Dr. Shahzad Ali

M.Sc. (PMAS AAUR), M.Phil (PMAS AAUR), PhD (PMAS AAUR)
 Associate Professor (Tenured)

Email: shahzad.ali@uvas.edu.pk

HEC Approved Supervisor

Biography

Dr. Shahzad Ali is working as ¬†Associate Professor (Tenured) in the Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.  He got M.Sc, M. Phil. and Ph.D. Degrees in Zoology from Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. His research work is related to Wildlife Epidemiology, Zoonotic Diseases, Microbial Diversity and Ecology, Genomics, Molecular Evolution. He is trained in modern molecular techniques from Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Jena, Germany. He is the first researcher in the country who fused in detailed on Zoonotic diseases like Brucellosis in animals and human using serological, culture and molecular techniques. His work provided first evidence that Brucella abortus is the causative agent of brucellosis in Pakistan. Moreover, his research work related to Glanders, Influenza virus and Aeromonas sp is publised in international and national peer reviewed journals. He is certified Biosafety trainer from American Society for Microbiology. Current his is working as Principle Investigator/Team Member in HEC, Pakistan and German Foreign Office funded projects. He presented his research work in international (Germany/USA) and nation conferences as poster and oral presentations. He has published multiple international and national research papers, abstracts and books.

Areas of Interest:

  • Wildlife Epidemiology
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Microbial Diversity and Ecology
  • Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Wildlife Conservation

Publications

  1. Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter and Iahtasham Khan. 2012. Prevalence and Characterization of Pathogenic Bacteria in Pond Fish. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany). ISBN13: 9783847324195
  2. Asima Azam, Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter. 2014. Tuberculosis in Cattle and Buffalo in Islamabad, Pakistan. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany). ISBN-13: 978-3-659-51456-2
  3. Shahzad Ali, Nemat Ullah and Shamim Akhter. 2012. GnRH and diet effects testosterone and scrotal circumference of bulls: Study conducted on Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany). ISBN-13: 978-3-659-15497-3.
  4. Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Ali Muhammad, Shahzad Ali.  2013. Prevalence of Hernia (Prevalence of Hernia in relation to different risk factors in District Narowal). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany). ISBN 978-3-659-45960-3.
  5. Iqbal Muhammad Naeem, Mughal Naz and Ali Shahzad. 2014. Molecular Biology Techniques for Biomolecules: (Molecular Biology Techniques for Analysis of Biomolecules and Diagnosis). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Engelska, Germany). ISBN: 978-3-659-58054-3.
  6. Iqbal Muhammad Naeem, Mughal Naz and Ali Shahzad. 2014. Extraction and Quantification of Nucleic acids and Proteins: (Techniques for Extraction and Quantification of Nucleic acids and Proteins from plants). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Engelska, Germany). ISBN: 978-3-659-57808-3.
  7. Iqbal Muhammad Naeem, Naeem Azka, Ali Shahzad. 2013. Prevalence of Hypertension: (Prevalence of Hypertension in District, Narowal). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (Engelska, Germany). ISBN: 978-3-659-50143-2.

 

