “The Ultimate World of Microbes” 6-16 September 2011 in Sapporo Japan.

 

2010

  • Bursary Award from Massachusetts General Hospital Singapore for “Exciting Biologies: Biology of Recognition, 7-10th October 2010 in Singapore.

 

2009

  • Young Scientist Travel Grant by Society for General Microbiology for 13th International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-living Amoebae; 17-21 May 2009, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife,

 

2007

  • The Best Researcher in the UK Specialty Award & prize by Medical Research Society (MRS) for "Balamuthia mandrillaris transmigration of the blood-brain barrier", at Spring Meeting for Clinical Scientists in Training 2007, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK. I was the first Asian ever who was honored with MRS Award since its inception.
  • Travel Award from Birkbeck College Research School) for 11th International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free living Amoebae, 27-30 August 2007, Japan
  • Merit Award from Roger & Sarah Bancroft Clark Charitable Trust, UK
  • Merit Award from PCAC/Guild of Aid for Gentlepeople, UK
  • Merit Award from Sir Richard Stapley educational trust, UK
  • Merit Award from Headley Pitt Charitable Trust, UK
  • Merit Award from Sidney Perry Foundation, UK
  • Merit Award from the Leche Trust, UK

 

2006

  • Merit Award from Sir Richard Stapley educational trust, UK
  • Merit Award from Roger & Sarah Bancroft Clark Charitable Trust, UK
  • Best poster Award in annual poster competition at Birkbeck, University of London, entitled “Effects of human serum on Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with human brain microvascular endothelial cells”
  • Travel Award by College Research School, Birkbeck University of London for ICOPA-XI 11th International Congress of Parasitology SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

 

2005

  • Best poster Award in annual poster competition at Birkbeck, University of London, entitled “Evaluation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as food source for Balamuthia mandrillaris
  • Travel Award by Society for General Microbiology (SGM) for 157th SGM Conference, Keele University, England, for “Balamuthia mandrillaris exhibit metalloprotease activities”.

 

2002

  • Honored with J-1 Exchange visitor visa (N#: P-1-1541-0012650) from 17-25 August 2002 to visit Dr. Jeffery D. Wells, Department of Justice Sciences (School of Social and Behavior Sciences) at University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States.

 

External Activities:

2011-To date

  • Convener of Pakistan Medical Research Council’s (PMRC) Expert Panel
  • Member of PMRC’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

 

2021- To date

  • Approved PhD Supervisor at Higher Education Commission (HEC)

 

2009-11

Approved PhD Supervisor at Higher Education Commission (HEC)

Guest Editor for Scientific & Academic Publishing (SAP), USA

Guest Editor for BioMed Research international

 

Editor for:

  • Vaccines

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/vaccines/topic_editors

  • Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research (Academic Journals)

https://academicjournals.org/journal/JCMR/editors

  • Preventive Medicine Research

http://ojs.piscomed.com/index.php/PMR/about/editorialTeam

 

Editorial Board Member:

  1. Journal of Neurology and Neurosciences
  2. Journal of Stroke Research and Rehabilitation  (http://inquestpublications.com/journal-of-stroke-research-and-rehabilitation-editorial-board.html)
  3. The Open Microbiology Journal (Bentham open) (https://benthamopen.com/TOMICROJ/editorial-board/)
  4. Cient Periodique (CPQ Medicine) (https://www.cientperiodique.com/journal/editorboard/medicine)
  5. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Drug Design (http://clerisyonlinepublishers.org/journals/journal-of-pharmaceutical-research-and-drug-design/editorial-board.php)
  6. Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research
  7. Journal of Ocular Diseases and Therapeutics
  8. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

 

 

Reviewer For: 

Journals (current)

  1. Environmental Microbiology 
  2. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
  3. Protist (Elsevier)
  4. Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research
  5. Journal of Infection and Public Health 
  6. Parasites & Vectors (Bio Med Central) 
  7. Journal of Ethnopharmacology (Elsevier) 
  8. Acta Tropica (Elsevier) 
  9. Environmental Microbiology Reports
  10. Journal of Applied Microbiology (Blackwell Publishing, UK) 
  11. Journal of Nanoparticles Research 
  12. Molecules 
  13. Environmental Sciences, Processes and Impact 
  14. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  15. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  16. Journal of Ophthalmology & Clinical Research
  17. International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  18. Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research
  19. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
  20. Pharmaceuticals (MDPI)

 

Past:

  1. Tumor Biology 
  2. Journal of Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology 
  3. Letters in Applied Microbiology (Blackwell Publishing, UK)
  4. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 
  5. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
  6. Journal of Nanoscience, Nanomedicine & Nanobiology
  7. Journal of Science, Technology and Development
  8. Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research
  9. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  10. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research
  11. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  12. The Scientiic Pages of Pediatrics
  13. Pakistan Journal of Medical Research
  14. Ophthalmology and Clinical Research
  15. Journal of Bacteriology Research
  16. African Journal of Biotechnology
  17. Current Eye Research
  18. Physical Biology
  19. Molecules
  20. Nano