Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin

Professor Dr. Abdul Matin

Dean

 Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences;

Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences


Designation

Dean Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences; Chairperson Department of Biological Sciences

Email Address

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Qualification

PhD Medical Microbiology

Research Interests

Infectious diseases

Microbial pathogenesis

Proteomics

Parasite-pathogen interactions

Blood-brain barrier

Nanomedicine

Cell Signaling

Epidemiology

Brief Description

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.

My Publications

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.

 

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 (Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia 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 vitro. Pakistan 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 vitro. Journal 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 Advances. 4: 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 castellanii. Experimental 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 Acanthamoeba. Korean 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 vitro. Journal 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 mandrillaris. Archive 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: KF018478, KF018479
  • 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: KC493774, KC493776
  • 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: KC874856, KC874857
  • 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: KF018478, KF018479
  • 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: KF035055, KF035056
  • 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: KF234561, KF234562    
  • 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: KC493774, KC493776, KC493777
  • 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: KF442971, KF442972

 

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: KC778188, KC778190
  • 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: KC820644, KC820645, KC820646, KC820647, KC820648
  • 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: KF018477, KF018480, KF018481
  • 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: KF153929, KF153930, KF153931, KF153932, KF153933, KF153934, KF153935
  • 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: KC203588, KC203589, KC203590, KC203591, KC203592, KC493773, KC493775

    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, A, Ismail, 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, Singapore.