Impact Factored

  1. Haroon Ahmed, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Abid Ali Khan, Hamid Raza, Zaheer Hussain Shah and Sami Simsek. 2017. Why more research needs to be done on echinococcosis in Pakistan. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 6:90
  2. Haroon Ahmad, Mehmoona Naz, Irfan Mustafa, Mobushir Riaz Khan, Saira Asif , Muhammad Sohail Afzal , Mohd Fadzil Arshad , Muhammad Umair Naveed , Shahzad Ali , Sami Simsek. 2017. Impact of epidemiological factors on the prevalence, intensity and distribution of ectoparasites in pigeons. Journal of parasitic diseases · DOI: 10.1007/s12639-017-0936-0.
  3. Shahzad Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Shamim
    Akhter, Tariq Jamil and Sajid Umar. 2017.  Molecular Identification of Bovine Brucellosis
    Causing Organisms at Selected Private Farms in
    Pothohar Plateau, Pakistan. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 49(x), pp xxx-xxx, 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.x.x.xxx.xx. Impact factor = 0.491
  4. Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Emmanuel Nji Abatih,
    Hosny El‑Adawy, Muhammad Irfan, Ali Muhammad, Muhammad Waqas Akbar, Sajid Umar, Qurban Ali,
    Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Abid Mahmood and Haroon Ahmed. 2017. Seroprevalence and risk factors associated with bovine brucellosis in the Potohar Plateau, Pakistan. BMC Res Notes (2017) 10:73. DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2394-2.
  5. Iahtasham KHAN, Shahzad ALI, Mandy ELSCHNER, Katja MERTENS,
    Falk MELZE, Haroon AHMED, Muhammad SAQIB, Muhammad IJAZ,
    Mayada GWIDA, Heinrich NEUBAUER. 2016. Evaluation of Analytical-Sensitivity and -Specificity of a Commercially Available One-Step Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay Kit for the Detection of Burkholderia mallei. KafKas Universitesi veteriner faKUltesi Dergisi. 23 (2): 311-317, 2017. 0.432
  6. Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Heinrich Neubauer, André Scherag, Miriam Kesselmeier, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Hosny El-Adawy, Asima Azam, Saima Qadeer and Qurban Ali. 2016. Brucellosis in pregnant women from Pakistan: an observational study. BMC Infectious Diseases 16(1):468. Impact factor = 2.768
  7. Haroon Ahmad, Malik A, Muhammad Arshad, Irfan Mustafa, Mobashair Riaz Khan, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Mobeen, Sami Simsek. 2016. Seroprevalence and spatial distribution of Toxoplasmosis in small ruminants in north-eastern region of Pakistan. The Korean Journal of Parasitology. 54 (4): 1-8. Impact factor = 0.889
  8. Sajid Umar, Kiran Aqil, Rizwan Qayyum, Muhammad Younus,
    Qamar-un-Nisa, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Irfan,
    Muhammad Usman, Asif Ali, Akbar Ali, Adnan Ayan, Muhammad Yaqoob. 2016. Haematology and blood chemistry references values for clinically healthy red-wattled lapwing (Vanellus indicus). Eur J Wildl Res. 62:797–803. DOI 10.1007/s10344-016-1052-7. Impact factor = 1.264
  9. Bostan, N., Naeem, M., Afzal, M.S., Mustafa., Arshad, M., Khan, A.A., Haider,
    W., Asif, S., Khan, M.R., Ahmad, S.S., Ali, S., Naveed, M., and Ahmed, H. 2016. Sero-prevalence of Hepatitis B and C Virus from rural areas of northern Punjab (Sargodha District), Pakistan. Tropical Biomedicine 33(4): 1–9. Impact factor = 0.719
  10. Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Ali Muhammad, Iahtasham Khan, Waseem Ahmad Khan,  Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Sajid Umar, Haroon Ahmed and Qurban Ali. 2016. Identification, Characterization and Antibiotic Sensitivity of Aeromonas hydrophila, a Causative Agent of Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome in Wild and Farmed Fish from Pothwar, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 48(3). 899-901. Impact factor = 0.491
  11. Sajid Umar, Abdul Rehman, Sajjad Asif, Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Atif, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Tanveer Munir, Asif Ali, Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Shah. 2016. “Variation In Viral Shedding Patterns Between Domestic And Wild Terrestrial Birds Infected Experimentally With Reassortant Avian Influenza Virus (H9N2)”. Avian Biology
    Research. 9 (3): 200-206. doi: 10.3184/175815516X14667741490471.Impact factor = 0.828.
  12. Sajid Umar, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Usman,  Muhammad Younus, Fozia Sarwar, Shahzad Ali and Qamar-un-Nisa. 2016. In vitro and in vivo Sensitivity of a Flagellated Protozoan, Histomonas meleagridis, to Metronidazole and Nitarsone. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 48(1): 209-214. Impact factor = 0.491
  13. Irfan Mustafa, Myda Abrar lodhi,  Abdul Rauf Siddiqi Sher Khan, Wasim Haider, Nazish Bostan, Maleeha Waheed, Saira Asif , Mobushir Riaz Khan, Mazhar Qayyum,  Shahzad Ali , Muhammad Isthiaq Ali, Sohail Afzal, Haroon Ahmed. 2015. Newcastle disease as an emerging disease in peacocks of Tharparker, Pakistan. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. 9(8):914-916. Impact factor = 1.353
  14. Sajid Umar, Asif Ali, Muhammad Younus,  Muhammad Kashif  Maan, Shahzad Ali, Waseem Ahmad Khan and Muhammad Irfan. 2015. Prevalence of Canine Parvo Infection at Different Pet Clinics in Lahore, Pakistan.  Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 47(3), pp. 0-0, 2015 (PJZ-2148-14). Impact factor 0.491
  15. Shahzad Ali. Shamim Akhter, Heinrich Neubauer. Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Qurban Ali, Muhammad Irfan . 2015. Serological, cultural and molecular evidence of Brucella infection in small ruminants in Pakistan. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. 9(5):470-475. doi:10.3855/jidc.5110 Impact factor = 1.353
  16. Shahzad Ali, Q. Ali, H. Neubauer, F. Melzer, M. Elschner, I. Khan, N. Ullah, M. Irfan and S. Akhter. Seroprevalence and Factors Associated with Brucellosis as a Professional Hazard in Pakistan. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. Volume 10, Number 6, 500-5. 2013. Impact Factor = 2.120
  17. Shahzad Ali, Qurban Ali, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Shamim Akhter, Heinrich Neubauer and Syed M. Jamal. 2014. Isolation and Identification of Bovine Brucella Isolates from Pakistan by Biochemical Tests and PCR. TropicalAnimal Health Production. 46, 73-78. Impact Factor = 0.912
  18. Shahzad Ali, Iahtasham Khan, Qurban Ali, Safwan Ullah Khan, Zahid Sharif Mirza and Shamim Akhter. 2014. Isolation and characterization of Aeromonas sobria in Catla catla (Thaila) affected with hemorrhagic septicemia. Bull. Eur. Ass. Fish Pathol. 34(2), 35. Impact Factor = 0.431
  19. Shahzad Ali, Qurban Ali, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Nemat Ullah, Ali Muhammad and Shamim Akhter. 2013. Sero-prevalence of Brucella abortus among Dairy Cattle and Buffaloes in Pothohar Plateau, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology.  45(4), pp. 1041-1046, Impact Factor : 0.491
  20. Khan, L. H. Wieler, F. Melzer, M. C. Elschner, G. Muhammad, S. Ali, L. D. Sprague, H. Neubauer and M. Saqib. 2013. Glanders in Animals: A Review on Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Countermeasures. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 60(3): 204-221. Impact factor = 3.585
  21. Iahtasham Khan, Shahzad Ali, Mayada Gwida, Mandy C. Elschner, Muhammad Ijaz, Aftab Ahmad Anjum and Heinrich Neubauer. 2013. Prevalence of Burkholderia mallei in Equids of Remount Depot, Sargodha, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. vol. 45(6), pp. 1751-1756, 2013.  Impact Factor: 0.491
  22. M. Sajjad, S. Ali, N. Ullah, M. Anwar, S. Akhter and S. M. H. Andrabi. 2007. Blood serum testosterone level, its relationship with scrotal circumference and semen characteristics in Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 27, (2). 63-66. Impact factor = 0.813
  23. M. Sajjad, S. Ali, S. Akhter and N. Ullah. 2007. Effect of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) on semen characteristics in Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls. Pakistan Veterinary Journal. 27 (3): 153-154. Impact factor = 0.813

Non-Impact Factor

  1. Ali S. 2016. Role of Environment in Cross Species Transmission of Toxoplasma
    gondii, Current Status and One Health Approach in Pakistan. PSM Vet. Res., 01(2): 46-49.
  2. Ali, S., Ahmad, A., Iqbal, M.N., Muhammad, A., Irfan, M., Akhter, S., 2016. Opportunities for Stem Cells
    Therapy in Veterinary Medicine. PSM Vet. Res., 01(2): 60-68.
  3. Ali Muhammad, Syed Israr Shah, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Aftab Ahmad and Mazhar Qayyum. 2015. Prevalence of Gigantocotyle explanatum in buffaloes slaughtered at Sihala Abattoir, Rawalpindi. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., Vol. 30 (1), pp. 011-014.
  4. IQBAL, M.N., ANJUM, A.A., ALI, M.A., HUSSAIN, F., ALI, S., MUHAMMAD, A., IRFAN, M., Ahmad, A., Irfan, M. AND Shabbir, A. 2015. Assessment of Microbial Load of Un-pasteurized Fruit Juices and in Vitro Antibacterial Potential of Honey Against Bacterial Isolates. The Open Microbiol. J., Volume 9, DOI: 10.2174/1874285820150601E001.
  5. Iqbal MN, Muhammad A, Anjum AA, Shahzad KA, Ali MA, Ali S. Epidemiology of Gigantocotyle explanatum in naturally infected buffaloes. Veterinaria 2014; 1: 15-18.
  6. Iqbal MN, Muhammad A, Anjum AA, Shahzad KA, Ali MA, Ali S. Prevalence of Gastrothylax crumenifer in the gastrointestine of Bubalus bubalis. Veterinaria 2014; 1: 28-31.
  7. Umar S, Munir T, Azeem T, Ali S, Umar W, Rehman A, Shah MA. Effects of water quality on productivity and performance of livestock: A mini review. Veterinaria 2014; 2: 11-15.
  8. Iqbal MN, Anjum AA, Ali MA, Ali S, Irfan M, Muhammad A, Mujtaba G. Population estimation of kites and crows by roost count method in Lahore, Pakistan. Sci Lett 2014;3(1).
  9. Hafiz Muzaffar Ali, Shahzad Bhatti, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Shahzad Ali, Aftab Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan, Ali Muhammad. 2015. Mutational analysis of MDM2 gene in hepatocellular carcinoma. Science Letters; 3: 1: 33-36.
  10. Ali Muhammad, Muhammad Usman Farooq, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Shahzad Ali, Aftab Ahmad and Muhammad Irfan. 2013. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus type II in patients with hepatitis C and association with other risk factors. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., Vol. 28 (2), pp. 69-75.

Abstracts/Proceedings

  1. Shahzad Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan. 2016. Current status of animal and human brucellosis in Pakistan: Genomic based evidence. Proceedings of the Middle East and South Asia Conference on Epigenetics and Genomics of Infectious Diseases” in Amman, Jordan from March 7-9, 2016.
  2. Faisal Abbas, Shahzad Ali, Iahtasham Khan, Falk Melzer, Heinrich Neubauer. 2016. Human Brucellosis in District Multan And Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Zoonoses, held on October 20-21, 2016 in Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
  3. Shahzad Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Waseem
    Ahmad Khan. Brucella Abortus Identified As The Causative Agent Of Brucellosis In Small Ruminants In Pakistan. Proceedings of 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  4. Waseem Ahmad Khan, Shahzad Ali, Khizar Iqbal, Syed Rooh Ullah, Ambreen Ilyas, Nabeelah Shahzadi, Mohtasim Ahmad Khan, Arz Muhammad, Sharif-ud-Din and Saeed Akhtar Baloch. 2016. New distribution records of Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) from Balochistan, Pakistan. Proceedings of 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  5. Muhammad Farooq, Shahzad Ali and Waseem Ahmad Khan. 2016. Distribution and Diversity of Amphibians & Reptiles At Kalabagh, District Mianwali, Pakistan. Proceedings of 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  6. Rizwana Kausar, Iahtasham Khan, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Warda Riaz, Hira Hassan, Tayyaba Khan, Shahzad Ali. 2016. Seroprevalence, Risk Factors And Clinical Symptoms Associated With Human Brucellosis In District Sheikhupura, Punjab Pakistan. Proceedings of 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  7. Warda Riaz, Iahtasham Khan, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Rizwana Kausar, Hira Hassan, Tayyaba Khan, Faisal Abbas, Shahzad Ali. 2016. Human Brucellosis in Tehsil Sharqpur, Punjab, Pakistan. Proceedings of 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  8. Zaib Ul Nisa, Iahtasham Khan, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Rizwana Kausar, Warda Riaz, Hira Hassan, Tayyaba Khan, Faisal Abbas, Shahzad Ali. 2016. Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in Goats and Sheep in Punjab, Pakistan. Proceedings of 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  9. I. Khan, M. Saqib, S. Ali, F. Melzer, M. Gwida, H. Eladawy, H. Neubauer, M. Ijaz ; M.C. Elschner. Effect of incubation temperature on the diagnostic sensitivity of the glanders complement fixation test. Junior Scientist Zoonoses Meeting 2015, Munich-Oberschleißheim, June 8 – 10, 2015  
  10. Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Qurban Ali and Iahtasham Khan. 2015. Zoonotic threat associated with aquaculture in Pakistan: Aeromonas Hydrophila as causative agent of epizootic ulcerative syndrome in Freshwater fish, Pakistan. 10th Biennial International Conference of Pakistan Society for Microbiology March 25 – 28, 2015, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  11. Shahzad Ali, Shamim Akhter, Waseem Ahmad Khan, Ali Muhammad, Muhammad Irfan, Qurban Ali, Iahtasham Khan, Muhammad Akmal. 2015. Zoonosis and Wild Fisheries Resources: Aeromonas sobria as The Causative Agent of Hemorrhagic Septicemia in Wild Fishery Resources, Pakistan. 35th Pakistan Congress of Zoology (Oral Presentation).
  12. Shahzad Ali, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Qurban Ali, Shamim Akhter and Heinrich Neubauer. 2014. Seroprevalence, Molecular Detection and Risk Factors Associated With Bovine Brucellosis in Pakistan. Abstract presented in the 114th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (GM), at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 17–20 May 2014.
  13. Shahzad Ali, Qurban Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Mandy Elschner, Iahtasham Khan, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Nemat Ullah, Muhammad Irfan, Shamim Akhter. Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) Assay Based Molecular Diagnosis of Brucellosis in High Risk Occupations in Pakistan. International Conference on the Applications of Molecular Biology in Medicine and Agriculture August 20-22, 2013.
  14. Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Sajjad, Nemat Ullah, Shamim Akhter, Iahtasham Khan, Muhammad Aamir Khan. 2013. Serum testosterone level, scrotal circumference and semen characteristics in Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls fed two levels of feed.  International Livestock Conference, October 23-24, held at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
  15. Shahzad Ali, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Qurban Ali, Nemat Ullah, Muhammad Irfan, Ali Muhammad, Gamal Wareth Mohamed, Shamim Akhter and Heinrich Neubauer. 2012. Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in High Risk Professionals in Pakistan. DVG (German Veterinary Medical Society) Symposium in Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Germany. Held on 27- 30 June 2012.
  16. Shahzad Ali, Qurban Ali, Shamim Akhter, M. Jamal, Rehana Anjum. Human Brucellosis: Seroprevalence, Clinical History And Potential Risk Factors Associated With Brucellosis In Pregnant Women In Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Proc in 3rd international symposium-cum-training on molecular medicine and drug research held on 27-29 January, 2011, University of Karachi. Pakistan.
  17. Shahzad Ali., Qurban Ali., Rehana Kauser., Eid Nawaz., Shamim Akhter. Characterization of Aeromonas hydrophila causing Epizootic ulcerative syndrome. 29th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, 25-26.
  18. Khan, M. Elschner, F. Melzer, S. Ali, K. Mertens and H. Neubaur. 2012. Evaluation of analytical-sensitivity and -specificity of a commercially available one-step real-time polymerase chain reaction assay kit for the detection of Burkholderia mallei. DVG (German Veterinary Medical Society) Symposium in Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Germany. Held on 27- 30 June 2012.
  19. Sajjad, M., N. Ullah., M. Anwar., S. Ali and S. Akhtar. 2006. Effect of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and diet on sperm morphology of senile buffalo bulls. 26th Pakistan congress of Zoology.
  20. Sajjad, M., S. Ali., N. Ullah., S. Akhtar., M. Anwar., S. M. H. Andrabi and M. Qayyum. 2006. Relationship between testosterone level in blood plasma and semen out-put of senile buffalo bulls. 26th Pakistan congress of Zoology, 19.
  21. Sajjad, M., N. Ullah., M. Anwar., S. Ali., and S. Akhtar. 2005. Effect of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and improved feeding on semen characteristics in senile buffalo bulls. 25th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, 25-26.
  1. “Brucellosis Infection in Local and Exotic Cattle of Punjab, Pakistan” Accepted for oral presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (2nd ICSAE) September 30 – October 3, 2015, Selcuk University Campus, Konya, Turkey.
  2. Shahzad Ali, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Qurban Ali, Shamim Akhter and Heinrich Neubauer. 2014. Seroprevalence, Molecular Detection and Risk Factors Associated With Bovine Brucellosis in Pakistan. Abstract presented in the 114th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (GM), at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 17–20 May 2014.
  3. Shahzad Ali, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Qurban Ali, Nemat Ullah, Muhammad Irfan, Ali Muhammad, Gamal Wareth Mohamed, Shamim Akhter and Heinrich Neubauer. 2012. Seroprevalence of Brucellosis in High Risk Professionals in Pakistan. DVG (German Veterinary Medical Society) Symposium in Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Germany. Held on 27- 30 June 2012.
  4. Shahzad Ali, Qurban Ali, Shamim Akhter, M. Jamal, Rehana Anjum. Human Brucellosis: Seroprevalence, Clinical History And Potential Risk Factors Associated With Brucellosis In Pregnant Women In Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Proc in 3rd international symposium-cum-training on molecular medicine and drug research held on 27-29 January, 2011, University of Karachi. Pakistan.
  5. Shahzad Ali., Qurban Ali., Rehana Kauser., Eid Nawaz., Shamim Akhter. Characterization of Aeromonas hydrophila causing Epizootic ulcerative syndrome. 29th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, 25-26.
  6. Khan, M. Elschner, F. Melzer, S. Ali, K. Mertens and H. Neubaur. 2012. Evaluation of analytical-sensitivity and -specificity of a commercially available one-step real-time polymerase chain reaction assay kit for the detection of Burkholderia mallei. DVG (German Veterinary Medical Society) Symposium in Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Germany. Held on 27- 30 June 2012.
  7. Sajjad, M., N. Ullah., M. Anwar., S. Ali and S. Akhtar. 2006. Effect of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and diet on sperm morphology of senile buffalo bulls. 26th Pakistan congress of zoology.
  8. Sajjad, M., S. Ali., N. Ullah., S. Akhtar., M. Anwar., S. M. H. Andrabi and M. Qayyum. 2006. Relationship between testosterone level in blood plasma and semen out put of senile buffalo bulls. 26th Pakistan congress of zoology, 19.
  9. Sajjad, M., N. Ullah., M. Anwar., S. Ali., and S. Akhtar. 2005. Effect of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and improved feeding on semen characteristics in senile buffalo bulls. 25th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, 25-26.

 

 

Oral and Poster Presentations

International

  1. Shahzad Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan. 2016. Current status of animal and human brucellosis in Pakistan: Genomic based evidence. POSTER PRESENTATION in the Middle East and South Asia Conference on Epigenetics and Genomics of Infectious Diseases” in Amman, Jordan from March 7-9, 2016.

Local

  1. Faisal Abbas, Shahzad Ali, Iahtasham Khan, Falk Melzer, Heinrich Neubauer. 2016. Human Brucellosis in District Multan and Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan. POSTER PRESENTATION in 2nd International Conference on Zoonoses, held on October 20-21, 2016 in Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
  2. Shahzad Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan, Waseem
    Ahmad Khan. Brucella Abortus identified as the Causative Agent of Brucellosis in Small Ruminants in Pakistan. ORAL PRESENTATION in 36th Pakistan Congress of Zoology, held on February 16-18, 2016 in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  3. Shahzad Ali, Heinrich Neubauer, Falk Melzer, Iahtasham Khan. Zoonoses and Public Health: Bacteriology and Nucleic Acid Based Detection of Human Brucellosis in Pakistan. ORAL PRESENTATION in 13th Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Conference held at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan. March 25-26, 2016.

Trainings and Courses (Attended)

Organized

  1. Chief Organizer of One-day Hands-on-Training workshop on “Laboratory Bio-safetyon November 03, 2016, jointly organized by American Society for Microbiology and  Department of Wildlife & Ecology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki.
  2. Secretary of 2-day Hands-on-Training on “Wildlife Photography Field Training” on November 24-24, 2016 at Department of Wildlife & Ecology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki. 
  3. Resource Person of One-day workshop/hands on training on “Advanced Molecular Techniques Used in Fisheries & Wildlife Research” on Thursday 1st September, 2016 at Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki. 
  4. Chief Organizer of 3-days hand on training workshop on “Butterflies/Insects Collection & Preservation Techniques” from November 4-6, 2015 at Department of Wildlife & Ecology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki. 
  5. Chief Organizer of 2-day training workshop on “Zoo Animals Keeping, Zoonoses and Bio-safety Measuresjointly organized by National Association for Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan and American Association for Advances in Science (AAAS), USA from August 27 to 28, 2015 at Department of Wildlife & Ecology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki.
  6. Resource Person in 3-day Hands-on-Training in ‘Animal Stuffing and Taxidermy Techniques’ from June 24-26, 2015 organized by Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
  7. Member Organizing Committee in “International Conference on Biodiversity as Renewable Resources of Pakistan” held at the University of Arid Agriculture, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on March 13 – 14th 2007.

International

  1. Three week training on ONE HEALTH APPROACH TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE PROBLEM SOLVING at Duke Infectious Diseases & Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA between May 19, 2016 and June 12, 2016.
  2. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Culture of Responsibility Trainers Workshop (On Biosafety and Biosecurity), Certification of completion, awarded on Saturday, May 17, 2014, held at Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  3. Six month training on Conventional PCR (AMOS-PCR, BRU-LADDER-PCR), Real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), Genotyping of Brucella abortus isolates based on Multiple Locus-VNTR Assay (MLVA-16), Serological assays (RBPT, SAT, ELISA) in Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Naumburger Straße 96a, 07743, Jena, Germany, funded by International Research Support Initiative Program  (IRSIP)  by HEC Pakistan
  4. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Culture of Responsibility Trainers Workshop (On Biosafety and Biosecurity), Certification of completion, awarded on Saturday, May 17, 2014, held at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  5. Six month training on Conventional PCR (AMOS-PCR, BRU-LADDER-PCR), Realtime PCR (qRT-PCR), Genotyping of Brucella abortus isolates based on Multiple Locus-VNTR Assay (MLVA-16), Serological assays (RBPT, SAT, ELISA) in Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Naumburger Straße 96a, 07743, Jena, Germany, funded by International Research Support Initiative Program  (IRSIP)  by HEC Pakistan

National

  1. Hand-on Practical Training on Tools Used for Next Generation Sequencing Based Microbiome and Sequencing Data Analysis” December 14-15, 2016, CRDF-Funded International Collaboration Research Project, Organized by Quality Operations Laboratory (QOL), UVAS, Lahore.
  2. Applied Biostatics” November 07-08, 2016, organized by Department of Parasitology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore.
  3. In-Service Short Term Training of University Faculty” August 1-5, 2016, organized by Faculty of Fisheries & Wildlife , University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki.
  4. Capacity Building of Young Researchers (from 15th to 18th June, 2015). Organized by Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Animal Production and Technology, Ravi Campus, UVAS, Lahore.
  5. Certificate of Participation in Biosafety Training Workshop for Young Scientists held at Department of Biology, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan 16 January, 2014 by American Society for Microbiology (Pakistan).
  6. 6th National Training Course on “Molecular Diagnosis of Animal Diseases” conducted (October 15-19, 2012) by National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan
  7. Certificate of Participation in One Day Workshop/Training on  “Fluorescent Microscopy: Introduction and Applications” 24th September, 2011, Organized by Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
  8. Participation and Poster Presentation in the “3rd International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research” January 3-6, 2011, Organized by Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences), University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  9. Training workshop on Real-Time PCR held from June 8-11-2010. the University of Arid Agriculture, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  10. Training in Fish Culture held at Fisheries Training Sub-centre Rawalpindi Region at Rawal Town Islamabad, (Duration: one week).
  11. Certificate of Participation in in one day seminar on “World Fisheries Day, 2015” on November, 24th, 2015 organised by Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, under HEC-BC KEP Project.
  12. Certificate of Participation in “International Workshop on Biosafety Practices: Need and Necessity held at COMSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan 26 to 28 September, 2011.
  13. Participation and Poster Presentation in the “3rd International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research” January 3-6, 2011, Organized by Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences), University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  14. Participation in National Biotechnology Exhibition and Seminar 2010 on 20-21 October, 2010 organized By Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
  15. Certificate of merit for outstanding performance in wildlife activity on January, held at Kund Bear Sanctuary organized by WSPA.
  16. “Artificial Insemination in Sheep” conducted by Dr. Khalid (Senior Lecturer, Royal veterinary College, London) held in National Agriculture Research Centre. Islamabad.
  17. Participated as a delegate at the National seminar on “Effect of Pollution on Water Quality and Aquatic Life” held at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. On 26 – 27th June, 2007.
  18. Capacity Building of Young Researchers (from 15th to 18th June, 2015). Organized by Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Animal Production and Technology, Ravi Campus, UVAS, Lahore.
  19. Certificate of Participation in Biosafety Training Workshop for Young Scientists held at Department of Biology, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Pakistan 16 January, 2014 by American Society for Microbiology (Pakistan).
  20. 6th National Training Course on “Molecular Diagnosis of Animal Diseases” conducted (October 15-19, 2012) by National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan
  21. Certificate of Participation in One Day Workshop/Training on  “Fluorescent Microscopy: Introduction and Applications” 24th September, 2011, Organized by Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan.
  22. Participation and Poster Presentation in the “3rd International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research” January 3-6, 2011, Organized by Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences), University of Karachi, Pakistan.
  23. Training workshop on Real-Time PCR held from June 8-11-2010. the University of Arid Agriculture, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  24. Training in Fish Culture held at Fisheries Training Sub-centre Rawalpindi Region at Rawal Town Islamabad, (Duration: one week).
  25. Certificate of merit for outstanding performance in wildlife activity on January, held at Kund Bear Sanctuary organized by WSPA.
  26. “Artificial Insemination in Sheep” conducted by Dr. Khalid (Senior Lecturer, Royal veterinary College, London) held in National Agriculture Research Centre. Islamabad.
  27. Member Organizing Committee in “International Conference on Biodiversity as Renewable Resources of Pakistan” held at the University of Arid Agriculture, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on March 13 – 14th 2007.
  28. Participated as a delegate at the National seminar on “Effect of Pollution on Water Quality and Aquatic Life” held at National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. On 26 – 27th June, 2007.

Membership of Scientific Societies

  • Member of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Member of International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
  • Microbiology Association of Pakistan (MAP)
  • National Association of Young Scientist (NAYS)

Research Projects

Project title

Funding agency

My role

Estimated cost

Status

Brucellosis in Pakistan

German Foreign Office

Team member

3,72,00 Euro

Completed

Seroprevalence and Risk Factors Associated With Toxoplasma gondii in Wild Birds and Human in District Lahore, Pakistan

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Principal Investigator

0.313 million (Rs.)

On-going

Epidemiology and molecular characterisation of fish bacterial pathogens associated with EUS and MAS in Punjab, Pakistan

Endowment Fund Secretariat, UAF, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Principal Investigator

0.822 million (Rs.)

On-going

Epidemiology and Molecular Characterization of Aeromonas sp. Isolates from Pakistani Farmed Carp:  A Step towards Possible Vaccine Development for Aquaculture Application

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Principal Investigator

2.775546
million (Rs.)

On-going

Vocational Training on Modern Honeybee Keeping and Management

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Principal Investigator

1.0
(Rs.)

On-going

Expertise & Research Interests:

  • Quantitative Real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)
  • Conventional PCR (AMOS, BRU-LADDER)
  • Genotyping via MLVA-16
  • Bacterial Culturing
  • Gram staining
  • Modified ZN staining
  • Serological Assays/Tests i.e.
    1. Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT)
    2. Slow Agglutination Test (SAT)
    3. Milk Ring Test (MRT)
    4. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assay (ELISA)

Awards/Scholarship/Funding

  1. Funding: For M.Sc. research work from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under Assistance to Scientific Instrumentation Programme
  2. Indigenous PhD Fellowship-5000 by HEC Pakistan  (M.Phil leading to PhD)
  3. Scholarship: International Research Support Initiative Program  (IRSIP) for Germany by HEC Pakistan

International Traveling Grant

  1. Win traveling grant of US Dollar 3000 to participation in the 114th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (GM), taken place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 17–20 May 2014.

Reviewer/Referee

  • BMC Research Note
  • Veterinary Quarterly
  • International Research Journal of Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences (IRJBBS)
  • Herald Journals of Agriculture and Food Science Research (ISSN 2350-2193)
  • Veterinary World
  • African Journal of Microbiology Research
  • Emerging Health Threats Journal

Research Experience

International

  • Six month Research/training on Conventional PCR (AMOS-PCR, BRU-LADDER-PCR), Realtime PCR (qRT-PCR), Genotyping of Brucella abortus isolates based on Multiple Locus-VNTR Assay (MLVA-16), Serological assays (RBPT, SAT, ELISA) in Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Naumburger Straße 96a, 07743, Jena, Germany, funded by International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP) by HEC Pakistan

Awards/Scholarship/Funding

  1. Funding: For M.Sc. research work from Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under Assistance to Scientific Instrumentation Programme
  2. Indigenous PhD Fellowship-5000 by HEC Pakistan  (M.Phil leading to PhD)
  3. Scholarship: International Research Support Initiative Program  (IRSIP) for Germany by HEC Pakistan

INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING GRANT

  1. Win Grant (US Dollar 12000) from Duke Infectious Diseases & Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA for three week certificate program “The Duke One Health Training Program” at Duke University between May 19, 2016 and June 12, 2016.
  2. Win traveling grant from The Defense Threat Reduction Agency and United States Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction to attend the “The Middle East and South Asia Conference on Epigenetics and Genomics of Infectious Diseases” in Amman, Jordan from March 7-9, 2016
  3. Win traveling grant of US Dollar 3000 to participation in the 114th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (GM), taken place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 17–20 May 2014.

Reviewer/Referee

Reviewed research papers of following journals

  • Veterinary Quarterly
  • International Research Journal of Bioengineering and Biomedical Sciences (IRJBBS)
  • Herald Journals of Agriculture and Food Science Research (ISSN 2350-2193)
  • Veterinary World
  • African Journal of Microbiology Research
  • Emerging Health Threats Journal
  • BMC Research Note
  • Zoonoses and Public Health
  • BMC Infectious Diseases of Poverty
  • Indian Journal of Experimental Biology